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Focus on Family Travel

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Speaker bio

Rainer Jenss brings a wealth of experience and expertise as President and Founder of the Family Travel Association. Before putting his professional expertise and personal passion to the ultimate test by traveling around the world for a year with his wife and two young children in 2009, Rainer was a Vice President and thirteen-year veteran of the National Geographic Society. As Publisher of National Geographic Kids from 2002-2008, Rainer helped transform the publication into the most widely read consumer magazine for children throughout the world. Prior to National Geographic, Rainer worked for CNN International and Business Traveler International.

Since returning from the yearlong trip around the world with his family in 2009, Rainer has dedicated himself to be an advocate for family travel as an essential part of every child’s education. By creating the Family Travel Association, Rainer aims to establish a collective and unified industry voice that will help change the way families travel charting a path for the future generations of travelers the industry needs to cultivate.

Having traveled to over 60 countries and counting, Rainer is an authority on the subject of family travel and how it can be used as a learning tool. During his family’s around-the-world journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic Travelers award-winning Intelligent Travel Blog, recognized as one of the Top 25 Family Travel Blogs by Babble.com in 2011 and 2012.

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