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NY Times Travel Show is Place to Go for Family Travel Ideas; Admission Free for Kids

January 26, 2017
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Culture of the world comes to New York’s Javits Center for the New York Times Travel Show, Jan. 28 & 29 © 2017 Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

The 2017 New York Times Travel Show will feature numerous presentations for attendees interested in activities for younger travelers. On Saturday (1/28) and Sunday (1/29), admission for children (18 and under) is free.

In its 14th year, the Travel Show doors open to the public on Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 28-29) for two days of on-site deals and offers, travel seminars, tips from professionals at Meet the Experts programs, stage performances, and other features.

The Travel Show is also presenting a new feature, the Family Travel Pavilion, a dedicated area divided into exhibit booth space, a Presentation stage and a Kids demonstration area, where kids can experience culinary classes, arts & crafts projects, face painting and travel-related activities. The pavilion will also showcase leading players in the Family travel space, including lodges, resorts, destinations, cruise lines and dude ranches.

Some of presentations of the Family Travel Pavilion include:

  • Ross Levi, Vice President of I LOVE NY, who will share top destinations for families to travel within the state of New York.
  • Learn about the hidden gems and can’t-miss experiences of Southcentral Alaska.
  • Lebanese cuisine culinary star and PBS personality Julie Taboulie takes kids on a creative, colorful and culinary exploration of fresh flavors from the Finger Lakes region, presented by Visit Syracuse. Book signing to follow.
  • Taste the Dumplings Before You Travel: Travel to Ukraine welcomes participants and their families to discover varenyky — a Ukrainian traditional dish — presented by Veselka restaurant located in N.Y.C.’s East Village. Book signing to follow.
  • Sally Black, acclaimed author and owner of Vacation Kids Travel Agency, will provide insights on how travel agents can really help parents plan the ultimate family getaway.
  • How to plan an Amazon Family Adventure: From upscale river cruises to rustic lodges, International Expeditions’ experts discuss options to reconnect with nature in the Amazon rain forest.
  • Ranjana Armstrong, Founder of nugget.travel, a community of family explorers making aspirational trips achievable and ordinary trips more enjoyable, will provide hacks on how to successfully travel with children.
  • “Getting Around Family Travel Roadblocks: Top Challenges Keeping Families from Traveling — and How to Overcome Them.” Experts will share personal insights and tips about how to overcome those challenges for families with diverse interests, budgets, desires and needs.
  • Fresh From Florida: Chef Justin Timineri provides culinary travel tips for families that want to make better food choices while vacationing in the Sunshine State — and invites participants to enjoy a fun, fresh and kid-centric demonstration and tasting.
  • Georgia Aquarium: Over 10 Years of Awe-Inspiring Wonder: Learn about Georgia Aquarium, their programs, events and exhibits and receive giveaways.
  • Kitchen Talk on L.G.B.T. Family Travel: Join celebrity chef Art Smith and his daughter, Zuky Francis Smith Salgueiro in the kitchen for tips on baking their favorite family chocolate cake — along with tips on L.G.B.T. family travel from Karen L. Christensen, the deputy assistant secretary for Overseas Citizens Services at the U.S. Department of State.

Some additional highlights at this year’s Show include a “Selfie Station” hosted by the Georgia Aquarium, where children can snap a picture under the sea; a LEGO®-building contest for kids under twelve, hosted by MSC Cruises; and the “Discover Costa Rica Challenge,” where participants can download an online program for activities and games throughout the Travel Show’s Kids Activity Zone, hosted by Il Viaggio Travel.

The New York Times Travel Show is proud to announce the Family Travel Association is an Industry Sponsor of the inaugural Family Travel Pavilion at the 2017 Show.

The Travel Show is the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, Consumer Seminars, and an interactive Exhibition including more than 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States.  In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors.  Join the conversation and follow @NYTTravelShow for the latest Travel Show news.

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Tickets Now Available for the 2017 New York Times Travel Show

September 30, 2016
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Pauline Frommer, travel expert and radio host, will be on hand at the 2017 New York Times Travel Show to deliver her popular talk on where to go © 2016 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Annual Event to Showcase Latest in Global Travel Trends January 27-29, 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017 New York Times Travel Show, the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America. The event will take place from Friday, Jan. 27 to Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Tickets are available atNYTimes.com/TravelShow.

“Welcome to the World” is the theme for this year’s Travel Show, where industry experts and travel enthusiasts come together to share the latest travel news, trends and inspiration for the year ahead. The Travel Show features more than 525 exhibitors from around the world and is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees.

