Newstalk
Newstalk

18.58 7 Apr 2016


Share this article


It seems US destinations are riding high in the list of summer hotspots for Irish people.

Spain, Portugal and the USA are the most popular holiday destinations to visit in summer 2016.

That is according to the latest Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) quarterly survey.

Advertisement

The US also topped the poll for city break destinations - with New York being the most popular, followed by Barcelona, Rome and Prague.

The ITAA says the resurgence of US destinations at the top of the poll has been greatly helped by new routes to the US launched by airlines.

When asked about the biggest travel trends in 2016 so far, agents say all inclusive cruises have seen a huge surge in popularity.

Camping in Europe is also becoming increasingly popular among families this year.

The survey also showed that there has been a decline in travel to North Africa, Turkey and Greece.

For some agents, city breaks to Brussels, Paris and London have also been affected.

But the mood looks positive, as 60% of Irish travel agents have seen an increase in bookings in the first quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.


Share this article


Read more about

News

Most Popular

Live: Title

Now playing

00:00:00 / 00:00:00
Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share


Up next

Episode title
Show
Duration

You currently have no podcasts in your queue.

Go to podcasts

On Air

Best Of Newstalk

Best Of Newstalk

00:00-08:00

Share

Up next

DOCUMENTARY AND DRAMA ON NEWST...

DOCUMENTARY AND DRAMA ON NEWSTALK

08:00-09:00

Share

ALIVE AND KICKING WITH CLARE M...

ALIVE AND KICKING WITH CLARE MCKENNA

09:00-10:00

Share

TAKING STOCK

TAKING STOCK

10:00-11:00

Share

ON THE RECORD WITH GAVAN REILL...

ON THE RECORD WITH GAVAN REILLY

11:00-13:00

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

13:00-19:00

Share

TALKING HISTORY WITH PATRICK G...

TALKING HISTORY WITH PATRICK GEOGHEGAN

19:00-20:00

Share

SOUNDSCAPE

SOUNDSCAPE

20:00-21:00

Share

FUTUREPROOF WITH JONATHAN MCCR...

FUTUREPROOF WITH JONATHAN MCCREA

21:00-22:00

Share

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

THE TOM DUNNE SHOW

22:00-00:00

Share

BEST OF NEWSTALK

BEST OF NEWSTALK

00:00-06:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on