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Oct-2015

Nation’s Leading Travel & Adventure Show Series Announces Major Travel Booking Partners for 2016 in Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Diego Events

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Nation’s Leading Travel & Adventure Show Series Announces Major Travel Booking Partners for 2016 in Chicago, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Diego Events

AAA, Liberty Travel & Cruise Planners Land & Sea to provide consumers with one-stop travel sourcing by featuring top travel providers, unique vacation options and “show only” booking specials

Milford, CT—October 10, 2015– Unicomm, LLC, producers of the Travel & Adventure Show Series (www.travelshows.com), announce their 2016 “Official Booking Partners” featuring top travel providers in five of their seven shows. This represents an expanding trend for the #1 Travel Show series in the U.S., that welcomed over 130,000 attendees and featured over 800 travel brands earlier this year in seven markets including Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, Washington DC and Philadelphia.

“We are pleased to provide a platform for consumers to not only dream about their next great vacation – but actually have the ability to plan and book it.” Travel & Adventure Show CEO John Golicz says of the announcement. “These new official booking partners make it easier than ever for attendees to navigate the travel shows and leverage travel packages and special deals they just can’t find anywhere else”.

Chicago’s official booking partner, AAA Travel, expands its footprint in the 2016 Travel & Adventure Show (January 23-24) by nearly 50% over last year with more AAA travel partners having a presence in the show and more travel experts on-hand to assist attendees with travel options and key insight into making the most of their travel dollars. AAA Chicago is also sponsoring the Destination Theater, featuring tutorials on travel options from around the globe, and select sessions on the Savvy Traveler and Taste of Travel Culinary Theatres as well.

“AAA is excited to meet with and help the thousands of travelers who come to the show ready to plan their next vacation. We will showcase our top travel partners and our AAA Travel Counselors will share exciting destinations throughout the show,” said Alicia Lyles, Regional President of AAA Illinois/Indiana, AAA The Auto Club Group. “Whether it’s a European vacation, a cruise to the Caribbean, or an Alaskan adventure, AAA has it all and with great offers and prices travelers can’t get anywhere else”

A long-time exhibitor at the Travel & Adventure Show, Cruise Planners Land & Sea, an American Express Travel Co. enhances its participation at multiple shows in 2016 by adding new exhibits focused on the growing trend of river cruising in addition to hosting sessions on both the Destination and Savvy Traveler Theaters. Cruise Planners is the official booking sponsor for shows in Washington D.C., Los Angeles and San Diego.

“Cruise Planners has been an official booking partner for the Travel & Adventure Shows in key U.S. markets and we are continuing to expand that partnership. We find the Travel & Adventure Shows to be

profitable for our travel agents since it’s an opportunity to meet with many serious travelers who are looking to book cruises, all-inclusive vacations and more using the expertise of a well-traveled travel professional.” – said Michelle Fee, CEO and co-owner of Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative.

Liberty Travel is a new sponsor for 2016 and will feature a large presence in the Philadelphia Show (March 19-20), including a themed area that will feel like a “show within a show” hosting many of their partners and destinations.

Throughout the Travel & Adventure Show Series, attendees will have access to special packages from exhibitors that can be booked exclusively through the official booking partners and incredible deals from official booking partners themselves. In fact, AAA Chicago, Cruise Planners and Liberty Travel will all have booking consultation stations at the show where attendees can talk with travel experts about available options, deals and more exclusive perks through their participation at The Travel & Adventure Show.

“You have the avid travelers that come to the travel shows in the thousands. It’s so extraordinary”, said travel celebrity Pauline Frommer who has participated as a speaker in the Travel and Adventure Show since its inception.

For over a decade the Travel & Adventure Shows have connected over 3,000 travel industry leading companies to over 1 million travelers and travel agents.

ABOUT UNICOMM

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 leading and longest running series of travel events, Travel & Adventure Show® in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C., San Diego and Philadelphia. For show information: www.travelshows.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Kit Hamilton
203-878-2577 x108
khamliton@unicomm.org

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