Elixir has joined with the organisers of The Holiday & Travel Show to offer every one of our readers a pair of FREE tickets to the event which is being held in Manchester and London.
Whether you are looking for a cultural weekend break, a relaxing beach holiday or an exhilarating adventure holiday THE TIMES presents Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show should definitely be a date for your diary. For the first time – Manchester’s EventCity, a new venue in the heart of the North West will be welcoming Destinations from Thursday, January 19 to Sunday, January 22, 2012.
To claim your two free tickets (normally priced at £10 each) to either the London or Manchester events go to www.destinationsshowtickets.com, selecting either the Manchester or London show and using the code GNC.
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Travellers in the North West will have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with many of the leading travel companies and take advantage of some exclusive offers. A range of exhibitors who cover ever holiday imaginable will be taking part including Audley Travel, Cox & Kings, Explore Worldwide and Trailfinders. In addition, there will be specialist exhibitors and charities focussing on Responsible Travel.
Visitors to the Shows will also get an insight into culture from around the world with the interesting and interactive features showcasing food, drink, dance, music, and arts & crafts. Be inspired by the Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year Competition Gallery, where you can admire the shortlisted photos. Also, the ever-popular Meet the Experts Theatres will be an added bonus where travel personalities, celebrities and travel experts will share their fascinating stories and expert advice to give people the inspiration they need to plan that perfect holiday.
Among the celebrities attending will be Marine Biologist and TV Presenter Monty Halls, TV Presenter & New York Times Bestselling Author Simon Reeve (see left), Explorer Colonel John Blashford-Snell OBE; broadcaster & journalist Kate Humble and BBC Foreign Correspondent Sue Lloyd Roberts.
Our official Show charity, Stuff your Rucksack (www.stuffyourrucksack.com) is a UK based charitable website conceptualised by broadcaster and journalist Kate Humble. It helps responsible travellers to make a practical difference to the lives of under-privileged people in developing countries and there will be a feature wall where you can find out what small things you can take on your 2012 travels to do your part.
Times of the talks can be found on http://www.destinationsshow.com/manchester/meet-the-experts- timetable/– booking is not required
Manchester – location and travel information
Location: EventCity, Manchester M41 7TB
Fair Hours: 10am – 5.30pm each day
Admission Prices/Tickets: Tickets are for sale on the door for £10. Please note: Children under
12 go free.
Getting There: By Car: EventCity is located directly off the M60 at Junctions 9 & 10. There are 3000 free on-site EventCity car-parking spaces plus additional FREE parking around the Trafford Centre and a coach-park for over 60 vehicles.
By Train & Bus: Manchester Piccadilly – Bus Service x50 or 250 directly to the Trafford Centre.
Manchester Victoria – Bus Service 100. Stretford – Metrolink Shuttle bus directly to the Trafford
Centre. Salford Crescent – Bus Service 100. For more details, visit www.eventcity.co.uk