Posts Tagged ‘Irish Travel Agents Association’

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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ITAA welcome the support of travel partners during ongoing Coronavirus issue

March 6th, 2020

The ITAA has received support from a number of their suppliers who are offering free of charge changes for customers affected by travel disruptions.

The ITAA have welcomed the support of travel partners who are liberalising costs and changing travel arrangements in order to support the Irish travel sector as Coronavirus continues to disrupt the travel industry.


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ITAA Advice to Travellers regarding Coronavirus

February 25th, 2020

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is advising that Irish travellers and holidaymakers follow the advice of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) when travelling overseas. They are also calling on the public to be pragmatic about their holiday bookings.


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ITAA respond as Norwegian Air discontinue transatlantic routes

August 13th, 2019

 The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is disappointed to learn that Norwegian Air will be discontinuing all transatlantic flights to and from Ireland from 15th September. The move will affect flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon Airports which serviced routes to New York, Boston and Toronto. These routes have been greatly affected by the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft.


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ITAA Statement on the disruption of Brittany Ferries sailings

May 30th, 2019

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) expressed their disappointment at the announcement by Brittany Ferries of the cancellation of sailings between Cork and Roscoff until 14th June.

ITAA welcome UK commitment to EU travel arrangements in the event of a no-deal Brexit

March 7th, 2019

Flights will not be affected regardless of Brexit outcome.


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