New York Times Announces Travel Show Dates

The New York Times announced Wednesday its eighth annual New York Times Travel Show will take place Feb. 25 to 27, 2011 in the main hall of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The event's main purpose will be to encourage customers to book vacations using the on-site special deals available during the show. The Times' travel show will bring nearly 500 exhibitors from more than 150 different countries to the Javits Center.

“The Times’s annual Travel Show has become a highly anticipated event for both consumers and the travel trade, and this year is no exception,” said Yasmin Namini, senior vice president of marketing and circulation, and general manager of reader applications for The New York Times Media Group.  “With opportunities to book trips, take advantage of fantastic discounts and enjoy a great lineup of travel experts and international entertainment, the Travel Show offers a trip around the globe in one day.”

The proceedings will kick off on Feb. 25 with conferences about African, Caribbean and cruise travel along with information on travel media. The first day will also include a private viewing of the exhibit hall for travel professionals and an industry reception to end the day.

Key guests and presenters at the show will include Rick Steves, Arthur and Pauline Frommer, Patricia Schultz, Stephanie Abrams and Adam Richman. The show will include special sections on vacation home rental and cruise travel.

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