Brand new in 2015, the Washington, DC Travel & Adventure Show will debut the Savvy Traveler Theater, where visitors will learn the best how-to tips on traveling smarter and more hassle-free. Among the many highlights of the Savvy Traveler Theater is a seminar on How to Fix Your Trip When it Breaks, from USA Today Travel Columnist Christopher Elliott. The Travel Ambassador Angel Castellanoswill offer a session entitled Travel Skills, Tips & Tricks: Know Before You Go, while journalist and Travelchannel.com host Ryan Van Duzer will encourage attendees to Get Off the Couch and Get Out There!
The Washington, DC Travel & Adventure Show, part of the largest series of consumer travel shows in the U.S., comes to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, March 7 and 8. One of the show’s many highlights is the roster of speakers, featuring travel experts on three different stages. Some of the industry’s biggest names are scheduled, including: Rick Steves, Pauline Frommer, Samantha Brown, Patricia Schultz, and Josh Gates.
The Destination Theater, back by popular demand, will highlight destination-specific seminars where wanderlust travelers can draw inspiration and get detailed information about the world’s most sought-after travel destinations including Australia & New Zealand, Oceania and the South Pacific, Alaska, Cruising, Culinary and Volunteer Vacations and even yacht charters.
Keynote Speaker Schedule (Travel Channel Theater)
Rick Steves: Join the travel expert – acclaimed for his bestselling guidebook series, public television series, and public radio shows – as he shares all the latest in smart European travel. Freshly back from travel hot spots, Rick Steves will explain the practical, money-saving ins and outs of independent travel. Packed with tips on getting the most out of every mile, minute, and dollar on your next trip, this will be a must see discussion!
Saturday, 3:30; Sunday, 10:45 am & 3:00 pm. Autograph signing immediately following each session.
Samantha Brown: Travel Channel Host, Samantha Brown has spent more than a decade at Travel Channel. Her travel goal is to always show that if she can do it, you can do it. With years of experience being on the road, she takes a look back at just how much the travel world has changed. She touches on such topics as the evolution of using an app to book a flight (from the days of calling airlines) to the change in what motivates people to travel. Samantha is still living in airports, hotels and out of a suitcase, but things are way different now than they were then!
Saturday, Noon and Sunday, 12:30 pm. Autograph signing immediately following each session.
Pauline Frommer: As founding editor of Frommers.com, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Pauline Frommer, will lead a fast-paced seminar about money saving methods of travel, less usual destinations, and ways to tailor a vacation so that it fits each traveler’s personality.
Saturday, 10:45 am. Autograph signing immediately following.
Josh Gates: Having traveled to more than ninety countries, Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and deep-rooted passion for off-the-map excursions that take him in search of the world’s most enduring mysteries.Gates will be featured in the upcoming Travel Channel series “Expedition Unknown,” set to premiere in January 2015. Gates previously served as host and co-executive producer of the Syfy Channel series “Destination Truth,” based upon his bestselling book, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter.
Saturday, 2:00 pm. Autograph signing immediately following.
Patricia Schultz, author of the New York Times Bestseller, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. With her books, incorporating romance, food, adventure and culture, Patricia Schultz has reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide.
Sunday, 1:45 pm. Autograph signing immediately following.
The Washington, DC Travel and Adventure Show’s supporting sponsors are SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment and Rick Steves’ Europe; India Tourism and HotelTonight are contributing sponsors, and Ethiopian Airlines is the event’s official airline sponsor. Travel Channel is the national television media sponsor and AFAR magazine is the national magazine sponsor, along with media sponsor Jetset Extra.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 7- 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, March 8 – 10:30am – 4:00pm
TICKETS: Limited time advance ticket prices are available at www.TravelShows.com – with Promo Code: DCPR:
Single Day Tickets – Adults: $11 ($16 at the door)
Two Day Tickets – Adults: $17 ($25 at the door)
Children: Children 16-and-under are free with a paid adult.
LOCATION: Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW Washington, DC 20001
Metro Stop: Mount Vernon Square-Convention Center Station (Green and Yellow Line)