The New York Times Travel Show is the largest consumer travel and trade show in North America.
Destinations, travel enthusiasts and travel professionals converge on the Javits Center in New York City for 3 days to learn more about different countries, see what’s next in travel and tourism, and meet their favorite travel influencers.
We can’t wait to see who’s using VR, who’s crushing it with Facebook Live, and which influencers are catching the most attention.
Not on the edge of your seat yet? Here are three reasons to get excited about this year’s New York Times Travel Show.
Learn about travel trends around the world (without using your passport)
Speaking of passports, my friend got a Custom Passport Holders and they look so great! But I digress.
With 500+ exhibitors representing more than 100 cultures, you’ll be able to experience a wide variety of what the world has to offer.
Last year, Curacao had a VR experience that transported attendees to the Queen Emma Bridge, where they got a 360 degree view of downtown Willemstad.
— NYTimes Travel Show (@NYTTravelShow) December 2, 2016
This year, our friends from the Adventure Travel Trade Association (who are experts in visual storytelling – check out their workflow in Alaska!) will have a big team on the ground, and they’re giving a presentation on adventure travel with social entrepreneur Bruce Poon.
— ATTA (@adventuretweets) January 26, 2017
And of course, you won’t want to miss the culinary showcase serving up international delicacies – all perfect for your Instagram. #nomnomnom
Connect with influencers and travel storytellers
The New York Times Travel Show draws travel experts from all over the globe. You can meet these famed travelers at book signings or connect with them for a one on one chat.
— Scott Eddy (@MrScottEddy) January 25, 2017
This is a great opportunity for brands and destinations to connect with influencers and storytellers.
Aside from the culinary showcase, of course, the seminars are the best part of the New York Times Travel Show.
You’ll find sessions on travel hacking, improving your travel photography, volunteer travel and more.
— Chris McGinnis (@cjmcginnis) January 14, 2016
Here are a few talks we recommend while you’re at the show:
Take Your Travel Photography to the Next Level: Tips and tricks to capture better travel photos
Picturing Your Vacation: A look at what visual storytelling tech to use while on vacation
Travel Writing and Photography Tips: Tips from travel writers and photographers that will help you improve your visual storytelling