LA Times Travel, Food, Fashion and Photo staff gave presentations and talks on signature subjects ranging from SoCal Close-Ups local guides to tasting tips for globe-trotting foodies. Budget travel experts John DiScala (JohnnyJet.com), Gabe Saglie (TravelZoo) and Brian Kelly (The Points Guy) shared valuable insights into maximizing vacation dollars. Rudy Maxa (The Savvy Traveler) gave pointers for surviving travel in 2013, while Marybeth Bond (GutsyTraveler.com) tackled how to pack a suitcase and Joanna Stern (ABC News Technology Editor) gave a rundown on the latest in portable tech. Josh Gates (“Destination Truth”) and Julia Dimon (“The Travel Junkie”) each revealed their secrets for staying safe in extreme environments and picks for the best places to find adventure this year.
LA Times partnered with MSE Management and IMG Worldwide to produce the three-day event, which included the second annual all-day Industry Conference.
The next LA Times Travel Show and Industry Conference is scheduled for January 17-19, 2014 at the L.A. Convention Center.
LA Times Travel Show, www.latimes.com