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Tauck Tours Offers New “Great Migration” Safari Tour

The annual “Great Migration” is considered one of the grandest wildlife spectacles on earth, when millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles travel a circular route through eastern Africa in search of fresh grazing lands. The annual procession is now the focus of a new nine-day Tauck safari, “Great Migration: Tanzania & Kenya,” providing travelers with […]

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Come Join us at the New York Times Travel Show

As we have in years past, the Family Travel Association will be the official sponsor of the Family Travel Pavilion at the 2019 New York Times Travel Show, Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27, affording our members several opportunities to raise their visibility within the industry, and with the more than 30,000 consumers who […]

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Costa Rica Hosts FTA Media

Il Viaggio Travel, a San José, Costa Rica, ground operator, recently took advantage of one of the greatest FTA member benefits – the ability to connect with other members, create meaningful business relationships, and help parents discover what our members are offering traveling families. The company recently launched a new product line – Costa Rica […]

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Celebrity Cruises earns Special Needs Group award

Celebrity Cruises recently was named the 2018 Power Partner by the Special Needs Group (SNG), an organization that seeks to educate travel industry professionals about the issues faced by some travelers with accessibility challenges. Celebrity Cruises, an FTA member, is the first supplier to have successfully completed SNG’s Certified Accessible Travel Advocate (CATA) program, and […]

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Canadian Families Have a Passion For Travel

Canadians prioritize visiting new places and exploring with their children, according to a survey recently presented at the 2018 Family Travel Association Summit. Canadian families have a tremendous passion for getting away together, as evidenced by the 81 percent who told the Family Travel Association (FTA) that they are “very likely” or “likely” to travel […]

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Day 2: The Momentum Continues

Still glowing from an evening of awards and networking, attendees reconvened on Day 2, Tuesday, focused on supporting families whose special needs aren’t always being met by the travel industry. Tuesday morning also included an eye-opening main session about the special challenges that families with special needs members face in feeling comfortable traveling. Myron Pincomb, […]

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Reaching the Summit

More than 150 travel industry members will be meeting at the Fairmont Southampton Princess in less than two weeks, for the FTA’s 2018 Summit. Hosted by the Bermuda Tourism Authority, this year’s summit will focus on “Innovation,” as we gather to discuss issues like the affordability of family travel, travel for families with special needs, […]

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On the Air: Announcing Family Travel Radio

On October 1st, The Family Travel Association (FTA) will launch Family Travel Radio, a podcast designed to help parents discover what’s possible when it comes to traveling with their children. Family Travel Radio will be hosted by podcasting veteran Aaron Schlein, who has produced nearly 100 episodes of two existing podcasts, Dramatic Travels Family and […]

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Under Construction: FTA Travel Agent Resource Center

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be reaching out to FTA members to gather assets for the soon-to-be-launched FTA Resource Center for Travel Agents. We want to hear from you about what tools and information would help you better connect with your FTA colleagues, and improve your business. The Resource Center will be designed to […]

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Life Travel Map by Global CommUnity

Raising a global citizen takes planning The key years for travel with your child are ages 5 to 18.  During those 13 years, families are also juggling extracurricular activities and life road bumps that will further limit your travel time options.  That is why Global CommUnity created the Life Travel Map.  You can study the destination […]

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Beyond the Beach: Unexpected Travel Destinations for Families with Fun and Learning in Mind

Luxury travel agents from Tzell Travel share their tips for unforgettable experiences for families around the world Experiential travel is hot and it’s not just for grownups. Travel Leaders Group’s recent Travel Trends survey revealed that luxury travelers are most interested in experiential travel and that’s no different for families, according to Tzell Travel Group […]

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Thomson Family Adventures Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Thomson Family Adventures introduces exclusive 20th Anniversary offers to benefit families. Watertown, MA- Thomson Family Adventures, a leader in the family adventure travel industry, is proud to announce that it is celebrating its 20th year in adventure family travel. Since the company’s inception in 1998, thousands of families of all ages have been able to […]

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Traveling with Children is Easier and More Valued Than Ever

Parents report traveling with children is easier today than it’s been for past generations, according to new research by Lonely Planet in conjunction with Lonely Planet Kids. The travel media company surveyed 1,800 parents with children under 18 about their travel habits, preferences and how family travel has changed compared to when they were young. […]

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Longwoods International and the Family Travel Association join forces to promote family travel in the U.S.

Longwoods International, a leader in tourism market research, and the Family Travel Association, the leading coalition of the family travel industry, have teamed up to produce a new profile of family travel in the United States. Their study, released today, is called the Profile of the American Family Traveler. It taps into Longwoods ongoing Travel […]

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Heed call to help make family holidays safer

More than 20 holiday operators have signalled their commitment to improving safety on holidays by signing up to contribute their accident and fatality data to the Safer Tourism Foundation (STF). Last week Telegraph Travel launched its campaign for safer, fairer and better travel in 2018, arguing that only when operators agreed to pool their statistics […]

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The Most Annoying Things About Family Travel

The thrills (and spills!) of parenting seem to be amplified when you’re on vacation. Like, your kid isn’t just crying because she’s tired—she’s crying because she’s jet-lagged and thinks day is night. And she has an audience of 250 people on a plane, with no exit strategy. It’s enough to make parents want to turn […]

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New Growth Potential in Family Travel Market

Travel agents definitely have an opportunity when it comes to selling to families who are craving information and price transparency. According to a new study by the Family Travel Association (FTA) and the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, opportunity is being left on the table in […]

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FTA Summit 2018

The annual FTA Summit is a trade-only, conference-style event that 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. Come prepared to network with fellow FTA members and industry professionals while gaining key insights and learning about best practices from […]

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Help a Charity While Growing Your Business

FTA members have been invited to take part in the first Travel/Culinary Auction on Charity Buzz (see link with details). This online marketplace offers experiences and incredible luxury packages bene?ting charitable organizations. They provide access to the largest community of high net worth (median of $3M), philanthropic individuals “shopping” for themselves, family and friends (the […]

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FTA Has Strong Presence at NY Times Travel Show

The New York Times has announced that its annual Travel Show reached a new record of 32,398 participants—the highest attendance in the Show’s history. Attendance included 10,268 travel trade and 22,130 consumer attendees during the three-day event that took place from Jan. 26-28, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The FTA was the […]

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