"We've learned that, even in difficult economic times, Americans view travel as mandatory, not optional," says Los Angeles Times Travel Editor Catharine Hamm. "How do we continue to feed our passion for new places and new experiences? Our experts will talk about strategies for continuing to see the world, no matter your budget."
Speakers at the February 14th & 15th weekend event include:
Arthur and Pauline Frommer, renowned father-daughter budget travel experts, on authentic and affordable travel for 2009
Rick Steves, host of PBS' Rick Steves' Europe, on crossing the pond without breaking the bank
Travel Channel host Samantha Brown on making weekend getaways manageable and memorable
Catharine Hamm (www.latimes.com/travel) and a variety of travel journalists on industry trends, how to avoid getting scammed, and online deals
Robert Young Pelton, author of The World's Most Dangerous Places, on travel during wartime
Dean Cardinale, avalanche expert and mountaineer, on his trek to the summit of Mt. Everest
Costas Christ, National Geographic ADVENTURE Global Travel Editor, on green travel
Peter Potterfield, adventure journalist and photographer, on classic hikes from the Swedish Arctic to the wilds of New Zealand
Plus destination workshops on vacations with a purpose, getting the most for your dollar, and exotic get-aways to Tahiti, Maui and Australia and more
The Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show is presented by the Automobile Club of Southern California and The Greek National Tourist Office; Samy's Camera is the Major Sponsor; Louisiana Office of Tourism is the Presenting Sponsor of the Culinary Stage DineLA; National Geographic ADVENTURE Magazine, the Travel Channel, Hoy and KTLA5CW are Media Sponsors. The event is co-produced by Unicomm, LLC and the Los Angeles Times. For more details and a complete schedule, visit www.latimestravelshow.com or call (800) LA TIMES, ext. 7SHOW.
Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show
Adults $10 at the door, $8 online; children 16 and under free when accompanied by an adult
February 14 & 15, 2009, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(Trade hours 8:00-10:00 a.m., Saturday only)
Los Angeles Convention Center