Government agrees to provide a State-Guarantee for Refund Credit Notes Issued by Irish Licensed Travel Agents and Tour Operators

DATE: 11 May 2020

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross has welcomed the Government’s agreement to provide a State guarantee for a special form of refund credit note for package holidays booked through Irish registered travel agents and tour operators. Minister Ross said: “The travel restrictions imposed across the world in response to the Covid-19 pandemic…

ITAA calls on Government to implement credit notes for holidaymakers affected by COVID-19 pandemic

DATE: 2 May 2020

The Irish Travel Agent’s Association have stated that member travel agents are under huge financial pressure due to the crisis Dublin, 1st May 2020      The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is deeply concerned by the current COVID -19 crisis and the impact it is having on member travel agents and their customers, and are strongly…

Minister statement on support for Travel Sector

DATE: 6 April 2020

Published: 6 April 2020 From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Gov.ie – Minister statement on support for Travel Sector The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has instructed his department to finalise proposals that will help to alleviate the financial pressures that are now impacting on the travel sector in Ireland, affecting…

Irish Travel Agents Association Welcome the DFA Move to Repatriate Irish Tourists in Spain

DATE: 16 March 2020

There as many as 20,000 Irish people currently in Spain Dublin, 15 March 2020  The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA)  have welcomed the move by the TánaisteSimon Coveney which has ensured Irish tourists currently in Spain and who want to fly home can do so by midnight Thursday.  The Tanaiste engaged with his Spanish counterpart…

ITAA Advice to Travellers following Spanish outbreak

DATE: 13 March 2020

The ITAA have issued an updated statement amid confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spain The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is advising that Irish travellers and holidaymakers follow the advice of the Department of Foreign Affairs and avoid all non-essential travel to affected areas amid the coronavirus outbreak which has extended to Spain. The ITAA…

ITAA asks customers to be patient with travel agency staff amid Coronavirus disruptions

DATE: 13 March 2020

The ITAA have stated that counter staff are doing everything they can to assist customers whose travel plans are affected by COVID-19. Dublin 13th March 2020    The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is asking customers to be mindful of the pressures faced by travel agents across the country as the Coronavirus situation progresses, and to be…

Irish Travel Trade Shows 2020 postponed due to COVID-19

DATE: 11 March 2020

Ireland’s largest Travel Trade Shows postponed to a later date in Cork and Dublin due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. Dublin, 10th March 2020   The decision has been made by the board of the Irish Travel Agent’s Association (ITAA) to postpone this years’ annual Irish Travel Trade Show, which was set to host two shows for…

ITAA travel partners offer free of charge changes in order to restore consumer confidence

DATE: 10 March 2020

A number of ITAA partner suppliers are offering free of charge changes for customers affected by travel disruptions. Dublin, 10th March 2020   The ITAA are reassuring consumers that they can still securely book holidays despite the ongoing Coronavirus situation, thanks to a number of travel partners such as airlines and cruise companies who are liberalising…

ITAA saddened to hear of Flybe closure

DATE: 10 March 2020

The well known airline ceased operations suddenly this morning Dublin, 5th March 2020   The ITAA were saddened to hear of the closure of the UK’s largest regional airline, Flybe, which went into administration and ceased all flights earlier this morning. Pat Dawson, CEO of the ITAA, said, “We wish to extend our sympathies to our…

ITAA welcome the support of travel partners during ongoing Coronavirus issue

DATE: 9 March 2020

The ITAA has received support from a number of their suppliers who are offering free of charge changes for customers affected by travel disruptions. Dublin, 6th March 2020   The ITAA have welcomed the support of travel partners who are liberalising costs and changing travel arrangements in order to support the Irish travel sector as Coronavirus…