Travel agents claim they are already seeing bookings for skiing holidays next winter as well as Lapland around Christmas.

The Irish Travel Agents Association believes business will start to improve from around September.

However, not everyone is so sure that internationally travel will be allowed even by next winter.

CSO studies found just 1 in 6 people are prepared to book a holiday in 2021.

Michael Doorley from the ITAA believes more people could be confident of making plans as more vaccines become available.

The Johnson and Johnson vaccine in particular has been earmarked as a game changer, if it gets approved for use.