I’m so excited to be attending the 16th Annual Chicago Travel & Adventure Show February 8-9th. I’ll get to learn more about the thousands of vacation options and international culture that’s available for us to explore. I’m eager to learn from top travel experts as well as celebrity speakers and travel personalities including Josh Gates, Host of Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown,” Rick Steves, Pauline Frommer and Peter Greenberg.
I’m anxious to get inspired from the experts on where we should take our next vacation. Not only does the show showcase domestic destinations but international as well. Right now I am focused on traveling through all of the beautiful United States with my son but one of these days I’m sure we’ll travel internationally. The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is open to the public and travel professionals. Learn more below.
Travel Celebrities on Hand to Create Wanderlust
Guests can learn how to navigate Europe as a local with Rick Steves’ European Travel Skills and explore the world as Josh Gates takes them off the map with his TV show on Discovery Channel, “Expedition Unknown.” Pauline Frommer will also be on-hand to help travelers Spend Less and See More, while Peter Greenburg will give the insider scoop on how to win the travel game.
This is Chicago’s favorite travel show and serves as a mini world vacation in and of itself. Chicagoland residents who love to travel come to the event to tour the global sights and sounds, receive educational content during hands-on seminars and get inspired to take their next trip from experts from around the globe.said Unicomm CEO, John Golicz.
Passport Acceptance and TSA Get Travelers Ready to Go
World travelers will have the opportunity to begin the passport application process, take passport photos, submit applications onsite and get travel and safety information from the U.S. Department of State, right on the show floor. In addition, TSA will be on hand to finalize precheck enrollment and share information about REAL ID.
Savvy Traveler Theater Provides Tips to Travel Smarter
Travel experts will cover a range of topics at the Savvy Traveler Theater, including how to travel safer and cheaper, how to maximize reward points, packing tips and other travel hacks designed to maximize the travel experience.
Discover the World at the Destination Theater, Sponsored by AAA Travel
Local destination experts will help attendees plan, personalize and book their next vacations while sharing their inside knowledge in workshops right on the show floor. From The Bahamas to Switzerland and countless other AAA Travel destinations, visitors will learn how to travel like a local at these half hour sessions.
Experience Music and Dance from Around the World
Featuring cultural performances from around the globe, the Global Beats Theater is where performers invite visitors to enjoy authentic cultural music and dance presentations during more than 20 sessions throughout the weekend.
Explore Hands-On Travel Experiences
The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is full of interactive, hands-on activities fit for the whole family. From taking SCUBA lessons in a heated dive pool, to camel and Segway rides, all activities are included with the price of admission.
Get Your Tickets Today
The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show will take place February 8 -9 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. 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 4 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees can purchase single-day and two-day tickets online now for the discounted rate of $11/$18 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/chicago/