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1. New Year, New Horizons

Make 2018 a year to remember by booking that once-in-a-lifetime dream holiday. A  World Cruise may float your boat … hot air ballooning over the Egyptian pyramids could have you on Cloud 9 … you may have a whale of a time nature-watching in the Arctic … or perhaps revving a Harley down Route 66 is your personal highway to heaven. Whatever your choice, making that dream vacation a reality will make you feel on top of the world – see it all at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World.

2. Healthy Holiday Outlook

We get most of our Vitamin D (essential for healthy bones) from exposure to sunlight, so a week or two in a warm climate delivers a great health boost, provided you are careful and avoid risking sun damage. When you are in a warm climate it’s easier to eat lighter, healthier foods too and we all know that holidays are also a great time to relax and catch up on sleep. To cap it all, we all know that a vacation is the ultimate good mood booster.  Shop for sunshine breaks at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World.

3. Make your £ go further

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. Savvy travellers know, however, 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!

4. Remember Us?

Family isn’t just for Christmas.  Keep that promise of staying better connected this year. Now is the time to book that big trip Down Under, plan a massive family reunion in North America or catch ups in Ireland and the UK.  Or maybe you’ll bring everyone back home to Northern Ireland for a special family celebration.  Stop dreaming and start planning as you check out the deals and offers at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World this month.

5. Present and correct!

We’ve only just got over the joy (not to mention the expense!) of Christmas gift giving, but we’re already looking ahead to a year that will be jam-packed with birthdays, anniversaries and a host of special occasions. Instead of angsting over how best to mark those highpoints, make it easy on yourself and delight recipients with a voucher for a short break or a travel gift token. If you’re stuck for inspiration for a wedding gift what about contributing to the costs of the honeymoon … or make a hotel arrival extra-special with a welcome bottle of champagne! You’ll find great gift ideas at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World … from celebration cruises (if you’re feeling ultra-generous) to city breaks, sports, concert and shopping trips and hotel stays.

6. Connect with your Inner Attenborough

If you love all those nature programmes on television, just think how amazing it would be to get up close and personal with wildlife!  The world is your oyster!  Go on safari in Africa to see the ‘Big 5’ game animals, cruise in the wake of Darwin to see nature in the raw in the stunning Galápagos Islands or trek the jungles of Borneo to see the Orang-Utan in its native habitat.  Discover the Komodo Dragon in Indonesia … look for lemurs in Madagascar … admire Polar bears in the Arctic ... or see the Giant Turtle in the Seychelles. Distance certainly lends enchantment, but you can connect with nature closer to home, Countryfile style; think whale-watching off Mull … see the wild ponies of Dartmoor and Exmoor … or go seal spotting at Strangford. You may have left it too late to become a naturalist, but it’s never too late to make great holiday memories.  Start the journey at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Belfast.

7. Love is in the air

All the world loves a lover and luvved-up couples just love to travel! Whether it’s a romantic break in a secluded spot close to home, a weekend in one of the Europe’s romantic capitals or a far-flung adventure for two, a holiday provides great ‘together’ time. Lots of romantics choose to propose while on holiday too and, once the date is set, there’s still more vacation planning ahead, from hen and stag dos, to the happy honeymoon … maybe even a wedding abroad.  Make a date with Clubworld Travel Honeymoon & Wedding Destinations Pavilion to make those romantic dreams a reality.

8. What a difference a day makes

It’s great to be planning major holidays, but don’t forget the restorative power of a day spent exploring the great destinations which are close to home and close to our hearts.  Make a day of it and visit some of the great sights Northern Ireland has to offer. Wallow in our glorious scenery and check out the tourist attractions which are currently delighting visitors from all over the world – you may be surprised at just how much we tend to take for granted!  Why not treat yourself to an overnight stay at one of our great hotels or super B&Bs? You’ll see a world of possibilities right here at home when you visit Belfast Telegraph Holiday World.

9. Sea The World!

It’s show time! Take your seat in the mini lecture theatre at the Oasis Travel Cruise Pavilion to enjoy fact-filled presentations from some of the world’s leading cruise companies.  Confer with Oasis consultants to discover deals and destinations that are sure to float your boat.  Whether you’re planning a spectacular round-the-world adventure voyage or looking for a fantastic family break, it all starts here.  Sail the world’s great oceans … revel in the heritage and history of river cruising … and enjoy the famous sociability of life on board.  Best of all, no matter how many great places you visit, you unpack just once!  Sea it all at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Show.

10. Carry On Camping!

Holidays under canvas have always been firm family favourites and now there are more choices than ever before.  From bargains for the budget- conscious to luxury glamping for the less hardy amongst us; from great breaks backpacking in the backwoods to fun filled tented holidays in supremely well organised family-friendly campsites across Europe, there really is a reason for everyone to ‘Carry on Camping’. Set your compass for the Belfast Telegraph Holiday World show at Titanic Exhibition Centre and you could be on track for a great camping break this year!

11. Hold The Front Page!

Be first with the news as new deals and destinations are revealed for 2018. You’ll find holidays to hit the headlines at the Belfast Telegraph Travel stand at Holiday World. Our experts will sharing their passion for travel, showcasing a range of quality travel experiences perfectly tailored to suit local holidaymakers, at prices you can trust. From thrilling sporting events, exciting concerts, citybreaks and close to home retreats to family holidays across Europe and beyond, you’ll find our one stop holiday shop is just the ticket!

