The New York Times Travel Show
Saturday, January 25 from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 26 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Jacob K. Javits Center – 655 W. 34th Street (between 11th and 12th Streets)
Admission: $25 two-day pass/$20 one-day pass/Free children 18 and under
Plan your next trip to Japan with a little help from The New York Times Travel Show, the largest travel show in North America. Find the latest trends in Japan travel and discover areas to visit that take you to places other than the typical Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. (Although those are great cities to have on your itinerary, of course.)
2020 is an exciting year for Japan, with the Olympics and Paralympics set to take place in Tokyo and surrounding areas from July 24 through August 9. Go for the Games; stay for the culture. Plenty of experts from the Japanese National Tourism Organization (JNTO) as well as Japan-focused travel agencies will be on hand to answer your travel questions from Rail Passes to accommodations to the best hot springs.
Pick up brochures of trending destinations, and find affordable package deals. You’ll learn about all that Japan has to offer. Last year JNTO received the People’s Choice Travel Show Exhibitor Award, and there’s no doubt that the Japan booth will be just as popular this year. I happened to witness the awarding of the prize!
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As soon as I walked up to the Japan booth at The New York Times Travel Show today, a guy from #NYT presented the Japanese National Tourism Organization with The People’s Choice Award! I heard him say that the booth has had the most visitors during the course of the weekend, and he pointed out the food (#okonomiyaki, #misosoup, #Yakult) and interactive features (#stamprallies, #amezaiku, #kimono, videos) as well. Yay, #Japan! #everyoneshouldgotojapan #nyttravelshow #nyttravel #jnto #traveljapan #japantravel
You can find the Tokyo Tourism Representative Office, New York at Booth #132. Visit them for a chance to earn an Old Meets New-themed dessert or eco bag. Post your visit to Instagram using the hashtags #TokyoTokyo and #NYTTravelShow_Tokyo to be entered in a drawing to win a round-trip economy flight from New York to Tokyo!
Meet the Experts
Japan Travel Tips and Amazing Experiences
Sunday, January 26 from 2:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m.
Travel expert Marian Goldberg, Principal of Goldberg on Travel, will share tips on cultural etiquette, travel passes, navigation, money matters and finding the most unique and personal, active and immersive experiences when traveling in Japan – in both cities and countryside. Plus, get a heads up on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!
Meet the Experts Pavilion located in the south concourse, where travel connoisseurs are available one on one to offer advice, insight, tips, information and inspiration on a variety of travel topics.
LGBTQ Travel Pavilion
This year 28 tourism brands will gather at the LGBTQ Travel Pavilion at the northwest side of the show floor to offer trip-planning inspiration, experiences, tours, cruises, travel packages, hotels, free apps, and more specifically geared toward the enjoyment and safety of LGBTQ travelers. Among the participants are Keihan Hotels and Resorts, Kyoto and Pride Japan.
Throughout the weekend, there will be performances on the Travel Show’s Cultural Stages, including two by Japanese-related companies.
Blue Stage at 2:15 p.m. on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26
Witness an exciting and dramatic demonstration as a unique ice sculpture made of iconic Japanese images created with crystal-clear ice comes together with speed and precision.
Orange Stage at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 25 and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 26
Enjoy a performance of the “Ninja vs. Samurai” battle from Aichi, Japan, where the annual World Cosplay Summit is taking place!
The New York Times Travel Show 2019
Enjoy some pictures from last year’s Travel Show
Last year’s event saw the highest attendance in its history, with 11,756 travel trade and 23,812 consumer attendees over the course of three days. Of course, Japan isn’t the only destination of interest; there will be more than 747 exhibitors from more than 176 countries as well. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit The New York Times Travel Show’s website.
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