Travel agents have been “overlooked” once again as the latest round of grants has been announced – over £7 million has been provided for local hotels to promote their business while travel agents, one of the hardest hit industries, are left floundering – that’s the message from local travel agent body, the Association of Northern Ireland Travel Agents (ANITA).
ANITA chairman Mr Damian Murphy said: “Once again travel agents have been overlooked in the latest round of grants. A fund of over £7 million has been provided for local hotels to promote their business and a holiday at home scheme has recently been announced.
“While we have no problem with this why has our industry once again been ignored. We are and can continue to be an important part of both the economy and high street of Northern Ireland and have no idea why once again we seem to have seem to have been overlooked. We once again call on our executive to engage with us and give us the final bit of financial support we deserve.”