Prices for popular foreign holiday destinations have gone up by 16 per cent in some cases.
The Irish Travel Agents Association says holidays to the Canaries, Portugal and Spain are more expensive this summer, compared to 2019.
The average price for a holiday to Lanzarote was €746 before the pandemic, but that's now risen by 11 per cent.
For those looking to jet away to the Algarve in Portugal this July or August, prices have risen by €118.
The prices quoted are for a 7-night stay.
Paul Hackett, President of the Irish Travel Agents Association, says it all boils down to energy costs.
"We have higher fuel costs and that's having an affect on air travel just like it is for everything else."
He recommends booking in off-peak times where he promises "exceptional value" is still available.