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FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel > Philanthropic and Volunteer Travel Opportunities for Families
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Today we share in the outpouring of grief and remembrance after the untimely passing of Keith Bellows, our director of consumer engagement.Continue Reading Story
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The last thing any parent wants to think about is the worse case scenario, but it is direly important to consider kid safety in advance.Continue Reading Story
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Travel as one parent and one child lets you build a special one-on-one relationship that can be hard to establish in a mix with more family members.Continue Reading Story
The Family Travel Association has thrown its weight behind a congressional effort to pass language from the Families Flying Together Act.Continue Reading Story
Last week saw only partial success after the push to support family-friendly language to help families flying together sit together.Continue Reading Story
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Safaris are on most travelers’ bucket lists. Family safaris too! The key to making them happen: find a safari operator who knows how to cater to family needs. Here’s one!Continue Reading Story
When mum was busy with work, this father and toddler daughter had a great excuse for a family mini adventure.Continue Reading Story
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All children benefit from traveling. Travel is full of teachable moments. Children with special needs are no different. Travel provides opportunities to practice and improve social and communication skill and promotes cognitive growth.Continue Reading Story
The Family Travel Association is proud to partner with and pledge its support to the White House's Every Kid in a Park campaign. Join us!Continue Reading Story
After the earthquake in Ecuador the staff, family and guests of our four Ecuador-based members are OK... and busy contributing to relief and tourism efforts.Continue Reading Story
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The family travel market is poised for significant growth, according to a new study from the Family Travel Association.Continue Reading Story
The debut Family Travel Advisor Forum, an exclusive hosted program for top-performing travel agents, recently concluded and by all accounts was a great success.Continue Reading Story
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Bound Round's Families of Australia initiative will see a group of Australian families become the faces of their local regions.Continue Reading Story
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A bicycle tour of SouthWest Germany is a fun, eco-friendly family adventure with teens.Continue Reading Story
An eye-opening account of the complex context and experience of an American family’s visit to a Chinese migrant workers' school.Continue Reading Story
We asked our members to share their top tips about making responsible family travel decisions. Here’s what they had to say.Continue Reading Story
There's a ton to see and do across America. Road-tripping is the best way to see and do it all. Here are some favorite family RV adventures to have in each state.Continue Reading Story
The FTA exists to serve its members. After all, if there are no members – there is no FTA, right? To that end, we’d love to have you use us. Seriously. Did you join to connect with the 80+ vetted freelancers and bloggers in our Media Center? WantContinue Reading Story
‘Grandma, would you please pass the incredible adventures?’ As fall settles in here in the Northern Hemisphere, the minds of your clients are inevitably starting to turn toward the holidays. Now is the time to add to your social media campaign plContinue Reading Story
Family Traveller, a fast-growing global media brand, announced the arrival of its U.S. edition, launching its website this week, with a print magazine debuting in January 2018.Continue Reading Story
Each day’s news cycle seems scarier than the day before, whether that is due to hurricanes, forest fires, earthquakes, terrorism, or political unrest. It can feel far too daunting to book travel months in advance given the unpredictable nature of oContinue Reading Story
With over 300 days of sunshine, warm temperatures year-round and known as a water sports haven, Portugal’s Algarve coast is already a firm favorite beach destination for travelers in the know. For spring getaway far from the crowds, a stay at MartiContinue Reading Story
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 evenContinue Reading Story
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 accessContinue Reading Story
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)Continue Reading Story
Over the past decade, as most U.S. airlines have begun charging extra for choice economy seats, it has become more complicated for those traveling as a party to secure seats together without paying an up-charge. It was for that reason that in July 20Continue Reading Story
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 peopleContinue Reading Story
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 saContinue Reading Story
