Whether it’s a relaxing vacation with my husband and our busy 3-year-old or a fun getaway with friends, the planning and research have always fallen on me. But to tell you the truth, I simply love it! Having travelled to over 50 countries and counting, it’s a no-brainer I turn my passion for globetrotting into a profession and become an Independent Travel Counsellor.
Currently, 10 years residing in Dubai, I am a Croatian national coming from the stunning Adriatic coast and its surrounding 1,246 islands. I have had the privilege to travel for leisure and profession having worked for many years with Emirates Airlines. I’m so proud of my home country Croatia, every summer we explore the hidden treasures setting sail from island to island, swimming in the pure blue turquoise sea, eating clean seasonal foods and roaming the well preserved historic architecture.
There is no reason why we can’t do the same for you. Let me show you properly how it is done.
I offer tailored and personalized itineraries that meet your independent travel needs; groups, couples, families, parents travelling with the little ones and to whichever end of the budget scale. I’m fortunate to have travelled on many budget types.
The difference between a good experience and a positively unforgettable one comes down to the finer details. I have that in bucket loads. Let me worry about the particulars so you can relax and fully immerse.
Let me get to know you better, what is your preferred style of travel so I can take the time out to carefully craft a perfect itinerary with credible options based on your independent needs and wants. My services don’t end with the booking confirmation, your experience is what matters and I will aim to check in with you throughout your travel (unless you press the do not disturb button).
Let’s do this.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
Sent in by Joan Gbefwi
Lagos, 18 August 2021
Very helpful. Takes all the load of planning my trips off my shoulder.
Sent in by Sana Kausar
Dubai, 18 August 2021
Ivana was available any day, even when we were on holiday to change or clarify plans. She is amazing.
Sent in by Chingiz Tulegenov
Dubia, 18 August 2021
Incredibile support throughout the whole trip planning with very useful insights. Thanks to Ivana I actually decided to extend my Greek holidays by 4 days.
Sent in by Misa Lablache
Abu Dhabi, 28 July 2021
I’m giving Ivana a 10 because she was beyond amazing throughout my trip and even before, whilst planning and organising everything. Ivana was patient with me and understood what I was looking for, she was easily contactable whilst I was abroad and checked in on me everyday to make sure I was having a wonderful holiday.
Sent in by Antón González
Dubai, 17 June 2021
This was the first time I used a Travel Counsellor. I decided to make a trip very last minute and I didn’t want to do all the planning, booking etc. A friend recommended me, Ivana, to be my Travel Counsellor and I’m very happy with the work she did. She took care of everything; made me a full personalized itinerary of the country I visited and provided all the documentation I needed in a very easy and comfortable way. Also, she was always reachable by phone or WhatsApp when I needed her. I would definitely hire her again for future trips.
Sent in by Nutan Patel
Dubai , 16 May 2021
Ivana has just been such a pleasure to work with - from booking the trip to making sure we were fine whilst on holiday and also helping us with questions along the way - super responsive, genuinely cares and is capable of dealing with the issues that come up during travelling in COVID times. I will 100% book every trip I can with her in the future. She dealt with any and every request and that too outside of working days/hours (which we didn’t expect). I’ve never written a good or bad review for anything (or booked a holiday through an agent) but Ivana definitely deserves a ‘shout out’ and I would highly recommend it! Massive thank you, Ivana!
Sent in by Shubha Gupta
Dubai, 16 May 2021
I booked my travel package for Georgia with Ivana and I am very happy with all the arrangements and plan. During the covid times also she made everything perfect for us. She was very considerate of our requirements and she followed up every day about our experience during the trip. I would surely recommend her to all my friends.
Sent in by Aly R
Dubai, 16 May 2021
Ivana is amazing! This is my first time planning a trip with an agent and we are so lucky to have found her! Every trip will have a little bit of mishap, but we never worried cos Ivana has been with us every step of the way. We never felt alone or clueless cos she is so hands-on in sorting every problem along the way. Even if she is far away, day or night. Sometimes were even wondering if she sleeps because she’s always checking on us. The trip was good overall, and I believe she is one big reason for that. At a time like this (Corona) having her guidance with us made it all very easy. Now we're looking forward to more trips planned by her! I wish her the best!
Sent in by Joan Gbefwi
Lagos, Nigeria, 12 April 2021
My experience with Travel Counsellors was great! Ivana was my agent and she ensured I was satisfied on every level before we proceed to payment. Her attention to detail was exceptional and she has also gone ahead to update me on changes made as we go. This has encouraged me to recommend other friends to Travel Counsellors and overall I must say I am a satisfied client.
Sent in by Carolina Biggi
Dubai, 11 April 2021
Ivana was really nice and competent, she understood very well my requests and she helped me from A to Z planning my holiday, giving me different options all suitable for me. She was well informed on all the Covid rules/restriction across the regions and that was so helpful. She assisted us 24h on the days before the booking and even during the staycation. I really recommend her.
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on +971569550613