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Celebrate a season of engagements at Holiday World Show 2017

December is the most popular time of the year to get engaged, thanks to festive decorations, champagne and lots of gatherings with family and friends. Start planning your special day at the Holiday World Show Dublin, taking place from Friday 27th to Sunday 29th January 2017 in the RDS Simmonscourt, and get the inside track on where to go and how to pay less for your honeymoon or wedding abroad.

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Planning and booking your honeymoon can prove daunting, even for the most experienced of travellers. The honeymoon is a much-needed respite after months of wedding planning and for many couples, it’s also the trip of a lifetime! So, whilst you’re preparing for your big day, rely on the experts at the Holiday World Show to organise a holiday second to none.  The popular honeymoon destinations of Mexico and Jamaica will be present, as well as a host of top cruise companies! Or why not plan a truly romantic wedding abroad in sunny Spain, on a beautiful beach in the Caribbean or up close with Africa’s wildlife.

 

A number of luxury cruise companies and specialist travel agents will be exhibiting at the show, offering visitors expert travel advice and exclusive holiday experiences. Choose from opulent cruises, ultimate adventure breaks and all-inclusive bucket list trips. Stay in the most iconic hotels in India with Bespoke India Travel, book an all inclusive cruise of the Arabian Gulf with Celebrity Cruises or experience an escorted tour of New England’s Spectacular Fall Foliage with American Holidays.

 

Exclusive honeymoon deals only at Holiday World Show Dublin

 

The Holiday World Show 2017 will also host the free Eoghan Corry Travel Summit in association with Dublin Airport facilitated by renowned travel journalist Eoghan Corry where leading industry experts will share their expertise and answer visitors’ questions on topics such as The Americas, Cruises, Ski and Snow Holidays, Solo Holidays and Exotic Destinations, as well as Home Holidays.

 

With over 50 countries represented, almost 1,000 travel and tourism professionals will be ready to give advice and detailed, expert information on how to make the most of a honeymoon or wedding abroad and how to get the best value. Instead of trawling through endless confusing websites, the experts on hand at the show will be able to give one-to-one guidance and the information that visitors need to ensure a terrific and unforgettable honeymoon or wedding abroad that’s best suited to them. With numerous ‘show only’ deals available, this is the ideal opportunity to book your honeymoon and see the world without breaking the bank.

 

For up to date information on Holiday World Show 2017 see www.holidayworldshow.com .


Models Baiba and Mathew at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin to launch this years Honeymoony Pavillion at Holiday World Show 2015 at the RDS which opens it's doors to the public from 2pm on Friday Janurary 23rd until Sunday 25th, with over 1,000 travel experts from 50 different countries. Picture:Arthur Carron

Exclusive honeymoon deals only at Holiday World Show Dublin

December is the most popular time of the year to get engaged, thanks to festive decorations, champagne and lots of gatherings with family and friends. Start planning your special day at the Holiday World Show Dublin, taking place from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th January 2016, to get the inside track on where to go and how to pay less for your honeymoon or wedding abroad.

The annual Holiday World Show allows newlyweds and loved up couples the opportunity to plan their honeymoon or wedding abroad with confidence, offering a huge range of options. The Holiday World Show Dublin 2016 at the RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin is ‘the’ travel show to learn of new trends and ideas.  With numerous ‘show only’ deals available, this is the ideal opportunity to book a honeymoon and see the world without breaking the bank.

 

Models Baiba and Mathew  at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin to launch this years Honeymoony Pavillion at Holiday World Show 2015 at the RDS which opens it's doors to the public from 2pm on Friday Janurary 23rd until Sunday 25th, with over 1,000 travel experts from 50 different countries.  Picture:Arthur Carron

Models Baiba and Mathew at the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin to launch this years Honeymoony Pavillion at Holiday World Show 2015 at the RDS which opens it’s doors to the public from 2pm on Friday Janurary 23rd until Sunday 25th, with over 1,000 travel experts from 50 different countries.
Picture:Arthur Carron

From romantic trips to Rome to scenic home holidays, safaris in Africa to surfing in Bali, the experts are on hand to recommend the best honeymoon for you. The popular honeymoon destinations of Mexico and Jamaica will be present, as well as a host of top cruise companies! Or why not plan a truly romantic wedding by jetting off and marrying abroad in sunny Spain, on a beautiful beach in the Caribbean or up close with Africa’s wildlife.

With over 50 countries represented, almost 1,000 travel and tourism professionals will be ready to give advice and detailed, expert information on how to make the most of a honeymoon and how to get the best value. Instead of trawling through endless confusing websites, the experts on hand at the show will be able to give one-to-one guidance and the information that visitors need to ensure a terrific and unforgettable honeymoon that’s best suited to them.

Holiday World Show 2016 will again host the free Eoghan Corry Travel Summit in association with Dublin Airport facilitated by renowned travel journalist Eoghan Corry where leading industry experts will give talks and answer visitors’ questions on topics such as Cruises, Weddings Abroad, Safaris and Exotic Destinations, as well as Home Holidays.  These informative and enjoyable seminars prove hugely popular with visitors every year.

