One of the world’s leading fashion designers will have designs on travel as he officially opens Holiday World Belfast at the King’s Hall Pavilions today.
David Emanuel whose name will for ever be linked with the glorious gown worn by Princess Diana on her wedding day, went on to design clothes for members of British and European Royal families and for some of the World’s most beautiful women. He was recently runner up in the ratings-busting ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’. Now, fresh from the jungles of deepest Australia, he is jetting into Belfast to share his stylish taste in travel … and perhaps pick up a few tips and bargains from the assembled experts.
At 1.00pm on Friday January 17th David will wield his dressmaking shears to cut the ribbon and officially open the twenty-second Holiday World Belfast show.
Show organiser Maureen Ledwith is delighted to have secured the presence of the globe-trotting celeb to launch the 2014 show with a touch of designer style. She says, “We’re all about showcasing what is new and ‘happening’ on the local, national and international travel scene and we’re looking forward to welcoming a visit by someone who is,amongst his other roles, a well known commentator on social trends.”
For the tens of thousands of visitors who will flock to the 22nd Holiday World Belfast show over 17, 18 and 19 January, the holiday mood will start as they step into the King’s Hall Pavilions. From caravans and cruising; from short breaks to long haul and from low cost to high end luxury, it’s all here.
Maureen says, “For most people holidays and getaway breaks are highpoints of the year, bringing the opportunity to relax and recharge and enjoy precious time with family and friends. Despite economic pressures, holidays have remained a priority over the years and, now that we are beginning to see indications that recovery may be on the horizon, we’re expecting interest – and bookings – to really take off.
“This year the travel trade is geared up to tempt us with some incredible offers as show-goers look for ways to make their holiday pound go further. This year they will be tempted by special show offers, discount deals and added value options. They will also have the chance to check out some of the world’s emerging new destinations as well as re-discovering firm favourites. There are even opportunities to win some great holiday prizes.”
Changing fashions in holidays are well reflected across the show with increasing numbers of city breaks on offer plus vacations specially targeting the Over 55s – very much a growth sector. The trend to mark special moments in life – such as birthdays, anniversaries and retirements – is also evident. There are wonderful, romantic ideas to be discovered at the Clubworld Travel Honeymoons & Weddings Destinations Pavilion, while the Oasis Travel Cruise Pavilion & Holiday Village will present a fabulous range of holidays afloat as well as hosting presentations by international experts in its own Lecture Theatre.
2014 also sees the largest ever Caravan & Motorhome Show – very much a show-within-a-show. This is a sector which is growing at fantastic pace as many people choose to invest in a purchase which will guarantee holidays for them and their families for many years to come.
Holiday World 2014 runs in the King’s Hall Pavilions, Belfast from 1pm to 9pm on Friday 17 January and from 11am to 5.30pm on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 January. Admission is £5 for adults, £4 for senior citizens, £3 for students, and £10 for a special family ticket (2 adults plus accompanied children). Visit www.holidayworldshow.com