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, releasedContinue Reading Story
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 abContinue Reading Story
The Family Travel Association is proud to announce the launch of the FTA Certification program for travel agents that specialize in family travel. This certification course is the first of it’s kind in the travel industry.Continue Reading Story
More than a third of Americans were planning to take a vacation more than 50 miles away from home involving more than 2 immediate family members.Continue Reading Story
As the busy summer travel season approaches, global luxury travel network unveils that families are roaming the world in search of experiences that create closer bonds and lasting memories.Continue Reading Story
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 advenContinue 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
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 luxuryContinue 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
Big Five Tours & Expeditions has been evolving its approach to family travel over several years, with the belief that the creativity and ideas of children combined with the power of travel can transform the world. We began our first serious stepsContinue Reading Story
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 FTAContinue Reading Story
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 veteraContinue Reading Story
Kristin Karst, executive vice president and co-owner, has been chosen as the 2018 Family Travel Association’s “Person of the Year.”Continue Reading Story
The ultimate family vacation has grown exponentially in terms of options and accommodations — and dude ranch vacations are no exception. In fact, there are very few resorts that emulate the offerings of the dude ranch community. “Activity optionsContinue Reading Story
The 2018 U.S. Family Travel Survey shows that the number one motivation for parents to invest in vacations is “To have my children discover new places and have new experiences.Continue Reading Story
FTA members dug deep into insights about the family travel market during a Monday morning session highlighted by Peter Bopp, FTA Director of Strategy.Continue Reading Story
It was a night unlike any other, many travel veterans said. Monday evening, at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, the FTA unveiled FTA Honors.Continue Reading Story
The 150 delegates who attended left Bermuda with a renewed sense of excitement and resolution about the opportunities the family travel market offers their businesses.Continue Reading Story
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 sesContinue Reading Story
In a discussion that was recorded for an episode of the recently launched Family Travel Radio, three experts at our 2018 Summit discussed the benefits of families visiting emerging destinations. According to the 2018 Family Travel Survey, only 22 perContinue Reading Story
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.Continue Reading Story
Parents are increasingly seeking travel experiences for their children that help educate them and broaden their minds, something FTA Member Tapsy Tours has focused on for over the last three years. In the recently released 2018 U.S. Family Travel SurContinue Reading Story
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 byContinue Reading Story
Saint Lucia consistently ranks at the top of romantic Caribbean islands, but what many families and travel agents might not be aware of is that it is also a very kid-friendly destination. For any agent whose clients are looking for a lush getaway, wiContinue Reading Story
Recommend Magazine is interested in learning how travel agents are booking family travel, how it has changed and grown over the last few years, and how niches within the general segment are changing how travel advisors sell this particular demographiContinue Reading Story
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 CruiseContinue Reading Story
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 iContinue 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
Over half of parents (66%) say they would cancel Christmas this year to travel instead, with majority (78%) noting they would rather spend their money on a vacation instead of holiday gifts.Continue Reading Story
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 thContinue Reading Story
This past summer our family decided to try a dude ranch vacation, and I have to admit I was apprehensive at first. When my husband was a child, his family visited a dude ranch in Colorado and he said it was the best vacation ever.Continue Reading Story
Happy New Year! As we step into 2019, we want to remind you of all the ways that you can communicate with your fellow FTA members and gain the added reach of families who engage with the FTA through our full complement of communications and events.Continue Reading Story
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 memContinue Reading Story
Author and freelance writer Erin Kirkland talks with Family Travel Radio’s Aaron Schlein about how travel is more affordable when parents shift their perspective. Budget travel has “negative connotations,” Kirkland tells Schlein. “We need toContinue Reading Story
