Editor’s note — with the show just a couple days away, we still have tickets to give away! Click here to register for the show. The first 100 people receive a complimentary 1-day ticket and everyone after the first 100 can purchase a discounted ticket using the promo code SouthAm
The 12th annual New York Times Travel Show will take place January 23-25, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York. SouthAmerica.travel is participating in the event once again after a brief hiatus, and will be positioned at booth 444. A full 40% of exhibitors are new this year, meaning attendees of last year’s event can expect some new faces to speak with and new places to discover.
The 2015 edition will feature more than 500 exhibitor booths from 150 countries. At least 20,000 travel enthusiasts and industry professionals will be in attendance. 150 travel experts will speak and over 100 cultural presentations will take place from across the globe. SouthAmerica.travel has several prizes and tickets to giveaway for this year’s show:
Tickets – Complete the form at the bottom of this page for FREE tickets to the show (a $34 value). Children and teens 18 and under are admitted free of charge. If you miss out on the chance to claim one of our 100 free tickets, you can use a special code to save a few dollars. Simply follow @NYTTravelShow and use the code SOCIAL when purchasing in order to save $3 per ticket.
Prizes – During the event, SouthAmerica.travel will raffle off an Amazon Kindle with South America travel guide pre-loaded.
Travel Deals – Stay tuned for special event pricing on some of our most popular tours!
Cultural Stages, Presenters and Seminars
One of the many added benefits of attending the show is the five cultural stages that are set up throughout the exhibition hall. This year’s stage themes are Global, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Caribbean. Admission to the stage areas is free with Travel Show ticket. The Latin America stage schedule for Saturday is as follows:
11:30 am – Peru, Machu Picchu & the Amazon: How to Plan the Perfect Trip
1:30 pm – Monograms South America
2:30 pm – Clothing Arts Presentation & Giveaway: Learn about Pick-Pocket Proof Pants™ and try to win a pair!
4:00 pm – Destination Brazil Prize Drawing: Two lucky winners will receive a seven-night oceanside stay at a luxury property (a value of $3,000 US)
Sunday: same schedule as Saturday with the exception of the 4:00 pm prize drawing.
A very popular selection of guest speakers will appear to share their experience and insights. They include Arabella Bowen, editor in chief of Fodor’s Travel; Joseph Rosendo, PBS Travelscope; Peter Greenberg, CBS News travel editor; Anne Dimon, Travel to Wellness; Julia Dimon, National Geographic TV; Monica Drake, NYT Travel editor; Arthur and Pauline Frommer, travel experts. Other guest speakers of note are Reid Bramblett, Melanie Deziel, Brian Kelly, Matt Kepnes, Christine Maxfield, Jim Sayer and Ralph Velasco.
Book signings from some of the above-listed personalities, and many others, will take place throughout the weekend. For a complete list, please visit the show book signings page.
Seminar topics include Adventure Hiking, Biking and Walking; Travel Cruising; Culinary Tourism; Global Travel Tips for Women; LGBT Travel; Luxury Train Travel; Medical, Wellness and Spa Vacations; Smart, Savvy and Safe Travel Tips; Top Value Family Escapes; Using Points to Maximize Your Travel Budget; Using Social Media to Make the Most of Your Vacation; Young Professionals Travel.
Tastes of the World
Tastes of the World offers attendees the opportunity to send their taste buds on a trip around the globe without having to leave the convention center. This culinary travel experience is backed by some very big names in both the food and travel industries. Culinary experts and New York Times journalists will present in their area of expertise, providing lessons, tips and pointers and conducting tastings.
Guest presenters include Ray Lampe, also known as ‘Dr. BBQ’; Adam Richman, host of ‘Food Fighters’ and ‘Man v. Food’; Nick Fauchald, author of Death & Co. cocktail book; and Dave Arnold, founder of Museum of Food & Drink (MOFAD). Additional guests include: Ariane Daguin, Mimi Sheraton, Sam Sifton and Bill Yosses.
Other features include a new custom-designed kitchen, expanded guest seating and upgraded audio and visual equipment. The audience will have the opportunity for meet-and-greets with some of their favorite personalities. The show will also see a considerable upgrade for alcoholic beverages with an expanded beer, wine and spirits section, complete with mixology lessons!
Additional Information & Special Offers
Never been to the New York Times Travel Show before? Watch highlights of the 2014 edition here (Youtube).
Do you like to win free stuff and save money on international travel? Visit the show sweepstakes page to view prizes and special offers from other exhibitors.
Fellow travel industry professionals can attend the exclusive Focus Conferences, looking at trends in consumer travel via many different categories. The ‘Focus on Latin America’ session will take place Friday the 23rd, from 9:00 to 10:30 am.
Free tickets! Please complete and submit the form below for free show tickets! Each ticket is good for a one day entry to the show, either Saturday or Sunday. Each ticket is tied to an email address, so if you require more than one ticket, please include an additional email address in the comments. Soon after completing this form, you will receive an invitation to complete your event registration!