January and February are the times of the year that many people thoughts turn to their summer holidays, those looking for inspiration joined the crowds that descended on Olympia for the Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show. The show is the UK’s biggest and longest running travel show and features one of 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 includes four different regional areas which include Experience the Americas, Experience Asia, Experience Africa and Experience Europe. Each area has a large number of tourist boards and tour operators who are happy to advise on your travel plans.
If you need further inspiration, 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 .
Further information is available with Meet the Experts, a series of talks where 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 ideas about being creative with your holiday photographs, visit the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year Gallery which features some incredible images from around the world.
Health issues are often in the news, and if you have any concerns, the MASTA Travel Health Zone is your essential resource at the Destinations Show for all things travel health related. Have a confidential chat with the MASTA (Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad) team of expert nurses in the show who will offer you free personalised advice.
To relax at the show, take advantage of the food, drink and entertainment in the show’s four stages: try 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 be plenty of international cuisines in the ‘market’.
On a cold and grey London day, a trip to Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show offers plenty of inspiration and ideas about that dream holiday or well deserved break. There is plenty of friendly advice from travel experts and a large number of talks and events to keep you entertained.
Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended
Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show, 4 – 7 February 2016
Olympia Grand, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX
Show Opening Times:
10:00am – 5:30pm Thursday
10:00am – 5:30pm Friday
10:00am – 5:30pm Saturday
10:00am – 5:30pm Sunday
For more information or to book tickets, visit the Destinations Show website here
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