The Press Release:
The New York Times today announced that registration is now open for its 2020 New York Times Travel Show, the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America. Now in its 17th year, the event will take place Friday, Jan. 24 to Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Tickets are available at NYTimes.com/TravelShow – Linked at the close of this announcement. This year’s event presents an expansive showcase featuring more than 750 exhibitors —leading experts in various travel industries including hotels, resorts, spas, cruises and airlines around the world—coming together for three days to share the latest travel news, trends and inspiration for the year ahead.
The first day of the Travel Show on Friday, Jan. 24 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 Travel Industry Conference at NYTTS 2020 will provide solutions that will help to drive growth in the travel industry. In addition to two general Keynote sessions, there will be 25 targeted Focus Conference sessions and four Business Seminars. For the 2020 Show, conference sessions will address travelers’ requests for an increase in authentic, meaningful and immersive trips that also provide sustainable travel options.
The first Keynote session, “How Travelers Think and Why You Should Care,” commences at 9 a.m. and will be given by Chris Davidson, Executive Vice President, Insights & Strategy, MMGY Global, reviewing the results of the organization’s annual travel survey. The second Keynote session, at 12:45 p.m., brings together visionaries of the travel industry to explain “What the Future Holds.” Panelists include Matthew Upchurch, Chairman and C.E.O., Virtuoso; Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and C.E.O., Celebrity Cruises; Daniel Skjeldam, C.E.O., Hurtigruten AS; and Leigh Barnes, Chief Customer Officer, Intrepid Travel. The panel will be moderated by James Shillinglaw, Editor in Chief and Founder, Insider Travel Report.
Saturday, Jan. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 26 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.
In 2019, the Travel Show welcomed more than 750 exhibitors representing over 176 countries. The event saw the highest attendance ever, with 35,568 attendees experiencing two days of events featuring 280 travel industry speakers and experts. More than 1,300 members of the media also participated, gleaning valuable insights during the Travel Show’s exclusive Trade Day seminars and Focus Conferences, as well as the weekend programs. For photos of the 2019 New York Times Travel Show, visit here.
2020 New York Times Travel Show Sponsors:
Dubai Tourism is the Presenting Sponsor of the 2020 New York Times Travel Show. Turkish Airlines is a Platinum Sponsor; South African Tourism is a Gold Sponsor; MSC CRUISES, Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board and Greek National Tourism Organization are Silver Sponsors; and I LOVE NY is a Bronze Sponsor.
Travel Industry Association Sponsors include Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), Africa Travel Association (ATA), American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa (APTA), Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA), Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF), Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), Destination Wedding & Honeymoon, Specialists Association (DWHSA), European Travel Commission (ETA), Family Travel Association (FTA), International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), Millennials in Travel (MIT), Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), Professional Travel Bloggers Association (PTBA), Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), Travel Goods Association (TGA), U.S. Tour Operators Association (USTOA) and Well-Being Travel.
Travel Industry Media Sponsors include, GoNomad, Destination I Do Magazine, Healthy Aging Magazine, Insider Travel Report, ManAboutWorld, Passport Magazine, TAConnect, TravAlliancemedia, and Travel Market Report.
About The New York Times Travel Show:
The Travel Show is the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, Consumer Seminars, Meet The Experts Pavilion and an interactive Exhibition including more than 747 exhibitors representing travel to all seven continents, positioned within 16 pavilions (including Adventure, Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, Caribbean, Cruise, Europe, Family, Global, Latin America, L.G.B.T.Q., Mexico, River Cruise, Travel Products, and U.S.A. Pavilions). In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals and couples and seniors. Join the conversation and follow @NYTTravelShow for the latest Travel Show news.
About The New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The Company includes The New York Times, NYTimes.com and related properties. It is known globally for excellence in its journalism, and innovation in its print and digital storytelling and its business model. Follow new about the company at @NYTimesPR.
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: I’ve managed to attend the NYTTS twice so far and think it’s a great time for those who are able to travel and explore other parts of the world or even this great nation and the stuff that’s closer to home. As a member of the media I do a large part of the Industry Day but then I also like to explore the General Public day for a few hours. This show runs in tandem with the NY Boat Show so I get to do two things with some time spent at each event. There are scores of attendees at the NYTTS from assorted touring groups that want you to visit their homes and to make this an interesting affair they bring some of that culture to the Javits Center for the three days in January. I’m hoping to go once again and load up our findings right here on the website and on our Official Facebook and Instagram. Be sure that you are following along with our adventures on those social networks so you don’t miss anything. That’s all I’ve got to add on this announcement so let me know what you think about this one and if you plan on attending. Until next time.
Official Website: https://nyttravelshow.com/