Tough times ahead for travel agencies

But, in spite of closures, Topflight claims tourists are turning away from online booking, writes Gavin Daly.

30th August, 2008

But, in spite of closures, Topflight claims tourists are turning away from online booking, writes Gavin Daly.

Travel firms will continue to feel the squeeze amid ‘‘very tough’’ conditions in the sector, according to the operators of one of the biggest holiday businesses in the country.

Kevin Nolan, financial controller of Topflight in Dublin, said competition in the sector was ‘‘dog eat dog’’, and a spate of company collapses would make...

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