Angeles Times Travel Show, the must-attend Southern California
travel event of the year, today announced the world-class travel
experts, engaging live demonstrations and hands-on activities scheduled
for February 23 and 24 at the L.A. Convention Center. The program
schedule and tickets are available now at latimes.com/travelshow.
“Part of the fun of travel is discovering your options and enjoying the
planning stage,” said Rick Steves, author and host of “Rick Steves’
Europe.” “At Los Angeles Times Travel Show you have the chance to do
exactly that, talk to the experts and get your travel dreams in proper
focus, all under one exciting roof.”
Steves along with headlining speakers Phil Keoghan (Emmy® Award-winning
host of “The Amazing Race,” best-selling author), Andrew McCarthy
(actor, award-winning travel journalist, author of “The Longest Way
Home”) and Arthur Frommer (publisher of more than 340 Frommer’s travel
guides) will be joined by an impressive roster of authorities on a
variety of topics designed to equip even the most seasoned jetsetters
and backpackers to get the most out of the experience of travel.
Catharine Hamm (LA Times Travel Editor), John DiScala (JohnnyJet.com),
Gabe Saglie (Travelzoo) and Brian Kelly (The Points Guy) will reveal
their road-tested tips for saving money while Rudy Maxa (The Savvy
Traveler) and Julia Dimon (“Word Travels”) will regale audiences with
tales of their adventures. Food-minded explorers will relish the
opportunity to listen in as Jonathan Gold (LA Times Food Critic) swaps
secrets about how to discover the best places to eat wherever you go,
hear where Josh Gates (“Destination Truth”) stops to sip mojitos in
between monster hunts, and watch live cooking demos from chefs such as
Brian Malarkey (“Top Chef,” “The Taste”). For those looking to pick up
some practical skills, Joanna Stern (ABC News Technology Editor) and Jen
Leo (Web Buzz Columnist) will download the latest in tech, Christopher
Reynolds (LA Times Travel Journalist) and Mark Boster (LA Times
Photographer) will share photo and video tips, and Marybeth Bond
(GutsyTraveler.com) will tackle the ultimate, inescapable task: how to
pack a suitcase.
Travel Show is an “all-inclusive” getaway in itself, with activities
such as a zip line, rock wall and bubble rollers, a Wildlife Experience
animal show and souvenir photos included with admission. Cruise Planners
and CP Vacations, American Express Travel Representatives, will be on
site ready to create itineraries and book travel, while the U.S.
Department of State will be providing passport services. The five-acre
show floor will be filled with exhibitors representing destinations near
and far – from Southern California’s hidden gems to the world’s most
enchanting locales – offering information and advice, special pricing
and giveaways throughout the weekend.
Los Angeles Times Travel Show is produced in collaboration with MSE
Management and IMG Worldwide. Sponsors include Taiwan Tourism Bureau,
Air Berlin, South African Tourism and Turkish Ministry of Culture and
Tourism. Tickets are $8 in advance (use code “LATPR”) or $10 at the
door. Children aged 16 and below admitted free when accompanied by an
adult. For tickets and more information, go to latimes.com/travelshow.
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