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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There is no sincerer love than the love of food!

At least that’s what George Bernard Shaw claimed and I’m inclined to agree with him. It would also appear that I’m not alone as the people at Oceania Cruises also take their food very seriously indeed. They reputedly spend more on food than any other cruise line and having recently spent a couple of indulgent days aboard Oceania Insignia as it made its way up from Bordeaux to Dublin, I can attest to that claim! The 200 or so awards that have been garnered over the course of the past 15 years since Frank Del Rio, Joe Watters and Bob Binder formed the upper premium cruise line in 2002 also offer something of a clue!

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The Success story that is MSC Cruises!

When Captain Gianluigi Aponte purchased his first, small ship in Belgium in 1970, just as globalisation was taking off which would soon be fed by the containerisation revolution, little could he have imagined that the small company that he had just founded in Brussels would one day come to employ more than 60,000 people located in over 150 countries around the world. That company was MSC Group, parent of MSC Cruises!

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The Vegans are coming — live long and prosper!

I LOVE my food! I love eating out. I love watching cookery programmes and browsing through cookery books. Indeed, I don’t think there is a world cuisine that I don’t enjoy. A lot of those cuisines are based around the use of meats or fish of some kind and whilst I am a life-long, card-carrying member of the carnivore society, the older I get, the more I’m beginning to come around to the questionable morality of farming animals for meat!

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What is the ultimate travel experience?

Travel, as with all human experiences, is a very subjective thing. What appeals to one person may be anathema to another. Whereas one persons’ idea of heaven would be to swim with dolphins in some sub-tropical paradise; for another, it could be a gastronomical tour of Michelin restaurants in San Sebastian!

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Theme Parks with a difference — Part 2

Last week, I listed details of seven theme parks with a difference around the world that you might be interested in checking out because of their novelty value. In this weeks’ follow-on blog, I conclude with a few more that may capture your imagination even further. People assume that theme parks are all about roller-coaster rides but of course they can adopt any theme that they like, particularly if the founders think that there is a big enough audience to serve. Take Bordeaux for example:

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Dubai, Sri Lanka or Switzerland this Autumn? The world is your oyster....

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

#travel #dubai #rugby #srilanka #wanderlust #switzerland
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Dubai, Sri Lanka or Switzerland this Autumn? The world is your oyster....

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

#travel #dubai #rugby #srilanka #wanderlust #switzerland

Travel Bug added 2 new photos.

Gran Canaria in July from €549pp
Turkey in July from €399pp

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Gran Canaria in July from €549pp
Turkey in July from €399pp

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

Newly refurbished Hyde Park Lane Hotel in July for an amazing price of €699pp!

Price includes flights, accom, airports transfers, baggage and resort rep :)

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Newly refurbished Hyde Park Lane Hotel in July for an amazing price of €699pp!

Price includes flights, accom, airports transfers, baggage and resort rep :)

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

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Late Deals this weekend from €199pp!

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Late Deals this weekend from €199pp!

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

#McGregorvMayweather 26th August 2017

Availability is limited, prices are going up, get your flights and accommodation now with our fully licensed and bonded travel agents!

Flights alone are working out at €663 so your making huge savings!

Click here to find your nearest Travel Centres agent to book now:
travelbug.ie/find-agent
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#McGregorvMayweather 26th August 2017

Availability is limited, prices are going up, get your flights and accommodation now with our fully licensed and bonded travel agents!

Flights alone are working out at €663 so your making huge savings!

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

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