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Tuesday, April 22
 

1:00pm

The Transformative Power of Travel: How travel can change you and the world
Watch this Google+ Hangout by registering here.

This we all know: Travel changes people. If nothing else, it broadens their horizons, and introduces them to new cultures, languages and ideas. Better yet, it helps them to see the world through other people's eyes, fundamentally alters the way they engage with… well, with everything, including themselves.

In anticipation of the New York Travel Festival (#NYTF), a group of leading scholars, sustainability advocates and travel-adventure planners/guides/specialists is coming together for a Google+ Hangout on Air to discuss and explore the kind of travel that transforms.

Some of the topics likely to be tackled:

* the "eco-cultural" mindset: how the desire for social responsibility, ecological sustainability, cultural preservation and experiential authenticity is changing they way people think about travel. 

* what leads to transformation: the role of intention, self-awareness and social consciousness through cultural immersion that leads to transformation.

* the conditions for transformative travel: how to move toward designing and planning a life-changing adventure that can have a positive impact on the world.

Moderators
avatar for Ethan Gelber

Ethan Gelber

Co-founder, The Travel Word / Outbounding
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Bricker

Kelly Bricker

Chair, Global Sustainable Tourism Council (http://www.gstcouncil.org); Chair, +The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) (http://www.ecotourism.org/); Associate Professor, Sustainable Tourism Management, University of Utah... Read More →
avatar for Ian OSullivan

Ian OSullivan

Founder, Alternative Escapes (http://theultimatepackingguide.com)
Ian OSullivan is the founder of Alternative Escapes, a socially conscious travel community for people seeking life changing adventures. Prior to moving to New York, Ian worked at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition, and studied Interpreting at the... Read More →
avatar for Anna Pollock

Anna Pollock

Founder, Conscious Travel (http://conscious.travel)
SR

Susan Ross

Professor, Recreation Therapy, San Jose State University; Author (http://www.suzyross.com)


Tuesday April 22, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Google+
 
Thursday, April 24
 

7:00pm

#NYTF Thursday VIP Event (presented by Epic Road and Alternative Escapes)
Limited Capacity seats available

INVITE-ONLY EVENT

An exclusive event for invited Industry and Media. Join us to meet one another, enjoy some drinks and food, and talk about a topic we all love: immersive, life-changing travel.

Evening Schedule

7 PM-7:30 PM - Networking and drinks/food

7:30 PM-8 PM - Short talk and Q&A with Mark Lakin (Epic Road) and Ian OSullivan (Alternative Escapes) (moderated by Gabi Logan)

8 PM-9 PM -More Networking and more drinks/food



Moderators
avatar for Gabi Logan

Gabi Logan

Gabi Logan is a freelance travel writer and blogger whose work appears in major trade and consumer travel magazines and niche travel blogs. Though based in New York City, she spends six to eight months a year on the road. Uniting all her writing is a focus on inspiring travelers to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lakin

Mark Lakin

Co-Founder, Epic Road
Mark Lakin is a fine art travel photographer, philanthropist, and the Co-founder of Epic Road, a bespoke travel design company that creates luxury once in a lifetime experiences for curious global nomads that combine the planet’s great adventures with thought-provoking experiences... Read More →
avatar for Ian OSullivan

Ian OSullivan

Founder, Alternative Escapes (http://theultimatepackingguide.com)
Ian OSullivan is the founder of Alternative Escapes, a socially conscious travel community for people seeking life changing adventures. Prior to moving to New York, Ian worked at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition, and studied Interpreting at the... Read More →


Thursday April 24, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location TBA Location TBA
 
Friday, April 25
 

6:00pm

Opening Night Party at Beija-Flor
Limited Capacity seats available

INVITE-ONLY EVENT

Come out to Beija-Flor in Long Island City, Queens to enjoy a taste of Brazilian culture and food to kick off Festival Weekend.

Enjoy Brazilian appetizers (Bolinho de Bacalhau, Coxinha de Frango, Pastel de Carne de Sol, Queijo, e Palmito) and a couple drinks on us!

Friday April 25, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
TBA TBA
 
Saturday, April 26
 

8:30am

Press And Speakers Area
Saturday April 26, 2014 8:30am - 6:00pm
Upstairs from 4th Floor Kitchen 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

9:00am

From Inspiration to Publication (presented by AFAR)
Limited Capacity seats available

An in-depth look into the various facets of AFAR, followed by a breakdown on how a specific AFAR piece went from inspiration to publication.

Moderators
avatar for Jen Murphy

Jen Murphy

Deputy Editor, AFAR Media
Jen Murphy is the deputy editor of AFAR magazine. She splits her time between the company's offices in New York City and San Francisco and in between tries to be on the road scouting ideas and experiences for the magazine. At AFAR, Jen edits features, produces special sections... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joe Diaz

Joe Diaz

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, AFAR Media
Growing up in a bicultural family, Joe Diaz was exposed to traveling at a young age, as he spent much of his time in Spain. He so much enjoyed this experience of the global village that he began to consider travel, and all things to do with travel, his “calling.” After graduating... Read More →
avatar for Tom Downey

Tom Downey

Tom Downey writes about the worlds of Brooklyn firemen, Yemeni jihadis, Chinese internet vigilantes, Neapolitan tailors, and Barcelona private eyes—anyone whose story moves him. A year before 9/11, Downey began producing a television documentary and reporting a book about a... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

9:00am

Photography Exhibition: YOU. Never Too Close.
Feat. Roman Franc, Gabriela Kolcavova, Vojtech V. Slama, Ondrej Zizka. Curated by Jan Fiser. 

Saturday April 26, 2014 9:00am - 6:00pm
2nd Floor - Gallery (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd. St. NY, NY 10021

9:30am

Exhibitor Time and Networking (Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF)
Learn more about the exhibiting travel startups who will be set up to demo their products at tables around the room.





Saturday April 26, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am
3rd Floor - Library (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

10:00am

Introductory Remarks
New York Travel Festival Organizer Roni Weiss opens up the event.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine J. Masters

Elaine J. Masters

Freelance media, Tripwellgal
My world wraps around inspiring travelers through informative and fun gatherings,writing and creating great audio. With a background in public radio, voice over and theater, as well as extensive world adventures, my thirst for exploration and connection with expert travelers and travel... Read More →
avatar for Roni Weiss

Roni Weiss

Senior Partner & Director of Special Events, RW Social
Roni is a social media/marketing consultant, events manager, and content creator. Roni is Founder & Organizer of the New York Travel Festival and Cofounder & Organizer of Destination Accelerator. In addition to his entrepreneurial work, Roni is a freelance writer, blogger, and videographer... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:00am - 10:15am
4th Floor - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY. NY 10021

10:00am

Industry Networking
Following AFAR's talk, a chance for industry to interact with both the AFAR staff and one another.

Saturday April 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

10:00am

What's Next: Trends in Destination Marketing and the Power of Video Content (Presented by Travel+SocialGood)
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Michaela Guzy

Michaela Guzy

Founder, Oh The People You Meet (OTPYM)
Before founding OhThePeopleYouMeet.com a content site for travelers, foodies and philanthropists with a passion for a genuine connection with the locals and Michaela’s Map, a travel web video series, Michaela Guzy, served as the VP/Global Travel and Strategic Development at American... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rob Faris

Rob Faris

Senior Vice President, Programming/Production, Outside Television
Rob Faris is the creative architect responsible for all development and creation of Outside Television’s content, as well as the curation and production of all the Network’s online, social media and other digital activities. His goal is simple, though execution is difficult. Find rarefied passion, cultivate it; and then meet it wherever, whenever and however someone might... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
5th Floor - Skybox (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd. St. NY, NY 10021

10:15am

Travel Babel Live
Short presentations from known names in travel, including Valarie D'Elia (NY1's "Travel with Val"), Joe Diaz (AFAR), Lisa Lubin (LLworldtour.com).

Speakers
avatar for Valarie D'Elia

Valarie D'Elia

Founder, Travel with Val
@travelwithvalTV host and travel content provider Valarie D’Elia travels the world as a one-woman production unit, shooting, writing, hosting and editing segments for Time Warner Cable stations, including on NY1 News. She is the creator of travelwithval.com, a video-driven website of travel news and deals... Read More →
avatar for Joe Diaz

Joe Diaz

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, AFAR Media
Growing up in a bicultural family, Joe Diaz was exposed to traveling at a young age, as he spent much of his time in Spain. He so much enjoyed this experience of the global village that he began to consider travel, and all things to do with travel, his “calling.” After graduating... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet travels around 150,000 miles and visits 20 countries each year. He and his websiteJohnnyJet.com have been featured over 3,000 times in major publications, including USA Today, Time, Fortune and The New York Times, and he has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, NBC, PBS and also hosted “Hot Spots 2012” on the Travel Channel. He now appears every Saturday on... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Lubin

Lisa Lubin

Writer, Travel Expert, Media & Video Consultant, LLworldtour
Lisa Lubin is an established travel/food writer and three-time Emmy-award winning TV producer. She is a travel industry expert and has appeared on WGN-TV and Good Morning America. After more than a decade in broadcast television she took a sabbatical of sorts which turned into nearly... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 10:15am - 10:45am
4th Floor - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY. NY 10021

11:00am

Introduction to Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF
Limited Capacity seats available

Introduction to Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF by Travel 2.0 Organizer Mike Coletta.






Speakers
avatar for Michael Coletta

Michael Coletta

Travel 2.0
Mike Coletta is the organizer of the Meetup group Travel 2.0, which helps travel startup founders get feedback on their businesses at critical points in their growth, and connects and educates members. He is also the founder of Fantrotter.com, a travel site for concerts, festivals... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:00am - 11:15am
3rd Floor - Library (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:00am

Chef Pierre Thiam
Limited Capacity seats available

Pierre Thiam is a chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author. After graduating from the Physics and Chemistry department of C. A. Diop University, Thiam moved to New York in the late eighties and started working in various restaurants in the city.

Thiam now runs Pierre Thiam Catering, a catering company which introduces a diverse, upscale New York clientele to a unique, contemporary take on ethnic flavors. He also serves as consulting chef at Soho’s Boom Restaurant in New York.

In addition to his work as a chef, Thiam gives lectures and cooking classes at venues such as the Institute for Culinary Education, The French Culinary Institute, the Culinary Institute of America, Natural Gourmet Institute and Google Headquarters.

Sessions available via HowAboutWe.

Speakers
avatar for Pierre Thiam

Pierre Thiam

Pierre Thiam Catering
Pierre Thiam is a chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author. After graduating from the Physics and Chemistry department of C. A. Diop University, Thiam moved to New York in the late eighties and started working in various restaurants in the city. Thiam now runs Pierre Thiam Catering... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Kitchen (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd. St. NY, NY 10021

11:00am

The Science Behind Transformative Travel
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Gabi Logan

Gabi Logan

Gabi Logan is a freelance travel writer and blogger whose work appears in major trade and consumer travel magazines and niche travel blogs. Though based in New York City, she spends six to eight months a year on the road. Uniting all her writing is a focus on inspiring travelers to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joe Diaz

Joe Diaz

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, AFAR Media
Growing up in a bicultural family, Joe Diaz was exposed to traveling at a young age, as he spent much of his time in Spain. He so much enjoyed this experience of the global village that he began to consider travel, and all things to do with travel, his “calling.” After graduating... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lakin

Mark Lakin

Co-Founder, Epic Road
Mark Lakin is a fine art travel photographer, philanthropist, and the Co-founder of Epic Road, a bespoke travel design company that creates luxury once in a lifetime experiences for curious global nomads that combine the planet’s great adventures with thought-provoking experiences... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Lynn Minnaert

Dr. Lynn Minnaert

Assistant Professor, New York University’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management
Dr. Lynn Minnaert is an assistant professor at New York University’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management. Her research specialism is social inclusion and social sustainability in tourism and events. She has conducted research projects into social tourism... Read More →
avatar for Ian OSullivan

Ian OSullivan

Founder, Alternative Escapes (http://theultimatepackingguide.com)
Ian OSullivan is the founder of Alternative Escapes, a socially conscious travel community for people seeking life changing adventures. Prior to moving to New York, Ian worked at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition, and studied Interpreting at the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:00am

DMOs and Media (presented by Niagara USA and Destination Accelerator)
Limited Capacity seats available

A panel on how DMOs and media work together (and what they can do to improve those relationships). Moderated by Michelle Blackley of Niagara USA.

Moderators
avatar for Michelle Blackley

Michelle Blackley

Communications Manager, Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation
Michelle Blackley is the communications manager at Niagara Tourism & Convention Corporation, where she works with the media and promotes visitation to Niagara Falls USA and Niagara County, New York. She also works as a professor at Buffalo State University and is an award-winning... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ross Borden

Ross Borden

Founder, Matador Network
Since starting Matador in 2006, Ross Borden has worked with dozens of brands and destinations on custom content and viral marketing campaigns. An expert at destination/tourism marketing, he has lived in Spain, Kenya, and Argentina, and currently splits time between New York and his... Read More →
avatar for Jim Brody

Jim Brody

President, Sense of Place
President and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place@jbsenseofplaceJim Brody is president and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place, which helps destination marketing organizations in navigating the digital/social landscape. Previously, he developed VisitNewEngland.com, founded Kaboose.com, and established DMO programs for TripAdvisor, Oyster.com and Travelzoo. Topics of Expertise: Destination marketing, destination development, digital marketing,  online reputation management Destinations of Expertise: Global... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Lubin

Lisa Lubin

Writer, Travel Expert, Media & Video Consultant, LLworldtour
Lisa Lubin is an established travel/food writer and three-time Emmy-award winning TV producer. She is a travel industry expert and has appeared on WGN-TV and Good Morning America. After more than a decade in broadcast television she took a sabbatical of sorts which turned into nearly... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Mardiks

Chuck Mardiks

Charles Mardiks' passion for travel started at an early age.  His father was a veteran of TWA, and he spent much of his childhood dotting the globe.  Charles has two decades of strategic marketing communications and public relations experience in global travel and tourism.  He... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:00am

Making Better Family Travel Product
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Rainer Jenss

Rainer Jenss

Founder, Smart Family Travel, Inc.
Before traveling around the world with his family, Rainer Jenss was a 13-year veteran of National Geographic. During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, blogging about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the... Read More →
avatar for Tawanna Browne Smith

Tawanna Browne Smith

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mom's Guide to Travel
Tawanna Browne Smith is the founder and and Editor-In-Chief of Mom's Guide To Travel, a lifestyle site that provides multimedia content on family travel. The company's mission is to equip families with strategies, tips, products, and services that will help ease the stress of tr... Read More →
avatar for Charu Suri

Charu Suri

Co-Founder, Butterfly Diary
Charu Suri is founder of Butterfly Diary, an online travel magazine focusing on affordable luxury and family travel. The site features stories that are about transformative travel experiences with a local twist. Charu is also an AFAR Ambassador, and her work has appeared in several... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
5th Floor - Skybox (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd. St. NY, NY 10021

11:00am

Mexican Food Tastings (courtesy of Cafe Frida)
Sponsors
avatar for Cafe Frida

Cafe Frida

Cafe Frida aims to expose the warmth, imagination, talent and heriage of Mexico through its two restaurants on Columbus Ave. and Amsterdam Ave.


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
4th Floor - A Taste of Mexico (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:00am

Ballroom Exhibitor Time
An opportunity to ask questions and interact with the assortment of sponsors and partners for this year's NY Trav Fest.

Saturday April 26, 2014 11:00am - 6:00pm
4th Floor - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY. NY 10021

11:15am

Google Travel Presentation (Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF)
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentations by:




  • Ting Ting Yan - Digital trends in travel, building brand through the travel research journey


  • Sarah Robinson - The growth of mobile in travel, measuring and capturing demand




Speakers
avatar for Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson

Account Manager for the Travel Industry, Google
Sarah Robinson is an Account Manager for the Travel Industry at Google. She works with global travel partners on developing their digital marketing and product strategies. As the mobile and vacation rental segments of the travel industry continue to explode, Sarah is particularly... Read More →
avatar for Ting Ting Yan

Ting Ting Yan

Marketing Strategist, Google
@globallightlawTing Ting Yan is a marketing strategist at Google. She advises Fortune 500 clients in travel & leisure on their digital marketing, ensuring strategy is aligned with consumer and market behavior. She looks at data and trends to understand how consumers research, book and experience... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
3rd Floor - Library (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:30am

One-on-One w/ Alice Gugelev
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Alice Gugelev

Alice Gugelev

Co-Founder and Director, Do Good As You Go
After living and working in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, India, USA and Canada, Alice Gugelev feels most comfortable living with her husband Jay and kids Kurt and Maya, in a rather large, environmentally friendly truck called the EcoRoamer. Along the way, Alice earned degrees... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:30am - 11:40am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:30am

One-on-One w/ AnneLise Sorensen
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for AnneLise Sorensen

AnneLise Sorensen

Travel Writer & Consultant
@AnneLiseTravelsTravel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host AnneLise Sorensen has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents. She has reported for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and NewYork.co... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:30am - 11:40am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:30am

One-on-One w/ Ashley Castle
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ashley Castle

Ashley Castle

AFAR Ambassador and host, editor and producer of Travel With Castle
Ashley Castle is a freelance multi-media travel journalist, specializing in adventure travel.  She's an Ambassador for AFAR Magazine & Media, and is the host, editor and producer of written and video content on Travel With Castle.  The winner of Travelocity's Great Gnome Na... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:30am - 11:40am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:30am

One-on-One w/ Chris Seek
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Chris Seek

Chris Seek

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Solimar International
Chris Seek is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Solimar International. Chris oversees the strategic direction of the sustainable tourism company while ensuring the organization’s work supports environmental conservation, cultural heritage preservation, and enhances the lives of local residents... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:30am - 11:40am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:30am

One-on-One w/ Jim Brody
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jim Brody

Jim Brody

President, Sense of Place
President and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place@jbsenseofplaceJim Brody is president and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place, which helps destination marketing organizations in navigating the digital/social landscape. Previously, he developed VisitNewEngland.com, founded Kaboose.com, and established DMO programs for TripAdvisor, Oyster.com and Travelzoo. Topics of Expertise: Destination marketing, destination development, digital marketing,  online reputation management Destinations of Expertise: Global... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:30am - 11:40am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:30am

One-on-One w/ Lauren Matison
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Lauren Matison

Lauren Matison

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, offMetro.com
Lauren is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of offMetro.com, an award-winning green travel resource covering day trips and weekend getaways—car-optional—from New York and San Francisco. When she isn't managing oM and traveling the world on trains, buses, bikes and boats, Lauren contributes to Bicycling Magazine, Budget Travel, and the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:30am - 11:40am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:30am

One-on-One w/ Mark Chesnut
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mark Chesnut

Mark Chesnut

Editor & Content Producer, LatinFlyer.com
@MunderaMediaMark Chesnut is the founder/editor of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel in Latin America. Chesnut also writes and manages custom content for travel industry clients including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, U.S. Travel Association, and the World Travel & Tourism C... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:30am - 11:40am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:30am

One-on-One w/ Merryn Johns
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Merryn Johns

Merryn Johns

Editor-in-Chief, Curve Magazine
Merryn Johns is editor in chief of Curve Magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for lesbians. She was previously the founding editor in chief of BOUND, the lifestyle and leisure magazine for lesbians. Originally from Australia, she is based in New York City and travels to numerous... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:30am - 11:40am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:30am

One-on-One w/ Patrick Bennett
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Patrick Bennett

Patrick Bennett

Co-Founder, Uncommon Caribbean
@uncommoncaribWith 15+ years of experience in producing winning creative content at top New York ad agencies, Patrick Bennett has earned a reputation for reinventing consumer brands. It fits with Uncommon Caribbean’s mission to refresh how people think about Caribbean travel. Topics of Expert... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:30am - 11:40am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:30am

One-on-One w/ Rumit Mehta
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Rumit Mehta

Rumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, Immersion Journeys
Rumit Mehta is founder and CEO of Immersion Journeys, a leading specialist in travel to Africa and South Asia.


