My name is Anita Devonport and I am a Travel Counsellor based in Cheshire.
Previous to this I have worked as a Manager at Carrier Travel in Alderley Edge and then worked as one of the Directors at Worldwide Escapes. In total I have over 25 years of travel experience.
I have a passion for travel which began when sailing around the world whilst working on the cruise ships: Norwegian Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises and Seabourn Cruises to name a few.
I have gained extensive knowledge of many countries worldwide by travelling and experiencing dream destinations such as Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Middle East, Thailand, China, South Africa, Kenya, Canada, Burma, USA and Europe. One of my favorite destinations is the Maldives and I am fortunate to experience twenty of their islands so far!
I have a fantastic reputation in the travel industry which has helped me build great links throughout the world to ensure my clients requests are met to the highest standards. When organising your holiday I will be your trusted friend, there to save you time and hassle and even to arrange those special requests which are sure to make all the difference.
My business is about offering a bespoke personal service no matter what the enquiry: flights, packages, honeymoons, business travel and tailor-made. I also have experience dealing with events companies where discretion is paramount
Why book with me?
Because Travel Counsellors is an award winning international franchise with global buying power and most importantly the best financial protection in the business. We have the highest loyalty score in the world. I am always available at a time to suit you.
My favourite quote would have to be:
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
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.
26 September 2019
Well this really is one of the best trips I have been on, Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels looked after us in style! My hotel for a few days was the gorgeous Trou Aux Biches Beachcomber Beach Golf Resort & Spa which sits on a beautiful beach northwest of the island. This is the first eco-friendly resort in Mauritius and the accommodation is housed in lavish chalet-style suites built in crescents, tucked away among the lush tropical gardens. On arrival we were welcomed on the beach where a huge 'GOLD' sign was sitting to showcase our success which was lovely. Champagne on ice...
06 June 2019
Anna Maria Paradise – My little gem in Halkidiki! As many of my clients know I only suggest the best hotels, and this includes 3-star properties. I need to know that although some clients are not spending as much on these hotels it still must be spotlessly clean and offer them a great experience. I have sold Anna Maria for a few years now and all my clients return saying how lovely this gorgeous family run hotel is. Thomas and Maria and all the staff really do make you feel like part of their family. We had an amazing welcome by Thomas...
30 May 2019
What a journey this was, a combination of South African bushveld and the magic of the White Pearl beaches in one unforgettable trip. We travelled from Manchester to Durban with Emirates. A long way around but I just love the A380 aircraft and knowing that on your return journey once you depart Dubai you will arrive in Manchester Airport which is just 20 minutes from my home. We did look at flying direct from London with British Airways but the dates didn’t quite work for us. Emirates upgraded us to business class on the way out which was fantastic. I would recommend...
10 March 2019
On Saturday 2nd March we flew with Aer Lingus from Manchester to Dublin for our action-packed weekend to celebrate my Gold status as a Travel Counsellor. Only the top 10% of the company are Gold and this is something I am very proud of. We stayed at the Powercourt Hotel in Wicklow which is part of the Autograph Collection. It is located approximately 50 minutes from Dublin Airport. Wiclow is known as the Hollywood of Europe! Films such as PS: I love you (2007), Braveheart (1994) and Excalibur (1981) to name just a few. The rooms are lovely, very spacious and you can...
08 October 2018
For Travel Counsellors Gold Trip this year we were taken to the beautiful Anantara in Vilamoura where our itinerary began. Usually I wouldn’t opt for a hotel located on a golf course, but I absolutely loved it. The views were just stunning, and you are close to the Vilamoura’s beaches, marina and nightlife, including Puro beach Vilamoura. Just go to reception and request the complimentary shuttle service which is around a 10-minute drive. We took a taxi back late one night and it was just €9 back to the hotel which we thought was cheap. They also have a couple of...
15 June 2018
In May 2018 during an educational to Barbados I spent 36 hours learning about the Elegant Hotels properties on the island. Choose your favourite from my thoughts below. The itinerary began when we checked into the adults only Treasure Beach located in Payne’s Bay, the newest addition to the group and what a delight it was. This lovely oceanfront boutique resort is U shaped and offers Garden, Pool and Ocean View One Bedroom Suites. The restaurant and bar are positioned in the centre of the resort, an ideal meeting place should you want to meet other guests. Bed and breakfast is great...
22 November 2017
I felt very privileged to be invited into Dean Valley Primary School to talk to the year 6 children about my career from the time I left School to now, running my own business as a Travel Counsellor. The children were amazing, asking so many questions including do I have my own private jet! The children were also asked to create a North America brochure, each child was given a State and they had to make their page look interesting, informative, using creative writing and most of all stand out from the rest. I returned a couple of weeks later to judge and...
