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On a cold and grey London morning in February, people’s thoughts can turn to looking forward to their summer holidays. Those looking for inspiration joined the crowds that travelled to Olympia for the Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show. The ever popular 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 show also explores some of the latest trends in travel with a wide range of attractions, events and advice.
One of the most popular attractions is listening to the adventures of many of your favourite travel personalities who appear at the Stanfords Travel Writers Festival to which you receive free entry as a visitor to Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show. Celebrity speakers this year include Michael Palin, Simon Reeve, Levison Wood, Colin Thubron, Nicholas Crane and many more.
Wandering around the show, the large number of independent and specialist travel companies are more than willing to offer advice about your particular requirements. All parts of the world are covered in the various sections including Asia, America, Europe and Africa.
For more in depth knowledge, make your way to the Meet the Experts Theatres which plays host to expert talks covering the different corners of the globe. Speakers will give you unique insight into their experiences.
Keeping healthy on your travels is vital and the MASTA Travel Health Clinic is your essential resource for all things travel health related. It is possible to book an appointment to get your immunisations at the show, receive a personalised Travel Health Brief.
If you are interested in travel photography, be inspired by incredible images in the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year Gallery, the UK’s biggest amateur travel photography competition and see the winners announced on Friday 3rd February 2017.
To relax at the show, take advantage of the food, drink and entertainment, try unusual international delicacies, 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’.
The Destinations show brings tourist boards, tour operators and a world of entertainment and travel experiences together under one roof and allows visitors the opportunity to look forward to their next adventure and discover many new and exciting destinations.
Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended
Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show, 2nd to 5th February 2017,
Show Opening Times:
10:00am – 5:30pm Thursday
10:00am – 5:30pm Friday
10:00am – 5:30pm Saturday
10:00am – 5:30pm Sunday
Our Video review available here
For more information , visit the Event website here
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