Speaker Stages

New York Travel & Adventure Show

Over 60 Travel Sessions Designed to Help You Travel Like a Rockstar

4 theaters provide you with the most comprehensive travel content that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.

Travel Theater: You’ve seen them on TV, you follow them on Instagram, and now you can hear from them LIVE, right on the show floor.

Destination Theater: Destination-specific sessions give you the most up to date advice on where to go, what to do, how to get there and how to save in information packed 30 minute sessions.

Savvy Traveler Theater: Learn how to travel like an insider with the latest tips, tricks and actionable advice ranging from packing, travel technology, budget hacks and more, directly from the experts who live on the road.

Travel Workshops Theater: Added to offer travel enthusiasts a look into a variety of special interest topics that are important to the travel landscape.

Check back often as speaker information is being updated daily!

Speakers and schedule are subject to change without prior notice, please check back often for updates.

Stop by the on-floor bookstore to purchase books from your favorite travel authors here at the show.

Visit Books On Call Bookstore in booth #477

Saturday, January 27

Destination Theater
Casey-OConnell2

10:15 am – 10:45 am

Safari Njema – Planning Your East African Safari

Access 2 Tanzania

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Casey O’Connell, Safari Consultant, Access 2 Tanzania

Access 2 Tanzania & Treks 2 Rwanda will help you make your bucket list safari adventure a reality, answering questions
about when to go, what you should see and do, and how to get the most from your experience. The specific focus will be on
experiencing the quintessential safari in Tanzania and trekking to visit the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.

Travel Workshops Theater
_Laura-Powell

10:15 am – 11:00 am

Exploring the Widening World of Wellness Travel

Laura Powell

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Laura Powell, Founder, Tourism Well Defined

We look at the latest wellness travel trends and separate the woo-woo from the tried and true.

Travel Theater
Rick-Steves

10:30 am – 12 Noon

European Travel 2024

Rick Steves

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Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves’ Europe, and
Travel with Rick Steves

Join Rick as he shares lessons from a lifetime of travel so you can learn from his experiences and travel smoother. With his entertaining, information-packed talk you’ll learn the essential skills for smart travel from itinerary planning to venturing off the beaten path. Get Rick’s pro tips on packing light, escaping crowds, avoiding scams and pickpockets; and maximizing your cultural and culinary experiences. Rick also covers the latest on post-pandemic travel in Europe.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

Destination Theater
Cameron-Hunt

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Journey Through Japan With the Destination Experts

Inspiring Vacations

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Tim Harrison, Travel Specialist, Inspiring Vacations

Inspiring Vacations, award-winning tour operator, has been guiding countless travelers on remarkable journeys through Japan every year. Immerse yourself in the culture, breathtaking sights, unique experiences, and rich history of this incredible nation.
Their premium selection of Japan tours includes iconic destinations like majestic Mt. Fuji, the ancient beauty of Kyoto, and the vibrant energy of Tokyo. Whether you prefer fully escorted classic touring, small group adventures, premium experiences, tailor-made itineraries, or independent exploration, there is the perfect tour to match your travel style.
Discover expert tips and insights, and what to expect when touring the Land of the Rising Sun with the industry leaders. Your unforgettable Japanese adventure awaits!

Savvy Traveler Theater
Mickela-Mallozzi

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Sustainable Travel (Cultural Sustainability) – It’s So Much More Than Just Reusable Water Bottles!

Mickela Mallozzi

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Mickela Mallozzi, Emmy® Award-Winning Host and Executive Producer of Bare Feet with Mickela Mallozzi

Sustainability in travel can be daunting, but it doesn’t mean you have to give anything up – instead, you gain so much from proactively seeking authentic travel experiences. Learn from world traveler and Emmy-winning travel host on PBS, Mickela Mallozzi, on how to make sure your next travels are culturally sustainable, by connecting with the locals and making the most authentic travel experiences into lasting memories wherever you go! Be sure to attend this session if you have a trip already booked or if you’re looking for travel inspiration for your next trip.

Destination Theater
Anthony-Iozzia-Headshot

12 Noon – 12:30 pm

What to Expect from Your Antarctica Expedition

Atlas Ocean Voyages

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Anthony Iozzia, Regional Sales Director, Northeast, Atlas Ocean Voyages

Come learn about all things Antarctica!  With Atlas Ocean Voyages, venture to the seventh continent and see incredible wildlife such as penguins, seals, birds, whales, and many more.  Travel on your fully guided expeditions via zodiac as you explore the varying landscape of the great white continent.  With Atlas Ocean Voyages, you not only immerse yourself in the destination, but you do so in style and comfort of a small, luxurious yacht with fewer than 200 guests onboard.  When you’re not exploring Antarctica, kayaking, or camping out on the ice, sit back, relax, and enjoy our all-inclusive atmosphere, educational programming, upscale dining, and elegant comforts of our yachts.

