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Travel Adventures Begin at 2013 Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow, Minneapolis, MN March 21-
Hundreds of exhibits showcase best travel destinations for outdoors enthusiasts, plus new Travel Seminar Series

Minneapolis, Minn. – Visitors to the 2013 Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow will find hundreds of destination travel experts, resorts, lodges and outfitters to plan their next fishing, hunting or family vacation. This year’s sportshow includes a wide variety of travel options, from close-to-home getaways on the North Shore, to exotic locales as far away as South Africa and New Zealand.  
Whether looking for an adventure across the ocean, planning a camping trip for the family, or doing research for a hunting or fishing trip, the 2013 Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow is a traveler’s one-stop shop. Visitors can take advantage of several features to find their next adventure including:
  • With the Trip Finder tool, visitors can get a head start on trip research and search sportshow exhibitors by trip type and desired location.
  • Gain insights from experts and learn about trips to the Midwest, Montana, Alaska, Canada and many other great destinations during the sportshow’s new Travel Seminar Series.
  • For those interested in traveling abroad, representatives from the U.S. Department of State/Minneapolis Passport Agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Canada Border Services and related agencies will be at booths in Lobby E to answer questions and provide travel tips for vacationers outside of the United States.
Ready to roll and float

About the show: Families, expert boaters, sportsmen and newcomers to all-things outdoors can gather to shake off the final days of winter and prepare for warmer weather at the 2013 Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow March 21-24. The annual four-day event transforms the Minneapolis Convention Center into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun, providing visitors an ideal spot to see and buy everything needed for outdoor adventures. The 2013 sportshow features hundreds of new boats, RV’s, outdoors products, travel outfitters and accessories to shop, plus entertainment for the whole family.

WHEN:               Thursday, March 21                     1PM–9PM
                            Friday, March 22                          11AM–9PM
                            Saturday, March 23                     10AM-9PM
                            Sunday, March 24                        10AM–5PM
WHERE:             Minneapolis Convention Center
                            1301 Second Avenue South
                            Minneapolis, Minnesota
TICKETS:           Tickets may be purchased online at or onsite the day of the show and cost:
                            Adults (16 and older) $11
                            Senior Day, (Thursday, March 29th only, 62+) $8
                            Children (15 and younger) FREE

Web:                  Visit us; Twitter @NWSportshow; and Facebook.

About the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow: The Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow is produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the world’s largest producer of boat shows and the leading association representing the recreational boating industry. NMMA member companies produce more than 80 percent of the boats, engines, trailers, accessories and gear used by boaters and anglers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The association is dedicated to industry growth through programs in public policy advocacy, market statistics and research, product quality assurance and promotion of the boating lifestyle. For more information, visit
About Progressive: The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies (collectively, “Progressive Insurance”) is a leader in boat insurance and the largest seller of personal watercraft insurance in the U.S. It offers flexible, year-round coverage so boaters can go wherever they choose, whenever they choose and have peace of mind they're protected. Specialty coverages which vary by state include On-Water TowingRoadside AssistancePersonal EffectsTotal Loss Replacement and Pet Injury.
The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies makes it easy to understand, buy and use auto insurance. Progressive offers choices so consumers can reach it whenever, wherever, and however it’s most convenient—online at, by phone at 1-800-PROGRESSIVE, on a mobile device or in-person with a local agent.

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