Top Travel Industry Leaders to Headline Trade Day Keynote at New York Times Travel Show, Friday, Jan. 25 at the Javits Center
Featured speakers include James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report; Christine Duffy of Carnival Cruise Line; Kristin Karst of AwaWaterways; Jennifer Tombough of Tauck; Jan Swartz of Pricess Crusies; and Jackie Friedman, Nexion Travel Group
NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2018 – The 2019 New York Times Travel Show invites travel industry professionals to join its Trade Day on Friday, Jan. 25, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, for its Travel Industry Conference and exclusive trade-only viewing of more than 600 exhibiting companies in the Exhibition. Travel professionals may register for the Trade Day here.
The Travel Industry Conference will offer a comprehensive educational program designed for travel professionals and features over 20 Focus Conferences across diverse travel categories. The Conference’s all new content will emphasize one-of- a-kind experiences available for clients, and vital marketing strategies and best practices that travel professional can use to drive revenue.
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: Christine Duffy, President, Carnival Cruise Line; Kristin Karst, Executive Vice President & Co-Owner, AmaWaterways; Jennifer Tombaugh, President, Tauck; Jan Swartz, President, Princess Cruises; and Jackie Friedman, President, Nexion Travel Group.
This year’s Show will also feature an all-new general session on the Leisure Travel Market with Steve Cohen, Senior Vice President, Travel Insights at MMGY.
Trade Day 2019 will feature more than 100 speakers including, among others:
Erika Richter, Director of Communications, American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA)
Lillian Africano, Past President, Society of American Travel Writers (SATW)
Anne Marie Moebes, Publisher, Travel Market Report
James Shillinglaw, editor-in-chief of Insider Travel Report”
Terry Dale, President, United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA)
Rainer Jenss, President & founder, Family Travel Association
Ignacio Maza, Executive Vice President, Signature Travel Network
Kate McCulley, Travel Blogger, Adventurous Kate
Todd Neuman, Executive Vice President, South African Airways
Sylma Brown, Director, Caribbean Tourism Organization-USA, Inc.
Arnie Weissman, Editor in Chief, Travel Weekly
Charles Sylvia, Vice President, Trade Relations, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA)
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. General Session: Leisure Travel
10:00 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)
3:00 p.m. Focus conference
5 - 7 p.m. Networking Reception
Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27 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.
2019 New York Times Travel Show Sponsors
South African Tourism is a Gold sponsor of the 2019 Travel Show; MSC Cruises, Visit Florida, and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi are Silver sponsors; I Love New York is a Bronze sponsor.
Special Note to Media: Travel writers and journalists may apply for Travel Show media credentials here. Credentials grant complimentary access to the Trade Day and both consumer days. Members of the media are invited to attend the Trade Day to meet with travel industry professionals and attend press conferences throughout the day.
Industry sponsors include: Adventure Travel Trade Association, Africa Travel Association, American Society of Travel Agents, Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation, Caribbean Tourism Organization, Cruise Line International Association, Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association, European Travel Commission, Family Travel Association, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, Millennials in Travel, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Professional Travel Bloggers Association, Travel Goods Association, Society of American Travel Writers, U.S. Tour Operators Association, and Well-Being Travel.
Girls LOVE Travel, GoNomad, Healthy Aging Magazine, Insider Travel Report, ManAboutWorld, Passport Magazine, TA Connect, TravAlliancemedia, and Travel Market Report are media sponsors for The 2019 New York Times Travel Show.
About The New York Times Travel Show (www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow)
The Travel Show is the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, Consumer Seminars, Meet The Experts Pavilion and an interactive Exhibition including more than 600 exhibitors representing travel to all seven continents, positioned within 16 pavilions (including Adventure, Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, Caribbean, Cruise, Europe, Family, Global, Latin America, L.G.B.T.Q., Mexico, River Cruise, Travel Products, and U.S.A. Pavilions). In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals and couples and seniors. Join the conversation and follow @NYTTravelShow for the latest Travel Show news.
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