2015 New York Times Travel Show Announces Special Speakers and Programs for Attendees

Saturday, Jan. 24, and Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Javits Center

NEW YORK--()--The New York Times Travel Show has announced two days of renowned speakers and travel experts, special conferences and seminars, live performances and engaging family activities for attendees of the 2015 Travel Show on Saturday, Jan. 24, and Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, following a Jan. 23 Trade Day that will be hosted exclusively for travel professionals.

Travel Show attendees on Saturday and Sunday will have the opportunity to explore more than 500 exhibitor booths from around the world, enjoying direct access to global travel experts and exclusive travel discounts, sweepstakes and offers. Attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with travel professionals, chat with travel authors during book signings, sample global cuisines at Taste of the World, and meet with travel experts at booths representing more than 150 countries across the globe.

With 40% of exhibitors being new to the 2015 Travel Show, the show promises to be a spectacular international celebration and a valuable opportunity to gain travel insights from many, varied experts in travel.

Travel Show speakers for Saturday, Jan. 24, and Sunday, Jan. 25, include:

  • Arabella Bowen, editor in chief of Fodor’s Travel
  • Reid Bramblett, writer and editor of ReidsGuides.com, and contributing editor to Budget Travel magazine and Condé Nast’s Concierge.com
  • Melanie Deziel, editor and social media strategist for The New York Times’s in-house branded content team, T Brand Studio
  • Anne Dimon, Travel to Wellness publisher
  • Julia Dimon, National Geographic TV personality and author of the new book “Travel Junkie: A Badass Guide to Travel”
  • Monica Drake, New York Times Travel editor
  • Arthur and Pauline Frommer, travel experts and radio hosts
  • Peter Greenberg, CBS News travel editor
  • Brian Kelly, travel influencer and “The Points Guy” blogger
  • Matt Kepnes, budget travel expert and author of the book “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day”
  • Christine Maxfield, research manager for National Geographic Channel and founder of Compass Magazine
  • Joseph Rosendo, PBS’s Travelscope travel journalist
  • Jim Sayer, executive director of Adventure Cycling Association
  • Ralph Velasco, travel photography instructor, author and international tour guide

Senior executives from major cruise lines will also be speaking with attendees about the latest in cruising, including new destinations, themes and more.

The Travel Show’s Taste of the World pavilion will feature global cuisine and culinary demonstrations from food and beverage experts, including:

  • Dave Arnold, founder of the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD), host of the radio show “Cooking Issues” and an owner of Booker and Dax, a food and drink research lab that operates a cocktail bar in New York
  • Ariane Daguin, founder of D’Artagnan, founding president of the Les Nouvelles Meres Cuisinieres, and recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Bon Appetit
  • Nick Fauchald, editor and author of the Death & Co. cocktail book
  • Ray Lampe, BBQ and outdoor cooking expert also known as “Dr. BBQ”
  • Adam Richman, host of NBC’s Food Fighters and Travel Channel’s “Man v. Food” and “Man v. Food Nation”
  • Mimi Sheraton, journalist, restaurant critic (including for The New York Times), James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, and author of “1,000 Foods To Eat Before You Die”
  • Sam Sifton, New York Times Food editor and former New York Times restaurant critic; host of a New York Times Cooking app live demonstration at the 2015 Travel Show
  • Bill Yosses, former White House executive pastry chef and director of the Culinary Lab of ChopChop magazine

Travel Show 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

Full schedules for the Saturday, Jan. 24, and Sunday, Jan. 25, seminars may be viewed here.

To learn more about attending The New York Times Travel Show, please visit www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow.

Special Note to Press

Travel writers and journalists may apply for Travel Show press credentials here. Credentials grant press complimentary access to the Trade Day and both consumer days of the Travel Show, Friday, Jan. 23, through Sunday, Jan. 25. Press are invited to attend the Trade Day to meet with travel industry professionals and attend press conferences throughout the day.

New York Times Travel Show Sponsors

South Africa Tourism, supporter of the Travel Show since 2008, is a gold sponsor of The New York Times Travel Show. Turkey and Visit Florida are silver sponsors of the Travel Show.

American Express is the trade sponsor of the 2015 New York Times Travel Show.

The New York Times Travel Show 2015 is also supported by industry sponsors: Adventure Cycling Association, Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa, American Society of Travel Agents, Africa Travel Association, Atlantic City Alliance, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association, Caribbean Tourism Association, Cruise Lines International Association, Cruise Planners, International Association of Culinary Professionals, The International Ecotourism Society, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, Millennials in Travel, National Association of Railroad Passengers, New York State Tourism, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Professional Travel Bloggers Association, Society of American Travel Writers, United States Tour Operators Association, Well-Being Travel and Young Professionals Society.

Supporting The New York Times Travel Show as media sponsors are: Family Travel Forum, GoNomad.com, ManAboutWorld, NDT TV, offMetro.com, Passport Magazine, travAlliancemedia, Travel Market Report, Travel to Wellness, Travel World News and Wedding Salon.

Learn more about The New York Times Travel Show exhibitors, speakers and sponsorship opportunities at www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow. Join the conversation and follow @NYTTravelShow for the latest Travel Show news.

About The New York Times Travel Show

The Travel Show is the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, featuring the Travel Industry Conference, Consumer Seminars, and an interactive Exhibition including more than 500 exhibitors from Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Mexico and the United States. In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors.

About The New York Times Company

The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) is a global media organization dedicated to enhancing society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news and information. The company includes The New York Times, International New York Times, NYTimes.com, INYT.com and related properties. It is known globally for excellence in its journalism, and innovation in its print and digital storytelling and its business model. Follow news about the company at @NYTimesComm.

This press release can be downloaded from www.nytimes.com/travelshow.


The New York Times Company
Danielle Rhoades Ha, 212-556-8719
Stephanie Yera, 212-556-1957

Release Summary

The New York Times Travel Show 2015 announces speakers, programs, seminars and special offers for consumers and attendees


The New York Times Company
Danielle Rhoades Ha, 212-556-8719
Stephanie Yera, 212-556-1957