Hi I’m Anne, a Travel Counsellor living with my family in the countryside near the lovely village of Hillsborough in Co Down. I have been in the travel industry for almost 10 years and before joining Travel Counsellors I had previously worked for one of the main global airlines.
Over the years as well as travelling throughout Ireland, I have also been fortunate to travel to many worldwide destinations including Australia, USA, Caribbean, Thailand, Dubai, Lebanon, Singapore, The Gambia, France, Spain, Cyprus, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia and Norway.
Apart from my own travel experiences, I have constant up-to-date industry training and have also specially trained in sustainable travel and understanding accessible travel requirements. I have recently completed a Professional Certificate qualification in Sustainable Tourism from Wageningen University (Netherlands) and I am also accredited as an 'Aussie Specialist' by Tourism Australia.
I have a passion for helping my clients get the best sustainable holiday wherever in the world they wish to go. With access to thousands of travel options at my fingertips, you can be assured of a truly independent and customer-first service (we’re not tied to any suppliers as many travel agents are).
Whether it's a holiday closer to home in Ireland, the UK, a once-in-a-lifetime trip, honeymoon, group holiday or family holiday, I will ensure to give you the best options to suit your requirements as well as saving you precious hours trawling the internet.
I look forward to meeting up with you in person, or by video appointment, email or whatever is the easiest way for you to start planning your next adventure.
So where in the world do you want to go?
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14 June 2019
Many consumers might not realize what they are missing out on when they travel and don't use an independent travel agent. Here are just a few things that we can do for you • We know the market and will listen to what you want. This is so that I can match you with a better product than you can find on the Internet. • If something goes wrong on your trip, no matter who is at fault we will try and get your holiday back on track. • We have access to a variety of tools that can sometimes get you a better seat on an...
Sent in by Karen Hewitt
HILLSBOROUGH, 13 March 2020
Thank you Ann for organising the perfect package for our holiday. You found us the perfect hotel in Disneyland, Paris and provided excellent customer service at all times. You sourced a super variety of options and put together a very competitive package. You provided excellent service sealed with you delivering our boarding passes and wishing us bon voyage! Professional, competitive and great attention to detail. Thank you!
Sent in by Kevin Sullivan
Dublin, 12 February 2020
We can’t thank you enough Anne. You put together our dream honeymoon and we’ll remember it for a very long time. Everything you arranged was spot on. The car rental was easy, the hotels/motels were good and the tours were so much fun. Your help with the travelling issues at the start of the trip saved us a lot of stress (and probably quite a bit of money) and confirming all the day trips for us took any pressure off us as we travelled.
Sent in by Ruth Barr
Hillsborough, 10 June 2019
We booked a family city-break to Rome over Easter 2019. Anne listened to our requirements and came up with lots of options for us in terms of flights and accommodation. She booked all transfers and made the whole process completely stress free. We found her approach very personable while her service was most professional. Follow up after our trip was good too where Anne enquired as to how our trip went and encouraged feedback. I wholeheartedly recommend her to book your next trip away
Sent in by Valerie Little
Belfast, 06 June 2019
The trip was great and everything was so well organised. Every single bit went really smoothly and I am very grateful to you for all your careful attention to detail and reassuring manner. Your suggestions for day trips were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed the medieval villages. Thank you for all your support and help
Sent in by Deirdre Markey
Dublin, 01 May 2019
It was a pleasure working with Anne to arrange our holiday. She offered valuable advice and was very prompt in responding to any queries we had. She gives first class service
Sent in by Donna O'Doherty
Dublin, 03 April 2019
We booked our Honeymoon with Anne who fully understood what we were looking for in a honeymoon and booked us a trip of a lifetime to New York. The only way I could describe this trip is WOW!!! From the minute we checked in at the airport we were so well looked after. All the advice you gave us was perfect and the must see and do excursions were fantastic. We squeezed so much into our trip thanks to your attention to detail. You took time to understand what we were looking for and worked within our budget. The hotel you selected was in a prime location and were able to walk or taxi to all our places from here. Your knowledge of New York was such a help. We could never have planned a trip like this on our own. For that we really want to Thank You. We would not hesitate to recommend your services as a travel agent.
From the pristine white-sand beaches of Thailand’s idyllic islands to the sprawling wide-open roads of the USA; the historic and breathtakingly beautiful architecture of India to the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Maldives – there’s a world of wonder out there and it’s just waiting to be explored.
Contact me on 0044 28 92220014