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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:02 AM


The Bay Area’s Largest Travel Show Features Celebrities, Travel Experts, Seminars, and Exciting Activities

(Santa Clara, Calif., January 7, 2013) – Traveling to another state, let alone another country, may seem like a daunting expedition to embark upon, but now there is help to navigate the endless vacation options.

The Bay Area Travel & Adventure show returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center, February 16-17, 2013, 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 200 destination experts and tour operators will present the thousands of available travel options. In addition, a number of the exhibitors will provide giveaways, ranging from gift certificates to trips, as well as provide show-exclusive discounts.

Headlining the lecture series is celebrity speaker Rick Steves. The author and travel expert is best known for his wildly popular guidebook series and Public TV show Rick Steves’ Europe, and will discuss practical, money-saving ins and outs of independent travel as well as a dedicated “Italy” segment.

Patricia Schultz, author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die will also be on hand to recount her experiences writing her bestselling book.

Also giving attendees valuable travel tips is Joe Diaz, a seasoned world traveler and co-founder of AFAR magazine and AFAR media, the multi-platform media travel brand.

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

Don’t miss the chance to learn insider travel tips from renowned 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
Public Show Hours: Saturday, February 16: 10am- 5pm / Sunday, February 17: 11am-4pm
Travel Trade Hours: Saturday, February 16: 9:30am-5pm / Sunday, February 17: 11am-4pm
Tickets: $9 Online with Promo Code: SCPR or $15 At the Door; Children 16 & Under are free
Parking: Free
Press: Contact The Larose Group at 650-548-6700 or email:

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