Saturday coverage of the New York Times Travel Show.(Photo by Sandy Huffaker)

New York Times Travel Show 2018 Edition set to be the largest travel trade and consumer convention in North America, marks its 15th year in 2018.

The largest and the longest running trade and consumer show in the North America, The New York Times Travel Show, returns once again in all its glory in 2018. Over 8,000 travel professionals including 900 media professionals are expected attend. Over 40 destination specific seminars will be held and focused niche topics from Cruising to Family Travel, exclusive trade only exhibition hours and an industry reception.

Association of Travel Agents (ATA) Maldives will be participating and providing destination related information and conduct meetings at the show which is to be held from 26th to 28th of January 2018.

Maldives has a continued rise in tourist arrivals from United States during the last couple of years. It is notable that USA has made it to the Top 10 Market list solely due to the significant increment in 2016 and 2017.

The 2017 New York Times Travel Show has recorded the highest attendance in all its history. Attendance included over 9,000 travel trade and 20,000 consumer attendees during the 3 day event. Participating exhibitors also hit a new record with 560 companies representing over 170 countries.