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!


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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There’s a hotel for everyone!

 

From a travel agents’ perspective, one of the most interesting phenomena to reveal itself over the course of the past ten years is that, given the choice, consumers like to spend more, rather than less money on their hotel accommodation. Let me explain: As low-cost carriers such as Ryanair and EasyJet went from strength to strength and made international travel available to everyone, people started travelling more regularly and whilst they were prepared to put up with the no frills experience of spending several hours in a flying tin can to get from A to B, they quickly realised that ‘slumming it’ in a no-star hotel once you got to your destination didn’t quite make the same economic sense. Over time, consumers started moving up the value chain with the result that you’ll now probably see as many four-star hotels as you will three-star properties both at home and abroad and two-star establishments are almost a thing of the past. The fact of the matter is that people like their creature comforts and tend to choose properties that offer that little something extra — whether it be location, facilities, food, quirkiness or novelty value and it is to the latter that we devote this week’s blog!

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What is a VPN and why do I need one when I travel to certain countries around the world?

 

The letters in the acronym VPN stand for Virtual Private Network and is an incredible tool that can help you access blocked websites, hide your location, encrypt your data, and much more. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a server that you connect with to reroute your internet activities. The server can completely mask your IP or make it appear as if you are in a different location. Using VPN software on your laptop or tablet can be particularly useful when visiting certain countries where access to the Internet or certain websites on the Internet is limited.

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Reinventing the wheel, hotel-style

Statistics show that the Canary Islands — and Lanzarote in particular — are the favourite destination for Irish holidaymakers. Despite a flight time of four hours and 15 minutes, many people prefer it over the much shorter flights that can take them to the Balearic Islands or any of the Costas in mainland Spain and it comes down to one single USP, the guarantee of good weather.

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Something to shout about!

It’s not often that I take the opportunity in this blog to talk about something closer to home — after all, the purpose of these articles is to whet your appetite and stimulate your curiosity so that you venture abroad and experience some of the destinations that I write about. Every now and then though, I come across something that is so good that I simply cannot let the opportunity pass without telling people about it and the subject of this week’s Blog is such an instance!

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Celebrity Edge — does it live up to the hype?

We live in a world that is increasingly dominated by ‘Fake News’ and where so much hyperbole is propagated about any new product, service or destination that it can sometimes be difficult to separate fact from fiction. The function of any marketing or PR department is to talk up a new product entering the market and when that ‘product’ is a new cruise ship that represents an investment of close to $1Billion, then it is reasonable to assume that the hyperbole machine goes into overdrive!

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With the weather forecast looking very grim indeed, a nice trip to the sun will sort out everything 🌞(It always does 😉)

August bank holiday offers from €519pp

Prices include:
✈️Return flights
👜20kg baggage allowance
🏫7 nights accommodation
🚌Airport transfers
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Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
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With the weather forecast looking very grim indeed, a nice trip to the sun will sort out everything 🌞(It always does 😉)

August bank holiday offers from €519pp

Prices include:
✈️Return flights
👜20kg baggage allowance
🏫7 nights accommodation
🚌Airport transfers
🙋‍♂️Resort Rep

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

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Salou in August on Half Board Basis from €599pp

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Salou in August on Half Board Basis from €599pp

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

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Summer offer coming to an end!

Tomorrow is your last chance to save up to 30% on hotel and park tickets in Disneyland Paris for arrivals up to 6th November 2019!

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Summer offer coming to an end!

Tomorrow is your last chance to save up to 30% on hotel and park tickets in Disneyland Paris for arrivals up to 6th November 2019!

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

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Happy 4th of July to all our American colleagues and friends both on Irish soil and across the pond!🇺🇸🎉🎆
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