The Orient Travel Team

The Orient Travel Team

Who We Are

As a subsidiary of Manasik Tours Ltd, which has been established in Ireland since 2005, Orient Travel enables travellers to experience the true beauty and wonder of the Middle East, the Gulf Region, as well as the rest of the Eastern hemisphere.

Ibrahim Al-Kaddo founded the company. As a British born Iraqi, who spent much of his childhood in Ireland, Ibrahim has a very diverse and interesting background, with extensive experience when it comes to travel and gaining a strong understanding of different cultures and languages. He soon realised that his skills and knowledge could fill a niche where no other travel agency had yet been able to fully succeed.

Thus, Orient Travel was created. The name Orient Travel was inspired by the Oriental Express train that travelled from Istanbul to the Far East. These areas, such as Turkey, Maldives, Malaysia, Thailand, and Seychelles, are the areas that our experienced professionals specialise in, along with many other exciting destinations throughout the East.

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What We Do

Orient Travel is a niche travel agency, specialising in guiding travellers throughout Turkey, Thailand, Malaysia, and many other countries throughout the Eastern Hemisphere. We are the “Experts in the East”.

Our travel professionals take the time to really get to know you and your travel needs. We then provide recommendations pertaining to:

  • The best times to travel
  • Family friendly locations and holidays
  • Ways to save on flights, hotels, and restaurants
  • Not to be missed landmarks and attractions

Planning a travel itinerary when visiting one or more countries in the East can be time consuming and stressful. With our help, you can relax. We can design an itinerary that includes the shortest transfer times, while incorporating all of the stops you want to make. We can even provide you with a tour guide that can escort you through your local destination.

Our travel experts have visited each of our specialised areas multiple times, and can create a custom itinerary for you that will lead to an enjoyable, memorable, and hassle-free travel experience.


Group Tours

Taking your employees on a group tour can provide the ultimate morale and team building experience. Our group booking experts will gladly design the perfect business trip itinerary that fits your group and your destination. Thanks to our familiarity with Eastern countries, and the travel industry, we can advise you regarding the best times to travel, as well as which destinations are more accommodating for large or small corporate groups.

Orient Travel will take the time to get to really understand your needs and goals for the trip, as well as the travel preferences of your group. We will use this information to take care of every detail from booking plane tickets and hotels, to making dinner reservations at high quality restaurants. Our goal is to save you time, money, and hassle while you enjoy a productive and enjoyable corporate group tour.


Events and Conferences

Whether you are interested in organising a business conference in Ireland, or abroad in an intriguing location such as Turkey, Thailand, Seychelles, or any other destination throughout the Eastern hemisphere, we can help you. Our travel agents have vast experience organising large corporate events and conferences in many diverse locations.

We allow business executives to concentrate their time and efforts on planning and executing a constructive and thought-provoking conference or event, while our travel experts and event planners handle all of the details surrounding the logistics of the occasion. Our team will take care of everything from lodging and travel arrangements to the organising of outings and tours throughout the city where you have chosen to hold your event.

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Customised Tours

Orient Travel offers many different tour packages for you to consider. However, if you would like a tour to be customised based on the personal preferences of you and your group, we would be happy to provide this service for you. Simply describe your ideal trip for us and we will take care of the rest.


Hotel Reservations

Whether you already have a trip planned, or if you are going to take advantage of one of our travel packages, we can help you with your hotel reservations. Our travel experts know which lodging options have the best locations, amenities, and rates, and we will take care of the booking process for you.


Plane Tickets

Need help finding the best airline companies, flight times, and prices? No problem. We can book plane tickets for you that will get you to your destinations safely, on time, and within your budget. We’ve worked with airlines throughout the East for many years, and can reduce your transfer times and expenses.


Car Hire

Hiring a car service once you arrive at your destination can make exploring nearby areas more convenient and enjoyable. If you are interested in being able to travel by car upon your arrival, we can arrange for this service to be waiting for you.




Orient Travel can help you navigate more easily during your trip with the help of professional translation services. We offer translations of many of the different Arabic and Eastern languages that you will encounter throughout your journey. Contact our staff for more information regarding these services.

Why Choose Us?

Knowledge: Enjoy One-On-One Guidance from Experts

The team at Orient Travel, with over 40 years of combined experience, will act as your ultimate reliable resource when it comes to travelling throughout the Eastern Hemisphere.

First Hand Experience: We Know Because We’ve Been There

Our travel agents do not get their information from websites or brochures. We have actually travelled to these destinations many times, and provide travel recommendations based on real experience.

Professionals: Work With a Reliable and Licensed Company

When booking a trip with Orient Travel, rest assured that you are working with a licensed company that adheres to the highest standards and practices for delivering travel services.

Enthusiasm: Youthful Guides Bring Energy To Your Journey

Our youthful and enthusiastic travel experts can help you design a travel itinerary that will please travellers of any age. We can find activities that will excite everyone within your group.

Friendly Support: With You Every Step of the Way

You never have to worry about being on your own while travelling through a foreign country when you have Orient Travel on your side. We are always glad to lend a helpful and supportive hand.

Custom Tours: Receive Itineraries Personalised to Your Tastes

When planning your trip we take the time to really get to know your group, and your preferences. Using our familiarity with the region, we then design an itinerary that is personalised specifically for you.

Experts Findings: Access Exclusive Insider Travel Information

Many of the local landmarks, restaurants, and other sites that we uncover for you will not be found within your tour book. Thanks to our vast experience, we can clue you in to the hidden gems within any area.


Meet the Experts


Ibrahim Al-Kaddo

Ibrahim Al-Kaddo

A British born Iraqi, Ibrahim Al-kaddo founded Orient Travel Ireland. He spent much of his childhood growing up in Ireland and his diverse and interesting background has allowed him to build up extensive experience when it comes to travel, He has travelled widely across the Middle East and Far East. Ibrahim has a a strong understanding of different cultures and languages and how they play a role in today’s fast paced business world. Contact Ibrahim:

Azzedine Benchenna


Originally from Oran, Algeria Azzedine Benchenna moved to Ireland 15 years ago with his family and today he considers Ireland his home, he loves the Irish Culture and the way of life of the Irish People. Azzedine studied Accounting and Finance in Dublin’s DIT but always had a keen interest in the Travel industry. He joined Orient in September 2012 as Accounts Manager where he could combine his degree with his love for travel. Contact Azzedine:

Jeremy Marie

Jeremy Marie


Even though Jeremy was born and grew up in the Norman’s grass fields of France, Jeremy prefers to consider himself as a world citizen. After his diploma in tourism, he decided to circumnavigate the world only by hitchhiking. He explored the world intensively for 5 years, traveling 180 000 kilometres through almost 100 countries. Jeremy joined Orient travel as our Travel consultant in December 2013, and is a gold mine of information for planning your next holiday adventure. Contact Jeremy:

What do our customers say?

  • Myself and my wife would like to commend Orient Travel with regards to our recent trip to Turkey. This was our first visit to Turkey and the holiday was thoroughly enjoyable. Hotel Sorriso in Istanbul was perfectly located and the staff at the hotel greeted us well, the choice of Breakfast and the food in the hotel restaurant was fantastic.

    Qes Hussain, Dublin

    Thoroughly enjoyable!
  • We had the most amazing honeymoon trip in Thailand thanks to you. There is no question the trip far exceeded our expectation. Thank you!

    Eimonn Doyle, Dublin

  • We had a lovely time in Istanbul found it very friendly and everything very professionally carried out thanks

    Micheal Fitzpatrick, Dublin

    Istanbul City Break



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