Now that we’re well into the winter doldrums, it’s time to warm yourself up by planning out all your trips for the year — and a travel trade show can help. These expos are gathering places for destination experts that can give you first-hand advice and recommendations. In some cases, you can even enter to win a free trip! Travel shows also feature cultural performances, talks by travel pros such as Rick Steves and Arthur Frommer, and plenty of fun freebies.
Read on to see our list of upcoming travel trade shows around the U.S. and Canada — and don’t forget to read our 9 Tips to Get the Most from a Travel Show.
Toronto: Travel Expo (January 18)
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Times Travel Show (January 18 – 19)
Calgary: Travel Expo (January 25)
Philadelphia: Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show (January 25 – 26)
Santa Clara: Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show (January 25 – 26)
Boston: Boston Globe Travel Show (February 7 – 9)
Los Angeles: Travel & Adventure Show (February 8 – 9)
Vancouver: Travel Expo (February 22)
Washington D.C.: Travel & Adventure Show (February 22 – 23)
Denver: Colorado RV, Sports, Boat & Travel Show (February 27 – March 2)
Seattle: Seattle Golf & Travel Show (February 28 – March 2)
New York City: New York Times Travel Show (March 1 – 2)
San Diego: Travel & Adventure Show (March 29 – 30)
— written by Sarah Schlichter