Travel the World at the New York Times Travel Show, March 1 and 2

Travel the World at the New York Times Travel Show, March 1 and 2
Javits Center

If you're as curious as I am about what's happening in the world of travel (and, of course, interested in what to eat when you travel), you should mark your calendars for this weekend's New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, Manhattan.

One of the largest travel showcases around, The New York Times Travel Show will be held Saturday (10am-6pm) and Sunday (11am-5pm) at the Javits Center in Manhattan. Exhibitors from around the world will entice you, wine and dine you, and educate you at their booths, with many demonstrations and giveaways as well.

The show is colorful, entertaining, and a wonderful opportunity to do a bit of armchair travelling in an upright position as you stroll the rows of booths.
 
Some of the highlights of this year’s show include:

SATURDAY, MARCH 1 
Cooking Demo about drink and foods that will help combat the challenges of travel (jet lag, overindulgence, etc.) by Celebrity Chef Candice Kumai, 11-11:30am, Taste of the World 

Presentation about Medical Tourism – PROMED Costa Rica. 11:45-12 Noon, Location TBD

Demonstration by world-renowned Chef Michael Laiskonis with cuisine from Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia.  12 Noon, Global Stage.

Chinese Lion Dancers Performance – Macau Government Office – 12 Noon – 12:30pm, Asia Stage

Traditional Hungarian Folk Dance -- Hungarian National Tourist Office – 2pm, Location TBD
Cooking Demo by Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell (“Food Network” star and world traveler, author of “Own Your Kitchen”) – 2-2:30pm, Taste of the World

Presentation on Educational Adventures (learning adventures in 150+ countries) – Road Scholar – 2:30pm, Location TBD

Traditional Mongolian Costumes and Mongolian Music with horse-headed fiddle – Selena Travel Mongolia – 3-3:30pm, Location TBD

Wine Tasting – South African Tourism – 4:15-4:45, Global Stage
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 2
 Lithuanian Folk Dance Performance by dance group “Viesulas” – Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia – 11-11:15am, Asia Stage

Presentation about Medical Tourism – PROMED Costa Rica – 11:45-12 Noon, Location TBD

Lithuanian Children’s Folk Band Performance by “Spindulelis” – Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia – 1-1:15pm, Asia Stage

Traditional Hungarian Folk Dance -- Hungarian National Tourist Office – 2pm, Location TBD

Presentation on Educational Adventures (learning adventures in 150+ countries) – Road Scholar – 2:30pm, Location TBD

Lithuanian Children’s Chorus “Varpelis” – Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia – 4-4:15pm, Europe Stage

BOTH DAYS
Silent Auction – Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation – Booth 121

Leprechaun Spokesperson -- Journey through Ireland -- Booth 368

Caribbean Steel Pan Players & Rum Tasting – St. Kitts and Nevis - Booth 321   

Expert Talks on World Travel– Yampu Tours – Booth 545   

Garret McNamara (world record holder for surfing the largest wave in Nazare, Portugal) Discusses Surfing in Portugal– Portugal on Tour -- Both 676