Based in Ballynahinch

Gillian Murnin

It's Nice To Meet You

As one of the leading travel experts in Northern Ireland I am really delighted to be able to offer my vast experience in world travel.

Having a career spanning over 26 years, including working for Wesley Pentland Travel in the early years and the remainder with British Airways Travel Shop, I have always taken great pride in working closely with my customers ensuring all their needs are met.

I have travelled myself extensively throughout North America, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Asia, the Far East, Indian Ocean, Africa and Australia and have first hand knowledge of many holiday destinations.

When you choose to travel with me you can be assured of:

- A hassle free approach to booking all your foreign travel
- Holiday options and ideas which are designed to fit into your budget, whatever that may be
- Honest advice based on first hand experience
- Competitive rates with excellent personal service guaranteed

I consider myself a true travel professional specialising in tailor made packages, Worldwide luxury holidays and Honeymoons.

I have won many accolades within the industry in Northern Ireland and most recently was Nominated as a TOP 5 Travel Consultant in Northern Ireland through NI Travel News through my customers.

My clients consistently give feedback that rates my level of service as excellent and can be seen on my Webpage. I am very proud to have retained many customers throughout my entire career in travel.

I would be delighted to organise your next overseas holiday or trip and can facilitate you from the comfort of your own home or office, either by phone or email. To discuss your requirements please contact me.

Hope to hear from you soon.


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My Blog

I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.

California Road-Trip

07 December 2016

Where would I begin? The SkyCouch on Air New Zealand was the best invention ever! Three seats that turned into a bed in economy, oh my god this was an amazing idea! Worth every penny! The cuddle strap that allows you to sleep on a made up bed with fluffy pillows and light duvet and not have to sit up through turbulence! Car hire companies are not at the airport and require a courtesy coach which can take up to 40 minutes due to the traffic through the airport. I upgraded and paid for a Mustang, what a dream that was! Worth every penny. Whilst in California you must rent a Mustang! The dream! The hotels were great and hosts amazing. We were met in the Loews Hollywood that surprised me but everywhere else the hosts were fantastic and honestly couldn't do anymore. They made sure we had their contact details and that they would look after our guests if we emailed or called ahead. My favourite in Hollywood was W hotel - worth every penny. I didn't realise how close the Walk of Fame, Chinese theatre/Kodak was! Our roof down and away we went to Santa Barbara - a stunning place with a great hotel, Harbour View on the beach. We stayed a couple of nights here and we tried out the bars/restaurants/discos and more! We also hired bikes which was the highlight of those two nights - great fun! We travelled to Santa Monica and stopped off at Paradise Cove in Malibu for a few selfies, a great celeb house-hunting opportunity. I absolutely loved Santa Monica where we stayed at the Le Meridian Delfim and wish it was longer - one night was too short! This is where the real California is and it lived up to its dreams. We did a site inspection of The Loews and it was excellent in so many ways. I have clients that stay in Shutters on the Beach and took a nosey in there and it was amazing - a great 5* hotel on the beach. The hotels here were amazing and in a great location. Also they now have a Metro that you can link up with Hollywood so you can stay here longer and have a day trip. Santa Monica is where I got to get my photo in the same bar as a programme I watched – Goliath, and I was in my element. I just wish more people knew as I am sure they must have thought I had gone mad! En route to Palm Springs we diverted and I took my Mustang top down and went to Rodeo Drive for a couple of hours to take in retail therapy and the famous Cupcake ATM. If I am honest Palm Springs was a lot bigger than I expected, with great hotels/resorts and good golf facilities. Lots of lovely restaurants and shopping. They have a great mountain range which overlooks the whole city with impressive views. Los Angeles airport is very busy and I do recommend you check in at least 3-4 hours before as the security at this airport is especially keen. California Dreamin!

My customer stories

Sent by Brian Fee

Gillian has been absolutely excellent in all aspects .

Sent by Louise Smyth

A very personal and professional experience, Gillian is extremely knowledgeable and listens carefully to ensure she matches your needs across the whole family , responsive and always at the end of the line if you need her, a safe pair of hands for sure.

Sent by Michael Stitt

Ms Gillian Murnin is a top professional who has ably assisted myself and my family in many complicated travel arrangements. She is utterly reliable.

Sent by Brenda Higgins

I know we probably weren't the easiest couple to sort out as we were very indecisive, went through many options and we dragged on the process since January but you were very patient with us and keen to help us in any way to make sure we were happy with the choices and within our budget and it was not a problem to you to change or tailor any of the programmes we looked at. It definitely helps that you are very well travelled and knowledgeable we respected and appreciated your thoughts and opinions on places as we did not have a clue and found this difficult. You helped to make our final decision easy and we are so happy now we have finally reached our dream honeymoon destination and choices (relieved) we could not have done this without you. This most definitely will not be our only holiday we book with you (a certain someone's wedding in Rome next year) ;) . You work very hard Gillian and are brilliant at your job. Thank you so much ? Brenda and Robbie

Sent by Martyn Blackman

Just a fantastic service. Very helpful advice, efficient and always keeping us up to date. Will definitely be using the service again

Sent by Annette Clarke

Gillian has been excellent so far nothing is too much bother. She is a credit to her profession

Sent by Callum Stewart

I cannot praise her enough. Provided me with various options and got a great price for my flight to Uganda. Would definitely recommend and I'll be using her for all future travels.

