10 REASONS TO VISIT THE BELFAST TELEGRAPH HOLIDAY WORLD SHOW
Make ‘I will Travel more’ your New Year’s Resolution and plan ahead to make it happen. Use weekends and public holidays to eke out your leave from work … start a savings kitty … and check out what’s on offer at Holiday World: an early booking discount may make your dream destination more affordable than you ever thought possible. Make 2018 the year you turn ‘I will’ into ‘I went’ and this could be the best New Year’s Resolution you’ve ever made!
Close to home or a world away? We all love the thrill of travelling to far flung places for our annual vacation, but short breaks and ‘away days’ nearer to home are super-restorative too, plus they give us something special to look forward to! Make time to enjoy some of the world-class attractions and spectacular scenery that are right here on our own doorstep …treat yourself and your partner to a romantic hotel retreat … be part of the action at a festival, mega concert or special sporting event … savour a gourmet tour or try out a new sport or past-time … it’s only a short drive away.
Meet your favourite travel tipsters!
You’ll find experts at every stand, all ready to provide insight into what’s hot and happening in the world of travel, but we just know you’ll be searching out the Northern Ireland Travel News team. We’ll be at the show in force, delighted to meet our readers (online and in print), to find out more about what interests YOU. If you have a burning issue you’d like to see featured in the mag or online … destination insight you want to share with fellow readers … or if you just want a chat with people who are as passionate about travel as you are, check us out!
Shop around. Everyone wants a great value holiday and there’s no better place to do your comparison shopping that at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World where the deals and destinations are all under one roof and you’ll find experts at every turn. Savvy travellers know that great value isn’t only about the ticket price: extras and upgrades can be worth their weight in holiday gold so see if you can negotiate a bit of a bonus when you book at the show!
Refresh body and soul with a healthy holiday. Feeling jaded after the excesses of Christmas? What you need is a good holiday. It’s a known fact that a holiday can prove the ultimate mood-booster, enabling you to relax and re-charge, but what about taking the healthy holiday theme a step further with a detox retreat, a weight-loss weekend, spa experience or even a multi-activity challenge? Whatever your wellbeing objective, age or fitness level, there’s a holiday which will suit your health agenda and send you back to routine feeling fresh and reinvigorated.
Choose to cruise? Cruising is set to hold its place this year one of the fastest-growing holiday styles, as millennials discover the joy of vacations sailing the great oceans and rivers of the world. Inclusive pricing, inbuilt sociability and entertainment, great food, plus exciting ports of call and a fabulous new generation of cruise liners which are, in effect, floating holiday islands … what’s not to love? ‘Sea’ the selection and chat to the experts at the Oasis Travel Cruise Pavilion, or take a seat at their Cruise Theatre for show-time presentations from some of the world’s leading cruise specialists.
When ‘retired’ doesn’t mean ‘retiring’. When it comes to holidays, it seems seniors really know how to go for it! Finally free from the expenses of child-raising and with mortgages paid off, they are ready to rock the world. Many take two or three holidays each year, snapping up low -season bargains and benefiting from the special deals which many travel companies now offer ‘silver citizens’. Traveling solo? No problem for this spirited sector, for they’re quick to spot singles discounts and ready to enjoy the sociability of a whole new range of tours designed for lone travellers. The Fifty+ Village at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World has great ideas and inspiration for baby boomers on the move!
Home for the holidays? If you love your holidays, but treasure your home comforts, then the Motorhomes and Caravans Show at Holiday World is the place to be. A one-off investment in a caravan mobile- or park-home can be the key that unlocks many years of relaxed holidays for you and all the family, with all your home comforts close to hand. You’ll find some of the latest models of touring caravans on show, or you can step into the amazing contemporary luxury of motorhomes and mobiles to see what might suit your holiday needs.
Make it fun for all the family. The annual holiday is an undoubted highpoint of the year, but it doesn’t come without its stresses. Chat to the on-stand experts for their ideas on resorts which will have something to appeal to all your family members, whatever their ages and interests. Why not include grans and grandads in your vacation planning this year? Multi-generational holidays are on the rise, as more of us recognise the benefits of sharing time together in a relaxed setting. A large group can make a villa holiday particularly affordable while another great bonus is that there are more adults around to share in the child care! Look out for special discounts for family groups at all-inclusive resorts, and on cruises as wlel as in traditional vacation hot spots.
Be inspired! It’s a great big, beautiful world and sometimes the sheer range of holiday choices can seem a bit overwhelming, but expert help is at hand. Holiday World is the perfect place to chat to the professionals: just tell them what you like (and don’t like!) about a holiday and they will come up with a solution that’s sure to suit. Now’s the time to be open-minded; if you’ve always wanted to travel further and do more, then get the info ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’ to help you make your choice.
Holiday World Show
Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast
Fri 19 January, 1-6pm, Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 January, 11:00am – 5:30pm: Tickets £5 for Adults, £3 for Seniors, £3 for Students & £10 for Family Ticket (Admits 2 Adults and up to 4 Children)