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

January 26, 2017
2014 New York Times Travel Show

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.

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Facebook – Facebook.com/NYTTravelShow

Twitter – @NYTTravelShow

 

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12th Annual New York Times Travel Show Set for Jan 23-25 at Javits Center, NYC

August 9, 2014
Dance performances, cooking demonstrations and cultural exhibitions make the New York Times Travel Show one of the most popular for travelers. The show features more than 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States  © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Dance performances, cooking demonstrations and cultural exhibitions make the New York Times Travel Show one of the most popular for travelers. The show features more than 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The 12th annual New York Times Travel Show will be hosted Jan. 23-25, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Center.  The Travel Show attracts more than 23,000 travelers and industry professionals, 7,000 trade attendees and 600 travel industry media from around the world.

The Travel Show provides the opportunity for consumers to plan their next getaway during one-on-one conversations with world travel experts, get discounted travel packages including adventure, cruising, luxury and unique ways to see the world for every budget, and sample a variety of international cuisines and live performances.

The New York Times Travel Show is the premier travel trade and consumer show in North America, featuring 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 will offer educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors.

Follow @NYTTravelShow for the latest Travel Show updates.

Visit www.NYTTravelShow.com for more information.

 

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11th Annual New York Times Travel Show to be held Feb 28-Mar 2 at Javits Center, NYC

January 9, 2014
Get a taste of travel to exotic destinations at The Travel Show, taking place at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City February 28 – March 2, 2014 © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Get a taste of travel to exotic destinations at The Travel Show, taking place at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City February 28 – March 2, 2014 © 2014 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The 11th annual New York Times Travel Show will be held February 28 – March 2, 2014 (Friday – Sunday) at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.  The Travel Show will feature nearly 500 exhibitors representing more than 150 countries and will focus on family, adventure and cruise line travel.

American Express, the founding sponsor of The New York Times Travel Show, has participated since the show’s inception.

The New York Times Travel Show is the largest consumer and trade travel event in North America, featuring exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States.  The show will offer discounts, educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors, including:

Exclusive Travel Discounts. Offers will include on-site-only vacation discounts and travel packages from sponsors and exhibitors.

Travel Seminars with the Experts. Travel experts from television, radio, the leading travel blogs and The New York Times will take questions and offer tips in over 45 on-site seminars, including Pauline and Arthur Frommer, Julia Dimon, Brian “The Points Guy” Kelly and Peter Greenberg.

Family-Friendly Activities. The show will feature an interactive area with opportunities to climb with a 24-foot rock-climbing wall, bungee jump on a giant trampoline, and meet animal ambassadors from SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment among other activities for attendees of all ages.

International Food and Wine Tastings. Doug Duda, A&E International Network’s “The Well-Seasoned Traveler,” will host discussions and demonstrations for the culinary traveler.  At the “Taste of the World” culinary stage, the audience will be able to sample exciting food and wine from around the globe.

“Travel is all about discovery – both of the world and of yourself,” said Claire Bennett, executive vice president of American Express Travel. “More and more travelers are looking for engaging, insider experiences and once again, we are thrilled to offer guidance to consumers as the founding sponsor of The New York Times Travel Show.  Whether they’re seeking a luxurious escape, a family vacation or an adventurous getaway, we look forward to inspiring prospective travelers during this annual industry event.”

“The New York Times Travel Show delivers a truly unique lineup of travel experts, live entertainment and vacation discounts for solo travelers, couples, seniors and families. Whether you are an industry professional or interested in learning about travel destinations, don’t miss this event,” said Lou Fabrizio, vice president of advertising at The New York Times. “We would like to thank American Express for sponsoring the event.”

The Travel Show will begin with a trade day for industry professionals on Friday, February 28.  Travel Industry Conference sessions will be held from 8am until 5pm ET. The exhibition hall will be open for exclusive viewing by travel trade professionals until 7pm. The event will be open to consumers on Saturday, March 1 from 10am until 6pm and on Sunday, March 2 from 11am until 5pm.

