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Irish Tourist Assistance Service Rebrands as Tourist SOS

The Irish Tourist Assistance Service – the free support service for international visitors to Ireland – has rebranded as Tourist SOS.

The service has been active for 30 years and provides assistance to tourists who find themselves in distress; from lost property, as victims of crime or for medical emergencies.

It is seen as a vital conduit to the Gardaí, national embassies, and airlines.

The service “can help a visitor resolve their problems and put the incident behind them as quickly as possible, and get back to enjoying their time in Ireland.”

Tourist SOS said: “While thankfully relatively few visitors to Ireland experience such problems, and of the small numbers who do, 9 in 10 will continue their holiday after receiving support from Tourist SOS – a testament to the effectiveness of the service provided. Tourist SOS is unique to Ireland with no other European country offering this type of dedicated nationwide support to visitors.”

www.touristsos.ie provides information and advice to tourists in multiple languages and has a separate section for Gardai, Embassy personnel and frontline staff in the tourism industry on best practice when dealing with visitors who have experienced a crime or other distressing incident.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.
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