Can you find romance on holiday?

In the last of our Travel and Love series for the month we ask the question: Can you find romance on holiday? The simple answer if yes. If you are open, relaxed and doing a little flirting than the best romances can happen while you are travelling. When you are removed from real world problems and your daily routine, romance is ripe for picking. Many people plan to travel to let their hair down and

5 Unique Honeymoon Trends

Where can you go to turn off after the busy wedding planning? You deserve some time out with your loved one to celebrate your new life together and enjoy each others company. There is something for every fun loving couple but we have chosen the top 5 honeymoon trends that keep popping up in the popular lists. A Honeymoon for Beach Lovers in the Caribbean Relax and unwind on some of the most pristine beaches
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Top 10 Romantic Places to Visit 2020

This month we are celebrating all things Romantic here at TravelBug.ie We have teamed up with our travel experts to come up with unique romantic travel ideas for your next trip. Travel always has some element of romance attached to it. Everyone feels some kind of spark as they walk through stunning landscapes, taste delicious food and learn about new cultures. From the pristine beaches of Bali to the clear blue seas of the magical

4 Unique Wellness Vacation Ideas for 2020

If you are hoping to stay on a healthy buzz for the year then planning a wellness vacation may be the ideal way to take a break from your routine. 1. Embark on a River Cruise from Budapest Is there a better way to discover Europe? Maybe not. A river cruise is Europe will allow you to experience the historic cities, visit iconic attractions and enjoy exploring the medieval towns. Unwind at your leisure as

Infographic: 7 Reasons why you Should Take a Healthy Holiday

A holiday should be a time to escape from routine, eliminate stress and de-clutter your mind. Here are 7 reasons why we think you should consider a healthy holiday this year. Get in touch with one of the Travel Centres agents today to learn more about the top healthy holidays this year.
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6 Healthy Holiday Ideas to Recharge in 2020

For the month of January we are celebrating all things health and travel related. There are so many places that we can visit to take a healthy holiday for 2020. We have come up with 6 healthy holiday ideas to get you in the mood. 1. Star Gazing in Portugal Portugal has become one of the hottest destinations in Europe. With the warm sunny days, the gigantic Atlantic ocean waves and friendly hospitality, Portugal is

Five questions you should ask yourself before you travel in 2020

Technology may well indeed be shrinking the world around us and connecting us in myriad ways through innovations such as Skype, WhatsApp and Instagram but it’s also surprisingly large when you start to consider where you want to travel to next and there are many things to consider; not least of which is cost. Leaving cost aside though for one moment, let’s consider all the other factors that determine where we travel to? (more…)
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‘Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer’

Travel is one of those activities that has never been short of an inspirational quote or two and the title of this week’s blog is probably one of the better ones and certainly one of my favourites. Like a lot of people who work in the travel industry, I have been blessed over the course of the past 44 years to have traveled to a lot of exotic destinations around the world — some of

Reinventing the wheel, hotel-style

Statistics show that the Canary Islands — and Lanzarote in particular — are the favourite destination for Irish holidaymakers. Despite a flight time of four hours and 15 minutes, many people prefer it over the much shorter flights that can take them to the Balearic Islands or any of the Costas in mainland Spain and it comes down to one single USP, the guarantee of good weather. (more…)

A long overdue reunion with an old acquaintance

Back in 1988, I undertook the first of two trips to Jamaica to scout out properties for a large incentive group that had confirmed a booking with me when I was managing a tour operating company in Dublin. The company in question was Chieftain Tours and at the time, it was the only operator of charters to Toronto in Canada where it partnered with a large Canadian tour operator called Sunquest Vacations. I had pitched

Going to Florida this year? You’ve got to do the Bahamas too.

I’ve been to the Caribbean quite a few times over the years, visiting dream destinations like Puerto Rico, The Bahamas, St Thomas, Sint Maartin, Jamaica and even Bermuda although strictly speaking Bermuda isn’t the Caribbean and I’ve loved it every single time. There’s a laid-back atmosphere on every island, the natives are friendly, and they all speak English. Add to that those amazing tropical beaches, swaying palms, calypso music, daiquiris and Pina Coladas so what’s

Want a glimpse into the future? Visit Dubai!

For many years, whenever travel agents received inquiries from clients as to where they should go   at this time of year to be guaranteed some sun, they invariably were limited to the following choices: Head west to the Caribbean Fly south to the Canaries, Madeira or South Africa Travel east and south to Southeast Asia and or Australia (more…)

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!).