The Travel Show will be held in Hall 3D & E located on 11th Avenue at the 34th Street entrance to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

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

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Tickets are now on sale for The 2014 New York Times Travel Show in NYC

December 24, 2013
Each year, the New York Times Travel Show lets you to get a taste of exotic locales © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Each year, the New York Times Travel Show lets you to get a taste of exotic locales © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Tickets are now on sale for The 2014 New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2.  The Travel Show is the largest consumer travel event in North America, featuring nearly 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States.  The show will offer discounts, educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors.

Consumer seminar topics, which have just been announced, will cover budget and luxury travel, cruising, travel blogging, LGBT travel, country- and region-specific destinations, travel photography and many other topics.  Speakers include leading voices in the industry, including among others:

  • Arthur and Pauline Frommer, authors and radio hosts
  • Peter Greenberg, CBS travel editor;  host of Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio
  • Julia Dimon, adventure travel writer and TV host
  • Patricia Schultz, travel writer and author of “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”
  • Brian Kelly, founder of ThePointsGuy.com
  • Mark Murphy, founder,  president and CEO of TravAllianceMedia
  • Andrew Evans, Digital Nomad writer for NationalGeographic.com
  • Richard Wiese, TV host and author of Born to Explore

Event Details

The New York Times Travel Show will open to consumers on Saturday, March 1, from 10am until 6pm, and on Sunday, March 2, from 11am until 5pm.  The show will be held in Hall 3D & E located on 11th Avenue at the 34th Street entrance to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.  Admission is $17.  For a complete schedule of seminars and exhibitors, and to register online, visit www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow.

Exhibition Floor Attractions

  • Exclusive On-Site Only Travel Discounts
  • Meet the Experts area. Meet one-on-one with travel experts who will be available to answer questions covering specific regions, countries, types of travel, activities and destinations.
  • The Family Fun Zone will include an interactive area with opportunities to climb a 24-foot rock-climbing wall, bungee jump on a giant trampoline, and meet animal ambassadors from Sea World Parks & Entertainment.
  • Taste of the World culinary stage will offer exciting food and wine samples from around the globe.

Event Sponsors

American Express is the founding sponsor of The New York Times Travel Show. Supporting sponsors include: South Africa and Visit Florida. Contributing sponsor is The Florida Keys and Key West.  Industry sponsors include: 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 Tourism Organization, Cruise Lines International Association, Cruise Planners International Association of Culinary Professionals, Europe Express, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, National Association of Railroad Passengers, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Professional Travel Bloggers Association, Society of American Travel Writers, The International Eco-Tourism Society, U.S. Tour Operators Association and Well-Being Travel.  Media sponsors include: Agent@Home, Family Travel Forum, GoNomad, Global Traveler, IN New York and Where Magazines, OffMetro.com, Passport, Travel Agent Academy, TravAllainceMedia, Travel Market Report, Travel Pulse, Travel Tribe, Travel Weekly News, Travel World and Vacation Agent.

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10TH Annual New York Times Travel Show at Javits Convention Center, NY Jan 18-20

January 3, 2013
Experience new foods at the New York Times Travel Show, Jan. 18-20 at the Javits Convention Center, New York © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Experience new foods at the New York Times Travel Show, Jan. 18-20 at the Javits Convention Center, New York © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The 10th annual New York Times Travel Show will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City January 18 – 20, 2013. The Travel Show will feature nearly 500 exhibitors representing over 150 countries focusing on travel destinations, tour operators and cruise lines. The show will include special travel offers as well as live entertainment for the whole family. For more information, visit www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow.

The New York Times Travel Show is the largest consumer and trade travel event of its kind in the U.S. featuring different regions of the world including Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States.

The show features discounts and entertainment for families, singles, couples and seniors, including:

Exclusive Travel Discounts. The New York Times Travel Show offers vacation discounts and travel packages from nearly 500 sponsors and exhibitors. Visitors can take advantage of these on-site-only offers on the Travel Show floor.