The itineraries and experiences empowering families traveling with adventure tour operator and FTA Member Intrepid Travel, often result from the personal experiences of employees like Family Brand and Product Manager, Dyan McKie. Based in Melbourne,Continue Reading Story
For so many families, prioritizing the time and financial investment to travel together is difficult, as evidenced by some of the results from the FTA’s 2018 Family Travel Survey. When we asked those respondents with vacation days what share of theContinue Reading Story
To kick off the new year, the President of the FTA, Rainer Jenss, announced the addition of four new members to the Advisory Board: Mike Janes, Ben Perlo, Peter Ross, Ashish Sanghrajka. The Advisory Board is comprised of a variety of industry lumContinue Reading Story
Dude ranches make an incredibly memorable and enjoyable family vacation – for moms especially. With a sense of togetherness and shared experiences moms and the whole family are sure to love their time in the great outdoors, horseback riding andContinue Reading Story
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 bContinue Reading Story
Are you looking for exciting family vacation ideas? Think outside the box and perhaps consider a dude ranch vacation in the west! For more than 100 years dude ranches and guest ranch vacations have provided limitless fun and engaging things to do forContinue Reading Story
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 moreContinue Reading Story
CR Dona Tapa is making beaches accessible for people of all abilities. Costa Rica-based ground operator Il Viaggio Travel recently celebrated the opening of the first accessible beach in all Central America, a result of the company’s non-profit chaContinue Reading Story
Let’s be honest, when your potential customers hear the term “volunteer travel,” what’s their gut reaction? There’s a good chance they picture a group of college-age kids in a third world country. By day the agenda calls for physically demaContinue Reading Story
PHOTO: Gay couple walking through fall woodland with daughter. (Photo via monkeybusinessimages / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Choosing a family vacation destination is tough enough, with sometimes vastly different ideas of what would be cool to kids oContinue Reading Story
From the first time my son watched Mary Poppins, he has wanted to see London. Prior to last August, my wife and I had planned to wait at least a couple of more years before venturing overseas with our kids. That all went out the window when we saw NoContinue Reading Story
The Family Travel Association (FTA) is proud to announce its first 2019 FTA Summit keynote speaker, Bruce Poon Tip, founder of G Adventures, a tour company that has been a leader in bringing local life experiences to group tours. G Adventures recentlContinue Reading Story
The FTA recently collaborated with Media Partner Recommend Magazine to bring insights and best practices for professional travel advisors seeking to focus on the family travel market. Recommend Magazine Editor-in-Chief Paloma Villaverde de Rico moderContinue Reading Story
FTA sat down with Nora Livingstone, CEO and Founder of Animal Experience International, one of our newest members, to understand how she built her company’s itineraries and brand promise based on her personal family travel experiences. Describe whaContinue Reading Story
Signature Travel Network held its first Luxury Summit in Dallas, Texas on April 10th. The sold-out event featured senior representatives from a variety of industries and organizations within the luxury segment, as well as over 250 Signature members.Continue Reading Story
One of the biggest draws for families to travel is the opportunity to have intimate encounters with animals in their natural habitats. We asked Ryan Connolly and the team at FTA Member Hidden Iceland to help you understand the draw of Iceland’s homContinue Reading Story
Few family vacations offer the promise of connections between children and parents like dive vacations do. “A scuba diving vacation forever changes the way you see the world – both above and below the surface,” said Jennifer Small, public relatContinue Reading Story
Continuous learning leads to continuous success. That’s why in April 2018, the Family Travel Association launched “FTA Academy,” a 23-module video certification program open to all FTA Travel Advisor members. The Academy offers insightful and tContinue 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
Back in 2015, the US Travel Association (USTA) launched Project: Time Off, to change the culture surrounding the use of personal time off. For the next three years, the USTA invested in groundbreaking research, publicizing the benefits of using vacatContinue Reading Story
Nothing educates like travel does. Learning history from a textbook, or even through video, can’t match the opportunity for a child to be immersed in an environment where they can experience history firsthand. That’s why the Wyoming Office of TouContinue Reading Story
On another page, we presented some of the obstacles preventing parents from taking more vacations. Since then, eight of our members provided their input. THANK YOU for your engagement. THIS is why we launched #TakeFamilyTime. The practical side of uContinue Reading Story
