Whatever kind of holiday you’re looking for, there’s a personal Travel Counsellor for you.
Hello there, and thanks for visiting!
If this is your first experience of the Travel Counsellors site, you are very welcome! I am your first port of call for all things holiday and travel related. I am now well in to my 7th year at Travel Counsellors and business goes from strength to strength!
Now, more than ever, we are looking for good value for money when we purchase anything.....holidays and travel being just one example. Whether you are looking for a luxury hotel in the Caribbean or Indian Ocean, through to a small boutique hotel in the Lake District, it’s important to know that you can rely on a professional agent to make the arrangements in an efficient, timely and easy manner.
With over 24 years’ experience in the industry, 6 years of which I have been running my own business, I am expert in sourcing the right property at the right price for each and every person that contacts me. Booking a holiday, or corporate travel arrangements can be a big challenge. I am here to help you navigate through the minefield of deals, offers and other tempting titbits on offer.
I provide a one stop, bespoke service to my clients at a time to suit them. As I work from home, I am not constrained by the normal 9 to 5 working day, meaning I am free to talk in the evenings, over the weekend, bank holidays...even Christmas Day! I am always a phone call or an email away...no more hanging around on hold for hours on end to a call centre.
I aim to offer good service, attention to detail, value for money and assistance during the booking process, and all the way through the travel experience.
So, if you are looking for a holiday, or need to arrange a corporate event or business trip, give me a call. I will respond in a timely, efficient manor, and you can rest assured that your booking is in safe hands.
I have recently stared presenting a Travel show on Wandsworth radio on Friday mornings. Tune in from 10am on www.wandsworthradio.com where I have regular guests, special offers and all the latest news from the travel industry!
You are one step away from the perfect holiday.....Your vacation is my vocation!
Using you made the booking process very much easier and I have spoken to several people who tell me that the final price obtained represents good value.
Ian Barton, London, 13 June 2015
Always fast and efficient and gets us where we need to go!
Veronica Lysaght, London, 13 June 2015
Guy is always a great help when planning travel, no matter what the brief is. I have and I do recommend him to anyone who asks
Deborah Whitworth, London, 13 June 2015
Guy was excellent and was really quick at finding different holiday options for me, he was very prompt at dealing with my requests and was very patient when I kept changing my mind. I could speak to him anytime during the day and evening which was very...
Lucy McMullan, London, 19 May 2015
Just booked what looks like a great holiday. I was originally looking to go to the Canary Islands but Guy recommended a great hotel in Turkey that meets all that I wanted - and at a great price! Guy is very easy to deal with and made the choosing of the...
Calvin McIlroy, London, 09 April 2015
Extremely helpful, for this demanding customer, Guy is friendly and helpful & has delivered excellent service
John Kim Yorke, London, 31 March 2015
Guy was extremely helpful and accommodating on quite a difficult task with ever changing goal posts. Always responded quickly, helpfully and stayed in good humour despite annoying requests! I would absolutely recommend Guy to anyone looking to book a...
Paul Ferry, London, 13 March 2015
Efficient, reliable, knowledgeable, good execution and always full of good suggestions.
Luca Albertini, London, 17 February 2015
Guy provided an efficient, reliable and helpful service. We asked a lot from him at very short notice due to a family emergency. We will be recommending Guy to all our family and friends. We will certainly be using Guy again for our travel needs. Thanks...
Alison Squires, London, 17 October 2014
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Guy to anyone going on a holiday. Lovely, efficient, helpful, knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble. A pleasure to do business with him.
Jane Brooker, Weybridge, 02 October 2014
As a busy person, I find it hard to put the time that is needed into planning a holiday. Guy takes away all of this responsibility and finds you the best deals and prices. He knows what seasons to avoid and how to make the best of your time. This specialist...
Lizzie Ferrar, London, 19 September 2014
Thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday, we had a great time and we really appreciated your willingness to help patiently despite our many questions. As someone who organises other people for a living, it is sometimes hard for me to relinquish...
Andrea Osborne, London, 28 July 2014
Guy was incredibly helpful, polite and reassuring as we were booking out honeymoon and incredibly patient as my other half kept changing his mind! He was able to find us beautiful accommodation and flights well under our suggested budget and I can't wait...
Lorraine Turner, London, 03 July 2014
Thanks for making this so easy! I really appreciate it. With all the ease of online booking, I often forget the value someone like you brings!
Brad Waldron, Sussex, 25 June 2014
I would most definitely recommend Guy! My fiance and I have just been helped with booking our honeymoon to Venice and Rome. Guy was incredibly knowledgable about the two cities, had plenty of recommendations and was friendly and enthusiastic. All of our...
Duncan Roberts, London, 06 June 2014
Guy is always helpful, organised and prompt with his holiday itinerary- highly recommended.
Shelley Hugh Jones, London, 29 May 2014
Thank you so much for helping our husbands to arrange the trip to New York for myself and my friend Carolyn. The hotel was ideal - great location, lovely room, excellent service and nice to be so high up to get a bit of a view. The Virgin flight for the...
