Kid concierges try to harness power of teens

Too young to travel on their own, too old for the kiddie pool, teens are often the family members most overlooked by travel destinations, yet experts say they are the next market with plenty of purchasing power.



    Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas unveiled this $11 million cutting-edge teen club “Crush.”
    Atlantis Resort


    The Blur Teen Lounge at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson debuted this spring.
    JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa


    Demarco Mims at the Omni Orlando.  The Teen Concierge team trolls around the property and approaches teens who may be looking for something to do.
    Omni Orlando


    Tatum Denton at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago will recommend anything "as long as it's legal."
    Ritz-Carlton Chicago


    Expert Africa has launched a series safari experiences targeted especially for teenagers.
    Expert Africa


    Four Seasons Resort Vail hosts a "teen apres" and lends out "go-pros" -- small video cameras that can be mounted on one's helmet -- to teens for their day of skiing.
    Don Riddle
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