Hi I'm Abe, based in my home city of Edinburgh.
Having created bespoke holidays since 2008, my customers have collectively been on thousands of imaginative and spectacular journeys across the globe. I take the time to explore what makes your dream trip possible and also provide a reassuring service right through until you arrive safely home. You benefit from the peace of mind of an industry leading operator and the personal relationship of a Travel Counsellor who is with you every step of the way.
My mission is simple - to organise amazing holidays, provide a friendly service and offer value for money.
Even during the most of testing times, such as the ongoing global pandemic, my customers have remained loyal. That is because I went out of my way to look after them, having arranged repatriation flights, facilitated cancellations and organised timely refunds. During such turbulent events, they received empathetic and calm support but also someone who pulled out all the stops to things done. That's why I know my customers will continue to rely on me to plan and book their future travels.
Never again should you have to trawl the internet for "deals" or figure out where to turn when you need travel advice. As your Travel Counsellor, I do everything for you. From planning inspiring journeys to navigating you away from the pitfalls and uncertainty from booking online, you have full peace of mind.
Whatever future travels you have in mind, I look forward to help shape your travel arrangements. Need inspiration or bounce ideas then let's have a chat and see how I can help you.
MORE ABOUT ME:
My personal favourite type of holiday is the road trip. I'm fortunate to have family spread across Western USA and I have explored most of its National Parks. Our two month family motorhome trip from Seattle to San Diego when my youngest child was just 4 months old will be hard to beat but we're always trying!
Other favourite destinations include Mongolia, Costa Rica, Laos, China and South Africa. On my wish list are Nepal, Colombia, Alaska and Japan. If I had to live anywhere else then it would have to be beautiful New Zealand although I consider myself fortunate to call Scotland home.
I love the great outdoors; often out trail-running, cycling, camping, rock climbing and the occasional obstacle course race...all the better when combining it with my passion for travel.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.
23 October 2018
California is a trip-of-a-lifetime destination. Luckily for me I’ve been visiting family here for many years - and luckily for my customers they benefit from my insight that few others can boast of. I’ve booked many fly-drives, city breaks, honeymoons, family trips and even cycle tours. Everyone will at some point want to see the incredible cities of San Francisco, Los Angeles and my personal favourite San Diego. The national parks of Yosemite, Sequoia and Death Valley are astounding and deserve all the acclaim they receive. But with so much on offer, where do you begin? Here are just a few tips,...
Sent in by Derek McGill
Galashiels, 31 August 2021
Abe has been fantastic from the offset. Great listener to needs and supplied us with a tailored holiday which surpassed expectations. I can’t thank Abe enough for his help and advice. First class and after many years of holidays this has been the best experience for booking by far. Thank you from all of us.
Sent in by Lynn Richmond
Aberdour, 04 May 2020
Abe went above and beyond to help get our daughter back from Australia when all the flights were being cancelled and rerouted. His inside knowledge and experience was invaluable in the process. He was extremely professional but took a real personal interest in our situation. He was available 24/7 and followed up to make sure she got home safely. Couldn’t ask for more. Look forward to using Abe’s services for many holidays once situations allow.
Sent in by Stephen James
Edinburgh, 17 February 2020
Abe has arranged a number of holidays for my family over the last few years and always comes up with suggestions to fit the remit set at a good price. Also good with suggestions for the area. Would highly recommend him, particularity where you are looking for something new and special.
Sent in by Euan Revell
North Berwick, East Lothian, 05 February 2020
Abe was super in dealing with our complex requirements for flights to and from NZ. He clearly illustrated all our options, organised the flights in great time and most importantly got a very good price with excellent flight times. We would thoroughly recommend Abe and will definitely use him again for future travels.
Sent in by Debbie Meldrum
Bonnybridge , 22 January 2020
My partner and I were turning 30 within the same week and couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than going to America for a two week holiday. We got in touch with Abe, upon recommendation from my parents, who very quickly took the time to present various options to suit our wants and needs. Within a few short discussions, Abe had researched and found our dream trip! We had the most amazing holiday and we couldn't have got there without Abe's expertise and guidance. We will definitely reach out to Abe again for future trips and would absolutely recommend him to anyone. Such a kind and helpful man, thank you Abe.
