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My name is Alison, your personal Travel Counsellor. I have lived in South East London for all of my life, apart from a stint in Upstate New York. I live with my partner John and our two dogs, two cats, and 3 guinea pigs.
Before becoming a Travel Counsellor, I worked for a large travel agency, a luxury cruise line, served as a tour operator, and worked at a luxury tailor-made travel company. These jobs have given me 40 years of experience in the industry.
I love nothing better than to make your holiday dreams come true and it doesn't stop there as I will always keep in regular contact before, during and after you travel. Looking after your booking, doing you online check-in so all you have to do is sit back and relax. Where possible I will hand deliver your tickets and discuss your documentation over a nice cuppa!
This year so far I have travelled to Paris via Eurostar staying at the beautiful Baume Hotel in the St Germain Area. I have just recently returned from Tenerife travelling in Club Europe with British Airways and staying at the very fashionable Hard Rock Hotel. In May I'm off to Cornwall just me and my dogs Doris and Bill for our yearly staycation...… I have lots of recommendations for beautiful cottages in England and Wales so please contact me for further details and bookings.
My big long haul trip this year is New Zealand, I'm busy booking this trip in between arranging my clients holidays, watch this space for an update on what I am planning to do whilst there!
With my extensive travel experience and knowledge, I can provide you with personal recommendations for accommodation, tours and sightseeing, restaurants, transportation, and even advice on best ways to travel with pets.
Having visited over 66% of the world I have found that I love nothing more than travelling. Whether it be visiting local tribes in Papua New Guinea, gorilla trekking in Rwanda, meeting pandas in China, traveling on the bullet train in Japan, or just sitting on the beaches of the Caribbean with a good book, I have loved all my travel experiences but there is one country that has a very special place in my heart...South Africa.
In non-traditional fashion my office hours are not the typical nine to five, this is in order to offer you the best service possible. Please call or send me an email.
I look forward to hearing from you and making your travel plans!
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:-
Sent in by Brian Scully
Essex, 08 July 2019
Absolutely fantastic holiday, perfect with HUGE brownie points! Accommodation was amazing, food oh boy the food it was out of this world. The assistance both ends was perfect, you actually get treated like a VIP, I have never moved through the terminal so quickly., All in all it was great - really did not want it to end. Thank you so much for all your help.
Sent in by Pamela Manwaring
Kent, 23 June 2019
Alison made booking a holiday so easy. She listened to what we wanted, found somewhere and took care of everything for us. Will definitely recommend her to others and have already used her again!
Sent in by Joanne Buck
Kent , 05 June 2019
I'd just like to show enormous gratitude to Alison Kent. Thank you so much for all your hard work and advice and for organising every last detail of my very last minute holiday! I wholeheartedly recommend Alison's services - she quite literally goes the extra mile!
Sent in by Emma Wilson
London , 23 April 2019
Hi Alison, it all went amazingly well. Transfers all showed up on time and were lovely and friendly. Everything went really smoothly couldn’t have hoped for better. Thank you so much for all of your help :)
Sent in by Alison Perry
Somerset, 18 April 2019
Hi Alison We had a really great time thanks, and we have already recommended you to lots of our friends as the whole process of making the bookings was made so easy by being able to email you as questions arose. So, many thanks for your part in ensuring that our time with all the family was memorable.
Sent in by Hannah Cann
Kent , 22 February 2019
I would highly recommend Alison! She was very patient with checking multiple different dates for me. She always responded very promptly and the whole booking process was smooth and quick. Alison took all of the effort out of booking a holiday, so that all I have to do now is count down the days until I’m on the beach in the sunshine! Will definitely go to Alison to organise all of my holidays from now on.
Sent in by Steven White
London , 19 February 2019
Thanks Alison We had an amazing time and just wanted to say thank you for the excellent service and advice , totally happy to recommend you!
Sent in by Suzanne Scott
Welling, Kent , 15 February 2019
Alison Kent has arranged my last 3 holidays and now I have booked my 4th with her. I can't recommend Alison enough to my family and friends.l She has taken the stress and anxiety out of booking my holidays, I always know that whatever happens before, during and after my holidays Alison is only a phone call away. Which gives me peace of mind. So I can enjoy my breaks away and relax.
Sent in by Irene HobbsMeyer
London , 14 February 2019
I really appreciate all the help and information I receive from Alison at all hours.
