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The 10th Annual LA Travel & Adventure Show Will Bring Thousands Of Travel Options And International Culture And Cuisine To Long Beach February 21-22

Nation's Largest Travel Show Will Feature Roster of Celebrity Expert Travel Speakers Including Samantha Brown, Rick Steves, Pauline Frommer,
Peter Greenberg and Phil Keoghan

Tens of thousands of travel enthusiasts will once again be inspired by the sights, sounds and culture of faraway destinations from across the globe as the nation's largest consumer travel show returns to the Long Beach Convention Center on February 21 and 22.  

Strategically located between L.A. and Orange County, the 10th Annual Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show will feature a greatly expanded show floor, new features and speakers and a plethora of first time exhibitors.  Over 3,000 local travel experts from around the planet will man the exhibits to meet one-to-one with Angelinos looking for their next vacation - be it a weekend getaway, or an exotic international adventure. Over 30,000 travelers are expected to attend throughout the weekend.

Named one of Southern California's top trade shows by BizBash, the event will feature hundreds of exhibiting companies and countries representing some of the world's most sought-after destinations, tour offerings  and travel experiences. The Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show promises a weekend of discovery and inspiration to help travelers "dream it, plan it and book it".  Event attendees will be able to shop exclusive travel deals, attend travel seminars on three educational stages and meet prominent travel experts.

"Southern Californians have an appetite for travel and adventure, and this show is a great way to experience the world over one weekend through the eyes of well-traveled speakers and experts from around the globe," stated Unicomm CEO John Golicz. "It's like walking through the world's best travel guide."

New for 2015, will be the introduction of the Savvy Traveler Stage, where visitors can learn the how-to tips on traveling smarter and hassle-free. The Savvy Traveler Stage will showcase the latest travel technology, provide travel safety information and teach handy travel skills. Also new this year, the Travel Product Pavilion will feature the newest and best must-have travel products and gadgets.

The Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show will also feature the largest group of celebrity travel personalities EVER assembled for a consumer show of this kind. Speakers include The Amazing Race Host, Phil Keoghan; travel icon and television personality, Peter Greenberg; Travel Channel hosts, Samantha Brown and Josh Gates; award-winning television personality and author, Rick Steves; host of the PBS series Joseph Rosendo's Travelscope®, Joseph Rosendo; and editorial director of the iconic Frommer Guides, Pauline Frommer, among many others.

Guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of interactive, family-friendly activities including a rock climbing wall, a scuba pool, the Taste of Travel Stage - a culinary demonstration stage - and the Global Beats Stage, featuring cultural performances from around the world.

At the Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show, attendees will find thousands of destination experts to help plan and customize vacations and give inside knowledge to help attendees travel like pros. Exhibitors will be available to give attendees details about travel and tours to destinations from around the world including Costa Rica, Europe, India, Mexico, Australia, Ireland, Japan, Hawaii, Africa, Turkey, Thailand, and Alaska - all offering exclusive specials and trip giveaways. 

The event's national TV media sponsor is Travel Channel.  Supporting sponsors include Rick Steves' Europe; Taiwan Tourism Bureau; Indonesia; and Yosemite/Mariposa County Tourism Bureau.  Contributing sponsors are Japan National Tourism Organization and Thailand.   Other event sponsors include Sunset Magazine, AFAR magazine, Jetset Extra, and Los Angeles Consortium of Online Travel.

"As the only Travel Show in the greater Los Angeles metroplex, we are excited by this year's massive show floor," stated Golicz.  "Due to the rapid growth of attendees the last few years, we have seen over 100 new exhibitors join this event.  We have increased theater capacities, expand aisles to accommodate the crowds, and we even have a dive pool where adventurers 10 and older can try scuba diving with a dive master.  It's a great show for families!"

This year, the show has attracted an array of new exhibitors such as Sintra-Portugal Tourism, Collette Vacations, Tokyo Tourism, Cambodia Tourism, David McGuiffin's Exploring Europe, and many more.

The 2015 Los Angeles Travel & Adventure ShowTM will take place February 21 and 22 from 10 am to 5 pm at the Long Beach Convention Center, located at 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802.  Tickets are available now online for $11 for one day or $17 for two days (use promo code: LAPR). Children 16 and under are free.  At the door, tickets will be available, cash only, for $16 for one day and $25 for two days. For tickets and information please visit , email or call (203) 878-2577.


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, Travel & Adventure Show® in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C. and San Diego.