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Travel & Adventure Show

December 15, 2016 12:00 ET

The 7th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show Brings Top Travel Experts, Thousands of Vacation Options Plus International Culture and Cuisines to Santa Clara Convention Center Feb. 11 and 12

Rick Steves, Peter Greenberg, Patricia Schultz Among Roster of Celebrity Speakers Including Amazing Race's Phi Keoghan, and Angel Castellanos

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 15, 2016) - Anyone looking to find, plan and book their next vacation will discover thousands of travel options to explore, and local destination experts to help them get there at the 7TH Annual San Francisco Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show.

Taking place February 11th and 12th at the Santa Clara Convention Center, travel enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with thousands of travel experts from around the world and find exclusive deals and savings. These experts will be on hand to help attendees dream, personalize and book their next trip.

From Arizona to Alaska, Fiji to Taiwan and China to India, you'll find great travel options at the Travel & Adventure Show. The price of admission also includes access to dozens of inspirational, educational and culturally focused sessions on 5 stages located on the show floor, along with hands-on activities fit for the whole family. 

"At the Travel & Adventure Show, you never know who you are going to meet. You can come face to face with some of your favorite celebrity traveler speakers, make lifelong friends with fellow travel enthusiasts, and get to know all the industry insiders," said John Golicz, CEO of Unicomm, LLC, the producer of the Travel & Adventure Show series. "Anyone with an interest in travel should make the San Francisco Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show the first stop before their next vacation. It's a travel lover's paradise and an information hub that can't be missed."

One highlight of the San Francisco Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show is the opportunity to meet and gain inspiration from the world's top travel experts and celebrities as they present seminars and answer questions over the two-day event. On the 1,000 seat Travel Theater, you'll meet:

  • Rick Steves, Host of Rick Steves' Europe and Travel with Rick Steves, Europe Through the Back Door
  • Phil Keoghan, Host of CBS' The Amazing Race
  • Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter and Producer and CBS News Travel Editor
  • Patricia Schultz, Author, "1,000 Places to See Before You Die"

On the Savvy Traveler Theater stage, visitors will interact with travel experts on subjects ranging from packing and travel technology, to maximizing credit card reward points and what to do if disaster strikes while traveling.

On the Destination Theater, travelers will receive destination-specific information from local experts containing information on when to go, how to get there, what to see and local, off the beaten path attractions from destinations such as Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands.

The Taste of Travel Theater highlights top chefs who present live cooking demonstrations right on the show floor. Featuring cuisines from around the world, guests will have the opportunity to taste samples and get a full cultural experience in a stadium-seating styled theater.

At the Global Beats Stage, attendees can feel the beat and experience the rhythm of cultural dances and performances during more than 20 presentations throughout the weekend.

Attending the San Francisco Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show is an adventure in and of itself and presents activities suitable for the whole family. Guests can get their picture taken in their favorite destination at the Green Screen, climb a rock wall, and take a picture with Mammoth Lakes' giant 24' trout all under one roof. On Saturday, February 11th, there will also be a casting call located right off the show floor for CBS' The Amazing Race.

1000TravelTips.com is the event's national media sponsor. Tourism Fiji is a Major sponsor, with supporting sponsors including Rick Steves' Europe Tours and Yosemite Experience Pavilion. The Broadcast Partner is NBC Bay Area and Promotional Partner is SamTrans and Caltrain. Travel Industry Partners include Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Africa, Africa Travel Association, Caribbean Travel Association, European Tourism Association, JAXFAX Travel Marketing, Pacific Asia Travel Association, and the US Travel Association. Photo booth sponsors include Arizona Office of Tourism. Other event sponsors include, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Consortium of Online Travel, International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association, Kind Traveler, and Man About World. The Official PR Partner is Marketing Maven.

The San Francisco Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show will take place on February 11th and 12th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals; the public can attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 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: SFPR 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 https://travelshows.com/shows/san-francisco-bay-area/.

About Unicomm, LLC and the Travel & Adventure Show Series
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 Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Philadelphia and Dallas.

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