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Zac Posen, Action Bronson, Samantha Brown and Pauline Frommer Among Speakers at 2018 New York Times Travel Show, Jan. 26-28

January 4, 2018
New York Times Travel Show, NYC 2017

Experience the tastes, music and culture of destinations around the world and pique your interest and your appetite to experience on your own at the New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center, Jan. 27-28. The Travel Show is the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America © Karen Rubin/goingplacesfarandnear.com

New York — The New York Times has announced its speaker lineup for its 2018 Travel Show, which features a dynamic offering of travel experts, panel discussions, demonstrations and book signings for travel enthusiasts and industry professionals alike.

This year’s Show, taking place at the Jacob K. Javits Center, will begin Friday, Jan. 26 with its Trade Day, which is open exclusively to travel industry professionals. The Travel Show will be open to the general public Saturday, Jan. 27, and Sunday, Jan. 28. Celebrating its fifteenth year as the largest travel trade show in North America, this year’s programs will be moderated by New York Times journalists including Monica Drake, assistant managing editor and senior editor of travel; Sam Sifton, food editor; and many others. Turkish Airlines is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2018 New York Times Travel Show.

Some of the panels and speakers at this year’s Show include renowned fashion designer Zac Posen, whose new book “Cooking with Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined,” takes his fans on a culinary journey as inspiring as his designs; rapper Action Bronson, as he speaks about his new cookbook “F**k, That’s Delicious”; travel expert and television host Samantha Brown; and Pauline Frommer, editorial director of the Frommer’s travel guide series.

Full list of panels and speakers include (subject to change):

Saturday, Jan. 27

Alcohol Abroad With Thad Vogler and Adrienne Stillman: Celebrate the spirit of spirits with Thad Vogler (author of “By the Smoke and the Smell”) and Adrienne Stillman (author of “Where Bartenders Drink”). From the mountains of Mexico to the wilds of Scotland and beyond, Vogler and Stillman will steer you to the best cocktails across the globe and the characters who produce the handmade alcohol like rum, scotch, cognac and mezcal you can drink on the go.

The Frugal Traveler With Lucas Peterson: Join Lucas Peterson, writer of the widely popular New York Times column “The Frugal Traveler,” as he shares 10 tips and tricks to significantly save on travel in 2018.

Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel: Don’t miss a conversation with James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, writer and teacher Andrew Zimmern, one of the most versatile personalities in the culinary world, and New York Times Food editor Sam Sifton.

Sustainable and Socially Conscious Travel: Join New York Times travel and lifestyle writer Shivani Vora, as she discusses socially conscious and sustainable travel with three pioneers seeking to make a traveler’s experiences both good for the individual and good for the globe. Panelists include Darrell Hartman, co-founder of Jungles in Paris (a digital storytelling platform about the cross-section of nature and culture), Kat Lo, the founder of Eaton Hotels (a new hotel group with a focus on social justice, sustainability and community consciousness), and Mark Lakin, co-founder of Epic Road (a travel design company that blends luxury with thought-provoking experiences meant to elevate consciousness).

Cooking With Zac Posen: Join world-renowned fashion designer Zac Posen on a culinary journey through his life with his new cookbook “Cooking with Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined,” which includes dishes every bit as decadent and inspiring as his designs. Posen will be in conversation with New York Times Food editor Sam Sifton.

Pop Culture and Fine Foods With Ghetto Gastro and JJ Johnson: Join Ghetto Gastro, a Bronx collective using food and art to create unique experiences, and chef JJ Johnson, named one of the top young culinary minds by Forbes, Zagat and Eater, for a conversation on bringing New York’s cuisine to the world and a taste of their travels to food at home. Ghetto Gastro and chef Johnson will discuss their unique ability to mix gourmet cuisine with Caribbean delicacies and hip-hop roots with Kim Severson, a Southern-based correspondent who covers the nation’s food culture for The New York Times.

Exploring Food With Musician Action Bronson: Don’t miss a conversation with unlikely food superstar and rapper Action Bronson, author of “F**k, That’s Delicious,” a book that chronicles the food-obsessed musician’s exploration of all things culinary. Bronson will discuss his love for both food and music with New York Times Food editor Sam Sifton.

L.G.B.T.Q. Travel With Davey Wavey: Digital storyteller Davey Wavey will help you to be a successful and inclusive gay traveler — with an L.G.B.T.Q. Pride survival guide, insight into the world’s best L.G.B.T.Q. destinations and tips on how to meet dates on the go. 

