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Travel agents expect business to pick up in September

Travel agents believe business will pick up from around September.

The Irish Travel Agents Association says it is already seeing bookings for skiing holidays next winter as well as Lapland around Christmas.

It comes as a CSO survey found 1 in 6 people would be willing to travel abroad this year.

Michael Doorley from the group says there is an appetite for people to go on a holiday once the vaccine is rolled out.

“Generally within the trade we expect about September time is when the business will start opening up again and people will have the confidence to book their holidays.

“We all have seen some bookings coming through, not in huge numbers, but some coming through for skiing and Lapland around December.”

Shandon Travel

Phone Number: 021 4277094
Address: 73-76 Grand Parade, Cork City, Cork

Celebrating over 40 years in business, Shandon Travel is your one stop shop for all your travel needs.

Our well travelled team of experts can offer you the best value on sun holidays, city breaks, flights, cruises, over 50’s holidays, honeymoons, golf holidays and family holidays. We have great prices on all the top holiday destinations including the USA, South America, Cuba, India, Asia, South Africa and more…

One of Ireland’s leading travel agents and tour operators. Shandon Travel comprises of 4 retail shops and tour operating divisions to France, Dubai, South & Central America, India and the Caribbean.

WIth more than 40 years in the trade, Michael Doorley opened his first Shandon Travel outlet on Oliver Plunkett Street in 1974, beginning a journey which took in premises in Wilton and taking on a string of other interests, including student favourite Sayit Travel, West Cork Travel, the Cruise Centre and Beacon South America.

Now it is all under one roof at its new Grand Parade location by Fitzgerald House, home to 32 staff — and decades of gathered expertise.

Lee Travel (Cork City)

Phone Number: 021-4277111
Address: 24 Princes Street, Cork, Cork

Celebrating 40 years in travel this year Lee Travel is still the market leader in cruising, honeymoon and escorted tour.
Also in Paul St. SC, Ballincollig, Midleton & Youghal.

J Barter Travel (Douglas)

Phone Number: 021 489 4084
Address: Douglas Village Shopping Centre, Douglas, Cork

J Barter Travel (Bandon)

Phone Number: 023 884 1925
Address: Old Market Shopping Centre, Bandon, Cork

J Barter Travel

Phone Number: 0214851700
Address: 92 Patrick Street, Cork, Cork

J Barter Travel, experts in travel since 1865, providing a premium quality service to our customers with positive travel experiences.

Book your perfect holidays at affordable prices with the best travel agents. We offer holidays from Dublin, Deals from Cork, flights from Shannon.

We take great pride in our experienced, enthusiastic, well-travelled and dedicated staff. J. Barter Travel can offer a vast array of holidays, regardless of whether it’s a cruiselast minute deal, or sun holiday, as well as worldwide and special long haul holidays. We also offer a number of extras on your holiday such as car hiretransfers, and a variety of local attractions at many major holiday destinations.

J Barter Travel has offices in WaterfordDouglasCork City and Bandon that would be more than happy to help you with your holiday, so no matter where in the Cork area you are, there’s always a J Barter Travel near you.

Celtic Ross Hotel

Phone Number: (023) 88 48722
Address: Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork

The family owned Celtic Ross Hotel is superbly located on the Wild Atlantic Way, overlooking Rosscarbery Bay and Galley Head, with the historic Cathedral village of Rosscarbery on its doorstep. The perfect base to explore West Cork.

Courtmacsherry Hotel

Phone Number: 023 8846198
Address: Courtmacsherry, Bandon, Co. Cork

Courtmacsherry Hotel is an exquisite Victorian mansion, ideal for romantic weekend breaks away in beautiful West Cork. 40 Mins From Cork Airport. The hotel has a total of 10 rooms available. The rooms have been designed to add to the Victorian theme that is evident throughout every part of this unique hotel. All of these rooms are ensuite with all of the basic commodities. All of the front rooms have a panoramic view of Courtmacsherry Bay, which is literally a stones throw away.

Travel Focus Limited

Phone Number: 021 432 0898
Address: 7 Anglesea Terrace, Cork, Cork

Travel Focus is an Irish owned company offering quality holidays to a wide range of destinations and we’ve been doing that since 1998. We pride ourselves on innovation and flexibility, and offer a full range of travel services.

Trabolgan Holiday Village

Phone Number: 021 4661551
Address: Whitegate, Midleton, Co. Cork

Trabolgan Holiday Village is located in East Cork and is the ideal location for your family holiday or fun day out.  Celebrating 30 years this year there is lots of fun and celebrations happening throughout the course of the 2015 season- see Peppa Pig and George and Ben and Holly Live all new for 2015.  There is lots to do for all the family including an indoor subtropical swimming pool, indoor and outdoor play  areas, a bird of prey educational centre, a range of adventure sport activities including Go Karts, Zip Wire, Body Zorbing, Archery and a host of bars and restaurants as well as 172 self catering houses and 32 touring caravan pitches.


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