Come Join us at the New York Times Travel Show

Come Join us at the New York Times Travel Show

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As we have in years past, the Family Travel Association will be the official sponsor of the Family Travel Pavilion at the 2019 New York Times Travel Show, Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27, affording our members several opportunities to raise their visibility within the industry, and with the more than 30,000 consumers who attend the weekend consumer days.

This is a great opportunity for you to network with some 8,000 travel professionals, including 900 media members and 550 exhibitors representing more than 170 destinations, who attend the show. (You can find more information about the show at the NY Times Travel Show website.)

As part of our sponsorship, the FTA will have a booth on the trade show floor and lead two panel discussions: 

Friday, January 25: 3-4pm — The Role of the Media and Travel Agents in Helping Families Explore the World

Description: Family travel is expanding into one of the most diverse and lucrative markets in all of travel. Hear from a panel of experts as they share how the industry works with the media and travel agents in helping families discover what’s possible.

Moderator:  Rainer Jenss, President & Founder, Family Travel Association

Christie Holmes, Global CommUnity
Anastasia Nancy Damianeas, Destination Specialist, Hermes Travel Corp
Andrea Kahn, Chief Travel Officer, The Family Backpack

Saturday, January 26: 11am-12pm — How Travel Advisors Help Families Discover What’s Possible

Description: Planning a dream family vacation can be a daunting challenge for even the most travel-savvy . Hear from a panel of experts as they share how travel agents/advisors help families save time, money and their sanity.

Moderator:  Rainer Jenss, President & Founder, Family Travel Association

Jamison (Jamie) Bachrach, Owner/Founder, Wandering Puffin
LouLu Lima – Travel Advisor, Book Here Give Here
Ron Gulaskey, AVP, National Account Sales & Trade Associations, Celebrity Cruises

We are inviting our Agency Members, on a first-come-first-serve basis, to spend time at our booth Saturday and Sunday, with the opportunity to meet consumers walking the trade show floor. If you are interested, please email Richard D’Ambrosio, at, about which days and times you will be available.

We’ll have more news about the New York Times Travel Show as we get closer to the event, so look both in your e-mail inbox, and at the FTA Links Agents Only Facebook group for more information.

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