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Travel Show Speakers

January 23, 2016 at 10:00AM until January 24, 2016 at 05:00PM

 

We have a brand new line-up of travel bloggers, writers and experts that are ready to spark the interest of every single traveler!

 

Check out our featured speakers for 2016 and stay tuned for more details on their presentations:

 

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Motorcycle Tourism

 

Meet Mike Jacobs

Mike Jacobs has been riding Ontarios backroads for the last six years, searching for the perfect ride. He's graduated from novice rider to long distance tourer and wants to share all hes learned about the vast province with the rest of the world. You can read Mikes stories on NorthernOntario.travel and Motorcycle.com.

Mike's presentation will show how you can become a motorcycle rider and get our on your own backroad adventures in one short year. And he'll also share the best places to learn how to ride, get your feet wet with a couple of day trips, and where and how to start planning your own bucket list adventure, right outside your backdoor.

 

 Saturday & Sunday @ 11am

 

 

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What Are You Doing This Weekend?

 

Meet Helen Hatzis

Helen Hatzis is your weekend travel ambassador who started Weekend Jaunt. Weekend Jaunt is your weekend travel resource. Not only do they provide stories and video coverage from beautiful locations around the world, they offer travel tips and announcements to keep you abreast.

Saturday & Sunday @ 11:45am

 

 

 Weekend Jaunt will be on-site at the Travel Show all weekend long! Visit Helen and the rest of her team for more tips and tricks on how to plan the best weekend trips!

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Photography & Video Travel

Meet Jeff Ridout

Jeff ventured from the ad and broadcast world to start his own company, Barking Mad Media, specializing in high end boutique production work. He has traveled the world shooting in the depths of the Canadian wilderness to atop of the tallest peak in Africa, and everywhere in between. Now he specializes in travel photography and videography with his co producer, Helen Hatzis for the travel show, Weekend Jaunt.

Saturday & Sunday @ 12:30pm

 

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How to Plan Your Trip Using Social Media

 

Meet Emily Baillie

Emily Baillie is a social media strategist and travel writer who has used social media to plan and document her travels through over 25 countries worldwide. She has shared her travel experiences in a number of digital publications, including  Huffington Post Travel, TravelWeek blog, blogTO and Untapped Cities. Emily is Principal of Compass Content Marketing, a Toronto based business that provides social media and content marketing services to travel brands.

Saturday @ 1pm

 

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Not Just Tourists Toronto

 

Meet Avi D'Souza     

An avid traveler, Toronto native Avi D’Souza is the Director of Not Just Tourists Toronto. He has visited many destinations but settled in Honduras for 4 years where he owned and operated a tour company. While working in Honduras, he learned of an operation out of Canada whereby medical supplies are shipped to countries in need of them via tourists. After moving back to Toronto less than a year ago, Avi  set up a Toronto Chapter an is actively working with Not Just Tourists and his community.

Saturday & Sunday @ 1:45pm

 

Not Just Tourists is also conducting our Second Annual Suitcase Drive at the Show. Click Here for more information!
        

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Travel on Any Budget

 

Meet Barry Choi

Barry Choi is a personal finance and budget expert. He provides practical money saving tips to help you take that dream vacation, whether it’s adventure travel, a relaxing all-inclusive resort or backpacking through Europe. You’ll find useful common sense tips everyone should know, from avoiding currency exchange fees to taking advantage of free stopovers at his blog Moneywehave.com.

Saturday @ 2pm

 

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Cycling in Ontario

 

Meet Ontario By Bike

Ontario By Bike provides a popular cycling trip planning resource with links to cycling maps, routes, experiences, and certified bicycle-friendly accomodations, restaurants, cafes, attractions, visitor information centres and bike store locations across Ontario. It is a program of Transporation Options, a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering sustainable mobility and tourism solutions across Ontario.

Saturday & Sunday @2:45pm

 

Ontario By Bike will be on-site at the show all weekend long distrbuting cycling information and free maps from across the province.

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 Medical Ethics

 

Meet Doctors Without Borders

Saturday & Sunday @ 3:10pm

 

 

Doctors Without Borders will be on-site at the show all weekend long. Visit their new exhibit "The World is Our Emergency Room" for a unqiue experience!

 

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Wanderful: Connecting Women Who Travel

 

Meet Alana Simpson

Alana is the local organizer for the Wanderful Toronto Chapter. Wanderful is an international community of adventurous, independent, globally minded women who travel. Our mission is to connect women travelers together by empowering them with the tools they need to go abroad and facilitating a trusted network that can help guide them in their journeys.

Saturday & Sunday @ 3:30pm

 

Wanderful will be on-site at the show all weekend long. Be sure to visit them to learn more about this international community of women!

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Exploring Cuisines

 

Meet Yashy Murphy    

 Yashy Murphy is a mom of two kids under the age of five who lives, loves and works in downtown Toronto. Baby & Life is where she encourages young urban families to maintain their pre-baby lifestyle post baby. Stories on travel, dining and entertaining at home with a side of parenting chaos can be found on the site.

 Sunday @ 1pm

 

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Event Features

Stage Schedule

January 23, 2016 at 10:00AM until January 24, 2016 at 05:00PM

Check out the Travel Show speakers that will be featured on our Main Stage at the show! From bloggers to writers and experts in the field, these travel enthusiasts will spark the interest of every traveler!

Book Your Next Vacation!

January 23, 2016 at 10:00AM until January 24, 2016 at 05:00PM

Flight Centre will be on-site all weekend long - come book your vacation with their show specials! Stay tuned!

Trip Giveaways

January 23, 2016 at 10:00AM until January 24, 2016 at 05:00PM

The Ultimate Travel Show has the best in Trip Giveaways! Visit select exhibitors for your chance to enter and win!

Travel Show Speakers

January 23, 2016 at 10:00AM until January 24, 2016 at 05:00PM

Check out the Travel Show speakers that will be featured at our show in 2016! From bloggers to writers and experts in the field, these travel enthusiasts will spark the interest of every traveler!

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