Experience the World at the Holiday World Show 2016
The Holiday World Show 2016 at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th January is the only place to have face-to-face interaction with over 1,000 travel and tourism professionals, representing over 50 countries, and to enjoy numerous ‘show only’ deals. Now in its 27th, year the Holiday World Show is the ideal opportunity to book a holiday and see the world without breaking the bank.
For three days the Holiday World Show will transform the RDS Simmonscourt into a hub of exotic, vibrant, multi-cultural activity; from the Americas to Asia, Europe to Africa, visitors can literally experience the locations on offer in a way that is not possible on the internet.
A one-stop shop of inspiration and advice, the 2016 show is sure to broaden the horizons of those seeking their ideal break. Whether you’re seeking that once-in-alifetime trip, planning a well deserved family holiday or making plans for a romantic getaway, the Holiday World Show is the must-attend event of the year.
The 2016 show heralds an array of new exhibitors attending for the very first time, including the Barbados Tourism Authority, the Embassy of Chile, the Embassy of Lithuania, Ibiza, Ontario Tourism Marketing, Texas Tourism, Czech Republic, Southwest England, Hungary, Visit California and Manchester City Football Club.
NEW Eoghan Corry Travel Summit in association with Dublin Airport
Holiday World Show 2016 will again host the free Eoghan Corry Travel Summit in association with Dublin Airport facilitated by award winning travel journalist Eoghan Corry, editor of TRAVEL Extra. Hear experts in a wide array of fields provide insight and answer visitors’ questions on topics such as The Americas, Cruises, Ski and Snow Holidays, Solo Holidays, Exotic Destinations, as well as Home Holidays. These informative and enjoyable seminars prove hugely popular with visitors every year.
NEW Canadian Pavillion
The 2016 show see the opening of a new Canadian Pavillion with exhibitors including Air Canada/Canada Rouge, Air Transat, ASl Airlines France, Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism, Ontario Tourism Marketing, Tourism Quebec, Tourism Nova Scotia, WestJet and St. John’s International Airport.
Another yearly highlight is the USA pavilion, teeming with exhibitor stands from around the states including New York, Las Vegas, California, Florida, New England, USA Deep South, North and South Carolina.
With the largest exhibition at the Holiday World Show, Spain will be one of this year’s biggest attractions as eighteen Spanish regions represent the highlights of their home country. In 2015 the Spanish Tourism Board celebrated over 1 million Irish visitors travelling to Spain, demonstrating the Irish “love affair” with Spain.
The Algarve, Portugal’s premier holiday destination, will be showcasing their largest presence to date at the Holiday Word Show 2016. Coastal Algarve receives much exposure for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands. Portugal holds the third spot for Irish holidaymakers, and Irish figures to Portugal continue to grow every year with the Algarve remaining Ireland’s favourite destination in Portugal.
Weddings & Honeymoons
The Holiday World Show allows loved up couples the opportunity to plan their honeymoon or wedding abroad with confidence, offering a huge range of options. From romantic trips to Rome to scenic home holidays, safaris in Africa to surfing in Bali, the experts are on hand to recommend the best honeymoon for you. The popular honeymoon destinations of Mexico and Jamaica will be present, as well as a host of top cruise companies offering ‘show only’ deals! Or why not plan a truly romantic wedding abroad in sunny Spain, on a beautiful beach in the Caribbean or up close with Africa’s wildlife.
Caravan and Motorhome Show
The Caravan and Motorhome Show is Ireland’s number one indoor and outdoor display of luxurious motorhomes, caravan holiday homes, touring caravans, and accessories. Caravanning is now a popular holiday choice for couples, families and groups, giving you the freedom to discover new places without breaking the bank. The exhibitors at this year’s show have ensured that there is something on offer for all tastes and budgets.
Sail away at the Holiday World Show 2016 with a host of exhibitors displaying the best in cruiseholidays, including MSC Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Hurtigruten, Norwegian Cruise lines, Silversea Cruises and the Royal Carribbean. Learn about the best cruises available for your needs and budget. Cruises are no longer all about tropical sunsets and lounging on sundecks. There are some truly unique adventures to be had at sea, like a cruise to the Antartic or to a trip to witness the Northern Lights.
Witness the raw beauty of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and explore the rugged west coast, from Donegal all the way down to Cork. Visit the Lakelands, a renowned Irish destination, and soak in the views from its gorgeous countryside and beautiful towns. Get away from it all with a relaxing break to one of Ireland’s islands. From Achill to Inishbofin, a world of scenic beauty awaits.
Over 55′s Holidays
For the over 55′s there will be a multitude of travel offers specifically tailored to the more seasoned traveller with over 55′s discounts. There will also be exclusive packages at the Caravan and Motorhome Show 2016 for those who like to travel the open road in comfort, or relax in a home away from home.
Edmund Hourican, Managing Director of the Holiday World Show said, “Holiday World Show is now in its 27th year, and there is new buoyancy present in the market which has shown real growth over the last year. We therefore confidently expect an increase in visitor numbers to the show to meet the well tried and trusted destinations on offer, as well as the new and exciting exhibitors for 2016.”
Pat Dawson, CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association said, “The Holiday World Show is a fantastic event for travel agents and consumers alike. It is a great opportunity for our members to display their fantastic holiday offers while offering invaluable travel advice to members of the public. Every year there’s such an array of culture, vibrancy and excitement packed into the RDS Simmonscourt, it is the perfect place to be inspired and to book a new holiday adventure!”
For up to date information on Holiday World Show 2016 and to see the full list of exhibitors visit www.holidayworldshow.com