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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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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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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In Cyberspace, no can hear you say %£&@!

Online is increasingly becoming a modern-day equivalent of the ‘Wild West’ where practically anything goes. We’ve all heard stories about the ‘Dark Web’ and even the ‘Deep Web’ but the ordinary web is also no stranger to criminal behaviour and sorry tales of compromised passwords, stolen funds and hijacked ID’s. Worryingly, one of the areas in which such cyber-crime is regularly poking its head into is in the travel arena.

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All roads don’t lead south

We have a habit in Ireland of only looking south or east when we consider holiday destinations. It’s partly because we associate such destinations in Mediterranean Europe with guaranteed sunshine. It’s also partly due to conditioning and assumptions — false assumptions as it turns out.

We assume that it is only southern European destinations such as Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and, to a lesser extent France, that hold the monopoly on good weather and whilst those respective countries do, indeed, enjoy unrivaled sunshine records in comparison to their northern European neighbours, they are by no means, the only game in town. What Irish people appear to forget (or don’t know) is that the weather we tend to enjoy in Ireland is due not only to our latitude but also the fact that we are the first landfall in western Europe and that countries with a similar latitude as ours (or even ones located further north) do not necessarily suffer from the same meteorological idiosyncrasies as the Emerald Isle!

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Discovery begins at home

I work in the travel industry, so part of my job description is to persuade people to leave Ireland and enjoy many of the delights that the world has to offer. I’ve been doing this in various manifestations (travel agent, tour operator, GSA, consortium founder etc.) for almost 45 years and I love my job! So forgive me this week if I break with tradition and talk a little bit about what can be found on our own piece of turf because we’re blessed in this country to enjoy some of the best scenery and food in the world and believe me, I’ve seen a lot of it!

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2 days ago

Travel Bug

Walk along the sandy white beaches of the Dominican Republic this September with a cocktail in hand 🍹 soaking up every last ray of sunshine ☀️

Price from €1,480pps* & includes:
✈️Return flights and all taxes
🚐Transfers to and from the airport
🏫10 nights accommodation
🍽All food & drinks for 10 days

*Book by 30th June 2019

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3 days ago

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Today, for one day only, Princess Cruises are offering you the chance to book your 2020 holiday with them for an incredible €1 deposit!

What are you waiting for? Get booking!!

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4 days ago

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Fly away to Lake Garda this weekend from €699pp or €199 flight only.

For €699, included is:
✈️Return flights
👜20kg Checked Baggage allowance
🏫7 nights accommodation
🚐Transfers to and from the airport
🙋‍♀️Resort Rep

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
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Fly away to Lake Garda this weekend from €699pp or €199 flight only.

For €699, included is:
✈️Return flights
👜20kg Checked Baggage allowance
🏫7 nights accommodation
🚐Transfers to and from the airport
🙋‍♀️Resort Rep

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

2 weeks ago

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Whether its a peaceful European lake or a breathtaking mountain view, these offers guarantee you a holiday with a difference.
Break the routine of a beach holiday, get out in nature, soak up some culture and experience what people love about Lake & Mountain holidays!

Our personal fave is the 4* AktivHotel Veronika 🏔🌺

#holidays #nature #wanderlust
Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
travelbug.ie/find-agent/
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Whether its a peaceful European lake or a breathtaking mountain view, these offers guarantee you a holiday with a difference.
Break the routine of a beach holiday, get out in nature, soak up some culture and experience what people love about Lake & Mountain holidays!

Our personal fave is the 4* AktivHotel Veronika 🏔🌺

#holidays #nature #wanderlust
Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
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3 weeks ago

Travel Bug

✨Give the gift of Magic this Christmas🎄✨

Disneyland Paris this January & February from €449pp

Price is based on 2 adults and 2 children & includes the following:
⭐️Return Air France flights ex Dublin
⭐️Transfers
⭐️3 nights accommodation in the Sequoia Lodge Hotel
⭐️FREE half board meal plan
⭐️Character breakfast
⭐️4 days park tickets
⭐️FREE tickets to Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
travelbug.ie/find-agent/
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✨Give the gift of Magic this Christmas🎄✨

Disneyland Paris this January & February from €449pp

Price is based on 2 adults and 2 children & includes the following:
⭐️Return Air France flights ex Dublin
⭐️Transfers
⭐️3 nights accommodation in the Sequoia Lodge Hotel
⭐️FREE half board meal plan
⭐️Character breakfast
⭐️4 days park tickets
⭐️FREE tickets to Buffalo Bills Wild West Show

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

 

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