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Travel agents blame government for fall in bookings

Travel agents have sharply criticised the government for creating economic uncertainty, amid a 20 per cent fall in holiday bookings compared to last year.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
21st March, 2009

Travel agents have sharply criticised the government for creating economic uncertainty, amid a 20 per cent fall in holiday bookings compared to last year.

Simon Nugent, chief executive of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA), said agents were frustrated at the uncertainty in the economy ahead of the emergency budget next month.

‘‘Consumers are holding off until they see what impact the budget will have on them before they book,” said Nugent, whose organisation represents 150...

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