2011 New York Times Travel Show on This WeekendFeb 25th, 2011 | By Sue Gonzales | Category: Travel
The 2011 New York Times Travel Show is being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City from Friday, February 25 through Sunday, February 27. Representatives from the world’s leading tourism markets are presenting a virtual “tour around the world” while offering consumers special tourism deals.
Exhibitors are offering exclusive travel deals available only during the show to encourage consumers to book vacations. Visitors can see 500 exhibitors from over 150 countries. Tourism markets represented include Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Central America, South America and the United States.
Highlights of the show include:
- exclusive travel discounts
- chances to win hotel stays and vacation getaways
- specialty travel pavilions for vacation home rental and cruise travel
- seminars presenting tips and question-and-answer sessions from travel experts, including Rick Steves, Arthur and Pauline Frommer, the Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown, Perillo Tours’s Steve Perillo, Joseph Rosendo, Valarie D’Elia, Patricia Schultz, and Stephanie Abrams
- advice for travelers with special interests
- international dance and live music performances
- international food and wine tasting
The New York Times Travel Show premiered in 2004. This year’s event is the eighth annual show.
The presenting sponsor of the show is American Express, which has sponsored the event since its inception.
Consumer admission to the show is $15, with a $5 discount if tickets are purchased with
an American Express Card. Children under 18 are admitted free.
The show is taking place in the main hall located on the south side of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Friday’s events were open to travel professionals only. Saturday and Sunday are open to both travel professionals and consumers. Public show hours are Saturday, February 26, 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, February 27, 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, visit http://www.nyttravelshow.com/.