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Bridget Hanrahan

Lovely to meet you

Bridget heads up our holiday travel specialist's team and brings to us an amazing collection of knowledge from 17 years creating wonderful itineraries for all her clients. She takes the role of research very seriously from finding the finest cocktail to ensuring everyone has the best activity tips!

Her knowledge in cruising, combined with her easy approachable manner takes the pain out of planning your trip of a lifetime. 

"Designing unique travel experiences is my passion. My attention to detail and always looking for exclusive options ensures that all client's experiences are seamless right from the initial enquiry". 

When Bridget is not pouring over brochures for inspiration, you can find her having a game of tennis, finding the next best HOT Chocolate, or spending time with her family. 

Years in the industry: 17+ 
No. of countries visited: 18 
Favourite place to visit: Alaska 

"Travel is the healthiest addiction" - Anonymous

Why I love travel: 

For me life is about experiences, not things! I love exploring new places, cultures, environments. I thought when COVID-19 hit that my travel career was done - yet I'm back! Not owning my own travel business has allowed me to spend more time consulting and assisting my clients and managing a great team of experienced consultants. I see travel for me as an addiction - I just can't stay away and helping people is so rewarding. 

My travel tips: 

  • Travel as soon as you can, don't delay as life is too short. 
  • If you want an adventure head to Antarctica or the Arctic before anywhere else. 
  • Always carry a change of clothes, any valuables and medication in your carry-on luggage. The House of Travel online brochures are a great source of information when planning your journey then we can finetune your holiday for you. 

My top 4 destinations: 

  • Dubai- the mix of culture, sights, architecture, markets, desert and the malls - even though shopping is not my thing. 
  • Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska - I was incredibly fortunate to have a family holiday in Canada, Alaska, Las Vegas and California and I'll never forget rafting on the Nenana River, rounding a bend to see a moose and her two calves taking a drink …. we all forgot to keep paddling; it was an incredible sight!
  • Rome - the history and the chaos of a bustling city it offers so much culture with a cool vibe. 
  • Thailand - I lived near Chiang Mai as an exchange student many years ago and have been back to the country three times. It is great for families, couples, singles with so much to see and do. 

What's in my suitcase?

  • Happiness - I'm always in my happy place as soon as I travel.
  • Active wear - Our holidays always include adventure and plenty of travel. 
  • A copy of my passport and insurance policy number and phone number, in case I lose my carryon bag and phone. 


Where I have travelled to

ASIA: Japan | Malaysia/Borneo | Myanmar | Singapore | Thailand | Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos
AUSTRALIA: Adelaide, South Australia | Brisbane | Darwin/Red Centre | Gold Coast | Melbourne, Victoria | Sunshine Coast | Sydney, New South Wales
NORTH AMERICA: Alaska | Canada | Caribbean | Hawai`i | Mexico | USA
SOUTH PACIFIC: Fiji | New Caledonia | Rarotonga, Cook Islands | Samoa 
UK/EUROPE: Ireland | England | France | Italy | Scotland | Wales

Awards & qualifications

  • Cruise Line International Association
  • Aussie Specialist
  • Fiji Specialist
  • Anaheim Specialist
  • USA Discovery Programme