Speaker Stages

America’s Favorite Travel Shows Have America’s Most Comprehensive Educational Content That You Can’t Find Anywhere Else.

You’ll be inspired to take your dream vacation. Learn how to be your own travel expert on your next vacation, from top celebrity travel personalities and leading local experts at dozens of travel workshops on 3 theaters located on the show floor.

3 Theaters and Over 30+ Sessions

Travel Theater: Hear from the top travel celebrity personalities such as Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, Phil Keoghan and Pauline Frommer as they inspire you to take your dream vacation.

Destination Theater: From where to go and when to go, to what to do and how to get there, destination experts will give you the in depth information you need to travel like a local.

Savvy Traveler Theater: Showcasing travel tips, tricks and actionable advice, you’ll learn how to travel like a pro straight from the experts. Topics include packing tips, technology skills, travel safety methods, budget travel hacks, etc.

Speakers and schedule are subject to change without prior notice, please check back often for updates.

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Saturday, February 24

Rick Steves Celebrity Travel Speaker

Rick Steves Travel Expert - Travel Expos

10:15 am – 11:45 am
Travel Theater

European Travel Skills

Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves Europe and Travel with Rick Steves

Join travel expert Rick Steves – acclaimed for his bestselling guidebooks and public television series – as he shares the latest in smart European travel. In this entertaining, information-packed slideshow lecture, Rick will explain how to travel smoothly and affordably by stretching your travel dollar, eating and sleeping well, avoiding crowds, and packing smartly. Freshly back from lots of travels, Rick will share exactly how you can enjoy maximum travel thrills for every mile, minute, and euro on your next European adventure.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

10:15 am – 10:45 am
Destination Theater

Discover Why Guatemala and Belize are Top Travel Destinations for Travelers Worldwide

Jose Antonio Gonzalez, Travel Tour Leader, Bella Guatemala
Emilio Faillace, Travel Tour Leader, Bella Guatemala

Take a journey into the land of the Maya with BGT’s Guatemala and Belize destination experts. Gain a deeper understanding about the Maya Civilization from our experts Guatemalan tour guides Jose Antonio Gonzalez and Emilio Faillace. Lear tips on how to travel like a local, must see locations and things to do for an experience of a lifetime. Discover why Guatemala and the neighboring country of Belize are top travel destinations for travelers worldwide.

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Juliana Broste - Travel Expert Speaker

10:15 am – 11:00 am
Savvy Traveler Theater

How to Capture Your Adventure on Camera! Tips and Tricks to Document Your Trips

Juliana Broste, Travel Video Journalist + TV Personality, TravelingJules

The best travel souvenir is definitely not a refrigerator magnet.  Discover creative and unique ways to capture your travel experiences through photos and videos.  Travel Video Journalist Juliana Broste (aka TravelingJules) reveals top tips and tricks for travelers who want to document their adventures.  Listen in as Jules shares stories from the road and lessons learned from filmmaking assignments around the world.  Before you know it, you’ll be capturing engaging video and compelling photographs, sure to make your Facebook friends green with envy.

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Destination Theater

Beyond the Cruise: The Inside Scoop on Alaska Adventures

David Kasser, Vice President, Tourism Development and Sales, Visit Anchorage Alaska

Learn about the hidden gems and can’t-miss experiences from Southcentral Alaska’s destination experts. Anchorage is an urban oasis in untamed wilderness nestled between Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains with 60 glaciers within 50 miles of the city. When is the best time of the year to visit? Come and learn what Alaska adventure is waiting for you.

11:15 am – 12 Noon
Savvy Traveler Theater

Travel Matchmaking with Cruise Planners

Michelle Fee, CEO, Co-Founder, Cruise Planners

Join Cruise Planners for a fun, interactive Travel Matchmaking Game Show to learn about your bucket list destinations and be matched with the vacation of your dreams! Come learn, laugh, and have a chance to win some fun travel prizes. Plus, each person at the session will receive a gift just for attending!

