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PROGRAM OF EVENTS

Thursday 21st March 2019

Worldchoice Business Update10.15am - 11.15am
Travel Centres Business Update10.15am - 11.15am
Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) AGM11.30am - 12.30pm
Spanish Tourist Board & Lanzarote Tourist Board Sponsored lunch for invited guests12.30pm - 2.00pm
Irish Travel Trade Show2.00pm - 7.00pm
BBQ & After Show Networking Event Sponsored by Visit Portugal & Tap Air Portugal7.00pm - 9.30pm

2019 – IRISH TRAVEL TRADE SHOW

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Over 125 exhibitors set course for 2019 Irish Travel Trade Show

Ireland’s largest travel trade show takes place in the RDS on Thursday 21stMarch

Dublin, 15thMarch 2019  The Official Irish Travel Trade Show takes place in Hall 3 of RDS Main Hall Complex, Dublin 4, next Thursday, 21stMarch 2019. The official trade show of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA), now in its fifth year, is open to all licensed travel agents and tour operators and promises to be a fantastic day out with over 125 exhibitors, prize giveaways throughout the day and a schedule of social events. The show is FREE to register for all Irish travel professionals.

This one-day event is Ireland’s largest ever travel trade show and an unrivalled opportunity for travel professionals to connect face-to-face with over 125 of the world’s best-know and most exciting brands including airlines, National and Regional Tourist Organisations, Bedbanks, Car Hire and Rail companies, Ocean and River Cruise companies, Technology companies, Theme and Leisure Parks, Ferry companies, International Hotels and Travel Insurance companies.

There will be lots of exciting exhibitor competitions running on the day including the chance to win a week for two in Lanzarote with return flights and tickets to Art, Culture and Tourism centre included, a weekend for two in the Algarve with return flights, return flights for 2 from Dublin to Zagreb with accommodatin in the the 4 star Lyra Plitvice, a four night stay in a 4 star hotel in Paphos, Cyrpus and lots more!

Following Travel Centres and Worldchoice management meetings, and the ITAA AGM sponsored by Travelport in the morning, the Spanish Tourist Board and Lanzarote Tourist Board will host a luncheon for invited guests from 12.30pm. At 2pm the Irish Travel Trade Show will be officially opened by ITAA President, John Spollen. A café and social hub, sponsored by Shannon Airport, will be serving free teas and coffee to visitors and exhibitors from 2pm to 7pm. The trade show will close at 7pm and guests are then invited to attend the BBQ and networking event, sponsored by Visit Portugal and TAP Air Portugal. Other sponsors of the event include Dublin Airport.

Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA, said,“Having witnessed the Trade Show grow each year, we’re expecting this year’s event to be bigger and better than ever before. We’re looking forward to welcoming professionals from all levels of the travel trade, with more exhibitors to meet and more opportunities for up-skilling and networking this year. There is no other place where you can source new suppliers and strengthen current business relationships, while staying up to date with the emerging trends in travel innovation, product demonstrations and new customer experiences.”

Dawson continued, “For the second time, we have decided to extend the show hours to 7pm on Thursday to better accommodate counter staff and ensure that they too reap the benefits of the annual event. Organised on behalf of the ITAA, by Business Exhibitions, the show is the most important trade event in our calendar as it is specifically designed to benefit members.”

Registration to attend The Official Irish Travel Trade Show is FREE and open to all licensed travel agents and tour operators. To register your attendance and to find out more information visit: www.irishtraveltradeshow.com

ENDS

Schedule for Thursday 21stMarch:

11.00am:          Travel Centres and Worldchoice management meetings

11.30am:         ITAA AGM – Sponsored by Travelport

12.30-2pm:      Spanish Tourist Board & Lanzarote Tourist Board sponsored lunch for invited Travel Agents/Tour Operators

2 pm:                Opening of Irish Travel Trade Show

2 – 7pm            Shannon Airport Café & Social Hub

7pm:                BBQ and networking event sponsored by Portuguese Tourist Board and TAP Air Portugal.

