Click&Go Travel Podcast

Welcome to the Click&Go Travel Podcast

Where do you want to go on holidays next? The Click&Go Travel Podcast is your first stop in planning your next holiday whether you want to be inspired, need advice or are looking for some top tips and recommendations.

Our hosts, will bring you around the world with Click&Go’s in-house holiday experts and those in the travel industry. We'll be discussing destinations far and wide, from sun to city and cruise to the USA. We'll share a wide range of top travel tips and tricks from our experience and that of our team. You'll also hear interviews with our team and experts in the travel industry.

Presenters

Paul Hackett

Paul is our CEO and Co-founder. He has been in travel for over 30 years. His hobbies include travel (of course) and swimming!  Paul has visited more destinations than he cares to remember. His favourite holiday destination is Sitges but he also loves city breaks and cruise holidays.  Paul is also President of the ITAA (Irish Travel Agents Association)

Gillian Wilkie

Gillian is the Marketing Manager. Click&Go is her first travel job and she has been with Click&Go for over 6 years. Her passions include travel, sport and music. Her favourite holiday to date was Prague and her bucket list destinations are Malta and San Francisco.

Podcast Episodes

All Inclusive Holidays 

Episode #17 | 00:33:44 | 21/11/22

Welcome back to this week’s episode of the Click&Go Travel podcast. Joining Paul and I are our very special guests, Bettina who is our head of European product and Pamela, our Holiday Support manager. Today we are talking about All Inclusive Holidays.

Iceland A Top Bucket List Destination

Episode #16 | 00:28:05 | 07/11/22

Welcome back to the Click&Go travel Podcast and today we are chatting about Iceland. I think it is safe to say that Iceland is on A LOT of people’s bucket list.  We cover things to do, food, excursions, and Paul’s top tips

Why do people go back to the same place?

Episode #15 | 00:19:55 | 24/10/22

We are back this week on the Click&Go Travel Podcast, and we have a really interesting topic to discuss?  Why do people go back to the same place / favourite place? In studio today with Paul and Gill, is Maurice our Head of sales.

Extended Stay Holidays 

Episode #14 | 00:15:16 | 10/10/22

This week in the Click&Go Travel Podcast Paul and I are talking about a different type of holiday, a long stay holiday.  And as the name says these holidays are for longer durations. Long Stay holidays are most popular for the colder months and is a fabulous way to break up the winter with some sunshine.

Christmas Markets

Episode #13 | 00:20:23 | 26/09/22

Paul and I had a few weeks off, but don’t worry we are back!  This week on the Click&Go Travel Podcast will be chatting about Christmas Markets, where to go, when to go and why to go.  This year is the first year since 2019 where Christmas Markets are properly back.

More to Majorca

Episode #12 | 00:31:39 | 22/08/22

This week, Paul and Gill are back to discuss Majorca and all the magic that it has. When people think of Majorca they think Santa Ponsa or Magaluf, where there is so much more to this amazing Balearic Island. Today, we are joined by Alan and Zita from our sales team to talk about Majorca and all it has to offer.

Why we love City Breaks

Episode #11 | 00:37:00 | 08/08/2022

Joining Paul and Gill this week on the Click&Go Travel Podcast are Luke from our Product Team and Nadya from our sales team.   This week will be chatting about why we love City Breaks

Orlando Holidays 

Episode #10 | 00:45:46 | 25/07/2022

Paul and Gillian are back this week with Wendy and Kathleen to chat about all things Orlando Florida. Find out more about the Theme Parks, Where to Stay in Orlando and the perfect mix of an Orlando and Cruise holiday.

Family Cruise Holidays

Episode #9 | 00:32:06 | 11/07/2022

This week we will be chatting to Pamela and Hau about their experience on a family cruise holiday. Pamela and Hau were lucky enough to cruise from Dubai onboard MSC Virtuosa earlier this year with their families.

