This weekend, January 23 – 25 is the very popular New York Times Travel Show which takes places at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.
I’ve been to the show around 6-7 times including the past few years with media access thanks to my blog.
The cool thing about media access is that it gives you access to the first day of the show which is the Trade Day for industry professionals, exhibitors and media.
I’ll be attending the Trade Day once again but will most likely not have time to return for one of the consumer days.
During the consumer days you can attend a variety of interesting seminars from travel pro’s and celebrities (so to speak).
In the past I’ve attended seminars given by:
- Ian Wright- Host of the one of my favorite travel shows- Globe Trekker
- Samantha Brown- Host of various Travel Channel shows
- Andrew Zimmern- Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods
- Adam Richman- Travel Channel’s Man vs Food
- Patricia Schultz- Author or 1,000 Places To See Before You Die
- Andrew McCarthy- Actor & Travel Writer
- Rick Steves- Author & TV Host
At the show, you can also check out fun performances, cooking demonstrations, meet representatives from 100s of destinations, tourism boards, hotels and more…
I recently received a press release about something really exciting and possibly the top exhibit that I’d like to check out at this year’s travel show.
Etihad’s The Residence will be making an appearance.
Check out the press release:
This year’s Travel Show attendees will also be able to experience Etihad Airways’s The Residence, the airline’s unique and bespoke first-class luxury suite designed for up to two guests traveling together. The Residence by Etihad is the only three-room suite in the sky, and includes a living room, separate bedroom, ensuite bathroom, butler service and chef-prepared gourmet meals on demand.
While at the show tomorrow, I’ll be sure to check out The Residence!
With Cuba being possibly the hottest topic in travel these days (I’ve been dying to go for years), this seminar on Saturday might be for you.
The U.S. Department of State Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, Mark Well will be speaking as part of a panel to discuss “the outlook for travel to Cuba“. The panel will take place on Saturday, January 24 at 4 PM.
Costs to attend:
- Trade Day- $35 in advance, $45 at the door
- Consumer Days- $17
- Children 18 & under- Free
There is usually a $3 off admission code available. The NY Times tweeted the code SOCIAL but it might only be good for use today, 1/22.
Dates/ Times of the Show:
- (Trade Day) Friday 1/23- 9 AM- 4:30 PM, exhibition hall open 2-7 PM
- Saturday 1/24- 10 AM- 6 PM
- Sunday 1/25- 11 AM- 5 PM
Find out more about the New York Times Travel Show here.