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Margaret Addison

Based in Poole

Hello, and welcome to my webpage at Travel Counsellors. I’ve been helping clients with their travel arrangements; both locally and around the UK for more than 15 years, and in that time I've gained experience in most types of holiday enquiry. I sell anything from the tailor made...

Hello, and welcome to my webpage at Travel Counsellors. I’ve been helping clients with their travel arrangements; both locally and around the UK for more than 15 years, and in that time I've gained experience in most types of holiday enquiry. I sell anything from the tailor made trip of a lifetime, to a last minute package deal.

I hope to pass on that knowledge and experience to find the holiday that perfect for you - all from the comfort of your own home, or office! We’re all busy these days, and it takes time and expertise to pull travel arrangements together, so let me do all the work in finding that perfect break to suit you, and your budget, to save you the hassle.

Additionally to selling a wide variety of holidays, I also specialize in the following areas

• Canada – I’m a premier level Canada Specialist, and have been to Canada five times myself. It's a wonderful destination for any type of holiday.
• The United States - I have been here many times, and it’s unrivalled for a choice of diverse holidays.
• Far East - I am a specialist in the Far East, specifically Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore. I have been lucky to visit all three, and Japan, in recent years.
• Australia - I'm also an Australia specialist and have travelled down under three times, both as a specialist and on holiday. My aim is to help you plan all aspects of a trip down under.
• Honeymoon Gift Registry - maybe you are getting married? Why not put your honeymoon on your wedding list. Open one of our honeymoon accounts and the work would be done for you. I’ve arranged many of these for my clients.
• I’m now specializing in the niche market of holidays for the Single/Solo traveller. I was interviewed live on a Radio Solent on this subject early this year.

If you would like regular updates on any of our special offers, or to receive my Singles Holiday news and offers, then please forward your email address via the link above. I'd be delighted to add you to my list.

I’m proud to offer you good, customer service, and value from money that will make your holiday experience a pleasure.

Get in touch with me

Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please get in touch with me with any of the methods below: -


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­0­845 058 7812­


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Customer Story 1

Mags was very professional and attentive, and kept us informed of the options as we explored the possibilities. It made our decision easy.

Kevin Streets, Dorset
Customer Story 2

Mags is great, like chatting to an old friend. It is nice to know you always have her to turn to in case of problems, and she has given me good advice. The first time I travelled to Australia I travelled alone, but she organised everything for me; now I am off again and this time with more confidence.

Barbara Cumming, Weymouth
Customer Story 3

We have had great, prompt service from Mags, she takes all the fuss and bother out of booking and getting the holiday that suits us, at the right price. When there is a need to speak with the tour operator for anything at all, she knows which channels to use to get the answer quickly.

Anne Shallcross, Lancashire
Customer Story 4

My request was, I think, unusual and complicated, and I had problems in making a decision. In spite of the season and the limited time, Mags remained patient, with suggestions, and finalised the process in time.

Chris Martin, Banbury
Customer Story 5

Whenever I book my holidays with Mags Addison she always gives 100% effort to please. I have total confidence in her.

Virgil Williams, Warminster
Customer Story 6

Mags always gives 100 per cent. We are always happy to book through her - and enjoy the safety net it gives us.

Alma Budd, Poole
Customer Story 7

I have travelled extensively over many years and to numerous destinations, arranging trips by myself, or through various agents. Margaret (Mags) is the very best agent I have dealt with; nothing is too much trouble and she keeps to her word on every occasion. Absolutely the most trustworthy and confidence building experience I have had when arranging a big trip. Please pass on my thanks to Mags.

Lee , Bournemouth
Customer Story 8

Mags has always dealt with our enquiries professionally and is always courteous and friendly. We have every confidence and can always depend on her getting us value for money holidays, and will always deal with her regards our future holiday plans when needed.

Chris Higgins, Bristol
Customer Story 9

Mags went above and beyond her job description to find us flights and accommodation to Ibiza next year. Thank you for all your help, our friends are already asking for her details.

Jude Cage, Leeds
Customer Story 10

Thanks Mags for such an excellent service. My wife was so worried about travelling to America, so this trip to New York and cruise home had to run as smoothly as possible with the minimal fuss. Everything was planned so well for the trip including flights, diabetic meals, hotel, transfers, excursions in New York, and a cruise home on QM2. Any questions and Mags was at the end of the phone, and on the case immediately. We left home with no worries about the trip knowing that the finer details had all been taken care of. Such a personal, professional, and friendly service has been provided by a top Travel Counsellor, Mags Addison. I would highly recommend this service to anyone. Much better than the high street!

