The Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show is almost here! On February 27-28, the Long Beach Convention Center will once again host the Southern California’s largest and best-run travel trade show. And, once again, I’ll be representing The Vacation Gals as a speaker there. I think this year is going to be the best one yet. Here’s why.
This is the largest, most successful travel show in the country, and has been for quite some time. This year, the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show will have over 400 exhibitors from all around the world, in booths and on stage, getting attendees excited to visit their destinations. Besides the destinations featured throughout the show, there will be some fantastic travel experts speaking and available for friendly encounters. The top travel experts include the Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown, radio host and Frommer’s Guidebooks Editorial Director Pauline Frommer, television travel expert Peter Greenberg, best-selling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die Patricia Schultz, and the world’s most affable television travel show host, Rick Steves.
Of course, I’ve got to also mention my panel. I’ll be speaking on February 28th, with Matt Villano, Margalit Sturm Francus and Family Travel Host Colleen Kelly. Our 2:00PM seminar is “Real Talk with Real Parents: the Dirt and Dirty Truth about Family Travel.” While I’ve enjoyed speaking about travel apps at the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show in years past, I’m looking forward to shaking up my own Travel Show experience this year. Come say hi!
Talking about the Travel Show this year, there will be a twitter party on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00PM PST. I’ll get to promote the Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show, talk about travel, and (I love this) give away four great travel-related prizes. Follow the hashtag #LATravelShow, come chat with me (and a surprise guest), and you might win one of the following:
A one night stay at a Hyatt property
2 tickets to Yosemite National Park
Victorinox EvoWood 14 Swiss Army Knife
2 round-trip tickets to Avalon, Catalina Island aboard the Catalina Express
Since you’re reading this, I’ll give you a heads up: the Twitter party prize questions will have answers found somewhere on the LATravelShow.com webpage.
The Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show will take place from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, February 27th and 28th, at the Long Beach Convention Center at 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802. Tickets are available online: $12 for one day, $18 for both days with promotional code LAPR), or day-of at the door: $16 for one day and $25 for both days. Kids under 16 years old get free admission. For tickets and more detailed event information, go to LATravelShow.com.