Firstly, congratulations for landing safely on my page, which means one of two things, you misspelt ''Kuoni Kettering" in Google, or you’re very serious about your holidays and you're looking for travel done differently. If it's the former, then there isn't one in Kettering (see I'm helping already). If it's the latter, then let's grab a coffee and make a start...
It’s a travel service, travel agency type-thingy but it’s different?
Essentially yes, it's about fantastic personal service. Which means you can contact me at any time and you'll always get me. It means that I remember that last year you wanted to go to Borneo but your eldest broke his leg on the stupid skateboard that you told your mother she shouldn't buy him for Christmas. I remember that you prefer American Airlines business to BA... because of the ice cream sundaes...
Right, well that's all good then. But it's not really just me looking after you and the two of us chatting endlessly on WhatsApp over which is the nicest bit of Bali when I should actually be getting my son ready for school. I'm in cahoots with the multi-award winning Travel Counsellors, a company that provides a global network of travel goodness (GNTG, it's a thing, promise) that means you and I can just relax and get back to discussing Disney Dining packages while they sit quietly in the background, doing what they do. They use their financial muscle so that I can offer you incredible deals, and absolutely guarantee every penny you spend through their financial trust. And as we debate why some of the lounges at Dubai airport really are so much better than others, they’re doing exciting things like the ATOL bonding, and making sure there’s always someone on the end of the phone for you if you need it. No matter what the time, or the time zone.
You don’t do ‘normal’ holidays then?
I most certainly do but I suppose in essence what I do is make normal trips amazing! That Virgin South Africa trip where you liked everything except day 6 of the itinerary? Then I'll break the whole thing down for you and we'll get rid of 'day at leisure', build in a Blue Safari and repackage it all up for you. I've got access to all the major travel suppliers and can add all the extras too, so the car that means you can get you to Gatwick while you finish the presentation you've been procrastinating over for 3 weeks, or the lounge that takes you closer to gin, and further from the airport Frankie and Benny's.
We’ve got this far then, and you’re probably thinking why me? Not in the unexpected-item-in-the-bagging-area-for-the-fourth-time-kinda way, but in the who-is-this-woman-who’s-made-me-a-fake-coffee-and-rambled-on-about-holidays-for-three-paragraphs-kinda-way. I’m Beth (Hi!) Without giving too much away, I started my career in travel back when everyone thought Let Loose were the new NKOTB.
Travel makes me me, and I’ve visited dozens of countries across five continents. Bluntly it’s an obsession I bore my husband with every evening. So if it can’t be me experiencing what it’s like to peer over the grand canyon, or feel the bounce of the seaplane skimming the azure that surrounds my paradise Maldivian island then I’ll do all in my power to make it feel for you like it did for me.
So, with coffee dwindling and muffin finished (there was a muffin?!), I hope I've given you a sense of what travel done differently with me and with Travel Counsellors can mean.
PS: You can contact me about literally any kind of trip, that honeymoon you’re finally planning (can’t believe he took so long to ask you!), that annual cruise around the Caribbean (I’m a bit of a cruise expert/bore to be honest – love a cruise), a romantic weekend getaway to New York, that long imagined Canada road trip, or just a beach to plonk yourself on (anywhere) for two weeks in the Summer.
Maybe worth saying as well, there is no fee for my service. The many many travel suppliers I use sort me out, which is why I had a coffee AND a muffin!
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.
01 December 2019
So I’m sat here looking at the most bizarre, cutest little shiny metal aeroplanes sat on crisp, thick white linen; two dozen bodies lined up parallel and facing me; a dull hum and ethereal purple lighting adding to the sense that I’d been teleported to the funkiest (slightly aeronautically themed) funeral parlour in history… But how did I get here? It’s Sunday; but it’s not a ‘normal’ Sunday. Today I have to fly to the States. It’s 4.45am and I’m spinning around in the bedroom wondering how I’d convinced myself that not packing the night before was a good idea, given...
