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…

ITAA respond to Aer Lingus decision to close Shannon cabin crew base

DATE: 19 May 2021

Dublin, 18May 2021   The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has expressed disappointment at the announcement by Aer Lingus today that they plan the permanent closure of their cabin crew base in Shannon. The ITAA has noted that the loss of jobs and the added impact on the surrounding area is a severe blow for what…

Irish Travel Agents Association call for preparations to restart international travel

DATE: 5 May 2021

The Association are presenting to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport with updates on the current situation and arguments for the reopening of international travel in the coming weeks Dublin, 5May 2021     The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) are calling on the Government to initiate plans to reopen international travel within the EU.  Presenting to…

Irish Travel Agents Association call on Government to implement Digital Green Certificates as soon as possible

DATE: 29 April 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) are calling on Government to support and engage with the EU and implement Digital Green Certificates as soon as possible, which could allow travel to resume within the EU later this year. The ITAA believe that these certificates could help to repair some of the damage caused to the…

ITAA respond to closure of Joe Walsh Tours

DATE: 27 April 2021

Well known travel agent announced it has ceased trading as a result ofbusiness downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic Dublin, 27 April 2021 The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has noted with regret that as of today, Tuesday 27th April 2021, Joe Walsh Tours has ceased trading. Holidaymakers who have a holiday booking with Joe Walsh…

Irish Travel Agents Association call on Government to process passport applications and renewals amid COVID-19 crisis

DATE: 14 April 2021

The ITAA believe clearing the backlog now will allow for faster recovery for both the inbound and outbound travel sector The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling on the Department of Foreign Affairs to reopen the Passport Office to process outstanding passport applications in order to avoid a backlog of applications when international travel…

Irish Travel Agents Association respond to comments made by Ryanair today

DATE: 1 April 2021

The Association believe that the claims made by the airline CEO Michael O’Leary on Good Morning Britain are disingenuous and misleading

ITAA confirm Irish Travel Industry Awards for January 2022

DATE: 26 March 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have confirmed that the Irish Travel Industry Awards will take place on 27th January 2022 in the historic Round Room of The Mansion House, Dublin. Organised on behalf of the ITAA by Business Exhibitions Limited, next year’s event looks forward to welcoming back to Dublin travel and tourism professionals…

Update of lockdown measures in Europe 19March 2021

DATE: 24 March 2021

Update of lockdown measures in Europe provided by ECTAA colleagues from HOTREC.  Please note that the document is based on desk research.

Irish Travel Agents Association call on Government to Save the Travel Industry

DATE: 17 February 2021

The Association met with Minister Eamon Ryan and Minister Hildegarde Naughton today to discuss urgent business supports needed for the Irish travel industry Dublin, 16 February 2021     The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) made a strong case for a bespoke business support package at a meeting today with Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan and Minister…