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FTA Supports Senators to Ensure Families Can Safely Fly Together

If passed, 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. Read more

Seeking Stories of FTA Members Supporting Communities

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. Read more

FTA Active On Industry Virtual Conferences

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 once travel is ready to return. Read more

TrekkingTeam Pvt. Ltd. is very excited for the upcoming journey with the FTA and its network of members. We hope to gain more experiences during our time with theFTA."
Prabish Devlota, Manager

I am hoping to make more connections and build relationships with those in the industry of family travel.”
Shelley Wucherer, Owner

Book Your Bubble’ - New private travel benefits for groups of family and friends

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 and / or family members. Read more

Cruise industry extends sailing suspension past CDC 'no-sail' order, until Oct. 31

The cruise industry voluntarily suspended voyages in U.S. waters until "at least" Oct. 31, a month past the date the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's "no-sail"order is set to expire. Read more

Outdoor Rec Just Got Its Own Stimulus Bill

In July, the Senate passed the Great AmericanOutdoors Act, allocating billions to support outdoor recreation in two separate ways. The first is by providing $9.5 billion over the next five years to help the National Park Service and other federal land-management agencies address their maintenance backlogsRead more

Guide to a national parks road trip with a disability amid COVID-19

As travel restrictions around COVID-19 start to lift, people who have been on lockdown for months may be itching to get out in the beautiful summer weather and travel. However, with international travel banned for US citizens, those who want to travel may look to do so within the country’s borders. Read more


Changes in work and school routines affect vacation dates, length of stays and cost

Fresh consumer research and travel data from Vrbo®indicate a new fluidity in how families are vacationing the rest of this year.Call it the rise of the Flexcation, an emerging travel trend where families book vacation rental trips later in August, September and October, consider staying longer to mix work and play, and often get better value in high-demand locales. Read more

71 percent of Americans hope to visit family following coronavirus lockdowns, study claims

The study asked 2,000 Americans about their future travel plans in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and what it would take for them to feel comfortable traveling again. It turns out that 76 percent of those surveyed said they’re already planning or will start planning for their next trip sometime in 2020. Read more

Could the Family Road Trip Be the Secret to Happiness? This Study Says Yes

If you are feeling stressed, grab your family and hop in the car. There’s nothing that lifts your spirits like being out on the open road. Outdoorsy just released its first ever Road to Wellness survey which found that 94% of North American families are happier and healthier after taking a road trip and spending time outdoors. Read more

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