The 19th Adventure Travel Show takes place at Olympia London this January

05 Jan 2015

Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be opening The Adventure Travel Show, the event dedicated to off the beaten track travel experiences, now in its 19th year.

The Adventure Travel Show will take place at Olympia London on 17- 18 January 2015. This is your chance to immerse yourself in a weekend of Adventure travel inspiration and discover off the beaten track travel experiences with the biggest collection of specialist travel operators under one roof. Plus, you can listen to over 100 free talks in four theatres from explorers, industry experts, guide book writers and expedition leaders who will help you uncover your perfect adventure.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the ‘World's Greatest Living Explorer’ to open the 19th Adventure Travel Show
Sir Ranulph Fiennes was described by The Guinness Book of Records as the “world’s greatest living explorer”, and has since gone on to break many more world records and led many more expeditions to remote regions. He truly is an icon for adventurous travel. Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be opening The Adventure Travel Show at 9am at Olympia London on Saturday 17th January 2015. He will then be available for a meet and greet session within the show from 9:15am, followed by his talk which will take place in the main Adventure Auditorium at 10am. Sir Ranulph’s talk and more than 100 other show talks are included within the cost of the show ticket (£8 in advance or £10 on the door).

Over 100 free Inspirational Talks (the UK’s largest collection of adventure travel talks):
The Adventure Travel Show is packed with inspirational travel advice with over 100 free talks in four theatres from explorers, industry experts, guide book writers and expedition leaders who will help you uncover your perfect adventure. Incredible talks will be from speakers including: Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Monty Halls, Russ Malkin, Lois Pryce, Felicity Ashton, Doug Scott and Ann Daniels.

The biggest collection of specialist travel operators
Get face-to-face with the biggest collection of specialist adventure travel companies in the business all under one roof. They will be on hand to offer advice on everything from walking and trekking, epic journeys, exploratory travels and exclusive expeditions to safaris, overland trips, life-changing volunteering projects and much more. You will even find providers not available on the high-street so get ready to be spoilt for choice!

Travel Writing, Photography and Film-making Seminars
Visitors can also take part in the Travel Writing, Photography and Film-making Seminars* in conjunction with Wanderlust Travel Magazine. If you would like to learn how document your next expedition, maybe fund your passion for adventure by exploring routes into the travel media or simply brush up on your skills - with expertise from the magazine's founder Lyn Hughes and editor Phoebe Smith, these seminars are perfect for both beginners and professionals looking to make their work as powerful as possible.

Adventure Planning Seminar & Adventure by Motorcycle Seminar
Thinking of undertaking the ultimate travel challenge of a self-supported trip? The Adventure Planning Seminar* and the NEW Adventure by Motorcycle Seminar will help you plan to your own overland expedition – join a panel of world-renowned expedition planners who will be on hand to offer essential advice and guidance. At these two specialist seminars, the experts can ensure you make the most out of a self-organised trip with preparation and logistics. Whether it be by motorbike, vehicle, cycle, horseback, walking or flying, on your own or part of a small group – this is not to be missed.

An Evening with: The Adventure Travel Film Festival
Visitors can join us for the evening on Saturday 17th January 2015 and enjoy a selection of excellent adventure travel films – brought to you by Austin Vince and the Adventure Travel Film Festival. The evening will showcase the very best independent travel films, guarantee a platform for future adventure film-makers and bring together the adventure travel community. So if you’re an adventure travel enthusiast or a budding adventure travel film maker – make sure you don’t miss this exciting evening!

Discover Africa
Visitors can also explore the ‘Discover Africa’ feature – dedicated to one of the world most beguiling continent, this feature is designed to provide you with the information you need to plan the African adventure of a lifetime.

As the UK’s foremost travel event for people who like something a little different from their trips, The Adventure Travel Show is an essential date in every traveller’s diary – it’s where your adventure begins…

The Adventure Travel Show takes place at Olympia London on 17-18 January 2015. General show tickets cost £8 in advance or £10 on the door, under 16s are free. Weekend tickets are also available for £12 in advance or £15 on the door. For full details, talk timetables and to book tickets please visit www.adventureshow.com or call 0871 230 7159.

*Seminar tickets are individually priced, please see www.adventureshow.com for more details.

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Editor’s notes:


Adventure Travel Show can arrange interviews with speakers, special ticket discounts and competitions to win tickets and holidays. A selection of photographs and logos are available for press use.
Press passes are also available for this event. For further information please contact Madeleine Herridge on 01795 844400, email: madeleine@escapeevents.co.uk.