Destinations Manchester Schedules

Here you will find the full schedule for all sessions and presentations at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show Manchester including: Meet The Experts Theatre and the Food & Travel Stage.

To help you nagivate this page, here is a useful guide:

  • You can filter by day or by Theatre (these are known as Tracks)
  • Meet the Experts Theare is coloured in dark blue.
  • Food & Travel Stage is coloured in red.

What are the various stages?

Meet the experts Stage

Expert talks covering the different corners of the globe. Speakers will give you unique insight into their experiences and take you on fascinating and memorable journeys to inspire your next adventure.

Food & Travel Stage

Get a taste for unusual international delicacies with hundreds of free world food and drink samples and discover the essence of new cultures and a whole host of new destinations.

Destinations Manchester Schedules 2019

Meet The Experts Manchester

Fri 18 Jan 11:00 to 11:45

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The Lesser known Kerala

The talk will cover some hidden gems of Kerala that remain unexplored by the visitor.

While much is known about Kerala there is much that remains unknown, places explored by Harji during his 16 years there. Among the regions Harji will talk about are Mujris or Kondangalur, which has the oldest mosque, church and synagogue in the country; Thattekad, a tucked away bird sanctuary; Parambikulam,perhaps the richest wildlife park in the state; Bekal, a beach that is emerging and Thrissur with its rich tradition of promoting Kalaripeyattu, Kathakali, Mohinattam and Panch vadyam.

Of course Harji will also cover the popular areas of Cochin, Munnar, Periyar, Kovalam and the unique backwaters and the eco tourism that they sustain.

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Fri 18 Jan 12:00 to 12:45

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Southern Africa Discovery

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Fri 18 Jan 13:00 to 13:45

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Speakers:

Cathy Harlow
Tour Guide and Travel Specialist, Discover the World

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GREENLAND - the world's largest island is big on experiences.

Discover what makes Greenland one of 2019’s most unusual holiday destinations.  Greenland expert and travel guide Cathy Harlow highlights the nature, culture and majestic landscapes of the world’s largest island. Once only accessible to polar explorers, today’s visitors can enjoy Greenland holidays that are comfortable and adventurous, both land and ship-based. 

 

Greenland is not short on the wow factor: witness the immense pack ice; marvel at colossal icebergs; visit colourful towns and villages;  wander among Viking and Inuit ruins and see how today’s Greenlanders thrive at the edge of the habitable world. Paddle or cruise indigo fjords; stroll through wildflower valleys or hike deep into the wilds; go whale watching among drifting icebergs and stand awe-inspired, gazing at the aurora borealis.

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Fri 18 Jan 14:00 to 14:45

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Verena Meraldi
Hurtigruten Expedition Team Member – Biologist/Photographer

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Expedition vessels as a platform for science, how we contribute to key scientific research

With the expedition cruise marketing growing and growing, it’s important to look at how we can not only use these voyages as an opportunity for guests to experience these incredible environments, but also for guests and crew to contribute to key scientific research to help us understand them better. Verena will discuss how expedition vessels for tourism work together with scientific institutions on projects involving wildlife, weather and more.

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Fri 18 Jan 15:00 to 15:45

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Glyn Thorneloe
Asia Product Manager, Explore

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Enhancing travel experiences and building bridges with your camera

Discover how photography can enhance our travel experiences, develop our ability to see beauty and find interest in the world, and provide a bridge between communities. Also gain some tips to make the most out of the photography opportunities you encounter on your travels.

 

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