Spring is just around the corner and has everyone flooding to The Travel and Vacation Show at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
This year, the 19th annual show, displays 190+ travel and vacation exhibits: 50+ countries are represented by their tourist boards or embassies, which, along with tour operators, agencies and resorts, are eager to answer your questions and provide you with a wealth of information. And don’t forget to take advantage of the free travel seminars and “only at the show promotions.”
The show’s focus on culinary tourism continues to grow and surprise. Just imagine: celebrity visiting chefs from Aruba, Turkey, Newfoundland and PEI will tempt your taste buds with the delicacies of their regions, in a demonstration kitchen.
A multitude of exhibitors from Europe, Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Caribbean and South America are present. The USA is represented by more exhibitors form New York, Maine, Vermont, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Texas. Decide whether to bask in the sun on a tropical beach, experience an “outbound” adventure, immerse in the cultures of Europe or go on a safari in Africa.
The Atlantic Region – New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia & PEI – with their top tourism partners, are primed to make a big splash at the show with musicians and chefs. In addition to vacation spots, let’s not forget cruises on the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Transatlantic, along the Alaska coastline and river journeys galore…
Find special vacations, from weekend getaways to trips to exciting overseas destinations. In a few hours you can walk around the world!
For a full list of what’s happening this year, visit the show’s website at: http://www.travelandvacationshow.ca
- Saturday, March 9 10am to 5pm
- Sunday, March 10 10am to 5pm
- Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive
- Adults $10
- Seniors (60+) free on Saturday
- Children (12 and under) free
For more information: Halina Player