THE 11TH ANNUAL CHICAGO TRAVEL & ADVENTURE SHOW BRINGS TOP TRAVEL EXPERTS, THOUSANDS OF VACATION OPTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURE AND CUISINE TO ROSEMONT JANUARY 17-18
Wild Author Cheryl Strayed Leads Roster of Celebrity Speakers Including Travel Personalities Samantha Brown, Pauline Frommer, Peter Greenberg and Patricia Schultz
Chicago – Become inspired by the sights and sounds and experience the culture of faraway destinations from across the globe at the 2015 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show. Discover wanderlust and receive insider tips from top tier travel personalities when America’s #1 travel show returns to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont on January 17-18.
Now in its 11th year in the Chicago area, the Travel & Adventure Show features more than 1,200 travel experts from the world’s top destinations, tours and suppliers to help travel enthusiasts find, plan and book their dream vacation. With a wide array of inspirational seminars and workshops on five educational stages, all types of travelers can immerse themselves into the aroma of international cuisines, rhythmic beats from distant lands, learn how to travel more efficiently and become inspired to tap into their adventurous side.
National TV Media Sponsor Travel Channel hosts the top celebrities on the 1,000+ seat Travel Channel Theater including New York Times bestselling author of Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed, who will discuss her deeply transformative 1,100-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, a story that was recently adapted into a major motion picture staring Reese Witherspoon. The weekend also includes some of the world’s foremost travel experts including Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown; Peter Greenberg, Emmy-winning investigative reporter and travel news journalist; Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com; and Patricia Schultz, best-selling author, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Attendees can hear inspiring travel stories, learn invaluable tips, ask questions and take pictures with their favorite high-profile travel pros.
Additional stages include: the Destination Theater, where attendees can gain insight and in-depth information about specific destinations ranging from Tahiti to Alaska; the new Savvy Traveler Stage, where visitors can gain the how-to tips on how to travel smarter using the latest products and technology; the Taste of Travel Stage where top chefs hold live cooking demonstrations and offer samples in an arena-type setting; and the Global Beats Stage, where performers invite visitors to feel the rhythm of exotic cultural performances during more than 20 performances throughout the weekend.
In addition to the experiential qualities of the show, attendees can discover more than 300 exhibitors from international destinations ranging from the Mexico Tourism Board, Florida Keys & Key West, Tahiti Tourism, India Tourism, as well as local destinations highlighted by the Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan pavilions. Through the event’s Official Booking Partner, AAA Travel, travelers will have no problem finding the trip that’s right for them.
“It’s the biggest travel show ever to hit Chicago and it’s all because Chicagoans have a great appetite for travel and culture,” says Unicomm CEO John Golicz. “This show is a great way for travelers and families to experience the world in one day through the eyes of well-traveled speakers and the thousands of experts who represent exciting destinations, tours and vacation options from around the globe.”
Guests and families of all ages are encouraged to meet Alaskan sled dogs, ride camels and interact with Supporting Sponsor SeaWorld’s “wild” friends, all of which are located right on the show floor. “It’s like walking through a living travel guide book,” added Golicz. “Local destination experts are on-hand to allow attendees to discuss, one on one and in detail, how, when and where to travel, complete with insider tips and local knowledge you can’t get anywhere else.”
The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show takes place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on January 17 and 18, 2015 (5555 N. River Rd, Rosemont, IL). On Saturday, the show opens at 9:30am for travel professionals, with general public hours set from 10 am – 5 pm. On Sunday, the show floor opens at 11 am and the show closes at 4 pm. Single and two-day tickets are currently available online for a discounted rate of $11 (single-day) and $17 (two-day) with promo code: CHPR, and are also available on-site for $16/$25. As always, children 16 and under are free. For tickets and more information, visit www.TravelShows.com/Chicago.
About Unicomm and the Travel & Adventure Show
Unicomm, LLC is an independent business to business communications company specializing in originating and managing world-class trade shows and conferences. Unicomm’s properties include the Nation’s largest and longest running series of travel events, the Travel & Adventure Show®, in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco/Bay Area, Washington, D.C., San Diego and new for 2015, Philadelphia.
For Immediate Release
November 11, 2014