By Boyana Draganova
London’s largest free travel exhibition came and went with many potential viewers left none the wiser. Why? Because there was no journalist present to cover it. So Press Play For News reporter, Boyana Draganova, decided to test her skills again at video reporting.
The sheer amount of information, discounts and contacts freely available at the 2011 TNT Travel Show is incredible and it is truly disappointing that many such events don’t make it to the news reports. Organized by TNT magazine on 19 March, the show is a must-see for every travel enthusiast.
What the show offers
The greatest perk of the event is that if you’ve decided to go on a trip anywhere in the world and even if you haven’t made up your mind yet, you can come down to the show for free and get up to 30% discount on your travels, on the spot! Whether you want to go on an African safari, sailing in Croatia or riding the Trans-Siberian Express through Mongolia and Russia, there will be a travel agent there ready to do all the bookings for you. If you prefer to stay in the country, then you can explore the beautiful UK sights by signing up for a group or individual tour or by renting a campervan and doing that family road trip you’ve always wanted. Whatever holiday your heart desires, whether it’s cultural, adventurous, kids or budget-friendly, the show has got it covered.
Here’s a little taste of what I saw:
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Other free stuff: games and lectures
If you just want to take a look around and browse through the exhibitor stalls, you won’t be disappointed. There are lots of competitions, lucky dips and fun activities to take part in. If you’re more into your intellectual stuff, then there are two lectures going on every hour in the seminar rooms where professional tour guides will give you cool insights on things like off-the-beaten-track tours, unusual sights, what to avoid and what not to miss at your travel destination. This year, there were talks on the highlights of Eastern Europe, exploring the Inca Trail Treck of Machu Picchu and many many more.
What I wanted to share with you was the talk on travel writing given by TNT magazine’s travel editor, Janine Kelso. If you are an enthusiastic traveller and inseparable from your camera, then why not make a published story out of that wonderful experience?
Watch and see how!