Hi, I’m Annette, your Dublin based personal Travel Counsellor.
You may be dreaming of a holiday right now, a honeymoon, family trip, solo adventure, cruising for the first time, trekking, safari or guided group tours. With so many options to choose, it is more important than ever to book through a professional. I take pride in tailor-making the perfect trip to suit my clients’ personalities, likes & dislikes while keeping within their budget guidelines, making the travel planning process virtually stress free.
As part of the Travel Counsellors global network, I have access to direct contract rates with all the major airlines, hotel groups and cruise companies around the world. We are fully licensed and bonded in Ireland so you can rest easy with the knowledge that your funds are in safe hands.
I love to travel with family and friends and my own travel adventures have led me to tick some amazing places off my own personal travel list although I am forever adding more. Most recently, I have visited South Africa’s fabulous Garden Route and KwaZulu Natal region, Vietnam North and South, East & West Coast USA roundtrips, Bali, and a cruise holiday in the Middle East.
Our Travel Counsellors Flexible Promise makes it easier than ever to amend your itinerary up to 8 weeks before travel. Having access to the MyTC app while travelling enables you to receive real time updates on flight delays, boarding gate numbers and easy access to travel vouchers.
Taking the stress out of planning your trip is what I do, leaving you plenty of time to concentrate on making those beautiful memories to last a lifetime.
If you would like to chat and bounce some ideas around for your next holiday then I can arrange a consultation via phone, zoom, WhatsApp, etc.
I look forward to hearing from you and start planning your next 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:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
02 September 2019
If you’re planning a trip to Cape Town, South Africa, make sure to book a window seat for those spectacular first views of Table Mountain. Towering just over 3,500 feet above the city watching over its inhabitants, the views are a welcome sight to both natives and visitors alike. The V&A waterfront area is one of the most popular locations for leisure travellers to stay in the city. From here you will have fabulous views of Table Mountain, access to the local food market, catch the boat to Robben Island and try some of the local delicacies at the...
30 March 2019
Whether your interest in Vietnam purely consists of sunshine & beaches, war memorabilia, the friendly locals or any other interests that draw so many tourists annually to this fascinating country, you’re in for a spectacular treat. Vietnam has been top of my bucket list for a while now so you can imagine how excited I was to be offered a chance to go and check it out first hand. My trip began with Qatar Airlines flights from Dublin, via Doha and onwards to Danang airport. The service with Qatar Airlines was superb from the prompt checkin to...
06 October 2018
A road trip is not always at the top of everyone’s vacation list but when you throw in the Californian sunshine along with the amazing views to be seen from the Pacific coast highway then it swiftly moves closer to the top. So, we decided to begin our trip in Los Angeles or more specifically Marina Del Rey which is only a short drive from LAX airport as well as easy, well sign posted routes to anywhere is this fabulous city that you would want or even need to go. If you’re looking to do all the sights...
23 April 2018
For those of you who have never experienced the pleasures of a cruise holiday, you’ve no idea of the delights in store. Some cruise clients like to choose by the ship (newness, size, facilities, etc.) but I like to choose mine by the itinerary. With lots of various combinations on offer, you’ll discover that it’s quite easy to find your favourite. My latest cruise experience was in the Middle East and it didn’t disappoint. Our direct flight to Abu Dhabi left Dublin on a cold Saturday March evening and after a pleasant journey with Etihad Airlines we were welcomed to the...
18 November 2017
I love landing in a city I’ve never been to before with an open mind and a fresh perspective ready to explore and check out what’s on offer. This fabulous city on Spain’s western coast is a little piece of heaven. Situated in Galicia between Porto at the northern tip of Portugal and the city of Santiago De Compostella at the northern tip of Spain, the weather stays mild until well into Autumn. We arrived at lunchtime on a bank holiday when the streets were relatively deserted when other than a few café’s and bars, most of the shops...
31 August 2017
From the time your flight lands at Denpasar airport and you make your way to the customs queues, the culture change is apparent almost immediately. We had pre-arranged a driver to meet us in the arrivals hall and thankfully so as the place was thronged with people including drivers and luggage porters vying for our attention. Traffic in Bali is a bit hectic to say the least but it just adds to the overall experience. Make sure to always allow extra time for travel by road especially when heading to the airport if you’ve got a flight to catch. Our first...
