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SEA WORLD PENGUINS AND TRAVEL CHANNEL HOST ARE COOL NEW
STARS ANNOUNCED FOR DALLAS TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW
Travel Channel Star Bert Kreischer to Join Bachelor Host Chris Harrison and Actor, Travel Writer Andrew McCarthy
DALLAS (October 24, 2013) – The Travel & Adventure Show has announced several “cool” additions to the line-up of hands-on activities, expert and celebrity appearances and exotic entertainment set for November 2-3 in the Dallas Convention Center. SeaWorld will bring its ultimate party animals, the SeaWorld penguins, along with owls, a lemur, a snake and other animal ambassadors. SeaWorld’s animal educators will be introducing the animals and sharing important conservation information at the Travel & Advenure Theater from 2:45-3:15 p.m. Saturday, November 2, and at the Global Beats Stage at 1:10 p.m. on Sunday, November 3.
And, while he won’t be as formally “dressed” as the penguins, Travel Channel star and comedian Bert Kreischer will follow SeaWorld from 3:30-4:30 p.m. with a “meet and greet” session to follow. In Travel Channel’s series, “Trip Flip,” Kreischer convinces two randomly selected people to spontaneously agree to an unforgettable surprise adventure. Throwing away the guidebook, he takes them off the beaten path and delivers an action-packed, customized itinerary stacked with the kind of VIP-access, accommodations, gourmet food, unexpected twists and celebrity appearances that only Travel Channel can deliver.,
More than 14 hours of travel-related presentations are scheduled, covering money-saving secrets, in-depth looks at specific countries and regions, volunteer vacationing and how-to tips on travel photography. Other travel celebrities include ABC-TV’s The Bachelor host, Chris Harrison; St. Elmo’s Fire actor and award-winning travel writer
Andrew McCarthy, travel legend Pauline Frommer and Patricia Schultz, the New York Time’s best-selling author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. A full schedule can be seen at www.adventureexpo.com/dallas.
A day at the show is a getaway in itself, with features like:
· Interactive fun – zip-lining, rock wall climbing and bubble rollers are will be available all day for kids and adults alike (zip-lining and rock wall are free; nominal fee for bubble rollers.)
· Culinary Theater –taste the international flair as chefs demonstrate their best recipes from far-flung lands. Culinary Stage line-up features Savor Dallas’ Jim White and “Top Chef” star and local talent, Tre Wilcox among others.
· Global Beats Stage – almost nine hours over two days of international musical and dance performances representing cultures from China, Japan, India, Ireland, Mexico and South America, Middle East, Polynesia,Thailand, Ukrain, United States, West Africa and Zimbabwae.
· Near and Far Destinations – from a weekend getaway at a B&B to Thailand to a safari a world away, representatives will be on hand from more than 150 amazing destinations to provide personal, one-on-one answers for all your travel questions.
The show takes place at the Dallas Convention Center Saturday, November 2, from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 3, from 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. (The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals.) Tickets are $10 online (with promo code DAPR) or $15 at the Door. Kids 16 years old and under are free of charge. (Get tickets at www.adventureexpo.com). The show sponsors include National TV Media Sponsor, Travel Channel; Supporting Sponsor, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment; and Contributing Sponsor, Thailand Tourism.
The Travel and Adventure Show is the longest-running series of consumer travel events in the U.S. with shows in Los Angeles, Bay Area (Santa Clara), Chicago, Washington D.C., San Diego and Dallas. For more information on attending or exhibiting in the event, please visit www.adventureexpo.com or call 203-878-2577 x100.