Beachy Cities 

Episode #8 | 00:26:27 | 27/06/2022

Do you want the best of both worlds when it comes to your holidays? Do you ever wish you could add the beach to your city breaks? This week, Paul and I will be discussing great beachy cities, which we think is the ideal city break.

Disneyland Paris 

Episode #7 | 00:37:50| 13/06/2022

On this week’s episode, we are off to Disneyland Paris. Joining Paul & I today are Pamela, our Holiday Support Team Manager and Christina, a former “Clickie” from our sales team and an expert in all things Disneyland Paris.

New York City

Episode #6 | 00:37:50| 30/05/2022

This week on the Click&Go Podcast, we are going Stateside and talking about all things New York City. Joining Paul and I today, are Mairead and Kathleen. 

Multigenerational Holidays with Des and Lena Hackett 

Episode #5 | 00:35:27| 16/05/2022

We are back with a couple of very special guests, this week on the Click&Go Travel Podcast we welcome Des and Lena Hackett, Paul’s Mum and Dad. We’ll be chatting about Multi-Generational Family Holidays.

Magical Madeira 

Episode #4 | 00:30:24| 02/05/2022

Welcome back to the Click&Go Travel Podcast, today we will be chatting about Madeira. Joining us today is Peter Cullen, our CMO and Alan Preston from our Sales Team.

Stunning Sorrento 

Episode #3 | 00:27:14| 19/04/2022

Welcome back to the Click&Go Travel Podcast where we have our first guest of the new season, Maurice Shiels our Head of Sales. Maurice is a bit of a Sorrento guru and he is joining us today to share his wealth of Sorrento knowledge.

Family Holidays

Episode #2 | 00:27:34| 04/04/2022

Welcome back to the Click&Go Travel Podcast where we will be chatting about family holidays.  Here are our top tips and tricks for you and your family.

Travel is back

Episode #1 | 00:27:49| 21/03/2022

In this episode, we cover new post-COVID travel trends, top city destinations, holiday prices, and discuss some hidden gems in Europe.

Welcome back to the Click&Go Travel Podcast

Season 2 Trailer | 00:01:38| 16/03/2022

Welcome back to the Click&Go Travel Podcast. We are restarting our Podcast with two new hosts, our CEO & Co-founder Paul Hackett and our Marketing Manager Gillian Wilkie.

Coronavirus and Travel

Episode #72 | 00:13:33| 11/03/2020

In this episode, we hear a recent interview Click&Go’s CEO, Paul Hackett, did on Sunshine 106.8’s Travel Talk with Carol Dooley and Ed Finn. In the interview, they discuss Coronavirus COVID-19 and the impact it’s having on travel.

Music Festivals Across Europe

Episode #71 | 00:39:55| 04/03/2020

In this episode, Luc from our Sales Team talks everything to do with music festivals around Europe with Orla, Sarah, Kate and Laura, also on our Sales Team. They cover everything you need to know to pick your festival holiday and top tips for when you're there.

Exploring New York like a Local

Episode #70 | 00:43:53| 26/02/2020

In this episode, Eleanor talks to Rachael Taylor Fawsitt about the recent trip she did to New York. She took 10 people to New York to give them an authentic off the beaten track experience of this vibrant city.

The Algarve: Part 2

Episode #69 | 00:27:09| 19/02/2020

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are back with Brian and Cillian from Click&Go’s Sales Team to talk about their familiarisation trip to the Algarve. In part two, they’ll talk about the Algarvian towns of Albufeira, Praia da Rocha and Alvor.

The Algarve Update: Part 1

Episode #68 | 00:34:31| 12/02/2020

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk to Brian and Cillian from Click&Go’s Sales Team about their familiarisation trip to the Algarve. In part one, they’ll talk about the towns of Olhao, Monte Gordo, Tavira, Quarterira, Portimao, and Albufeira.

Exploring Romania

Episode #67 | 00:24:33| 05/02/2020

In this episode, Eleanor talks to Sorina about Romania and why it’s worth a visit. If you’re looking for a different city break, Bucharest is a great option with plenty to see and do both in the city and in the smaller towns for a nice day trip.

