The Wildlife & Safari Travel Show, the UK’s leading show dedicated to wildlife, safari and conservation travel experiences, will be staged in Harrogate this autumn.
The show, run by Converge Exhibitions, is expected to attract around 6,000 passionate travellers when it returns to the town’s Convention Centre for a second year on 12-13 October 2019.
Drawing inspiration from hit TV shows such as Blue Planet, Dynasties and Our Planet, the show’s line-up of celebrity speakers and exhibitors aims to give visitors the inspiration and knowledge to switch from armchair viewers to worldwide travellers.
Headline speakers include adventurer and conservationist Holly Budge, the first woman to skydive Everest and the founder of charity How Many Elephants, which is educating a global audience about the devastating impact of the elephant ivory trade.
With two talks theatres, the packed programme includes The ONE Show’s wildlife presenter Mike Dilger, panel sessions with wildlife travel experts and the opportunity to experience swimming with seals and meeting penguins through virtual reality technology.
The Sketch for Survival wildlife art exhibition will premiere at the show, which has previously featured work by well-known wildlife artists and celebrity supporters including Dame Judi Dench, Stephen Fry and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
Each contributor will donate a 26-minute sketch or original artwork of an endangered species to conservation campaign Explorers against Extinction because an elephant is poached for its tusks in the wild every 26 minutes.
Chris Erasmus, director at Converge Exhibitions, said: “We have gone all out this year to bring the best names in wildlife, safari and conservation to Harrogate – and we will be confirming even more fantastic guests and visitor attractions over the next few weeks.
“Travellers in the North really engaged with the show in 2018 and, whether you’re in love with Alaskan bears on Indian tigers, I guarantee there will be inspiration for everyone this year.”
For the full show programme and to book tickets visit: https://wildlifesafarishow.com/