If you love to travel, there’s an event this weekend that you can’t miss. The 14th Annual Los Angeles Times Travel Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, January 28-29, 2012 from 10am to 5pm at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Named one of the top 10 trade shows and conventions in BizBash’s Southern California Top 100 events list, the show will have a special travel trade day on Friday, January 27 from 9am to 6pm.
The 2012 Travel Show is full of informative and inspiring travel panels featuring today’s leading travel experts. All panels are a first-come, first-serve basis in terms of seating. Celebrity speakers include Lisa Ling, Arthur Frommer, Adam Richman, Johnny Jet, Catharine, Johnny Jet and many more. Hundreds of exhibitors, trip giveaways, cultural entertainment, and travel experts are other highlights of the show.
You’ll have access to SHOW ONLY specials and giveaways from wind surfing to wine tours, safaris to scuba diving and more. You’ll also be able to discover amazing travel destinations, attractions, activities and resorts. Visitors can choose between the Travel in Style Pavilion, Xtreme Adventure Show, Kid’s World and Culinary Stage for entertainment, food and travel discounts.
Tickets to the show are $10 each day on site. You can get $2 off by purchasing advance online tickets when you use the code EARLYBIRD here. Children 16 and under are admitted for free. You can take the Metro to Union Station, then take the Red or Purple Line to 7th St/Metro Center Station, transfer to the Blue Line and exit at Pico Station. There are also several parking lots near the convention center for your convenience priced at $15.
If you’re more in the mood to celebrate Chinese New Year, take the Gold Line to Chinatown on Saturday at 1pm to experience the 113th Golden Dragon Parade and Festival. This weekend several LA museums are open with free admission for all as well. You can see a list of participating museums here. Take advantage of all these great events happening in Los Angeles this weekend!