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Travel & Adventure Show 2022: A Must-Do for Cruise and Travel Fans

Travel & Adventure Show 2022: A Must-Do for Cruise and Travel Fans

The Travel & Adventure Show is coming to nine US cities this year. Find out why this fun two-day travel exhibition is a must for anyone who loves traveling.

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I’m just back from the Travel & Adventure Show in Boston, and as a travel fanatic it was the perfect way to spend the weekend, even though I wasn’t far from home!

I was able to meet with dozens of friendly people from around the world who represent travel brands, and there was such a variety of exhibitors. You’ll see booths for cruise lines, independent tour operators, tourism boards, luxury resorts, airlines—there’s something for every kind of traveler.

But don’t worry that you missed the boat with the 2022 exhibition. The Travel & Adventure Show is visiting many more US cities this spring.

What is the Travel & Adventure Show?

For sixteen years the Travel & Adventure Show has hosted annual travel exhibitions in major US cities. They’ve done over 100 of these events so far, with a total of over 2.1 million visitors.

Each show offers over 100 travel-focused exhibitor booths, featuring both domestic and international destinations.

Stroll through the exhibition halls and pick up literature from travel companies you’re interested in, snag some free logo goodies, and enter drawings to win prizes.

Plus, you can sit in on any of their dozens of live seminars and travel talks, held on three stages throughout the event.

Where is the Travel & Adventure Show stopping in 2022?

  • Chicago February 19-20, 2022 – Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
  • Washington D.C. February 26-27, 2022 – Washington Convention Center
  • Boston March 5-6, 2022 – Hynes Convention Center
  • Los Angeles March 12-13, 2022 – Los Angeles Convention Center
  • New York March 18-20, 2022 – Javits Center
  • Dallas April 2-3, 2022 – Dallas Market Hall
  • Atlanta April 23-24, 2022 – Cobb Galleria Centre
  • Denver April 30-May 1, 2022 – Colorado Convention Center
  • S.F. Bay Area May 21-22, 2022 – Santa Clara Convention Center

Why this exhibition is a mecca for cruisers

Cruisers will love this show for the opportunity to “talk cruising” with reps from your favorite companies, especially to find out all about their newest ships and itineraries!

You may even find some cruise lines you haven’t yet considered—it’s not just the major mass-market lines at this show.

Reps from expedition cruise operators, luxury cruise lines, and even small regional cruise outfits are on hand at this show to answer all your questions, even if you’re just dreaming about taking a cruise!

Cruise lines represented at the 2022 Boston show:

  • AMA Waterways
  • Atlas Ocean Voyages
  • Celestyal Cruises
  • CroisiEurope Cruises
  • Holland America Line
  • Hurtigruten
  • Katarina Line
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Poseidon Expeditions
  • Princess Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Viking Cruises
  • Windstar Cruises

Take a moment and check out each of the cruise travel booths—you’re sure to find inspiration for your next cruise adventure (and you might walk away with some free swag, too!)

Speakers at the Travel & Adventure Show

One of my favorite parts of the show was attending the inspirational travel seminars. There were over thirty of them on three stages, so be sure to plan out which ones you want to see! And yes, all the seminars are included in the price of your ticket.

The 2022 Boston show had several featured speakers, including Andrew McCarthy (yes, the Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire actor!), beloved travel show host Samantha Brown, and Pauline Frommer, the author, TV host, and Editorial Director of Frommer’s Guidebooks.

On the main stage, known as the Travel Theater, the featured speakers will entertain and inspire you with stories of their travels throughout the world.

At the end of each seminar there’s a brief Q&A session, followed by a meet and greet so you can interact (and maybe snap a photo) with the speakers.

Pro tip: If you want to meet one of your fave speakers without standing in a long line, get up during the Q&A session at the very end of the seminar and head over to the Meet & Greet stand. You’ll still be able to hear the end of the session, but you’ll be at the front of the line!

Featured speakers vary by city, and (of course) the list of speakers is subject to change. Check out my chart below with all of the featured speakers for each city.