13 October 2017
I have flown into Palma Airport so many times and never thought to spend time in Palma City however, whilst on a work trip in October this year I spent a full day in the city and it is definitely a place I will return to. Palma is in my opinion such a stunning and incredible city to explore and such an undersold destination, it’s like a miniature Barcelona! The easiest way to see Palma in a day is by the number 50 hop on hop off city sightseeing bus. This runs on average every 20 minutes throughout the day and takes...
12 September 2017
We opted for a two-week beach holiday and due to recommendations, we decided to travel to Parga in Greece. It is located on the North West of the mainland and just over an hour transfer from Preveza Airport. We set off to Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport and we checked in. There was no queue and a very quick service. After a very expensive breakfast we headed to gate 300 where we waited and then headed off to take our bus to the aircraft. We boarded our yellow ASL Boeing 737-700 aircraft which was quite small with a configuration of...
26 June 2017
20th – 23rd October 2016 My first ever river cruise experience! As a Gold Travel Counsellor we get to the opportunity to be taken away by head office each year. This particular year one of the choices was a river cruise from Budapest to Vienna on the lovely Scenic River Cruise, the Scenic Jewel. I would never choose to book a river cruise so it was my very first experience and being honest I didn’t think I would enjoy it. We had three days discovering the history and romance of the River Danube. On either end of our cruise, we spent time in two...
15 June 2017
I was fortunate enough to stay here for two nights whilst on an educational and I just loved this hotel. We arrived to a quirky hotel with immaculate gardens and such an amazing beach, it definitely had the wow factor. You could twin center with Barbados or St Lucia as there are private and shared charters available. In fact the owner of Bequia, Bengt Mortstedt also owns a private 9 seater plane (One Caribbean) which was just amazing, a great flight. I had a beachfront suite which I would highly recommend. The family villas were also great however I felt these were...
28 March 2017
Saturday March 18th 2017 On arrival in Tenerife I took a taxi to my hotel which was approximately a 20 minutes’ drive costing €42. When I arrived at the hotel I was taken straight to my Tagor Villas (131) where I checked in and unpacked before driving my own personal buggy to the El Mirador restaurant for a light lunch. We relaxed around the pool in the afternoon and then met at Cubanika Terrace for a cocktail before we ate dinner at the 20/20 steak restaurant (a la carte). What fantastic food and this is all included with...
13 September 2016
I was asked if I would donate £250 towards the purchase of a defibrillator machine to be installed at the local football grounds where many young children train and play, including my son Thomas. The keys to Jasmine Park were handed over to the community on 30th December 2015 and for many people it is a superb facility for all ages and because of this they felt it was important to protect the community with a life saving device. A defibrillator was installed at Jasmine Park, Macclesfield on 13th September 2016. I feel very proud to be able to help in this worthwhile...
11 May 2016
East Cheshire Barn Bash Sponsor 2016! In business I feel it is important to support my local community because at the end of the day the people of Macclesfield and the surrounding areas support me. I sponsored the Prosecco Bar at the East Cheshire Barn Bash in 2016. It is also a great way of marketing my business. I arranged for some posters to be made and in addition to this I put my business cards, inside a clear luggage label and wrapped it around each prosecco bottle. A great idea I first thought but I am not quite sure who was sober...
28 April 2016
Tenuta Casteani, Tuscany for a friend’s wedding Thursday 28th April 2016 – Day One We flew from Manchester Airport to Pisa Airport. On arrival at Pisa Airport, we went to collect our car hire. There are no car hire companies located in the airport, but the collection depot is located 450 meters away. There is a shuttle bus but it is quicker to walk. We collected our car and drove with friends to Pisa, where we enjoyed a walk around the city, visiting the leaning tower of Pisa. We then went for lunch at the Ristorante Duomo pizzeria – 1 large...
28 March 2016
I agreed to organise a hen party for my sister and seventeen friends, including me! We wanted fun but it was important to be located in a nice upmarket area. Portals Nous was the perfect place! Given the budget I had no choice, everyone wanted the cheapest carrier, Ryanair. I wasn’t expecting much and it lived up to expectations, not great if I’m honest but on time. We arrived at the Salles Marina Portals and as there were so many of us we had quite a few rooms and I noticed some were very different to others. I always request certain rooms...
Sent in by Nicola Blackburn
Cheshire, 06 March 2021
Lockdown has been extremely hard for many businesses especially small shop owners, hospitality and leisure. As we start living a normal life again, I believe it’s really important to support small businesses. Anita Devonport is part of the travel councellors group. She is absolutely brilliant at understanding your holiday needs, has so much experience and knows many destinations personally. In Covid times her value is second to none, the relationships she has in the business has enabled her to solve any issues that Covid has thrown her clients way. I cannot recommend her enough!
