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Ken Shapiro Heads New FTA Board of Directors

As the transition from an independently owned LLC to a non-for-profit organization continues to progress, the Family Travel Association formed its first official Board of Directors, headed by Travel Age West’s Vice President, Publisher and Editor in Chief, Ken Shapiro. Read more

FTA Updates

With all the uncertainty and disruption created by the COVID-19 crisis, very few of us are operating business as usual. We understand that many of our members are facing some serious challenges and raising concerns about the future. We, too, find ourselves in a new reality. Unfortunately, Richard D’Ambrosio is no longer a staff member of the FTA. We hope to work with Rich on special projects from time-to-time, but for now, we want to thank him for the hard work, passion, and commitment he put into this organization and all he did for its members. He will be missed.

2020 Summit and COVID-19 Update

Power of Travel Coalition

We have decided to postpone our 2020 FTA Summit to the spring of 2021. This action is in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and the significant impact it is having on the industry and all our members. So we urge you to tell congress we need their help. Each of our stories heard by members of Congress will help shape legislation aimed at relieving industries suffering from COVID-19, including travel and tourism. Check here for more

Consumer Reports Joins Fight To Ensure Families Sit Together

In letters sent to American, Delta, and United Airlines, Consumer Reports called on these companies to ensure children are seated with their families on planes at no additional cost.  More than 130,000 people have signed Consumer Reports’ petition in support of this effort since it was launched just over two weeks ago. Read more

Family Travel Radio To Focus on COVID-19 Reaction

For the foreseeable future, Aaron Schlein and Family Travel Radio will focus on how social distancing due to the coronavirus threat is impacting how families are engaging with the world—and with each other. Follow the Family Travel Association’s Facebook page for a series of discussions about how real families are making the best of a difficult situation while being socially responsible and staying healthy. Receive an alert when we go live by turning notifications on here.

Planning for Future Trips Amid a Crisis

While most of us may not be traveling any time soon, that doesn’t mean we can’t plan for the future. While many schools are out and we’re spending more time at home, consider creating a family travel bucket list for future use. Read more

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