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Michael Martinez

Based in Sandhurst

Welcome to my page.

My name is Michael and I am a personal Travel Counsellor based in my home town of Sandhurst, Berkshire.

A personal Travel Counsellor works very much the same as having your own personal trainer, or personal account. I look after all your personal travel requirements and ensure your...

Welcome to my page.

My name is Michael and I am a personal Travel Counsellor based in my home town of Sandhurst, Berkshire.

A personal Travel Counsellor works very much the same as having your own personal trainer, or personal account. I look after all your personal travel requirements and ensure your holiday plans are taken care of with good old fashioned service that is second to none.

However, you won’t pay a premium for this as I will always ensure I deliver on value.

Prior to joining Travel Counsellors I worked for various different travel companies and have built up 17 years’ experience in the travel industry.

I worked for British Airways Travel shops for a number of years. After my time at both London airports I returned back to work for several different independent travel agencies in the Surrey/Berkshire. This is where I built up extensive knowledge of building bespoke travel itinerary’s for my customers.

I have a passion for Travel and love being given the opportunity to help clients find arrange any trip or holiday. I can help with a complicated round the world trip, a cruise, or weekend away in the UK or Europe or even a package holiday. You’d be hard pressed to find something I can’t help you with. As I work as part of Travel Counsellors I benefit from their buying power and strong relationships with top suppliers. The fact that I am independent also helps to ensure that I recommend a trip that’s right for you as I’m not tied to booking any one supplier or tour operator, like many of the high street agencies. You don’t need to spend hours searching online for a good deal.

Destinations that I have been fortunate to visit are USA, Florida, Iceland, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, many parts of Spain including the popular Canary Islands, Gibraltar, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark and on-board one of Cunard’s Luxury Seabourn Cruises.

I believe that I can offer an efficient and professional service and would welcome you to give me the opportunity to put my words into practice. I strongly believe that good customer service is incredibly important and can make your holiday as special as it should be.

Should you have any travel itinerary that you are thinking about and require help or advice please do not hesitate to either call or e-mail me the details. I will of course do my best to obtain the most competitive deal I can through the vast choice of suppliers/ tour operators/airlines, and cruise companies that I have access to.

I look forward to hearing from you

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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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Customer Story 1

Michael is the most amazing organiser I have known! So energetic, helpful and goes the extra mile and then some. I have recommended him to lots of friends already and will continue to do so.

Linda Christmas, Worthing, West Sussex
Customer Story 2

I receive first class service from my Travel Counsellor Michael Martinez. Within hours he sends me selected hotels highlighting their particular interests, location and standard. All of my holidays have been in the right place with super hotels and places of interest nearby. I have always been 100% satisfied with his recommendations. His personal service extends to greetings when you arrive at your destination to memorable dates like birthdays and anniversaries celebrated when you are there. These little touches make me think of him every time I want to travel whether abroad or at home. He is a real credit to the organisation.

Pauline McKenzie, Sandhurst, Berkshire
Customer Story 3

I have passes Michael's number on to several people and some have already booked with him. He's the best!

Melita Mason, Chichester, West Sussex
Customer Story 4

Michael is always helpful and very knowledgeable. He is honest and tells you the truth, if he can't do a deal he will say so. Nothing is too much for him and I certainly have no hesitation in recommending him to my friends and colleagues.

Stanislaw Milewski, Coventry
Customer Story 5

Michael was very responsive to my requirements, highly efficient in arranging the travel and has been most helpful throughout the process.

Jane Ritchie, Penzance, Cornwall
Customer Story 6

Michael Martinez is the most courteous man we ever met! He always puts himself out enormously to meet all our travel requirements and is extremely efficient. We are happy to recommend him to all our friends and relations.

Anna- Marianna Jackson, Sunningdale, Berkshire
Customer Story 7

I have no hesitation in recommending Michael to other people and have done so. His help and attention to detail is second to none.

Margaret Brown, Chichester, West Sussex
Customer Story 8

Michael always listens to my request and transfers them into amazing ideas which I more than often book. He goes to great lengths to accommodate with dates type and location of hotels and main attractions available to book ahead at reduced rates for my trip. I recently requested help to put together a trip with two then three of my girlfriends to Bruges. The dates and type of accommodation and standard of travel changed as my friends came back with other commitments and a fourth decided to join us. Michael took this in his stride and offered alternatives. Within two days we were booked and everyone's needs were met - excellent service. My friends were so impressed with his flexibility and understanding that they have told me we have to decide a new venue in the spring! When you arrive at your hotel they always tell you Michael has been in touch to ensure our stay meets expectations. On return he follows up to seek feedback which he uses to advise other clients. He also never misses a birthday or anniversary and sends offers through for us to consider. His personal service is second to none. Michael is an excellent Travel Counsellor.

Pauline McKenzie, Sandhurst, Berkshire
Customer Story 9

Thank you so much for organising our holiday to Long Beach, Mauritius. We had the most amazing time and this is all down to your careful planning and recommendations. I am still not exactly sure what was advised to the management at Long Beach however we were treated like royalty and they knew us so well. I believe this was because you provided some information to the manager! Having taken advantage of your services before, for our holiday to Las Vegas in October 2012, I was confident that you would ensure that the whole process of organising the holiday and support during it if needed would be excellent and it was. Thank you again for making our holiday so memorable, we will definitely be speaking again soon to book our next trip.

