To inspire and empower families to travel and help them discover what’s possible.
FTA is the only association of family travel professionals dedicated to providing its members with education, research, best practices and networking opportunities so they can better serve families with a variety of rewarding and enriching travel experiences.
Educate consumers on the positive and lasting impact that travel has on children.
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Promote all the child-friendly experiences, services and destinations families can share together.
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Simplify the real and perceived challenges of planning family getaways.
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Membership dollars enable the Family Travel Association to activate the following initiatives to drive growth:
- Establish credibility for members
- Targeted PR outreach
- Consumer-facing website – www.FamilyTravel.org
- Ad campaigns
- Nationwide consumer promotion/contest
- Family Travel Association Summit
- Industry newsletters
- Consumer research to better understand this diverse and complex subject
The FTA Board of Directors is excited to kick off a new monthly Travel Insights webinar series in coordination with TravelAge West. These informative and engaging virtual events are scheduled to begin on March 16 with Forecasting Summer Travel ̵Continue Reading Story
Global Family Travels' Founder & CEO; Chapter Lead of Impact Travel Alliance for Greater Seattle, and Travel Designer for Transformational Travel CouncilContinue Reading Story
Established in 2012, SkySquad was developed in response to founder Julie Melnick’s need for an extra set of hands when traveling coast to coast with her toddlers.Continue Reading Story
The FTA Classroom initiative, headed by FTA Board member, Claire Zlobin, is showcasing the creative ways our members are bringing fun and educational activities to families who are homebound during the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge everyone to check theContinue Reading Story
In letters sent to American, Delta, and United Airlines, Consumer Reports called on these companies to ensure children are seated with their families on planes at no additional cost. More than 130,000 people have signed Consumer Reports’ petitionContinue Reading Story
Who knew that building a business in an emerging market would be such a gut-wrenching experience? Yet, as a 30-year old Harvard Business School graduate, I set out to pursue my dream of launching a socially conscious travel company.Continue Reading Story
The FTA collaborated with Family Getaways and the Northstar Travel Group to further their efforts to educate travel professionals on selling family travel.Continue Reading Story
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.Continue Reading Story
Animals hold a special place in our hearts – and anyone with children knows this love starts at a young age. Some of our first words are the sounds made by favorite animals.Continue Reading Story