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Andre Bedford

Based in Skerries

Hi I'm André, You can find me on Instagram @honeymoon.and.holiday.expert...

Hi I'm André, You can find me on Instagram @honeymoon.and.holiday.expert

I create dream Honeymoons 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 Honeymoons.

I am a travel planner; I plan and book personalised trips to suit each of my clients. I take the stress and responsibility out of planning and booking your trip, while 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 honeymoon 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 Honeymoon consultation by phone or Zoom where we get to know each other, and it may be best if your travelling companion can be on that call too. Following that initial consultation, you will decide if you are 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 inspire 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.
Chat soon,
André

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Customer Story 1

I was so pleased with how easy it was to book our honeymoon, be rest assured about the planning and booking of it all. We really started to get excited with Andre’s enthusiastic expertise! I’ve already recommended Andre to loads of people.

Jessica McNamara, Dublin
Customer Story 2

Andre was a great help with our honeymoon planning. She was on board with our destination choice as soon as she heard it and understood exactly what we were looking for. Most of all though, Andre was really efficient and kept us updated very regularly on how our plans were progressing.

Deirdre Kilgannon, Ireland
Customer Story 3

Had my free consultation with Andre to book our South Africa honeymoon. I immediately got the sense that she knew the area and exactly what suited us. We had a good chat and I was more than happy to go ahead with an itinerary. She gave us some upgrade options which we decided to go with, budget was exactly what we wanted and we are so thrilled with our plan. Couldn't recommend enough. I was going to book everything on my own but absolutely delighted to hand it all over to Andre. The app is great to see itinerary clearly and count down the days.

Siobhan Leyden, Co Kildare
Customer Story 4

I’m so glad I sent my original Instagram message to Andre. She responded so quickly and after a chat on the phone we had everything sorted including our day trips, flights and hotels within a few days. So excited for August!

Fiona Ward, Dublin
Customer Story 5

Fantastic service and experience with Andre. Would definitely book with Andre again.

Patricia Hurley, Co Limerick
Customer Story 6

Andre Bedford has always been extremely helpful and obliging. She really understands what we would like and can make great recommendations from personal experience. We know that when Andre helps us arrange a holiday we have nothing more to worry about - she's always available to us should we need her. I cannot recommend Andre highly enough!

Anne Reilly, Drogheda
Customer Story 7

Andre was fantastic to deal with, we had a great initial chat and I really felt she was excited for us booking our honeymoon. She gave us some great options for accommodation all within our budget with options to upgrade. When we decided where we wanted to go everything was booked quickly and it was such an easy process. I would definitely recommend Andre to any couple booking their honeymoon!

Orla Jordan, Tralee
Customer Story 8

Honestly Andre we can't thank you enough!! You have gone above and beyond and I hope you know how much we appreciate it. We never imagined we would go to these beautiful places and have everything organised for us, it's been the best experience in all the wedding planning. We have already told our friends and family about you and I'm sure when it's their time to honeymoon they will be straight to you. We are so excited for this trip, we can't thank you enough. Kindest regards, Emily and Conor.

Emily OConnor, Dublin
Customer Story 9

Given the Covid situation it is a lot more challenging to decide on places to travel especially for a honeymoon. Myself and my partner changed our mind a few times when planning our trip and Andre was extremely nice and accommodating with our changing plans. We are now looking forward to our honeymoon with the pressure off.

Martin Boran, Kilkenny
Customer Story 10

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.

Adriana Cawley, Mayo
Customer Story 11

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 :-)

Susan Orr, Dublin
Customer Story 12

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

Lisa McGrory, Co Rosscommon
Customer Story 1

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

Tony Ferguson, Dublin
Customer Story 2

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!

Claire Keane, Dublin
Customer Story 3

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!

Anne Reilly, Drogheda
Customer Story 4

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

Helen Rowe, Wexford
Customer Story 5

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

John Grennan, Donegal
Customer Story 6

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.

Susan Orr, Dublin
Customer Story 7

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.

Caoimhe Masterson , Dublin
Customer Story 8

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

Caoimhe Hegarty, Donegal
Customer Story 9

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.

Fiona and James Fortune, Co Laois
Customer Story 10

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.

Carol Masterson, Co Dublin
Customer Story 11

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

Mark Galligan, New York and Ireland
Customer Story 12

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

Lynn Magee, Dublin

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My Blogs

What it is actually like to Travel by air in 2021

Andre's blog, 30/08/2021

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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...

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