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 have an extensive presence at the 2020 New York Times Travel Show, Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26, 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:

Focus on Family Travel

Friday, Jan. 24, 3–4 p.m.

Learn how to capture your share of this lucrative market.
Recent travel industry surveys indicate that family travel is expanding to become one of the most diverse and lucrative markets in all of travel. Hear from a panel of experts as they share how to address specific needs, and learn effective marketing solutions to attract clients.
Moderator: Rainer Jenss, President & Founder, Family Travel Association
Panelist: Ken Shapiro, Vice President, Publisher/Editor in Chief, TravelAge West
Panelist: Amanda Dunning, Brand Partnership Manager, G Adventures
Panelist: Sally Black, Founder,

Tips For Maximizing Your Vacation Time To Travel With Family

Sunday, January: 3:45-4:45pm

Using your vacation days to travel offers the entire family an opportunity to bond, have fun, and explore the world together. This session will offer tips on where to go, what to do, and how to maximize your precious time off to ensure that you have the best experience possible and make it more affordable.

Moderator: Rainer Jenss, President & Founder, Family Travel Association
Panelist: Stephanie Sheehy, General Manager, Costa Rica Holidays by Il Viaggio Travel
Panelist: Dan Austin, Founder/CEO, Austin Adventures
Panelist: Lisa Falango, NE Regional Sales Director, Royal Caribbean

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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