Highlights of the 2017 New York Times Travel Show

Travel for the Mind, Body and Soul – For a second year, the 2017 Travel Show will feature a Wellness Travel Pavilion, including a Best Life Stage, Get Fit Zone, and various booths. Each day, the pavilion will host and showcase leading experts in the wellness travel industry, including hotels, resorts, spas and other organizations.

Family First – New for 2017 is The Family Travel Pavilion featuring exhibit booth space, a Presentation stage and a kids demonstration area. The pavilion will showcase leading players in the Family travel space, including lodges, resorts, destinations, cruise lines and dude ranches. The New York Times Travel Show is proud to announce the Family Travel Association is an Industry Sponsor of the inaugural Family Travel Pavilion at the 2017 Show.

Trade Day – The first day of the Travel Show on Friday, Jan. 27 is reserved exclusively for travel industry professionals and members of the media. The day will include expert seminars, which will inform travel professionals of the latest industry products and services, destination information and consumer trends.

New Seminars – Saturday, Jan. 28, and Sunday, Jan. 29 will be open to all attendees and feature various cultural presentations and performances, food demonstrations, and one-on-one conversations with travel experts and influencers on topics such as global travel tips for women and LGBT travel.  The 2017 show will also feature new seminar topics such as Travel Destinations and Tips for the Active Aging Traveler, The Sharing Economy:  Exchanging, Swapping & Rentals and Beyond the Selfie:  Creating Ethical Travel in Today’s World among many others.

Featured speakers will include:

  • Pauline Frommer, travel expert and radio host
  • Peter Greenberg, author and CBS News travel editor
  • Julia Dimon, adventure travel writer, blogger, and TV personality
  • Patricia Schultz, travel writer
  • Rudy Maxa, travel journalist, creator of Rudy Maxa’s World with the Careys travel radio show
  • Robert and Mary Carey, co-hosts, Rudy Maxa’s World with the Careys
  • Johnny Jet and Chris McGinnis, travel experts

Industry Sponsors include: Adventure Cycling Association, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Africa Travel Association, American Society of Travel Agents, Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation, Caribbean Tourism Organization, Cruise Lines International Association, Cruise Planners: An American Express Company, Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association, Family Travel Association, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, Millennials in Travel, National Association of Railroad Passengers, New York State Tourism (I Love New York), Pacific Asia Travel Association, Professional Travel Bloggers Association, Society of American Travel Writers, United States Tour Operators Association and Well-Being Travel.

Go Nomad, Healthy Aging Magazine, ManAboutWorld, Off Metro, Passport, travAlliancemedia, Travel to Wellness, Travel Market Report, Wander Magazine and WVVH-TV serve as media sponsors.

For more information, visit www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow.

Follow the Travel Show on Facebook and Twitter for programming and speaker updates at Facebook.com/NYTTravelShow and @NYTTravelShow.

Exclusive Deals, Giveaways at New York Times Travel Show, Jan 8-10 at Javits Center

December 22, 2015
2014 New York Times Travel Show

Sponsors and exhibitors of The New York Times Travel Show will offer deals and giveaways exclusively on-site at the 2016 show, taking place Jan. 8 – 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Sponsors and exhibitors of The New York Times Travel Show will offer deals and giveaways exclusively on-site at the 2016 show, taking place Jan. 8 – 10 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.

The Travel Show starts on Friday, Jan. 8, with a Trade Day open to travel professionals and media. Doors open to the public on Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 9-10) for two days of on-site deals and offers, travel seminars, tips from professionals at Meet the Experts, stage performances, book signings by notable writers, and the Taste of the World culinary pavilion, which offers samples of global cuisines and a “Kids Kitchen” for kids of all ages.

Attendees are encouraged to stop by every booth for a variety of unique experiences. For example, visit Color Spa in the Wellness Travel Pavilion for an energy tune-up using colored lights. Logbar at booth 1142 will demo a new wearable translation device.  The Curaçao Tourism Board at booth 110 will allow attendees to experience — through the lens of virtual reality video — the sights and sounds of Curaçao’s Playa Kenepa (one of Curaçao’s most popular beaches) and the Queen Emma Bridge in downtown Willemstad.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of connecting New Yorkers to the world, The New York Passport Agency will invite attendees to snap a selfie with a giant passport at booth 667
and be among the first to see what the next generation of passports will look like.

Special on-site deals, giveaways and sweepstakes will include, among many others:

Adventure to Africa: Booth 767: Book a 10-day trip to Tanzania Migration Safari, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park and get two nights free (savings valued at $1,165).