Sent in by Loraine Ogilvie
Westhill, Aberdeenshire, 11 January 2020
Abe listened to what I wanted from the holiday that I have booked. I asked for transfers from Airport to Hotel and other transfers as my husband gets anxious about these things. He has done all of that also when booking flights I said that again my husband gets anxious if there is a short transfer time said don't want to hang around for ever but not too quick. This was all looked at when choosing flights for us. We have done add on days before and after the cruise to get the most of travelling to these countries. Abe sourced out hotels, car transfers and booked what looks like a super Tango/dinner evening, with car pick to take us there. He spoke to Celebrity Cruises about certain things on board the ship to ensure that we do not have to think about either when on board or just before holiday. Helped choose the cabin for locality from the availability left. This will help our cruise experience more comfortable and less hassle. Abe has made the booking of this trip so hassle free for me, he is attentive and follows up on any questions. Lovely to work with someone so professional and experienced in the travel industry.
Sent in by Gary Fyvie-Olds
Edinburgh, 11 January 2020
We have recently returned from our amazing trip to New York for the New Year celebrations. My family had a blast and we look forward to booking another trip via Abe soon.
Sent in by Hilary David
Kenilworth, 06 December 2019
I like how Abe has met all my requests cheerfully, clearly and very reassuringly. Keep’s me well informed.
Sent in by Garry Meldrum
Alloa, 06 November 2019
Abe was excellent. He was not pushy, giving us enough time to look at the package quote ensuring that it met everything we were looking for . Abe was very patient answering all our questions amending things as we requested. I have already recommended Abe to a work colleague who assures me that he will get in touch with Abe next time he looking to book his annual holiday.
Sent in by Gavin Park
Edinburgh, 04 November 2019
Abe has been great to deal with, very responsive and knowledgeable. He has talked us through everything, found the best price for our requirements and made the arduous process of flight booking much easier!
Sent in by Rachael Lynch
Edinburgh, 29 August 2019
We contacted Abe on the recommendations we had seen online for his help in booking a trip to NZ. Travelling with 2 children we wanted to find the best flight times for such a long journey and of course the best airline. He made everything very easy and was a joy to work with we will definitely be calling on him again for our next holiday!
Sent in by Spencer Thomson
Bonnyrigg, 30 July 2019
We wanted to take this time to thanks Abe for his expertise in booking our recent trip to California. We decided we had no specifics other than start in San Francisco and ending up in Los Angeles. We were able to be flexible on dates, so left it to Abe to make suggestions. Abe was thorough in asking questions about the sorts of things we would like to do and see and as a result came up with an itinerary that included Yosemite National Park which was not on our radar, but so glad he recommended it. Abe also suggested that if we move the date forward by 24 hours we could fly back business class for a very reasonable sum and and enjoy the benefits of a flat bed as well as the business lounge both in LA and Heathrow which we took advantage of. What is impressive is not just his knowledge of the travel industry, but his attention to detail and informing/reminding us of certain things, for example having updated ESTAs. I'd recommend Abe to anyone who is looking for someone to take away the hassle of booking a holiday, knowing he looks after them as if they were his best friend.
Sent in by Chiara Franzosi
Edinburgh, 30 July 2019
We live a busy life, so we asked Abe for some help organising our holidays in Colorado and New York. Abe took really good care of our trip with attention to detail and great professionalism! Price was reasonable too. Can't recommend enough and will go back to him next time!
Sent in by Noel Finegan
Edinburgh, 30 July 2019
We got Abe to put together a trip to the US recently and couldn't have asked for a better service. Perfectly organised flights, accommodation and excursions along the way - his attention to detail was excellent. Will definitely be using him again.
Sent in by Paul Singleton
High Wycombe, 30 July 2019
We recently used Abe Remmo to help organise and book our trip to California and are in the process of using him again to arrange our next vacation. Despite making changes to our plans along the way, Abe just deals with this in his stride and accommodates our requirements. His knowledge of the destinations is amazing even down to recommending restaurants and things to see. I would have no hesitation in recommending Abe as your Travel Counsellor.
Sent in by Kara Gibson
Edinburgh, 19 June 2019
First time booking a trip through Abe and can't recommend the experience enough. He took our very vague ideas and effortlessly turned them into an incredible holiday which we definitely could not have planned ourselves! Abe made the whole planning process easy, smooth and enjoyable. The holiday itself was fantastic and having all the transitions and details taken care of meant we could just relax and enjoy ourselves. We'll definitely be using Abe's services again in the future.
Sent in by Duncan Wallace
Edinburgh, 13 June 2019
Can't recommend Abe enough for anyone looking for a cracking holiday with minimal stress. Definitely going to be back in touch with him next time a trip is on the cards!
Sent in by Valentina Hogg
Edinburgh, 31 May 2019
Since first using Abe's travel service, I have realised the benefits of using his expertise and knowledge. I do not have enough words to express the gratitude and trust, that me and my family have in his professionalism. I will not have any hesitation in recommending Abe to all my family and friends. As for my family alone, we will be loyal customers for any future travel we undertake.
