Single parents often get a raw deal, and travel is no exception. The vast majority of packages are based on double occupancy, and single parents are forced to pay a supplement, busting an already stretched-too-thin vacation budget.
In a 2010 poll conducted by Travelocity with TakingtheKids.com, 98 percent of the single parents surveyed said the travel industry did not adequately meet their needs. And 71 percent said they would like to see more single-parent packages.
And while all-inclusive resorts are an excellent, stress-free mode of family travel (put your wallet away because pretty much everything under the sun is included - no worries about little Jimmy not eating the pricey hotel restaurant food), they too typically penalize single parents with a supplement, which is what makes this offer from Velas Resorts a great deal.
Now through Dec. 18, Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit are waiving the single supplement fee for single parents traveling with their children, and one child receives his or her stay at a 50 percent discount.
Welcome amenities, round trip airport transportation, kids' club, evening entertainment and activities for adults and children to enjoy together are also part of the promotion.
Both all-suite resorts are AAA Five Diamond resorts and members of The Leading Hotels of the World.