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The Telegraph Adventure Travel Show

It's on the 28th and 29th January.

To people who have been in previous years, Is it any good or is it just a load of package tour operators trying to flog you "adventure holidays"
Once you've paid you £8 entry what do you get??

If I make a trip to london for this will I come back better equiped for my world trip??
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The dates are different

The dates are different, but could this be the same show?
ExCeL : Home

I saw it advertised on the tube lines and it includes outdoors, boats and bikes + some other theme that I don't remember, but = 4 shows for the price of one.
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Hmmmm, doesn't say much does it!

Adventure Travel Show 2012 :: Visitor Information Show Features Talks
It has a few talks, but so do the HUBB meetings at Ripley and elsewhere.

Sorry to confuse your query with yet another show.
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Its a nice show. We've been there allready a couple of times and will go there again. There are allways some nice talks and its a good exhibition to get some ideas for future tours.

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Austin Vince will be doing a talk, so I expect there are lots of other interesting peoples to listen to, but otherwise lots of bling to buy. Good I suppose if you are in the market and want to get your hands on the latest stuff.
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To people who have been in previous years, Is it any good??

Went once, in 2002, bought only one thing - the AMH - never looked back! They used to have a mini version at The Watershed up until 199? which I much preferred.

IMHO, you should put your money towards your trip

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just a load of package tour operators trying to flog you "adventure holidays"?

In 2012, probably.

Best Regards, Mick (in freezing Ushuaia)
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discount on tickets for those that fancy it

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funny some of the comments are similar to the 'hubb ripley is not value for money'.

£6 entry to an event in London is mega cheap, as long as you don't buy anything there (that includes £8000 Charley Boorman tours, right down to teas and coffees).

Its an opportunity to listen to the speakers and meet really interesting people. My friend went to one of these Excel sailing shows, with a flask and sarnies, and ended up with a dozen business cards, and on her next trip ended up with two weeks worth of free accommodation and hospitality. Its who you know, not what you pay.

Another thing I do is collect all the nice travel brochures and use them for scrapbooking for the kids!

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thinking out loud here,

however there has to be said something about the difference between dreaming and getting on with it, you could go for an explore that weekend rather than being dragged around an exhibition hall being reminded of how materially poor you are, could go for a weekend away somewhere new and different, or save that fuel/tube money for the big one.

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Quite a good little show - been a few times and had fun - certainly a good distraction for a few hours.

I shot a video on their first year

Daily Telegraph Advenute Travel Show | Journey To Russia on Blip

it's an early video so don't judge me!

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Thanks for the feed back guys.

I've seen the speakers and might pop up
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I went about 5 years ago (saw Matt videoing!).

I was disappointed.

It was mostly travel firms selling package holidays with some activity other than sun bathing - such as overland bus tours in East Africa, hiking Himalayas, white water stuff and lots of retailers selling standard travel guides, insurance and mosquito nets.

Very little information or contacts/advice for the 'self made' adventurer (eg. Alaska tourist office stand had lots info of restaurants and hotels in Fairbanks, but absolutely no idea if there was any regular sea or air access across the straits to Russia).

Chris Scott gave an interesting presentation on a trip of his in the Sahara.

I never felt inclined to go again (despite free tickets from a Son sufficiently high up with the Sponsors!).
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I went about 5 years ago (saw Matt videoing!).
I can understand why you were disappointed then ! ;-)
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Chris Scott gave an interesting presentation on a trip of his in the Sahara.
He'll be there; so wouldn't need many more reasons to decide to attend

Copy of the newsletter from Trailblazer guides:

Trailblazer author talks 28-29 Jan 2012

Come and hear Trailblazer authors at The Telegraph Adventure Travel Show in London and meet them afterwards at our stand (E1). The authors of our practical guidebooks will give you down-to-earth advice to help you plan your trip, as well as inspiration if you're looking for ideas for your next adventurous holiday. This is the biggest show dedicated to adventure travel and epic journeys and it takes place at London Olympia over the weekend of 28-29 January 2012. Win tickets in our competition below. Trailblazer authors at the show include:
Chris Scott (Overlanders' Handbook, Adventure Motorcycling Handbook, Sahara Overland, Morocco Overland), Henry Stedman (Kilimanjaro – The trekking guide to Africa's highest mountain), Alex Stewart (The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu), Alan Palmer (Moroccan Atlas – The Trekking Guide ), Paul Wilson (The Silk Roads), Mark Elliott (Azerbaijan with excursions to Georgia), Stephen Lord (Adventure Cycle-Touring Handbook), Bryn Thomas (Trans-Siberian Handbook), Laura Stone (Himalaya by Bike) and Anna Jacomb-Hood (Japan by Rail).
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Answer the question: Which Trailblazer guide did Ewan McGregor use to plan his 'Long Way Round' trip? from our website to win one of five pairs of tickets. The first people to email us the correct answer at info@trailblazer-guides.com writing 'The Telegraph Adventure Travel Show tickets' in the subject line and including their name and postal address will win. If you're not a winner you can still buy tickets at a special discount price from our website. Read more.


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13.00 "Kilimanjaro – the trekking guide to Africa's highest mountain", Henry Stedman, Theatre 3
14.00 "How to drive or ride around the world", Chris Scott, Theatre 2
16.00 "Camel trekking in the Sahara", Chris Scott, Theatre 3 Sunday 29 January

11.00 "The Inca Trail and other hikes to Machu Picchu" Alex Stewart, Theatre 2
12.00 "Trekking in the Atlas mountains of Morocco" Alan Palmer, Theatre 3 Please forward this email to other interested travellers


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