Book your 2017 holiday with an ITAA Member Travel Agent

22 December 2016

TRAINING DATE: 08/08/2019


The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) members cover over 140 outlets in different towns and cities throughout the Republic of Ireland. Here are 3 reasons why you should drop in to your local ITAA travel agent before booking your 2017 holiday:


  1. Choice and Value

Rather than cutting corners to get you the lowest price, ITAA members focus is always on value for money with no hidden charges. Due to their strong relationships with suppliers, they receive information and access to promotions from resorts, cruise lines and other travel providers that aren’t available to the general public.


  1. Expertise

There are hundreds of details that go into every trip and travel agents can be your guide for everything from what to pack before you leave to all of the “must see” attractions. They have access to the personal feedback from hundreds of clients, as well as their own personal travel agent network, to provide you with insights and insider tips that you can’t get on TripAdvisor and other sites.


  1. After Sales Service

If a flight is cancelled, a piece of luggage gets lost or a passport is stolen, it is reassuring to have someone you can count on to resolve problems. Many travel agents offer their clients 24/7 support by phone or email and all ITAA members are licensed and bonded.


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Travel Hotlist for 2017

Here is a selection of new holiday offers for 2017 from ITAA members

Welcome to Miami, September 2017, 7 nights, from €949 pps

Star-studded Miami is about to become far more accessible with Aer Lingus’ new direct flights from Dublin.  Head to this stylish city with The Travel Broker and experience a perfect combination of urban and beach lifestyle. Stroll along the South Beach boardwalk to take in its clear blue waters and fine white sands or take a step back into the 1950s with a self-guided tour of the Art Deco district. The 4* Marseilles Hotel in the glamorous Art Deco district of Miami Beach offers a private beach and a boutique Art Deco-style atmosphere. Surrounded by famous nightclubs and restaurants, it is the perfect spot to soak up the Florida sunshine and sample Miami’s famous vibrant nightlife.


Price includes: Return flights from Dublin with Aer Lingus in September, private  transfers from Miami International Airport to South Beach and 7 nights’ (room only) at the 4* Marseilles Hotel.


For more information on this deal available from The Travel Broker visit:


Family Camping in Croatia, 8th June 2017, 7 nights, from €1620 (2 adults & 2 children)

Looking to try somewhere different for your family summer holiday this year, then why not explore the town of Pula in Croatia with! Pula, located on the southern tip of the Istrian Peninsula, is a treasure trove of ancient buildings and architecture. The well-preserved Roman amphitheatre, smack in the heart of the city, dominates the streetscape and doubles as a venue for summer performances, concerts, operas and Pula’s film festival. The Bi Village Campsite offers fantastic swimming pools, a shingle beach shelving into crystalline waters and is a number of energetic sports activities including aerobics and scuba diving.


Price includes: Flights from Dublin to Pula with private airport transfers and 7 nights in the 3* Bi Village Campsite in a 2 Bedroom Bellini Mobile Home.


For more information on this deal available from visit:


Costa Rica, February to November 2017, 11 days, from €3070

Discover volcanoes, tropical rainforests, rivers, lagoons and Pacific Ocean beaches coupled with some of the most extraordinary wildlife on earth on this once-in-a-lifetime trip with Riviera Travel. Wildlife spotting opportunities abound, from brightly coloured poison dart frogs on the ground to scarlet macaws in the treetops, and active adventures can be found in all regions, from whitewater rafting on the spectacular rivers to kayaking on the jungle canals and surfing on either coast. Tour the fascinating capital, San Jose, explore the area around the perfect cone of the still-active Arenal Volcano and see the extraordinary Monteverde Cloud Forest from above on the superb hanging bridges.


Price includes: Return flights from Dublin via London Gatwick, accommodation, Daily breakfast and five meals included and escorted by experienced tour manager


For more information on this deal available from Riviera Travel visit:



For more 2017 holiday offers please visit the ITAA Website which is updated daily with fantastic holiday deals from all our members.