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:30am - 11:40am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:40am

One-on-One w/ Alice Gugelev
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Alice Gugelev

Alice Gugelev

Co-Founder and Director, Do Good As You Go
After living and working in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, India, USA and Canada, Alice Gugelev feels most comfortable living with her husband Jay and kids Kurt and Maya, in a rather large, environmentally friendly truck called the EcoRoamer. Along the way, Alice earned degrees... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:40am - 11:50am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:40am

One-on-One w/ AnneLise Sorensen
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for AnneLise Sorensen

AnneLise Sorensen

Travel Writer & Consultant
@AnneLiseTravelsTravel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host AnneLise Sorensen has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents. She has reported for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and NewYork.co... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:40am - 11:50am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:40am

One-on-One w/ Ashley Castle
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ashley Castle

Ashley Castle

AFAR Ambassador and host, editor and producer of Travel With Castle
Ashley Castle is a freelance multi-media travel journalist, specializing in adventure travel.  She's an Ambassador for AFAR Magazine & Media, and is the host, editor and producer of written and video content on Travel With Castle.  The winner of Travelocity's Great Gnome Na... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:40am - 11:50am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:40am

One-on-One w/ Chris Seek
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Chris Seek

Chris Seek

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Solimar International
Chris Seek is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Solimar International. Chris oversees the strategic direction of the sustainable tourism company while ensuring the organization’s work supports environmental conservation, cultural heritage preservation, and enhances the lives of local residents... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:40am - 11:50am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:40am

One-on-One w/ Jim Brody
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jim Brody

Jim Brody

President, Sense of Place
President and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place@jbsenseofplaceJim Brody is president and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place, which helps destination marketing organizations in navigating the digital/social landscape. Previously, he developed VisitNewEngland.com, founded Kaboose.com, and established DMO programs for TripAdvisor, Oyster.com and Travelzoo. Topics of Expertise: Destination marketing, destination development, digital marketing,  online reputation management Destinations of Expertise: Global... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:40am - 11:50am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:40am

One-on-One w/ Lauren Matison
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Lauren Matison

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, offMetro.com
Lauren is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of offMetro.com, an award-winning green travel resource covering day trips and weekend getaways—car-optional—from New York and San Francisco. When she isn't managing oM and traveling the world on trains, buses, bikes and boats, Lauren contributes to Bicycling Magazine, Budget Travel, and the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:40am - 11:50am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:40am

One-on-One w/ Mark Chesnut
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Mark Chesnut

Editor & Content Producer, LatinFlyer.com
@MunderaMediaMark Chesnut is the founder/editor of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel in Latin America. Chesnut also writes and manages custom content for travel industry clients including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, U.S. Travel Association, and the World Travel & Tourism C... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:40am - 11:50am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:40am

One-on-One w/ Merryn Johns
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Merryn Johns

Editor-in-Chief, Curve Magazine
Merryn Johns is editor in chief of Curve Magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for lesbians. She was previously the founding editor in chief of BOUND, the lifestyle and leisure magazine for lesbians. Originally from Australia, she is based in New York City and travels to numerous... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:40am - 11:50am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:40am

One-on-One w/ Patrick Bennett
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Patrick Bennett

Co-Founder, Uncommon Caribbean
@uncommoncaribWith 15+ years of experience in producing winning creative content at top New York ad agencies, Patrick Bennett has earned a reputation for reinventing consumer brands. It fits with Uncommon Caribbean’s mission to refresh how people think about Caribbean travel. Topics of Expert... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:40am - 11:50am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:40am

One-on-One w/ Pegi Vail
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Pegi Vail

Anthropologist (NYU); Documentary Filmmaker, Gringo Trails
@gringotrailsDr. Pegi Vail is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and curator at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the impact of tourism on cultures and environments. Right of Passage, a book based on Vail’s research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar is forthcoming (Duke University Press). She serves as a judge for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards and has app... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:40am - 11:50am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:40am

One-on-One w/ Rumit Mehta
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Rumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, Immersion Journeys
Rumit Mehta is founder and CEO of Immersion Journeys, a leading specialist in travel to Africa and South Asia.


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:40am - 11:50am
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:50am

One-on-One w/ Alice Gugelev
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Alice Gugelev

Co-Founder and Director, Do Good As You Go
After living and working in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, India, USA and Canada, Alice Gugelev feels most comfortable living with her husband Jay and kids Kurt and Maya, in a rather large, environmentally friendly truck called the EcoRoamer. Along the way, Alice earned degrees... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:50am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:50am

One-on-One w/ AnneLise Sorensen
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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AnneLise Sorensen

Travel Writer & Consultant
@AnneLiseTravelsTravel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host AnneLise Sorensen has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents. She has reported for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and NewYork.co... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:50am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:50am

One-on-One w/ Ashley Castle
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Ashley Castle

AFAR Ambassador and host, editor and producer of Travel With Castle
Ashley Castle is a freelance multi-media travel journalist, specializing in adventure travel.  She's an Ambassador for AFAR Magazine & Media, and is the host, editor and producer of written and video content on Travel With Castle.  The winner of Travelocity's Great Gnome Na... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:50am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:50am

One-on-One w/ Chris Seek
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Chris Seek

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Solimar International
Chris Seek is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Solimar International. Chris oversees the strategic direction of the sustainable tourism company while ensuring the organization’s work supports environmental conservation, cultural heritage preservation, and enhances the lives of local residents... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:50am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:50am

One-on-One w/ Jim Brody
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jim Brody

Jim Brody

President, Sense of Place
President and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place@jbsenseofplaceJim Brody is president and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place, which helps destination marketing organizations in navigating the digital/social landscape. Previously, he developed VisitNewEngland.com, founded Kaboose.com, and established DMO programs for TripAdvisor, Oyster.com and Travelzoo. Topics of Expertise: Destination marketing, destination development, digital marketing,  online reputation management Destinations of Expertise: Global... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:50am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:50am

One-on-One w/ Lauren Matison
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Lauren Matison

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, offMetro.com
Lauren is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of offMetro.com, an award-winning green travel resource covering day trips and weekend getaways—car-optional—from New York and San Francisco. When she isn't managing oM and traveling the world on trains, buses, bikes and boats, Lauren contributes to Bicycling Magazine, Budget Travel, and the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:50am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:50am

One-on-One w/ Mark Chesnut
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Mark Chesnut

Editor & Content Producer, LatinFlyer.com
@MunderaMediaMark Chesnut is the founder/editor of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel in Latin America. Chesnut also writes and manages custom content for travel industry clients including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, U.S. Travel Association, and the World Travel & Tourism C... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:50am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:50am

One-on-One w/ Merryn Johns
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Merryn Johns

Editor-in-Chief, Curve Magazine
Merryn Johns is editor in chief of Curve Magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for lesbians. She was previously the founding editor in chief of BOUND, the lifestyle and leisure magazine for lesbians. Originally from Australia, she is based in New York City and travels to numerous... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:50am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:50am

One-on-One w/ Patrick Bennett
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Patrick Bennett

Co-Founder, Uncommon Caribbean
@uncommoncaribWith 15+ years of experience in producing winning creative content at top New York ad agencies, Patrick Bennett has earned a reputation for reinventing consumer brands. It fits with Uncommon Caribbean’s mission to refresh how people think about Caribbean travel. Topics of Expert... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:50am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:50am

One-on-One w/ Pegi Vail
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Pegi Vail

Pegi Vail

Anthropologist (NYU); Documentary Filmmaker, Gringo Trails
@gringotrailsDr. Pegi Vail is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and curator at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the impact of tourism on cultures and environments. Right of Passage, a book based on Vail’s research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar is forthcoming (Duke University Press). She serves as a judge for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards and has app... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:50am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

11:50am

One-on-One w/ Rumit Mehta
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Rumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, Immersion Journeys
Rumit Mehta is founder and CEO of Immersion Journeys, a leading specialist in travel to Africa and South Asia.


Saturday April 26, 2014 11:50am - 12:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

One-on-One w/ Alice Gugelev
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Alice Gugelev

Alice Gugelev

Co-Founder and Director, Do Good As You Go
After living and working in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, India, USA and Canada, Alice Gugelev feels most comfortable living with her husband Jay and kids Kurt and Maya, in a rather large, environmentally friendly truck called the EcoRoamer. Along the way, Alice earned degrees... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

One-on-One w/ AnneLise Sorensen
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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AnneLise Sorensen

Travel Writer & Consultant
@AnneLiseTravelsTravel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host AnneLise Sorensen has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents. She has reported for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and NewYork.co... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

One-on-One w/ Ashley Castle
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Ashley Castle

AFAR Ambassador and host, editor and producer of Travel With Castle
Ashley Castle is a freelance multi-media travel journalist, specializing in adventure travel.  She's an Ambassador for AFAR Magazine & Media, and is the host, editor and producer of written and video content on Travel With Castle.  The winner of Travelocity's Great Gnome Na... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

One-on-One w/ Chris Seek
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Chris Seek

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Solimar International
Chris Seek is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Solimar International. Chris oversees the strategic direction of the sustainable tourism company while ensuring the organization’s work supports environmental conservation, cultural heritage preservation, and enhances the lives of local residents... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

One-on-One w/ Jim Brody
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Jim Brody

President, Sense of Place
President and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place@jbsenseofplaceJim Brody is president and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place, which helps destination marketing organizations in navigating the digital/social landscape. Previously, he developed VisitNewEngland.com, founded Kaboose.com, and established DMO programs for TripAdvisor, Oyster.com and Travelzoo. Topics of Expertise: Destination marketing, destination development, digital marketing,  online reputation management Destinations of Expertise: Global... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

One-on-One w/ Lauren Matison
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Lauren Matison

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, offMetro.com
Lauren is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of offMetro.com, an award-winning green travel resource covering day trips and weekend getaways—car-optional—from New York and San Francisco. When she isn't managing oM and traveling the world on trains, buses, bikes and boats, Lauren contributes to Bicycling Magazine, Budget Travel, and the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

One-on-One w/ Mark Chesnut
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mark Chesnut

Mark Chesnut

Editor & Content Producer, LatinFlyer.com
@MunderaMediaMark Chesnut is the founder/editor of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel in Latin America. Chesnut also writes and manages custom content for travel industry clients including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, U.S. Travel Association, and the World Travel & Tourism C... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

One-on-One w/ Merryn Johns
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Merryn Johns

Editor-in-Chief, Curve Magazine
Merryn Johns is editor in chief of Curve Magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for lesbians. She was previously the founding editor in chief of BOUND, the lifestyle and leisure magazine for lesbians. Originally from Australia, she is based in New York City and travels to numerous... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

One-on-One w/ Patrick Bennett
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Patrick Bennett

Co-Founder, Uncommon Caribbean
@uncommoncaribWith 15+ years of experience in producing winning creative content at top New York ad agencies, Patrick Bennett has earned a reputation for reinventing consumer brands. It fits with Uncommon Caribbean’s mission to refresh how people think about Caribbean travel. Topics of Expert... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

One-on-One w/ Pegi Vail
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Pegi Vail

Pegi Vail

Anthropologist (NYU); Documentary Filmmaker, Gringo Trails
@gringotrailsDr. Pegi Vail is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and curator at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the impact of tourism on cultures and environments. Right of Passage, a book based on Vail’s research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar is forthcoming (Duke University Press). She serves as a judge for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards and has app... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

One-on-One w/ Rumit Mehta
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Rumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, Immersion Journeys
Rumit Mehta is founder and CEO of Immersion Journeys, a leading specialist in travel to Africa and South Asia.


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

Celebrating the Dead in San Miguel de Allende
Limited Capacity seats available

Maria José Garrido from San Miguel de Allende talks about how you can join in authentic festivities celebrating the dead in Mexico.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Jose Garrido

Maria Jose Garrido

Director of Tourism and Economic Development, San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board
As director of tourism and economic development of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Maria Jose Garrido is applying her knowledge and passion of branding and marketing to create coherence in the destination's image. During her tenure, San Miguel de Allende received the "Best City of... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 12:15pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

When Travel and Tech Make Good: Challenges, Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead (presented by Travel+SocialGood)
Limited Capacity seats available

Michaela Guzy leads a panel covering the intersection of travel, tech, and social good. Including: Mario Jobbe of Brand Karma, and Colin Glaum of Benevolent Mercenaries, and Kate Otto of Evereyday Ambassador.

Moderators
avatar for Michaela Guzy

Michaela Guzy

Founder, Oh The People You Meet (OTPYM)
Before founding OhThePeopleYouMeet.com a content site for travelers, foodies and philanthropists with a passion for a genuine connection with the locals and Michaela’s Map, a travel web video series, Michaela Guzy, served as the VP/Global Travel and Strategic Development at American... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Colin Glaum

Colin Glaum

Founder, Benevolent Mercenaries
Having created award-winning advertising for over a decade, Colin Glaum has concentrated his marketing efforts on helping charitable organizations by starting Benevolent Mercenaries, a company dedicated to helping “those that make the world a better place.”
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Mario Jobbe

COO & Co-Founder
Mario Jobbe is COO and co-founder of Brand Karma, a digital marketing firm focused on the hospitality and travel industry. An established leader in web product management and social media, Jobbe leads the company’s worldwide operations, helping travel and hospitality brands harness the power of new media... Read More →
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Kate Otto

Founder and Director, Everyday Ambassador
Kate Otto is a global health consultant who has worked in Indonesia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, South Africa, Mozambique and Haiti leading health innovation initiatives for The World Bank, USAID, and various grassroots organizations. She designs, deploys, and researches mobile phone-based... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:00pm

How to Create a Video Series for your Brand w/ Kelley Ferro
Limited Capacity seats available

You know you need video but how do you use it effectively? I'm going to break down the step by step process in acquiring or producing strong video content for your brand, how to use the video once you have it and how to get the most mileage out of your videos through distribution. This session will be focused on case studies with tourism boards and travel brands.

This class is for videomakers, brands, DMOs, PR and anyone looking to create or use video.

You will come away with concrete plans on how to start integrating video with no budget all the way up to integrated video campaigns across multiple platforms & TV.  

