Los Angeles Travel and Adventure Show 2016 Recap
Since the LA Travel & Adventure Show fell on the same weekend as the Oscars, I thought it appropriate to feature my highlights with award category themes. Your winners are.
Best Live Action Short Film – OtaJoy
In an ocean full of information, vacations, and destinations, the OtaJoy booth was just what the doctor ordered. We were treated to a delicious concoction of egg, kale, tomato and vegetable sauces. The chef and assistant worked harmoniously frying, slicing, and swirling condiments on our snacks. For more information, please visit OtaJoy.
Best Visual Effects – LA Travel & Adventure Show Green Screen
One of the must visit booths is the LA Travel & Adventure show green screen, photo booth. Participants get to choose a world famous backdrop like the Coliseum, the Eiffel Tower, and Christ Redeemer, just to name a few. On top of that, you can also wear silly hats and colorful feather boas to make the scene stand out even more. After filling out a short travel survey, the high resolution picture will be emailed and printed for you. You get to travel to your dream destination instantly! For more information, please visit LA Travel & Adventure Show.
Best Costume Design – Tudor History Tours
One of my dream destination is England. It is probably a combination of the Royals, the history, the castles, maybe even the charming accent? When I saw the British flag and the Tudors, I was drawn in like a moth to a flame. Not only did I learn that many queens were buried in many different parts of the country, visitors who go on their tour become part of a family. Smashing! For more information, please visit Tudor History Tours.
Best Cinematography – Panama
When I stumbled into the Panama booth, I confessed to my friendly tour guide that I am more of a city explorer. He exclaimed, “When you visit Panama, you need to explore the city and the country because we have everything you need!” He wheeled me around to gaze at his breathtaking backdrop, it practically sells itself. For more information, please visit Panama.
Best Original Screenplay – Turkish Airlines
When flying to your dream destination, airlines usually tout their comfortable seats, how many hubs they connect with, or their excellent service. This is the first time I learned about a Flying Chef! Business class travelers on trips over eight hours will be fed by their very own chef. What will they think of next? For more information, please visit Turkish Airlines.
Best Writing Adapted Screenplay – Stuffa
While walking by Stuffa, they were busy demonstrating their wearable luggage. What a novel idea! They told me their product was created because they saw skiers getting dinged for bringing their gear in extra carry ons. You can pack three days of clothes within its lining and since it is a jacket, just remove it at the security counter, let it get X-rayed, and continue on sans extra baggage fees! For more information, please visit Stuffa.
Best Director – Indonesia
When I stopped by Indonesia, I learned that their country as a tourist destination is heading in the right direction. ‘Wonderful Indonesia’ recently waived visa requirements for 174 countries, including the United States, issued a new regulation supporting maritime tourism, and did away with cabotage principles that allows passengers to embark and disembark in five ports within the country. Finally, Indonesia jumped to 47 out of 141 countries evaluated by the World Economic Forum (WEF) Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index 2015. For more information, please visit Indonesia.
Best Picture (Best in Show) – Korea
Last, but not least Korea (PyeongChang) proudly displayed that they would be hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2018. Taking place in February (and March), 50,000 (3,000) people from more than 100 (50) countries will compete in winter game favorites like cross-country skiing, snowboarding, and ice hockey. If the Olympics aren’t your cup of tea, you can visit the many spring festivals, trek up Deogyusan Mountain, or N Seoul Tower. Tying back to their Winter Olympic theme, booth visitors were treated to an exhilarating ski jumping virtual reality game. A handful of gamers were screaming as if they were really trying to win gold. Once again, this year’s Oscar for Best Picture, I mean LA Travel & Adventure’s Best in Show goes to Korea! For more information, please visit Korea.
For more information on the LA Travel & Adventure Show, please search for “Travel & Adventure Show in the App Store and Google Play and download their handy smartphone app.