Sent in by Rebecca McGinty
Kent , 11 February 2019
Thank you for booking hotel in Brighton - was a last minute request but Alison got it sorted professionally and exactly what was requested! 100% recommend for all booking needs both UK and abroad
Sent in by Linda Stradling
Lee, London , 08 February 2019
Well, so far so absolutely fabulous Alison! Thank you for all your help
Sent in by Paula Rutt
Welling, Kent , 04 February 2019
Alison was so helpful with us booking a holiday of a lifetime to Japan. She really listened to what we hoped for from our visit, she took time to plan out our route, hotels, travel both there and during our stay. There were one or two things we wanted to change and that was no problem. Great to deal with an expert! Her knowledge helped enhance the trip we have booked! I know it will be everything we hope for!
Sent in by Janet Lane
London , 18 January 2019
Alison is the best, she has helped us on a number of occasions
Sent in by Cathy Dowse
London , 25 November 2018
Thanks for organising our trip to Cuba. We had a fantastic time. All the hotels your booked were lovely and the transfers worked out perfectly. We couldn't have arranged such a great trip without you. Thanks.
Sent in by Iain Gomes
Kent , 19 November 2018
Alison was absolutely amazing and took all of the stress out of the booking. I'll be using her for every trip now.
Sent in by Tasha Lyons
Kent, 05 November 2018
The boys had an amazing time in Las Vegas, thank you so much again for arranging the trip!
Sent in by Georgina Cooper
Chislehurst, Kent , 29 October 2018
Finally back in the cold UK, had a lovely time in Tenerife. Just want to take the opportunity to promote Alison Kent who is a Travel Counsellor, she does a fantastic job, we went to her with a budget and travel requests and she found the best holiday package, she took care of everything even down to the checking in which took the stress away from traveling!
Sent in by Alistair Tudor
Somerset, 15 October 2018
Booking a family holiday to EuroDisney was very easy, as Alison Kent negotiated her way around the website for us, and took the stress out of the having to do the booking ourselves. Feeling very confident that everything is now in place for a great family holiday.
Sent in by Carlos Vielba
London , 03 September 2018
Alison consulted and designed our fabulous honeymoon to Namibia and the Seychelles. Straight from the outset Alison knew exactly what questions to ask and we had every confidence in the arrangements she suggested. Everything was thought about even the extras like hot air ballooning. We'd really recommend Alison for her honesty, passion for travel and her commitment to making it happen. Alison you rock! Thank you
Sent in by Lesley Rutt
Weston-Super-Mare, 03 September 2018
A very belated thank you for sorting everything out! We just have to practise our Italian ! I saw my friend the other day and she said that she'd booked through you too. I will keep spreading the word. Once we decide where we would like to go next year, I'll come back to you again, Many thanks.
Sent in by Steven White
London , 03 September 2018
Alison made the whole process so easy it was a pleasure to book our holiday with her and now we can’t wait!
Sent in by Niall Dowse
New Eltham, London , 28 August 2018
Alison was really helpful and found us something that was spot on. She was quick and efficient and looked outside the box with our price range to help us get the best deal. A great help and I will be using her again!
Sent in by Danielle Goouch
London , 23 August 2018
Just got back tonight from Disneyland Paris which I booked with Alison. I would really recommend her she's really good at what she does.
Sent in by Emma Wilson
London , 09 August 2018
Alison was wonderful in organising our family trip. Really looking forward to it. Thanks for all you help.
Sent in by Tony Boyle
Watford , 06 August 2018
Alison really went above and beyond. I was looking for a last minute flight out to South Africa. I spent close to 7 hours fighting with airlines and other travel agents, whose prices seemed falsey advertised and changed everytime I called to book. I gave Alison my trip details and within the hour she had come back to me with flight options that suited my needs and she booked me in. Alison kept in contact and handled all my airline affairs such as checking me in for all my flights and keeping me updated with information regarding my trip. 100% recommended.
Sent in by Linda Graser
Oregon, USA , 18 July 2018
Alison is wonderful to work with and very personable and professional.
Sent in by Miriam O'Shea
Chislehurst, Kent , 14 July 2018
Alison, my daughter and I had a fabulous time. Thank you so much for putting together an ideal package.
Sent in by Nicholas Albert
Sweden , 14 July 2018
Alison ensured a smooth and hassle-free process when booking my flights and pointed me in the right direction over a matter I was unsure of. Would highly recommend and will certainly use again in the future. Thanks Alison!
Sent in by Georgina Cooper
Chislehurst, Kent , 13 July 2018
I wanted to take my mum away for her birthday so I contacted Alison, she was so helpful and put a fabulous package together and we went on our weekend trip to luxembourg. There were no problems, the hotel and location were perfect for a city break. We had a great time and will continue to recommend Alison to my friends and family. Thanks Ali
Sent in by Cathy Dowse
London , 25 May 2018
Alison was really helpful and came up with a plan for my holiday that I wouldn't have been able to do myself. Would definitely recommend and really looking forward to my holiday.
