The New York Times Travel Show (Presented by Incredible India)

For sixteen years, The New York Times travel show has been the destination for the travel industry to meet and for the travel enthusiasts to explore global excursions

The three day event is the largest trade and consumer and travel show in North America, connecting more than 11K travel trade and 25K consumers with close to 800exhibiting organizations from 176 countries.

On January 25–27, 2019, The New York Times Travel Show took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Attendance at the 2019 New York Times Travel Show was the highest in show history!

  • 5,569 travel agents
  • The volume of travel business represented by those attending travel agents was estimated to be a record $4.9 billion
  • 1,221 accredited media journalists from many countries around the world
  • On average, trade attendees spent 6+ hours attending the Travel Show
  • Of the trade professionals that regularly attend Trade Day on Friday, 39% returned to visit the Travel Show on Saturday and 19% returned on Sunday
  • 72% of trade attendees attended the show to network with other travel professionals
  • 45% of trade attendees attended the show to form new business alliances
  • 45% of trade attendees attended the show to evaluate products/suppliers for future purchases
  • 41% of trade attendees attended the show to meet with current suppliers

Consumer travelers attending the 2019 show stated that they will spend an estimated record $107 million on travel in 2019.

  • This one-of-a-kind show has an affluent, educated audience comprised of tech-savvy travelers, millennials, families and baby boomers.
  • Approximately 96% of attendees confirmed that the show helped them achieve their goals of gathering trip information, learning from travel experts and booking trips
  • 91% were satisfied with the exhibitors
  • 96% had a college degree or higher
  • On average, consumer attendees spent 5+ hours visiting the Travel Show
  • More than half were likely to book a trip with an agency/exhibitor in the next three months.
  • In addition to the exhibits and the conference, the most attended features of the Travel Show were the Bookstore, Consumer Seminars, Family Travel Pavilion, Meet-The-Experts and the Travel Products Pavilion
  • 89% of attendees surveyed confirmed that they allowed exhibitors to scan the QR code on their name badge so that they could receive more information from that exhibitor
  • 88% had a college degree or higher
  • 78% of the attendees make their travel arrangements directly with an airline
  • 68% of the attendees make their travel arrangements directly with a hotel
  • More than half are likely to book a trip with an agency/exhibitor in the next 3 months
  • Estimate total spending over $107 million in travel trips in the next 12 months

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Terry Dale The New York Times Travel Show has become a must-attend event that is content-rich and great for networking. Our members look forward to engaging with the distribution system in a professional and energy filled environment. Terry Dale

Terry Dale
President and C.E.O., United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA)

Trade Attendee No better way to travel the world in a weekend, without the jet lag! Trade Attendee

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Trade Attendee After attending for the first time three years ago, I plan to attend every single year. Not only is it an excellent event for networking, but it’s also so much fun! I’m already looking forward to next year. Trade Attendee

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Trade Attendee The New York Times Travel Show conferences are an imperative for travel professionals seeking to understand the state of the industry, and their own competitors. Trade Attendee

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Trade Attendee A valuable annual event for travel bloggers to glean helpful trend information for the travel industry, learn from and network with other travel bloggers and network with travel companies and destination marketing organizations. The Meet the Experts tables are helpful for interacting in a more intimate forum and posing specific questions to the speaker. Trade Attendee

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