My name is Allison, your personal Travel Counsellor. I am originally from Santa Cruz California and have used London as my base since 1999. I live in South-West London with my husband and two daughters.
Before becoming a Travel Counsellor I worked for tour operators as well as travel agents, giving me over 18 years’ experience travelling and providing a wide range of travel arrangements. No stranger to requirements for business trips to extensive tailor-made luxury holidays. From low-cost to splashing out on a private jet, I can assist in making your dreams come true.
Whatever your requirements, I offer the highest level of customer service and seek out the best offers for your needs. Let me take care of the details like transfers, car hire flights accommodation tours, suggestions for things to do and see, recommendations for restaurants, to advice on travelling with children or avoiding them.
Being Californian I have travelled extensively in the USA and have had the pleasure of taking lots of trips of my own. Some of my favourite being lazing at Bujagali Falls in Uganda to spotting Leopard in South Africa, Hill walking in the Faroes to Skiing in Switzerland, tasting Sake in japan to Wine in the Yarra Valley Australia, spotting Proboscis in Borneo to Tigers in India. I have a soft spot for Africa and get to the continent at any opportunity.
I am able to offer a flexible service that is not restricted to office hours. I am here to take the work out of all of your travel planning, give me a call or send me an email.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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:-
Sent in by A Chambers
London, 03 February 2020
Allison is so knowledgeable and so patient. This is the fourth holiday she’s helped us with and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone. She’s fab!
Sent in by Donna M
London, 24 January 2020
Every holiday Allison has arranged for us has been seamless and hassle free. She’s really easy to work with and very flexible. Our most recent holiday to Mauritius was fabulous! Thanks Allison!!
Sent in by Barney Dorman
London, 17 October 2019
Allison is great! Very quick to reply and offers great options!
Sent in by K Simmonds
Nottingham, 07 October 2019
Always friendly and reliable.. Takes all the worries away Thank you
Sent in by P Lindsay
London, 07 October 2019
Allison has been a breeze to engage and arrange with. Having a family herself she understands the intricacy this comes with. She is also very quick to reply.
Sent in by Elizabeth Evans
Manchester, 09 September 2019
Most definitely a 10. Very happy with your help in booking our holiday. Thank you.
Sent in by Vick Shuttleworth
London, 04 September 2019
Allison is brilliant - she intuitively knows what we would like and then delivers it with a bow on
Sent in by Phil Hawkins
Portsmouth, 24 May 2019
Allison is excellent... as always! Always goes above and beyond. We’d be lost without.
Sent in by Ffranses Macdonald - Ingram
Sydney, Australia, 01 May 2019
Allison Barnard is an excellent travel agent. She finds the best deal taking care that all one’s requirements are met. She is efficient, patient and courteous. I can highly recommend her.
Sent in by Rhian Dunkley
London, 19 February 2019
Allison has definitely become our first point of call whenever we are thinking of taking a break! She is super helpful, has found us some amazing deals and knows exactly what we are looking for in a holiday.
Sent in by Dan Moore
London, 15 February 2019
Allison couldn't be more helpful when it comes to planning and booking a holiday. Her knowledge and professionalism take all the stress away when it comes to finding the perfect getaway.
Sent in by Ang Sandi
London, 18 January 2019
I was so impressed with the excellent service provided by Allison that I will use her service in the future and would definitely be recommending her to friends, family and colleagues.
Sent in by Harriet Watkins
London , 23 May 2018
Allison is always so helpful and really picks us the best places to suit our needs and likes. Another great holiday planned! I can’t wait to go!
Sent in by Aimee Chambers
London, 23 May 2018
Allison was brilliant. Very patient with my endless questions and mind changes. She was determined to get our holiday perfect for our family. I am very grateful to her.
Sent in by George Pitcher
Sussex, England, 28 February 2018
We've been asking Allison to arrange all our foreign travel for three years now and can't imagine doing it any other way. Every detail covered beforehand and always a rapid response in the field. It's like having an invisible courier escorting us abroad - one complaint: she doesn't pack my bags.
Sent in by Barney Dorman
London, 19 September 2017
Always good, well priced and I love the time I save by using the service!
Sent in by Medi Pepper
USA, 19 September 2017
My husband and I would like to thank you for the wonderful trip you arranged for us. We had a great time and all the reservations went smoothly. We will be back and will be in touch again for your assistance.
Sent in by Colin Gervaise Brazier
Guernsey, 05 July 2017
Allison always the extra mile to ensure a great experience
Sent in by Rebekah Delsol
London, 29 June 2017
Travel consultant extraordinaire! We just got back from a week in Tenerife. Allison found us a wonderful resort that was just perfect for families. Kids had a blast in pools, beach and kids club and we even got a bit of time to relax and unwind too! Allison was also amazing when the flight was cancelled on the way home - arranged a hotel, rebooked flights, located our luggage and even made sure we had food vouchers at the airport. She totally went above and beyond. Massive thank you Allison x
Sent in by Lucie Holliday
London, 21 March 2017
I usually spend days obsessing over locations and hotels with loads of windows open desperately trying to compare all my options. One email to Allison and she sent me exactly what I was looking for. Price was right and she sorted out a solution when they didn't have quite the dates we were looking for. Thoroughly recommend!
Sent in by Claire Briney
London, 15 March 2017
Totally recommend Allison and will use again, she's an absolute star. Booked a 3-stop trip several months ahead of travelling and everything went swimmingly, right down to the last transport connection, the littlest boat transfer, everything. So reassuring to know someone as reliable and speedy to sort all details - particularly when it comes to long-hauls, multi-country trips and TODDLERS!! Thank you so much :)
Sent in by Sabina Jackson
London, 14 March 2017
She is fantastic and a total star!
Sent in by Anne McAllister
London, 31 January 2017
Allison was hugely knowledgeable and helpful in finding the right options for our holiday. She took on board our ideas and then identified the best possible options. I would definitely recommend.
Sent in by Harriet Watkins
London, 29 April 2016
Allison is always really helpful. The holidays we have enjoyed in the past which were planned by her were excellent, and we're excited for our next adventure. We will not hesitate to recommend her, and use her again!
Sent in by Mariko Lavender-Jones
Wimbledon, 29 February 2016
Allison was very quick and professional in helping me book my holiday. Highly recommend her service!
Sent in by Cate Karimi
london, 02 February 2016
Allison is my favourite travel agent. I book all my travel plans with her and recommend her to my friends and family. She is so efficient and knowledgable in her job that I always know that my booking is secure.
Sent in by John Fiddler
London, 06 August 2015
Allison did what I thought was impossible, she is now my Travel Counsellor, I am with her all the way. Thank you Allison!
Sent in by Meagan Lopez
London, 24 June 2015
Allison was incredibly helpful, answering emails at all hours and incredibly knowledgeable about my trip. I would definitely recommend her to other people!
Sent in by Lokesh Mahajan
Slough, 21 June 2015
Allison has been fantastic in putting together our trip for us. We gave her a complex itinerary and she met every one of the different things we asked for. All of our many questions were answered straight away, even some late at night. Would definitely recommend Alli to friends and family!
Sent in by Mark Cousens
Folkestone, 21 April 2015
Fantastic service from start to finish, Allison went above and beyond what I would expect. I will be more than happy to recommend Allison to everyone I know.
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 020 3582 3120