Thank you for visiting my website and taking the time to read about me!
Travel has always been my passion so naturally it is a job that I love! I have been in this industry for over 20 years! I have been a Travel Counsellor since 2001 and I haven’t once looked back!!
I have experience in arranging holidays all over the world and I specialise in honeymoons and tailor-made itineraries. However, I can help with whatever travel plans you may have. Having a young family myself gives me the knowledge and experience to find a suitable family holiday too, that matches both your needs and budget.
Where Have I been?
The West Coast of the USA, South Africa, The Gambia, Cuba, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Dubai, Cyprus and Iceland. I have travelled extensively throughout Italy and being married to an Icelander has given me the opportunity to visit Iceland several times.
I have completed the following destination/hotel training: Dubai Expert; Sandals Specialist Academy (Premium Caribbean Hotel Chain); Disneyland Paris Expert; AM Resorts Master Agent (All Inclusive Hotels in Jamaica, Mexico and Dominican Republic); Andalucía Tourist Board.
Since Travel Counsellors started the “net promoter score” in 2007, 100% of my clients who responded to our survey said they would be happy to recommend me personally to their colleagues, friends and family, giving me a maximum score of 10/10!
Family Holidays. Honeymoons and Weddings Abroad. Luxury VIP Holidays. Cruising.
Bespoke Itineraries. City Breaks. UK Breaks. Flights. Hotels. Villas & Apartments. Car Hire. Airport Parking and More………..
Reasons to contact me when you’re next thinking of travelling:
. Available 24/7, at a time to suit you. Why queue at a High Street Agent?
. Exceptional Personal Service – I will treat your holiday enquiry as if it was my own
. 100% financial protection against supplier failure
. Independent and honest advice
. Let an expert do the research and find you the best price and right holiday for you
. Access to award winning technology allowing me to source the best deals
. Over 350 leading UK tour operators to choose from
I would like to Thank those who already have placed their trust in me and Travel Counsellors. To those who are yet to experience my service, I hope to hear from you soon!
Let me help you 'Live Your Dream'
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Shilpa was very helpful, always seemed to be around when I needed her and was very quick at responding to my questions. She made booking painless.
Katherine Hampton, Stratford upon Avon, 04 April 2014
Shilpa has been really helpful and friendly, and I can't recommend her highly enough.
Louise Brown, Glasgow, 04 April 2014
Shilpa arranged the most amazing honeymoon for us in The Maldives. She sourced several options based on our brief and made our once in a lifetime holiday one to remember. We had a first class service all the way and would not hesitate to recommend Shilpa. Best of all we were able to make our honeymoon as a gift list so our guests could contribute to our honeymoon. She offered such a personal service that we ended up becoming friends and her and her husband even came to our wedding!
Kirstie Darnell, Banbury, 04 April 2014
Shilpa is always very responsive and has always met our needs.
Gareth Jones, Chipping Campden, 04 April 2014
Good, helpful, friendly, reliable and prompt service. Definitely someone to recommend.
Luke Holloway, Droitwich, 04 April 2014
Shilpa has done a fantastic job when arranging travel for my family :-) Highly recommended.
Halldor Gudfinnsson, Reykjavik, Iceland, 04 April 2014
Shilpa always goes above and beyond the call of duty. She is helpful, knowledgeable and very experienced. I would not hesitate in recommending her for any sort of travel you require.
Abigail Ratcliffe, Welford on Avon, 04 April 2014
Shilpa booked flights for a trip to NYC for my parents and I. She was incredibly efficient, helpful and got us an incredible deal on price! She arranged a special meal for me due to my dietary requirements and handled our visas and everything else. She saved us bags of time and money and was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We will continue to use her for all our travel for both business and pleasure. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Suzanna Jacoby, Cheltenham, 04 April 2014
I will be recommending Shilpa to friends and family. We received an excellent personal service using Shilpa. She took all the worry out of booking the holiday. We told her what we wanted, she put together a variety of options for us to choose from. It was quick and efficient and I felt in very safe hands. Shilpa has a definite air of competence and this in turn gives the customer confidence in what has proved to be a highly efficient travel agent. We will book future trips with Shilpa, she made life...
