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

Latest News

Seattle, here we come!

The announcement by Aer Lingus earlier this week that they will start direct services to Seattle from Ireland next May is big news — at least in the Travel Centres household. Apart from being the home to both online and tech giants such as Amazon and Microsoft and the fictional home of the greatest TV comedy series ever made — Frasier — Seattle is also gateway to the Pacific Northwest, one of the least familiar parts of the USA but also one of the most beautiful!

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Water Babies — Cities that live in, by or on the water!

When one thinks of cities that are dominated by water, the place that almost instantly comes to mind is that unique piece of history that is Venice — one of the most successful city states that ever existed and where, unexpectedly, the concept of assembly lines in manufacturing originated from. The Venetian Arsenal was Europe’s first and largest military-industrial complex prior to the arrival of the Industrial Revolution, when Venice was a major maritime power and had an extensive shipbuilding programme. If you haven’t been to Venice yet, then you should promote it to the top of your bucket list as it is a city without peer in terms of its beauty, history, uniqueness and character. Some people complain about the hordes of tourists there (popularity has its consequences); the bad odors that can emanate from its canals during particularly hot weather or the costs associated with staying there although I must add that, except for the crowds, I’ve never experienced the other two phenomena.

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And you thought it was all about the destination?

 

For many travelers, travel decisions are largely determined by the destination itself. Prague or Budapest? Australia or New Zealand? The USA or Canada? We choose places based on a multiplicity of criteria such as proximity, accessibility, cost, uniqueness, safety and a whole host of other qualities. Increasingly though, travelers (and experienced travelers in particular) are choosing destinations based more on what they can do when they get there. The destinations themselves still must tick many of the same boxes as already described above but they also need to offer some other points of differentiation. Some people choose to visit Amsterdam, so they can try their first joint without having to do so surreptitiously down a dark alley. Others like to visit Paris or Rome so that they can explore those cities vast catacomb complexes. Some who want to experience what it’s like to fire a Glock, AK47 or minigun may choose destinations in Lithuania, Thailand or the USA to pander to those urges.

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Why does it take a hurricane for consumers to appreciate the value of service?

Or an erupting volcano? Or an air traffic control strike? Or a computer systems failure (remember the infamous BA glitch earlier this year?)

We’re all familiar with the old phrase ‘You get what you pay for’ and never has that cliché been more relevant than over the course of the past few weeks when Ryanair began its ‘drip drip’ release of announcements regarding sweeping flight cancellations across its entire network. The headlines have declared that it’s all down to a cock-up over pilot rostering but I suspect that there’s a lot more to this story than meets the eye and sources on the inside suggest that this problem was known about in Ryanair for quite some time but has only begun to manifest itself in recent times.

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Buy cheap, buy twice.

Clichés become clichés because there’s always a large dollop of truth in them. We’ve all heard this one before and we usually associate it with buying cheap clothes that disintegrate after the first or second wash or the piece of gear or tech that was made in China and stops working after relatively little use. But did you know that those words of wisdom can also apply to the purchase of nearly anything — including travel products or services?

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More Super break to share with you guys on this fabulous Friday!

€148pp London 2 nights B&B & 3 course meal
€183pp Dublin 1 night accom and theatre tickets
€224pp Krakow flights and 4 nights accom
€295pp Berlin flights, 3 night accom
€513pp Iceland flights & 3 nights B&B
€625pp Seville flights, 4 days accom, transfers, baggage,
breakfast, day tour to Jerez and more!

contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
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More Super break to share with you guys on this fabulous Friday!

€148pp   London    2 nights B&B & 3 course meal
€183pp   Dublin      1 night accom and theatre tickets 
€224pp   Krakow     flights and 4 nights accom
€295pp   Berlin        flights, 3 night accom
€513pp   Iceland      flights & 3 nights B&B
€625pp   Seville       flights, 4 days accom, transfers, baggage, 
                                 breakfast, day tour to Jerez and more!

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

Travel Bug added 2 new photos.

Attention honeymooners!

The Magical Maldives in May 2018 from just €1,799pp! What a steal.

Price includes:
Flights
Accommodation
Full Board basis stay
Taxes
Speedboat

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
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Attention honeymooners!

The Magical Maldives in May 2018 from just €1,799pp! What a steal.

Price includes:
Flights
Accommodation
Full Board basis stay
Taxes
Speedboat

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

Travel Bug added 2 new photos.

If you want to get up to 25% off your stay at Disneyland Paris & FREE Half Board - today is the last day to book! Tomorrow the deal goes down to 20% discount with FREE half board*

Don't delay, contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
travelbug.ie/find-agent/

*For arrivals from 17th Nov 2017 to 20th Mar 2018
Offer ends 29th Nov 2017
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If you want to get up to 25% off your stay at Disneyland Paris & FREE Half Board - today is the last day to book! Tomorrow the deal goes down to 20% discount with FREE half board*

Dont delay, contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
http://travelbug.ie/find-agent/

*For arrivals from 17th Nov 2017 to 20th Mar 2018
Offer ends 29th Nov 2017

Travel Bug added 2 new photos.

#LateDeals to #Travel this weekend from just €399pp SC or €799 HB

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#LateDeals to #Travel this weekend from just €399pp SC or €799 HB

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

Explore the tantalising country of Thailand on this tempting 9 day tour!

Flights, accommodation and sightseeing tours all included in this incredible experience for only €1,449pp departing June 12th 2018.

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
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Explore the tantalising country of Thailand on this tempting 9 day tour!

Flights, accommodation and sightseeing tours all included in this incredible experience for only €1,449pp departing June 12th 2018.

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

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