11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Destination Theater

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018

Mark Johanson, Travel Writer, Lonely Planet;
Ryan De Seixas, CEO and Owner, Ryzone Media;
Constanza Smok, Chief of Branding, Design and Social Media at Sernatur, Chile’s Tourism Board;
Adam Skolnick, Lonely Planet Writer

Each year, Lonely Planet experts select the best upcoming destinations to visit in their annual Best in Travel list. In this panel discussion, Lonely Planet’s CEO, Daniel Houghton, will moderate a discussion with Lonely Planet writer, Mark Johansen, GoPro advocate Ryan De Seixas and the Chilean Tourism Board’s Chief of Branding, Constanza Smok on why Chile was selected as top country for 2018.

Angel Castellanos Celebrity Travel Expert - Travel Shows

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Travel Like A Pro: Packing Tips & Savvy Travel Skills

Angel Castellanos, World Traveler, Travel Expert, Writer, AngelsTravelLounge.com

Make the next trip, the next best trip of your life! Angel Castellanos, The Travel Ambassador, delivers his popular and acclaimed seminar on packing tips & savvy travel skills drawing from his experience and frequent travels. This informative presentation prepares and inspires travelers with savvy tips to travel smarter, better and cheaper. Angel will deliver the best travel tips on packing smart, safety, new airport security rules and tricks, saving money, sightseeing hacks, traveling with technology and much more! No matter your level of experience, you are bound to come away with practical travel tips to help you travel like a pro. The packing demonstration included in this talk is one you do not want to miss. Packing in a carry on? No problem! Join us for this insightful and dynamic presentation. Travel smart, well and often! www.AngelsTravelLounge.com

Samantha Brown Celebrity Travel Speaker
Places to Love - Samantha Brown

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Travel Theater

Places to Love

Samantha Brown, Host, Places to Love

Samantha talks about her new PBS Travel Series:  Samantha Brown’s Places To Love, and how it creates a new list of must-sees by featuring  the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Gerry van der Walk - Travel Expert Speaker

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Destination Theater

African Safari Travel – When, Where, How

Gerry van der Walt, Co-Founder of Wild Eye, Private & Specialist Guide, Public Speaker, Wildlife Photographer

Africa is without a doubt one of the best wildlife and nature travel destinations in the world and the diversity of ecosystems continues to attract photographers and nature enthusiasts from around the world. This diversity of destinations and wildlife subjects can make it quite challenging to plan a safari unless you know when and where to visit.

Where is the best place to see and photograph Africa’s famous Big 5 – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino, and Buffalo?

What time of year can you see and photograph the Great Wildebeest Migration?

What lenses and cameras will I need when traveling to Africa to see wildlife?

What kind of images and experiences can I expect to get on safari?

Will you always be on a game drive vehicle or will you go on foot with wildlife as well?

These are a few of the questions Gerry will be answering during this presentation while at the same time showing some of his wildlife images from various African countries and wildlife reserves to not only show you where and when to get the experiences you’ve always dreamed of but also to showcase the incredible raw beauty that is Africa.

Patricia Schultz Travel Author - Travel Shows
1000 Places To See Before You Die - Travel Shows

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Destination Theater

1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Global Edition

Patricia Schultz, Bestselling Author, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in The USA & Canada Before You Die

The author of the best-selling travel bible 1,000 Places To See Before You Die takes you around the world by sharing a few of her favorite destinations, continent by continent. Dipping into the book’s rich and varied collection of attractions, the author shares history, interesting facts, and beautiful photography that help illustrate some of the globe’s countless treasures – from the fjords of Norway to Patagonia’s dazzling glaciers to the Sing Sing Festival in Papua New Guinea.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Brian Kelly - Travel Expert Speaker
Credit Card Points - Travel Events

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

The Key to Maximizing Your Travel Experiences Through Credit Card Points and Frequent Flyer Miles

Brian Kelly, Founder and CEO of ThePointsGuy.com

Credit card points and frequent flyer miles open the door to premium experiences like never before—but how do you know which products and programs are right for you? One expert has the answer to these questions, along with the keys to help you unlock a maximized lifestyle around the world.

