Over 1,000 travel experts to gather at Holiday World Show Dublin

Ireland’s largest consumer show opens tomorrow in the RDS Simmonscourt


Dublin, Friday 24th January 2020 Holiday World Show Dublin, taking place at the RDS Simmonscourt from today, Friday 24th January, to Sunday, 26th January, is the only show where you can meet over 1,000 travel industry professionals from around the globe to plan your perfect holiday and take advantage of great show-only special offers and deals!

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, the annual Holiday World Show Ireland’s largest and best attended annual public exhibition. The event is a rich global marketplace for deals and destinations, featuring exhibitors from home and abroad, and presenting just about every type of holiday experience imaginable. Holiday World Show also offers a wide range of multicultural entertainment, as well as competitions, attractions and special show-only offers.

24/1/20 Minister Shane Ross with Maureen Ledwith, director Holiday World Show and John Spollen, President ITAA and members of the Bolivian exhibition at the opening of the Holiday World Show at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron.

With over 1,000 exhibitors from all corners of the world, the Holiday World Show is essential for anyone who loves to travel, with everything on offer from safaris in Africa, cruises along the Caribbean, adventures of Home Holidays and culinary delights of Asia to name just a few.   Rather than trawling endlessly online, speak to one of the travel and tourism experts on hand at the show for one-to-one guidance, insider info, and tips to ensure a terrific holiday at the best price!

Home Holidays

Known as the land of a thousand welcomes, opt for a staycation this year basking in the beauty of our small but mighty isle. Visit Cork, Ireland’s maritime haven, located on the hinge of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East. Pure Cork offer assistance in arts, culture and heritage activities alongside outdoor attractions, food, tours and shopping. Steeped in a wealth of history, Ireland’s counties can become your ‘wander’ land, as you discover beautiful forest walks and trails dotted along the countryside. Visit Longford can help you explore the hidden gems on offer in the heart of our small but fierce country. In 2020 Galway becomes the European Capital of Culture, a year of extraordinary creativity and disruption. Galway 2020 will be on hand to offer you a sample of what their programme has to offer.

The Lonely Planet called Northern Ireland the world’s number one region to visit. This magical part of the Emerald Isle is home to the infamous Giant’s Causeway in Co. Antrim, Mussenden Temple, Co. Derry, the Glens of Co. Antrim, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the rugged landscape of Rathlin Island. Let your mind wander and discover tranquillity and beauty like never before. In amongst this host of special experiences, Northern Ireland remains the cardinal destination for Game of Thrones fans.

Hosting world-class events, including July’s 148th Open, in Royal Portrush, and home to some of the most stunning scenery you’ll ever stumble across, you’ll want to make sure Northern Ireland is top of your travel bucket list #DiscoverNI


New Exhibitors

Appreciate the diversity of South America’s cultures and regions by taking a once in a lifetime road trip or backpacking journey along the west coast. Holiday World Show welcomes welcomes new exhibitors from South America: Argentina, Colombia, and Peru. Visit Andean peaks, the Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers and Incan ruins. Jordan, an Arab nation, is defined by monuments and is set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments. Step out of western culture and into Korea. Discover the hilly countryside, old Buddhist temples, coastal fishing villages, sub-tropical islands and high-tech cities such as Seoul.  A nation between India and Tibet, Nepal is home to Hindu & Buddhist shrines and medieval cities. The world is your oyster at the Holiday World Show 2020.

The Caribbean island, Jamaica will be attendance allowing you to uncover the magic of the birthplace of reggae. While the gem of the Caribbean, guests can travel the length and breadth of Barbados, the exquisite and tranquil island.  Also exhibiting are Bahamas, Cuba, St Lucia, Dominican Republic and Turks & Caicos, home to the extraordinary Grace Bay Beach, with luxury resorts, scuba diving and a 14-mile barrier reef all for you to explore.


Adventure Holidays

If you’re seeking a holiday with a difference, Holiday World Show has recruited an international line up of adventure holiday experts to satisfy your adventurous spirit. Whether you’re a seasoned overseas traveler or making your ‘international debut’, the Holiday World Show is on a mission to help visitors experience the world in an authentic and exciting way.

Tucan Travel creates over 200 tailor-made experiences that reach over 78 different countries across 6 continents. Their destinations span across South America, Central America, Europe, Africa, The Middle East & North Africa, Asia and Antarctica. G Adventures offers the craving traveler an alternative to the resorts and cruises they were accustomed to. Their National Geographic Journey is a collection of unique tours designed to take you deeper into the cultures and habitats of the places we explore. Their Family Journeys allow for adventure-loving families to have a greater hands-on exploration while discovering the world together. With Wendy Wu Tours the world really is your oyster. If you want to experience immersive adventures and truly memorable experiences in far-flung corners of the world, you’ll find kindred spirits at Wendy Wu, ready and able to make your travel dreams come true. Exodus Travel will not let you down when it comes to seeking travel inspiration for your next activity holiday, soak in the awe-inspiring scenery and breathtaking wildlife encounters.


Overseas Property

Hoping to make your holiday a little more permanent this year? Our Overseas travel professionals will be on hand, investing their time into all of our visitor’s queries. The Costa del Sol offers 300 days of sunshine a year, blue flag beaches and fantastic transport links with trains running directly from the airport, while the Costa Blanca in Murcia offers 2km of Mediterranean coastline, just two and a half hours away from Ireland. Our Overseas exhibitors will help you find the perfect property to suit your needs, whether you have a future primary home, a second home, or an investment in mind.



Holiday World Show are welcoming an international assortment of exclusive golfing experiences, not to be missed by avid golf fans. Travel professionals will be on hand at the Holiday World Show, such as Killester Travel ,The Flying Golfer and Seán Skehan World of Golf, to provide advice and their expert knowledge on golf experiences.


Deputy Lord Mayor, Tom Brabazon, stated, “It’s great to see the large numbers of people that have turned out to visit the show today to celebrate its 30th anniversary. There is a great sense of excitement running through the Holiday World Show as the new and the exotic locations are unveiled, along with our own Home Holiday Pavilion. Tourism is of great importance to the Irish economy with tens of thousands of jobs maintained within the sector. It is vitally important that we make every effort to keep these jobs safe and encourage our friends and family from overseas to visit Dublin and Ireland and to witness the great hospitality that this country has to offer.”


Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, was present for the official opening of the Home Holiday Pavilion. Minister Ross stated, “The Home Holiday Pavilion showcases the fantastic offers available from Irish hotels and resorts, and I encourage you all to take a walk around the stands there. Each year, more people are choosing to holiday in Ireland because of the great value deals and wide range of hotels and guest accommodation available. Fáilte Ireland and the various Irish Tourism organizations are represented in the Home Holiday Pavilion, along with dozens of hotels and holiday providers promoting the home holiday experience. The range of options for holidays in Ireland has increased drastically in recent years, as holiday providers come up with more attractive deals, amenities, and activities for those who wish to holiday in Ireland.”


Visit the Holiday World Show this weekend to meet one of the many travel industry experts and start planning your dream holiday today!


For up to date information on Holiday World Show 2020 see www.holidayworldshow.com or follow the show on Facebook (@theholidayworldshow), Twitter (@Holworldshow) or Instagram (holidayworldshow).

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