Travel show is free, live and virtual

Travel show is free, live and virtual

Tours by train is one of the topics for AAA’a winter virtual travel show. A series of online presentations will focus on what to expect when it’s safer to travel again.

AAA’s Winter 2021 Virtual Travel Show will give Washington consumers a feeling for the future of travel without having to pack a bag or leave their homes.

The show’s series of free virtual presentations, available from Jan. 12 through Feb. 28, will feature AAA travel experts and representatives of excursion companies and cruise lines in discussions of what to expect when it’s safe to travel.

Lisa Anciaux, AAA’s director of travel products, said the presentations will be “as fun, educational and exciting as any traditional in-person event.”

Anciaux will open the show Jan. 12 (at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) with a session on cruising and the changes travelers can expect. contains the full show schedule, details, and a registration link for each session. Attendees will receive onboard credits, savings on vacation packages, and other special offers and discounts from featured vendors and AAA stores.

Each 30-minute presentation concludes with a question and answer period. Representatives from 19 cruise lines and four travel companies booking tours by rail and land will share information about ship amenities, travel routes and customized journeys. Those concerned about booking trips they might later cancel can learn about trip insurance.

Presentations by AAA experts will cover subjects such as the solo travel, domestic departures, and packing for trips.

AAA Washington has served its members and the traveling public since 1904. Benefits for members include roadside assistance, discounts, maps, and personalized trip planning. Additional information is available at and 1-800-562-2582.