This personalized travel service handles everything from start to finish, and with personal advice and 24/7 support, you can have a truly enjoyable and stress-free holiday.
Mandy Walsh has worked in the travel industry for almost 30 years, so when she joined Travel Consultants Ireland in 2007, it was the perfect fit. The company helps clients plan personalized travel experiences, from weekend getaways around the world, to romantic getaways and adventures for the whole family.
“Ever since I was little, I wanted to start my own business,” says Mandy. “Sixteen years later, I have a successful business and a loyal customer base that has grown to heights I never imagined.”
The travel enthusiast has created his own niche specializing in honeymoons, cruises, long-haul trips and once-in-a-lifetime trips. The ultimate vacation planning method is to build a friendly relationship with your customers, which is proven by trusted reviews and five stars on Trust Pilot.
So how does the process work?
“When you visit the website and find your travel advisor, I provide a personal consultation online at a mutually convenient time. This is a great opportunity to really get to know people and build relationships to find out what they want when planning their dream vacation.
“Once I find out what their preferences are, I use my handy online tool (myTC) which allows my customers to view their holiday options and suggested itineraries via their phones and other devices. Each one is unique to each client; no two routes are the same.
“From here, customers can make reservations, view hotel details and flight information at a glance, or request changes to their original results. They can also set up scheduled payments, making it more convenient to pay for vacations in installments (if they want to do that).
Travel Advisors Ireland is a great resource for planning your vacation. They have over 1,800 accredited and experienced travel professionals in six different countries, provide a 24/7 service and are licensed by the Irish Aviation Commission.
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Top destinations for 2023
After two years of almost stagnant travel, Mandy said, people want to get out and hang out again.
“My top picks for the most sought after 2023 are the Maldives, Thailand, Bali and Mauritius, but for those looking for adventure, Tanzania, Kenya or South America. South Africa is back on trend and it’s great value at the moment, especially when you’re there. The United States and Canada are as popular as ever, with Greece and Italy leading European hotspots.
“Maldives is one of my top sellers, but the Caribbean also offers amazing beaches and natural beauty. For example, Antigua – 365 beaches with one for every day of the year… what’s not to like? Last year I spent a week in the Caribbean over Easter and I was not disappointed.”
And flying under the radar, cruises have grown in demand. Mandy has cruises to Antarctica and Alaska booked through 2024.
“I always recommend the cruise option to my clients because it’s a great option and great value, especially for families. Adventures for a week or more, traveling to different destinations without the hassle of unpacking and repacking – so many options for all ages. On top of that, my clients’ money is safe.”
Travel Consultants Ireland There are 72 independent entrepreneurs like Mandy across the country who carefully plan the perfect holiday and guide you every step of the way to create memories to last a lifetime. please visit here or follow @mandywalshgoldtc on Instagram to find out more about Mandy Walsh and Travel Consultants.