My biggest passion is travel and how amazing it is that I am able to do what I love most as my job.
My name is Ellen, born and raised in The Netherlands and now living in beautiful Ireland. After studying Tourism I worked for many years in 5 star hotels where I learned how to take care of our discerning guests in the best way possible. But travel was my passion and I decided to make it my business too when I joined Travel Counsellors, initially in the Netherlands.
Being part of a global company meant that when I decided to move to Ireland permanently, I could continue doing what I love most and still take care of my clients in both countries. As I have grown my business here, I have had the pleasure of looking after the travel arrangements of some high-profile Irish customers both for dream honeymoons and unique holidays, and now I’m ready to do the same for you.
I’m based in Swords as a Travel Counsellors and we’ve just put down roots in Bettystown, Co. Meath. And as I’m not restricted to 9-5 it means we can chat about your holiday plans whenever suits you best. Most importantly for me is that the experience from start till finish is personal and special, I will try to get to know you and I’m sure I can make all your dream holidays come true.
I travel myself as much as possible, obviously because I love it, but also to be able to advise my clients even better. From safaris in South Africa and Botswana to backpacking in South East Asia, many road trips in the USA, relaxing in the Seychelles, discovering Caribbean islands like Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Saint Martin and Curacao. I’ve also spent lots of time on city trips in Europe, there are so many beautiful destinations only a few hours away and of course I’ve enjoyed many summer holidays in Mallorca, The Canaries, Italy, France and many more places. Last this year I was one of the lucky Travel Counsellors who went to Brazil to discover this amazing country. My first introduction to South America was amazing and can't wait to see many more countries in that beautiful part of the world.
Something I’m really passionate about is accessible travel. So what is accessible travel? It is making travel accessible to everyone everywhere. So as always when I meet someone or talk to them on the phone, my first question is “where do you want to go”, and I will make that happen.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you with your travel plans. I’m here for any type of holiday, far away or nearby, a city trip or your dream honeymoon, road trip, tailor made holidays, luxurious or standard, business travel, cruises, group travel, winter and summer holidays, or getting married abroad is one of the many options I can help you with. Everything is possible and I’m here for you with personal and friendly advice. Please do not hesitate to contact me, it will be my pleasure to help you.
“Travel is the only thing you can buy, that makes you richer”.