March 26, 2006
The New York Times 2006 Travel Show Draws a Record 26,500 Visitors
Travel Event Draws Consumers, Exhibitors and Trade Experts from Around the World.
NEW YORK - March 2006 - The New York Times Travel Show, presented by American Express, has announced that a record 26,500 visitors including 7,000 trade professionals attended its recent third annual show in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. At this major consumer exhibition and trade event consumers were able to research, plan and book vacations to all parts of the world.
Visitors to the show could attend numerous workshops and seminars with experts including legendary travel writer Arthur Frommer, Peter Greenberg from NBC's Today Show and Business Talk Radio's Stephanie Abrams. Attendees were also treated to non-stop entertainment that included cultural performances by dancers and musicians from Aruba, Brazil, Greece and many other lands; ambassador animals from Busch Gardens; and family events with Sesame Street characters courtesy of Beaches Resorts.
"The New York Times Travel Show grows bigger and better each year and this year was no exception," said Jyll F. Holzman, senior vice president of advertising for The New York Times. "We thank our sponsors who helped us welcome nearly 500 exhibitors and thousands of consumers, making the 2006 show the largest trade event for travel in the United States."
"American Express is very pleased to have rejoined The New York Times for this year's annual Travel Show," said Lynne Biggar, senior vice president and general manager of the American Express Consumer Travel Network. "The show was a great success for us and we embrace opportunities like these to merchandise our travel-related benefits for Cardmembers and to meet with new and existing customers looking for what's exciting in travel this year."
The New York Times Travel Show supporting sponsors included Amtrak, Carnival Cruise Lines and the Greek National Tourism Organization. Contributing sponsors included Aruba Tourism, Sandals and Beaches Resorts and Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation.
Among the hundreds of exhibitors at the 2006 New York Times Travel Show were Africa Travel Association, Alaska Land & Cruise Packages, American Express Vacations, Aruba Tourism, Atlantic Canada Cruise Association, Atlantis Adventures, Carnival Cruise Lines, China National Tourist Office, Club Med, Croatian National Tourist Office, Dublin Tourism, FLO USA - Visit Turkey, Grand Expeditions, the Greek National Tourism Organization, India Tourism, Japan National Tourist Office, Liberty Travel, Mexico Tourism Board, NYC & Company, Polynesian Cultural Center, Princess Cruises, Rocky Mountaineer Vacations, Sandals and Beaches Resorts and Wilderness Travel.
"The New York Times Travel Show provided Carnival a unique opportunity to meet potential cruise passengers and promote our various product enhancements, as well as our expanded schedule from Europe and four-to-eight day departures from New York, one of our fastest growing homeports," said Jerilyn Giacone, Carnival's business development director for Long Island.
"We are thrilled to once again be a proud sponsor of the New York Times Travel Show," said Frank Corzo, national director of sales for Sandals and Beaches Resorts. "The show is a great venue to highlight to everyone who is passionate about travel all the innovations taking place at Sandals and Beaches Resorts. As a proud sponsor of Sesame Street, we are proud to bring the Caribbean Adventure and our character breakfast to New York City and give a glimpse into what takes place at all four Beaches Resorts year-round."
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