August 10, 2012
Family Travel made easy with preferred family and Melissa and Doug®.
Preferred Hotel Group™, a family-owned company that provides sales, marketing and distribution services to independent hotels and resorts around the world, is proud to announce a new partnership between its Preferred Family program and award-winning toy brand Melissa & Doug. Known for the value, quality, and design of its classic and creative toys in nearly every category of children’s play, Melissa & Doug is joining forces with the global hotel company to promote fun and easy family travel.
“Preferred Hotel Group is delighted to partner with another family-owned brand that shares our commitment to creating long-lasting memories and enjoyable experiences for family travelers of all ages,” said Gail Ueberroth, Chief Marketing Officer, Preferred Hotel Group.
The partnership includes joint marketing initiatives via social media, travel giveaways to some of the 200 Preferred Family Certified hotels worldwide, as well as the chance to win Melissa & Doug’s most popular toys and travel goods, including Trunki. The ultimate ride-on suitcase, Trunki keeps children entertained while traveling and protects their precious items.
“We are excited to work with Preferred Hotel Group and their Preferred Family Certified program,” said Melissa, co-founder of Melissa & Doug. “We understand the special needs of family travelers, and we are happy that we can partner with a company that shares our vision of helping families have the best possible experience at play.”
To celebrate the partnership, Preferred Hotel Group and Melissa & Doug are launching the Preferred Family Packing for Fun Giveaway on Facebook with a grand prize of a four-night stay for four at Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii, plus two Trunkis loaded with Melissa & Doug’s most popular items. Beginning today, visitors to the Preferred Family website, as well as visitors to the Preferred and Melissa & Doug social media channels, can enter by “liking” Preferred Hotel Group on Facebook and completing an entry form telling what items they never leave home without when packing for a family vacation.
The Preferred Family Packing for Fun Giveaway will run through August 17, when the grand prize will be awarded based on a random drawing. A variety of toys and travel goods from Melissa & Doug will also be given away throughout the promotion.