Up Close With Dervla Louli - Founder of Compare Retreats
Posted on 25 June 2018
Dervla Louli is the Founder of wellness travel portal CompareRetreats.
She has moderated events at The British Chamber of Commerce, Hong Kong University and Swire Hotels, and was the youngest panel member invited to speak at the Goldman Sachs' International Luxury Conference in 2013. Dervla has a Master's in Finance from Trinity College and a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Law. She is a member of the Global Shaper Community, part of the World Economic Forum and a certified yoga teacher.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
What inspired you to start Compare Retreats, coming from a publishing background?
What are some of your challenges as an entrepreneur and what would be your advice for those wanting to start their own?
I like to look at obstacles like opportunities and try to learn from all of the challenges I've faced so far growing Compare Retreats. Finding the right talent is always the highest priority and biggest challenge. Invest in great people who you want to work beside and hire people that want to grow with your business.
Three cities you cannot stop going back to?
Dublin for friends and family, New York for the best new fitness classes and healthy eats and London for the culture and shopping.
Five things always in your carry-on?
Lastly, where are you travelling to next?
Bali for a wellness retreat.