What’s a Travel Show and Why Should I Go?

When I began working at Carefree Vacations, I had never been to a Travel Show and didn’t have any idea as to what it was. Five years later, I feel I can shed some light on the subject.

The travel shows put on by Carefree Vacations, bring together a variety of cruise, tour, train and resort suppliers to present their products to the general public and answer travel related questions- all at no cost to you!  This is a great time to ask questions you may feel embarrassed to ask or to get an answer straight from the source. We bring representatives from the top travel companies we work with including well-known names: Disney Travel Co., Royal Caribbean International, Pleasant Holidays, Princess Cruises, Apple Vacations and many more.

We also bring in representatives from companies that may not be as well known: Rocky Mountaineer (luxury rail provider), Brewster Vacations (Canada specialists), African Travel (a leader in travel to Africa and safaris), Journese (luxury resort and villa vacations), AMA Waterways (luxury river cruise ships). and KSL Resorts (La Costa Resort & Spa and Hotel Del Coronado, plus other luxury resorts).

When you walk in the door of the Golden West and California Ballrooms at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego, located in the Hotel Circle area, on Sunday September 30, 2012 between 11am-3pm you will register with our friendly staff so that you can be entered in the many prize drawings. You will also be able to mark your travel interests and indicate if you’d like to receive email offers after the event. You will be offered a reusable grocery bag in case you see any brochures you’d like to take home.

Once you enter the main area, you will be able to wander around and talk with over twenty-five travel vendors representing a variety of vacations. Our expert travel consultants will also be walking around and available to answer any vacation planning questions you may have. It is a low-pressure, fun and friendly event. If you are interested in booking a trip, we will have exclusive offers for those that attend the show but you won’t be pressured.

Grab a brochure, find out what’s new in travel, talk to people that have “been there and done that”. It’s a relaxed environment celebrating travel and exploring the world. Short, informal presentations will be delivered by many of our travel vendors which you can listen to while browsing the different booths or pull up a chair and join in. Each presenter will also be giving away a prize!!!

Grand Palladium Swim Up Pool Bar

If you win the stay at Grand Palladium, you can enjoy this swim-up pool bar

We have some great prizes and presentations this year. Our grand prize is a cruise for 2 on Azamara Club Cruises! Azamara is a luxury cruise line that has more overnight stays in many ports so you get the convenience of a cruise but you get to explore more of the destination.

Apple Vacations, a top provider for travel to Mexico and the Caribbean is giving away charter air tickets for 2 to Cancun plus 4 nights at the beautiful eco-friendly all-inclusive resort, Grand Palladium White Sand Riviera Maya.

Another amazing prize is the Sea to Sky train ride from Vancouver to Whistler on Rocky Mountaineer. A luxury rail provider, anyone traveling this way is amazed at the service and the views. After the breathtaking train trip, our lucky winner and a guest will enjoy 2  nights at world-class Fairmont Chateau Whistler then return to Vancouver on Rocky Mountaineer.

But that’s not all! Club Med is giving away 3 nights at any of their all-inclusive resorts located in U.S., Mexico or the Caribbean.

Win the luxury train prize from Rocky Mountaineer and you could be whisked away to beautiful Whistler

There’s more prizes to come, so don’t miss the event and your chance to WIN! Plus, if you RSVP ahead of time and attend- you get an extra entry into the prize drawings!

Hot Travel Topics and Trends to be presented by our preferred travel vendors:

So whether it’s cruising, independent travel, all-inclusive resorts, food & wine, golf, spa, eco-friendly resorts, safaris or shopping that interests you, the experts at Carefree Vacations can create the trip of your lifetime!

Travel Providers that will be at the 2012 Carefree Vacations travel show, ready to answer your questions and offer exclusive savings to those in attendance including up to $500 off your trip* are:


 RSVP for an extra entry in the prize drawings, attend the event and you could WIN!

Jennifer McGuigan for Carefree Vacations


*Each travel provider will have an exclusive day of show offer. The offer and length of time the offer is valid for varies. $500 off refers to African Travel 2012 safari.


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