In our continuing efforts to educate our Travel Advisor members and help connect them with our member destinations and suppliers, we recently published the FTA Travel Advisor Tour Operator Guide, the third in a series we have published this year. ThiContinue Reading Story
At the second annual WhereverFamily.com Wherever Awards Ceremony, held at the City Vineyard in lower Manhattan, FTA president & founder, Rainer Jenss, received the Traveler of the Year Award in recognition for his work in helping the travel indusContinue Reading Story
Latin Trails is a Destination Management Company, based in Quito, Ecuador, focused on inbound travelers to Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands, and Peru. They specialize in offering custom planned trips, with a focus on delivering unique experiencContinue Reading Story
Family Travel Radio has partnered with FTA Member Air Treks on a five-episode series that not only focuses on the life-changing aspects of around-the-world travel, but also deals with some of the biggest issues parents face when deciding to prioritizContinue Reading Story
We are pleased to provide you with a new tool, Presdo.com, to plan meetings with your colleagues at the 2019 Summit. Using this special networking website, you can: Discover who will be attending the Summit. Communicate with attendees and plan for thContinue Reading Story
One of the greatest challenges families face taking more vacations is the planning process. Busy with various commitments and overwhelmed with the volume of information they have to sift through, many parents simply never get around to planning aheadContinue Reading Story
Established in 1975, Inkaterra has been at the forefront of ecotourism and sustainable development in Peru. creating authentic travel experiences, while preserving the region’s biodiversity and local cultures. Its sustainability efforts have gaContinue Reading Story
Celebrating its fifth year of continuing growth, the Family Travel Association (FTA) announced it plans to become a non-profit 501 (c) (6) organization in 2020, to help it grow the size and scale of the organization and help it create more value forContinue Reading Story
Under the glow of a spot lit Mount Rushmore, the Family Travel Association honored six members for their outstanding contributions to our industry and to our communities on the final night of the Summit. Dining at the National Memorial’s CarverContinue Reading Story
This year’s Family Travel Association Summit was rich in information, networking and hospitality, as the leading industry executives and experts convened at Custer State Park Resort in the Black Hills of South Dakota.Continue Reading Story
As in years past, the 2019 FTA Summit benefited from insightful and inspiring speakers who were able to frame the event with their stories about their businesses, the destinations they open their clients to, and how they have helped families discoverContinue Reading Story
Guest Post by Nicci O’Mara, FTA Member and Founder of TripChiefs.com Many parents believe you need a bucketload of cash, a flexible job, and kids of a certain age to be able to head off on an amazing vacation abroad. What I’ve discovered overContinue Reading Story
An Open Letter from FTA Founder Rainer Jenss to all FTA Members It’s discouraging to see more and more stories in the mainstream media these days about parents who end up being separated from children on board flights on U.S. carriers. According toContinue Reading Story
We are proud to announce that the Family Travel Association will be an Official Industry Supporter of the Travel & Adventure Show in 2020. This relationship includes a number of benefits for our members, including speaking opportunities and admisContinue Reading Story
As we have in years past, the Family Travel Association will have an extensive presence at the 2020 New York Times Travel Show, Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26, affording our members several opportunities to raise their visibility withiContinue Reading Story
Looking for that special family Christmas gift? 5 reasons to give the gift of time with a family vacation (plus booking tips)
We look for gift ideas that are meaningful, create joy, build lasting memories, build us to be better people, and make us stronger as a family.Continue Reading Story
There is no getting around it. Family Travel is one of the best investments parents can make in their children’s lives. But as the FTA/NYU Survey has shown five years running, family vacations can require time, effort and money that can sometimes bContinue Reading Story
Before everyone takes time off to be with family and friends (and maybe take a vacation too?), I wanted to take a few minutes to wish all of our members a very Happy Holiday season, while also looking back on a momentous 2019, and casting a glimpse iContinue Reading Story
The FTA’s Advocacy campaign launched with great fanfare in January at the New York Times Travel Show, and has been gaining steam with consumers ever since. Through a nationally distributed press release, our social media platforms and a new monthlyContinue Reading Story
The Family Travel Association board and leadership team have been diligently working on the transition of the organization to a non-profit, and we wanted to provide you with a few updates. Firstly, I am delighted to officially announce that Colleen HContinue 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
