Does the thought of planning your next holiday feel overwhelming? Travel is a complicated subject at the moment. Restrictions are constantly changing, travel requirements are evolving and people are struggling to comprehend what exactly they need to do to enjoy some much-needed time away with their loved ones.
Hello, I'm Angela and as your personal Travel Counsellor, I’m here to take care of everything for you.
You can take advantage of my expert travel knowledge when I plan your special trip for you. I care about your travels as much as my own. I’ll find out what kind of holiday you want, what's really important to you and what to avoid and then I do all the time-consuming research. I’ll present you with some tailored options within your budget and then book everything for you. From flights and hotels, to airport lounges, car parking and insurance, taking all the stress and hassle out of organising your dream holiday.
Think of me as your own personal travel assistant, there for you throughout, with the backing of a world leading, international travel company, 100% financial protection and 24/7 duty office. When you hire me to plan your holiday, you have a real person to take care of everything, I’ll always be available at the end of a phone even if something goes wrong. Every holiday I book is also 100% financially protected through the unique Travel Counsellors Trust and comes at no extra cost to you. Having that peace of mind in these uncertain times is not something you can find everywhere.
Travel has been my life since I first went on a plane aged 12 and I still love the excitement of going to the airport. I even had a set of matching luggage for my 21st birthday present. I skipped going to university to join Thomas Cook as a trainee, and have since worked in the travel industry for 25+ years at American Express Travel, lastminute.com and TUI delivering VIP service to clients in UK travel offices and tour operations overseas.
If you would like to breeze through the airport on your next trip knowing that all the details have been organised for you by your Travel Counsellor, please get in touch by phone or using the ‘Contact’ button and I’ll be ready to help you plan, book and go!
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.
06 June 2019
Readers of my blogs will recall that I had a big ‘0’ birthday recently. Previous memorable birthday celebrations have involved cocktails in the Caribbean so this year I decided on a girly trip to Mexico to celebrate and took advantage of an agent offer with Oasis Hotels in Cancun. I’ve been lucky enough to spend my birthday in some fabulous places over the years working in travel and Mexico had been recently added to my wish-list after I arranged a Rick Stein inspired foodie trip there for a client last year. Time off is precious, and I like to combine...
06 June 2019
Last weekend I was invited by Cruise & Maritime with 6 fellow Travel Counsellors on board the Marco Polo which was holding a special overnight event at Portsmouth as part of the D-Day 75 anniversary celebrations. It was a beautifully sunny afternoon when we checked in and after embarkation formalities were complete, we headed straight to the main deck for welcome cocktails. The Marco Polo is one of 6 ships in the CMV fleet and has an older clientele making it perfect for those commemorating 75years since D-Day. This is a traditional ship with beautiful teak decks and distinctive dark...
14 March 2019
This year I have a big ‘0’ birthday coming up so have been thinking about my travel wish list and where to celebrate. I’ve been lucky enough to have my birthday in some fabulous places over the years of working in travel. My last big birthday 10 years ago, I was working for a tour operator in Italy so spent the day in Venice eating gelato and visiting the beach at glamourous Venice Lido where they hold the film festival. Previous memorable birthday celebrations have involved cocktails in the Caribbean and a safari and wine tasting in South Africa. Kuoni recently...
10 August 2018
Last month I went on my first ship visit on the MSC Magnifica in Southampton. It was a very informative day involving some training on the MSC routes and fleet, a tour of the ship’s lounges, restaurants, pools, spa area and cabins followed by a well-earned lunch. I signed up for my ship visit after a cruise training evening in Greenwich. I have only been on one cruise before, many years ago with Carnival from Miami to Bahamas, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from today’s cruises. I am keen to expand my cruise product knowledge and experience more...
20 September 2017
I’ve just returned from a short break in Cyprus to get away from it all after a busy summer. I’m back feeling refreshed in mind and body and recharged, ready to face the autumn season. Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort in Cyprus was the perfect choice. It’s a lovely resort up in the hills north of Paphos. The hotel’s grounds are filled with orange trees, jasmine and lavender surrounding the limestone buildings so the resort looks and smells wonderful and has an atmosphere which is totally relaxing. We stayed in a quiet room in the corner of the resort overlooking...
12 May 2017
Just returned from an amazing time in vibrant Cuba. Cuba has been on my wish list for a while, as I was intrigued to learn more about this unique country frozen in time since the 1959 socialist revolution. We flew with Thomas Cook Holidays on an all-inclusive package which covered our arrival visas. The flight from Gatwick to Holguin is 9 hours. The airport is small so we were soon on our way to the resort in Guardalavaca. We stayed at the Brisas resort which has a main hotel with an adjacent villa area which is quieter so there are...
27 March 2017
To celebrate my partner's 50th birthday in August last year, we wanted a short weekend break destination and chose the Algarve for the luxury golf & spa resorts and sunshine just a couple of hours flight away. I booked the flights direct with EasyJet, and after extensive internet research booked a 4 star resort hotel in Vilamoura at the best rate I could find via Trivago for our 3 night stay. This was before I joined Travel Counsellors and even though I considered myself quite internet savvy regarding travel arrangements, I was caught out when Low Cost Holidays went bust...
27 March 2017
Last May we chose Barbados for an all-inclusive holiday for my birthday week. I had been to Barbados before but almost 20 years ago on an educational trip with British Airways. This time we flew with Virgin Atlantic, who operate several direct flights a week from Gatwick. The short transfer from the airport to Hastings showed that as well as the exclusive luxury hotels there are now accommodations to suit all budgets on the island making it a more accessible destination. We stayed at the Savannah Beach Hotel on the South West coast, a small hotel with just 93...
