COGO Travel is regulated by the Commission for Aviation Regulation and our Tour Operator license number is 0660. We’re members of IATA and the Irish Travel Agents Association. Our team is based in the USIT building on Dublin’s Aston Quay.
We started out in business in 1985 as a small company organising group tours, mostly for schools. We were known as Budget School & Group Tours, quite a mouthful! We soon became Ireland’s leader in organising school tours and we were snapped up by USIT Ireland in 2007. Many of us have fond memories of USIT from our student days as they are Ireland’s best known student travel operator. The company is Irish owned and operated and gives employment to over 120 people in Ireland.
We’ve been increasingly busy organising tours for non-school groups and now we’re now working with sports groups, retirement groups, performing arts groups and corporate groups. We realised that our name, Budget School & Group Tours, didn’t really represent what we do… so we became COGO Travel.
COGO is of Latin origin / co-go / [to bring or drive together, to draw to one point, to bring close together, to congregate or convene].
We believe travel is best done together, and that’s what COGO is all about.
Our team of 15 travel specialists is here to make you happy, make your life easier as a Group Leader and to make sure you and your group have great memories for life!
Feel free to call, email or drop into us to discuss your group’s travel plans, we’re here to help get you on your way.
We believe it’s important to put a face to the name you work with over the phone. We’re a mix of tour advisors, tour planners, marketing and product development gurus and we all have at least one thing in common… a great love of travel!