Turkish travel and tourism products are promoted at The New York Times Travel Show 2015 which took place January 23 – 25 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, USA. Turkish travel professionals together with Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry New York Office and Turkish Airlines welcomed trade and public guests throughout the show.
Tourist arrivals to Turkey from USA slightly decreased last year compare to 2013. However, Turkish travel professionals are hopeful for 2015; expecting a record year in tourist arrivals from USA. USA is ranked at 11th place for Turkish tourism. For more details about Turkey’s tourist arrivals in 2014, click here.
The Travel Show began Friday, Jan. 23, with a Trade Day open exclusively to travel professionals and media, where attendees enjoyed direct access to executives and representatives for airlines, cruises, hotels and tourism boards serving in-demand destinations around the world, in addition to the Travel Show’s exhibition floor, press conferences, keynotes and an industry reception to network with fellow travel industry experts.
Doors opened to the general public Saturday, Jan. 24, and Sunday, Jan. 25, for two days of on-site deals and offers, travel seminars, tips and honed insights from travel professionals at Meet the Experts, family activities, stage performances, book signings by celebrated travel writers, and the Travel Show’s Taste of the World culinary pavilion, which offered samples of global cuisines and hosted for the first time this year a “Kids Kitchen” for kids of all ages.
South African Tourism, supporter of the Travel Show since 2008, was a gold sponsor of The New York Times Travel Show. China National Tourist Office, Etihad Airways, Turkish Tourism, and Visit Florida were silver sponsors of the Travel Show.
American Express was the trade sponsor of the 2015 New York Times Travel Show.
Expo Milano was the sponsor of this year’s Taste of the World pavilion.