The New York Times Travel Show has, for the first time this year, introduced The New York Times Travel Show Exhibitor Awards. The new awards recognize excellence and innovation in exhibitor booths, displays and presentations.
The winners and their award categories are as follows:
· Most Interactive Booth - Atlantic City Alliance
· Best Booth Design - American Express
· Best Booth Decor - AMResorts
· Most Innovative Booth - LiveLeaf, Inc.
· The People's Choice - Cruise Planners/American Express Travel
· Best Small Booth - The Explorer's Passage
· Rookie of the Year - Onefinestay
Winners were presented with their awards on the floor of The New York Times Travel Show on Sunday, March 2, the final day of the show. Winning exhibitors were chosen by the staff of The New York Times Travel Show in all categories except for The People's Choice award, which was determined by monitoring booth traffic over the three days of the Travel Show.
The New York Times Travel Show is the largest trade and consumer travel event in North America, featuring nearly 500 exhibitors from more than 150 countries. In addition to discounts and special offers, the show provides educational seminars and live entertainment for families, individuals, couples and seniors. The 2014 New York Times Travel Show was held February 28 through March 2 at New York City's Jacob K. Javits Center.
For more information, visit www.NYTimes.com/TravelShow.
American Express is the founding sponsor of The New York Times Travel Show. Supporting sponsors include: South Africa and Visit Florida. Contributing sponsors include: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, The Florida Keys and Key West and Turkey. Media sponsors include: Family Travel Forum, Global Traveler, GoNomad, OffMetro.com, Passport Magazine, travAlliancemedia, Travel Market Report, Travel Weekly News, WNET-TV and WVVH-TV, Hamptons TV. Industry sponsors include: Adventure Travel Trade Association, Africa Travel Association, American Society of Travel Agents, Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa, Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association, Cruise Lines International Association, Caribbean Tourism Organization, International Association of Culinary Professionals, International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association, National Association of Railroad Passengers, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Society of American Travel Writers, Professional Travel Bloggers Association, The International Eco-Tourism Society, U.S. Tour Operators Association and Well-Being Travel.
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