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PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Thursday 12th April 2018

Worldchoice Business Update10.15am - 11.15am
Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) AGM11.30am - 12.30pm
Spanish Tourist Board Sponsored lunch for invited guests12.30pm - 2.00pm
Irish Travel Trade Show2.00pm - 7.00pm
After Show Party, Sponsored by VisitPortugal, Insight Vacations & Uniworld Boutique River Cruises7.00pm

2018 – IRISH TRAVEL TRADE SHOW

PRESS RELEASE

PRESS RELEASE – 29TH MARCH 2018

All things Portuguese to be celebrated at Irish Travel Trade Show after-party

Visit Portugal, Insight Vacations & Uniworld Boutique River Cruises to sponsor social event on 12th April

Dublin, 29th March 2018 The Irish Travel Trade Show will take place in Hall 3 of RDS Main Hall Complex, Dublin 4, on Thursday 12th April 2018. Now in its fourth year, the show offers FREE registration to all Irish travel professionals.

As part of this year’s show, all registered travel agents, tour operators and exhibitors will be invited to attend an after-party, sponsored by Visit Portugal, Insight Vacations and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, where guests can enjoy complimentary food and Portuguese wine.

A large attendance of travel professionals is expected at the 2018 Irish Travel Trade Show which is an unrivalled opportunity for travel agents and tour operators to connect face-to-face with over 120 of the world’s best-know and most exciting brands. Following Worldchoice and ITAA management meetings in the morning, the Spanish Tourist Board and Costa Daurada will host a luncheon for invited guests from 12.30pm. At 2pm the Irish Travel Trade Show will be officially opened by the new ITAA President, John Spollen, with Dublin Airport sponsoring the registration.  The trade show will close at 7pm and guests are then invited to attend the after-party, sponsored by Visit Portugal, Insight Vacations and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.

Susana Cardoso, Director for Ireland for the Portuguese Trade and Tourism Board, commented “Visit Portugal is delighted to be a sponsor for the Irish Travel Trade Show after-party. We look forward to meeting with the travel trade and showcasing our delicious Portuguese wines at the event.”

Sharon Jordan, of Insight Vacations and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, said, “The Irish Travel Trade Show is always a fantastic opportunity to catch up with business associates and meet new clients and suppliers. The after-party promises to be an enjoyable end to the day and a perfect opportunity to socialise with fellow travel professionals. Partnering with Visit Portugal is also a great opportunity for us to showcase our Portuguese product to the travel trade.”

Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA, said, “We’re very excited to be have Visit Portugal, Insight Vacations and Uniworld Boutique River Cruises on board as sponsors for the Irish Travel Trade Show after-party. There is no other show where you can source new suppliers, stay up to date with emerging trends in travel innovation, product demonstrations and customer experiences, and mingle with fellow attendees in a special social setting.”

Registration to attend the Irish Travel Trade Show is FREE. To register your attendance and to find out more information visit: www.irishtraveltradeshow.com

ENDS

 Schedule for Thursday 12th April:

10.15am:          Worldchoice Business Update

11.30am:         ITAA AGM – Sponsored by Travelport

12.30pm:         Spanish Tourist Board and Costa Daurada sponsored lunch for invited guests

2 pm:                Opening of Irish Travel Trade Show – registration sponsored by Dublin Airport

7 pm:                After-party sponsored by Visit Portugal, Insight Vacations & Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

About the ITAA

The ITAA represents Ireland’s travel Industry, bringing together 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 licensed by the Commission for Aviation Regulation and are fully bonded providing full financial protection for their customers.

 For further information please contact:

Maree Rigney, Limelight Communications, maree.rigney@limelight.ie 01 668 0600 or 086 3587153

Kathryn Byrne, Limelight Communications, kathryn.byrne@limelight.ie  01 668 0600 or 085 233 6033

 

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PRESS RELEASE – 16TH FEBRUARY 2018

 

Registration now open for the Irish Travel Trade Show 2018

Irelands largest travel trade show takes place in the RDS on 12th April

Dublin, 16th February 2018 Registration is now open for the Irish Travel Trade Show which takes place in Hall 3 of RDS Main Hall Complex, Dublin 4, on Thursday 12th April 2018. Now in its fourth year, the Irish Travel Trade Show is Ireland’s premier travel trade event, attracting a large number of exhibitors and travel trade visitors.