International Dance and Live Music Performances. Enjoy entertainment and special live performances from around the world.

Travel Seminars with the Experts. Travel experts from television, radio, the leading travel blogs and The New York Times will take questions and offer tips in on-site seminars.

Family-friendly activities. The show will feature a fun, interactive area including an indoor climbing wall and other activities where attendees of all ages can experience a taste of adventure travel.

International Food and Wine Tastings. Doug Duda, A&E International Network’s “The Well-Seasoned Traveler,” will present tips and tastings for the culinary traveler. Chefs, writers, sommeliers, wine makers and culinary tour guides will take the audience on a delicious journey with demonstrations and samples of this year’s most exciting food and wine adventures.

Book Signings with Leading Travel Authors. Once again, there will be an on-site bookstore where attendees can purchase many of the latest travel guides, meet authors, ask for travel advice or get an autographed book.

Seminar topics will cover a broad range including budget travel, cruising, eco-tourism, luxury travel, niche travel, travel blogging and travel technology. Speakers and panelists scheduled to participate include travel writer and National Geographic TV personality,Julia Dimon; authors and radio hosts, Arthur and Pauline Frommer; founder of The Points Guy, Brian Kelly; actor, author and editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler, Andrew McCarthy; co-founder and owner of Gutsy Women Travel, April Merenda; award-winning travel journalist and author, Joseph Rosendo; and international bestselling author Patricia Schultz.

To date, scheduled seminars include:

Saturday, January 19

10 – 10:50 a.m.

Seminar Room 1: “Major New Developments in Travel”

Speakers: authors and radio hosts Arthur and Pauline Frommer

11 – 11:50 a.m.

Seminar Room 1: “The New York Times Travel Panel”

Speakers: New York Times travel editor Danielle Mattoon and journalists from The Times’s Travel Section

Seminar Room 2: “The Luxury of Train Travel Around the World”

Speakers: Train travel experts Supinder Singh, president, Palace Tours; Bob Stewart, president, National Association of Railroad Passengers; and Ramsey Zarifeh, author, “Japan by Rail”

Seminar Room 3: “Travel Bloggers Panel – Connect with Influential Media”

Moderator: Lillian Africano, SATW; Panelists: Don George, National Geographic; Liz Borod Wright, Travelogged.com; Ed Weschler, Recommend; Matthew Kepnes, Nomadic Matt

12 – 12:50 p.m.

Seminar Room 1: “The Longest Way Home: One Man’s Quest for the Courage to Settle Down”

Speaker: actor and editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler,Andrew McCarthy

Seminar Room 2: “Africa from the Inside”

Speaker: award-winning travel journalist and author Joseph Rosendo

Seminar Room 3: “As Travelers, How Do We Help Preserve the Places We Love?”

Speaker: Richard G. Edwards of The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and other expert green travel panelists will share some eco-friendly travel tips

1 – 1:50 p.m.

Seminar Room 1: “Cruising 2013 and Beyond”

Speakers: Michelle Fee, president, Cruise Planners, and panelists including:

Brian O’Connor, vice president of sales, Princess; Vicki Tomasino, vicepresident of sales, Carnival; Sheri Pastemek, director of sales, Celebrity; Cynthia Cobb, director of sales, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines; Glen Rothe, director of sales, Norwegian Cruise Line; Edie Bornstein, senior vice president of sales, Azamara Club Cruises

Seminar Room 2: “Discover The New China”

Speaker: Mark Grundy, president, Wendy Wu Tours

Seminar Room 3: “Review of New Technology Tools Essential to Travel”

Speaker: Russ Johnson, producer and editor, The Connected Traveler

2 – 2:50 p.m.

