Emer McDermott closes Westport agency to join Travel Counsellors

  • Second high profile agency to move business to homeworkigg network
  • Now 70 Travel Counsellors in Ireland

Mayo travel specialist Emer McDermott has moved her operation from the highly-regarded agency McDermott Travel, which she founded in Westport in 2001 to join Travel Counsellors bringing the total in Ireland to 70.
She is the second high profile recruit to close a shop front agency to join Travel Counsellors after Ennis based Gearoid Mannion in 2016.
MvDermott travel specialised in honeymoons, cruises and tailor-made holidays, Emer said she is continuing to operate business as usual, on an appointment basis, withthe extra support and benefits that come with being part of Travel Counsellors.“I have innovative technology at my fingertips, and access to hundreds of international suppliers. My customers can download and use the MyTC app, which provides personalised information about their booking and itinerary, and allows them to contact me through the touch of a button. Travel Counsellors represent the same ethics and beliefs as McDermott Travel, so I can continue to provide the same level of exceptional service that my customers are accustomed too.
Travel Counsellors Ireland General Manager, Cathy Burke said: “Emer is an invaluable addition, and she now joins our network of over 1,700 Travel Counsellors operating globally. Her passion for travel is evident, and with Travel Counsellors she can continue her commitment to creating perfect travel experiences for every customer, every time. I know she will continue to make her company a great success, offering the highest level of customer service, along with expertise that is unrivalled.”
Emer is the second Travel Counsellor in Mayo, after Rachael Higgins who is based in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. Globally, Travel Counsellors has over 1,700 travel franchisees, supported by almost 300 staff across its headquarters in Manchester and six overseas offices including Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Australia and Dubai.




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