A Trip to Gran Canaria

Episode #66 | 00:29:21| 29/01/2020

In this episode, Stephen is back with Luc and Kevin to talk about the second part of their familiarisation trip: Gran Canaria! They talk about the different hotels they visited, the areas in Gran Canaria and share their top recommendations from their trip.

A Trip to Tenerife

Episode #65 | 00:26:48| 22/01/2020

In this episode, Stephen chats with fellow Clickies, Kevin and Luc, about their recent visit to Tenerife. They talk about the different hotels they visited, the areas in Tenerife and share their top recommendations from their trip.

Best Destinations for 2020: Part Two

Episode #64 | 00:19:22| 15/01/2020

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are back with Zita and Cillian from our Sales Team to talk about some more destinations for you to visit in 2020 - including some that are new to Click&Go!

Top Destinations for 2020

Episode #63 | 00:35:34| 08/01/2020

Happy New Year! In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk with Zita and Cillian from our Sales Team about the top destinations to visit in 2020 and share some of the best places to stay.

Funny Travel Stories

Episode #62 | 00:31:27| 20/12/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Sharon & Edel from Holiday Support to share funny stories from the travel industry and from Click&Go.

The Madeira Experience

Episode #61 | 00:36:36| 11/12/2019

In this episode, Eleanor talks to Alan, Click&Go’s Sales Team Leader, about his recent familiarisation trip to Madeira with TAP Airlines.

Cologne: Christmas, Cathedrals & Chocolate

Episode #60 | 00:23:41| 04/12/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk all about Cologne in Germany. An underrated German city, Cologne has everything you need for an amazing weekend away.

The Contrasting Dallas & Fort Worth Texas

Episode #59 | 00:34:43| 27/11/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk to Click&Go’s CMO, Peter, about his recent familiarisation trip with American Airlines and World Travel Centre to Fort Worth and Dallas in Texas.

Off the Beaten Track in New York

Episode #58 | 00:15:44 | 21/11/2019

In this episode, Eleanor talks to Rachael Taylor Fawsitt about her upcoming Off the Beaten Track trip to New York with Click&Go.

Navigating Venice

Episode #57 | 00:20:51 | 14/11/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk to Click&Go’s CEO, Paul Hackett, about his recent visit to Venice in Italy. Find out the best places to stay, things to do and get a feeling for the City of Bridges.

Shore Exploring with Harry McNulty & Royal Caribbean

Episode #56 | 00:16:51 | 06/11/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk to Harry McNulty who was chosen from 37,000 people in Ireland and the UK to be Royal Caribbean International’s official Shore Explorer Apprentice.

Orlando Revisited: SeaWorld & Universal Studios

Episode #55 | 00:37:33 | 30/10/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are back talking to Wes about his familiarisation trip Orlando, this time focusing on SeaWorld & Universal Studios.

Fly Drive Holidays in New England, USA

Episode #54 | 00:31:27 | 23/10/2019

In this episode, Eleanor talks to Mairead and Karen about their recent familiarisation trips to New England and why it’s such a fantastic destination for a fly drive holiday.

Relaxation in Mauritius

Episode #53 | 00:22:24 | 16/10/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk to Will about his recent holiday to Mauritius. He flew with Turkish Airlines and stayed in 4* Preskil Island Resort.

Exploring Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula

Episode #52 | 00:44:10 | 09/10/2019

In this episode, Eleanor talks to Orla about her recent to trip to Mexico! They cover Playa del Carmen, Holbox Island and Tulum.

Orlando Revisited: Walt Disney World

Episode #51 | 00:31:38 | 03/10/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk to Wes about his recent VIP familiarisation trip to Orlando & its theme parks. 

