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Vacations Are Invaluable

As the Family Travel Association tries to get to the heart of why 58% of the respondents to our annual survey leave paid time off on the table every year, we are also looking to our members for their insights. One of the most prolific researchers in travel today is FTA member Allianz Global Assistance […]

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Iceland is Perfect for Families

The FTA spoke with Ágústa Björg Þorsteinsdóttir, head of marketing at Iceland Travel, about how his company has specialized in serving families, the potential impact on children and their families from visiting a place like Iceland, and how all of us can encourage more families to travel together. Tell us briefly about the history of […]

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Discover Corps’ “Vacations with Purpose” Help Families Discover from Within

Families travel for a variety of reasons, but one thing remains clear – feeling a sense of togetherness and connectedness is important. In today’s world, this becomes more and more difficult in everyday life, making the few vacations we take more important than ever. Discover Corps offers what it calls “Vacations with Purpose” for families who want […]

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FTA and Dude Ranch Association Solidify Their Partnership

Throughout the Family Travel Association’s (FTA) five-year history, the FTA and the Dude Ranchers’ Association (DRA) have been long-time supporters of each other’s members and mission. The DRA’s more than 100 member ranches offer one of the best value, high-quality family vacations in North America, and cross-promoting and assisting each other’s organization has empowered our […]

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FTA Launches First Travel Agent Industry Guide

The Family Travel Association is proud to announce the launch of our FTA Dude Ranch Guide, the first in a series of industry category tools that will be published in our new Travel Agent Resource Center. These tools help the FTA’s travel agency members better understand the value and experience dude ranches create for families. […]

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Can a Dude Ranch Change Your Client’s Life?

Many travel advisors and consumers have misconceptions about what a dude ranch experience will be like, and some may be either skeptical or worried about whether it would be fulfilling for them. In this episode, podcaster Aaron Schlein breaks down those potential barriers by speaking with Leah Bright and Bryce Street from the Dude Ranchers […]

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2018 Summit: Exceeding Expectations

From everything we saw, heard and experienced during the FTA 2018 Summit in Bermuda (Oct. 7-9), it can only be called a rousing success. The information and insights shared and connections made, contributed to what most felt was our best Summit yet. The passion our members feel for this market, the innovative ways they help […]

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