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Holiday World Shows Rescheduled for 2021

By ~~artAuthor~~ Oct 27, 2020


Holiday World Shows Rescheduled for 2021

 Business Exhibitions Ltd has announced that the annual Holiday World Show will not go ahead next year, in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines

Dublin, 27 October 2020    The Holiday World Show, which was set to take place next year from January 24 -26 in the RDS Simmonscourt has been rescheduled to 2022 in line with current COVID-19 health guidelines. Business Exhibitions Ltd made the difficult decision to reschedule this year’s show, along with the Holiday World Show Belfast, The Holiday Show in association with Shannon Airport and the Caravan & Motorhome Shows in Belfast & Dublin, to ensure the safety and comfort of all exhibitors, partners and attendees. The Irish Travel Industry Awards and The TRAVEL Extra Journalist of the Year Awards will also be rescheduled to take place in 2022.

Holiday World Show is Ireland's largest and best attended annual public exhibition, 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. Business Exhibitions will return with the events in 2022.

Maureen Ledwith, Sales Director of Holiday World Show, stated, “It is with a very heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to reschedule the 31st Holiday World Show Dublin, The Holiday World Show Belfast, The Holiday Show in association with Shannon Airport, The Caravan & Motorhome Shows Belfast & Dublin, The TRAVEL Extra Journalist of the Year Awards and The Irish Travel Industry Awards 2021. With the rising cases of COVID-19 in Ireland and throughout the world, we as organisers have a duty of care to all our visitors, exhibitors and staff.”

She continued, “We understand this will be a huge disappointment to many of our frequent attendees, exhibitors and partners alike, but on balance we consider rescheduling the events to be the best course of action at this time. These events will take place in 2022 and have the ability to showcase all aspects of the Travel Industry both Domestic and International. We look forward to bringing the Travel Industry together again in 2022. On behalf of all of us here at Business Exhibitions, thank you for your continuing support and understanding.” 

Business Exhibitions will proceed with events for 2022 on the following dates

  • The Holiday Show in association with Shannon Airport 8/9 January
  • Holiday World Show Belfast – 14/16 of January
  • Holiday World Show Dublin – 21/23 of  January
  • Caravan & Motorhome Shows - Belfast 14/16 of January and Dublin – 21/23 of  January 
  • Irish Travel Industry Awards – January 20
  • TRAVEL Extra Journalist of the Year Awards – January 21

Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA said, “The annual Holiday World Shows and the Irish Travel Industry Awards are highlights of the travel trade and press calendars in Ireland. Unfortunately, due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, we feel that it would be in everyone’s best interests to reschedule to 2022, to ensure the health and safety of all parties involved.”

He continued, “These last few months have been incredibly stressful for the Irish Travel Industry, with many businesses under immense pressure due to travel restrictions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking forward to rescheduling these events in 2022, so that we can come together as an industry once again.” 

ENDS

For further information please contact: 

Fionnuala Ennis, Limelight Communications, fionnuala.ennis@limelight.ie, 086 319 9226

Kathryn Byrne, Limelight Communications, kathryn.byrne@limelight.ie, 085 233 6033



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