The 2009 New York Times Travel Show

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ADP: This weekend, Lost Girls are teaming up with our favorite all-guy traveling trio, The Longest Trippers, to attend the sixth annual New York Times Travel Show. The 2009 event is being held on Feb 7 and 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s west side. It will host nearly 500 exhibitors representing more than 100 countries, and will focus on travel destinations, tour operators and cruise lines. That’s a lot ground to cover, which is why our group of six is gonna divide and conquer!

One of the best draws of this year’s event is that several of the presenters will be offering special discounts, packages and chances to win big fat travel prizes (my favorite: a flight to St. Kitts–a place I’ve been dying to check out). Here’s a breakdown of where to go-and what to get your hands on-this weekend.

Happy roaming–and we hope to see you there!

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American Express Booking Station
Booth# 741 – Ski three days and get the fourth free at one of the Vail Resorts.

Booth# 741 – Receive discounts of up to 50 percent when you book with Stay More at more than 200 Preferred Hotel Group hotels around the world.

Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association
Booth# 317 100 different hotel stays at 99 resorts on 24 Caribbean islands will be auctioned off during the show. The auctions are part of an ongoing effort by the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF) to provide scholarships and grants to help Caribbean youth.

Context Travel
Booth# 474 Context Travel is offering chance to win a private three-hour walking seminar led by a Context scholar in any of the eight cities where they operate: Rome, Paris, London, New York, Florence, Naples and Istanbul.

Hotel de La Montagne
Booth# 647
Hotel de la Montagne, located in the heart of Montreal is offering the chance to win a two-night stay with dinner and breakfast for two.

Puerto Rico Tourism Company
Booth# 523 Stop by the booth and enter a drawing to win a three-day, two-night hotel stay for two with two VIP weekend passes to Saborea, an Annual Culinary Event & Extravaganza at the Escambron Beach, in San Juan, from Apr. 3 to 5, 2009.
You can also register to enter a drawing to win a three-day, two-night hotel stay at the San Juan Water & Beach Club Hotel.

St. Kitts and Nevis
Booth# 515 Win a trip on American Airlines nonstop to St. Kitts; Win three-night, four-day stay at the St. Kitts Marriott Hotel; Win a three-night, four-day stay at Hermitage Plantation Inn, Nevis;- Win a three-night, four-day stay at Oualie Beach Resort, Nevis.

For a regularly updated list of special offers available at this year’s Travel Show visit http://www.nytimes.com/travelshow.

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