FTA Advantages

FTA Advantages



FTA Advantages are special offers reserved only for FTA members like you. They’re one way the Family Travel Association continues to leverage the strength of our network to provide benefits and opportunities that help strengthen your business – and ultimately the industry as a whole.

This month’s FTA Advantages are:

NYT Travel Show: Family Travel Pavilion Discount!

Saturday coverage of the New York Times Travel Show.(Photo by Sandy Huffaker)

The FTA is an Industry Sponsor of the Family Travel Pavilion at the 2018 New York Times Travel Show (January 26-28, 2018), predicted to be one of the busiest pavilions in the show. FTA members receive a 10% discount off booth space, a fantastic way to gain exposure. DON’T DELAY! Participation in the pavilion is provided on a first-come-first-served basis.

The NYTTS is working with the FTA to make the Family Travel Pavilion a dynamic, interactive space, partnering with upstate camps and outdoor apparatus companies to have a centerpiece area for kids to play various games while their parents shop travel product nearby. Activities could include slack lines, face painting, making s’mores, gaga ball, wobble boards and more! All this will attract families to the pavilion – and allow for the NYTTS media team to pitch the pavilion story to regional media.

To learn more, contact Cristina Cotto Anderson at CCAnderson@mse-management.com.

BHTP Errors and Omissions Coverage: Up to 25% Association Credit

Travel is your livelihood, and your business. Be sure to protect it.
Professional liability insurance from Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection gives travel agents and tour operators the flexible, comprehensive coverage needed to survive their most business-critical situations.

With our unique, tailored coverage developed specifically for the travel industry, we help companies guard against loss with unique offerings such as coverage for the sale of travel insurance, prior acts and internet liability. With this special offer, FTA members receive up to 25% association credit. Learn what makes BHTP the premiere choice for E&O protection and get your fast, easy quote today!

Learn what makes BHTP the premiere choice for E&O protection and get your fast, easy quote today!

Eagle Creek: 50% Off ‘Pro-Purchase’ Program

Eagle Creek is the original adventure travel gear company. Since 1975, we’ve been committed to making top quality products in the most responsible way. From luggage to day bags to packing organizers and accessories, we create solutions to make travel organized and easy.

To gain access to Eagle Creek’s 50% Off Pro-Purchase Program (a program to make these products more accessible to industry ‘pros’), go to proshop.eaglecreek.com/signup

  • Fill out the online form using this code: 16507-FTA
  • Please fill out ALL fields
  • Once approved, you will receive a confirmation email to begin shopping (approvals take approximately 24 hours Monday-Friday)
  • Shipping is available to U.S. and Canadian addresses only (and shipping to P.O. boxes is not possible)
  • There is a $1,000 limit on the total cost of any pro-purchase order and a limit of 10 on any one product
  • Note that all pro-purchase programs and their products are for you, the industry professional, and you alone (ordering for your friends, family, or others that are not travel industry pros can get you banned from the program)

Check us out on Instagram @eaglecreek and use #EagleCreek to share your travel stories with us!

If you are interested in purchasing Eagle Creek products for your business, either in large quantity or with embroidery, etc., email Marcy at New Headings (marcylamont@newheadings.com) for pricing.

Avis & Budget: 25% off base rates

avis_rgb_posLife is nonstop. We’re here to keep you moving. From the car to the accessories, choose what best fits you and your trip. So when you drive off, you’ll be ready for whatever the journey brings. Avis Car Rental operates one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 5,450 locations in more than 165 countries.

FTA Members always receive up to 25% off base rates with AWD# A305400 plus enjoy additional offers like dollars off, a complimentary upgrade, or a free weekend day.

Visit www.avis.com/fta or call 1-800-331-1212 to make a reservation.

When you rent a car, you shouldn’t need a handbook. Why not choose simple, smart and easy on the wallet? Then you can focus on getting there and having fun doing it. Budget Car Rental is one of the world’s best-known car rental brands with approximately 3,350 locations in more than 120 countries.

FTA Members always save up to 25% off Budget base rates with offer code (BCD) R509000, plus get other great offers like dollars off, a free upgrade, or a free weekend day.