Allianz Global Assistance: Booth 726: Visit booth 726 and enter for a chance to win up to $2,500 for an ultimate bucket list trip. Go to allianztravelinsurance.com/nyt for official rules.

Caribbean Hotel Education Foundation: Booth 117: Join a fundraiser auction of 100+ Caribbean hotel and resort stays, with all proceeds going to student scholarships.  Stays include: 4 nights Atlantis, Bahamas; 5 nights Cambridge Beaches, Bermuda: 7 nights True Blue Bay, Granada: 4 nights all-inclusive Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica: 5 nights The Palms, Turks & Caicos: and 7 nights all-inclusive Coconut Bay, St. Lucia.

GuideWE Travel: Booth 362:  Show only discounts: Up to $1,000 off selected tours and trips, including adventure vacations, classic China tours and romantic trips.

Hawaiian Airlines: Booth 878: Enter to win a free trip for two to Hawaii on Hawaiian Airlines and sign up for HawaiianMiles membership.

Kurotel Longevity Medical Center and Spa: Booth 1133: Kurotel Longevity Medical Center & Spa in Brazil is offering attendees an opportunity to win a five-night night Wellness Retreat valued at $2,500.

National Geographic Expeditions: Booth 682: Attend the National Geographic Expeditions seminar on national park vacations at 11am on Saturday (1/9) and enter to win an eight day trip to Yellowstone Grand Teton National Parks from National Geographic Expeditions.

SmarTours: Booth 359: Prize giveaway: Enter to win a free trip for two to Cuba, including airfare by joining the smarTours e-mail list.

Sorobon Beach Resort Bonaire: Booth 428: Book an ultimate wellness vacation of seven nights in an ocean view one-bedroom chalet, and get three nights for free at Sorobon Beach resort Bonaire.

The New York Times Store: Booth 925: Enter for a chance to win a Pin Your Journeys Map. Simply subscribe to The New York Times Store emails and connect with us on Facebook and Google Plus.

Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau: Booth 75: Enter to win a travel package to Valdez, Alaska, which includes the following prizes, among others: two free round-trip airline tickets from Anchorage to Valdez on RAVN Alaska airlines; free two-night stay for two people at the Robe Lake Lodge.

Zulu Nyala: Booth 762: Enter to win a six-night safari for two at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge and private game reserve including two game-viewing activities per day valued at $5,950.

2016 New York Times Travel Show Sponsors

Allianz and South African Tourism are gold sponsors of The New York Times Travel Show. Destination Canada, The Florida Keys and Key West, Liberty Travel, MSC Cruises, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Turkish Tourism and Visit Florida are silver sponsors.

Ferguson and Jenn-Air are presenting sponsors of Taste of the World: Kids Kitchen. Astor Wines and Spirits, FreshDirect, Institute of Culinary Education, Stephenson Custom Case Company and Tower Garden are supporting sponsors.

Industry sponsors include: Adventure Cycling Association, Adventure Travel Trade Association, African Travel Association, American Society of Travel Agents, Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation, Caribbean Tourism Organization, Costa Rica Tourism Board, Cruise Lines International Association, Cruise Planners: an American Express Travel Services Representative, Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Specialists Association, Family Travel Association, I Love New York, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, Millennials in Travel, National Association of Railroad Passengers, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Professional Travel Bloggers Association, Society of American Travel Writers, United States Tour Operators Association and Well-Being Travel.

Media sponsors include: Go Nomad, Hospitality 21, The Huffington Post, Man About World, NTD-TV, Off Metro, Passport, TravAlliance Media, Travel Market Report, Travel to Wellness, VVH-TV, Wander Magazine,WeBlogTheWorld.com, WhereTraveler.com and WNET-TV.

The Travel Show is the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, Consumer Seminars, and an interactive Exhibition including more than 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States. In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors. Join the conversation and follow @NYTTravelShow for the latest Travel Show news (www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow)

 

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2016 New York Times Travel Show to Bring Interactive, Cultural, Culinary Experiences to Javits Center in January

December 17, 2015
Malaysian dancers at the New York Times Travel Show  The 2016 show taking place at the Javits Center, Jan. 8-10, will feature a variety of exclusive discounts, cultural performances, kid-friendly activities, culinary tastings and new offerings for the spa and wellness traveler © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Malaysian dancers at the New York Times Travel Show The 2016 show taking place at the Javits Center, Jan. 8-10, will feature a variety of exclusive discounts, cultural performances, kid-friendly activities, culinary tastings and new offerings for the spa and wellness traveler © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The 2016 New York Times Travel Show will feature a wide variety of exclusive discounts, cultural performances, kid-friendly activities, culinary tastings and new offerings for the spa and wellness traveler.

