One of the biggest travel events of the year is just around the corner as the 2019 Denver Travel & Adventure Show is set to take place Feb. 23-24 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. (Tickets) With more than 150 exhibitors scheduled to attend, you’ll find an expert to talk to representing international destinations from Aruba to Zanzibar and domestic destinations from A-to-Z too. It’s no wonder the show’s slogan is “Discover the world in one weekend, all under one roof.”
Besides being able to get expert help in planning your trip to virtually any place in the world, the 2019 Denver Travel & Adventure Show will also be alive with music and dance from the world over, and attendees will also be able to attend seminars given by stars of the travel world like Josh Gates (“Expedition Unknown”) and Andrew McCarthy (National Geographic Traveler). With so much going on, we want to help to make sure that you have a great time by providing some basic show information for you. Bon voyage!
Show location and parking
The Colorado Convention Center is located at 700 14th St. in downtown Denver, where the show will take place in Hall C. There are 1000 onsite parking spaces with rates that start at $12 for up to eight hours, and there are three free parking spaces for electric or hybrid vehicles available on a first come, first served basis.
Seminars take place in four different “theaters” and some sessions run concurrently.
Sat. Feb. 23
10:30 a.m. – “Embracing the Unknown” – Josh Gates, Travel Theater
11:30 a.m. – “The Islands of Tahiti: Paradise on Earth” – Kristin Carlson, Destination Theater
11:30 a.m. – “Know Before You Go!” – Michelle Bernier-Toth, Savvy Traveler Theater
12:15 p.m. – “Alaska Myth Busting: Uncover the Truth about an Alaska Vacation” – Ruth Rosewarne Kimerer, Destination Theater
12:30 p.m. – “Beating the Airlines, Hotels and Cruise Lines at Their Own Game, Playing by Their Rules” – Peter Greenberg, Travel Theater
12:30 p.m. – “Colorado Content Creators: You Get to Travel for a Living” – Panel discussion moderated by Dave Fluegge, Savvy Traveler Theater
1:00 p.m. – “Nevada: Go Home with More Stories than Souvenirs” – Teri Laursen, Destination Theater
1:30 p.m. – “The Ultimate Packing and Travel Tips for the Best Trip of Your Life” – Angel Castellanos, Savvy Traveler Theater
1:45 p.m. – “How to Become a Home-Based Travel Agent and Change Your Life” – Scott Koepfe, Destination Theater
2:00 p.m. – “The Longest Way Home” – Andrew McCarthy, Travel Theater
2:30 p.m. – “Tales from Behind the Concierge Desk” – Sarah Dandashy, Savvy Traveler Theater
3:00 p.m. – “New! Leave No Trace Care for Colorado Principles Aim at Inspiring Visitors to Travel Like Locals” – Carrie Whitley, Destination Theater
3:30 p.m. – “DNA Travel: Walking in Your Ancestors’ Footsteps” – Mickela Mallozzi, Savvy Traveler Theater
4:00 p.m. – “Open to the New Shades of Thailand” – Sobhana Tippi Sucharitakul, Destination Theater
Sun. Feb. 24
11:15 a.m. – “Embracing the Unknown” – Josh Gates, Travel Theater
Noon – “How to Capture Your Adventure on Camera: Tips and Tricks to Document Your Trips” – Juliana Broste, Savvy Traveler Theater
1:00 p.m. – “Traveling Smart with Technology” – Angel Castellanos, Savvy Traveler Theater
1:15 p.m. – “Australia: Top Travel Experiences” – Anthony Saba, Destination Theater
1:30 p.m. - “Beating the Airlines, Hotels and Cruise Lines at Their Own Game, Playing by Their Rules” – Peter Greenberg, Travel Theater
2:00 p.m. - “DNA Travel: Walking in Your Ancestors Footsteps” – Mickela Mallozzi, Savvy Traveler Theater
2:45 p.m. – “Europe and its Many Don’t Miss Treasures from Paris to Dubrovnik” – Patricia Schultz, Travel Theater
3:00 p.m. - “Tales from Behind the Concierge Desk” – Sarah Dandashy, Savvy Traveler Theater
Music and dance performances
All cultural performances will take place on the Global Beats Stage.
Sat. Feb. 23
11:00 a.m. – “Accordion Music from Albania to Zimbabwe”
11:30 a.m. – “Traditional Chinese Dance”
Noon – “Odissi Dance”
2:00 p.m. – “Bharatanatyam”
2:30 p.m. – “A Living Hoop: Native Dance and Music”
3:00 p.m. – “Flutist and Storyteller”
4:00 p.m. – “Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz”
4:30 p.m. – “Dance with Mickela Mallozzi”
Sun. Feb. 24
11:00 a.m. - “Accordion Music from Albania to Zimbabwe”
11:30 a.m. – “Odissi Dance”
1:00 p.m. - “Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Jazz”
1:45 p.m. – “Odissi Dance”
2:15 p.m. - “Bharatanatyam”
2:45 p.m. - “A Living Hoop: Native Dance and Music”
3:10 p.m. - “Flutist and Storyteller”
3:25 p.m. - “Dance with Mickela Mallozzi”
New to the show this year, attendees will be able to apply for a passport on the spot. For information on what you’ll need to bring with you go here.
And still more fun
You may be planning a trip to the Middle East but you don’t have to wait until you get there to experience a camel ride; you can hop on board a “ship of the desert” during the show. If traveling on something with wheels is more your speed, you can also take a demonstration ride on a Segway personal transporter. There will also be trip giveaways and special “show only” prices on trips on offer.
For more information on the 2019 Denver Travel & Adventure Show go here.