Speakers
avatar for Kelley Ferro

Kelley Ferro

Video Journalist, Host & Producer, Kelley Ferro Productions LLC
Kelley Ferro is a travel personality, producer & filmmaker of the travel TV program Get Lost with Kelley Ferro, broadcast on Tripfilms, Yahoo Screen, Microsoft, Huffington Post, USA Today, Samsung and many more. She's also USA Today's “Luxury Lover” & “Foodie” as well as the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
5th Floor - Skybox (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd. St. NY, NY 10021

12:10pm

One-on-One w/ Alice Gugelev
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Alice Gugelev

Co-Founder and Director, Do Good As You Go
After living and working in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, India, USA and Canada, Alice Gugelev feels most comfortable living with her husband Jay and kids Kurt and Maya, in a rather large, environmentally friendly truck called the EcoRoamer. Along the way, Alice earned degrees... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:10pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:10pm

One-on-One w/ AnneLise Sorensen
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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AnneLise Sorensen

Travel Writer & Consultant
@AnneLiseTravelsTravel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host AnneLise Sorensen has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents. She has reported for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and NewYork.co... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:10pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:10pm

One-on-One w/ Ashley Castle
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ashley Castle

Ashley Castle

AFAR Ambassador and host, editor and producer of Travel With Castle
Ashley Castle is a freelance multi-media travel journalist, specializing in adventure travel.  She's an Ambassador for AFAR Magazine & Media, and is the host, editor and producer of written and video content on Travel With Castle.  The winner of Travelocity's Great Gnome Na... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:10pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:10pm

One-on-One w/ Chris Seek
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Chris Seek

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Solimar International
Chris Seek is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Solimar International. Chris oversees the strategic direction of the sustainable tourism company while ensuring the organization’s work supports environmental conservation, cultural heritage preservation, and enhances the lives of local residents... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:10pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:10pm

One-on-One w/ Jim Brody
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jim Brody

Jim Brody

President, Sense of Place
President and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place@jbsenseofplaceJim Brody is president and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place, which helps destination marketing organizations in navigating the digital/social landscape. Previously, he developed VisitNewEngland.com, founded Kaboose.com, and established DMO programs for TripAdvisor, Oyster.com and Travelzoo. Topics of Expertise: Destination marketing, destination development, digital marketing,  online reputation management Destinations of Expertise: Global... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:10pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:10pm

One-on-One w/ Lauren Matison
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Lauren Matison

Lauren Matison

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, offMetro.com
Lauren is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of offMetro.com, an award-winning green travel resource covering day trips and weekend getaways—car-optional—from New York and San Francisco. When she isn't managing oM and traveling the world on trains, buses, bikes and boats, Lauren contributes to Bicycling Magazine, Budget Travel, and the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:10pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:10pm

One-on-One w/ Mark Chesnut
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mark Chesnut

Mark Chesnut

Editor & Content Producer, LatinFlyer.com
@MunderaMediaMark Chesnut is the founder/editor of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel in Latin America. Chesnut also writes and manages custom content for travel industry clients including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, U.S. Travel Association, and the World Travel & Tourism C... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:10pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:10pm

One-on-One w/ Merryn Johns
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Merryn Johns

Merryn Johns

Editor-in-Chief, Curve Magazine
Merryn Johns is editor in chief of Curve Magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for lesbians. She was previously the founding editor in chief of BOUND, the lifestyle and leisure magazine for lesbians. Originally from Australia, she is based in New York City and travels to numerous... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:10pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:10pm

One-on-One w/ Patrick Bennett
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Patrick Bennett

Patrick Bennett

Co-Founder, Uncommon Caribbean
@uncommoncaribWith 15+ years of experience in producing winning creative content at top New York ad agencies, Patrick Bennett has earned a reputation for reinventing consumer brands. It fits with Uncommon Caribbean’s mission to refresh how people think about Caribbean travel. Topics of Expert... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:10pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:10pm

One-on-One w/ Pegi Vail
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Pegi Vail

Pegi Vail

Anthropologist (NYU); Documentary Filmmaker, Gringo Trails
@gringotrailsDr. Pegi Vail is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and curator at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the impact of tourism on cultures and environments. Right of Passage, a book based on Vail’s research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar is forthcoming (Duke University Press). She serves as a judge for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards and has app... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:10pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:10pm

One-on-One w/ Rumit Mehta
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Rumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, Immersion Journeys
Rumit Mehta is founder and CEO of Immersion Journeys, a leading specialist in travel to Africa and South Asia.


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:10pm - 12:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:15pm

Gay Destinations for Straight People (w/ Mark Chesnut)
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will showcase why gay-friendly destinations, hotels and experiences are great for other travelers too. You'll learn what to expect when visiting a gay-friendly destination, what to look for, and how to find super cool straight-friendly gay travel experiences in a variety of cities, hotels and travel businesses.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Chesnut

Mark Chesnut

Editor & Content Producer, LatinFlyer.com
@MunderaMediaMark Chesnut is the founder/editor of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel in Latin America. Chesnut also writes and manages custom content for travel industry clients including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, U.S. Travel Association, and the World Travel & Tourism C... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:15pm - 12:30pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:15pm

Panel: Innovation in Travel - Focus On Mobile and Social (Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF)
Limited Capacity seats available

An in-depth discussion about the transformative power of mobile and social in the travel industry and the innovations they are enabling.
 

Moderators
avatar for Valyn Perini

Valyn Perini

Senior Vice President, Kalibri Labs
Valyn Perini has spent her career moving through the travel industry distribution supply chain, working for hotel companies, consultancies, software providers and a standards organization. Currently Valyn is the Senior Vice President at Kalibri Labs. Her responsibilities include... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Batts

Brian Batts

Sr. VP, Travel, Hooklogic
Brian Batts currently serves as Sr VP of Travel for Hooklogic.  HookLogic partners with the world’s leading retailers, online travel agencies, and automotive companies to provide marketers unprecedented access to bottom of funnel shoppers and a clear view into resulting sales attribution... Read More →
avatar for Evan Konwiser

Evan Konwiser

Evan Konwiser was co-founder of FlightCaster, which was acquired by Next Jump in December 2010. Currently, he works with travel start-ups and consults on new technology and trends in the travel industry. He started FlightCaster in 2009 to provide better tools for travelers using advanced... Read More →
avatar for Alex Kremer

Alex Kremer

SVP, Partnerships, Nor1
Alex Kremer is Senior Vice President of Partnerships at Nor1, Inc. He was previously COO and co-founder at Flextrip, a tours and activities marketplace API servicing travel companies which was acquired by Nor1. Alex is a 15 year veteran of technology startup companies, previously... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:15pm - 1:00pm
3rd Floor - Library (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:20pm

One-on-One w/ Alice Gugelev
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Alice Gugelev

Alice Gugelev

Co-Founder and Director, Do Good As You Go
After living and working in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, India, USA and Canada, Alice Gugelev feels most comfortable living with her husband Jay and kids Kurt and Maya, in a rather large, environmentally friendly truck called the EcoRoamer. Along the way, Alice earned degrees... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:20pm - 12:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:20pm

One-on-One w/ AnneLise Sorensen
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for AnneLise Sorensen

AnneLise Sorensen

Travel Writer & Consultant
@AnneLiseTravelsTravel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host AnneLise Sorensen has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents. She has reported for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and NewYork.co... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:20pm - 12:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:20pm

One-on-One w/ Ashley Castle
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ashley Castle

Ashley Castle

AFAR Ambassador and host, editor and producer of Travel With Castle
Ashley Castle is a freelance multi-media travel journalist, specializing in adventure travel.  She's an Ambassador for AFAR Magazine & Media, and is the host, editor and producer of written and video content on Travel With Castle.  The winner of Travelocity's Great Gnome Na... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:20pm - 12:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:20pm

One-on-One w/ Chris Seek
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Chris Seek

Chris Seek

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Solimar International
Chris Seek is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Solimar International. Chris oversees the strategic direction of the sustainable tourism company while ensuring the organization’s work supports environmental conservation, cultural heritage preservation, and enhances the lives of local residents... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:20pm - 12:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:20pm

One-on-One w/ Jim Brody
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jim Brody

Jim Brody

President, Sense of Place
President and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place@jbsenseofplaceJim Brody is president and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place, which helps destination marketing organizations in navigating the digital/social landscape. Previously, he developed VisitNewEngland.com, founded Kaboose.com, and established DMO programs for TripAdvisor, Oyster.com and Travelzoo. Topics of Expertise: Destination marketing, destination development, digital marketing,  online reputation management Destinations of Expertise: Global... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:20pm - 12:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:20pm

One-on-One w/ Lauren Matison
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Lauren Matison

Lauren Matison

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, offMetro.com
Lauren is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of offMetro.com, an award-winning green travel resource covering day trips and weekend getaways—car-optional—from New York and San Francisco. When she isn't managing oM and traveling the world on trains, buses, bikes and boats, Lauren contributes to Bicycling Magazine, Budget Travel, and the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:20pm - 12:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:20pm

One-on-One w/ Mark Chesnut
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mark Chesnut

Mark Chesnut

Editor & Content Producer, LatinFlyer.com
@MunderaMediaMark Chesnut is the founder/editor of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel in Latin America. Chesnut also writes and manages custom content for travel industry clients including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, U.S. Travel Association, and the World Travel & Tourism C... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:20pm - 12:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:20pm

One-on-One w/ Merryn Johns
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Merryn Johns

Merryn Johns

Editor-in-Chief, Curve Magazine
Merryn Johns is editor in chief of Curve Magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for lesbians. She was previously the founding editor in chief of BOUND, the lifestyle and leisure magazine for lesbians. Originally from Australia, she is based in New York City and travels to numerous... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:20pm - 12:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:20pm

One-on-One w/ Patrick Bennett
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Patrick Bennett

Patrick Bennett

Co-Founder, Uncommon Caribbean
@uncommoncaribWith 15+ years of experience in producing winning creative content at top New York ad agencies, Patrick Bennett has earned a reputation for reinventing consumer brands. It fits with Uncommon Caribbean’s mission to refresh how people think about Caribbean travel. Topics of Expert... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:20pm - 12:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ Pegi Vail
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Pegi Vail

Pegi Vail

Anthropologist (NYU); Documentary Filmmaker, Gringo Trails
@gringotrailsDr. Pegi Vail is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and curator at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the impact of tourism on cultures and environments. Right of Passage, a book based on Vail’s research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar is forthcoming (Duke University Press). She serves as a judge for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards and has app... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ Alice Gugelev
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Alice Gugelev

Alice Gugelev

Co-Founder and Director, Do Good As You Go
After living and working in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, India, USA and Canada, Alice Gugelev feels most comfortable living with her husband Jay and kids Kurt and Maya, in a rather large, environmentally friendly truck called the EcoRoamer. Along the way, Alice earned degrees... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ AnneLise Sorensen
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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AnneLise Sorensen

Travel Writer & Consultant
@AnneLiseTravelsTravel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host AnneLise Sorensen has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents. She has reported for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and NewYork.co... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ Ashley Castle
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ashley Castle

Ashley Castle

AFAR Ambassador and host, editor and producer of Travel With Castle
Ashley Castle is a freelance multi-media travel journalist, specializing in adventure travel.  She's an Ambassador for AFAR Magazine & Media, and is the host, editor and producer of written and video content on Travel With Castle.  The winner of Travelocity's Great Gnome Na... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ Chris Seek
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Chris Seek

Chris Seek

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Solimar International
Chris Seek is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Solimar International. Chris oversees the strategic direction of the sustainable tourism company while ensuring the organization’s work supports environmental conservation, cultural heritage preservation, and enhances the lives of local residents... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ Jim Brody
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jim Brody

Jim Brody

President, Sense of Place
President and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place@jbsenseofplaceJim Brody is president and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place, which helps destination marketing organizations in navigating the digital/social landscape. Previously, he developed VisitNewEngland.com, founded Kaboose.com, and established DMO programs for TripAdvisor, Oyster.com and Travelzoo. Topics of Expertise: Destination marketing, destination development, digital marketing,  online reputation management Destinations of Expertise: Global... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ Lauren Matison
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Lauren Matison

Lauren Matison

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, offMetro.com
Lauren is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of offMetro.com, an award-winning green travel resource covering day trips and weekend getaways—car-optional—from New York and San Francisco. When she isn't managing oM and traveling the world on trains, buses, bikes and boats, Lauren contributes to Bicycling Magazine, Budget Travel, and the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ Mark Chesnut
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mark Chesnut

Mark Chesnut

Editor & Content Producer, LatinFlyer.com
@MunderaMediaMark Chesnut is the founder/editor of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel in Latin America. Chesnut also writes and manages custom content for travel industry clients including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, U.S. Travel Association, and the World Travel & Tourism C... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ Merryn Johns
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Merryn Johns

Merryn Johns

Editor-in-Chief, Curve Magazine
Merryn Johns is editor in chief of Curve Magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for lesbians. She was previously the founding editor in chief of BOUND, the lifestyle and leisure magazine for lesbians. Originally from Australia, she is based in New York City and travels to numerous... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ Patrick Bennett
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Patrick Bennett

Patrick Bennett

Co-Founder, Uncommon Caribbean
@uncommoncaribWith 15+ years of experience in producing winning creative content at top New York ad agencies, Patrick Bennett has earned a reputation for reinventing consumer brands. It fits with Uncommon Caribbean’s mission to refresh how people think about Caribbean travel. Topics of Expert... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ Pegi Vail
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Pegi Vail

Pegi Vail

Anthropologist (NYU); Documentary Filmmaker, Gringo Trails
@gringotrailsDr. Pegi Vail is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and curator at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the impact of tourism on cultures and environments. Right of Passage, a book based on Vail’s research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar is forthcoming (Duke University Press). She serves as a judge for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards and has app... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

One-on-One w/ Rumit Mehta
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Rumit Mehta

Rumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, Immersion Journeys
Rumit Mehta is founder and CEO of Immersion Journeys, a leading specialist in travel to Africa and South Asia.


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:30pm

The Formula for the Perfect Family Vacation: Secrets for Balancing Culture and Leisure when Traveling with Kids
Limited Capacity seats available

There’s no reason to give up cultural travel just because you’re traveling with kids. With the right formula you can plan a vacation that will make everyone happy, balancing the perfect mix of cultural experiences and leisure. Anna Fader, Founder of destination and travel site MommyPoppins.com will share her secret formula for planning the perfect family vacation. 

Speakers
avatar for Anna Fader

Anna Fader

Founder, Mommy Poppins
After 15 years as an award-winning advertising copywriter, Anna Fader founded Mommy Poppins with the goal of helping families create exceptional experiences whether at home, exploring their city or traveling. Anna enjoys inspiring others to get out there, sharing her adventures o... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:40pm

One-on-One w/ Alice Gugelev
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Alice Gugelev

Alice Gugelev

Co-Founder and Director, Do Good As You Go
After living and working in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, India, USA and Canada, Alice Gugelev feels most comfortable living with her husband Jay and kids Kurt and Maya, in a rather large, environmentally friendly truck called the EcoRoamer. Along the way, Alice earned degrees... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:40pm - 12:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:40pm

One-on-One w/ AnneLise Sorensen
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for AnneLise Sorensen

AnneLise Sorensen

Travel Writer & Consultant
@AnneLiseTravelsTravel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host AnneLise Sorensen has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents. She has reported for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and NewYork.co... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:40pm - 12:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:40pm

One-on-One w/ Ashley Castle
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ashley Castle

Ashley Castle

AFAR Ambassador and host, editor and producer of Travel With Castle
Ashley Castle is a freelance multi-media travel journalist, specializing in adventure travel.  She's an Ambassador for AFAR Magazine & Media, and is the host, editor and producer of written and video content on Travel With Castle.  The winner of Travelocity's Great Gnome Na... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:40pm - 12:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:40pm

One-on-One w/ Chris Seek
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Chris Seek

Chris Seek

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Solimar International
Chris Seek is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Solimar International. Chris oversees the strategic direction of the sustainable tourism company while ensuring the organization’s work supports environmental conservation, cultural heritage preservation, and enhances the lives of local residents... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:40pm - 12:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:40pm

One-on-One w/ Jim Brody
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jim Brody

Jim Brody

President, Sense of Place
President and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place@jbsenseofplaceJim Brody is president and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place, which helps destination marketing organizations in navigating the digital/social landscape. Previously, he developed VisitNewEngland.com, founded Kaboose.com, and established DMO programs for TripAdvisor, Oyster.com and Travelzoo. Topics of Expertise: Destination marketing, destination development, digital marketing,  online reputation management Destinations of Expertise: Global... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:40pm - 12:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:40pm

One-on-One w/ Lauren Matison
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Lauren Matison

Lauren Matison

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, offMetro.com
Lauren is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of offMetro.com, an award-winning green travel resource covering day trips and weekend getaways—car-optional—from New York and San Francisco. When she isn't managing oM and traveling the world on trains, buses, bikes and boats, Lauren contributes to Bicycling Magazine, Budget Travel, and the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:40pm - 12:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:40pm

One-on-One w/ Mark Chesnut
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mark Chesnut

Mark Chesnut

Editor & Content Producer, LatinFlyer.com
@MunderaMediaMark Chesnut is the founder/editor of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel in Latin America. Chesnut also writes and manages custom content for travel industry clients including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, U.S. Travel Association, and the World Travel & Tourism C... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:40pm - 12:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:40pm

One-on-One w/ Merryn Johns
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Merryn Johns

Merryn Johns

Editor-in-Chief, Curve Magazine
Merryn Johns is editor in chief of Curve Magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for lesbians. She was previously the founding editor in chief of BOUND, the lifestyle and leisure magazine for lesbians. Originally from Australia, she is based in New York City and travels to numerous... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:40pm - 12:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:40pm

One-on-One w/ Patrick Bennett
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Patrick Bennett

Patrick Bennett

Co-Founder, Uncommon Caribbean
@uncommoncaribWith 15+ years of experience in producing winning creative content at top New York ad agencies, Patrick Bennett has earned a reputation for reinventing consumer brands. It fits with Uncommon Caribbean’s mission to refresh how people think about Caribbean travel. Topics of Expert... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:40pm - 12:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:40pm

One-on-One w/ Pegi Vail
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Pegi Vail

Pegi Vail

Anthropologist (NYU); Documentary Filmmaker, Gringo Trails
@gringotrailsDr. Pegi Vail is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and curator at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the impact of tourism on cultures and environments. Right of Passage, a book based on Vail’s research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar is forthcoming (Duke University Press). She serves as a judge for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards and has app... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:40pm - 12:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:40pm

One-on-One w/ Rumit Mehta
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Rumit Mehta

Rumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, Immersion Journeys
Rumit Mehta is founder and CEO of Immersion Journeys, a leading specialist in travel to Africa and South Asia.


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:40pm - 12:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:45pm

The Power of Two: 675-Day Honeymooners' Secrets to Couples Travel (w/ HoneyTrek)
Limited Capacity seats available

Anne and Mike Howard:

"In setting out on a two-year trip together, we were slightly concerned we'd kill each other. Being together 24/7 for 675-days is long time to be in anyone's company but we are still standing--even stronger than before. Find out why making the time to travel long-term with your significant other is so important and how you can do it too—from taking time off, saving up, planning, communicating, and bonding like you never have before."

