Over 600 travel trade professionals meet at first major in-person event in two years

Irish Travel Trade Shows open in Cork and Dublin

DATE: 6 April 2022

6th April 2022    Over 600 travel trade professionals are expected to converge in Cork and Dublin this week for the first in person Irish Travel Trade Shows since 2019. Hosted by the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) the Shows will feature international exhibitors and networking opportunities for Irish travel professionals.   Pat Dawson, CEO of […]

Revealed: Ireland’s Top Travel Agents!

Atlantic Travel followed by Barter’s Travel and Travel Broker

DATE: 30 March 2022

Atlantic Travel was named Ireland’s Top Agency as part of the TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies 2022: an annual power-list of the nation’s best agents by industry bible, Travel Trade Gazette.  Runners up to the top award were fellow ITAA members Barter’s Travel, Cork, and The Travel Broker, Clontarf.   Pat Dawson, CEO of the […]

Over 150 exhibitors set course for 2022 Irish Travel Trade Shows

Ireland’s largest Travel Trade Shows to take place in Cork and Dublin

DATE: 28 March 2022

The Official Irish Travel Trade Shows are taking place next week in Dublin and for the first time, Cork.  The first show will take place in The Imperial Hotel, Cork on Wednesday 6th April, and the second in Hotel Riu Plaza The Gresham Dublin on Thursday 7th April.   This will be the sixth official […]

Updated Rules for Travel within European Union

EU Commission updates rules for international travel in the EU starting February 1st

DATE: 31 January 2022

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is reminding all travellers of changes coming into force from tomorrow, Tuesday 1st February. All travellers will be required to have had a second vaccination within 9 months, proof of recovery within the past 6 months or a booster vaccination in order to travel within the European Union.   […]

Irish Travel Trade Shows confirmed for April 2022

Ireland’s largest Travel Trade Shows to take place in Cork and Dublin

DATE: 26 January 2022

The Irish Travel Agent’s Association (ITAA) are delighted to confirm that the sixth annual Irish Travel Trade Shows are confirmed for this coming April. The first show will take place in The Imperial Hotel, Cork on Wednesday 6th April, and the second in Hotel Riu Plaza, The Gresham Dublin on Thursday 7th April.   The […]

Holiday World Shows Rescheduled till 2023

Business Exhibitions has announced that the annual Holiday Shows will not proceed in 2022

DATE: 17 January 2022

The Holiday World Shows, which were set to take place in February and March in Dublin, Belfast and Shannon have been rescheduled to January 2023.  Having previously deferred the Shows to Spring of this year, the organisers, Business Exhibitions Ltd, have now made the difficult decision to reschedule this year’s shows to January 2023.   […]

Irish Travel Agents Association welcome the provision of €10 million support for Licensed Outbound Travel Agents

DATE: 15 December 2021

Dublin, 15 December 2021     The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) welcomes the announcement by Minister of State responsible for international travel, Hildegarde Naughton, of the provision of a €10 million business support fund for travel agents.   The travel industry has been decimated over the past 22 months by both the impact of the pandemic and […]

ITAA Advice following the new Covid-19 variant detected in South Africa

DATE: 26 November 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is advising that Irish travellers and holidaymakers follow the advice of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs when travelling to or from South Africa amid reports of a new Covid-19 variant detected in South Africa.  They are also advising affected holidaymakers in the country to follow the advice of […]

Irish Travel Agents Association highlights benefits of booking with a travel agent

The Association believe that booking with a licensed, bonded travel agent is the best choice for consumers

DATE: 24 August 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) are encouraging consumers to book with ITAA member travel agents as international travel begins to reopen, due to the numerous benefits offered to consumers throughout every stage of their holiday.  This particularly came to light during the pandemic. ITAA member travel agents offer their clients a high level of […]

Irish Travel Agents Association call on Government to clear backlog of passport applications and renewals as international travel gradually reopens

The ITAA believe clearing the backlog now will allow for faster recovery for both the inbound and outbound travel sector

DATE: 17 August 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling on the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Passport Office to work to process outstanding passport applications in order to avoid a backlog of applications when international travel resumes. The Association has expressed its frustration at delays in issuing passports, meaning that some consumers have had to […]