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New York Travel Festival
Thu Apr 20th - Sun 23rd
Do you love to travel? When you have extra cash, do you put it to the side for the next crazy trip you can do? If so, you’ll find a lot of people like yourself at NY Trav Fest. We have a full week of panels, speakers, and experiences that are designed for people who love to explore their world.
Taste food and drink from NYC and beyond, hear inspirational speakers, watch panels that cover destinations and experiences you didn’t know about, learn about new companies from across the world of travel, and connect with other folks who love travel as much as you do.
Tickets for the 5th annual New York Travel Festival ( #NYTF ) are now on sale! Taking place from April 20 to 23, 2017, at several locations in Manhattan, the festival is a series of events for people whose lives are touched by travel: members of the travel industry, travel media, lifelong travelers, long-term travelers, college students, and people in career transition. The festival provides attendees with the opportunity to participate in workshops, network with industry professionals, and attend panel discussions and presentations about trending topics in travel.
NY Trav Fest is partnering with NYU Tisch Center to host the Borough Tourism Summit on Thursday, April 20, and the 3rd annual Travel Unity Summit, at NYU Woolworth Building (15 Barclay Street) on Friday, April 21. Saturday and Sunday of NY Trav Fest will take place at Bohemian National Hall (321 East 3rd Street) and Hostelling International NYC (891 Amsterdam Avenue), respectively. Doors are open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Thursday through Saturday, with registration beginning at 9:00 AM; Sunday starts one hour later (at 11:00 AM).
$130 - All Access Pass (early bird price until March 31, 2017)
$170 - All Access Pass (regular price)
Passes include access to all presentations, panels, workshops, and networking events part of the New York Travel Festival.
$50 - Borough Tourism Summit, April 20
$40 - Travel Unity Summit, April 21
$100 - Weekend Ticket, April 22-23
$40 - Sunday-only Ticket, April 23
A tentative schedule of events is available at bitly.com/NYTF2017Tentative
To order tickets, visit Eventbrite - bitly.com/NYTF2017Tickets
People in Career Transition
Sick of the Wall Street grind? About to graduate from college? Looking to become a travel writer, travel agent, tour operator, manager, executive, or entrepreneur in the travel industry? NY Trav Fest takes place in a welcoming environment, with myriad options, opportunities, and connections for those looking to join the travel industry. Attending NY Trav Fest is a great first step to starting a career in travel (or getting away from your current career to get on the road!).
Why Should You Cover NY Trav Fest
What can members of the press (freelancers, editors, bloggers, reporters, v-loggers, and correspondents) get from covering our two-day event?
Throughout our festival weekend, your press pass will give you access to certain workshops and lectures. Certain restrictions apply. To be considered for a press pass, please fill out this form.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 (11 AM – 3 PM)
Internship and Job Fair
St. Joseph’s College – Tuohy Hall, First Floor, Auditorium
Networking and Refreshments – 11am-12pm
Internship and Job Fair – 12pm-3pm
Most appropriate for: individuals looking for a job/career/internship in travel, businesses seeking employees/interns ( apply here for a FREE table), people looking to network, and those looking to be a resource to job seekers.
THURSDAY, APRIL 20
Borough Tourism Summit
NYU Woolworth Building – 15 Barclay St.
Sessions focused on how to make sure all of New York City benefits from tourism.
Most appropriate for: NYC businesses related to tourism, investors, those interested in learning about the trajectory of tourism in NYC boroughs.
More info on Thursday’s schedule here.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
3rd Annual Travel Unity Summit
NYU Woolworth Building – 15 Barclay St.
A day focused on how to increase diversity in the world of travel, in partnership with Travel Unity, a 501(c)(3) organization.
Most appropriate for: organizations looking to attract new demographics, individuals and entities focused on economic development, and those with a passion for social justice.
More info on Friday’s schedule here.
SATURDAY, APRIL 22
Bohemian National Hall – 321 E. 73rd St.
A day full of networking, tastings, thinktanks, roundtables, and other events to whet your intellectual, social, and gastronomical appetites.
Most appropriate for: anyone who sees travel as an integral part of their life who wants to meet like-minded individuals.
More info on Saturday’s schedule here.
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
Hostelling International-NYC – 891 Amsterdam Ave.
A day full of networking, inspirational speakers, and sessions focused on career-seeking in travel, content creation, and long-term travel.
Most appropriate for: anyone who wants to connect with other travelers and/or travel professionals, get advice on careers in travel or long-term travel, and those who take content creation seriously.
More info on Sunday’s schedule here.
About the New York Travel Festival:
NY Trav Fest is an event for travel professionals and professional travelers. The panels, speakers, and workshops provide professional development opportunities for those in the travel industry, or wanting to join it, as well as inspirational talks to offer ideas about an array of destinations and types of travel.
Don’t miss a chance to chat with representatives from CzechTourism, other destinations and travel industry brands, and learn more about local and international travel. There will also be expert-led sessions and consultations throughout the event.
50 gardens and plant collections house over 1 million plants and breathtaking displays such as the Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum; the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden; the Jane Watson Irwin Perennial Garden and Ladies’ Border; about 30,000 distinguished trees, some over 200 years old. In addition to the most sophisticated behind-the-scenes greenhouses in the United States, the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections, which opened in 2005 and houses an exquisite orchid collection of over 8,000 plants.
The New York Botanical Garden’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, which opened in 1902, was named a New York City Landmark in 1973, and it is the nation's largest Victorian-era glasshouse. It is home to A World of Plants, a permanent ecotour of the world, including tropical rain forests, deserts, carnivorous and aquatic plants, and the world's most comprehensive collection of palm trees under glass. The Conservatory also houses the Garden's seasonal flower shows, including the popular Orchid Show and Holiday Train Show.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy every turn and every image of this work of art, which is open for the season though January 18, 2016. Now in its 24th annual exhibition, the New York Botanical Garden presents New York’s Favorite Train Show, which takes place within America’s premier Victorian-style glasshouse. With activities for everyone, there are plenty of things to see and do including children’s activities, poetry, classical music, cocktail evenings, and more.
Directions & Contact Info:
The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants located at Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) and Fordham Road. It is easy to reach by Metro-North Railroad, bus, or subway.
For more information, please visit nybg.org or call 718.817.8700.
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