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Holiday World Dublin 26th - 28th January

13th January 2018 - 4:00pm

Maureen Ledwith (MD Holiday World)

Maureen Ledwith (MD Holiday World)

The annual Holiday World Show Dublin returns to the RDS Simmonscourt from 26th to 28th January 2018 with over 1,000 travel professionals from around the world. The exclusive Holiday World Show Trade Day, taking place from 10am to 1pm on Friday 26th January, offers Irish travel professionals the opportunity to network with their fellow professionals and discover the latest in travel innovation, product demonstrations and new customer experiences from a huge range of international exhibitors before the show opens to the public.


To register for Holiday World Show’s Trade Day CLICK HERE


The travel experts, who are coming to the RDS from over 55 countries around the globe, include tour operators, travel agents, hotel chains, national tourist organisations, airlines, theme parks, cruise companies, campsites and more. Whether you're looking for advice and information on new destinations, airline routes, cruise lines, family campsites, luxury resorts and more, Holiday World Show is the must-attend event of the year.


Visit USA Pavilion

The ‘Visit USA Pavilion’ at the 2018 Holiday World Show will be the largest in the show’s 29 year history. Travel experts from across the states will be showcasing over 40 destinations, from wine tasting in the Napa Valley to theme park adventures in Orlando and shopping breaks in the Big Apple. Atlantic City is one of the new US destinations for 2018, offering Irish holidaymakers the chance to experience the world’s largest casinos, fine dining and a city boardwalk famed for its ‘perfect people watching’ cafes, confectionary shops and amusements.


French Camping Pavilion

Family camping holidays are on the rise thanks to the varied landscape, fantastic climate and top class amenities. And with the launch of Irish Ferries’ world-class new ferry service from Dublin to France in summer 2018, this destinations popularity is set to soar. Campissimo will be the largest French Camping Exhibitor at this year’s show, introducing a new range of camping holiday options to the Irish market.



The Italian State Tourist Board are bringing their biggest ever stand to Holiday World Show 2018! Famous for its romance, culture and breathtaking scenery, Italy is equally as special for family holidays, beach holidays and stylish city breaks. This year the passionate team from The Italian State Tourist Board will be showcasing a variety of Italian holidays from the magnificent historical tours in Rome, the beautiful scenery of Tuscany and the best restaurants in Sicily.



With the largest stand at Holiday World Show, Spain will be one of this year's biggest attractions as a variety of Spanish regions represent the highlights of their home country. Spain is expected to hit a milestone of 2 million Irish visitors in 2017, 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 more.



Discover more about Asia at Holiday World Show by visiting the exhibitors from Thailand, Japan, China, Taiwan, Malaysia and more. From the ornate palaces to the rich coral reefs and other wildlife, Thailand will have lots of exotic holiday offerings at their stand. Taiwan will be giving visitors the opportunity to explore towering sea cliffs, tropical forests, scrumptious street food, and the sassy capital Taipei. With its long history, traditional culture and beautiful nature, Japan is another Asian destination to add to the 2018 hotlist.


Airline Pavilion

Aer Lingus will be showcasing its new routes to Seattle and Philadelphia, as part of its largest ever transatlantic schedule which also includes services to the US cities of Boston, Chicago, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Orlando, San Francisco and Washington. Turkish Airlines will also be presenting its expansive schedule of flights to 302 destinations in 120 countries.  Ethiopian Airlines will form part of the new African Pavilion. With 3 flights a week from Dublin to Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines have opened a gateway to Africa for Irish travellers. Qatar Airways, which recently opened its Dublin to Doha route, will also be exhibiting their wide range of routes and luxury aircraft at the show while Air Canada will be displaying its new direct services between Dublin and Montreal and Shannon and Toronto, beginning in June 2018.



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 Holiday World Show 2018. They can advise you on cruises with excellent children’s activities, top class gastronomy and award-winning West End shows on board.

Pat Dawson (CEO Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) said: “Holiday World Show is a fantastic event for travel agents and consumers alike.  It offers members of the trade an unrivalled opportunity to up-skill and network with their fellow professionals from around the world. It’s wonderful to see so many new and exciting exhibitors attending the 2018 show, every year there’s such an array of culture, vibrancy and excitement packed into the RDS Simmonscourt, it can be hard to believe you’re still in Dublin!”

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