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


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Are you buying or shopping?

Is there a difference you ask? Apparently, there is, according to the latest retail research. You would assume, because of the tremendous success of companies such as Amazon and Ryanair that all your typical consumer is interested in is priced and whilst that may to true to a certain degree, the reality is a lot more nuanced than that.

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Traveling is good for your health!

It’s now official — travelling is good for your health and lowers your risk of experiencing cardiovascular problems!

OK, now that I’ve gotten your attention, let’s back up a little! The actual chore of travelling itself — i.e. the flying, the queuing up at airport security etc. — is probably not, as we know that to be stressful and God knows, I’ve taken enough flights and stood in enough queues to have gained that insight. What we’re talking about here is the part when you get to where you’re going or start doing what you’ve travelled some distance to do! It’s the relaxing part and apparently there is a big qualitative difference between the type of relaxing that you do at home (in the evenings for example, or at the weekends) and the type of relaxation that you experience when you go away.

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Jamaica — Ireland’s Caribbean next-of-kin

It is just over 30 years since I first visited Jamaica and fell in love with the island, its people and its music. I’ve only been back there once since then and am due to visit the Caribbean nation for a third time next year and I’m already looking forward to it. The thing that struck me most forcibly about Jamaica and Jamaicans on that first visit was how much they were like us in terms of demeanour, friendliness and general disposition. I felt very much at home and indeed ever since, I have always described Jamaicans as the black Irish!

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Welcome to Veggie Heaven!

People travel around the world to specific destinations for all sorts of reasons. It may be to experience the natural wonders of a country; its history, architecture, culture or even its people. Some people travel specifically to enjoy the food — whether it be Indian, Mexican, Chinese, French or any one of dozens of other national cuisines.

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‘Nownership’ — what is it and why travel agents should be happy about it!

It is expected that by next year, the combined spending power of Millennials (generally defined as people who were born between the years 1981 and 1996 — i.e. 23 to 38 years old) will represent a combined spending power of $1.4 Trillion. That’s a very big number indeed (see accompanying graphic to this week’s blog for visualisation!

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2 days ago

Travel Bug

✨Visit Disneyland Paris during the enchanted Christmas season or give someone you know the gift to go! ✨

Disneyland Paris from ONLY €1295 per family

Price Includes:
🏰 3 nights in Disney’s Santa Fe / Cheyenne Hotel
🎢 4 days Park Tickets
🍕 FREE Half Board Meals (worth €400)
✈️ Return Flights from Dublin/Cork
🚌 Airport Transfers

📅January, February & March 2020
2 ad & 1 ch from €1340
1 ad & 2 ch from €1295
2 ad & 2 ch from €1645

📅November & December 2019
2 ad & 1 ch from €1410
1 ad & 2 ch from €1460
2 ad & 2 ch from €1799

*T&C’s Apply - Subject to availability, children age 3 - 11. Based arriving on selected dates in Nov, Dec, Jan, early Feb & Mar 2020

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
travelbug.ie/find-agent/
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✨Visit Disneyland Paris during the enchanted Christmas season or give someone you know the gift to go! ✨

Disneyland Paris from ONLY €1295 per family

Price Includes: 
🏰 3 nights in Disney’s Santa Fe / Cheyenne Hotel 
🎢 4 days Park Tickets 
🍕 FREE Half Board Meals (worth €400) 
✈️ Return Flights from Dublin/Cork
🚌 Airport Transfers

📅January, February & March 2020
2 ad & 1 ch from  €1340
1 ad & 2 ch from €1295
2 ad & 2 ch from €1645

📅November & December 2019
2 ad & 1 ch from  €1410
1 ad & 2 ch from €1460
2 ad & 2 ch from €1799

*T&C’s Apply - Subject to availability, children age 3 - 11. Based arriving on selected dates in Nov, Dec, Jan, early Feb & Mar 2020

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

3 days ago

Travel Bug

2020 offers with Celebrity Cruises including brand new APEX and refurbished SILHOUETTE!

These ships have revolutionised the cruising experience👈🛳

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
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2020 offers with Celebrity Cruises including brand new APEX and refurbished SILHOUETTE! 

These ships have revolutionised the cruising experience👈🛳

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
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4 days ago

Travel Bug

All the privacy of a villa but still able to enjoy the amenities of a 5* hotel in this great offer for February 2020 ☀️

5* Hotel Suite Villa Maria, Tenerife from €1,599pp

Price includes:
🏩7 nights accommodation in 2 bed villa
✈️Return flights from Dublin
🍉Breakfast daily
🚖Private resort transfers

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
travelbug.ie/find-agent/
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All the privacy of a villa but still able to enjoy the amenities of a 5* hotel in this great offer for February 2020 ☀️

5* Hotel Suite Villa Maria, Tenerife from €1,599pp

Price includes:
🏩7 nights accommodation in 2 bed villa
✈️Return flights from Dublin
🍉Breakfast daily
🚖Private resort transfers

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

6 days ago

Travel Bug

Get organised and book your 2020 Summer holiday now!

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
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Get organised and book your 2020 Summer holiday now!

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

1 week ago

Travel Bug

🍀 Friday the 13th just got lucky! 🍀

When you book a Royal Caribbean sailing this weekend*, you’ll receive up to $250 onboard spend on Allure of the Seas® European 2020 sailings!

You can also receive up to $150 onboard spend on other 2020 sailings around the world.

Plus, you’ll receive 🆓 all-inclusive drinks! 🍹
All of this for just €30pp deposit.

*between Friday the 13th and 16th of September

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
travelbug.ie/find-agent/
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🍀 Friday the 13th just got lucky!  🍀

When you book a Royal Caribbean sailing this weekend*, you’ll receive up to $250 onboard spend on Allure of the Seas®  European 2020 sailings! 

You can also receive up to $150 onboard spend on other 2020 sailings around the world.

Plus, you’ll receive 🆓 all-inclusive drinks! 🍹
All of this for just €30pp deposit. 

*between Friday the 13th and 16th of September

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