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While there has been an uptick in bookings, ‘there are some customers who are still nervous’, says travel company. Photograph: iStock

The cost of foreign holidays looks set to skyrocket next year with pent-up demand and a dramatic decline in the number of flights to and from Ireland.(...)

‘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(...)

Jennifer Janzen of Airlines for Europe warns of the ‘practical difficulties’ now facing airlines because of the Government’s action. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Making airlines responsible for policing Ireland’s mandatory hotel quarantine rules is “simply mad”, according to Europe’s largest airline association(...)

Niall Rochford, general manager of Ashford Castle in Co Mayo: ‘Give us a plan or a target so I can give my team, guests, suppliers and owners some hope.’  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For a decade, Niall Rochford has been in charge at Ashford Castle, dealing with countless tricky situations with the grace and mild-mannered diplomacy(...)

Irish visitors to the four countries face considerable restrictions when they arrive. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz / AFP

There are just four countries on the new travel green list issued this week and none of them are popular destinations for Irish travellers. Only Cyp(...)

No Place Like Home: Kathryn Thomas

RTÉ One’s new Sunday-evening show, No Place Like Home, begins with a quotation: “So long for air to brighten, time to be dazzled and the heart to ligh(...)

Ireland is set to publish a list of safe countries to travel to but Government advice remains that all unnecessary international travel should be avoided. Photograph: iStock

Experts have warned that a so-called “green list” of countries deemed comparatively safe in terms of Covid-19 infection spread will confuse people who(...)

 ‘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(...)

Ryanair aircraft parked on the apron at Dublin Airport earlier this month. More than 90 per cent of the airline’s fleet is currently grounded across Europe. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

As the sun set on the Easter bank holiday weekend the public address system outside Dublin Airport’s departures area crackled into life to tell travel(...)

 A lone passenger walks past closed airline check-in counters. Photograph:   Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

When will this nightmare end? That is the question many, if not all, Irish people – and people across the world – have been asking themselves in recen(...)

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