Meet The Team

Our team at Travel Department are experienced holiday specialists, who are extremely passionate about what they do.

As a company we recruit great guides and holiday planners who are specially trained to our exceptionally high standards. Our team is meticulous and works hard to perfect every detail. We’re constantly checking the quality of everything we offer, from hotels to airports, cruise ports to excursion destinations.

We also recognise that service is everything so we encourage customer feedback; it’s the way we continually develop and improve what we offer you.

People repeatedly travel with us because they know they’ll see and experience the best of the world and have plenty of fun along the way.

Bob Haugh

Founder

Realising there was very little on offer for the holiday maker in Ireland other than package holidays, Bob Haugh founded Travel Department in 1996 soon after leaving school.  More...

Sara Zimmerman

CEO

Sara joined Travel Department in 2015, having had a 30 year career in travel, working for brands including Thomson Holidays, easyJet, holiday autos, Expedia and Hoseasons. More...

John Rowe

Chief Finance Officer

John joined Travel Department as Chief Finance Officer in 2018 with over 20 years’ finance experience.  More...

Yvonne Boyle

Commercial Director

Yvonne joined Travel Department in August 2017 and has over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing across a wide range of businesses.  More...

Claire Doherty

Product Director

Claire has worked in the travel industry in Ireland since 2001 when she graduated with a degree in Tourism. More...

Patrick Fleming

UK General Manager

Patrick introduced the Travel Department’s unique brand of holidays to customers in the UK in 2006 and has taken great satisfaction in seeing the business grow from small beginnings to what it is today.  More...

Alison Smith

HR / Office Manager

After toying with a career in either fitness or floristry, Alison decided the travel industry was where she wanted to work. More...

Josane Lima

Project Manager

Josane joined Travel Department in September 2008, she started with us in the Products department creating great itineraries for our customers, after 4 years she then moved to the Inventory department to manage all our flights. More...

Danielle Farrell

Specialist Product Manager, TDactive Holidays

Danielle is a member of our Product Department, managing all specialist products for TDactive Holidays. More...

Ceara Monaghan

Team Leader Sales Department

Ceara has over 16 years’ experience in the travel industry and has been with Travel Department for 11 and half years in the Sales department where she is now team leader.  More...

Grace Porter

Operations Manager

Grace has been with Travel Department for over 5 years and works as Operations Manager liaising with suppliers (hotels and airlines) with regard to sales, contract deadlines & option dates. More...

Lucy Maher

Senior Product Executive

Lucy is the Senior Product Executive specialising in Italian destinations. She joined Travel Department in July 2006 and has over 19 years’ experience working in the travel industry.  More...

Kerrie Fox

Flight Inventory Supervisor

Kerrie joined Travel Department in February 2015 as Flight Inventory Supervisor. Having worked with two other large tour operators since 1998, Kerrie brings 17 years’ experience in the travel industry.  More...

Caroline Gallagher

Senior Sales Executive

Caroline has worked in the travel industry for 12 years, 9 of which have been with Travel Department. She is our Senior Sales executive based in in our Arnotts store concession in Dublin. More...

Ola Soyele

Accounts Executive

Ola has worked with Travel Department for almost 10 years. He manages many of the accounting and financial tasks involved in keeping the company running. More...

Lesley Fleming

Operations Support Executive

Lesley has worked in the Travel industry for 10 years, including companies such as Falcon Holidays and Topflight. More...

Joanne Coll

Sales Executive

Joanne joined Travel Department in April 2014; she has a wealth of experience working as a honeymoon specialist and can offer an expert insight into destinations such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Mauritius, Dubai, Canada and Australia. More...

Ali Thompson

Customer Service Executive

Customer Service Executive – Ali has worked with Travel Department since January 2008. She has a wealth of customer service knowledge and experience having worked in the field for almost 20 years. More...

Fatima Rivas

Product Manager

Fatima has worked with Travel Department in Inventory, Admin, Operations and is now part of the Product team.  More...

