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…

Honeymoon Offers!

DATE: 5 March 2020

This week we have a selection of amazing Honeymoon offers from our ITAA member travel agents! Maldives, 10 nights, May/June 2020, from €2699pp Spend your Honeymoon in the beautiful Maldives, with this amazing value offer from Classic Resorts! Unrivalled luxury, stunning white sandy beaches and an amazing underwater world make Maldives a fantastic choice to…

Prof Luke O’Neill Professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity college Dublin joins Ryan Tubridy on the Late Late Show Friday 28th Feb 2020 for discussion on COVID 19

DATE: 3 March 2020

Some interesting facts from the discussion: 80% Survive; 14% will get sicker; 2-3% die. (not sure what happens to the other 3%).  95% of cases are still in China. If you are Healthy and have a good immune system you will get over it. Deaths from the virus are people who already have an underlining…

ITAA Advice to Travellers regarding Coronavirus

DATE: 25 February 2020

The ITAA have issued an updated statement about Coronavirus Dublin 25th February 2020   The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is advising that Irish travellers and holidaymakers follow the advice of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) when travelling overseas.  They are also calling on the public to be pragmatic about their holiday bookings. John Spollen,…

ITAA Advice to Travellers in China

DATE: 24 February 2020

The ITAA have issued an updated statement amid the Coronavirus outbreak Dublin 19th February 2020    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 China amid the coronavirus outbreak in a number of Chinese cities. The…

Saharan Sandstorm Leads to Cancellation of Flights To & From Canary Islands

DATE: 24 February 2020

Dublin, 23 February 2020.  The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) today are advising Irish holiday makers traveling to or from the Canary Islands in the next 48 hours to check flight details with their travel agent, tour operator or airline. A Saharan sandstorm from North Africa has caused mass flight cancellations to and from the…