Become an Agent Member

Become an Agent Member

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FTA – Travel Agent Initiative

The mission of the FTA is simple: To inspire more families to travel..

To that end, the goal of our travel agent initiative is to better equip agents like you to reach more families and inspire them to travel – more often, to more places, trying more travel options and adventures than they ever thought possible.

The FTA aims to strengthen relationships between agents, consumers, and the travel industry. By providing a platform for networking and professional development opportunities, the FTA strives to broaden the expertise and amplify the perspective of all our agent members.

How Do We Help Travel Agents?

  • We Educate: The FTA Academy helps agents gain the professional knowledge needed to serve the needs and unique challenges of traveling families
  • We Connect: All FTA agents will have full access to our supplier members, Resource Center, and annual Summit
  • We Promote: Through our certification and accreditation programs, the FTA will distinguish those agents who have the qualifications and professional expertise to best serve the needs of traveling families
  • We Advocate: The FTA will promote the value and use of travel agents through its consumer-facing platforms and media outreach

FTA programs specifically for travel agents

  • Industry advocacy for agents
  • Family Travel Resource Center
  • Family Travel Agent ‘Basic Training’ and Certification
  • FTA Accreditation
  • Networking – Private Facebook group
  • Industry Advocacy for travel agents
  • Travel Agent Directory promotion to consumers
  • Special rates for the annual, trade-only FTA Summit, where you can connect with suppliers, media, and industry decision-makers
  • Industry research, providing you insights on family travel trends

FTA Member Benefits

Members of the FTA travel agent program also have access to FTA’s standard benefits package, including:

  • Travel Agent Training: Leveraging the expertise of our supplier, media, and travel agent members, the FTA is developing an exclusive Resource Center to help members expand their knowledge, learn best-practices and gain access to tools that will help them sell more effectively
  • Establish New Business Relationships: Through a closed Facebook group and other communication platforms, members can connect directly with industry suppliers and fellow family travel specialists to help answer questions and further diversify their sales relationships/professional network
  • Supplier Incentives: Special FTA supplier member promotions, upgrades, and sales incentives
  • Access to Market Research: The FTA conducts the most comprehensive industry research studies on family travel and provide both quantitative and qualitative detailed data exclusively to our members
  • Annual Summit and Other Member-only Events: All travel agent members receive complementary registration to our industry conference and special events
  • Business Discounts: The FTA leverages its collective buying power to bring discounted services, promotions, and FAM trip opportunities to its members
  • New Leads: The FTA will advocate for the use of agents and promote those who are accredited via consumer-facing platforms

Become a Member

All agents are welcome to join the FTA. Those who successfully complete our FTA Academy program receive Certified Member status. Those who have the professional knowledge, industry experience and meet our baseline criteria are eligible for accreditation

Membership Tiers

FTA Associate Agent

  • Access to FTA Resource Center
  • Training and Professional Development

FTA Certified Agent

  • Successfully completed and passed FTA Training Program
  • Professional Recognition – Verifiable Professional
    Knowledge of the Family Specialty Niche

FTA Accredited Agent

  • Industry Accreditation – Verifiable Proficiency, Experience, and Dedication in Serving Traveling Families
  • Consumers Promotion – Listing in FTA Agent Directory

 

How to Sign Up

Annual Membership Fee: $375 per agent

Step 1: Join
Go to: www.familytravel.org/join/

Step 2: Submit Registration
Credit Card

By check (payable to Family Travel Association):
Family Travel Association
407 N. Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960

By PayPal, use email address: payment@FamilyTravel.org

Step 3: Complete Agent Profile
A link for your online profile will be sent to you

JOIN NOW

 

Questions?

Email the FTA team directly for more information.

 

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