Destinations London Schedules

Here you will find the full schedule for all sessions and presentations at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show London including: Stanfords Travel Writers Festival, Meet The Experts Theatres 1 and 2, Experience The World & Taste The World.

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 1 is coloured in dark blue
  • Meet The Experts Theare 2 is coloured in red
  • Stanfords Travel Writers Theatre is coloured in green

What are the various stages?

Stanfords Travel Writers Festival

Brought to you by Stanfords, hear inspiring talks from explorers, adventurers, historians, novelists, TV personalities and many more of the very best travel authors.

Meet The Experts Theatres 1 & 2

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.

Experience The World Stage

Dive in and experience world cultures, and entertainment. Enjoy the spectacle of cultural performances and get involved with interactive displays. Here you will discover the essence of new cultures and a whole host of new destinations.

Taste The World 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 London 2019 Schedules

Meet The Experts London - Theatre 2

Thu 31 Jan 11:30 to 12:15

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Speakers:

Kate Humble
Farmer, Writer,Activist & TV Presenter

Presentation title

Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards

The Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards

Each year the readers of Wanderlust magazine are asked about their travels of the previous 12 months, and to rate the destinations they travelled to, and the companies, airlines and airports they used. With results based on real travel experiences, and with other categories including Top Travel Television programme and Top Guidebook series, it’s no wonder these are the most respected awards in travel.

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Thu 31 Jan 12:30 to 13:15

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Speakers:

Kate Humble
Farmer, Writer,Activist & TV Presenter
Benedict Allen
TV Presenter, explorer and author

Presentation title

Kate Humble and Benedict Allen In Conversation

 

Kate and Benedict will talk about their travels and adventures in Papua New Guinea

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Thu 31 Jan 13:30 to 14:15

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Speakers:

Clare Collins
Europe Product Manager, Explore

Presentation title

Chernobyl - A Holiday with a Difference

“Top of anyone’s list who is interested in Soviet history, urban exploration or dark tourism, is the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. So for me, the day I went on a Ukrainian winter adventure was the most exciting I can remember. I’ve seen photos and read about the history of Chernobyl, but it took my breath away. The truth of the accident is more harrowing, the site much bigger, and the buildings left behind more incredible than I’d imagined.

 

I setup the first Explore trip to Chernobyl in 2017 and the original departures sold out within just three days! Since then many Explore staff and hundreds of customers travelled here to see the Reactor Number 4 container, Pripyat city, and the massive Cold War radar and to have the experience of meeting someone living inside the zone. 

 

If you want to discover a place like no other, then Chernobyl is for you.” 

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Thu 31 Jan 14:30 to 15:15

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Speakers:

Sue Lawty
Tour Leader & Artist

Presentation title

Trekking through Wild Zanskar in the kingdom of Ladakh

Vast contorted geological folds split by pristine turquoise rushing rivers, thrust upwards from the depths of jaw dropping gorges, towards hidden passes and fluttering prayer flags in the powerful and dramatic landscape of Zanskar.

 

Recently returned from leading a successful three-week trek into this remote region, artist Sue Lawty presents her stunning images of ancient exposed cliff paths, exciting river crossings and majestic landscapes, revealing the impressive challenges of this strenuous trek.  

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Thu 31 Jan 15:30 to 16:15

Presentation title

One Extraordinary week in Alaska

Powell spent a week on a small cruise ship in Alaska – Dozens of glaciers, hundreds of whales including breaching humpbacks and a host of other wildlife such as Grizzly bears, sea lions & sea otters, perfect weather and the Northern Lights.

 

 

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