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:

Lauren Freir, Limelight Communications, lauren.freir@limelight.ie, 01 668 0600 or 087 238 0853

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

 

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Registration now open for the Irish Travel Trade Show 2019

Irelands largesttravel trade show takes place in the RDS on 21stMarch

 

Dublin, 22ndFebruary 2019 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 21stMarch 2019. Now in its fifth year, the Irish Travel Trade Show is Ireland’s official travel trade event, attracting over 100 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, Travel Centres and ITAA management meetings in the morning, the Spanish Tourist Board and Lanzarote Tourist Board will host a luncheon for invited Travel Agents/Tour Operators from 12.30pm. At 2pm the Irish Travel Trade Show will be officially opened.

 

John Spollen, President of the ITAA, said, “We’re very excited to be working with Business Exhibitions once again to present the fifth annual Irish Travel Trade Show.Having witnessed the Trade Show grow each year, we’re expecting this year’s event to be bigger and better than ever before. We’re looking forward to welcoming professionals from all levels of the travel trade, with more exhibitors to meet and more opportunities for up-skilling and networking this March.”

 

Sponsors of the Irish Travel Trade Show include the Spanish Tourist Board, Lanzarote Tourist Board, Portuguese Tourist Board, TAP Air Portugal, Dublin Airport, Travelport, Shannon Airport and Hertz Ireland.

 

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 21stMarch:

11.00am:         Travel Centres and Worldchoice management meetings

11.30am:         ITAA AGM – Sponsored by Travelport

12.30-2pm:      Spanish Tourist Board & Lanzarote Tourist Board sponsored lunch for invited Travel Agents/Tour Operators

2 pm:               Opening of Irish Travel Trade Show

7pm:                After-Show party and networking event sponsored by Portuguese Tourist Board and TAP Air Portugal.

 

 

Exhibitors at the Irish Travel Trade Show 2019 include:

 

Accident & General

Aegean Airlines

Aiken Insurances

Air Canada

Air France

Air Transat

Alentejo Promotion Office

Amadeus Marketing Ireland

Amelia Island – Florida

American Airlines

AMG

Andalucia Tourist Board

Aqua Suites Lanzarote

ATOUT FRANCE

ATTS Travel Representation Solutions

BEDSONLINE SLU

Best Holidays In Italy

Bloomington Minnesota

Bookabed

Cambrils Tourism Board

CaminoWays.com

Cathay Pacific Airways

Celebrity Cruises

China Airlines

Constantinou Bros Hotels

Cork Airport

Corpolacion H10 Hotels

Costa Daurada Tourism Board

Costa Sal Villas and Suites

Croatia Airlines

Detroit Tourism

Discovery Puglia

Dolphin Dynamics

Dublin Airport

Emirates

Expedia TAAP

Explore St Louis

Finnair

Fuerteventura Tourism Board

Galicia Tourism Board

Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourist Office

Globe Hotels

Gran Canaria Tourist Board

Great Lakes USA

Grecotel  Hotels & Resorts

Hahn Air Lines GmbH

Headon Representation

Hertz Car Hire

Holiday Taxis

Holidayguru.ie

Hotel Botanico & The Oriental Spa Garden

Iberostar Hotels & Resorts

Innstant Travel

Insight Vacations

Ireland West Airport

Irish Ferries

Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA)

Jamaica Tourist Board

JMG Travel

KLM

Lanzarote Tourist Board

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority

Limelight Communications

Loire Valley Tourism

Loro Parque

Lourdes Tourist Office

Luxury Gold

Madrid

Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board

MAP Travel

Mercury Holidays

Michigan Tourism

MSC Cruises

My Booking Rewards

O’Leary Insurances

PARADORES

Poema Del Mar

PortAventura World

Qantas Airways

Riu Hotels & Resorts

Riviera Travel

Royal Caribbean International

Sabs Travel Technologies

Salou Tourism Board

Seaside Hotels Gran Canaria

Sentido Aequora Lanzarote

Siam Park

Silversea Cruises

Spanish Tourism Office

Stena Line

STUBA

Sunway Travel

Tabago Tourism

TAP Air Portugal

Travel & General Insurance Services

Travel Focus

Travel Solutions

Travel the Unknown

Travelport

TUI

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Culture and Tourism Office

Unique Japan Tours

Uniworld Boutique River Cruises

Viajes Euroamerica

Vila-seca-La Pineda Tourism Board

Visit Finland

Visit Portugal

VisitFLANDERS

Wendy Wu Tours

Worldchoice Ireland

 

 

 

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:

Lauren Freir, Limelight Communications, lauren.freir@limelight.ie, 01 668 0600 or 087 238 0853

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

 

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