I am a passionate and dedicated Travel Counsellor and have been working as a TC for 12 years now, previously I was based in an independent agency specialising in ski holidays for 10 years. I have loved travelling from a young age and have been lucky to have visited and spent time working in many different countries and resorts. I studied Hospitality and Tourism at Strathclyde University in Glasgow before starting full time work in the travel industry some 25 years. It is a varied, fun and rewarding career path, with the industry developing and continuing to grow year after year.
With 25 years’ experience in the industry, I can take away all the hassle of organising all your travel arrangements. Whether this be business or leisure, I will work with you to put together a complete bespoke itinerary. I will listen to your wants and needs and then go away and research all the options available to me.
Who do you trust to book your holidays? Along with Travel Counsellors 100% financial protection, I promise you will receive honest and impartial advice. I am able to work flexible hours from my home office, which means I can be contacted at a time which suits you, including evenings and weekends.
A bespoke travel service without you having to leave home! No need to wait, please get in touch today and we can soon have you on your way!
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.
09 December 2019
I was very fortunate to travel with Topflight Holidays (Ireland) to Livigno. This is a destination that I have been selling for nearly 20 years so it was a super opportunity to be able to experience the resort in person. We travelled from Dublin with Aer Lingus to Milan Linate in a group of 12, the transfer time of 4 hours had always put me off visiting this ski resort in the past but it was not an issue at all. We travelled by coach and stopped after approx. 2hrs for a 30 minute break, chance to sample some Italian...
09 April 2019
When you think of a stopover on your way to places like New Zealand or Australia, do you automatically think of a few nights in Dubai, Singapore or Hong Kong? These places are wonderful to visit in their own right, but please share a moment to consider the wonderful city of Doha in Qatar. I travelled on a direct flight from Dublin in November 2018, economy class on Qatar Airways was great – very spacious cabin, attentive and friendly cabin crew, good entertainment on offer and the food and drinks offered were enjoyable. We arrived in Doha feeling refreshed and ready...
19 March 2019
For many years I have been really looking to skiing in the Alberg ski region, it has always been a top seller for experienced skiers and one that I was keen to explore myself. I travelled with friends from Belfast City via Heathrow to Zurich and then we took the train to St. Anton. It took 2 hours and was a very comfortable and relaxing way to travel. (The closest airport to the resort is Innsbruck Airport and the transfer time by road is approx. 75 mins). This Austrian village in the Tyrolean Alps is known as a gateway to the...
20 February 2018
I travelled to Geneva in January with my family for a short ski break in Chamonix. With great snow conditions, it was a perfect place for a few days on the slopes! We stayed at the Hotel Héliopic which is conveniently located at the foot of the scenic Aiguille du Midi cable car and just a short walk from the centre of Chamonix. Chamonix is located at the foot of Mont Blanc. For some of the best views of the highest peak in the Alps, head up to the Aiguille du Midi viewing platform before taking on one of the longest...
07 June 2014
Mauritius is a dream destination and I was very lucky to be selected to visit the island on a 'working' holiday with Club Med. I was part of a group of 12 agents and we spent two nights at each of the Club Med resorts on the island, La Pointe aux Canonniers and La Plantation d’Albion. We flew from Heathrow to Mauritius with Air Mauritius. It was a 12 hour flight with two meals and in-flight entertainment. Once we arrived, procedures were very fast and efficient and we were whisked away in a lovely air conditioned minibus to the north...
13 March 2012
In March I was delighted to be invited by the Government of Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing on a trip to Dubai. We flew from Heathrow and were extremely fortunate to be upgraded to business class! On arrival we were met and assisted on arrival by Arabian Adventures and transferred to our hotel. Throughout our visit we were transported by this company and I would highly recommend their services and excursions. We spent 2 nights at the Atlantis on The Palm Hotel; a fantastic location and a great spot if you like a busy, buzzing property. It features...
27 August 2011
My husband and I went to Mallorca for a week, this was my first visit to the island and I was really looking forward to visiting Porto Cristo Novo as this is where my husband went with his family when he was a child. We flew from Belfast to Palma with Jet2 and then I arranged a shuttle transfer to take us to Porto Cristo Novo. I was very impressed with how smoothly this went – very well organised and an added bonus that we were the first to be dropped off at our accommodation. The transfer...
