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Week of January 21, 2019


FTA Publishes Dude Ranch Guide for Travel Advisors


The guide represents the first tool in the soon to launch FTA Travel Agent Resource Center. Our team is working with FTA members in four other industry categories to produce similar guides for ocean cruise line, tour operator, all-inclusive and river cruise members, and will publish these tools in the coming two monthsRead more

New FTA Board Members Announced


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 SanghrajkaRead more

Family Travel Radio, Episode 12 – Affordable Vacations Are Mind Over Matter


Author and freelance writer Erin Kirkland talks with Family Travel Radio’s Aaron Schlein about how travel is more affordable when parents shift their perspectiveRead more

Family Travel Opens Children to More Possibilities


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 SurveyRead more


The Family Travel Association membership base continues to expand, drawing in new associations, media outlets, destinations, tour operators, corporate entities, cruise lines, lodgings and travel specialists.


Discover Corps

Discover Corps is excited and honored to finally become a part of the FTA! Our "Vacations with Purpose" fit in perfectly with the mission of FTA; as we also aim to increase awareness of sustainable travel to the family travel market. We look forward to learning more about the industry and sharing our experiences with others who share our passion and joy for family travel.

– Andrew Motiwalla, Founder & Director 


Excite Holidays

Excite Holidays is thrilled to be joining the FTA and we are pleased to be offering our product range to passionate experts creating unforgettable travel experiences for families" With our global product range of over 400,000 accommodation options there is something for every family, combine that with choices of over 112,000 activities your days will be full of wonder and exploration.

– Andrew Yell, VP of Global Sales


Micato Safaris

When my parents Felix and Jane Pinto founded Micato 50 years ago their only mission statement was “treat guests like family” and that continues to serve as our guiding principle. So for all of us at Micato, especially the three generations of Pintos born and raised in Africa, family is everything, and we know we’ll find like-minded friends passionate about family travel within the Family Travel Network.

– Dennis Pinto, Managing Director


Visit Britain

Visit Britain is looking forward to joining FTA and connecting with professionals who have a shared vision of inspiring and encouraging families to travel to create educational opportunities and memories for a lifetime.  We look forward to networking with the media and other partners that specialize in family travel and to provide them with resources on what makes Britain one of the leading family travel destinations.

– Sheelagh Wylie, Chief Marketing Officer


Being a Parent Shapes Intrepid Travel Itineraries

Intrepid Travel’s Dyan McKie thinks about how to delight her customers when abroad with her daughterRead more

FTA Media Center Members Score Big in North American Awards

FTA Media Center Members were well represented among the winners at the 2018 NATJA Travel Media Awards competition. Read more

Traveling With Your Kids Will Make Them Better in School, Study Suggests

A survey of almost 1,500 U.S.-based teachers, commissioned by the Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA), found that 74 percent of educators believed that travel has “a very positive impact on students’ personal development. Read more


It’s Better to Book a Cruise With an Agent

8 Reasons why you’re better off booking a family cruise through a travel agent than online. Read more

Going Old School to Occupy Children Inflight

Sometimes it’s better to go low-tech to get everyone through a flight. Over half of parents say stationery is the best way to keep children entertained on a flight, a study has found. Read more

Learning to Travel with Childhood Allergies

Traveling the world for a year with a young child with multiple food allergies was a risk Kate Tucker and her husband were prepared to take as a family. Here’s what they learned. Read more

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