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


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 Power of Propaganda

If you Google the meaning of the word ‘Propaganda’, you’ll get the following definition ‘information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote a political cause or point of view’. We normally associate propaganda with totalitarian or rogue states but it is a political tool and strategy that is used on all sides and even the ‘good guys’ are not averse to the use of ‘misinformation’ if it achieves the necessary results.

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Mass Tourism — is it a good or a bad thing?

I had the opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Kotor in Montenegro a few weeks ago. I had first visited the stunning medieval town nine years ago and was captivated by its stunning location at the end of a deep inlet and the well-preserved condition of much of its buildings. Indeed, it was so perfect that it almost looked fake — like a recently constructed film set. On both occasions, I visited the town from a cruise ship. In 2010, I was aboard Azamara Cruises as part of a week-long itinerary from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Venice. On my recent trip, I was sailing on the newly launched Sky Princess from Trieste to Athens and the solitary stop on the four-day sea journey was at Kotor.

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Washington, DC — Brain City USA!

Washington, DC is synonymous with many things, but higher learning is probably not one of them. Being the centre of government and federal administration for the most powerful country on the face of the planet, you would expect it to be populated with a lot of smart people — whether they be politicians, lobbyists or senior civil servants but the statistic that took me aback, I have to say is the revelation that Washington, DC, is the home to around 100,000 PhD’s — roughly the same as Los Angeles, a city with more than twice its population!

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The world is beating a path to Bangkok

You’ve probably heard of the phrase, ‘Lies, damned lies, and statistics’. No one is quite sure who the originator of those words was, but it is often attributed to Benjamin Disraeli, who was British Prime Minister between 1874 and 1880. The famous phrase which is often used to discredit the persuasive power of numbers to add disproportionate credibility to otherwise weak arguments is sometimes also attributed to Samuel Langhorne Clemens — more popularly known to you and me simply as Mark Twain, the author of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn!

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Are you buying or shopping?

Is there a difference you ask? Apparently, there is, according to the latest retail research. You would assume, because of the tremendous success of companies such as Amazon and Ryanair that all your typical consumer is interested in is priced and whilst that may to true to a certain degree, the reality is a lot more nuanced than that.

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23 hours ago

Travel Bug

5* Luxury in Sicily just €849pp

Price includes:
🏩7 nights accommodation on B&B basis
✈️Return Flights
🚕Private transfers
💶20% discount on stays 18 Apr – 30 Oct ’20.

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

*When booked by 29 Feb 2020
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5* Luxury in Sicily just €849pp

Price includes:
🏩7 nights accommodation on B&B basis
✈️Return Flights
🚕Private transfers
💶20% discount on stays 18 Apr – 30 Oct ’20. 

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

*When booked by 29 Feb 2020

1 day ago

Travel Bug

Meet your Travel Agent: Michelle Roche

Michelle helps to make couples dreams come true. ❤️She specialises in honeymoons and helping you to organise your big day abroad.❤️ Her favourite destination is the Caribbean, from the beach to the hotels to the friendly people. In Europe, she loves Paris, the capital of romance.

travelbug.ie/agent-profile/michelle-roche/
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Meet your Travel Agent: Michelle Roche

Michelle helps to make couples dreams come true. ❤️She specialises in honeymoons and helping you to organise your big day abroad.❤️ Her favourite destination is the Caribbean, from the beach to the hotels to the friendly people. In Europe, she loves Paris, the capital of romance.

https://travelbug.ie/agent-profile/michelle-roche/

3 days ago

Travel Bug

Beat the post Christmas blues with this fantastic 5* offer in January 2020

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Beat the post Christmas blues with this fantastic 5* offer in January 2020

https://travelbug.ie/find-agent/

4 days ago

Travel Bug

This is one sure fire way to ensure no one mistakenly takes your suitcase off the baggage carousel again 🙈

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This is one sure fire way to ensure no one mistakenly takes your suitcase off the baggage carousel again 🙈

#SundayFunday #Travel
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