13 January 2011
I went for a 4 night trip to Villars in Switzerland and enjoyed 3 days of skiing. Upon arrival at Geneva Airport, we headed to the train station, which is just a short walk from arrivals, to catch our Swiss rail transfer to Villars. This is becoming an increasingly popular method of transfer to resort and it’s easy to see why. It must have been one of the most enjoyable and easiest ski transfers I have experienced. Displayed throughout the station, all the timetables give you the correct platform you need to be on and when the next departure...
18 September 2010
I went to Lake Garda in September with the tour operator TOPFLIGHT. I travelled in a small group of travel agents and we were all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We left Belfast City airport on Topflight’s charter flight to Verona. The 48km long lake is in Northern Italy, east of Milan and fairly close to the provincial town of Brescia and city Verona. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Verona (to the southeast), Brescia (southwest), and Trento (north). The best time to go is from June to September for...
12 March 2010
I have just come back from a fantastic trip with Continental Airlines to New York. I flew directly from Heathrow to Newark & then we took the train to Penn Station. Accommodation in New York ranges from classy & famous hotels to ones that offer basic bedrooms for crashing after a day & night of high excitement. We stayed at the Affinia 50 on our 1st night, located on the corner of East 50th Street & 3rd Avenue. The hotel was extremely comfortable (6 pillow choice on the menu!), there are spacious suites & guest rooms on the 22 floors...
21 January 2010
In January 2010 I organised a ski weekend for my parents, sister and brother. We travelled from Belfast with EasyJet to Geneva and spent 4 nights in the French ski resort of Megève. We were all looking forward to getting the skis on and trying a new ski area. When we arrived in Geneva, we were met by a driver from AlpLine and within minutes we were comfortably seated in a private minibus and we were on our way to Megève. The drive from Geneva airport takes about 1 hour and ten minutes. We were dropped to the door...
24 April 2009
I travelled to Tenerife at the end of April 2009 for a week’s family holiday; our 2 children were 4yrs and 2yrs. We went with another family of 4. We decided to try an all inclusive holiday for the first time as the rate of exchange on the euro was not very strong and as parents we were also keen to have a relaxing break– it was fabulous… no shopping, cooking or cleaning for a week ! We stayed at the 4* Bahia Principe which is located close to the resort of Playa Paraiso. Our transfer took approx 30...
Sent in by Gemma Seriket
Edinburgh, 03 March 2020
Catherine provides a first class service and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Sent in by Jane Hollway
Belfast, 27 February 2020
Catherine was highly proactive, engaged and efficient. Very helpful.
Sent in by Lynn Stevenson
Holywood, 30 January 2020
10 out 10 - Catherine is a fantastic Travel Counsellor and took all the hassle and stress out of booking our family holiday to Tenerife and really went the extra mile to perfect our booking.
Sent in by Clare O'Neill
Belfast, 30 January 2020
Catherine has aced it again. Attention to detail, patience and prompt responses and we know our holiday is safe in her hands. Can’t recommend Catherine highly enough. Thanks xx
Sent in by David Creighton
Antrim, 19 December 2019
A brilliant experience that makes booking a holiday totally painless. Simply tell Catherine what your requirements are and she generates numerous relevant options. I have used her before and I will be using her again. Fantastic customer focused service!
Sent in by Sean Hardiman
MIDDLESBROUGH, North Yorkshire, 29 May 2019
Great help and understanding of the variability of our travel plans.
Sent in by Clare O'Neill
Belfast , 16 May 2019
Admire Catherine’s attention to detail, vast knowledge of holiday options and prompt, friendly response. This means we literally start every holiday quest with the words “let’s email Catherine”
Sent in by Jeremy Harbinson
Holywood, 14 May 2019
10 out of 10 - Catherine was brilliant
Sent in by Sylvia Browne
Belfast , 14 May 2019
Catherine provided a superb service . Nothing was too much trouble and she made the process of arranging our trip a pleasurable and worry free experience... wonderful for techniphopes like me !!
