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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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