If you’re planning on taking a vacation in the near future you’ll want to make an appearance at the Denver Travel & Adventure Show, set to take place Feb. 23-24, 2019 at the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. (Tickets) More than 150 exhibitors representing thousands of travel opportunities will be on hand to help you plan your trip, whether you’re thinking of visiting an exotic faraway locale or a favorite domestic destination. Here are five reasons to attend this fun event.
Meet the experts
As the show promoters like to say, at the Denver Travel & Adventure Show you can “discover the world in one weekend, all under one roof.” And indeed you can. If world travel is on your mind you’ll be able to meet with experts representing travel to Japan, Indonesia, Korea, Tahiti, Antigua & Barbuda, the Azores, Tanzania, Belize, Taiwan, Israel, Botswana and many other countries. Domestic destinations that’ll be representing include Santa Fe, Houston, Utah’s Canyon Country, Taos, Kaua’i, Kansas, the Grand Canyon, Colorado, Alaska and lots more. Also participating in the show will be numerous travel agents who can assist you with plans to visit any of the above or literally any other place in the world.
Whether you’re new to travel or a seasoned vet, it’s always nice to get travel hints and ideas from those who’ve “been there, done that.” A host of free seminars will take place during the show featuring travel celebrities Josh Gates, Karen King, Peter Greenberg, Angel Castellanos, Andrew McCarthy, Sarah Dandashy and Mickela Mallozzi. McCarthy, Greenberg and Gates will also be signing autographs immediately after their presentations.
Global Beats Stage
Get a feel for cultures from around the world through music and dance presentations at the Global Beats Stage. You may hear Arabian pop music one minute, then witness American cabaret dances or Egyptian dancing the next. Flamenco music, percussion groups and dance troupes from India and Indonesia will be among the entertainers.
You might be planning a visit to the Middle East but you don’t have to wait until you get there to ride a camel. Animal rescue facility JoDon Farms will be offering camel rides for a donation, and yes you can bring the kids to this all-ages activity. Rocky Mountain Segway tours will be on hand too and they’ll be offering test drives of the Segway Personal Transporter. Always popular is the World Photo Booth where a green screen allows you to pick the famous landmark you’d like to be photographed with. There will also be an interactive prize form station where you can take a chance to win an all-expense paid vacation or travel gear goodie bag.
New to the show in 2019, the U.S. Dept. of State and the Dept. of Customs and Border Protection are partnering with show promoters to offer show-goers a chance to apply for a new passport or renew an existing one. Apply at the show and you can expect your passport to arrive by mail within four-to-six weeks. You’ll need to arrive prepared; to see what documentation you’ll need to bring with you go here.
For more information on the 2019 Denver Travel & Adventure Show go here.