The New York Times Travel Show
January 26 – 28, 2018
Friday Travel Industry Conference (Trade Only): 9am – 5pm
Friday Exhibition (Trade Only): 2pm – 7pm
Friday Industry Reception: 5pm – 7pm
Saturday Exhibition & Seminars: 10am – 6pm
Sunday Exhibition & Seminars: 11am – 5pm
The 2018 New York Times Travel Show Invites Travel Professionals to Trade Day Friday, Jan. 26, at the Javits Center
NEW YORK, Dec. 04, 2017 – The 2018 New York Times Travel Show invites travel industry professionals to join its Trade Day on Friday, Jan. 26, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, for its Travel Industry Conference and exclusive trade-only viewing of 500 exhibiting companies in the Exhibition. Travel professionals may register for the Trade Day here. The New York Times Travel Show will be celebrating its 15th year in 2018.
The keynote panel for the Travel Show’s Trade Day on the state of the travel industry will be moderated by James Shillinglaw, veteran travel editor and editor-in-chief of Insider Travel Report. Panelists include Ninan Chacko, CEO of Travel Leaders Group, Alejandro Zozaya, CEO, Apple Leisure Group, and Andrew Stuart, president and CEO, Norwegian Cruise Line.
Trade Day will feature more than 100 speakers including, among others:
Laura Begley Bloom, Chief Content Officer, Family Traveller
Jeff Clarke, Chief Operating Officer, Unique Vacations Inc., Sandals & Beaches Resorts
Terry Dale, President, United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA)
Johnny “Jet” DiScala, Travel Expert and Editor in Chief, JohnnyJet.com
Gail Grimmett, President, Elite Travel Division, Travel Leaders Group
Rainer Jenss, President & founder, Family Travel Association
Joe Jiffo, Senior Vice President, Sales, MSC Cruises (USA) Inc.
Ignacio Maza, Executive Vice President, Signature Travel Network
Kate McCulley, Travel Blogger, Adventurous Kate
Todd Neuman, Executive Vice President, South African Airways
Marla Phaneuf, Vice President, Industry Relations, Cruise Lines International Association
Glen Rothe, Regional Vice President, Sales, Norwegian Cruise Line
Uri Steinberg, Tourism Commissioner, North America, Israel Ministry of Tourism
Melissa Walker, Director, Global Brand Fitness, Global Brand Wellness, Hilton
Scott Wiseman, President, Travel Impressions
The Trade Day agenda follows:
7:30 a.m. Registration Opens (Tickets are $79 at the door and $59 in advance, and include admission to all Focus conferences, lunch, keynote address and exhibition floor)
9:00 a.m. Focus Conferences begin
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch (Included for ticket-holders only)
12:45 – 1:55 p.m. Keynote Address & State of the Industry Panel
2 – 7 p.m. Exhibition Open (Free for pre-approved and accredited travel professionals)
5 – 7 p.m. Networking Reception
The Travel Industry Conference offers a comprehensive education program designed for travel professionals and features over 20 Focus Conferences across diverse travel categories. The Focus Conferences’ all new content emphasizes one-of- a-kind experiences available for your clients, and vital marketing strategies and best practices to drive revenue.
Saturday, Jan. 27, and Sunday, Jan. 28, will be open to all attendees and feature global cuisine tastings, cultural performances, travel book signings, one-on-one conversations with travel experts and special discounts and offers for consumers of all ages from over 500 exhibitors.