Mar 21, 2006, 7:00 am US Eastern Timezone

 
 

 

"The Boston Globe Travel Show to Offer Trips, Special Travel Discounts & Packages, On-Site Booking Opportunities and Live Entertainment from Around the World"

BOSTON, Mar 21, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- -- Discounts for families, singles, couples, and seniors-- Greece! Germany! Italy! Iceland! Africa! India! The Caribbean! New England! And much more!

The Boston Globe announced today the multitude of special show-only travel discounts and exclusive travel packages, cultural performances, and travel seminars at the Boston Globe Travel Show this weekend, March 24-26 (open to the public March 25 and 26). The show will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center and will be the first expo of its kind in Boston, offering trips from African safaris to the Caribbean, showcasing destinations from around the world.

Whether you are an avid adventure seeker, armchair traveler or an occasional vacationer you will find what you are looking for and more. With discounts and entertainment, advice from experts, kayak rolling, safaris, there is something for everyone at The Boston Globe Travel Show.

Highlights include:

-- Travel Discounts for Attendees! More than 50 exclusive discounts and travel packages from sponsors and exhibitors including: Carnival, The Aruba Tourism Authority, Norwegian Cruise Lines, The Vacation Outlet, h20 Outfitters, Iceland, Poland Springs Resorts, Nova Scotia Tourism Culture & Heritage, Cruise Travel Outlet, SuperClubs, TNT Vacations, The Antigua and Barbuda Department of Tourism, Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club, Cruise Travel Outlet and The Balsams Grand Resort.

-- Cultural Performances from all over the world! Be entertained for two full days by special live performances with The Aruba Happy Band, Irish and Salsa Dancing, Chinese Classical ribbon dancing, Brazilian acrobatics and more.

-- Learn to Kayak! It is never too cold to kayak and with that in mind, H20 Outfitters is offering kayak lessons to learn how to roll a kayak in the large swimming pool on the showroom floor.

-- Learn from the Golf Pros! Perfect your swing before your next trip at the golf exhibit.

-- Attend a Travel Seminar: How do I pack for an adventure trip? What cruises are available from Boston? Learn from travel experts Stephanie Abrams, Charlie Moore 'The Mad Fisherman', David Crooks, Jeff Cooper and more.

The Boston Globe Travel Show lead sponsors include Aruba Tourism Authority, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and The Vacation Outlet.

Among the hundreds of exhibitors at the show are: Africa Travel Association, Auto Europe, Aruba Tourism Authority, Bermuda Department of Tourism, Carnival Cruise Lines, Colonial Williamsburg, Egyptian Tourist Board, India Tourism, Norwegian Cruise Line, Iceland, Tourist Office of Spain, Universal Orlando Resort, Qantas Vacations, The Vacation Outlet and more than 200 exhibitors. A complete listing of exhibitors can be found at www.bostonglobetravelshow.com.

The Boston Globe Travel Show will launch with a trade day on March 24, bringing together hundreds of leading travel industry professionals from around the world and among the New England region. Three separate 'tracks' will provide opportunities to learn additional skills as well as a keynote address by JetBlue CEO David Neeleman.

The Boston Globe Travel Show will feature over 200 booths representing destinations and tourism boards from Asia, the South Pacific, South and Central America, Europe, the Caribbean, Africa and North America, including a special pavilion spotlighting New England. Thematic pavilions also will showcase luxury spas, cruises, family vacations and active/adventure trips. Travelers will have the opportunity to book trips right on the show floor, and many exhibitors will offer special 'show-only' priced trips. Additionally, The Boston Globe Travel Show will include many special features, including performances on the World Cultural Stage, scuba diving and kayak-rolling lessons in the Pool, Luxury Spa Treatments, and the Travel Bookstore, featuring the best travel guides in the world.

About The Boston Globe:

he Boston Globe is a wholly owned subsidiary of The New York Times Company (NYT) , a leading media company with 2004 revenues of $3.3 billion, including The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 16 other newspapers, eight network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and more than 40 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. For the fifth consecutive year, the company was ranked No. 1 in the publishing industry in Fortune's 2005 list of America's Most Admired Companies. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.

SOURCE: The Boston Globe

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