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The Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show February 9th and 10th Showcases The Most Unique Vacations On Earth
Largest travel event in the West – featuring over 500 exhibitors and top travel visionaries
Los Angeles, CA and Milford, CT, January 7, 2008 – On February 9 and 10, 2008, thousands of travel experts
from around the world, will converge at the Long Beach Convention Center to help consumers find their next incredible vacation.
The 13th annual Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show will showcase the most sought-after domestic and international destinations; eco, adventure and family resorts and access to tour operators from across the U.S. and around the planet!
Attendees will have the chance to gather insight to help plan their ultimate getaway by receiving experiential and cultural recommendations via one-on-one chats with destination experts. The 2008 Show will include the Los Angeles Times Stage featuring keynotes seminars from such luminaries as the Amazing Race’s host, Phil Keoghan, speaking of his new book No Opportunity Wasted: Creating a Life List, the highly respected Europe Through The Back Door” and PBS host Rick Steves and Frommer Travel Guide’s Pauline and Arthur Frommer. In addition, the National Geographic Adventure Theatre will feature live seminars from world renowned explorers and the popular Global Beat Stage will offer international music and dance performances.
“Southern Californian’s love to find and experience new and unique locales, from undiscovered weekend getaways to eco-friendly family trips in remote locations,” says Bill Benjamin, Event Director for Los Angeles Times. “The Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show brings the world a little closer and helps make that next great ‘vacation of a lifetime’ possible.”
The Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show will also bring adventure directly to attendees by offering scuba diving lessons, a rock climbing wall and more. The show is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and presented by the Greek National Tourism Organization and the Automobile Club of Southern California. Additional sponsors are South African Tourism, Guam Visitor’s Bureau and Israel Ministry of Tourism.
Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show
Adult $10, children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult
February 9 & 10, 2008, 10am-5pm
(Trade hours 8am-10am, Saturday only)
Long Beach Convention Center
300 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA
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About the Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times is the largest metropolitan daily newspaper in the country, with a daily readership of 2.2 million and 3.2 million on Sunday, and a combined print and interactive monthly audience of 4.9 million. The Los Angeles Times and its media businesses and affiliates – including latimes.com (www.latimes.com), The Envelope (www.theenvelope.com), Metromix (www.metromix.com), Times Community Newspapers, Hoy, and California Community News – reach approximately 8.1 million or 62% of all adults in the Southern California marketplace.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times, has been covering Southern California for over 126 years and 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.
About Adventure in Travel Expo (ATE)
Adventures in Travel Expo (ATE), the world’s leading active and adventure travel show for consumers and the trade, co-produces the Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show. In 2008, events will be presented in four U.S. cities: New York, January 12-13; Chicago, January 26-27; Long Beach, Calif., February 9-10; and Washington, D.C., March 29-30. ATE highlights responsible, experiential, active, adventure, ,cultural and heritage travel with exhibitors, presentations, hands-on adventure opportunities and cultural performances. For more information, visit www.adventureexpo.com.