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…

Irish Travel Agents Association presents to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications

DATE: 9 February 2021

The Association has presented the Committee with an update on airline refunds and supports received by the Irish travel industry Dublin, 9 February 2021     The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) presented to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications Networks earlier today to discuss a range of issues faced by the travel industry as…

Irish Travel Agents Association refute claims made by Ryanair

DATE: 3 February 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have refuted a statement and comments made by Ryanair claiming that the airline has not dealt with travel agents for the past twenty years.  The ITAA are once again asking Ryanair for honesty and transparency with regards to refunds, to resolve ongoing issues for consumers and travel agents alike.…

Irish Travel Agents Association address issues securing refunds from Ryanair

DATE: 1 February 2021

ITAA member travel agents have consistently faced problems with the airline when attempting to refund customers bookings Dublin, 1 February 2021     The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have stated that all ITAA member travel agents continue to have problems with accessing flight refunds from Ryanair, and that this issue continues to affect bricks and mortar…