It’s barely January and if you’re like us, you will be already thinking of far flung destinations and booking those all important holidays. Our work with the likes of Mottram Hall, Combermere Abbey and many other hotels and destinations have shown us the importance of getting in front of not only the public but suppliers and peers to ensure we know exactly what is happening in the industry. It helps us spot the trends and always be ahead of the curve. Like we said, we don’t do dull. And there is no better place to look for inspiration than the Telegraph Travel Show.
Not only will there be exclusive show only deals, but there is a chance to explore destinations from an authentic Italian Piazza to Dubai, win holidays, speak to impartial industry experts in the Travel Genius Bar, meet your favourite Telegraph travel writers and discover your trip of a lifetime in the Destinations Theatre, plus gain free entry into The Telegraph Cruise Show & London Boat Show.
Whether its exploring the hidden depths of the rainforest or sipping cocktails in the bustling back streets of a metropolitan city, The Telegraph Travel Show goes beyond the brochure to showcase the best travel deals, holiday ideas and cultural experiences from every corner of the globe. And we for one can’t wait!
Whether you’re looking for some inspiration for your next trip or hidden gems for one you’ve already booked, be inspired by Telegraph journalists, travel experts and well-travelled celebrities who will share their experience and passion for the world with you.
From the one corner of the globe to another, these experts will give you a detailed insight into 2017’s most popular destinations, providing insider details, personal advice and a wealth of knowledge that cannot be found on the Internet or in brochures.
At the 2016 show, the fantastic speaker line up included adventurer Monty Halls, former England Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood, celebrity chef Jonathan Phang and explorer and bestselling author Levison Wood. Confirmed for 2017 is Countryfile presenter John Craven, environmentalist Stanley Johnson and presenter and author Michael Portillo.
Travel Genius Bar
Exclusive to The Telegraph Travel Show is the Travel Genius Bar, where you can book yourself an appointment to chat to the best travel experts in the world. The Telegraph are proud to boast a team of top travel experts and writers who have travelled the world trying out new experiences and discovering the best destinations and travel routes. The team will share their insider knowledge with you in a one-to-one appointment. It’s the perfect opportunity for anyone who needs advice on their travel plans; whether you are a seasoned traveller looking for somewhere exciting to explore or a novice hoping to make fresh footprints in the sand. The team of Telegraph Travel journalists offer impartial advice on your next trip and recommend the best stands to visit at the show, all for free.
Tourist junks floating among limestone rocks at early morning in Ha Long Bay South China Sea Vietnam Southeast Asia
World Food Pop-Ups
Whether it’s the fiery taste of the Far East or a fresh feast from the Mediterranean that takes your fancy, the show’s World Food Pop-Ups will give you the chance to sample a taste of your trip before embarking on your travels. The 2017 show will see an expansion of the gastronomic offering with more far-flung food on offer than ever before. Take a seat in the street food village and indulge in your favourite holiday dish or try something new that you’ve never heard of.
Food & Wine Theatre
The world of dining and travel go hand in hand so that’s why at the show this year professional chefs and expert sommeliers will guide you through the best holiday recipes including the best wine to have with it. Learn from the greatest chefs in the country in live demonstrations so you can create the magic of dining abroad in your very own home. Whether you want to bring the spice of India or the zing of China to the kitchen, your cooking will never be the same again! The show’s wine experts will show you through a selection of wines from around the world from New Zealand to California so you can enjoy a taste of the country before you go.
Tickets to show are now available here – www.telegraph.co.uk/travelshow
Dates & Times: Friday 13 January: 10am – 5pm
Saturday 14 January: 10am – 5pm
Sunday 15 January: 10am – 4pm
Venue: ExCeL London Address: Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL
Advance Ticket Prices: Adult £15 / Concession £12 / Student £12 / Child (aged 15 and under) FREE