About the FTA

About the FTA

About the FTA

FTA February Transition Update

The Family Travel Association board and leadership team have been diligently working on the transition of the organization to a non-profit, and we wanted to provide you with a few updates. Firstly, I am delighted to officially announce that Colleen Hodson has agreed to join the FTA as the Interim Executive Director, taking charge during […]

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#TakeFamilyTime Gains Momentum

The FTA’s Advocacy campaign launched with great fanfare in January at the New York Times Travel Show, and has been gaining steam with consumers ever since. Through a nationally distributed press release, our social media platforms and a new monthly newsletter for families who opt in, we have been educating families about how they can […]

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2019 Year End Holiday Message

Before everyone takes time off to be with family and friends (and maybe take a vacation too?), I wanted to take a few minutes to wish all of our members a very Happy Holiday season, while also looking back on a momentous 2019, and casting a glimpse into 2020. It really has been an incredible […]

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2019 FTA Summit Receives Rave Reviews

  Four out of five attendees at the Family Travel Association’s 2019 FTA Summit rated the conference as “Excellent” or “Very Good,” according to a post-conference delegate poll. Four out of five delegates also said they would recommend the conference to others in the industry as a result of attending this year’s Summit, Oct. 20-24, […]

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2019 Family Travel Survey Results Are In

— Families Treasure Vacation Time — — Affordability Continues to be a Challenge — — “Gramping” Travel Trend is Strong – Seven out of ten parents say they are “likely” or “very likely” to travel with their children in the next three years, according to the 2019 U.S. Family Travel Survey. But while interest in […]

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FTA Summit Keynote Speakers Inspire And Educate

As in years past, the 2019 FTA Summit benefited from insightful and inspiring speakers who were able to frame the event with their stories about their businesses, the destinations they open their clients to, and how they have helped families discover the possibilities of travel. On Tuesday, attendees learned from founder Bruce Poon Tip about […]

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FTA 2019 Honors Were ‘Monumental’

Under the glow of a spot lit Mount Rushmore, the Family Travel Association honored six members for their outstanding contributions to our industry and to our communities on the final night of the Summit. Dining at the National Memorial’s Carvers’ Café, the FTA celebrated the diversity of its members and their unique approaches to family […]

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Rainer Jenss Honored as Traveler of the Year

At the second annual WhereverFamily.com Wherever Awards Ceremony, held at the City Vineyard in lower Manhattan, FTA president & founder, Rainer Jenss, received the Traveler of the Year Award in recognition for his work in helping the travel industry better inform and inspire families and for his personal travels that included taking a one-year around […]

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New FTA Board Members Announced

To kick off the new year, the President of the FTA, Rainer Jenss, announced the addition of four new members to the Advisory Board: Mike Janes, Ben Perlo, Peter Ross, Ashish Sanghrajka.   The Advisory Board is comprised of a variety of industry luminaries who have a strong belief in our mission and the expertise to help […]

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