Ireland’s largest ever travel trade show takes place in the RDS next week
Ireland’s largest ever travel trade show, the Irish Travel Industry Trade Show, will take place next Wednesday, 22nd March, in RDS Hall 3, Dublin 4. The official trade show of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA), now in its third year, promises to be a fantastic day out for travel professionals with over 140 exhibitors, spot prizes throughout the day and a fun-filled evening of food and entertainment. This year’s show is FREE to register for all Irish travel professionals.
Travel professionals are invited to network with their fellow professionals and discover the latest in travel innovation, product demonstrations and new customer experiences from a range of local and international exhibitors, including 37 new exhibitors. This year’s exhibitors include Qatar Airways, Unique Japan Tours, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises and G Adventures, as well as a huge contingent from Spain and Portugal – Ireland’s top holiday destinations.
Aer Lingus, Bradley International Airport, and the Connecticut Office of Tourism have been announced as the sponsors of this year’s American Style BBQ which will take place in the Historic RDS Concert Hall and Library. This promises to be a spectacular evening for guests with a live band, DJ and fun activities where travel professionals can win a variety of spot prizes, including the top prize of Aer Lingus Flights to Hartford Connecticut with hotel accommodation.
The Spanish Tourism Office and Paradores will host a luncheon for invited guests from 12.30pm. At 2pm the President of the ITAA Cormac Meehan will officially open the Irish Travel Industry Trade Show. Registration for the Irish Travel Industry Trade Show will be sponsored by Dublin Airport. There will be a Pre Dinner Drinks Reception in the Portuguese Village at 6.15pm before the trade show closes at 7pm and the BBQ begins.
Cormac Meehan, President of the ITAA, said, “We’re really looking forward the third annual Irish Travel Industry Trade Show. This year’s show is bigger and better, with the largest number of exhibitors, plenty of prizes and an evening of fun entertainment. Most importantly, this show offers members of the trade an unrivalled opportunity to up-skill and network with their fellow professionals.”
Registration to attend the Irish Travel Industry Trade Show is FREE. To register your attendance and to find out more information visit: www.irishtravelindustrytradeshow.com
Schedule for Wednesday 22nd March:
11.00 am: Travelsavers and Worldchoice management meetings
12.30 pm: The Spanish Tourism Office and Paradores sponsored lunch for invited guests
2.00 pm: Opening of Irish Travel Industry Trade Show
6.15 pm: Pre dinner drinks in the Portuguese Village
7.00 pm: BBQ & entertainment sponsored by Aer Lingus, Bradley International Airport, and the Connecticut Office of Tourism
The ITAA represents Ireland’s travel Industry, bringing together 100 travel agent members and 70 affiliate partners. ITAA members cover over 140 outlets in different towns and cities throughout the Republic of Ireland. All travel agent members are licensed by the Commission for Aviation Regulation and are fully bonded providing full financial protection for their customers.