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Rachael Higgins

Based in Mayo

Travel is my passion, and with more than 26 years’ experience in the travel industry I can confidently say that when you book with me your travel plans are in safe hands.

‘With us it’s personal’ really epitomises what your holiday plans mean to me. Whether you are looking for the...

Travel is my passion, and with more than 26 years’ experience in the travel industry I can confidently say that when you book with me your travel plans are in safe hands.

‘With us it’s personal’ really epitomises what your holiday plans mean to me. Whether you are looking for the honeymoon of a lifetime, a luxury cruise or that perfect family holiday, I will make sure that you get the personal and exceptional service you deserve.

I love to travel and have been fortunate enough to visit many destinations including Australia, the Far East, Africa, America, Canada, the Caribbean and of course Europe. I love cruising and have personal experience of most of the major and most popular cruise liners. I have recently gained my ‘Cruise Ambassador’ status with CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) which is a recognised accreditation by ‘City and Guilds.’

Being part of Travel Counsellors means I have access to award winning technology and better buying power than I have ever experienced before. I also have access to all of the big travel industry names as well as lots of niche products at better rates than anyone else.

For further information and advice on how I can help plan the trip of your dreams just give me a call!

I look forward to chatting to you soon.

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Customer Story 1

Rachael always goes above and beyond to make sure all angles are covered to meet everyone's needs, whatever age!

Carmel Monaghan, Balla
Customer Story 2

Where do I begin. I have found Rachael extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive in looking after our queries. Her customer service has been amazing with constant updates. She provided great options and went over and beyond to secure my dream holiday. I will 100% be recommending Rachael to my friends, family and colleagues. A pleasure to do business with!

Philip Ronan, Dublin
Customer Story 3

Rachael has been such a joy to work with, from initial enquiry to fine tuning our trip. Her knowledge and intuition for understanding her customers requirements are exemplary! We look forward to planning future adventures together!

Margaret Rourke, Westport
Customer Story 4

Rachael was absolutely brilliant, I really appreciate her help.

Anne Murphy, Castlebar
Customer Story 5

I'm so delighted to use Rachael's service. I have already recommended Rachael to my friends and I hope that they use her service. On a personal note, I would not use anyone else. 10 out 10 from beginning to end. Thank you so much.

Aisling Prendergast, Mayo Abbey
Customer Story 6

Booking with Rachael made our holiday arrangements so easy, and it is reassuring to have her to answer questions and deal with any issues. It saves so much time booking through a Travel Counsellor. Rachael is so professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. I’d highly recommend booking through her.

Sharon Boyle, Castlebar
Customer Story 7

Rachael has been a brilliant help organising my flights and accommodation for my stopover. Everything you ask of her is no issue. She gave us a wide variety of options for flights and stopover locations to choose from . She is very professional, and you would feel very assured that your trip is well looked after.

Jean Morrin, Ballinrobe, Co Mayo
Customer Story 8

From day 1 when I got talking to Rachael Higgins, she went above and beyond for us. We had the most wonderful honeymoon in Italy and Rachael was on hand when we had a few hiccups(not Travel Counsellors fault) along the way. I would recommend her to anyone I meet.

Mary Collins, Ballina
Customer Story 9

Having Rachael organise everything from transfers to great accommodation takes all the hassle off me. I can look forward to a great holiday and know everything is taken care of. I recommend Rachael 100%.

Tara Brady, Claremorris
Customer Story 10

Fantastic deals and always in constant contact to answer any questions.

Barry Jennings, Castlebar
Customer Story 11

Rachael is excellent at what she does, so knowledgeable, competent, polite and helpful. She is truly one of the best!

Maggie Ruane Finn, Kiltimagh
Customer Story 12

Top class service as always from Rachael , she is brilliant at what she does, and she thinks of everything. There is no one else I would book with.

Majella Kennedy, Castlebar
Customer Story 1

Rachael is absolutely a pleasure to deal with and most efficient in her response.

Annie May Reape, Swinford
Customer Story 2

Rachael was absolutely amazing and so patient with us as we tried to decide on our perfect honeymoon! She was always just an email or phone call away and honestly could not have been more helpful or accommodating if she tried! 10/10 would recommend and use again and again

Elaine Rothwell, Ballina
Customer Story 3

Both holidays were amazing and we had a great time, locations were spot on. We will definitely be booking with you again, thanks for everything.

MJ Cleary, Claremorris
Customer Story 4

Rachael has been absolutely incredible booking our dream honeymoon. As travel isn’t as straight forward as usual at the moment, she left no stone unturned with options to make the whole experience as smooth as possible. This trip is our second to book through Rachael and we have recommended her to so many of our friends and family as she is amazing at her job. So looking forward to our dream trip that she has planned for us and we will definitely be booking through her again!!

Elaine Morgan, Co Roscommon
Customer Story 5

Excellent lady, very supportive.

Angela Lavelle, Charlestown
Customer Story 6

Rachael has being an absolute gem trying to organise our honeymoon for next year. She's so patient and thorough with everything and I mean everything.

Breda O'Connell, Listowel
Customer Story 7

Rachael is very well informed, courteous and really nice to deal with.

Josephine Walsh, Ennis
Customer Story 8

I would definitely recommend Rachael to my friends and family and I already have! She’s an amazing agent and she’s so thorough. I wouldn’t travel without her!

Dominque Cosgrove, Kiltimagh
Customer Story 9

Rachael was amazing and provided us with an excellent service. So approachable, she always followed up on queries and has great knowledge and competence in planning holidays and listened to our needs.

Josie Doolan-Ruane, Castlebar
Customer Story 10

Thanks so much for putting such a wonderful holiday together. It really was a trip of a lifetime. Thanks for all your help, patience, attention to detail & kindness.

Louise Coughter, Kiltimagh, Co Mayo
Customer Story 11

I would definitely and have frequently recommended Rachael to family and friends as I never had anything but a very positive and professional experience when dealing with her. She is fantastic.

AnneMarie Gallagher, Kiltimagh
Customer Story 12

Rachael is so friendly and supportive when booking a holiday. Nothing is too big or small and she always answers every question I ask. I love doing business with her.

Deirdre Currivan, Castlebar, Co Mayo

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My Blogs

My advice for booking your honeymoon

Rachael's blog, 04/09/2019

For most people, a honeymoon is one of the biggest trips they will ever take and is understandably laden with high expectations. It is very exciting but can also be overwhelming for some couples. I have over 20 years of experience in planning and booking these special trips. I have several hints and tips below to help you plan the perfect honeymoon.

Not sure where to start?
-Make a bucket list of destinations (separately) you would love to see, then grab a coffee and sit down to go through both options. In most cases there will be a few places...

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