It has been said that if you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life; for me that is travelling and exploring the world. I have over 17 years in the travel industry and I can definitely say I have a passion to travel and explore!
Having recently married, my honeymoon was a great excuse to book the perfect adventure. Along with my own experiences, I specialise in offering a personal, professional and tailor made honeymoon packages to some of the most exciting corners of the world. I have two grown up kids so naturally I have developed the skill to discover suitable destinations for all stages from infants to teenagers right up ‘til when they were looking for advice to travel on their own.
I am both an efficient and skillful expert in travel, specialising in South Africa, honeymoons, family holidays and group travel. Some of my own personal favourites of which I have visited are South Africa, Dubai, Mexico, Florida, New York, Vancouver, the Caribbean, and many exquisite European cities. I have also had the opportunity to sail away to some of the most beautiful parts of the world on some fabulous cruise lines which gives me invaluable experience on an exclusive and honest level.
Whether it be a short European break, adventurous holidays or relaxing vacation, I have the knowledge and experience to send you on your own personally designed adventure. I am very devoted to knowing my clients, their interests and ideas are important in helping me plan for them.
As your personal Travel Counsellor I commit to being flexible as I am contactable throughout the day, into the evenings and at weekends by appointment. This allows you the comfort of knowing that I am available to work around your schedules, meet with you outside of office hours and allow time to help you plan your perfect getaway.
I look forward to planning your dream holiday and hope to hear from you soon.
Sent in by Anne Vaughan
Clare, 22 March 2018
Melanie was amazing from our first phone call I knew she understood what I was looking for . She listened to what I wanted and within a short while had emailed me with some amazing suggestions. I was spoilt for choice and all within my budget. The process of booking was so easy as Melanie did everything for me . It was a no brainer not to book with Melanie. She was so pleasant and knew exactly what would suit our family. Can't wait for our holiday and will certainly be using her service again!
Sent in by Julie Neylon
Ballinrobe, 02 February 2018
From the first point of contact with Melanie, I knew we would be in good hands as she guided and advised us through booking the most amazing 5 star honeymoon on our budget! She worked effortlessly to get us the best flights, hotels and transfers and we couldn't fault anything on our 17 nights away! Melanie also added some special touches along the way such as notifying the hotels that we were on honeymoon, which in turn gave us some lovely add-ons in the resort and she also took the time to check in with us and check our flights before leaving Punta Cana to fly to New York. I would never hesitate in recommending Melanie and I have done already- my best friend booked her honeymoon through Melanie and my sister has just booked a summer holiday and they both sing her praises! I will never go back to using travel agents again- they don't have the personal touch! Thank you so much again Melanie
Sent in by Laura Pender
Clare, 15 November 2017
My husband and I booked our honeymoon through Melanie. We first met Melanie at a wedding fair and we thought she was very engaging and helpful. Soon after we met Melanie to discuss what we wanted on our honeymoon and different places to go. We didn't have the time to book the honeymoon in detail and talking to Melanie really put our mind at ease. She answered all our questions and if she was unsure of anything, she would check it out and come back to us the next day. We were a bit anxious booking the honeymoon to make sure it went ok so we had a load of questions. She was very efficient and any changes we wanted to make to the itinerary were no problem. Melanie does go the extra mile, even when we were on honeymoon, she was still contactable. I would recommend Melanie to anyone. She really provides a very personal professional service and she couldn't have done any more for us. Thanks Melanie.
Sent in by Sarah Kelly
Ennis, Co Clare, 06 September 2017
Melanie was so helpful from our very first phone call. She listened to or needs what our budget was and found us the perfect hotel for our honeymoon. I would highly recommend her to anyone going on holiday and can't wait to contact her after our trip to book our next one.
Sent in by Irene O'Donoghue
Ballinrobe, 06 September 2017
Thank you very much for all your help and assistance. You are so efficient and the process of booking our honeymoon could not have been easier. Too often we rush to complain about services and people so I think when we receive good service we should acknowledge this also.
Sent in by Noreen O'Sullivan
Cree, Co Clare, 06 September 2017
Melanie was so helpful to us when we started looking to book our honeymoon. She made it stress free for us so friendly to deal with. She went above and beyond for us making sure we get the best of everything for our honeymoon experience. She explained everything to us and made sure we understand what she was doing and booking. I would highly recommend her she couldn't do enough for us.
Sent in by Helen McCormack
Limerick, 06 September 2017
I contacted Melanie to arrange our summer holiday due to time constraints and wanting to avail of her services to make it a special time for the families travelling. Melanie presented many different options and was instrumental in me making the final decision. All things considered, from our flight times, private transfer directly to the resort, the resort facilities for both ourselves and the children as well as our accommodation which was above and beyond, every little detail made the holiday and surpassed our expectations. I would not hesitate in recommending Melanie as a reliable Travel Counsellor who clearly has a lot of experience in ensuring her clients get exactly what they want from their holiday.
Sent in by Elaine Fitzgibbon
Co.Cork, 08 April 2017
We had a very enjoyable, stress free trip to Prague last week all organised for us by Melanie. We stayed in a lovely hotel in Prague city centre, flights and transfers all booked for us. We would highly recommend Melanie, she is very efficient and lovely to deal with.
Sent in by Theresa Curtin
Miltown Malbay, 07 April 2017
I contacted Melanie in February last to work her magic and come up with a few options for me as I wanted a few days break from the hussle and bussle of life. My criteria basically were somewhere safe, easy to reach, just for a few days and a little sunshine to make it all worthwhile. Melanie got to work immediately and we discussed the options. When I finally decided she just booked the lot, flights, check in, transfers, accommodation. It was hassle free for me, I just had to pack. Having the security of knowing that Melanie and her company were only a phone call away if anything went wrong was most valuable to me, especially as a solo traveller. The day before I headed off I was presented with a professional folder of all my documentation required to travel, carefully filled in order of need. I was highly impressed with the attention to detail Melanie and her company provided. Everything went to plan on my holiday and I had no requirement to ring Melanie. I would highly recommend Melanie to book your adventure, whether a solo trip, honeymoon, or group trip. She is knowledgeable, professional, efficient and thorough. I look forward to my next adventure and will put it in the hands of Melanie Cahill.
Sent in by Deirdre Hennessy
Nenagh, Co Tipperary, 03 February 2017
Melanie has been outstanding with her professionalism and attitude towards helping organise our honeymoon in Japan. Most other travel agents were of no help to us as it sounded like the task was too daunting for them but not Melanie. She ensured to keep us informed at every stage including regular phone calls and was extremely accommodating when we had very specific requests and changes to the itinerary. We really couldn't recommend Melanie any more highly for the task at hand. She really has exceeded our expectations. Looking forward to the honeymoon itself now. Thanks again Melanie you've made this as stress free as possible for us.
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