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Celebrate International Women’s Day at the Women’s Travel Fest – Mar. 9-11

Just in time to celebrate International Women’s Day, the Women’s Travel Fest returns to New York City with a terrific line-up of programming and networking opportunities.

Women's Travel Fest 2018

The Fest kicks off with a networking pre-party downtown at The DL, 95 Delancey Street, on Friday March 9 at 7pm.

The full line-up of seminars takes place over two days, on Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11. Speakers from a wide array of travel-related disciplines will share their knowledge with attendees over the course of the Fest which takes place at the Angel Orensanz event space on 172 Norfolk Street, New York City.

Saturday programming begins at 10am with an introduction by Kelly Lewis, founder of the Women’s Travel Fest and Go! Girl Guides.

Other Saturday highlights include:  Learning how to use points and miles to travel free.  This session is followed by a panel on sexism in travel with Kae Lani Kennedy of USA Today, Nikki Vargas, and Lilit Marcus of CNN.

The Saturday program concludes with a session on following your dream and a panel about adventure travel with three speakers known for their expertise in adventure, Allison Fleece and Danielle Thornton of WHOA, and Kathleen Rellihan of

Networking continues into the early evening with an after-party on Saturday evening.

The closing day begins with a key note by Oneika Raymond, host of two Travel Channel series, “Big City, Little Budget” and “One Bag and You’re Out.”

Professional development sessions follow with a focus on how to work with brands, led by Kristen Sarah, travel videographer and YouTube video creator.  A session on the best apps and gear for travel will help travelers get the most out of their travel experience. For those interested in travel writing, the afternoon workshop, led by Anneliese Sorensen, will help you hone your storytelling skills.

Travel as it relates to volunteering is also explored in a session about volunteering while traveling abroad.

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