Over 35,000 Attendees
The New York Times Travel Show attracted more than 35,000 attendees and had over 700 exhibitors from more than 175 countries. This makes the show the largest travel trade and consumer show in North America.
The 2020 NY Time Travel Show was held on January 24 – 26 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. This show is not a trade show only, it is open to the general public. The cost to attend this wonderful show is FREE for those in the trade (travel agents and other travel professionals) on Friday which is the Exhibition Only day. On the general public days, Saturday and Sunday the cost was only $20 for one day and $25 for both days per person.
Travel Agent Conferences
For travel professionals, they had the option to attend many conferences. A Full Day Travel Industry Conference & Exhibition was $69
and their On-site Full Day Travel Industry Conference & Exhibition was $89.
This NY Times Travel Show had so much to offer including an OFFICIAL TRAVEL SHOW BOOKSTORE, where you could meet the authors and purchase their books and get them signed too. The authors included Pauline Frommer “Frommer’s Guidebooks” and many others.
There was also an Annual Charity Auction by The Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation where you could bid on over 75 Caribbean hotel vacations.
Performances and Presentations
One of the best parts of the show was the Cultural Stages where performances were done including dancers and singers from around the globe. There were also wonderful folk music performances too and you can see some of them in our show video. Of course, there were also presentations from many countries that informed the audience on Travel tips and information on their countries.
Our Travel Show Video
Meet the Experts Pavilion
The Meet The Experts Pavilion was located in the south concourse, where travel connoisseurs were available on a one on one basis to offer advice, insight, tips, information, and inspiration on a variety of travel topics.
Watch our video to see some of the performances.
The New York Times Travel Show was an inclusive show with a large section or the LGBTQ attendees and exhibitors. Loads of inclusive places to travel to or stay were featured and a great place for meeting others.
The best part of this show is your ability to discover all the wonderful destinations you can visit. It is an opportunity to speak to the show exhibitors and ask the questions so you can determine which travel destination is best for you. So much better than trying to get the information or answer your questions on the internet.
Of course, if you have a great travel agent, like those at Travel Pavilion you can get those answers at any time you are planning your trip.
Onsite Deals & Offers
One of the best perks of attending the New York Times Travel show is their onsite Deals and Offers. Offers of 10-20% discounts on travel packages and much more offered by the exhibitors at the show. Of course, they had “Chances to Win” opportunities too from free trips to prize money. Anyone interested in travel had to be at this show and many traveled from other states to attend this show too.
Booking Online or With An Expert Travel Agent
The internet is a wonderful place to do some research on travel destinations, however, booking online may not be the best way to find the best places to visit or get the best deals. Qualified and experienced travel professionals can usually find you the best deals and also give you first-hand information about your final destination.
From our personal experience and my wife owning a travel agency for many years, we have seen issues with those that book online. Some years ago we were on a trip to Spain. We were at the front desk of the hotel we would be staying at when we overheard a young couple that was having a problem with their reservation.
Apparently, the “internet” didn’t book the hotel properly and the hotel didn’t have their reservation. There were no rooms available and they were at a loss as to what to do. My wife always tells her clients that they can call her day or night if they have a problem. They can even email her too. She can then resolve the issue as she has done many times before. So the question is…who do you call when you are in a foreign country and something goes wrong? The Internet?
No Cost To Book With A Travel Agent
There is never a charge from a travel agency because they are paid by the tour operators, the cruise lines, the hotels, and the resorts. So why not use an experienced travel agent? Travel Pavilion can usually match most internet pricing and offer that personal service and do all the leg work in making sure your travel arrangements are done properly.
New York Times Travel Show Photo Gallery
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