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Ireland’s biggest Independent Holiday Show 2018 returns to Limerick

The Holiday Show 2018 is set to take place in UL Sports Arena. Photo: Liam Burke

Ireland’s Biggest Independent Holiday Show 2018 returns to Limerick

By ilovelimerick correspondent Ciara Maria Hayes

The strength of the holiday market will be evidenced this weekend as the largest Holiday Show ever held in the region takes place at UL Arena on Saturday and Sunday next, February 3 and 4. Now in its third year, the Holiday Show 2018, in association with Shannon Airport, will have over ninety exhibitors, including airlines, hotels, cruise companies, travel agents, tourist boards, tour operators, tourist attractions and more.



Record crowds are expected to attend the free event, which attracts thousands of holidaymakers from across the country each year, on Saturday and Sunday (12-5:30 pm).  The event will reflect the year buoyancy of the holiday market, with 2018 expected to be the best in a decade. Attendees not only will get expert advice on their holiday or honeymoon but will be able to snap up exclusive deals and win some amazing prizes into the bargain.

Organisers of the show have advised holidaymakers to book early this year, with last minute deals set to be few and far between due to the rush to snap up holidays for the likes of Spain, Portugal, and the Canaries. Edmund Hourican, Managing Director Bizex, organisers of the Holiday Show, stated,  “we have a great event lined up and the timing is excellent as it’s going to be a bumper year for holidays, the biggest in over a decade.”

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In addition to free admission, there will also be free car parking and free kids’ entertainment.

Shannon Airport’s Head of Aviation Development, Declan Power, said, “We are delighted to be back for a third year, bigger and better than before, with a record number of suppliers exhibiting. With 28 flights a week out of Shannon this summer to sun holiday hotspots across Europe and new routes to Toronto with Air Canada and to Reus with Ryanair, in addition to Norwegian Air increasing frequency on its services to Providence and Stewart  this summer Shannon Airport is on a high, with more options than ever before.”

Visitors to the show will have the opportunity to discuss and book their holidays with the travel experts and also be in with a chance to win many prizes on offer through the two-day event. Exhibitors include airlines, tour operators, tourist attractions, cruise companies, caravan and camping motorhomes and of course many travel agents to help you book that summer break.

More information on the Holiday Show 2018

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.