Recently released from the I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! jungle in Australia, travel and property expert Martin Roberts is heading to Belfast to open the twenty-fifth Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Show.

At 1pm on Friday, January 20, at Titanic Exhibition Centre he’ll cut the ribbon to launch what promises to be a sparking silver anniversary celebration of all things travel-related.

The popular celeb will be packing a double whammy of expertise. As well as fronting the BBC1 ‘Homes Under The Hammer’ programme for almost 14 years, he has long been a respected travel journalist and author.  He was a regular presenter on ITV’s top rated travel show ‘Wish You Were Here..?’ for eight years and the travel editor of ‘Woman’ magazine for 15 years. He also writes a column for Practical Caravan magazine and has presented the CNN Travel News programme. His newest project is a weekly property show on TalkRadio, which he broadcasts from a Treehouse in his back garden in Bath.

Clearly, he’s just the man to consult about holidays and holiday properties!

At Belfast Telegraph Holiday World Martin will join thousands of visitors exploring a world of holidays at home and abroad, all showcased in a single fun-filled venue.  Value and variety will be key as show goers compare prices, check out destinations, get face-to-face advice from the experts and access great show-only and early-booking deals.

Tantalising Travel … and It All Starts at Holiday World

Every corner of the world will be represented; from holidays at home, family vacations and escapist weekends to high end adventure or laid back luxury it’s all here, together with the ever-popular Caravan & Motorhome Show, the Oasis Travel Cruise Pavilion with its own lecture theatre, Clubworld Travel’s Honeymoon & Weddings Destinations Pavilion and even a dedicated focus on travel for the 50+ age group.

It seems that Ulster people have particularly itchy feet, with many of us planning multi vacations each year, enjoying not only an annual family holiday but also city breaks, sporting getaways, and even the odd sneaky weekend close to home but away from routine.

There’s all that and more at Holiday World where Northern Ireland’s favourite destinations will jostle for centre stage. Sales Director Maureen Ledwith says, “We’re delighted to welcome destinations such as The Algarve, Spain and the USA which, over the last quarter of a century – and that’s how long Holiday World Belfast has been going! – have consistently been major players in the local marketplace.  They, and other favourites, have constantly refreshed and fine-tuned their holiday options over the years to maintain and enhance their appeal, reminding us that no matter how often we visit, there’s still plenty more to discover.”

That theme of discovery is reflected at every stand and visitors will be delighted to find that, in 2017, it’s about discovering value as well as revealing memorable locations.

For those who are Med-mad, Holiday World will showcase just about every country lapping the azure shores of the Mediterranean, with vacations to suit both the cash-strapped and the minted.  The wonderful islands of the Med will be very much to the fore; look out for Malta and Cyprus as they roll out the red carpet for potential visitors.

If 2017 is your year to jet off to somewhere super exotic, there’s choice in plenty with intriguing India, marvellous Mexico, tempting Thailand and joyous Jamaica amongst the featured destinations.

Maureen says, “With a world of travel opportunities under a single roof there is simply no better place to choose your holiday and no better, or easier, way to compare prices. Even better, a trip Holiday World Belfast will instantly get you into holiday mood and blow away the post-Christmas January blues.”

Belfast Telegraph Holiday World will be staged at Titanic Exhibition Centre on Queen’s Road in Titanic Quarter, close to Titanic Belfast and just opposite the Titanic Studios where the global hit fantasy series Game of Thrones is filmed.

Holiday World will be open from 1pm – 6pm on Friday 20 January and from 11am – 5:30pm on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 January.  Admission is £5 for adults; £4 for Senior Citizens and £3 for Students.  A special family ticket gives admission for two adults and up to four children for £10.

To find out more visit www.holidayworldshow.com.