Travel industry blossoms in gale of recession

The travel industry seems immune to oil price hikes, general economic gloom, recessionary fears and consumer caution.
There are 1.1m package holidays on the market place this summer and the expectation in the industry is that all of them will be sold.  Ten different European cities will get more than 100,000 Irish citybreak customers this year.

Africa's undiscovered gem

Unspoilt landscapes, the majestic Blue Nile Falls and age-old traditions – Ethiopia offers visitors a cultural experience counterpoised by the vibrancy of its cosmopolitan capital, Addis Ababa. By Eoghan Corry

Putting on the Ice

Ice Hotels are the new Ritz Carlton's. Eoghan Corry writes about the latest super cool trend in holidays

Top travel tips for 2008

Despite the trend towards later bookings and last minute travel, most Irish people still book their holidays in January and February. In recent years one third of all holidays were booked in January, that has tapered off a little. But those who are expecting to rush back out to the travel agent, or click on the mouse, it is important to devise a strategy for getting the best holiday at the best price. Here are some top tips.  By Eoghan Corry

Sean Kelly: Beating the system

Séan Kelly's memoir of his time in the GAA and his involvement in removing Rule 42 gives a unique insight into the Machiavellian nature of the GAA system. By Eoghan Corry