Hi I'm André, You can find me on Instagram @honeymoon.and.holiday.expert
I create dream trips so you can make memories to last a lifetime.
Are you looking for a different kind of travel service? Do you need a Travel Expert who will take all your Instagram inspiration and turn it into your Dream Trip?
This is what I do. With your input I Create and Book your Dream Trip.
I am a travel planner; I plan and book personalised trips to suit each of my client’s. I take the stress and responsibility out of planning and booking your next trip. While at the same time getting you the best value for your travel spend.
So how does it work?
I work with a limited amount of clients at any one time so that I can offer this personalised service.
To find the perfect holiday for you, I need to get to know you, what you like to do while you travel and also what you don’t; this is often the most important question!
I offer a free 20-minute consultation by phone or Zoom where we get to know each other, and best if your travelling companion can be on that call too. Following that initial consultation, you will decide if you happy for us to work together.
I specialise in long haul adventures and luxury holidays, something a bit different. This includes honeymoons, bucket list adventures and family adventures. I will give you independent advice that you can trust and I will look after everything for you. This includes test requirements, QR codes, online passenger locator forms etc
Don't forget to check out my Travel Blog, 'What exactly do I do' for more information on my expertise and experience. There are also inspiration destination blogs to inspiration you.
Let me know if this is the travel service you have been looking for as I'd be delighted to help plan your next amazing adventure.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
Iceland is a great family destination. Here my daughter tells you all about the Blue Lagoon
What to expect when you stay at Olhuveli Resort in the Maldives. My views and recommendations from my 2019 trip.
Navutu Dreams Resort and wellness retreat in Siem Reap. I loved it here. Check it out.
Maybe the most amazing experience of my life. Snorkelling with 100 yr old turtles.
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
30 August 2021
What is it actually like to travel to Fuerteventura in Aug 2021? As I return from Fuerteventura Spain on the 30 Aug 2021, I wanted to share my experience with you so you can get a true feeling of what’s it’s like to travel at the moment. We had a fabulous time and it is most definitely worth the effort. MASKS: Firstly, I want to touch on the type of mask you wear. As another airline bans cloth face masks on their aircraft, I wondered did you know you had to have a particular surgical face mask while flying? Finnair is the...
07 December 2020
When is the best time to visit Thailand to make sure I get the best weather. When should I visit Thailand? The best thing about Thailand is you can visit 11 months out of the year. Thailand gets two separate monsoon rains but as the county is so large it can’t be raining everywhere at the same time. So this gives is lots of options. ?? High season on the East Coast of Thailand is May - September. This allows you to visit the islands of Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao. It’s convenient to island hop in this...
07 December 2020
When is the best time to travel to Bali? ??Best time to go to Bali Bali has the same summer season as we do here in Ireland. The months of June, July and August are their high season. It’s a great destination if you take holidays in our summer months or if you are planning your Honeymoon after a summer wedding. ??May to September are the best months to visit, temperatures are high the sun is out and there is very little rain?? This allows you to visit all areas of Bali. The beaches in the south, the volcanoes...
07 December 2020
?? Do you want to do something different in South Africa ?? Weather it is your first trip to South Africa or your third you may not want to do the usually recommended itinerary's of Cape Town and the Garden Route and although these are gorgeous areas you may just do something different in South Africa. I would highly recommend the Mpumalanga region. This region in Northern South Africa has access to many wonderful sights. This area is less commercial, more authentic and it is beautiful plus if offers easy access to Kruger National Park. My Highlights would be the Blyde...
23 November 2020
All going to plan we will be able to travel the world again soon? So with that in mind here are some of the best activities to include in your trip to pump up the wow factor. 1. Feed the elephants at Elephant Hills - Elephant Hills is Thailand’s 1st luxury elephant camp. It allows you a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with the endangered Asian elephant giving you an opportunity to feed the elephants. A truly memorable experience. 2. Sleep in a floating tent on Choew Larn lake – Floating Tents are the norm here, Canvas tents...
