TravelBug

Welcome to TravelBug

TravelBug is the new online initiative from Travel Centres – Ireland’s largest grouping of independently-owned, licensed and bonded travel agents with outlets located throughout the country.

Taking the sting out of travel

TravelBug is the new online initiative from Travel Centres – Ireland’s largest grouping of independently-owned, licensed and bonded travel agents with outlets located throughout the country.

Taj Mahal, India

Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times*

Stop dreaming and start doing! Our network of independent travel agents can find you the very best deals and share the kind of insider knowledge you only get with experience. Send us a no-obligation enquiry and let us find the right agent to start ticking off that bucket list!

*Asian Proverb

Elephant safari at Kilimanjaro

Not all those who wander are lost*

Stop dreaming and start doing! Our network of independent travel agents can find you the very best deals and share the kind of insider knowledge you only get with experience. Send us a no-obligation enquiry and let us find the right agent to start ticking off that bucket list!

*J.R.R. Tolkien

TRopical Beach at Bora Bora

Your time is limited, so don’t waste time living someone else’s life*

Stop dreaming and start doing! Our network of independent travel agents can find you the very best deals and share the kind of insider knowledge you only get with experience. Send us a no-obligation enquiry and let us find the right agent to start ticking off that bucket list!

*Steve Jobs

Patagonia

I haven’t been everyplace, but it’s on my list

Send us a no-obligation enquiry and let us find the right agent to start ticking off that bucket list!
– Susan Sontag

Welcome to TravelBug

TravelBug is the new online initiative from Travel Centres – Ireland’s largest grouping of independently-owned, licensed and bonded travel agents with outlets located throughout the country.

TravelBug aims to provide online shoppers with the best of both worlds: The 24/7 convenience of the Net with the vast accumulated knowledge of dozens of travel consultants who, between them, have already visited many of the countries that you may wish to travel to. And if they haven’t, they certainly know of someone who has so you’re never more than one degree of separation away from such hands-on knowledge. More importantly though, unlike many online web sites, you can be safe in the knowledge that any monies that you pay out for travel products or services are 100% fully insured against loss as every single agent providing you with services via this site is both government licensed and bonded!

Sunday Times Competition

Winners announced

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our recent competition in the Sunday Times Travel Supplement

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Travel Bug is the new online initiative from Travel Centres – Ireland’s largest grouping of independently-owned, licensed and bonded travel agents with outlets located throughout the country. To find an agent located near to you, either click on one of the pins in the map or scroll down through the alphabetical listing of agents below it. Read more


One of the most important and oft-cited reasons for the phenomenal success of various social media sites in recent years has been the value that we place in peer review — we value the opinions of others, particularly others like ourselves. Read more


Think that the Internet is the greatest thing since sliced bread or that the best deals can only be found online? There are numerous reasons why the ‘smart money’ continues to favour the travel agent. Read more

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Where do you go next when you’ve been almost everywhere?

There was a time, not so long ago, when travelling to someplace like Australia was seen as a big deal or when a holiday in Mauritius was looked upon as something only the rich and famous could afford to indulge in. Not anymore! Nowadays, your average consumer is pretty well traveled and whilst not everyone will necessarily have visited Jamaica, The Maldives or Antigua, nor will they feel is if these destinations are so off the beaten track that they are unlikely to ever visit.

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The same, but different — on Safari in Kenya

Anyone who has ever visited New York will recall the very first time that they walked through downtown Manhattan, taking in all the sights and sounds. It felt like walking through a movie set, didn’t it? Not only that but it simultaneously felt very familiar because of all the movies and tv shows in which it has acted as backdrop yet also was very different but it was difficult to put your finger on what that difference was? That’s how I felt when I visited Kenya recently to undertake my 3rd safari in just over six years. I’ve seen all the David Attenborough wildlife programmes (and more besides) and so therefore had a sense of what to expect and yet the reality tuned out to be subtly different in some respects and I’m still trying to figure out what? 

