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Jul 9, 2015
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Eileen is available for spokesperson assignments

 “We worked with Eileen Ogintz as part of a summer travel campaign to promote the value and benefits of vacation rentals — more space, added privacy and full kitchens for less than the cost of a hotel. Eileen did a great job in conveying our message in each television and radio interview she conducted during the satellite media tour.” – Eileen Buesing, senior director of global public relations for HomeAway, Inc . 

 “Eileen was the ideal expert for us to reach families planning summer trips. She’s  the mom next door who happens to be an expert on where to take your kids and how to do it.” — Paul Leonard, VP of Brand Marketing at Expedia.com  

 “Eileen’s ‘Taking the Kids’ page on southwest.com has proved to be a valuable resource for families traveling on Southwest Airlines. A mother of three and avid traveler, Eileen has firsthand experiences and advice to offer families with kids of all ages. She’s provided us with content on a variety of topics, ranging from “Flying With a Baby” to “Getting a Break on Vacation” to “Traveling Greener.” –Linda Rutherford, Vice President, Communication and Strategic Outreach, Southwest Airlines.   

“Travel is such an important experience that even when something minor goes wrong, it can seem like a major calamity.  Eileen really understands this. As  a trusted voice in the media and family travel arena, her practical and savvy travel advice on our website and blog is frequently viewed and has positively impacted our visitors’ travel experiences.” — Susan Lomax, Associate Vice President, Publicity, www.VisitOrlando.com

Eileen Ogintz is nationally recognized as a leading expert on family travel. Whether you’re traveling with infants, toddlers, grade-schoolers, tweens, teens or college students, Eileen has tips, tricks and advice that will help you travel smart.  

Because of her experience traveling with young children, Eileen is often asked to consult with compaines. She has worked with companies, appearing on SMTS and RMTS as well as national and local broadcasts including: 

    FORD–family travel safety on the road 

    HUGGIES–Tips for summer travel with young children 

    MATTEL–Packing a  kids’ travel survival pack 

    KAYAK.COM–First trip without the baby! 

    CLIF BAR–Healthy eating on the road 

    BUDGET –Making Road trips an Adventure 

    HERTZ—Summer Road Trips 

    HOMEWOOD SUITES–Business Travel with the kids 

    HOMEAWAY.COM — television and radio media tours on summer vacation stay options

    EXPEDIA.COM–Media tour on summer travel tips

 “Eileen was the ideal expert for us to reach families planning summer trips. She’s  the mom next door who happens to be an expert on where to take your kids and how to do it.” — Paul Leonard, VP of Brand Marketing at Expedia.com 

Eileen also has created considerable web content including: 

Southwest.com: A Kids Zone that focuses on a different Southwest city from a child’s perspective each month and a customized takingthekids archive   

HomewoodSuites.com: Spotlight on a different city each month with a focus on must-see sights with the kids and restaurants that will appeal to adults as well as kids as well as travel tips.  

GoStowe.com: A Kids Zone developed in conjunction with local middle school students in which they offer their tips on where visiting kids should go and what they should do while in Stowe, VT. 

Norwegian Cruise Line – Developing a comprehensive micro family site that will include expert tips as well as an insider view – from a family perspective –  on Norwegian ports in the Caribbean, Europe and Alaska 

Eileen often is asked to speak on family travel at Governors Conferences (Illinois and New York ) travel industry  meetings (The National Association of Ski Areas , Cruise Lines International Association ), travel industry gatherings ( and consumer gathers (YMCA of the Rockies).   

To book Eileen as a speaker please contact her directly: eileen@takingthekids.com. Thank you.



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