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Claire Horne

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Travel is my absolute passion, I have been with Travel Counsellors for 18 years and in travel for 23 years and I can honestly say I love my job!

As a busy working mum of 2 teenagers I understand how important holidays are, your time away is very precious so by offering a caring and professional service I can take the stress out of booking travel.

I will listen to your requirements before going away to research and build you the perfect itinerary for leisure or business travel. Booking the right holiday and ensuring my clients trips run smoothly is so important to me. I love nothing more than hearing about what a great time my clients have had once they return home.

I will look after you from the initial enquiry to when you return home to ensure you have the very best personal service. At Travel Counsellors we have a 24 hour duty office on hand whilst you are away in case of any emergencies and in addition to this, everything you book is 100% financially protected against supplier failure by either ATOL or the Travel Counsellors Trust, giving you absolute peace of mind.

Whatever your holiday dreams are, from a 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.

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Swedish Lapland

24 November 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 hotel in the classic Swedish red cottage style. The guesthouse has a very homely feel and has eight rooms so would be ideal for a group of friends or family. We were lucky enough to get a glimpse of the northern lights and then spent the rest of the evening by the large log fire in the cosy lounge. The next morning, we were all up early to get kitted out in out snow suits and boots, ready for a day of snowmobiling. Our guide was excellent and made sure we made the most of the experience, we even stopped for a camp fire lunch eaten in the snow half way through the day. We then travelled into the city of Lulea to spend our second night. It’s worth spending a couple of nights in Luleå, a vibrant university and industrial city which also houses the first Facebook server outside of America. In the winter Luleå river comes to life with people enjoying a walk, ice skating, riding bikes, kick-sledding, snowshoe walking, cross country skiing, generally getting exercise and fresh air on the massive area of frozen river very close to the centre of town. A 15 minute drive up the road is the world heritage church town of Gammelstad. With its collection of church cottages, a museum and the largest medieval church in Norrland built in the fifteenth century. We went to the Ice Music Concert in Luleå, which isn’t to be missed if you are in town on a Friday or Saturday evening in January, February or March and they are performing. A unique concert hall made from giant igloos with musicians performing on a stage made of ice and instruments made of ice! With an indoor temperature of -5 °C warm clothes are a must! The next day we travelled to meet Lars, a Sámi who lives in the forest wilderness and is from a long line of reindeer herders. It was great to meet his reindeer and find out all about his way of life with his reindeer. The Sámi have followed their reindeer to different seasonal grazing areas for thousands of years. After leaving the Sami village we travelled onwards by husky dog-sled across the beautiful snowy wilderness to arrive at the Aurora Safari Camp, a collection of Lavvu tents set around a central social tent with a roaring open fire outside. Each tent is kept warm with ‘in-tent’ stove fires which need to be kept stoked up throughout the night. It’s best to keep setting your alarm for every 1.5 hours, so you can keep the tent nice and cosy. The rest of our day was spent using the snow bikes, sledging and using the sauna before settling down for dinner around the large camp fire. The next day was spent Ice-fishing and viewing some of the other accommodation options that we can offer to clients. Finally, out last night was spent in the famous Tree Hotel, a collection of designer Tree Rooms perched in the forest. A new experience of living close to nature! I slept in the Blue Cone which offered amazing views. However, you could sleep in the Birds Nest, UFO, the Mirror Cube, the Cabin, the Dragonfly, it really depends on what takes your fancy! I can’t recommend Swedish Lapland enough, if you would like a non-commercialised winter experience that you won’t forget then this is the perfect destination.

Spoilt at Sani Resort

21 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 Beach Hotel, Sani Beach Club, Porto Sani Village and Sani Asterias suites. We then spent our first afternoon having lunch at one of the many restaurants followed by a massage at the Spa Suite at Porto Sani Village. If you go to Sani I would highly recommend visiting the Spa Suite, after a back, neck and shoulder massage and time relaxing in the foot spa area we had soon forgotten about the journey and the 3am start! During our weekend at Sani Resort we were hosted by the resorts UK sales executive who made sure we visited each of the properties and really experienced what Sani could offer our customers. Each of the four hotels at the resort has something different to offer. The Sani Beach hotel, which has recently been refurbished, has a beautiful bar, ‘Bousolas Beach Bar’ which is the ideal place to watch the sunset after a busy day relaxing. We spent our first evening experiencing one of the restaurants at the hotel and also ate breakfast at a different restaurant in the hotel on each morning. Each one of these were to a very high standard with a great selection of food and attentive service. The property that is maybe suited better for a younger family is the Sani Beach Club which is a low rise bungalow hotel. It is located on its own secluded bay with a separate children’s club from the other properties. This property can be reached by the shuttle bus which operates regularly around the resort. My favourite property was the Porto Sani Village, which is located around Sani Marina with its great choice of restaurants and shops. The hotel has a relaxed luxury feel to it, all of the rooms here are suites and have been furnished to a very high standard. This hotel also offers an adult’s only pool located outside of the spa. We had an exquisite meal at the Artemis restaurant in the hotel which would be the ideal place to celebrate a special occasion. The last property we visited were the Sani Asterias suites which are again located in the heart of the marina and everything it has to offer. This in an intimate boutique hotel with a private beach with impressive views. The property offers exceptional service and attention to detail in a private haven whilst you are still able to use the facilities of the rest of the resort. As a mother of 2 young children I know how important the small things are to make your holiday as relaxing as possible, so the “Babewatch” babysitting service, shallow sea, children’s clubs, teenager club, play areas, and everything else that Sani resort offers means your children will be kept busy and having fun. The resort also offers a boat cruise on the “Sunday Cruiser” which is a relaxing way to spend your morning looking at the views and swimming. There is so much to do at the resort you would struggle to fit it all in 2 weeks, including cycling, tennis, and football along with watersports, hiking trail and archery. The resort offers 17 restaurants making sure that there is something for everyone’s tastes. The food we experienced over the weekend, and there was a lot of it, was exceptional without exception. I returned back to my office after the weekend feeling that I would highly recommend Sani Resort and that I had a relaxing weekend and had been truly spoilt!

