What do Andrew McCarthy, the Atlantic City Boardwalk and LGBT Travel have in common? They all shine at the 2013 New York Times Travel Show at the Javits Center in Manhattan this weekend. The $17 admission buys you bragging rights to signed copies of great travel books, tastes of excellent cuisine from around the world and the brightest-faced spokespeople for some of the most charming travel destinations.
Award-winning travel writer, movie star and former Brat Packer, Andrew McCarthy, is a featured speaker who will be signing copies of his book: "The Longest Way Home." This multi-talented young man is as charming in person as his onscreen persona. You can hear him speak today.
Reports of the demise of the Atlantic City Boardwalk are premature. In the weird fact department, the widely-played video footage of Hurricane Sandy destroying what was reported to be the famous seaside Atlantic City Boardwalk was actually the inner bay boardwalk that was condemned and slated for tearing down this season! The Steel pier, the boardwalk we all know and love and Atlantic City itself are all fine and open for business!
And finally, in this trifecta of top revelations from this weekend’s travel show, the LGBT travel scene is a thriving business. Who knew tolerance and acceptance of alternate lifestyles could be such big business? Well, the LGBT folks knew, and now everyone else is pulling their heads out of the sand to see the light. Leave it to Ed Salvato (ManAboutWorld magazine) to show you LGBT travel is a lucrative market that everyone is courting.
You have today and tomorrow to show up at the Javits Convention Center and enjoy a world of travel possibilities laid out at your feet. With 500 exhibitors, 5 stages and non-stop seminars and talks on all aspects of travel, the largest travel show in North America is open for business. Go!