• By: Keith Whittier

Around the World in a Day: The Ottawa Travel & Vacation Show

Photo courtesy of Lois Siegel

Bit by the travel bug? Your timing couldn’t be better.

Photo courtesy of Lois Siegel

The Ottawa Travel and Vacation Show is back to guide you every step of the way in planning your next trip!

Whether you want to bask in the sun on a tropical beach, immerse yourself in European culture or escape on an African safari, all the info you need is under one roof!

A wide variety of exhibitors from all over the globe will be in attendance. The show presents over 190 travel and vacation exhibits with over 50 countries. Bound to draw your attention, tourist boards or embassies represent their countries in a festive way that celebrates their unique culture. Together with tour operators, travel agencies and resorts, they are eager to answer all of your questions! Offering free informative travel seminars, you’ll be armed with expert recommendations and must-have travel tips. Click here for the full list of exhibitors.

Photo courtesy of Lois Siegel

We can all agree that one of the best parts of travelling is tasting the local food! Be sure to come with an appetite, as the Ottawa Travel and Vacation show highlights culinary tourism in a way that is sure to tempt your tastebuds. Celebrity chefs representing Aruba, Japan, Korea and more will demo their cultural delicacies.

The Travel and Vacation Show will be held in the spectacular Shaw Centre, formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre, a state of the art building offering panoramic views of Ottawa’s iconic downtown landmarks. The ideal location to spark your imagination for future travel destinations!

Feeling overwhelmed with all of the options? Now is a better time than ever to step out of your comfort zone!

If you are headed to to the Travel and Vacation Show, why not check out the India Tourism booth? India is a magical place waiting to be discovered. There is endless history, beautiful scenery and a culture unlike anywhere else! India offers exotic, elegant and eclectic options for every traveller. Why not learn about some of the beautiful festivals that are always going on or dig in to some of the delicious cuisine? Whether you are a nature enthusiast, looking to deepen your spiritual side or to learn of important historical sites, the India Tourism booth will be able to help you find what you are looking for!

You never know where your next adventure might take you!

When & Where:
Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive


Seniors (60+) free admission on March 28
Free admission for children 12 and under

More information:

Bon voyage, Ottawa Lifers!