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WhereverFamily Announces Winners of Sixth Annual Awards

by Kimberly Inlander

Apr 13, 2023
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WhereverFamily, a web publication, a trusted travel source for family travel and part of the FXExpress Publications, Inc., family of publications, which includes Global Traveler and trazeetravel.com, announces the winners of its Wherever Awards for the sixth year.

Whereverfamily.com offers useful travel content across a range of topics for today’s family travelers. Updated daily, WhereverFamily covers luxury and budget travel, travel tips, worldwide destinations and much more.

“For the sixth consecutive year, we’re so excited to celebrate the winners of our Wherever Awards, from whereverfamily.com,” said Francis X. Gallagher, publisher and CEO, FXExpress Publications, Inc. “Family travel is an important segment of the industry, and our readers know the best providers in the world of family travel, from airlines and hotels and resorts to destinations, cruises and credit cards. Congratulations to the winners who serve the important family travelers!”

For the second year in a row, WhereverFamily also honored the Family Innovators of the Year, recognizing family travel providers leading the way in the industry. Virgin Atlantic wins Family Innovator of the Year, Airline, for amenities tailored for children. For Family Innovator of the Year, Hotel, it’s Hyatt, consistently delivering thoughtful activities and amenities through Camp Hyatt. Dreams Resorts & Spas has two kids clubs, babysitting services and more, earning it the Family Innovator of the Year, Resorts honor. Hertz, Family Innovator of the Year, Rental Car, ensures families can travel safely with a range of child safety seats and a special Family Collection of cars. Family Innovator of the Year, Travel Provider, Norwegian Cruise Line, made important strides in the realm of family travel this year, while Nashville, Tennessee, Family Innovator of the Year, Destination, offers abundant options specifically for family travelers.

Reader votes for the best in travel across a range of categories were collected Dec. 6, 2022–Feb. 28, 2023. The winners are announced on whereverfamily.com today, April 13, and in the WhereverFamily digital edition, available now on the Global Traveler app and PressReader newsstand. The winners will also be honored at an awards event tonight at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Wherever Awards:

Best Family-Friendly Domestic Airline
United Airlines
Fourth Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Airline in North America
Air Canada
Fifth Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly International Airline
Air Canada
Fourth Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Frequent-Flyer Program
United MileagePlus
Fourth Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Hotel Chain
Marriott Hotels & Resorts
Second Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Resort Chain
Marriott Hotels & Resorts
Second Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Individual Hotel
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Best Family-Friendly Frequent-Stay Program
IHG One Rewards

Best Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Hotel
Paradisus

Best Family-Friendly Pet Hotel
Sonesta

Best Family-Friendly Hotel Kids Club
Terranea, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

Best Family-Friendly Vacation Company
Hilton Grand Vacations Club

Best Family-Friendly Domestic Tour Company
National Geographic Family Journeys

Best Family-Friendly International Tour Company
National Geographic Vacations

Best Family-Friendly Cruise Line
Celebrity Cruises
Second Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly MultiGen Cruise Line
Regent Seven Seas

Best Family-Friendly Cruise Line Kids Club
MSC Cruise Line – Junior Club

Best Family-Friendly Credit Card
Chase United Explorer Card
Sixth Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Credit Card Rewards Program
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Card from Chase
Sixth Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Cruise Line Credit Card
Royal Caribbean Bank of America Visa

Best Family-Friendly International Destination
Tahiti
Fourth Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Domestic Destination
Charleston, South Carolina
Third Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Caribbean Island
Aruba

Best Family-Friendly Beach Town, Northeast/Mid-Atlantic United States
Ocean City, Maryland
Second Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Beach Town, Southeast United States
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Fourth Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Beach Town, Florida East
Amelia Island

Best Family-Friendly Beach Town, Florida West
Tampa Bay

Best Family-Friendly Beach Town, Florida Panhandle
Pensacola Beach

Best Family-Friendly Beach Town, Gulf Coast, United States
Gulfport, Mississippi

Best Family-Friendly Beach Town, Texas
Galveston, Texas
Second Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Beach Town, West United States
Santa Monica, California

Best Family-Friendly Beach Town, Hawai’ian Islands
Lanai City, Lanai
Second Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly MultiGen Destination of the Year
Greece

Best Family-Friendly College Town, East
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Best Family-Friendly College Town, South
Tampa, Florida

Best Family-Friendly College Town, Midwest
Lawrence, Kansas

Best Family-Friendly College Town, West
Tempe, Arizona

Best Family-Friendly Sports City/Town, Large
Houston, Texas

Best Family-Friendly Sports City/Town, Mid-Sized
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Best Family-Friendly College Sports City/Town, Large
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Best Family-Friendly College Sports City/Town, Mid-Sized
Lawrence, Kansas

Best Family-Friendly College Sports City/Town, Small
South Bend, Indiana

Best Family-Friendly Amusement Park
Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio

Best Family-Friendly Waterpark
Zoombezi Bay, Columbus, Ohio

Best Family-Friendly Rental Car Company
Sixt

Best Family-Friendly Domestic Airport
Orlando International Airport

Best Family-Friendly International Airport
Istanbul Grand Airport
Second Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Airport Dining
Miami International Airport
Third Consecutive Year

Best Family-Friendly Airport Shopping
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Third Consecutive Year

Special Achievement Awards

Family Innovator of the Year, Airline
Virgin Atlantic Airways

Family Innovator of the Year, Hotel
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts

Family Innovator of the Year, Resort
Dreams Resorts and Spa

Family Innovator of the Year, Rental Car
Hertz

Family Innovator of the Year, Travel Provider
Norwegian Cruise Line

Family Innovator of the Year, Destination
Nashville, Tennessee

As Air Canada wins Best Family-Friendly Airline in North America for the fifth consecutive year, it receives Quint Status.

To learn more, visit whereverfamily.com daily.

About whereverfamily.com
whereverfamily.com is the trusted source for family travel written by award-winning journalists connected closely to family travel. Updated daily with content unique to today’s traveling families, the platform features need-to-know information on planning family trips at any budget for any age group. WhereverFamily will be complemented by creative digital marketing options, including Family on the Go, and html newsletters sponsored by other brands. Family News, a weekly e-newsletter, is sent to a select list of double-opt-in email subscribers, as is the WhereverFamily slideshow newsletter. Each year, whereverfamily.com awards the Wherever Awards, the brands selected by the readers as the best in serving families that travel.

About FXExpress Publications, Inc.
FXExpress Publications, Inc., based in Yardley, Pennsylvania, is a privately held company publishing Global Traveler, globaltravelerusa.com, FX Excursions, eFlyer and several annuals. WhereverFamily LLC publishes whereverfamily.com and its related brands, and Trazee Travel, LLC publishes trazeetravel.com.

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