If you have never been to a travel expo before, or even if you have, then you are in for a treat! The Utah Travel Expo, hosted by Columbus Travel will be here January 6-7th, 2017. We can hardly wait! Whether you need inspiration or more information, the Utah Travel Expo is the perfect opportunity to help you plan your next vacation. Get ready to meet and visit with experts from Delta Vacations, Funjet Vacations, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruise Line, Holland America Cruise Line and so many more! What better way to get help in the right direction than by meeting the experts themselves.
Before You Go: Set goals for what you would like to get out of your time at the Utah Travel Expo. For example, if you’re just there to browse, then your goal could be to learn about 5 new vacation vendors.
Make a Plan: Get access to a map of the expo (www.utahtravelexpo.com) and know who the vendors are. Make a list of what booths you want to see and be sure to put the “I can’t leave without seeing” booths at the top of your list. Leave time for browsing, do some wandering and find some new vacation interests.
Take Notes: Write down what you like about each booth you visit to help you remember which ones stand out. Even as you walk around, having a pen and piece of paper comes in handy for writing down questions you want to ask vendors. For example: “What makes your cruise line different from others?” or “Do your all-inclusive resorts have kid clubs or activities catered to children?”
Be Involved: Increase your chances of winning travel prizes or a free trip by entering the drawings. Another way to get involved is to attend the seminars which will give you in-depth knowledge about specific vacations and vendors. And what better way to get involved with others than by bringing family and friends to the expo to start planning and getting ideas for your next adventure together.
Enjoy the Show: If a booth is crowded, come back later. This will give you more time to ask questions one-on-one and get a closer view of a vendor’s booth. If you want to see more booths than you have time for, grab a business card or marketing material that the booth is handing out. Also, plan on doing some walking, good walking shoes are a must. Temperatures in the expo building can vary, so layered clothing can help to ensure you aren’t too hot or too cold.
Hope to see you there!by