Thursday January 24 1:22 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

15th Annual Chicago Travel and Adventure Show Comes to Rosemont Jan. 12-13

01/12/2019 - 10:00
01/13/2019 - 16:00
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Taking place January 12 and 13 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (5555 N River Rd), travel enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with thousands of travel experts from around the world. These experts will be on hand to help attendees dream, personalize and book their next trip, all in one place.

From Alaska to Florida, Mexico to the Africa, Europe to the top cruise lines in the world - visitors find an incredible variety of travel options at the Travel & Adventure Show. The price of admission also includes access to dozens of inspirational, educational and culturally focused sessions on four stages on the show floor, along with hands-on activities for the whole family.

“At the Travel & Adventure Show, guests will have the chance to meet one-on-one with representatives from the top travel brands in the world. What’s more, each of these representatives will be on hand to help plan, personalize and book the trip that’s right for each traveler, at prices they can’t find anywhere else,” said John Golicz, CEO of Unicomm, LLC, the producer of the Travel & Adventure Show Series. “Visitors to America’s favorite travel show show will have the opportunity to learn and get inspiration from top celebrity travel experts and be immersed in cultures from around the globe.”

One of the many highlights of the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is the opportunity to meet and gain inspiration from the world’s top travel experts and celebrities as they present seminars and answer questions over the two-day event. In the 1,000-seat Travel Theater guests can meet:
Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of “Rick Steves’ Europe” and “Travel with Rick Steves”
Samantha Brown, Travel expert and television host of PBS’ “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love”
Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com
Patricia Schultz, Author of the New York Times Bestseller “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”

“I think a lot of attendees are surprised by how much fun they have at the Travel and Adventure Show,” said Frommer. “They get to meet people from all over the world, often snag great travel deals, learn a bit about the world and watch a performance. For avid travelers, it’s an exciting, fulfilling way to spend the weekend.”

On the Savvy Traveler Theater stage, visitors will interact with travel experts on subjects ranging from packing and travel technology, to maximizing credit card reward points and what to do if a mishap strikes while traveling.

In the Destination Theater, travelers will receive destination-specific information from local experts containing information on when to go, how to get there, what to see and local, off the beaten path attractions from destinations such as Alaska, Australia, Arizona and Italy, among others.

At the Global Beats Stage, attendees can feel the beat and experience the rhythm of cultural dances and performances during more than 20 presentations throughout the weekend.

Attending the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is an adventure in-and-of-itself and presents activities suitable for the whole family. Guests can get their picture taken in their favorite destination at the Arizona Office of Tourism Green Screen, ride a live camel or even take SCUBA lessons in a heated dive pool. Included in the price of admission is Federal Row, where the US State Department and Passport Agency will be accepting new passport applications, renewing passports and taking passport photos on site. In addition, the Global Entry Program will also take application appointments right on the show floor.

The Official Travel Agency Partner is AAA Travel, while MSC Cruises is the Major Sponsor. The Supporting Sponsor is Rick Steves’ Europe. The Featured Destination Sponsor is the Arizona Office of Tourism. The Official Cruise Sponsor is Celebrity Cruises, with the Contributing Sponsor being Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Company. The Photo Book is sponsored by the Arizona Office of Tourism. Supporters include the Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council, and the Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District. The Global Beats Stage Sponsor is the World Cultural Heritage Center. Travel Industry Partners include Africa Travel Association, PATA – SD Chapter, JaxFax Travel Marketing, Caribbean Tourism Organization, US Travel Association, Visit Florida, Wellness Tourism Association, Southeast Tourism Society, and the Alaska Travel Industry Association. Media Supporters include KindTraveler and the Local Tourist.

The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show will take place on January 12 and 13 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Rd in Rosemont, Ill. 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 with promo code: CHPR19 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 www.travelshows.com/chicago.

About Unicomm, LLC and the Travel & Adventure Show Series
UNICOMM LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world-class trade shows and conferences. Unicomm’s properties include the nation’s largest and longest running series of travel events, the Travel & Adventure Show in Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas and Boston, which is new in 2019.