Having flown around the world 42 times in 3 years ( 1971 to 1974), written articles for travel magazines and the WWW as well as being a freelance travel consultant ( see 2nd link below for Solid Gold Travel ) in my retirement I would suggest you take a look at this site...as well as some others... plenty of bargains out there now - everyone is fighting for your travel dollar.
I have no affiliation with this company at all - just seems to be a very good site with a lot of offerings without having to jump through hoops to get the info you want. At least it's a start - I know there are others out there however after spending sometime on the phone talking to the owners I would have to say the personalized service these people have to offer is top notch.
If you are interested in booking your own travel - as well as for others - and getting paid a commission on the fares you book then you may want to take a look at:
Travel is getting cheap - with the strong dollar in Europe you'll probably get more for your money and have a better time laying on a beach on the Med ( France, Spain or Portugal ) rather than going to the Caribbean, Mexico, etc in the middle of hurricane season!
I am not a big fan of Priceline because their "blind" offerings don't offer much flexability - cheap prices maybe , but going to an individual travel site/agency is probably going to save you money in the long run. If all you want is cheap fares the www.expedia.com has priceline beat by a mile - better fares, wider selection and you can pick you flights for the most part.
PS The $549 r/t air, car and hotel package to Ireland at Bell Travel is a GREAT package - it's mentioned on their site....
[This message has been edited by Sumgai (edited 08-08-2000).]