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FTA Hires Serendipity Media

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 restructuring by bringing in the services of this experienced and talented team. Read more

Celebrity Becomes First Official FTA Alliance Partner

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 co-produced annually with New York University (NYU). Read more

AAA Club Alliance Joins FTA to Certify Their Advisors

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 advisor network access to the FTA Travel Advisor Training and Certification Program. Read more

At Love Home Swap we’re on a mission to transform the way the world travels. With thousands of members worldwide, we help families discover the world of home swapping by connecting like-minded home lovers with beautiful properties in a host of desirable locations; allowing them to soak up the culture and live like a local, with all the little things they need around them. We’re interested in collaborating with FTA member organizations to help reach more families and share with them the benefits of home swapping, as well as the associated value for money."
Celia Pronto, Managing Director

Traversing Africa is a family run business, passionate about arranging bespoke trips for families who wish to experience the world through meaningful and transformational journeys that are crafted to their specific aspirations with a focus on sustainable tourism and conservation.”
Kirsty Perring, Founder

Travel creates once in a lifetime memories for the whole family. So many families miss out on these memories. I love that Family Travel Association is an organization that focuses on family travel. This is a passion that we have with our Jones Family Travels brand and our business. We want to share our experiences so other families will change their lives through travel together.
Allison Jones, Owner

As announced last month, the Family Travel Association is highlighting what our members are doing to support their communities, both at home and around the world. This has been such a challenging time and our FTA members are making a difference. This month, we focus on members that are honoring healthcare workers and essential services providers. Thank you Nancy Schretter for making sure these stories get shared.

AMAWaterways Unveils Complimentary River Cruise Certificate to Honor Frontline Heroes

Through AmaWaterways' special offer, all medical professionals and first responders are eligible to receive a complimentary Future Cruise Certificate. Read more

MSC Cruises Offers Global Discounted Cruise Fares for Healthcare Professionals and Their Families 

MSC Cruises launched a special global discounted cruise fares program applicable to the end of 2021 for all front line and back office healthcare professionals globally as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for their ongoing contribution to fight the global pandemic and to let them know that when they’re ready, they can enjoy a much-deserved vacation with their loved ones. Read more

Austin Adventures – Hosting a Contest to Honor Essential Service Providers

The winning essential worker in Austin Adventures' contest receives an all-inclusive trip for a family of four on a six-day, five-night Yellowstone National Park adventure vacation for 2021Read more

I Love NY Unveils Accessible New York Initiative

In tandem with the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, I Love NY unveiled Accessible New York, an initiative designed to enhance the travel experiences of visitors with disabilities. The Accessible New York website will serve as an information hub to publicize accessible attractions for people with accessibility needs. Read more

Sandos Properties in Riviera Maya and Los Cabos Obtain Safe Travel Seal

Due to Sandos Hotels & Resorts' newly advanced hygiene protocols and improved practices to welcome guests back, it has earned the Safe Travel seal, awarded by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). After an exhaustive review of the standards implemented within its hotels in Mexico, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Sandos Playacar located in the Riviera Maya, as well as Sandos Finisterra in Los Cabos, have all been awarded the seal. Read more


How To Stay Healthy If You Travel With Kids

With the current pandemic, travel might be the last thing on your mind. For the owners of Kids Are A Trip, it’s been at the forefront for the last six months. Travel is not only something they enjoy, it is what tour operators depend on, and something many businesses and destinations need to survive. So while it may not be the right time to travel for everyone, they have traveled to show people how to safely do so. Read more

New Travel Trends Shaping the Future of Travel

The pandemic has certainly changed everyday life in America and that extends to travel as well. Despite many stay at home orders and social distancing, travelers are finding new ways to explore the world, albeit closer to home. Virtuoso travel advisors understand that now is the time to reimagine the industry during this downturn.There is an overall agreement that travel will look different coming out of this experience, and many believe that it will be six months to a year before bookings will come back. Read more

Back-To-School Around The Globe: Remote Learning Reinvented

It’s back-to-school time across the nation, but with the coronavirus pandemic still raging in many parts of the US, education is going to look a whole lot different this year. Many schools are opting for remote leaning versus in-person classes and canceling extracurricular activities like sports and chess meets. In an attempt to help bridge the gap, the travel industry has been creating innovative programming that is helping put a spin on the concept of a global education by redefining remote learning and introducing kids to new passions from around the world. Read more

Is This The Golden Age Of The American Family Vacation?

North Carolina's Outer Banks have long been a favorite vacation destination for those looking to relax and enjoy the natural beauty the area has to offer. During the summer months, a year-long population of around 30,000 residents increases tenfold. Read more

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