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

Sun 20 Jan 11:00 to 11:45

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Iceland & Faroes

Sun 20 Jan 12:00 to 12:45

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Chris Mallett
Habitat for Humanity GB Team Leader
Mike Freshney
Board Member
Hilary Rhoden
Commercial Strategy Consultant & Founder AshVerica Solutions Ltd

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Travelling with Purpose, Is volunteering overseas right for you??

Volunteering overseas can give travellers a unique glimpse into the culture, history, lifestyle, and traditions of the countries they are visiting. Provided it’s done well. After all, it’s natural to wonder about the impact of a volunteer trip - sometimes, finding ways to meaningfully give back can seem like a minefield. How do you know the support you’re giving is making a real difference? How do you know the people you are meeting are really benefiting from your support? These are key questions every would-be volunteer needs to ask, because, when properly designed, volunteering can be an immersive opportunity that helps uncover the true essence of a country, while leaving behind a positive legacy.


Sun 20 Jan 13:00 to 13:45

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On a recent visit to Mexico's Baja Peninsula, Helen’s expectations were blown out of the water by the incredible wildlife on offer. From leaping dolphins, somersaulting mobulas and flying fish, to more breaching humpbacks than you could shake a stick at! This marine mammal extravaganza has left an indelible impression!

Sun 20 Jan 14:00 to 14:45

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Aleem Raheem
Co-Founder – The Earth Trip

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Sri Lanka-Why its the Number one country for Travel in 2019

Sri Lanka has been named the best country in the world to visit in 2019 by Lonely Planet. Sri Lanka has no parallels. Learn why this tropical island seduces so many travellers and why you should come and experience it. Sri Lanka got something for everyone. It offers diverse wildlife, one of the best places in the world spot leopards, sloth bears, elephants and blue whales, rich ancient culture with eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, palm fringed beaches for surfing, snorkelling or diving, colourful mouth-watering food, stunning landscapes and walking trails of hill country, colonial history and tea hills. Sri Lanka offers so much in a small area with so much diversity. In this talk learn how best to experience the best of Sri Lanka.

Sun 20 Jan 15:00 to 15:45

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Canada Wildlife Explored

It is no great surprise that Canada, the world’s second largest country is one of the best wildlife viewing options in the world.
Some of the world’s best whale watching and bear watching can be found in Canada but this talk will explain not only those options but mu h more besides.
How to do these things both cost effectively and time effectively is what this talk is all about.
We will discuss how to group together wildlife viewing options and also the best time to visit
Questions are encouraged as everybody gets the most out of the talk that way.
Get ready to enjoy some great options to consider