“A day in the life of” with Declan Hughes Managing Director of FlyCruiseStay.com


Q 1- How does your normal day begin? –

Monday to Friday sees me wake up at 7:30, shower & prepare breakfast for the kids. I’m then ready for a prompt 9:00 start in the home office. So much time is saved not having to commute, and it is very eco-friendly too. I love my morning routine.

Q 2- What are your biggest daily challenges?

Not promoting Fly Cruise Stay’s amazing travel deals due to government restrictions. There is quite a lot of additional red tape these days fir those wishing to travel, form filling, covid-19 testing, quarantining on arrival and/or return, downloading specific Country APPs….

Q3- What do you love most about your job?

It never feels like a job! The beautiful destinations, people, experiences, the countless opportunities. www.FlyCruiseStay.com is such an enriching and rewarding business. So much so, we have turned down offers to buy us out.

Q 4- What do you do to relax?

Music (classical, jazz, vintage, easy listening), movies, family time, a nice glass of red wine, walking barefoot on the beach (where possible), incense sticks, a nice massage!


Q 5-Favourite staycation destination in Ireland and why?

Ireland is so beautiful and varied for its size, so is hard to pick just one! I love Kerry, Galway, Donegal & Cork’s coastal towns. Perhaps, Killarney’s national park for its pristine beauty.

Q 6-Favourite holiday destination worldwide?

Again, very hard to pick as I have had the good fortune to visit over one hundred countries and islands. I do have to say however, Honolulu, Hawaii was one of my most memorable destinations.

Q 7-Favourite Business motto?

Good goes around, people buy from nice people. Retail is detail. Be kind and look after yourself for health is wealth.

Q 8. Advice for young business entrepreneurs

Turn your passion into profit. Stand proud of who you are and where you came from. Don’t forget to smile, say please and thank you.