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January 25, 2012 09:30 ET

Experts and Entertainment Enrich Travel & Adventure Show Itinerary

Travel Channel's Samantha Brown Headlines Event (www.adventureexpo.com)

ROSEMONT, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - There are globetrotting Travel Channel stars, best-selling authors and Budget Travel's best destinations for 2012, a professional travel photographer ready to share his tips and more. The Travel & Adventure Show will present 20 entertaining and informative seminars over two days (January 28-29) to help you travel smarter. Highlights include appearances by Travel Channel star Samantha Brown and Chicago's Own Windy City Live Host Mark DeCarlo, Patricia Schultz (author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die), photographer Ralph Velasco and the editor of Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine, Marc Peyser.

In fact, it will take three stages to present the wide-ranging discussions -- The Travel & Adventure Theatre, The Destination Theatre and the AAA Travel Theater. A fourth stage, the Global Beats stage, will host almost non-stop presentations of cultural music and dance representing a myriad of exotic locales.

From scuba diving and camel rides to a Fiery Foods Challenge, The Travel & Adventure Show promises fun for the entire family. Plan your next vacation and hear from these presenters.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
11-11:30 a.m. - Tasmania, Kangaroo Island and New Zealand: Adventure Down Under

11 a.m. - African Travel presents Personalized African Safari Tours

11:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m - 2012 Mayan World, The Countdown That Will Make History: A New Era Begins

12-1 p.m. - Many Cities, One Stomach, with Mark DeCarlo. Book signing to follow.

Noon - Trafalgar presents Guided European Vacations

12:30-1:30 p.m. - Diverse Asia & South Pacific, Experiences for Everyone

1:30-2:30 p.m. - A Comedy of Travel Errors: My Globalization of Mishaps, with Travel Channel Host Samantha Brown. Meet & Greet to follow.

1:30 p.m. - Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection presents 5-star Luxury River Cruising

1:45-2:15 p.m. - Beauty and Adventure in Costa Rica

2:30-3:30 p.m. - Putting the Travel in Travel Photography, with Ralph Velasco, Travel Photographer & International Photo Tour Guide. Book signing to follow.

2:30 p.m. - Azamara Club Cruises presents Cruises with More Overnight Port Stays

3-4 p.m. - 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, with Patricia Schultz, Travel Writer, TV Producer & Best Selling Author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in the USA & Canada Before You Die. Book signing to follow.

3-3:30 p.m. - See the World From the Inside With Trafalgar

3:45-4:30 p.m. - Destination Africa

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

11 a.m. - African Travel presents Personalized African Safari Tours

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Drivable Destinations: Vacations Within Reach

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. - 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, with Patricia Schultz, Travel Writer, TV Producer & Best Selling Author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and 1,000 Places to See in the USA & Canada Before You Die. Book signing to follow.

Noon - Trafalgar presents Guided European Vacations

12:30-1:30 p.m. - Putting the Travel in Travel Photography, with Ralph Velasco, Travel Photographer & International Photo Tour Guide. Book signing to follow.

1:00-2 p.m. - Budget Travel's Best Budget Destinations for 2012 with Marc Peyser, Editor of Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine

1:30 p.m. - Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection presents 5-star Luxury River Cruising

2:15-3:15 p.m. - A Comedy of Travel Errors: My Globalization of Mishaps, with Travel Channel Host Samantha Brown. Meet & Greet to follow.

2:30 p.m. - Azamara Club Cruises presents Cruises with More Overnight Port Stays

3-3:30 p.m. - See the World From the Inside With Trafalgar

Doors open at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, January 28, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 29. Tickets are $9 online with Promo Code: CHPR or $15 at the door. Kids 16 years old and under are free of charge.

The Travel and Adventure Show is the leading, longest-running series of consumer travel events in the U.S. with shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Dallas. In Chicago, the Travel and Adventure Show is sponsored by AAA Travel. For more information on attending or exhibiting in the event, please visit www.adventureexpo.com or call 203-878-2577 x100.

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