 
Travel Workshops Theater
Ashley-Westbrook

12 Noon – 12:45 pm

Travel Content Creation 101

Ashley Westbrook

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Ashley Westbrook, Adventure Travel Creator, Adventuress Ashley

Are you a traveler who has dreamed of becoming a travel content creator and/or someone who has already started your journey into travel content and looking to take it to the next level? Then this session, led by Ashley Westbrook (aka @adventuressashley) a full-time Adventure Travel Creator is for you! You’ll get to learn about how to define your niche focus, build an online presence and community, tips to elevate the content you are creating, ways to monetize your content, and much more!

Travel Theater
Phil-Rosenthal

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Q/A with Netflix's Phil Rosenthal: How Travel Became His Passion and His Job

Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal, Host, Creator, and Executive Producer of “Somebody Feed Phil”

– A moderated conversation and Q/A with Phil Rosenthal, creator, writer and producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, and Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil He’ll be talking about his travels, the food along the way, as well as his 2022 release ‘Somebody Feed Phil The Book’ and upcoming book with his daughter ‘Just Try It!’.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

Destination Theater
carmencarbonell-500×500

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Private Travel to Italy Perfected

Your Own Italy

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Carmen Carbonell, Founder and President, Your Own Italy

Experience Italy’s Heart and Soul. Your Own Italy is Tour company operating from Rome. We are proud to offer premier, private vacations throughout Italy, serving travelers who want to be guided through their time in Italy, but do not want to be part of a group, permitting us to personally share the Italy we have come to know and love over our 30+ years of experience in the country. We seek to create unforgettable vacations, with private tours, boat excursions, privately guided hikes, cooking classes, wine tastings, and more, making your trip unique.
Our team works with tested and proven restaurants, wineries, and more ensuring that Your Own Italy vacation excursion will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience you will remember forever and long to repeat with your new friends in Italy, Your Own Italy.

Savvy Traveler Theater
Angel_C

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm

The Ultimate Guide for Better Travel in 2024

Angel Castellanos

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Angel Castellanos, World Travel Expert, Writer/TV Host, AngelsTravelLounge.comYouTube Channel The Tour Guy

If you want to travel better, smarter and enjoy your vacation, you don’t want to miss this popular talk. The World and travel have dramatically changed. Angel Castellanos, who’s traveled almost one million air miles since 2020, delivers his updated popular and energetic talk on practical travel tips and savvy packing techniques. This highly informative talk is updated from Angel’s extensive travels and “packed” with the most up to date actionable travel tips and inspirational stories from all over the world to help travelers travel smarter, better, and cheaper. In this talk you will learn to plan, book & execute and even pack for the best vacation of your life!  Angel will deliver the best travel tips on changes in tourism, health safety, de-stressing the airport experience, saving money, sightseeing hacks, traveling with technology and of course updated packing tips for today’s world! No matter your level of experience, you are bound to come away with practical, current travel tips. The packing demonstration included in this talk is one you do not want to miss. Packing in a carry on? After this presentation, packing in any bag will not be a problem! Join us for this insightful and dynamic presentation. Travel smart, well and often! AngelsTravelLounge.com

Travel Workshops Theater
Juliana-Broste

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

How to Capture Your Adventures on Camera. Tips & tricks to document your trips with travel video expert Juliana Broste.

Juliana Broste

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Juliana Broste (TravelingJules), Travel Filmmaker and Host

Whether you’re doing it for the ‘gram or for your personal archives, there’s nothing like having your memories saved for all time. Discover creative ways to capture your adventures through photos and videos in this special session.  We’ll talk about what gear to pack and how to use it in various on-the-go scenarios—from capturing sunsets to mastering selfies and more.  Don’t miss this informative and inspiring session with 12x Heartland Emmy award winner, Juliana Broste, aka TravelingJules.  Before you know it, you’ll be capturing engaging video and compelling photographs, sure to make your friends and fans green with envy.

