Plan your Next Vacation at the AAA Traveler Showcase

PORTLAND, Ore., – Where will you go in 2024? Come to the AAA Traveler Showcase this month at AAA Service Centers in Oregon and Idaho. Find out about the most popular global destinations and hidden gems from your local AAA Travel Team and our preferred travel partners.

Boise:               4/10/24             9:00am – 3:00pm

Beaverton:        4/16/24             9:00am – 3:00pm

Clackamas:       4/18/24             9:00am – 3:00pm

Bend:               4/23/24             9:00am – 3:00pm

Medford:           4/24/24             9:00am – 3:00pm

Eugene:            4/25/24             9:00am – 3:00pm

To RSVP, visit or call (800)-529-3222.

“Whether you’re planning a bucket-list journey or a weekend getaway, we have trips for all age groups and budgets,” says Doreen Loofburrow, Senior Vice President of Travel for AAA Oregon/Idaho. “The AAA Traveler Showcase lets you learn more about iconic destinations and can help you plan a fun and seamless adventure. You can even book your trip right on the spot! You can also check out the latest luggage and travel accessories from our AAA travel store.”

Europe remains a top travel destination and some of the top spots for 2024 include London, Paris, Rome, Dublin, and Amsterdam. Travelers are also interested in more exotic locales such as South America, Africa and Asia to learn more about these cultures and to have an immersive travel experience. Cruising is more popular than ever with top destinations including Alaska, Mexico, and the Caribbean. River cruising includes itineraries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America. Many cruises offer active options such as the opportunity to bicycle or run on your port visits. Multi-generational travel is a hot trend. Families want to plan trips that offer activities for every age group, creating lasting memories.

The Traveler Showcase also features great destinations that are closer to home. “Not every vacation has to be to an exotic destination as there are countless places to see in our area and across the U.S.” adds Loofburrow. “National parks offer stunning scenery and lots of outdoor activities. Places such as Hawaii, Las Vegas, New York, Washington D.C., San Diego, and Seattle offer lots to see and do. Even if you’ve been to these places many times before, we can help you plan a visit filled with new adventures.”

From top: Africa, Ireland, Italy and Colombia are some of the most popular destinations for 2024.  
Africa - Traveler Showcase 2024
Ireland - Traveler Showcase 2024
Amalfi Coast, Italy - Traveler Showcase 2024
Cartagena, Colombia - Traveler Showcase 2024

AAA Travel professionals will be on hand to help you plan that perfect getaway. Of course, anyone can book travel online. But it can take hours of research about potential destinations, where to stay and what to do. And do the photos shown online really depict the location as it is in real life? How do you know if you’re getting a good price? The AAA Traveler Showcase gives you the opportunity to talk to travel pros so you can get the latest insider information and the most value for your vacation dollars.

“Our travel pros have been there, done that. They know the do’s and don’ts for your destination. Also, when you book through AAA Travel, we’re able to give you great value for your vacation dollars. We’re often able to throw in extras that you wouldn’t get if you booked on your own,” says Loofburrow.

The AAA travel experts can provide benefits and lots of useful how-to information:

  • Find the best deals, get upgrades and money-saving travel perks.
  • Save time. Travel pros can take the guesswork out of researching and evaluating the many options that are available to travelers, saving time and the hassle that often come with vacation planning. Who wants to spend hours researching possible destinations?
  • Expert recommendations. A knowledgeable travel expert will make personalized recommendations and offer tips on destinations, what to see and do while on vacation, the best and worst times to travel, and much more.
  • Help with the unexpected. Between weather delays, natural disasters, flight cancellations, lost luggage and much more, a lot can happen on vacation. Travel pros act as the traveler’s advocate in the event something goes wrong, helping navigate the challenge of making any necessary itinerary changes.
  • Travel insurance and travel medical insurance: do I need it? And if so, what kinds of things are covered by travel insurance and travel medical insurance?
  • What should I pack? What’s the best luggage? And what should I bring on my trip? Our AAA travel experts will have tips on what to take with you.
  • If I’m traveling internationally, what kind of plan do I need for my mobile phone and tablet so that I don’t get hit with a surprising bill?
  • What kind of currency will I need and how much should I have on hand when I arrive in that country?
  • What kind of ID do I need for traveling and driving in other countries?

Many AAA travel partners will be at the Traveler Showcase with vacation ideas for all age groups and budgets:

  • AAA Member Choice Vacations | Africa
  • AmaWaterways | Western Europe & Colombia
  • Holland America Line | Panama & Mediterranean
  • Hurtigruten Expeditions | Antarctica, Galapagos, & Norway
  • Princess Cruises | Alaska & Canada/New England
  • Rocky Mountaineer | Canadian Rockies & US Red Rocks
  • Royal Caribbean | Caribbean & Mexico
  • Trafalgar | Latin America
  • Viking Cruises | Australia/New Zealand, Iceland, & Greenland

Hosted and guided tours are available, or you can travel independently. Experiential or Immersion travel is also very popular. This is where you really experience a particular place and get immersed in the culture, customs and/or history. Whether you love history, art or wine, or you enjoy hiking, fishing, kayaking or horseback riding—you can build vacations around just about any interest.

“Whatever kind of vacation you’re dreaming of, we can help you plan and book at the 2024 AAA Traveler Showcase,” adds Loofburrow. “Maybe you want to plan an incredible family reunion or take the grandkids on a cruise. Maybe you’re looking for that perfect romantic spot where you can pop the question or celebrate an anniversary. Or maybe you want to plan some fun in the sun with your college friends. Let us help you make your travel dreams become a reality!”

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