The New York area’s best travel show is this weekend at the Jacob Javits Center. The annual New York Times Travel Show is heaven for voyagers of all types, whether your interests are local travel, cruises, exotic destinations, or finding new ways to revisit beloved locations.
You will leave with a sack full of ideas and information for future trips we can book together.
The Travel Show will feature more than 500 exhibitors, representing 150 countries, with representatives who will be available to offer expert insights, insider tips, and exclusive discounts. Attendees can plan ahead for their next great getaways by viewing the Travel Show’s floor plan and guide to exhibitors in advance, here.
Sample the foods of nations around the world; watch live dance performances from Asia, Africa and beyond; and sit in on engaging sessions with experts on Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Culinary, Adventure, Spa & Wellness, River or Ocean cruises and more.
Focused seminars offer travel ideas for women, LGBT travelers, and those with mobility issues. Lee Abbamonte, travel expert and the youngest American to visit every country will entertain you with tales from the road, as only he can. And, Ralph Velasco, noted photographer and trip leader will offer insights into taking better travel photos.
Recently announced special on-site deals, giveaways and sweepstakes will include, among many others:
Adventure Canada: Booth 649
Save 50% on select Adventure Canada 2016 Expeditions. Booking must be complete by the 15th of Jan.
Affordable Asia: Booth 244
Win up to $500 toward any trip with Affordable Asia. Visit booth 244 for complimentary gifts, travel discounts and more.
Art of Living – Shankara Ayurveda Spa: Booth 1031
At the Shankara Ayurveda Spa table, enter to win a personal cleanse with ancient treatments, a personal consultation and specialized cleansing diet in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Borough of Seaside Heights: Booth 1162
Visit the “Seaside Heights – Home of Sun ‘N Fun at the Jersey Shore” booth during the show and receive a coupon for a free weekly beach badge.
Celebrity Cruises: Booth 511
Explore various “perk up” add-on options and deals as part of a Celebrity Cruises vacation.
Downunderguru: Booth 438
At the Downunderguru booth, play “Scratch & Win” for the chance to win valuable trip discounts, free day tours and a plane ticket to Australia or New Zealand.
Dutchess Tourism, Inc.: Booth 947
Enter to win a weekend getaway to Duchess County in the Hudson Valley, NY, to explore historic mansions, culinary adventures, arts and culture, farms and markets, and natural scenic beauty.
Go North Fork: Booth 956
Enter the North Fork Getaway Raffle for prizes by Shorecrest Bed & Breakfast, Heron Suites Hotel, First & South Restaurant, Hellenic Restaurant, One Love, Harbor Pet, Burton’s Books and more.
Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board: Booth 120
Win a trip for two with Norwegian Air, and a stay at La Creole Beach Hotel & Spa.
Le Boat: Booth 417
Visit booth 417 to learn more about this European travel experience and save up to 15% off your next Le Boat vacation.
Magnetic North Travel: Booth 370
Win a 5-day spring break to visit Oslo and the fjords of Norway, including flights from JFK.
Montauk Chamber of Commerce: Booth 958
Win 3-night stay at an oceanfront resort in Montauk, and more.
Oahu Paradise Cove Luau: Booth 871
Win gift certificates valid for two adults as part of the Hawaiian Luau Buffet package at Oahu Paradise Cove Luau, valued at $198.00, which includes transportation from Waikiki select hotels.
The Parking Spot: Booth 1056
The Parking Spot will be offering discounted coupons of up to 20% off at all Parking Spot locations at JFK, LAG, EWR and PHL. The Parking Spot will also be offering one free week of airport parking at any one of its locations at JFK, LGA, EWR or PHL airports.
Times Journeys: Booth 931
Visit the Times Journeys stand and plan a vacation that is accompanied by a New York Times journalist or Times-selected expert. While supplies last, pick up a copy of: the 2016 Times Journeys catalogue, limited edition 2016 calendar and a selection of postcards to share your memories.
Traveling Wonk: Booth 140
Traveling Wonk is offering all guests who reference The New York Times Travel Show, 15% off all luxuriously curated trips to Sri Lanka starting Feb. 1.
Visit Florida: Booth #842
Visit booth #842 for a chance to win Visit Florida’s scratch-off game. Prizes include Florida vacations and goodies.
Yampu Tours: Booth 543
Book any Safari, Wildlife or Eco Tour with Yampu and receive a 15% discount.
This year’s Travel Show offerings will also include:
- Wellness Travel Feature – Showcase debuting this year for wellness travel brands that attendees may experience first-hand at the Travel Show.
- Meet the Experts – Travel connoisseurs offer one-on-one travel advice and insider tips on a variety of travel topics.
- Taste of the World and Taste of the World: Kids Kitchen – Culinary pavilions that provide attendees, including children of all ages, with samples of cuisines from around the globe.
- Cultural Performances – Global destinations come to life across five different stages on the exhibition floor.
- Book Signings – Travel book signings by your favorite travel writers.
- Friday, Jan. 8, Trade Day: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET
- Saturday, Jan. 9, General Admission: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET
- Sunday, Jan. 10, General Admission: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET
Registration is available in advance and at the door. View registration information here.
Follow the Travel Show on Facebook and Twitter for programming and speaker updates, plus highlights from this year’s show:
Facebook – Facebook.com/NYTTravelShow
Twitter – @NYTTravelShow
I will be at the show all day Friday if you would like to meet. Please let me know if anything you see at the show piques your curiosity for upcoming trips and I will get more information for you.
Photos courtesy of the New York Times Travel Show.