The NY International Travel Show at the Javits Center focuses on the future of the industry
For those who remember the last time the New York Times Travel Show took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, its successor will speak in late October 2022.
The first “NY International Travel Show” (“ITS2022”) will focus on the future of travel for both audiences, as the three-day event will feature personalized and informative talks and presentations. It runs from October 28 to October 30 and its overall theme is “The Future of Travel”.
Paul Muir, President of ITS2022, recalled the launch of the New York Times Travel Show 20 years ago, with the last one taking place in January 2020.
Muir noted that while this final show was very successful, the then-emerging COVID-19 pandemic began to impact and shut down the travel industry two months later.
Then another major change happened. “The Javits Center was closed in 2021 to trade shows and opened as a hospital and then a vaccination center,” Muir recalled.
In June 2021, it was announced that The New York Times Travel Show would be discontinued. The press company is not involved in ITS2022. Instead, Travel + Leisure Go, a travel subscription service, is a presenting sponsor. Other sponsors extend to tourism organizations and hotel businesses.
Muri noted that consumers and travel industry professionals can get a significant return on investment by attending ITS2022.
“Participating consumers and travel professionals benefit from their increased knowledge of destinations, travel and hotels as well as the cultures of local people,” Muri said. “Through insightful conference sessions, travel professionals can learn how to better market their services and products to their customers and better understand their travel needs and aspirations. Consumer travelers benefit by speaking with experts about the destination they are interested in. »
Muir added that ITS2022 will cover topics that have been brought to the forefront of the travel industry; they include sustainability and meaningful travel.
On Trade Day, the main session will address the topic “What is the future of travel – The link between sustainability and profitability”. His panel will include Iván Esklidsen, Panamanian Minister of Tourism; Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises; Shannon Guinan, Director of Sustainability and Head of the TreadRight Foundation; Asta Lassesan, CEO of Hurtigruten Expedition; and Terry Dale, President and CEO of the United States Tour Operators Association.
Discussions of luxury, destinations, cruises, hotels and resorts, and resources available through the US Department of State will also be featured.
Throughout the event, ITS2022 will present cultural and culinary presentations, seminars, conferences, travel offers and giveaways. A “Spotlight On New York” pavilion will highlight New York and New York State locations and attractions. All attendees will also have the option to enroll in the TSA PreCheck program.
For tickets, registration and a full schedule, visit ITS2022’s website.