As March roars in like a lion (at least on the East Coast where the dreaded “wintry mix” is still a factor), your thoughts may justifiably turn toward warmer climes — and that cruise vacation you have yet to book.
If you’re looking for some inspiration – and perhaps grab a few glossy brochures to peruse – there’s no better place to check out all the lines in one place than the New York Times Travel Show. Held at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City this upcoming weekend, the show features exhibition booths, giveaways, book signings and a full line-up of travel seminars.
Besides walking the exhibition floor, you’ll be able to meet Cruise Critic Editor-in-Chief Carolyn Spencer Brown at an Ask the Expert Q and A, scheduled for 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Saturday. Carolyn is also speaking Sunday at 2 p.m. on The Best Cruise at the Best Price: Everything You Need to Know.
Cruise Critic Destinations Editor Chris Gray Faust is also speaking Sunday at 3 p.m. on Chronicle Your Adventures Like the Professionals Do: Impress Your Friends and Family.
Other speakers include travel experts Arthur and Pauline Frommer, “10,000 Places to See Before You Die” author Patricia Schultz, CBS News Travel Editor Peter Greenberg and Conde Nast Traveler columnist Wendy Perrin.
The show is open to the public Saturday March 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday March 2 from 11 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Tickets cost $17 for adults, with children 18 and under admitted free. More information is at http://www.nyttravelshow.com/.
*Not sure what a travel show entails? Check out Nine Tips to Get the Most out of a Travel Show, posted our sister site, Independent Traveler.
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