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The Irish Travel Agents’s Association said bookings for summer were slow as people waited for Covid-19 vaccinations before committing to holidays

Holiday-makers should book with Irish travel agents to ensure the protection of consumer laws, a leading industry body warned on Tuesday. The Irish T(...)

Rob Rankin, managing director of Vagabond Tours. Photograph: Rob Rankin

September is normally one of the busiest months for tour operator Vagabond, but this season was completely wiped out due to Covid-19, according to its(...)

Airlines owe Irish consumers at least €25 million as a result of Covid-19-related flight cancellations. Photograph: iStock

The scale of the crisis which has engulfed the Irish travel industry and the impact it has had on would-be travellers was laid bare at a recent hearin(...)

Chief executive of the Irish Travel Agents Association Pat Dawson said Ryanair was refusing to pay money back to travel agents

Airlines owe at least €25 million to Irish consumers as a result of Covid-19 related flight cancellations with some of outstanding refunds dating back(...)

DAA, responsible for Dublin and Cork airports, is in talks with providers about establishing pre-departure testing facilities in both. Photograph: iStock

Knock has emerged as the latest airport to weigh introducing pre-flight coronavirus tests for departing passengers. State company DAA is known to be (...)

Government sources  confirmed the green list would be reduced to a “very limited” number of countries when it is finalised at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. File photograph: Getty

Tensions have grown between the three coalition parties over the publication of a “green list” of countries deemed as safe to travel to during the Cov(...)

A passenger in the departures area of Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Government will strengthen its warnings about travelling abroad but is unlikely to tell airlines to cancel flights or ban foreign travel, despite(...)

Wish you were here? While  countries across Europe are beginning to reopen their tourist markets, Irish people still have no idea if they are coming or going. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers who had hoped to see even an outline of their summer plans emerging from the fog of confusion created by the Covid-19 pandemic wil(...)

A plane leaves Dublin Airport. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Thousands of Irish families who had booked summer holidays overseas face losing their money because of a lack of clarity from the Government on flying(...)

ITAA said consumers should “adhere to the current travel guidelines from the Department, which state that non-essential travel should be avoided until further notice”. File photograph: Natascha Libbert/Bloomberg

A group representing Irish travel agents has expressed concern that airlines will start operating a significantly increased number of flights out of I(...)

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