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“This expo is a great way to experience the world over just one afternoon through the eyes of well-traveled speakers and experts from around the globe,”

The World Travel Expo is returning to the West Valley.

This year’s expo, the sixth one, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 6, in the Solana Ballroom at the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa, 9495 W. Coyotes Boulevard.

This year’s event features a larger expo hall, with more travel destinations and expanded content and seminars.

“This expo is a great way to experience the world over just one afternoon through the eyes of well-traveled speakers and experts from around the globe,” said Darl Bachmann, president, Ford’s World Travel, the event producer.

Throughout the expo, exhibitors from all the top cruise lines and land and tour operators will offer travel show specials with exclusive savings.

Raffle tickets will be sold for $5 each or five for $20 to win a myriad of prizes, such as hotel staycations, spa services, golf and the grand prize of a cruise for two.

All proceeds for the event will go to the cosponsor, Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

“This event is like walking through the best travel guide. And it’s right in your backyard,” Bachmann said.

Cocktails will be available to purchase on the showroom floor.

If registered in advance online, admission to the show is free.

Visit fordstravel.com/events or call Carol at 623-975-1800 to reserve a ticket. Tickets on the day of the event are $5 per admission.