Essayist. Actor. Activist. Author. Those are just some of the labels you might apply to Adam Richman, Alyssa Milano, Henry Rollins and Arthur Frommer, the keynote speakers for the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Jan. 18 and 19 at the L.A. Convention Center.
They’ll be joined by hundreds of other participants, including chefs, L.A. Times journalists and tourism officials from around the globe.
Richman, author of “America the Edible” and now the host of “Adam Richman’s Fandemonium,” pays a return visit to the 2014 show. Milano, who has starred in such shows as “Who’s the Boss?,” “Charmed” and is hosting “Project Runway All Stars,” is a UNICEF ambassador, helping focus world attention on children and their needs.
Rollins, who fronted the band Black Flag, is a seasoned traveler and author (“Smile, You’re Traveling,”) and appears often on TV and in movies. Frequent travel show headliner Frommer, the elder statesman of the group, is best known for his guidebook empire and for giving travel show attendees the insight they need to pursue their favorite pastime.
A larger L.A. Times area this year will offer travelers a chance to learn more about travel technology, deals and bargains, and travel safety, among other trends and topics.
Christopher Reynolds, whose “Postcards From the West” series this year has helped travelers see familiar icons in new ways, will share some of his discoveries from his year on the road.
An addition to the 2014 is a screening room where short travel-related videos will be shown, including videos submitted by readers.
Tickets cost $8 in advance (use code Travel2014) or $10 at the door; Times members have access to two-for-one tickets.
Info: Los Angeles Times Travel Show