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From TheJournal.ie Irish hotel room bookings are at about 25% - last year they were at 90% Staycation

Irish hotel room bookings are at about 25% - last year they were at 90%

The Irish Hotels Federation says action needs to be taken.

From TheJournal.ie Overseas travel restrictions to remain in place until 20 July Holidays

Overseas travel restrictions to remain in place until 20 July

Cabinet met in Dublin Castle today.

From TheJournal.ie Going overseas against travel advice will cost claimants Jobseekers or PUP payments Pricey Trip

Going overseas against travel advice will cost claimants Jobseekers or PUP payments

Claimants would not be able to claim for the duration of their holiday and two weeks afterwards.

From TheJournal.ie Quarantine to remain as ministers put travel 'green list' on hold beyond 9 July Air Bridges

Quarantine to remain as ministers put travel 'green list' on hold beyond 9 July

The ‘green list’ is expected to be published on 20 July.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's the current advice about taking holidays abroad and how would 'air bridges' work? Holliers

Explainer: What's the current advice about taking holidays abroad and how would 'air bridges' work?

Ireland is looking at creating travel corridors with other countries in Europe with similarly low levels of Covid-19, but there’s no certainty as of yet.

From TheJournal.ie Government guarantees credit notes issued by licensed Irish travel agents and tour operators Package Holidays

Government guarantees credit notes issued by licensed Irish travel agents and tour operators

The Irish Travel Agents Association said the industry has seen a drop of 98% in business over the past three months.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach Holidays

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach

15 June is too soon to open Ireland’s border, says Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not necessary anymore': Aer Lingus wants rid of the two-week quarantine for people flying into Ireland Tourism

'It's not necessary anymore': Aer Lingus wants rid of the two-week quarantine for people flying into Ireland

The Irish airline has echoed calls made by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris Holidays

'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris

Government is to consider making it mandatory to self-isolate if you arrive in Ireland from abroad.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Top tips for parents to avoid a holiday from hell this summer Column

Column: Top tips for parents to avoid a holiday from hell this summer

They may be the apple of your eye but a break from the little darlings might just be the best part of your holiday, writes Shane Dunphy.

From TheJournal.ie Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers Future Focus

Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers

Sarah Harford on the technological shifts that are changing our experience of going away.

From TheJournal.ie Airbnb apologises after family finds camera hidden in smoke alarm in Cork home Holidays

Airbnb apologises after family finds camera hidden in smoke alarm in Cork home

The companysaid that its original handling of this incident did not meet its own standards.

This is what it was like spending Christmas alone in a beachside hut in Cambodia

There’s not a huge amount of tinsel, let’s just put it that way.

What Percent Grinch Are You?

We can tell you.

From TheJournal.ie No-deal Brexit could mean weeks of quarantine for Irish pets travelling with owners to UK Pet Passports

No-deal Brexit could mean weeks of quarantine for Irish pets travelling with owners to UK

This could even impact travel to and from Northern Ireland with pets in the event of a hard-border.

From TheJournal.ie Holidaymakers left out-of-pocket as travel company closes Liquidation

Holidaymakers left out-of-pocket as travel company closes

Many people have found their holidays and accomodation have been cancelled.

From TheJournal.ie VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep Tourism

VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep

Ross said big-profit hotels operating in Ireland are damaging the country’s tourism reputation.

Poll: Would you travel abroad on your own? Summer This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you travel abroad on your own?

It’s definitely not for everyone.

7 of the best swimsuits on sale right now on ASOS

Summer style on the cheap.

From TheJournal.ie 4 entertainment-packed itineraries for family staycations around Ireland Family Magazine

4 entertainment-packed itineraries for family staycations around Ireland

Not heading abroad this summer? We’ve got your back.

From TheJournal.ie Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents Passports

Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents

Five TDs – including a minister – made over 100 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of individuals in the last two years.

11 summer beach reads you need to pack for your holidays

Don’t leave it to the last minute.

From TheJournal.ie Chernobyl is now a tourist spot for nuclear thrillseekers and business is booming Disaster Zone

Chernobyl is now a tourist spot for nuclear thrillseekers and business is booming

Almost 50,000 people toured the area last year.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin dad says family holiday in jeopardy due to 'misinformation' and delays getting baby's passport Consumer

Dublin dad says family holiday in jeopardy due to 'misinformation' and delays getting baby's passport

Neil Curran says he was told different things by An Post and Passport Service.

11 things 90s girls begged their parents to get them on holidays

I NEED MY NAME ON A GRAIN OF RICE.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you ever rushed to a pool early to bag a sun lounger? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you ever rushed to a pool early to bag a sun lounger?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you booked a holiday for 2018? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you booked a holiday for 2018?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

From TheJournal.ie The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today Holliers

The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today

Politicians have four weeks off from today.

8 dreamy Irish Airbnb rentals you'll want to hibernate in this winter

Live the secluded life you dream of.

From TheJournal.ie More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away Holidays

More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away

Tourism Ireland said the decline in sterling has made holidays and short breaks here more expensive for British visitors.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Are you holidaying in Ireland this year? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you holidaying in Ireland this year?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

The Ultimate 'July 19th on Father Ted' Quiz

It’s a big day.

From TheJournal.ie Dreaming about a holiday? Here are some of the world's best 'eco escapes' National Geographic This post contains images

Dreaming about a holiday? Here are some of the world's best 'eco escapes'

The venues aim to “safeguard cultural and natural heritage” and “support environmentally friendly practices”.

From TheJournal.ie Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing) Get It In Early

Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)

The number of applications outstanding has been consistently on the rise in recent times in the wake of the Brexit vote.

From TheJournal.ie Without a truly iconic tourist attraction, Ireland banks on billion-euro 'encounters with locals' Tourism

Without a truly iconic tourist attraction, Ireland banks on billion-euro 'encounters with locals'

Airbnb and the like are lining up to sell punters travel ‘experiences’.

From TheJournal.ie New EU roaming allowances: Here's what phone companies will be charging from next week Roam Like Home

New EU roaming allowances: Here's what phone companies will be charging from next week

The new rules will be a huge improvement for customers – but don’t be fooled by the ‘roam like at home’ slogan.

16 memories anyone who went on a package holiday as a child will have

The silent competition between the Irish kids and the English kids.

18 things that are only acceptable at the airport

It’s a parallel universe.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you intend taking your holidays abroad this year? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you intend taking your holidays abroad this year?

Your daily bite-sized ballot break.

From TheJournal.ie Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse? Now you can Lighthouse Family

Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse? Now you can

Five new lighthouse properties are available for people to rent as short-term accommodation.

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