655 W. 34th Street
Hell's Kitchen, NY 10001
Description: The ninth annual New York Times Travel Show will feature nearly 500 exhibitors representing over 150 countries focusing on travel destinations, packages and special offers, as well as tour operators, cruise lines and live entertainment for the whole family.
The New York Times Travel Show offers vacation discounts and travel packages from nearly 500 sponsors and exhibitors, and visitors can take advantage of the offers on the Travel Show floor.
There will be a Family Fun Pavilion, a space with onsite activities for all family members including a 24-foot rock-climbing wall, and a 5000-gallon heated dive pool where families can learn to SCUBA.
There will also be international dance and live music performances. Special live performances from around the world include Danza Fiesta, presented by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company; an interactive African drumming demo with Drum Cafe, brought to you by South African Tourism; a traditional dragon and drum dance presented by Pacific Delight Tours; ancient Gnawa rhythms and dance presented by the Moroccan National Tourist Office; Sri Lankan Traditional ? Modern Fusion Dance by "Channa-Upuli;" and Ballet Arte Folklorico Panama dance troupe, presented by Panama Tourism Authority.
There will also be international food tastings featuring many celebrity chefs, food writers, and television hosts including Doug Duda, David Burke, Melissa Clark, Kathy Gunst, Daniel Holzman, Pati Jinich, Julian Medina, Francine Segan, Kate Shaffer, and Jonathan Waxman.
The Show will take place in the main hall located on the south side of the Javits Center.
Venue Description: The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center is a major convention center on Manhattan?s West Side, operated by the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation. The Javits Center?s space-frame, glass-and-steel structure was built in 1986 and named after U.S. Senator Jacob K. Javits, who died that year. Spanning five blocks, the Center features 1.8 million square feet of exhibit space and four floors of meeting rooms, galleries, and exhibition and special events halls, as well as other amenities. An expansion begun in 2006 plans to increase the Center?s size by 45 percent, making it the fifth largest convention center in the United States. The Javits Center hosts hundreds of events each year, including expos, fairs, lectures, trade shows, festivals, and more, in a variety of genres. Some events are open to the public, while others are private or for members only.
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