Thursday September 24, 2020

Up in the air: are foreign holidays cancelled this summer?

People who have booked holidays seek clarity as airports and travel agencies are open, but the government advice is to stay at home

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor

5th July, 2020
Tanya Airey, managing director of Sunway Travel: ‘People are in limbo’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Will they stay or will they go? The answer, at least with regard to Irish holidaymakers who planned a foreign holiday this year, would seem to be: “We don‘t know – and we need more guidance from the government.”

Tanya Airey, executive chair of the travel firm Sunway, described the current situation as one of “complete and utter confusion” in the wake of conflicting advice from health experts.


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