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Rachael Higgins

Based in Claremorris

My name is Rachael Higgins, and I am your Personal Travel Counsellor based between Kiltimagh and Claremorris in Co Mayo. I have enjoyed working in the travel industry for over 18 years now, and I love being part of the Travel Counsellors Worldwide team.

I love to travel and have been...

My name is Rachael Higgins, and I am your Personal Travel Counsellor based between Kiltimagh and Claremorris in Co Mayo. I have enjoyed working in the travel industry for over 18 years now, and I love being part of the Travel Counsellors Worldwide team.

I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to visit many destinations including Australia, the Far East, Africa, America, Canada, the Caribbean and of course Europe. I love cruising, and have personal experience of many of the major and most popular cruise liners, so if you are thinking of cruising just give me a call - I would love to help you!

I enjoy being a Travel Counsellor, as I can offer my clients a very personal service with flexibility and choice. Being part of Travel Counsellors means I have access to award winning technology and better buying power than I have ever experienced before. I also have access to all of the big travel industry names as well as lots of niche products at better rates than anyone else. So along with my exceptional service I can also offer great value for money! In the current economic climate, its good to know that Travel Counsellors are licensed and bonded in Ireland with the Commission for Aviation Regulation.

I specialise in honeymoons, cruises, family holidays and worldwide trips and would love the opportunity to organise your perfect holiday experience.

Because of my expertise and reliability I have many loyal Business Travel clients and I am confident that I can fulfil your company’s travel requirements efficiently and economically.

Indeed I can book any aspect of travel, so whether you are looking for a ski trip, your family holiday, a city break, a flight or even just a hotel room please give me a call!

Best Wishes


Get in touch with me

Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please get in touch with me with any of the methods below: -


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­0­94 9376765­


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Customer Story 1

We have booked several weekend breaks and family holidays through Rachael Higgins and have always found the experience a pleasure. Rachael takes out the stress of booking a holiday and ensures a guaranteed good time. It's the little extra touches that make us keep returning to her as our Travel Counsellor. Would without hesitation recommend her to anyone!

D Smyth, Kiltimagh, Co Mayo
Customer Story 2

I have been dealing with Rachael for many many years and 'followed her' when she moved from a local travel agent to Travel Counsellors. I have always found her to be very professional, her attention to detail cannot be surpassed. When we are planning a holiday, I don't need to tell Rachael that we like central hotels and the airline we'd prefer not to use unless we have to, she always remembers. Rachael takes the hard work out of booking a holiday, I just tell her where we're planning to go, she forwards options and then it 'just happens'. It's a pleasure dealing with Rachael because we know there won't be any hassle and all the paperwork will be forwarded to us in plenty of time. It's been wonderful to have her look after our holiday needs throughout the years. I cannot recommend Rachael highly enough.

Carmel Fitzgerald, Castlebar
Customer Story 3

We have used Rachael's services for a few years now everything from summer holidays to our amazing honeymoon and we cannot recommend her enough. Nothing is ever too much trouble and absolutely everything is done for you so you honestly have no worries when booking with her! Will continue to go to Rachael for many more years to come, you couldn't deal with a nicer person :)

Majella Kennedy, Castlebar
Customer Story 4

I found Rachael and the process of Travel Counsellors to be a Godsend. As a new mother who has just returned back to work my free time is very limited. Rachael was able to follow through with my personal requests including budget with an immediate turn around time. I love the fact that you can rely on the trustworthy source with years of experience to take what causes me pressure into an easy process. I am extremely looking forward to my holiday in June and am very grateful for the personal service I received. I would highly recommend Rachael and the service she so naturally provides. Get in touch with Rachael is my advice!

Aisling Furlong, Galway
Customer Story 5

Myself and my husband have been extremely happy with the service we received from Rachael and the team in Travel Counsellors. We booked our accommodation in Lanzarote with her last year, on a friend's recommendation, and have done so again for this year. Despite the fact that we ended up 'only' booking accommodation and not a full package with her, Rachael has been nothing but professional and hugely accommodating both years, and nothing has been too much trouble, even my many emails back and forth! We would highly recommend her. Thank you Rachael

Emer Corbett, Dublin
Customer Story 6

Rachael took away all of the stress I usually feel when planning a trip. She was always available to answer my questions and I couldn't recommend Rachael highly enough. Very professional and also very friendly and lovely to talk to. I went on a Norwegian cruise and I was really impressed with the service that Rachael provided.

Gerry Regan, Knock
Customer Story 7

Rachael helped us decide on our honeymoon in Vietnam! She was so patient and knowledgeable in replying to my countless emails along the way, nothing was a problem for her and she checked every hotel I asked in order to bring our trip in on budget. She even managed to beat a quote we received from a leading competitor. I have since referred 3 more honeymooners who have all booked with Rachael.

Tracy McDonagh, Co. Mayo
Customer Story 8

I contacted Rachel about eight months before I went on holidays. She was always professional and as things changed she was very accommodating. She took all our needs and came up with a very good holiday. I would have no hesitition in going back when we plan our next holiday. All the relevent information was given and I would know that we would be going to a place that was suitable and safe.

Susan Farragher, Claremorris
Customer Story 9

Thanks Rachael for arranging a great holiday for my family and I. We had a fab time in Costa Teguise. Looking forward to seeing what you can arrange for our (Brian and I)10th wedding anniversary next year. Rachael is the Perfect person to arrange the best holidays.

Lorraine Mcloughlin, Newport

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