Brendan Vacations, the Leader in Travel to Ireland & Beyond, Launches New Website Just in Time for Summer Vacation Planning

DELRAY BEACH, FL, April 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the economy improving, more Americans are likely to consider international destinations for travel, as long as vacation options are within budget, according to a new survey by Brendan Vacations.

Offering flexible vacation deals and with more than 40 years in the travel business, Brendan Vacations, a trusted vacation planning and travel booking partner, is pleased to announce the re-launch of The new website allows travelers explore many different travel styles and use various planning tools to create the perfect vacation from itinerary to price point to more than 105 destinations worldwide.

The redesigned website features intuitive navigation that highlights Brendan Vacations' full product line including the five key offerings of Guided Vacations, Independent Vacations, Ireland Vacations and the new Boutique Journeys and Private Chauffeur Vacations. Throughout the site are large vibrant images featuring the international destinations that Brendan Vacations offers, along with detailed maps and itineraries maps allowing visitors to research and design a vacation that is specific to what they want to see, visit and experience.

Brendan Vacations was the first to charter flights and book vacations to Ireland from the US in the late 1960s and over the past 40 years has grown and expanded to offer vacation options to more than 70 countries and over 800 worldwide cities including more than 50 UNESCO World Heritage and culturally significant sites around the world.

"Brendan Vacations has created more than 1.2 million guest experiences since our beginnings in 1969," noted Nico Zenner, President, Brendan Vacations. "As a trusted and established travel tour operator we are constantly customizing and expanding our offerings to meet the expectations of today's savvy traveler. Our new website embodies our personal touch but now makes it easier than ever for travelers to explore and book on their own vacation with a few simple clicks."

Social media has proven to be a key driver for travelers looking for input and guidance on where to take their next vacation. With this in mind, the new "Brendan Community" section features social integration to foster sharing of information and inspire conversation. Loyal Brendan Vacation travelers now have multiple platforms to share photos, tips and advice. The Brendan Community section includes real-time Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest feeds from both Brendan Vacations and fans, along with user-generated travel reviews, photos and videos. Also available is the Brendan Vacations forum where travelers can share tips and a blog in which company news and specials are posted. Brendan Vacations also recently launched an optimized mobile site so users can research and book their next vacation no matter what device they are on.

With nearly nine in ten Americans, according to the recent Brendan Vacations survey, preferring to have control over their own vacation itinerary, Brendan Vacations' offers the perfect option for travelers looking for guidance coupled with ultimate flexibility in planning their perfect vacation - from Self Drive and Walking Tours in Ireland to culinary adventures in Italy and France, the options and combinations are limitless.

About Brendan Vacations  

Brendan Vacations, the Ireland Specialist, is a leading US tour operator offering a wide selection of Guided, Customized, Independent, Boutique and Group travel options. Established in 1969, its portfolio includes thousands of hotels and unique accommodations, as well as uniquely-inspired customized travel options in Ireland and immersive vacation experiences in the UK, Europe, Eastern Europe & the Balkans, Russia, Africa, Asia Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Mexico, South and Central America. With high quality products, friendly service and competitive pricing, Brendan Vacations offers memorable experiences for every client.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company is a respected brand of The Travel Corporation. Brendan has made Ireland its second home for over 40 years, and a Dublin office contracts product and manages inbound traffic for cruise lines, incentive houses, meeting planners and tour operators. Brendan Vacations is a founding member of USTOA and other professional affiliations include ASTA, PATA, OSSN and NTA.

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