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TMS Family Travel Summit
"Meeting the Needs of Multigenerational Travelers"

April 27-29, 2014

Phoenix, AZ

Family travel is a multi-billion dollar market and the leading segment of the leisure travel industry. To better understand how to meet family needs, we invite 35 travel editors, publishers and social media marketers to join executives from various facets of the travel industry, to hear and discuss the latest travel research. The invitation-only TMS Family Travel Summit is held over three days and includes two days of workshops/presentations, activities and tours.
Kyle McCarthy - Editor of Family Travel Forum & author of 14 travel guides
Eileen Ogintz - Editor of, syndicated columnist, author
Joanne Vero - Producer, Travel Media Showcase
Steven Cohen, Vice President - Insights, MMGY Global
Jon Eichelberger, Strategy & Business Development, Trivago
Jeff Eslinger, Director, D.K. Shifflet & Associates
AnneMarie Mathews, Vice President - Public Relations, Norwegian Cruise Lines
Linda Rutherford, Vice President - Communication and Outreach, Southwest Airlines
Media Attendees
  • Karen Cicero, Special Projects Editor, Parents Magazine
  • Gailen David, Co-Founder, The Savvy Stews
  • Mary Forgione, Lead Travel Blogger and Contributor, Los Angeles Times
  • Jyl Johnson Pattee, CEO, Mom It Forward
  • Emily Kaufman, Founder, The Travel Mom
  • Colleen Kelly, Executive Producer/TV Host, Family Travel with Colleen Kelly
  • Bobby Laurie, Co-Founder, The Savvy Stews
  • Rudy Maxa, Syndicated Radio Host, Rudy Maxa's World
  • LiLing Pang, CEO, Trekaroo
  • Lissa Poirot, Editor in Chief, Family Vacation Critic
  • Nancy Schretter, Editor, The Family Travel Network
  • Veronica Stoddart, Travel Editor, USA Today
Schedule coming soon!
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