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The 7th Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show™ Returns to the Long Beach Convention Center
 

The 7th Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show™ Returns to the Long Beach Convention Center
January 14-15, 2012

Samantha Brown, Andrew Zimmern, and Peter Greenberg Headline This Year’s Expo


LOS ANGELES – Following the success of the 2011 event, Unicomm, the nation’s largest travel show producer, is pleased to announce the return of the Travel & Adventure Showto the Long Beach Convention Center (www.latravelshow.com/). Strategically located between L.A. and Orange Counties, the show is expected to draw record-breaking attendance from the Southern California mega-market, as well as exhibitors from around the globe. The 2012 show will take place January 14-15, 2012 with new media partners, Los Angeles Magazine and NBC LA, dramatically expanding promotion of the event. 


An invaluable source for travel enthusiasts, the expo features seminars by world class travel experts, hundreds of knowledgeable representatives from domestic and international destinations, and exciting hands-on activities for extra vacation inspiration. 


“Not only are we excited to bring the show back to its original location in Long Beach, our long-time travel exhibitors are as well. We have hundreds of exhibitors already signed up to be at the show based on our strong content, new location, and new media partners,” said Unicomm CEO John Golicz. “This means SoCal Travel Enthusiasts will see the same great event in a more convenient location,” continued Golicz. 


This year’s line-up of speakers includes such celebrated travel personalities as Samantha Brown, Andrew Zimmern, Peter Greenberg, Pauline Frommer, Mark DeCarlo, and Patricia Schultz. Samantha Brown is known as the fun-loving host of Travel Channel Shows including “Passport to Europe” and “Samantha Brown’s Great Getaways.” Andrew Zimmern, also a Travel Channel favorite, can be seen sampling strange cuisine around the world on “Bizarre Foods.” Peter Greenberg is an award-winning travel expert and book author, whose many hats include travel editor of CBS News and host of Peter Greenberg Worldwide. Pauline Frommer, together with her father Arthur, founded an award-winning line of travel guide books. Mark DeCarlo is an authority on good eats across the nation, the author of A Fork on the Road and the Travel Channel show “Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo.” Patricia Schultz penned the bestselling guide 1,000 Places to See Before you Die—which was adapted into a Travel Channel Show with Schultz as producer—and has contributed to many travel books and publications. 


The show will feature over 450+ exhibitors representing some of the world’s best destinations including Guam, Maui Tourism, Tourism Fiji, Yosemite, Alaska, and Tanzania all offering exclusive specials and trip giveaways. Guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of hands-on on-site activities including a zip-line, scuba pool, rock climbing wall and “Fiery Foods Challenge.” 


In addition to attending the Expo, Top-Producing Travel Agents will also have the unique opportunity to expand their trade, garner valuable leads and learn about the hottest trends at the Travel + Destination Symposium—held in conjunction with the show—on Saturday, January 14th. 


Supporting Sponsors are Guam Visitors Bureau and Indonesia Tourism. Additional 2012 media partners include Los Angeles Consortium of Online Travel (LACOT), KABC-AM and KLOS-FM, guarantying widespread exposure about the show’s new location and its unique offerings. 


Unicomm LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world class trade shows and conferences in underserved and nascent markets. Founded in 1998 in Milford, CT, Unicomm enjoys an impressive track record of dozens of successful show launches and hundreds of event productions. Unicomm’s properties include the 3D Entertainment Summit™, the 3D Gaming Summit™ and the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit™ all presented in association with Variety; the Travel & Adventure Show™ in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta; the Faith Travel Conference & Expo™ and Travel & Destination Symposium™. For more information: www.unicomm.org. 


Contacts:

Ann Flower 

Ann Flower Communications 

ann@annflowerpr.com 

(310) 305-7169 

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