23 October 2020
How to Plan for your Dream Honeymoon - Part 1. The first thing to do is get excited it is a big moment in your life there is a lot to celebrate. There is a lot to consider too, and it is probably the most money you will spend on one trip in your lifetime, so you need to get it right. Here are a few tips to help you with the planning of your dream honeymoon and hopefully you will feel a little less daunted. **PICK THE RIGHT HONEYMOON DESTINATION** This is one that must be agreed on early. There...
23 October 2020
Following on from 'How to plan your Dream Honeymoon' part 1. I am going to tell you about the free things that should always be included in your honeymoon, the average cost of a Honeymoon and why a Travel Expert is not the same as any Irish Travel Agent. **TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE THINGS ** These are the kind of things you may not be aware of and again an added advantage of booking with a travel expert. Did you know you can take part in a free Tai chi class in Hong Kong with the locals as part of...
04 August 2020
Vietnam offers authentic activities and tours to enable you to really get a feel for the country. They are unique, interesting, and great fun in equal measures. Here are some of the must do activities which I lobed myself. I've been on them all bar the Vespa tour which is new. All available to pre-book which I would highly recommend. HANOI: • Take a polaroid tour of the city taking in all the top stops crossing through the different eras of the city, from colonial buildings to temples to narrow bustling streets this tour includes 20 old style polaroid pictures to take...
29 June 2020
South Africa is an amazing diverse destination with so much to offer. Mountain scenery to ocean vistas. Whale watching to Elephant spotting. Fabulous wine and food, it has it all. Here are some of the must do activities. All available to pre-book which I would highly recommend. *Visit the Waterfront: Cape Towns Waterfront is lovely. Think Grafton street, shops, buskers, even gospel choirs. Dining al fresco is an added bonus too. *Table mountain: The Table mountain cable car allows you take a single cable car to the top. There's no need to rush for a good spot as this is one of...
01 May 2020
A few people have asked me what exactly do I do? I create Dream holiday so you can make memories to last a lifetime. This comes with great responsibility but I do have the knowledge and expertise required. I have specialised in the planning and creating of personalised long-haul and luxury holidays for 24 years now and I have loved every minute of it plus I’ve visited 35 countries to date so chances are I've been to were you want to visit. I am a travel expert; I book and plan personalised holidays to suit each of my client’s. So,...
27 December 2019
An excellent adventure was had by us in Iceland! Geysers, roaring waterfalls, tectonic plates plus snow in the winter. Hunt for the Northern Lights, visit the gorgeous Blue Lagoon, watch the might of the Gullfoss. There is absolutely loads to do in Iceland and you can visit at any time of the year. Did you know there were no native Icelandic people is Iceland when the Danish arrived but get this... the population's DNA is comprised of 60% Danish and 40% Irish! It seems we were taken back to Iceland by the Vikings no less! We flew into Reykjavik the world’s...
11 October 2019
I have been to the UAE many times, it’s actually one of my favourite places. I love the luxury, the high-end hotels and the fabulous service you receive here. Dubai is fabulous and I was really expecting the same again when I visited Abu Dhabi but I was wrong, the two cities are very different indeed. Firstly, Abu Dhabi is made up of 200 islands so it has a completely different feel and many beaches. The islands are spilt into different attractions. Yas Island gives you water parks, Ferrari Land theme park, Warner Bros Studios and one of the...
01 September 2019
The Sani resorts are a wonderful collection of high-end properties in Greece that are tailored specifically to families. Each has its individual characteristics, is beautiful in its own right and now with direct flight from Ireland there’s never been a better time to visit. There are 5 hotels on this beach front setting; Sani Beach, Astrious, Porto Sani, Dunes and Sani Club. Each hotel offers a different experience, but you have access to all the facilities at each resort regardless of which Sani Resort property you choose to stay in. Sani Resorts also caters for all your family’s needs with...
01 September 2019
Halkidiki is a region in northern Greece known for its jutting peninsulas and is where Mediterranean forests give way to sandy beaches. Olive trees grow everywhere, and panoramic vistas are the norm! Plus, the sea is crystal clear, warm and very inviting too. As we now have direct flights to Halkidiki from Ireland it’s a fabulous area of the world to add to your bucket list and a place I would highly recommend. The food is amazing, from jumbo prawns, Greek salads to fabulous steaks, they have it all. The Greeks are exceptional warm and welcoming with a great sense of...
