The 17th annual Chicago Travel & Adventure Show will take place Feb. 5-6 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, in Rosemont.
Travel enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with travel experts to help attendees personalize and book their dream vacations.
Keynote speakers will include:
Samantha Brown, host of Samantha Brown's Places to Love
Pauline Frommer, editorial director of the Frommer Guides and publisher of Frommers.com
Peter Greenberg, Emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer, and CBS News travel editor
Andrew McCarthy, award-winning travel writer, actor and director.
In addition, there will be attractions/experiences:
In the Savvy Traveler Theater stage, visitors will interact with travel experts on subjects ranging from packing and travel technology, to maximizing credit card reward points and what to do if a mishap strikes while traveling.
In the Destination Theater, travelers will receive destination-specific information from local experts containing information on when to go, how to get there, what to see and local, off-the-beaten path attractions.
At the Global Beats Stage, attendees can feel the beat and experience the rhythm of cultural dances and performances during more than 20 presentations throughout the weekend.
The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, for travel professionals; the public can attend 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees can purchase single-day and two-day tickets online now for the discounted rate of $11/$18. Admission for those 16 and younger are free, and on-site tickets can be purchased only with cash. For tickets and event information, visit travelshows.com/shows/chicago/ .