NEW YORK, NY – November 6, 2023 – The INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SHOW (ITS2023), the Industry’s newest event created for the business of travel, successfully concluded its three-day conference, exhibition and networking events - Thursday, October 26 to Saturday, October 28 - at the Javits Convention Center in New York.

The goal of ITS2023 is to bring key travel suppliers together with an expanded group of travel advisors and meetings and event travel buyers for in-person networking, education, entertainment and commerce. NYC provided the perfect backdrop for this timely B2B travel event.

Destinations, hotels, cruise lines, airlines, and tour operators found that the INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SHOW provided a platform for thousands of travel buyers and sellers to conduct business plus a new connectivity with meeting and event planners.   

“ITS2023 offered 3 days of timely education and networking for travel professionals, and an expanded audience of meetings and event travel professionals, who were able to advance their knowledge about a rapidly changing travel industry that’s simultaneously experiencing renewed growth and new challenges.” said Paul Muir, President of ITS2023.

Targeted Conference programming at ITS2023 was geared towards informing travel and meetings industry professionals on new approaches to business transactions, emerging travel trends, and ways for travelers to successfully navigate a changing travel landscape and enjoy travel experiences for culture, history, recreation, and other vacation interests.

Commenting on the timeliness and value of ITS2023, USTOA (U.S. Tour Operators Association) President & CEO, Terry Dale said, "When time and resources are stretched to the max, ITS is a valuable platform to showcase the expertise of a cross-section of professional organizations that are making a positive impact on the travel industry. It’s a smart investment.”

According to Sherrif Karamat, President and CEO, PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association, “Business events, such as ITS, play a critical role in bringing people together to drive economic growth and social good for individuals, organizations, and communities. Humans need to make in-person connections so that we can collectively evolve to face the unknown future.”

Holding a commanding position at ITS2023, the Brazilian Tourist Board, enticed travel professionals with their expansive country, travel offerings, 20 Brazilian destination representatives plus culinary presentations, cultural music and dance performances. CIBT, the global leader in travel visas and US Passports for the last 30 years, chose ITS2023 to launch Entriva, their new passport and visa solution facilitating the complicated procedure of documentation requirements for international travel. Presenting Sponsor, Travel + Leisure GO, presented information about their new Ambassador and Ambassador Elite programs and signed up many new travel professional members.

About the International Travel Show (ITS2023)  

ITS2023, with presenting sponsor Travel + Leisure GO, is quickly becoming a sought-after travel industry show where hundreds of destinations, tour operators, airlines and cruise lines can exhibit all three days and meet with a wide selection of travel buyers on each day, in one location in New York City. Travel buyers include meetings and event planners, travel advisors, and travel media who will also be able to attend targeted educational seminars. ITS2023 brings together leaders of the travel and tourism industry to address issues that are key to the future of travel and tourism, provide educational and informational seminars and serve as a platform for emerging solutions for the global travel and tourism marketplace. For more information, visit www.nyInternationalTravelShow.com 


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