About Us

Terra Travel was founded in 1972 by its present chairman Terry Murphy.  Originally dealing with school and group travel, the company has grown to become one of the best know brands on the Northern Ireland travel scene with offices in Lurgan, Portadown and Rushmere Shopping Centre.

All branches of Terra Travel are registered members of both the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and the International Air Travel Association (IATA).  This means your money is fully protected and guaranteed.

Our staff are all well educated in the world of travel and possess a vast array of travel expertise to provide you with the holiday best suited to your needs.  Being an independent agent means we can source outstanding deals for your travel plans, offering the highest level advice on your chosen destination.

Terra Travel is a member of the Advantage Travel Partnership which is the largest consortium of travel agents in the UK with access to a huge range of holiday products.

For all your holiday needs pop in to any of our branches, call or email us on the numbers/email addresses given.

Meet The Team

Rachel Orr

Travel Consultant

Rushmere Branch

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Rachel Orr

Travel Consultant

I started working in travel as soon as I left school as I knew it was the career I wanted to pursue.

I now have over 7 years under my belt and would say I’m expert in selling European packages, city breaks, USA & Caribbean.

I love travelling to Salou and Tenerife but my favourite destination is Mexico

Tricia Mitchell

Ski & Senior Travel Consultant

Portadown Branch

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Tricia Mitchell

Ski & Senior Travel Consultant

Tricia joined Terra Travel in Sept 2016 and brings a wealth of experience to the team having worked in travel now for 26 years both on the high street and in Tour operating.

” I have loved holidays from a young age” says Tricia, “and my main passion is skiing, I have skied all over Europe, Canada & USA .  I got married in the British Virgin Islands and am equally comfortable arranging weddings on the beach or on the slopes. Having travelled as a solo traveller and a single parent I always put myself in my customers shoes to fully understand their needs.”

“Make every trip an adventure”

Terry Murphy

Chairman

Lurgan Branch

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Terry Murphy

Chairman

Terra Travel was founded in 1972 by its present chairman Terry Murphy.  Originally dealing with school and group travel, the company has grown to become one of the best know brands on the Northern Ireland travel scene with offices in Lurgan, Portadown and Rushmere Shopping Centre.

Terence Murphy

Director/Manager

Rushmere Branch

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Terence Murphy

Director/Manager

Terence has been in travel for 34 years now, having worked in London and Australia in his early days.  He has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, Australia and USA.  He lists his favourite places visited as India.  He is an expert in Asia, Australia and India of course, but has been to America more than 20 times and enjoys creating tailor-made holidays there.

Marie Murphy

Director/Manager

Lurgan Branch

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Marie Murphy

Director/Manager

Marie has worked for Terra Travel all her working life and still sees this as her dream job.  Marie has a genuine love for travelling the world but says her favourite place to go is Italy.  “I have been to Florence, Pisa, Venice, Lake Garda, Amalfi Coast, Sardinia, Rome and my favourite place of all, Sicily, where I loved discovering small villages in the hilltops = famous partly for the Godfather movie.  The food and wine I find hard to beat anywhere else.”

Damian Murphy

Director/Manager

Portadown Branch

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Damian Murphy

Director/Manager

Damian has been with Terra Travel for 25 years now after 7 years working for Danske Bank.  Damian covers all areas of business and is a keen traveller himself.  “I am passionate about travel and about Terra Travel, and my time with the company has given me the opportunity to visit many places.”  Damian is a keen golfer and lists Florida as his favourite golf destination.  “Closer to home, Spain is my favourite European destination as it provides everything most people want their summer holiday.”

Janine Barr

Assistant Manager

Rushmere Branch

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Janine Barr

Assistant Manager

Janine now has 17 years experience in travel and started working in Terra Travel as a trainee in August 1999.  After a 2 year spell with Aer Lingus, she returned to Terra Travel where she has remained since.  She has travelled to many places in her 17 years in travel and is often the last person to leave the office at night.  She lists her areas of expertise as Cruise, USA, Mexico, Disneyland Paris and Dubai as well as many European destinations.

Sharon Garland

Assistant Manager

Portadown Branch

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Sharon Garland

Assistant Manager

Sharon came straight to Terra Travel from college some 25 years ago after achieving her BTEC in Travel & Tourism.  She has built a vast knowledge of travel during this time with visits to Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Orlando, Bermuda, as well as many European destinations and recently added a day-trip to Lapland to her repertoire.  Sharon says “I love cruising and have been lucky to take several cruises in my time with Terra Travel, but in general I just love to travel.”  Sharon can deal with any travel request and her motto remains; “No challenge is too big or too small.”

