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Hello and a very warm welcome, you've come to the right place if you're looking for a friendly, caring and professional service.
I love my job and this year I celebrate 13 years as a Travel Counsellor and 24 years in the travel industry.
For me, getting it right is making sure I listen to my clients and get a real feel for exactly what their requirements are.
Nothing gives me a greater thrill than hearing how much my clients have enjoyed their trip away, whether it be for business or leisure. My passion for customer service and travel is second to none. My experience in our industry is widespread, but my forte is specialising in tailoring itineraries and creating experiences out of this world.
For all of our clients, the team and I are available day and night, offering a true one-to-one personalised travel service. In addition to this, everything you book is 100% financially protected against supplier failure by either ATOL or the Travel Counsellors Trust, giving you absolute peace of mind.
Away from work, I love my sport and coach my son's football and cricket teams, I am a great believer in local community and help organise a variety of local events.
I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please either fill in and send the form below or simply give me a call 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.
17 June 2019
As we all know, skiing can be an expensive holiday, especially when travelling with 4 children. When they are young, you must consider not only the travel, accommodation and lift passes, but their lessons and of course their equipment. Now Emma is the skier in our family and her parents started taking her and her siblings from a very young age. I on the other hand started about 6 years ago and to be honest found it really difficult and still do. Confidence is my issue and like a lot of sports or activities, so much of it happens in your...
11 June 2019
"Where do you want to go on your next holiday kids?" "Dubai, Dad!" Do you know what, I am always a little embarrassed to say how much I actually enjoyed our holiday to Dubai, I love culture, visiting new and exciting destinations and meeting new people especially the locals. Dubai doesn't offer as much culture as Sri Lanka, you can't mix with the locals like in Thailand, you can't eat from a street vendor like you can in Vietnam....however, man alive can you indulge, party, experience thrills and enjoy the benefits of a city on a glorious beach in one of...
06 June 2018
We have over 1500 Travel Counsellors across the globe. Every year we are set a goal and target to become a Gold Travel Counsellor. Out of our 11 years in business I think we have only missed out a couple of times. We have been lucky enough to visit Barbados, Hong Kong, Tenerife, Mauritius and this year we were truly spoilt. In May 2018 we travelled to the Middle East to have three nights at the 5-star luxury Waldorf Astoria Resort in Ras Al Khaimah - RAK for short. RAK is a 45-minute transfer from Dubai airport and it's an up and...
05 June 2018
This spring I was lucky enough to be chosen to visit Southern California. Our trip included flights with American Airlines, stays at Huntington Beach, San Diego and Palm Springs. Here's a few thoughts on them all. American Airlines provided great inflight entertainment. The economy seats were a bit tight, but no different from flying BA or Virgin. Service was a little lacking and the food wasn't brilliant. But hey, we left on time and arrived on time. On arrival in California we drove to Huntington Beach aka Surf City USA. Traffic around LA is horrendous. 40 miles took over two hours. Surf...
24 January 2018
I've never been one for theme parks, especially roller coasters and white-knuckle rides. I was always happy to stand and look after the coats and bags with my mum whilst my dad and younger sister were thrown upside down on a metal wagon! That was until I visited Universal some 10 years ago for the first time. Being a big film fan, I loved all the references to iconic movies, such as E.T., Back to the Future and Blues Brothers. Fast forward to June 2017 and I was fortunate to win a place on a VIP Educational trip to visit Universal...
07 January 2018
You all know I am a Travel Counsellor but do you know exactly what a Travel Counsellor is? I'm part of a global network of travel professionals established in 1994. With independent access to thousands of trusted travel suppliers around the world, when booking with me - it is travel and customer service like you've never experienced before. If you’re still a little unsure why you should book through me here are just a few reasons: - I have 25 years’ experience in the travel industry - I would NEVER sell a holiday I didn't think was right for you - Full ATOL protection,...
08 April 2017
Emma and I are blessed with 4 great children, Archie is 6, George is 9, Alice is 11 and Maisie is 14. Now I'm a terrible skier (Bambi on Ice springs to mind!) however, Emma has been skiing since she was a little girl and loves it and I am desperate for the children to learn whilst they are fearless and flexible! Skiing can be expensive, so we do have to cut a few corners to make it work, firstly we load up the 'Buckle Bus ' (our car) and drive to the mountains. Secondly we normally take a few prepared...
26 March 2017
A hassle-free skiing holiday does exist, it is true what they say after all!! Okay, so for the past couple of years we have been taking our children skiing on a relatively low budget (if such a thing exists on a skiing holiday). We have driven to Austria and Switzerland in the past two years and our four wonderful children have learned to ski. Normally we stay a short walk or drive from the main lift and Emma and I are normally tasked with carrying skis, boots, poles, snacks and water. I work with Mark Warner holidays a lot and they offer a...
