Tests and masks and rock’n’roll: How I flew through the new world of travel
We’ve all heard about the new rules for international travel, but how do they work in real life? Thomas Hubert has been to Paris and back and lived to tell the tale. His diary contains hot tips for when you finally fly again.
“We survived and did all the right things for the customer. I’m really optimistic”
One year ago, travel agent Mary McKenna told The Currency about her scramble to manage cancellations as Tour America’s revenue dropped to zero. As customers return to booking holidays, her latest interview is decidedly upbeat.
Bonds, insurance, creditors: How Covid infected one of the country’s oldest tour operators
Joe Walsh Tours was one of Ireland’s oldest travel agents and tour operators. However, board minutes, legal filings and correspondence with the regulator reveal just what went wrong, and who is owed what. They also shed light on the company’s battle to survive a pandemic.
Hostelworld finds backers, but not among its own ranks
The Dublin-based online backpackers’ booking service this week rallied investors and banks to see it through the pandemic. Yet despite commitments to build significant personal stakes in the business, the company’s executive directors have yet to do so.
“Until a vaccine comes, travel will never be the same again”
Mary McKenna’s travel agency Tour America has sent a generation of Irish tourists to the country now worst hit by the pandemic. She expects no travel until Christmas and her team are busy rescheduling trips - but with a mother in a nursing home, she knows this is not only about business.