I am Donna. I love to travel and to help my clients get the most from their travels.
I have been to Marrakech, Sri Lanka, Rome, Pisa, Sienna, Sorrento, Naples, Athens, Mykonos, Rhodes, Kos, Santorini, Istanbul, Belek, Side, Egypt, Dubai, Cyprus, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Marbella, Malaga, Majorca, Ibiza, Gibraltar, Malta, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Cayman-Islands, Cozumel, Belize, St-Thomas, St-Maarten, Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, St-Lucia, California, New York, Orlando, Miami, Key-West, Daytona, Fort Lauderdale, Cocoa-Beach, Sarasota, Venice, Captiva-Island, Sanibel-Island, Naples, Port Charlotte, St-Petes, Clearwater, Anna-Maria-Island, Englewood and the Everglades.
I am delighted to be able to share my travel experiences, good and bad, with my clients!
Before joining Travel Counsellors, I worked exclusively in arranging holidays to Florida. I have been fortunate enough to travel across much of the sunshine state where my favourite places are Anna-Maria-Island and Key-West.
Holidays are precious and our time is valuable. Although the internet can often offer a quick fix, you end up having to trust online reviews which aren’t always accurate. My clients don’t have that worry because they are able to trust the advice I give. I treat every enquiry as if it were my own holiday. I always go the extra mile to ensure that I find you the best value at the best hotel in the best location that suits you perfectly.
Travel Counsellors are truly independent therefore you can be assured that you will receive 100% impartial advice. As there are more than 1300 Travel Counsellors across the globe I have access to their expertise and advice so can often make the impossible possible.
Travel Counsellors are the market leaders in financial protection with everything you book 100% financially protected. No one wants to risk losing their well-earned holiday through no fault of their own. So whether you book a flight or a tailor-made holiday with me you can have complete peace of mind.
Take the guess work out of your next holiday or business trip by giving me a call or sending me an email. I work from home so I am always available. Find out how having your own personal Travel Counsellor can make a difference to your next holiday.
Honesty, integrity, care and expertise ~ at the core of everything we do.
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When my daughter and I decided to go on a 12 day European adventure, we selected Donna to make all the arrangements. She was professional and understanding of our needs and goals for the trip. She took into consideration our budget and provided us with...
Tara D'Angelo, New Jersey, USA, 08 April 2015
Donna is the only person who I would trust with all my holiday arrangements as I have done for some time. I would unhesitatingly recommend her to my friends and family.
Joanna Davies, North Newington, 10 February 2015
First class service and we will always use Donna for any holiday that requires that little extra planning
Russell Rints, Buckinghamshire, 05 February 2015
Once again Donna has done an amazing job!! Cannot thank her enough for sorting out our trip to New York. I asked Donna to organise a surprise trip away to New York for my sister's 21st birthday. Not only did she once again make the whole booking process...
Anna Pearce, Banbury, 16 December 2014
Donna makes booking a holiday completely stress free!!! Donna has fantastic knowledge on countries and resorts which really helps when you need advice and guidance. She responds to emails quickly and nothing is ever a problem. I would never book a holiday...
Emma Hills, Banbury, 08 September 2014
If I could select higher than 10 out of 10 to score Donna then I would! Donna is a perfectionist and fills you with confidence when booking with her. I would definitely recommend her services to anyone.
Dawn Pearce, Banbury, 03 September 2014
Donna has made the process of finding the correct holiday the easiest I have ever known when booking a holiday. Donna's attention to detail is amazing and I have and would continue to recommend her to anyone who is looking at booking a holiday.
Petula Marsden, Bloxham, 10 July 2014
We are looking forward to our forthcoming trip abroad, which Donna has helped to organise. All we can say so far is that she has been very attentive, responding promptly to our initial enquiry, and managed to meet our requirements for a family break....
Julie Ryman, Oxfordshire, 17 June 2014
Donna is very user friendly and provides a great service. I thoroughly recommend.