15 July 2019
Japan is one of those country's that seems to intrigue everyone, yet I don’t think it is a destination for everyone. If you love history, adventurous food and want to experience different customs Japan is definitely the place for you. Many of my friends have visited Japan yet they can’t seem to explain the experience in detail, so this just made me more intrigued. There is so much to see in Japan and I would recommend at least a 10-night stay. We started our trip in Osaka. Osaka is a vibrant city, referred to as the food capital of Japan....
15 July 2019
My favourite city in Europe is Venice followed closely by Lisbon. Lisbon is a magnificent city that has somehow been overlooked by travellers over the years and I’m not sure why! It’s up there with Rome, Paris and Dubrovnik. It has everything you could ask for from a city and much, much more. Old cobbles streets, outdoor dining, huge plaza squares looking out over the water and old trams running up and down the steep streets all add to the experience. The trams are a fabulous way to see the city and there are many sightseeing companies, but I’d recommend...
15 July 2019
Although Hong Kong has a population of 7.2 million it somehow doesn’t feel like it. Hong Kong is made up of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon island, the New Territories, Lantau Island, and over 200 other islands. The airport is on a separate island too with a direct train service to both Kowloon and Hong Kong island and with shuttle buses onwards to your Hotel, it’s a very convenient way to access the city and is also cost effective. The city has the largest number of skyscrapers in the world, most of which surround Victoria Harbour. What you may not know...
08 May 2019
UPDATED July 2020: Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts has launched Ozen Reserve Vittaveli in South Male Atoll, Maldives. Formally the 5 star Jumeirah Vittaveli. A fabulous addition to the Atmosphere resorts. * * * What was the Maldives Really like? Just fabulous is the answer to that question. Here’s all you need to know about the Maldivian island, Olhuveli Beach & Spa. I’ve been trying to get to the Maldives for 13 years, so it had a lot to live up to, but it’s safe to say the whole trip to the Maldives was amazing. It’s just picture perfect. I took a total of 600...
08 May 2019
*UPDATED July 2020: The local authorities in Siem Reap recently announced that as of 1 January 2020, the Beng Melea Temple will only be available to visit when included in a 1-day, 3-day or 7-day Angkor Pass which is great news. Previously, the entrance ticket to the Beng Melea Temple was sold separately. This temple is very secluded and worth considering for your trip* The temples of Angkor Wat have been on my bucket list for a long time. I was really excited to visit. Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious temples in the world. The fact that it was...
01 April 2019
With glorious white sands, swaying palm trees and glittering turquoise waters, the Maldives are the picture-perfect holiday destination. I travelled to the Maldives earlier this year and it was just fabulous! With so much to do and see there it’s hard to know when to start and that’s where I come in. As your personal Travel Counsellors, I can tailor make your dream holiday and offer your expert advice on all your travel needs. Here are some of my top tips when thinking about planning your to the Maldives. 1. Consider your mode of Transport. Many of the islands in...
06 September 2018
*Updated July 2020: Grootbos private nature reserve has been named one of national geographic unique lodges of the world. The Serengeti of the sea, where the Atlantic ocean and the Indian ocean converge to give a diverse marine ecosystem for you to explore* South Africa is one of the most diverse destinations to visit as it has everything to offer, history, amazing scenery, fabulous wildlife, multiple safari options and a coast line to be envied. At the moment it also offers fantastic value for money as the Rand has fallen so we are getting much better value for our travel spend. Cape Town a...
08 August 2018
Fuerteventura is sometimes considered just another Canary Island and while it does have a lot of similar features and attractions to the other islands, personally I think it has a lot more to offer for both couples and families. Less commercial than its closet neighbour Lanzarote, this is one of the reasons I love it so much. Night clubs and loud music bars are really non-existent in the former fishing village of Corralejo. Fabulous beaches, upmarket restaurants, cocktail bars along the sea front and local children jumping from the pier is what’s it’s all about. Perfect for a relaxing break...
