Unicomm LLC., organizers of the nation’s largest series of Travel & Adventure shows, has announced plans to extend its Adventures in Travel Expo (ATE) brand to the Seattle market, hosting an event at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center on September 13 and 14, 2008.
Presented by The Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, organizers will leverage the very lucrative Seattle-Tacoma DMA.
Unicomm plans to utilize its hybrid trade/consumer model as the format for the Seattle show. The first morning will be dedicated to travel industry professionals and trade, while the core of the event will be open to the general public giving consumers an opportunity to experience, book and explore everything that is hot, interesting and unique in active, adventure and experiential travel.
The Expo will also bring together some of the best minds in adventure travel from the pages of National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine along with world renowned travel experts – true adventurers who have explored some of the most exciting and far-flung destinations on Earth. Some keynote speakers include Philippe Cousteau, founder of EarthEcho International and the grandson of Jacques Cousteau whose presentation is sponsored by Ariau Amazon Towers; travel industry legend Arthur Frommer; adventure travel activist and spokesperson Richard Bangs; National Geographic ADVENTURE speakers Peter Potterfield, Jon Bowermaster and the best-selling author Robert Young Pelton who wrote, "The World’s Most Dangerous Places" and "Licensed to Kill."
The Adventures in Travel Expo will take place at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center on Saturday, September 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $12 per day for adults and free for children under 12.