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ski resorts for beginners in austria

If you’re considering a skiing holiday, the first thing you’ll need to decide is where to go. Think of the Alps, and chances are you’re automatically think of Switzerland and France…but the Austrian Alps are a great destination too. A ski holiday in Austria generally costs less, and there are some great deals available at […]

The Travel Insurance Test

In the cold wet month of January people all over Ireland are dream of sunshine – and many families set the wheels in motion to book sun holidays for the following summer. Anything to chase off the Winter blues. It’s always nice to have something to look forward to of course, but many people miss […]

top ten places to visit in 2018 2

The world-famous National Geographic magazine has listed Dublin in its top ten places to visit in 2018. It’s a big vote of confidence in our capital city – but you may be looking for somewhere a little further flung for your own travels! So, if you’re looking for ideas, here’s the rundown of their entire […]

how to save money on a ski holiday

Like the thoughts of a ski holiday, but afraid it might be expensive? Relax – it doesn’t have to break the bank. Some careful planning, preparation, and online research can make a big difference to the total cost. Here are some top tips on how to save money on a ski holiday: 1 – Avoid […]

best ski resorts beginners france

Winter is here. In Ireland, that typically means grey skies and gloomy, rainy days – but just a few hours’ flying time away, there’s pristine snow, blue skies, and a whole wealth of possibilities if you fancy a skiing holiday. But where exactly to go? Well, chances are that if you’re Irish, you’ll want somewhere […]

new york christmas shopping guide

Forget the North Pole – New York is perhaps the most Christmassy place on earth. Yes, it’s as commercial as can be, but a visit to the Big Apple in the run up to what they call the holiday season can be a wondrous experience for both shopping and sights. We’ve already given you some […]

new york christmas shopping tips

New York is heaven for anyone who loves shopping – and Christmas shopping in New York is even better again! As the festive season approaches, many will be thinking of making a New York Christmas shopping trip. It may be for the first time, or they may be a New York veteran. But either way, […]

barcelona travel advice

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has issued advice to Irish holidaymakers travelling to Barcelona  or anywhere else in Catalonia.  The advice follows the action taken by Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, to impose direct rule on Catalonia after the region officially declared independence from Spain last week. The move by the Spanish Government to sack Catalonian leaders and […]

halloween in europe (2)

The spookiest night of the year is almost upon us. Luckily, Halloween this year falls just after the October Bank Holiday weekend, so you can book a last-minute weekend break, have a spine-tingling time there, and still be home in time for trick-or-treating. Here are five suggestions for places to enjoy Halloween in Europe: 1 […]

miami aer lingus

The latest transatlantic route by Aer Lingus is to sunny Miami, and it’s already proving popular with Irish holidaymakers. Flights began during September, and operate three times per week: on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Return fares begin at €417.80 for the ‘Saver’ option (10kg cabin bag allowed, meal served), and €497.80 for the ‘Smart’ option […]