Speakers
avatar for Mike & Anne Howard

Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:45pm - 1:00pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ Alice Gugelev
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Alice Gugelev

Alice Gugelev

Co-Founder and Director, Do Good As You Go
After living and working in Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, India, USA and Canada, Alice Gugelev feels most comfortable living with her husband Jay and kids Kurt and Maya, in a rather large, environmentally friendly truck called the EcoRoamer. Along the way, Alice earned degrees... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ AnneLise Sorensen
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for AnneLise Sorensen

AnneLise Sorensen

Travel Writer & Consultant
@AnneLiseTravelsTravel writer, editor, photographer, and TV/radio host AnneLise Sorensen has penned – and wine-tasted – her way across four continents. She has reported for multiple media outlets, including New York Magazine, MSN, Time Out, Yahoo Travel, Rough Guides, Gourmet, and NewYork.co... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ Ashley Castle
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ashley Castle

Ashley Castle

AFAR Ambassador and host, editor and producer of Travel With Castle
Ashley Castle is a freelance multi-media travel journalist, specializing in adventure travel.  She's an Ambassador for AFAR Magazine & Media, and is the host, editor and producer of written and video content on Travel With Castle.  The winner of Travelocity's Great Gnome Na... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ Ashley Castle
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ashley Castle

Ashley Castle

AFAR Ambassador and host, editor and producer of Travel With Castle
Ashley Castle is a freelance multi-media travel journalist, specializing in adventure travel.  She's an Ambassador for AFAR Magazine & Media, and is the host, editor and producer of written and video content on Travel With Castle.  The winner of Travelocity's Great Gnome Na... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ Chris Seek
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Chris Seek

Chris Seek

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Solimar International
Chris Seek is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Solimar International. Chris oversees the strategic direction of the sustainable tourism company while ensuring the organization’s work supports environmental conservation, cultural heritage preservation, and enhances the lives of local residents... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ Jim Brody
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Jim Brody

President, Sense of Place
President and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place@jbsenseofplaceJim Brody is president and CDN (Chief DMO Nerd) for Sense of Place, which helps destination marketing organizations in navigating the digital/social landscape. Previously, he developed VisitNewEngland.com, founded Kaboose.com, and established DMO programs for TripAdvisor, Oyster.com and Travelzoo. Topics of Expertise: Destination marketing, destination development, digital marketing,  online reputation management Destinations of Expertise: Global... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ Lauren Matison
Limited Capacity seats available

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Lauren Matison

Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, offMetro.com
Lauren is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of offMetro.com, an award-winning green travel resource covering day trips and weekend getaways—car-optional—from New York and San Francisco. When she isn't managing oM and traveling the world on trains, buses, bikes and boats, Lauren contributes to Bicycling Magazine, Budget Travel, and the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ Mark Chesnut
Limited Capacity seats available

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Mark Chesnut

Editor & Content Producer, LatinFlyer.com
@MunderaMediaMark Chesnut is the founder/editor of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel in Latin America. Chesnut also writes and manages custom content for travel industry clients including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, U.S. Travel Association, and the World Travel & Tourism C... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ Merryn Johns
Limited Capacity seats available

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Merryn Johns

Editor-in-Chief, Curve Magazine
Merryn Johns is editor in chief of Curve Magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for lesbians. She was previously the founding editor in chief of BOUND, the lifestyle and leisure magazine for lesbians. Originally from Australia, she is based in New York City and travels to numerous... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ Patrick Bennett
Limited Capacity seats available

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Patrick Bennett

Co-Founder, Uncommon Caribbean
@uncommoncaribWith 15+ years of experience in producing winning creative content at top New York ad agencies, Patrick Bennett has earned a reputation for reinventing consumer brands. It fits with Uncommon Caribbean’s mission to refresh how people think about Caribbean travel. Topics of Expert... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ Pegi Vail
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Pegi Vail

Anthropologist (NYU); Documentary Filmmaker, Gringo Trails
@gringotrailsDr. Pegi Vail is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and curator at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the impact of tourism on cultures and environments. Right of Passage, a book based on Vail’s research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar is forthcoming (Duke University Press). She serves as a judge for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards and has app... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

12:50pm

One-on-One w/ Rumit Mehta
Limited Capacity seats available

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Rumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, Immersion Journeys
Rumit Mehta is founder and CEO of Immersion Journeys, a leading specialist in travel to Africa and South Asia.


Saturday April 26, 2014 12:50pm - 1:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:00pm

9 1/2 Keys to Getting Published (w/ Franz Wisner)
Limited Capacity seats available

9 1/2 Keys to Getting Published...

... and 9 1/2 surefire ways to kill any chance of turning your travels into a chart-topping book. The New York Times best-selling author Franz Wisner (Honeymoon with My Brother, How the World Makes Love) shares the do's and don'ts of getting published in today's mixed-up media world.  

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Franz Wisner

Author and Founder of Story-Driven Ink
Franz Wisner is the New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World Makes Love (both with St. Martin’s Press). Wisner has spoken on various TV and radio shows including Oprah, the “Today” Show, CNN, and NPR. He is the founder of Stor... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:00pm - 1:15pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:00pm

Ryan Van Duzer Talks Mexico
Ryan Van Duzer loves Mexico. Come and hang out with him, enjoy some Mexican food and mezcal and listen to him regale you with stories about riding thousands of miles from the south to the north of Mexico, camping in the yards of friendly people, meeting friendly truck drivers, getting blasted by a hurricane, and more... Up to you what which Mexico stories Duzer tells!

Speakers
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Ryan Van Duzer

Videographer/Presenter, DuzerTV
Ryan Van Duzer is an adventure filmmaker/TV host from the Rocky Mountains. He gained a love for the outdoors at an early age and has been playing outside ever since. He’s produced and hosted content for Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, CurrentTV, CBS and can... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:00pm - 1:30pm
4th Floor - A Taste of Mexico (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:00pm

Lunch Break / Exhibitor Time and Networking (Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF)
Learn more about the exhibiting travel startups who will be set up to demo their products at tables around the room.

Saturday April 26, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
3rd Floor - Library (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:00pm

Industry Lunch Pickup
Industry: Pick up your lunch.

Saturday April 26, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
3rd Floor - Library (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:00pm

Chef Jean Luc Kieffer
Limited Capacity seats available

Jean Luc Kieffer was born in the small Alsatian village of Reichstett, not far from Strasbourg and the German border. His father owned a butcher shop, where sausages, pates and specialty meats were regularly made and sold to Strasbourg’s leading restaurants. Like most classically trained French chefs, Jean Luc began his apprenticeship at age 14, starting at the famed Maison des Tanneurs in Strasbourg. He worked at many Michelin-starred restaurants in France and Western Europe until his fascination with the great cuisines of the world led him to travel abroad and explore a wide range of flavorings not found in traditional French cooking.

After several years on cruise ships, he became chef for the Horizon Hotel on the Isle of Jersey, where he often cooked for Queen Elizabeth II, a frequent guest. He was executive sous chef at the Caribe Hilton and executive chef at La Cava in Puerto Rico. In the nineteen eighties, Jean Luc came to New York, where for three years he was executive sous chef for Windows on the World and taught at the Culinary Institute of America. As executive chef of Pondicherry, one of New York’s first Indian fusion restaurants, he created many new dishes in collaboration with noted film producer and cook book author Ismail Merchant. Subsequently he worked with Jean Georges Vongerichten at both Vong and Jean Georges and then became executive chef of Park Bistro, where he made numerous appearances on the The Food Channel.

With the opening of PicNic Market and Café on the Upper West Side nearly a decade ago, Jean Luc returned to his Alsatian roots.  In 2013, with the launch of Customs Catering, the Chef’s culinary wanderlust will fulfill a surprisingly unmet need in New York City’s multi-cultural landscape.  For more information, contact customscatering@gmail.com or call 212-222-6680.



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Jean Luc Kieffer

PicNic Market and Café - Customs Catering
Jean Luc Kieffer was born in the small Alsatian village of Reichstett, not far from Strasbourg and the German border. His father owned a butcher shop, where sausages, pates and specialty meats were regularly made and sold to Strasbourg’s leading restaurants. Like most classically... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
4th Floor - Kitchen (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd. St. NY, NY 10021

1:00pm

Travel+SocialGood: The Pecha Kucha Sessions! (20 slides x 20 seconds per slide x endless inspiration)
Limited Capacity seats available

Stories, inspiration and travel innovation from the Travel+SocialGood Community

Pecha Kucha:
20 slides
20 seconds per slide
on anything!

Our featured presentors:
Yasser Ansari - Project Noah
Reshma Patel - Impact Network
Pierre Dulaine - Dancing Classrooms
Karen Uribe - Travel+Food Collective 

Speakers
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Yasser Ansari

Chief Strategist, SoftFacade
Yasser Ansari is chief strategist at SoftFacade, a leading design and engineering firm based in New York City. He is also the co-founder and chief leaf of Project Noah, an award-winning community for wildlife exploration and education. He earned his master’s degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) where h... Read More →
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Pierre Dulaine

Founder, Dancing Classrooms
Pierre Dulaine is a well-known ballroom dancer and dance instructor. He founded Dancing Classrooms, an arts and social development program for 5th grade children that uses ballroom dancing as a vehicle to change the lives of the children and their families.
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Reshma Patel

Executive Director, Impact Network
Reshma Patel has a deep interest in improving the access to and quality of education for underserved communities in developing nations. She brings a wealth of experience from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors to her role at Impact Network. Prior to joining Impact Network... Read More →
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Karen Uribe

Founder, T+F Collective
Karen Uribe is the Founder of T+F Collective. Karen is an advertising + brand strategy consultant with a nerdy love for finding unique food & travel experiences, which as she’s often found, are usually the most sustainable. Now, she is making it her job to help people find them... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:00pm

Industry Lunch
Saturday April 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:00pm

Industry Networking (and Lunch)
Grab your lunch next door in the Library and come back and network.

Saturday April 26, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

One-on-One w/ Charles Scott
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Charles R. Scott

Founder, Family Adventure Guy
National Geographic-featured adventurer Charles R. Scott, also known as the Family Adventure Guy, has traveled the world doing endurance challenges with his two children linked to charitable causes.  He is the author of the book Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan and has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Climate Hero... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

One-on-one w/ Elyse Pasquale
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Elyse Pasquale

Foodie International
I'm a food and travel journalist and culinary adventurer exploring the world through my taste buds. I believe food is living history and a key to understanding and experiencing new cultures. I'm always on the lookout for the next great food destination, and have eaten my way through... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

One-on-one w/ Jeffrey Donenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts

Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

One-on-One w/ Josiah Brown
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Josiah Brown

President/CEO, New York Welcomes You
As the president/CEO of New York Welcomes You and the new “New York’s Best Experiences,” Josiah Brown has logged over 500,000 miles in New York traveling to hundreds of tourism experiences. He calls himself the “New York Sherpa” and takes his knowledge of the state to... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

One-on-One w/ Maria Jose Garrido
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Maria Jose Garrido

Director of Tourism and Economic Development, San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board
As director of tourism and economic development of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Maria Jose Garrido is applying her knowledge and passion of branding and marketing to create coherence in the destination's image. During her tenure, San Miguel de Allende received the "Best City of... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

One-on-One w/ Mike & Anne Howard
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

One-on-one w/ Nomadic Matt
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Matthew Kepnes

Travel Expert, Author & Blogger, Nomadic Matt


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

One-on-One w/ Ryan Van Duzer
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Ryan Van Duzer

Videographer/Presenter, DuzerTV
Ryan Van Duzer is an adventure filmmaker/TV host from the Rocky Mountains. He gained a love for the outdoors at an early age and has been playing outside ever since. He’s produced and hosted content for Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, CurrentTV, CBS and can... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

One-on-one w/ Suzanne Wasserman
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Suzanne Wasserman

Director, Gotham Center For NYC History
An historian and award-winning filmmaker, Suzanne Wasserman is the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Wasserman lectures, writes and consults about New York City history, especially the history of the Lower... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

One-on-one w/ Tawanna Browne Smith
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Tawanna Browne Smith

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mom's Guide to Travel
Tawanna Browne Smith is the founder and and Editor-In-Chief of Mom's Guide To Travel, a lifestyle site that provides multimedia content on family travel. The company's mission is to equip families with strategies, tips, products, and services that will help ease the stress of tr... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

One-on-One w/ Zoi Calomiris
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Zoi Calomiris

MCW Journeys
Zoi Calomiris specializes in African travel with a particular focus on community and voluntourism.  She is a consultant, researcher, blogger and product developer who has most recently launched MCW Journeys, a community based tourism product in Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:30pm - 1:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:30pm

1:40pm

One-on-One w/ Charles Scott
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Charles R. Scott

Founder, Family Adventure Guy
National Geographic-featured adventurer Charles R. Scott, also known as the Family Adventure Guy, has traveled the world doing endurance challenges with his two children linked to charitable causes.  He is the author of the book Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan and has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Climate Hero... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:40pm - 1:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:40pm

One-on-one w/ Elyse Pasquale
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
EP

Elyse Pasquale

Foodie International
I'm a food and travel journalist and culinary adventurer exploring the world through my taste buds. I believe food is living history and a key to understanding and experiencing new cultures. I'm always on the lookout for the next great food destination, and have eaten my way through... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:40pm - 1:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:40pm

One-on-one w/ Jeffrey Donenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts

Saturday April 26, 2014 1:40pm - 1:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:40pm

One-on-One w/ Josiah Brown
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Josiah Brown

President/CEO, New York Welcomes You
As the president/CEO of New York Welcomes You and the new “New York’s Best Experiences,” Josiah Brown has logged over 500,000 miles in New York traveling to hundreds of tourism experiences. He calls himself the “New York Sherpa” and takes his knowledge of the state to... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:40pm - 1:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:40pm

One-on-One w/ Maria Jose Garrido
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Maria Jose Garrido

Director of Tourism and Economic Development, San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board
As director of tourism and economic development of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Maria Jose Garrido is applying her knowledge and passion of branding and marketing to create coherence in the destination's image. During her tenure, San Miguel de Allende received the "Best City of... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:40pm - 1:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:40pm

One-on-One w/ Mike & Anne Howard
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:40pm - 1:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:40pm

One-on-one w/ Nomadic Matt
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Matthew Kepnes

Travel Expert, Author & Blogger, Nomadic Matt


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:40pm - 1:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:40pm

One-on-One w/ Ryan Van Duzer
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Ryan Van Duzer

Videographer/Presenter, DuzerTV
Ryan Van Duzer is an adventure filmmaker/TV host from the Rocky Mountains. He gained a love for the outdoors at an early age and has been playing outside ever since. He’s produced and hosted content for Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, CurrentTV, CBS and can... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:40pm - 1:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:40pm

One-on-one w/ Suzanne Wasserman
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Suzanne Wasserman

Director, Gotham Center For NYC History
An historian and award-winning filmmaker, Suzanne Wasserman is the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Wasserman lectures, writes and consults about New York City history, especially the history of the Lower... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:40pm - 1:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:40pm

One-on-one w/ Tawanna Browne Smith
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Tawanna Browne Smith

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mom's Guide to Travel
Tawanna Browne Smith is the founder and and Editor-In-Chief of Mom's Guide To Travel, a lifestyle site that provides multimedia content on family travel. The company's mission is to equip families with strategies, tips, products, and services that will help ease the stress of tr... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:40pm - 1:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:40pm

One-on-One w/ Zoi Calomiris
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Zoi Calomiris

MCW Journeys
Zoi Calomiris specializes in African travel with a particular focus on community and voluntourism.  She is a consultant, researcher, blogger and product developer who has most recently launched MCW Journeys, a community based tourism product in Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:40pm - 1:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:45pm

Investment and Fundraising in Travel (Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF)
Limited Capacity seats available

A discussion about what travel investors are looking for in the travel space, and how to raise money as a travel entrepreneur.


