Local residents will be ready to pack their bags and go on an adventure after attending the first-ever Charleston Cruise & Travel Show presented by Dream Vacations. The travel show will take place on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott, located at 170 Lockwood Blvd.
“We are excited to bring the world of travel to the South Carolina Lowcountry with the best travel show in the region,” said Rosemarie Reed, vice president of marketing and strategic partnerships for Dream Vacations. “We promise this will be a show like no other with the best vacation offers, family fun, inspiring travel presentations, exciting prizes and many more surprises that you’ll have to attend to experience.”
Nearly 20 vacation suppliers will be exhibiting including presenting sponsor Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, GOGO Vacations and more. Inspirational Ted-style talks will discuss the importance of travel, exciting new trends in the industry and top destinations to travel. In addition, multiple cruise lines will be giving presentations, including Virgin Voyages about its highly anticipated new cruise line.
The Charleston Cruise & Travel Show also will bring vacation experiences to life with towel animal demonstrations, a silent disco, food tasting stations showcasing cruise line and international cuisine, as well as local celebrities the Cocktail Bandits shaking things up with cocktail making demonstrations. Character appearances and a meet and greet with Cool Ray the Stingray, along with an arts and crafts station will entertain children in the Kid’s Corner, while the Fun Zone will feature party games such as life-size Jenga, Connect Four and Cornhole for guests of all ages. Attendees also can enter-to-win Tumi luggage, a $5,000 vacation giveaway to anywhere in the world, a free cruise and more. What’s more, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Wyatt Durrette will be performing as part of his group Yesterday’s Wine.
Dream Vacations travel agents will be on-site with exclusive offers available. Attendees can also learn more about becoming a travel agent and owning a home-based Dream Vacations travel agency franchise. For free tickets, use promo code EVENT when visiting www.CruiseAndTravelShow.com. If not using the promo code, tickets cost $10 for adults, and children 12 and under are free.