Converge Exhibitions is launching the first consumer travel exhibition entirely dedicated to wildlife, safari and conservation travel experiences. The Wildlife and Safari Travel Show will open its doors to visitors passionate about uncovering experiential wildlife travel, at the Harrogate Convention Centre, on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2018.
Conservation charity Tusk Trust, under the royal patronage of HRH Prince William, has been announced as the charity partner for the 2018 Wildlife & Safari Travel Show. £1 from every £8 advance ticket will be donated to Tusk with a special auction taking place at the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show on Saturday 29 September 2018, from which all proceeds will also go to Tusk Trust.
Brian Dobson, head of sales and events at Harrogate Convention Centre, said:
This is a great event for Harrogate and we’re very proud to have been chosen as hosts. There’s a growing trend towards more environmentally conscious ways to enjoy adventure holidays thanks to television shows, such as Blue Planet, which are highlighting our effect on the environment.
The Wildlife and Safari Travel Show is at the forefront of that push towards more sustainable adventure holidays and it’s the perfect place to start planning your trip of a lifetime.
Holidays and travel to encounter wildlife have never been more popular and as we become better-travelled, demand for knowledge and insight grow ever higher.
Features already confirmed include; the Tusk Trust charity auction, WSC Stories Theatre (Wildlife, Safari & Conservation), Love Nature Theatre, 360 Virtual Wildlife Experience Theatre, first public viewing of the Sketch for Survival 2018 touring exhibition, Zambia’s 3D Victoria Falls feature and the Elephant Gin Lounge.
Wildlife and Safari Travel Show’s director Chris Erasmus said:
The Wildlife & Safari Travel Show is the first event dedicated to showcase the very best wildlife, safari and conservation travel experiences our amazing planet has to offer. We are very excited about working with Tusk as our headline conservation charity partner and aim to raise a significant amount for their amazing work in Africa.
Charlie Mayhew, MBE – chief executive for Tusk said:
Tusk is delighted to be selected as the main charity partner of this exciting show. Sustainable wildlife tourism is a vital economic driver on which the long term survival of our planet’s rich natural heritage is based. With so many land and marine species under increasing threat, we hope that the Wildlife & Safari Travel Show will encourage more people to travel responsibly and support the numerous reserves and conservation programmes that underpin their protection.