Travel Centres hosts twice-weekly online webinar training sessions in conjunction with a wide variety of trade partners that cover specific travel products and services in addition to joint presentations that are conducted in conjunction with national and regional tourism authorities around the world. In addition, Travel Centres also hosts periodic, off-site training sessions on subjects as diverse as technology, sales training, digital marketing and any other subject matter that is deemed relevant by members from time to time.
You need to be an affiliated member of Travel Centres to have your agency details listed on the Travel Centres/TravelBug websites.
Travel Centres organises fam trips each year for its member agents and recent trips have included destinations such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Beijing, Ethiopia, Kuala Lumpur, Washington, DC, Toulouse, Paris with upcoming trips to Zagreb, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, San Francisco and Vancouver in the advanced planning stage.
Travel Centres is a multi-award winning travel agency consortium with over 70 members located across the length and breadth of Ireland. Founded back in 2005, it is Ireland’s largest grouping of independently-owned and managed travel agencies — all of whom are government licensed and bonded.
Travel Centres-affiliated travel agents have access to enhanced commercial terms with key supplier partners thus ensuring that you get to enjoy the optimal pricing for all your travel needs.
TraveBug is the consumer-facing website of Travel Centres — Ireland’s largest grouping of independently-owned and managed travel agents — all of whom are government licensed and bonded so your monies are always 100% guaranteed!
The world is a big place and no one can know it all so travel agents tend to generalise in the most popular destinations around the world that are always in demand and then specialise in a couple of destinations so by accessing a grouping of affiliated agents such as in Travel Centres, you maximise your access to agents who, between them, have hands-on experience of some of the most beautiful and exotic destinations in the world.
It depends on a couple of factors such as the destination itself; the relative complexity of the travel arrangements that are being enquired about and how busy the agent is with other enquiries at that time. Typically, it can take up to 48 hours to get a detailed quote as the agent may need, in turn, to reach out to supplier partners abroad to check on availability and pricing and, depending on the time zones involved, the overseas party may not respond until the day after the initial quote request is submitted.