For up to date information on Holiday World Show 2016 see www.holidayworldshow.com .


Three of the Best Long Haul Honeymoons for 2014 from the ITAA

This week the ITAA have compiled three of the best long haul Honeymoon offers available now on itaa.ie/offers

5* Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Bali, 9 nights, August 2014, from €1740pp  

This August Bowe Travel Thurles have the ultimate in luxury travel with a 5* honeymoon package in beautiful Bali. If you’re looking for paradise on your honeymoon the Nusa Dua Beach hotel promises to deliver. The hotel has five a la carte restaurants, four bars, a private beach, a gym and spa, expansive gardens and four luxurious pools.

Price includes flights, 9 nights B&B in a Deluxe room the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, taxes and private return transfers. Offer available for travel in August 2014.

For just €315pp guests can upgrade to a Palace Club Room which grants guests numerous special entitlements including access to the Palace Club Lounge, complimentary high tea every day, free wine and a butler!

For more information on this offer from Bowe Travel visit: http://itaa.ie/5-bali-honeymoon/

4* Medhufushi Island Resort, Maldives, 7 nights, May & June 2014, from €1569pp

 

For any brides or grooms who are running a little behind with their honeymoon plans – Classic Resorts have the holiday for you. Available from 1st May – 22nd June this four star Maldives adventure with half board accommodation in a Beach Villa is the perfect start to your ‘happily ever after’. Following an unforgettable airport transfer via seaplane, all honeymooners will receive a complimentary fruit basket and bottle of wine on arrival.

 

Optional upgrades include accommodation in a water villa for €165pp, or full board for €265pp.

For more information on this offer from Classic Resorts visit: http://itaa.ie/maldives-honeymoons/

 

Discover South Africa Safari, 11 nights, May – August 2014, from €1695pp

Newly wedded curious explorers will love this South African safari adventure from Travel Focus. The journey begins with flights from Ireland to South Africa, where, upon arrival, they will be transferred to their hotel in Cape Town for a four night B&B stay.  When checking out of their Cape Town hotel guests will be given a complimentary car rental which they will use for the rest of their trip encompassing two nights B&B in the Winelands, two nights B&B on the Garden Route, and finally two nights full board accommodation at Eastern Cape Safari. At Eastern Cape Safari guests will be treated to a safari excursion in both the morning and the evening on both days of their stay.

 

There are numerous additional activities which can be booked with Travel Focus ahead of the trip to customise your own bespoke dream honeymoon; additional activities will be at extra cost.

For more information on this offer from Travel Focus visit: http://itaa.ie/south-africa-cape-town-garden-route-safari-2/


Honeymoon tips for a destination that suits you both

By Catherine MaGuire

Your honeymoon should be the most magical holiday of your life, giving you time to unwind and enjoy each other’s company after all the excitement of your wedding day.


And just as your choice of venue for your wedding day reflects your own personalities, you’ll want a honeymoon destination that suits you both. Remember – there is no obligation to lie on a beach for two weeks!


‘A quiet, relaxing time together – anywhere would do’

If all you want is time together and the stress of long-haul flights isn’t your scene, then a beautiful cottage in Tuscany may serve you just as well as an all-inclusive Far Eastern beach holiday.


‘A little bit of luxury and privacy’

If you want something glam and gorgeous, then saving on travel in favour of a top-class location may be the best bet. You could fly to France, but then stay in a succession of luxurious chateaux and hotels.


‘A taste of adventure’

Perhaps you’ve both always wanted to do something a little bit different and adventurous. Whether it’s an African safari, white-water rafting, snorkelling and diving or trekking, make sure, that you both have the same idea of what you’re letting yourself in for. Your Honeymoon is not the time to try somewhere unusual that you’re not going to like.


‘To see the sights’

Perhaps you can think of nothing more romantic than sitting together in a cafe in St. Mark’s Square, Venice or wandering through the ancient temples of Luxor. Make sure you do your research – there’s nothing worse than getting home and finding that the museum/gallery you’ve always meant to visit was literally just around the corner from your hotel!


‘Sun, sea and sand’

Walking hand-in-hand through the surf on a white sandy beach is surely the definitive honeymoon scene. Just be sure – especially if you are active types – that you really do want to be lazing around for all that time. You might consider combining the tropical beach with a week of…


‘Action’

An activity element – perhaps walking, skiing or cycling – can be perfect if you both love the activity involved. After all the stress of the wedding – and all that food and drink – some exercise can be invigorating and restorative. But avoid forcing your favourite activity on your less-than-enthusiastic new spouse.

‘Best of both worlds’

Honeymoons are supposed to be romantic – but even the most intense lovebirds need a break! The most popular choice nowadays is a ‘dual centre’ break, combining a week of beach-based relaxation with a more active or city-based week.


For more information and advice please contact: Catherine Maguire

Telephone0504 33333

Catherine.maguire@travelcounsellors.com