Winter Escapes, Culinary Presentations, Author Signings, Entertaining Family Outings, Exotic Animals, and Great Trip Giveaways
More than 15,000 people are expected to explore exotic winter escapes at
the 2009 Boston Globe Travel Show on February 20-22 at the Seaport World
Trade Center in Boston. This major three-day travel event will feature
exhibitors from around the world, trip giveaways, travel deals exclusive
to the show, cultural and culinary presentations, book signings and much
The Travel Show will be open to the public on Friday, Feb. 20 from 5:30
p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; and on
Sunday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets for the show are $10 for
Saturday or Sunday. The Friday night preview is free. Tickets are
available at the show or in advance at www.bostonglobetravelshow.com.
Children 18 and under are admitted free of charge.
Travel experts and authors, Arthur and Pauline Frommer will present:
“Best Bargains for the Year Ahead” on Saturday from 12 – 1 p.m.
“Travel in Troubled Times” on Saturday from 2 – 3 p.m.
Patricia Schultz, international bestselling author and veteran travel
journalist, will present “1,000 Places to See Before You Die - Around
the World” on …
Saturday from 10:15-11:15 a.m.
Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The three-day event will feature a diverse set of travel exhibitors and
suppliers, representing every segment of the travel industry. Attendees
can get detailed information on a variety of trips to every region of
the world, and even book their trips while at the show. From family
trips to honeymoon getaways to solo excursions, there are great travel
options for everyone at the show.
In addition to travel information, the show will feature a host of
cultural performances from destinations in the U.S. and around the
world. These include:
Wild Survivors – Exotic animals from around the globe will take
center stage as SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove present
"Wild Survivors." Animal educators will introduce a variety of exotic
creatures, including a lemur, penguins, an alligator and many more,
while sharing important conservation information.
“Celebrate Carnival in Aruba” Presented by Aruba Tourism Authority
will showcase flamboyantly-dressed dancers to the vibrant beat of live
music from Aruba.
Traditional/Folk Dance Group of Sociedade Cultural Acoriana –
Show visitors are invited to participate in dances that showcase a
variety of Portuguese cultural dances, instruments and songs.
Jamaican Limbo Demonstration and Contest – There will be a
public limbo demonstration and contest, with the winner taking home a
three-night all-inclusive package for two to Point Village Resort in
Food is an essential part of every vacation and this year’s culinary
offerings are bigger and better than ever. The show will have three
stages where local chefs and celebrated food writers will offer tastings
from some of their top destinations for cuisine. Joining The Boston
Globe Travel Show this year are Annie Copps, food editor of Yankee
Magazine, and the Bay State's world barbecue championship winning team,
I Smell Smoke!
Attendees at the 2009 Boston Globe Travel Show will also have an
opportunity to win great giveaways from local exhibitors, including a
luxurious four-night stay at Guoman’s five-star Royal Horseguards Hotel
in London, a trip for two to Mexico, a vacation for two at
Jade Mountain Anse Chastanet in St. Lucia and a free Royal
All information about the show, entertainment and trip giveaways, as
well as a full list of exhibitors can be found on The Boston Globe
Travel Show Web site at www.bostonglobetravelshow.com.
Boston Globe Travel Show Sponsors
Tourism Authority is a Supporting Sponsor of the 2009 Boston Globe
Travel Show. Lead sponsors are Vacation
Photo and Video and Worlds
of Discovery (including SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island,
Water Country USA, Discovery Cove, Sesame Place and Aquatica).
Contributing sponsors are Azores
Express and TNT
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Erin Callanan, 617-905-6866