A passion for travel is a must when you join Travel Department’s team and that’s what every member of our team has in common.
We are here to create lasting memories for you because we use our expertise and time to ensure that you get the very best from your holiday. We’ve been doing this since 1996 and have a dynamic, creative team of experts right across the business to make your experience enjoyable from the moment you see one of our holidays to when you return. Our team, like our tours are worldwide as in every location and we recruit the most passionate and knowledgeable guides to bring your holiday to life with local insights and tips. People come back and travel with us every year as they know they’ll see and experience so much more on a Travel Department Holiday.
We live by our values as they are what make your experiences so memorable.
Memorable: We want to be remembered for the memories we help create for you because of the holidays we make possible.
Open: We are open and transparent with you and each other and to new ideas and challenges.
Resourceful: We find the best ways of working smarter passing that value on to our customers.
Expert: We’ve been in the business since 1996 so we know what it takes in the office and on the ground to make sure your holidays are memorable.
Leadership, IT & Finance
Bob started Travel Department to offer the Irish market travel opportunities that simply didn’t exist. Bob regularly takes to the open road on his motorcycle, many of Travel Department’s destinations are inspired by these road trips, exploring every nook and cranny around the world.
Sara has extensive experience in travel, working for brands including Thomson Holidays, easyJet and Expedia. Like everyone in the team, she is passionate about travel, and about getting to know new destinations and cultures. Sara believes that working in travel is a real privilege. ‘There are not many careers where sharing a passion is at the heart of what you do.’
Chief Finance Officer
John is a graduate of UCD (B.Comm) and the University of Colorado (MBA) and has professional qualifications in accountancy (FCA) and taxation (AITI). He lived in the USA and Australia and loves to combine sport with travel.
Simone requently travels to South Africa, with Cape Town being a firm favourite. She also enjoys holidaying in the South of France and is looking forward to one day experiencing The Northern Lights.
Ola works in the accounts department. He has travelled to Beijing, Rome, Barcelona, Madeira, Lisbon, Lake Garda, Verona, Istanbul and Vancouver as well as many other destinations. His favourite destination is Barcelona because of its spectacular food and music.
Diana manages the financial transactions at Travel Department. Originally from Lithuania, she lived in Czech Republic before coming to Ireland. She’s been traveling to various countries, e.g. Israel, India, Nepal, the USA, Canada, and Colombia, and wants to discover new destinations.
John has over 10 years finance experience. He worked previously in tourism, retail and practice. He graduated from WIT, he then went on to qualify as an Accountant in 2012. His favourite destinations are Canada and New Zealand.
Business Intelligent Analyst
Molly is passionate about driving efficiency and using data to enhance business decisions. Her travel highlights include solo-couch-surfing across America, Europe, Mexico and Morocco as well as road trips to Tibet and Nepal.
IT Project Manager
John works closely with a team of developers to help create and improve Travel Department’s IT systems. In 2013 he travelled from Cape Town all the way around the garden route in South Africa.
Lead Software Developer
Lukasz analyses Travel Department’s business needs then designs and creates applications to make the business run smoothly. Lukasz has travelled to Italy, France, Spain and New York City. His favourite destination is Rome for its fantastic architecture, delicious food and the best coffee in the world!
Operations, Customer Service & Product
Alison is our HR / Office manager. One of her favourite trips was a 7-month long adventure visiting Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. She has skied in numerous countries. Her favourite destination is Canada.
Claire oversees everything to do with the production of the tours from beginning to end. She has worked in travel since leaving school and loves to visit new destinations but wants to return to the Deep South USA.
Fátima manages the Product team to ensure that all our tours are good value for money for our customers. Working in the travel industry gives her the opportunity to do what she loves the most – travelling and discovering new countries!
Specialist Product Manager
Danielle manages all niche products for our adventure travel brand TD active Holidays. Danielle is extremely passionate about travel and counts Finland, Tanzania & India among some of her favourite travel destinations.
Senior Product Executive
From teaching English in Hungary to spending a year travelling around the world, Lucy has extensive experience and a passion for exploring new countries & cultures. One of her favourite destinations is Tanzania.
Leah is a member of our Product department, specialising in long haul destinations. Leah loves travelling to exotic locations and is passionate about adventure travel, wildlife and photography. Leah’s favourite holiday destination is Colombia, Canada and Mexico.
Sabrina works in Products managing itineraries for Spain, France and cruising. A former European tour guide, she has travelled leading tours in countries from France and Spain to Norway and Turkey. Her favourite destination is South-East Asia for the food.
