Brighten up your winter with a trip to the Holiday World Show

Take advantage of show-only specials and deals at Ireland’s largest consumer show

 The Holiday World Show Dublin, taking place at the RDS Simmonscourt from 27th to 29th January 2017, is the only show where you can meet over 1,000 travel professionals from around the world to plan your dream holiday and take advantage of show-only specials and deals.

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, Africa to Europe and not forgetting Ireland, visitors can literally experience the locations on offer in a way that is not possible on the internet. 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

2017 sees the return of Aer Lingus, the Greek National Tourism Organisation and the Italian State Tourist Board to the show, for the first time in many years, as well as an array of new exhibitors attending for the very first time, including Argentina, Japan National Tourist Organisation, Grand American Adventures, Pristine Mountain Adventure, Explore St. Louis, Bespoke India Travel and Botswana Tourism Organisation

Eoghan Corry Travel Summit in association with Dublin Airport

The Holiday World Show 2017 will again host the free Eoghan Corry Travel Summit in association with Dublin Airport facilitated by renowned travel journalist Eoghan Corry where leading industry experts will share their expertise and answer visitors’ questions on topics such as The Americas, Cruises, Ski and Snow Holidays, Solo Holidays and Exotic Destinations, as well as Home Holidays. These informative and enjoyable seminars prove hugely popular with visitors every year.

Luxury Travel

Choose from opulent cruises, ultimate adventure breaks and all-inclusive bucket list trips at the Holiday World Show 2017. A number of luxury cruise companies and specialist travel agents will be exhibiting at the show, offering visitors expert travel advice and exclusive holiday experiences. Stay in the most iconic hotels in India with Bespoke India Travel, book an all inclusive cruise of the Arabian Gulf with Celebrity Cruises or experience an escorted tour of New England’s Spectacular Fall Foliage with American Holidays.

Visit USA Pavilion

Following the launch of Aer Lingus’s largest ever transatlantic schedule and the announcement of a number of new US routes, 2017 is set to be a big year for US Travel from Ireland. The 2017 Visit USA Pavilion is the largest ever with 46 exhibitors offering Irish holidaymakers the chance to meet travel professionals from right across the US and take advantage of fantastic show-only deals. From wine tasting in the Napa Valley to hikes in the Hollywood hills, California offers both the celebrity lifestyle and miles of unspoilt national parks. While Orlando, with great year round weather and amazing theme parks, is jam packed full of fun for families. Or why not book the ultimate city break in Las Vegas and experience lavish hotels, ultra cool nightclubs and the world’s largest casinos.

Weddings & Honeymoons

Planning and booking your honeymoon can prove daunting, even for the most experienced of travellers. The honeymoon is a much-needed respite after months of wedding planning and for many couples, it’s also the trip of a lifetime! So, whilst you’re preparing for your big day, rely on the experts at the Holiday World Show to organise a holiday second to none.  The popular honeymoon destinations of Mexico and Jamaica will be present, as well as a host of top cruise companies! 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.


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 2016 the Spanish Tourism Board celebrated over 1.5 million Irish visitors travelling to Spain, demonstrating the Irish “love affair” with Spain. As Ireland’s number one holiday destination, Spain will be showcasing a variety of stunning destinations at the show from the cities of Barcelona and Valencia, to the beautiful Basque Country and island of Ibiza.


Whether you’re in search of the adventure of the lifetime or relaxation on the world’s most glorious beaches, then a cruise is the holiday for you! Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, MSC Cruises, Hurtigruten, Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) and Silversea Cruises are just some of the cruise exhibitors who will be offering their expert advice and show only deals at the Holiday World Show 2017. They can offer you cruises with excellent children’s activities, top class gastronomy from celebrity chefs and award-winning West End shows on board, not to mention the opportunity to wake up in a new destination every day! Whether you are honeymooning, celebrating an anniversary or bringing the whole family along, the Holiday World Show experts will find the right cruise for you.


Italy is undoubtedly one of the most magnificent holiday destinations in the world so it’s not surprising that almost half a million Irish people travelled there in 2015. Famous for its romance, culture and breathtaking scenery, Italy is equally as special for family holidays, beach holidays and stylish city breaks. Meet the passionate team from The Italian State Tourist Board at the Holiday World Show and allow them to introduce you to magnificent historical tours in Rome, the quaint trulli houses of Puglia, the captivating streets of Venice, the beautiful scenery of Tuscany and the best restaurants in Sicily.

Home Holidays

This year’s Home Holiday Pavillion is the biggest one yet with exhibitors coming from all across our beautiful island. Witness the raw beauty of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and explore the rugged west coast from Donegal all the way down to Cork or take a trip along Ireland’s Ancient East where over 5,000 years of history lie buried within the lush meadows, bustling towns and rugged stone monuments. Visit Game of Thrones territory and see the lives, landscapes and culture of Northern Ireland that feature in the popular HBO series or get away from it all with a relaxing break to one of Ireland’s islands, from Achill to Inishbofin.

Fáilte Ireland will also be joining the Home Holiday Pavilion at the 2017 Holiday World Show to showcase their Virtual Reality (VR) headset and allow visitors to experience 360° views of the Wild Atlantic Way live from the show.


The Algarve, Portugal’s premier holiday destination, will be showcasing their largest presence to date at the Holiday Word Show 2017. 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.

Caravan and Motorhome Show

The Caravan and Motorhome Show is Ireland’s number one indoor and outdoor display of luxurious motorhomes, 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.

Over 55’s Holidays

There will be a multitude of travel offerings specifically tailored to the more seasoned traveller with special over 55’s holiday discounts available at the Holiday World Show. Choose from a variety of holiday deals, from adventurous bucket list trips with The Travel Department to all inclusive luxury cruises with or why not book an unforgettable home holiday in Ireland. There’s something for everyone at the Holiday World Show 2017.

Edmund Hourican, Managing Director of the Holiday World Show said, “Now in its 28th year the Holiday World Show is the ideal place to book a holiday and see the world without breaking the bank. For our 2017 show, we have lots of new and exciting exhibitors showcasing the newest holiday offers and value-for-money packages. Over the weekend, there will be 1,000 travel and tourism professionals on hand to offer one-on-one guidance and tips on the best travel trends.”

Pat Dawson, CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) 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 holiday products 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 the only place to get outstanding show only holiday deals!”

For up to date information on Holiday World Show 2017 and to see the full list of exhibitors visit