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Kate Self

Based in Winchester

My name is Kate Self and I am a Travel Counsellor based in Winchester, Hampshire with a passion for travel and making dreams come true.

I have worked in the travel industry since 2003 assisting my clients in Hampshire and beyond with the best service, knowledge and financial protection in the...

My name is Kate Self and I am a Travel Counsellor based in Winchester, Hampshire with a passion for travel and making dreams come true.

I have worked in the travel industry since 2003 assisting my clients in Hampshire and beyond with the best service, knowledge and financial protection in the industry.

My favourite destinations are Australia and South Africa, although my travel experiences include the USA including Hawaii, the Caribbean including Jamaica, St Lucia & Dominican Republic, Europe including Cyprus, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Russia & Denmark, New Zealand, the Far East including Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo & Thailand & Cruises with Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, P&O, NCL, MSC & Fred Olsen, meaning that I can offer you a world of personal experiences & recommendations. To see photos and hear more about my own travel experiences, visit my blog at www.kateself-travelblog.co.uk.

I am proud to have joined the UK's number one home-based travel agency and Travel Counsellors has given me the opportunity to be able to spend more quality time with my valued clients at a time convenient to you. With over 600 suppliers, I am able to offer arrangements to a world full of destinations; long and short-haul whether it be your holiday, honeymoon or business trip at the best possible price.

If you are looking for the ultimate experience whilst booking your holiday (with no consultation fee), I should definitely be your first port of call. What's important to me is that I make myself available to you, to discuss your travel arrangements, including the finer details at a time and in a way convenient to you. So why not give me a call and let me turn your travel dreams into a reality.

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Customer Story 1

As with the booking Kate helped with last year to Australia, I have been very pleased with the help and support that Kate has given with my intended trip to China in April, followed by a visit to see my son in South Korea. It is always a real pleasure talking to her.

Hilary Downing, Kettering
Customer Story 2

Can't recommend Kate highly enough. She offers a very personal bespoke travel booking service and helps take the stress out of your holiday arrangements.

Brian Reeves, Lymington
Customer Story 3

Kate is professional, helpful and just really lovely!

S Winstone, Winchester
Customer Story 4

Kate is incredibly quick at getting back to you and finding you the right flights. Extremely friendly and helpful.

Vathani Waren, London
Customer Story 5

We have been very impressed by Kate's professionalism, flexibility and ability to respond to our needs, and several changes with regard to planning our New Zealand trip. She has managed to put together a very good itinerary, listened to our ideas carefully, planned accordingly, and still keep within our budget. She has given us a lot of extra information to help us with our more detailed planning. She also arranged for us to go to The Destinations Show which was useful in terms of comparisons to see what else is available. We had one meeting, several email conversations, and a Skype session, in order to plan properly. We have already recommended her to several friends and colleagues.

Caroline Cunningham, Waterlooville
Customer Story 6

We have recommended Kate to many of our friends, and everyone is full of praise for her. I find her so easy to recommend as there is never any complaint. She is always friendly and willing. Her knowledge is also extremely good.

G Lewis, Hampshire
Customer Story 7

Last year I used a search engine to find someone to give me travel advice because I wanted to backpack for 10 months and didn't know where to start. I found the Travel Counsellor website and sent an email to Kate Self since she was the nearest Travel Counsellor to me and she had great references on her profile page. Kate was so helpful throughout my travels, she found flights for a great price even though I wanted to take an unusual route, and was really flexible for me since I kept changing my plans - even while I was travelling she changed flights for me in no time at all. Her advice about visas and places to visit was valuable and I felt like she went the extra mile in terms of travel assistance. Kate is friendly and personable and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others.

Anna Baker, Winchester
Customer Story 8

Kate must be great asset to Travel Counsellors as she is always a pleasure to be with and has always given 100% to us when organising our holidays. We will continue to ask her to sort our holidays and I am always singing her praises to our friends. One day they will hopefully 'see the light'.

Mo Mariner, Chandler's Ford
Customer Story 9

Kate was extremely professional, efficient, friendly and couldn't do enough to help us plan our holiday. I will certainly use her services again.

Lynn Joyce, Chandler's Ford
Customer Story 10

We have been very impressed by Kate's professionalism, flexibility and ability to respond to our needs, and several changes with regard to planning our New Zealand trip. She has managed to put together a very good itinerary, listened to our ideas carefully, planned accordingly, and still keep within our budget. She has given us a lot of extra information to help us with our more detailed planning. She also arranged for us to go to The Destinations Show which was useful in terms of comparisons to see what else is available. We had one meeting, several email conversations, and a Skype session, in order to plan properly. We have already recommended her to several friends and colleagues.

