THURSDAY 4 AUGUST 2011
Inghams regret to announce that it has reluctantly decided to cease tour operations from Ireland with effect from winter 2011-12 and that its offices in Dublin will close on Friday, 19 August.
We are writing to the guests who are booked on our Ski 11/12 programme outlining the options open to them. Enquiries should be directed to 1850 92 90 21 (from ROI) or on +44 20 8780 4444.
Inghams will continue to operate its ski programme from Belfast and 20 other U.K. airports. For details go to www.inghams.co.uk
This seems to have come as a sudden decision, as some people have already booked with them for the 2012 season. They will have their UK operation so hopefully the people who have booked will be able to either go on the holidays or get their money back. They fly from Belfast International Airport to Innsbruck and Geneva and cover 44 resorts in 4 countries (France, Switzerland, Austria & Italy). I don’t know if this is a sign of the times for ski operators suffering with the down turn in the economy, of if there are other factors at work here. In the last 10 years the number of Irish people taking ski holidays had reached record proportions.
We’ve updated our list of Irish ski operators, sadly there are only 9 now. 🙁 If you’ve been effected by this please let us know in the comments.