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!

Win €2,500 in our great free competition!

To enter the Travel Centres competition, you need to make a booking through one of the 20 affiliated travel agents featured in any of the Travel Centres ads that appear in the Sunday Times travel supplement during the period 08/01/17 and 12/03/17. Eligible bookings don’t necessarily have to be in respect of the offers featured each week but they do have to be with one of the following supplier partners: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Sunway Travel, Riviera Travel, Breakaway Tours (Disney), Insight Vacations, Wendy Wu Travel.

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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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The 10,000 Hour Rule.

One of the basic lessons that people tend to learn in life is that if you want to get a job done properly or get good advice, then you need to engage with someone who has built up their expertise over a long period and with some degree of repetition and refinement — whether that be a bricklayer, a lawyer, a physiotherapist or a doctor. The modern world has become so complex that people tend to specialise in ever-more specific areas of endeavour — and that’s where the expertise comes from.

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What budgets reveal about how much we spend.

There have been several occasions in my life when money was tight and I had to literally count the pennies to make ends meet. Two of the things I had to discipline myself to do was work only with cash (the rationale being when it was gone, it was gone!) and record details of every single penny that was spent. What was interesting about those episodes was how easily money got frittered away in small, discrete amounts without me realizing the cumulative effect over time. A video here, a bar of chocolate there and a newspaper every other day — you’d be amazed at how quickly, and frighteningly, the sums added up!

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Would you like to win €2,500?

The phrase, ‘Lies, damned lies and statistics’ is generally attributed to have been coined by Benjamin Disraeli, the famous British Prime Minister. The standard definition of statistics is ‘the practice or science of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample’ The bigger the sample, the greater the likelihood of the inferences that are drawn from that sample in terms of predictions etc.

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One mans’ meat …

What is your ideal holiday? Is it lazing by a pool with a cold Pina Colada in your hand or is it walking along a deserted palm-fringed beach with warm azure waters lapping at your feet? Or is it trekking the Inca Trail or tracking some wild animal in the South African bush? The fact of the matter is that there is no universal size (or type) that fits all! And that’s one of the great things about working as a travel agent as we get to delve into the psyche of strangers to reveal what they really, really want — and can hopefully afford.

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Be careful what you wish for!

At a time when most other retailers are recovering from the madness of Christmas and counting their profits, travel agents start to crank up their staffing levels for their busiest time of year. Traditionally, January (and to a lesser extend February and March) has always been the busiest time of year for people booking their annual sun holiday and although business did take a nosedive during the recession, things appear to be on the ‘up’ again. Speaking with agents around the country over the course of the past few weeks, money is back in circulation and consumer confidence is rearing its head again.

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Whet your appetite with some of these whopper deals from Best4Travel!
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Whet your appetite with some of these whopper deals from Best4Travel!

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Liberty Travel in Letterkenny -an award winning travel agency - are hiring! Spread the word to friends and family who might be interested!
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We currently have a full time position available for a Travel Consultant. We are looking for applicants that are passionate about travel, have experience in sales and customer service roles and have excellent communication skills. Good computer skills are also essential. A minimum of 2 years’ experience in the travel industry would be preferred. This is a busy office environment offering a variety of challenges and experience for the right person. If you think this could be the perfect career for you then please apply via email with a CV to info@libertytravel.ie

Liberty Travel in Letterkenny -an award winning travel agency -  are hiring! Spread the word to friends and family who might be interested!

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Discover Travel are offering you the chance to win a €1000 holiday on WLR FM every morning this week!
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Let's make a bleak Monday morning into an exciting one! Our Dungarvan office have collaborated with Dungarvan Credit Union and WLR FM to bring YOU a fantastic competition ;) Listen to WLR FM between 6 a.m. and 10. a.m. all this week and you have a chance to WIN! *See picture below for full details*

Discover Travel are offering you the chance to win a €1000 holiday on WLR FM every morning this week!

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Incredible family offer this summer!
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**Costa del sol** 7th of June - 1 week Amazing family offer The holiday palace 4* ALL INCLUSIVE 2 adults 2 children €2800

Incredible family offer this summer!

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