08 August 2018
*UPDATED JULY 2020 - New hotel, The Anantara Iko Mauritius is due to opened in September, Anantara’s first Mauritius resort will be near Blue Bay, Blue Bay hosts the best snorkelling and diving in Mauritius with a vibrant coral reef* Mauritius is a fabulously upmarket destination. White sandy beaches are the order of the day and really good food with lots of the hotels offering numerous restaurant choices in their all-inclusive packages. I’ve been lucky to travel to Mauritius twice over the years and view numerous hotels. Once in a work trip and the second when I returned for my...
08 August 2018
I chose Victoria falls and Chobi Game Reserve in Botswana for my honeymoon as I wanted to do something totally different whilst also having a luxury adventure and this fit the bill perfectly. We stayed at the Royal Livingston hotel, a 5 Star beauty on the banks of the Zambezi river. From the get-go I was enchanted. On arrival as I stood waiting for my new husband to exit the car, a black and white streak caught my eye. Moving slightly to look through the lobby I couldn't believe my eyes, two Zebra wandering the grounds of the hotel beside...
23 May 2018
Island hopping the Philippines: I was expecting white sand beaches and clear blue seas but what I got was much much more. There are 7,000 islands in the Philippines which increases to 7,700 when the tide is out! So, there’s a lot of exploring to be done. The three main geographical areas are Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. My trip took me around the beautiful Visayas. The Philippines is a modern place not like Thailand or Vietnam at all. Sleepy backwater, the Philippines is not. An island nation where each island has its own characteristics with many UNESCO heritage site and...
03 May 2018
With the launch of another big ship by MSC and another 6-8 to follow in the coming years it was time to get myself on the MSC Seaside to see what it had to offer. We decided to cruise from Miami on her to the Caribbean. Holding over 5000 passengers and crew, the ship is huge but this has its advantages with lots of facilities. Numerous bars, restaurants, speciality restaurants, splash park, 4 water slides, 3 pools, a zip line, basketball and soccer courts, bowing, outdoor cinema, spa and I’m sure I’ve forgotten something! It's the newest and largest ship in...
03 May 2018
*UPDATE July 2020: Edge opening 2020, Float mid-air more than 1,100 feel above the city with 260 view, glass floors and a champagne bar, 100 floors up. Tickets are now available to prebook* A lot of us have been to New York and if not, the Big Apple is high on our wish list. As I have been before we tried to do a few different things on this trip. Visiting in the winter months can be rewarding with less crowds but it can also be challenging with the weather. Top Tip: be prepared! It can be exceptionally cold, and the east coast...
01 April 2018
I loved Miami and I will definitely go back. It is a gorgeous city on the beach and surrounded by water. Beach vibes and loads to do with the everglades on your doorstep too. Miami is often overlooked when choosing a city stay in the USA or it is often thought of as only a stopover point before you take a cruise, but it is much more. The tropical climate of Florida gives you that hot holiday vibe with high temperatures for most of the year. It offers you a beachfront holiday, lakeside adventures, history, and culture all in the...
05 February 2018
*UPDATE July 2020: Dubai Stars on the Dubai Walk of Fame is now open to the public. This new attraction is four times the size of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The 1st 400 stars and now in place* I have been lucky enough to have holidayed in Dubai 6 times now and have loved every trip. Dubai is one of my favourite cities on the beach, but it is also a great stopover destination with flights stopping here on the way to Australia, Thailand, Bali and Vietnam to name a few. I love that Dubai is city full of activity, high end...
02 February 2018
Las Vegas has always been really popular with my clients it's a great combination as a two centre holiday with a Caribbean Island or with a US road trip along the Pacific Coast, but many of my clients think all you can do in Vegas is gamble! Here are some of the fabulous things you can do in Vegas that I recommend to my clients to enhance your experience. • Watch the fountain show at the Bellagio, its a fabulous show and reminded me of the fountains in the Dubai marina. • Take a trip to the top of the Eiffel tour for fab...
18 January 2018
*Updated July 2020: Elephant Hills had been awarded 'Best Luxury Tented Camps, Thailand', for 2019 by the Global brands magazine awards. These awards are for companies who have stood out among the industry, demonstrating exceptional service and unique vision* Elephant Hills is Thailand’s 1st luxury elephant camp. It allows you a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with the endangered Asian elephant. It is quite over whelming really, as you are given the opportunity to get right up close and personal with the elephants. Their sheer size only becomes apparent when you are given the opportunity to wash them! We obviously...
