Just in time to ease those winter doldrums, the 12th Annual Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show — the largest consumer travel series in the country — returns to the Walter E Washington Convention Center February 20 and 21, 2016 affording attendees the opportunity to plan their travel to top destinations from throughout the world.
For two days, the DC Convention Center becomes the headquarters of global travel when thousands of destination exhibitors and travel experts fill the hall, bringing an unprecedented number of travel ambassadors and experiences under one roof.
Highlighting this year’s event will be an entire stage dedicated to the world’s most interesting local, regional and international culinary experiences. Local favorite, David Guas, host of The Travel Channel’s American Grilled¸ headlines the Taste of Travel Stage where he will be joined by unique-to-Washington chefs like The Bikini Chef Susan Irby. Celebrity travel experts like CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg and The Amazing Race’s Phil Keoghan will take the stage along with industry experts Wendy Perrin, Trip Advisor travel advocate and former Conde Nast Traveler consumer news editor. Attendees will be able to actually participate in travel adventures by scaling the show’s rock climbing wall or having a scuba experience an 18,000-gallon heated dive pool.
“Washington-area residents have a natural appetite for travel and adventure. The Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show is a smart, cost-effective way for savvy travelers to find, plan and book their dream vacation,” said John Golicz, chief executive officer and founder. “For more than a decade, our team has helped countless travelers find where to go, what to do and how to get there by connecting them in a meaningful way with the world’s leading destination experts.”
“People flock to our events because they know that while the Internet and guide books contain great information, they are not always reliable. At the Travel & Adventure Shows you get the truth from people who are either from the travel destination or have traveled extensively in the region.”
In addition to the thousands of exhibitors, many of whom offering exclusive show-only specials, the show features informational and entertaining stages throughout the venue. At the Destination Theater informative workshops will be conducted by travel destinations like Visit Alaska, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Duperier’s Authentic Journeys and Expat Explore Travel. At the Savvy Traveler Theater, speakers will share tips of the trade giving counsel on how to travel smarter and with less hassle.
There will be innumerable feature attractions like the Global Beats Stage where attendees will see culturally diverse dance and music performances representing destinations from around the world and learn about the artistic and cultural significance of each performance.