Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles with a preview of the 15th Annual Los Angeles Travel Show this weekend, February 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
L.A. Travel Show – Largest Weekend Travel Show
by Gayle Anderson
KTLA 5 Reporter
L.A. Times Travel Show
Gayle Anderson was live in Los Angeles with a preview of the 15th Annual Los Angeles Travel Show this weekend, February 23 and 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Event organizers say the travel show is the largest weekend-long travel show for consumers and professionals in the western U.S. that’s geared toward adventure seekers of all kinds.
The travel show is an “all-inclusive” getaway in itself, with activities such as a zip line, rock wall and bubble rollers, a Wildlife Experience animal show and souvenir photos included with admission. Cruise Planners and CP Vacations, American Express Travel Representatives, will be on site ready to create itineraries and book travel, while the U.S. Department of State will be providing passport services. The five acre show floor will be filled with exhibitors representing destinations near and far, from Southern California’s hidden gems to the world’s most enchanting locales, offering information and advice, special pricing and giveaways throughout the weekend.
The headlining keynote speakers include Rick Steves (author and host of “Rick Steves’ Europe”), Phil Keoghan (Emmy Award-winning host of “The Amazing Race” & best-selling author), Andrew McCarthy (actor, award-winning travel journalist, author of “The Longest Way Home”) and Arthur Frommer (publisher of more than 340 Frommer’s travel guides).
Catharine Hamm (LA Times Travel Editor), John DiScala (JohnnyJet.com), Gabe Saglie (Travelzoo) and Brian Kelly (The Points Guy) will reveal their road-tested tips for saving money while Rudy Maxa (The Savvy Traveler) and Julia Dimon (“Word Travels”) will regale audiences with tales of their adventures. Food-minded explorers will relish the opportunity to listen in as Jonathan Gold (LA Times Food Critic) swaps secrets about how to discover the best places to eat wherever you go, hear where Josh Gates (“Destination Truth”) stops to sip mojitos in between monster hunts, and watch live cooking demos from chefs such as Brian Malarkey (“Top Chef”, “The Taste”). For those looking to pick up some practical skills, Joanna Stern (ABC News Technology Editor) and Jen Leo (Web Buzz Columnist) will download the latest in tech, Christopher Reynolds (LA Times Travel Journalist) and Mark Boster (LA Times Photographer) will share photo and video tips, and Marybeth Bond (GutsyTraveler.com) will tackle the ultimate, inescapable task: how to pack a suitcase.
The Los Angeles Times Travel Show is produced in collaboration with MSE Management and IMG Worldwide. Sponsors include Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Air Berlin, South African Tourism and Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Tickets are $8 in advance (use code “LATPR”) or $10 at the door. Children aged 16 and below admitted free when accompanied by an adult. For tickets. a schedule of events, and more information, visit the LA Times Travel Show website, check out the event page on Facebook, or follow the official event twitter account from the LA Times.
For more information, contact:
This weekend, February 23rd and 24th, 2013
L.A. Times Travel Show
$10 at the door/ $8 in advance (use code “LATPR”)
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com.
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