The Trip Sisters


12n - 1pm

Trip Sisters – LIVE BROADCAST at the Travel and Adventure Show 1/12/19

Episode 31 – Live Broadcast at Travel & Adventure Show

Attend Travel & Adventure Show Chicago / January 12 – 13, 2019 to explore destinations from all over the world and enter for your chance to win some amazing giveaways, like an MSC Cruise!

Go to for more information.

Use the Promo Code TRIPSIS or go to the link below for $5 off admission!

Be sure to follow us on social at @TheTripSisters and if you’re visiting the Travel & Adventure Show, share your experiences with us using the hashtags #ChicagoTravelShow and #TripSistersRadio




Tips for Attending the Travel & Adventure Show

  • Allow time for parking, and park in the parking garage  – $15
  • Wear comfortable shoes – You’ll be walking around a lot!
  • Go to ahead of time to check out the floor plan and see what booths you want to stop by. You can also check out the activities and speaker schedules.
  • You can even apply for your passport at the Travel & Adventure Show. You need to bring your birth certificate and a few other documents. Details can be found at
  • Get your tickets ahead of time on EventBrite and use the code TRIPSIS to save $5 off admission.
  • Be sure to bring cash! If you buy your tickets on-site, CASH ONLY is accepted. ATMs are available at the Convention Center.
        • One Day Adult Ticket:  $15.00
        • Two Day Adult Ticket:  $22.00

Top Travel Trends for 2019 (from

The Year of Bite-Sized Travel

  • 53% of global travellers report that they plan to take more weekend trips in 2019.
  • This will mean more business for local economies.
  • Micro trips will also be more affordable due to improvements in flight routes, cheaper flights, and on-demand car rentals and accommodations.
  • Staying in unique types of accommodations during short getaways will also reportedly become more trendy.


The Year of the Conscious Traveler

  • Many factors, from human rights and equality to working conditions and environmental issues will influence people’s decisions about travel destinations.
  • Nearly 50% of travellers told that they feel social issues in possible travel destinations are important to them.
  • Over 50% would choose not to go to a destination if they feel it will negatively impact the people who live there.
  • Safety is also of great importance to explorers.
  • Platforms like Destination Pride provide a ranking of how LGBTQ friendly certain travel destinations are.
  • Other destinations will increasingly step up their support for women travelling alone.


Technology and Traveling

  • Artificial intelligence will continue to grow and affect the way we travel in 2019.
  • 57% of travellers are now more enthusiastic about real-time luggage tracking through a mobile app
  • 57% like the idea of having a single app for all their planning, booking and travel needs
  • 2019 will also see more tech developed for use pre-trip at research stage, like a virtual travel agent, so people can familiarise themselves with a destination before they arrive.
  • Exploring Uncharted Territory
  • People are looking to explore more uncharted territory and adventurous travel in 2019
  • 60% of travellers say they they want to stay in accommodation under the sea.


Trips with a Purpose

  • Generation Z will reportedly become more acutely aware of the need to question expensive university degrees over and against life skills that can be learned while travelling.
  • Trips with a purpose will become more popular in 2019, with 68% of global travellers considering taking part in cultural exchanges to learn a new skill
  • 54% will consider taking a volunteering trip
  • 52% will look for international work placements


Environmentally Conscious Trips

  • predicts millennials and Gen Z travellers will look for sustainable experiences in their destination choices
  • Accommodation providers will look to reduce their plastic usage and increase their sustainable credentials.
  • 86% of global travellers reportedly told they would be willing to spend some time on activities that offset the environmental impact of their stay
  • Over 37% being willing to clear plastic and litter from a beach or other tourist attraction.