As the transition from an independently owned LLC to a non-for-profit organization continues to progress, the Family Travel Association formed its first official Board of Directors, headed by Travel Age West’s Vice President, Publisher and Editor iContinue 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
An ode to lovers of travel, by G Adventures Bruce Poon Tip: While reflecting on how this interruption would impact the future of tourism, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bruce Poon Tip has concluded that despite the hardships being presentedContinue Reading Story
In response to COVID-19, South Dakota Tourism launched in March the “Great Places Are Waiting” campaign, a three-phase plan that will run through the summer across all media channels. They recently entered our second phase, one that seesContinue Reading Story
As the travel industry reawakens following a period of historic retrenchment, IWorld of Travel anticipates renewed growth spurred by pent-up demand. Poised for success in the changing environment, the company is adding a dynamic personality to its leContinue Reading Story
South African-based Jumbari Family Safaris hosted a family travel webinar to explore the challenges and opportunities which await the industry in a post-COVID-19 world
The webinar was facilitated by the CEO of the Ker & Downey® Africa Group, Lee Kelsall, who represented Jumbari Family Safaris, a division launched by the group in early 2019 to cater to the family traveler. “I think that this period has forceContinue Reading Story
As parts of the country begin the process of opening up, travelers are looking forward to getting back on the road and in the skies according to the most recent Longwoods International tracking study of American travelers. (Link to rest of storyContinue Reading Story
Stuart, FL June 24 2020 – Big Five Tours & Expeditions’ Live with Five Jr allows children the opportunity to ride along in real time with one of its in-country partners. The idea behind Live with Five Jr is to provide an interactive experiencContinue Reading Story
While the COVID-19 era has introduced specific challenges for all of us, the animals and staff at the center in India that we work with are also in need of emergency additional medicinal supplies, food, first aid, and support with staffing and care dContinue Reading Story
Award-winning active tour company Austin Adventures is celebrating the essential workers who have kept America going throughout the COVID-19 pandemic through their first-ever America’s Essential Workers Contest. “We are recognizing those who neveContinue Reading Story
The new bill will guarantee that children can sit with their parents on flights at no additional cost, an important safety measure during the coronavirus pandemic.Continue Reading Story
The COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged many local economies that depend on tourism. The Family Travel Association would like to highlight what our members are doing to support their communities, both at home and around the world.Continue Reading Story
With virtual conferences becoming the new norm for how we gather together to learn, network, and stay connected, the Family Travel Association has been busy spreading the word on how family travel could lead the way in our industry’s recovery onceContinue Reading Story
G Adventures introduces collection for travelers to vacation with those they know A recent G Adventures panel survey looking at travel trends post-pandemic has indicated that 35% of travelers* intend to take their next trip with multiple friends andContinue Reading Story
Despite the devastating impact the pandemic has had on the cruise line industry, Celebrity Cruises is onboard as the FTA’s first official Alliance Partner. To broaden their involvement with the FTA, Celebrity will sponsor the next research report cContinue Reading Story
With a plan to better educate their over 300 travel advisors about the opportunities the family travel market offers their businesses, the AAA Club Alliance has signed a membership agreement with the Family Travel Association giving their entire adviContinue Reading Story
The FTA is thrilled to announce the hiring of Serendipity Media to handle its membership services and communications efforts. In a year that has already seen the FTA transition to a not-for-profit, the association took another big step in its restrucContinue Reading Story
Those attending this year’s FTA Virtual Family Travel Spotlight on November 30th will be treated to a special presentation honoring those persons and organizations who are advancing the FTA’s mission in unique and innovative ways. And to continueContinue Reading Story
With just over two weeks to go until the curtain lifts on its first-ever virtual Spotlight event happening on Monday, November 30, 2020, the FTA has announced its lineup of speakers and official agenda on its website, FamilyTravel.org. Open to everyoContinue Reading Story
Founded in 2016, Travel Unity is focused on increasing diversity in the world of travel through individual and community empowerment. We are hoping this interview with its Founder Roni Weiss, will make our membership more aware of and supportive of tContinue Reading Story
