The New York Times has announced that its annual Travel Show reached a new record of 32,398 participants—the highest attendance in the Show’s history. Attendance included 10,268 travel trade and 22,130 consumer attendees during the three-day event that took place from Jan. 26-28, 2018 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The FTA was the sponsor of the Family Travel Pavilion.
The first day of the Travel Show on Friday, Jan. 26 was reserved exclusively for travel industry professionals and members of the media. The FTA hosted a moderated panel discussed focused on family travel. Panelists included Victoria Isley from Bermuda Tourism Authority, Kim Milnes from the Family Travel Boutique, Glen Rothe from Norwegian Cruise Line and Laura Begley Bloom from Family Traveller. The panel of experts shared how to address specific needs of traveling families and effective marketing solutions to attract clients.
The Family Pavilion showcased leading players in the Family travel space, including lodges, resorts, destinations, and cruise lines, along with new activities including a Gaga Ball area, arts and crafts activations, and social media engagement opportunities for attendees of all ages. Some of the numerous FTA members in attendance included MSC Cruises, Martinhal Resorts, Il Viaggio, Journeys Within, Sandos, and PADI. Special thanks to Sally Black from Vacation Kids, Nicole Thibault of Magical Storybook Travels, Nancy Schretter of Family Travel Network, and FTA Board member Chez for making the FTA exhibit so successful.
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