Alison Hayes, Kent, 04 June 2014
I used Travel Counsellors to book my hire car and tranfers to and from airports in Orlando and I would recomend them to anybody. Excellent service and quick response to my questions.
George Kilminster, Aberdeen, 04 June 2014
The second time that I have used Donna Meredith / Travel counsellors and once again I am completely satisfied with the service provided so far. I will certainly ask Donna to quote for any future travel plans that I have and will not hesitate to recommend...
Peter Walker, Chipping Norton, 22 May 2014
Donna has made the process of finding the correct holiday the easiest I have even known. Donna's attention to detail is amazing and I have and would continue to recommend her to anyone who is looking at booking a holiday.
Petula Marsden, Bloxham, 14 May 2014
A Big Thank You Donna for organising our trip to Sorrento, it was amazing, everything went so well, great flights, lovely hotel. We can't wait for the next trip to Italy.
Nicky McCarthy, Oxfordshire, 24 April 2014
Donna is never too busy to help and has really listened to what we wanted to get from our holiday. We have always felt well looked after and received a great service while saving money on our holidays. Luxury service at great prices, couldn't recommend...
Sarah Nunn, Oxfordshire, 03 April 2014
This is the 3rd time we have booked a trip with Travel Counsellors and our 3rd trip is in a few weeks. The previous 2 trips have been without any hiccups and we would never ever doubt the ability of Donna providing everything you need from airport parking,...
Russell Rints, Buckinghamshire, 10 March 2014
It is always a pleasure working with Donna at Travel Counsellors, she is quick and very efficient and we have booked many trips through her.
Natalie Binns, Berkshire, 04 March 2014
Donna has provided an excellent, thorough, speedy, personal service in respect of a number of holiday bookings for us and we'd be only too happy to recommend her to anyone thinking of booking a holiday, be it a longer holiday or short break.
Iain MacFarlane, Staffordshire, 24 February 2014
Outstanding service from start to finish! Wanting to plan a holiday of a lifetime to suit 4 different people and their different ideas and having no idea of destination. Donna was able to give us some brilliant suggestions and we chose Thailand which...
Dawn Pearce, Banbury, 27 January 2014
Our friends suggested we ask Donna for help with organising our honeymoon - and we are really glad we did. Donna was incredibly patient and had a wealth of knowledge, which is exactly what we needed. We highly recommend Donna to our friends and famil...
Sarah-Jane Rogers, High Wycombe, 03 January 2014
I have already recommended Donna Meredith to friends, Donna was recommended to me and I am delighted with the service she provided. She gave me a good choice of hotels and spoke to me about my needs. I am already looking at booking my summer holiday with...
Nicola McCarthy, Oxfordshire, 19 November 2013
I wanted to drop you a line to let you know that we had the most perfect honeymoon. Your recommendation to visit Sri Lanka was spot on! The room upgrade was the right thing to do as we had the most amazing views of the ocean and being all inclusive...
Linda Bassett, Wroxton, 15 October 2013
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our trip to Croatia. Your recommendation to stay in Cavtat was the best bit of advice anyone could have given us!! We had a great holiday and we can't wait to go back. Thanks again.
Rebecca Fairclough, Wigan, 16 September 2013
Superb personal service - made Virgin holiday look Mickey Mouse!
Chris Phillips, Edinburgh, 11 September 2013
I just wanted to send you a quick email to say that our honeymoon was everything I'd hoped it would be and perhaps even a little bit more! Everything ran perfectly with no hic-ups at all. Our legs suffered a little bit after climbing Mt Kinabalu but the...
Peter Walker, Chipping Norton, 11 September 2013
We are thoroughly impressed with Donna's help, advice and patience. We just outlined our requirements, budget etc and Donna did the rest. She found us lots of great places and hotels, her personal touch and professionalism was a breath of fresh air....
Karen Rogers, Banbury, 09 July 2013
Donna has been amazing! All I needed to do was give her an outline of my ideas and a rough budget and she did all the rest and came up with loads of ideas to make my holiday even more special. My daughter and I are going to have an amazing and very special...
