Milford, Conn. October 23, 2023 - The Travel & Adventure Show Series is excited to announce its lineup for 2024, featuring the inaugural Phoenix Travel & Adventure Show slated to take place February 17-18 at the Phoenix Convention Center. With hundreds of exhibitors, a star-studded lineup of travel experts, and new programming across markets catering to different travel niches, the 2024 series is gearing up for its biggest year yet with attendance expected to exceed previous years as travel recovery nears pre-pandemic levels.
This year’s keynote speakers include:
Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves’ Europe, and Travel with Rick Steves
Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com
Peter Greenberg, Emmy Award-Winning Investigative Reporter and Producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Andrew McCarthy, Award-Winning Travel Writer, Actor and Director
Patricia Schultz, Author, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
Phil Rosenthal, Host, Creator, and Executive Producer of “Somebody Feed Phil,” who is new to the Travel & Adventure Shows
Phil Keoghan, Host and Executive Producer of CBS’ Multi Emmy Award-Winning Reality Series “The Amazing Race” and Host of “National Geographic Explorer,” who is also a new face to the series
Chicago Travel & Adventure Show (January 13-14, 2024)
Keynote speakers Rick Steves and Pauline Frommer will return to Chicago, in addition to Phil Rosenthal of Netflix’s “Somebody Feed Phil.” The popular LGBTQ+ Pavilion and the highly acclaimed Dive & Water Sports Pavilion will be back this year along with camel rides and The Caribbean Experience, featuring culinary and mixology demonstrations throughout the weekend. An exciting new addition this year is the GoTraveler’s Next Travel Star pitch competition where, attendees can apply online to be selected to partake in a live-pitch competition to get a chance to develop their own series in partnership with GoTraveler.
Denver Travel & Adventure Show (January 20-21, 2024)
This year’s mainstage lineup features Travel Show Series favorites Pauline Frommer, Andrew McCarthy and Peter Greenberg, as well as a brand-new pavilion to the Show Series – the Outdoor Adventure Pavilion. For travelers interested in adding adventure to their next itinerary, the Outdoor Adventure Pavilion, supported by the Outdoor Travel Writers Association of America, will provide a multitude of outdoor vacation options including hiking, biking, camping, glamping, white water river rafting and more.
New York Travel & Adventure Show (January 27-28, 2024)
Now New York’s Largest Travel Show, Rick Steves and Phil Rosenthal are headline speakers, joined by Pauline Frommer and Peter Greenberg. This year the show is adding new areas of interest including content focusing on family travel, differently-abled travel, travel photography and sustainability, to name a few on the Special Interests Theater, located right on the Show Floor. Back by popular demand, The Caribbean Experience will return to New York, boasting a myriad of Caribbean-focused cultural demonstrations. Along with the Outdoor Adventure Pavilion, Dive & Water Sports Pavilion and the biggest LGBTQ Pavilion in the industry, travelers will discover thousands of vacation options at the largest consumer-focused travel event in the U.S.
Los Angeles Travel & Adventure Show (February 3-4, 2024)
Pauline Frommer, Peter Greenberg and Rick Steves are back as keynote speakers, along with Phil Rosenthal for a full weekend of travel insights and inspiration. The show this year will add new areas of interest with informative sessions focused on glamping, RV adventures, road tripping and travel tech. As the second largest Travel Show in the U.S., the LA event will bolster the Sponsor Village, featuring top destinations from around the globe.
Phoenix Travel & Adventure Show (February 17-18, 2024)
The newest addition to the Travel Shows Series, the Phoenix Travel & Adventure Show will debut at the Phoenix Convention Center. Mainstage speakers include Andrew McCarthy, Peter Greenberg, Pauline Frommer and Patricia Schultz. The show will boast the Dive & Water Sports Pavilion, as well as the Outdoor Adventure Pavilion, and will host talks on topics such as budget travel, points and hotel rewards, and national parks travel. Attendees will also be able to partake in an e-bike demo, hosted by Voltour eBikes.
Washington DC Travel & Adventure Show (February 24-25, 2024)
Peter Greenberg, Patricia Schultz, Pauline Frommer and Andrew McCarthy return to the nation’s capital to share their latest insights and personal experiences. New to the DC event in 2024 are the LGBTQ and Dive & Water Sports Pavilions, as well as the Caribbean Experience. With an expanded show floor featuring the top destinations, tour operators, travel suppliers and products from around the world, attendees will expand their travel pallets as they explore the show floor.
Atlanta Travel & Adventure Show (March 9-10, 2024)
Andrew McCarthy and Peter Greenberg head to Atlanta again to share the latest travel advice and insights to help attendees plan their 2024 adventures. This year, the Caribbean Experience section is back with even more destinations and interactive activities to give attendees a taste of their next island adventure. New to the Atlanta event will be a featured panel discussion taking place on the Travel Theater, featuring the top bucket list adventure destinations represented at the event. From safaris and expedition cruising, to European adventures and the South Pacific, attendees will learn everything they need to know about find, planning and booking that once in a lifetime trip.
The Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show (March 16-17, 2024)
Peter Greenberg returns with tips on hidden gems that are a must-add to one’s travel bucket list. New to the mainstage this year is Phil Keoghan, host of CBS’ “The Amazing Race,” who will share his latest adventures and answer the crowd’s most pressing questions about the multi–Emmy Award-winning adventure series. Travel experts from across the industry will host new talks and sessions focused on topics such as family travel, points and hotel rewards, and solo travel.
Dallas Travel & Adventure Show (March 23-24, 2024)
This year’s mainstage lineup includes keynotes by Pauline Frommer, Andrew McCarthy and Peter Greenberg who will share their tips for 2024 travel planning. Sessions will also be held to provide insights on topics such as becoming a travel agent, airfare searching and booking advice, and budget travel. The Dive & Water Sports Pavilion will be back with some new interactive activities and destinations, including expanded industry-leading travel content on 4 on-floor stages. What’s more, booking right at the show has never been easier, as AAA Travel will be on the show floor, featuring trusted AAA travel partners and booking stations.
For event information on the 2024 series and to request press credentials, visit travelshows.com
About Unicomm, LLC and the Travel & Adventure Show Series
Unicomm, LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world-class trade shows and conferences. Unicomm's properties include the nation's largest and longest-running series of travel events, the Travel & Adventure Show in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, The Bay Area and Washington, D.C. Unicomm also produces industry-leading conferences including the annual American Traveler Trends Forum.