The presentation “Trending in Family Travel: Multigenerational Travel Trends” was a big success at the 2014 New York Times Travel Show. Anyone interested in accessing the presentation, may click on this link to learn more, or get in touch with the FTF office directly. The original blog post follows…
One of our favorite weekends of the year is coming up, one in which a travel show with over 500 exhibitors from more than 150 countries brings the world to our doorstep.
Not that the Jacob Javitts Center, site of this weekend’s event, is literally our doorstep, but you get the picture. Like EPCOT on steroids, the New York Times Travel Show is a chance to learn more about the world and its many fascinating destinations in a fun and engaging way.
Family Travel Forum Presents a Multigenerational Travel Talk
This year, Family Travel Forum’s editor Kyle McCarthy is speaking at the show, presenting a seminar Trending in Travel: Multigenerational Travel on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11am.
Expect the conversation to veer from new ideas for multigenerational trips to saving money with online research, to keeping the peace with in-laws and relatives without kids.
Expert Seminars on All Travel Topics
Many expert seminars are being held March 1st and March 2nd, covering a wide range of topics. For example, guidebook impressarios and travel pro’s Pauline and Arthur Frommer talk about what’s new in trip planning, as well as their favorite travel destinations.
New York Times journalists Stephanie Rosenbloom (the Getaway columnist) and Seth Kugel (we love his Frugal Traveler column), discuss the best ways for both bargain-hunters and luxury travelers to take advantage of collaborative consumption, the rapidly growing sector of the tourism industry where travelers can share assets such as extra bedrooms in their homes, or free capacity in their cars. Since family travel is collaborative by nature, we think this will be an interesting talk led by moderator Monica Drake, the New York Times Travel editor.
It should be really interesting to meet — in person — Andrew Evans, the Digital Nomad from National Geographic Traveler magazine, who uses social media to chronicle his travels. Many families will want to learn more about train travel, cruises, luxury travel options, what’s new for families in Central and South America, and much more.
Each afternoon, “The Points Guy” as Brian Kelly is known, will talk about how to accrue air miles and hotel perks by using travel credit cards. He promises to reveal how to maximize the top points-earning cards on the market so you can both earn and redeem the points necessary to take the trip of your dreams.
But do join us for Multigenerational Travel on Saturday March 1st at 11am in Seminar Room 2. We want you to ask questions and share your travel tips. We’ve heard some Family Travel Forum writers plan to be there, so it should be fun. Kyle McCarthy will also be available to answer your personal questions from noon to 12:45pm in the Meet the Experts Booth #939 in the main exhibition hall.
Our partner in Family Travel Consulting, Eileen Ogintz of TakingtheKids.com, will be an expert speaker on traveling with children, on Sunday, March 2nd at 3pm. Other experts of note talking about family travel topics include Ed Wetschler on the Caribbean and Dan Austin of Austin Adventures discussing adventure trips.
Visiting the New York Times Travel Show
The 2014 New York Times Travel Show will be held at the Jacob Javitts Center, located at 655 West 34th Street at 11th Avenue in New York City. There are snack stands and luncheon places within the conference center, as well as more dining options along 34th Street east of 11th Avenue.
General Admission tickets are $17 per day and, just to encourage our next generation of world travelers, children 18 and under are admitted free. Please use the coupon code ,
Please visit the New York Times Ticket Sales page ;and use our special coupon code FTM14 to get two tickets for the price of one. That way, you can bring everyone along for an unforgettable world tour.
Here’s the schedule of events in brief, you can see more NY Times Travel Show details online.
- Friday, February 28 is for Travel Show Professionals Only, and it’s usually very interesting.
9 AM – 5 PM Travel Industry Conference Sessions
2 PM – 7 PM Exhibition Hall
- Saturday, March 1 is for General Public and Travel Professionals
10 AM – 6 PM
- Sunday, March 2 is for General Public and Travel Professionals
11 AM – 5 PM
Of course, Sunday night is the annual Academy Awards broadcast on TV, so we understand if you have to rush home to get dressed up for that!
Hope you will travel with us this weekend!
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