Irish Travel Trade Shows open in Cork and Dublin
Over 600 travel trade professionals are expected to converge in Cork and Dublin this week for the first in person Irish Travel Trade Shows since 2019. Hosted by the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) the Shows will feature international exhibitors and networking opportunities for Irish travel professionals.
Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA said, “We’re very excited to be able to reconnect face-to-face with the travel industry after the past two years. The Irish Travel Trade Shows are an incredible way to brief the industry and celebrate the return of pre-pandemic travel norms.”
He continued, “We are very optimistic that the travel industry is once again picking up. In 2019, the Commission for Aviation Regulation licensed €1.4 billion worth of travel with Irish travel agents and we are aiming to return to that level of business in the coming eighteen months. The Irish public have an appetite to get back travelling and travel agents around the country are reporting an uptake in holiday bookings.”
The Irish Travel Trade Shows are Ireland’s largest travel trade shows and offer an unrivalled opportunity for travel professionals to connect with over 150 of the world’s best-known and most exciting brands including airlines, National and Regional Tourist Organisations, Bedbanks, Car Hire and Rail companies, Ocean and River Cruise companies, Technology companies, Theme and Leisure Parks, Ferry companies, International Hotels and Travel Insurance companies.
About the ITAA:
The ITAA represents Ireland’s travel Industry, bringing together over 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 financially guaranteed to trade in the Republic of Ireland. In 2019, the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR) licensed €1.4 billion worth of travel with Irish travel agents.