“Lack of Engagement” Offers No Clear Path for Recovery for Tourism Industry

As nearly half a million holiday bookings are threatened by Covid restrictions, the ITAA criticises the lack of meaningful engagement by government with the travel industry. Pat Dawson, CEO of the Irish Travel Agents’ Association (ITAA), has criticised the government’s failure to engage more comprehensively with the travel industry, which directly employs 3,500 people and…

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737 MAX Cleared to Fly by EASA and CAA

Air safety authorities in Europe and the UK have formally cleared the Boeing 737 Max to return to service after nearly two years on the ground. The European Air Safety Authority and the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority both gave a green light today to the Boeing 737 MAX to resume flying in European and UK…

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Virtual Museum Tours in New York State

Credit: @shuhartphotography on Instagram A great rainy day or wintertime activity, or the perfect component of a day on the town, a New York museum tour is always a satisfying experience. Many of New York’s museums are open with safety protocols in place, but there is another way to enjoy an exhibit without leaving the comfort…

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The Best Eiffel Tower Views in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris

Last spring we invited Oliver of The Earful Tower and his lovely wife Lina of Parisian Postcards to leave their home in Montmartre and stay with us in the 7th arrondissement. If you follow us on Instagram then you probably saw some videos of that time. Oliver and Lina spent all of lockdown in 30…

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Toronto restaurant introduces rule to charge patrons double if they don’t wear a mask

We've all seen the viral videos of people in Toronto absolutely freaking out after being asked to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces, as has been mandated by the municipal and provincial governments for months now. These situations make things not only extremely confrontational and awkward for staff and other patrons of businesses, but also flat out dangerous…

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Toronto is about to be blasted with up to 10 cm of snow

Traditional Canadian winter weather has finally settled upon Toronto, which recorded its coldest temperature of the season so far on Saturday night at -10.3 C. That's pretty darned mild compared to what we usually experience around these parts by the end of January, even with a few pesky storms in the mix. As warned by meteorolgists, however, it's not…

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TNT – Today’s News, Today

Thank you for opening our new e -zine product, Today’s News, Today – or just TNT. This e-zine will arrive in your inbox at 4pm Monday to Friday, bringing you the freshest, most up-to-date news in the industry. As the Irish Travel Trade News has been in business for over 50 years, our contacts in…

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Wyndham Grand Algarve Re-Launches as Five-Star Resort

The Wyndham Grand Algarve will relaunch as a five-star hotel this Spring having undergone a complete €5million transformation. The sophisticated resort is the gateway to the Quinta do Lago, the most exclusive and sought-after location in the Algarve, Portugal. The all-suite resort has been reimagined to provide premium amenities, stylish interiors and the most attentive…

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