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Barbara Taylor

Based in Charlton

Hello and welcome to my web page.

My name is Barbara Taylor and I am based in the beautiful village of Charlton, near Andover, Hampshire.

I am married to Paul and have a daughter of 25 and a son of 21.

I began my career in travel 38 years ago and have...

Hello and welcome to my web page.

My name is Barbara Taylor and I am based in the beautiful village of Charlton, near Andover, Hampshire.

I am married to Paul and have a daughter of 25 and a son of 21.

I began my career in travel 38 years ago and have since travelled extensively to many parts of the world. I have worked in both leisure and business travel and for a number of years was a Manager with American Express.
During my career I have worked for Thomas Cook, have knowledge of Foreign exchange and escorted cruise groups on P&O ships. Consequently I am aware of the many needs of a wide variety of customers.

I have to confess to being a ‘Disney Fanatic’. I have visited the parks in Florida, California and Paris many times and can offer detailed personal knowledge of holidays to these resorts.

Having had a family and travelled with them from an early age, I fully understand the requirements of a family orientated holiday.

I joined Travel Counsellors as I have a passion for providing the highest possible levels of personal service and independent travel advice. Working from home without the distractions of the High Street means I am able to offer you exceptional customer service to ensure that your holiday meets and exceeds your expectations.

I can independently arrange any type of holiday that you may require, including weddings and round-the-world itineraries.

I have a passion for my job and my clients are my number one priority. I am committed to finding the best possible holiday whilst combining this with first class customer service.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my web page and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Customer Story 1

We have been so impressed with Barbara's attention to detail and willingness to go that extra mile to ensure that we had the holidays that we dreamed about. She is enthusiastic and easy to talk to and she takes the stress away from the whole process. She is a real pleasure to deal with. As for recommending her - we have already done that several times over.

Patricia Lincoln, Devizes
Customer Story 2

Great knowledge and always a fair price for a great service. We have now booked our last 6 or 7 holidays with Barbara Taylor and now that both of our children are grown up, they are also using her efficient and friendly Travel Councellor service.

Colin Symonds, South Croydon
Customer Story 3

Barbara has the most enthusiastic approach to all aspects of travel. She totally immerses herself in the excitement of YOUR holiday requirements. She has vast knowledge, it seems of everything holidayish, and takes pleasure in organising all requests. She is thorough and has always provided us with responses within a short time frame. I feel very very lucky to have Barbara, and her expertise, just a phone call away. Thank you Barbara.

A Adkins, Reading
Customer Story 4

We found Barbara to be very helpful and we had no hassle in booking, in fact when the villa we wanted was already booked she came back straight away with others to book.

John Synan, Andover
Customer Story 5

I recommended my sister to Barbara as I have so much confidence in her to deliver a great holiday.

Philip Plume, Andover
Customer Story 6

I always feel that Barbara goes 'the extra mile' to ensure that we have exactly what we are looking for and sometimes more than we are looking for!

Jane Griffiths, Andover
Customer Story 7

Barbara is a lovely lady who always does her best to find us the perfect holiday. She gets us the best deals and we have enjoyed every holiday we have been on through her. Very nice lady to chat to as well. I always tell people about what a great job she does and would highly recommend her to friends and family.

Gary Eeles, Andover
Customer Story 8

Excellent, thorough and prompt bespoke service.

Jan Warwick, Winchester
Customer Story 9

I was very pleased with the service that Barbara gave us from the initial enquiry of the various cruises to the final booking of our P & O cruise with friends on the Oceania in August 2014 Payment of deposit was fairly simple and we received the paperwork a few days later, well done and thank you.

Peter Arrandale, Salisbury
Customer Story 10

Barbara has always provided an excellent service and very well organised personal and business trips - we look forward to our future trips. Thanks Barbara, great job again!

Niki Gibson, Andover
Customer Story 11

I really can’t fault Barbara. She has been very responsive, exceptionally helpful and has assisted us in putting together an exciting itinerary within our budget.

Rob Stocks, Huddersfield
Customer Story 12

I have used Barbara for several holidays and she always provides an excellent service and I have already recommended her to colleagues and family.

Fiona Hogan, Shipton Bellinger
Customer Story 1

My wife and I have just returned from our four week holiday in and around Australia. Barbara organised the flights, our hotel in Sydney, transport from the airport and our cruise from Sydney to Perth on Radiance of the Seas. Everything was perfect, as perfect as we wanted our 30th anniversary to be. I totally trust Barbara with every aspect of our holiday from beginning to end, she constantly checked that we were happy, she kept us constantly informed with all the arrangements and even took the time and trouble to organize our boarding passes 24 hours before flying to and home from Australia. We would recommend Barbara to all our family, friends and anyone wishing to have a trouble free holiday.

Bill Williams, Bude, Cornwall
Customer Story 2

10/10 ...This rating is based on the help Barbara Taylor gave us in planning a USA road trip in May and June 2014. It was all done to our complete satisfaction over one weekend. We hope the trip goes as well as the planning.

Mike Crabbe, Salisbury
Customer Story 3

We can always rely on Barbara to help us with our next holiday plans. She is reliable, friendly, and patient and is full of knowledge and advice.

Julie Herbert, Andover
Customer Story 4

I've already recommended Barbara to several friends and family. She cares that your holiday and travel arrangements are exactly what you want and everything works well. She is very knowledgeable about so many destinations so it really helps to talk it through with her.

Patricia Lincoln, Devizes
Customer Story 5

Barbara was recommended to us and following our dealings with her we would have no hesitation in recommending her too. In planning our trip she has been very helpful and knowledgeable. She was always quick to reply to emails and nothing seemed to be a problem for her.

Patricia Bailey, Durham
Customer Story 6

I rarely feel inclined or have reason to make such comments but I would like to congratulate your company and your travel counsellor Barbara Taylor for a job well done. I believe this is the sixth occasion that Barbara has arranged our holiday for us and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone. Nice one!

Colin Symonds, Croydon
Customer Story 7

When we want a truly 'Taylor' made holiday we speak to Barbara our personal Travel Counsellor. With her vast knowledge and experience you are sure to receive the best service. Nothing is ever too much trouble and we have always had an amazing time. We can't wait until our next trip.

Ray Field, Charlton Andover
Customer Story 8

As always Barbara Taylor is very efficient with carrying out our holiday requirements. she always finds us exactly what we want. I have recommended her to our friends and we will continue to use Barbara and Travel Counsellors for our future holidays.

Jenny Poland, Thatcham
Customer Story 9

We gave Barbara a complicated set of requests based on dates and a budget and she came up with the best options, dates and everything we required. Most helpful and far better than anyone we have used before.

Bill Williams, Bude
Customer Story 10

Barbara always goes the extra mile. She is helpful and thoughtful. We really trust her and know she will do her best for us.

Pat Stocks, Cambridge
Customer Story 11

Already been singing her praises to friends and family! Barbara managed to find the perfect holiday for us with minimal info and without us even knowing exactly where we wanted to go! Thank you so much, really looking forward to it!

Kathryn Uren, Andover
Customer Story 12

Yet again we have booked a holiday with Barbara and Travel Counsellors. We have already recommended Barbara to family and friends in the past and will continue to do so. Back with another booking soon. Nice One!

Colin Symonds, Croydon

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In search of nature's greatest spectacle

Barbara's blog, 05/02/2012

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We opted to stay in a traditional log cabin, situated within the...

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