Speakers & Themes Announced for 2020 New York Times Travel Show


We are proud to once again be a media partner of the New York Times Travel Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City from January 24-26, 2020. We love attending every year and even though you will see some of the same vendors participate every year, it never gets old, because there’s always new stuff to look at, learn about, people to meet and experiences to be had. It’s one travel show we don’t miss — see last year’s coverage of the show as well as from 2018.

The Largest Travel Trade and Consumer Show in North America

The New York Times Travel Show attracts more than 35,000 attendees with over 700 exhibitors from more than 175 countries, making it the largest travel trade and consumer show in North America.

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Photo credit: New York Times Travel Show

The 2020 Travel Industry Conference is a must-attend for travel professionals since you get access to over 150 speakers including destination experts, research firms, media outlets, travel consultants, tour operators and travel advisors.  Here are just a few of the speakers you’ll hear at this year’s Travel Industry Conference:

  • Chris Davidson of MMGY Global
  • Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor, CBS News and Host of “The Travel Detective”
  • James Shillinglaw of Insider Travel Report
  • Arnie Weissman of Travel Weekly
  • Norie Quintos of National Geographic Travel Media
  • Anne Marie Moebes of Travel Market Report
  • His Excellency Helal Saeed Al Marri of Dubai Tourism (who was also a big sponsor this year)

Here’s the link to the event where you can also register — Save $20 off on-site rate with Promo Code: PRTA20.

In addition to the various country and region sessions, here are a few of the themes you’ll find at this year’s event:

  • Adventure Travel
  • All-Inclusive Travel
  • Culinary Tourism
  • Family Travel
  • Festivals and Events
  • L.G.B.T.Q.+ Travel
  • Millennials & Emerging Destinations
  • Spa & Wellness Travel
  • Weddings, Honeymoons & Romantic Travel 

We are thrilled to be speaking on Transformative Travel this year on Sunday afternoon: how going beyond your comfort zone will transform your life.

Transformative Travel

Renee & Anthony presenting on Transformative Travel: How Going Beyond Your Comfort Zone will Transform Your Life

They also will have a Business Series that will cover the following topics:

  • Secrets of Million Dollar Advisors
  • Marketing Sustainable Travel Solutions
  • Evolution of Travel Planning in the Digital Age
  • Straight Talk on Social Media

And of course, for consumers, there will be tons of travel seminars you can attend throughout the weekend, on-stage activities to watch and experience (food, adventure, budget travel, cruises, safaris, wellness and beyond). There’s also a few cultural stages where you can watch beautiful dancing, music and other cultural experiences as well.

Do not miss this incredible travel show in Manhattan at the end of the month.



Renee Blodgett
Renee Blodgett is the founder of We Blog the World. The site combines the magic of an online culture and travel magazine with a global blog network and has contributors from every continent in the world. Having lived in 10 countries and explored nearly 80, she is an avid traveler, and a lover, observer and participant in cultural diversity.

She is also the CEO and founder of Magic Sauce Media, a new media services consultancy focused on viral marketing, social media, branding, events and PR. For over 20 years, she has helped companies from 12 countries get traction in the market. Known for her global and organic approach to product and corporate launches, Renee practices what she pitches and as an active user of social media, she helps clients navigate digital waters from around the world. Renee has been blogging for over 16 years and regularly writes on her personal blog Down the Avenue, Huffington Post, BlogHer, We Blog the World and other sites. She was ranked #12 Social Media Influencer by Forbes Magazine and is listed as a new media influencer and game changer on various sites and books on the new media revolution. In 2013, she was listed as the 6th most influential woman in social media by Forbes Magazine on a Top 20 List.

Her passion for art, storytelling and photography led to the launch of Magic Sauce Photography, which is a visual extension of her writing, the result of which has led to producing six photo books: Galapagos Islands, London, South Africa, Rome, Urbanization and Ecuador.

Renee is also the co-founder of Traveling Geeks, an initiative that brings entrepreneurs, thought leaders, bloggers, creators, curators and influencers to other countries to share and learn from peers, governments, corporations, and the general public in order to educate, share, evaluate, and promote innovative technologies.
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