Maria Scullion

Accounts Manager

Lurgan Branch

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Maria Scullion

Accounts Manager

Maria has been working with Terra Travel from 1983 and started as an accounts administrator. Back then there were two branches, the head office in Lurgan and a second in Rushmere. “Family values are extremely important to me and as Terra Travel is a family owned business I couldn’t think of working anywhere else. Terra Travel could not run without our superb Accounts Department of which I am proud to be their Manager. After thirty plus years of working here I still get a buzz from my job.”

Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy

Accounts

Lurgan Branch

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Pat Murphy

Accounts

Pat is the newest member of the Accounts Department, she has enjoyed her time with us so far, “it is an absolute pleasure to be working with Terra Travel. Already I’ve come to appreciate the outstanding service and efficiency that comes with working in one of the top independent travel agencies in the UK.”

Louise Hoy

Louise Hoy

Accounts

Lurgan Branch

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Louise Hoy

Accounts

Louise has been working in Terra Travel since 1991 and is responsible for looking after the day to day running of the accounts, which is crucial to the success of Terra Travel. “I thoroughly enjoy working away at my desk, but I have to say I am a complete Game of Thrones nerd and can’t wait to visit the set locations, especially Croatia, Morocco and Iceland.”

Lyndsey McKeown

Senior Consultant

Portadown Branch

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Lyndsey McKeown

Senior Consultant

Lyndsey has 17 years experience in the travel industry, 15 of them with Terra Travel.  With a vast knowledge of the industry, she excels in weddings and honeymoons and the stag and hen parties that nowadays go alongside and loves booking ski holidays.  She has travelled to many parts of the world and lists Australia as her favourite faraway destination.  “I love the challenge of finding people their perfect holiday.”

Tracy Bell

Senior Travel Consultant

Rushmere Branch

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Tracy Bell

Senior Travel Consultant

Tracy has been in travel for over 17 years now, working for several companies before joining Terra Travel.  “I have been in travel since I left school and love my job with Terra Travel.”  Tracy has travelled to Cyprus (her favourite holiday spot), Turkey, Tenerife, Salou, Gran Canaria and Croatia, as well as Disneyland Paris.  Tracy can create your perfect holiday no matter where you want to go.

Sheila Rafferty

Senior Travel Consultant

Rushmere Branch

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Sheila Rafferty

Senior Travel Consultant

Sheila now has 26 years in Terra Travel and has held various roles in the company.  She lists New York, Boston, Florida, Barbados and Australia as her favourite long-haul destinations with Spain, Portugal, Italy and Bulgaria among her favourite European places visited.

She concentrates her sales on Ski, Lakes and Mountains, Eurocamp and tailor-made holidays.  Sheila is a fitness fanatic listing running, cycling and mountain walking among her hobbies.

Desy Foy

Senior Travel Consultant

Rushmere Branch

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Desy Foy

Senior Travel Consultant

Desy has been in travel for 15 years now having worked for some large companies before joining Terra Travel in 2010.  He has travelled to many places such as Mexico, Dominican Republic, Spain, Canaries, Greece and Bulgaria.  “I would have to say my favourite spots so far are Amsterdam, Barcelona and Madrid.”

Carla Judge

Senior Travel Consultant

Portadown Branch

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Carla Judge

Senior Travel Consultant

Carla has been with Terra Travel for 10 years now.  “My passion for travel stemmed from an early age, visiting family and working in the United States.  My favourite destination outside America would have to be Croatia, but I love travel in general and my job with Terra Travel.”

Nicola McKinney

Senior Travel Consultant

Lurgan Branch

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Nicola McKinney

Senior Travel Consultant

Nicola Has worked in the travel industry for 18 years now and has been fortunate to travel to destinations as diverse as Hong Kong and Thailand.  “I have first-hand knowledge of many destinations which I can share with my clients in their quest for a perfect holiday.”  Nicola goes to say “Planning ahead means availing of early discounts, free child places and a wide range of destinations to choose from.  Working at Terra Travel means we are trained to the highest level and are always able to offer our clients the most up to date information and the best value possible for their holiday.”

Laura Hughes

Senior Travel Consultant

Lurgan Branch

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Laura Hughes

Senior Travel Consultant

Laura has worked in the Travel industry for 10 years now, just over 3 of them with Terra Travel.  “One of my favourite destinations in Australia where I spent a year living and working.  I love the Australian way of life, the fantastic sandy beaches and the cosmopolitan cities.  To me Australia is a must-see.”

Laura says travel is her dream job and specialises in weddings abroad.  “Having gotten married 2 years myself, I understand how much planning goesinto a wedding, from choosing your destination through to choice of meals and music.”