Travelers looking to apply for or renew their United States passport can do so at the 2019 Chicago Travel & Adventure Show on Saturday, January 12. The Chicago Passport Agency will accept applications at their booth on the show floor at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (555 North River Road, Rosemont, IL) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In order to apply for a passport or renew a current passport at the show, guests can visit the  page on the Travel & Adventure Show website to register for an appointment and receive free admission to the show on Saturday, January 12. Passport applications will be processed offsite and documents/passports will be returned to applicants by mail. Both routine and expedited service will be offered and the regional American Automobile Associations (AAA) will be onsite to provide complimentary passport photos. Guests are asked to review all  for applying for adult and children’s passports and to come prepared with original citizenship documents, identification and photocopies. Children 16 years and younger must appear in person with both parents or legal guardians. Applicants can pay by credit card or personal check; no cash will be accepted. Taking place January 12 and 13 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont (5555 N River Rd), travel enthusiasts will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with thousands of travel experts from around the world. These experts will be on hand to help attendees dream, personalize and book their next trip, all in one place.

From Alaska to Florida, Mexico to the Africa, Europe to the top cruise lines in the world - visitors find an incredible variety of travel options at the Travel & Adventure Show. The price of admission also includes access to dozens of inspirational, educational and culturally focused sessions on four stages on the show floor, along with hands-on activities for the whole family.  In addition to passport applications, renewals and photos, guests can get their picture taken in their favorite destination at the Arizona Office of Tourism Green Screen, ride a live camel or even take SCUBA lessons in a heated dive pool. One of the many highlights of the Chicago Travel & Adventure Show is the opportunity to meet and gain inspiration from the world’s top travel experts and celebrities as they present seminars and answer questions over the two-day event. In the 1,000-seat Travel Theater guests can meet:
  • Rick Steves, Travel Writer, Host of “Rick Steves’ Europe” and “Travel with Rick Steves”
  • Samantha Brown, Travel expert and television host of PBS’ “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love”
  • Pauline Frommer, Editorial Director of the Frommer Guides and Publisher of Frommers.com
  • Patricia Schultz, Author of the New York Times Bestseller “1,000 Places to See Before You Die”
 The Official Travel Agency Partner is AAA Travel, while MSC Cruises is the Major Sponsor. The Supporting Sponsor is Rick Steves’ Europe. The Featured Destination Sponsor is the Arizona Office of Tourism. The Official Cruise Sponsor is Celebrity Cruises, with the Contributing Sponsor being Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Company. The Photo Book is sponsored by the Arizona Office of Tourism. Supporters include the Chicago Metropolitan Ski Council, and the Parkway Bank Park Entertainment District. The Global Beats Stage Sponsor is the World Cultural Heritage Center. Travel Industry Partners include Africa Travel Association, PATA – SD Chapter, JaxFax Travel Marketing, Caribbean Tourism Organization, US Travel Association, Visit Florida, Wellness Tourism Association, Southeast Tourism Society, and the Alaska Travel Industry Association. Media Supporters include KindTraveler and The Local Tourist. The Chicago Travel & Adventure Show will take place on January 12 and 13 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Rd in Rosemont, Ill. The show opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday for travel professionals; the public can attend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees can purchase single-day and two-day tickets online now for the discounted rate of $11/$18 with promo code: CHPR19 or on-site for $15/$22. Children 16 and under are free and on-site tickets can be purchased with cash only. For tickets and event information, visit . For information about passport , and , please visit  or call the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778/1-888-874-7793 (TTY/TTD).  Visit the  to register for an appointment and receive free admission.  About Unicomm, LLC and the Travel & Adventure Show SeriesUNICOMM LLC is an independent business-to-business communications company specializing in originating and managing world-class trade shows and conferences. Unicomm’s properties include the nation’s largest and longest running series of travel events, the Travel & Adventure Show in Washington, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco/Bay Area, Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Philadelphia, Dallas and Boston, which is new in 2019. ###