Over 40 new exhibitors added to 2018 Irish Travel Trade Show Ireland’s largest travel trade show takes place in the RDS on Thursday 12th April

9 April 2018

TRAINING DATE: 08/08/2019

Dublin, 6th April 2018  The Irish Travel Trade Show takes place in Hall 3 of RDS Main Hall Complex, Dublin 4, next Thursday, 12th April 2018. The official trade show of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA), now in its fourth year, is open to all licensed travel agents and tour operators and promises to be a fantastic day out with over 120 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 120 of the world’s best-know and most exciting brands including 20 airlines, 31 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.


Over 40 exhibitors are joining the Irish Travel Trade Show for the first time this year including Affordable AirPlus International, Cathy Pacific, China Airlines, CRT Midi-Pyrenees, Grenada Board of Tourism, Jet2 Holidays, Macau Tourism, Perpignan Tourism, the Philippines, Qantas Airlines, Sabs Travel Technologies, Thailand, Travel Technology Systems, Visit Orlando, VisitFlanders, Ama Waterways, Princess Cruises, Croatia Air Lines, GTI Travel Group, Rovas Luxury Rail Tours, Toulouse Tourism and Montpellier Tourism.  ATTS Travel Representation Services is also well represented at this year’s show with their partners Expedia TAAP, Finnair and Flexible Autos all exhibiting.


There will be lots of exciting exhibitor competitions running on the day including the chance to win a holiday with return flights to the Philippines, a 5 star hotel stay in the Algarve with flights and car rental, and lots more.


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 newly elected ITAA President, John Spollen.  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. Other sponsors of the event include Dublin Airport and Hertz.


Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA, said, “We’re very excited to be working with Business Exhibitions again to present the fourth annual Irish Travel Trade Show. 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. The show also includes a rich social agenda where exhibitors and visitors can mix and mingle in a special setting.”


Registration to attend the 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




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                                   Cruise