Moderators
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Susan Black

Founding Partner, Black & Wright
Susan Black is an accomplished eCommerce strategist with a distinguished career successfully launching businesses and reinvigorating established brands within the travel industry. Susan is recognized as an expert at growing market share and maximizing return on investment. Susan is... Read More →

Speakers
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Dave Ambrose

Managing Director, Steadfast Venture Capital
David serves as Managing Director of Steadfast Venture Capital, an early stage investment firm based in New York City. Previously, he led Travelzoo's (NASDAQ:TZOO) global mobile and social business, overseeing consumer and merchant products in six countries, audience growth and P&L... Read More →
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Alex Kremer

SVP, Partnerships, Nor1
Alex Kremer is Senior Vice President of Partnerships at Nor1, Inc. He was previously COO and co-founder at Flextrip, a tours and activities marketplace API servicing travel companies which was acquired by Nor1. Alex is a 15 year veteran of technology startup companies, previously... Read More →
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Patrick McGinnis

Founder, Dirigo Advisors
Patrick McGinnis is the managing partner of Dirigo Advisors, an investment and advisory firm focused on Latin America and other emerging markets. An advocate for entrepreneurship in Latin America, Patrick serves as a mentor at NXTP Labs, 21212, and 500 Startups Mexico. He also advises... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:45pm - 2:30pm
3rd Floor - Library (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:50pm

One-on-One w/ Charles Scott
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Charles R. Scott

Charles R. Scott

Founder, Family Adventure Guy
National Geographic-featured adventurer Charles R. Scott, also known as the Family Adventure Guy, has traveled the world doing endurance challenges with his two children linked to charitable causes.  He is the author of the book Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan and has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Climate Hero... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:50pm - 2:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:50pm

One-on-one w/ Elyse Pasquale
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
EP

Elyse Pasquale

Foodie International
I'm a food and travel journalist and culinary adventurer exploring the world through my taste buds. I believe food is living history and a key to understanding and experiencing new cultures. I'm always on the lookout for the next great food destination, and have eaten my way through... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:50pm - 2:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:50pm

One-on-one w/ Jeffrey Donenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts

Saturday April 26, 2014 1:50pm - 2:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:50pm

One-on-One w/ Josiah Brown
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Josiah Brown

Josiah Brown

President/CEO, New York Welcomes You
As the president/CEO of New York Welcomes You and the new “New York’s Best Experiences,” Josiah Brown has logged over 500,000 miles in New York traveling to hundreds of tourism experiences. He calls himself the “New York Sherpa” and takes his knowledge of the state to... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:50pm - 2:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:50pm

One-on-One w/ Maria Jose Garrido
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Maria Jose Garrido

Maria Jose Garrido

Director of Tourism and Economic Development, San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board
As director of tourism and economic development of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Maria Jose Garrido is applying her knowledge and passion of branding and marketing to create coherence in the destination's image. During her tenure, San Miguel de Allende received the "Best City of... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:50pm - 2:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:50pm

One-on-One w/ Mike & Anne Howard
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:50pm - 2:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:50pm

One-on-one w/ Nomadic Matt
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Matthew Kepnes

Matthew Kepnes

Travel Expert, Author & Blogger, Nomadic Matt


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:50pm - 2:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:50pm

One-on-One w/ Ryan Van Duzer
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ryan Van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer

Videographer/Presenter, DuzerTV
Ryan Van Duzer is an adventure filmmaker/TV host from the Rocky Mountains. He gained a love for the outdoors at an early age and has been playing outside ever since. He’s produced and hosted content for Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, CurrentTV, CBS and can... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:50pm - 2:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:50pm

One-on-One w/ Suzanne Wasserman
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Suzanne Wasserman

Suzanne Wasserman

Director, Gotham Center For NYC History
An historian and award-winning filmmaker, Suzanne Wasserman is the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Wasserman lectures, writes and consults about New York City history, especially the history of the Lower... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:50pm - 2:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

1:50pm

One-on-one w/ Tawanna Browne Smith
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Tawanna Browne Smith

Tawanna Browne Smith

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mom's Guide to Travel
Tawanna Browne Smith is the founder and and Editor-In-Chief of Mom's Guide To Travel, a lifestyle site that provides multimedia content on family travel. The company's mission is to equip families with strategies, tips, products, and services that will help ease the stress of tr... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 1:50pm - 2:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

One-on-One w/ Charles Scott
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Charles R. Scott

Charles R. Scott

Founder, Family Adventure Guy
National Geographic-featured adventurer Charles R. Scott, also known as the Family Adventure Guy, has traveled the world doing endurance challenges with his two children linked to charitable causes.  He is the author of the book Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan and has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Climate Hero... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

One-on-one w/ Elyse Pasquale
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
EP

Elyse Pasquale

Foodie International
I'm a food and travel journalist and culinary adventurer exploring the world through my taste buds. I believe food is living history and a key to understanding and experiencing new cultures. I'm always on the lookout for the next great food destination, and have eaten my way through... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

One-on-one w/ Jeffrey Donenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts

Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

One-on-One w/ Josiah Brown
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Josiah Brown

Josiah Brown

President/CEO, New York Welcomes You
As the president/CEO of New York Welcomes You and the new “New York’s Best Experiences,” Josiah Brown has logged over 500,000 miles in New York traveling to hundreds of tourism experiences. He calls himself the “New York Sherpa” and takes his knowledge of the state to... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

One-on-One w/ Maria Jose Garrido
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Maria Jose Garrido

Maria Jose Garrido

Director of Tourism and Economic Development, San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board
As director of tourism and economic development of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Maria Jose Garrido is applying her knowledge and passion of branding and marketing to create coherence in the destination's image. During her tenure, San Miguel de Allende received the "Best City of... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

One-on-One w/ Mike & Anne Howard
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mike & Anne Howard

Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

One-on-one w/ Nomadic Matt
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Matthew Kepnes

Matthew Kepnes

Travel Expert, Author & Blogger, Nomadic Matt


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

One-on-One w/ Ryan Van Duzer
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ryan Van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer

Videographer/Presenter, DuzerTV
Ryan Van Duzer is an adventure filmmaker/TV host from the Rocky Mountains. He gained a love for the outdoors at an early age and has been playing outside ever since. He’s produced and hosted content for Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, CurrentTV, CBS and can... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

One-on-one w/ Suzanne Wasserman
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Suzanne Wasserman

Suzanne Wasserman

Director, Gotham Center For NYC History
An historian and award-winning filmmaker, Suzanne Wasserman is the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Wasserman lectures, writes and consults about New York City history, especially the history of the Lower... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

One-on-one w/ Tawanna Browne Smith
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Tawanna Browne Smith

Tawanna Browne Smith

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mom's Guide to Travel
Tawanna Browne Smith is the founder and and Editor-In-Chief of Mom's Guide To Travel, a lifestyle site that provides multimedia content on family travel. The company's mission is to equip families with strategies, tips, products, and services that will help ease the stress of tr... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 2:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

Traveling with a Purpose
Limited Capacity seats available

Purpose travel, philnthrotourism, voluntourism, and impact travel are only a few of the myriad names used for the nexus of travel and social good, a diverse field that has drawn some great interest and a fair bit of controversy. With a powerful line-up of panelists, we will be exploring the world of purpose in travel, with a focus on determining best practices, gauging impact ROI, and offering forecasts for the future of the field.

Moderators
avatar for Gilad Goren

Gilad Goren

Founder, Only Six Degrees
Attempting to marry the dual passions of travel and social good, Gilad launched Travel+SocialGood, the first conference and community dedicated to exploring the nexus of travel, tech and social good. Only Six Degrees, the travel platform launched in 2013, focuses on mainstreaming... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Zoi Calomiris

Zoi Calomiris

MCW Journeys
Zoi Calomiris specializes in African travel with a particular focus on community and voluntourism.  She is a consultant, researcher, blogger and product developer who has most recently launched MCW Journeys, a community based tourism product in Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Duffy

Michelle Duffy

Founder, Passports with Purpose/Founder, WanderMom, Passports with Purpose
Michelle Duffy, a founder of Passports with Purpose, is a Seattle-based IT professional currently working at Google. With their natural passion for travel, Michelle and her husband left Dublin, Ireland in 1995. After exploring much of the Western U.S., they settled in Seattle wit... Read More →
MR

Maria Russo

Co-Founder, The Culture-ist
Maria Russo is a co-founders of “The Culture-ist,” an online magazine which covers travel, food, innovative small businesses, women’s issues, philanthropy and green initiatives. Maria has professional experience in radio, television, print media and public relations. She is a women’s rights activist and a lover of books... Read More →
avatar for Bibi F. Hussain – Santana

Bibi F. Hussain – Santana

Teacher, New York City Department of Education and STEP Instructor, State University of New York, New Paltz campus
Bibi F. Hussain - Santana is currently a teacher in New York City Department of Education. She has been awarded the Learning AFAR grant for the last two years, leading students to complete service learning projects in Yucatan, Mexico. Hussain - Santana delivers instruction in the... Read More →



Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:00pm

Are We There Yet? Captivating the Black Travel Market
Limited Capacity seats available

With $48B spent annually in the United States on travel alone, capturing this untapped market is a battle not many can afford to lose. With the spending power of African Americans to top $1.3 trillion dollars in 2018, it’s no wonder companies are beginning to take notice. To the outsider, black travel is still considered a niche phenomena, with the dominant myth relegating black travelers to the Caribbean islands. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to discover how you can catalyze black travelers to visit your destinations worldwide. We will take a deep dive into this eclectic & burgeoning market to share tools, best practices & tips that will not only engage black travelers at their core, but turn them into lifelong customers.

Moderators
avatar for Zim Ugochukwu

Zim Ugochukwu

Founder, Travel Noire
@zimismZim is the founder of Travel Noire, a digital publishing platform. Travel Noire’s vision is to be the world’s most comprehensive end-to-end travel resource for unconventional travelers of color. By creating compelling tools, resources & experiences to help travelers discover, plan and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Teri Johnson

Teri Johnson

Creator, Travelista TV
Teri Johnson is the creator and host of Travelista TV™, an online video network focused on travel, culture, and lifestyle. Her passion for adventure, storytelling and her multi-lingual talents has taken her to nearly 60 countries where she has hunted with the Kuku-Yalanji aborigines in Australia and trekked through the mystical... Read More →
avatar for Mario Nicholas

Mario Nicholas

Travel Consultant, Liberty Travel
Mario Nicholas is an international travel consultant with a penchant for Caribbean travel and a passion for authentic cultural experiences. Mario discovered his love of travel at an early age, and hasn't slowed down since. He has intimate knowledge of numerous European destinations... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
5th Floor - Skybox (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd. St. NY, NY 10021

2:10pm

One-on-One w/ Charles Scott
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Charles R. Scott

Charles R. Scott

Founder, Family Adventure Guy
National Geographic-featured adventurer Charles R. Scott, also known as the Family Adventure Guy, has traveled the world doing endurance challenges with his two children linked to charitable causes.  He is the author of the book Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan and has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Climate Hero... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:10pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:10pm

One-on-one w/ Elyse Pasquale
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
EP

Elyse Pasquale

Foodie International
I'm a food and travel journalist and culinary adventurer exploring the world through my taste buds. I believe food is living history and a key to understanding and experiencing new cultures. I'm always on the lookout for the next great food destination, and have eaten my way through... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:10pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:10pm

One-on-one w/ Jeffrey Donenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts

Saturday April 26, 2014 2:10pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:10pm

One-on-One w/ Josiah Brown
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Josiah Brown

Josiah Brown

President/CEO, New York Welcomes You
As the president/CEO of New York Welcomes You and the new “New York’s Best Experiences,” Josiah Brown has logged over 500,000 miles in New York traveling to hundreds of tourism experiences. He calls himself the “New York Sherpa” and takes his knowledge of the state to... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:10pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:10pm

One-on-One w/ Maria Jose Garrido
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Maria Jose Garrido

Maria Jose Garrido

Director of Tourism and Economic Development, San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board
As director of tourism and economic development of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Maria Jose Garrido is applying her knowledge and passion of branding and marketing to create coherence in the destination's image. During her tenure, San Miguel de Allende received the "Best City of... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:10pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:10pm

One-on-One w/ Mike & Anne Howard
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mike & Anne Howard

Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:10pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:10pm

One-on-one w/ Nomadic Matt
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Matthew Kepnes

Matthew Kepnes

Travel Expert, Author & Blogger, Nomadic Matt


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:10pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:10pm

One-on-One w/ Ryan Van Duzer
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ryan Van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer

Videographer/Presenter, DuzerTV
Ryan Van Duzer is an adventure filmmaker/TV host from the Rocky Mountains. He gained a love for the outdoors at an early age and has been playing outside ever since. He’s produced and hosted content for Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, CurrentTV, CBS and can... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:10pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:10pm

One-on-one w/ Suzanne Wasserman
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Suzanne Wasserman

Suzanne Wasserman

Director, Gotham Center For NYC History
An historian and award-winning filmmaker, Suzanne Wasserman is the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Wasserman lectures, writes and consults about New York City history, especially the history of the Lower... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:10pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:10pm

One-on-one w/ Tawanna Browne Smith
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Tawanna Browne Smith

Tawanna Browne Smith

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mom's Guide to Travel
Tawanna Browne Smith is the founder and and Editor-In-Chief of Mom's Guide To Travel, a lifestyle site that provides multimedia content on family travel. The company's mission is to equip families with strategies, tips, products, and services that will help ease the stress of tr... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:10pm - 2:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:15pm

When Politics Scares Away Visitors
Limited Capacity seats available

Vacationers and event organizers have a lot of discretion where to spend their travel dollars. If a location is seen inhospitable, they are happy to quickly walk away and plan a trip elsewhere. Arizona recently faced the potential to lose travelers after the legislature there passed a law allowing businesses to discriminate against gays. The CEOs of major airlines and hotels quickly pressed the governor for veto, which she did. Arizona saw a large drop off in 2010 when it enacted a tough law targeting illegal immigrants that many saw as allowing racial profiling. Conventions and corporate retreats were canceled or rescheduled as a result. Finally, there was the lingering effects of a posh AIG retreat that drew strong criticism at the height of the recession and a ripple effect of companies scaling back their own retreats as a result.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Mayerowitz

Scott Mayerowitz

Airlines Reporter, Associated Press
Scott Mayerowitz is an enterprise travel reporter with the Associated Press. Prior to the AP, Mayerowitz reported on travel for ABC News and oversaw the network’s online travel section. He has won several journalism awards, including one for breaking news coverage of the American... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:15pm - 2:30pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:20pm

One-on-One w/ Charles Scott
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Charles R. Scott

Charles R. Scott

Founder, Family Adventure Guy
National Geographic-featured adventurer Charles R. Scott, also known as the Family Adventure Guy, has traveled the world doing endurance challenges with his two children linked to charitable causes.  He is the author of the book Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan and has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Climate Hero... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:20pm - 2:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:20pm

One-on-one w/ Elyse Pasquale
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
EP

Elyse Pasquale

Foodie International
I'm a food and travel journalist and culinary adventurer exploring the world through my taste buds. I believe food is living history and a key to understanding and experiencing new cultures. I'm always on the lookout for the next great food destination, and have eaten my way through... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:20pm - 2:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:20pm

One-on-one w/ Jeffrey Donenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts

Saturday April 26, 2014 2:20pm - 2:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:20pm

One-on-One w/ Josiah Brown
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Josiah Brown

Josiah Brown

President/CEO, New York Welcomes You
As the president/CEO of New York Welcomes You and the new “New York’s Best Experiences,” Josiah Brown has logged over 500,000 miles in New York traveling to hundreds of tourism experiences. He calls himself the “New York Sherpa” and takes his knowledge of the state to... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:20pm - 2:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:20pm

One-on-One w/ Maria Jose Garrido
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Maria Jose Garrido

Maria Jose Garrido

Director of Tourism and Economic Development, San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board
As director of tourism and economic development of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Maria Jose Garrido is applying her knowledge and passion of branding and marketing to create coherence in the destination's image. During her tenure, San Miguel de Allende received the "Best City of... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:20pm - 2:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:20pm

One-on-One w/ Mike & Anne Howard
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mike & Anne Howard

Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:20pm - 2:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:20pm

One-on-one w/ Nomadic Matt
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Matthew Kepnes

Matthew Kepnes

Travel Expert, Author & Blogger, Nomadic Matt


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:20pm - 2:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:20pm

One-on-One w/ Ryan Van Duzer
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ryan Van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer

Videographer/Presenter, DuzerTV
Ryan Van Duzer is an adventure filmmaker/TV host from the Rocky Mountains. He gained a love for the outdoors at an early age and has been playing outside ever since. He’s produced and hosted content for Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, CurrentTV, CBS and can... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:20pm - 2:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:20pm

One-on-One w/ Suzanne Wasserman
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Suzanne Wasserman

Suzanne Wasserman

Director, Gotham Center For NYC History
An historian and award-winning filmmaker, Suzanne Wasserman is the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Wasserman lectures, writes and consults about New York City history, especially the history of the Lower... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:20pm - 2:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:20pm

One-on-one w/ Tawanna Browne Smith
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Tawanna Browne Smith

Tawanna Browne Smith

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mom's Guide to Travel
Tawanna Browne Smith is the founder and and Editor-In-Chief of Mom's Guide To Travel, a lifestyle site that provides multimedia content on family travel. The company's mission is to equip families with strategies, tips, products, and services that will help ease the stress of tr... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:20pm - 2:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

One-on-One w/ Charles Scott
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Charles R. Scott

Charles R. Scott

Founder, Family Adventure Guy
National Geographic-featured adventurer Charles R. Scott, also known as the Family Adventure Guy, has traveled the world doing endurance challenges with his two children linked to charitable causes.  He is the author of the book Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan and has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Climate Hero... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

One-on-one w/ Elyse Pasquale
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
EP

Elyse Pasquale

Foodie International
I'm a food and travel journalist and culinary adventurer exploring the world through my taste buds. I believe food is living history and a key to understanding and experiencing new cultures. I'm always on the lookout for the next great food destination, and have eaten my way through... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

One-on-one w/ Jeffrey Donenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts

Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

One-on-One w/ Josiah Brown
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Josiah Brown

Josiah Brown

President/CEO, New York Welcomes You
As the president/CEO of New York Welcomes You and the new “New York’s Best Experiences,” Josiah Brown has logged over 500,000 miles in New York traveling to hundreds of tourism experiences. He calls himself the “New York Sherpa” and takes his knowledge of the state to... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

One-on-One w/ Maria Jose Garrido
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Maria Jose Garrido

Maria Jose Garrido

Director of Tourism and Economic Development, San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board
As director of tourism and economic development of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Maria Jose Garrido is applying her knowledge and passion of branding and marketing to create coherence in the destination's image. During her tenure, San Miguel de Allende received the "Best City of... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

One-on-One w/ Mike & Anne Howard
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mike & Anne Howard

Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

One-on-one w/ Nomadic Matt
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Matthew Kepnes

Matthew Kepnes

Travel Expert, Author & Blogger, Nomadic Matt


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

One-on-One w/ Ryan Van Duzer
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ryan Van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer

Videographer/Presenter, DuzerTV
Ryan Van Duzer is an adventure filmmaker/TV host from the Rocky Mountains. He gained a love for the outdoors at an early age and has been playing outside ever since. He’s produced and hosted content for Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, CurrentTV, CBS and can... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

One-on-One w/ Suzanne Wasserman
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Suzanne Wasserman

Suzanne Wasserman

Director, Gotham Center For NYC History
An historian and award-winning filmmaker, Suzanne Wasserman is the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Wasserman lectures, writes and consults about New York City history, especially the history of the Lower... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

One-on-one w/ Tawanna Browne Smith
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Tawanna Browne Smith

Tawanna Browne Smith

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mom's Guide to Travel
Tawanna Browne Smith is the founder and and Editor-In-Chief of Mom's Guide To Travel, a lifestyle site that provides multimedia content on family travel. The company's mission is to equip families with strategies, tips, products, and services that will help ease the stress of tr... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 2:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

Why the Travel Industry Shouldn’t Fear Journalism
Limited Capacity seats available

Two key thoughts underpin this panel: First, a great deal of travel content, whether from destinations or publications, is crap. It is poor quality, painfully shallow, or relentlessly, distressingly positive. Worse yet, some of it is all of the above. It seems to speak to a fear that people don't really care about where they're going as long as — and only if — the sand is perfectly sugary and the water is ideally azure. 