Brian Coles, Weymouth
Customer Story 11

Mags is excellent. She's lovely to talk to, contacts you when she says she will, and provides excellent customer service from start to finish. This is our third time booking with her - and definitely WONT be our last. I’ve already recommended her to our friends and won’t hesitate to do so in the future.

Mary Wharmby, Nottingham
Customer Story 12

Mags has been brilliant in helping us with everything. Will be using her service again in the future.

Kjeld Sondergaard, Aberdeen
Customer Story 1

Margaret was so helpful in getting me get the flights I needed, and to do so from the comfort of my own home made it so easy. Being able to e-mail her with any odd questions that suddenly came to mind was really great. I will definitely use her for all my future travel requirements of this nature.

Barbara Cumming, Weymouth
Customer Story 2

I would definitely recommend Margaret Addison ! Her service was greatly appreciated, excellent customer service and telephone manner. My holiday booking was very precise and communication about price and travel times was thought through with great knowledge. I wasn't sure where to stay however, the emails she sent with tourist attractions helped me decide! Margaret even helped by giving me the best options to get to my starting out destination! I would like to thank Margaret and I will definitely will be using her service again what a credit she is to your company! Thanks again

Chanterlle Aldridge, Liverpool
Customer Story 3

Mags helped to create the perfect holiday for my boyfriend and I when we celebrated my 21st birthday. Affordable holidays at excellent prices. Mags has been a point of contact whenever I have had any travelling enquiries and she always gets back to me with useful information. She was recommended to us by a friend and I have now passed two of my friends on to her.

Carla Duthie, Aberdeen, Scotland
Customer Story 4

Margaret Addison is friendly, easy to talk to, thorough and efficient. I would certainly use her again and will recommend her to anyone who wants to have a tailor made holiday. In fact, I have already passed the information to a friend of mine who is considering going to Africa next year.

Christine Blake, poole
Customer Story 5

Would just like to say a BIG thank you to Mags, she has been so helpful & patience over the last year planning our wedding in the fantasic Icehotel in Sweden. This wasn't the easiest wedding & holiday to plan as this wasn't just the two of us & a wedding but Mags had to sort out eighteen friends & family with flight & acommadation but Mags was wonderful & took it all in her stide, always there to answer any questions. We would highly recommend Mags for holidays & weddings abroad as you know Mags will check & double check everthing so it runs smoothly. Thank you again Mags

Jackie & Tony Hinds, Chichester, West Sussex
Customer Story 6

Had the most fabulous service from Mags Addison, she booked my holiday to the Italian Lakes in May this year and recommended we stay at the top of the lake, this was by far the best choice, the hotel was excellent, and to know she was at the end of the telephone gave us total confidence, she ensures all the holiday plans are checked and double checked, so nothing goes wrong. I enjoyed my break with confidence knowing Mags would sort any problem with speed and efficiency, it'll certainly not be the last time I book with her.

Kathryn Leask , Whitburn North of England
Customer Story 7

One of the most exceptional professional I have come across. Attention to detail, patience when there are changes to plans by the customer, polite at all times, truly an asset to your company and a pleasure to deal with.

Kamini Hegde, Liverpool
Customer Story 8

Mags has been great in booking our holiday and helped us to get a good price - however it did not go according to plan, which was nothing to do with Mags but she has been very supportive in helping us put together a claim.

Paul Deakin, Blandford Forum
Customer Story 9

From the initial contact we found Margaret to be friendly, helpful and above all very professional. Nothing was too much trouble when answering our queries. As we are not seasoned travellers most of our questions must have seemed mundane, but they were all given priority by Margaret. The result was a wonderful week in a wonderful hotel as everything went to plan with Margaret's guidance! We have and will recommend to family and friends in the future!

Christine & Peter Yarnold, Wool, Wareham
Customer Story 10

I have recommended Mags to many people over the last few years. She is always so helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Mags takes care of your every need. It is nice to know you are even able to get her help, if it is needed even when you are away on your holiday. All this and completely bonded by a large company, with an excellent personal service.

Alma Budd, Poole
Customer Story 11

I came across Mags purely by accident, the person I used to deal with had left. My friends and I always like to build our own holidays, sometimes taking quite a time to sort them out. Mags has always had time and patience however complicated they may be, she spends time looking around to get us the best possible deal and has plenty of useful information to help decide.

Denise Cole, Bristol
Customer Story 12

Excellent service with a personal touch. Nothing is ever too much trouble. Initially recommended to me and in turn I have recommended to others.

Rita Grant, Poole

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