Rick Steves Leads Roster of Celebrity Speakers Including Travel Personalities Cheryl Strayed, Patricia Schultz, and Johnny Jet
The 9th annual San Francisco/ Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show, the country’s largest consumer travel event, will be creating a weekend travel adventure of its own as it is the first stop travelers need to make on their next trip. Visitors will be part of an exciting travel and cultural marketplace that offers a taste of international and local travel, authentic cultural entertainment, educational content as well as unbeatable show-only travel deals at the Santa Clara Convention Center, March 23-24, 2019.
“The Travel & Adventure Show is the largest travel show in the nation allowing guests to delight in researching and booking trips to top travel destinations around the world,” said Unicomm CEO, John Golicz. “Bay residents who love to travel come to the event for exclusive on-site deals, to receive educational content from travel experts, and to inspire wanderlust.”
Taking place just outside of San Francisco, the Travel & Adventure Show features more than 1,000 local travel experts from around the planet as well as hundreds of exhibits, thousands of dollars’ worth of savings for those who partake in on-site travel deals, experiential activations, and more.
Travel Celebrities on Hand to Create Wanderlust
Learn how to navigate Europe like a local with Rick Steves’ European Travel Skills. Learn the tricks of the trade from Johnny Jet who shares tips on traveling comfortably while on a budget. Cheryl Strayed shares helpful insights from her solo wilderness trek across the Pacific Crest Trail, while Patricia Schultz gives an in-depth overview on the scenic, history-rich experience of European River Cruises.
Savvy Traveler Theater Provides Tips to Travel Smarter
Travel experts will cover a range of topics at the Savvy Traveler Theater, including how to travel safer and cheaper, how to maximize reward points, packing tips, and other travel hacks designed to maximize the travel experience.
Discover the World at the Destination Theater
Local destination experts will help attendees plan, personalize and book their next vacations while sharing their insider knowledge in workshops right on the show floor. With a wide array of domestic and international destinations ranging from Arizona and Switzerland to Fiji and Taiwan, visitors will learn how to travel like a local at these half hour sessions.
Experience Music and Dance from Around the World
Featuring cultural performances from around the globe, the Global Beats Theater is where performers invite visitors to enjoy authentic cultural music and dance presentations during the 20+ sessions slated to take place throughout the weekend.
Explore Hands-On Travel Experiences
The San Francisco Travel & Adventure Show is full of interactive, hands-on activities fit for the whole family. Stop by the Arizona Photo Booth to take photos with our green screen to picture yourself in Arizona. Choose from our amazing collection of Arizona’s most picturesque locations and our professionals will prop you up, snap a great pic, and give you a photo to take home. Guests can also enjoy a virtual reality experience from Discover Yosemite which will transport you to a larger-than-life snowy wonderland, where you’ll ski, bike and paddle from adventure to adventure. All activities are included with the price of admission.
The San Francisco Travel & Adventure Show will take place March 23rd and 24th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals; the general public can attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees can purchase single-day and two-day tickets online now for the discounted rate of $11/$18 with promo code: SFPR19 or on-site for $15/$22. Children 16 and under are free and on-site tickets can be purchased with cash only. For tickets and event information, visit www.travelshows.com/sanfrancisco.