The Los Angeles Times Travel Show ended Sunday after two days of international booths, performances, tour operators and speakers at the L.A. Convention Center. Attendees on Sunday shared why they came, which may be reason to attend next year's show, set for Jan. 18 and 19.
The Ecuador booth was a big hit for Stella Mandell, who enjoyed talking to representatives and watching the dancers. "We like to travel, so this is the highlight of our year to come to the show and learn about new traveling places to go to. It was worth coming out here for the day."
Chris Lubba liked Guam and Yap, part of the Caroline Islands, while another attendee thought Taiwan and Turkey were "kind of cool." (Taiwan had an impressive booth right at the front of the entrance.)
Greg Stephen was driving by and decided to make a stop at the Travel Show. He was happy with his visit but wished there had been a Hong Kong booth. Argentina and Uruguay were missed by Monica White, who would have liked to have seen more South American countries.