26 July 2017
Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, with it’s modern skyline dominated by the world-famous Petronas Towers is only a mere 10,894km from Dublin (but sure what’s that in the grand scheme of things?!). Our trip to KL (as it’s known locally) was a short one during we arrived on a Friday for 3 nights. The airport is located approximately an hour from the city centre for which there are lots of transportation options. We chose a local transfer service that brought us directly to our hotel located within the Golden Triangle. This is a central...
13 April 2017
I decided that I wanted to do something a little different for a special milestone birthday that I had coming up. I chose Dubai as it truly is one of those destinations that everyone seems to just love so I thought that I’d go check it out for myself. After taking the direct flight from Dublin, we arrived in Dubai a very speedy 7 hours later. After being met by our pre-arranged driver, we were whisked off to our hotel situated directly on Jumeirah beach with fantastic views from our Seaview balcony room. I love to spend the first day...
18 January 2017
"At least once a year, go someplace you've never been before". I love this quote - such great advice! So with this in mind, we booked a trip to Iceland and flew out from Dublin on a cold January morning bound for this Arctic wonder that's been on my travel wish list for such a long time. With Wow Airlines now offering direct flights from Dublin to Keflavik, you've no excuse to not start planning your trip. Try to book a window seat for your outbound flight as the aerial views of Iceland just before landing are spectacular. Our first activity in...
04 October 2016
Our trip began with an early morning flight to Venice. As I had pre-arranged transfers, our driver met us on arrival and transferred us to the port on Venice Island to meet up with the MSC Orchestra in time for our departure that evening. We had booked a family balcony cabin which consisted of a double bed, sofa bed and bunk bed that folded away during the day to allow for more space. For anybody who hasn’t been on a cruise ship before, they are so big with so much happening on board that you won’t have...
04 October 2016
In July of this year myself, my hubby and two children headed off on our Mexican adventure to the beautiful resorts of Cancun & Riviera Maya for two weeks. We flew direct from Dublin to Cancun which is hassle free when travelling with children. There was so much choice for hotel options but we chose to stay at the Royalton Riviera Cancun for its facilities and close proximity to both the airport and the centre of Cancun. We weren’t one bit disappointed! Our family room was spacious with the added bonus of separate bathrooms which is always a...
04 October 2016
Just recently my husband and I decided to pack ourselves off on a quick weekend away. We picked Krakow as neither of us had ever been to Poland and love to try new places. We took an early morning flight from Dublin so that we could arrive in plenty of time to get the benefit of our first day in this beautiful city that has so much for tourists to see and do. Our hotel was just a stone’s throw from the old market square so we were able to fine it with ease. A leisurely...
Sent in by Jane Humphries
Dublin, 14 October 2019
Dealing with Annette has completely restored my confidence in dealing with Travel Agents. Highly professional with plenty of good recommendations and advice. She has made the whole booking process very simple and enjoyable and I have already recommended Annette to friends and family.
Sent in by S Forde
Dublin, 06 September 2019
Extremely helpful and attention to detail is fantastic. Very personalised and Annette knew exactly what we were looking for!
Sent in by Patricia Cooke
Dublin, 06 September 2019
Excellent service with great advice. Annette is very knowledge about her business and I will always use her services from now on.
Sent in by D Murray
Kildare, 06 September 2019
I would highly recommend Annette as she was so helpful and her personal knowledge was super. Really helped with our decision as to what areas to stay and visit.
Sent in by R Duff
Kildare, 02 September 2019
I found Annette most helpful. She talked about all the aspects of the planned trip and guided me to the best location to suit all my needs.
Sent in by S Tedstone
Dublin, 02 September 2019
Very helpful, very easy to chat to and very friendly. I liked that Annette had experience of the hotel that we were looking to book and could offer her own personal opinion.
Sent in by E Heffernan
Kildare, 02 September 2019
Annette was so helpful to help us when we were narrowing down what we wanted from our holiday. She was very mindful of our budget and yet still managed to get us everything we were looking for. Excellent service!
Sent in by Paul Gallagher
Dublin, 18 June 2019
So helpful and Annette took all the pressure off what could easily have been a stressful journey!