Sarah Wilson, London, 06 December 2013
Guy provided a brilliant service, taking all of the guesswork out of my month-long trip to Peru. His local contacts, calm and helpful management, and last minute flexibility ensured a thorough experience of the country and a camera full of fantastic memories....
Keir Howeld, London, 29 October 2013
We have already recommended Guy to friends and family. We have booked a few holidays with him now and found Guy to be very good. He always comes back to us with a competitive price and is extremely patient with us while we are making up our minds on hotel...
Parminder Wells, London, 24 August 2013
10 out of 10 for Guy Johnson. We gave him two ‘briefs’ to solve and he responded quickly to both of our requests. The first with choices that all fitted the criteria and gave us a recommendation that we have gone with, the second (which is next year’s...
Christopher Morgan, London, 10 July 2013
Guy has been a very helpful organiser for all our hiolidays. We have known him for the past 5 years and his service and recommendations are excellent. We and our family will continue to use his services for the forseeable future.
Mujeeb Haq, Hornchurch, 20 September 2012
"We booked our honeymoon with Guy and had an all round excellent experience. We knew we wanted to go to Asia, but didnt know where to go or where to stay. All we knew was that we wanted some city, Some jungle and some beach. Guy quickly put a number...
Dominic Burgess, London, 12 September 2012
Guy was awesome, very patient and very helpful and consultative.
Mike Baker, Sandhurst, 11 September 2012
Guy Thank you for all your help and patience in arranging our honeymoon! We can't wait and you made the process so much easier than if we were to sort everything oursleves. We'll definitely be using your services for our holidays in the future. Look...
Hammad Ahmad, London, 22 August 2012
Guy was very helpful in working up lots of different options in our initial enquiries, and then was quick to price up our final choice over a weekend, also beating the alternative quote we had.
Matthew Wells, London, 30 July 2012
Guy was extremely helpful and patient with the numerous questions I asked. I felt fully informed at every stage of the process.
Nancy Artell, London, 16 July 2012
I would have no hesitation in recommending Guy, he has been absolutely great in arranging our flights to New Zealand for our daughters wedding. Thanks again Guy.
Deborah Baker, London, 27 June 2012
Following a difficult year of travelling in 2010, I made the switch from arranging my own travel itineraries, to instead, calling upon Guy's expertise and reliability. I now feel more confident in the knowledge that I can always call on Guy to either...
Emile Wendling, London, 13 May 2011
Guy is a thoroughly competent and highly-skilled individual who is more than capable of meeting his clients travel needs. I have known Guy for a number of years and would highly recommend that you use his services.
Edward Daniel, London, 13 May 2011
SO glad I asked Guy to handle my trip to San Francisco. Great service.
Laurie Farr, London, 16 July 2010
With independent access to thousands of travel suppliers around the world, I've got an eye for added value. Take a look through my latest selections below. But even if nothing particularly catches your eye - don't worry! Let's chat and I'll take the hassle away from tailoring a perfectly personalised holiday just for you.
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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.
01 June 2015
It was with a certain amount of trepidation that I started presenting a weekly radio show! 2 Friends introduced me to Wandsworth radio where they present their own show on a Tuesday evening. Looking at the schedule, there appeared to be an opening for a travel related show, so I contacted the organizer to see if there may be an opportunity. I received a pretty swift response, and I made arrangements to have a meeting to discuss my ideas. it was pretty clear that we all had similar ideas, so I was in! Listening to a radio show in the comfort of your...
07 November 2014
As if you needed them, but here are 10 Top reasons to visit The Sultanate of Oman: 1 5000 year old traditions and culuture, four Unesco World Heritage Sites and more than 500 forts and castles 2 The variety of accommodation, from luxury boutique resorts and spas to eco friendly desert and mountian camps 3 Amazing Wildlife, from Ras al Jinz Turtle reserve to flamingos in Dhofar 4 Real Adventure, from climbing, hiking and caving to watersports, diving and kitesurfing 5 Divers marine life including dolphins turtles and whales 6 Unspoilt beaches....2000 miles of coastline and remote islands 7 Growing...
28 October 2014
When Mr George Clooney got married recently in Venice, the floodgates opened, and a tidal wave of interest was sparked for the Italian City. Also, Cheryl Cole’s recent nuptials in Mustique drove up interest in the Caribbean destination. Media coverage of celebrity weddings abroad can also encourage us to consider destinations that we might not otherwise have thought of for the big day. Even if we cannot emulate exactly the wedding of our favourite star, it often gives inspiration to single out experiences or events that we can use on our own day. So if you fancy walking in the footsteps...
13 August 2014
Travel Counsellors regularly hold events across the country to showcase the product, and encourage more and more high street or corporate travel agents to start their own business. On each occasion, staff from head office attend, and give a presentation on “What life is like as a Travel Counsellor” and the benefits (there are many) of doing so. While the presentations are very useful and informative, it is sometimes good to talk to someone who has actually done it, and been in the same position as them: on the threshold of making a bid decision. Last Friday, I was kindly asked...