31 July 2019
So you’ve been planning it for three years, you’ve saved the money and finally told the kids...we’re going to Florida! Expectation levels are now dialled up to max...it’s like Michael J Fox and that Back to the Future guitar scene...THE NEXT TWO WEEKS MUST BE AMAZING! The cliché of the family holiday of a lifetime and the Disney dream exist because the experience truly is something special; there really is probably nowhere else in the world that can offer so much full on, adrenalin fuelled family entertainment. The Magic Kingdom on day 1, Animal Kingdom on day 2, Universal on...
04 July 2019
You know the routine, you’re knackered, you’ve got a big piece of work that is finally hopefully going to be over by Friday and your wonderful parents have taken pity on your crazy, disorganised life and agreed to take the kids for the weekend. Relief. So, what will you do with that precious slice of free time? You could tidy the house, nahh that can wait. You could ask me to find you a nearby hotel or last-minute city break. Or you could try something different. And this is how I discovered the mini cruise. What is a mini cruise...
13 June 2019
When I was growing up Mauritius was the sort of name that was thrown around as the ultimate luxury destination, to which all of us could one day aspire to visit. The world may have moved on and opened up somewhat since then (although I’m obviously still very young), but the island is still a fantastic destination, marrying beautiful beaches, with lush tropical, mountainous scenery, all set within a warm, sunny, almost rum-tinted climate. I returned there recently having visited many years prior, and before I became a mum, and was keen to see what the island has to...
12 June 2019
I love Dubai, and if someone pulled me aside and said ‘Beth, why do you love Dubai?’ in that kind of rhetorical way that fairly unsubtly isn’t a question or ever likely to directly happen but is purely a mechanism to frame this blog... I’d say I’m not really sure. I love the heat; even the intense heat is a dry heat that you can enjoy in short bursts... the cosmopolitan feel of a big multi-cultural city that’s growing in confidence? The ambition to do everything on a grand scale and the blending of culture, history and modernity? It’s just a...
12 June 2019
We’re at the airport. Well actually we’re not. We’re in a car park. A massive car park, and it’s raining. The ‘frequent’ shuttle bus is currently frequenting somewhere else and definitely isn’t here. Sheepy is soggy. Child is jumping on and off the kerb into a puddle, reason unknown. Husband is squinting through the downpour at his phone and ‘important’ work emails. The holiday has started. The bus arrives. Splosh. We get on, although not before a couple who look about twelve decided to jump the queue. He’s wearing lovely crystal white ‘Boss’ trainers. Just sayin’. Now the bus...
05 June 2019
It normally starts about a week before we’re due to fly - ‘I’m packed!’ he (the husband) proclaims; the facial expression not dissimilar from the proud toddler who offers up his first ‘on target’ use of potty for examination. Here we go... right, I’m ‘in travel’ yeah? So, I must have cracked the smooth process of holiday preparation you’d imagine? We’re off to Mauritius tomorrow. Current status as follows: 1) Husband has tipped out a big suitcase containing all my summer clothes onto our bedroom floor and replaced it with three iPhone chargers, three pairs of well-worn pants and a frisbee....
11 May 2019
Why you should choose a Hurtigruten Cruise? It’s fair to say I’ve done some cruises in my time, it’s also fair to say that, maybe 15 years ago I suspended my belief that all who cruised were sailing towards the sunset of their life, and, fuelled by the thumping soundtrack of promotional videos by the big cruise operators, I now get it. Sometimes I want to eat all I can eat, to be entertained, to shop, to dance, to be whisked from bustling port to port. But sometimes I like to stop. And that’s where Hurtigruten comes in. Ok, it’s a journey zig...
