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.
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.
Teuta joined Travel Department in September 2018 as an Accounts Executive. She graduated Economics from University of Zagreb with master’s degree and moved to Ireland in August 2018. During her career she has worked for 4 years as an Accounting analyst in the biggest Croatian bank. She loves travelling, and has travelled to most of European countries, UAE, Sri Lanka. The next on her list is exploring the USA.
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.
IT Project Manager
John works closely with a team of software 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.
Originally from Argentina, Sebastian moved to Ireland for new adventures and challenges. He is a passionate developer with 7 years of experience and a proud member of the IT team. His travel goals are Japan, Germany, and Norway because of their amazing history.
Diego joined travel Department in 2019 with over 8 years of Software Development experience. Originally from Brazil, he spent 1 year in Ireland and fell in love with the Irish culture and lifestyle. He looks after our internal systems and creates applications to deliver results for the business. He has travelled to Portugal, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands. Diego life’s dream is to travel around the world to experience as many cultures as he can!
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!
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.
Product Manager TD active Holidays
Sabrina works in Products managing the itineraries for our adventure travel brand TD active Holidays. 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!
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.
Patrick has been interested in travel since a young age and has previously worked in the aviation industry before joining Travel Department. His favourite trips so far have been to Canada, France & Portugal. He hopes to explore Jordan & the Holy land in the future.
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.
Sowmya has completed a Masters in Tourism & Hospitality. She is currently working as a Sales & Customer Service Executive and is a real travel enthusiast. She tries to explore new destinations and so far she has travelled to many countries in Asia, Europe and Switzerland which is her all-time favourite destination. Sowmya would love to do an under sea walk in the waters of Pattaya again.
Ruth has 8 years sales and customer service experience and has worked in the Travel Department for since 2019. She has a passion for travel and has lived in a number of countries including Spain, Canada and Singapore. Her favourite country is Australia and her goal is to visit all of the wonders of the world.
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.