WOMEN’S TRAVEL FEST 2023

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THE #1 CONFERENCE FOR SOLO FEMALE TRAVELERS

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FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd
1.30 – 3.30 PM

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NYC Walking + Food Tour ($+75)

Let’s get out and experience NYC! And what better way, than on a walking food tour? This experience is limited to 20 guests and will take between 2-3 hours. Expect to walk 2 miles.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd
1:30 – 3.30 PM

Alyne Tamir

Go LIVE: Get Comfortable on Camera + Grow Your Revenue ($+100)

In this private workshop, you’ll learn exactly what you need to know to hack your way to an entirely free trip this year using points and miles.

FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd
1:30 – 3.30 PM

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Publish your Travel Memoir ($+100)

From the pros/cons of self publishing vs. getting published, to how to land a literary agent, what goes into a book proposal (a page-by-page breakdown), the negotiation and auction process of selling a book to a publisher, this workshop will get you ready to publish your manuscript. With Nikki Vargas. 

FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd
7:00 – 9:00 PM

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WTfest Kickoff Party!

Let’s get this party started! All ticketed guests, speakers and vendors are invited to join us for our annual kickoff party. Location TBA. 

SATURDAY

SAT, MARCH 4th
9:30 am

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Doors Open

Welcome to the Women’s Travel Fest!

10:00- 10:15 AM

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Intro & Welcome

with founder Kelly Lewis

10:30- 11:15 AM

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10 Years Later: The Biggest Lessons Ever Shared on Our Stage

For this memorable panel, we’ll take a look back at some of our favorite travel tips (with our favorite speakers) to share the lessons that have influenced our travels and changed our lives.

11:30- 12:15 AM

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Solo, Safely: Safety Tools for Today's Travelers

The tips and tricks to get the upgrades you deserve. After a rough couple of years with airlines playing all kinds of games with us, this panel will help you simplify travel, streamline your experience, and hack into a higher vibration as you explore. 

12:15- 1:00 PM

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Keynote TBA

LUNCH
1:00- 2:15 PM

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Lunch

Lunch break! Get to know other attendees as you enjoy a refreshing and healthy lunch.

2:30 PM- 3:15 PM

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Keynote TBA

with founder Kelly Lewis

3:30 PM- 4:15 PM

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She Went Where? Emerging Destinations to Visit in 2023

What’s making us excited in 2023? Hear from the world’s top travel editors about the destinations that you may not have ever heard of, but absolutely must visit.

4:30 PM- 5:15 PM

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Tap Into Your Power, Chase Your Biggest Dreams

with Lei Wang

Excitement is what led Lei Wang to become the first Asian woman to climb the highest peaks on each of the seven continents and ski to the North and South Poles. Tapping into the power of excitement is exactly what will drive you to accomplish your wildest dreams.

SAT, MARCH 4th
6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

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Saturday Networking + Travel Matchmaking

Get to know your fellow attendees at our annual Day 1 afterparty – with added travel matchmaking, to help you deepen connections this weekend! 

Sunday

SUNDAY, MARCH 5th
9:30 AM

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Doors Open

Welcome back to Day 2!

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

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Intro & Welcome

Get ready for another amazing day. Today, programming splits into two tracks. 

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

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I Wanted to Change the World, So I Traveled

with Alice Chun

Live your life with a compass … literally and figuratively. How travel can become a way to define your unplanned destiny by enabling us to see through the eyes of other people and places.

MAIN STAGE
11:30 – 12:15 PM

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Leave it Better - Ways to Be a More Mindful Traveler

Are we helping, or hurting a place when we visit? How can we shift our mindset to leave no trace when we travel? This panel examines how to be a more mindful and ethical traveler in 2023. 

BREAKOUT
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

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Tiktok for Travel: Monetizing Social Media's Biggest Platform

Get ready for another amazing day.

MAIN STAGE
12:30 PM-1:15 PM

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Walk Your Own Adventure

You don’t need a lot of money or a lot of fancy gear to see the world – sometimes all you need is your own two feet!  

BREAKOUT
12:30 PM-1:15 PM

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Building a Women-Owned Travel Company

How to build your own travel company and scale, authentically. In this panel, 3 business owners in the women’s travel industry peel back the curtain to give you insight into launching your own idea. 

LUNCH
1:15 PM-2:30 PM

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Lunch

A tasty break to get to know attendees and chat with our amazing vendors.

MAIN STAGE
2:30 PM-3:15 PM

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From Passion to Profit: Turn Your Passion For Travel into Money

Want to find ways to keep traveling? Think your passion and your work can’t coincide? Think again! Hear from Deidre Mathis about how she turned her passion for travel into profit – and how you can too.

BREAKOUT
2:30 PM-3:15 PM

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How to Become a Travel Agent

Ready to make a career switch? Looking for easy ways to make your hobby your livelihood, all while working from home? This session is for you! 

3:30 PM-4:15 PM

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Closing Keynote TBA

Check back to see who’s closing out our show. 😉 

#Join us

Meet other travelers like you

We connect, inspire and support women who travel the world. Come see why we have a 10-year sold out track record!

 

#THANKYOU

Our Sponsors

Thank you to our vendors and sponsors who make the Women’s Travel Fest possible!

#GET DIRECTIONS

Angel Orensanz Foundation

Our Saturday and Sunday programming take place at Angel Orensanz Foundation.
Our evening parties, including our Friday night pre-party, take place elsewhere. 

Saturday & Sunday

 

Angel Orensanz Foundation
172 Norfolk Street, New York City, NY 10002

 

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LIGHTS. CAMERA. PARTY!

Our hotel partner for the Women’s Travel Fest is the Hotel on Rivington.

3-5
March 2023

10:00 – 17:00

New York City

About Us

Women’s Travel Fest is an annual conference led by travel maven Kelly Lewis. Over the past 10 years, the event has been held in NYC, San Francisco, Portland, OR and New Orleans. Our sister brand, Damesly, is a leader in women-only small group tours. 

Thanks for being here! 

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