Travel and adventure show 920

Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show Reviews

Santa Clara Convention Center (Santa Clara, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show
262 ratings
3.8 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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7 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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78 events
21 reviews
12 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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34 events
16 reviews
9 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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114 events
68 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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JUNE I Red Velvet
75 events
50 reviews
12 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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debn Red Velvet
42 events
28 reviews
26 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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29 events
6 reviews
1 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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221 events
140 reviews
7 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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K.L.
67 events
49 reviews
1 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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93 events
30 reviews
186 stars
attended Jan 25 2014

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

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sue frag
41 events
26 reviews
16 stars
attended Mar 05 2016

Lots of countries and states promoting tourism. Rick Steves and Doug McConnell were great speakers.

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47 events
25 reviews
11 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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51 events
24 reviews
4 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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JoanG
40 events
22 reviews
12 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

Very crowded, but a great event. I went for specific information and got it.

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37 events
20 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 16 2013

Many booths with a tremendous variety of places to choose from - listened to Rick Steves as he took us through one of his tours of Italy - great

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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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