Celebrity Travel Speaker Phil Keoghan

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Travel Theater

NOW: No Opportunity Wasted

Phil Keoghan, Host/Co-Executive Producer The Amazing Race and Author, No Opportunity Wasted

Join Phil Keoghan as he takes you on a journey through his travel adventures around the globe and shares his passion for living life and fulfilling dreams.  Hear how Phil’s NOW (No Opportunity Wasted) philosophy helps in setting life goals and seizing every day.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

The Trips You Need to Take… Now!

Kelley Ferro, Travel Expert & Video Journalist

There are always good reasons to skip trips or put them off for another time, but our world is changing rapidly and there is so much to see! Kelley has spent her life chasing the world’s most impactful travel experiences in hundreds of destinations, which has made her somewhat of an expert on those “bucket list” trips. She will offer up her top ten travel experiences and types of trips that she thinks you NEED to take. You will come away with not only first-hand recommendations, but where you should go soon. Plus, you will learn tips on how to get the most of these experiences and travel more like a local, than a tourist.

Fiji - Travel Expos

2:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Destination Theater

A Fijian Warrior’s Guide to Happiness

Ruth Daly, Regional Director Tourism Fiji

Discover why the Fijian people are some of the Happiest on Earth, based on the philosophies of a Fijian warrior, and learn how Happiness will find you on your next trip to Fiji!

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Destination Theater

Great Tips on How to Book Your Perfect Italian Vacation

Angelo Carotenuto, Founder and Co-Owner of LivItaly Tours

Meet Angelo Carotenuto, top-rated tour guide of Italy since 2005 and founder of LivItaly Tours, to learn about Italy’s most famous stereotypes… food, culture, music, art, fashion, Ferrari, nature, soccer, and wine. Find ways to experience them all on your next Italian vacation. Tips on ways to explore Italy, book with the best tour operators, quality-check, and the ability to come back with awesome memories for you and your loved ones.

Pauline Frommer Celebrity Travel Expert
Frommer Books - Travel Expos

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Latest Trends in Travel and How They’ll Affect Your Next Vacation

Pauline Frommer, Editorial, Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com

Artificial intelligence, climate change, “experiential travel”, the sharing economy—these and other new forces are shaping the way we vacation today. Frommer will discuss the new experiences available to travelers today, along with what trends may be shaping your vacations, whether you realize it or not.

Rick Steves Celebrity Travel Speaker

Rick Steves Travel Expert - Travel Expos

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Travel Theater

Rick Steves’ Europe: Cruise Ship or Tour Bus?

Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves Europe and Travel with Rick Steves

Travel writer Rick Steves explores the pros and cons of exploring Europe by cruise ship, tour bus and independently. Rick wrote the best-selling cruisers’ guide to Mediterranean ports, runs a company that takes 30,000 Americans through Europe each year on his Rick Steves bus tours, and authors the classic Europe Through the Back Door guidebook for independent travelers. And with all that experience, he’ll share a candid and practical review of the options.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Tour Taiwan - Travel Shows

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Destination Theater

Time for Taiwan 101 

Presented by Travel Agents for Taiwan Tourism

Travel specialists to share all the essentials about traveling to Taiwan. If you are interested in visiting the fascinating island that is a food paradise, nature wonderland, and a world-class cycling destination, make sure to stop by for Taiwan flight and tour specials!

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

How to Travel Safely

Carl C. Risch,  The Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs

The Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs announces changes to the way the Department of State provides safety and security information to U.S. citizens traveling and living abroad.  Take us with you – we’re there to give you reliable, up-to-date safety and security information before and during your trip, and we’ve got your back if an emergency happens overseas.

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Destination Theater

MONGOLIA: The Land of Genghis Khan

Gereltuv Dashdoorov, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer, Mongolia Quest

The session will discuss all facets of  Mongolia… its history, the legacy of the Great Mongol Empire, its modern day, current challenges and why it is a special East Asian Country. It will also explain about its rich history, music, people and how unique their geopolitical situation is in the modern world.  

The talk aims at giving you a full insight into Mongolia with all its different perspectives involved and when and how it is best to explore the country. 

