California Travel Shows and Expos Schedule 2012

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If you love to travel and are looking for some great travel bargains, be sure to set your calendar for the 2012 dates when the major travel shows hit California’s top cities on the coast–San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Long Beach. The California travel shows are popular events attracting people who attend, looking for deals offered on the spot. One happy traveler came out of the exhibit hall from the Los Angeles Times Travel Show (in photo), reporting that his flight to Hawaii was so cheap, he probably would not use the free hotel room nights bundled with the deal because he didn’t need them. This Asian traveler was quite savvy and knew his prices, having done research before he attended. He was planning to use the cheap flight he purchased at the travel show as a transfer point for other flights to the Pacific Rim where his family lives.

Travel shows feature world destinations, global cuisines, authentic cultural experiences and colorful discoveries with hundreds of destination and travel service exhibitors organized into interactive villages. Seminars, culinary pavilions celebrating flavors from around the world and exclusive travel deals available only during the show may help you plan your 2012 vacation getaways. The pavilion floors are usually packed by afternoon...so we always go early and get out before the crowds are unpleasant. Many stick around, however, for the shows, give-aways and contests.

Here are the dates for 2012:

  • LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Times Travel Show January 28 29, 2012
    The show will be held at Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA
    Public Hours 10am to 5pm, Saturday and Sunday
    General Admission: $10
    latimes.com
  • LONG BEACHLos Angeles Travel & Adventure Show January 14-15, 2012
    Long Beach Convention Center
    adventureexpo.com
  • SAN DIEGO - San Diego Travel Expo March 10-11, 2012
    San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego
    sandiegotravelshow.net
  • SAN FRANCISCOSan Francisco Travel Show Jan 21 -22, 2012
    San Francisco Concours Exhibition Center
    sftravelshow.biz

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