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This week at its annual summit, the Family Travel Association (FTA) announced plans to become a non-profit 501c6 organization in 2020, with the goal to grow the size and scale of the organization and create more value for its members. Currently, the FTA is a privately held LLC.
Rainer Jenss, founder and president of the FTA, says that for the last few months, he has been working with the FTA advisory board to devise a plan for the transition, including meeting all legal and tax requirements.
When the FTA emerges from this transition, it will have more robust management resources, improved operations and members will have a greater influence on governance.
“In five years, the FTA has made tremendous strides building a community of like-minded individuals, organizations and companies, all seeking to help more families discover the possibilities travel has to offer,” Jenss said. “This move will allow the FTA to build out a dedicated staff that can develop the programs for our more than 400 travel advisor, media, supplier and destination members.”
According to Jenss, the advisory board is developing committees to manage the disciplines critical to a successful transition, and the FTA will announce more news as its work progresses. Jenss also says he plans to maintain a role with the new FTA as determined by the board.
“When the FTA emerges from this transition, it will have more robust management resources, improved operations and members will have a greater influence on governance,” Jenss said.
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