Travel star Rick Steves, the Fiery Foods Challenge, Wines of the World, Storytelling for All Ages and a photography workshop are some of the new additions to the already brimming Travel and Adventure show itinerary.
Set for January 29-30 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, the show brings an unequalled line up of activities, all included in the show admission:
NEW: Fiery Foods Challenge that lets you taste and attempt to survive hot foods from around the world, presented by Chicago-area chefs
NEW: Wines of the World offers more tastings, and seminars featuring wine regions from around the world
NEW: Storytelling for all Ages brings children some of the world's most endearing and renowned tales Scuba diving lessons in the world's largest mobile scuba diving pool (no matter HOW cold it is outside, this pool - all 15,000 gallons of it! -- is a toasty 72O, mimicking the temperatures of Bon Aire in the Caribbean.) All equipment is provided, even hair dryers.
Rock Wall Climbing
-Meet travel celebrities and learn their secrets, including European expert Rick Steves, Amanda Pressner, Co-Author of The Lost Girls, and JD Rinne, an editor with Budget Travel magazine
-Almost non-stop international music and dancing on the Global Beats Stage According to John Golicz, CEO for Unicomm, which produces the event nationally, this year's show will also present more than 150 exhibits representing every continent. "We think the travel market is showing definite signs of recovery for 2011, and people are ready to get away," said Golicz. "After six previous years, we're bringing the biggest show yet to Chicago."
"Our specialty is experiential travel," said Golicz. "It's not sight-seeing, it's sight-doing, whether it's cycling 'inn to inn' across Europe, taking cooking lessons in Tuscany, dive and jungle adventures in Belize, or whitewater rafting in Colorado. The traveler becomes physically immersed in the culture. But the trips also provide 'creature comforts' - a lovely dinner indigenous to the region, spa options and upscale lodging."
The Travel and Adventure Show opens Saturday, January 29 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, January 30 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. (The show opens 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals.) Adult admission is $9 online with Promo Code: CHPR or $15 at the door. Children 16 year of age and under are free. The Travel and Adventure Show is the longest-running series of consumer travel events in the U.S., with shows in the New York metro area, Los Angeles, Santa Clara, Dallas and Washington D.C. The national magazine sponsor is Budget Travel.
For more information on attending or exhibiting in the event, please visit www.adventureexpo.com/Chicago or call 203-878-2577 x100.
Travel and Adventure Show
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
9301 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018
Sat. and Sun.
203-878-2577 x 100