Travel plans start at expo

Sunday Mail - Travel/Escape - - NEWS -

FOR in­for­ma­tion and in­spi­ra­tion for your next hol­i­day, head to South Australia’s big­gest and longestrun­ning travel show next week­end when the AFTA Sun­day Mail Hol­i­day Expo opens at the Ade­laide Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on Fri­day.

The three-day expo will again show vis­i­tors the best in travel ideas along with lu­cra­tive dis­count deals.

With about 150 ex­hibitors un­der the one roof, it is a one-stop shop for ideas for that per­fect lo­cal or over­seas get­away, be it a camp­ing trip, re­sort break, cruise, es­corted coach tour, ad­ven­ture trip, ski run, rail es­cape or driv­ing hol­i­day.

Ma­jor travel com­pa­nies, air­lines, in­ter­na­tional and do­mes­tic tourism com­mis­sions, re­sorts and­more will have ex­perts on hand to an­swer ques­tions, sup­ply brochures and of­fer tips.

Spe­cial­ist ex­hibitors also will be on hand to dis­cuss the best in travel cloth­ing, health ad­vice, lug­gage, gad­gets, cam­eras, quar­an­tine in­for­ma­tion, duty-free shop­ping, in­sur­ance poli­cies and­more.

Cinema pre­sen­ta­tions will run dur­ing the expo, giv­ing a stun­ning in­sight into what could be your next hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion.

And, of course, the expo will give away a ma­jor hol­i­day, just as it has done over its three decades as SA’S premier travel show.

In its suc­cess­ful his­tory of pro­vid­ing travel ad­vice to al­most 300,000 adult vis­i­tors, the expo has handed out more than 800 tonnes of brochures and given away 37 in­ter­na­tional and nu­mer­ous do­mes­tic hol­i­day prizes.

This year, one lucky vis­i­tor will win a re­turn trip for two to Turkey, fly­ing Ade­laide to Istanbul re­turn with Malaysia Air­lines (taxes at win­ner’s ex­pense), as well as travel in­sur­ance with QBE.

The tour it­self is the Globus 14-day Turk­ish De­light pack­age, with a to­tal prize value of $8000 a cou­ple.

The Globus tour takes in high­lights such as Istanbul, Bursa, Ankara, Cap­pado­cia, Konya, An­talya, Pa­mukkale, Izmir and the Troy area.

To be in the run­ning to win, see the en­try form with full de­tails in to­day’s Es­cape.

Then col­lect the to­kens which will ap­pear week­days on the weather page of The Ad­ver­tiser.

Vis­i­tors to the expo can en­joy the con­fi­dence of talk­ing to mem­bers of the Aus­tralian Fed­er­a­tion of Travel Agents, who op­er­ate within a code of ethics and pro­fes­sional stan­dards and have the back­ing of the Travel Com­pen­sa­tion Fund.

The 2012 AFTA Sun­day Mail Hol­i­day Expo will be held at the Ade­laide Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, North Tce, start­ing on Fri­day from 4-8pm, and con­tin­u­ing on Satur­day and Sun­day from 10am-5pm.

En­try is $9, se­niors/con­ces­sion $8, and there is free park­ing with a shut­tle bus from the Tor­rens Pa­rade Ground. There is also a cafe­te­ria on site with plenty of hot food, snacks and cold drinks to re­fuel while brows­ing.

Fore more de­tails, see the spe­cial sup­ple­ment on the expo in to­day’s Sun­day Mail, which in­cludes a full list­ing of ex­hibitors, a map of their booths and cinema timetable. The expo is pre­sented by Turn­styles Ex­hi­bi­tions& Events on be­half of SA mem­bers of the Aus­tralian Fed­er­a­tion of Travel Agents and is spon­sored by the

WIN A HOL­I­DAY: Get your en­tries in and you might be sail­ing along the Bosporus in Istanbul.

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