This event, organised on behalf of The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) by Business Exhibitions Limited, is offering FREE registration for all Irish travel professionals. This one-day event is an unrivalled opportunity for travel agents and tour operators to network with their fellow professionals and discover the latest in travel innovation, product demonstrations and new customer experiences from over 100 Irish and international exhibitors.

Following Worldchoice and ITAA management meetings in the morning, the Spanish Tourist Board will host a luncheon for invited guests from 1pm. At 2pm the Irish Travel Trade Show will be officially opened.

Cormac Meehan, President of the ITAA, said, “We’re very excited to be working with Business Exhibitions again to present the fourth annual Irish Travel Trade Show. This year’s event will be the biggest travel trade show ever held in Ireland. With even more exhibitors and more opportunities for travel professionals to up-skill and network, we are expecting a full turnout of the travel trade. ”

Registration to attend the Irish Travel Trade Show is FREE. To register your attendance and to find out more information visit: www.irishtraveltradeshow.com

ENDS

Schedule for Thursday 12th April:

10.30am:                   Worldchoice Business Update

11.30am:                   ITAA AGM – Sponsored by Travelport

1 pm:                         Spanish Tourist Board sponsored lunch for invited guests

2 pm:                         Opening of Irish Travel Trade Show

7 pm:                         Networking Event

Exhibitors at the Irish Travel Trade Show 2018 include:

Accident & General

Aegean Airlines

Aer Lingus

Affordable Car Hire

Air Arabia

Air Canada

Air France

AirPlus International

Algarve Tourism Bureau

AMA Waterways

Amadeus Marketing Ireland

Andalucia Tourist Board

Aqua Suites

ASL Airlines France

Atlantic City & Pennslyvania

ATTS Travel Representation Solutions

BEDSONLINE SLU

Bookabed

Cambrils Tourism Board

Canary Islands

Catalan Tourist Board

Cathay Pacific Airways

Celebrity Cruises

China Airlines

Cork Airport

Costa Daurada Tourism Board

Costa Sal Villas and Suites

Dawson Travel.ie

DB / RailShop

Delta Air Lines

DoSomethingDifferent.com

Dublin Airport

East Cork Travel

Emirates

Etihad Airways

Expedia TAAP

Finnair

Flexible Autos

Fuerteventura Tourism Board

Getabed.eu

Globe Hotels

Grenada Board of Tourism

GTI – The Group Travel Specialists

H10 Hotels

Hahn Air Lines GmbH

Happy Tours

Headon Representation

Hertz Rent-a-Car

Holiday Taxis

Holidayguru.ie

Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden

Innstant Travel

Insight Vacations

Ireland West Airport Knock

Irish Ferries

Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA)

Kew Green Hotels

KLM

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Loro Parque

Macau Government Tourism Office

Madrid

Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board

NAU Hotels & Resort Algarve

PARADORES

Philadelphia CVB

Philippines Department of Tourism

PortAventura World

Qantas Airways

Qatar Airways

Riu Hotels & Resorts

Riviera Travel

Rotana Hotel Management

Rovos Luxury Rail Tours

Royal Caribbean International

Salou Tourism Board

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Siam Park

Silversea Cruises

Spanish Tourism Board

Stena Line

Sunway Travel

Tenerife Tourism Corporation

The Travel Corporation

Tourism Authority of Thailand

Tourism South East England

Travel & General Insurance Services

Travel Focus

Travelport

Travel Solutions

Travel Technology Systems

Tunisian National Tourist Office

Turismo De Galicia

Turkish Airlines

Universal Orlando Resort

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Viajes Euroamerica

Vila-seca-La Pineda Tourism Board

Visit Orlando

VisitFLANDERS

VisitPortugal

Wallace Travel Group

Wendy Wu Tours

About the ITAA

The ITAA represents Ireland’s travel Industry, bringing together 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 licensed by the Commission for Aviation Regulation and are fully bonded providing full financial protection for their customers.

For further information please contact:

Maree Rigney, Limelight Communications, maree.rigney@limelight.ie 01 668 0600 or 086 3587153

Kathryn Byrne, Limelight Communications, kathryn.byrne@limelight.ie 01 668 0600 or 085 233 6033

 

 

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