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.
I can always count on Barbara Taylor to sort out any little problem I might think of promptly and courteously with a smile!
Having used Barbara for over ten years we will not go anywhere else. I will continue to recommend her to all my friends and family.
Barbara has been so helpful when booking our holiday. She always responds promptly, and in such a friendly manner. She has such a knowledge of our chosen holiday destination (Disneyland Paris) which made booking so much easier. Her knowledge of the holiday...
Very professional service, extremely helpful, good knowledge of the area we wanted to visit. Thank you.
We book with Barbara because Barbara is lovely!!
A big thank you to Barbara Taylor. She supported me through the technology as well as finding a very nice hotel and taking all the strain out of booking the airline tickets. She is a firm favourite with my friends and I due to her warm friendly personality....
We have already recommended Barbara to several friends. She goes the extra mile to ensure your holiday is perfect and spends time talking with you to make sure it has everything you want.
Barbara Is always just a phone call away for advice on holidays, flights etc. Dealing with her is very convenient and we get a much more personal service.
It's taken us a few years to save for my "retirement trip" but once again Barbara Taylor has been most helpful. Thank you. Nick & Doe Hosking
Barbara is a pleasure to deal with being very helpful and responsive even if it's at a weekend or during unsocial hours. A credit to your company, thanks for all her help.
Barbara always gives a brilliant service. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she is always a great help sorting everything out. Very efficient, we would happily recommend her services.
Barbara- You have the knack of making problems non problems. All done with kindness and professionalism.
Barbara has accepted the challenge for many years of my calls. Often I do not know what I want, I do not know my budget and I do not know where in the world I want to go. Barbara has really got to know us and know what we like and always finds us a holiday...
Barbara has helped us with our holiday arrangements on several occasions and we have always been very pleased. We would have no hesitation in recommending her.
Barbara goes above and beyond to provide an excellent customer service and we have had some memorable trips. We would always recommend her to anyone requiring a truely 'personal service'.
It is a pleasure to consult with Barbara and to have such helpful and efficient service
Barbara always goes above and beyond for us.
You can not ask for anymore of a personal service when booking a holiday, every point covered to a extremely high standard.
We have had a great service and some lovely holidays from Barbara. We wouldn't go anywhere else now. Thank you.
I always like Barbara to book my breaks away as she is so friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble, and always manages to get the best price available. I always recommend Barbara to my friends to book their holidays.
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....
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.
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....
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.
I recommended my sister to Barbara as I have so much confidence in her to deliver a great holiday.
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!
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...
Excellent, thorough and prompt bespoke service.
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...
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!
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I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.
05 February 2012
In February 2012 I achieved a life time ambition and travelled 140 miles inside the Arctic circle to see the world renowned ' Northern Lights'. It is a trip I would recommend to all of my customers. We travelled with Transun on a four day 'Arctic Experience' from Gatwick to the International airport at Kiruna, Sweden. This was followed by a two hour transfer through the snowy Swedish wilderness to arrive at the Davvi Lodge Hotel, situated a few hundred metres inside the Finnish border. We opted to stay in a traditional log cabin, situated within the grounds and...
19 November 2011
Dubai's neighbouring country Oman is a fast developing tourist attraction which, in November 2012, I was fortunate to experience when I spent four days at the exclusive 'Six Senses' retreat at Zighy Bay. We arrived in Dubai on an overnight Emirates flight and were met by the Six Senses representative who dealt with our luggage and immigration procedures before driving us across the desert in a private, luxurious,air conditioned four by four vehicle. this made the two hour journey extremely enjoyable and relaxing. The isolated Zighy Bay retreat is reached by a short trip across a rugged mountain range...
18 May 2011
I must tell you about the most incredible experience that I had during May 2011. I was extremely lucky to be invited to attend a travel agents educational programme in Kenya organised by Somak Holidays. Our journey started at London Heathrow with a Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi. On arrival in Kenya we were taken to the private Somak lounge to freshen up before our 7 hour road trip to the Ashnil Samburu Camp. This tented camp is located in the Samburu National park which would be our home for the next 2 nights. The luxury tented accommodation was fantastic. I...
09 May 2011
I was lucky enough to join 270 UK travel agents and a couple of hundred European agents at the Disney Stars Live 'Magical Moments' festival, which took place between the 9th and 11th May 2011. Being a Disney fanatic this is one of my favourite destinations so I was excited to visit to keep up to speed with the changes that have been made since my last visit a few years ago. My journey started when I joined my fellow Travel Counsellors at St Pancras International Station. Our method of travel was the Eurostar train which took just 2hrs 40...