In 2001, Jennifer returned home for good and Patricia O’Connor let her know that Donnybrook Travel – a company which had purchased Travel Machine – was looking for an accountant.
And she stayed there until 2006, when a spanner was thrown into the works.
“This was another big hit really,” Jennifer recalls.
“In 2006, I was made redundant because the internet had really impacted the travel industry.
“People just didn’t really need travel agents to book their basic travel arrangements anymore.
“Why would you go to a travel agent when you could just book it on the internet?
“At that stage, I was at a crossroads and my confidence was at rock bottom because I knew travel agents inside out but there was no jobs in the industry.