The New York Times Travel Show 2012 – A Brief Recap

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This year The New York Times Travel Show was very informative to me as a Travel/Informational Blogger. The NY Times Travel Show is mainly aimed at Travel Agents or Travel Professionals or Travel Consultants as they prefer to call themselves, but as a travel blogger you too can get a whole lot of useful information from attending this event.

This year, I focused on attending the Travel Industry Conference Sessions Focusing on Travel Media. I figured these sessions would be most useful and beneficial to my readers and myself. Four fantastic conference sessions and one very interesting keynote presentation took place on the first day of The New York Times Travel Show 2012. These conference sessions are only for the Travel Professionals, but there are a couple of seminars throughout the weekend that the general public can attend.

In a separate post, for the sake of keeping this post nice and short and of course informational, I will share some really helpful notes I took from the conference sessions I attended so that you too can get something out of them.

After the keynote presentation I made my way to the exhibition hall, where I learned more about some fabulous countries to visit this year or maybe next year, but definitely tons of information to help you get started. I love the travel show for two main reasons: 1) I love learning new things during the conference sessions and seminars, and 2) I love obtaining information about my possible next vacation getaway, especially when a representative from that specific country is there to answer your questions.

There are tons of countries and US States there for just about anyone looking for a place to visit. There were two places that really caught my attention, one of them being a place I will be visiting some time this Summer, Jamaica. And the second place, a place I’ve never been but after today, I have definitely added them to my bucket list: Taiwan.  I was very intrigued by Taiwan, and as an adventurer I kinda want to do their tea tasting tours. I know it sounds random, but I like tea.

 Anyways, if you are attending the New York Times Travel Show this weekend, here are some awesome things you do not want to miss:

Totally take advantage of their Exclusive Travel Discounts:

The New York Times Travel Show offers vacation discounts and travel packages from nearly 500 sponsors and exhibitors. Visitors can take advantage of these on-site-only offers on the Travel Show floor.

There will be International Dance and Live Music Performances:

Enjoy entertainment and special live performances from around the world.

Sit down and enjoy travel Seminars with the Experts:

Travel experts including Arthur and Pauline Frommer, Samantha Brown, Patricia Schultz, Julia Dimon and journalists from the New York Times Travel section and T: Travel Magazine will take questions and offer tips in on-site seminars.

Also, enjoy the International Food and Wine Tastings:

Doug Duda, A&E International Network’s “The Well-Seasoned Traveler,” will present tips and tastings for the culinary traveler. Chefs, writers, sommeliers, wine makers and culinary tour guides will take the audience on a delicious journey with demonstrations and samples of this year’s most exciting food and wine adventures.

…and much more.

Don’t have tickets?! No problem, there are still some left:

Click Here or call 877-779-3210

Please note: A complimentary press badge was provided by the PR agency to attend this event. However, this did not influence my take on this show.