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Minister Opens Support Scheme For Licensed Travel Agents And Tour Operators

By Dave Simpson

The Minister for State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD, has announced that a €10 million support scheme for licensed travel agents and tour operators is now open for applications, according to a statement published on Gov.ie.

Statements By Minister Naughton

The statement published on Gov.ie included one from Minister Naughton, in which she said, “The travel agents’ sector has suffered significant ongoing disruption to its business during the pandemic. This €10 million scheme will help support the many travel businesses the length and breadth of the country.”

Minister Naughton continued, “I am cognisant that this sector, of which many are small, family-run businesses located in towns and villages across the country, has remained open to support its customer base in the most challenging of circumstances, since March 2020, with a recovery much slower than other parts of our economy. The trade generated through licensed outbound travel agents and tour operators is a factor in generating demand for vital air service connectivity between Ireland, our regions, and overseas markets.”

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The funding allocation will be used to assist travel agents and tour operators licensed by the Commission for Aviation Regulation with non-pay business costs, according to the statement published on Gov.ie.

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