Sent in by Nadine Berger
Wellingborough, 27 December 2019
We have just returned from the most amazing holiday. Thank you so so much Beth for booking this perfect trip for us. Having booked every of our holidays myself, I was sceptical about using someone to help us book a trip. We are very particular in what we like in hotels, places and want this to be as cost effective as possible. How wrong I was! Having had Beth listen to what's important to us and then having her advise us was absolutely fantastic! Beth has given us insight knowledge and advice that actually saved us a small fortune. So much that we have already asked her to help us to book two trips next year. Thank you so much Beth. Days after our return we are still taking daily about how great this trip has been from start to finish!
Sent in by Nikki Richmond
Kettering, 27 December 2019
We booked our Santa's Lapland trip through Beth. It was the most amazing experience to take the kids. Beth found the best deal for us and made sure we had all the information we needed. Would definitely recommend, have even booked a trip to Mexico through Beth for next year!
Sent in by Elise Sandiford
Stamford, 26 September 2019
Beth was extremely helpful and I would absolutely recommend her to others.
Sent in by Taylor Corne
London, 17 September 2019
I would highly recommend TC to any colleagues, friends and family. Beth has been so helpful even at extremely short notice. Look forward to using TC for all future bookings.
Sent in by Christopher Edwards
Kettering, 16 September 2019
Great service. Delivered the spec I asked for at a fantastic price.
Sent in by Anne-Marie Warwick
Milton Keynes, 09 September 2019
Well what can I say? Beth works miracles. Trying to book a holiday for two families who are polar opposites was always going to be a difficult one, but Beth spoke to us at length to establish our likes and dislikes, discussed our previous holidays, our interests and hobbies, before coming back to us with 3 options that we all loved! First class service, knowledgeable and brilliant at narrowing down the finer points - I will never go to another agent again! Thank you Beth, you're a star.
Sent in by Jake Clarkson
Market Harborough, 09 September 2019
Really helpful, very knowledgable, friendly, listened to what we wanted, got us a great deal!
Sent in by Stephen Barratt
Northampton, 09 September 2019
Incredibly helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Very proactive and knowledgeable.
Sent in by Catherine Williams
Bedford, 24 June 2019
Beth persevered to find us our Holiday. She was super responsive and efficient! We cannot wait to get to Mykonos.
Sent in by John Kempster
Market Harborough, 18 June 2019
Fantastic service, highly recommended. This kind of personal service and attention to detail is what is lacking when dealing with your typical booking agent. I am sold - this is THE way to book your travel arrangements - both personal and business. Thank you Beth, first class job!
Sent in by Becky Reid
Kettering, 18 June 2019
Beth was extremely helpful from the first conversation we had discussing our honeymoon and continues to be just as helpful now. She understood just how special we wanted our trip to be and has delivered more than what we expected. Speed of booking was brilliant and price even better! We gave her our limit and she worked hard to stick to this and achieved a better hotel than what we had found herself and an upgrade on flights too! Alongside all of this Beth was personable, friendly and always available. Fantastic service, highly recommend!
Sent in by Katy Dodman
Kettering, 13 June 2019
Beth took all the stress out of planning our holiday this year and we couldn't be happier with the deal she put together for us. We gave her a fairly specific brief (and budget) and she came back with a number of fantastic options. Since then, the personal touch has continued - she is quick to respond, nothing is too much trouble. I highly recommend talking to her about your next holiday.
Sent in by Michael Ives
Kettering, 12 June 2019
I just want to send a quick message to say thank you for the fantastic service you provided when assisting me with booking my holiday. You made the whole process very simple, offered solutions to my requests and kept in touch with me throughout the searching/booking process. Once I had booked my holiday I was pleased with how easy the TC App was to use and your support in setting this up was first class. This makes it really easy to check on my holiday, the balance outstanding and more importantly the time before we fly! Thank you Beth for the great service you provided, I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and work colleagues and will definitely be booking a holiday through you again.
