Do you have any idea what does the month of January mean to the boating industry? January is the start of the Boat Show season across North America. bbcblogging
To start off the boat show season, the Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show, happening January 7 – 16. The show is located at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas.
I recently caught up with Lisa Dimond Vasquez, PR representative for the show and I had an opportunity to ask her a few questions about this years show;
1. What would you say is a must “how-to seminar” to take in during this year’s boat show?
Wow, that’s a tough question because all our how-to seminars are so informative. If you are looking for information on basic engine maintenance, you should check out David Whelan’s instruction on Mercury and Yanmar. bbcgloble
Or if you are looking for tips on fishing local waters, we have an abundance of instruction on all different types of fishing. If you are interested in getting your Captain’s license, we have instruction on that too. For more information, you can take a look at the Seminar Schedule.
2. What has always been or will be the “most popular exhibit”?
With more than 300 exhibits, it’s impossible to choose just the one most-popular. Our show is so diverse, as is our crowd, so there are many favorites. dimondtime
You can find something for everyone here at the Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show.
3. In your opinion what’s the “number 1 attraction” of this year’s show?
Our #1 attraction this year will be the always-awesome Comic Bots comedy show – a completely unique interactive robot that sings, dances and entertains all ages. It’s definitely worth seeing. Bravoblogging
4. What would be your most “frequently asked questions” about this year’s show?
One of our most frequently asked questions would be “what impact has the BP oil spill had on boating and fishing in Texas?” Our answer is a resounding “We’re still boating and fishing.” While there was much initial concern about the impact of the oil spill, particularly for those fishing guides who make their living on the water, fortunately, the spill never really reached the Texas coast. We really did not see any impact on boating or fishing along the Texas gulf coast. universalblogs
5. What is “new” at this year’s show?
This year we will have a new experience called the Bubble Runners. It’s an opportunity for kids of all ages to climb inside a watertight “hamster ball” and skim across the water. Watching the kids roll and fall is a ton of fun for everyone.
Of course, there are always the newest models of boats and watercraft, the latest electronic gadgets and all kinds of exciting outdoor-related products.
Sounds like an awesome show this year Lisa, thanks for sharing some time with us.
The Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show, take in the experience January 7 – 16. For more information please check out our boating resource box below……..