Tom Stokes, Winchester
Customer Story 10

I highly recommend Michael Martinez! I feel so much more confident knowing every last detail is in place for our holiday. Amazing attention to detail! He has become a friendly voice down the phone that reminds me of our upcoming holiday! I couldn't imagine booking without him! I also gave him 10 out of 10 because he is fabulous!

Jo Dickey, Bracknell, Berkshire
Customer Story 11

I would like to say a huge thank you to Travel Counsellors but in particular Michael Martinez for making our long 'thought' about Florida holiday into reality. Michael came recommended to us by a friend and what a fantastic recommendation it has been. Michael has a wealth of knowledge in the travel industry and was quickly able to put together a very competitive holiday proposal for us, covering all our requirements. Dealing with one person made the whole booking process very simple and any questions we had were quickly met with answers or alternatives. I cannot fault the service and advice that Michael provided and would recommend him to anyone. Thanks Michael and we will be in touch again soon with some more thoughts!!

Gary Luff, Wokingham
Customer Story 12

I can highly recommend my Travel Counsellor Michael Martinez. Michael is always very helpful and finds the best deals. Nothing is ever too difficult to deal with and he is always so cheerful. I can always count on him with my travel arrangements.

Inkeri Thompson, Hurst Reading
Customer Story 1

Fantastic! Great service, helpful, friendly and very polite! I would highly recommend.

Tracy Dolton, Fleet
Customer Story 2

Michael is amazing, I only wish all travel operators had his enthusiasm and professional attitude. He is a real credit to your company and works very hard to get the customer the best holiday. Michael is very knowledgeable about all destinations and is able to give you information starigt away without making you wait or never getting back to you. You can tell that he takes pride in his work as he always sounds so happy on the phone which gives you a feeling of comfort and confidence in him. I have always reccomended Michael to all my friends since I booked a holiday to America in 2005 and I wouldnt go to anyone else. If every company had a Michael they would be extremely lucky as he always gives a 100%.

Julie Deacon, Sandhurst, Berkshire
Customer Story 3

Michael has helped me on my last three or four charity trips over to Ukraine. He is the most helpful travel adviser i have ever had. He always manages to get the best deal for me and I would not think of swapping to another as long as he is around. I would rate him 11 out of 10!

Julie Thompson, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Customer Story 4

We have always had a courteous, professional service from Michael. His attention to detail leaves nothing to chance.

Richard Berkij , Farnham, Surrey
Customer Story 5

Michael has provided me and a friend with what I would call a bespoke client care service for the three times I used his services. I would strongly recommend Michael to any member of my family or VIP clientele.

Durvan Hines, Catford ,London
Customer Story 6

Michael Martinez has been making my travel arrangments for the past four years. He has taken all the work and difficulties of dealing with airlines etc. allowing me to enjoy the travel. This has been a great help since I had a bad accident three years ago that left me partially disabled. His tireless efforts on my behalf and diligence in finding the best prices for my travels is quite remarkable. He is the best travel counsellor I've ever had the pleasure to deal with.

Catherine Webb, Ascot
Customer Story 7

Michael is not only helpful, knowledgeable and experienced, he also makes buying a holiday very pleasant and easy. A smile on the end of a telephone line!

Customer Story 8

Fantastic service, I could not have asked for better. Thank you very much. Michael explained everything with clarity, he was thorough and patient and extremely personable. I would definitely use him again and would not hesitate to recommend him to my friends and family [those who don't already use him]. Thank you again Michael.

Sandra Heard, London
Customer Story 9

Michael is as hardworking as he is friendly, helpful and dedicated. He really goes the extra mile to make complex travel arrangements easy and hassle-free. I had quite a complicated arrangement on a trip to Africa and I was not only impressed with his knowledge of the area in question, but was blown away by the work he put into making inquiries to the cheapest prices and the best locations.

Alex Harvey-Brown, Bracknell
Customer Story 10

I will never book another holiday with any other travel agent, only Michael Martinez. I have travelled alone to Africa and I have just decided to visit Kenya again and Michael has booked both. His personal service and his attention to detail are very professional. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

Customer Story 11

I had been pulling my hair out going round in circles trying to find the right holiday for myself and my daughter. I had just about thrown in the towel when I contacted Michael. Within less then 48 hours, Michael had found the perfect holiday for us, in exactly the right location. The apartments offer even more facilities then requested. Michael kept in constant touch to ensure we had all the information and everything we required. We have now returned from our holiday, it was everything we could have wished for. Michael texted with any problems and updates on our flight home. I would definitely recommend Michael.

Julie Birt, Fleet, Hampshire
Customer Story 12

Michael was fantastic as my travel counsellor. He was on the ball, and persistently went way above and beyond the call of duty. When flights got cancelled, he was there to deal with it. We really appreciated all the help we got, it couldn't have gone smoother (apart from the flight cancellations, but no fault of Michael's).

Clive Elkington, Bracknell

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