WHY IT RATES: This year’s event will feature over 610 exhibitors, more than one-third of which are new to the travel show.—Patrick Clarke, TravelPulse Senior Writer.
The New York Times today announced that registration is open for its 2019 New York Times Travel Show, the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America.
Now in its 16th year, the event will take place Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27, 2019, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Tickets are available at NYTimes.com/TravelShow.
This year’s event presents an expansive showcase featuring more than 610 exhibitors with 35 percent new to the Travel Show—leading experts in various travel industries including hotels, resorts, spas, cruises and airlines around the world—coming together to share the latest travel news, trends and inspiration for the year ahead.
The first day of the Travel Show on Friday, January 25 is reserved exclusively for travel industry professionals and members of the media. The day will include expert seminars, which will inform travel professionals of the latest industry products and services, destination information and consumer trends.
The weekend-long celebration will also include the following new features, with more to be announced:
Saturday, January 26, and Sunday, January 27 will be open to the public, with two full days of cultural presentations and performances, food demonstrations, and one-on-one conversations with travel experts and influencers on a myriad of travel topics for diverse demographics.
Passport Acceptance Event in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State
For the first time at The New York Times Travel Show, the U.S. Department of State will be hosting a special Passport Acceptance Event on Saturday, January 26 and Sunday, January 27. During this time, Travel Show attendees will be able to apply for U.S. passports (first-time applicants and renewals).
Travel Goods Association at Products & Services Pavilion
This year’s show will also feature an expanded Products and Services pavilion, sponsored by the Travel Good Association. The pavilion will highlight top travel retail vendors including Go-Travel, Korchmar, Leisure Marketing/London Fog, Olivet International, Ricard Beverly Hills and more.
In 2018, the Travel Show welcomed more than 610 exhibitors representing over 176 countries. The 2018 show saw the highest attendance in ten years, with over 32,000 attendees. More than 1300 members of the media attended the 2018 Travel Show, gaining insights from the Travel Show’s exclusive Trade Day seminars and Focus Conferences, as well as experiencing the two days of consumer events that featured 276 travel industry speakers and experts.
SOURCE: The New York Times Travel Show press release.
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