Demand 'on rise' for sun trips to favoured destinations

Demand 'on rise' for sun trips to favoured destinations

Searching for sun: Celia Holman Lee and model Grace Walsh get ready for the Fly Shannon Holiday Show Picture: Sean Curtin/Fusionshooters

TRAVEL agents are seeing a rise in interest in the holiday destinations of Spain and Portugal and are advising sun seekers to “act early or face disappointment”. 

Speaking ahead of the Fly Shannon Holiday Show, to be run over two days in UL Arena this weekend, with 10,000 expected to turn out, Limerick Travel has said that the removal of North African and Red Sea packages this year from schedules is driving even greater numbers than normal to the likes of Majorca, Costa del Sol and the Algarve.

“You already have the huge popularity of these destinations. On top of that the improving economy here is going to see numbers booking foreign holidays increasing. Then you have those markets not available this year, which is going to drive a lot more people towards Spain and Portugal. The upshot of all this is that unless people, particularly families, book early, they will find options reduced and prices more expensive,” said Sheila Brazil.

Final arrangements are being put in place for the free event at UL Arena this Saturday and Sunday, which is set to be the biggest ever holiday show held outside of Dublin.

Exclusive holiday offers and discounts and prizes galore – including flights and holidays – as well as advice and tips with regard to all holiday options will be available.

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