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Celebrity & Expert Speakers

Enjoy an incredible line up of celebrity speakers and travel experts at this year's Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show at Manchester's EventCity. Previous speakers have included Bill Oddie, Andy Kershaw, Michaela Strachan, Charley Boorman and more!

For the full Food & Travel Stage schedule please click here.

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Paul Goldstein, Photographer & Guide

Over 20 years in travel industry, Paul Goldstein has gained a reputation as a passionate and forthright commentator on all things related to travel. His real expertise however lies in wildlife photography, Africa and the Polar regions. As a presenter, guide and photographer, Paul has few equals. If you can catch him while he is standing still, you can expect advice that is strong on opinion, but backed by real experience.

Paul will be sharing his expertise in the Meet the Experts Theatre on Saturday 20 January.

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Steve Leonard, Wildlife TV Presenter and Veterinary Surgeon

Having presented Operation Wild for BBC One in 2014, vet Steve has rarely been absent from British TV screens since his talents were spotted at Bristol Veterinary School and he was chosen to appear in BBC One’s highly popular documentary series Vets School and Vets in Practice.

His more recent ventures include Panda Babies,  Animal Kingdom, Safari Vet School and Nature’s Newborns for ITV, Britain’s Big Wildlife Revival for BBC One and The Wonder of Dogs for BBC Two. He has also frequently appeared on the Alan Titchmarsh Show as the in-house vet. Still working as a small animal vet in the family run practice in Cheshire, Steve moves easily between the world of domestic pets and the wider world of wild animals across the globe. He presented major wildlife series for the BBC such as Steve Leonard’s Ultimate Killers, Steve Leonard’s Extreme Animals and Incredible Animal Journeys as well as appearing with Kate Humble in The Hottest Place on Earth. 

Steve Leonard will be speaking on the Food & Travel Stage on Saturday 20 January 2018

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Julia Bradbury, President, Camping and Caravanning Club

We look forward to welcoming TV presenter and The Camping and Caravanning Club President, Julia Bradbury to the Caravan & Motorhome Show.

Julia will be speaking on the Food & Travel Stage on Thursday 18 January.


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Monty Halls, Marine Biologist & TV Presenter

Monty is best known for his three BBC2 series ‘Great Escapes’, where he lived on the west coast of Scotland and Ireland with his dog Reuben. He also presented the multi-award winning series ‘Great Barrier Reef’.

In 2014 he has completed filming on the ground-breaking expedition series ‘Lost Worlds’ for the Discovery Channel. Monty has written several books, and is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers, many of them communicating his enthusiasm for the natural world.

Monty Halls will be speaking on Sunday 21 January 2018 on The Food & Travel Stage.