Register today for tomorrow’s Travel Industry Conference at The New York Times Travel Show Friday, January 23, 2015 Jacob Javits Convention Center

The New York Times Travel Industry Conference offers a comprehensive education program designed for travel professionals. Featuring 18 Focus Conferences covering the latest products, services, destination information and trends, travel professionals will have the opportunity to attend these exclusive seminars as well as visit with over 500 exhibitors in the largest travel trade exhibition in North America.

7:30 a.m.

Registration Opens



9 – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Address Speakers: Yvette De Vries, president, the Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa (APTA); Edward Bergman, executive director, Africa Travel Assocation (ATA)

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Conservation “Tourism & Agaciro in Rwanda” featuring Frank Murangwa, Rwanda Development Board “Working on the Edge: Need for Tourism and Conservation Beyond Park Boundaries” featuring Bill Given, research associate of the Denver Zoo and lion researcher with the Botswana-based Kalahari Research & Conservation program. “A Journey from Farming to Hunting to Conservation” featuring Stefano Cheli, founder, Cheli & Peacock Safaris. “A Digital View of the Animal World Through the Lenses of Individual Cameras” featuring Dr. Chuck Stewart, professor and head of the department of Computer Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Dan Rubenstein, professor, Princeton University

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

South African Tourism Join South African Tourism to learn more about South Africa’s “Big 5” travel experiences in each of our iconic cities: Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban Moderator: Sthu Zungu, president, South African Tourism Speakers: Enver Duminy, C.E.O., Cape Town Tourism; Thulani Zungu, manager regional marketing, Durban Tourism; Lumka Dlomo, marketing manager, City of Johannesburg; Marc Cavaliere, executive vice president — North America, South African Airways

Presented by APTA logo

12:15 – 12:45 p.m.


12:45 – 2 p.m.

Keynote Address

2 – 7 p.m.

Exhibition Open


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