Like so many industry conferences this year, the FTA was forced to cancel its annual “live” Summit and pivot to producing a virtual event that would once again bring together the industry’s leading authorities on family travel and shine a spotlContinue Reading Story
Heather’s “The Future Is Family Travel” keynote address was so well done, a written script would not do it justice so we urge you to check it out yourself.Continue Reading Story
The FTA Spotlight, despite being virtual, managed to bring together a group of top industry executives from some of the leading brands in family travel.Continue Reading Story
Heather Greenwood Davis Named 2020 FTA Person-of-the-Year; Travel Advisors Named FTA People of the Year
Continuing its annual tradition of honoring the late Keith Bellows, who helped pioneer the start of the organization in 2014, the FTA awarded its 2020 Person of the Year to Heather Greenwood Davis.Continue Reading Story
This year’s Spotlight audience was treated to a presentation from Dr. Jen Hartstein, a family psychologist, author, and television personality who leads a family psychotherapy practice.Continue Reading Story
Rule # 1 of family travel. You never outgrow traveling with your family no matter how old the kids are. Sure, the destinations may change and the experiences you seek become more ambitious, but no matter what their ages, there’ll always be a good rContinue Reading Story
Finding safe, trustworthy babysitting services while on vacation or away at a convention, conference, or wedding, is not always something travelers think is available. And in some cases, children are not brought along on a trip at all, specifically bContinue Reading Story
Founded in 1925, by Arthur Tauck, Sr., the Tauck brand is legendary. Over three generations Tauck has grown to include a diverse range of guided tours and river cruises designed to be transformative and re-energizing. Today Tauck offers more than 140Continue Reading Story
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
Q&A With Royal Caribbean’s Laurie Bohn-Isaure, CTIE, Director, National Accounts, Training & Trade Associations | Sales
It’s hardly any secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the cruise industry. Cruising contributed $55 billion to the U.S. economy in 2019 up 5.3% from 2018, according to Cruise Lines International Association. By 2020, hContinue Reading Story
As the world slowly emerges from its yearlong COVID-19 shutdown, destinations around the globe are beginning to reopen and welcome visitors once again. One of the most notable announcements on this front came in mid-March when Iceland revealed that vContinue Reading Story
An Inspirational Partnership Designed to Facilitate Accessible Family Travel for Those with Disabilities
As the mother of three boys, one with Autism and one with Sensory Processing Disorder, travel agent Nicole Thibault, of Magical Storybook Travels, knows just how intimidating it can seem to travel with children who have disabilities or who are on theContinue Reading Story
Family Travel Association Q&A with Gavin Landry, executive vice president for the Americas, VisitBritain
As the national tourism organization for Great Britain, VisitBritain is focused on marketing one of the world’s most popular and beloved destinations. But even destinations with a well-established fan base have had to carefully navigate the challenContinue Reading Story
A family-owned and operated company since 1987, Frontiers North Adventures has a long history of offering fascinating and immersive trips in Canada’s iconic northernmost regions. Through trips to the subarctic community of Churchill, Manitoba, guesContinue Reading Story
Destination Sitters provides fully vetted, strictly screened, and highly experienced sitters for your travel experiences. Whether you want a night out on the town without the kids, desire extra assistance in an amusement park, or have specialContinue Reading Story
Owner and founding board member of Martinhal Family Hotels & Resorts, Chitra is a passionate entrepreneur and real-estate & hotel developer, working alongside her business-partner and husband, Roman, on their projects in Portugal. They have hContinue Reading Story
Working with Panorama, a Travel and Leisure Co. brand, David Gilmore’s goal is to help travel businesses bring convenience, information, inspiration and value to their customers. Panorama is delivering a full suite of travel solutions and B2B partnContinue Reading Story
FTA is proud to announce our new business development manager, Eric Lutey; who brings many years of tour and travel industry experience to the role. Lutey started his career a little over 20 years ago, working as a student tour operator in Michigan,Continue Reading Story
As a Family Travel Association board member for the last three years and new chair of the association’s Travel Advisor committee, Jessica Griscavage cares deeply about making family travel unforgettable. After many years working for McCabe World TrContinue Reading Story
Coltur Peru has spent 65 years spreading a love for Peru and creating positive impact through travel. The travel company has roots in a family history of adventure and travel, “deeply engrained ethics, extensive knowledge of our country and unwaverContinue Reading Story
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