SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

11 a.m. – Noon [Room 1E07, 1E08, 1E09]
Major Developments in Travel With Pauline Frommer
Pauline Frommer discusses why visiting destinations with bad press can (sometimes) lead to great vacations; when travel packages are the best option (and when they bomb); which destinations will be compelling in 2020; and which search engines find the best values. Paulinewill also discuss how timing purchases affects cost, avoiding overtourism, responsible travel, cruising, issues of travel safety and more.
* Book signing to follow in the on-site Bookstore.

 

11 a.m. – Noon [Room 1E13]
How to Find the Perfect Cruise for You
Chris Gray Faust, Managing Editor, Cruise Critic discusses her tips for 2020.
Panelists: Michelle Lardizabal, S.V.P. and Commercial Sales Officer, MSC Cruises; Laura Begley Bloom2020欧洲杯备用网址, Chief Content Officer, Family Traveller magazine and FamilyTraveller.com

 

11 a.m. – Noon [Room 1E15]
So You Think You Know Paris?
Hear stories, secrets, history, fun facts, insider tips on the “City of Light” by New York Times travel writer and former Paris bureau chief and author of “The Seine,” Elaine Sciolino.
2020欧洲杯备用网址 * Book signing to follow in the on-site Bookstore.

 

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. [Room 1E07, 1E08, 1E09]
52 Places to Travel With Sebastian Modak
Don’t miss a conversation with The New York Times 52 Places traveler Sebastian Modak. As the second 52 Places traveler, Sebastian will share his amazing journey as he reported his way around the world!

 

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. [Room 1E10]
Discover Italy
A panel of Italy travel experts share their tips for immersive experiences in the Bel Paese.
Moderator: Susan Van Allen, Author of “100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go”
Panelists: Kathy McCabe, “Dream of Italy” Travel Show and Newsletter; Steve Perillo, Perillo Tours; Jason Spiehler: Co-Founder of Walks of Italy; Gina Tringali, Co-Founder of Casa Mia Italy Food & Wine
2020欧洲杯备用网址 * Book signing to follow in the on-site Bookstore.

 

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. [Room 1E13]
The Best Travel Tips for The Trip of a Lifetime
What is holding you back from having the best vacation ever? Is it fear, budget, planning or even packing drama? Travel expert Angel Castellanos shares his practical tips to help travel better and smarter. Learn actionable travel advice on travel tech, packing, safety and the latest savvy tips to inspire a meaningful travel experience. www.AngelsTravelLounge.com

 

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. [Room 1E15]
Dubai Tourism and Expo 2020 Dubai
Panelists: Soraya Al Olama, Assistant Manager Overseas Offices, Dubai Tourism; Tarik Achab Zekri, Senior Manager, Destination Marketing MENA, Americas, Expo 2020 Dubai; Sumathi Ramanathan, Director of Destination Marketing, Expo 2020 Dubai

 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. [Room 1E07, 1E08, 1E09]
Ten High-Impact Ways to Save Money on Travel in 2020
Learn how to save money in the new year so you can travel more for less with 10 high-impact ways to reduce travel costs. Matt Kepnes2020欧洲杯备用网址, “Nomadic Matt” teaches how to save money and get off the beaten path!

 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. [Room 1E10]
Global Travel Experiences With Patricia Schultz
With beautiful photography pulled from the pages of the brand-new deluxe edition of “1,000 Places to See Before You Die,” author Patricia Schultz shares her favorite destinations around the globe — from the iconic to the little known — on all seven continents.
2020欧洲杯备用网址 * Book signing to follow in the on-site Bookstore.

 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. [Room 1E13]
Overtourism – How to Have an Authentic Visit Even in the Busiest Tourist Cities
Overtourism is resulting in travelers visiting new areas of famous cities. How do travelers know where to visit in London, New York and Paris to have an authentic visit? Hear from the guide books that help experience these cities in a new way.
Panelists: Vanessa “Nessy” Grall, with writers and explorers Luke J. Spencer, Scott Walker and Francky Knapp
* Book signing to follow in the on-site Bookstore.

 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. [Room 1E15]
Pack Like a Pro: The Best Travel Gear and Gadgets of 2020 With Wirecutter
Join Wirecutter’s senior staff editor Ria Misra and writer Kit Dillon as they share results from many hours researching and testing new gear and gadgets. Hear from The New York Times 52 Places traveler, Sebastian Modak, as he shares his on-the-road experiences using gadgets, gear and apps that helped his trip around the world go smoother!
Panelists: Ria Misra, Senior Staff Editor and Kit Dillon, Writer, Wirecutter; Sebastian Modak2020欧洲杯备用网址, 52 Places Traveler, The New York Times

 

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. [Room 1E07, 1E08, 1E09]
15 Ways to Travel Sustainably Without Spending a Fortune
Sustainable travel has always been associated with luxury travel: high-end resorts, fancy farm-to-table restaurants, trains and hybrid vehicles over low-cost airlines and cheap rental cars. But there are many ways to travel sustainably without incurring additional costs, or even lowering the price.
Panelist: Seth Kugel Journalist, Travel Writer and previous New York Times Frugal Traveler
* Book signing to follow in the on-site Bookstore.