Sent in by Fiona Miskimmin
Bangor, 14 May 2019
Catherine is an excellent travel agent knowing exactly what a client wants. Even down to the final detail of filling in luggage labels Catherine is there from start to finish and thinks of all your needs.
Sent in by Michele King
Strabane, 10 May 2019
Very quick and efficient service
Sent in by David McCluskey
Banbridge, 01 May 2019
Catherine Fetherston was extremely helpful and I would recommend her without any hesitation.
Sent in by Joseph Fleming
Bangor, 15 March 2019
My experience with Travel Counsellors has always been positive. Catherine knows what we require and never fails to deliver.
Sent in by Susan Corry-Thomas
Lesmurdie, Perth (Western Australia), 08 March 2019
Considering the distance and time difference Catherine was most helpful.
Sent in by Richard Doyle
Holywood , 31 January 2019
Thanks Catherine. We can’t wait to get on the slopes for our first ski holiday. I have and will continue to recommend you.
Sent in by Natasha Fetherston
Brentwood, 29 January 2019
Another stress free, professional and personable booking with Mrs.F! Fab fab fab as usual.
Sent in by Kirstin Glithero
Wokingham, Berkshire, 02 November 2018
Catherine has been extremely helpful in assisting us with booking our holiday. I would definitely recommend her to others. 10 out of 10.
Sent in by David Collins
Belfast , 26 October 2018
10 out of 10. Highly recommend. Catherine was fantastic
Sent in by Chris Maskery
Newtownards, 12 September 2018
We have booked our last two holidays with Catherine and both times we have had great holidays. Catherine's experience and her recommendations are superb. The service that she provides is first class. We would have no reservations what so ever in recommending Catherine to anyone who wants a hassle free enjoyable holiday.
Sent in by Mags Earnshaw
Wokingham , 12 September 2018
Catherine did an outstanding job of organising our wonderful family twin city trip to New York and Toronto! From flights to hotels, excursions and sightseeing tickets, Catherine found us the best deals at fantastic prices. Our accommodation was excellent. She also provided us with help and advice right up until we left even though she was on holiday herself. I would highly recommend Catherine’s services for your tailor made trip.
Sent in by Edward McNaboe
Belfast, 11 September 2018
Catherine organised our 25th Wedding Anniversary cruise. Our first cruise and she got it just right. Great job will seek her assistance again without a doubt.
Sent in by Michael Rea
Glasgow, 11 September 2018
What a fantastic long weekend in Dubrovnik. Catherine recommended an excellent hotel and arranged our airport transfers. The location was perfect. Catherine provides a highly efficient personal service.
Sent in by Scott Thompson
Holywood, 11 September 2018
We have enjoyed many wonderful European and Southern Hemisphere holidays over the years organised by Catherine and we find her knowledge and advice invaluable. We don’t have the time we would want to spend fully researching the perfect family holiday and, as Catherine has delivered our wishes without exception on each occasion, we completely trust her with our annual family holidays and weekend breaks. We would have no hesitation and indeed would urge anyone planning a holiday or short break to consult with Catherine as I know she will deliver your wishes whilst offering great advice and guidance. I have recommended Catherine to a number of colleagues who now also book all their holidays via her, which I hope is further confirmation of the service Catherine provides.
Sent in by Edward McNaboe
Belfast, 22 July 2018
Catherine was excellent and did a great job. Will use her again
Sent in by Harry Readman
Newtownards, 26 June 2018
Brilliant service! Catherine was recommended to me and I am thoroughly happy with her service
Sent in by Elspeth Cummings
COOKSTOWN, 14 June 2018
Catherine Fetherston is my ideal help in making travel plans. 10 out of 10
Sent in by Georgina Thompson
Belfast, 13 June 2018
Catherine went above and beyond to help me get what I needed. Superb customer service, thank you.
Sent in by Caroline Robb
Helens Bay, Bangor, 11 May 2018
Catherine was brilliant and explored lots of options to get us a package that suits the whole family. So efficient and very patient and knew exactly what would work for us.
Sent in by Clare O'Neill
Belfast , 26 April 2018
Catherine is exceptional at her job. Always delivers, no matter how big or small the travel request. Would really recommend her to anyone.
Sent in by Trevor Thomas
Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, 24 April 2018
Efficient, polite and most helpful.
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