29 May 2014
I have just returned from an amazing week exploring the beautiful island of Majorca. Of course, we all know the island, it’s been on the tourist map for decades, and we have all seen the photos of sunburned tattooed bodies on the beach at Magaluf and Palmanova…that’s what Majorca is like everywhere, right? Well, if you think that, you would be wrong! Don’t get me wrong, if you want to spend your nights clubbing, your days recovering and return home whiter than before you left, the resorts mentioned above to the south west of Palma would be the perfect place for...
29 May 2014
I just had a thought as I was sitting in my office...... How lucky am I to be able to work from home...with the cat for company, answering calls and emails from the comfort of my office, next to the kitchen. It doesn’t seem like five years have passed since I started this! I don't miss the daily commute up the Northern Line, or the traffic on the south circular. Today, I was up early to attend a networking event in central London, but even without a meeting to attend, I am usually up at around 7.30am (Charlie doesn’t allow longer a longer...
25 October 2013
I have just returned from seven amazing days on the beautiful Azamara Quest cruise ship. I spent a week cruising from Nice to Monte Carlo, on to St Tropez, then on to Propriano in Corsica, then Amalfi and Sorrento before reluctantly disembarking in Rome. I left a cold London Gatwick airport and 1.5 hours later, landed at Nice Airport. We were whisked directly to the ship, and were comprehensively processed through the efficient check in process, taking all contact details, issuing us with boarding cards, and tagging our luggage for delivery to our state rooms. Within a short space of time,...
29 November 2012
Having only passed through Los Angeles briefly on my last trip, I was very much looking forward to seeing a bit more of the city and what it has to offer. I was also intrigued as to what there is to do outside the city. I think we all have some preconceptions of what life is like outside the metropolis, so this was my chance to find out! I flew into LA. Virgin Atlantic flies directly from Heathrow in 10.5 hours. There is no getting away from the long flight, and the eight hour time change. If you can allow yourself...
15 April 2011
Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to travel to a country that doesn't always get the attention it deserves. I travelled to Jordan with slight trepidation, as the region has had a mixed history, but I am so glad that I did. The country is incredibly diverse, with barren desert regions leading on to verdant grassy areas. We flew with Royal Jordanian airlines directly from Heathrow to Amman, and went straight the Marriott Hotel in the city. After a leisurely breakfast the next morning, it was time to take in the sights and sounds of this amazing city with a...
02 May 2010
I discovered the region recently during a short break to Porto with an old friend. Getting to Porto couldn't be easier, with regular scheduled flights from both Heathrow and Gatwick with BA, TAP and Easyjet. Once you arrive, you can catch a tram directly from the airport to the city centre (around a 40 minute journey). You will discover a modern, but still quaint city, which retains a lot of old fashioned charm. For example, the main railway station is a monument to 19th century engineering, complete with old clocks and beautiful tile work. There are hotels to suit all budgets, with...
05 October 2009
Cairo is a most extraordinary destination! If you have ever thought about travelling to this part of the world, think no more...just go!! From the moment you leave the plane, you realise you are in somewhere unique in the world. The journey from the airport to our hotel was certainly an education. Driving in Cairo has been turned into an artform, and it is definitely not for the faint hearted! Once you recover from the journey, and the constant noise of beeping horns, you will discover what Cairo has to offer you. The city is spread out, so it is worth planning...
01 May 2009
If you have never thought of travelling to the charming city of Lisbon, or indeed anywhere in Portugal, now is the time to go! Having just returned from a weekend break in the charming city of Lisbon, I thought I would share my experiences of travelling to this great, and sometimes forgotten European treasure. Lisbon is one of the prettiest cities in Europe. Located on the shores of the Rio Tejo (River Tagus), the city offers wonderful views from its many winding and cobbled streets. It is not for the faint hearted, as the city lies on several hills,...
21 January 2009
Bora Bora is a true pearl in the Pacific Ocean. I travelled with Air Tahit Nui from Los Angeles to Papeete, and then had a 50 minute flight to Bora Bora. Bora Bora, situated as it is, in the mid pacific is ideal to be included in a "Round the World" itinerary. Many people choose to spend a few days in this unique paradise before continuing their journeys round the world. On arrival, I was transferred in absolute luxury aboard a private water taxi to the new Four Seasons resort. Built on one of the many “Moanas” (or private...
13 September 2007
Canada is one of those destinations you always think about going to...but then something always more exciting comes along, and it gets relegated to the shelf for another time. After too many years of relegation, I finally got to go!! I decided to fly into Calgary and out of Vancouver. This way I would never have to backtrack, or waste time travelling through areas I had already seen. This turned out to be a Godsend, as there is so much beautiful scenery to see, it would be a shame to not do as much as possible! After leaving the metropolis of Calgary behind, we...
01 May 2007
My one and only visit to India was one of the most moving experiences I have ever had! My first impression of India (once leaving the airport) was a scene of utter chaos. Sights, sounds and smells invade your senses immediately. As we drove from the airport to the hotel, the streets were teeming with market traders, vehicles, cows, camels and every imaginable creature. There seemed to be a sense of calm, even amongst all the chaos, and everyone seemed to be going about their business and ignoring the mahem around them. We took a city tour in the afternoon (after...