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Nashville hotels notice more grandparents paying for vacations


As economic frustrations continue, many parents are seeing a little relief when it comes to family vacations leaving grandparents to often pick up the tab.

Nashville's Opryland Hotel is among local hotels noticing the trend.

"We've been paying attentions for 10 to 12 years now," said Jenny Barker, Director of Public Relations for Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.

"We've seen much more multi-generational travel and part of that is the economy over the last several years."

The Ryan family is just one family participating in the trend.

Leonard Ryan and his wife, Mary, of Orange County, California, are always looking for opportunities to see their grandchildren, whose families have all migrated to less expensive parts of the country.

"We want to figure out way we can be with them a little more often."

He saw a convention in Nashville as the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with his family.

So Ryan treated his daughter, Michelle and her two kids to a vacation

"It's a trend that's going to continue for our family," said Mary.

Michelle added, "Anytime spent with family is great." 

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