Pizza Guru Anthony Falco: Join Anthony Falco, founding pizza maker of Roberta’s in Brooklyn, N.Y., for a conversation about his travels around the globe as a pizza consultant from San Francisco to India with New York Times Food editor Sam Sifton. Falco, also known as the “Pizza Guru,” will lead a discussion and demonstration about making global pizzas that fit into the cultural landscape of countries around the world.

Chef Angela Dimayuga With Claudia Wu of Cherry Bombe: Savor the opportunity to hear from Cherry Bombe co-founder and creative director Claudia Wu and James Beard Award-winning chef Angela Dimayuga, most recently the executive chef of Mission Chinese. The two friends and collaborators will discuss their creative process, the importance of female voices in the world of food and their favorite recipes from the new “Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook” with Kim Severson of The New York Times.

How Technology Can Enhance and Elevate Your Vacation: Join Jennifer Jolly — an American consumer technology journalist and TV broadcaster, the Wired Well columnist for The New York Times, tech-life columnist and host of Tech Now for USA Today, and a digital lifestyle contributor for “The Today Show” — as she helps travelers use the latest technologies to get the most out of their next trip.

Sunday, Jan. 28

Samantha Brown and Pauline Frommer: Join Samantha Brown (host of several Travel Channel programs including “Girl Meets Hawaii,” “Great Vacation Homes,” “Great Hotels” and her upcoming PBS show “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love”) and Pauline Frommer (the editorial director of the Frommers series of guidebooks and co-host of the “Travel Show” on WABC Radio) as they discuss their travel inspirations, extensive experience and the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening destinations around the globe.

Atlas Obscura With Joshua Foer: Meet Atlas Obscura co-founder Joshua Foer, who will talk about his experience and insights into people who still believe in the beauty of discovery, from miniature cities and gigantic flaming holes in the ground to bone churches, balancing pagodas or homes built entirely out of paper.

The Best Travel Gadgets of 2018 With Wirecutter: Hear from the journalists behind The New York Times’s product review website, Wirecutter, on how to pack the best travel gear in the fewest bags possible. Wirecutter editor Michael Zhao and writer Kit Dillon will talk through the different needs you may have for trips you plan to take in the new year. 

Don’t Be a Tourist in Paris: The Messy Nessy Chic Guide: Roam the streets of Paris with the confidence of a seasoned local with the help of Vanessa Grall, creator of cult online magazine Messy Nessy Chic and author of the non-guidebook “How Not to Be a Tourist in Paris.”

Travelscope With Joseph Rosendo: Joseph Rosendo, Emmy Award-winning travel journalist, broadcaster, television personality, public speaker and host of the PBS show “Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope” will share his five decades of travel experiences, and talk about how travel can be a life-changing and world-changing experience.

Seeing Mexico City &  Barcelona Through Their Burgeoning Art Scenes With Maria Brito: See Mexico City through the eyes of award-winning contemporary art adviser and collector Maria Brito, who will teach you how to find the best hotspots for art on your upcoming travel to the capital of Mexico.

The Best Books for Your Next Vacation: Pack the perfect book for your next trip with the help of book and literary experts Leigh Haber (books editor for O Magazine), Min Jin Lee (author and National Book Award finalist) and Glory Edim (founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club celebrating the distinctive qualities of black literature). The trio will talk about their favorite seasonal reads, the books they are most looking forward to in 2018 and more with New York Times book critic Dwight Garner.

Coffee and Food Culture in the Land Down Under With Nicholas Stone and Eddy Buckingham: Join Aussie-born and New York-based tastemakers Nicholas Stone (founder of Bluestone Lane) and Eddy Buckingham (owner of Chinese Tuxedo) for a coffee tasting and conversation about Australian food culture in the U.S. and abroad, their collaborations on hospitality projects, and tips for learning more about Australian culture with New York Times editor Sam Sifton.

Hotel Impossible With Anthony Melchiorri: Travel Channel’s no-nonsense host of “Hotel Impossible,” Anthony Melchiorri, brings you tips, tricks and five-star secrets to make the most out of your hotel stays around the world. Known as a hotel “fixer,” Anthony has 20 years of experience in the hospitality business and works with a team of designers to revamp and transform struggling hotels into successful tourist accommodations. 

Full speaker lineup and start times can be found here.

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.

More information at www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow.

 

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