The NY Times Travel Show will mark my very first trade show/convention in my new career, and I am teeming with excitement! I made a last minute decision on Friday to attend this travel trade show as more than just an interested attendee. I decided it really wasn’t too soon to put The Trusting Traveler brand on the road, in this case the Garden State Parkway to NJ Turnpike North through the Holland Tunnel to Manhattan’s Jacob K. Javits Center.
Call me strange, but I love trade conventions! The last one I attended was last November, the NJ Teachers Convention, in Atlantic City, NJ. Why? Because, I’m am a retired NJ certified provisional business teacher, LOL. Any of my friends or family reading this will laugh at that last statement, because I retired from my 1st provisional teaching position in 2013 after only nine weeks, 4 days, 3 hours and 27 minutes! It was so clearly not the career for me! I’m much too much of an independent traveler, to continue on such a restrictive, on the beaten (‘beaten up’ is more apropos) path journey.
Yet, I still loved the Teacher’s Convention; I came home with enough tote bags to last me well into the next decade and despite the fact I’ve left the teaching profession, I still love learning about education. However, my interest has now shifted from learning about best practices in business education to learning and writing about the importance of a global education. That’s where it’s at for me now, as The Trusting Traveler.
That all said, I spent this entire weekend putting together all new marketing materials for The Trusting Traveler. It was an exhausting weekend, but the incentive of the upcoming Travel Show was a great motivator and The Trusting Traveler is ready for the big show. I’m ready for my friends and family to tell me to ‘break a leg!’
If you are a member of the Travel Industry who will be attending next weekends show, I’d love to meet with you to say hello and put a face to your gravatar! Contact me here, if you would like to meet with me briefly. If you will not attend the show and would like to see The Trusting Traveler’s Media Package, just download the file here. It will give you a real sense of what The Trusting Traveler is ALL ABOUT. I’m happy to say that I am delighted to represent what we ARE ABOUT. Trusting Traveler Media Packet