Seminar Room 1: “The Top New Travel Destinations”

Speakers: authors and radio hosts Arthur and Pauline Frommer

Seminar Room 2: “Connecting with Locals, Gaining a Sense of Place in Central America and South America”

Speakers: Richard G. Edwards, owner and founder, GreenSpot.travel, and Vanessa Guibert Heitner, founder and president, Limitless Argentina

Seminar Room 3: “Internet Research: Stretching Your Travel Dollar”

Speakers: Reid Bramblett, founder of Reidsguides.com, contributing editor to Budget Travel magazine and Condé Nast’s Concierge.com; and Jason Cochran, award-winning travel journalist, pop historian and consumer reporter

3 – 3:50 p.m.

Seminar Room 1: “What Is All This Cruising Stuff About?”

Speakers: Michelle Fee, president of Cruise Planners and panelistsincluding: Brian O’Connor, vice president of sales, Princess; VickiTomasino, vice president of sales, Carnival; Sheri Pastemek, director of sales, Celebrity; Cynthia Cobb, director of sales, Royal Caribbean CruiseLines; Glen Rothe, director of sales, Norwegian Cruise Line; Edie Bornstein, senior vice president of sales, Azamara Club Cruises

Seminar Room 2: “What’s New in LGBT Travel: Hot Destinations,Cool Events and Surprising Destinations and Vacations”

Speakers: Ed Salvato, ManAboutWorld, and LGBT travel experts: Merryn Johns, Curve Magazine; Jerry Portwood, OUT and OUT Traveler; Mike Luongo, author of Frommer’s Buenos Aires and freelance travel writer; and Joe Pedro, Passport Magazine

Seminar Room 3 “Web Publishing 101: How to Make Money and Edit a Terrific Website”

Speaker: Max Hartshorne, editor and owner of GoNOMAD.com Travel

4 – 4:50 p.m.

Seminar Room 1: “Break the Routine: Extreme Adventures in 2013”

Speaker: Julia Dimon, travel writer and National Geographic TV personality

Seminar Room 2: “Outlook for Travel to Cuba”

Speakers: John McAuliff, executive director, Fund for Reconciliation and Development Cuba; Ing. Luis E. Sotolongo Otero, president, San Cristobal Travel; Ing. Eloy Govea Rodriguez, commercial director, HavanaturCelimar; and Lic. Hugo Mustell Mon, commercial director, Havanatur Group

Seminar Room 3: “The Gathering 2013 . . . What’s Happening in Ireland”

2013 is the year of “The Gathering,” a huge 365-day calendar of events. Join Stephanie Abrams, host of the nationally syndicated radio travel show “Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!” and “Travelers411®” as she highlights what’s new in Ireland, plus ancient and historic sites, as well.

5 – 5:50 p.m.

Seminar Room 1: “Beating the System – Travel Points Pointers for a First-Class Lifestyle on a Budget”

Speaker: Brian Kelly, founder, The Points Guy

Sunday, January 20

10:30 – 11:20 a.m.

Seminar Room 1: “1,000 Places To See Before You Die”

Speaker: Patricia Schultz, international bestselling author and executive producer of the Travel Channel television show based on her book, “1,000 Places To See Before You Die”

Seminar Room 2: “Planning the Perfect African Safari”

Speaker: Yvette De Vries, president, Association for the Promotion ofTravel to Africa (APTA)

Seminar Room 3: “Travel with Social Media”

Join Andrea Smith, digital lifestyle editor, Mashable; David Farley, award-winning travel author and contributing editor at AFAR magazine; Brian Tan, founder and CEO, Zicasso; and Laura Bly, travel reporter,blogger and photographer at USA TODAY, as they cover how you can use social media, blogs and reader-review sites to plan your trip.

11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

Seminar Room 2: “Make Your Italian Vacation Dreams Come True:

Expert Advice for Planning, Saving Money, Getting off the BeatenTrack and What’s New in 2013”

Speakers: Susan Van Allen, Italian-American author of “100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go” and the “Golden Days in Italy” blog; GinaRuggierio, founder of Villa Vita International; Kathy McCabe, editor and publisher of “Dream of Italy” newsletter

Seminar Room 3: “Home Exchange: The Latest Insights and Tips and aForecast of the Hottest Travel Swaps”

Speaker: Ed Kushins, founder and president, HomeExchange.com

12:30 – 1:20 p.m.

