Laois exhibitors to promote the county at the Holiday World Show 2012

Whether your dream holiday is the delights of Turkey, an African Safari, the excitement of South America, the luxury of Dubai, the fun of the Mediterranean or the warm welcome of a home holiday, The Holiday World Show Dublin 2012  ( at the RDS Simmonscourt from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th is the place to be.  Get the inside track on where to go from travel professionals from all over the globe.

Exhibitors from Laois at the show include: Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, Maldron Hotel Portlaoise, Portlaoise Heritage Hotel and The Heritage Golf & Spa Resort


Never in recent times has personal advice on your holiday choice been more important, with value for money the top priority.  The Holiday World Show Dublin 2012 will provide expert advice to those seeking a well earned escape from reality, with affordability being the keyword.  The Holiday World Show Dublin is about deals, deals, deals with lots of great offers available to purchase on the spot.  Your bank balance will reap the rewards of the savings on offer at Holiday World Show!

New this year is the Over 55’s Holiday Show joining The Holiday World Show and The Caravan and Motorhome Show, offering  three great shows in one.

A World of Information

The format of the show gives visitors the opportunity to explore the globe under one roof – Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe and the Mediterranean, The Americas, Home Holidays, Cruise Lines and Ferries alongside Adventure Travel.

Visitors to the Show will have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with many of the leading travel organisations and take advantage of some exclusive ‘Show Only’ offers.  Exhibitors representing Africa and The Middle East include Abu Dhabi, Egypt and Tunisia.  Asia and The Pacific are represented by China, Malaysia and Thailand amongst others.  The colourful Caribbean offers Cuba, Dominican Republic and St Kitts & Nevis.  There are plenty of exhibitors offering city breaks to sun holidays in Europe and the Mediterranean including Eastern Europe.   The Americas offer a vast array of choice north and south from Alabama to Las Vegas, New Orleans and Mississippi to Georgia.  They also include Brazil and Argentina.  Cruise enthusiasts will not be disappointed with Azamara Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line to name but a few.  The four corners of Ireland are well represented in the Home Holidays section. Tour Operators on hand include Abbey Travel, American Holidays, John Cassidy Travel, Thomas Cook Ireland and Trailfinders – all offering a diverse range of holiday packages.

With 60 countries represented, some 1,000 travel and tourism professionals will be ready to give advice and detailed, expert information which is not available anywhere else in Ireland – all while providing an enjoyable day out for the whole family.

Instead of trawling through endless confusing websites online, the experts on hand at the show will be able to give face-to-face guidance and the information that visitors need to ensure a terrific holiday that’s best suited to them.

Over 55’s Holiday Show

New to The Holiday World Show 2012 is the Over 55’s Holiday Show.  Exhibitors at this exciting new show will be offering specialised holidays, special senior rates on sun holidays particularly to Spain and Portugal, cruise bargains including speciality over 55’s cruises, trekking and walking activity holidays and city breaks.  Specialists will be on hand including PABT, John Galligan Travel and Limerick Travel.

On Friday afternoon at The Holiday World Show Dublin there will be an attempt to break the world record for the World’s Longest Conga Line for over 55’s.

Expert Travel Clinics

Holiday World Show 2012 will host the free Eoghan Corry Expert Travel Clinics facilitated by renowned travel journalist Eoghan Corry, with leading industry experts giving talks and answering visitors’ questions on topics such as Cruises, GAP year travel, the Americas, the Far East, African holidays, Adventure Travel, Caribbean holidays and Honeymoons, and the US Deep South experience, as well as Home Holidays.  These informative clinics proved massively popular last year with visitors to the Show.

Another reason to visit the Show

Many exhibitors will also be offering special “Show only” discount holiday deals, along with hundreds of opportunities to win fantastic holidays at the Show through free-to-enter competitions, which can be entered by visiting exhibition stands.  Admission for children is free when accompanied by an adult. There will be numerous opportunities for visitors to enjoy some great entertainment from Dance Rite and Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann.  Youngsters can enjoy the fun of Gymboree at set times over the weekend.

Martin Skelly, Vice President of the Irish Travel Agents Association said “The Irish holiday market is on a very sound footing.  We in the ITAA see recession as an opportunity.  Prices right now are cheaper than ever before but there is limited capacity.  Our advice is take advantage of the offers available now and book early.” He continued, “The exhibitors at Holiday World Show 2012 reflect what is happening in the industry, and you will get extraordinarily good value at the show.  Holiday World Dublin is the essential event for the discerning holiday maker.”

Edmund Hourican, Managing Director, Business Exhibitions Ltd., organisers of Holiday World Show Dublin 2012 said: “Our 2012 show will be a really colourful, fresh new holiday experience with a fantastic array of countries to explore, and with the addition of the new Over 55’s Holiday Show there are holidays to suit all tastes and needs.  Our Eoghan Corry Expert Travel Clinics give more added value to the exhibition visitor than ever before.  This year’s show is not a ‘look-in’ show but a buying show, with plenty of deals to be found.”

Caravan and Motorhome show

The Caravan and Motorhome show runs alongside the Holiday World Show and the Over 55’s Holiday Show. This is Ireland’s number one indoor and outdoor display of luxurious motor homes, caravan holiday homes, touring caravans, and accessories offering new options for caravanners and those who enjoy the great outdoors.  All the major brands will be on display with luxury, style and versatility at every turn.  Most exhibitors have special ‘Show Only’ discount deals available for visitors meaning unbeatable deals on 1,000’s of models, awnings, accessories and gadgets.

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