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…

ITAA responds to Malta’s requirement for Digital COVID Certificates only

DATE: 21 July 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has responded to the unfolding situation in Malta, where a number of Irish holidaymakers are facing quarantine despite being fully vaccinated. Authorities in Malta are accepting Digital COVID Certificates, but do not recognise HSE vaccination cards.   The ITAA has advised prospective holidaymakers to check the rules and regulations…

Irish Travel Agents Association welcome reopening of international travel on Monday 19th July

The Association has stated that the swift rollout of EU Digital COVID Certificates will help to restart the travel and aviation industry.

DATE: 16 July 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have welcomed the reopening of international travel on Monday 19th of July with the rollout of EU Digital COVID Certificate, allowing fully vaccinated individuals to travel anywhere within the EU with no requirements for testing or quarantining. In addition to this, from Monday children under 12 years of age…

Malta – entry requirement update 30June 2021

DATE: 30 June 2021

UPDATE: entry requirements 30 June 2021   From today, the Malta Ministry for Health has announced that all arrivals from the United Kingdom will need to present proof of full vaccination in the form of the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate Letter issued by the NHS. Only the paper version of the NHS COVID letter will…

Paul Hackett confirmed as Irish Travel Agents Association President

DATE: 17 June 2021

Paul Hackett, Managing Director of Click&Go, has officially been confirmed as President of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) at the Association’s AGM, which took place virtually today via Video Conference Call. Paul has over thirty years of experience working in the travel sector and has served as an ITAA Board Member since 2017. Since…

Paul Hackett elected President of the Irish Travel Agents Association

DATE: 15 June 2021

Paul Hackett, CEO of Click&Go, has been elected President of the Irish Travel Agents. This will be confirmed at the ITAA virtual AGM this coming Thursday, 17th June 2021.   Paul has served as a Board Member of the ITAA since 2017. He has over thirty years of experience working in the travel sector and…

ITAA respond to closure of Stobart Air

The airline has announced that it has ceased trading as a result of the impact of the pandemic on flights

DATE: 14 June 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has noted with regret that Stobart Air has ceased trading as of Friday 11th June 2021. The loss of jobs is a severe blow for what has already been a very difficult year for those working in the travel industry, and is indicative of the damage caused by COVID-19…

Irish Travel Agents Association call for swift and uniform implementation of EU travel guidelines

DATE: 9 June 2021

The Association has stated that with the correct EU measures in place, there should not be any further delay to restarting the travel and aviation industry. The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling the Irish Government and our fellow EU Member States to engage immediately with proposed EU guidelines for the safe reopening of…

Irish Travel Agents Association welcomes Government announcement on the easing of travel restrictions

DATE: 28 May 2021

Business supports for travel agents must continue as delay between advance booking and travelleads to delayed revenue from bookings. The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) are welcoming the expected announcement later today by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin, stating that foreign travel for holidays is to be permitted from July 19, with the European COVID-19 Certificate…