Destination Theater
Deon-Go-TouchDown

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Discover South Africa with Micro-Size Group Tours

Go Touch Down Travel & Tours

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Deon Barnard, CEO, Go Touch Down Travel & Tours

Our tours depart every week. We send more than 200 North Americans to South Africa each month. Come see why people that don’t like going on tours like traveling with us.

Savvy Traveler Theater
patri

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

Patricia Schultz

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Patricia Schultz, Author, “1,000 Places To See Before You Die”, “1,000 Places To See in the United States & Canada Before Your Die”, and “Why We Travel: 100 Reasons To See The World”

Patricia Schultz is the travel guru and author of the NYT #1 best-selling 1,000 Places To See Before You Die and 1000 Places to See in the USA & Canada Before You Die. Continent by continent, she takes you along to some of her favorite destinations around the world – both predictable and surprising, well known, and unsung – or perhaps some special place just a road trip away. Visually beautiful, Patricia’s presentation is filled with insights and practical tips she’s collected along the way, anecdotes, and suggestions about how to make each trip a lasting memory.

Book Signing Immediately Following

Travel Workshops Theater
CreateTV_Duo

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

How Travel Can Inspire Your Cooking

CreateTV

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Sara Moulton, Host, Sara’s Weeknight Meals
Christina Pirello, Host, Christina Cooks: Back to the Cutting Board

Take travel — and cooking — inspiration from Create hosts Sara Moulton and Christina Pirello as they share how their travel experiences have shaped the cooking and dishes they enjoy, both at home and abroad… and their favorite tips from along the way. Create TV, available in the New York Metro area as WLIW Create, is public television’s home for series and specials on food, travel, home and garden, arts and crafts, fitness, and other lifestyle interests.

Travel Theater
Peter-Greenberg-Headshot-600×600

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Pushing the Envelope – The Secrets of Becoming A Road Warrior

Peter Greenberg

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Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter
& Producer & CBS News Travel Editor

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

Destination Theater
David-Kasser-Headshot

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

Alaska & Anchorage By The Numbers!

Alaska Land & Sea Adventures

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David Kasser, Senior Vice President of Sales, Alaska Land & Sea Adventures

What drives traveler’s decisions when planning for an Alaska trip? In short, the numbers. Learn the distances (Alaska IS Big!), temperatures in all the seasons and when to go, money & how to get the best bang-for-the-buck! And lots of other facts about Alaska wildlife, culture & attractions from a seasoned expert. This engaging and entertaining presentation will get you excited to visit the 49th state!

Savvy Traveler Theater
Melanies-Lieberman

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm

How to oops-proof Your Vacation

Melanie Lieberman

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Melanie Lieberman, Travel Expert and Writer

Tips and tricks for protecting your trips, saving time, and getting ahead, no matter where you’re going or how often you travel.

Destination Theater
Markham-McGill-Headshot-(1)2

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A Journey Through the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys & Key West

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Markham McGill, Director of Sales, The Florida Keys & Key West

Take a journey with us through the Florida Keys as we highlight the five unique regions here: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon,
the Lower Keys (also referred to here as “the natural keys”) and finally, the world-famous Key West.

Travel Workshops Theater
Brian-Cicioni-Headshot

3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

A Food Writer’s Guide to Brooklyn with Brian Cicioni

IMayRoam.com

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Brian Cicioni, Travel Writer & NYC Tour Guide, IMayRoam.com

There’s a reason that the welcome sign on the Brooklyn side of the Carey Tunnel boasts, “Brooklyn: Name It…We Got It!” NYC-based tour guide and travel writer Brian Cicioni will be sharing more than ten years’ worth of suggestions from exploring Brooklyn’s food scene. Get ready for some life-changing tips and mouth-watering shots from some of his favorite restaurants and food halls in NYC’s most populous borough!

Travel Theater
paulinefrommer-500×500

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Life Enhancing Vacations That Won’t Break the Bank

Pauline Frommer

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Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com

Pauline will discuss the smartest, most up-to-date ways of saving money on airfares, lodgings, sightseeing and more, advice that changes every year since the travel industry is so volatile. But it doesn’t really matter how much you save if the trip doesn’t feed your soul, right? Pauline will also cover methods of travel that allow you to dig deeper into the local culture and/or learn a bit about yourself; the most exciting destinations for 2024/2025; ways to reframe travel planning so it enhances your daily life; and much more.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

Destination Theater
_Barry-Johnston

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm

The World of Viking

Viking Cruises

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Barry Johnston, Director of Business Development, Viking Cruises

Viking was founded in 1997 and provides destination-focused journeys on rivers, oceans, and lakes around the world. Designed for curious travelers with interests in science, history, culture, and cuisine. Chairman Torstein Hagen often says Viking offers experiences for The Thinking Person™. Viking has more than 250 awards to its name, including being rated at the top of its categories for oceans, rivers, and expeditions by both Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler.  No other cruise line has ever received these same honors by both publications at the same time.  Today’s presentation will introduce you to The Viking Way™ of experiencing destination travel.  You will learn about Viking’s award-winning ships, and the itineraries that will allow you to Explore The World In Comfort™.