07 July 2017
*UPDATED July 2020: The Bangsak Merlin has changed hands and renamed Le Meridien Khao Lak Resort and Spa* It has been many years since I’ve been to Thailand and I had wondered if it had lost its charm? More tourism often means the beauty is lost, but I can honestly say this is not the case in Thailand it is a breath taking as ever. I decided to stay in Southern Thailand for this trip and visited the new resort of Khao Lak, the islands of Koh Lanta and Phi Phi, Krabi with its limestone Karsts, Phuket and Khao Sok National Park...
10 February 2017
I thought you might like to know a bit more about me before you can trust me with your trip of a lifetime. My name is André, yes it's French, but as I was born to two Dubs I have no idea how I ended up with a French name lol. I'm happily married to by best friend and we have two girls. I am living in the seaside town of Skerries, Co Dublin (which I love) and I grew up in Portmarnock Co Dublin which is also by the sea. So I am very fortunate. From a job point of...
14 October 2016
I'd never been to the Seychelles and had only heard good things. Given that a large part of my business is organising and planning unique honeymoons, I decided it was time to find out for myself if this paradise island lived up to its reputation. The Seychelles are the world’s oldest oceanic islands of granite rock. It is the granite that gives the Seychelles their unique beaches. To say I was blown away by the beauty of these beaches is a complete understatement. They are breath-taking and each one is unique with white powdery sand and a sea that is just...
14 October 2016
Denis Private island, what can I say to do this island justice. Well, breath-taking is the very first thing to say about this island and amazingly beautiful is the second! I was truly blown away by the natural beauty of this island. White sandy beaches, clear blue skies and an amazing turquoise warm sea, absolute bliss. Even arriving on this island is a unique experience. There is a single flight each day, a small 13 seater aircraft which flies you over the islands of the Seychelles on a 30-minute adventure and lands you on a grass airstrip that splits the island...
26 June 2014
*UPDATED July 2020: This new attraction, The Quintessence of Tonkin, located 25 km West of central Hanoi, The Quintessence of Tonkin’s unique stage is has been set up on Baara Land. The Quintessence of Tonkin delivers audiences a unique and memorable exploration of the Red River Delta and its people – the beating heart of northern Vietnam* Vietnam was always a place I fancied going but in all honestly I thought it would be like Thailand. How wrong I was and what a fabulous surprise Vietnam was. Thailand is a firm favourite of mine but I have to say Vietnam is every...
10 October 2013
*UPDATED July 2020: Tamarind beach resort by Elegant resorts is coveting to a “premium all-inclusive resort.” Tamarind is one of seven Elegant resort properties in Barbados, which I have visited myself and include The House, Colony Club, Treasure Beach, Crystal Cove, Waves Hotel and Spa and Turtle Beach* I wasn’t sure what to expect from this tiny Caribbean island at just 21 miles by 14 miles wide! It did seem small but as the Bajan people refer to it as ‘21 miles long and a smile wide’ I reckoned we were off to a good start. The first thing you notice when...
29 November 2012
*UPDATED July 2020: Fairmont Century Plaza due to open in Oct 2020 will be LA's newest hotel. Guests will be able to enjoy, a French brasserie and rooftop bar. San Diego also got a newly renovated hotel. A $21 million makeover, the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa at Mission Bay Park will become the San Diego Mission Bay Resort. This will be a great addition to the area with a chic modern style and poolside fire pit* I am just back from my second visit to Los Angeles and all I can say is everyone should see it at least once....
20 May 2010
*UPDATED July 2020: Previously scheduled to reopen July 1st, 2020, Now Natura Riviera Cancun will now open Sept. 15th, 2020. Now Natura Riviera Cancun will now becoming Dreams® Natura Resort & Spa. I've stayed in the Dreams properties as you can see below so this addition will be fabulous* With all the talk about Mexico I thought I should get out and see if it was as good as they were saying. All I can say is it was better! A lot of emphasis is put on the fabulous 4 and 5 star All Inclusive resorts in Mexico which are really great and...
