The World Tourism Network, dedicated to championing Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (SMEs) in the travel industry, has welcomed the New York International Travel Show (ITS2023) as its newest member.
ITS2023’s commitment to SMEs in the travel and tourism sectors aligns with the World Tourism Network’s mission. Juergen Steinmetz, Founding Chairman of the World Tourism Network, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, saying, “We are pleased to be able to tell our summit participants in Bali about our new partnership with ITS2023 and can’t wait to be in the Big Apple at the upcoming NY International Travel Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.”
ITS2023 will feature prominently at the WTN Executive Summit TIME 2023 in Bali, Indonesia, scheduled for September 29–30.
The next New York International Travel Show is set to take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the heart of Manhattan, New York.
ITS2023 serves as a pivotal hub, bringing together various segments of the travel industry, including destinations, hotels, cruise lines, airlines, and tour operators. It facilitates interactions with meeting and event planners, travel advisors, group travel professionals, and avid travelers.
On October 26, 2023, the first day of ITS2023, new sponsors like PCMA, IAEE, and MPI Regional Chapters will collaborate to create a dedicated day for exhibitors, allowing them to connect with meetings, event planners, and group travel professionals.
The following day, October 27, will witness the convergence of over a dozen key Travel Industry associations, including Destinations International, Africa Tourism Association (ATA), Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), Family Travel Association (FTA), IATA, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA), SKAL, and Tourism Cares. They will collaboratively develop an exceptional conference program targeted at their members and other travel professionals.
The last day, October 28, will focus on leisure and entertainment, catering to travel enthusiasts and consumer travelers.
Paul Muir, the driving force behind the New York International Travel Show, boasts a rich career in the exhibition and event management industry. He began his journey as a CPA and later assumed the role of an exhibition director at Reed Exhibitions in Europe in 1977. His career took him to the U.S. in 1982, where he oversaw an exhibition management company. Muir’s involvement with The Interface Group followed, where he played a pivotal role in expanding and developing the renowned Comdex brand of shows in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.
In 1987, Muir embarked on a new venture, leading National Expositions to greater heights. Under his guidance, the company expanded its reach and launched “top ten” shows across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Subsequently, he sold the company and ventured into MSE Management, marking another chapter in his successful career.