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Derek Dunne

Based in Dublin 9

Greetings and welcome to my web page!

My name is Derek Dunne and I'm a Dublin based personal Travel Counsellor. I have over 24 years of experience in Travel between a retail Travel Agency and with Travel Counsellors.

During my time in the travel industry I...

Greetings and welcome to my web page!

My name is Derek Dunne and I'm a Dublin based personal Travel Counsellor. I have over 24 years of experience in Travel between a retail Travel Agency and with Travel Counsellors.

During my time in the travel industry I have assisted clients with all facets of travel from package holidays, city breaks, multi centre itineraries and round the world trips to safaris, cruises, honeymoons, ski trips and an extensive amount of corporate travel and group bookings.

I have travelled extensively over this time and have experienced many different destinations and cultures such as Cape Town and the Garden Route in South Africa, Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Bangkok and Koh Samui in Thailand, Bali, Singapore, Vancouver and Toronto in Canada, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Atlanta, Atlantic City, Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco & an RV holiday in the Southern States in the United Sates. I have also been on various package holidays and city breaks around Europe along with Mediterranean and Norwegian Fjords cruises, I am certified to provide expert advice for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Azamara Cruises and I am a certified South Africa Specialist.

I believe I can offer an exceptional personal service while utilising Travel Counsellors buying power and key global contacts with suppliers from all over the world in order to bring you your dream holiday, nothing is too much trouble and the more complicated itinerary the more exciting it is. You can feel safe and secure in the knowledge that Travel Counsellors are fully licensed and bonded in Ireland with the Commission for Aviation Regulation.

I can assist you with all or just part of your travel needs, so if you just require flights, accommodation, a cruise, sports trips, theme park tickets, car hire, travel insurance or any bespoke itinerary I am here to help.

For a great friendly professional service with the personal touch give me a call or drop me an email.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Best Wishes

Derek Dunne

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Customer Story 1

This is my fifth time using Derek to book big trips for me, my family and friends. As always he is professional to the core, knowledgeable and has a wonderful personal touch that keeps me coming back to him. I would always recommend Derek to everyone and anyone looking for travel assistance.

Rachel McCarthy, Dublin
Customer Story 2

Derek has always been very approachable and helpful, no matter what questions I have asked. He is incredibly quick at getting back in contact and providing answers. He always has practical and useful advice. I will continue to recommend him to everyone, and I have never heard a negative comment about him from anyone I know who has dealt with him in the past. He really takes the stress out of booking tricky or non- straightforward trips/flights and puts your mind at ease! Thanks for everything Derek!

Geraldine Sexton, Dublin
Customer Story 3

It was a pleasure working with Derek. He is knowledgeable, patient and nothing is too much trouble for him. Excellent service.

Mary Breen, Dublin
Customer Story 4

Derek is excellent at his job. He is always very obliging, helpful and always gets it right. I have highly recommended Derek to friends and family.

Brendan White, Dublin
Customer Story 5

I always contact Derek when considering my vacations, especially long haul destinations. Derek is very thorough, very quick with solutions, easy to contact and I feel safe with his suggestions and arrangements. I enjoy how we tweak and customise my interests too. I have recommended him to many friends.

Deirdre Daly, Dublin
Customer Story 6

Derek is excellent. Highly recommend him. Have used Derek to book four family trips already this year so that says it all.

Patrick Hogan, Dublin
Customer Story 7

In all communications I’ve had with Derek I have always found him to be very professional and courteous. He has that great skill of being able to put people at ease and goes the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction. I would rate Derek 100 per cent and have no hesitation in recommending him, in the same way that Derek was highly recommended to me. Thank you.

John Breen, Dublin
Customer Story 8

I have been booking my holidays with Derek for a number of years now and he never disappoints. I couldn't ask for a better service always exceptional.

Angeline Brown, Dublin
Customer Story 9

Super helpful, extremely responsive and a pleasure to deal with.

Derek Howard, Dublin
Customer Story 10

Derek is a gent. He's so bubbly, friendly and happy. He has a laugh with you all while remaining professional and knowledgeable about his work. I left feeling like he was a friend I could definitely return to. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to go on any sort of holiday.

