number of American parents traveling with children for business
and pleasure continues to rise. To meet this growing demand, many
hotels and travel agents try to attract families with packages
and discounts. Today, however, many parents are seeking a more
personalized service to assist them in planning their family vacation
to global destinations. Ciao Bambino,
a full service custom travel consultancy founded by family travel
specialist, Amie O'Shaughnessy, makes it easy for parents to travel
to incredible destinations with babies, toddlers, and young children.
Bambino has successfully created a new hybrid of travel consultancy.
Ciao Bambino is not a travel agency, and not simply a tour operator.
The company is establishing a significant market share by focusing
on the increasing population of new parents that have enjoyed
personal and professional travel throughout their careers. This
audience wants to continue to travel to global destinations, thus
opening the doors to experiential learning for their young children.
the family travel market is experiencing a remarkable growth spurt,
the industry is not equipped to offer the unique services necessary
for a family to travel safely and comfortably to international
destinations. "As a mother who travels extensively, I understand
the fragile line between a re-location of the home environment,
and a true vacation," said O'Shaughnessy. Ciao Bambino creates
custom family-focused itineraries to Italy using their exclusive
list of hand selected properties and provides essential resources
including equipment rental and access to qualified childcare.
"Why start our business with a focus on family travel to
Italy? It's simple
everyone loves Italy and Italians love
children. It is a fantastic destination for families that want
a taste of everything and has the support infrastructure parents
need to feel comfortable when traveling with young children,"
Bambino partners with properties that make it possible for parents
and children to appreciate incredible destinations in Italy. Because
Ciao Bambino's Property Selection Process is family focused, clients
have an ideal, fully equipped home base with maximum flexibility
to choose on-site relaxation or local excursions with or without
the kids. Ciao Bambino also partners with guides specializing
in custom, interesting activities including private city tours,
cooking and art classes, wine tasting, biking, trekking, and creative
Ciao Bambino works directly with each client and takes into consideration
many of the elements of family dynamics and travel preferences
that most traditional travel agents ignore. When a client works
with Ciao Bambino they gain access to a full range of personalized
services. A selection of these services might include: accommodation
selection, ground transportation assistance, on-site activities
and private guides, equipment rental of strollers, cribs, car
seats, local mobile phones, access to qualified nannies, and critical
information around medical care and other important resources.