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TMS Family Travel Summit
"Connecting with Millennials, The New Family Traveler"

April 17-19, 2016

Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa

South Walton, FL

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 - Family Travel Forum
Eileen Ogintz - Taking the Kids
Joanne Vero - Travel Media Showcase

  • Elaine Alimonti, Group Publisher, Lonely Planet & Budget Travel
  • Vicki Allen, Senior Research Manager, Visit Florida
  • Ciaran Blumenfeld, CEO, Hashtracking, Inc.
  • Steve Cohen, Vice President - Research & Insights, MMGY Global
  • Jeffrey Eslinger, Senior Director - Research Account Services, D.K. Shifflet & Associates
  • Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director, Frommer's and & Co-President of Frommer Media LLC
  • Elizabeth Anne Shaw, Executive Editor, FamilyFun Magazine
  • Ed Tapan, Head of Industry - Travel, Google
Media Attendees
  • Erin Bender, Co-Founder and Senior Travel Writer, Travel with Bender
  • Karen Cicero, Contributing Editor, Parents Magazine
  • Amber Johnson, Editor - Mile High Mamas
  • Felicity Long, Contributing Editor - Europe, Family Travel & Ski, Travel Weekly
  • Andrew Nelson, Editor at Large, National Geographic Traveler
  • Lissa Poirot, Editor-in-Chief, Family Vacation Critic
  • Emma Weissmann, Assistant Editor, TravelAge West
Schedule is subject to change.
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