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My name is Claire Horne and I am based in Goring by Sea, West Sussex but have customers all over the world. As a Travel Counsellor the most important thing for me is to give you a truly personal service that is second to none.
Prior to joining Travel Counsellors in 2003 I worked in Portugal and Austria as a holiday representative for tour operators in business travel and for a tailor-made specialist. My own travel experiences includes trips to St Vincent, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Swedish Lapland, Egypt, Jamaica, Barbados, Spain and in the UK; weekend breaks to New York, Dubai, Las Vegas, Venice, Prague, Budapest; a safari in Kenya for my own honeymoon and skiing in Austria, France and Italy.
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Whatever your holiday dreams are, from a UK city break to a round the world cruise, make sure you get in touch. I would love the opportunity to discuss any future travel plans you may have. My business is built on word of mouth recommendations and our customer survey shows that 100% of my customers would recommend me to their family and friends.
I look forward to hearing from you very soon.
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.
10 March 2016
Wow! What an amazing experience. I have just returned from four nights in Swedish Lapland. Having worked previously in ski resorts I didn’t think I would be blown away as much as I was by the scenery. I can honestly say it was the most beautiful place I have ever been lucky enough to travel too. I travelled with four colleagues out to Luleå via Stockholm with SAS. On arrival in Luleå we were meet by own private driver Thomas who drove us to Pine Bay Lodge where we would be spending out first night. Pine Bay Lodge is a small...
11 October 2013
As a Travel Counsellor it is always a great privilege to be invited to visit one of the thousands of hotels that we offer to our customers. On this occasion a dozen of us flew out on an early morning flight to Thessaloniki, Greece to stay for a weekend at Sani Resort, Halkidiki so we could experience the resort first hand. Once we arrived at Sani resort, we were welcomed by the friendly hotel staff and shown to our rooms in Sani Beach Hotel. The resort is on a 1000 acre private estate and is made up of 4 hotels, Sani...
27 February 2013
I was lucky to be one of six UK Travel Counsellors who flew to Australia and attended the Travel Counsellors annual conference at Hamilton Island. The trip also included time in both Sydney and Singapore. After a long journey from London Heathrow with flight changing in Singapore and Brisbane we arrived at Hamilton Island and transferred by gold buggy to The Reef View Hotel. After unpacking we headed off down to the harbour to board our catamaran cruise around some of the islands. The next day we visited four lovely properties spread out on the island. Palm Bungalows, Beach Club, Qualia and...
14 October 2012
Having never been to Orlando before, I was very excited to be able to visit. After the flight from Gatwick, and short transfer, we checked into the Lowes Portofino Bay Hotel for our 5 night stay. The hotel is located near The Universal Parks and city walk so is in an ideal location. The first evening of our trip was spent having a delicious authentic Italian meal at the hotel’s “Mama Della” restaurant whilst being serenaded by the staff! The next morning we couldn’t wait to get going as our first attraction was Universal Islands of Adventure. Once we arrived, we...
22 June 2012
I was lucky enough to accompany a large group that I had arranged to visit Riva Del Garda on Lake Garda. Having previously worked in Austria as a Lakes and mountain rep I expected Lake Garda to be beautiful but it exceeded my expectations. It is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The hotel we stayed in was a 15 minute walk from the beautiful town of Riva, which has cobbled streets, a lovely main square and a great selection of restaurants and shops. Whilst we were there we went to Venice for the day. This...
15 December 2010
I was lucky enough to be invited on a trip to Cyprus with some fellow Travel Counsellors, to learn more about the Island. We spent the first few nights staying at the beautiful 5* Amathus Beach in Limasool. From here we did an excursion to the Troods Mountains were we visited the Omodos village (a traditional Cyprus village) and stopped for some wine tasting. It was great to experience and see the village and we were made to feel very welcome by all the locals who showed us how they make bread and allowed us to sample it along with...
05 December 2010
In December we decided to do the most amazing day trip we had ever done. We had booked to visit the real Father Christmas in Lapland. Our flight was scheduled to leave Gatwick at 7am, so we had a very early start but for once we didn't mind getting up early. Ashley (my husband), Daniel (our 6 year old son) and Maggie (our 4 year old daughter) headed to the airport accompanied by my sister, who just couldn't resist joining us! Before breakfast we had taken off and the plane was full of excitement as we spent the next 3...
26 October 2009
I was lucky enough to visit Jamaica with a group of my fellow Travel Counsellors in October. We met at the airport before our flight with BA to Kingston. On arrival at Kingston we travelled for a further couple of hours to Sandal Dunn’s River resort and Spa where we stayed for 2 nights. During our stay in Ocho Rios we climbed Dunn’s River falls, this was great fun although a bit scary as I am not great with heights! We were then lucky enough to visit dolphin cove and swim with the dolphins. This is something I had never done...
20 March 2009
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity for a weekend in Dubai. My trip started off with a flight on the new Airbus A-380 with Emirates. The flight was great and I was really impressed by the A-380, the largest passenger aircraft. The A-380 is a great plane and even in economy there was loads of room as well as great entertainment, I was spoilt for choice about which film to watch! This proved to be a great start to a brilliant weekend. My first morning in Dubai was spent on a city tour, I would definitely recommend this as...
29 August 2008
It was like a military operation trying to get four adults and six children organised for our family villa holiday with friends to Menorca but worth ever second of the planning & packing as we all had a great time. I could see the look of fear on the other passengers faces as we boarded our flight to Menorca, as four of the children were under the age of five and everyone was dreading us sitting next to them! After a unsurprisingly relaxing flight, helped by a portable DVD player and lots of snacks, we arrived in Menorca where we boarded our...
