5 Reasons to Visit The Adventure Travel Show
The Adventure Travel Show is back and looking better than ever. Taking over the London Olympia on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2019, The Adventure Travel Show will play host to the biggest collection of world-leading adventure travel specialists, explorers and adventurers from across the globe, all under one roof.
With tickets now on sale from just £9.00, visitors will enjoy access to 130 specialist travel operators and over 70 free inspirational talks and seminars. The Adventure Travel Show welcomes King of Adventure Levison Wood and British climber Rebecca Stephens MBE and explorer and photographer Reza Pakravan.
Here, The Adventure Travel Show reveals highlights for 2019 to whet even the most adventurous of appetites.
‘Journey through the Badlands and Beyond’ with Levison Wood
Visitors to The Adventure Travel show on Saturday 19 January have the rare and unique opportunity to join an intimate audience with Levison Wood in his talk ‘Journey through the Badlands and Beyond’.
Listen to Lev sharing tales from his most recent rip-roaring travels across 5000 mile circumnavigation of the Arabian Peninsula. Journeying by foot, camel, mule, truck, car, and tank, Lev will disclose some of his most surreal experiences, revealing the unknown, commenting on current affairs and much more. After facing some of the most perilous danger zones on earth, Lev’s talk is a must-attend for anyone with a spirit for adventure. In Levison’s own words, “Everyone has the right to their own adventure, no matter how big or small, but too often are people unaware of it. The Adventure Travel Show provides every bit of advice and encouragement needed to take that final step into the world of travel, which I am most fortunate to be a part of.”
Best-known for his critically acclaimed documentaries, ‘Walking the Nile’, ‘Walking the Himalayas’ and ‘Walking the Americas’, Levison will be on hand to discuss his crowning achievements, including his current sold out book ‘Arabia, a Journey through the heart of the Middle East’ and exciting launches for 2019. Seats are limited. To book tickets click here.
The Adventure Film Festival
Taking place on Saturday 19 January, visitors will enjoy an immersive evening at The Adventure Travel Film Festival, showcasing the best independent travel films in the industry. The evening will include several short films from across the adventure travel spectrum from ‘The Land of Pakistan’ to ‘Cape Town by trail bike’ to the main feature, full-length film ‘The Road to Independence’ by adventurer and intrepid filmmaker Ollie Hunter-Smart. To find out more click here.
Over 70 free inspirational talks across the weekend
Visitors to the show will enjoy a programme of over 70 inspirational talks and presentations across the weekend. The impressive line-up, including Antonia Bollingbroke-Kent, George Bullard, Dave Cornthwaite, Richard Matheson Harpham, Jon Woodroof, Aldo Kane, Anna Blackwell has been designed to celebrate the true spirit of adventure.
Don’t miss Cicerone’s series of trekking workshops where experts will provide an environment where you can get good, relevant advice and insight, to make any trekking trip a success. Expedition leader and global cyclist, Cressida Allwood and long-distance walker and cyclist for over 20 years, Mike Wells will be offering expert advice on the Camino de Santiago, Europe’s most popular long distance walking and cycling route. Mike cycled the route three times just last year alone and will describe the preparation needed for such a journey following Europe’s most historic trail.
Each incredible talk is free of charge and will provide unrivalled access to leading explorers, intrepid adventurers, guidebook writers and adventure experts who are guaranteed to inspire, inform and excite. To find out more please visit: www.adventureshow.com/talks/
The Adventure Travel Show will also be hosting a series of specialist seminars to engage and inform visitors. The expert sessions and workshops have been designed to engage experienced and first-time travellers. World-leading expert in ‘Tour de Force’ logistics Duncan Milligan and the writer and TV producer most widely known for Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventure, Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent will be heading up the unmissable Adventure Planning Seminars. Antonia’s penchant for extreme travel has led to her writing three books, setting an unlikely Guinness World Record and exploring little-known regions from Siberia to the eastern Himalayas and beyond.
Founder of The Adventure Travel Film festival, Lois Pryce and long-distance adventure motorcyclist Austin Vince will be leading the Adventure by Motorcycle seminars, sharing experiences and advice on motorcycling for beginners as well as leading an exclusive talk on Motorcycle travel beyond Europe.
Wanderlust magazine will be running 6 tailored seminars including topics covering; An Introduction to Travel Writing, Filming Your Adventures, Improving your travel photography, Getting published, How to make your photo’s stand out and Making money From Your travels. These one-to-one seminars with Wanderlust’s professional photographers and editorial teams will offer inspiration for the audience to take their passion for multi-media to the next level.
Each session will offer an introduction to the key areas of adventure travel, from tips, preparation, logistics as well as skills to master and routes to enjoy. To find out more please visit: www.adventureshow.com/seminars/
Exclusive discounts, offers and competitions
Visitors to the show will be able to meet with over 70 expert exhibitors including a host of destinations and adventure travel-specific tour operators. There’s no better place to become inspired for the next big trip, but also take advantage of some of the exclusive offers available, from incredible discounts to competitions. Look out for a great deal with Cicerone Guides who will be offering all their books at a 25% discount for purchases made at the show. To find out more click here.
Mark Bibby Jackson
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