12. Here Come The Girls!

When the goin’ gets tough, the tough go shoppin’…or sight-seein’. Girlie holiday breaks have never been more popular and age, it seems, is no barrier.  While the teens are bound for the clubbing capitals of Europe, their mums (and grans) are hightailing it to horizons new.  Golf and tennis breaks are always winners with the sporting sets, while those who prefer to relax choose spa retreats and luxury hotels with a focus on wellbeing.  Not to be outdone – or left at home! – more men are making time for enjoying bromantic adventure, with trips to major sporting events and adventure weekend topping the popularity polls.  Explore the options for travelling with friends when you visit Belfast Telegraph Holiday World this month.

13. Nifty At Fifty … and Beyond

Baby boomers are inveterate travellers.  Now they’ve have paid off their mortgages and seen the kids through uni they’re relishing ‘me time’.  Citybreaks, and hotel stopovers close to home break up the year for retirees, while many also choose to holiday abroad several times each year – sometimes they even take the younger members of the family with them! Cruising is famously popular with the over 50s and adventure travel is on the rise with far flung destinations calling to this spirited market sector.  Travel companies have recognised the power of the ‘grey pound’ with fantastic deals, discounts and added value offers – look out for Over 55s offers at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World.

14. Flying Solo?

Whatever your age or life circumstance, holidaying alone can be a daunting prospect.  In the past, one of the most daunting aspects of solo adventure has been the dreaded single supplement.  Now, as more singletons choose to go it alone on vacation, holiday companies have responded with new concepts and pricing structures.  Major cruise lines have introduced single occupancy cabins, tour companies have devised holidays specifically for lone travellers and many hotels offer special deals.  A holiday is a great way to meet and enjoy the company of like-minded people, so tackle your Bucket List destinations … try a new hobby or sport … opt for adventure.  After all, you only have yourself to please.  One is definitely fun at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World!

15. A Place In The Sun: Home or Away

Still dreaming about having your own special place in the sun, or a home from home in a much-loved holiday haven?  Investing in a villa, apartment, mobile or park-home could be the key to a lifetime of great breaks and vacations for you and your family – get the lie of the land and discover how your dream could become reality with a chat to the experts at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World. Step into a world of luxury as your tour some of the fantastic mobile homes on display at the show, and check out the very latest caravan models to roll off the production lines.

16. Make It A Date

Carnivals, fiestas and traditional celebrations make for marvellous holiday memories.  Talk to your travel agent about timing your holiday so that you can connect with fun events. Add a splash of colour to your Indian adventure by joining in the dye throwing extravaganza of Holi … you’ll find the Battle of the Flowers nice in Nice …raise a toast to Oktoberfest in Bavaria … go crazy with Carnival in Cadiz… join the torchlit procession and burning of a galley which marks Up Helly Aa Day in Lerwick in Shetland (honestly!) … be part of some of the world’s whackiest parties!  Start your party planning at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World.

17. Outnumbered?

The annual family holiday just got even bigger! Multi-generational holidays are on the rise as people waken up to the benefits of enjoying quality family time together in a vacation setting.  It’s a great way to bond, plus there are super discounts to be had when you travel as part of a larger group.  It may also make hiring a holiday villa or apartment a cost-effective option.  Kids will enjoy basking in the attention of adoring adults … and the adults can stay up-beat, happy in the knowledge that there are others to share the baby-sitting duties!  Look out for special offers in all-inclusive resorts and with cruise lines, as well as considering traditional family destinations.  Start the ‘where will we go this year?’ debate with a family outing to the 2018 Belfast Telegraph Holiday World show.

18. Weird and Wonderful

Dream big! Is this the year to push the boundaries with your holiday choices?  Trek Machu Picchu in Peru … stay in a jungle eco-lodge in Costa Rica … marvel at the Taj Mahal … go on the vampire trail in Transylvania … walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain …cycle in Vietnam … board the Trans-Siberian Express … There is literally no end to your holiday horizons.  Your ideal holiday may not be in the travel brochures, but a talented travel agent can create your perfect bespoke adventure. Let your imagination soar at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World!

19. It’s Today!

Whether you’re ready to splash the cash on the holiday of a lifetime or looking for a canny value deal, your 2018 holiday starts right here at Belfast Telegraph Holiday World.  Make Titanic Exhibition Centre your first port of call and be prepared to shop ‘til you drop as exhibitors from around the world and close to home showcase tempting deals and thrilling destinations.  Look out for special show-only discounts and added value packages that will help make your holiday £ go further.

20. You gotta be in it to win it!

Play your cards right and you could be a winner in one of the many on-stand draws and competitions at the bustling Belfast Telegraph Holiday World show this weekend … and wouldn’t it be wonderful to be heading off for a great break at someone else’s expense?  If you don’t get lucky with a prize win, don’t worry: with special show deals, added value extras and bargains galore, everyone can be a winner at Northern Ireland’s favourite celebration of all-things travel related.

21. Never Too Late!

Nip along and see what’s hot and happening with amazing deals, destinations, value and variety.  There’s entertainment as well as information on offer as you gather inspiration for short breaks, away days and holidays in 2018 and beyond.  With so many choices under one roof, there’s no better time or place to plan your ideal getaways.


The Belfast Telegraph Holiday World show at 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)

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