Second, what we, the people who tell and read stories for a living, know is the value of journalism and other forms of well-researched and responsibly reported quality content. With its warts-and-all, gripping narratives, it offers something better than the bland promises of top 10 lists and perfection: credibility. Any good tale needs a challenge, an antagonist, some grit. Consumers are tuning out, but destinations — and publications — can grab them again with real stories, real people, real amazement at what a rich, enchanting, challenging and sometimes grim world this is to explore.

Speakers
avatar for Ethan Gelber

Ethan Gelber

Co-founder, The Travel Word / Outbounding
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He... Read More →
avatar for Dan Saltzstein

Dan Saltzstein

Assistant Editor, Travel, The New York Times
Dan Saltzstein is an editor at The New York Times Travel section. He began at the Times in 1999 as a producer for the web site, handling a variety of sections such as Home, Dining, Styles, and the Magazine.  Later he became the Arts editor for nytimes.com and oversaw the Arts, Book Review, and... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Thornburgh

Nathan Thornburgh

Co-Founder/Publisher, Roads & Kingdoms
Nathan Thornburgh co-founded Roads & Kingdoms in 2012 after a decade as a writer, editor and foreign correspondent at Time Magazine. But even before that, he was a traveler, playing music in Havana, learning how to drink in Moscow, and studying philosophy in Berlin. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and with two children... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:30pm

Startup Presentations (Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF)
Limited Capacity seats available

Eight 5 minute presentations by the exhibiting startups:



Moderators
avatar for Michael Coletta

Michael Coletta

Travel 2.0
Mike Coletta is the organizer of the Meetup group Travel 2.0, which helps travel startup founders get feedback on their businesses at critical points in their growth, and connects and educates members. He is also the founder of Fantrotter.com, a travel site for concerts, festivals... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Alternative Escapes

Alternative Escapes

High quality villa and townhouse holiday rentals on luxury resorts offering superb activities and facilities.
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Explora Phones

One flat daily rate for full wireless connectivity while travelling.
avatar for Fantrotter

Fantrotter

Stubhub meets Kayak meets TripAdvisor for fans.
avatar for Hitlist

Hitlist

Stop searching for airfare. Let us know what you’re interested in & we’ll bring the best options to you.
avatar for LocalSherpa

LocalSherpa

Localsherpa connects travelers with locals to meet, share and show off their city.
avatar for OutTrippin

OutTrippin

Travel experts craft a unique holiday plan just for you.
avatar for TripWing

TripWing

Book from thousands of trips from over 30 tour companies.


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
3rd Floor - Library (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:40pm

One-on-One w/ Charles Scott
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Charles R. Scott

Charles R. Scott

Founder, Family Adventure Guy
National Geographic-featured adventurer Charles R. Scott, also known as the Family Adventure Guy, has traveled the world doing endurance challenges with his two children linked to charitable causes.  He is the author of the book Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan and has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Climate Hero... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:40pm - 2:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:40pm

One-on-one w/ Elyse Pasquale
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
EP

Elyse Pasquale

Foodie International
I'm a food and travel journalist and culinary adventurer exploring the world through my taste buds. I believe food is living history and a key to understanding and experiencing new cultures. I'm always on the lookout for the next great food destination, and have eaten my way through... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:40pm - 2:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:40pm

One-on-one w/ Jeffrey Donenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts

Saturday April 26, 2014 2:40pm - 2:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:40pm

One-on-One w/ Josiah Brown
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Josiah Brown

Josiah Brown

President/CEO, New York Welcomes You
As the president/CEO of New York Welcomes You and the new “New York’s Best Experiences,” Josiah Brown has logged over 500,000 miles in New York traveling to hundreds of tourism experiences. He calls himself the “New York Sherpa” and takes his knowledge of the state to... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:40pm - 2:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:40pm

One-on-One w/ Maria Jose Garrido
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Maria Jose Garrido

Maria Jose Garrido

Director of Tourism and Economic Development, San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board
As director of tourism and economic development of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Maria Jose Garrido is applying her knowledge and passion of branding and marketing to create coherence in the destination's image. During her tenure, San Miguel de Allende received the "Best City of... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:40pm - 2:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:40pm

One-on-One w/ Mike & Anne Howard
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mike & Anne Howard

Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:40pm - 2:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:40pm

One-on-one w/ Nomadic Matt
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Matthew Kepnes

Matthew Kepnes

Travel Expert, Author & Blogger, Nomadic Matt


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:40pm - 2:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:40pm

One-on-One w/ Ryan Van Duzer
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ryan Van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer

Videographer/Presenter, DuzerTV
Ryan Van Duzer is an adventure filmmaker/TV host from the Rocky Mountains. He gained a love for the outdoors at an early age and has been playing outside ever since. He’s produced and hosted content for Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, CurrentTV, CBS and can... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:40pm - 2:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:40pm

One-on-one w/ Suzanne Wasserman
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Suzanne Wasserman

Suzanne Wasserman

Director, Gotham Center For NYC History
An historian and award-winning filmmaker, Suzanne Wasserman is the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Wasserman lectures, writes and consults about New York City history, especially the history of the Lower... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:40pm - 2:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:40pm

One-on-one w/ Tawanna Browne Smith
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Tawanna Browne Smith

Tawanna Browne Smith

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mom's Guide to Travel
Tawanna Browne Smith is the founder and and Editor-In-Chief of Mom's Guide To Travel, a lifestyle site that provides multimedia content on family travel. The company's mission is to equip families with strategies, tips, products, and services that will help ease the stress of tr... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:40pm - 2:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:50pm

One-on-One w/ Charles Scott
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Charles R. Scott

Charles R. Scott

Founder, Family Adventure Guy
National Geographic-featured adventurer Charles R. Scott, also known as the Family Adventure Guy, has traveled the world doing endurance challenges with his two children linked to charitable causes.  He is the author of the book Rising Son: A Father and Son’s Bike Adventure Across Japan and has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Climate Hero... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:50pm - 3:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:50pm

One-on-one w/ Elyse Pasquale
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
EP

Elyse Pasquale

Foodie International
I'm a food and travel journalist and culinary adventurer exploring the world through my taste buds. I believe food is living history and a key to understanding and experiencing new cultures. I'm always on the lookout for the next great food destination, and have eaten my way through... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:50pm - 3:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:50pm

One-on-one w/ Jeffrey Donenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts

Saturday April 26, 2014 2:50pm - 3:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:50pm

One-on-One w/ Josiah Brown
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Josiah Brown

Josiah Brown

President/CEO, New York Welcomes You
As the president/CEO of New York Welcomes You and the new “New York’s Best Experiences,” Josiah Brown has logged over 500,000 miles in New York traveling to hundreds of tourism experiences. He calls himself the “New York Sherpa” and takes his knowledge of the state to... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:50pm - 3:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:50pm

One-on-One w/ Maria Jose Garrido
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Maria Jose Garrido

Maria Jose Garrido

Director of Tourism and Economic Development, San Miguel de Allende Tourism Board
As director of tourism and economic development of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Maria Jose Garrido is applying her knowledge and passion of branding and marketing to create coherence in the destination's image. During her tenure, San Miguel de Allende received the "Best City of... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:50pm - 3:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:50pm

One-on-One w/ Mike & Anne Howard
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Mike & Anne Howard

Mike & Anne Howard

Professional Honeymooners, HoneyTrek.com
@HoneyTrekUsing their expertise in couples travel, Mike and Anne Howard became Newlyweds at Large for Honeymoons.com and brand ambassadors for Ker & Downey bespoke travel. The couple helps others embark on their own journey of a lifetime with HoneyTrek Trip Coach. Topics of Expertise: RTW Travel, Couples Travel, Luxury Travel, Personal Trip Coaching, Frequent Flyer Mile Acquisition, Travel Hacking, Blogging & Social Media Marketing. Destinations of Expertise: SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru), AFRICA (South Afri... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:50pm - 3:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:50pm

One-on-one w/ Nomadic Matt
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Matthew Kepnes

Matthew Kepnes

Travel Expert, Author & Blogger, Nomadic Matt


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:50pm - 3:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:50pm

One-on-One w/ Ryan Van Duzer
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ryan Van Duzer

Ryan Van Duzer

Videographer/Presenter, DuzerTV
Ryan Van Duzer is an adventure filmmaker/TV host from the Rocky Mountains. He gained a love for the outdoors at an early age and has been playing outside ever since. He’s produced and hosted content for Travel Channel, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, CurrentTV, CBS and can... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:50pm - 3:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:50pm

One-on-One w/ Suzanne Wasserman
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Suzanne Wasserman

Suzanne Wasserman

Director, Gotham Center For NYC History
An historian and award-winning filmmaker, Suzanne Wasserman is the director of the Gotham Center for New York City History at the City University of New York, Graduate Center. Wasserman lectures, writes and consults about New York City history, especially the history of the Lower... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:50pm - 3:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

2:50pm

One-on-one w/ Tawanna Browne Smith
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Tawanna Browne Smith

Tawanna Browne Smith

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Mom's Guide to Travel
Tawanna Browne Smith is the founder and and Editor-In-Chief of Mom's Guide To Travel, a lifestyle site that provides multimedia content on family travel. The company's mission is to equip families with strategies, tips, products, and services that will help ease the stress of tr... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 2:50pm - 3:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:00pm

Learning AFAR, the Importance of Travel in Your Youth
Limited Capacity seats available

In the summer of 2011, Deisy Cedeno was granted a full scholarship from Learning AFAR to study the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. Now a senior at Essex Street Academy in Manhattan, this Learning AFAR alumna shares insights on why travel during high school was pivotal for her vision of her future and understanding of her place within our world.

Learning AFAR, the flagship program of the AFAR Foundation, provides experiential travel scholarships to youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity to explore our world. Students spend six months studying culture, global issues, service and leadership before embarking on a international expedition. Since 2010, the program has supported 271 students. They return with confidence and a sense of personal ownership that shifts their perceptions and helps empower their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Deisy Cedeno

Deisy Cedeno

Deisy Cedeno is currently a senior at Essex Street Academy in Manhattan and will soon be a freshman at Barnard College. In the summer of 2011, she was granted a full scholarship from Learning AFAR to study the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. The Amazonian Learning AFAR experience awoke... Read More →
avatar for Bibi F. Hussain – Santana

Bibi F. Hussain – Santana

Teacher, New York City Department of Education and STEP Instructor, State University of New York, New Paltz campus
Bibi F. Hussain - Santana is currently a teacher in New York City Department of Education. She has been awarded the Learning AFAR grant for the last two years, leading students to complete service learning projects in Yucatan, Mexico. Hussain - Santana delivers instruction in the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:00pm

Play Geoguessr with BBC Travel
Think you’re a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s Geoguessr – the game that proves how well you know the world!

Already a viral success online, Geoguessr is being brought to the NY Trav Fest floor by BBC Travel, allowing attendees to try their hand at the world’s most addictive travel game. Played using Google Street View, Geoguessr drops you randomly anywhere in the world, and challenges you to figure out where you are using every bit of your world knowledge. Where do those trees typically grow? Do you recognize that language? Does this setting seem familiar? What side of the road are those cars driving on? Compete on your own, ask other travelers for advice, set a time limit, challenge a friend – it’s all possible!

Applauded by BBC Travel readers for being “the coolest game ever,” “great for classroom use,” “time well spent” and the reason a reader broke his New Year’s resolution to spend less time procrastinating – Geoguessr is a game that reminds us over and over again of the exploratory spirit that inspired us to see every corner of the world.

The world’s a huge place – get playing!

Speakers
avatar for Allison Busacca

Allison Busacca

Editor, BBC Travel
When she’s not swimming with sea lions in the Galapagos, getting an education in good beer in Brussels, or planning her next adventure, Allison Busacca is stationed in New York City as the editor of BBC.com/travel, a daily, global site that inspires you to fall in love with the world. Previously, Allison has worked at both The New York Times Travel Section and National Geographic Traveler. She’s spoken about the intersection of digital trends and travel at ITB Asia in October 2013, SXSW in March 2012 and Social... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
4th Floor - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY. NY 10021

3:00pm

One-on-One w/ Pegi Vail
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Pegi Vail

Pegi Vail

Anthropologist (NYU); Documentary Filmmaker, Gringo Trails
@gringotrailsDr. Pegi Vail is an anthropologist, documentary filmmaker, and curator at NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History. Her award-winning documentary Gringo Trails looks at the impact of tourism on cultures and environments. Right of Passage, a book based on Vail’s research among backpackers in Bolivia as a Fulbright scholar is forthcoming (Duke University Press). She serves as a judge for National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards and has app... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:00pm

One-on-One w/ Rumit Mehta
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Rumit Mehta

Rumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, Immersion Journeys
Rumit Mehta is founder and CEO of Immersion Journeys, a leading specialist in travel to Africa and South Asia.


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:00pm

Tourism in Emerging Markets
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Andrea Papitto

Andrea Papitto

Trade Relations & Communications Manager, Africa Travel Association
Andrea has worked on various development projects in Africa for the past decade, ranging from rural tourism, community-led development, and computer literacy in Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Senegal, and Zimbabwe. She produced The Last Song Before the War, a documentary on the Mali’s Festival... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Bergman

Eddie Bergman

Executive Director, Africa Travel Association
Eddie Bergman is president of Innovative Development Services Inc. (IDS), a full-service consulting company serving international clients in New York and around the world who work to effect social change. Since 2006 he has served as the Executive Director of the New York-headquartered... Read More →
avatar for Josh Kahn

Josh Kahn

Senior Account Supervisor
Having been virtually raised in the travel industry, Josh Kahn has spent the last 10 years as a strong advocate for tourism to the Caribbean and Asia-Pacific Regions. He currently serves as Chairman for the New York Chapter of the Pacific Asia Tourism Association (PATA) and has worked... Read More →
avatar for Rumit Mehta

Rumit Mehta

Founder and CEO, Immersion Journeys
Rumit Mehta is founder and CEO of Immersion Journeys, a leading specialist in travel to Africa and South Asia.
avatar for Chris Seek

Chris Seek

Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Solimar International
Chris Seek is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Solimar International. Chris oversees the strategic direction of the sustainable tourism company while ensuring the organization’s work supports environmental conservation, cultural heritage preservation, and enhances the lives of local residents... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:00pm

How to Start a Social Venture
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Sara Weinreb

Sara Weinreb

Director - Operations and Project Management, PurposeFuel
Sara Weinreb is a social impact aficionado with a passion for empowering individuals to create social change. Sara oversees operations and project management at PurposeFuel, a social enterprise which supports people who are starting purpose-driven non-profits, social impact for-profits... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
5th Floor - Skybox (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd. St. NY, NY 10021

3:15pm

What's Yummy in Travel with Matt Gross and Friends: Peter Meehan, Jen Murphy, Cheryl Tan
Limited Capacity seats available

Uni in northern Japan. Pineapple tarts in Singapore. Lobster rolls in Napa. If it tastes good, you can bet these three writers will seek it out. Join Lucky Peach's Peter Meehan, Afar Magazine's Jen Murphy, and Cheryl Tan, author of "A Tiger in the Kitchen," as they talk about how they discover new dishes, plan eating trips, and turn their gustatory adventures into toothsome prose. Moderated by BonAppetit.com editor Matt Gross.

