Show Dates

Friday | February 9
4:00P – 5:30P (trade only)
5:30P – 8:00P (open to all)

Saturday | February 10
10:00A – 6:00P

Sunday | February 11
10:00A – 4:00P

Cultural Stage

Presenters & schedule subject to change.

Saturday, February 10

10:00a

Traveling With Heart: Giving back when traveling can enhance your travels and your life

Traveling with a purpose, voluntourism and socially conscious travel are some of the fastest growing segments of travel and add more dimension and depth to your journeys. Robert Rose, producer and host of Raw Travel TV, will explore the many ways travelers can give back and why voluntourism is becoming so popular.

10:30a

1,000 Places to See Before You Die – U.S. & Canada

Author Patricia Schultz shares her favorite destinations in North America drawn from her recently updated title 1000 Places To See in the U.S. & Canada Before You Die. Patricia shares anecdotes, interesting facts and beautiful photography that illustrate the continent’s countless treasures, including scenic highways, world-class museums and the best BBQ dives that warrant a stop. Come along for a virtual road trip from sea to shining sea!

Book signings follow at on-site Bookstore.

12:00p

Pauline Frommer – Insider Tips for Creating Great Vacations in All Price Ranges

Pauline Frommer – Editorial Director of Frommer Travel Guides and award-winning travel journalist – discusses secrets that the travel industry doesn’t want you to know about how to avoid overpaying for lodgings, activities and airfares. She’ll also discuss how to tailor the right itinerary for your interests and budget, how new developments in travel will affect your next vacation, and some destinations you should be considering.

Book signings follow at on-site Bookstore.

1:30p

Ed Salvato – LGBT Travel

Cofounder of ManAboutWorld Magazine

2:00p

State Dept

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Overseas Citizens Services Michelle Bernier-Toth and a Boston Globe travel editor. State Department is updating the ways they inform travelers on warnings, advisories and passport updates.

2:30p

Russell Hannon – 99 Ways to Cut Your Travel Costs Without Skimping

Known for wowing TV and radio shows with untold budget travel tips, Ultra-Economical Travel Expert Russell Hannon offers 99 ways to quickly and easily find the best and least expensive options for you. No matter what your travel type is, or where you want to go, you will leave with dozens of practical tips and tricks you can put to work right away to save money on your next great escape.

4:00p

Patricia Harris – Top 15 Can’t-Miss Places in Spain

5:00p

5 Things to Know Before Planning Your Italy Vacation

Join Brandon Shaw, Italy vacation expert and co-founder of The Roman Guy, as he helps you avoid 5 common mistakes that people tend to make when planning their Italy vacations. Having lived in Italy for over a decade, Brandon knows how to help you make the most of your experience.

Sunday, February 11

10:30a

Pauline Frommer – Insider Tips for Creating Great Vacations in All Price Ranges

Pauline Frommer – Editorial Director of Frommer Travel Guides and award-winning travel journalist – discusses secrets that the travel industry doesn’t want you to know about how to avoid overpaying for lodgings, activities and airfares. She’ll also discuss how to tailor the right itinerary for your interests and budget, how new developments in travel will affect your next vacation, and some destinations you should be considering.

Book signings follow at on-site Bookstore.

11:00a

Traveling With Heart: Giving back when traveling can enhance your travels and your life

Traveling with a purpose, voluntourism and socially conscious travel are some of the fastest growing segments of travel and add more dimension and depth to your journeys. Robert Rose, producer and host of Raw Travel TV, will explore the many ways travelers can give back and why voluntourism is becoming so popular.

11:30a

1,000 Places to See Before You Die – U.S. & Canada

Author Patricia Schultz shares her favorite destinations in North America drawn from her recently updated title 1000 Places To See in the U.S. & Canada Before You Die. Patricia shares anecdotes, interesting facts and beautiful photography that illustrate the continent’s countless treasures, including scenic highways, world-class museums and the best BBQ dives that warrant a stop. Come along for a virtual road trip from sea to shining sea!

Book signings follow at on-site Bookstore.

1:00p

Russell Hannon – 99 Ways to Cut Your Travel Costs Without Skimping

Known for wowing TV and radio shows with untold budget travel tips, Ultra-Economical Travel Expert Russell Hannon offers 99 ways to quickly and easily find the best and least expensive options for you. No matter what your travel type is, or where you want to go, you will leave with dozens of practical tips and tricks you can put to work right away to save money on your next great escape.