01 May 2008
*UPDATED July 2020: The W hotel is due to open a new property in Ubud, W Bali – Ubud. This will be the 2nd W Hotel in Indonesia, following the opening of W Bali – Seminyak almost 10 years ago. The W hotels have been refereed to as, the worlds coolest hotel brand. The hotel is due to open in 2020* Bali is a beautiful island with everything you would expect from a tropical island but it also has much more to offer. Beautiful beach plus the whole interior of the island is rainforest, there are amazing paddy fields and they also...
03 May 2005
*UPDATED July 2020: Centara Grand Beach Resort fully closed for major renovations in mid-2019 and will reopen 2020. One of the oldest properties in Koh Samui with a great beach front location. It will be exciting to see how it looks when finished* I always said I would only visit a country once as there are so many places in the world to see, this however when out the window as soon as I landed in Thailand. Thailand is everything you imagine it to be and much more. The people are very friendly and delighted to have you come to visit, the...
Sent in by Adriana Cawley
Mayo, 21 October 2021
If I could score 20, I would, my experience has been amazing. It involved lots of changing of dates and flight times given the travel restrictions and there was never any issue. The service is professional but friendly and Andre is always available and keen to help. I would recommend Travel Counsellors to everyone, it takes the hassle out of booking any holiday.
Sent in by Susan Orr
Dublin, 15 October 2021
Andre is super efficient and a gem to deal with. Booked my dream honeymoon back in early 2019, did get married in August 2020 and of course due to COVID we didn't get to go! Roll on October 2021 and Andre got in touch to see how we were and low and behold she has again booked a fantastic cruise for us as we are going to wait on doing the dream honeymoon aka our 3rd year anniversary) next year when its safer to do so. Would highly recommend Andre nothing but a superstar in what she does :-)
Sent in by Lisa McGrory
Co Rosscommon, 23 November 2020
I cant recommend Andre from travel counsellors enough. She was more than helpful when planning our honeymoon, taking everything we like/dislike into consideration, giving her recommendations and finding us the best deal and dream holiday. Unfortunately we were unable to travel in the midst of the pandemic so Andre was able to cancel everything for us without any issues and refunded us as the insurance company were difficult. I cant wait to book a holiday through Andre again when we are able to travel again. Both professional and so personable to deal with. Thanks again Andre. Lisa
Sent in by Tony Ferguson
Dublin, 06 November 2020
Andre has been booking our family holidays for years now and the expertise and advice she gives us, especially where it’s a new type of holiday or location for us, gives us the confidence to try something new with our kids. All of our holidays have gone to plan and we’ve had fantastic experiences and we always felt that if anything ever went wrong, Andre would be there to give us clear and expert help. Well of course in 2020 we had a once in a childhood trip booked to Florida and we were so relieved we booked with Andre as she not only kept us informed and up to date, but she took care of all of the cancellations and getting our money back. It’s been a very reassuring experience to have an expert like Andre in our corner! Tony and Karen Ferguson
Sent in by Claire Keane
Dublin, 03 November 2020
I liaised with Andre on behalf of my parents to book their 50th wedding anniversary trip, unfortunately we had to cancel their trip due to Covid-19. Andre was extremely responsive providing prompt updates on the status of their cancellation and chased up all suppliers to ensure my parents would receive all of their refund. She worked tirelessly on our behalf and did so with a smile at the end of the phone despite all the uncertainty. Thank you for removing the stress from a stressful situation Andre. We hope we can re-book with you again soon, all my family have used your services for honeymoon / big holidays and I think we’ll all be going on a really big trip when this pandemic is over!
Sent in by Anne Reilly
Drogheda, 15 October 2020
Thank you so much for your help. We really appreciate all your have done to assist with our refund and are sorry that you are feeling the impact of Covid-19. I can assure you that when we get a chance to travel again, we will be back in touch. Stay well, stay safe and thanks again – very much!