Sent in by Ally Capper
Knutsford, 23 April 2020
Our Travel Counsellor Anita curated a wonderful bespoke tour for us to Argentina and Brazil this spring, the first half of which we loved . Sadly, due to the covid pandemic, we had to cut our trip short and returned early whereupon Anita went into bat on our behalf and secured us a substantial cash refund for which we were very grateful. (Our personal travel insurance company were unhelpful to say the least.) Thank you Anita for your exceptional efforts. We were gutted not to complete our journey and will be seeking your help for future holidays. Ally
Sent in by Helen Owen
Teddington, Middlesex, 06 February 2020
Anita was very helpful and went way beyond what she needed to do to find us the perfect holiday 10 out of 10!
Sent in by Phil Hindley
Business Travel , 03 February 2020
Prompt and excellent service
Sent in by Magdaleen Kotze
Business Travel, 03 February 2020
A great experience using Anita
Sent in by Neil Bates
Langley, Macclesfield, 03 February 2020
Peace of mind when we book with you. Many thanks
Sent in by Marie Dumencic
Warrington, 03 February 2020
Peace of mind when we book with you. Many thanks
Sent in by Dylan Preston
Business Travel, 03 February 2020
Anita Devonport offers an excellent service and is always available to help
Sent in by Heather Langdon
Cheadle, Cheshire, 03 February 2020
I am very impressed with the service I have received so far,I would definitely recommend you and use you again. I've never booked a holiday so quick in my life!
Sent in by Heather Pearson
ALDERLEY EDGE, 30 January 2020
10 out of 10!
Sent in by Elaine Hayes
Poynton, 30 January 2020
Friendly, Helpful, knowledgeable and very efficient x
Sent in by Debra Cummins
Cranage, Crewe, 13 March 2019
Even with all the "tooing and froing" with variations and changes to the specification Anita was always available and happy to help with alternatives great service
Sent in by Rachel Rowlinson
Gawsworth, Cheshire, 23 February 2019
Anita was fantastic, she was so helpful and tailored our holiday perfectly to our needs with no booking stress for us.
Sent in by Joanne Sharp
Congleton, Cheshire, 21 November 2018
I want to say a huge thank you to Anita for arranging our fabulous surprise getaway to meet other members of our family in Fuerteventura. Anita was wonderful and handled all the arrangements for us right down to the transfers. Anita even helped to keep the surprise when sending the travel documents through to me. I can highly recommend and will be using Anita again to find our next family getaway. Thank you so much we all had a wonderful time and it was a fabulous surprise for our family xx
Sent in by James Brown
Brentwood, Essex., 04 September 2018
Anita was helpful and understanding of my requirements and challenges to get to St.Petersburg at relatively short notice. I even had a welcome letter in my room at the Petro Palace from Anita and Travel Counsellors. She deserves her own break now!
Sent in by Stuart Dean
London, 20 July 2018
10/10. A great speedy service.
Sent in by Sarah Hibell
EPI Trafford Park, Manchester (Business Travel), 12 June 2018
I would highly recommend Anita, as she always goes over and above to help us with planning all trips and travel
Sent in by Roy (Thomas) Mills
Cheshire, 08 April 2018
10 out our 10. We would like to vote higher 110+ She is “Simply the Best“
Sent in by Sarah Green
Kerridge, Cheshire, 07 April 2018
It felt like we had our very own travel agent, super personalised!
Sent in by Laura Ronnie (Senior PA)
Alderley Park, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, 27 February 2018
Anita is always so quick to come back to an enquiry and always helps you as much as she can. Anita also very kindly offers to check the traveller in which always helps you when you are busy in the office.
Sent in by Stuart Cooper
Nether Alderley, 20 February 2018
Excellent recommendation, showing real understanding of our preferences and needs. Well executed.
Sent in by Tabitha Smith
Didsbury, 19 February 2018
Overall a great experience booking with Anita, super fast replies via email which was very helpful as I don’t often get time to use my phone during the day whilst at work. Would recommend 100%
Sent in by Liam Hough
Kerridge, Macclesfield, 12 February 2018
I would highly recommend Anita when booking a holiday, very passionate about her job and made the task trouble free!
Sent in by Sally Bosson
Macclesfield, 05 February 2018
Friendly, helpful and efficient service. Highly recommend!
Sent in by Patricia Reeves
Macclesfield, 01 February 2018
Always excellent service very attentive. A pleasure to chat to. My daughter uses Anita for all her long haul flights and holidays.
Sent in by Alan Gowling
Derbyshire, 26 January 2018
Anita always provides a great personal service with holidays booked as to what we want and not what someone else wants.
Sent in by Kay White
Essex, 22 January 2018
Anita is super-responsive and wants you to have the best of everything to your budget and aspirations!
Sent in by Emma Seldon
Bollington, 22 January 2018
Just 10 out of 10!
Sent in by Jade Grundy
Macclesfield, 15 January 2018
Everything that I have asked Anita managed to get. It's our honeymoon, so Anita has tried to make sure every single detail is perfect! Fantastic service - I would definitely recommend! Thank you! 10/10.
Sent in by Lesley Ruler
Macclesfield, 02 January 2018
Always very professional.
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 01625 839 390