BANGKOK - Khiri Travel has unveiled a series of tours in Asia to encourage multi-generational travel.
Accommodation and activities are organised to keep everyone happy on a family holiday - parents, children and grandchildren.
Seven itineraries range from six to 12 days in Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam or Sri Lanka.
Khiri has produced brochures itemising the proposed itineraries, which are modular to allow flexibility.
There are maps, ‘at-a-glance’ highlights and symbols to show which activities are suitable for all three generations.
Families can experience travel by bicycle, longtail boat, 4x4, train, tuk-tuk, plane, private car, and even a US army jeep in Vietnam.
There are Khiri Travel signature experiences such as meetings with Balinese royalty, tea planters and dance instructors in Sri Lanka, chefs and artists, and with a family in Vietnam who have been living in the same house for 18 generations.
Patchanee Sudsai, head of travel design at Khiri Travel, says the key to success for multi-generation travel, on the accommodation side, is giving families the option to be together in a communal area, while still allowing private space.
“With a villa, the family can bond together in the lounge and dining area, while having the option to retreat to private rooms for down time.
“This can work especially well for the grandparents and grandchildren, while mum and dad sip a cocktail at sundown on the balcony,” she says.