The Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show (www.latimes.com/travelshow) returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 13th and 14th. With more than 550 exhibitors and a show floor spanning five acres, the expo is the largest of its kind in the U.S., offering access to expert advice, domestic and international tour operators, value-priced vacation packages and show-only discounts. The show is an adventure in itself where attendees can meet their favorite travel personalities, experience cultures from around the world, and enjoy on-site activities.
Huell Howser (host of PBS’ “California’s Gold”), Arthur and Pauline Frommer (renowned father-daughter budget travel experts), Rick Steves (host of PBS’ “Rick Steves’ Europe”), Zac Sunderland (youngest person ever to sail around the world solo), and Catharine Hamm (Los Angeles Times Travel Editor) are among the featured speakers. Specialty sessions and workshops will cover topics ranging from exotic destinations, to where to find the best deals, and how to stay safe while traveling.
Thrill-seeking activities–free to attendees–include scuba lessons, rock climbing, a vertical ropes course, surf and golf simulators, steer roping and the chance to ride a zip line high above the show floor. Tanzanian, Taiwanese and Armenian dancers and more will provide entertainment throughout the day from the Global Beat Stage.
This year’s show also adds fun for tech-minded attendees, who can join an on-site scavenger hunt with clues and riddles sent to their mobile devices. Pre-registration and prize information will be announced soon at www.latimes.com/travelshow.
The Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show is presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Contributing sponsors include Travel Alberta, the Italian Government Tourist Board and Volvo. KTLA is the media sponsor. The event is co-produced by Unicomm, LLC and Los Angeles Times.
Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show
February 13 & 14, 2010, Sat/Sun: 10:00am-5:00pm (Trade hours 8-10am, Sat. only).
Adults $10/at the door, $8/online. Children 16 & below are free with paid adult. Box office opens 30 minutes prior to start of event each day.
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, West Hall
For more information visit: www.latimes.com/travelshow.