FTA Family Travel Spotlight


FTA’s Family Travel Spotlight

Monday, November 30, 2020

Showcasing the people, places and events shaping Family Travel for 2021

Open to everyone who believes in FTA’s mission  – To inspire and empower families to travel and help them discover what’s possible”. All are welcome at no charge. Just register to reserve your space


About the Spotlight

In the spirit of its wildly popular annual Summit, the FTA is bringing together the industry’s leading authorities on family travel and shining a spotlight on the people, places and events shaping Family Travel for 2021.

“According to recent surveys, family travel is going to be an important market as the travel industry recovers from the pandemic,” said Kenneth Shapiro, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of TravelAge West.

So block out Monday, November 30, 2020 from 10:30am to 1:30pm EST and take advantage of this golden opportunity to stay informed and stay connected. Just visit  www.familytravel.org/FTASpotlight to reserve your spot.

What to expect..


10:15am-10:30am- Spotlight Waiting Room Opens

10:30am – Opening Remarks, Aaron Schlein, Spotlight & FTR Producer

10:35am –  Welcome Message from FTA’s Founder, Rainer Jenss

10:40am – FTA President’s Welcome and Remarks, Kenneth Shapiro

10:45am – Family Travel Trends and Research, Presented by Marriott Bonvoy Bold

11:00am – Keynote Speaker: “Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News”

11:30am – Presentation: Creating unique Family Experiences in a Safe Environment by Club Med

11:45am -“The Future Is Family” Insights from Family Travel Advocate, Heather Greenwood Davis

12:00pm – Panel Discussion: Road to Recovery – With Debbie-Ann White,Beaches Resorts; Ben Perlo, GM, G Adventures; Dan Austin, Founder, Austin Adventures; Wanda Goodman, Deputy Director, South Dakota Dept. of Tourism; Ron Gulaskey, AVP, National Account Sales, Celebrity Cruises; and moderated by Laura Davidson, President, LDPR

12:30pm – Keynote: Dr. Jen Hartstein “The Psychology of Planning Family travel “Presented by Marriott Bonvoy Bold

12:45pm – FTA Honors & The 2020 FTA Person-of-the-Year: Presented by Beaches Resorts

1:30pm event ends

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