New York Times Travel Show Set to Debut Jan. 18-20 in New York City
By James Shillinglaw
August 16, 2012 11:09 PM
The New York Times said the 10th annual New York Times Travel Show will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, Jan. 18 to 20, 2013. The show will feature nearly 500 exhibitors representing more than 150 countries focusing on travel destinations, tour operators and cruise lines. It will include special travel offers as well as live entertainment for the whole family. Once again, travAlliancemedia is the official trade sponsor of the event, helping to put together the trade day for travel agents and other travel industry professionals on Friday, Jan. 18.
American Express is the founding sponsor of The New York Times Travel Show through 2014. As a founding sponsor, American Express has participated in show since its inception. 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 travel packages from nearly 500 sponsors and exhibitors. Visitors can take advantage of these on-site-only offers on the show floor. They also can enjoy entertainment and special live performances from around the world. Travel experts from television, radio, the leading travel blogs and The New York Times will take questions and offer tips in on-site seminars. The show also 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.
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 offer demonstrations and samples of this year's most exciting food and wine adventures. 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.
The 2013 Travel Show will begin with a trade day on Jan. 18 for industry professionals on offering targeted conferences, seminars, panels and top speakers. The exhibit hall will also be open for exclusive viewing by travel trade professionals, followed by an industry reception on the exhibit floor. The will take place in Hall 3B, located on 11th Avenue at the 34th Street entrance to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The supporting sponsor of the 2013 Travel Show is South African Tourism.
“With people traveling more than ever, it is important to showcase new experiences in engaging and fun ways,” said 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 10th 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, for The New York Times Media Group. “We’re thrilled to be working again with founding sponsor American Express on another exceptional event.”