John Allen

Senior Web Developer

John looks after the Travel Department’s suite of websites and online presence which involves working with third party agencies to support the website and educating the Marketing team with his technical wizardry. More...

Chris Phillips

Production Team Leader

Chris takes the creative design concepts from the designer, tidies them up or reworks the design to create an entire document, fixing colours, typography, consistencies, etc and making the file print ready. More...

Leah Parmeshwar

Products Executive

Leah has worked in the travel industry for the past 14 years for a large tour operator and has extensive experience in Ticketing, Operations, and looking after Products and Sales. More...

Lukasz Kalbarczyk

Lead Software Developer

Lukasz analyses Travel Department’s business needs then designs and creates applications to make the business run smoothly More...

Belinda McGann

Sales Executive

Belinda has been working in the travel industry for the past 13 years and became part of the Travel Department sales team in 2015. More...

Eve Coyle

Junior Graphic Designer

After completing her masters in Motion Graphics, Eve worked as a freelance graphic designer for several years before moving to Dublin and joining the Travel Department team. More...

Simone Russell

Financial Accountant

Simone has over 10 years' experience in finance. Graduating with an Honours Degree in Accounting & HRM from NCI, she then went on to qualify as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2005. More...

Catriona McConn

Operations Team Leader

Catriona joined the Travel Department team in August 2017.  More...

Sharon Byrne

Sales Executive

Sharon joined the Travel Department team in 2017 as a Sales Executive. More...

Alice Kelly

Contact Centre & Retail Sales Manager

Alice joined Travel Department in April 2018 and has an extensive background in Sales and Customer service in a variety of businesses.  More...

Louschia Harding

Brand Manager

Louschia joined Travel Department in February 2018 as Brand Manager, with over 5+ years of experience in brand & marketing communications. More...

Sinead Devlin

Account Manager for Tailor-Made Groups

Sinead Joined Travel Department in July 2018 and has an extensive background in sales, customer service and account management.  More...

Molly Shao

Business Intelligent Analyst

Molly joined Travel Department in 2018 having spent 5 years in Ireland studying and working in an e-commerce analytics consulting company.  More...

John O'Neill

Financial Controller

John joined Travel Department in August 2018 with over 10 years’ finance experience.  More...

Kristina Guscenko

Operations Support Team Leader

Kristina joined the Travel Department in August 2017.  More...

Sabrina Mahony

Product Executive

I joined Travel Department in 2017 after spending three years travelling and working as a tour manager leading tour groups all over Europe. More...

Victoria Rotariu

Flight Inventory Administrator

Victoria originally started as an intern in the Operations Department in 2018. She finished Law in University in Romania and moved to Ireland 5 years ago. More...

Aine McAvinney

Operations Executive

Aine joined Travel Department in February 2018, she is currently working as an Operations Executive.  More...

Owen Kane

Sales Executive

Owen joined Travel Department in December 2017, he is currently working as an Sales Executive.  More...

Gina Willcox

Content Marketing and Social Media Executive

Gina joined Travel Department in October 2018, she is currently working as a Content Marketing and Social Media Executive.  More...

Diana Gola

Accounts Executive

Diana joined Travel Department in 2019, she is currently working as an Accounts Executive.  More...

Orsolya Kosa

CRM Specialist

Orsolya joined Travel Department in 2019, she is currently working as a CRM Specialist.  More...

Alisa Isajeva

Senior Sales Executive and Tailor Made Specialist

Alisa joined Travel Department in 2018, she is currently working as a Senior Sales Executive and Tailor Made Specialist. More...

Paul Costigan

Sales Executive

Paul joined Travel Department in September 2018, he is currently working as a Sales Executive.  More...

Ulliane Gaspar

Product Executive

Ulliane joined Travel Department in July 2018, she is currently working as a Product Executive.  More...

Niamh Dunne

Product Executive

Niamh joined Travel Department in 2019 she is currently working as a Product Executive.  More...