LONDON (20 January 2016) — National Geographic Traveller (UK) is launching Travel Geeks, an informal series of events for those passionate about travel, at London’s Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show from 4-7 February. Travel Geeks will bring together travel experts, adventure specialists and like-minded individuals interested in talking about what they like to do most: travel.
The events encourage those with experiences they’d like to share, a willingness to listen to and be inspired by experts and fellow travellers — plus, plenty of photos — to come along to the show.
Maria Pieri, Editorial Director of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “This is the first of a series of events that we’re planning to roll out, across London initially, encouraging those with a passion for travel to share their experiences and perhaps discover something new, too. They’ll be inspired to travel and hear top tips and advice about destinations, gear and photography.
“It’s also the chance to meet some of our team, hear their stories and ask their advice, or even suggest some of your own. We’ve put together four topics for the Destinations Show that we hope will trigger many people’s interests, from adventure travel hotspots to no-fly journeys and travel writing.”
National Geographic Traveller (UK) will be on stand AA16 and AA17, taking part in Adventure Travel presented by National Geographic — an area that puts adventure at the heart of this year’s show.
Book your place now! destinationsshow.com
Venue: Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show at Olympia London
Dates: 4-7 February 2016
Price: Enjoy two complimentary tickets (a £1.50 per ticket booking fee applies) to Destinations using promotional code NGT1
Daily sessions: Visit the Adventure Travel stage each day at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm for
the informal Travel Geek sessions. Don’t miss the chance to ask experts your burning travel questions. Each discussion will be curated by a member of the National Geographic Traveller team
11am: No Fly: A holiday doesn’t mean having to endure the stress of an airport. Learn the top tips and advice about getting from A to B without stepping on a plane
12.30pm: Walking: Hit the trails with expert advice from travel journalist Mark Rowe, Discover the World’s Cathy Harlow, Last Frontiers’ Sue Morkill and On Foot Holidays’ Simon Scutt
2pm: Adventure: Learn more about destinations, equipment and gear to get the most out of your intrepid expeditions
3.30pm: Writing: Turn your trips into compelling stories with tips from National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s Pat Riddell, Maria Pieri, Glen Mutel, and freelance journalist Mark Rowe
Visit stand AA16 and AA17 for more information and the chance to win a personalised CEWE Photobook, by entering the #iamNGTUK Instagram competition. Guests who purchase the 5 issues for £5 subscription will receive a branded rucksack, and Travel Geek participants who buy a subscription will also be given a National Geographic Traveller (UK) branded flask. Book now: destinationsshow.com
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Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show
The UK’s biggest and longest-running travel show at Olympia London, 4-7 February 2016. destinationsshow.com
National Geographic Traveller (UK) is published under license by APL Media, from the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. It became the 15th local-language edition when it was launched in December 2010. The magazine is also available in China, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Latin America, Armenia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Indonesia, Romania and South Africa. The 180-page travel and lifestyle magazine is packed full of you-are-there photography, authentic travel experiences and inspiring narratives. natgeotraveller.co.uk
National Geographic Traveler (USA) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine, created in 1984. It championed sustainable travel before it was cool and, eight times annually, celebrates journeys that are about place, experience, culture, authenticity, living like the locals and great photography. It makes a distinction between tourism and travel and stresses inquisitive, not acquisitive, trips. It employs storytelling and outstanding photography to inspire readers to pick up and go, eschewing fashion and fluff in favour of articles that offer a strong sense of place, inspiring narratives that make readers take trips, and solid service information to help them plan those trips.
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