Hello. Thank you for taking the time to visit my webpage.
It was in my early teens that I discovered a passion for travel, visiting places with my family and during some of those trips I decided I wanted a career in travel.
I moved to London in 1993, I enrolled in night college where I obtained a Certificate of Travel Agents Competence. In 1994 found my first job in travel working for a Retail Tour Operator which specialised in Spain, Italy and Portugal.
After a few years I moved to another large Retail Tour Operator but this time working on worldwide travel. I worked on the Far East desk, then moved to the Caribbean and Cuban desk. From there I was promoted to Weddings Co-ordinator, organising clients weddings abroad.
My next job was with a Wholesale Tour Operator selling hotel rooms to travel agents around the world. I was in this role for 11 years as a senior reservations executive.
I love travel and I have been very lucky to have been to some amazing countries across Europe including Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Germany. I have also visited many of the Caribbean islands including Cuba, safari in Kenya, the east and west coast of the U.S.A and Australia. On a recent trip I went to Canada driving through the Rocky Mountains, ending up in Vancouver, which I absolutely loved. More recently, I visited Japan which is an amazing country.
When booking for my clients no itinerary is too big or small. From a one night break to a full package holiday short haul to long haul, if you fancy a cruise then I can arrange that too. From one person to a couple or a larger group then that is no problem. Any specialist requirements, like skiing, diving, cycling or considering getting married abroad or going on honeymoon then I’m the man for the job.
If you have any business trips, solely or in groups to be organised I will also be able to arrange that for you flights, transfer and hotels.
I will always provide you with an excellent bespoke tailor-made service. I will give a 100% and will not rest until I know that I have arranged the trip you want. You will also have the peace of mind knowing that when you book with me your money is financially protected by our Travel Counsellors Financial Trust and ATOL bonded.
I am available to discuss your travel requirements either by phone or email.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Sent in by Tania Burgess
Runwell, 04 March 2018
We lost our holiday due to Monarch's decline and Andrew was brilliant at matching exactly what we had booked, giving me numerous options for airports and flights despite us wanting to go in school holidays! Great service, booked us in online, provided boarding passes and gifts for the children. Very efficient and professional service, will not hestitate to book with him again!
Sent in by Christopher Shotton
Sible Hedingham, Halstead, Essex, 27 February 2018
Andrew did a great job to get me the best deal possible for my trip to the States! I can highly recommend Andrew to take care of all your travel arrangements.
Sent in by Shaun Rhodes
Manchester , 14 September 2017
This was my first time using Andrews services and it certainly wont be the last. Andrew took my initial chaotic email full of random thoughts, requests, dates, times, budgets and locations and swiftly replied with details of the perfect holiday. The My TC app kept everything organised in one place and Andrew was on hand every step of the way to ensure everything was ok. In a world where we increasingly do everything ourselves online its nice to know I have an expert I can rely on to take the stress out of booking a holiday! Thank you Andrew.
Sent in by Mike Holland
Toronto, Ontario, 19 July 2017
My wife and I used Andrew Rea's services when planning and booking our recent trip from Toronto to Amsterdam, England and Spain. Andrew provided us with creative ideas on ways to structure our trip, as well as wonderful suggestions on places to visit and how to make the most of our vacation. In addition to responding quickly to all our questions, he provides a bespoke service and thoughtful attention to detail. We have recommended Andrew, without hesitation, to all our family and friends.
Sent in by Ben Tuffley
London, 26 February 2017
Andrew has been incredibly helpful in organising my hockey tour. Despite the numerous changes and alterations he has been patient and helpful in sorting everything out. I would happily recommend him to anyone again & in fact hope to use him again when me and my partner head on holiday at the end of June.
Sent in by Gary Francis
HIGH WYCOMBE, 26 February 2017
The prospect of organising my month long study trip to Australia was quite daunting with international and internal flights and hotels. Andrew took that stress away, friendly, interested and paying careful attention my schedule he set about finding me flights at the times I wanted and perfect connections. When booking the hotels Andrew found those closest to my base locations (without even being asked) which was fantastic! We all worry about cost, Andrew worked to my budget, advised and guided me and came in under spend, which was another plus for me. Using Andrew to book this trip and knowing he is at the end of the phone or an emails should I have a query has been completely stress free and left me feeling excited by the trip rather than totally stressed out as usual!!!! I shall be using Andrew again for my next study trip in 2018 to Canada and already thinking of where he might be able to find me that is super sunny for some total down-time. I have absolutely not hesitation in recommending Andrew, I am very grateful for the professional/friendly service you provided.
Sent in by Nik Banurji
Putney, London, 21 February 2017
Was delighted with Andrew's prompt and efficient service, so soon after starting with travelcouncellors. He was able to secure us hotel accommodation in San Francisco and LA, at short notice and found us 2 great hotels in prime downtown locations. He was able to meet our specific requests and meet our budget requirements. We had no nasty surprises on arrival and had a great time away. Highly recommended. Saved me a lot of time, effort and money.
Sent in by Liz McDermott
Nottingham, 21 February 2017
I would highly recommend Andrew to help anyone find their dream holiday or any travel requirements. He goes above and beyond to help you find the best deal for you. We booked our flights through Andrew and he got them for the best price. I have recommended his service to all my family and friends.
Sent in by Amanda Bishton
Nottingham, 21 February 2017
We booked our flights to Cyprus with Andrew. Good friendly quick and easy service. We will be booking our next holiday through Andrew and will be recommending him to our friends and family.
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27 September 2017
II decided to treat my Mum to a weekend away and wanted to go to somewhere none of us have been before so off we went to Lyon. Lyon is a beautiful city and Old Lyon is a UNESCO world heritage site and sits at the meeting point of the Rhône and Saône rivers. We took a river cruise looking at the wonderful building both old and new. Old Lyon has lot of lovely narrow streets which are punctuate with characteristic passageways. These now house many shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. This city has lots of culture like the Fourvière Basilica...
25 September 2017
The last time I was in New York was when I was 18, which is one or two years ago now! So it was right so say I was looking forward to going back as an adult. This trip was to celebrate another friend’s 50th birthday, it seems now that we celebrate a milestone birthday in some far-flung place. But I was very happy to go on this trip as I really wanted to go back to New York. First stop was a walk round Central Park, which is the vast open park in the middle of New York. The...
24 September 2017
I think it is true to say that Japan was not on my radar of countries that I wanted to visit, but when one of my friends wanted to celebrate his 50th birthday and invited us to come along with about 15 others, we said we would love to. First stop was Tokyo, we arrived early morning just in time for rush hour. If you think London is busy during rush hour, it is nothing compared to Tokyo. I have never encountered so many people and the metro stations are vast, one station Shibuya is the busiest in the world and...
21 September 2017
I think I have lost count on how many times I have been to Sitges. I have been to many fantastic places over the years, but Sitges has a special place in my heart. Sitges is a beautiful small seaside town about 40 minutes south from the centre of Barcelona and has something for everyone. From families, couples or if you are travelling alone. The town itself has a long history, in the 1950s a Neanderthal Jaw was found which dates back 53,200 years and is one of the oldest human remain found in Catalonia. Sitges is very picturesque with some...