30-01-2007
 
PICK AN ADVENTURE, LOS ANGELES TIMES TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW OFFERS A VACATION TO SUIT ANY STYLE
 
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PICK AN ADVENTURE
Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show
Offers a Vacation to Suit any Style


Los Angeles, CA, January 30, 2007 – The word “adventure” means different things to different people. Likewise does the breadth of experiences to be had by adventure travelers – those travelers who opt to explore their destination from a physical, cultural and spiritual perspective and return with more than just a tan. Whatever a travelers’ passion, they will find it at the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show – the West Coast’s largest travel show – that comes to the Long Beach Convention Center, Saturday and Sunday, February 10 & 11, 2007.

The show focuses on what’s hot in adventure travel – from sailing the Grecian isles to elephant treks in India; from volunteer vacations like building schools in Honduras to rainforest excursions in Nicaragua. With the hundreds of destinations, resorts and tour operators present at the show, there is truly something for everyone.

“We are providing Los Angeles area residents with a sample of the vast world of active and leisure travel that awaits them,” says Nancy Sullivan, Managing Director, Communications. “There are trips that provide virtually every experience possible to suit most any interest and budget.”

Here are some of the dream vacations that attendees can explore at the show:

Exotic Travel

Attendees will be able to catch a glimpse of the exotic – those far-flung destinations that one reads about in storybooks or travel magazines. These places are real and very accessible. Why not try snorkeling the Red Sea in Egypt? Or tour the ancient palaces of Korea? What about a wildlife safari in Rwanda or birding in Nicaragua? These are just a few of the many exotic trips that one can discover at the show.

The Best of the Caribbean

When it comes to island adventures, nothing beats the warm people, cultures and natural beauty of the Caribbean. The Caribbean provides a wealth of tempting trips that include: diving in Bonaire, treks to the Boiling Lake of Dominica, snorkeling off the world’s second largest Barrier Reef in Belize, or touring the spice markets of Grenada, to name just a few.

Asian Treasures

West Coast residents can take advantage of a wealth of destinations from throughout Asia who will be represented at the Show. Try a soak in the Poring Hot Springs in Malaysia, touring the ancient palaces in Korea, camel safaris through the Taklamakan Desert in China, visit the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, or enjoy cultural programs in Mongolia.

Closer to Home

The show has much to offer those seeking getaways right here in the U.S. with exhibitors from Montana’s Glacier County to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from yacht tours in Alaska to Las Vegas weekends, and from the Grand Canyon Railway to Big Bear Lake Resort.

For more information about the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show, please visit www.latimes.com/events.

About the Los Angeles Times

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of nearly 2.2 million and about 3.3 million on Sunday. The Los Angeles Times and its media businesses and affiliates - including latimes.com, TheEnvelope.com, Times Community Newspapers, Recycler Classifieds, Hoy, and California Community News - are read by approximately 8.1 million or 62% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace every week.

The Los Angeles Times, which this year marks its 125th anniversary covering Southern California, is part of Tribune Company (NYSE: TRB), one of the country's leading media companies with businesses in publishing, the Internet and broadcasting. Additional information about the Los Angeles Times is available at www.latimes.com/mediacenter.



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