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Travel Consumers and Professionals Come Together for New York Times Travel Show

Features & Advice | The New York Times Travel Show | Barry Kaufman | December 29, 2015

Travel Consumers and Professionals Come Together for New York Times Travel Show

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In the travel world, there’s nothing like it. The New York Times Travel Show, being held this year Jan. 8-10 in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Center, brings together some of the most renowned names in travel for a three-day event that celebrates all aspects of a trip.

A crowd of around 28,000 will be in attendance, a blend of travel consumers and professionals. Throughout the event, attendees will visit more than 500 exhibitor booths from around the globe, enjoy more than 100 cultural presentations, and hear from more than 150 industry experts.

While travel junkies will find more than enough dream board fodder over the weekend, the first day is given over entirely to the industry. The Travel Industry Conference, Dec. 8, will begin with opening remarks by ASTA’s Zane Kerby, followed by Trafalgar President Paul Wiseman’s keynote address, “DISCover How to Unleash Your True Potential.” From there, agents will fine-tune their experience through 21 different breakouts focusing on topics such as adventure travel, LGBT travel and spotlight sessions on destinations around the world.

After the travel industry has had its day, the show opens up to consumers eager to plan their next adventure. Five stages will rotate out exciting cultural performances from all points on the globe, providing the soundtrack to a culinary world tour at the Taste of the World culinary stage. In addition to the senses-ensnaring experience in the main hall, industry experts will be on hand to connect with the consumer for a series of seminars. Don’t miss travAlliancemedia’s own Theresa Masek moderating a panel on what 2016 holds for cruising, at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 10.

A day pass to the most exciting event of the year in travel starts at $20 for consumers, or $25 for a two-day pass. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


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