Featured speakers at the 2022 Travel & Adventure Shows

CityFeatured Speakers
ChicagoAndrew McCarthy
Award-winning travel writer, actor, and director
Peter Greenberg
Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Pauline Frommer
Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com
Washington DCPeter Greenberg
Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Pauline Frommer
Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com
Andrew McCarthy
Award-winning travel writer, actor, and director
Laurie Woolever
Author of “Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography”; “World Travel: An Irreverent Guide” (co-authored with Anthony Bourdain); and “Appetites: A Cookbook” (co-authored with Anthony Bourdain)
Brian Kelly
Founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG)
BostonSamantha Brown
Host, PBS’ Samantha Brown’s Places to Love
Andrew McCarthy
Award-winning travel writer, actor, and director
Pauline Frommer
Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com
Laurie Woolever
Author of “Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography”; “World Travel: An Irreverent Guide” (co-authored with Anthony Bourdain); and “Appetites: A Cookbook” (co-authored with Anthony Bourdain)
Los AngelesPeter Greenberg
Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Pauline Frommer
Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com
Brian Kelly
Founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG)
New YorkBrian Kelly
Founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG)
Samantha Brown
Host, PBS’ Samantha Brown’s Places to Love
Peter Greenberg
Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Andrew McCarthy
Award-winning travel writer, actor, and director
Pauline Frommer
Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com
Patricia Schultz
NY Times Bestselling Author, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”
DallasBrian Kelly
Founder and CEO of The Points Guy (TPG)
Peter Greenberg
Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Pauline Frommer
Editorial Director of the Frommer’s Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com
Rudy Maxa
Travel journalist and broadcaster
AtlantaPeter Greenberg
Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Patricia Schultz
NY Times Bestselling Author, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”
DenverAndrew McCarthy
Award-winning travel writer, actor, and director
Peter Greenberg
Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Patricia Schultz
NY Times Bestselling Author, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”
Laurie Woolever
Author of “Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography”; “World Travel: An Irreverent Guide” (co-authored with Anthony Bourdain); and “Appetites: A Cookbook” (co-authored with Anthony Bourdain)
SF Bay AreaPeter Greenberg
Emmy Award-winning investigative reporter and producer and CBS News Travel Editor
Patricia Schultz
NY Times Bestselling Author, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”

In addition to the Travel Theater, the exhibition also features two other stages hosting interesting travel talks on various topics:

Destination Theater: A variety of destination experts will inspire you to travel, sharing in-depth information about how to experience their favorite places like a local.

Savvy Traveler Theater: Here you’ll find travel pros sharing their best travel tips—like how to pack for your vacation, budget travel hacks, and how to stay safe when you travel.

Buying tickets for the Travel & Adventure Show

Tickets at the door are $16 for one day and $24 for both days. However, you can save by buying advance tickets before the show for $11 one day or $18 for both days (sales tax not included).

Children age 16 and under get in free with an adult.

To purchase tickets online, visit the Travel & Adventure Show website and click on “buy tickets” for your preferred city.

The Virtual Travel & Adventure Show

Can’t make it to the Travel & Adventure Show this year? No worries! They’re also hosting a virtual show this year, and it’s free!

During the virtual show you can:

  • Learn about domestic and international destinations
  • Speak live via Zoom (or chat) with travel industry experts
  • Visit virtual booths and meet with experts from the cruise, tour, hotel and destination companies
  • Save money with day-of-show offers and discounts

The 2022 virtual show will be held on Wednesday, March 23rd from 3-8 PM (ET). Get your free tickets here.

Travel & Adventure Show FAQ

What cities will the Travel & Adventure Show visit in 2022?

The Travel & Adventure Show will visit nine cities in 2022: Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Atlanta, Denver, and San Francisco.

How much are tickets for the Travel & Adventure Show?

Tickets for the Travel & Adventure Show are $16 for one day and $24 for both days. Discounted tickets are available for those who purchase in advance.

I’d like to thank the Travel & Adventure Show for providing Should Be Cruising with two passes to the 2022 Boston show. I was not provided any additional compensation, and as always my opinions are entirely my own.

Have you been to the Travel & Adventure Show? Or are you planning on going? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!


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