As I mentioned yesterday, apart from the consumer travel shows, there isn’t much going on to attract those of us who are dreaming of breaks from this cold winter. (more snow overnight here on ungritted roads!) It’s just as well then that one of the consumer shows is the best, the Destinations Show which takes place this weekend at Earls Court in London and then in a month’s time, reappears in Birmingham at the NEC. A general travel show, it covers all sorts of destinations and types of holidays and links it in with background on culture and food.
Destinations is now 16 years old and runs from Thursday to Sunday in London and then in March, runs on the 5-7th March. If you book online in advance it is £10, otherwise it is £12 on the door. And over the days some 50,000 of us will head to Earls Court and the NEC to find ideas from different destinations and to hear from such well known travellers as John Simpson, Julia Bradbury and Kate Humble. ( these 3 are at Earls Court.The final line up of speakers at the NEC is not available yet.) Don’t miss Sunday when Atul Kochhar, the Michelin winning chef presents his thoughts on Indian food.
The website, www.destinationsshow.com is where to keep up with the new additions to the speakers. Once there, click on either the London or the Birmingham show. There will also be entry discount offers in “The Times” and “The Sunday Times” so they are worth looking out for. But there is entertainment as well. Across the different days will be dancing and music from some of the countries exhibiting. As usual, the Earls Court venue will be open late this Thursday night and you can get in for half price on the evening.
CD-Traveller will be there. Will you?