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New York Travel Festival Heads to Brooklyn April 14-17

The 4th Annual New York Travel Festival is coming to Brooklyn this month! This unique festival features an assortment of events and activities focusing on current travel trends, unique destinations, technologies, industry strategies, and more. In addition to two full days of speaking events, workshops, discussions and presentations on April 16 and 17, events will also be held on April 14-15, featuring local Brooklyn travel businesses and presentations by Brooklyn’s Borough President. The NY Trav Fest is a place for Industry professionals, startups, media, and savvy travelers to engage, share and learn. Tickets are available now.


Thursday, April 14th - location: Rocco's Tacos

This special outer boroughs event is for industry professionals to learn about and discuss the travel trends in NYC’s communities. The full day will include presentations from representatives from New York’s boroughs such as the Bronx and Brooklyn; conversations with leading travel and media companies about important travel trends; advice on how to attract attention to products; a buffet lunch of Rocco's Tacos during curated meetings with other industry members; workshops on how to use social media, online events, new(er) platforms (e.g. Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat) and other methods of online thought leadership; workshops on coordinating with media; and a chance to connect with like-minded people.


Friday, April 15 - location: Brooklyn Borough Hall
Travel Unity Summit, produced in partnership with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, will focus on economic development through tourism and hospitality. Key highlights include a speech from Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, networking events, a delicious lunch, and more. Note: Advanced registration is required to attend.



Saturday & Sunday, April 16th & 17th - location: St. Francis College

Saturday and Sunday will be filled with workshops, panels, presentations and discussions on digital marketing best practices, emerging markets, entrepreneurship, best uses of media, creating diversity, sustainability in the tourism industry and more. Don’t miss Meet, Plan, Go!’s workshop on sabbatical and career break travel, as well as workshops on the best use of devices and apps like smartphone-piloted drones and Periscope. There will be catered lunches, entertainment, and networking opportunities on both days.


Tickets are now on sale:


  • $160 All-Access Tickets providing full access to all panels, workshops, discussions, expert sessions and networking events
  • $60 for Thursday-Only (Outer) Boroughs Industry Track Ticket
  • $45 for Weekend Traveler Tickets
  • $35 for Saturday or Sunday-Only Tickets


To order tickets, visit



Traveler Tickets allow for the following access:

  • Traveler Sessions - Panels and speakers focusing on hot topics in tourism, from destinations to discussions for those concerned about their travel footprint, plus sessions aimed at individuals looking to make travel a deeper part of their lives through career opportunities in the travel/tourism industry, careers abroad or longer-term travel
  • Startup/Tech Sessions - Panels and speakers talking about the latest in travel tech, as well as key strategies for starting or pivoting travel businesses


All-Access Passes provide access to the above sessions, plus:

  • Marketing Workshops - Sessions led by industry experts on best practices in marketing for 2016 and beyond
  • Startup Workshops - Intimate sessions focused on building/pivoting travel businesses
  • Travel Unity/Social Good Workshops - Meetups focused on thoughtful travel, as well as industry and personal responsibility
  • Media Workshops - Intended for anyone in the media and looking to utilize media for branding, marketing and other travel industry-related purposes
  • VIP invites to Festival Week and other networking events

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