New York Times Travel Show 2017
The New York Times Travel Show in New York City Starts today and I got some free tickets just for my readers (courtesy of the New York Times)! They will go quick. Enjoy!
There will be lots of seminars, over 500 exhibitors, 5 stages with performances throughout the weekend, book signings, and more. In the past, I talked with experts about Australia to help plan my trip and got information to explore other new places for future trips. If you love to travel, you could easily spend 1 day here between the seminars, exhibitor booths, and chatting with experts but I would plan at least 4 hours… at least until you get hungry and have to look for food (see BAD food below).
HOW TO GET TICKETS
- FREE Ticket: Click here and use promo code “NYTTRB” when you check out. Free tickets are limited! [Please leave a comment or tweet me if you use it]
- Buy discounted tickets from Goldstar $8-$15 + $3-4 service fee
- Buy a ticket directly from the show. Use coupon code TS17NYTTS to get 2 for 1 (regular price = $20 for 1 day or $25 for two days).
FREE RIDES TO THE SHOW
Want a free ride with those free tickets? The show is at the Jacob Javits Center (655 West 34th St, New York, NY 10001). If you need a ride, take a Lyft (new users get $50 free credit), Uber (new users get a free ride up to $20), Gett (new users get $50 off next 10 trips), or Via (new users get $10 free ride credit), Juno (10% off all rides). Note: These are my personal referral links and I will get credit if you use them.
BAD BAD FOOD – WARNING!
The food is always bad. Think expensive hot dogs and Pizza with no restaurants close by. If you want some normal food, take a walk to 9th Ave where you'll find lots of good stuff including many Thai restaurants (my favorite, Chili Thai, has sadly closed down).
There are always lots of seminars covering a wide range of tops like planning an African safari trip, Italy, Japan, and an update on the travel world from Pauline Frommer. These are great for newbies.
I don't spend much time watching the performances but you might light that kind of thing. The performance schedules are all listed here. Here are some highlights from 2015.