Attendance Surges at 2015 New York Times Travel Show

Attendance Surges at 2015 New York Times Travel Show
NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2015 –The New York TimesTravel Showsaw a significant rise in attendance
this year with the highest attendee numbersin the Travel Show’s past eight years. Overall attendance
was up 20 percent as compared to last year, with approximately 28,500 attendees in 2015.
Consumer attendance increased by 24 percent over 2014, with trade attendance also up by 11
Of the Travel Show’s more than 500 exhibitors, 130 made their debut in 2015.
Additionally, more than 700 members of the media attended the 2015 Travel Show, gaining insights
from the Travel Show’s exclusive Trade Day seminars and focus conferences, as well as
experiencing two days of consumer events, that featured nearly 250 travel industry speakers and
Speakers who were new to the Travel Show this year included Mark Wells, U.S. Dept. of State
coordinator for Cuban Affairs; Paula Froelich, Yahoo Travel editor in chief;Matthew Kepnes,
budget travel expert and author;Lee Abbamonte, multimedia travel personality and travel expert;
and Ari Charlestein and Howard Rappaport, co-founders of Travel Education Network and travel
points experts.
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Travel Show news, including upcoming dates for the 2016 Travel Show.
2015 New York Times Travel Show Sponsors
South African Tourism, supporter of the Travel Show since 2008, was a gold sponsor of The New
York Times Travel Show. China National Tourist Office, Etihad Airways, Turkish
Tourism,and Visit Florida were silver sponsors of the Travel Show.
American Express was the trade sponsor of the Travel Show.
Expo Milanowas the sponsor of the Travel Show’s Taste of the World pavilion.
Spoons Across America was the sponsor of the Taste of the World’s Kids Kitchen. Supporting
sponsors were ChopChop Magazine, Green Bronx Machine, Intrepid Museum,SuperChefs
Cookery for Kids and Whole Kids Foundation.
Industry sponsors included: 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 Organization, 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.
Media sponsors included: Caribbean Journal, Family Travel Forum,,
ManAboutWorld, NDT TV,, Passport Magazine, travAlliancemedia, Travel Market
Report, Travel to Wellness, Travel World News, Wedding Salon, Where in New York, WNET-TV,
WNYC, VVH-TV and Yahoo! Travel.
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.Join the conversation and follow @NYTTravelShow for the latest
Travel Show news.
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