L.A. Times Travel Show Announces 2011 Schedule

The Los Angeles Times Travel & Adventure Show announced its schedule for the 2011 show, set for March 19 and 20. The weekend event will feature talks from travel personalities, tips from industry experts, hands-on activities, cultural performances, and access to domestic and international exhibitors offering show-only specials.

Samantha Brown, Arthur Frommer, Huell Howser, Andrew McCarthy and Rick Steves will headline the Los Angeles Times Travel Stage and, new this year, Times staff photographers and editors will host a series of demonstrations on how to capture the best travel memories, in stills and video. Panel discussions and destination workshops will also bring together Times Travel staff and experts from across the country to share their insights on where to find the best deals and how to get the most out of a vacation.

Attendees can take part in a variety of activities including scuba lessons from Beadiver.com, a 25' rock wall provided by Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, rope steering experience provided by Coyote Springs Ranch, and a zip line high above the show floor provided by Go Zip. The Global Beat Stage, sponsored by the World Heritage Cultural Center, will showcase music and dance from India, Ireland, Taiwan, Australia, Japan, the Middle East and Brazil. Highlights include Thai boxing, Bollywood step dance, belly dancing and

The event will take place at the L.A. Convention Center Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, 2011, form 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; trade hours 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $12 at the door or $9 online in advance (promo code "LAPR"); one child age 16 and below admitted free with paid adult.

The complete program schedule is now available at www.latimes.com/travelshow.

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