Georgina Kelly – Travel Consultant
Georgina (or Gina as she’s also known) has always wanted to work in the travel industry.
“I’ve always had an interest in seeing the world,” she says. “As a family, we spent several holidays in Florida including visits to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando and we also visited New York and Boston. The more we travelled, the more I wanted to see of the world.”
After school, Gina went to college in Dun Laoghaire and studied computer applications for a year before securing a full-time job in a software company. “It was exciting,” Gina says. “It was my first job and I was delighted to be earning a wage.”
Gina stayed in the software company for two years and then completely changed direction and started working as a PA in the property sector. “I stayed there for a long time – 13 years – and then I decided that I’d like to try my original career path,” says Gina. “An opportunity came up to work in The Travel Broker in Clontarf and after only a week, I knew it was the job for me!
Her early holiday experiences opened her eyes to the world and whetted her appetite for travel and so Gina’s trips so far have included visits to Copenhagen, Paris, Gran Canaria and the Algarve in Portugal. She enjoyed Lanzarote so much she decided to have her wedding there! Continuing her quest to experience theme parks she has visited Port Aventura with her son and has also fitted in a trip to Iceland in search of the Northern Lights which also included the Golden Circle Tour and a dip in the Blue Lagoon.
“I love working at The Travel Broker. I only live down the road, my mum lives nearby and I really enjoy booking holidays for people. Whether our clients are going away for a weekend to Paris or going on a cruise around the Caribbean, at the end of the day, you’re responsible for making dreams come true.”