ITAA Statement on the Cancellation of Irish Ferries sailings to France on the WB Yeats

13 June 2018

TRAINING DATE: 08/08/2019


Dublin, 12 June 2018  The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) today expressed their disappointment at the announcement by Irish Ferries of the cancellation of sailings to France on the WB Yeats until September.


John Spollen, President of the ITAA, said: “Today’s announcement by Irish Ferries is extremely disappointing and will pose major disruptions to many Irish holidaymakers. 6,000 bookings, that is 6,000 family holidays, have been affected by this announcement. I do appreciate that Irish Ferries have offered alternative travel arrangements for all bookings but mid June is extremely late to make this announcement. Families have accommodation booked for set dates that may be difficult to change to accommodate new travel dates.  This will lead to Irish visitors incurring extra costs and disruption to their holiday plans.”


He continued, “Our members are disappointed by the deferral of the launch of the WB Yeats. This delay has a massive impact on our customers who had planned to travel to France on Irish Ferries new service this summer.  I suggest holiday makers who have been affected by this contact their travel agent with whom they made their original booking with.”


The ITAA represents Ireland’s travel Industry, bringing together 100 travel agent members and 70 affiliate partners. ITAA members cover over 140 outlets in different towns and cities throughout the Republic of Ireland. All travel agent members are licensed by the Commission for Aviation Regulation and are fully bonded providing full financial protection for their customers.