Sunday, February 25

Rick Steves Celebrity Travel Speaker

Rick Steves Travel Expert - Travel Expos

10:15 am – 11:45 am
Travel Theater

European Travel Skills

Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves Europe and Travel with Rick Steves

Join travel expert Rick Steves – acclaimed for his bestselling guidebooks and public television series – as he shares the latest in smart European travel. In this entertaining, information-packed slideshow lecture, Rick will explain how to travel smoothly and affordably by stretching your travel dollar, eating and sleeping well, avoiding crowds, and packing smartly. Freshly back from lots of travels, Rick will share exactly how you can enjoy maximum travel thrills for every mile, minute, and euro on your next European adventure.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

10:15 am – 11:00 am
Savvy Traveler Theater

Mexico: Your First Choice for Medical Tourism

Panelists:
Carlos Arceo, CEO of Mexico Medical Tourism Congress;
Armando Rosas Higuera, Marketing Manager for Sani Medical Tourism;
Elisa Garrido, Coordinator of International and Cultural Events at the Juárez Conventions and Visitors Bureau and Representative of the Health and Medical Tourism Cluster of Juárez;
Marysol  Morales, Founder, Vida Medical Tourism;
Pedro Lopez Cueto, MD;
Dr. Richard Segovia Gasque, Chairman, Costamed Medical Group;
Misael Uribe-Ramos, MD, Director of Medical Tourism and New Projects, Medica Sur;
Dr. Ricardo J. Guevara, Dental Director Surgeon;
Dr. Max Greig, Orthopedic Surgeon, Vallarta Orthopedic Center

Take care of your health in Mexico, where good-natured, personalized service is in people’s genes. Enjoy world class tourism and superior medical attention at affordable rates, all close to home and your own time zone. Come listen to some of the professional healthcare service providers who will briefly describe their excellent offers.

11:00 am – 11:30 am
Destination Theater

Around Mt. Fuji in 8 Days

Michael Kanert, Editor-in-Chief, All About Japan

Forest shrines and Ferris wheels, train tracks and suspension bridges… 

There are good ways and not so good ways to experience Mt. Fuji. I’ve been all the way around the big mountain to find all the good ways to experience Mt. Fuji. Join me at the Destination Theater to go through the run-down and then stick around for a chance to win a one-day tour of the Mt. Fuji/Hakone/Izu area (airfare not included, sadly).

Sarah Dandashy - Travel Expert Speaker
As a Concierge

11:15 am – 12 Noon
Savvy Traveler Theater

Curating Your Best Trip: How to Guarantee a Seamless Travel Experience

Sarah Dandashy, Award-Winning Concierge and Producer/Host of Ask A Concierge

Get the travel scoop from an insider! Learn how to travel better and happier with a few tips from an award-winning concierge. Sarah will share insight on how to have the best experience while traveling and how to score that coveted upgrade!

Travel Indonesia - Travel and Adventure Show

11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Destination Theater

Indonesia ‘Off The Beaten Track’ Travel Adventure

Zulkarnain A. Shafie, Entrepreneur, 360 Integrated Marketing & Business Development
Ng Sebastian, Director, Incito.Vacations (PT Incito Prima)

Join me as I explore twelve (12) destinations of adventure in Indonesia from Batu Karas, Lombok and Sumbar to Joglo, Loksada and Wakatobi/Buton to name a few.  I will share with you the exciting details and activities of these must-see destinations in Indonesia.

Patricia Schultz Travel Author - Travel Shows
1000 Places To See Before You Die - Travel Shows

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

European River Cruises

Patricia Schultz, Best-Selling Author, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in The USA & Canada Before You Die

Discovering Europe’s many scenic and history-rich waterways by river boat is one of today’s most comfortable and enjoyable ways to travel. Patricia explores the pros and cons, what you need to know and the questions you need to ask before booking, while sharing some of her own favorite itineraries and personal experiences.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Destination Theater

The Exciting Future of LAX

John Erickson, Legislative Representative, Los Angeles World Airports
Diego Alvarez, Director of Modernization and Development, Los Angeles World Airports

A behind-the-scenes look at how we are changing how people get to, though, and around LAX, and bringing a world-class guest experience.

