Pat Dawson

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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(...)

 ‘Everything is currently focused around changing and rebooking,’ Eoghan Corry of Travel Extra magazine says. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

There has been “a big avalanche” of people rebooking holidays for summer 2021, the Irish Travel Agents Association has said. Pat Dawson, chief execu(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross said many travel agents and tour operators are having severe cash flow problems.  Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Holidaymakers who have had to cancel their holidays because of Covid-19 will receive a Government-backed credit note for the value of their holiday. (...)

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) said it was deeply concerned by the impact the pandemic was having on its members and their customers. Photograph: iStock

The umbrella group for Irish travel agents has called on the Government to change the rules and allow holiday companies offer credit notes instead of (...)

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Will it be July or September? Whenever it is, it will be to a much changed world. In China, normality is creeping back. Shops are reopening. Pe(...)

Aer Lingus offers passengers alternate bookings and vouchers. Details of passenger rights to refunds are only available by following a link to a complex page of terms and conditions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aer Lingus has denied it is breaking the law by not offering full refunds to passengers who have had flights cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. (...)

Pat Dawson of Cork-based Dawson Travel was one of the first to get involved in the business after being asked to source tickets for Old Trafford by a bank’s social club. File photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Irish players may find it harder to get a look-in at the wealthiest English clubs these days, but supporters from this country still top the Premier L(...)

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