Irish Travel Agents Association support the lifting of the non-essential travel ban

DATE: 25 June 2020

Dublin, 23 June 2020    The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has welcomed recommendations contained in an interim report from the specially convened Aviation Recovery Taskforce, stating that restrictions on non-essential travel in and out of Ireland should be lifted by July 1st. The ITAA also supports the Taskforce’s suggestion that incoming travellers to Ireland should…

Irish Travel Agents Association welcome State guarantee from Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

DATE: 19 June 2020

Dublin, 19 June 2020    The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have responded positively to an announcement made today by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, stating that special Covid-19 Refund Credit Notes issued by Irish licensed Travel Agents and Tour Operators will be protected by a State guarantee.This guarantee will protect the cash value…

Michael Doorley elected President of the Irish Travel Agents Association

DATE: 17 June 2020

Dublin, 17 June 2020     Michael Doorley, Managing Director of Shandon Travel, was elected President of the Irish Travel Agents Association at the Association’s AGM, which took place virtually today via Video Conference Call. Michael Doorley’s company is a long-standing member of the ITAA having attended the very first meeting of the Association. Doorley established Shandon…

Irish Travel Agents Association support EU plans to fully reopen internal borders on 15 June

DATE: 12 June 2020

The ITAA have called on the Government and the NHPET to relax travel restrictions within EU borders to restart tourism in time for the summer peak. Dublin, 12 June 2020    The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling on the Government and the NPHET to move forward on lifting travel restrictions to allow travel to…

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…