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I’m Heading to the New York Times Travel Show

This weekend is the New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. 
The show runs from January 18-20 and will be celebrating it’s 10th anniversary.

I’m heading to the show for the Travel Industry Day today and might attend one of the General Public Days too to check out some of the travel seminars. (I was able to get a media credential which gives me access to the Travel Industry and General Public Days.)

The first day is nice to attend since the exhibition floor is open featuring representatives from various tourism boards, hotels and travel companies. It is also much less crowded than during the General Public days. This should give me time to chat with representatives from tourism boards for some of the places Kim, Lucas and I will be visiting in 2013.
I’ve attended the Travel Show a few times in the past. Last year was the first time I had a media credential and got to attend the Travel Industry Day. A couple of other times I attended the show- mainly to attend some of the travel seminars presented by travel experts and TV personalities.

Here are some of the travel seminars I’ve attended:

  • Adam Richman- Man vs Food
  • Andrew Zimmern- Bizarre Foods
  • Brian Kelly- The Points Guy blog
  • Ian Wright- Globe Trekker
  • Patricia Schultz- Author- 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
  • Samantha Brown- Various Travel Channel shows

This year I’m thinking about attending seminars by

  • Seth Kugel- the NY Times Frugal Traveler 
  • Andrew McCarthyActor, Author & Traveler
  • Travel Bloggers Panel highlighting travel trends

I’m hoping to get some valuable information about a few destinations that we’ll be visiting in 2013. I’d also like to learn about some new travel companies and products that I haven’t heard of. 

If my schedule allows for it, I’ll head back to the show (most likely on Saturday) to attend the seminars mentioned above.

Stay tuned for more about the 2013 New York Times Travel Show.

A Unique Luggage Tag

While attending the New York Times Travel Show the giveaways were definitely underwhelming. 
However there was one thing that really stood out. I was given this interesting luggage tag from airberlin. At the show I tossed it in my bag initially thinking nothing more of it
When I got home I went through my bag to check out the brochures and little trinkets I had received. As I had remembered the bag was full of junk. Once again I came across my airberlin luggage tag. This time I took a better look at it and noticed that it was really different. The luggage tag was shaped to look like a roll aboard luggage bag! The tag slides open which is where you write your personal information.
I won’t be using the tag since the plastic “handle” holding the strap is really thin and I think that it would break pretty fast.
I wonder what other interesting and unique luggage tags are out there?

NY Times Travel Show Media Access

The New York Times Travel Show is coming up this weekend at the Jacob Javits Center.

I wasn’t planning to go to the show this year but decided for fun to send in a request for media credentials. My request was accepted so I might as well take advantage and go to the show.

I’ve been to the show two times. I enjoyed presentations by some of the travel experts and TV personalities. I heard presentations by Andrew Zimmern , Samantha Brown, Ian Wright, Patricia Schultz and many others.

The show is from March 2-4, with the first day open only to travel professionals.
There will be lots of travel information from various tourism boards and tour companies, tips from travel experts at various seminars and cultural & culinary presentations on five stages.

I plan to attend the show two of the days. I am going to check out the travel professionals day for a few hours and one of the public days.
I am leaning towards going on Sunday since I’d like to hear Adam Richman (Man vs Food) & Brian Kelly’s (The Points Guy) presentations. I would also like to try to see the demonstration by Daniel Holzman of the Meatball Shop.

Find out more about the NY Times Travel Show here.