Adventures in Travel Expo Launches Seattle Event this Fall

17 July 2008

Philippe Cousteau, Arthur Frommer and Richard Bangs, early keynotes for September 13 and 14 event

SEATTLE, July 17, 2008 -- Unicomm LLC., organizers of the nation's largest series of Travel & Adventure shows, has announced plans to extend its Adventures in Travel Expo (ATE) brand to the Seattle market, hosting an event at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center on September 13 and 14, 2008.

Presented by The Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, organizers will leverage the very lucrative Seattle-Tacoma DMA.

"Seattle is one of the largest media markets in the country with a high income population that is very involved with outdoor and leisure activities," stated John Golicz, Unicomm's CEO. "This is a great opportunity for travel marketers to expand market share in Seattle, which increasingly serves as a main gateway to the Asia/Pacific region and Canada as well as an emerging market for the Caribbean and Latin America."

Unicomm plans to utilize its hybrid trade/consumer model as the format for the Seattle show. The first morning will be dedicated to travel industry professionals and trade, while the core of the event will be open to the general public giving consumers an opportunity to experience, book and explore everything that is hot, interesting and unique in active, adventure and experiential travel.

The Expo will also bring together some of the best minds in adventure travel from the pages of National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine along with world renowned travel experts - true adventurers who have explored some of the most exciting and far-flung destinations on Earth. Some keynote speakers include Philippe Cousteau, founder of EarthEcho International and the grandson of Jacques Cousteau whose presentation is sponsored by Ariau Amazon Towers; travel industry legend Arthur Frommer; adventure travel activist and spokesperson Richard Bangs; National Geographic ADVENTURE speakers Peter Potterfield, Jon Bowermaster and the best-selling author Robert Young Pelton who wrote, "The World's Most Dangerous Places" and "Licensed to Kill."

The Adventures in Travel Expo will take place at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center on Saturday, September 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets will go on sale August 1, 2008 and the cost of admission is $12 per day for adults and free for children under the age of 12. To purchase a ticket, please visit For questions, please contact (203) 878-2577 x100 or email [email protected]

Adventures in Travel Expo

The Adventures in Travel Expo are the largest series of travel events in the United States. It is an ‘experiential marketplace' for showcasing the vast array of travel options available to today's travelers. The shows are filled with hundreds of interactive exhibits from around the globe and add a top notch educational component that affords consumers, travel agents, wholesalers and travel brokers the opportunity to experience the best of what the travel industry has to offer. From unique cultural performances on the Global Beats Stage, to two live presentation theaters, rock walls and zip lines, attendees of Adventures in Travel Expo truly experience a world of discovery. For more information about the Adventures in Travel Expo please call (203) 878-2577 or visit the web site at

Unicomm, LLC
Unicomm LLC. is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in conceiving and managing trade shows and conferences in nascent markets.

Unicomm's management team has been responsible for some of the industry's most successful trade shows and conferences. Unicomm currently produces the largest series of travel events in the United Sates - the Adventures in Travel Expo. In addition Unicomm has developed leading events in Bio-Technology, Research & Development and Mechanical Engineering, Human Resources, Transportation and other markets.

The company's "value-added" resources are the intellectual capital of its people and proprietary business practices. These attributes coupled with an intense customer centric philosophy combine to deliver world class events.


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