‘Better Together – Fostering inclusion in family travel’

October 23 – 27, 2017 • Royal Caribbean International’s Majesty of the Seas • Port Canaveral, Florida

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The annual FTA Summit brings together the leading players and key influencers in family travel, including top suppliers, A-list media and travel agents who specialize in this important market segment. See below for all the companies attending this year – or that have attended a previous FTA Summit:

* media
** travel agents
*** both

2 Moms Travel, Lara Dorman*
829 Studios, Dineke Bernier
829 Studios, Jason Bornfriend
829 Studios, Kaitlyn Merola
829 Studios, Peter Ross
Alaska Dream Cruises, Michelle Glass
All For the Boys, Allison Waken*
Ardent Media / Family Traveller Magazine, Andrew Dent*
Ardent Media / Family Traveller Magazine, Lissa Poirot*
Bermuda Tourism Authority, Christi Tucker
Big Five Tours & Expeditions, Barry Lolicht
Birchbark Media, Scott Adams
Bound Round, Janeece Keller
Bound Round, Natasha Keller
Chase Intelt, Stephan Chase
Ciao Bambino, Amie O’Shaughnessy***
Coltur Peru, Enrique Velasco
Costa Rica Vacations / Namu Travel, Adrian Mullan
Julia Dimon, TV personality and Family Travel Influencer
Dream Vacations, Michele Harkins**
The Family Adventure Guy, Charles Scott
Family Dive Adventures / Kids Sea Camp, Margo Peyton
Family Dive Adventures / Kids Sea Camp, Tom Peyton
Family Fun Magazine, Liz Schnabolk*
Family Go Global, Rebecca Bernard**
Family Go Global, Sharon Bernard**
Family Travel Advisor Forum/Specialty Travel Forums, Jennifer Fernandez
Family Travel Association, Peter Bopp
Family Travel Association, Chez Chesak
Family Travel Association, Rainer Jenss
Family Travel Boutique, Kimberly Milnes**
Family Travel Network / Beacon Group Holdings, Inc., Nancy Schretter*, Lynn O’Rourke Hayes*
FindandGoSeek, Dana Freeman*
FXExpress Publications / Global Traveler, Angelique Platas *
FXExpress Publications / Global Traveler, Ashley Richards *
Generations Vacation, Tracey Szakal**
Girl Gone Travel, Carol Cain
Globetrotting Mama, Heather Greenwood Davis*
Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Caitlan Etchevers
Hermes Travel Corp, Nancy Damianeas**
il Viaggio Travel, Stephanie Sheehy
Iceland Travel / Inkaterra Hotels, Judy Hurst
KiddieMundo LLC, Gosia Wolfe
Journeys Within Inc, Andrea Ross
LEGOLAND Florida Resort, Brittany Williams
Libris – powered by Photoshelter, Vanessa Tanicien
Life With A Baby, Claire Zlobin*
Lindblad Expeditions, Amy Harrigan
Lindblad Expeditions, Sven Lindblad
Luxe Travel Family, Nancy Besharah*
Mad River Boat Trips, Heidi Haeusler
Magical Storybook Travels, Nicole Thibault**
Malawian Style, Chloe McCormack
Malawian Style, Mike Varndell
Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts, Chitra Stern
New York University (NYU) – Tisch Center for Hospitality & Tourism, Lynn Minnaert
Ntaba African Safaris, Stella Mountain
Ntaba African Safaris, Robin Mountain
Our Whole Village, Patricia Monahan**
Outdoor Families Magazine, Erin Kirkland*
Red Trunk Project, Kevin Thomsen
Sandos Hotels & Resorts, Heidi Verschaeve
Silver, Golub, Teitell, LLP, Jeff Ment
Stehli Krause, Stehli Krause*
Strottman International, Amy Henry
The Family Traveler, Lauren Goldenberg**
The Travel Club, Rosemary ‘Gerry’ Jones**
The Travel Word, Ethan Gelber*
Thomson Family Adventures, Beth O’Donnell
Top Service Tourist Services, Paola De Paolis
Top Service Tourist Services, Stefano Maina
Travel 50 States with Kids, Terri Weeks***
Travelex, Mike Wang, LiLing Pang*
Vacatia, Mike Janes
VacationKids, Sally Black*
Vagabond Tours / Driftwood Tours, Rob Rankin
Visit Anchorage, Jara Haas
Visit California, Kristen Bonilla
Walking On Travels / Twist, Keryn Means*
Wilderness Scotland, Kirsty Duncan
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, Monique Perez

