The UK’s leading and longest running travel show, the Destinations Travel Show is returning – it will take place in London between 1-4 February in 2018!

The show is promising to be a big one, attracting over 60,000 travel connoisseurs in London, including leading tour operators. Over 70 tourist boards from across the globe, cultural entertainment and exotic world flavours will also be present!

According to the organizers, the Destinations Show is essential for travel inspiration. Not only that, it is also the perfect place to indulge in a passion for travelling with food tastings and other events. This will be my second event, the first being in 2017 and I am really looking forward to it. They have a great press area and the exhibitors are all down to earth. This event is also much smaller than WTM, so the exhibitors have more time for you.

Why Attend The Destinations Travel Show 2018 in London?

Destinations Travel Show 2018

Destinations Travel Show 2018

I registered at the Destinations Travel Show already where the special feature is the ‘Stanfords Travel Writers Festival’. It is basically full of exclusive talks by famous writers. The best is that it’s all included in the ticket price of only £11! From explorers and adventurers to politicians and poets, the festival brings to life the magical world of travel writing. Last year I met Simon Reeve, Lloyd Figgins and Phoebe Smith at the event where they shared their interesting stories about various things.

According to the company’s website, visitors can take advantage of a host of ‘show-only’ exclusive offers, discounts and upgrades from leading travel companies around the globe. The show is also home to master classes in travel photography and food tastings, travel writing & travel health advice.

Other travel writers – experienced or not – will also attend so it is a perfect event to network.

Rob Debenham, Show Manager says: “The show is a ‘must-visit’ event for anyone interested in holidays and travel, with the UK’s biggest choice of travel ideas from leading and independent travel companies.”

My Inspiration to Attend

Attending this event doesn’t cost very much (free actually with a press pass) – and I’ve travelled the world far and wide so I have a lot to talk about. The event is full of exhibitors and press representatives so it is a great place to network and make friends. Networking is so important in any business and this is even more true in travel blogging where the competition is YUUUGE!!!

I’ve managed to set up a quite swanky website with very little effort so far and my visitor numbers have climbed steadily since the last show in February. I have also set up a dedicated Facebook page and updated my Twitter handle. So attending this trade event to network and to tell everyone about my new site is a natural next step.

If you have any questions about how to attend or what to do when you are at the event, just send me a message or comment below!