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Family Travel Association
Week of December 10, 2018


New Year, New Opportunities to Grow Your Family Travel Business  

The time is right for you to leverage all of your member benefits to grow your family travel communityAs we step into 2019, we want to remind you of all the ways that you can connect 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. Read more

Take Over Our FTA Social Media in 2019  

The FTA will be offering up our Social Media handles to our members in 2019Social media is one of the key ways FTA members stay in touch with each other and their followers. In 2019, we will continue to expand platforms on Facebook and Instagram for our members, so you can demonstrate your talent and offerings to our members. Read 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.

Atlas Ambassador

We want to show this gorgeous region full of history, beautiful nature, and interesting stories to families! We promise you and your kids will love it!

– Alida Paljevic, President and General Manager

Travel Experts

Travel Experts, LLC is passionate about guiding families in selecting travel experiences that provide each family member with opportunities to learn more about this amazing world and the people in it. We also seek out experiences that are designed to help our clients grow closer as a family. We are grateful for FTA's help in these endeavors.

– Carolyn Weber, Co-Owner

Bar W Guest Ranch

The Bar W Guest Ranch is proud to be part of the FTA as our values and mission are very much aligned. It's so important for family's to be able to break free from their routine and have some fun with each other. We love providing the experience and we look to the FTA to keep us informed on the industry and communicate all of the wonderful family travel options out there.

– Ashley Ducharme, Marketing Director


6 Myths About Dude Ranch Vacations that Simply Aren’t True

FTA Media Member Kirsten Maxwell debunks myths about dude ranch vacations from her family’s Summer 2018 trip to Tumbling River RanchRead more

The One Thing You Should Never Do on a Family Vacation

Returning home from the FTA Summit in Bermuda, Media Member Wendy Helfenbaum offers a lesson learned by a mother and wife. Read more

18 Summers and Counting: A Family River Cruise Adventure

The saying goes “we only have 18 summers with our kids”—and when I first heard it as a father, it hit me hard. Since hearing this adage, my wife and I have made it a priority to ensure we do something memorable as a family every summer. Read more

Tauck President Jennifer Tombaugh is a Parent and Wife Too

Fortunately for Tombaugh, she works at a company that highly values family and supports its employees in their personal aspirations beyond the office. Read more


How Airlines Are Catering to Children

More airlines are turning their attention to their youngest travelers —to appease their parents, and to keep other passengers happyRead more

Have You Found Your Social Media Influencers for 2019?

Are social media influencers really that important to a travel agent? Read more

Great Packing Tips for Families with Small Children

FTA member Elise Caffee at 3 Kids Travel offers some great tips for packing wisely. Read more

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