The Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show and Outside magazine’s newly launched Travel Show Chicago 2005 will partner up in January for what promoters say will be the largest recreation and leisure event in the Midwest market, with 70,000 people expected to attend.
The event will be held January 19-23 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
“There’s a trend toward consolidation in consumer shows to provide attendees with more value,” says Jennifer Faulk, manager of the Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show. “By co-locating with the Travel Show Chicago 2005, we are now the leader when it comes to leisure activity, whether it’s on land or water.”
The Chicago Boat, RV & Outdoors Show will feature more than 600 boats, 300 RVs and hundreds of booths filled with outfitters, charter boats, personal watercraft, fishing equipment, wakeboarding, marine accessories,and travel-destination information.
The Travel Show Chicago 2005 will showcase the world’s most exciting adventure destinations, guided trips and gear from all areas of the travel market. Exhibitors include destination outfitters, tour operators, tourism boards, manufacturers and service providers.
“With travel being a major component of recreational and leisure activities, combining these two shows makes strategic sense for our customers,” said Cooper Cox, show and event director for Outside. “Over 70,000 affluent attendees will gain access to the incredible resources provided by our travel suppliers, tourism boards, and manufacturers.”