Seminar Room 1: “From Monster Hunting to Mojitos: A guide map to adventure in 2013”

Adventurer and television host Josh Gates has spent the last five years chasing monsters, myths and legends around the globe. As the host of the hit Syfy series Destination Truth, he’s set foot in nearly 100 countries, blending his unique brand of humor with a passion for exploration. Also, he eats very gross things and changes a lot of flat tires … usually while swearing. Now, he’s back to offer his tips on how to plan your next adventure and where to point your compass in the year ahead.

Seminar Room 2: “Global Travel Tips for Women”

Speakers: April Merenda, co-founder and owner of Gutsy Women Travel, and a panel of women’s travel experts including: Evelyn Hannon, editor, Journeywoman; Lea Lane, author, Sololady; Susan Shapiro, public relations consultant on women’s issues; and Dr. Berkitta Bradford, professor and director, Travel & Tourism, St. John’s University

Seminar Room 3: “Travel Photography Tips & Tech”

Hear about the essential equipment needed to capture your travelexperiences and stay connected on the road through photography. Learn powerful tips and techniques, from what gear you should take to how to store your images.

Speaker: Sally Wiener Grotta, photographer, digital artist, author, columnist and lecturer

1:30 – 2:20 p.m.

Seminar Room 1: “Maximizing Credit Cards for Free Travel”

Speaker: Brian Kelly, founder, The Points Guy

Seminar Room 2: “Kids Travel”

Hear valuable insight into what works and what doesn’t for family travel including advice, tips and “kid-friendly” activities to plan for the younger kids, like adventure camps and service-based adventure travel programs for teens and high school students.

Seminar Room 3: “Discover the Latest Mobile Apps & Devices in Travel”

Travel apps are making life easier while on the go, from finding deals on airfares, hotels and rental cars to local maps and dining guides. Hear from experts as they share user experiences and the latest technology available for your mobile platform. Panelists include: Katie Parla, author of the blogParla Food and the dining app Rome For Foodies; Wendy Perrin, director of consumer news and digital community, Condé Nast Traveler

2:30 – 3:20 p.m.

Seminar Room 1: “River Cruising: The Next Big Destination”

Panelists include: Sharon Symons, director, travel industry sales, Globus/Avalon Waterways

Seminar Room 2: “Local Get-a-Ways: Your Perfect Weekend Destination”

Hear from local guide experts and plan the perfect romantic getaway,

indulgent spa escape, exclusive retreats and family trip all near your hometown. Kelly Blazosky, Canal NY; Mary Kay Vrba, Dutchess County Tourism; Natasha Caputo, Westchester County and others to be announced.

For more details about the seminars listed above, visit www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow.

The 2013 Travel Show will begin with a trade day for industry professionals on Jan. 18, offering targeted conferences. The exhibit hall will also be open for exclusive viewing by travel trade professionals, followed by an industry reception on the exhibit floor. The New York Times Travel Show will take place in Hall 3B, located on 11th Avenue at the 34th Street entrance to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

American Express is the founding sponsor of The New York Times Travel Show through 2014. As a founding sponsor, American Express has participated in The New York Times Travel Show since its inception.

“With people traveling more than ever, it is important to showcase new experiences in engaging and fun ways,” says Lisa Durocher, Senior Vice President and General Manager of American Express Travel. “The New York Times Travel Show is the perfect place for any consumer to discover what is new and now in the evolving world of travel.”

“In its tenth year, The New York Times Travel Show will offer consumers numerous exciting and unique opportunities for travel all over the globe,” said Yasmin Namini,senior vice president, marketing and circulation, and general manager, reader applications, The New York Times Media Group. “We’re thrilled to be working again with founding sponsor American Express on another exceptional event.”

