The Show, the largest travel trade and consumer convention in North America, marks its 15th year in 2018
The 2018 New York Times Travel Show will take place Jan. 26-28, 2018, at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City.
Next year’s Travel Show will open with a Trade Day, open exclusively to travel industry professionals and writers, on Friday, Jan. 26. Saturday, Jan. 27, and Sunday, Jan. 28. will be open to the general public, as well as travel professionals and media.
Overall attendance at the 2017 Travel Show was 30,099—the highest in trade show history. The largest growth was from consumer attendees, which came to 20,846. These consumer traveler attendees estimated that they would spend more than $100 million in travel trips in the next 12 months, according to Travel Show survey results.
Trade attendance was once again strong at more than 9,200, which included more than 4,500 travel agents. The estimated volume of travel business represented by the travel agents in attendance was a record $3 billion, according to Travel Show survey results.
Participating exhibitors also hit a new record with 560 companies representing over 170 countries. In addition to networking and negotiating new deals with travel agents, the 2017 exhibitors estimated that they created additional consumer traveler sales of approximately $6 million, on-site or shortly thereafter, according to Travel Show survey results.
Over 1,000 members of domestic and international media – covering all seven continents and dozens of nations and regions – attended the 2017 Travel Show to gain insights from industry-focused seminars and conferences, in addition to two days of consumer events that featured nearly 300 travel industry speakers and experts.
In the coming months, The New York Times will announce a variety of dynamic speakers and performers, interactive conference sessions, and other presentations for its 15th anniversary year. Please visit NYTimes.com/TravelShow and follow@NYTTravelShow for the latest New York Times Travel Show news.