Last updated on February 4th, 2023
Trafalgar Tours sponsors women over 50 panel to showcase adventurous mature women
Women’s Travel Fest is the largest conference in the world for solo women travellers united by a common passion: traveling the world. Founded by Kelly Lewis and Mickela Mallozzi, Women’s Travel Fest is celebrating its 10th anniversary in New York City on March 3-5, 2023. Learn more here.
Keynotes this year include host Samantha Brown and hiker Lei Wang, the first Asian woman to summit all 7 summits. With two full days of inspiring speakers and workshops, over 400 women who love to travel will come together to inspire, support, and encourage one another in adventure.
From awe-inspiring stories to travel hacking, family travel to solo travel, and saving money to making money, there are almost 30 incredible women sharing the stage! Take a look at the full speaker list!
2023 Women’s Travel Fest Panel: “Kickass Solo Women over 50”
At this year’s Women’s Travel Fest, Trafalgar Tours is sponsoring a panel on Saturday, March 4 that features mature solo women travellers.
Moderated by JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray, panelists include: Melissa DaSilva, President, TTC Tour Brands, North America; Solo traveller and author Diana Eden; and Dawn Booker, Travel Curator, Pack Light Global. These women will share their life lessons, how they blaze their own trail and embrace the freedom and adventurous spirit that solo travel allows.
Read more: “This is our Moment: Celebrating Women Over 50 in Travel.”
Photo: “Travel at Any Age” panel at Women’s Travel Fest in March 2022 with Timathea Workman, Carolyn Ray and Sherry Ott. Watch the video here.
Join us at Women’s Travel Fest 2023
We’ve set up a special code for JourneyWoman readers so that you can join us! Use code “Journeywoman” for 15% off tickets. There are two options:
- Weekend Pass: Including Friday Kickoff party + Day 2 & 3 programming
- Watch from Home – not live streamed (files delivered one week after event)
Friday, March 3, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Kickoff party takes place at The DL Rooftop & Lounge. Address: Corner of Delancey St. & Ludlow St., 95 Delancey St., New York City, NY 10002
Saturday and Sunday, March 4 and 5, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm. Angel Orensanz Foundation. Address: 172 Norfolk Street, New York City, NY 1000
The conference hotel is the Rivington, or you can find a hotel in the city here.
President, TTC Tour Brands, North America
Travel Curator, Pack Light Global
Author + Solo Traveller, Diana Eden Designs
CEO + Editor, JourneyWoman
Special thanks to The Travel Corporation (TTC) and Trafalgar Tours for supporting the topic of mature solo women travellers and sponsoring this panel at Women’s Travel Fest. Trafalgar is also the sponsor of our recent study “The Influence and Affluence of Solo Women 50+ in Travel”. You can read more about Melissa and her commitment to mature solo travellers here.
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I like travelling and would like to know about your program I live in Toronto Canada please let me know more about journey women
great article and the event is something I want to sign up for (the online after the event video) but despite combing through the article 3 x I do not see a link to sign up! What did I miss?
You can buy a ticket on the Women’s Travel Fest website here: https://womenstravelfest.com/tickets/. We’ve also now added a button to make it easier. Thanks!
WOW‼️ Hello, My name is Annelies & I live in Perth , West Australia.
Your programs sound Mouth watering‼️
I’m a very fit over 55 & I like a challenge. I’ve walked d BibbilumTrack, down south of Perth. Lara Pina in d Northern Territtory of Australia & d SanDiagoCompastela in Spain.
I shared this article with a few other mature wanderers.
– about the EVENT – so much about how to travel on the cheap – and yet the women travel fest is so very expensive – for me, at least. disappointing.
I know it is a lot to put on this sort of event with the quality you want.
I wish there were sponsorships or other ways to access in person.
Discounts were offered but next year please email us in advance – we can make this happen for you on your budget. There is also an option to view online.