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Tickets Now Available for the 2017 New York Times Travel Show

September 30, 2016

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/

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

“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.

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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

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