Sent in by Helen Rowe
Wexford, 09 October 2020
From the initial meeting with you we were so excited for our Hong Kong and Bali honeymoon, providing us with great tips on the best places to go and things to do along with great flexibility with flights and accommodation providing us many options to choose from. We were due to get married in May 2020 and honeymoon in June but unfortunately due to Covid-19 we have had to postpone both wedding and honeymoon not only once but twice. You were very helpful and positive both times ensuring all flights an accommodation were rebooked with no issues at all, this has taken so much stress out of these strange times! We are very much looking forward to honeymooning in May 2021 and working with you again in the future. Best wishes Helen and Nick
Sent in by John Grennan
Donegal, 09 October 2020
Andre was most helpful in making changes to our honeymoon plans during the pandemic. At every turn she provided us with a number of options, giving clear advice at each stage. We can't thank Andre enough for all her time and effort and for managing what would have otherwise been a stressful experience. Looking forward to getting back in touch to rebook our holiday? Kind regards, John
Sent in by Susan Orr
Dublin, 07 October 2020
I met Andre back in September 2019 at the Wedding Fair in the RDS and have been in regular contact with Andre ever since. Andre booked a magical honeymoon for 3rd September 2020 to Hong Kong & Vietnam which unfortunately had to be cancelled due to COVID 19!! We were more than happy to postpone our honeymoon until April 2021 and have now removed Hong Kong but we are now travelling to Istanbul, Vietnam and Cambodia so maybe it was meant to be. Throughout the whole time Andre has been nothing but fantastic in all aspects; from rebooking everything from flights, transfers, accommodation and adding the other destinations together with new itineraries it was all seamless with absolutely no hassle to Andre. The advice throughout has been brilliant and I can honestly say that Andre is so professional, knowledgeable and an absolute pleasure to deal with; I would highly recommend Andre for any travel plans big or small that you may have and can definitely say that all my future holidays will now be booked with Andre. Susie.
Sent in by Caoimhe Masterson
Dublin , 07 October 2020
André was very helpful when we had to move our holiday not once, but twice. She dealt with it quickly and professionally. When the hotel was causing a delay she kept us up to date so that we knew we hadn't been forgotten about. It was great not having to stress about dealing with everyone involved to get it moved.
Sent in by Caoimhe Hegarty
Donegal , 05 October 2020
Andre has been amazing organising our honeymoon, we were meant to be in Thailand in May and then have a few days in Dubai. Then lockdown happened! Andre then changed all our flights and accommodation over to January because we changed our wedding to July. Then we ended up having to change the wedding to March 2021 so Andre changed our honeymoon to April. I don't know what I would have done without this very kind and relaxed lady on board. Nothing was a bother for her and she kept us updated every step of the way! 5 Star work all round, amazing lady. Fingers crossed for all the honeymooners in 2021
Sent in by Fiona and James Fortune
Co Laois, 05 October 2020
Honeymoon: South Africa Mauritius and Dubai Andre provides a fantastically informative friendly service. From the minute we had our first phone call discussing what we had in mind for our honeymoon we knew we made the right decision using her to find us the hotels and tours that we were looking for. Andre sent us on some hotel options which we had a choice of for our price range. She also provided us with some useful insight and tips about the places we were going and information on vaccines etc. We have the honeymoon of our dreams ahead of us ! Due to the Covid lock down we had to cancel our wedding which was in May 2020 and reschedule it to May 2021. Having to reschedule our honeymoon as well amongst all the stress during that crazy time would have been an absolute nightmare. Andre got in touch straight away and informed us about our options. Once we decided to reschedule the honeymoon to May 2021 we didn't have to worry about a thing . Andre handled everything from the flights transfers hotels and tours, it was all rescheduled . She even sent us a bottle of champagne on our would have been wedding day which was so thoughtful! :) Andre couldn't be more helpful and we have highly recommended her to all our friends and family.
Sent in by Carol Masterson
Co Dublin, 08 September 2020
Hi Andre, Thanks for rescheduling our trip to Krakow which was cancelled due to Covid19. While all of our friends were tearing their hair out trying to rebook flights and hotels, or worse still trying to get refunds, we just sat back and left the whole thing in your capable hands, knowing from experience that you would sort it all out to our satisfaction, which you did. Now we have our holiday to look forward to in 2021, and our children, who paid for the whole thing, will be equally delighted that we didn't lose our holiday. Thanks a million again. Carol and Dermot.
