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…

ITAA notes that many customers are still hesitant to book holidays for Summer 2021

DATE: 20 January 2021

Dublin, 19 January 2021    The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has stated that increases in 2021 bookings have been minimal so far, due in part to the slow rollout of vaccinations and consumers lingering fears surrounding COVID-19. The Association believes that higher levels of vaccinations are needed before a safe return to international travel will…

Irish Travel Agents Association calls on Government to protect consumers under current travel restrictions

DATE: 8 January 2021

The Association are asking Government to ensure that affected customers are not out of pocket when abiding by Government Travel Advisories Dublin, 8 January 2021    The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling on the Government to take steps to protect consumers by ensuring that customers are adequately compensated for disrupted bookings amid the current…

Irish Travel Agents Association call for uniformity of COVID-19 testing across Europe

DATE: 6 January 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have welcomed the decision from Government to require a negative COVID-19 test from all travellers into Ireland, and is calling  for a consistent and uniform approach to pre-flight testing across Europe. When implemented, new rules will require anyone flying into Ireland to produce a negative PCR test result received…

Irish Travel Agents Association call for COVID-19 tests before flight departures

DATE: 24 September 2020

The ITAA support systematic COVID-19 testing before passengers board departing flights Dublin, 24 September 2020    The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have called for the development and implementation of routine COVID-19 testing for passengers boarding flights out of the country, as an alternative to quarantine measures upon arrival at their destination. The Association believe that…

Irish Travel Agents Association statement regarding Resilience Recovery plan

DATE: 15 September 2020

Dublin, 15 September 2020     The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have expressed their disappointment in relation to the Government’s six month Resilience and Recovery plan for living with COVID-19, stating that nothing has changed regarding the current situation for the Irish travel sector. The ITAA believe that there has been a lack of clarity on…

Irish Travel Agents call for Government support for Irish travel sector

DATE: 9 September 2020

The ITAA are seeking assistance from the Government to aid travel agents in post-COVID recovery Dublin, 9 September 2020    The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling on the Government to provide supports for travel agents who are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ITAA have consistently voiced their concerns regarding the…

Irish Travel Agents concerned by the impact of COVID-19 on the Irish travel industry

DATE: 31 August 2020

The ITAA are seeking assistance from the Government to aid travel agents in post-Covid recovery Dublin, 27 August 2020    The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) have voiced their concerns regarding the impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on travel agents throughout the country, and are calling for assistance from Government to help repair some…