Past Summit Attendees

Aardvark Safaris
Abercrombie & Kent
Absolute Travel
Adventures by Daddy*
Alaska On The Go**
All For the Boys*
Andy Austin Photographer*
Austin Adventures
Autistic Globetrotting*
Big Five Tours & Expeditions
Billings Chamber Of Commerce
Born To Explore
Bound Round*
Cayuga Collection
Chandler Office of Tourism
Ciao Bambino*
Ciclismo Classico
Clear Creek Group*
Connections Academy
Costa Rica Vacations
Crazy Family Adventure Cruises & Tours*
DSA Vacations
Dude Ranchers Association
Exito Travel
Family Adventure Guy*
Family Dive Adventures
Family Fun Magazine*
Family On Bikes
Family Travel Network*
Family Vacation Critic**
Averill’s Flathead Lake Lodge
Frontiers North Adventures
Global Family Travels
Global Munchkins*
Globetrotting Mama*
Globus Family of Brands
Goosewing Ranch
Gray & Co.
Hermes Travel Corp
Hi Travel Tales*
il Viaggio Travel
Iceland Travel / Inkaterra Hotels
Inspire World Travel
Intrepid Expeditions
Journeys International
Kampgrounds of America / KOA
Keystone Resort
Kids Are a Trip*
Kids Unplugged*
Latin Trails
Laura Davidson PR
Lindblad Expeditions
Live Family Travel*
Malawian Style
Mandarin Journeys
Mercury CSC
Mia Taylor Writer*
Montana Tourism
Mountain Sky Guest Ranch
Mountain Travel Sobek
MSC Cruises
National Park Service
New York University (NYU) – Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism
Niagara USA / Niagara Tourism & Convention Commission
No Back Home*
Off Yonder*
Our Whole Village*
PADI Americas
Pit Stops for Kids*
Quinn PR
Rothschild Safaris
ROW Adventures
Royal Caribbean
Rudy Maxa’s World
Scholastic Parent & Child*
Scott Dunn
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
Silver, Golub, Teitell, LLP
South Dakota Department of Tourism
Starbrite Traveler
Student & Youth Travel Association (SYTA)
Stuffed Suitcase*
Sunny Arizona
Taking The Kids*
Talking Stick
Tanque Verde Guest Ranch
Tempe Tourism Office
The Atlantis – Paradise Island
The Big Outside*
The Cactus Chronicles*
The Flying Kids*
The Travelling Mom*
The Villa Group
The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
The Wigwam Resort
Thomson Family Adventures
Tierra del Volcan
Tracks & Trails
Travel + Leisure*
Travel Age West / Family Getaways*
Travel Babbo*
TravMedia | TravTrade*
Trips with Tykes*
U.S. Virgin Islands
UnCruise Adventures
USA Today*
Visit Anchorage
Visit Sunny Arizona
Visit Tucson
Walking On Travels*
Wandering Pod*
Wanderlust Crew*
Warren Green & Associates
White Stallion Ranch
WOW Explorations
Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Young Safaris

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Hi, I’m Kristin Luz, owner and travel advisor of Family Travels and Adventures.  Travel has always been a passion of mine, and when I was preparing to have my son many people said, “Just wait, you’ll stop traveling when you start a family.” Thankfully, they were wrong.  If anything, my belief that travel is an […]

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