Crowds descend on Limerick for holiday show

Crowds descend on Limerick for holiday show

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Thousands of visitors have been descending on the University of Limerick in search of bargain breaks in the sun, luxury cruise holidays, bespoke honeymoons and long-haul flight deals.

The Holiday Show, in association with Shannon Airport, is the biggest of its kind outside of the capital and is set to welcome over 80 worldwide travel suppliers to Limerick this weekend.

Those on the hunt for low-priced flights or route advice can look forward to meeting with representatives from airlines such as Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, Aer Lingus, Ethiopian Airlines, Delta Air Lines and many more.

The package holiday is still as popular as ever and savvy people looking for a cheap week in the sun can speak with a number of agents and operators this weekend, including American Holidays, Sunway, ClickandGo.com, Tropical Sky, Dawson Travel and Limerick Travel.

With theme parks and resorts still a big draw for families, The Holiday Show has made sure that some of the most popular parks will be represented at the UL Arena. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Trabolgan Holiday Village, Aquatica, Discovery Cove Orlando and Attraction Tickets Direct will all be on hand with advice and tips for travellers.

Edmund Hourican, Managing Director Bizex, organisers of the Holiday Show said, “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”.

Shannon Airport’s Head of Aviation Development Declan Power said “It’s going to be a big year for holidays and the Holiday Show is going to be bigger as a result this year. Every question people have, from honeymoons to adventure holidays, will be answered at it and there are plenty of prizes also”.

The Holiday Show, will be open from 12pm to 5.30pm on the 18th and 19th February and entry is free as well as free car parking and children’s’ entertainment. 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 throughout the two day event.

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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