Savvy Traveler Theater
Jennifer-Broome

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm

Tips to Getting the Most Out of Your National Park Road Trip

Jennifer Broome

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Jennifer Broome, Multimedia Travel and Environmental Journalist

Jennifer Broome has visited over 200 National Park Service sites and shares her top ten tips to visiting national parks, how to avoid crowds, how she road trips to see multiple NPS sites, and which parks and sites you should visit each season.

Travel Workshops Theater
GoTravel

4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

The Art of Solo Travel – A Guide for New and Seasoned Explorers

Pamela Holt

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Pamela Holt, Solo Travel Expert, TV Host and Producer of “Me, Myself & The World: The Art of Solo Travel”

Explore the world of solo travel with Pamela Holt. Having ventured to over 90 countries and territories, Pamela inspires both first-time solo travelers and seasoned explorers. Embark on this exciting journey to:

  • Acquire tips to spark your inner solo traveler
  • Learn strategies to maximize your solo adventures
  • Discover the top destinations for solo travelers
  • Uncover how solo travel can lead to self-discovery
  • And much more!

Don’t miss this opportunity to jumpstart & maximize your solo travels!

For a dose of pre-show motivation, catch Pamela’s TV series “Me, Myself & The World: The Art of Solo Travel” for free on GoTraveler or any of your preferred platforms: Amazon Prime, Tubi, SlingTV, and more. Season 2 is set to launch this February!

Pamela will be giving out exclusive GoTraveler swag for everyone flaunting the downloaded GoTraveler app on their phones or tablets. While supplies last

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Destination Theater
Natasha-Lee-Soy-Headshot-300×300

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The Aruba Effect

Aruba Tourism Authority

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Natasha Lee Soy, Sales Manager NY, NJ & CT, Aruba Tourism Authority

Learn why Aruba is the perfect year-round destination. Learn about their award-winning beaches and the many activities for land and sea. There is something for everyone of all ages.

*Disclaimer: Show Management reserves the right to change speakers and schedules at its discretion. Check back frequently for updates and changes.

Sunday, January 28

Destination Theater
John-Smith

11:15 am – 11:45 am

It’s Time to Get On Board with MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

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John Smith, Director of Field Sales North, MSC Cruises USA

Learn about what’s new with MSC Cruises, the ultimate luxury experience with MSC Yacht Club, the totally unique Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve (our private island), and so much more. We can’t wait to share with you the beauty of cruising with us!

Savvy Traveler Theater
Wanderful_speaker

11:15 pm – 12 Noon

How to Travel Solo, from The Experts

Rachel Miller, Ashley Westbrook, Jennifer Hammel and Damaris Mercado

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Rachel Miller, Creator at Blond Wayfarer
Ashley Westbrook, Creator at Adventuress Ashley
Jennifer Hammel, Hub Manager, Wanderful Boston
Damaris Mercado, Founder of Making IT Happen LLC

Ever considered traveling alone? Whether you’re a veteran solo traveler or thinking about taking that first trip, solo travel is a special way to immerse yourself in the world around you, and many solo travel experts agree that you’ve just got to do it at least once.

Join the leading women’s travel community Wanderful (sheswanderful.com) and a panel of local solo travel experts and content creators who are going to divulge their top tips for going solo – from what to pack and where to go, to favorite travel hacks along the way to make your next solo trip your best one yet.

Travel Theater
Rick-Steves

11:15 am – 12:45 pm

European Travel 2024

Rick Steves

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Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves’ Europe, and
Travel with Rick Steves

Join Rick as he shares lessons from a lifetime of travel so you can learn from his experiences and travel smoother. With his entertaining, information-packed talk you’ll learn the essential skills for smart travel from itinerary planning to venturing off the beaten path. Get Rick’s pro tips on packing light, escaping crowds, avoiding scams and pickpockets; and maximizing your cultural and culinary experiences. Rick also covers the latest on post-pandemic travel in Europe.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

Travel Workshops Theater
Karin-M.-Aaron

11:30 am – 12:15 pm

The GREEN BOOK EXPERIENCE Then and Now. Five Cool Places from the Past, Present and Future

Green Book Experience

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Karin M. Aaron, President/CEO Green Book Experience
Raymond Bud Geissler, President, Group Collect

Discover the living history of the historic Green Book (1938-1967) as experts share Five iconic locations that bridge nostalgia yet intertwines the past with the present.

