11-06-2008
 
ADVENTURES IN TRAVEL EXPO LAUNCHES SEATTLE EVENT THIS FALL
 

Contact:
Andrea Hutchinson
Adventures in Travel Expo
203-878-2577 ex 117
e-mail:ahutchinson@adventureexpo.com

For Immediate Release

ADVENTURES IN TRAVEL EXPO LAUNCHES SEATTLE EVENT THIS FALL

Philippe Cousteau, Arthur Frommer &, Richard Bangs, Early Keynotes for September 13th & 14th Event

Milford, CT, June 2008 – Unicomm LLC., organizers of the nation’s largest series of Travel & Adventure shows, has announced plans to extend its ATE brand to the Seattle market on September 13th & 14th at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center.

Sponsored by the area’s leading newspapers, The Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, organizers will leverage the very lucrative Seattle-Tacoma DMA. ”Seattle is one of the largest media markets in the country with a high income population that is very involved with outdoor and leisure activities,” stated John Golicz, Unicomm’s CEO. “This is a great opportunity for travel marketers to expand market share in Seattle which increasingly serves as a main gateway to the Asia/Pacific region and Canada as well as an emerging market for the Caribbean and Latin America. “

Unicomm will utilize its hybrid trade/consumer model as the format for the Seattle show. The first morning will be dedicated to travel industry professionals and trade, while the core of the event will be open to the general public giving consumers an opportunity to experience, to book and to explore what is hot, what is interesting and what is unique in active, adventure and experiential travel.

The Expo will also bring together some of the best minds in adventure travel from the pages of National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine along with world renowned travel experts – true adventurers who have explored some of the most exciting and far-flung destinations on Earth. They include keynote speaker Philippe Cousteau, founder of EarthEcho International and the grandson of Jacques Cousteau whose presentation is sponsored by Ariau Amazon Towers, travel industry legend Arthur Frommer, adventure travel activist and spokesperson, Richard Bangs, National Geographic ADVENTURE speakers Peter Potterfield, Jon Bowermaster and the best-selling author Robert Young Pelton who wrote The World’s Most Dangerous Places and Licensed to Kill.

Adventures in Travel Expo, Seattle Launch

The Adventures in Travel Expo series of events have become the nation’s ‘experiential marketplace’ for showcasing the vast array of travel options available to today’s travelers. The shows are filled with hundreds of interactive exhibits from around the globe and add a top notch educational component that affords consumers, travel agents, wholesalers and travel brokers the opportunity to experience the best of what travel has to offer. From unique cultural performances on the Global Beats Stage, to two live presentation theaters, rock walls and zip lines, attendees of Adventures in Travel Expo truly experience a world of discovery.

Part of the success of Unicomm’s formula may be attributed to the quality of media and travel association partners that the company has assembled. These include top newspaper partners such as The Los Angeles Times, The New York Post, The Chicago Tribune, and National Geographic ADVENTURE Magazine as well as industry partners. In addition to media partners, ATE enjoys strong support from leading travel organizations such as The Caribbean Tourism Organization, Africa Travel Association, Pacific Asia Travel Association and the Association for the Promotion of Tourism to Africa.

For more information about the Adventures in Travel Expo please call (203) 878-2577 or visit the web site at www.adventureexpo.com.

About Unicomm, LLC
Unicomm LLC. is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in conceiving and managing trade shows and conferences in nascent markets.

Unicomm’s management team has been responsible for some of the industry’s most successful trade shows and conferences. Unicomm currently produces the largest series of travel events in the United Sates; the Adventures in Travel Expo. In addition Unicomm has developed leading events in the Bio-Technology, Research & Development and Mechanical Engineering, Human Resources, Transportation and other markets.

The company’s "value-added" resources are the intellectual capital of its people and proprietary business practices. These attributes coupled with an intense customer centric philosophy combine to deliver world class events.



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