I’ve attended the New York Times Travel Show a few times in the past. I usually go mainly to check out some of the seminars they feature but rarely find any useful information from the travel exhibitors at the show.
I came across the New York Travel Festival around a month back and was debating whether or not to go. The festival’s goal is “to reinvent the consumer travel show seeking more interaction and a better sense of NYC and beyond”.
After reading a little more into the event, it sounded like it might be worth attending. The festival will feature various speakers, panels and other experiences. The show is a bit pricier than the Times show, but it also sounds like it will be a more worthwhile experience.
Some notable speakers:
- National Geographic’s Digital Nomad- Andrew Evans
- The youngest American to visit every country in the world- Lee Abbamonte
- Former NY Times Frugal Traveler- Matt Gross
- Travel blogger Matt Kepnes aka Nomadic Matt
- The U.S. travel editor for Lonely Planet- Robert Reid
- And many more…
- Saturday, April 20- Seminars, Panels & More
- Sunday, April 21- Attendees get to select a tour from a choice of 10+
- Saturday only– $40 which does not include lunch (lunch=$15 in advance, $20 day of)
- Package Ticket– $75 which includes Saturday admission, lunch and one Sunday tour
- VIP Ticket– $150 which includes Saturday admissions, cooking class with Chef Pierre Thiam and Sunday Mexico in NYC experience