Why You Must Visit Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

Travel shows are a great way to find inspiration for your next trip, learn about a dream destination and even bag yourself a fantastic deal. It’s that time of year again and Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show is just around the corner. Check out why you should visit this year and what you can expect to find at the show. Trust me, it’s well worth it!

Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

The Essential Event for Travel Inspiration

Olympia London, 1st – 4th February 2018

Destinations: Holiday & Travel Show


It’s the UK’s largest and longest-running travel event

There will be over 550 travel brands at Destinations in 2018! The show will be packed with leading and independent tour operators, over 70 tourist boards from across the globe, vibrant entertainment and street food experiences from around the world. Make sure to allow for enough time to explore everything the show has to offer!

Destinations: Holiday & Travel Show

Exclusive show-only offers

With so many exhibitors at the show, there will be plenty to keep you busy. In addition, hundreds of them will be offering exclusive offers, promos and competitions especially for the show. You can grab a bargain or try your luck to win some cool prizes! Here’s a sneak peak at some of the best offers you’ll be able to access at the show! I can’t wait to book my next trip at Destinations.

Show offers - Destinations: Holiday & Travel Show

Over 50 hours of free expert talks and panel sessions

The Meet The Experts Theatres will be playing host to expert talks covering all corners of the globe. From travelling along the Old Silk Road and exploring Bolivia’s lowlands to uncovering incredible cuisines on European food tours, there will be something for everyone here. I will be looking to go to as many talks as I can!

Meet the Experts - Destinations: Holiday & Travel Show

Experience The World stages

If you want to experience incredible cultures, food and entertainment from all over the world, three Experience The World stages are just the ticket. There will be free food samples, mesmerising cultural performances and interactive displays. From soju rice wine tasting to traditional Nicaraguan dance displays, there will be plenty to see and do. You will find me trying all the delicious food around the show!

Experience The World stages - Destinations: Holiday & Travel Show

Meet some of your favourite travel personalities

The 2018 show will also play host to the Stanfords Travel Writers Festival – a programme of inspirational and entertaining talks from explorers, adventurers, travel writers and TV personalities. It’s the UK’s only dedicated travel writers festival and visitors will be able to hear from some of their favourite travel personalities. The 2018 line-up includes Rick Stein, Charley Boorman (YAY!), Levison Wood (DOUBLE YAY!) and many more.

Meet your favourite travel personalities - Destinations: Holiday & Travel Show

Get inspired for your next adventure with stunning photography

Don’t forget to check out the beautiful images in the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year Gallery. It’s the UK’s biggest amateur travel photography competition and there have been some incredible entries in past years. You can see who will scoop the £3000 prize and a photographic commission to Costa Rica when the winners are announced on Friday 2nd February!

Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year - Destinations
Descent of the Ukukus by Christopher Roche (http://www.chrisrochephotographer.co.uk/) was the winner of last year’s competition

Travel Photography Masterclasses

After checking out the competition, you’ll probably be inspired to pick up your camera and head off on your next adventure. There will be daily photography masterclasses at the show – aimed at both beginners and advanced photographers! It’s not too late to grab your place so head over to the show website to book your spot! All masterclasses cost £30.

I try and make it to the show every year and I LOVE it. Let me know if you’re going to to the show and don’t forget to say hello!


Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

Olympia London

1-4 February 2018

Show Venue:
Olympia Grand, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX

Show Dates:
Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 February 2018

Show Opening Times:
10:00am – 5:30pm Thursday – Sunday

Ticket prices:
Advance adult ticket: £11
On-the-door adult ticket: £15
Travel Photography Masterclass ticket: £30
Children under 12 go free when accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Ticket Booking:
To book advance tickets, click here or call 0844 412 4627 (Calls cost 7p/min plus network extras.)

 

 

19 thoughts on “Why You Must Visit Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

  1. Stephanie (1AdventureTraveler) says:

    I have always wanted to go to a travel show. To learn about new locations and grab a good deal sounds good to me. The Travel Photography Master Class would so much fun and informational to attend. Looking forward to your write up after the London Travel Show and see what deal you grabbed. Enjoy! #feetdotravel

  2. Barry says:

    Nice one – looks like a decent show with plenty to see. Sadly I won’t be back in the UK until later in the year so will have to give it a miss. It’s a shame though because I going to stuff like this.

  3. Angie (FeetDoTravel) says:

    If I were still in the UK, I would definitely be visiting this show , you get a lot for your money and it’s very reasonably priced! So much inspiration for ideas can be gained just by spending a day here, that on top of meeting up with your peers means visiting this show is a win-win if you ask me! Enjoy this year’s show and I’m looking forward to hearing about it afterwards #feetdotravel

  4. Jenn | By Land and Sea says:

    I think it would be so cool to attend this show. I’d definitely do the photography class! There’s a travel show coming to Denver this year and I’d love to go to that one since it’s nearby, but the timing isn’t great 🙁

    • Travel Lexx says:

      Ah that’s a shame – travel shows are always fun to stroll around. I enjoy talking to representatives of different travel companies and tourism boards as they have plenty of great trip ideas and tips!

  5. Ruth says:

    I hope you make it to the show. I have been going to the Los Angeles travel show for more than 10 years. There is so much to do and see (and I do not lost hope of winning a big trip). This year the show is at the end of February and I already have tickets.

  6. Tracy says:

    Hope you enjoyed it! We went last year! We have been to the Brisbane travel expo this weekend which was great too – got some great ideas for trips in Australia as well as some of the islands Fiji Cook Islands etc

  7. Sharon says:

    The Holiday & Travel Show looked really good. Sorry, I missed it, but you have given me some fantastic ideas, so I’ll need to follow through on future travels.

    Great work,

    Cheers Sharon…

    • Travel Lexx says:

      Thanks Sharon – I love travel show season – so many ideas and loads of inspiration! Hopefully you will be able to attend in the future!

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