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FTA Spotlight: Re/Defining Family Travel > Philanthropic and Volunteer Travel Opportunities for Families

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This is the discussion page for the seventh of 12 core family travel topics being presented in collaboration with the Family Travel Association (FTA).

Our topic is Philanthropic and Volunteer Travel Opportunities for Families (read the short essay in this link first or review the summary below).

Summary: It isn't easy to set foundations for our children, so that when they grow up and begin their travels, they’re primed to learn respect for others, appreciate differences and become socially responsible citizens. One excellent way to accomplish this is through the potentially powerful combination of travel and service: transformational learning experiences for the entire family. However, it can be challenging and confusing to find meaningful and responsible volunteer placements.

We are very keen to learn what you think of how volunteer options enrich a family holiday.

About the Family Travel Association and Re/Define Family Travel Campaign

The Family Travel Association is an organization that aims to inspire families to travel together by bringing together the world’s leading suppliers, resources and experts on traveling with kids.

At the end of September this year, the FTA is hosting its first annual Summit. Over the course of two full days, an assembly of industry executives and family travel experts will expand upon topics essential to a rounded understanding of the challenges of family travel.

In anticipation of that, Outbounding is collaborating with the FTA to count down the 12 weeks leading up to the Summit by spotlighting the 12 core family travel topics to the public. Each week, as part of its FTA Spotlight: Re/Define Family Travel campaign, we will open a discussion board in where you can feedback in reaction to an introductory essay written about the topic.

Following the Summit, Outbounding will again join forces with the FTA as it initiates a 12-month process of digging much deeper into each of these topics, one per month. By the time the FTA gathers for its next Summit in September 2016, it expects to have a much more powerful grasp of what's at play in family travel, fueled in part by your input here.

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