The Family Travel Association APAC launched in 2017 as the regional chapter for the Family Travel Association (FTA). The FTA was founded in 2014 by Rainer Jenss and a steering committee who recognised that too many parents do not take advantage of the amazing travel opportunities available to them and their children. Considering that family travel constitutes approximately one third of all leisure travel, and has seen steady growth in family and multigenerational travel, the time has come to create a single and collective voice on behalf of the travel industry and those companies that serve travelling families.
Janeece’s professional experience spans creative agencies, large multinationals, small business (she’s founded and run 4 companies of her own). She’s travelled to over 50 countries, lived on 3 continents and after 5 years of running Bound Round, Australia’s first travel platform to share stories and experiences from a kids perspective, she’s pretty sure she’s now visited every zoo and amusement park in the region. Janeece’s postgraduate qualifications in business and journalism coupled with being a certified travel agent have all played their part in guiding her to become the industry champion for family travel in APAC.
Regional Associate Director
Natasha has over 15 years experience developing and executing strategic communications plans for some of the world’s largest brands. She loves to travel and has visited every inhabited continent. Tash is passionate about inspiring families to explore the world around them. Whether it’s the park down the road, a road trip somewhere new or a bucket list international escapade, it’s all about families creating memories together.