Posts Tagged ‘Irish Travel Agents Association’

Irish Travel Agents Association urges Government to aid travel agents in post-COVID recovery

January 22nd, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling on the Government to take steps to support the Irish travel industry by ensuring that travel agents are protected in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As pressure mounts for a ban on non-essential travel between EU member states, the ITAA want to see the travel sector treated fairly with long-term supports put in place for Irish travel agents.
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ITAA notes that many customers are still hesitant to book holidays for Summer 2021

January 20th, 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 be viable.
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Irish Travel Agents Association calls on Government to protect consumers under current travel restrictions

January 8th, 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 COVID-19 pandemic. As the Government continues to advise against all non-essential travel overseas, the ITAA believe that flights overseas should be cancelled in order to ensure that customers are refunded.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call for uniformity of COVID-19 testing across Europe

January 6th, 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. The new rules will require anyone flying into Ireland to produce a negative PCR test result received within three days before arrival, in order to control the rising numbers of coronavirus cases in Ireland.
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Irish Travel Agents Association seek clarification regarding CRSS for member travel agents

December 23rd, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling on the Government to clarify if travel agents qualify for the Covid Recovery Support Scheme (CRSS) under the new restrictions which come into effect on the 24th of December.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call for COVID-19 tests before flight departures

September 24th, 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 this will help to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus and work towards re-establishing global air connectivity after a difficult six months for the travel industry.
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Irish Travel Agents Association statement regarding Resilience Recovery plan

September 15th, 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.
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Irish Travel Agents call for Government support for Irish travel sector

September 9th, 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 impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on travel agents throughout the country, and are calling for assistance from Government in the form of measures such as wage subsidies and grants to help repair some of the damage to Irish travel businesses in the wake of the pandemic.
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Irish Travel Agents Association respond to Government advice on travel restrictions amid COVID-19 pandemic

June 30th, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has again called for clarity from the Government on the current COVID-19 travel restrictions, stating that Ireland is now standing alone in Europe in terms of travel restrictions. The current guidelines have caused confusion for both travel agents and their customers, as the Government has not cancelled flights, but are advising passengers against travelling.


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Irish Travel Agents Association Welcome the DFA Move to Repatriate Irish Tourists in Spain

March 15th, 2020

There are as many as 20,000 Irish people currently in Spain

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA)  have welcomed the move by the Tánaiste Simon 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 and with Aer Lingus and Ryanair to secure this.


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