5 Best Exhibits at The Trade Show, Sept. 2010

Employed in the travel industry and as a travel blogger, I attend trade shows to connect with new people and reconnect with those I already work with. In September I attended The Trade Show as a travel blogger for The Travel Bloggers Show in Orlando. Walking the trade show floor, there were a handful of companies who caught my eye and here’s a list of the five best exhibits during The Trade Show travel expo. If you’re looking for exhibit stands, try Exhibit Design Company Exhibitus.

Sabre Red – Travel Candy Shoppe
The product wasn’t relative to me, Sabre Red offers a workplace for travel agents, but the booth radiated with bright pops of color in the form of candies. There were groups of green, red, blue and yellow candies of different shapes displayed in eye-catching groups. Simply, to sum up the booth, “yum!”

Pop of Color at the Sabre Booth
Sabre Red - One of the 5 Best Exhibits at The Trade Show, Orlando, Sept. 2010

ShoreTrips – Getting Trippy
3-D movies are all the rage right now and 3-D television is suppose to be the next greatest thing. Well, I thought it was pretty groovy ShoreTrips‘s booth display was in 3-D. To experience the display, you put on a pair of 3-D glasses to get the full effect. They even handed out boxes of cookies with 3-D images and a brochure. Very clever and definitely eye-catching. ShoreTrips organizes shore excursions for cruise passengers and sells them to travel agents.

ShoreTrips 3-D Booth
ShoreTrips - One of the 5 Best Exhibits at The Trade Show, Orlando, Sept. 2010

AirTran – It’s Okay to Throw Paper Airplanes
I like to play and although theirs was a simple concept, the AirTran exhibit was fun and I’m guessing every show attendee stopped to try their hand at tossing a paper airplane into one of the map’s holes. I mean, it doesn’t look difficult! Not sure how much the exhibit cost but I’m guessing this was a low-cost display. Good going, AirTran!

Paper Airplanes at the AirTran Booth
AirTran - One of the 5 Best Exhibits at The Trade Show, Orlando, Sept. 2010

Puerto Rico – Mojitos & Music
Anyone who gives me a mojito (and free is even better) has my attention. Such was the case at the Puerto Rico tourism booth. In addition to a potent and refreshing beverage, the booth had fantastic live music. I imagine those who indulged in more than one mojito were doing the salsa or some other cha-cha-cha dancing. Drinks at trades shows are always inviting, I’m sure anyone would enjoy something like a 92 Degree Espresso.

Puerto Rico Tourism Board's Mojitos
Puerto Rico Tourism Company - One of the 5 Best Exhibits at The Trade Show, Orlando, Sept. 2010

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment – Furry, Feathered and Scaly Friends
The folks with Sea World and Busch Gardens brought along and shared some of their favorite theme park residents including a roseate spoonbill, ornate uromastyx and lesser anteater (pictured below). They made brief appearances and their human handlers discussed the animal’s habits. Show attendees could pet most of the animals and get up close and personal.

Lesser Anteater in the Sea World Booth
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment - One of the 5 Best Exhibits at The Trade Show, Orlando, Sept. 2010

I’m hoping to attend the 2011 show in Las Vegas to learn and see what creativity comes to to the trade show floor.



Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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