San Francisco/ Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show 2020 Announces Major Sponsors and Key Speakers

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Rick Steves Leads Roster of Celebrity Speakers Including Travel Personalities Patricia Shultz, Rudy Maxa and Angel Castellanos

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“San Francisco/Bay area residents will have the chance to meet one-on-one with representatives from the top travel brands in the world” - Unicomm CEO, John Golicz

The San Francisco/Bay Area Travel and Adventure Show, scheduled to return to the Santa Clara Convention Center on March 21 and March 22, 2020, is excited to announce its full schedule for 2020 programming, including new interactive experiences, celebrity speakers and first-time exhibitors.

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The San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show provides its visitors with the ultimate destination to find, plan and book their next vacation. Visitors and their families have the opportunity to experience a taste of international and local travel, authentic cultural entertainment, educational content as well as unbeatable show-only travel deals at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Travel experts include:

  • Join Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of Rick Steves’ Europe and Travel with Rick Steves as he shares the latest in smart European travel. In this entertaining, information-packed slideshow lecture, he’ll explain how to travel smoothly and affordably by stretching your travel dollar, eating and sleeping well, avoiding crowds, and packing smartly. Freshly back from four months in Europe, Rick reveals exactly how you can enjoy maximum travel thrills for every mile, minute, and euro on your next European adventures. An autograph signing will follow his presentation.
  • Allow Patricia Schultz, Bestselling Author of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, to take you around the world by sharing a few of her favorite destinations, continent by continent, in a brand-new presentation. Dipping into the new Deluxe Edition’s visually rich collection of don’t-miss attractions, the author shares history, interesting facts, and beautiful photography from the book that help illustrate some of the globe’s countless treasures—from Patagonia’s dazzling glaciers to the Sing Sing Festival in Papua New Guinea and some of her favorite towns in Europe.
  • Hear from Rudy Maxa, Travel Journalist & Broadcaster, on how the travel landscape has changed dramatically in the last several years. Maxa will provide advice on how to navigate the new rules. Plus, recent studies have shown that travel can be beneficial to your physical, mental, and emotional health – Maxa reveals some surprising statistics that will make you want to book a ticket out of town sooner rather than later!
  • Learn the best travel and packing tips from Angel Castellanos, World Travel Expert, Writer/ TV Host. Make your next trip the best trip of your life and “Travel Like a Pro”! Castellanos delivers his popular and energetic talk on packing tips, sightseeing hacks, and savvy travel skills drawing from his experience as a full-time professional traveler. This highly informative talk is “packed” with the most up to date savvy travel tips and inspirational stories from all over the world to help travelers travel smarter, better and cheaper. The packing demonstration included in this talk is one you do not want to miss. Packing in a carry on? After this presentation, packing in any bag will not be a problem!

Additionally, Rob Romanowski Division Chief of European Affairs for America Citizen Services for the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Lorie Dankers Public Affairs Manager for Transportation Security Administration, and a representative on trusted traveler programs from U.S. Customs and Border Protection Department of Homeland Security will have a panel discussion.

“San Francisco/Bay area residents will have the chance to meet one-on-one with representatives from the top travel brands in the world,” said Unicomm CEO, John Golicz. “We are excited for these representatives to help you plan, personalize and book the trip that’s right for you, at the price that you can’t find anywhere else.”

This year’s sponsors include MSC Cruises, Switzerland Tourism, Cruise Planners, Taiwan, and The Bahamas, which has made a speedy recovery after Hurricane Dorian. The Bahamas 14 remaining islands are untouched and welcome visitors to experience a swimming pigs adventure through the Exuma Cays and national festival, Junkanoo. Recently, MSC Cruises opened up a new destination to its exclusive island, Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, an eco-friendly environment. Additional sponsors include Discover Yosemite’s Gateways, Taiwan, Rick Steves’ Europe, Cruise Planners, South African Tourism.

The San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show has hands-on activities fit for the whole family. Stop by the China National Tourist Photo Booth to take photos with our green screen to picture yourself in China. Choose from our amazing collection of China’s most picturesque locations and our professionals will prop you up, snap a great pic, and give you a photo to take home. Guests can also enjoy a virtual reality experience from Discover Yosemite which will transport you to a larger-than-life snowy wonderland, where you’ll ski, bike and paddle from adventure to adventure. All activities are included with the price of admission.

The San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show will take place on March 21 and 22, 2020 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals; the public can attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Attendees can purchase single-day and two-day tickets online now for the discounted rate of $11/$18 with promo code: SFPR20 or on-site for $15/$22. Children 16 and under are free, and on-site tickets can be purchased with cash only. For tickets and event information, visit

About Unicomm, LLC and the Travel & Adventure Show Series
UNICOMM LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world-class trade shows and conferences. Unicomm’s properties include the nation’s largest and longest running series of travel events, the Travel & Adventure Show in Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, and Atlanta, which is new in 2020.

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