Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show Breaks Records

The 14th-annual Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show returned to the Los Angeles Convention Center and established itself as the largest U.S. show of its kind with record-breaking crowds, more than 550 exhibitors, and an exhibition floor that spanned five acres.

More than 20,000 travel aficionados gathered to plan trips, get expert advice and receive discounts on destinations around the globe at the February 14-15 event. The Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show, jointly produced by The Times and Unicomm, filled the expanded exhibition floor with tour operators and travel service providers, and presented speakers, panels, workshops and entertainment. The show launched new features this year including a hands-on adventure ropes course, a zip line ride above the show floor, and a culinary stage with live cooking demonstrations. The show posted a 10 percent increase in attendance and a 37 percent increase in exhibitors over 2008.