Travel “Big” This Year- Plan a Group Trip to Europe

As travel comes racing back, international destinations are at the tops of group lists.  Summer 2022 bookings in Europe are up 80% from last year. Most borders are open, and travelers are looking to ‘travel big’- checking off bucket lists and making up for lost time.  In addition, many attractions and accommodations are offering flexible cancellation policies to reassure guests.  It’s a great time to plan a group trip to Europe!

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On March 17th, Destination Dispatch hosted Shannan Carter from Live Travel and Tours, a receptive tour operator working with companies to provide ground services for groups in Europe.

Why Live Travel and Tours?

Live Travel and Tours understands that planning travel to Europe can sometimes be complicated.  Their team has the expertise and experience to support you every step of the way:

  • Destination information and product support for your sales team
  • Suggested itinerary and destination planning
  • Conference calls with your groups to address questions or concerns
  • Documents and forms to required to book venues (especially for performing groups)
  • Current product information and other helpful resources


Thinking About Ireland?

We were ‘lucky’ enough to chat with Shannan on St. Patrick’s Day!  Naturally, the conversation turned to planning group trips to Ireland.  She had lots of great advice on what to see and do – especially if a performance trip is part of the plan.

A Few Highlights

Galway at Night



Take a tour of charming Galway, a city dripping with bohemian vibes, rich culture, and friendly people.  Grab a pint at the Quays, visit ancient St. Nicholas Church (ca. 1320), and grab a selfie at the Browne Doorway.

Cliffs of Moher

Cliffs of Moher

Venture into the wilds at the Cliffs of Moher towering over the west coast.  Spectacular views and plunging vertical cliffs will keep you spellbound (especially if you visit at sunset!)

Bunratty Castle and Folk Park

Really, it’s just fun to say the name!  Bunratty is a 15th-century Irish castle (one of the most complete and authentic in Ireland.)  Tour the spectacular grounds and learn how lords, ladies, and common folk lived.



Limerick is one of Ireland’s oldest and most picturesque cities complete with scenic countryside, a rich architectural heritage, and warm, welcoming people.

Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle

Visit one of Ireland’s most iconic attractions in Cork – Blarney Castle.  Blarney Castle was built more than 600 years ago and has been a world landmark ever since.

Don’t forget to kiss the Blarney Stone at the top so you’ll never be at a loss for words!



Explore the cobbled streets of Ireland’s capital city and you’ll feel a thousand years of history with each step!  Dublin is a vibrant hub for history, food, drink, music, and more.  Nestled between the mountains and Dublin Bay, you’ll be enchanted by its beauty and energy.

Oh… and you may have heard that Dublin hosts a little parade each year on March 17th? Live Travel and Tours can help you plan your parade performance here or at another festive and fun Irish venue!

St. Patrick's Day Parade



Live Travel and Tours Brings Your Travel Dreams to Life

Get in on the trend to “travel big” and plan a group trip to Europe.  Live Travel and Tours will work with you to design an experience that exceeds your group’s wildest imaginings.  Creative itineraries, competitive pricing, and exceptional service are the hallmarks of their brand.

Live Travel and Tours will bring your travel dreams to life!

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