Thursday, 10 September 2020

Ceisteanna (72)

Darren O'Rourke

Ceist:

72. Deputy Darren O'Rourke asked the Minister for Transport the number of meetings he has had with an association (details supplied) since becoming Minister; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23229/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I can confirm to the Deputy that while I have not personally met with representatives from the Irish Travel Agents Association since my appointment as Minister, both my officials and my Ministerial colleague in the Department, Minister Hildegarde Naughton, who holds responsibility for the aviation sector are maintaining an open engagement with the travel trade industry.

I understand that Minister Naughton met with representatives of the Irish Travel Agents Association on Wednesday, 22nd July to discuss ongoing issues, and on foot of that meeting, invited the ITAA to consider all of the current available supports for SMEs and identify whether anything additional is required.