Olivia Travel and R Family Vacations, two of the most significant forces in the LGBT community, announced today a partnership to jointly produce a family and friends vacation at the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The week-long event will take place July 9 – 16, 2016.
"We are thrilled to partner with R Family Vacations," said Judy Dlugacz, president and founder of Olivia, and a long-time leader in the LGBT community. "Our decision to join forces was so that our two companies can serve a need in our community and bring families together in an environment where they can be completely comfortable."
Travel packages at the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta will begin at $1499 per adult and $399 per child. Accommodations include an eight-day and seven-night stay, meals in six restaurants, beverages, and most activities are included in the price. A full children's program will be available, along with nightly entertainment and workshops hosted by Family Equality Council. Babysitting services will be available for an additional cost. An $1800 per room credit will be offered to use on golf, spa, tours and more.
"This partnership seemed like the perfect evolution for both Olivia and R Family. We want to offer the biggest fully-chartered resort vacation for the entire LGBT community and their families and friends. Everyone is welcome to travel with us," said Gregg Kaminsky, founding partner of R Family Vacations.
According to a recent survey conducted by Olivia Travel, results show that over 30 percent of its guests are now raising families or have an interest in traveling with their grandchildren. With these results in mind, Puerto Vallarta, known to be the most gay-friendly destination in Mexico, was the perfect destination for the group's first co-hosted trip.
Olivia Travel & R Family Vacations are both renowned for their signature entertainment and programming. Family Equality Council, Aqua Foundation, as well as other organizations serving LGBT families will also participate in promoting this unique family vacation experience.
Packages will go on sale May 6, 2015. For more information visit Olivia Travel or R Family Vacations, and to make reservations call 800-631-6277 (within the U.S.) or 415-962-5700 (outside of the U.S.).
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