Travel and adventure show 920

Travel & Adventure Show Reviews

Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

216 ratings
3.9 average rating
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9 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 18 2012

It was a bit underwhelming, more a travel trade show than anything. The speakers were OK, but it was still pricey for what it was.

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3 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 18 2012

Maybe my expectations were too high. There were a bunch of booths set up with travel agents handing out brochures. I guess I expected something more than this. I'd rather spend my time looking at travel destinations online.

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6 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 19 2012

Pretty disappointing but not sure what I expected - it was a lot of tour operators just trying to sell their tour, not give information about the location. They couldn't give a good reason to use a tour, nor what to look for between different tour...continued

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1 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 18 2012

I went into this event thinking that it would inspire me to take a trip - all it ended up being was a lot of brochures and not enough knowledge. Half the people that were promoting these destinations hadn't even traveled there!

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61 events
15 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 25 2014

Huge crowds preventing access to booths & presentations. Went to later presentation 45 min early to get a seat. Not worth the effort. Parking was ridiculous. We couldn't park at the event center but in a neighboring garage that took 40 min to...continued

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25 events
15 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

The best part was hearing Rick Steve's speak.
Other than that I cannot say I got much out of it.

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9 events
4 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 17 2013

I was really disappointed in the travel show. There was so many "canned" trips, so little creative really-get-to-know-the-people kind of travel.

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89 events
56 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

Great travel show with seemingly all the travel experts & companies under one roof! The lectures on travel were informative and fun! If you are thinking about traveling in the near future, you should attend one of these events.

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debn Red Velvet
39 events
26 reviews
25 stars
attended Feb 07 2015

Cruddy parking experience, arrived at 9:40pm at the Convention parking structure, was diverted to the stadium parking across the street, in the rain. No rain cover walkway.

Not clear signage for the standing opening line.

Good thing, person in...continued

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22 events
6 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 26 2014

Parking was free and fairly easy, so I was able to check in in time to hear Rick Steves - always an enthusiastic and informative presenter.
I visited 6 or 7 travel booths and got some good information. Rest rooms and food concession were...continued

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16 events
4 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 17 2013

I saw many stalls that were not devoted to travel and wondered about that. Also would like to have more international representation.

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13 events
3 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 08 2015

Loved Rick Steves talk on Sunday!

Not enough spots to get food though, should have had more kiosks for coffee and snacks.

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187 events
117 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 26 2014

My main reason for going was to absorb the wisdom of Rick Steves from all of his travel experiences.
He was informative and very funny!
Most people did not get his humorous comments, but I had some great laughs!
The show opened my eyes wide to fun...continued

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62 events
45 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 17 2013

I'd never been to an event like this one, so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. On the whole, I thought it was good but not great. There were some booths that really appealed to my interests and distributed helpful information and materials. At...continued

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61 events
41 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 17 2013

Various vendors from either State Commerce or Travel agencies stumping why it is best to tour their area. Many give aways but mostly vendors trying to get your contact info. Best part was seminars given by noted travel authorities, Rick Steves...continued

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90 events
30 reviews
174 stars
attended Jan 25 2014

The "usual" thing, but with fewer countries, offers than others I've been to.

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40 events
25 reviews
8 stars
attended Feb 17 2013

I was hoping to get more details on unique trips, however most of the information provided was pretty much what I already knew. We were looking for more options in Europe, but the booths were limited in that area. The session on vacations through...continued

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39 events
22 reviews
10 stars
attended Feb 08 2015

The show was quite large, and I liked that many local California towns were represented. I found several places that I will visit. I thought the international travel options were well represented.

My only complaint is with the venue. This is...continued

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26 events
20 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

This event is always fun---who does not like to dream of traveling the world and in the case of the show, possibly winning a trip or more to do just that?
Lots of speakers like Rick Steves and others--I go mostly to pick up brochures and enter...continued

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Marlene Kawahata
36 events
19 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 26 2014

Interesting lectures, good booths, lots of stuff to collect and passionate people. It was fun to meet the actual mini cruise ship captain and the CEO of the African safari tours

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