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4°37′S 55°27′E — The coordinates of Paradise!

Here’s a quick quiz for you and see if you can guess correctly, where I’m talking about?:

  1. The inhabitants consume 114.6 litres of beer per annum — second only to the Czech Republic in annual consumption
  2. 15% of the population work in tourism
  3. 88% of the country is covered in forest.
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I haven’t been everywhere but it’s on my list!

A brilliant saying if ever there was one and I will be eternally envious of Susan Sontag to whom the quote is attributed. I love it so much that we’ve used it at Travel Centres and Travel Bug, along with some other famous travel-related quotes, to epitomize the pleasure that is travelling. People assume when they hear that you work in the travel industry that you’ve been everywhere but that is rarely true and I’m no exception. Although I travel a lot, a good proportion of those trips tend to be repeat visits to certain countries because that’s where most of our agent’s clients go to, so not unsurprisingly, that means the USA and Spain — both of which I’ve probably been to on more than 40 or 50 occasions as one tends not to keep count. That means that there are still a lot of countries around the world that I have yet to experience and so I try to add at least two, if not three new destinations each year.

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The Pleasure Paradox

The pleasure paradox, also sometimes called the paradox of hedonism, refers to the practical difficulties encountered in the pursuit of pleasure. Unfortunately for the hedonist, constant pleasure-seeking may not yield the most actual pleasure or happiness in the long run—or even in the short run, when consciously pursuing pleasure interferes with experiencing it. At least so says Wikipedia. The subject of this week’s blog is the Amusement Park — that modern construct (both literally and metaphorically) beloved of holidaymakers everywhere!

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4* SKI SALE!!!!!!!!!

JANUARY DEPARTURES 2018
4* Bulgaria Ski Sale – from Dublin to Pamporovo

9 / 16 / 23 or 30 January - €699 per person sharing (ski pack included)

Price Includes:
• Return Flights Dublin to Sofia with Ryanair
• Taxes, Security Charges and Printed Boarding Passes
• 4* Hotel Orlovets
• Breakfast and Evening Meals (Buffet)
• Transfer from Sofia Airport to Pamporovo (approx. 3hrs)
• Full Ski Pack (ski school 6 x 4 hour lessons, lift pass, skis, sticks and boots)
• Services of a local based Travel Solutions Representative
• 20kgs luggage per person

Deposit €200 per person

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#LateDeals to #Salou this weekend starting at just €549ad & €279ch

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Getaway from the wind and rain to the Algarve this weekend from only €299pp!

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Getaway from the wind and rain to the Algarve this weekend from only €299pp!

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FREE Upgrade from B&B to Half Board!

5* Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel, Algarve
02nd September - 7 nights - only €999pp!

That price includes: flights, accommodation on a Half Board basis, airport transfers, baggage and resort rep.

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FREE Upgrade from B&B to Half Board!

5* Tivoli Carvoeiro Hotel, Algarve
02nd September - 7 nights - only €999pp!

That price includes: flights, accommodation on a Half Board basis, airport transfers, baggage and resort rep.

Click here to find your nearest Travel Centres agent to book now: 
http://travelbug.ie/find-agent

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More Incredible deals in from one of our Super Suppliers.

€117 – 1 night in Belfast with Game of Thrones tour
€119.50 – 1 night in Dublin with theatre show
€201 – 2 nights in London
€248 – 3 nights in Krakow
€332 – 4 nights in Benidorm
€592 – 3 nights in Iceland

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More Incredible deals in from one of our Super Suppliers.

€117 – 1 night in Belfast with Game of Thrones tour
€119.50 – 1 night in Dublin with theatre show
€201 – 2 nights in London
€248 – 3 nights in Krakow
€332 – 4 nights in Benidorm 
€592 – 3 nights in Iceland

Click here to find your nearest Travel Centres agent to book now: 
http://travelbug.ie/find-agent

#GoT #GameofThrones #Benidorm #London #Iceland #Krakow

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