The New York Times Travel Show 2018

January 26, 2018 – January 28, 2018 all-day
655 W. 34th St
New York, NY 10001

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,

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.