Sent in by Mark Galligan
New York and Ireland, 07 September 2020
We were very satisfied and happy with the service you provided and have recommended you to our family & friends! We admired the way that you were calling us as soon as lock downs were announced, to get our thoughts/directions on what we would like to do with our trip, considering nobody knew how long lock downs would last. That took extra stress off us. Getting frequent email updates during the 2 week period of back and forth rescheduling was amazing. We would have never have had the time or patience to deal with that during all that was going on so having you on board really made the process for us a lot easier We were also happy with your knowledge and results of rates/change fees for hotels and flights, especially the latter where you advised that you could hold flight dates, until closer to the departure, in case our trip doesn't still happen. Overall your service was very good to us and we look forward to connecting with you for our 2021 trip and hopefully many more Thanks Mark & Sarah
Sent in by Lynn Magee
Dublin, 09 April 2020
Andre offers an amazing service. Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 we were unable to proceed with the amazing honeymoon she had researched and lined up for us, but we look forward to booking that honeymoon with Andre in the future
Sent in by Brian Brian
Dublin, 06 April 2020
Andre was accommodating to our work schedules for calls and enquiries, and always came back with an answer or the information we were looking for. We never felt pushed into anything, and when we decided to change our entire trip from one side of the continent to another, she took it all in her stride and came back to us with a whole new set of flights and plans. If you're looking for something special and out of the ordinary, Andre will help you find it.
Sent in by Aoife Callinan
Co Meath, 25 March 2020
Andre, couldn’t be anymore helpful!! Has great holiday ideas and for all budgets! Will be definitely linking back in with Andre over the coming months again! Thankyou
Sent in by Gregg Womack
Dublin, 23 March 2020
Very warm and friendly. Easy to talk to and very helpful in our requests
Sent in by Anne Reilly
Louth, 23 March 2020
Andre has as usual, been fabulous. She has endless patience and we know that we can always depend on her recommendations.
Sent in by Patrick Oman
Kildare, 10 February 2020
Andre continues to provide the best, tailor-made options and guidance for whatever trip you undertake. From corporate trips to extended family adventures, her knowledge knows no bounds and she will advise you on the best value to match your budget. We will always use Andre, and take every opportunity to recommend her. Keep up the great work!
Sent in by Sarah Sheridian
Dublin, 07 February 2020
Andre was the best. So helpful and responsive to all our questions. Will definitely be using and recommending her service on future trips
Sent in by Darren Lynch
Dublin, 06 February 2020
Andre was amazing from start to finish. Was a pleasure.
Sent in by Brian Dunne
Dublin, 06 February 2020
André Bedford provides a very high level of service, support and availability in looking after our family holiday. I would happily recommend her to others, and have repeatedly done so.
Sent in by Chris Bogle
Dublin, 21 November 2019
Andre was superb, a great help in choosing the Hotel, flights etc. Totally recommend.
Sent in by LAURA REDMOND
Dublin, 20 November 2019
Always a pleasure dealing with Andre she is so professional and customer focused. She has been my travel advisor on numerous occasions in the past where I have recommended her to my friends who have also used her services
Sent in by Fiona Kearney
Dublin, 08 November 2019
Andre has been super, giving me honest and direct information. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends or family.
Sent in by John Grennan
Dubin, 01 November 2019
Andre was very helpful, knowledgeable and really prompt in arranging our honeymoon. We'd be more than happy to recommend her to a friend.
Sent in by Aoife Callinan
Co Meath, 09 July 2019
Huge thank you to Andre for all her help and advice over the last couple of months! We received our beautiful honeymoon package today and it was just fabulous! We can’t wait for it now and are looking forward to booking our next adventure with you again!
Sent in by Matthew Donnelly
Kildare, 05 July 2019
Very helpful and came up with plans I would not have thought off.
Sent in by Shane OFarrell
Dublin, 23 May 2019
I have used Travel Counsellors twice now and on both occasions Andre has been excellent throughout without fault. She will answer your queries, come back to you with all the information that you requested very promptly and will also have other options that you may not have considered which may be a better choice. Her knowledge of the industry is vast and is contactable 24hrs a day when abroad incase of emergencies. I couldn't recommend Andre enough.Thanks again for everything.
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