Visit www.budget.com/fta or call 1-800-527-0700 to make a reservation.

Collaborative Photo and Video Management with Slope

Slope is a project management tool built for marketing and creative teams.

With built-in creative review tools like time-coded comments for video, annotated comments for designs, and version control, Slope is a unique tool for companies that use visual content to drive sales and engagement. Companies like Visit Seattle, REI, and Microsoft are using Slope to plan out projects, automatically track progress, review creative work, collect feedback from stakeholders, and get final approvals. You can check out Slope’s product overview video HERE.

As an FTA member, you get a FREE two week trial, and then the first three months of Slope at 50% off with the code “FamilyTravel”. You can use the code any time before November 30, 2017 to redeem this offer.

If you’d like to see a demo of Slope, or if you have any questions about the promotion, please email Slope Co-Founder, Dan Bloom.

FTA Links

The FTA loves to connect its members, wether virtually or at events. Now you can join the FTA Links page on Facebook, a closed group for FTA members only. There you can meet other FTA members, ask for feedback or input, and generally engage with the larger FTA community.

NXGEN Payment Services

Save your business money with reduced fees for credit card processing!

“We’ve been delighted with every aspect of our interactions with NXGEN. We have a somewhat different business model than most merchants, even in the tourism industry, and they worked closely with us to find a solution that works. They’re been responsive from Day 1 and continue to be. They’re a small business rather than a mega-bank, and we have always felt like a client, not an account number. Equally important, their rates are the best we’ve found.
We’ve saved tens of thousands of dollars since we started working with them.”

– Jim Johnson, President of BikeTours.com

NXGEN Payment Services offers FTA members discounts on credit card processing fees. While companies must meet NXGEN’s specific criteria and go through a review process, previous partners of NXGEN have been able to save tens of thousands of dollars a year on their credit card fees!


Fast, reliable credit card processing

What if you could save hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars a month in processing fees on credit cards, debit cards, gift cards and other types of electronic payment?

NXGEN is doing exactly that for trade associations members and industry organizations throughout North America.

We offer FTA members a complete range of payment processing services, including:

  • Credit card processing
  • Debit card processing
  • Check and ACH/EFT processing through Jack Henry ProfitStars™
  • Wireless processing
  • Internet processing
  • Electronic gift/loyalty cards
  • ATM
  • Dynamic currency conversion
  • Next-day funding
  • Consumer Financing
  • Merchant cash advances

The professionalism and understanding of our specific needs demonstrated by NXGEN impressed us, and gave us confidence that they would work diligently to help us improve our situation. We have peace of mind in knowing that NXGEN sees us as an individual small business with a face and a history, and not an anonymous risk – and that they will work with us to ensure continuing satisfaction.

The NXGEN Partnership is just another example of the value that the FTA delivers to members and I urge other members to take advantage of this opportunity to make their businesses more efficient.”

– Robin Weber Pollak, President of Journeys International

Get Started With NXGEN

NXGEN makes it easy to offer a complete merchant services program. To learn more, contact Jennifer Carrier, Business Development Consultant at jcarrier@nxgen.com or visit NXGEN.com.

Global Payment and Risk Management Solutions

afex-300x188At AFEX, we’ve pioneered global payments and risk management solutions, providing a personalized approach since 1979. We can send and receive international wire transfers with ease, convert foreign bank drafts and checks more quickly than the typical bank, and even deliver travel money directly from one of our retail branches in as little as one business day. With offices throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe, we’re now the trusted global payment partner to more than 24,000 corporate and private clients worldwide.

We are proud to offer Family Travel Association member the following benefits:

  • Complimentary FX analysis and review
  • Preferential exchange rates –and ZERO wire fees on international payments
  • Secure, rapid delivery of funds via a global banking network
  • A dedicated FX consultant to provide market updates and to help with future planning for peak travel times
  • Rapid banknote delivery from AFEX Retail branches
  • Cross-currency capability saves time and money for you, your suppliers, partners and clients
For more information about opening your free, no- obligation AFEX account, please contact Andrew Saa, FX Consultant at 646-231-7821asaa@afex.com

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