05 January 2017
It's not all palm trees and cocktails, I believe travel should take be adventurous and as my family found out… you don't have to board a plane to do this. So this year the Buckle Bus headed for the Isle of Bute to see in the New Year, an 8-hour journey saw us arrive at Wemyss bay, approximately 30 miles west of Glasgow. Here we boarded the Caledonian Macbride ferry to the Isle of Bute, our home for the next 3 days. The ferry crossing takes just over half an hour and the return cost for the 6 of us including...
08 December 2016
"Would you like to go to check out some hotels for your customers in St Lucia" they said. Not the most difficult decision I have had to make. So 26th November came round and I was boarding the Virgin Atlantic flight to the Caribbean in Premium Economy next to the gold medal Olympic champion, Colin Jackson, although I think unfortunately he is more famous for Strictly these days! But wait what's this, "excuse me Mr Buckle, we have one seat left in Upper Class, would you like it?" Well as quick as a cat on a hot tin roof or...
Sent in by David Griffin
St Neots, 19 October 2019
Superb service - tending to every detail required by the customer - suggesting viable alternatives if required. This level of service cannot be sought by any Hight Street provider or Larger Travel Companies. Now that we are used to this level of service from Alex we will not go anywhere else. First Class.
Sent in by Sally Lyons
Ramsey, 20 September 2019
Alex helped us organize a holiday of a lifetime to the USA, taking in 7 states and 4 major cities over 3 weeks. He was always available for my questions before we travelled and even on had whilst we were away too. I highly recommend his services.
Sent in by Linda White
Barbados, 20 September 2019
Always personal and understood our needs for the trip, spot on.
Sent in by Amanda Lucia
Peterborough, 09 September 2019
Cant recommend the services of this gentleman enough, from stepping off the plane to returning back home we felt his support every moment, always a friendly face to guide you through each new adventure, drivers and official guides were amazing. You'll not be disappointed, Alex takes in all the logistics, mixes in a bit of personality and bases your experience on what you really want, he truly is a travel expert - an important factor to my recommendation is that I too am an ex travel international venue sourcing agent and I still can't find faults! Don't delay, Alex will take your requirements, put every detail together including transport and then it's up to you, he will stream each detail to suit your trip, talk you through it, then it's countdown (he even sends you a countdown calendar) love it, thank you Alex, you hit every mark on our Cambodia trip!
Sent in by Graham Buck
Godmanchester, 02 September 2019
A friendly, professional and extremely helpful approach and service
Sent in by Eloise Cade
St Ives, 02 September 2019
I am a single Mum of 2 boys (15 and 18) who works full time and doesn't have huge amounts of money spare or time to search online, but I still want to give my children holiday experiences and memories. Alex has booked our holidays for the last 2 years now and Im aware that he books some very high end trips for clients but his service has never felt any less personal or dedicated for the trips we have had. Id like to thank him for the last minute efforts he's made and all the attention to detail. I've just got back from 3 days in Krakow with my 18 yr old who is raving about the experience (which is VERY unusual lol) and am looking forward to a week in Croatia with my youngest in a few weeks time. The app was great as I didn't have to go searching through emails for details plus it pinned our accommodation location into Google maps (which was v reassuring in a city I had never visited) and the flights were auto entered into my diary too. All in all a very easy process. Thankyou :'l
Sent in by Anthoney Edmeades
Kimbolton, 02 September 2019
A fantastic service from Alex as usual. We are always fairly vague about where we want to go and Alex provides multiple options to suit our budget. Great local knowledge of the locations and the personal touch is always appreciated when we have lots of questions!!! We will be back, and have already started the conversation about next years break. Thanks Alex.
Sent in by Brian Morgan
Ramsey, 02 September 2019
Good service and good advice also very competitive on price with no reduction in quality of destinations offered
Sent in by Luke Gammons
Ramsey, 18 June 2019
I've used before and will use again, I always recommend Alex.
Sent in by Jane Palmer
Ramsey, 17 June 2019
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Alex. We have just recently completed our first cruise arranged via Alex and his knowledge and advice mean that we had a brilliant experience - we will be back to book another as soon as we can!
Sent in by Mary Fitzgerald
Oxford, 17 June 2019
Paradise Island is a fabulous find. The facilities are great & the staff can’t do enough for you. We’d come here again. Thanks for arranging everything for us.