Bios: John Erickson is the Legislative Representative for Los Angeles World Airports where he oversees and works on federal, state, regional and regulatory legislation, and policies. Before coming to LAWA, John worked for the City of West Hollywood most recently as the Community Events Technician and the City Council Deputy to Councilmember Abbe Land.  In addition to his work at the City of West Hollywood, John served as the President of the West Hollywood Municipal Employees Union (WEHOME), AFSCME Local 3339, AFL-CIO. John is a Ph.D. Candidate and holds two MA’s from Claremont Graduate University. Most recently, John was elected to the Board of the ACLU of Southern California and was appointed by Governor Brown as the first male commissioner on the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls.

Samantha Brown Celebrity Travel Speaker
Places to Love - Samantha Brown

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Travel Theater

Places to Love

Samantha Brown, Host, Places to Love

Samantha talks about her new PBS Travel Series:  Samantha Brown’s Places To Love, and how it creates a new list of must-sees by featuring  the people who are changing, challenging and strengthening a destination.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following
Kristin Carlson - Travel Expert Speaker
Tahiti - Travel Expos

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Destination Theater

The Islands of Tahiti Are Closer Than You Think

Kristin Carlson Kemper, Managing Director, Tahiti Tourisme

Tucked away in the South Pacific, just 8 hours from Los Angeles, The Islands of Tahiti are closer than you think.  Boasting high, rugged mountain peaks, coral reefs, turquoise-blue lagoons, white sand, palm-fringed beaches, and luxuriously intimate resorts; each of the 118 islands and atolls have something for everyone. Worlds away from the hectic daily grind, where a natural balanced rhythm between the land and the people exist, means connecting with what is really important in life. Discover the escape of a lifetime today!

Angel Castellanos Celebrity Travel Expert - Travel Shows

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Travel Like A Pro: Travel Smart with Technology

Angel Castellanos, World Traveler, Travel Expert, Writer, AngelsTravelLounge.com

Do you want to use your smartphone or other gadgets abroad without going broke? What are the best apps for travel? Angel Castellanos, The Travel Ambassador, delivers his acclaimed “Travel Smart with Technology” seminar to answer all of these questions and so much more. Learn to unlock the potential of your device and travel easy and smarter without getting lost in your phone. This informative and popular presentation prepares travelers so they can confidently use their mobile devices as a tool to travel better and easier. Angel will cover the best travel apps to enhance your travels and allow you to communicate effectively without breaking the bank. No matter how tech savvy you are, you will definitely come away with great advice and helpful apps to travel smarter and better with your technology. Join us for this insightful and dynamic presentation. Travel smart, often and well! www.AngelsTravelLounge.com

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm
Travel Theater

Visit East Asia: Japan, Korea, & China

Aki Kadomatsu, Marketing Coordinator, Japan National Tourism Organization
SoYeon Jin, Marketing Assistant, Korea Tourism Organization
Evan Chan, Marketing Manager, China National Tourist Office

Join the tourism offices of Japan, Korea, and China for an informational seminar on the highlights of these great travel destinations. Come learn about the exceptional food, historical & modern cultures, unique activities, beautiful natural landscapes, and the abundance of attractions that are bringing an exponential number of travelers to these East Asian countries! All three tourism offices are indispensable resources for travel trade professionals, meeting planners, and consumers. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to get tips on the ultimate must-see’s and must do’s!

Tour Thailand - Travel & Tourist Expo

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Destination Theater

Open to the New Shades of Thailand

Candy Krajangsri, Marketing and PR Executive, the Tourism Authority of Thailand Los Angeles Office

Our session will provide information about Thailand through a new set of lenses, uncovering the undiscovered and touching on interesting new elements in both familiar and new places.

