FTA Summit 2018


October 7-10, 2018 • Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda

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Victoria Isley, the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for the Bermuda Tourism Authority, our partner for this year’s event, puts it best when she says, “We are pleased to work with the Family Travel Association to host their 4th Annual Summit in Bermuda. From cycling the railway trail to snorkeling the reefs, we are excited to showcase the island’s activities and experiences to travel companies, experts and media that cater to active families.”


About the Summit

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 the experts in family travel via three full days of inspiring presentations, interactive workshops, enlightening research, and a diverse array of networking opportunities.

Our Summit has become the preeminent industry event to network with family-focused tour operators and agents, learn what’s shaping family travel, meet with travel media, share best practices, access both consumer and trade research, and help promote your family product to the travel industry’s influencers and decision-makers.

At the Summit, family travel industry leaders and decision-makers convene for networking, professional development, knowledge sharing, and more. Attendees have included:

  • More than 40 media, including AFAR, Family Fun, Scholastic Parent & Child, Expedia, Travel Age West, and a host of vetted, quality bloggers and freelancers
  • Industry leaders from Disney, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, the U.S. National Park Service, Keystone Resort, and Kampgrounds of America
  • Dozens of buyers, both agents and tour operators (Globus, Lindblad, Scott Dunn, etc.)
  • Destinations from the U.S. Virgin Islands to Anchorage (and many in between, like South Dakota, Arizona, and Florida) and attendees from Australia, Italy, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and many more
  • Industry service providers and other B2B opportunities

The 2018 FTA Summit will be held on the beautiful island of Bermuda, October 7-10th. We hope that you will be able to join us there! Highlights will include:

  • A diverse array of media, agents, operators, destinations and industry experts to connect with
  • Specific media networking opportunities
  • Presenters from industry ‘heavy hitters’
  • And, we will have some fun along the way too with networking dinners and lunches, events at local attractions, etc.
  • We’ll kick off the program on Sunday afternoon, October 7th, with travel agent and media meet ups followed by an opening reception hosted by Bermuda Tourism Authority, and end with a closing reception and dinner on Tuesday, October 9th.
  • Click here for the tentative Conference Agenda

To be kept in the loop, join the FTA Summit email alert list. Contact us and we’ll put you on the list!


  • 365 Atlanta Traveler
  • 2 Moms Travel
  • 829 Studios
  • Adventures by Daddy
  • AKontheGO.com
  • All Over The Map
  • All She Cooks
  • AMA Waterways
  • Amanda’s Travels
  • Austin Adventures
  • Autistic Globetrotting
  • Beaches
  • Beach Happy Travel/FlyOver Travel
  • Belgium with Kids
  • Bermuda Tourism Authority
  • Carnival Cruises
  • Ciao Bambino
  • Clear Creek Group
  • Club Med
  • CynthiaDrake.com
  • Coltur Peruana de Turismo
  • Costa Rican Vacations / Namu Travel
  • Cox & Kings
  • Dotting The Map
  • Dramatic Travels
  • Family Fun Magazine
  • Family Travel with Colleen Kelly
  • Family Travel Network / Beacon Group Holdings
  • Family Adventures Await
  • FamilyTravel.com
  • The Family Traveler
  • Family Vacation Critic
  • Global CommUnity
  • Globetrotting Mama
  • Gravitate Travel
  • Happy Traveler
  • Hidden Iceland
  • Houston Family Trips
  • il Viaggio Travel
  • Ingenious Travel
  • Inkaterra
  • International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards
  • JohnnyJet.com
  • Journeys Within Inc
  • Kampgrounds of America (KOA)
  • Kathy Buckworth
  • Keystone Resort
  • Kids Are a Trip
  • Laura Davidson PR
  • Life With A Baby
  • Longwoods International
  • Luxe Travel Family
  • Magical Storybook Travels
  • MDT-Tours.com
  • Ment Law Group
  • Meredith Media
  • Momfari
  • Morgan’s Wonderland
  • MSC Cruises
  • Neotropic Expeditions
  • NHS Voyages
  • Northstar Travel Media/Travel Weekly
  • Offshore Outpost Expeditions
  • Outside the Lines Travel
  • PADI
  • R Family Vacations
  • South Dakota Department of Tourism
  • Take Two Productions
  • Tauck
  • Top Service Tourist Services
  • Travel Junkie
  • Travel + Leisure
  • Travel Market Report
  • TravelAge West / Family
  • Trekaroo
  • UnCruise Adventures
  • Vacatia
  • Vacation Kids
  • Walking On Travels / Twist
  • We3Travel


Sponsorship delivers increased awareness, brand building, and visibility both prior to the conference as well as onsite.  As a sponsor of the FTAS, you will have the unique the opportunity to reach out to a variety of individuals with your message.

Act quickly to give your organization the greatest opportunity to make an impact on the 2018 FTAS conference attendees.

We recognize that each sponsor has a unique set of marketing goals and objectives, we’re happy to put together a customized package for your consideration.

Click here to download the Sponsorship Packages PDF


Hotel Information:

We have secured a block of rooms at our host hotel, The Fairmont Southampton in Bermuda. Discounted FTA Summit rates are $179 (plus taxes) for single/double and the Fairmont has waived the daily Resort Levy for Summit attendees (an over $15 daily savings), and are available for hotel stays starting Friday, October 5 through Wednesday, October 10 (check out on the 11th). Once you have registered for the Summit, we’ll send along the link to register with our group. So please be sure to register for the Summit by September 6th — after that date the hotel will not assure discounted rate availability.

Call 203-260-0223



Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor:

MSC Cruises


Keynote Sponsor:

Allianz Global Assistance


Summit Hosts:

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