LA Times Travel Show 2012

Last week I was reminded that most everyone loves to travel.  Ask and you shall receive!  This weekend I’m headed to the LA Times Travel Show 2012. Here are some of my adventures from last year.

LA Times Travel and Adventure Show 2011
Taiwan: Heart of Asia
Samantha Brown Experience

Stay Inspired!

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Times Travel Show, returning to the L.A. Convention Center January 28-29, today announced the schedule of world-class travel experts, hands-on activities, regional cooking demonstrations and cultural performances being presented at the highly-anticipated 14th-annual event. A free mobile guide is being offered for the first time and will put the five-acre show floor in the palm of attendees’ hands to provide timely updates on event information, show-only specials and giveaways. The schedule, list of exhibitors and registration for the mobile guide are now available at

Exhibitors representing destinations around the globe, from the warm waters of the Caribbean to Alaska’s glaciers, will present a wide variety of options to satisfy every traveler’s palate. The Travel Show will also feature activities designed to provide a mini-vacation in the heart of downtown L.A. Attendees will have the opportunity to hop on an exhilarating zip line presented by Ecuador Ministry of Tourism, “walk on water” inside bubble rollers, climb a rock wall and glide down a rappel tower. The show’s Culinary Stage, sponsored by Tourism Ireland, will serve samples of regional and exotic cuisine. Performers representing cultures from Africa to Japan will also add to the international atmosphere and The Times’ award-winning Photo staff will be shooting exclusive souvenir photos.

Los Angeles Times Travel Show giveaways include a chance to win an all-inclusive trip for two to Yukon, Canada from Boreale Explorers; an international adventure from Explore!; a “Barefoot Perfect” Vacation Package from the Belize Tourism Board with airfare, dining and activities included; and a visit to the Verde Valley in Phoenix complete with lodging, dining and entertainment provided by The Heart of Arizona.

Tickets for the weekend show January 28 and 29 are $10 each, and for a limited time visitors can redeem discount code “LATPR” to receive $2 off. Registration for the industry conference on January 27 is $30. Additional details can be found online at Connect on and @LATimesEvents (#travelshow) to stay up to date.

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16 Responses

  1. I have always wanted to go to the Yukon. It is on my must visit list. I have heard that the scenery is amazing.

  2. At least they aren’t charging too much to attend the show. It always amazes me that people pay good money to go hear sales pitches on everything from travel to gardening to autos to boats!

    • MoneyCone says:

      I was surprised at the registration fee as well! Every winter I keep thinking I should be somewhere warm and sunny! Thankfully this winter has been pretty mild – still traveling is fun!

      • Buck Inspire says:

        Like I mentioned earlier, not sure about other shows, but these travel shows are a pretty good deal. Food, gifts, drawings, speakers, dance performances, adventure activities, and travel information, just to name a few!

    • Buck Inspire says:

      That’s true. But honestly, these travel shows are a pretty good deal. A day full of fun, activities, and information. I would say it’s a bargain!

  3. Arlee Bird says:

    I’m sure it would be an interesting show, but I guess it’s not enough to drag me away from the house. I’ve got too much going on anyway. Hope you have a great time.

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  4. I hope you have a great time as well! The prices do not seem prohibitive. What are the crowds like?

  5. It sounds like a lot of fun for not a lot of money! I will have to keep my eyes open for one of those shows to come to Central Florida…. Might have to try it out!

  6. Buck, you are a big fan of all type of shows. Do you work in the convention organizing (whatever it is called) industry? Maybe it is just living in LA. So many shows all the time. Time travel show is my favorite by far!

  7. Annette Golphin says:

    Sounds really fun. Love to go in LA but it is too far for me. LA is always the best place for me and I really want to go there. Thanks for the info and the video as well!

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