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14 May 2019
I decided to take my annual staycation to Cornwall this year as I hadn't been there since 1978 and I wasn't disappointed! However, I am travelling with my dogs Doris & Bill so decided to break the journey in Somerset. I stayed at the Mason Arms, Odcombe, near Yeovil. It was a lovely hotel within a pub and extremely dog friendly. The food, service and staff were amazing and couldn't do enough to make you feel welcome.... I would recommend this hotel especially if travelling with your fur babies. After a very hearty breakfast I set off for the Village of St...
24 April 2019
This year I decided to spend my birthday at the Hard Rock Hotel in Tenerife! To really celebrate in style, we flew British Airways Club Europe from Gatwick. The lounge is a great experience and it’s always good to have a glass of chilled champagne before you depart! I would definitely recommend Club Europe as Tenerife is over a 4-hour flight. A lovely breakfast and plenty of fizz flowing and the crew were very attentive. On arrival at Tenerife Airport, immigration and customs was very quick and we headed towards the counter for our private transfer to the Hard Rock Hotel, which...
15 March 2018
It had been my lifelong dream to visit Rwanda and trek with the gorillas. I finally made the trip in November 2010 and was not disappointed. It was an amazing country and the people are so friendly. The highlight, of course, was to be with the gorillas, as well as trekking to Diane Fosse's grave in the Parc National Des Volcans. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience for me. Favourite accommodation: Virunga Safari Lodge in Parc Des Volcans – Rwanda When I opened the door from my room, the scenery was breath-taking, with mist hanging over uninhabited islands in...
18 September 2017
We travelled to Island of Antigua in the month of November. I had travelled to Antigua before however to different accommodation. We decided to do a two centre so we could get a different feel for the locations and hotels Our first stay was Blue Waters on the northwestern corner of Antigua. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel, it is set in 17 acres of beautiful tropical gardens and has everything to offer the perfect relaxing holiday together with excellent service from the staff where nothing is too much trouble for them. Our 7 night stay here consisted of relaxing on the beach,...
14 September 2017
I had visited Iceland way back in 1993 so thought it was about time I returned, which I did in December 2016 with a good friend of mine. The flight over was excellent with Icelandair on their new aircraft, customs and immigration is quick and efficient. On arrival at Keflavik airport (50kms from Storm Hotel) airport we caught the feeder bus which transfers you to the relevant bus for your hotel. Quick, easy and efficient as well as good value for money as cabs are extremely expensive! We checked into the Storm hotel which is situated between Reykjavik’s main business area...
14 September 2017
I visited Alabama in the month of May. I flew into Birmingham via Charlotte. Birmingham - Where we visited the 16th Street Baptist Church for sunday service. This was the site of a racial bombing by the Ku Klux Klan, which took place in September 1963. Four children died as a result. The choir was amazing and gave me goose bumps! This church was a meeting place for Martin Luther King. This was followed by a visit to the Civil Rights Museum, which is next door to the church. We only had a brief tour, but you could spend at least three...
12 September 2017
We travelled to the island of Jamaica in the month of November. We had no idea what to expect in Jamaica but we were totally blown away. It is an amazing island with its culture, scenery and people. Nothing was ever too much trouble for the staff in the hotels, they are genuinely passionate about their country and what they do. All four hotels were totally different and such a good contrast. I recommend that you do at least a two centre to get the feel of the island. I can’t wait to return! Our first stay was at The...
03 August 2017
This was my first Crystal and my partner John first ever cruise, we travelled in the month of September. We travelled to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines and was very impressed with the food and service. When we arrived at the port Crystal Serenity looked stunning against the backdrop of a cloudy and rainy night in Istanbul. Embarkation was quick and easy, we were taken to our cabin 10115 (Deluxe Stateroom with Veranda). It was bright and airy had a large Queen sized bed, full bath what I loved most was the wardrobe space! Our cabin stewardess introduced herself over the week...
01 August 2017
It has always been my dream to visit the Arctic and that's exactly what happened in June this year! I left Heathrow and followed the midnight sun to Longyearbyen, a three-hour flight from Oslo. I arrived at 1am to be greeted with daylight which was an amazing experience. The next day didn't disappoint; a morning of sightseeing in Longyearbyen. A must is a visit to the museum where it gives real insight into what the area has to offer and also the history of it. Then it was off to board MS Nordstjernen, the Hurtigruten Expedition ship built in 1956....