New York Travel Advisors

Javits Convention Center

Travel Trade Program

Saturday, January 25, 2025 – Javits Convention Center

The Travel Trade Program at the New York Travel & Adventure Show is your #1 resource for the most up-to-date, insider information on how to sell, market and promote the hottest destinations and travel options to your client base.

Featuring a full day of dedicated, sponsored sessions, as well as four segment-focused panel sessions, Travel Trade Program attendees will receive in-depth programming directly from the top experts in the travel industry.

All FAM-TAS ticket holders will also participate in the Passport Program. When you check in to the event and get your coveted Black Badge, you’ll also be given your TAS Passport. Simply get each sponsoring exhibitor to stamp your passport and you’ll automatically be entered to win trip giveaways and other prizes during the Show.

Convention Center

2025 Show Dates/Hours:

Saturday, January 25: 9:30am – 5pm
FAM-TAS Hours: 9am – 5pm
Sunday, January 26: 11am – 4pm

Floor Only Admission OR
for Travel Advisors

Any Questions?
Please Contact Your Sales Rep
by Calling: 
203-878-2577 x0

Session Schedule – Saturday, January 25th

2025 FAM-TAS AGENDA (Check Back Soon For Updated Information)

8:00 am

Registration Opens

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Welcome Breakfast and Cruise Panel Presentation

Making More Money Selling Cruises

How do you convert never-cruised clients to cruise addicts? How do you identify higher-value cruise clients and market to them? In this panel, we’ll answer these questions and more to help you grow your cruise business.

Moderator: Dori Saltzman, Editor Travel Market Report
Panelists: Hien Cao, Director, Sales Team & Trade Partnerships, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours and Emerald Cruises
Kathleen Hall, Director Regional Sales and Marketing, Norweigan Cruise Line
Erin Douglas, VP of Field Sales, MSC Cruises
Valerie Bryan, North American Director of Sales, Poseidon Expeditions

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Visit Show Floor

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Caribbean Panel Presentation

Caribbean: Exploring the Transformative Power of Caribbean Travel

Caribbean travel has long been a popular vacation destination, offering beautiful beaches, vibrant cultures, and a wide range of activities. However, there is much more to discover beyond the traditional sun, sand, and sea. During this session, we be exploring the transformative power of Caribbean travel. This topic aims to delve deeper into the unique experiences and opportunities for personal growth that the Caribbean region provides for travelers. By focusing on the transformative aspects, we can shed light on the broader impacts of travel on individuals, communities, and the environment.

Moderator: Kelly Fontenelle, Caribbean Sales Director, Travel Agents Selling the Caribbean
Panelists: Daniel Taugher, National Sales Manager (US), Cayman Islands Department of Tourism
Peter Mayers, Director USA, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.
Chrystal Bethell, “Area Manager” for Sales & Marketing of the Northeast for The Bahamas Tourist Office
Richard Moss, Senior Sales Manager, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority

12 Noon – 1:00 pm

Lunch and Florida Panel Presentation

Florida Unveiled: Discovering Unique Experiences Across the Sunshine State

Dive into the diverse tapestry of Florida’s travel destinations, from the vibrant cultural hubs to serene beachfronts, in our panel discussion “Florida Unveiled: Discovering Unique Experiences Across the Sunshine State.” Experts from the Florida Keys, Miami, and Northwest Florida Beaches will share insights on the latest trends, hidden gems, and initiatives shaping their regions. Join us to explore new perspectives on culture, arts, outdoor adventures, and more, tailor-made for today’s dynamic travel landscape.

Moderator: Brian Israel, SVP & Publisher, Travel Market Report
Panelist: Markham McGill, Director of Sales, The Florida Keys & Key West
Debra Lee, Director of Travel Industry Sales, U.S. & Canada, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lindsey Steck-Jackson, Marketing and Communications Manager, Visit Pensacola, Northwest Florida Beaches Representative

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

FAM-TAS: Croatia National Tourist Board, Wine & Cheese Event Tasting: Saturday, January 27th at 2:00 pm

The most attractive Croatian destinations and prominent DMCs and hotels look forward to welcoming the US travel agents and advisors for the tasting of Croatian indigenous wine varieties and meet over B2B sessions at the Croatian Pavilion, booth #549. You’ll learn all about travel to Croatia and have the opportunity to meet and discuss the newest itineraries and travel options with Croatian partners.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Afternoon Session & Presentation with Atlas Ocean Voyages

What to Expect from Your Atlas Expedition

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

What to Expect from Your Atlas Expedition: With Atlas Ocean Voyages, there’s an adventure for every explorer all year-round from Polar Expeditions to our Award-Winning Epicurean Expeditions and new for 2024 our Cultural Expeditions. Learn how you can experience these moments aboard an all-inclusive, intimate yacht with fewer than 200 fellow guests while enjoying highly personalized and genuinely friendly service. Plus, you’ll hear all about the new itineraries, newest ship, and exciting promotions that Atlas Ocean Voyages has to offer your clients!

Immediately Following Afternoon Refreshments Passport Winners Announced

Immediately Following Afternoon Refreshments Passport Winners Announced

Passport Program


2025 FAM-TAS Passport Program (Check Back Soon For Updated Information)

Enjoy access to an exciting passport program featuring a select group of leading destinations and suppliers who are eager to connect with you on the show floor!

Stop by all passport stations to get your FAM-TAS Program Passport stamped for your chance to win a Trip Giveaway.

Check back soon for updated information.

Booth #: 563 
$100 Amazon gift card.

Booth #: 244
A pair of Fiyxlop 12×42 HD Binoculars.

Booth #: 662

$200 Amazon Gift card.

Booth #: 232
$100 gift card.

Booth #: 542 
Fort Myers – Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods Destination Swag Bag.

Booth #: 264
Prize One: Four nights accommodation with breakfast in the Azores (two nights at Senhora da Rosa, Tradition & Nature Hotel and two nights at Santa Barbara Azores)

Prize Two: Five nights accommodation with breakfast in the Azores (two nights at White Exclusive Suites & Villas and three nights at Grand Hotel Açores Atlantic)

Booth #: 363
Four-night stay for two people at The Springs Resort & Spa and The Peace Lodge & Waterfall Gardens:

One night at The Peace Lodge & Waterfall Gardens in Artisan Guest Room, includes tour of Waterfall Gardens Wildlife and Nature Park and breakfast for two.

Three nights at The Springs Resort & Spa in Vista Guest Room, includes breakfast for two and two tours at our on-site Club Rio Adventure Center and $125 spa credit at our Sanctuary Spa.

Booth #: 839
Two-night stay in a one-bedroom condo.

Booth #: 653

Weekend lighthouse package. 

Gourmet Olive oil package.

Booth #: 364

$250 Amazon gift card giveaway.

Booth #: 670

  1. Three-day all-inclusive package for two people at Hotel Resort Slovenska Plaža, Budva. Premium for summer 2024.
  2. Weekend for two people in a deluxe apartment with all inclusive at the Hyatt Regency, Kotor Bay Resort.
  3. Jersey of the national football team of Montenegro.

Booth #: 317

Three-night stay for two at a luxury resort in Barbados.

Booth #: 638

$50 gift card.

Booth #: 769

Beach Swag Bag with four tickets to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Booth #: 1026

$100 Amazon gift card.