If the miserable British weather is making you dream of summer holidays , why not head to the Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show at Olympia, the UK’s biggest and longest running travel show, has teamed up with National Geographic to put adventure travel at the heart of the event in 2016.
The show has the biggest choice of independent and specialist travel companies with over 500 brands waiting to advise you on that dream holiday. The Experience the World section has our four brand new attractions: Experience the Americas, Experience Asia, Experience Africa and Experience Europe. At the centre of Americas and Caribbean section is the Visit USA Pavilion, where you will be able to see the largest ever selection of North American tourist boards and tour operators and discover all that this incredible country has to offer. For the more adventurous, visit the Latin American Travel Association (LATA) pavilion and discover the delights of Latin America.
Visitors to the show have free entry to the Stanfords Travel Writers Festival in which explorers, adventurers, TV presenters, journalists, politicians, food writers, poets and comedians tell their own particular travel stories. Highlights include Louis’ de Bernières talking about the Mediterranean, Nicholas Crane discusses Coast , interviews with Simon Reeve, Brian Blessed and John McCarthy in conversation with Kate Adie .
In Meet the Experts, experienced travellers will share their insights and advice about travelling to the different corners of the globe. Speakers will give you unique insight into their experiences and take you on fascinating and memorable journeys to inspire your next adventure.
If you want to take that perfect holiday photo, professional photographer Steve Davey is holding two-hour masterclasses to improve your travel images. If you want to see how the experts do it, visit the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year Gallery.
Health issues are often in the news, therefore The MASTA Travel Health Zone is your essential resource at the Destinations Show for all things travel health related. MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad) will be bringing their team of expert nurses to the show in order to offer you free personalised advice.
Before you make your holiday choice, experience world cultures, foods and entertainment in the show’s four stages that cover the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe where you can get a taste for unusual international delicacies with hundreds of free world food and drink samples, enjoy cultural performances and get involved with interactive displays. For a more substantial meal ,visit the street food stalls where there will plenty of international cuisines on offer in the ‘market’.
For more information or to book tickets, visit the Destinations Show website here
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