Travel trade in Ireland stable despite XL collapse

The representative body for travel agents has rejected claims that many of its members face difficulties in the wake of the collapse of British firm XL Leisure Group.

13th September, 2008

The representative body for travel agents has rejected claims that many of its members face difficulties in the wake of the collapse of British firm XL Leisure Group.

Thousands of holidaymakers were affected by the collapse of XL, the third-largest tour operator in Britain. However, the chief executive of the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA), Simon Nugent, said the collapse would not have repercussions for the Irish travel industry.

‘‘No Irish travel firms are under...

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