Sent in by Ben Woolven
Kettering, 12 June 2019
I was looking for something bolder than the typical UK based summer holidays I used to plan with my kids. Beth's knowledge of the best places to go when, her patience as I've deliberated over the holiday choices I've made, and her attention to detail preparing full wrap around holiday experiences for me and my family has totally changed my travel perspective. I'm now excited about where she's taking us next!
Sent in by Zoe Tuffen
Burton Latimer, 12 June 2019
I can't thank Beth enough for sorting out our last minute skiing holiday and next years trip. Beth has worked miracles getting 12 of us away. I can't recommend her highly enough!
Sent in by Helen Days
Northampton, 12 June 2019
Beth has been fantastic. Her ability to narrow down exactly what we wanted from our ramblings and many, many questions is great. She is extremely patient (while we changed our mind a million times) and helpful, with many suggestions which we wouldn't even have thought of. I'll be recommending Beth to my friends and family!
Sent in by Elizabeth Todd
Finedon, 05 June 2019
Beth has just found and booked our October 2019 holiday for us. She has taken all the stress out of searching for the right one! Helped me avoid hours of googling to make sure I'm booking the right thing! And offered a wealth of knowledge and expertise on all aspects of the holiday! She has been amazingly friendly and helpful though the whole process. I would absolutely recommend that anyone looking to book any kind of holiday or break should consult Beth. I will most definitely be consulting Beth on our future holidays and have already recommended her to lots of friends and family and will continue to do so. Thanks so much Beth.
Sent in by Michelle Piggott
Rothwell, 05 June 2019
Beth has just booked our family holiday for next year, she has managed to get us everything on our wish list. It has saved me hours of trawling the internet or sitting in a travel agents with 2 kids to entertain. Was my first time using a travel counsellor and i won't book any other way again! Thanks again Beth.
Sent in by Lucy L
Luton, 05 June 2019
Beth is great and will help you with all your travel needs!
Sent in by Amanda Abrams
Desborough, 05 June 2019
Beth booked me a trip for next December to Disney (ssshhh it's a surprise!). She was fantastic with a wealth of knowledge and expertise and it was quick and painless. I gave her an idea of what I wanted from the trip but knowing I had one small child who would be 3.5 at the time of travel she recommended the best hotel that would suit our needs being close to the park and with good facilities. She also recommended things I hadn't even thought of like breakfast with the characters and my photo packaged which is brilliant to know that's all taken care of before we get there. Would definitely recommend and will only be using her to book our holidays. Thanks again Beth.
Sent in by Clair Eley
Raunds, 05 June 2019
Beth has booked numerous holidays for me and my family over the past 15 years. She has an incredible knowledge of great destinations across the world and fantastic attention to detail in everything that she has organised for me. Highly recommended - I wouldn't book anywhere else!
Sent in by Yvonne H
Kettering, 05 June 2019
Just booked a lovely holiday through Beth. She sorted out everything with great flight times, beautiful hotel and car parking. Great service and hotel options, thank you!
Sent in by James McCrone
Wellingborough, 05 June 2019
Beth was great from the start, she took all the stress from us doing the multiple flight bookings for our holiday . Her friendly service was excellent and she couldn't do enough to help us! Would highly recommend her to anyone!
Sent in by Samantha Miles
Oxford, 05 June 2019
Beth is hugely knowledgable and creative. For the best travel experience, she is my first port of call. She responds quickly and is always happy to help making the whole travel experience fun and stress free.
Sent in by Amanda B
Rothwell, 05 June 2019
Beth personally came to my office to set up our honeymoon account, this was so appreciated as it is difficult for me to get out during work hours, and a nice personal touch.
Sent in by Nadine Berger
Rushden, 05 June 2019
Beth has been super helpful, and tirelessly changed our travel itineary in order to create our perfect holiday package. We are already really excited to travel and will definitely book with her again in the future.
Sent in by Penny James
Kettering, 05 June 2019
Quick and efficient service, Beth is friendly and responsive and it just takes all the hassle out of finding the right holiday especially if you have certain requirements, very happy
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 01536 540 003