Destination Theater
Alex-Fogg

12 Noon – 12:30 pm

Dive into Adventure in Northwest Florida Beaches

Northwest Florida Beaches

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Alex Fogg, Coastal Resource Manager, Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida

While best known for its beautiful white-sand beaches, the crystal-clear waters off the coast of Northwest Florida Beaches invite families to head out on adventure. Join Destin-Fort Walton Beach’s Coastal Resource Manager Alex Fogg and discover opportunities to explore in new ways whether you’re a first-time snorkeler or considering becoming dive certified. This interactive session will showcase some of the region’s most unique underwater offerings from deep spring caves to an underwater museum, to artificial reefs and the Shipwreck Trail.

Savvy Traveler Theater
Angel_C

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Travel Apps & Travel Tech For Easy Travel

Angel Castellanos

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Angel Castellanos, World Travel Expert, Writer/TV Host, AngelsTravelLounge.comYouTube Channel The Tour Guy

Technology has changed travel for the better and travel has never been easier. There is no doubt that our smartphones can be the most important travel tool in today’s world. Learn about the best travel technology, travel apps and how-to-use your device abroad from full time traveler Angel Castellanos. This highly informative talk is updated every year and “packed” with the most up to date savvy travel tips to help you maximize your tech to travel smarter. Angel Castellanos, The Travel Ambassador, is a travel tech expert with tips to make traveling with your tech easy. Learn to unlock the potential of your device and travel easier and smarter without getting lost in your phone. This informative and popular presentation prepares travelers so they can confidently use their mobile devices as a tool to travel better. Angel will cover the best travel apps to enhance your travels and allow you to communicate effectively without breaking the bank. No matter how tech savvy you are, you will definitely come away with great advice and helpful apps to travel smarter and better with your technology. Join us for this insightful and dynamic presentation. Travel smart, often, and well! www.AngelsTravelLounge.com

Travel Workshops Theater
_Derrick-Strother

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises – 2024 Offers Unveiled

Scenic & Emerald Cruises

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Derrick Strother, Regional Sales Director, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours, and Emerald Cruises

Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises has grown over its 36-year plus history to include award-winning river and ocean cruises and handcrafted land journeys that take guests to many of the world’s most fascinating destinations. Join us to unveil the 2024 offers and learn how we can fulfill your dream vacations.

Destination Theater
Brianna-McCarthy

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Journey to the Islands of Fiji

Tourism Fiji

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Brianna McCarthy, Trade Partnerships Manager, Tourism Fiji

Join Tourism Fiji for a fun and informational journey to the Islands of Fiji. If you’re looking for uncrowded islands, pristine environment, and famously friendly people, you’ll love our islands. Join us to hear more about how easy it is to get to Fiji and about the wide array of experiences for all types of travelers and budgets.

Savvy Traveler Theater
Patricia-Schultz-Headshot-300×300

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Why We Travel: 100 Reasons to See The World

Patricia Schultz

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Patricia Schultz, Author, “1,000 Places To See Before You Die”, “1,000 Places To See in the United States & Canada Before Your Die”, and “Why We Travel: 100 Reasons To See The World”

As author of the best-selling travel book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, author Patricia Schultz has been telling travelers where to travel for 20 years. But her most recent book Why We Travel: 100 Reasons to See the World focuses on how travel enriches us and why we choose to do it. Leading with the idea that travel is food for the soul, Patricia passionately makes the case that travel is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have – and in this presentation using vibrant photos pulled from the book, she includes quotes, insights and anecdotes that feature some of her favorite destinations around the globe.