Sent in by A Ryder
Kildare, 18 June 2019
We find dealing with Annette extremely easy. Annette is very friendly and knowledgeable and we are always confident that we will enjoy our holiday when we book with her. We would highly recommend Annette to our family, friends and colleagues.
Sent in by Amanda Waters
Wicklow, 07 September 2018
Annette couldn’t have been more helpful. Went above and beyond for us. Have already started booking next years holidays with her.
Sent in by Siobhan Redmond
Kildare, 07 September 2018
Annette is so professional and friendly. I think of her as my new best friend. Looking forward to many less stressful holiday bookings ahead. I have recommended Annette to my friends and they are also very impressed.
Sent in by Fergal Keenan
Dublin, 27 April 2018
Great service, will be using Travel Counsellor service in the future.
Sent in by Elizabeth Renwick
Dublin , 25 April 2018
I would highly recommend Annette as a travel councillor. She was a great help to us in helping us choose our holiday and answering the many questions we had regarding our needs. Very pleasant person to deal with.
Sent in by Eoghan Fox
Kildare, 11 April 2018
Listened to what type of Holiday I had planned, the cost and organised exactly the type of getaway I was looking for.
Sent in by Melissa Kiernan
Dublin , 30 March 2018
Annette was so helpful, knowledgeable and very easy to deal with. She took all the hassle away from us and made it so easy to book our honeymoon. 100% recommend Annette. Thanks!
Sent in by Felicity Creedon
Kildare , 19 February 2018
Annette is so helpful and great support. This is a big holiday for us and really could not have done it without her wonderful help. She is so pleasant and always in good form no matter how busy she is. I would highly recommend Annette and I sure will!
Sent in by Michael Quinn
Kildare , 15 February 2018
Annette was most helpful and knowledgeable at all stages of the process. I would highly recommend her service and will be back to use it myself again.
Sent in by Anne O'Connell
Meath , 07 February 2018
Annette was most helpful, my husband has very specific requirements which Annette managed to facilitate effortlessly!
Sent in by Lesley Kennedy
Kildare , 25 January 2018
Annette has made the booking of several trips overseas as easy as possible, she has spent time and effort to find out exactly what we wanted from our trip and came back to me with multiple options and suggestions that we hadn't even considered. I would highly recommend Annette for anyones holiday plans.
Sent in by Karen Mangan
Offaly, 19 January 2018
Annette done a fantastic job in helping us choose our family holiday thanks for your help.
Sent in by Jacqueline Douglas
Kilkenny, 16 January 2018
I have and will continue to recommend Annette McCann to my family and friends. I have found Annette to be friendly and very professional, but mostly Annette recommends places that suit our needs and actually what we have been looking for. The stress and hassle has gone out of us planning our holidays as Annette organises it all. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her. She is a pleasure to deal with.
Sent in by Suzanne Kelly
Dublin, 07 September 2017
Annette was extremely helpful and thorough when meeting my holiday criteria and needs. She did a huge amount of research for me and had great advice and suggestions for me. I will undoubtedly be in contact with Annette again for future holidays.
Sent in by Esther Walsh
Dublin, 04 September 2017
Annette has customised our trip to fulfil all our requirements and has made herself available to us at all times for any questions or amendments we might have. She always took the time to research and come back to us promptly with any information or response we required. Consequently, we feel totally reassured as we make the final plans for our journey. I can't praise Annette highly enough for the support and assistance she has provided to us.
Sent in by Lorraine Warburton
Dublin, 02 September 2017
Annette has great experience in travel and was a pleasure booking my holiday with her. Excellent service.
Sent in by Lorraine
Tallaght, 07 April 2017
Annette has excellent knowledge in what she doing. Very efficient and helpful . Booked our cruise this year and annette looked after every detail of this trip. Thanks a mill.
Sent in by Gary
Dublin, 11 January 2017
Annette sold it to me straight away with everything she told me about the place. Probably the easiest and most helpful person I've dealt with in a while and very nice too. Presented all the paperwork, with wrapping in a fancy bag, ready for me to give it as a Christmas present to someone. Will be highly recommending Annette McCann to anyone I know, particularly to those looking for a holiday with a difference. Very happy!
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 015314592 / 0872443577