The art of getting a quote that is both competitive in price and relevant to your needs starts with gathering all the right information about what you want to do (or think you want to do!).
Ideas, suggestions and recommendations that can help you choose from a more limited palette of options that we know — both from professional and personal experience.
There is so much to think of when booking a ski holiday, especially if it happens to be your first time. Besides organising flights and transfers, the real expertise lies in choosing the correct resort! Slopes will vary depending on level of experience. Childcare facilities are not available in all resorts, similar to indoor heated swimming pools not being an amenity that all properties can offer. Accommodation can range from basic self catering apartments and
Irish Travel agents have been left frustrated with the Governments ‘green list’ of countries that have been deemed safe for travellers to visit this year. Popular destinations for Irish travellers such as Spain and Portugal are above the European Centre for Disease Control metric of 20 cases over the previous 14 days per 100,000 people and thus have not been included on the listing. These countries account for a large percentage of European family holidays
Each month we will bring you a fresh round up of all of our expert agent Travel Offers. Whether you want to soak up the sun in sunny Spain or ski the black slopes of Europe, the Travel Centres agents have put together the perfect itinerary for your next holiday. This months offers come from O'Hanrahan Travel and The Travel Broker who offer a bespoke travel services and team up with the very best suppliers
In case you haven’t heard, cruising is, and has been, the fastest growing trend in travel in recent years and yet despite all the hype and the promotion, less than 2% of Irish travellers have experienced one to date, according to CLIA, the professional trade body that represents all the main cruise lines. There are many reasons for this which broadly fall into three categories, so this article hopes to bring some clarity to the
If you love to travel, love learning about new destinations and are a fan of adventure then you will love listening to some of these travel podcasts. Whether you are sitting in your living room, cooking your dinner or doing your daily commute to work, these inspirational podcasts will keep your wanderlust alive and get you excited for your next big trip abroad. Armchair Explorer This podcast is all about motivating you to go out
While we cannot escape to the wilderness or our favourite beach resort at the moment we can still dream of lands far away and hope for new adventures in the near future. We have picked some of our favourite travel books about travel that will tickle your imagination and inspire you to plan your next big adventure. On the Road by Jack Kerouac This book was listed as one of the top 100 novels of
Are you craving some travel time? Do you have the travel bug? Are you stuck at home? Technology has made it easier than ever for us to experience some of the worlds wonders and museums from our living rooms. Sit back, relax and enjoy some of the worlds top museum virtual tours from the comfort of your own home. Natural History Museum - London Discover the wonders of the natural world from the confines of
In the current situation we are all hibernating so it's the perfect time to watch some of the best travel and adventure videos on YouTube. Here are seven travel related videos that showcase some of the most beautiful destinations around the world and will motivate you for your next big adventure. Sahara with Michael Palin (55 minutes) At 55 minutes each, these episodes are packed with useful tips about the cultures and regions around the
Travel agents play a pivotal role in the travel industry and they should always be your first (and probably your last) port of call. it’s not a trick question. Do you know what travel agents do on a day-to-day basis? Do they specialise in all modes of travel or just some? Do they confine themselves to specific geographical areas or do they cover the whole world? Do they focus on group or individual travel? Are
Adventure Travel isn’t all white-knuckle thrills and low budget backpacking. It’s more about getting off the beaten track and fulfilling some of those lifelong ambitions. When the term ‘Adventure Travel’ is conjured up, what do those words mean to you? If you type in the term in Google, you get the following two definitions: ‘an unusual and exciting or daring experience’ and ‘engage in daring or risky experience’ It’s those two words ‘daring’ and risky’
Our top 10 guide to some of Europe’s best undiscovered gems for your next break away from the tourist hoards One of life’s great conundrums is that popular destinations only become popular in the first place because they have something to offer a lot of different people — whether that ‘something’ be atmosphere, friendliness, cheapness, accessibility, safety, culture or any number of other attributes. Destinations don’t become popular out of the blue or by accident;
The first thing they see on approach is the magnificent Cathedral of Santa Maria, commonly known as La Seu, which overlooks the bay and is floodlit at night. Built on the site of a Moorish era mosque, it was completed in 1601 and is most noted for having one of the biggest Gothic rose windows in the world. Gaudi’s hand is evident inside – the architect of Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia was involved in renovations during