Sarah Sheridan, Dublin
Customer Story 11

Great service. Derek Dunne was very friendly, approachable, informative and interested. He understood exactly what we were looking for from our trip and he planned a wonderful trip within our budget. I have recommended Derek to many of my friends and family and will definitely book another trip with him myself.

Nicola Cosgrave, Dublin
Customer Story 12

Derek has arranged holidays for me over the last number of years and I have always found him to be cheerful, helpful and perhaps even more importantly knowledgeable regarding our destinations. He has always offered us options based on our specific requirements in terms of accommodation, type of holiday and our budget. Invariably they were consistently excellent. In my view he provides a first rate service, always available, and at a time when travel has become more a chore than a pleasure, the reliability of his service in terms of flights, transfers and accommodation makes the travel so much easier. I would have no hesitation in recommending Derek to any prospective traveller and from my point of view I will be working with him again in arranging my next holiday.

Paul Doyle, Maynooth
Customer Story 1

Derek arranged a weeks holiday for 3 of us in Rethymon, Crete for the last week in September. We had a lovely week and would highly recommend the town. All of the arrangements were perfect, the flights, the transfers and the hotels. I would highly recommend booking holidays through Derek as it takes all the stress out of travelling.

Noeleen Behan, Dublin
Customer Story 2

Derek arranged our trip to our son, Conor's, graduation next May in Kentucky. We wanted to see Washington DC as well as meet up with an old school friend who lives in Georgia. Derek kindly spent some time putting together a very workable itinerary which will allow us to do all of the above. His service is excellent and no change was to difficult to overcome. His professionalism and easy manner makes it very easy to do business with Derek and I cannot recommend him enough. Thanks again for all your help Derek....first class!

Alasdair Sutton, Dublin
Customer Story 3

We booked our honeymoon to Asia with Derek in early 2017 and the experience could not have been better. From the initial consultation, to booking, to follow-up, Derek could not have been more helpful. His knowledge of the various travel destinations was immense and he was very flexible with us during the planning stage. I have recommended Derek's service to all my family and friends and would certainly plan another trip through him in future.

Conall F, Dublin
Customer Story 4

Derek provided us with an invaluable service this July when we were booking a sun holiday abroad for a gang of twenty five. This group consisted of elderly, teenagers, couples and young children. We outlined what we wanted and how much we were willing to pay and he came back to us very quickly with three choices. His knowledge of resorts and accommodations was superb. We picked our accommodation and Derek very kindly liaised with each smaller group separately and organised flights and room types and airport transfer for each party as everyone was travelling at different times with different family numbers. We never had to do another thing except arrange payment over the phone. Throughout this whole process, Derek could not have been more patient and helpful and has a great understanding of family travel and, indeed, it was a pleasure to deal with him.

Pauline O Sullivan, Glasnevin
Customer Story 5

From initial enquiry right through to holiday, Derek proved to be very helpful, professional and knowledgable showing a genuine interest in our plans. Derek obviously loves what he does and this shows in his commitment to ensuring that you have the best possible experience when planning and booking a holiday. Thank you for your effort on our behalf, we will certainly return to you when looking for inspiration when planning our next holiday.

Fiona Ennis, Waterford
Customer Story 6

I would just like to add that Derek Dunne is very efficient and I would highly recommend him to friends and family and have done. He is friendly and lovely to deal with. Charelle and Geoff Brown.

Charelle Brown, Dublin

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Bask in the Beauty of Bali

Derek's blog, 15/11/2016

Bali is a beautiful Indonesian Island known for its fantastic hotels, beaches, beautiful sunsets, great restaurants and lovely people. The Balinese are an extremely friendly, gentle and courteous race with a warm smile. The interior of this tropical island is a rain forest and also features a volcano and the combination of temples carved into the cliff faces along with paddy fields. This diversity is in stark contrast to the many towns located along the stretches of sandy beaches. Seminyak, Sanur and Nusa Dua are popular resort towns along with the lively city of Kuta.

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