ITAA expecting holiday bookings boost as Brexit shelved until October

17 May 2019

TRAINING DATE: 08/08/2019

The travel industry is feeling a return in confidence as Brexit delayed


Dublin, 17th April 2019  The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is reporting a growth in confidence from member agents across the country since the most recent announcement of a Brexit delay to October 2019. Removing immediate doubt over Brexit, the move is expected to boost holiday bookings for the summer period.


Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA, said, “The Brexit delay is a welcome step closer to ensuring an orderly exit with minimum disruption to Irish business and travel. In addition to this, it is important to note that since early March, we have had commitment of the UK Government to reciprocate the EU aviation arrangements, which remove any risk to air travel plans.”


Dawson continued, “Consumers can feel assured and confident as they book their summer adventure. There is still an opportunity to seize family packages for May and June, but we don’t expect this to last long.”


Ireland’s favourite holiday destinations remain the same, with Spain, Portugal and the US continuing to top bookings.


When booking with a bonded ITAA member, holidaymakers can enjoy their time abroad, assured that all travel plans are protected and a personalised advisor is on hand to assist with any disruptions or changes to itineraries.