Press Release Source: The New York Times Company

The New York Times Travel Show Announces Trade Seminars
Thursday January 27, 9:00 am ET
To Be Held on Friday, March 4
Jonathan Tisch Will Be Keynote Speaker

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2005--The New York Times Travel Show, presented by American Express, announced today its schedule of seminars for travel professionals who are attending the show. The trade conference, to be held March 4, will consist of education and product seminars, a luncheon with Loews Hotels Chairman and CEO Jonathan Tisch as the keynote speaker, and access to the nearly 500 show exhibitors. For travel agents, tourism suppliers and travel associations, this trade day will focus on the evolving marketplace and new approaches to doing business. The New York Times Travel Show and trade seminars will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.
"We are thrilled to deliver this robust trade day to travel professionals," said Jyll F. Holzman, senior vice president, advertising, The New York Times. "These seminars are part of our commitment to making our Travel Show a must for industry leaders."

The trade program is supported by leading travel industry organizations, including the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Adventure Travel Trade Association, the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and The Travel Institute. The agenda is as follows:

Educational Seminars
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. -- "Special Interest Marketing," presented by Ann Kaar, instructor, Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), sponsored by American Express (10 ACC/MCC credits for enrollment in certification)

11:15 a.m. - 12 noon -- Educational Seminar, presented by Travel Institute, sponsored by American Express (certification credits)

Product Seminars
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. -- Product Seminar, presented by Travel Impressions
-- Product Seminar, presented by Apple Vacations
-- Product Seminar, presented by Tauk Travel

11:15 a.m. - 12 noon -- Product Seminar, presented by GoGo Travel
-- Product Seminar, presented by Air Jamaica
-- Product Seminar, presented by Carnival Cruise Line

Trade Seminar Luncheon & Keynote
12 noon - 12.30 p.m. -- Luncheon for trade seminar attendees
12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. -- Keynote Presentation - "The Power of We," speaker: Jonathan Tisch, chairman and CEO, Loews Hotels

1:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. -- Expo open to the trade only
-- Cultural presentations on the stage and around the Expo floor
-- Book Signings

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. -- Industry Reception (on expo floor)

Co-Located Events
Society Of American Travel Writers (SATW)
11:30 a.m. -- Chapter Meeting (for SATW members only)

12 noon -- Luncheon sponsored by Tourism Quebec (for SATW members only)

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. -- Panel One: "Responsible Tourism: Bringing the Benefits Home," panel members TBA

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. -- Panel Two: "Responsible Tourism: A Successful Venture Sampler," panel
members TBA

The conference is open to all travel industry professionals. The registration fee to attend this one-day program is $49, and there are discounts available for readers of Travel Agent magazine, and other association members. Registration costs include all sessions and conference materials, entrance to the exhibition and the industry reception. Seating is limited - to register visit

The New York Times Travel Show 2005 will accommodate nearly 500 exhibitors who focus on travel destinations and packages, as well as tour operators and cruise lines. There are several pavilions on the show floor that focus on different regions of the world including Africa, Asia, Australia/South Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico/Central America and South America.

American Express will return as presenting sponsor for the 2005 show. Supporting sponsors include Amtrak, Carnival Cruise Lines and Islands of the Bahamas. Sandals Beaches & Resorts and Washington, D.C. Convention and Tourism Corporation are contributing sponsors of the show and Outside Magazine is the media sponsor. Travel Agent Magazine and Business Talk Radio "Travel with Stephanie Abrams" are industry partners for the show.

Exhibitors at the show will include American Express Vacations, Aruba Tourist Authority, Explorers Corner, Funjet Vacations, Globus & Cosmos, Grand Expeditions, Japan National Tourist Office, Linblad Expeditions, Mango African Safaris and N.O.L.S.

Exhibitor packages at the show will include booth space and a listing in the show guide. Sponsorship packages will include print and online advertising and radio promotion, on-site exposure, extensive press efforts and custom programs.

For more information about the show, or to become a sponsor or an exhibitor, please visit

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The New York Times
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Betsy Areddy, 212-556-7633
The New York Times Company
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