Santa Clara Convention Center - 5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Santa Clara, California

The Bay Area Travel & Adventure show is coming to the Santa Clara Convention Center, February 18-19, 2012, to make it easier for aspiring travelers to plan their perfect getaway.

The show features a multitude of travel resources and information, seminars with celebrity guest speakers, hands-on activities, a Global Beats dance stage and more – all under one roof.

Over 150 destination experts and tour operators will present the thousands of options available in traveling. In addition, a number of the exhibitors are doing giveaways, ranging from gift certificates to trips, as well as providing show-exclusive discounts.

Celebrity guest speakers, such as Patricia Schultz and Rick Steves, will lead informative seminars on the Travel & Adventure Stage. Schultz, bestselling author of the 1,000 Places to See Before You Die series, and Rick Steves, TV personality and author, will share their travel tips and experiences and sign copies of their books following the seminars. Rick Steves is known for his bestselling guidebook series and will discuss practical, money-saving ins and outs of independent travel. Other speakers include travel photographer Ralph Velasco and celebrity travel expert Mark DeCarlo.

DeCarlo will hold an interactive cooking class and competition on the Fiery Foods Stage, as food plays a big part in traveling. Three audience members will be chosen from a drawing to recreate a dish right on the spot based on DeCarlo’s decision. The winner, determined by the audience, wins an exhilarating, all-inclusive vacation.

On the same stage, unique flavors from around the world will be showcased as well. Local chefs will cook traditional “hot” dishes as part of the Fiery Foods Challenge in hopes of the audience choosing theirs as the favorite.

Travel & Adventure Show attendees can take part in hands-on activities that may be found at some travel destinations as well, including rock-climbing and zip-lining. All activities, included in admission fee, are available for any skill level or age.

Don’t miss the chance to learn insider travel tips from the biggest experts in the business, all while experiencing a day of fun and excitement at the Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show.

Show Details:
What: Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center (5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara CA, 95054)
Public Show Hours: Saturday, February 18: 10am- 5pm / Sunday, February 19: 11am-4pm
Travel Trade Hours: Saturday, February 19: 9:30am-5pm / Sunday, February 19: 11am-4pm
Tickets: $9 Online with Promo Code: SCPR or $15 At the Door/ Children 16 and under are free
Parking: Free
Press: Contact The Larose Group at 650-548-6700

Official Website:

Added by lstigge on January 9, 2012

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