The supporting sponsor of the 2013 Travel Show is South African Tourism.

See: ‘Go Local” is way to save money, enhance travel experience, Frommers say

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Screen star, travel writer Andrew McCarthy to appear at Great Vacations Travel Expo, Columbus, Jan 18-20

December 6, 2012
Andrew McCarthy, National Geographic Traveler editor-at-large and author of the popular, new travel book, The Longest Way Home, will appear at the EXPO on Sunday, January 20 at 1 p.m. on the AAA Travel Stage, presented by DIRECTV.

Andrew McCarthy, National Geographic Traveler editor-at-large and author of the popular, new travel book, The Longest Way Home, will appear at the EXPO on Sunday, January 20 at 1 p.m. on the AAA Travel Stage, presented by DIRECTV.

The AAA Ohio Auto Club is gearing up for the fifth annual Great Vacations Travel EXPO, presented by AAA, slated for January 18-20, 2013. Held at Franklin County Veterans Memorial in Downtown Columbus, the EXPO is a one-stop shop for everything related to travel. The event offers central Ohio consumers information and EXPO-only deals and the best travel values on everything, from exotic cruises and European vacations to affordable escapes that are close to home.

Andrew McCarthy, National Geographic Traveler editor-at-large and author of the popular, new travel book, The Longest Way Home, will appear at the EXPO on Sunday, January 20 at 1 p.m. on the AAA Travel Stage, presented by DIRECTV. Perhaps best known for his roles in a long list of hit movies, such as Weekend at Bernie’s, Pretty in Pink, St. Elmo’s Fire, and Less than Zero, the actor-turned-author has since added the title of “Travel Journalist” to his resume. McCarthy will be on hand to talk about his new memoir and offer his unique insight into the world of travel, as well as encouragement and tips for overcoming the fear of traveling. Following his appearance, McCarthy will answer audience questions and sign autographs. His memoir, The Longest Way Home, will be available for purchase and a book signing.

With more than 250 exhibits, attractions and events, the EXPO is a destination in itself. Favorite travel spots come alive with interactive events and experiences that are as entertaining as they are helpful and educational. Specific attraction areas within the EXPO will include:

– Vacation Marketplace: The EXPO has assembled an incredible lineup of the world’s top travel destinations and guests are encouraged to come with their calendar of available dates and favorite form of payment so they’re prepared to book trips and take advantage of many great travel deals.

– Paradise Pavilion, presented by Travel Impressions: The Paradise Pavilion will transport guests right out of the cold to warm tropical vacation destinations of a lifetime, from extraordinary resorts throughout the Caribbean and Mexico.

– The Great Outdoors Adventure Area: Presented by Metro Parks, guests will enjoy The Great Outdoors without leaving indoors. This beautifully natural area within the EXPO is a restful place where guests can enjoy real pine woodlands, a covered bridge, water features and fun activities for the entire family, including wildlife presentations and hands-on opportunities to get up close and personal with nature.

– Lake Erie Shores & Islands: Guests will love setting sail for Lake Erie Shores & Islands at this special feature area of the EXPO. From Cedar Point, to Put-in-Bay, this fun-filled beach environment boasts loads of interactive activities that bring the unique Lake Erie Shores & Islands experience to life.

– Experience Columbus Pavilion: Guests will discover unforgettable destinations from all across the central Ohio region, for experiences that are as nearby as they are affordable.

– AAA Travel Stage, presented by DIRECTV: Live entertainment, events, appearances and workshops that entertain and educate are led by leading travel experts and well-known celebrities.

The Great Vacations Travel EXPO opens Friday, January 18 and runs through Sunday, January 20, at Franklin County Veterans Memorial in Downtown Columbus. EXPO hours are Friday 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or at any AAA Ohio Auto Club store, beginning December 3, for $9 or $6 for AAA members. Children ages 16 and under are admitted at no charge. For additional event details or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.AAAGreatVacations.com.

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