Frequently Asked Questions

Before contacting us, please browse our FAQ.
What is globetotting?

globetotting is a family travel blog dedicated to showing that you can travel anywhere in the world with children in tow.

We also offer a handful of carefully selected family-friendly holidays in exciting destinations around the world that parents and children will love. These holidays come courtesy of a small group of travel agents, all of whom are expert in organising family holidays. Should you choose to book one of the holidays featured, we will earn a small commission. However, the prices quoted are exactly the same if you enquire through globetotting or if you contact the agent directly.

All booking enquiries made through globetotting.com are sent directly to the partner agent responsible for your chosen holiday. Our partner agents give us a percentage of their Travel Agent’s Commission (TAC) for every successful booking generated through globetotting. It’s important to note that our fee is never added to their TAC and so you will never pay more making an enquiry through globetotting than by booking directly with any of our partner agents.

Why does globetotting feature holidays?

We aim to build a directory of trusted family travel agents to make organising family holidays that much easier. If you’re inspired by what you read on globetotting, then you can book a holiday to most of the destinations featured via one of our selected travel agents. Not all families always have the time or inclination to do all the research and booking required for a family holiday. And sometimes, if you’re travelling to a new, unfamiliar destination, an agent can help with any of the “unknowns” that a family might be concerned about such as safety or recommended guides etc..

This is an ongoing process and we are always looking for recommendations of great family travel operators!

 

How do I book one of the featured holidays?

Simply follow these steps:

  • Visit our collection of family-friendly holidays for ideas & inspiration
  • Make an enquiry through the website to connect with our trusted booking agent responsible for your chosen holiday.
  • Refine the itinerary directly with the agent.
  • When you are happy with the itinerary and quote, book your holiday directly with our partner agent. They will provide you with their booking, payment and cancellation policies at the time of quotation.
  • Remember! You never pay more making an enquiry through globetotting than by booking directly with any of our partner agents.
Who are our partner agents?

We are affiliated with a network of partner agents and on-the-ground experts. Many of our partners are regionally based, and all have excellent and long-established local relationships that ensure you get the best deals available.

When selecting our partner agents we look for the following:

  • Experience and knowledge of their chosen destinations.
  • A very high standard of service.
  • Competitive pricing.
  • Experience in family travel and an understanding of family needs (e.g. age-appropriate activities, extra beds in hotel rooms etc.).
  • Ability to create bespoke tours and packages suitable for families with children of varying ages
  • A portfolio of hotels, guides and drivers that are of a high standard.
  • Seamless and hassle-free booking service and ease of payment.
  • Excellent communication. We look for agents who reply promptly to enquiries and who keeps the client updated at every stage of the enquiry / booking.
  • Many of our agents have kids of their own and know what to expect when travelling with kids.
I am a travel agent /tour operator / hotel and would like to work with globetotting.com

We’re always looking for great family holidays and family-friendly hotels, please contact us at info [at] globetotting.com and we’ll send you more information on how we work.

 

globetotting Family Hotel Reviews

All the hotels featured in our Family Travel Blog have been personally visited and reviewed by a member of the globetotting team. Our writers are parents and know what it’s like to travel with babies, toddlers, tweens and teens.

Our hotel reviews tell you which rooms are best for families and how many extra beds they can fit; what time the restaurant opens and what meals are on offer for kids; whether or not babysitting is available and if your baby monitor will stretch to the restaurant; what activities are organised for kids – and for you!

We define ‘family-friendly’ as a place that offers unique experiences for parents and children (from babies to teens) rather than whether the hotel has a fenced pool or high chairs. Some of the hotels we’ve selected offer kids’ clubs, babysitting, children’s menus and more. Others are considered ‘child-friendly’ because the hosts bend over backwards to ensure that both parents and children have a wonderful stay.

Wherever possible we look for and select hotels that are understanding of families needs and that have a flexible extra bed policy. Many of the properties are accommodating when it comes to sleeping a family of four or five. However, many hotels have a very strict extra bed policy and will only allow one additional bed per room. We have included some of these hotels because we feel that they are great for families in other ways – whether it’s their location or the activities they offer. Our aim is to choose hotels that we think parents and kids will love as well as highlight information (such as extra bed policies) that will help families make an informed decision on where to stay.

The globetotting collection of hotels has been carefully selected to suit all budgets, all families and all types of holidays. We always welcome family-friendly hotel recommendations, wherever they may be in the world. Please share them with us at info [at] globetotting.com

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend that clients take out comprehensive travel insurance in their home country. We advise packages that cover cancellation charges, flight cancellations and flight disruption (including volcanic eruptions).

For those wishing to partake in adventurous pursuits such as trekking, rafting and skiing be sure to check that you are covered for emergency evacuation in addition to medical care.