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
Exceptional service, attention to detail, prompt responses and competitive prices makes Travel Counsellors the 'go to' travel agents for booking holidays. Above and beyond service from Michael Martinez who has taken the headache out of my travel planning....
Anna Abbott, Dubai UAE, 26 March 2015
He always does his upmost to make sure we have an amazing holiday and experience! I would of course recommend him to anyone wanting to book a holiday however big or small, like the fact that he is always honest and detailed with any thing you ask him...
Rachael Chennells, Camberley, Surrey, 20 February 2015
Michael Martinez has been helpful, friendly and patient throughout the process of creating us a dream honeymoon itinerary. When questions have been raised he has endeavoured to respond to them at the earliest opportunity and has maintained contact with...
Adam Mogford, Sandhurst, Berkshire, 22 October 2014
Michael was an excellent and helpful adviser. Without his help we would not have found the perfect holiday for myself and my mum.
Deborah Johnstone , Penzance he, 12 October 2014
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, 27 May 2014
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...
Pauline McKenzie, Sandhurst, Berkshire, 11 May 2014
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 , 16 April 2014
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, 09 April 2014
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, 16 February 2014
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, 07 October 2013
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, 16 September 2013
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...
Pauline McKenzie, Sandhurst, Berkshire, 11 September 2013
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...
Tom Stokes, Winchester, 04 August 2013
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...
Jo Dickey, Bracknell, Berkshire, 19 July 2013
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....
Gary Luff, Wokingham, 13 July 2013
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, 19 June 2013
Fantastic! Great service, helpful, friendly and very polite! I would highly recommend.
Tracy Dolton, Fleet, 06 June 2013
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...
Julie Deacon, Sandhurst, Berkshire, 29 March 2013
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...
Julie Thompson, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire , 24 March 2013
We have always had a courteous, professional service from Michael. His attention to detail leaves nothing to chance.
Richard Berkij , Farnham, Surrey, 06 March 2013
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, 01 March 2013
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...
Catherine Webb, Ascot, 23 February 2013
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!
ANN ROBSON, SANDHURST, 07 February 2013
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...
Sandra Heard, London, 23 January 2013
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...
Alex Harvey-Brown, Bracknell, 11 December 2012
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...
MARIE SPOONER, SANDHURST, 09 December 2012
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,...
Julie Birt, Fleet, Hampshire, 21 November 2012
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...
Clive Elkington, Bracknell, 16 November 2012
Michael provided a very professional and attentive service when completing my travel arrangements. He went the extra mile to ensure everything was correct and I was satisfied with every step of process. Michael has an extensive knowledge of travel, and...
John Rhodes, Sindlesham, 12 July 2012
We have been more than pleased with the personal service and expertise Michael has given us in the researching, selection and the booking of our various holiday arrangements over the past three to four years. He is dedicated to the total satisfaction...
Liz and Roger Adams, Crowthorne, Berkshire., 21 June 2012
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 will do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 01276 817230
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
Posted 09 May 2011
My journey began at St Pancras International terminal in London for my trip on the Eurostar train bound for Marne La Vallee Chessy station at Disneyland Resort Paris. Check-in and security procedures ran smoothly and there are always a good number of Eurostar staff on duty to help with any needs or questions you may have. Once on board the train you can sit back and relax and enjoy the ride! The train pulled out of the station bang on time and then we are on our way. There are also buffet carriages that allow you to purchase a light snack...
Posted 16 September 2005
This was a dream come true to be able to experience the service and be aboard a 5 star luxury cruise in the Mediterranean - The Seabourn Luxury Cruises are part of Cunard and really do live up to top quality at its best. We flew to Barcelona in Spain from where we would join the cruise, it had already been cruising in the Mediterranean for a week and myself and the group would be joining it on the second leg of its journey from Barcelona in Spain through to Lisbon in Portugal. One we embarked on the cruise ship...