It’s been a cold, slow January which was exactly what my family needed but now we’re ready to hit the road again in search of new adventures. The timing couldn’t be any more perfect.
The 2017 New York Times Travel Show takes place at the end of the month in New York City and if you, like us, are looking to get a jump on your year of adventure it’s well worth a trip.
The show is open to the public on Saturday January 28 and Sunday January 29th and it is the largest consumer travel and trade show in North America. More than 29,000 people will make their way past more than 500 exhibitor booths and 250 travel industry speakers and experts.
This year, for the first time, there is a Family Travel Pavilion sponsored by the Family Travel Association (full disclosure I proudly sit on that Board of Advisors). The Pavillion’s goal? Helping families travel more often and better than ever before.
Here are four reasons you should consider making the visit to the New York Times Travel Show.
1. You can choose a destination as a family: Getting the kids involved in planning the trip is always a good idea. Bring the kids with you to the show and they’ll be able to point out the things that they’re excited about. Family-friendly exhibitors, a presentation stage, a kids demonstration area where youngsters can experience culinary classes, arts and craft projects, face painting and much more await. If you just want to get your kids excited about the possibility of travel, this show with travel experiences on site that range from lodges and resorts to cruise lines and dude ranches – will do the trick.
2. You can score a great deal or just get the information you need: The show is filled with exhibitors interested in taking your family on their vacation. That means plenty of on-site deals and offers, travel seminars. There’s even a Meet the Experts program and stage performances.
3. Admission is reasonable: Adults will pay $20 for one-day admission (or $25 for two) and Children under 18 are free.
4. It’s in NYC: Come on! New York is always a good idea. From ice skating in the parks to the shopping to the incredible museums, a January visit may be exactly what you need to cure your post-holiday blues.
5. I’ll be there and I’d love to meet you and swap stories.
Convinced? For more information on all that the show has to offer head to the New York Times Travel Show website.