2018 AAA Vacations Showcase – Denver, Colorado

Last weekend Gene and I were very happy to be able to attend the AAA Vacations Showcase here in Denver, CO. This year it was a two day event which included tour operators, cruise companies, convention and visitors bureaus, hotels, and more!  They also had a range of presentations and demonstrations.  Here is the schedule that they had on Saturday –  Presentations_Saturday_2-3-18  . We enjoyed quite a few different ones, and they were different than last year. Sadly we weren’t able to get to all of them. We did split up a couple of times and got more information than we would have if we went to all the same presentations.

Vacations Showcase

There were so many vendors wanting to exhibit at the Vacations Showcase, and we wanted to visit as many as we could, but it was so spread out. I love Mile High Stadium (the current venue) but sadly it is not a good venue for this type of event.  You spend a lot of time going from one area back to another area and then back to the area you were originally.  Not the best way to utilize your time in my opinion. But that’s just my two cents worth.

Even with that said, we did get to speak with many of the vendors in between and after the presentations. I was happy to be able to see Peggy with Royal Gorge Bridge & Park.  I had met her last summer while on a media event, and it was great to see her again.  Below is the list of the vendors that were here in 2018:

  • AAA Exclusive Vacations
  • Abercrombie & Kent
  • African Travel
  • AIC Hotel Group
  • Alexander + Roberts
  • Allianz Travel Insurance
  • AmaWaterways
  • American Queen Steamboat Company
  • Amtrak Vacations
  • Avanti Destinations

 

  • Azamara Club Cruises
  • Carnival Cruises
  • Cayman Islands
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • Contiki
  • Crested Butte
  • Cripple Creek
  • Disney Destinations
  • Forever Resorts
  • Glenwood Springs

  • Glenwood Hot Springs Resort
  • Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel
  • Grand Junction Visitor & Convention Bureau
  • Hertz
  • Holland America Line
  • Hotel Colorado
  • Hurtigruten
  • Insight Vacations
  • Member Choice Vacations
  • Micato Safaris


  • One Ocean Expeditions
  • Palace Resorts
  • The Parking Spot
  • Pleasant Holidays
  • Powderhorn Mountain Resort
  • Princess Cruises
  • Red Roof Inn
  • Rocky Mountaineer
  • Royal Caribbean
  • Royal Gorge Bridge and Park

  • Sandals
  • Sprint
  • Tauck
  • Trafalgar
  • TravelBound
  • Travel Impressions
  • Trek Trvel
  • UnCruise Adventures
  • Universal Orlando Resort
  • Uniworld Boutique River Cruises
  • Viking Cruises

Overall we had a great time attending the AAA Vacations Showcase. We met a lot of fellow travelers, and got some great ideas for future vacations (not that I needed anymore, lol).  I love mingling with like-minded people and share our passion for travel. It helps me stay focused on my future goals.  Look forward to going again next year. Here is a link to their website with more info. Thank you AAA.

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