 

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. [Room 1E10]
Flashpacking Europe With Andy Steves
Join Andy Steves — son of travel guru Rick Steves — for an interactive presentation on connecting with locals on your European adventures. Leverage today’s technology to lock in great deals and travel efficiently, then put the screens away to create unforgettable memories through intercultural connections and “say yes” mentality. From a lifetime on the road, this award-winning travel author brings you his latest reports from Europe and South America.
2020欧洲杯备用网址 * Book signing to follow in the on-site Bookstore.

 

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. [Room 1E13]
Know Before You Go
It’s an unpredictable world, and American travelers need to prepare for the unexpected. Come hear from the State Department how to travel safe, travel smart and travel well. Learn practical, up-to-the-minute advice for destinations across the globe; how to get yourself documented for travel; reliable safety and security information before and during your trip; and what to do if an emergency arises overseas.
Moderator: Elisabeth Goodridge, Deputy Editor for the Travel Desk at The New York Times
Presenter: Ian Brownlee, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

 

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. [Room 1E15]
The Future of Our Planet and the Future of Travel Exploration: Adventure and Sustainable Practices
2020欧洲杯备用网址 More people are traveling to the ends of the earth to have adventure experiences. Join Adventure Travel experts and the New York Times Travel Editor to discuss active travel’s impact on the world and how we can continue to explore and be sustainable.

 

4  – 5 p.m. [Room 1E07, 1E08, 1E09]
Traveling Beyond the Selfie: Sustainability, Innovation, Responsibility
See how some of today’s brands are guiding tourists to be more locally focused as engaged and conscious travelers. Haley Woods, founder of Girls LOVE Travel (community of over 1 million women worldwide) will be leading this discussion along with expert panelists from forward-thinking companies to help encourage you to look beyond the photo op and into the future of responsible travel.
Moderator: Haley Woods, Founder of Girls LOVE Travel
Panelist: Tariro Mzezewa, The Travel Reporter, The New York Times; Sylvia Low, Director, Corporate Responsibility, Hilton; Rachel Hawkes, Co-Founder, ViaHero

 

4 – 5 p.m. [Room Room 1E10]
How to Navigate the Complicated World of Credit Card Points     
Signing up for the wrong credit card could mean the difference between earning $1,200 cash-back or getting a $5,000-value business class ticket to Europe. How to decide? Earn AMEX or Chase points? Delta or United? Straight cash-back? Award Magic founder, Ari Charlestein2020欧洲杯备用网址 simplifies the world of credit card points, and gets you on the right track.

 

4 – 5 p.m. [Room 1E13]
Travel Writing and Photography in 2020: Perspectives From Three Experts
Three experts provide tips and advice about the travel publishing market, both online and print. Whether new to travel writing or already a blogger, we can help you get published, shoot better photos and edit engaging videos to enhance your stories.
Panelists: Max Hartshorne, Editor, GoNOMAD.com; Paul Shoul, Travel Photographer, GoNOMAD.com; Erik Trinidad2020欧洲杯备用网址, Video Producer

 

4 – 5 p.m. [Room 1E15]
A Conversation With Lidia Bastianich
Join Fred Plotkin, Times Journeys Expert as he interviews Lidia Bastianich, an Emmy Award-winning television host, best-selling cookbook author and restaurateur. She holds true to her Italian roots and culture, which she proudly and warmly invites you to experience.
* Book signing to follow in the on-site Bookstore


SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

Noon – 1 p.m. [Room 1E07, 1E08, 1E09]
Major Developments in Travel With Pauline Frommer
Pauline Frommer
discusses why visiting destinations with bad press can (sometimes) lead to great vacations; when travel packages are the best option (and when they bomb); which destinations will be compelling in 2020; and which search engines find the best values. Paulinewill also discuss how timing purchases affects cost, avoiding overtourism, responsible travel, cruising, issues of travel safety and more.
* Book signing to follow in the on-site Bookstore.

 

Noon – 1 p.m. [Room 1E15]
Dubai Tourism and Expo 2020 Dubai
Panelists: Soraya Al Olama, Assistant Manager Overseas Offices, Dubai Tourism; Sumathi Ramanathan2020欧洲杯备用网址, Director, Destination Marketing, Expo 2020 Dubai

 

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. [Room 1E13] 
52 Places to Travel With Sebastian Modak
Don’t miss a conversation with The New York Times 52 Places traveler Sebastian Modak. As the second 52 Places traveler, Sebastian will share his amazing journey as he reported his way around the world!