Click&Go Travel Podcast Anniversary

Episode #50 | 00:23:10 | 26/09/2019

In this episode, the 50th, Eleanor and Stephen look back on a year of the Click&Go Travel Podcast from how its made to their favourite episodes.

Introducing PortAventura World

Episode #49 | 00:14:44 | 18/09/2019

In this episode, Eleanor talks to Christina from Sales about her recent trip to PortAventura World in Salou & gives her top tips.

Introducing Legoland Windsor

Episode #48 | 00:11:07 | 11/09/2019

In this episode, Eleanor talks to Christina from Sales about her recent trip to Legoland in Windsor & gives her top tips.

Staff Picks: 5* Radisson Blu, Mogan

Episode #47 | 00:34:44 | 04/09/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk to fellow Clickie, Brian about his recent stay in the 5* Radisson Blu Resort & Spa in Mogan, Gran Canaria.

Your Guide to Solo Travel

Episode #46 | 00:32:56 | 28/08/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by fellow Clickie, Wes and travel writer, Nadia El Ferdaoussi to talk all things solo travel.

Getting to Know United Airlines

Episode #45 | 00:25:18 | 21/08/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen chat to Aoife Gregg and Martina Coogan from United Airlines and get to know a bit more about this USA-based airline.

Waltzing through Vienna

Episode #44 | 00:21:49 | 14/08/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Click&Go’s CEO, Paul Hackett, to talk all about Vienna and why it’s a city worth exploring.

Introducing Princess Cruise's Ocean Medallion

Episode #43 | 00:29:23 | 01/08/2019

In this episode, Eleanor is reporting live from Princess Cruises' Crown Princess ship. She talks to staff about all the things you can do onboard!

To Bordeaux and Beyond

Episode #42 | 00:38:49 | 24/07/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Click&Go’s CMO, Peter Cullen to learn all about Bordeaux from his recent family holiday.

Getting to know Aer Lingus

Episode #41| 01:06:55 | 18/07/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Yvonne Muldoon and Rory Keane from Aer Lingus to learn all about how the airline operates.

Uncovering Costa de Almeria

Episode #40 | 00:22:57 | 10/07/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by fellow Clickies Zita and Richard to talk all about Costa de Almeria in the South of Spain.

Las Vegas Revisited

Episode #39 | 00:47:48 | 05/07/2019

In this episode, Stephen talks to Eleanor and Wendy about their recent trips to Las Vegas from where they stayed to what they ate. 

The Next Generation of Cruise

Episode #38 | 00:53:54 | 20/06/2019

In this episode, Eleanor reports live from the CLIA Cruise Conference in Southampton and Mairead interviews CLIA Director, Andy Harmer.

Getting to know Turkish Airlines

Episode #37 | 00:55:26 | 12/06/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Onur and Julienne from Turkish Airlines to talk about the airline and Istanbul. Peter, our CMO, also joins us to talk about North Cyprus.

Halkidiki: A Greek Gem

Episode #36 | 00:40:25 | 05/06/2019

Recorded in location, this episode covers the Halkidiki peninsula with Stephen talking to managers of the Alexander the Great & Kassandra Palace hotels and Daysailing Boat Tours. 

Fitness & Your Holidays

Episode #35 | 00:30:34 | 29/05/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Niall and Dan from DLR Leisure to talk all about fitness, nutrition and how to stay on track on holidays.

Cyprus: The Island of Love

Episode #34 | 00:26:49 | 22/05/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk to Will about his holiday to Paphos, in Cyprus and other top destinations and things to do on this island. 

Talking Italy: From Sicily to Venice

Episode #33 | 00:45:07 | 15/05/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk to fellow Clickies, Kate and Thomas about their top Italian destinations incl. Sicily, Rome, Sorrento & Venice.

UK Cities: London, Liverpool & Edinburgh

Episode #32 | 00:44:13 | 08/05/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Wes to talk all about the main UK city break destination, London and 2 alternatives, Liverpool and Edinburgh. 

