L.A.’s favorite and the country’s largest travel show will return to the Long Beach Convention Center on February 8 and 9. Named as one of Southern California’s top 10 trade shows by BizBash, the 9th Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure ShowTM will feature over 400 exhibitors from around the globe, prominent travel experts, consumer seminars, interactive family-friendly activities, and industry-focused trade events. Strategically located between L.A. and Orange Counties, the show is expected to draw record-breaking attendance from Southern California and the surrounding area.
“It’s like walking through the world’s best travel guide,” stated Unicomm CEO John Golicz. “Our Los Angeles show is the largest for good reason - Southern Californians have an appetite for travel and adventure, and this show is a great way to experience the world in one day through the eyes of well-traveled speakers and the thousands of experts who represent exciting destinations from around the globe,”
Among the featured speakers exclusive to the Long Beach show are: Rick Steves, host and writer of the popular public television series Rick Steves' Europe; inspiring and celebrated Travel Channel personalities including Samantha Brown, Coffee entrepreneur and adventurer Todd Carmichael, host of “Dangerous Grounds,” and history explorer and museum enthusiast Don Wildman, host of “Mysteries at the Museum”; Award-winning travel expert and radio host Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of Frommer’s Guidebooks; Emmy Award-Winning investigative travel journalist Peter Greenberg, Travel Editor for CBS News and Host of the New Public Television Series: The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg and Patricia Schultz, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.”
Additionally, over 400 exhibitors representing some of the world’s most desired destinations will be on hand to entice, educate and give details about their destinations and tours to attendees, including Thailand, Japan, Turkey, Indonesia, Malaysia, Fiji, Mexico and Latin America, India, Africa, Caribbean, Hawaii, and Alaska, as well as the extensive California pavilion, all offering exclusive specials and trip giveaways. Plus, the show has attracted scores of new exhibitors including; Air New Zealand Vacations, Guam Visitors Bureau, Myths & Mountains, Tours of Tuscany, London Connection, and Cuba Travel Services, to name a few.
Guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of interactive activities including the ever-popular Bubble Rollers, a zip line, rock climbing wall, culinary demonstration stage and the Global Beats stage featuring cultural performances from around the world.
Supporting sponsors include Indonesia Tourism, Turkish Culture & Tourism Office, and Rick Steves’ Europe. Contributing sponsors include Amtrak, Tourism Malaysia and Thailand Tourism. The event’s National TV Media Sponsor is Travel Channel.
Other event sponsors include NBC4, Los Angeles Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Jetset Extra and Los Angeles Consortium of Online Travel, as well as many others.
The 2014 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure ShowTM will take place February 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Long Beach Convention Center, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. Tickets are available online for $10 with Promo Code “LAPR” or at the door for $15. Children under 16 years old are free. For tickets and event information, visit the website, email [email protected], or call 203-878-2577.