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The Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show Returns to the Santa Clara Convention Center January 25-26, 2014

Rick Steves, Travel Channel's Samantha Brown, Bert Kreischer and Patricia Schultz Among Featured Speakers

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/20/14 -- The Bay Area's favorite and the country's largest series of travel shows will return to the Santa Clara Convention Center on January 25 and 26. The 4th Annual Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show™ (www.adventureexpo.com) will feature over 150 exhibitors from around the globe, prominent travel experts, consumer seminars, interactive family-friendly activities, and industry-focused trade events. Strategically located in the heart of the South Bay, the show is expected to draw record-breaking attendance from the hugely diverse counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area.

"It's like walking through the world's best travel guide," stated Unicomm CEO John Golicz. "Our attendees have an appetite for travel and adventure, and this show is a great way to experience the world in one day through the eyes of well-traveled speakers and the thousands of experts who represent exciting destinations from around the globe."

Among the featured speakers exclusive to the Santa Clara show are: Rick Steves, host and writer of the popular public television series Rick Steves' Europe; inspiring and celebrated Travel Channel personalities including Samantha Brown and Bert Kreischer; and Patricia Schultz, author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller "1,000 Places to See Before You Die."

Additionally, over 150 exhibitors representing some of the world's most desired destinations will be on hand to entice, educate and give details about their destinations and tours to attendees, including Thailand, Mexico, Alaska, Aruba, Israel, India and the popular California pavilion all offering exclusive specials and trip giveaways.

Guests of all ages can enjoy a variety of interactive activities including the ever popular Segway rides, a zip line, rock climbing wall, culinary demonstration stage and the Global Beats stage featuring cultural performances from around the world.

Supporting sponsor is Rick Steves' Europe. Contributing sponsor Tourism Authority of Thailand. The event's National TV Media Sponsor is Travel Channel. Other event sponsors include Caltrain/samTrans, Sunset magazine, Jetset Extra and BATW (Bay Area Travel Writers) as well as many others.

The 2014 Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show™ will take place January 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday) at the Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara, CA 95054. Tickets are available online for $10 with promo code "SCPR" or at the door for $15. Children under 16 years old are free. For tickets and event information, visit www.adventureexpo.com, email [email protected], or call 203-878-2577.

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, Travel & Adventure Show® in Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco Bay Area, Washington, D.C. and San Diego.

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