Fifty companies are participating in the exhibition, which is sponsored by the Independent. The show also features talks by 'travel writers, enthusiasts and eccentrics' (there is no charge for these: tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis). On Saturday at 12.30, for example, Simon Calder will talk about Guyana, the only English-speaking country in South America; at 2pm, Independent travel correspondent Frank Barrett will speak on selling travel articles; and at 3.30pm, Simon Calder, David Prest of BBC Radio 4's Breakaway, Jennifer Cox of the Lonely Planet guides and John Bell of Channel 4's Travelog will take part in a Traveller's Question Time chaired by Frank Barrett.
Admission to the exhibition on Friday (noon-6pm) costs pounds 1.50; Saturday and Sunday (10am-6pm), pounds 2.50; a weekend ticket is pounds 4. The charge includes 50p towards Actionaid's work in Vietnam.Reuse content