Surge in Irish holidaymakers bucks economic downturn

Irish travel agents have reported a surge in sales of holidays in the first few weeks of the year.

3rd February, 2013
John Spollen, a founder and director of Cassidy Travel. Photo: Tony O'SHea

Irish travel agents have reported a surge in sales of holidays in the first few weeks of the year, with some reporting the return of long queues of people hoping to snap up discounted summer holidays during the January sales.

The upsurge has also been aided by an increase in trips by people visiting family members who have emigrated.

"Our agents reported a turnover of €1.2 billion in 2012 and we expect that to be...

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