ITAA Respond to Terror Attack in Barcelona

18 August 2017

TRAINING DATE: 08/08/2019

Dublin, 18 August 2017  The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has responded to the terror attack in Barcelona yesterday, 17th August, in which at least 13 people were killed and over 100 injured.


The ITAA is working with its members across Ireland to support holidaymakers in the region. Tour operators are working with local authorities to support any Irish travellers who may require assistance.


Cormac Meehan, President of the ITAA said, “We are deeply saddened by the news of the terror attack in Barcelona yesterday. On behalf of the ITAA, I wish to convey our sincere condolences and solidarity with people of Barcelona and Spain. Spain and Ireland have been important tourist partners for many years. This year, almost 2 million Irish citizens will visit Spain making it Ireland’s most popular holiday destination.”


He continued, “Our advice to Irish holidaymakers in Barcelona or intending to travel to Barcelona is to exercise a high degree of caution and to follow all the advice of the local authorities. Passengers are likely to experience disruption and delays and are advised to stay in touch with their travel agent, carrier airline or tour operator.”


Anyone with concerns for the safety of loved ones in Barcelona can contact the Department of Foreign Affairs Consular Assistance team on +353 1 4082000.


The ITAA also recommend that holidaymakers check the Department of Foreign Affairs’ website for further information before travelling and to download the TravelWise app, which is designed to help Irish citizens to stay safe and informed while travelling, living or working overseas.