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The 8th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show Brings Top Travel Experts, Thousands of Vacation Options, and International Culture to Santa Clara Convention Center Feb 17 and Feb 18

Rick Steves Leads Roster of Celebrity Speakers Including Samantha Brown, Pauline Frommer and More

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The 8th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show, the San Francisco Bay Area only consumer travel show, will be creating a weekend travel adventure of its own as it is the first stop travelers need to make on their next trip. Visitors will be part of an exciting travel and cultural marketplace, authentic cultural entertainment, educational content as well as thousands of dollars in show-only travel deals at the Santa Clara Convention Center, February 17 and February 18.

/EIN News/ -- “This is San Francisco’s Bay Area’s favorite travel show and is like a mini-world vacation in and of itself,” said Unicomm CEO, John Golicz. “SF Bay residents who love to travel come to the event to tour the global sights and sounds, participate in educational hands-on seminars, as well as become inspired to take their next trip from experts from around the globe.”

Strategically located at the Santa Clara Convention Center, the San Francisco Bay Area’s Travel & Adventure Show features more than 1,000 local travel experts from around the planet and hundreds of exhibits, thousands of dollars in savings with show-only travel deals, must-have products and gadgets and expanded programming.

Travel Celebrities on Hand to Create Wanderlust
Learn how Samantha Brown navigates around the world in her new PBS show, Places to Love. Spend less, see more and gain insightful strategies for creating the perfect dream vacation no matter what the budget with Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides. Join travel expert Rick Steves – as he shares the latest in smart European travel including traveling smoothly and affordably by stretching your travel dollar, eating and sleeping well, avoiding crowds, and packing smartly. Also new for 2018 is Rick Steves’ new session on European River Cruising, as he gives attendees advice on choosing the river cruise that is right for them.

Savvy Traveler Theater Provides Tips to Travel Smarter
Travel experts will cover a range of topics at the Savvy Traveler Theater, including how to travel safer and cheaper, how to maximize reward points, packing tips and other travel hacks designed to maximize the travel experience.

Discover the World at the Destination Theater
Local destination experts will help attendees plan, personalize and book their next vacations while sharing their inside knowledge in workshops right on the show floor. From an African Safari to the islands of Tahiti, to Canada to Italy, visitors will learn how to travel like a local at these half hour sessions.

Experience Music and Dance from Around the World
Featuring cultural performances from around the globe, the Global Beats Theater is where performers invite visitors to enjoy authentic cultural music and dance presentations during more than 16 sessions throughout the weekend. Attendees will enjoy performances from Egypt, Taiwan, India and Bollywood along with Traditional Bellydance to Modern Hip Hop, and from Jazz to Oriental and Street Shaabi.

Explore Hands-On Travel Experiences
The SF Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show is full of interactive, hands-on activities fit for the whole family. From riding the resident camel, Eli, to experiencing Fijian culture with the Fijian tribal warrior dancers, and even the Florida Keys & Key West sponsored World Photo Booth, visitors will experience the world of travel right on the show floor. New for 2018 is the Visit Yosemite/Mammoth Lakes virtual reality experience, where attendees of all ages can see and feel what it’s like to ski down some of the biggest mountains in California.

The San Francisco Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show will take place February 17th and February 18th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals; the public can attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees can purchase single-day and two-day tickets online now for the discounted rate of $11/$18 with promo code: SFPR or on-site for $15/$22. Children 16 and under are free and on-site tickets can be purchased with cash only. For tickets and event information, visit

 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 Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Philadelphia and Dallas.

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