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Forget about appointment hassles and waiting in long lines to apply for passports during The New York Times Travel Show this year, taking place at the Javits Center Jan. 25-27. The Show will be a one-stop shop for those planning vacations and applying for their passports all in one visit. For the first time ever, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs will host a special Passport Acceptance Event on Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27 at the show. During this time, attendees will be able to apply for U.S. passports on the spot (first-time applicants and renewals). The most “stressful” part of the day will be deciding where to travel this year with more than 610 exhibitors (35% are new this year)!
Also this year, double your pride at the LGBTQ Travel Pavillion, which has doubled in size since last year. Learn about trending destinations and events as well as tours, cruises and experiences around the world for gay, lesbian, transgender and queer travelers and their ally friends and family.
Here are some other reasons to visit.
Receive exhibitor discounts and chances to win trips of a lifetime including a six night trip to India’s Golden Triangle from Exotic Travel International, $2,500 from Dream Vacations to use toward a trip of their choosing and more.
Hear from celebrity travelers and foodies including star of Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil” Phil Rosenthal, Travel Channel television host Samantha Brown and more celebrities that will be announced later this week. There will be 280+ experts participating in panels covering tips for frugal travelers, how to navigate credit card points, planning for when disaster strikes and other hot topics.
Leave with a full appetite at the Tastes of the World Pavilion featuring cooking demos, tastings and celebrity chef book signings. Enjoy a live performance of the song “What Baking Can Do” by a member of the “Waitress” Broadway cast and indulge in a pie tasting from the “Waitress” cookbook.
We'll see you there!