26 March 2017
In October 2015, I went on my first trip to India. Kerala is a state in the South of India and a world away from the frenzy of the North. This laid-back place has something for everyone from beaches, to backwaters, to tea covered hills, to wildlife and nature reserves. Kochi (Cochin) airport is the first airport in the world to be entirely powered by solar power and well served by the major airlines, we travelled with Emirates via Dubai. After passing through immigration relatively quickly since the introduction of the Evisa for U.K passport holders, we were whisked...
26 March 2017
Years ago, I was lucky enough to work in beautiful Venezia for 3 summers for a tour operator. My days off were spent exploring this unique city and the surrounding area. Here are my top tips: - Getting around Venice is easy. Everywhere is signposted back to St Mark’s Square - Piazza San Marco or the Rialto bridge - Ponte di Rialto so you can't get lost. Explore the back streets and quieter areas away from the hustle and bustle and you'll find lots of gems, whether that be cosy bars, restaurants and splendid architecture. The Jewish Ghetto and Cannaregio...
Sent in by Ingrid Mair
Chichester, 06 March 2020
Thanks a lot for all your work in organising this once in a lifetime trip.
Sent in by Margaret Hill
Richmond, 16 December 2019
Angela has been unfailingly helpful and efficient in helping with our travel plans for very different holidays. We think she is a real find!
Sent in by Helen West
Twickenham, 18 October 2019
Sent in by Natasha Edge
Eversley, 20 May 2019
Angela is always quick to respond and has arranged a few holidays for us. All brilliant and a great service!
Sent in by Christine Flinn
Surrey, 27 April 2019
This is the third time Angela has arranged a holiday booking for me and each time I have been more than pleased with the excellent service she has provided. The effort she puts into finding just the right locations and flights is second to none.
Sent in by Alex Hughes
New Malden, 06 February 2019
Very friendly and efficient service!
Sent in by Debbie Pakulski
Wiltshire, 16 January 2019
It’s the personal touch that makes using a Travel Counsellor my preferred option when booking. Angela in particular has gone the extra mile more than once to ensure I get the best out of both my holiday and her.
Sent in by Cilla Forkin
Ruislip, 13 January 2019
Angela was introduced to me by my sister and I was not disappointed with the service I received. I would be happy to forward that recommendation onwards.
Sent in by Anne Williams
Hampton, 11 October 2018
Very helpful. It saved a lot of time and headache looking into different routes and possibilities for stopovers, plus we were made aware of a Qantas sale that we would never have known about.
Sent in by Marcella Hatch
Kent, 19 September 2018
Angela you are so patient. We changed our minds so many times yet you patiently came back with everything we asked. Thank you so very much for a 5*+ service.
Sent in by Jacqui OConnell
LONDON, 15 June 2018
Angela was extremely competent. She found us 3 islands in greece, which needed a little tweaking and she produced an amazing itinerary, she even went as far to book us ferries. She’s my go to girl for holidays for sure.
Sent in by Marie Barbrr
Forncett St Peter , 23 May 2018
Angela’s service was amazing. The booking process was easy and when my seats to Australia were changed due to rescheduling of planes, Angela had fixed it before I even had a chance to email her about it. Travelling with a four year old and a baby to Australia is stressful enough without having added pressure of seat changes and the possibility we wouldn’t have had a bassinet seat! She checked us in for the journey out (which was a nice touch to her service) and as I had no access/limited to the internet for the journey home she checked us in for this leg too! I would highly recommend Angela to book your holiday with and will be using her again in the future . Really pleased I booked with her and not online myself!
Sent in by Sally Dent
Mere, 17 May 2018
We have yet to experience our trip but the organisation and help has been amazing - would thoroughly recommend Angela.
Sent in by Caroline Ewans
Wimbledon, 17 May 2018
Thank you to Angela for organising a great holiday in St Lucia. She's very good at tailoring a trip to your suggestions and requirements.
Sent in by Ian Johnson
Hook, 15 March 2018
Thank you for all your help, you’ve made the process of finding a holiday that meets our requirements extremely easy and hassle free.
Sent in by Deborah Pakulski
Mere, 23 February 2018
Angela has provided the most exemplary service. She produced exactly what we wanted with the initial quote which made it very easy to choose our hotel, flight and airport options. When we asked a couple of subsequent questions regarding late check out and baggage weight Angela responded practically immediately. This is the second trip Angela has organised for me and I love the freedom having my own travel counsellor brings. It’s so stress free and I every faith in Angela as a Travel Counsellor.
Sent in by Carolyn Nash
TOTNES, 15 February 2018
Thank you very much. I can't tell you how helpful and supportive you have been and how excited we are about this amazing holiday. I usually do all the homework, research and booking of our breaks, but this is a very big holiday for us and your help has been invaluable. It has meant that I can totally relax knowing we are in safe hands.
Sent in by Hilary Fisher
Richmond, 01 February 2018
I was delighted to find that Angela was happy to book flights only and she made it so easy. Many thanks!
Sent in by Sue Orsborn
Nottingham, 16 June 2017
We are delighted with the efficient service you have provided and will certainly shout to all we know that this is the best way to now book holidays.
Sent in by Cherry Parker
Staines upon Thames, 22 May 2017
Thank you for all your help Angela. You've taken the stress out of organising our family holiday!
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 01932 808660