Amsterdam: The Venice of the North

Episode #31 | 00:33:35 | 01/05/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by 3 Clickies, Caolan, Karen and Wes, to talk about their recent trips to Amsterdam, what they got up to & what they recommend.

Your Guide to Dublin Airport

Episode #30 | 00:45:11 | 24/04/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen chat to Audrey & Liz from the DAA and Martin from ARI Ireland about everything related to Dublin Airport from car parking to shopping. 

Cruise Holidays: All you need to know

Episode #29 | 01:02:05 | 17/04/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen chat to Paul and Will about what you need to know for a cruise holiday. Plus interview with Valerie & Michael from Celebrity Cruises!

Sunny City Breaks

Episode #28 | 00:58:56 | 10/04/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Alan and Brian from Sales to talk about sunny city breaks from Barcelona to Valletta.

Exploring the Turkish Riviera

Episode #27 | 00:48:01 | 03/04/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Zita from Sales to talk about all the fantastic destinations along the Turkey's Turquoise Coast.

Adventures in South Africa

Episode #26 | 00:40:21 | 27/03/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Rachel from Sales and Gill from Marketing to talk all about South Africa from Rachel's holiday to Gill's South African hometown. 

Your Pets & Holidays

Episode #25 | 00:28:45 | 20/03/2019

In this episode, Eleanor is joined by Alan Gallagher, Head Nurse & Clinic Manager in Village Vets Coolock and Kate McQuinlan, Co-Owner of Pet Sitters Ireland to discuss everything about your pets & going on holidays.

Travel Trends: The Datasode

Episode #24 | 00:35:30 | 13/03/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Click&Go's CMO, Peter to talk all about travel trends and give you insights into the travel industry.

Canary Islands Part II: Fuerteventura & Tenerife

Episode #23 | 00:41:34 | 06/03/2019

In this episode, Stephen and Eleanor are joined by Zita and Caolan to talk everything Fuerteventura and Tenerife and Bettina also talks to the Hard Rock Hotel in Tenerife.

Gorgeous Greek Getaways

Episode #22 | 00:38:42 | 27/02/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Mairead and Alan to talk all about Greece, from Santorini to Crete, and the amazing value and experiences it can offer.

What is an Over 50s holiday?

Episode #21 | 00:34:11 | 20/02/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen are joined by Alan to talk all things Over 50s holidays from which hotels & destinations have offers to what an Over 50s holiday actually entails.

Skin Care in the Sun

Episode #20 | 00:29:04 | 13/02/2019

In this special episode, Eleanor discusses everything related to skin care and skin cancer with Margaret Kelly, Expert Beauty Therapist from NuEssence Salon & Kevin O'Hagan, Cancer Prevention Manager from the Irish Cancer Society.

Luxury for Less

Episode #19 | 00:36:58 | 06/02/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk about hotels that offer you 5* luxury sun holidays but don't break the bank, whether it's a couples, friends or family holiday.

Click&Go at The Holiday World Show 2019

Episode #18 | 00:31:40 | 31/01/2019

In this episode, Eleanor is reporting live from The Holiday World Show in the RDS. She's talking to tourist boards, hotels, airlines & cruise lines!

Europe's Best Hotels with Waterparks

Episode #17 | 00:31:13 | 22/01/2019

In this episode, Eleanor and Stephen talk about the best hotels in Spain, Portugal, Turkey & the Canaries with their own waterparks on-site & perfect for families!

Canary Islands Part I: Lanzarote & Gran Canaria

Episode #16 | 00:47:33 | 16/01/2019

In this episode, Stephen and Brian talk everything Lanzarote and Gran Canaria from which hotels to stay in to which restaurants and bars are the must-trys.

Mini Ep: Why Book with a Travel Agent

Episode #15 | 00:18:35 | 08/01/2019

In our first mini episode, Eleanor and Stephen chat about the benefits of booking with a travel agent and, in particular, the many benefits of booking your holiday with Click&Go.

