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Review – Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show at Olympia London from 2nd to 5th February 2017

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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’.

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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

London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in January 2014, we have attracted thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
To find out more visit the website
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Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show at Olympia London – 2nd to 5th February 2017

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January and February are the times of the year that many people thoughts turn to their summer holidays, those looking for inspiration will head to 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 show also explores some of the latest trends in travel with a wide range of attractions, events and advice.

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Some of the highlights include:

Meet your favourite authors at the Stanfords Travel Writers Festival to which you receive free entry as a visitor to Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show. 

You’ll have the opportunity to meet many of your favourite travel personalities over four days at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show. TV presenter Simon Reeve will be speaking on each day of the show.

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Discover the biggest choice of independent and specialist travel companies with over 500 brands waiting to create your perfect trip.

The Meet the Experts Theatres will be playing host to expert talks covering the different corners of the globe. Speakers will give you unique insight into their experiences.

The MASTA Travel Health Clinic is your essential resource for all things travel health related. Book an appointment to get your immunisations at the show, receive a personalised Travel Health Brief.

Experience the World with four brand new attractions: EXPERIENCE ASIA, EXPERIENCE AMERICA, EXPERIENCE EUROPE and EXPERIENCE AFRICA. Get a taste for unusual world food and drink with hundreds of free samples.

Be inspired at the VISIT USA Pavilion, stand USA1, in the heart of the Americas &  Caribbean section.

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.

Take better travel photos with professional photographer Steve Davey.

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The show brings tourist boards, tour operators and a world of entertainment and travel experiences together under one roof, making Destinations an opportunity for attendees to seek essential inspiration for their next adventure.

Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show, 2 – 5 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

For more information , visit the Event website here

London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in January 2014, we have attracted thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
To find out more visit the website
here

Review – Destinations : The Holiday and Travel Show at the Olympia London from 4th to 7th February 2016

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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.

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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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

London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in 2014, we have attracted thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
To find out more visit the website here

MOVE IT at Olympia London – 13th to 15th February 2015

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MOVE IT is the UK’s biggest dance event taking place annually at Olympia London. The event only comes around once a year – providing dance enthusiasts, students, learners, lovers, teachers, advanced and professional dancers the unique opportunity to enjoy all things dance over one incredible weekend.

Join 24,000 fellow dancers for a unique dance experience. With three days of performances, classes, advice and shopping.There’s plenty to choose from and whether you’re a huge ballroom fan, ballet buff, hip-hop newbie, desperate to try bellydance or keen to master your technique, you can find a huge range of dance styles to satisfy every dance enthusiast – no matter your ability level.

MOVE IT offers a lineup of over 240 dance classes – including a complete mix of genres and the current and future trends in the UK dance scene.

Highlights include classes with Strictly’s Aljaz and Janette, Got to Dance winners Duplic8 and Lukas McFarlane, Flawless, Boadicea, RAD, Twist and Pulse, Bellabeats and many many more…

The MOVE IT Main Stage is the host of spectacular performances from some of the most exciting artists and dance companies from all over the UK.

Other highlights include internationally known b-girl Terra and b-girl Eddie, Prima Ballerina Elena Glurdjidze presented by Ballet Rosa and Stopgap Dance Company performing an extract of ‘Artificial Things’.

Formerly known as the Dance Teachers Convention, MOVE IT PRO 2015 is broadening the offer to teachers, choreographers, professional dancers and those aspiring to be a professional dancer. MOVE IT PRO offers seminars and masterclasses for visitors looking to be inspired and guided through the professional dance industry.
The brand new MOVE IT scouting team will be scouring the show for raw talent: giving away free goodies and the opportunity to perform on the Freestyle Stage every day.
The MOVE IT Bleachers is a brand new feature sitting alongside the Main Stage. On this Grease-style seating you can expect gossip, impromptu dance offs, career advice and star selfies, plus live interviews with the stars of the dance world, experts and inspiring dancers.
The show’s opening times are:

Friday 13 February 10am – 7pm
Saturday 14 February 10am – 7pm
Sunday 15 February 10am – 5pm
Ticket Prices

Friday 13 February

Adult 1 Day Pass £15.00
Child 1 Day Pass £11.00
Family 1 Day Pass £46.00
2 adults and 2 children
VIP 1 Day Pass  £50.00

Saturday 14 Feb

Adult 1 Day Pass £15.00
Child 1 Day Pass £11.00
Family 1 Day Pass £46.00
2 adults and 2 children
VIP 1 Day Pass  £50.00
Sunday 15 Feb

Adult 1 Day Pass £15.00
Child 1 Day Pass £11.00
Family 1 Day Pass £46.00
2 adults and 2 children
VIP 1 Day Pass  £50.00
Friday 13 Feb & Saturday 14 Feb

Adult 2 Day Pass £26.00
Child 2 Day Pass £19.50
Family 2 Day Pass £82.00
2 adults and 2 children
VIP 2 Day Pass  £65.00

Saturday 14 Feb & Sunday 15 Feb

Adult 2 Day Pass £26.00
Child 2 Day Pass £19.50
Family 2 Day Pass £82.00
2 adults and 2 children
VIP 2 Day Pass  £65.00
Friday 13 Feb & Saturday 14 Feb & Sunday 15 Feb

Adult 3 Day Pass  £38.00
Child 3 Day Pass  £27.50
Family 3 Day Pass £111.00
2 adults and 2 children
VIP 3 Day Pass £80

For more information or book tickets, visit the Show website here

London Visitors is the official blog for the Visiting London Guide .com website. The website was developed to bring practical advice and latest up to date news and reviews of events in London.
Since our launch in January, we attract thousands of readers each month, the site is constantly updated.
We have sections on Museums and Art Galleries, Transport, Food and Drink, Places to Stay, Security, Music, Sport, Books and many more.
There are also hundreds of links to interesting articles on our blog.
To find out more visit the website
here