Susan Baker, Littlehampton, 01 July 2013
Donna has been amazing. Her organisational skills and knowledge is second to none. We returned from Las Vegas in April having experienced a completely stress free trip from the moment we checked in at the airport through to transfers, trips and a complete...
Russell Rints, Aylesbury, 31 May 2013
Donna is brilliant. She makes sure your holiday is perfect and is just want you wanted!
Jade Robinson, Bloxham, 29 May 2013
Deciding to go away for my 40th birthday in April - I wanted to celebrate in style. My biggest dilemma was where to go and where was the best place to stay. I wanted somewhere lovely and warm, with great views, wonderful accommodation and good entertainment...
Sadie Allaway, Oxford, 17 May 2013
Donna was really helpful throughout the process of booking our honeymoon. We had an idea of what we wanted and she managed to get it spot on, well within our budget. We’re very happy! Thanks Donna.
Felicity de Chenu, Tring, 10 May 2013
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 will do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 01295 298320
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
04 June 2014
I visited the beautiful Caribbean Island of St Lucia in May 2014 on a whirlwind five day educational trip to experience three different resorts and to explore the islands many attractions. St Lucia is in the Eastern Caribbean chain of islands known as The Windward Islands, 21 miles South of Martinique and 90 miles NW of Barbados. English is widely spoken in St Lucia although a French influence is evident in many areas due to the many periods of occupation by the French as well as the English before St Lucia finally became independent in 1979. The official currency is the...
04 April 2014
Marrakech is a vibrant, colourful city where modern and traditional life are naturally united. At its heart is the ancient Medina, with its myriad of bustling alleyways, souks and the famous Jemma el Fna Square, where you will find snake charmers, story tellers, and the maze of stalls serving delicious, freshly cooked local food. In contrast, there is the new town where you will find sophisticated restaurants, bars and nightclubs, where fashionable locals and tourists mingle together; Marrakech offers the best of both worlds and this is without doubt part of its appeal. Marrakech is a true “year round” destination. Spring and...
19 May 2013
The United Arab Emirates may seem like a whole world away from the cosy shores of the UK, but I was surprised at just how at home I felt while perusing the streets of downtown Dubai. This is a place where cultures collide in a wonderful way – a delightfully cosmopolitan atmosphere where east mingles with west between the souks and the sand dunes. Dubai has so many incredible hotels; this is a country that does chic as though it invented style itself. I chose to stay at The Address Hotel, Downtown which is a firm favourite for its stunning, unique...
05 November 2012
The next morning we arrived at the very pleasant resort town of Kusadasi. We decided not to take the tour to Ephesus and instead enjoyed exploring Kusadasi on foot. We found the many shops much cheaper than in Istanbul and bought several convincingly genuine fake items of clothing for our kids – they won’t know the difference! We enjoyed some good humoured haggling with the local shopkeepers. We were not prepared for the sheer beauty of Mykonos – the pure white low level houses with bright blue doors & windows, the narrow meandering spotlessly clean streets. Apparently the maze of streets...
05 November 2012
I recently went on an amazing 11 night cruise as a result of attaining ‘Admiral’ status in the Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara Club Cruises training. One week before sailing I was advised that I had the opportunity to sail on the beautiful Celebrity Equinox, one of the five Solstice Class ships in the Celebrity Fleet. A hectic week followed organising childcare, flights, hotel in Rome and train tickets so that my husband and I could enjoy this amazing opportunity. We arrived in Rome Fiumicino airport and caught the Leonardo Di Vinci train to Rome Termini station. We dropped our...
17 October 2012
In October 2012 I was invited by our supplier, Villa Select, to visit the beautiful Balearic island of Mallorca. We viewed some of the villas they offer in the resorts of Pollensa in the north of the island and Cala D’Or in the south east. We flew from East Midlands to Palma in approximately two hours and 20 minutes. The transit through Palma airport was fast and efficient as was the collection of the hire vehicle. The hours’ drive to Pollensa was a lovely opportunity to see the beautiful mountainous countryside before arriving at Villa C’an Peric where we would be...