Moderators
avatar for Matt Gross

Matt Gross

Editor, BonAppetit.com
Matt Gross is the editor of BonAppetit.com, the former Frugal Traveler for the New York Times, and the author of "The Turk Who Loved Apples: And Other Tales of Losing My Way Around the World." He grew up in Massachusetts, Virginia, and England, and now lives with his wife and daughters... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jen Murphy

Jen Murphy

Deputy Editor, AFAR Media
Jen Murphy is the deputy editor of AFAR magazine. She splits her time between the company's offices in New York City and San Francisco and in between tries to be on the road scouting ideas and experiences for the magazine. At AFAR, Jen edits features, produces special sections... Read More →



Saturday April 26, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

One-on-one w/ Andrea Holden
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Andrea Holden

Andrea Holden

Manager of Media Relations, CzechTourism North America
Currently the manager of media relations, Andrea Holden has been working for Czech Tourism North America for the past 10 years. She has an extensive knowledge in destination marketing, media relations and communications. She is a member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), TMAC and PRSA... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 3:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

One-on-one w/ Andrea Holden
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Andrea Holden

Andrea Holden

Manager of Media Relations, CzechTourism North America
Currently the manager of media relations, Andrea Holden has been working for Czech Tourism North America for the past 10 years. She has an extensive knowledge in destination marketing, media relations and communications. She is a member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), TMAC and PRSA... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 3:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

One-on-one w/ Ethan Gelber
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ethan Gelber

Ethan Gelber

Co-founder, The Travel Word / Outbounding
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 3:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

One-on-one w/ Franz Wisner
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Franz Wisner

Franz Wisner

Author and Founder of Story-Driven Ink
Franz Wisner is the New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World Makes Love (both with St. Martin’s Press). Wisner has spoken on various TV and radio shows including Oprah, the “Today” Show, CNN, and NPR. He is the founder of Stor... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 3:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

One-on-one w/ Jeff Blumenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Jeff Blumenfeld

President, Blumenfeld and Associates PR
Jeff Blumenfeld is the president of Blumenfeld and Associates PR, a marketing public relations firm, specializing in consumer product publicity, travel and adventure marketing, and the promotion of active, outdoor sports. He is also the author of Get Sponsored: A Funding Guide for... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 3:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

One-on-one w/ Jessica Festa
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa

Founder, Jessie on a Journey
Jessica Festa is a native New Yorker and owner of the solo female and offbeat travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, as well as the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture. Since 2014, she's been teaching online blogging courses to travelers wanting to make their... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 3:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

One-on-one w/ Kelley Ferro
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Kelley Ferro

Video Journalist, Host & Producer, Kelley Ferro Productions LLC
Kelley Ferro is a travel personality, producer & filmmaker of the travel TV program Get Lost with Kelley Ferro, broadcast on Tripfilms, Yahoo Screen, Microsoft, Huffington Post, USA Today, Samsung and many more. She's also USA Today's “Luxury Lover” & “Foodie” as well as the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 3:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

One-on-one w/ Michaela Claudino
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Michaela Claudino

CzechTourism North America
Michaela Claudino has been working for CzechTourism North America for over 10 years. She is responsible for trade relations development; marketing and overall promotion of the Czech Republic in the United States and Canada. She is an active member of the National Tours Association, USTOA , European Travel Commission and SKAL. She also served on th... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 3:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

One-on-one w/ Patricia Serrano
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 3:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

One-on-one w/ Rainer Jenss
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Rainer Jenss

Rainer Jenss

Founder, Smart Family Travel, Inc.
Before traveling around the world with his family, Rainer Jenss was a 13-year veteran of National Geographic. During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, blogging about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 3:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

One-on-one w/ Scott Mayerowitz
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Scott Mayerowitz

Scott Mayerowitz

Airlines Reporter, Associated Press
Scott Mayerowitz is an enterprise travel reporter with the Associated Press. Prior to the AP, Mayerowitz reported on travel for ABC News and oversaw the network’s online travel section. He has won several journalism awards, including one for breaking news coverage of the American... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 3:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:30pm

Break - Exhibitor Time and Networking (Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF)
Learn more about the exhibiting travel startups who will be set up to demo their products at tables around the room.



Saturday April 26, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
3rd Floor - Library (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:40pm

One-on-one w/ Andrea Holden
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Andrea Holden

Andrea Holden

Manager of Media Relations, CzechTourism North America
Currently the manager of media relations, Andrea Holden has been working for Czech Tourism North America for the past 10 years. She has an extensive knowledge in destination marketing, media relations and communications. She is a member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), TMAC and PRSA... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:40pm - 3:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:40pm

One-on-one w/ Ethan Gelber
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Ethan Gelber

Co-founder, The Travel Word / Outbounding
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:40pm - 3:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:40pm

One-on-one w/ Franz Wisner
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Franz Wisner

Franz Wisner

Author and Founder of Story-Driven Ink
Franz Wisner is the New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World Makes Love (both with St. Martin’s Press). Wisner has spoken on various TV and radio shows including Oprah, the “Today” Show, CNN, and NPR. He is the founder of Stor... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:40pm - 3:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:40pm

One-on-one w/ Jeff Blumenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Jeff Blumenfeld

President, Blumenfeld and Associates PR
Jeff Blumenfeld is the president of Blumenfeld and Associates PR, a marketing public relations firm, specializing in consumer product publicity, travel and adventure marketing, and the promotion of active, outdoor sports. He is also the author of Get Sponsored: A Funding Guide for... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:40pm - 3:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:40pm

One-on-one w/ Jessica Festa
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa

Founder, Jessie on a Journey
Jessica Festa is a native New Yorker and owner of the solo female and offbeat travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, as well as the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture. Since 2014, she's been teaching online blogging courses to travelers wanting to make their... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:40pm - 3:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:40pm

One-on-one w/ Kelley Ferro
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Kelley Ferro

Kelley Ferro

Video Journalist, Host & Producer, Kelley Ferro Productions LLC
Kelley Ferro is a travel personality, producer & filmmaker of the travel TV program Get Lost with Kelley Ferro, broadcast on Tripfilms, Yahoo Screen, Microsoft, Huffington Post, USA Today, Samsung and many more. She's also USA Today's “Luxury Lover” & “Foodie” as well as the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:40pm - 3:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:40pm

One-on-one w/ Michaela Claudino
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Michaela Claudino

Michaela Claudino

CzechTourism North America
Michaela Claudino has been working for CzechTourism North America for over 10 years. She is responsible for trade relations development; marketing and overall promotion of the Czech Republic in the United States and Canada. She is an active member of the National Tours Association, USTOA , European Travel Commission and SKAL. She also served on th... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:40pm - 3:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:40pm

One-on-one w/ Patricia Serrano
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday April 26, 2014 3:40pm - 3:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:40pm

One-on-one w/ Rainer Jenss
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Rainer Jenss

Rainer Jenss

Founder, Smart Family Travel, Inc.
Before traveling around the world with his family, Rainer Jenss was a 13-year veteran of National Geographic. During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, blogging about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:40pm - 3:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:40pm

One-on-one w/ Scott Mayerowitz
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Scott Mayerowitz

Scott Mayerowitz

Airlines Reporter, Associated Press
Scott Mayerowitz is an enterprise travel reporter with the Associated Press. Prior to the AP, Mayerowitz reported on travel for ABC News and oversaw the network’s online travel section. He has won several journalism awards, including one for breaking news coverage of the American... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:40pm - 3:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:50pm

One-on-one w/ Andrea Holden
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Andrea Holden

Andrea Holden

Manager of Media Relations, CzechTourism North America
Currently the manager of media relations, Andrea Holden has been working for Czech Tourism North America for the past 10 years. She has an extensive knowledge in destination marketing, media relations and communications. She is a member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), TMAC and PRSA... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:50pm

One-on-one w/ Ethan Gelber
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ethan Gelber

Ethan Gelber

Co-founder, The Travel Word / Outbounding
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:50pm

One-on-one w/ Franz Wisner
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Franz Wisner

Franz Wisner

Author and Founder of Story-Driven Ink
Franz Wisner is the New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World Makes Love (both with St. Martin’s Press). Wisner has spoken on various TV and radio shows including Oprah, the “Today” Show, CNN, and NPR. He is the founder of Stor... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:50pm

One-on-one w/ Jeff Blumenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jeff Blumenfeld

Jeff Blumenfeld

President, Blumenfeld and Associates PR
Jeff Blumenfeld is the president of Blumenfeld and Associates PR, a marketing public relations firm, specializing in consumer product publicity, travel and adventure marketing, and the promotion of active, outdoor sports. He is also the author of Get Sponsored: A Funding Guide for... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:50pm

One-on-one w/ Jessica Festa
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa

Founder, Jessie on a Journey
Jessica Festa is a native New Yorker and owner of the solo female and offbeat travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, as well as the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture. Since 2014, she's been teaching online blogging courses to travelers wanting to make their... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:50pm

One-on-one w/ Kelley Ferro
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Kelley Ferro

Kelley Ferro

Video Journalist, Host & Producer, Kelley Ferro Productions LLC
Kelley Ferro is a travel personality, producer & filmmaker of the travel TV program Get Lost with Kelley Ferro, broadcast on Tripfilms, Yahoo Screen, Microsoft, Huffington Post, USA Today, Samsung and many more. She's also USA Today's “Luxury Lover” & “Foodie” as well as the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:50pm

One-on-one w/ Michaela Claudino
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Michaela Claudino

Michaela Claudino

CzechTourism North America
Michaela Claudino has been working for CzechTourism North America for over 10 years. She is responsible for trade relations development; marketing and overall promotion of the Czech Republic in the United States and Canada. She is an active member of the National Tours Association, USTOA , European Travel Commission and SKAL. She also served on th... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:50pm

One-on-one w/ Patricia Serrano
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday April 26, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:50pm

One-on-one w/ Rainer Jenss
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Rainer Jenss

Rainer Jenss

Founder, Smart Family Travel, Inc.
Before traveling around the world with his family, Rainer Jenss was a 13-year veteran of National Geographic. During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, blogging about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

3:50pm

One-on-one w/ Scott Mayerowitz
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Scott Mayerowitz

Scott Mayerowitz

Airlines Reporter, Associated Press
Scott Mayerowitz is an enterprise travel reporter with the Associated Press. Prior to the AP, Mayerowitz reported on travel for ABC News and oversaw the network’s online travel section. He has won several journalism awards, including one for breaking news coverage of the American... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:50pm - 4:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

One-on-one w/ Andrea Holden
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Andrea Holden

Andrea Holden

Manager of Media Relations, CzechTourism North America
Currently the manager of media relations, Andrea Holden has been working for Czech Tourism North America for the past 10 years. She has an extensive knowledge in destination marketing, media relations and communications. She is a member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), TMAC and PRSA... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

One-on-one w/ Ethan Gelber
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ethan Gelber

Ethan Gelber

Co-founder, The Travel Word / Outbounding
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

One-on-one w/ Franz Wisner
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Franz Wisner

Franz Wisner

Author and Founder of Story-Driven Ink
Franz Wisner is the New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World Makes Love (both with St. Martin’s Press). Wisner has spoken on various TV and radio shows including Oprah, the “Today” Show, CNN, and NPR. He is the founder of Stor... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

One-on-one w/ Jeff Blumenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jeff Blumenfeld

Jeff Blumenfeld

President, Blumenfeld and Associates PR
Jeff Blumenfeld is the president of Blumenfeld and Associates PR, a marketing public relations firm, specializing in consumer product publicity, travel and adventure marketing, and the promotion of active, outdoor sports. He is also the author of Get Sponsored: A Funding Guide for... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

One-on-one w/ Jessica Festa
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa

Founder, Jessie on a Journey
Jessica Festa is a native New Yorker and owner of the solo female and offbeat travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, as well as the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture. Since 2014, she's been teaching online blogging courses to travelers wanting to make their... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

One-on-one w/ Kelley Ferro
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Kelley Ferro

Kelley Ferro

Video Journalist, Host & Producer, Kelley Ferro Productions LLC
Kelley Ferro is a travel personality, producer & filmmaker of the travel TV program Get Lost with Kelley Ferro, broadcast on Tripfilms, Yahoo Screen, Microsoft, Huffington Post, USA Today, Samsung and many more. She's also USA Today's “Luxury Lover” & “Foodie” as well as the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

One-on-one w/ Michaela Claudino
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Michaela Claudino

Michaela Claudino

CzechTourism North America
Michaela Claudino has been working for CzechTourism North America for over 10 years. She is responsible for trade relations development; marketing and overall promotion of the Czech Republic in the United States and Canada. She is an active member of the National Tours Association, USTOA , European Travel Commission and SKAL. She also served on th... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

One-on-one w/ Patricia Serrano
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

One-on-one w/ Rainer Jenss
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Rainer Jenss

Rainer Jenss

Founder, Smart Family Travel, Inc.
Before traveling around the world with his family, Rainer Jenss was a 13-year veteran of National Geographic. During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, blogging about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

One-on-one w/ Scott Mayerowitz
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Scott Mayerowitz

Scott Mayerowitz

Airlines Reporter, Associated Press
Scott Mayerowitz is an enterprise travel reporter with the Associated Press. Prior to the AP, Mayerowitz reported on travel for ABC News and oversaw the network’s online travel section. He has won several journalism awards, including one for breaking news coverage of the American... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

Hot Trends in Marketing for Gay Travelers
Limited Capacity seats available

It seems like nearly every destination and travel business wants a piece of the LGBT travel market. We'll take a look at how the most successful cities and organizations market to this valuable niche, with best practices, success stories and a survey of the hottest current trends. 

Speakers
avatar for Mark Chesnut

Mark Chesnut

Editor & Content Producer, LatinFlyer.com
@MunderaMediaMark Chesnut is the founder/editor of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel in Latin America. Chesnut also writes and manages custom content for travel industry clients including the Costa Rica Tourism Board, Turismo Chile, U.S. Travel Association, and the World Travel & Tourism C... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:10pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

New York State Bucket List w/ Josiah Brown
Limited Capacity seats available

Josiah Brown, the "New York Sherpa", an expert on all things New York State speaks to Maria Gorshin about the must-dos in the state.

Moderators
avatar for Maria Gorshin

Maria Gorshin

Writer and Content Creator, Co-Founder, Gorshin International, LLC
Maria Gorshin is a writer who specializes in local travel. She develops heritage-based programming for hotel and resort properties around the world. As co-founder of Gorshin International, she provides travel industry clients with expertise in guest experience and content creatio... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Josiah Brown

Josiah Brown

President/CEO, New York Welcomes You
As the president/CEO of New York Welcomes You and the new “New York’s Best Experiences,” Josiah Brown has logged over 500,000 miles in New York traveling to hundreds of tourism experiences. He calls himself the “New York Sherpa” and takes his knowledge of the state to... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

Big Data In Travel (Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF)
Limited Capacity seats available

A discussion about the opportunities and challenges of harnessing big data in the travel industry.




Moderators
avatar for Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn

CEO and Co-Founder, Tnooz
Gene Quinn is CEO and co-founder of Tnooz. Launched in 2009, Tnooz provides news and analysis about technology and its impact on the global digital travel economy. Gene has been an active investor and adviser in many media, marketing, travel and financial services businesses, including... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tom Copeman

Tom Copeman

Founder & CEO, Nara
Thomas Copeman is a creative visionary and serial entrepreneur who has built companies and brands such as lululemon athletica Australia-New Zealand, BodyGlide, and now Nara, a company that solves the problem of web search by crafting a more personalized and liberating the Web with... Read More →
avatar for M.E. LaPenna

M.E. LaPenna

NAM Manager, OAG
Mark is the North American Manager for OAG Aviation Worldwide LLC, a British based data collector and consolidator, which has been in operation for over 80 years. Mark’s role as N.A. Manager sits at the cross roads of raw data, analysis, bleeding edge software and hardware, which... Read More →
avatar for Alex Shchedrin

Alex Shchedrin

VP, Travel & Hospitality, DataArt
Alex Shchedrin started and exited his first business by age 24. He holds a degree in MIS and another in Linguistics. He speaks three languages and has called Russia, Germany and now the U.S. home. He currently lends his entrepreneurship energies to leading the mobile technology branch... Read More →
avatar for Larry Smith

Larry Smith

Partner, Thematix.com
Larry Smith is a business creation specialist who has founded, managed and grown 5 businesses whose peak economic value exceeded $1 billion. Currently a Partner at Thematix LLC, he consults on semantic technologies, business and information architecture, software engineering, and... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:45pm
3rd Floor - Library (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:00pm

Culinary Travel: Learning to Speak Food (w/ Elyse Pasquale)
Limited Capacity seats available

What is food tourism and why is it so popular? Get inspired to travel with your taste buds. We'll explore the world's best culinary destinations, innovative tours and authentic experiences. Find out which hot, new food destinations should be on your radar. Learn how to "speak food" and turn every trip into a culinary adventure.

