After continuous monitoring of the latest developments regarding the coronavirus, The New York Times has decided to cancel its 2021 Travel Show, originally slated for January 29-31, 2021. This action is not one we have taken lightly, as we understand the many efforts involved by the many various vendors, exhibitors, the Javits Center, and of course the tens of thousands of dedicated travel professionals and travel enthusiasts who rely on the Travel Show to plan their next great adventure. Yet, we believe this response to be the most prudent and in line with our desire to support governmental health agencies that have developed guidelines to ensure the public’s safety. We are sharing these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an abundance of caution and will continue to closely monitor developments as they arise. We look forward to seeing you at the New York Times Travel Show in 2022. Please be sure to check the Travel Show website for the latest information around the 2022 Show.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Considering that Summer isn’t here yet, and we are talking about an event that is some 7 months away, I have to admit a little bit of a surprise at this news. Sure, I don’t think that any of the agenda items I’ve hoped to be a part of well into the Fall will be taking place, but to find a special event like this massive show being cancelled in early June just leaves me shocked. Now its without question that this virus is a lot more serious than many people are willing to admit but it is and its time for you all to pay better attention. Your health is more important than hanging out and getting drinks or shopping (and believe me I miss ALL OF THE THINGS). Historically speaking, I’ve been starting my convention coverage year with the Travel Show, the Boat Show and the BroadwayCon. These three lead me into the February NY NOW and the Toy Fair and while its too early to tell if those will also be cancelled, this news doesn’t leave me with a lot of hope. As always, you should be following our social networks of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to see what is coming down the pike, if anything actually is, and using our handy Events Calendar to see the very latest in listings and changes to them. I wish you all a healthy June and the rest of the coming months. Remember to wear a mask, practice the social distancing and limit your interactions with others until they say its okay to do so. Also, its rather important that you properly discard this mask and gloves stuff and stop throwing it on the ground. I want this virus gone as much as anyone, and I don’t need your selfish negligence keeping it around. My two cents. See you next time.
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