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
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
Michael has looked after our travel requirements for several years in a most professional manner. His customer service is first rate, nothing is too much trouble especially as some of our requirements have been somewhat complicated. I have no hesitation...
Richard Kenton, Sandhurst, 18 June 2012
I have known Michael for a little while now and I must say his "attention to detail" is great and impeccable. I was introduced to Michael through a friend and have never looked back. Michael is someone who you can rely on and he takes away any stress....
Jenni Jones, South East London, 14 June 2012
I WOULD RECOMMEND MICHEAL MARTINEZ TO ANYBODY AS A TRAVEL COUNSELLOR. I HAVE FOUND MICHEAL TO PROVIDE AN EXCELLENT SERVICE CONDUCTED WITH A VERY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY MANNER
THERESA REEVES, CHELTENHAMI, 02 June 2012
We chose to book our holiday with Michael quite out of the blue but I am really glad we did.We left Micheal to book the four flights to Sydney Australia for us and also the Hotels in Hongkong and Singapore.He gave us a very good selection of Hotels to...
ray davis, Sandhurst Berkshire, 30 May 2012
We first used Michael to book a family ski-ing holiday in March 2012. We were so impressed wih Michael's organisation of the holiday, we have now booked a week in Zermatt in July 2012. Michael has been very caring and efficient and we will not hesitate...
Susan & Roger Gilks, Coverack, Cornwall, 15 May 2012
Could not wish for a more experienced Travel Counsellor. From the initial enquirey right through to the actual end of the travels , he is fully professional and personally commited. I fully recomend him to you. Top marks, Thankyou Michael.
Malcolm Hitchman, Eversley, 22 March 2012
Michael gives excellent, personal service. He has a vast knowledge on the travel industry, and if he doesn't know already, he will find out - and come back with the information. Nothing is too much trouble - Michael has a passion for travel,and can give...
Lynn Budd, Waterlooville, 28 December 2011
Michael is an absolute delight to speak with, so thoughtful and considerate. Nothing is too much trouble to sort out for you, to make your holiday fabulous.
Gillian Cameron, Solihull, West Midlands, 28 December 2011
I can honestly say it's a pleasure booking all my holidays through Michael as I have the peace of mind that Michael has my best interest and will always look after me. I was lucky enough to come across Travel Counsellors last year when booking my honeymoon...
Tosh Prabhakar, UK, 13 September 2011
We arrived home on Thursday after a fantastic holiday, we all had an amazing time touring the north of Israel and Jerusalem then relaxing in Herzlia. We just wanted to say a big thank you for arranging the holiday for us, you made it so easy. Your attention...
Claire Fox, Watford, 05 August 2011
An excellent level of personal service! We didn't have to worry about the holiday details as we felt Michael had it all under control!
George & Jo Dickey, Bracknell, 22 June 2011
Hi Michael, Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for helping us book our wedding and honeymoon at the Sandals resort in the Bahamas and Vegas. The resort was amazing, exactly what we expected & the wedding was perfect! We could not of done all of this...
Haley & Andrew Lomas, Watford, Herts, 28 May 2011
Michael always provides us with a service, which is second to none. I have used many travel agents over the years but Michael goes that one step further to provide a complete and efficient caring service. He takes time to research the best value as well...
Margaret Ritchie, Farnham, 25 February 2011
I wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you for all your help, advice and support you gave to both Oliver and myself when booking our Honeymoon. I don’t think we would have received this kind of service from a high street travel agent, which is why I have sent...
Kathryn Dickens, Slough, 07 October 2010
Michael helped us to organise our trip to China, and as it's a lot of money we wanted to be sure of making the right decisions. He provided the peace of mind that we all need when planning a holiday, making sure everything ran smoothly. We really couldn't...
Tony and Pam Roberts, Wokingham, 05 October 2010
Michael, thanks so much for all your help with arranging our honeymoon. I was blown away by your dedication to getting us the package we wanted, and seeking the most competitive prices. A very personal service, and where other travel advisors may have...
Yemi Oyabayo, London, 26 September 2010
Michael provided us with an excellent service when booking our family holiday to Austria in August 2010. He gave us total reassurance and was extremely enthusiastic when investigating the hotel options available. We were able to relax in the knowledge...
Sian Dyer, Wokingham, 19 August 2010
We've never had such personalised service in our holiday preparations, right down to a final check on the morning of departure. Every question has been answered efficiently and all of our requests dealt with brilliantly. We are all looking forward to...
Bryan & Karen Bolton, Romsey, 16 August 2010
I can recommend Michael with the full confidence of someone who has had a trip of 38 days which he helped organise! He was absolutely brilliant during the planning stages, during the trip and even after the trip. I enjoyed working with him and his enthusiasm...
Cadena Wong, London, 14 August 2010
I would like to thank you so much for all that you have done for me and looking after me so well during the past few months. Your customer service has been impeccable throughout and it has been a joy to work with you in getting me the most perfect package...
Ashutosh Prabhakar, Hounslow, Middlesex, 14 August 2010
You couldn't wish for a better travel consultant than Michael, he goes out of his way to ensure that every aspect of your holiday is perfect in every way. He is genuine, caring, thorough and truly cares that your holiday is the best. I will definately...
Julie Chennells, Camberley, 02 July 2009