I will be recommending Shilpa to friends and family. We received an excellent personal service using Shilpa. She took all the worry out of booking the holiday. We told her what we wanted, she put together a variety of options for us to choose from. It was quick and efficient and I felt in very safe hands. Shilpa has a definite air of competence and this in turn gives the customer confidence in what has proved to be a highly efficient travel agent. We will book future trips with Shilpa, she made life so easy for us.Continue reading
Donna Mayo, Gloucester, 12 February 2014
We have found Shilpa to be most accommodating and always happy to help. She was recommended to us and did not disappoint. Shilpa is always helpful and prompt in responding to queries and efficient too.
Bob White, St Albans, 12 February 2014
Shilpa was fantastic, patient and extremely helpful. For any other holidays I will be using Shilpa, excellant service! Very friendly and welcoming.
Marion Gronning, Redditch, 12 February 2014
Shilpa has been great at sorting everything out for us and coming back with different options when we have changed our minds about something and she goes that extra special mile to make sure everything is right.
Lisa Cook, Cheltenham, 12 February 2014
Shilpa was brilliant and very patient with us as it was a rather complicated itinerary and we made several changes before finalising the arrangements, Shilpa stayed on the ball and made recommendations all the way and was quick to alter flights etc. To accommodate us.
Emma Swift, Stratford upon Avon, 12 February 2014
We had scheduled a six day stay in St Petersburg but decided to come back after three days as the city and it's people lacks soul. Some great buildings and art collections but completely souless and all a bit run down. We called Shilpa and she managed to get us flight on the following day via Denmark and made it all painless and easy. Would definitely use Shilpa's services again.
Roy Colpaert, London, 12 February 2014
I have been absolutely delighted with the friendly and professional service Shilpa has provided. She's proved to be knowledgeable, prompt, and extremely helpful. I travel a great deal for both work and pleasure and will be using her services in future for all my bookings. Highly recommended.
Benjamin Read, Stratford upon Avon, 29 May 2013
We have used the personal services of Shilpa on more than several occasions to book complete holiday packages, including cruises. Shilpa comes across as a pleasant, knowledgeable and efficient Travel Counsellor, and we have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Shilpa to other fellow travellers.
Howard de Silva, Bracknell, 27 October 2011
I have booked a number of flights and holidays through Shilpa and have always received an excellent personal service. When I have been unsure as to what kind of resort or accommodation to go for, or have needed advice on the country I was travelling to, Shilpa has given me great advice and insight to help me choose the perfect holiday for my family. Its like having my own personal travel agent!
rhiannon lewis, stratford upon avon, 27 May 2011
Shilpa gives an excellent all-round service. Nothing is too much trouble and is always there when you have that problem, big or small. I wish her all the best for the future
Michael Edwards, Sidmouth, 25 May 2011
I know of no one else (inside the regular travel industry or as an independent) that takes as much time, trouble & care as Shilpa in ensuring I have the best holiday possible. There have been occasions where I have had some very demanding criteria & other times when I have simply asked for 'somewhere' giving only approx’ time and budget. EVERY SINGLE time she has come up with something fantastic!!
Ivan Smart, Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire, 04 August 2008
Shilpa's service is second to none. She has helped me book many different types of travel arrangements and even when my requirements change half way through a booking she makes everything seem effortless. Whether you want a short break in the UK or a long haul break I would recommend everyone to ask Shilpa first as her knowledge of all types of resorts, hotels even local customs is amazing.
Lynn Chedham, Stratford-upon-Avon, 28 July 2008
Nothing is too much trouble for Shilpa, from your first enquiry to the end of your holiday she is there to help you. What more could you ask.
Michael Edwards, Sidmouth, 26 July 2008
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’ll do my best to find it for you!
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Posted 04 September 2013
I’ve always had a love for Italy and have visited many places but Lake Garda is a jewel that I wanted to return to with my family. We decided on a two week “Chalet” style package holiday in Gardone Riviera, flying from Birmingham. The holiday included: breakfast, all day tea/coffee, packed lunch, afternoon tea & cake as well as dinner which started with an aperitif & canapés, followed by starters, choice of main course plus dessert with wine included and finally cheese and biscuits! I cannot fault the hotel or food at all! Needless to say, we didn’t go...
Posted 24 April 2011
We had previously been to Windsor to go to Legoland and decided we would quite like to go back for a short break. We stayed at the Macdonald Savill Court & Spa; the hotel is a short drive out of Windsor and set in some beautiful grounds. We particularly chose this hotel as it had a swimming pool and highlighted that it was family friendly. We were not to be disappointed as at all times the staff were extremely friendly and professional. The hotel has good size family rooms and comfortable beds. At breakfast time there was a good choice and if...