Family Travel People’s Choice Awards revealed

Sydney, Thursday 22 November 2018 – Family Travel today announced the results of its annual awards recognising the best of the best in family travel.

Providing a 100% independent snapshot of the family travel segment, this survey was carried out from April 2018 through to July 2018, and polled a broad cross section of Australians from coast to coast, small families to large, single parents to blended families, and those travelling with special needs considerations.

“These awards enable us to share useful insights to our ever-growing audience of families,” said Janeece Keller, Founder & CEO, Bound Round. “Our consumers can feel confident selecting these destinations, brands and businesses as they have been voted as the best by a large pool of family voters just like them. And our winners can celebrate the fact that the award means their customers genuinely value their brand and this accolade helps set them apart.”

Family Travel People's Choice Awards 2018 websiteWith over 120,600 unique votes case in over 70 categories, consumers submitted a record number of responses rating their travel experiences, providing a clearer picture of the current Australian family travel climate.

The awards were broken down into four distinct categories:

  1. Best of Australia – focused on domestic destinations, attractions and services
  2. Best of International – focused on international destinations, attractions and services
  3. Best Travel Providers – focused on service providers such as tourism operators, airlines etc
  4. Best for families of all shapes and sizes – focused on families of larger or smaller sizes and those with specific requirements
The full list of the 2018 Family Travel Awards recipients are published on the Family Travel website www.familytravel.com.au/awards and are celebrated in the next issue of Family Travel magazine, hitting newsstands on 24 December 2018.

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Notes to media:
Embargo: 5:00am (AEDT), 22 November 2018
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Interviews: Founder & CEO, Janeece Keller is available for interview on request and can discuss the results, insights into the findings and what it means for the summer holiday season and beyond into 2019. Please contact ASAP to arrange an interview time if interested.

Bound Round unveils new look Family Travel website

Family Travel website refresh November 2018
Family Travel website refresh November 2018
Family Travel website refresh November 2018

SYDNEY, 20 November 2018 – The number one editorial family travel platform in APAC, Family Travel, today reveals it’s website redesign, putting user experience front and centre.

Since the original launch in 2015, the Family Travel website has evolved from kids-only to whole family focused. Today the website includes high quality, focused content directed by Family Travel’s (ex-AAP) digital editor Alison Godfrey, and curated family-only hot travel deals. Family Travel is the obvious choice for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, carers and friends to find the best holidays and things to do with the kids in their lives.

“Quality, meaningful and useful content is what the Family Travel audience craves,” said Bound Round CEO, Janeece Keller. “In today’s hectic family life, time is a precious commodity. Our audience are actively searching for a specific type and depth of content and need access to it quickly and efficiently. The refresh of the website brings our breadth of content and products to the fore and puts what our audience wants and needs within easy reach.”

Family Travel has undergone numerous changes in the past 12 months from a rebrand in December 2018 (from Bound Round to Family Travel) through to this most recent unveiling of its website that delivers key functionality to better service the site’s rapidly growing audience.

New features of Family Travel include a modernised design with improved search, filtering and smoother navigation to improve consumer experience and offer enhanced commercial opportunities for branded content and holiday product offerings.

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