Your Next Family Sun Holiday

Episode #14 | 00:47:16 | 28/12/2018

In this episode, we talk about our top Family Sun Holiday Destinations & where to stay with Stephen and Alan and we talk to novelist Sinead Moriarty about her love of holidays in our interview.

Wandering through Poland's Wroclaw

Episode #13 | 00:45:02 | 21/12/2018

In this episode, we talk about Wroclaw in Poland with Ed Finn, an award-winning travel journalist, we get to know a bit more about him in our interview and Stephen shares his top tips.

Exploring Iceland's Ice and Fire

Episode #12 | 00:43:26 | 19/12/2018

In this episode, we talk about Reykjavik and the various excursions you can do with Eleanor and Kevin, we chat to Graham from DoSomethingDifferent.com and Stephen shares his top tips.

New York Beyond Manhattan

Episode #11 | 00:49:24 | 06/12/2018

In this episode, we talk about New York from the bustling Manhattan to the quieter upstate with Stephen, Ted and Claire, we chat to Claire from the Visit USA Ireland Committee and Stephen shares a festive idea.

2018 Clickie Travels

Episode #10 | 00:55:02 | 27/11/2018

In this episode, we give a taste of a Clickie’s year of travel with Eleanor, Stephen, Kate and Ciara talking about the different destinations they visited throughout 2018 from Las Vegas to Budapest and Disneyland Paris.

Exploring the Algarve Region

Episode #09 | 00:47:52 | 21/11/2018

In this episode, we travel (figuratively) along the Algarve coast with Luc, Eleanor and Stephen, talk to one of the newest Clickies, Caolan and Stephen shares his top Algarve activities.

Clickies Gone Camping

Episode #08 | 00:51:54 | 15/11/2018

This episode is a special episode recorded live in Spain when the Clickies were visiting Vilanova & Playa Montroig campsites, PortAventura, Salou & Sitges. Stephen interviews Pearse Keller of Campotel & shares some top tips.

Thrilling Orlando Attractions

Episode #07 | 00:53:22 | 07/11/2018

In this episode, we’re off to the Theme Park Capital of the World, Orlando with Mairead, Kevin and Wendy, we get to know Michaela from SeaWorld Parks and Mairead shares her expert Orlando tips.

Sensational Seville

Episode #06 | 00:44:31 | 31/10/2018

In this episode, Stephen and Alan enthuse about the Andalusian capital of Seville, Eleanor is in the interview chair and Stephen shares his top tips for making the most out of your next city break.

Feeling Festive with Christmas Markets

Episode #05 | 00:45:02 | 24/10/2018

In this episode, we’re getting festive talking all things Christmas Markets with Bettina, Stephen and Sorina, our Clickie interviewee this week is Stephen and he shares his top tips for your Christmas Market city break.

The Magical Disneyland Paris

Episode #04 | 00:49:50 | 16/10/2018

In this episode, Eleanor and Orla talk about the fantastical Disneyland Paris, we get to know Elisha from Breakaway & get more Disneyland insights and Stephen has top tips for your first (or next!) Disney holiday.

Busting the Cruise Holiday Myths

Episode #03 | 00:47:56 | 09/10/2018

Ahoy, ‘hoy! In this episode, we bust cruise holiday myths with Mairead and Will, we sit down with MSC’s Rebecca Kelly and Stephen shares his (and Will’s) top cruise tips for cruise virgins.

Lapland - A Winter Wonderland

Episode #02 | 00:44:52 | 02/10/2018

In this episode, we talk all about the enchanting Lapland with Sharon and Bettina, we get to know our Head of Sales, Orla and Stephen has top tips for booking the best holiday & advises on Ryanair baggage rules.

A Clickie’s Las Vegas

Episode #01 | 00:44:06 | 21/09/2018

In our inaugural episode, we learn all about holidays to Las Vegas with Mairead and Edel, we talk to our CEO, Paul Hackett about life, work and travel and Stephen talks us through his top tips for travelling with kids.