Pat Dawson

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Dublin Airport: All arrivals into the State - whether vaccinated or not - will need a clear Covid test result from Friday onwards. Photograph: iStock

The introduction of a Covid-19 testing regime for people coming to Ireland will add significantly to the cost of in-bound international travel but is (...)

Pat Dawson said personal injury claims are “happening all the time”Airplane Trave”. Photograph: iStock

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has said some of its members are paying over €400,000 a year in insurance premiums. Pat Dawson, chief exe(...)

Non-US air travellers will need to show proof of vaccination before boarding a flight to the US, and will need to show proof of a recent negative Covid-19 test. File photograph

The reopening of the US for fully vaccinated foreign nationals from November 8th is “a shot in the arm” for the travel industry, the chief executive o(...)

The overall feedback from customers is that travelling requires plenty of planning

The Irish travel industry was one of the worst-hit sectors during the darkest days of the pandemic. Ireland was one of the slowest countries to reope(...)

Cork  Airport will be closed until November 22nd to facilitate the €40m reconstruction of the main runway. Photograph: Andy Gibson

Management at Cork Airport have defended the decision to close the airport for the next 10 weeks to allow reconstruction of the airport’s main runway,(...)

Passengers at Terminal 1, Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Travel agents have reported a surge of calls about summer holidays abroad but they say families may be deterred due to European Union plans to requir(...)

‘Travel agents are already very busy with inquiries and people are now booking or at least talking about it in a serious way,’ chief executive of the Irish Travel Agents Association Pat Dawson said. File photograph: iStock

A surge in interest in overseas holidays towards the end of the summer could see demand outstrip supply with the cost of flights and overseas accommod(...)

Member states would have ‘a lot of flexibility’  in how they use the certificates according to their own border rules, Tánaiste Leo  Varadkar said. Photograph: Leah Farrell/

Digital passes allowing Irish people to travel freely within the European Union may be available from the end of July, according to Tánaiste Leo Varad(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson said it would be a “very good idea” to begin trialling rapid tests on flights, initially between the Republic and UK. File photograph

Government delays in introducing the European Union digital pass will leave the Republic trailing as the rest of the bloc reopens this summer, travel (...)

Joe Walsh Tours: the Irish travel agent and tour operator has ceased trading with immediate effect. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ah, don’t tell me JWT is gone Afraid so. Joe Walsh Tours, one of Ireland’s oldest and best-known travel companies, has gone out of business. What ex(...)

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