Sent in by Alexander Penny
Edinburgh, 02 April 2019
Just completed five days plus in Krakow. Many thanks for attending to all of the arrangements, the flights, transfers and the hotel was exactly what we had requested. We also made use of your recommended transfer company for two tours and they were spot on with timings, service and introduction to guides. We would certainly recommend Abe @ Travel Counsellors for regular or bespoke holiday recommendations.
Sent in by Anne Holling
Edinburgh, 29 March 2019
Having always had fantastic service from Abe previously we used his services again to arrange a recent trip to Guyana. Abe is passionate about customer service and isn't happy until you are. He takes time to understand your requirements and doesn't rush you to a decision. Whilst I have never had a problem with any trip Abe has organised I know if I did he would work unstintingly to get it sorted. A true professional.
Sent in by Tina Gakin-Edwards
Harpenden, 27 March 2019
Abe has now organised two holidays for us - the service he provides is very professional and he is extremely knowledgeable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
Sent in by Michael Teevan
Glasgow, 17 March 2019
Abe was recommended to me by a friend and we initially spoke to him with a fairly vague brief about the kind of trip we were after. Abe put together two options and then helped us tweak our trip so that it was exactly what we were after. He is exceptionally helpful and responsive. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services and will come back to him for our next holiday too!
Sent in by Billie Alexander
Edinburgh, 13 March 2019
My friend and I booked Barbados through Abe and the process was easy and simple to do, all information was provided in advance of booking, all terms agreed, and the process itself is very smooth. Plus we downloaded the app which makes it much more exciting with the countdown to our holiday as well. I would definitely recommend Abe for anyone who is looking for a fast process with a great informative travel counsellor.
Sent in by Amy Marshall
Edinburgh, 13 March 2019
Abe is helpful and reliable, taking all the stress away from booking travel! I was looking for a multi city trip from Scotland to Australia in just over a months time. Abe managed it all quickly and smoothly. Highly recommended, thanks again Abe!
Sent in by David Hansford
Waltham Cross, 24 October 2018
Once again, Abe gave a truly professional reliable service. He is prompt with his replies and knowledgeable about the various holiday destinations we have booked with him over the years.
Sent in by Alex Hazlewood
Edinburgh, 19 October 2018
Abe was really helpful and after we explained our complicated journey he went away and found the best solution for us. We had tried to do the journey ourselves but we had come up with a cost £2,000 more expensive. His knowledge and expertise enabled us to save money, but to also maximise our holiday time. I have always been a bit sceptical of using a Travel Counsellor but will in the future always pass my travel through Abe. The process was simple and hassle free!
Sent in by Craig Hayton
Edinburgh, 02 July 2018
Me and my wife have just booked our second trip down to New Zealand with Abe. We decided to speak to him again after the superb knowledgeable service which we had received from him previously and have been equally impressed this time around too. Whether it is a complicated honeymoon with multiple destinations or a simple fly drive, both have been seamless. I would completely recommend his services to anybody, no issue is too much hassle to resolve and questions are answered so quickly to put minds at easy.
Sent in by Kenneth Lean
Edinburgh, 27 June 2018
Abe offered us a very personal experience in organising our travel plans, He was extremely professional and made sure we knew he was available at all times to address any questions or concerns we might have. His vast knowledge meant he could offer advice and guidance on our 2 month travel plan to Australia and New Zealand. We made it clear what type of resorts we wanted to visit and what type we wanted to avoid and Abe came up with a tailor-made travel plan to suit all our needs. I could not recommend Abe highly enough.
Sent in by Merlyn Grant
Banchory, Aberdeenshire, 27 June 2018
If I could score 20 I would ! Abe has yet again treated our travel arrangements with maximum efficiency resulting in a reassuring and hassle free solution to our enquiry. Our annual sojourn to Australia must seem very mundane compared to some of the exotic trips he arranges but he prioritises it in the same way.
Sent in by Lynne Lineen
Edinburgh, 19 June 2018
Fantastic and very knowledgeable service from Abe on every trip he has helped us with. He was especially good at helping us to plan our California adventure and deciding on best route and which hotels to stay in. We definitely felt he listened to what our family wanted and planned the trip around us.
From the pristine white-sand beaches of Thailand’s idyllic islands to the sprawling wide-open roads of the USA; the historic and breathtakingly beautiful architecture of India to the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Maldives – there’s a world of wonder out there and it’s just waiting to be explored.
Contact me on 0131 516 3560