I came to this show a few years back but didn’t realize how fun and educational it is. They really have done a great job covering the map for every tourist, traveler, and adventure seeker. You can discover the world all in one weekend, under one roof.
There are four theaters with over 30 sessions. Some of these included: Travel Matchmaking with Cruise Planners’ CEO and co- founder Michelle Fee. Join Cruise Planners for a fun, interactive Travel Matchmaking Game Show to learn about your bucket list destinations and be matched with the vacation of your dreams! Come learn, laugh, and have a chance to win some fun travel prizes. Beyond the Cruise: The Inside Scoop on Alaska Adventure features David Kasser, Vice President of Tourism Development and Sales, Visit Anchorage Alaska. Learn about the hidden gems and can’t-miss experiences from South-central Alaska’s destination experts. Anchorage is an urban oasis in untamed wilderness nestled between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains with 60 glaciers within 50 miles of the city. When is the best time of the year to visit. How to Capture Your Adventure on Camera! Tips and Tricks to Document Your Trips with Juliana Broste, Travel Video Journalist + TV Personality, (Traveling Jules). Discover creative and unique ways to capture your travel experiences through photos and videos. Travel Video Journalist Juliana Broste (aka TravelingJules) reveals top tips and tricks for travelers who want to document their adventures. Listen in as Jules shares stories from the road and lessons learned from filmmaking assignments around the world. Discover Why Guatemala and Belize are Top Travel Destinations for Travelers Worldwide. Jose Antonio Gonzalez, Travel Tour Leader, Bella Guatemala and Emilio Faillace, Travel Tour Leader, Bella Guatemala, take you on a journey into the land of the Maya with BGT’s Guatemala and Belize destination experts. Gain a deeper understanding about the Maya Civilization from our expert Guatemalan tour guides, Jose Antonio Gonzalez and Emilio Faillace. Learn tips on how to travel like a local, find must see locations and things to do for an experience of a lifetime. Discover why Guatemala and the neighboring country of Belize are top travel destinations for travelers worldwide. European Travel Skills by Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves Europe and Travel with Rick Steves. He shares the latest in smart European travel. In this entertaining, information-packed slideshow lecture, Rick will explain how to travel smoothly and affordably by stretching your travel dollar, eating and sleeping well, avoiding crowds, and packing smartly. Freshly back from lots of travels, Rick will share exactly how you can enjoy maximum travel thrills for every mile, minute, and euro on your next European adventure. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018, Mark Johanson; Travel Writer, Lonely Planet; Ryan De Seixas, CEO and Owner, Ryzone Media; Constanza Smok, Chief of Branding, Design and Social Media at Sernatur, Chile’s Tourism Board; Adam Skolnick, Lonely Planet Writer. Each year, Lonely Planet experts select the best upcoming destinations to visit in their annual Best in Travel list. In this panel discussion, Lonely Planet’s CEO, Daniel Houghton, will moderate a discussion with Lonely Planet writer, Mark Johansen, GoPro advocate Ryan De Seixas and the Chilean Tourism Board’s Chief of Branding, Constanza Smok, on why Chile was selected as top country for 2018.
Entertainment venues included – Destination Theater: From where to go and when to go, to what to do and how to get there, destination experts will give you the in depth information you need to travel like a local. Savvy Traveler Theater: Showcasing travel tips, tricks and actionable advice, you’ll learn how to travel like a pro straight from the experts. Topics include packing tips, technology skills, travel safety methods, budget travel hacks, etc. Taste of Travel Theater: Get a taste of cultures from around the world as chefs prepare their local cuisines right in front of you. Most cooking demonstrations end with a sampling right at your seat!
They make it super easy for you to find exactly which city you want to get more information about. All allocated and delineated through maps online and big huge signs there in the convention center, as well as very detailed programs. My advice is to pace yourself; there is so much to see. I didn’t go to any of the booths where they had giveaways where you had to listen to a lecture at another location before getting the giveaways, so that saved me lots of time.
Most of my interest is with local road trip type of vacations, so that was easy. They had a few rows dedicated to local quick travel destinations in California; I liked that part the best.
I made so many new connections and future travel plans; a very rewarding way to spend your Saturday in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show
2018 Show Dates/Hours: Public Show Hours:
Saturday, February 24: 10:00am-5:00pm (9:30am Open for Travel Trade Only)
Sunday, February 25: 10:00am-5:00pmLos Angeles Convention Center (South Halls JK)
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015
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