Posts Tagged ‘Irish Travel Agents Association’

Irish Travel Agents Association disappointed at 10-week closure of Cork Airport for runway upgrades

April 14th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has expressed its disappointment that runway upgrades at Cork Airport are only being carried out now, and will see the airport closed for 10 weeks. The Association believes that this work could have been undertaken earlier in the year, while the airport was operating a reduced flight schedule as a result of COVID-19 travel restrictions.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call on Government to process passport applications and renewals amid COVID-19 crisis

April 14th, 2021

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 resumes. The Passport Office paused much of its operations late last December.
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ITAA confirm Irish Travel Industry Awards for January 2022

March 24th, 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 from around the world.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call on Government to Save the Travel Industry

February 17th, 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 of State responsible for international travel, Hildegarde Naughton.  The Ministers were told of the dire  impact the pandemic and subsequent travel restrictions were having on the outbound Irish travel industry and were called upon to provide improved Government supports for Irish travel agents.
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Irish Travel Agents Association presents to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications

February 9th, 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 a result of COVID-19 and related restrictions. Pat Dawson, CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association and Paul Hackett, ITAA Board member and CEO of Click&Go met with the Committee this morning, seeking better consumer protection and improved Government supports for Irish travel agents in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Irish Travel Agents Association refute claims made by Ryanair

February 2nd, 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.
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Irish Travel Agents Association address issues securing refunds from Ryanair

February 1st, 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 travel agents and online travel agents alike. The ITAA are asking Ryanair to be honest and truthful with the public with regards to refunds, to ensure that affected customers are reimbursed for disrupted or cancelled flights.
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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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