15 May 2008
Off I set for New York with my sister and parents for their first trip outside of Europe. I couldn't wait for them to experience New York, I was lucky enough to have been 8 years previously. After a good flight, we jumped in a taxi from the airport to take us to our hotel. The trip into Manhattan was fantastic - firstly we experienced the amazing New York skyline and before we knew it we were in the centre of Manhattan surrounded by sky scrapers, yellow cabs and the most buzzing city I have ever been to. We started our...
24 April 2008
This year for my husband’s 40th birthday we deiced to go to Vegas, this is somewhere we have both always wanted to visit. We were travelling in a group of 15 and had booked our trip 8 months before we travelled, so by the time it finally arrived I couldn't’t sleep with excitement the night before! My parents had very kindly offered to look after our children, so off they went to Nanny’s & Granddads to be spoilt rotten, this was the first time they had been left for more than a night so I felt ill at the thought...
Sent in by Bonita Horn
Murcia, Spain, 26 February 2020
What I thought would be a complicated holiday break due to special needs was arranged and booked (with extras I hadn’t even considered) within a couple of hours. Claire you are amazing.
Sent in by Karen Smith
Market Harborough , 25 February 2020
Claire was incredible in tailoring our itinerary and looking after me during the booking process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone. A brilliant experience.
Sent in by Lisa Perrett
Lewes, 25 February 2020
A very quick, easy and cost effective way to book a holiday
Sent in by Eleanor Verrall
Croydon, 17 February 2020
Claire has been a pleasure, very thorough and efficient! Would highly recommend.
Sent in by Michael Ward
Worthing, 17 February 2020
Claire is always quick to respond with options that meet our personal preferences. Her advice over the smaller details that can often get overlooked is invaluable. The confidence I get from knowing that in the unlikely event of any problems, Claire will be at the end of a phone, means that I can relax and enjoy the lead up to and the actual holiday.
Sent in by Neil Hall
Worthing, 22 January 2020
Claire always goes the extra distance to get the best deal for a great holiday.
Sent in by Christopher Smith
Brighton, 20 January 2020
Service has been consistently brilliant for many years
Sent in by Emma Warren
Ammanford, 20 January 2020
So helpful at finding the right sleeping arrangements with foster children in tow was paramount.
Sent in by Robert Fillery
Worthing, 15 January 2020
Great find in my local paper , loads more business to place.
Sent in by Terence Nitman
Uckfield, 13 January 2020
Claire once again delivered an excellent service under a challenging time frame and came up trumps and I would certainly have no hesitation in recommending her to friends and colleagues, as I have done previously.
Sent in by Emma Sutherland
Worthing, 13 January 2020
Claire is amazing I always go to her for our holidays and recommend to everyone
Sent in by Sarah Dalmon
Worthing, 08 January 2020
Claire always finds us the perfect holiday at the best price!
Sent in by Catherine Verney
Worthing, 04 December 2019
I have recommended Travel Counsellors to friends and family. You make travel so much easier!
Sent in by Vivien Martin
Worthing, 11 November 2019
Super, I've already recommended you and we'll be back soon! We really appreciate you being so responsive and your availability by phone while we're travelling.
Sent in by Ian West
Rickmansworth, 04 November 2019
An effective service that has more than met my requirements to date. A measure of my satisfaction is that I am and will continue to utilise you’re travel counsellor Claire who has been excellent.
Sent in by James Morl
Worthing, 23 October 2019
The usual professional and friendly service with expert advice.
Sent in by David Footman
Washington, 30 September 2019
Very satisfied with the service Claire provides. Very helpful giving you little tips facts, and details you require, would definitely recommend Claire.
Sent in by Kerry Stafford
Worthing, 23 September 2019
Extremely helpful and patient! Already recommended to friends and family.
Sent in by Peter Barnard
Rustington, 23 September 2019
I have recommended you to many of my family and friends already and will continue to do so in the future.
Sent in by Sarah Nicholas
Hove, 04 September 2019
Claire is very professional and helpful. Great at her job.
Sent in by Cheryl Hooker
Worthing, 04 September 2019
Claire is knowledgeable, friendly and very patient and makes sure she does her best to ensure that your trip is just right for you.
Sent in by Pamela Harbinson
Pulborough, 15 July 2019
Claire was extremely helpful & professional from our very first contact.
Sent in by Christopher Smith
Brighton, 03 July 2019
Claire is just the best agent. She is always on the end of a phone and her service is the best I have ever encountered.
Sent in by Sally Blunt
Worthing, 26 June 2019
Very prompt and efficient service, very happy.
Sent in by Jack Fergus
Worthing, 24 June 2019
Claire is simply BRILLIANT at organising travel arrangements.
Sent in by Keith Brown
Millom, 12 June 2019
Superb service from Claire as usual
Sent in by Richard Bush
Arundel, 04 June 2019
A prompt, informative and efficient service. Always available and quick to respond and solve problems, even from different time zones.
Sent in by Keith Kirby
Ferring, 04 June 2019
Claire is always very efficient and professional. You know you will always receive excellent service, delivered with a smile!
Sent in by Jane Scampton
Pulborough, 28 May 2019
Extremely efficient service and listening to and accommodating individual requirements. Thank you.
Sent in by Veronica Keeling
Worthing, 28 May 2019
All I can say is the help and advise given by Claire is 100%. She never disappoints.
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 01903 241234