Niamh is a member of the Products team, focusing on European destinations. Her biggest adventure to date was a 4-month solo trip around South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand in 2018. Her favourite destination is Thailand.
Flight Inventory Supervisor
Kerrie manages all flight inventory & operations for Travel Department. Kerrie’s favourite destination is Greece, especially the Islands because of the friendly people, gorgeous food and fantastic weather.
Operations Manager / Health & Safety Coordinator
Grace is responsible for the Operations and Operations Support functions within the business. Some of her favourite places she has visited include Italy, Croatia and India.
Lesley works in the Operations Department. She has travelled to Mexico, New York, Las Vegas, Florida, Greece, Paris, Italy and many other European countries. She hopes to travel to more destinations in the USA in the future!
Operations Team Leader
Catriona deals with the operational side of the majority of our long-haul tours, liaising with agents all over the world. Her greatest adventure to date was an amazing trip to South America where she explored Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.
Operations Team Leader
Kristina manages daily operations within Operations Department. She has explored most of Northern and Western Europe. In the future she wants to travel to Latin America to explore its rich cultural diversity.
Aine is a member of the Operations team, liaising with suppliers on a daily basis. Aine is passionate about travel and spent 8 weeks interrailing solo visiting 13 counties across Europe. Her favourite destination is New York and Lake Bled.
Flight Inventory Administrator
Adriana has a Master’s Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage. Originally from Colombia, her passion to see new cultures has taken her to live in the Congo, Argentina, France and now Ireland.
Originally from Italy, Tiziana moved to Ireland in 2003. She studied Art in UCD and began working in the travel industry after her graduation. She loves travelling and has been to many places around the world: Japan, Mexico, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand and the USA, just to name a few.
Sales & Marketing
Yvonne joined Travel Department in August 2017 and has over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing across a wide range of businesses. A seasoned traveller, Yvonne has been to many destinations near and far and favourites include Argentina, Walking (parts!) of the Camino De Santiago and Costa Rica.
General Manager, UK
Stephen oversees our UK business. Having lived and travelled in South and Central America including Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Mexico, Panama, Cuba and Honduras – he is very much a seasoned traveller finding any excuse to visit somewhere new.
Contact Centre & Retail Sales Manager
Alice manages our Sales department, split across our call centre and front facing concession at Arnott’s. Since joining Travel Department, Alice has been bitten by the travel bug and spends her spare time planning a new destination to visit!
Content Marketing & Social Media Executive
Gina manages the social media and website content. In 2008 she travelled by bus from London to Sydney, visiting many extraordinary countries, like Iran, Pakistan and Nepal. Ever since she loves to travel to new and exciting destinations ever year!
Orsolya works with email marketing. She is passionate about travelling and discovering new countries and of course the local cuisine! Her ultimate favourite destination is South of France, but she loves to explore new ones near and far.
Production Team Leader
Chris is our Senior Graphic Designer & Team Leader, he has visited many destinations across the world, and still has a few he would like to tick off his bucket list
Junior Graphic Designer
Eve creates the print and promotional material. Her favourite travel destinations are Egypt for the historic ruins, the Canaries for the sun and Italy for the food. Her dream holidays would include trips to America, Australia, India and China.
Sales Department Team Leader
Ceara has travelled to many Travel Department destinations and her favourite are the beautiful and incredible cities of St Petersburg and Moscow.
Senior Sales Executive
Caroline is a Senior Sales Executive based in Arnotts. She has travelled extensively since joining the company, some of her favourite destinations are South Africa, New York, Iceland, Moscow, St Petersburg and Tuscany.
Senior Sales Executive
Joanne has a wealth of experience in the travel industry. She has travelled extensively in Asia, The Middle East, Australia, North America and Europe, and was lucky to experience hot air ballooning and open sided helicopter rides.
Owen began his career in travel completing a Diploma in Travel with the Irish Travel Agents Association. He has worked for Aer Lingus and Qantas in London and his favourite destinations are Tioman Island, the South China Sea and Berlin.
Senior Sales Executive and Tailor Made Specialist
Alisa is very passionate about travel and finds it most rewarding that she can assist people to create magical and long-lasting memories through travel. Alisa’s favourite holiday destination is Brazil and Jordan.
Experience counts, but above all we love to hear from enthusiastic, hardworking and friendly people who want to join us. Become part of the dynamic team a leading guided group holiday company. We have an unsurpassed reputation for excellent customer service, quality holidays and value.
We take pride in our local Travel Department guides, who have been carefully selected to ensure you experience the best of your chosen destination. They are passionate about their country and will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to ensure that you’ll get the best experience.