Caroline Cunningham, Havant
Customer Story 11

Kate has been extremely helpful and her enthusiasm has been very encouraging when it was all looking a bit daunting. She is in the right business!

S Reneaux, New Forest
Customer Story 12

The service was generally excellent, not least because I realise that all Travel Counsellors also have other clients to deal with. My particular requests were conscientiously researched. I will be back in touch soon about accommodation.

Andrew Ashworth, Oxford
Customer Story 1

Kate is a lovely lady and brilliant at her job. She has helped us on various occasions, and has always come up with excellent holiday packages. She is very professional as well as friendly and helpful. We would not consider going back to a regular High street travel shop at all; why would we when we always get a smile from our friendly and professional Kate Self.

Maureen Mariner, Chandlers Ford
Customer Story 2

Kate is not only my travel agent but a good friend of mine, too. She knows exactly what kind of holidays and destinations I like and dislike. She always recommends the best for me. I am never disappointed and I would absolutely recommend her to my friends and colleagues.

Zoltan Pinter, Winchester
Customer Story 3

Finding Kate to help with our flights has been wonderful. We have time to think and be sure we have chosen is the best option for us. Being able to do this from the comfort of our own home is great.

Alison Weaver, Basingstoke
Customer Story 4

We were very pleased with the service received from Kate. She understood what we were looking for from our holiday and quickly identified potential destinations for us to choose from, which met our criteria and budget.

Peter Prentice, Cambridge
Customer Story 5

Kate has been an absolute delight to work with. From the moment, I picked up the phone to place a booking through to ensuring that we have all the information and requirements for our trip. I would have no hesitation in recommending Kate.

Fiona Whitehouse, Winchester
Customer Story 6

Kate quickly helped me find flights for a complicated itinerary and was able to save me a lot of time, money and hassle. She was very helpful I've already recommended her to several of my friends.

Anna Bullimore, Winchester
Customer Story 7

We have used Kate's services already, and are much more than just satisfied. So much so that we have already recommended her to friends, colleagues and family. Like us, they all speak extremely highly of Kate's competence and assistance. They have recommended her to their friends and colleagues. Kate is exceptional! Nothing seems too much trouble for her, and she has the patience of a saint. I don't make recommendations lightly, but I definitely recommend Kate as a Travel Counsellor. Thanks Kate.

Michael Cartwright, Kettering
Customer Story 8

I phoned Kate on a Saturday afternoon at the last minute having exhausted all ideas for a holiday which had to be fitted in the following week at awkward times and dates. Within a couple of hours I already had some great suggestions from Kate and by the Monday morning she had the whole thing wrapped up. She listened carefully to my request and was quick and efficient in getting the results-all within budget of course! The resulting holiday could not have been better! I cannot recommend Kate highly enough!!

Leanne Wheeler, Winchester
Customer Story 9

Kate is exceptional! She has, on a number of occasions, arranged travel and holidays for colleagues of mine, for my brother, for my friends and for my family. On each and every occasion she has excelled. She has ironed out the most difficult of problems very professionally, and sought out and sorted out the very best of deals. If only every travel consultant was even half as good, booking holidays would be much easier. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Thanks Kate.

Michael Cartwright, Kettering
Customer Story 10

We used Kate to book our honeymoon after meeting her at a wedding fair. We had no idea where we wanted to go, only what we were looking for. Kate managed to use those details to find us the perfect honeymoon in the ideal resort and below budget. Could not have asked for better service. She is very professional, very helpful and worth it. Will be definitely using her skills again and would recommend her to anyone looking for a holiday of any sort.

David Thomas, Stockbridge
Customer Story 11

We have booked through Kate a number of times now, she has always beaten other companies holiday quotes and she is full of knowledge. The holiday's always runs smoothly. With the recent BA strikes we found ourselves stuck in New York, little to our knowledge Kate was already working on getting us a flight back home. Although our flights were cancelled twice we had little or no disruption to our holiday as Kate handled all of the re-arrangements and for that we are truly thankful.

Sarah Bick, Harlow
Customer Story 12

I asked Kate Self to recommend somewhere for us to go for 5 days. She came back extrememly quickly with three different ideas. We chose Barcelona in a four star hotel and the quote included the air travel. We also recently asked Kate for a quote for a flight from Johannesburg, South Africa to the UK for a relative. Forget the internet and using South African sites, Kate's quote was the best financially, a direct flight with a good airline - no dodgy cut price airlines taking days on end to reach their destination! She provides excellent personal service. Highly recommended.

Glynn Lewis, Whitchurch

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