Speakers
EP

Elyse Pasquale

Foodie International
I'm a food and travel journalist and culinary adventurer exploring the world through my taste buds. I believe food is living history and a key to understanding and experiencing new cultures. I'm always on the lookout for the next great food destination, and have eaten my way through... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
5th Floor - Skybox (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd. St. NY, NY 10021

4:10pm

One-on-one w/ Andrea Holden
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Andrea Holden

Andrea Holden

Manager of Media Relations, CzechTourism North America
Currently the manager of media relations, Andrea Holden has been working for Czech Tourism North America for the past 10 years. She has an extensive knowledge in destination marketing, media relations and communications. She is a member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), TMAC and PRSA... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:10pm - 4:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:10pm

One-on-one w/ Ethan Gelber
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ethan Gelber

Ethan Gelber

Co-founder, The Travel Word / Outbounding
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:10pm - 4:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:10pm

One-on-one w/ Franz Wisner
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Franz Wisner

Franz Wisner

Author and Founder of Story-Driven Ink
Franz Wisner is the New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World Makes Love (both with St. Martin’s Press). Wisner has spoken on various TV and radio shows including Oprah, the “Today” Show, CNN, and NPR. He is the founder of Stor... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:10pm - 4:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:10pm

One-on-one w/ Jeff Blumenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jeff Blumenfeld

Jeff Blumenfeld

President, Blumenfeld and Associates PR
Jeff Blumenfeld is the president of Blumenfeld and Associates PR, a marketing public relations firm, specializing in consumer product publicity, travel and adventure marketing, and the promotion of active, outdoor sports. He is also the author of Get Sponsored: A Funding Guide for... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:10pm - 4:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:10pm

One-on-one w/ Jessica Festa
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa

Founder, Jessie on a Journey
Jessica Festa is a native New Yorker and owner of the solo female and offbeat travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, as well as the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture. Since 2014, she's been teaching online blogging courses to travelers wanting to make their... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:10pm - 4:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:10pm

One-on-one w/ Kelley Ferro
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Kelley Ferro

Video Journalist, Host & Producer, Kelley Ferro Productions LLC
Kelley Ferro is a travel personality, producer & filmmaker of the travel TV program Get Lost with Kelley Ferro, broadcast on Tripfilms, Yahoo Screen, Microsoft, Huffington Post, USA Today, Samsung and many more. She's also USA Today's “Luxury Lover” & “Foodie” as well as the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:10pm - 4:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:10pm

One-on-one w/ Michaela Claudino
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Michaela Claudino

CzechTourism North America
Michaela Claudino has been working for CzechTourism North America for over 10 years. She is responsible for trade relations development; marketing and overall promotion of the Czech Republic in the United States and Canada. She is an active member of the National Tours Association, USTOA , European Travel Commission and SKAL. She also served on th... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:10pm - 4:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:10pm

One-on-one w/ Patricia Serrano
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday April 26, 2014 4:10pm - 4:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:10pm

One-on-one w/ Rainer Jenss
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Rainer Jenss

Founder, Smart Family Travel, Inc.
Before traveling around the world with his family, Rainer Jenss was a 13-year veteran of National Geographic. During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, blogging about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:10pm - 4:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:10pm

One-on-one w/ Scott Mayerowitz
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Scott Mayerowitz

Airlines Reporter, Associated Press
Scott Mayerowitz is an enterprise travel reporter with the Associated Press. Prior to the AP, Mayerowitz reported on travel for ABC News and oversaw the network’s online travel section. He has won several journalism awards, including one for breaking news coverage of the American... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:10pm - 4:20pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:10pm

How to Authentically Welcome Lesbian Tourists
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Merryn Johns

Merryn Johns

Editor-in-Chief, Curve Magazine
Merryn Johns is editor in chief of Curve Magazine, the world's best-selling magazine for lesbians. She was previously the founding editor in chief of BOUND, the lifestyle and leisure magazine for lesbians. Originally from Australia, she is based in New York City and travels to numerous... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:10pm - 4:20pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:20pm

One-on-one w/ Andrea Holden
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Andrea Holden

Manager of Media Relations, CzechTourism North America
Currently the manager of media relations, Andrea Holden has been working for Czech Tourism North America for the past 10 years. She has an extensive knowledge in destination marketing, media relations and communications. She is a member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), TMAC and PRSA... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:20pm - 4:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:20pm

One-on-one w/ Ethan Gelber
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Ethan Gelber

Co-founder, The Travel Word / Outbounding
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:20pm - 4:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:20pm

One-on-one w/ Franz Wisner
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Franz Wisner

Franz Wisner

Author and Founder of Story-Driven Ink
Franz Wisner is the New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World Makes Love (both with St. Martin’s Press). Wisner has spoken on various TV and radio shows including Oprah, the “Today” Show, CNN, and NPR. He is the founder of Stor... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:20pm - 4:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:20pm

One-on-one w/ Jeff Blumenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jeff Blumenfeld

Jeff Blumenfeld

President, Blumenfeld and Associates PR
Jeff Blumenfeld is the president of Blumenfeld and Associates PR, a marketing public relations firm, specializing in consumer product publicity, travel and adventure marketing, and the promotion of active, outdoor sports. He is also the author of Get Sponsored: A Funding Guide for... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:20pm - 4:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:20pm

One-on-one w/ Jessica Festa
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa

Founder, Jessie on a Journey
Jessica Festa is a native New Yorker and owner of the solo female and offbeat travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, as well as the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture. Since 2014, she's been teaching online blogging courses to travelers wanting to make their... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:20pm - 4:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:20pm

One-on-one w/ Kelley Ferro
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Kelley Ferro

Video Journalist, Host & Producer, Kelley Ferro Productions LLC
Kelley Ferro is a travel personality, producer & filmmaker of the travel TV program Get Lost with Kelley Ferro, broadcast on Tripfilms, Yahoo Screen, Microsoft, Huffington Post, USA Today, Samsung and many more. She's also USA Today's “Luxury Lover” & “Foodie” as well as the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:20pm - 4:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:20pm

One-on-one w/ Michaela Claudino
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Michaela Claudino

CzechTourism North America
Michaela Claudino has been working for CzechTourism North America for over 10 years. She is responsible for trade relations development; marketing and overall promotion of the Czech Republic in the United States and Canada. She is an active member of the National Tours Association, USTOA , European Travel Commission and SKAL. She also served on th... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:20pm - 4:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:20pm

One-on-one w/ Patricia Serrano
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday April 26, 2014 4:20pm - 4:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:20pm

One-on-one w/ Rainer Jenss
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Rainer Jenss

Rainer Jenss

Founder, Smart Family Travel, Inc.
Before traveling around the world with his family, Rainer Jenss was a 13-year veteran of National Geographic. During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, blogging about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:20pm - 4:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:20pm

One-on-one w/ Scott Mayerowitz
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Scott Mayerowitz

Scott Mayerowitz

Airlines Reporter, Associated Press
Scott Mayerowitz is an enterprise travel reporter with the Associated Press. Prior to the AP, Mayerowitz reported on travel for ABC News and oversaw the network’s online travel section. He has won several journalism awards, including one for breaking news coverage of the American... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:20pm - 4:30pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:20pm

The Messenger is the Message
Limited Capacity seats available

The spending power of African-Americans will top $1.3 trillion dollars in 2018 and it’s no wonder companies are beginning to take notice. With this burgeoning and virtually untapped travel market, the quest for brands to diversify their consumer base is growing. With this growth however, comes the realization that the one-size fits-all strategy won’t work. As individuals of the African diaspora are increasingly diverse, employing equally diverse and authentic market strategies will be key. It’s not only about how you market (the message), it’s also about who the message is coming from (the messenger). Join two leading travel experts as they share tangible tools, best practices & experiences that will give you more insight into why the messenger is as important, if not more, than the message.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Bennett

Patrick Bennett

Co-Founder, Uncommon Caribbean
@uncommoncaribWith 15+ years of experience in producing winning creative content at top New York ad agencies, Patrick Bennett has earned a reputation for reinventing consumer brands. It fits with Uncommon Caribbean’s mission to refresh how people think about Caribbean travel. Topics of Expert... Read More →
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Zim Ugochukwu

Founder, Travel Noire
@zimismZim is the founder of Travel Noire, a digital publishing platform. Travel Noire’s vision is to be the world’s most comprehensive end-to-end travel resource for unconventional travelers of color. By creating compelling tools, resources & experiences to help travelers discover, plan and... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:20pm - 4:40pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

One-on-one w/ Andrea Holden
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Andrea Holden

Andrea Holden

Manager of Media Relations, CzechTourism North America
Currently the manager of media relations, Andrea Holden has been working for Czech Tourism North America for the past 10 years. She has an extensive knowledge in destination marketing, media relations and communications. She is a member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), TMAC and PRSA... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 4:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

One-on-one w/ Ethan Gelber
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ethan Gelber

Ethan Gelber

Co-founder, The Travel Word / Outbounding
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 4:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

One-on-one w/ Franz Wisner
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Franz Wisner

Franz Wisner

Author and Founder of Story-Driven Ink
Franz Wisner is the New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World Makes Love (both with St. Martin’s Press). Wisner has spoken on various TV and radio shows including Oprah, the “Today” Show, CNN, and NPR. He is the founder of Stor... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 4:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

One-on-one w/ Jeff Blumenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jeff Blumenfeld

Jeff Blumenfeld

President, Blumenfeld and Associates PR
Jeff Blumenfeld is the president of Blumenfeld and Associates PR, a marketing public relations firm, specializing in consumer product publicity, travel and adventure marketing, and the promotion of active, outdoor sports. He is also the author of Get Sponsored: A Funding Guide for... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 4:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

One-on-one w/ Jessica Festa
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa

Founder, Jessie on a Journey
Jessica Festa is a native New Yorker and owner of the solo female and offbeat travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, as well as the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture. Since 2014, she's been teaching online blogging courses to travelers wanting to make their... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 4:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

One-on-one w/ Kelley Ferro
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Kelley Ferro

Kelley Ferro

Video Journalist, Host & Producer, Kelley Ferro Productions LLC
Kelley Ferro is a travel personality, producer & filmmaker of the travel TV program Get Lost with Kelley Ferro, broadcast on Tripfilms, Yahoo Screen, Microsoft, Huffington Post, USA Today, Samsung and many more. She's also USA Today's “Luxury Lover” & “Foodie” as well as the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 4:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

One-on-one w/ Michaela Claudino
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Michaela Claudino

Michaela Claudino

CzechTourism North America
Michaela Claudino has been working for CzechTourism North America for over 10 years. She is responsible for trade relations development; marketing and overall promotion of the Czech Republic in the United States and Canada. She is an active member of the National Tours Association, USTOA , European Travel Commission and SKAL. She also served on th... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 4:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

One-on-one w/ Patricia Serrano
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 4:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

One-on-one w/ Rainer Jenss
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Rainer Jenss

Rainer Jenss

Founder, Smart Family Travel, Inc.
Before traveling around the world with his family, Rainer Jenss was a 13-year veteran of National Geographic. During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, blogging about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 4:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

One-on-one w/ Scott Mayerowitz
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Scott Mayerowitz

Scott Mayerowitz

Airlines Reporter, Associated Press
Scott Mayerowitz is an enterprise travel reporter with the Associated Press. Prior to the AP, Mayerowitz reported on travel for ABC News and oversaw the network’s online travel section. He has won several journalism awards, including one for breaking news coverage of the American... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 4:40pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

Five Boroughs in 30 Minutes
Limited Capacity seats available

Maria Gorshin talks to Sarah Knapp of the upcoming OutdoorFest and Harvey Paul Davidson of the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC) about New York City's hidden gems.

Moderators
avatar for Maria Gorshin

Maria Gorshin

Writer and Content Creator, Co-Founder, Gorshin International, LLC
Maria Gorshin is a writer who specializes in local travel. She develops heritage-based programming for hotel and resort properties around the world. As co-founder of Gorshin International, she provides travel industry clients with expertise in guest experience and content creatio... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Harvey Paul Davidson

Harvey Paul Davidson

Vice President and Chair, Industry Relations, Guides Association of New York City
Harvey Paul Davidson is a hospitality, tourism and travel industry professional. He is chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee, an independent organization and consultant to destinations, hotels, conference centers, convention and visitor bureaus, transportation companies, attractions... Read More →
avatar for Sarah L. Knapp

Sarah L. Knapp

Founder, OutdoorFest
Sarah L. Knapp is the a Brooklyn-based entrepreneur and founder of OutdoorFest – a ten day outdoor adventure festival in New York City. Sarah’s love for the outdoors is inextricably intertwined with her passion for travel. Her international expeditions have given her the opportunity to trek in the Swiss Alps, raft down the Zambeze River, and ski in... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:30pm

Chef Greg Toriello and Sumana Gomes
Limited Capacity seats available

Sumana Gomes and Chef Greg Toriello are dedicated to introducing Americans to Sri Lankan cuisine.

Gomes was born in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka. She was a child star, traveling with her mom and performing in many countries. As she got older, she danced and acted in movies and plays, and is still a much-loved Sri Lankan actress.

Toriello has been cooking since he could pull up a stool to help his mom in the kitchen. He was the chef at St. Vincent’s Hospital, cooking for patients, staff and visitors. He started his own catering business and also works for Trends Restaurant as sous chef.

The couple, who have started their own company, are also involved in SINFI and City Harvest. They enjoy showing couples how enjoyable it is to cook together.

Speakers
avatar for Sumana Gomes and Greg Toriello

Sumana Gomes and Greg Toriello

Sumana Gomes and Chef Greg Toriello are dedicated to introducing Americans to Sri Lankan cuisine. Gomes was born in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka. She was a child star, traveling with her mom and performing in many countries. As she got older, she danced and acted in movies and plays, and... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
4th Floor - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY. NY 10021

4:40pm

One-on-one w/ Andrea Holden
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Andrea Holden

Andrea Holden

Manager of Media Relations, CzechTourism North America
Currently the manager of media relations, Andrea Holden has been working for Czech Tourism North America for the past 10 years. She has an extensive knowledge in destination marketing, media relations and communications. She is a member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), TMAC and PRSA... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:40pm - 4:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:40pm

One-on-one w/ Ethan Gelber
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ethan Gelber

Ethan Gelber

Co-founder, The Travel Word / Outbounding
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:40pm - 4:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:40pm

One-on-one w/ Franz Wisner
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Franz Wisner

Franz Wisner

Author and Founder of Story-Driven Ink
Franz Wisner is the New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World Makes Love (both with St. Martin’s Press). Wisner has spoken on various TV and radio shows including Oprah, the “Today” Show, CNN, and NPR. He is the founder of Stor... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:40pm - 4:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:40pm

One-on-one w/ Jeff Blumenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jeff Blumenfeld

Jeff Blumenfeld

President, Blumenfeld and Associates PR
Jeff Blumenfeld is the president of Blumenfeld and Associates PR, a marketing public relations firm, specializing in consumer product publicity, travel and adventure marketing, and the promotion of active, outdoor sports. He is also the author of Get Sponsored: A Funding Guide for... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:40pm - 4:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:40pm

One-on-one w/ Jessica Festa
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa

Founder, Jessie on a Journey
Jessica Festa is a native New Yorker and owner of the solo female and offbeat travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, as well as the online responsible tourism and culture magazine, Epicure & Culture. Since 2014, she's been teaching online blogging courses to travelers wanting to make their... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:40pm - 4:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:40pm

One-on-one w/ Kelley Ferro
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Kelley Ferro

Kelley Ferro

Video Journalist, Host & Producer, Kelley Ferro Productions LLC
Kelley Ferro is a travel personality, producer & filmmaker of the travel TV program Get Lost with Kelley Ferro, broadcast on Tripfilms, Yahoo Screen, Microsoft, Huffington Post, USA Today, Samsung and many more. She's also USA Today's “Luxury Lover” & “Foodie” as well as the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:40pm - 4:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:40pm

One-on-one w/ Michaela Claudino
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Michaela Claudino

Michaela Claudino

CzechTourism North America
Michaela Claudino has been working for CzechTourism North America for over 10 years. She is responsible for trade relations development; marketing and overall promotion of the Czech Republic in the United States and Canada. She is an active member of the National Tours Association, USTOA , European Travel Commission and SKAL. She also served on th... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:40pm - 4:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:40pm

One-on-one w/ Patricia Serrano
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday April 26, 2014 4:40pm - 4:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:40pm

One-on-one w/ Rainer Jenss
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Rainer Jenss

Rainer Jenss

Founder, Smart Family Travel, Inc.
Before traveling around the world with his family, Rainer Jenss was a 13-year veteran of National Geographic. During the yearlong journey, Rainer reported for National Geographic’s Intelligent Travel Blog, blogging about the experience and offering an inside look at life on the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:40pm - 4:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:40pm

One-on-one w/ Scott Mayerowitz
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Scott Mayerowitz

Scott Mayerowitz

Airlines Reporter, Associated Press
Scott Mayerowitz is an enterprise travel reporter with the Associated Press. Prior to the AP, Mayerowitz reported on travel for ABC News and oversaw the network’s online travel section. He has won several journalism awards, including one for breaking news coverage of the American... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:40pm - 4:50pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:40pm

Industry Networking Break
Saturday April 26, 2014 4:40pm - 5:00pm
3rd Floor - Sessions (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:45pm

Panel: The Sharing Economy and Travel (Travel 2.0 @ #NYTF)
Limited Capacity seats available

A discussion on how the sharing economy is changing the travel industry.




Moderators
avatar for Gillian Morris

Gillian Morris

Co-Founder and CEO, Hitlist
Gillian Morris is the co-founder and CEO of Hitlist, a mobile app which helps users travel more by delivering personalized, proactive trip recommendations. She has been named one of the Young Leaders to watch in the travel industry by PhoCusWright. Before entering the start-up world... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Henry Imber

Henry Imber

General Manager, Onefinestay
Henry is currently General Manager of Onefinestay, a venture backed hospitality business creating a new category of upscale accommodation in major cities around the world.  Since May of 2012 Henry has lead the growth of the New York business from start up to a team of 40+ employees... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Shankman

Samantha Shankman

Reporter, Skift
Samantha is a reporter at the travel news and information company Skift.com where she covers breaking news, business updates and marketing across the travel industry. Samantha writes a weekly startup column where she profiles and critiques five new travel startups. She also writes about technology and entrepreneurship... Read More →
avatar for Nick Vivion

Nick Vivion

Reporter, Tnooz
Nick is the North American reporter for travel technology website Tnooz, where he covers marketing, startups, and overall industry trends. Nick's night job is as a restauranteur and co-owner of Booty's Street Food, a restaurant in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans that serves... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:45pm - 5:30pm
3rd Floor - Library (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:50pm

One-on-one w/ Andrea Holden
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Andrea Holden

Andrea Holden

Manager of Media Relations, CzechTourism North America
Currently the manager of media relations, Andrea Holden has been working for Czech Tourism North America for the past 10 years. She has an extensive knowledge in destination marketing, media relations and communications. She is a member of Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), TMAC and PRSA... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:50pm - 5:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:50pm

One-on-one w/ Ethan Gelber
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Ethan Gelber

Ethan Gelber

Co-founder, The Travel Word / Outbounding
@thetravelword | For 20 years, Ethan Gelber has worked as a professional communications strategist and freelance writer, including as a Lonely Planet author, Huffington Post blogger, AFAR Ambassador, Open Places eco-columnist and staff writer for the now-defunct Travelllll.com. He... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:50pm - 5:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:50pm

One-on-one w/ Franz Wisner
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
avatar for Franz Wisner

Franz Wisner

Author and Founder of Story-Driven Ink
Franz Wisner is the New York Times bestselling author of Honeymoon with My Brother and How the World Makes Love (both with St. Martin’s Press). Wisner has spoken on various TV and radio shows including Oprah, the “Today” Show, CNN, and NPR. He is the founder of Stor... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 4:50pm - 5:00pm
4th Floor - Experts' Corner - Ballroom (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021

4:50pm

One-on-one w/ Jeff Blumenfeld
Limited Capacity seats available

Experts
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Jeff Blumenfeld

President, Blumenfeld and Associates PR
Jeff Blumenfeld is the president of Blumenfeld and Associates PR, a marketing public relations firm, specializing in consumer product publicity, travel and adventure marketing, and the promotion of active, outdoor sports. He is also the author of Get Sponsored: A Funding Guide for... Read More →