This year’s Travel Show, taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Center, will begin Friday, Jan. 8, with its Trade Day, which is open exclusively to travel industry professionals.

The Travel Show will be open to the general public Saturday, Jan. 9, and Sunday, Jan. 10.

Debuting this year, the Wellness Travel Feature will showcase wellness travel brands that attendees may experience first-hand at the Travel Show.  Wellness samplings will include:

  • An aromatherapist from The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, to help you identify your unique chakras
  • A quick test to discover your dosha and personal Ayurvedic constitution from The Art of Living Retreat Center
  • A close-up on the new Body Science program at the BodyHoliday, St. Lucia
  • A 10-minute energy tune-up with colored light from the Color Spa
  • Dr. Mariela de Silveira, of Kurotel Longevity Center and Spa, speaking on brain health
  • A presentation on how to find the “best fit” wellness vacation and where to go in 2016
  • Wellness travel experts talking about what’s new on the wellness travel scene
  • 10 ways to work wellness into your next trip, courtesy of EVEN Hotels
  • Fitness demos in the Mezzanine

Attendees also will enjoy visions and sounds of the world on stage through cultural performances that bring global destinations to life across five different stages on the exhibition floor.

The Travel Show’s “Taste of the World” culinary pavilion will provide attendees with samples of cuisines from around the globe.  “Taste of the World: Kids Kitchen” will invite children of all ages to participate in fun food experiments while learning about nutritious eating and international dishes.

Ferguson and Jenn-Air are presenting sponsors of the 2016 New York Times Travel Show Kids Kitchen.  They are also supplying the kitchen that will be used on the Taste of the World stage.

Astor Wines and Spirits, FreshDirect, Institute of Culinary Education, Stephenson Custom Case Company and Tower Garden are supporting sponsors, supplying staging and assistance, for the 2016 New York Times Travel Show Kids Kitchen.

FreshDirect will provide all groceries for Taste of the World and Taste of the World: Kids Kitchen.  FreshDirect subscribers will also receive a discount of $3 toward New York Times Travel Show admission.

Attendees will have access to exclusive discounts and deals, plus prizes and giveaways, available only at The New York Times Travel Show.  New deals will be announced at NYTimes.com/TravelShow in the weeks leading up to the show.

Follow the Travel Show on Facebook and Twitter for programming and speaker updates:

Facebook – Facebook.com/NYTTravelShow

Twitter – @NYTTravelShow

 

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Tickets Now Available for New York Times Travel Show, Jan. 23-25

January 3, 2015
The New York Times Travel Show features cultural performances, such as these dancers from Malaysia © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The New York Times Travel Show features cultural performances, such as these dancers from Malaysia © 2015 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The New York Times Travel Show taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Jan. 23-25, will feature 40 travel seminars, cultural presentations and features exclusive to the show, including,

  • Taste of the World, a global culinary showcase where attendees may sample cuisines from around the world;
  • Book Signings by world-renowned travel writers; and
  • Meet the Experts, where travel experts meet one-on-one with attendees to answer questions on destinations from Paris and the Baltic Sea to Latin America and Atlantic City.

Experts at the 2015 Travel Show include journalist and TV travel personality Julia Dimon; immediate past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Doug Duda; Yahoo Travel editor in chief Paula Froelich; acclaimed travel professionals and radio hosts Arthur and Pauline Frommer; travel editor and radio host Peter Greenberg; travel influencer Brian “The Points Guy” Kelly; award-winning travel journalist, broadcaster and TV personality Joseph Rosendo; and budget travel expert and author Matthew Kepnes.

Experts will also present specialty sessions on travel interests including destination weddings and honeymoons, New York state tourism, medical health and wellness journeys, and LGBT travel.

The show will open Friday, Jan. 23, with a Trade Day exclusively for travel industry professionals. The Trade Day, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, will include 18 “Focus” conferences covering major travel categories, destinations, destination information and trends in travel on topics ranging from Cruising and Culinary Travel to Young Travel Professionals and Travel Bloggers.

The show, the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, will continue Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25 for travel consumers and enthusiasts, featuring an interactive Exhibition including more than 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States featuring cultural performances and “tastes” of exotic destinations. In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors.

New York Times Travel Show Trade Day and general consumer tickets are now available at www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow.

Learn more about The New York Times Travel Show exhibitors, speakers and sponsorship opportunities at www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow.  Join the conversation and follow @NYTTravelShow for the latest Travel Show news.

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