Cleveland Travel Group's Managing Director, Frances Geoghegan is featured in the Conde Nast Traveller's Experts Guide (Feb 2013).
An Irish fireball of punch and energy, Geoghegan reigns supreme over a mighty three-pronged empire. With her Africa hat on, she can arrange anything from the smartest house parties in the bush to Christmas in Cape Town or your children's very first foray into an action-packed, big-five safari. She and her team know all the well-plodded routes, but she is also up to speed on anywhere on the cusp - Gabon maybe, or Ghana, which she recently visited (the food was rotten but she didn't care: the people were charm itself).
Burma is her favourite place at the moment (she's been eight times). Geoghegan never seems to stop travelling. Her Cleveland Collection arm covers everywhere else - including Asia, India, Europe, South America, the Maldives - the best hotels, the keenest deals, beaches, culture and city breaks.
And when you are ready to flop, Healing Holidays focuses on healthy spa breaks - detoxing, anti-ageing, fitness or pampering: you name it, the company covers it, with first hand experience of the places it recommends and a flair for finding the new and the fun. Geoghegan doesn't bat an eyelid at the demands of some of her trickier A-list clients and their peculiar requests. She is an unstoppabletravel whirlwind.