Peter Greenberg Travel Celebrity - Travel Shows
Peter Greenberg Worldwide

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm
Travel Theater

What Smart Travelers Need to Know to Navigate the World and Why the World has Suddenly Become a Global Buyers’ Market

Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter and Producer and CBS News Travel Editor

You’ll learn everything you need to know to navigate the world of airlines, hotels and all things travel…and why offline might actually be better than online.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Travel Matchmaking with Cruise Planners

Michelle Fee, CEO, Co-Founder, Cruise Planners

Join Cruise Planners for a fun, interactive Travel Matchmaking Game Show to learn about your bucket list destinations and be matched with the vacation of your dreams! Come learn, laugh, and have a chance to win some fun travel prizes. Plus, each person at the session will receive a gift just for attending!

2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Destination Theater

Your Own Italy – Boutique Travel Perfected

Carmen Carbonell, President of Your Own Italy

For those who want to experience the real Italy, join me as I share my love for Italy, with the heart and soul of the culture and its people. Your Own Italy focuses on living like a local from staying in small boutique hotels, apartments in historic centers and villas in Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast.  You’ll travel off-the-beaten path with guided tours that include…wine tasting and local cuisine in family owned villas, walking city food tours, hands-on cooking classes and cultural experiences like village festivals throughout Italy.

Brian Kelly - Travel Expert Speaker
Credit Card Points - Travel Events

3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

The Key to Maximizing Your Travel Experiences Through Credit Card Points and Frequent Flyer Miles

Brian Kelly, Founder and CEO of ThePointsGuy.com

Credit card points and frequent flyer miles open the door to premium experiences like never before—but how do you know which products and programs are right for you? One expert has the answer to these questions, along with the keys to help you unlock a maximized lifestyle around the world.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Destination Theater

Adventure Canada Expeditions – The Northwest Passage and Beyond

Martin Aldrich, General Manager, Adventure Canada

Join Adventure Canada for a talk on the exciting world of expedition travel. Learn about the world’s most exciting and remote destinations from regional experts, and discover what awaits passengers on a modern expedition. This showcase features incredible photography from voyages through the Canadian Arctic, along the west coast of Greenland, and down Canada’s east coast and maritimes. See what expedition travel means: incredible culture, majestic wildlife, and jaw-dropping landscapes—all experienced from the comfort of an ice-class expedition vessel.

Pauline Frommer Celebrity Travel Expert

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Travel Theater

Spend Less, See More: Strategies for Creating Dream Vacations in ALL Price Ranges

Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com

Accommodations, airfares, tours, car rentals, cruises—the truth is there are no set prices for any of these items. Pauline Frommer will give you the tools you need to work the system smartly, creating value-laden holidays, whether you’re a backpacker or a luxury-seeker. Specific tips and tricks for all those categories will be shared. Plus she’ll introduce destinations that you may not have considered visiting, but should.

Autograph Signing Immediately Following

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Destination Theater

Explore the Nine Islands of the Azores and Their Unparalleled Beauty

Zeto Carvalho, Station Manager, Azores Airlines, Grupo SATA

If you’re looking for an enriching trip which you will never forget, the Azores are your destination. Join me to learn about the customs, traditions, nature, culture, and gastronomy of the nine Azores islands… S. Miguel, Santa Maria, Terceira, Pico, Graciosa, Faial, S. Jorge, Corvo and Flores.

Located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, its idyllic landscapes grant these islands with a unique mystique. The past isolation of the archipelago together with the different origins of its first inhabitants give the Azorean islands a rich cultural diversity, which makes each island a new world waiting to be explored. In the Azores you will find landscapes of unparalleled beauty, monuments carved in stone expelled by volcanoes, museums that will take you back in time, animals unique in the world, a gastronomy stuffed of intense flavors and people who will receive you with arms wide open. All the necessary ingredients for a dream trip.

4:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Savvy Traveler Theater

Getting Great Travel Photos!

David McKay, Owner, McKay Photography Academy

Learn great travel photography techniques no matter what camera you have!  David will specifically be sharing ways to compose your images and the best times of day to photograph along with ideas to make your travel photographs stand out from the crowd.

Learn techniques to help you make the most out of your travel photos!