The 2020 New York Times Travel Show

Happy New Year! I am pleased to announce that I’ll be speaking at the 2020 New York Times Travel Show next month as part of their Meet The Experts panel. This will be my second consecutive year speaking at the show. If you’re near the Javits Center on Saturday, January 25th, stop by the MTE Pavilion between noon and 12:45 PM. My topic will be Being an Airbnb Experience Host. I’ll be discussing my Goodfellas Tour of NYC and Ramones Walking Tour as well as how I became an NYC tour guide and Airbnb Experience host.

Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts gives attendees the opportunity to meet one on one with travel professionals. Each session has a theme, and there are usually around a half-dozen different ones during each 45-minute slot. In 2020, topics will include how to make the most of your frequent flier miles and credit card points, which festivals to attend, and how to lead your own tours. Most sessions are focused on a specific region.

For more on Meet the Experts, check out the 2020 New York Times Travel Show schedule. 

About the New York Times Travel Show

The New York Times Travel Show gives attendees the opportunity to meet other travelers, speak to industry insiders, attend seminars, and meet travel celebrities. It’s held within the first few months of the year, and you can buy tickets either in advance or on the day(s) of the event. The fact that a new subway station opened across the street from the Javits Center in September 2015 makes it more convenient than ever for people to attend.

Check out my reviews of the 20162017, and 2018 New York Times Travel Shows.

How to get the most out of your time at the New York Times Travel Show

If you plan to attend seminars, a two-day pass is preferable. Seminars can take up the better part of a day, leaving little time to explore the exhibitor booths. The cost to add a day to your pass is minimal, and having an extra day reduces the likelihood of missing important seminars, booths, etc.

There’s a bookstore adjacent to the seminar rooms. For book signings, it’s best to stay in the back of the line. Most authors don’t leave until everyone has gone. By letting everyone else rush through, you may get a few extra minutes to ask that question that’s been puzzling you since took your first international trip.

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