Hello there, and welcome to my website.
I am pleased to announce that I have just passed my 5 year anniversary with Travel Counsellors, and my business is going from strength to strength! Business is booming as the economy is finally starting to move! This year has brought some great challenges, and already I have recorded 2 months of my best sales on record! Celebrating 22 years in the industry means I have seen a lot of changes in the travel world, and this gives me a great insight into how to plan the perfect holiday for my clients.
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.
So, give me a call, you are one step away from the perfect holiday.....Your vacation is my vocation!
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 control but you more than allayed any fears about handing over my holiday plans to someone else! It was wonderful not to have to worry about any of the details. Again, thanks for everything.
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 to get there now! The honeymoon registry with its special memory box is just a little extra touch that makes all the difference. I feel like we'll be treated like VIPs the whole way. Thanks again!
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 flights, transfers and travel between cities were arranged incredibly quickly even when we couldn't make up our mind and changed the order of things! Everything we asked him to take into account such as budget, location and flight times was catered...
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 flights, transfers and travel between cities were arranged incredibly quickly even when we couldn't make up our mind and changed the order of things! Everything we asked him to take into account such as budget, location and flight times was catered for and nothing was too much trouble. We are very much looking forward to our trip and will be looking to Guy for our next holiday!Continue reading
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 outbound journey was really great - so much nicer than most trans-Atlantic airlines and made the time pass a lot quicker and more pleasantly. Thank you for taking care of all the little details too. We had a fabulous time! We will definitely be recommending...
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 outbound journey was really great - so much nicer than most trans-Atlantic airlines and made the time pass a lot quicker and more pleasantly. Thank you for taking care of all the little details too. We had a fabulous time! We will definitely be recommending you to friends.Continue reading
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. I was well looked after from the moment I stepped off the plane in Lima to the moment I stepped back on it to return home. Thank you again.
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 and dates. We will continue to use Guy for our holidays and will also continue to promote him to our friends. A special mention goes to him for refunding our holiday transfer who didn’t turn up at the airport in Las Vegas.
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 holiday) he has given us plenty of thoughts for us to go and think about before working with him to arrange a very special trip. In this second piece of advice he showed knowledge about the location and understanding of how it can be tailored to...
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 holiday) he has given us plenty of thoughts for us to go and think about before working with him to arrange a very special trip. In this second piece of advice he showed knowledge about the location and understanding of how it can be tailored to our needs. I have already recommended him and look forward to working with him for future holidays.Continue reading
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 of packages together based on our meeting and we picked the one we thought most suited us. Guy helped us to have a perfect honeymoon, a holiday we will never forget (for all the right reasons!). Thanks Guy!
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 forward to speaking to you when we get back. Vita and Ham
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 help me in a sticky travel situation, or to plan my next holiday adventure. I look forward to reviewing the honeymoon package Guy is currently putting together for me... alas... if only he would pay for it too.
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
Guy has organised several trips for me and has always provided a first class service whether short notice or not; I am grateful for his support and guidance in such a complicated area
Elizabeth Marsh, London, 16 July 2010
Guy is a very knowledgeable and experienced travel agent who has always found me great deals. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Ian Raxton, London, 16 July 2010
Both myself and many of my colleagues have been delighted with Guy's attention to detail. He researches all the options and comes up with the best value for money. It is very reassuring to have a consistently reliable and trustworthy travel consultant available 24/7.
Terry Pilkington, Weybridge, Surrey, 16 July 2010
I approached Guy to arrange a special anniversary holiday for my elderly parents. At every stage of the process from suggestions to final booking, I found him to be totally professional and his knowledge was superb. I would not hesitate to contact him for all our future travel arrangements. He takes the effort out of booking a holiday which can sometimes be exhausting in itself!
Annette Schiesser, Ashtead, Surrey, 16 July 2010
Guy has been incredibly helpful and patient and has arranged flights to Cyprus for a site visit, and various options for Christmas trips for me and my daughter and friends. It's great to know he has such knowledge available. I can concentrate on my own business knowing that he is sorting out the details.
Denise Lee, London, 16 October 2009
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’ll do my best to find it for you!
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expected...
Posted 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...
Posted 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...
Posted 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...
Posted 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,...
Posted 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...
Posted 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...
Posted 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...
Posted 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...
Posted 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,...
Posted 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...
Posted 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...
Posted 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...