02 June 2012
I spent the Royal Jubilee weekend in one of my favourite UK seaside resorts – beautiful Brighton. I have been to Brighton many times as it just a two hour drive from my home in Oxfordshire. On previous occasions I have stayed in one of the many Seafront hotels, probably the most notable of which is The Grand Hotel - one of the most iconic seafront hotels in the world and it certainly delivers full on five star opulence. On this occasion however as there were a group of five ladies we decided to rent a little house just off the...
04 April 2011
As the idea of Cruising became more intriguing I became quite concerned that I was hurtling towards middle age at break neck speed. Cruising had previously evoked images of the blue rinse brigade, sequins and ceremony. I could not have been more wrong and am happy to report that my first cruise this year was a revelation As we are always looking for the next thing to explore on our Florida vacations it was inevitable that at some point we would investigate the many Cruise opportunities from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral and Tampa. On our trip to Florida last...
13 August 2010
Following on from Key West.... The next morning we set off back to the mainland along US1 and took a left onto Route 41 also known as the Tamiami Trail, which got its name from the Tampa to Miami Trail. This road goes straight through the Everglades, a vast expanse of sub-tropical wetlands and home to the Seminole Indians – it’s a common sight to see Alligators basking by the side of drainage channels. This leg of the trip took 5 hours to reach Marco Island where we stayed at the very luxurious Marco Island Beach Resort and had a one...
09 August 2010
Following on from Miami, we had a 167 mile drive ahead of us along US1 over the spectacular Overseas Highway, where at one point it looks like you are going to drive right into the Gulf of Mexico. The Keys are a string of islands ending with Key West at the southerly most point in the USA and only 90 miles from Cuba. As we wanted to get to Key West as soon as possible we didn’t stop along the way and arrived 2.5 hours later. You notice the difference in the appearance of Key West compared to the other...
06 August 2010
We decided in August 2010 that we wanted to explore the southernmost part of Florida which includes Miami, Key West, the Everglades and Marco Island. We started our trip with a direct flight into Miami. As parking is quite expensive in Miami and there is absolutely no need for a car as everything is within walking distance, we decided on a taxi transfer from the airport to the Loews Hotel on Miami South Beach (SoBe). We picked this hotel as it suited our budget and it was located right in the heart of SoBe with a palm tree lined promenade...
30 May 2010
For our wedding anniversary we decided on a week’s holiday to the popular dive resort area of Sharm el Sheik in Egypt. As my husband is a qualified diver, we were able to combine his interest in diving whilst also enjoying the luxury resort at the Royal Grand Sharm hotel. This was our first visit to Egypt and we were delighted by the warmth and friendliness of the hotel staff and locals. The hotel staff were attentive without being obtrusive and nothing was too much trouble for them. My husband mentioned, in passing, to the head waiter that...
11 April 2010
Swiss Chalet Holiday Overlooking Lake Luzern – April 2010 As my husband (Simon) was brought up in Switzerland as a child, we have always talked about visiting Switzerland to show our daughter where her father lived and for Simon to relive past memories. Simon used to live on outskirts of Zurich, but for our holiday we decided that we wanted to be located somewhere picturesque to experience the true beauty of Switzerland, so we rented a beautiful 3 bedroom chalet with panoramic views overlooking Lake Luzern (about a 45 minute drive from Zurich). As the chalet was self catering, we decided to take...
28 May 2009
This was my second visit to Turkey having stayed many years ago in the beautiful Olu Deniz area on the Turquoise Coast. On this trip to Turkey we opted for Belek which is located about 21 miles to the east of Antalya airport in this fast developing golfing region. We stayed at the Cornelia Deluxe Resort Hotel which was very comfortable and offered us an excellent all inclusive package. We received faultless, friendly and efficient service which we have found to be customary in Turkey. Food choices were excellent with themed dining evenings offering everything from traditional Turkish...