Sent in by Kristi Hudson
Sheffield, 13 June 2019
I am delighted with the support received and have already recommended you to 2 people :-)
Sent in by Alison Fraser
Bury, 11 June 2019
Hi Alex, just thought I would let you know what a fantastic holiday we are having. Our hotels have been brilliant and all in good locations. We arrived in Tofino yesterday and our hotel is stunning, we are going bear watching this afternoon. Thank you for organizing it for us, we'll be back in touch when we get back next week. Best wishes
Sent in by Roy Lodge
Eaton Socon, 05 June 2019
Hi Alex, what a wonderful service you provide, I will catch up when I get back from Spain.
Sent in by Alice Liveing
London, 03 June 2019
Alex was brilliant. He made the whole process stress free and was so helpful in suggesting extra things for us to do on our holiday. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to book a memorable trip!
Sent in by Liz Scott
Huntingdonshire, 03 June 2019
We’ve had a excellent holiday to Japan and would recommend Alex because he listened to what we wanted and found it for us. Nothing felt too much hassle. We’ve had an amazing trip with lots of variety so much of the faff taken out for us. Thank you.
Sent in by Liza Webster
Ramsey, 03 June 2019
Alex is the only person I would ever trust to sort out my families travel plans. The security of knowing we have booked through Travel Counsellors ensures I never have to worry about being left high and dry due to unforeseen events. Peace of mind all round!
Sent in by Steven Cox
Cambridge, 31 May 2019
Hi Alex, just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping us book our holiday. The hotel was beautiful, the staff couldn't do enough for us, the food was great and the area was lovely. We wouldn't have found it without you.
Sent in by Margaret Kennaugh
Isle of Man, 23 April 2019
Alex & Emma are so helpful & extremely knowledgeable about travel planning. Nothing is too much trouble. I would highly recommend Alex & Emma to make your holiday planning stress free!
Sent in by Craig Lynch
Ramsey, 23 April 2019
Alex’s knowledge and expertise were amazing. Many thanks again!
Sent in by Liz Scott
Cambridgeshire, 23 April 2019
We’ve had a excellent holiday and would recommend Alex because he listened to what we wanted and found it for us. Nothing felt too much hassle. We’ve had an amazing trip with lots of variety so much of the faff taken out for us. Thank you.
Sent in by Jon Hopkins
Upwood, 25 February 2019
Superb apartment hotel with great facilities. Ski in and ski out works really well from the very warm boot room! Excellent views from the balcony overlooking the mountains. Transfers worked really well in terms of speed and convenience. Avoriaz as a resort works really well; queues manageable for a half term, with plenty of skiing for all levels. Many thanks for organising a wonderful holiday.
Sent in by Amanda Gronmark
Henley on Thames, 12 October 2018
Amazing holiday booked, can't quite believe it. Alex is spot on with what I wanted, a bit of adventure and a bit of chilling. Can't wait. All booked and sorted in under a week, unreal. Thanks very much.
Sent in by David Griffin
St Neots, 08 October 2018
The very best 'one stop' travel facility in the area. Friendly, knowledgeable service that is able to understand & deliver the right solution to the requirement. All in all a great service all round.
Sent in by Stephen Blythe
Dartford, 30 September 2018
I like both the personal service that Alex provides, together with the promptness of his replies. He has been spot on to date.
Sent in by Zoe Chatfield
Grays, 25 September 2018
Would recommend 100%! We are just on our way back from 3 weeks in America doing Route 66, Chicago to LA with the additions of Monument Valley, Las Vegas and San Diego. This really wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for Alex, it had always been our dream to do Route 66 but after getting a quote from a high street travel agent it didn’t seem doable. Alex managed to put together an incredible, affordable itinerary that we just couldn’t turn down. His experience is second to none and the time and effort he put in really showed. Alex made sure that our honeymoon was extra special and for that we are truly grateful. We already have our next holiday booked with him and the one after that in the pipeline.
Sent in by Trudy Millican
Bury, 01 September 2018
Home from an amazing three and a half week holiday in Australia. Alex booked everything from flights, visas, accommodation, trips and car hire to fit in exactly with what I requested. Everything went so smoothly and it was good to know that I could contact him at any point if needed. My girls and I had a great experience and made lots of memories. Just deciding what our next adventure will be!
Sent in by Sarah Gumbley
Ramsey, 01 September 2018
Just wanted to say an official thank you for sorting out our holiday - you took away all the usual stress of booking and transfers and found us a really lovely hotel for our week away in Fuerteventura. Happy, happy, happy!
Sent in by Michael Greene
Peterborough, 30 June 2018
Alex made our travel and accommodation booking so easy. It was a pleasure do work with him and we will not hesitate to call him for future travel/holiday requirements
Sent in by Gina Wrench
Peterborough, 30 June 2018
This is the first experience with your company and we are very impressed! Thank you!
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