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

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Where to go in 2018?

 

It’s that time of year again when everyone starts reading all the travel articles in the various Sunday papers, hoping they’ll be inspired by some report of an idyllic island paradise that has just recently been discovered and which doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.

Chance would be a fine thing! The reality is that if you want somewhere idyllic that isn’t overrun by hordes of other tourists just like you, then unfortunately, you’re just going to have to pay for it. Privacy, exclusivity and rarity all come at a price — whether that price be paid on land or afloat. Travel products — whether they be cruise ships, resort hotels or even the destinations themselves — are all prey to the economic law and supply and demand so if you want to find somewhere quiet but which also ticks most of the other boxes then you’ll either have to pay through the nose for it; go there out of season or perhaps even get ahead of the curve and visit somewhere that hasn’t been ‘discovered’ by mass tourism.

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Snow, beautiful snow!

Given the challenge that we face in Ireland each year in trying to coax the sun to peek its head out from the impenetrable cloud cover that blankets this country from coast to coast, is it any wonder that given a choice, most inhabitants of this emerald isle of ours will invariably opt for sun over snow any day? It’s as if the art of sun-worshipping has been hard wired into our brains and we become increasingly sullen, moody and depressed, the further we go without that ‘hit’ of ultra violet. On a personal level I get it, although I’ve never been one to count down the weeks and days to when I can next lie on a beach, doing absolutely nothing while I run the very real risk of contracting some form of malignant melanoma. Give me snow and mountains and Après Ski any day as at least I’ll know I’m alive and having fun and burning calories with very little ‘pain’.

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The most sparsely-populated country in Europe is becoming increasingly crowded!

Now there’s an oxymoron if ever I heard one but it’s true! Iceland, that large Island that sits directly northeast of us (Reykjavik is approximately 1,473 kilometres from Dublin) is almost 103,000 square kilometres in area, making it roughly 25% larger by area than the entire island of Ireland and yet it boasts a population of just 332,000 citizens — two thirds of whom chose to call Reykjavik, the capital, home. The reference to crowding is not testimony to an explosion in the national birth rate there but to the increasingly large numbers of tourists from all over the world who are beating a path to the ‘Land of Fire & Ice’!

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Harry Potter and the Portuguese connection!

There’s no doubt about it. The Harry Potter Franchise has been a phenomenal success both in publishing and cinematic terms. Since the publication of the first novel in 1997 — Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone — J.K. Rowling has gone on to sell more than 500 million copies of all (as of 2013) making the Harry Potter series the most successful book series in publishing history. Of course, it is the film franchise where the real money has been made, together with the accompanying merchandising which, between them, are now estimated to be worth $25,000,000,000 — yes that is not a typo, $25 billion!

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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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#Cruise on the gorgeous #MSC Divina this year and fall in love with the beauty of their Italian decor, delectable food and plush staterooms.
Not forgetting the excellent entertainment and superior service!

Italy, Spain, France Cruise:
€1,139 - 1st April 2018
€1,369 - 22nd April 2018 (balcony)
€1,339 - 17th June 2018
€1,439 - 22nd July 2018
€1,489 - 26th August 2018
€1,339 - 16th September 2018

FREE All inclusive with all above sailings
ex Dublin flights included in price

For more information, itinerary details and to book, contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here :
travelbug.ie/find-agent/
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#Cruise on the gorgeous #MSC Divina this year and fall in love with the beauty of their Italian decor, delectable food and plush staterooms.
Not forgetting the excellent entertainment and superior service!

Italy, Spain, France Cruise:
€1,139 - 1st April 2018
€1,369 - 22nd April 2018 (balcony)
€1,339 - 17th June 2018
€1,439 - 22nd July 2018
€1,489 - 26th August 2018
€1,339 - 16th September 2018

FREE All inclusive with all above sailings
ex Dublin flights included in price

For more information, itinerary details and to book, contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here :
http://travelbug.ie/find-agent/

#LateDeals this weekend

4* Gloria Palace Hotel, Gran Canaria
Half Board basis
€549pp
ex Cork Friday 19th Jan
ex Dub Saturday 20th Jan

5* Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel, Lanzarote
Bed & Breakfast basis
Saturday 20th Jan
€749pp

Price includes:
>Flights
>Accommodation
>Tranfers
>Baggage
>Resort rep

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
travelbug.ie/find-agent/
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#LateDeals this weekend

4* Gloria Palace Hotel, Gran Canaria
Half Board basis
€549pp
ex Cork Friday 19th Jan
ex Dub Saturday 20th Jan

5* Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel, Lanzarote
Bed & Breakfast basis
Saturday 20th Jan
€749pp

Price includes:
>Flights
>Accommodation
>Tranfers
>Baggage
>Resort rep

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

Boutique River Cruising - Intimate yet opulent

'Gems of Northern Italy'
15 July 2018 - Was € 2,999 Now €2,099pp

'Enchanting Danube'
19 August 2018 - Was €3,499 Now €2,449pp

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
travelbug.ie/find-agent/
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Boutique River Cruising - Intimate yet opulent

Gems of Northern Italy
15 July 2018 - Was € 2,999 Now €2,099pp

Enchanting Danube
19 August 2018 - Was €3,499 Now €2,449pp

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

Travel Bug added 2 new photos.

7 nights in New York and Orlando from only €739pp!

2 nights in the Edison, New York
5 nights in Rosen International , Orlando

Price includes:
Return flights & taxes
Accommodation
Baggage allowance

May departure - only €100 deposit!

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
travelbug.ie/find-agent/
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7 nights in New York and Orlando from only €739pp!

2 nights in the Edison, New York
5 nights in Rosen International , Orlando

Price includes:
Return flights & taxes
Accommodation
Baggage allowance

May departure - only €100 deposit!

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

Incredible savings to be had on this 10 night Southern Caribbean cruise including flights!

Celebrity Cruises
5th Oct 2018
include FREE drinks package!

Ports of call:
Depart - Miami
>George Town
>Gran Cayman
>Aruba
>Curacao
>Bonaire
>Key west
Disembark - Miami

Contact your nearest Travel Centres agent here to book now:
travelbug.ie/find-agent/
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Incredible savings to be had on this 10 night Southern Caribbean cruise including flights!

Celebrity Cruises 
5th Oct 2018
include FREE drinks package!

Ports of call:
Depart - Miami
>George Town
>Gran Cayman
>Aruba
>Curacao
>Bonaire
>Key west
Disembark - Miami

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

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