 

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. [Room 1E10]
Transformative, Immersive and Authentic Travel

This session will guide you on how to travel beyond your comfort zone, as well as why and how it will transform your life. The “real magic” of travel isn’t the destination or a bucket list, but a truly unique and immersive journey itself.
Panelists: Renee Blodgett, Founder and Managing Editor, We Blog the World and Anthony Compagnone, Editor, Culture and Language, We Blog the World

 

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. [Room 1E13]
How to Find the Perfect Cruise for You
Moderator: Colleen McDaniel, Editor in Chief, Cruise Critic
2020欧洲杯备用网址 Panelists: Marni Becker, Senior Director of Cruise Sales, Protravel International; Rebecca Tobin, Managing Editor, Travel Weekly

 

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. [Room 1E15]
Travel Cheaper, Travel Deeper: A Conversation With The Frugal Traveler Contributor
Elaine Glusac of The New York Times discusses her tips for saving money on travel, where to travel cheaper and why budget travel offers greater experiential returns.

 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. [Room 1E07, 1E08, 1E09]
How to Plan Your Ultimate Vacation With Darley Newman
From who to trust to finding inspiration, Darley Newman shares tips from years of traveling the U.S. and the world to film for her PBS and Amazon Prime travel TV series.

 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. [Room 1E10]
Discover Italy

A panel of Italy travel experts share their tips for immersive experiences in the Bel Paese.
Moderator: Susan Van Allen, Author of “100 Places in Italy Every Woman Should Go”
Panelists: Kathy McCabe, “Dream of Italy” Travel Show and Newsletter; Steve Perillo, Perillo Tours; Jason Spiehler: Co-Founder of Walks of Italy; Gina Tringali, Co-Founder of Casa Mia Italy Food & Wine
2020欧洲杯备用网址 * Book signing to follow in the on-site Bookstore.

 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. [Room 1E13]
The Cultural Traveler – Exploring America

The Cultural Traveler shines a light on fascinating facets of America’s diverse and eclectic arts, culture and heritage experiences. Enjoy stories that will inspire your inner cultural traveler to explore America. No matter where you visit in America, every community offers a unique cultural perspective all its own.
Moderator: Richard Petersen, U.S. Cultural & Heritage Marketing Council
Panelists: Representatives from Travel Arizona and Louisiana Travel; Kelli West, Director of Marketing and Communications, Natchitoches Travel Association, Louisiana; Marjorie Magnusson, Media Relations Manager, Travel Arizona

 

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. [Room 1E15]
Turning Your Passion for Travel Into a Business

From avid travelers to cooking school operators to culinary tour operators, George and Linda Meyers have allowed their passion for travel to develop into a business. Learn what it takes to be successful and live your dream.
Panelists: George and Linda Meyers, Cook in Tuscany

 

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. [Room 1E07, 1E08, 1E09]
How to Navigate the Complicated World of Credit Card Points and Frequent Flyer Miles
How to best use frequent flyer miles, hotel points and credit card rewards to the fullest. From flying in business class seats worth thousands of dollars, to staying in hotel suites with prime views of the world’s iconic landscapes, the opportunities of loyalty programs are endless. Learn from the experts on how to make use of miles without the hassle, and where they can take you next.
Panelists: Jamie Larounis, The Forward Cabin; Dave Grossman, Miles Talk
* Book signing to follow in the on-site Bookstore.

 

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. [Room 1E10]
How to Travel to Cuba in 2020
An expert panel will share their knowledge and passion, providing the latest information on flights, accommodations, cruises and legal updates. Find out about traveling to Cuba!
Moderator: John McAuliff, Cuba-U.S. Travel Collaborative
Panelists: Bob Guild, Vice President, Marazul Travel; Rita McNiff, Founder, Like a Cuban; Dr. Kiona, Travel Blogger, How Not to Travel Like a Basic B*tch; Enrique Nunez, Local Guide, Cultour, Havana, Cuba; Yusimi Arias, Local Guide, Cienfuegos, Cuba; Tom Popper, President, Insight Cuba; Cynthia Carris Alonso2020欧洲杯备用网址, Cuba Consultant and Guide.

 

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. [Room 1E13]
Tips for Maximizing Your Vacation Time to Travel With Family

Using your vacation days to travel offers the entire family an opportunity to bond, have fun and explore the world together. This session will offer tips on where to go, what to do and how to maximize your precious time off to ensure that you have the best experience possible and make it more affordable.
Moderator: Rainer Jenss, President and Founder, Family Travel Association
Panelists: Stephanie Sheehy, General Manager, Costa Rica Holidays by Il Viaggio Travel; Dan Austin, Founder and C.E.O., Austin Adventures; Mike Francis, National Account Manager, Royal Caribbean

 

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. [Room 1E15]
Heritage/Ancestral Travel

You don’t have to be a celebrity on “Who Do You Think You Are?” to travel in your ancestor’s footsteps. Whether planning a trip to visit U.S. battlefields of your patriotic ancestors, walking the streets of an ancestral village or meeting distant relatives, heritage travel offers a rich and rewarding experience. Learn tips for researching, planning and connecting on your personal journey. Part of this session will also be devoted to making a real estate investment in your family history in your ancestral town.
Moderator: Lisa Vogele, Travel Your Tree, Author, Travel Consultant and Tour Operator
Panelists: Mr Linas Zabaliunas, Baltic Holidays; Valarie D’Elia, Travel with Val