Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19’

Irish Travel Agents Association highlights benefits of booking with a travel agent

August 24th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) are encouraging consumers to book with ITAA member travel agents as international travel begins to reopen, due to the numerous benefits offered to consumers throughout every stage of their holiday.  This particularly came to light during the pandemic.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call on Government to clear backlog of passport applications and renewals as international travel gradually reopens

August 17th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling on the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Passport Office to work to process outstanding passport applications in order to avoid a backlog of applications when international travel resumes. The Association has expressed its frustration at delays in issuing passports, meaning that some consumers have had to cancel their travel plans.
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ITAA respond to closure of Stobart Air

June 14th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has noted with regret that Stobart Air has ceased trading as of Friday 11th June 2021.

The loss of jobs is a severe blow for what has already been a very difficult year for those working in the travel industry, and is indicative of the damage caused by COVID-19 on the Irish travel sector.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call for swift and uniform implementation of EU travel guidelines

June 8th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is calling the Irish Government and our fellow EU Member States to engage immediately with proposed EU guidelines for the safe reopening of international travel to avoid further delays in restarting the Irish travel sector.
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ALONE welcome Government’s approval of Sláintecare Implementation Strategy & Action Plan 2021-2023

May 12th, 2021

ALONE, the organisation that supports older people to age safely and securely at home, has welcomed and is encouraged by the Sláintecare Implementation Strategy & Action Plan 2021-2023, published this morning.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call for preparations to restart international travel

May 5th, 2021

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) are calling on the Government to initiate plans to reopen international travel within the EU.  Presenting to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport later today, the ITAA are calling for the swift implementation of Digital Green Certificates in line with EU regulations and for the Government to begin to unwind current restrictions preventing international travel in order to restore consumer confidence and to set about rebuilding the Irish travel industry.
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Irish Travel Agents Association call on Government to implement Digital Green Certificates as soon as possible

April 29th, 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 Irish travel sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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ITAA respond to closure of Joe Walsh Tours

April 27th, 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 Tours and have concerns should contact the Commission for Aviation Regulation (CAR). As a licensed and bonded travel agent, customers may be eligible for a refund. Details on how to claim against the bond can be found on the CAR website (www.aviationreg.ie).
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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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