Book Signing Immediately Following

Travel Theater
paulinefrommer-500×500

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Life Enhancing Vacations That Won’t Break the Bank

Pauline Frommer

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Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com

Pauline will discuss the smartest, most up-to-date ways of saving money on airfares, lodgings, sightseeing and more, advice that changes every year since the travel industry is so volatile. But it doesn’t really matter how much you save if the trip doesn’t feed your soul, right? Pauline will also cover methods of travel that allow you to dig deeper into the local culture and/or learn a bit about yourself; the most exciting destinations for 2024/2025; ways to reframe travel planning so it enhances your daily life; and much more.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

Destination Theater
Muriel-Wiltord

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Martinique, an Authentic Nature Escape

Martinique Tourism Authority

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Muriel Wiltord, Director Americas, Martinique Tourism Authority

Martinique is the ideal Caribbean getaway for nature lovers, with awe-inspiring landscapes and remarkable biodiversity recognized by UNESCO. During this session, you’ll hear the latest updates from this one-of-a-kind destination. Please come and join us.  You may be pleasantly surprised!

Travel Workshops Theater
Ralph-Velasco

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Think Outside the Camera!

Ralph Velasco

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Ralph Velasco, Founder and CEO, Continental DRIFTER Experiences

Join travel photographer and veteran international tour organizer Ralph Velasco as he takes you through simple but powerful tips designed to make your travels easier and your photography even better.  Learn easily implemented tips that anyone can use, with any camera.  Now, let’s get out and travel!

Destination Theater
Valerie-Bryan-Headshot

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm

How to become a Polar Ambassador

Poseidon Expeditions

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Valerie Bryan, Reservations Manager, Poseidon Expeditions

Come explore some of the most remote and pristine areas of the world with us.  Learn about expedition cruising to the Arctic and Antarctic.  Follow Shackleton’s travels in the South and the path of the Vikings in the North.

Savvy Traveler Theater
Julian-Douglas

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Top Private Tours Around the World With “The Private Tour Connoisseur”

Julian Douglas

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Julian Douglas, Travel Writer, Photographer & Experience Curator. The Private Tour Connoisseur.

Whether you’re looking to explore ancient sights and museums or eat your way across the Italian countryside in a Ferrari, Julian will reveal his Top Private Tours around the world. Learn how to maximize what Private Tours have to offer, tips and tricks to find the best tours, save money and make them happen.  

Do the things you’ve always dreamed of doing, have once in a lifetime experiences, and check them off your bucket list. View the Mona Lisa in private, drive a vintage boat on Lake Como, go behind closed doors at Versailles and see Elephants on an African Safari so close you can hear them breathe. Today’s Private Tours are more attainable and less expensive than ever before, so skip the lines and fully experience all that your destination has to offer. If you can dream it, a Private Tour can make it happen.

Travel Workshops Theater
Drew-Daly

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Drew Daly Dishes Out Insider Tips on Finding Desirable Destinations

Dream Vacations

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Drew Daly, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dream Vacations

Join Drew Daly as he dishes out some insider cruise, resort, and tour vacation know-how. Daly’s nearly 30 years of experience will empower attendees on where to go, what to do, how to get there, and, most importantly, how to save, in this information-packed 30-minute session. The master key, you ask? Your friendly neighborhood travel advisor and the value they provide.

One lucky attendee will have the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Travel Theater
Peter-Greenberg-Headshot-600×600

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Pushing the Envelope – The Secrets of Becoming A Road Warrior

Peter Greenberg

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Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter
& Producer & CBS News Travel Editor
Panelists: Zach Griff, Senior Reporter at the Points Guy
William J. McGee, Senior Fellow for Aviation & Travel at American Economic Liberties Project, and Author of “Attention All Passengers” and “Half the Child”
Seth Kugel, Tripped Up Columnist, The New York Times

   

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

Destination Theater
Milagro-Cabrera

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Costa Rica, More Essential Than Ever

Costa Rica Tourism

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Mrs. Milagro Cabrera, Costa Rica expert

Join us as we delve into the enchanting world of Costa Rica. Discover why Costa Rica stands out with its unparalleled beauty, encompassing lush rainforests, pristine beaches, and majestic volcanoes. Unearth the secrets of its rich biodiversity and embrace the Pura Vida spirit that defines the nation’s simple yet joyous way of life.  Dive into a world of thrilling activities – from zip-lining through the treetops to encountering exotic wildlife in national parks. Immerse yourself in the local culture by interacting with friendly locals and savoring traditional cuisine. As we explore the essential aspects of trip planning. So, buckle up for an insightful journey as we uncover the magic of Costa Rica and empower you to plan a trip that captures the essence of this extraordinary destination. ¡Pura Vida!

*Disclaimer: Show Management reserves the right to change speakers and schedules at its discretion. Check back frequently for updates and changes.