Sent by James Forbes

Not only is Gillian great at everything we ask her to do, but is also pro-active in coming up with solutions to questions I have not even asked

Sent by Debra Doherty

Gillian has organised several trips for us, all of which have been excellent, thus so that we have asked Gillian to organise our honeymoon, which she has done with a high level of professionalism. I find Gillian to be excellent at her job, and will go out of her way to make your holiday special. No request is too big for Gillian, and I will continue to book my holidays with her as the level of service she provides is second to none.

Sent by John Gordon

As usual the standard of service and attention to detail was superb. We had a 7 day break in Spain which catered for all our needs including the sites (Alhambra) the cities (Sevilla) and the sea (Finca Cortesin) All without a hitch!


We have been making bookings with Gillian for the past 7-8 years. We have found that Gillian has a really broad knowledge of the Travel industry. (I think she has been working in it for most of her life) This means that she has come across virtually every potential problem that exists....and most importantly , she knows how to avoid them altogether. With an encyclopaedic knowledge, Gillian has guided us to the most suitable holidays / hotels and flights. The best, I think , is the fact that she is always there, always ready to help out. Gillian provides a completely personal service that I know you won't find anywhere else. Jim Sloan (Lurgan)

Sent by Lisa O'Carroll

I had little time to book a surprise break for my husbands 40th birthday to Nice. Gillian was extremely quick in coming back to me with a variety of options and very professional. We had the perfect break and I have already recommended her to my friends and family! Thanks again Gillian!

Sent by Ian Hearst

With Gillian I know things will all be sorted and that we will always get the best of service. Peace of mind for all our family travel needs.

Sent by Mary Mulligan

In February 2009, I contacted Gillian to see about the possiblility of getting me flights to Entebbe Uganda in March!!..She was fantastic, and was able to secure me flights to London and Entebbe at such short notice...Whilst in Uganda BA staff went on strike which meant that my flights home had been cancelled. Gillian stayed in constant contact with me in Uganda and without any further cost to myself was able to get me on the next available flight home!!..I cant thank her enough for what she did for me at that time. I felt really confident and assured at what Gillian was doing for me and I had never any doubt in her ability to sort things out...Brilliant Gillian!!!..I have recommended Gillian and travel counsellors, you to many others since!!!..Big thank you...:-)

Sent by Juliet Rainey

Gillian is the person you need to contact if you are travelling anywhere - she will find a holiday for you - take away all the hard work of trawling through brochures - and look after everthing in a most professional manner. I will not travel again without contacting her to organise my trip!

Sent by Bill Abernethy

Many congratulations on reaching this milestone. Personally I have been so impressed with your service and personal attention. If anybody suggested to me that they were going on a cruise you would be the first person I would recommend. You have made the experience of organising a cruise totally painless.

Sent by Susan Kelly

I really want to let you know what a wonderful job Gillian did in organising our holiday. She is fantastic at her job and right from the beginning of the experience, even when we initially talked about what we wanted to do, we knew we were in safe hands. I know Gillian went to a lot of trouble to get us the best and she truly succeeded. I would also say that the price was very competitive and we were more than happy with that aspect of things. I am not sure what details your customer testimonial page asks for but I would like to say a great big thank you to Gillian for organising our trip. Everything ran like clockwork and it was all down to her hard work and expertise. I have already recommended her to friends and will continue to do so.

Sent by Nicola Wilson

I first came across Gillian when she worked at BA Travelshop in Belfast and she helped me out with flights to Cape Town on our very first trip to South Africa. She was extremely efficient, helpful and advisable about the whole booking service from the outset, even when I needed to contact her whilst in Cape Town to check return flights etc. A great contact to have without doubt!!

Sent by Ryan & Claire Colton

We would like to say a huge thank you for organising our honeymoon. It was amazing, we could not have wished for more. From our initial enquiry through to reservation, Gillian was very professional. We were open to suggestions and Gillian provided us with many great ideas. She offered helpful advice from her own experience. We would certainly recommend her services and hope to use her again in the future.

Sent by A. Hays

Gillian has arranged all kinds of travel for me from all over the world for the past 12 years. Why do I keep going back to her? Simply because she is efficient, dependable and contact AVAILABLE to help with any problem or emergency that could arise. Nothing is too much trouble for her to assist in ensuring that your holiday is what you would like it to be.

Sent by Valerie Kyle

Gillian is a gem. She puts the fun and relaxation back in to traveling with thought, service and care that goes above and beyond.

Sent by Tony Finnegan

We have been working with Gillian now for 6 years and I wouldn't consider going on holiday without booking through her. She has been invaluable to us. On two occassions - which could have been disastrous - she stepped in, dealt with the situation and all was resolved. She has a brilliant personality which is so important - especially in difficult situations. An essential part of our holiday plans.