All posts tagged "Irish Travel Agents Association"

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    Ad Campaign Promotes Booking With Travel Agents

    The Irish Travel Agents Association, in partnership with Cork Airport, is running an advertising campaign throughout January,...

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    Three-Quarters of ITAA Members Report Increased Bookings

    A total of 76% of agents have seen an increase in bookings compared to the same period...

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    ITAA Confirms Ballsbridge Location for Irish Travel Industry Trade Show 2016

    The Irish Travel Agents Association has confirmed that next year’s Irish Travel Industry Trade Show will take...

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    Liam Lonergan and Stephen McKenna to Address ITAA Conference in Jerez

    ‘Protecting Your Margin’ and ‘Strategic Thought and Change’ will be subjects addressed by speakers Liam Lonergan and...

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    Club Travel: Ireland’s Largest Travel Agency

    Liam Lonergan, Managing Director, Club Travel, talks to ITTN’s News & Features Editor Neil Steedman about the agency, his best decisions (and his worst!), the state of the industry – and non-retirement. Club Travel is the largest agency in Ireland by turnover and by staff numbers and was the Leinster finalist for...

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    ITAA Meets on Quantum of the Seas Pre-Inaugural Sailing

    Royal Caribbean International’s Quantum of the Seas, “the world’s first smartship” – which sailed into New York Harbour yesterday, Monday 10th November 2014 following her eight-day inaugural voyage from Southampton – was the venue for this year’s well-attended Irish Travel Agents Association conference.   The 168,666-ton, 16-guest-deck, ship – the third largest cruise...

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    ITAA Celebrates 44th Birthday on Quantum of the Seas

    This coming Sunday 2nd November 2014 marks the 44th anniversary of the Irish Travel Agents Association, which came about from a merger of the two organisations that represented Irish travel agents in the 1960s – the Association of Irish Travel Agents and the Irish Passenger Travel Agents’ Association. The first meeting of the ITAA...

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    ITAA Extends Condolences to Gonzalo Ceballos

    The Board and members of the Irish Travel Agents Association would like to extend their deepest sympathies to Gonzalo Ceballos Watling, Director of the Spanish Tourism Office in Dublin, on the passing of his wife Martha.    Pat Dawson, ITAA Chief Executive, said: “Gonzalo and their two children are at the forefront...

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    ITAA Partners with RCI for Annual Conference

    The Irish Travel Agents Association has announced that its annual conference will take place on board the newest addition to Royal Caribbean International’s fleet, the Quantum of the Seas. The conference will take place during the ship’s maiden voyage departing Southampton, England, on 31st October 2014 for two nights at sea. Martin...

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    Thomas Cook Ireland: Tour Operators Chase New Customers

    Following last Wednesday’s announcement by Thomas Cook Ireland that it was ceasing charter operations out of the Republic of Ireland after this winter season finishes, and plans to close the Dublin office with the potential loss of 44 jobs, the remaining tour operators have been busy trying to attract would-be Thomas Cook...

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    Best Travel Industry Practice Discussed at European Gathering 
of Travel Professionals

    The Irish Travel Agents Association is “extremely concerned” about the over regulation that the Irish travel industry faces in comparison to the rest of Europe. The differences in outdated Irish legislation, which is over 30 years old, compared to upcoming EU travel directives was highlighted at the bi-annual European Travel Agents and...

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    May Dates for Your Diary…

    May is shaping up to be a busy month for the Irish travel industry social scene! Lowcostbeds/ Resorthoppa will host events in Cork and Dublin on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd May respectively, followed by functions hosted by Air France/ KLM/ Delta, Etihad Airways/ Dubai Tourism, Silversea Cruises, and United, and ending...

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    Little Enthusiasm at ITAA AGM for a Consortium

    The 50 or so members who attended yesterday’s agm of the Irish Travel Agents Association spent only about 30 minutes discussing the idea that it become a commercial negotiator (or act partially as a consortium) and the general view seemed to be that it was a non-starter. Ex-President Con Horgan was one...

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    A Future for the ITAA?

    In a sample survey by Irish Travel Trade News of Irish travel agents nationwide, 78% of respondents said that the Irish Travel Agents Association was currently not of relevance to their business. However, 78% also said that the ITAA could be more relevant to their business and 44.5% said they would use...

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    A Future for the ITAA?

    In a statement issued last week, Michael Doorley, Managing Director of Shandon Travel, who has been proposed and seconded for the position of Treasurer of the Irish Travel Agents Association and which is to be determined by ITAA members on 14th March, highlighted the serious situation currently faced by the ITAA, both...

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    ITAA is Not Seeking Collective Bond for 2012

    The Commission for Aviation Regulation has been informed by Irish Travel Agents Association Chief Executive Pat Dawson that the ITAA do not intend to seek a Collective Bond arrangement with insurers in respect of the 1st May 2012 licensing round. Agents who are seeking to renew their Travel Agent’s licence are urged...