Travel Extra

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Travel Extra
Type Monthly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Business Exhibitions
Publisher Edmund Hourican
Editor Eoghan Corry
Staff writers 12
Founded 1995
Circulation 23,000

Travel Extra is a monthly newspaper dedicated to the Travel industry in Ireland. It features consumer and industry travel, aviation, cruise and ferry news and worldwide destination reviews.

The newspaper was founded in 1995 by Gerry O'Hare, former travel correspondent of The Irish Press, which had closed suddenly in May 1995, and Tony Barry, former travel editor of the Evening Herald, with the assistance of Anne Cadwallader and John Butterly.[1] Since 2002 it has been owned by the Business Exhibitions Group and edited by Eoghan Corry, who had formerly been travel editor of The Irish Press and Evening News.


Each of the ten issues annually is themed

  • February - Holiday World travel show in Dublin
  • March – Awards special plus Middle East, Shoulder season destinations, golf, spa and wellness
  • April – Summer Cruise plus France and Spain special
  • May – Canada plus Attractions Tickets and Theme and Leisure Parks
  • June – The USA issue plus Citybreaks, Rivercruise, Car Hire
  • July/August – Africa and Canaries plus wintersun holidays, escorted tours
  • September – Australia, Accommodation/Dynamic Packaging plus Long Haul holidays
  • October – Ski plus WTM Preview plus long haul Asia
  • November - Winter Cruise /All Inclusive plus ITAA Preview Mauritius, Caribbean and Mexico
  • December/January – Weddings & Honeymoons: summer holidays plus syndicates and conferences

Travel Extra Travel Writer Awards[edit]

Travel Extra also organise an annual awards cememony for the Irish Travel Writer of the Year, with the aim of raising the standard of travel writing across the print and broadcast media in Ireland. The ceremony is sponsored by the Spanish Tourist Board and the individual prizes sponsored by Cassidy Travel,, Fáille Ireland, Falcon Holidays, Lowcostbeds, Sunway, Maltese Tourist Board, Topflight, Tourism Northern Ireland, The Travel Corporation and Turkish Airlines Winners of the overall Irish Travel Writer of the Year include Cleo Murphy (2002), Pól Ó Conghaile (2003 and 2004), Kathryn Thomas (2005), Muriel Bolger (2006), Philip Nolan (2007), Pól Ó Conghaile (2008), Mark Evans (2009), Philip Nolan (2010), Isabel Conway (2011), Susan Morrell (2012).Pól Ó Conghaile (2013 and 2014) Three writers have been inducted into the Travel Extra Travel Writing Hall of Fame, Paddy Dignam, Tony Barry and John Healy.


Contributors to Travel Extra have included Carmel Higgins, Eanna Brophy, Anne Cadwallader, Marie Carberry, Lisa Chalfa, Charlie Collins, Geraldine Grennan, Sharon Hall, Stephen Houston, Paul Kilduff, Marisa Mackle, Cauvery Madhavan, Sean Mannion, Conor McMahon, Síofra Milne-Corry, Ida Milne, Catherine Murphy, Cleo Murphy, Ailbhe Ó Corráin, Roxanne Parker and Síofra Tobin-Larkin.

Former RTE and Lonely Planet journalist Tadhg Peavoy joined as contributing editor in 2016.

Guest writers[edit]

Guest writers have included

  • Helen Caron
  • Tim Williamson
  • John Galligan
  • Ray Scully
  • Sinead Reilly
  • John Donohue
  • Dawn Conway
  • Michael Vaughan
  • Gonzalo Ceballos
  • Clare Dunne
  • Lorraine Quinn
  • Ann Davis
  • James Hogan
  • Rebecca Kelly
  • Billy Neill
  • Beverleigh Fly
  • Tony Bond
  • Dervla O’Neill
  • Volker Lorenz
  • Sharon Jordan
  • Michael O’Leary
  • Paul Hackett
  • Stephen Glavin
  • Tim Fenn
  • Bernie Chambers
  • Sheile Gray
  • Paul Gallagher
  • Bill Walshe
  • Brian Ingarfield
  • Pat Dawson
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Fabien Roland
  • Brian Rafferty
  • Fiona Cunningham
  • Ger Aherne
  • Terje Tjostolvsen
  • Geraldine Rosney
  • Ashley Toft
  • John Galigan
  • Gerry Benson
  • Gerald Heffernan
  • Patricia Purdue
  • Nicole Mazza
  • Carmel O’Reilly
  • Ciaran Carraher
  • Agnes Angrand
  • Jim Vaughan
  • Clem Walshe
  • Isabel Oilveira
  • Damien Mooney
  • Beatrice Cosgrove
  • Siobhan Scanlon
  • Brian Hughes
  • Edel Browne
  • Alan Joyce
  • Jurg Schmidt
  • Jose ManuelDeJuan
  • John Cassidy
  • Con Murphy
  • Dermot Mannion
  • Mattew Bailey
  • Anthony Collins
  • Michael Stein
  • Dave Walsh
  • Clem Walshe
  • Alan Sparling
  • Cathy Burke
  • Annette Devine
  • John Kinane
  • Gillian Bowler
  • James Malone
  • Bill Smith
  • Ciara Corcoran
  • Simon Nugent
  • Eamonn Quinn
  • Jane Lehane
  • Charlotte Brenner
  • David Slattery
  • Kathryn Thomas
  • Lorraine Moloney
  • Caitriona Toner
  • Don Cullinane
  • Kevin Power
  • John Devereux
  • Mary McKenna
  • Tanya Airey
  • Michael Doorley
  • Brendan Moran
  • Erike Repassy
  • Niall McDonnell
  • Bernard Crouset
  • Jorge Botelho
  • Tony Brazil
  • Tony Collins
  • Eugene Corcoran
  • Niall Reddy
  • Damien Mooney


  1. ^ Travel Extra, tenth anniversary issue, November 2005.

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