The 2017 New York Times Travel Show has announced the winners of its 2017 Exhibitor Awards. The awards recognize excellence and innovation in exhibitor booths, displays and presentations.
The winners and their categories are:
Best in Show: South African Tourism Board
Best New Exhibitor: Margaritaville
Most Interactive: Celebrity Cruises
Best Small Book: Rwanda Tourism
The People’s Choice: Visit Florida
Most Imaginative: India Tourism
Best Travel Product or Show Service: It’s Easy Passport & Visa Services
Winners were presented with their awards on the floor of The New York Times Travel Show on the final day of the show – Sunday, Jan. 29. Winning exhibitors were chosen by the staff of The New York Times Travel Show in all categories except for The People’s Choice award, which was determined by monitoring booth traffic over the three days of the Travel Show.
The New York Times Travel Show is the largest trade and consumer travel event in North America, featuring nearly 500 exhibitors from more than 150 countries. In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors. The 2017 New York Times Travel Show was held Jan 27-29 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
2017 New York Times Travel Show Sponsors
South African Tourism, supporter of the Travel Show since 2008, was a gold sponsor of The New York Times Travel Show. Allianz, MSC Cruises and Visit Florida were silver sponsors of the Travel Show. The Greece Tourism Board served as Cultural Stage Sponsor.
Industry Sponsors included: Adventure Cycling Association, Adventure Travel Trade Association, Africa Travel Association, American Society of Travel Agents, Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation, Caribbean Tourism Organization, The Costa Rica Tourism Board, Cruise Lines International Association, Cruise Planners: An American Express Company, Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialists Association, Family Travel Association, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, Millennials in Travel, National Association of Railroad Passengers, New York State Tourism (I Love New York), Pacific Asia Travel Association, Professional Travel Bloggers Association, Society of American Travel Writers, United States Tour Operators Association and Well-Being Travel.
Go Nomad, Healthy Aging Magazine, ManAboutWorld, Off Metro, Passport, travAlliancemedia, Travel to Wellness, Travel Market Report, Wander Magazine, WeBlogTheWorld.com, Where Traveler, WNET-TV and WVVH-TV served as media sponsors.
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