Who would have believed it? Well, maybe if you’re a parent you would.
Seems a new survey conducted by Experience Kissimmee found that many parents return from vacation more drained and in need of a vacation than when they started.
The tourism authority for Osceola Country, Florida asked 500 mothers and fathers about their recent travels, with Experience Kissimmee president and CEO, DT Minich revealing that, “Seventy-nine per cent of our respondents said they feel like they need a vacation more when they get home from a trip than when the trip started.
Those respondents – particularly moms – felt exhausted after a family vacation. Overscheduling activities and cramped lodging add undue stress to a setting that should be fun and refreshing. As a result of this survey, Experience Kissimmee aims to help parents solve the vacation balance problem.
Kissimmee is the destination where parents and all travellers can be perfectly Whelmed – meaning, the vacation balance is so satisfying, no one in the group will be overwhelmed or underwhelmed.
With its proximity to world-famous theme parks, extensive ecotourism activities, and more than 45,000 accommodations options, including over 22,000 full-service vacation homes, Kissimmee brings the perfect mix of both exciting and relaxing engagements for families from all over the world. Being perfectly Whelmed is a feeling of elevated contentment that can only be experienced in a place like Kissimmee.
Even the 76% of those surveyed by Experience Kissimmee who stated their vacation was “just right” felt they needed a vacation from their vacation. With scheduling noted as one of the major drains, having both “no downtime” and “not enough time,” the hectic pace of a vacation is often working to keep children entertained, and feels more exhausting than relaxing.
Said Minich, “We see a huge opportunity to help parents realize that they, too, can enjoy a vacation. Parents can find balance by bringing joy to their children and themselves. They can be perfectly Whelmed. We can help parents learn how to vacation the right way.”
The perfectly Whelmed campaign launches with a documentary-style film by award-winning filmmaker Tyler Measom titled “Finding Whelmed.”
It follows a global travel show’s film crew as they go in search of their host who has supposedly gone missing in Kissimmee.
The film will be followed by an integrated campaign around the Whelmed feeling that’s unique to a Kissimmee vacation.
You can check it out by going to https://www.experiencekissimmee.com/finding-whelmed.