OZ and back in 8 days!

30 November 2016

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 Hamilton Island Yacht club villas. They were absolutely amazing. Although they vary in prices they don’t in quality. The Qualia property actually hosted Oprah Winfrey last year! After the tour we made our way over to the iconic Whitehaven Beach, which was a real treat. It was a wonderful sandy, pure white beach. Hamilton Island is a really pretty island and definitely worth adding to a long itinerary for some relaxation time to break up a hectic itinerary. The next day we left Hamilton Island and flew to Sydney. We arrived and were met by our transfer and taken to Park Royal Darling Harbour Hotel. The next day we set off on a bus tour of the city which included many famous sites such as Bondi and its famous beach. After the tour we headed to the rocks area and a hosted dinner at the lovely Wolfie’s restaurant. This was in a fabulous setting and the food and service was excellent. In the morning we checked out and were met by our host from Australia Eco Adventures for our Blue Mountains deluxe tour. This was a definite highlight of my trip. We headed out of the city and towards Featherdale Wildlife Park which was brilliant. I now know so much more about the Australia’s indigenous animals including the different breeds of kangaroo, snakes and spiders. The wildlife park is packed full of things to occupy a family and provides a good education on Australian wildlife. Next stop was the mountains with our brilliant driver and tour guide Jonny. We headed through northern section of the Blue Mountains National Park breaking for pie and tea at Bilpin. We then stopped at a number of different viewpoints to enjoy the breath-taking scenery. After lunch we moved up through the mountains to Scenic world which is home to the world’s steepest incline railway. We were then treated to a show by members of the Koomurri Aboriginal centre and views of the famous three sisters. On our way back to the city we passed the Olympic village which was great to see. It was a fantastic day that I would highly recommend. We also managed to fit in a lunch cruise in the Harbour, a tour of the opera house and a visit to the sea life centre whilst we were in Sydney. We left Sydney and headed to Singapore where we made our way to the fabulous Shangri-La hotel. Out of all the hotels I stayed in The Shangri-La had the best service. Nothing was too much trouble for all of the staff. I would recommend this hotel to all my business and leisure clients. The hotel serves wonderful food in its many restaurants and has some lovely outdoor space including a gorgeous pool area. All in all, the whole trip was an amazing experience.

Having a Scream in Orlando!!!!

24 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 headed straight to the “Wizarding World of Harry Potter”. We were able to get into the attraction an hour before the park opened as we were staying at an official Universal Orlando resort hotel; this was a massive benefit. Whilst in the resort we were able to walk through the Hogwarts castle gates and explore the shops of Hogsmeade, where you can sample Butterbeer and pumpkin juice. We had a tour around the park and braved some of the fantastic rides! Once it was time to leave we headed over to Wet ‘n Wild for a fun afternoon of waterslides and sunbathing. The second evening was spent having dinner in the world's largest Hard Rock Café followed by seeing the Blue Man Group show. This was like nothing I had ever seen before. The show includes music, comedy, and multimedia theatrics in a great atmosphere. We set out the next day to enjoy SeaWorld followed by Aquatica. We saw the Sahmu show, fed sting ray and sea lions, and rode Manta - the face down rollercoaster – it really feels like you’re flying! The afternoon at Aquatica was also great fun. We went on the dolphin plunge where you pass through the clear flume in the dolphin’s tank and can see the dolphins all around you. The lovely beach area is great for a well-earned rest. After leaving Aquatica we stopped at the Florida Mall for a bit of retail therapy, where you are literally spoilt for choice! The next morning we headed off on the bus for the journey to Busch gardens which took just under an hour. Busch Gardens really is the park to go to if you are a thrill seeker with its scary rides and 70 mph vertical drop coaster! There are also over 2000 exotic animals in the park and the opportunity to go on the Serengeti Safari tour where you can view hundreds of fascinating animals and hand feed the giraffes. Orlando really is perfect for a fun family holiday, while also providing a fabulous holiday for adults as well. There is so much available to entertain people of all ages and you will never feel like you’ve done everything that there is. This really is a fantastic place to take your family!

Riva Del Garda, Lake Garda

13 July 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 meant leaving at 8 am on a 2 1/2 hour long coach journey before then getting on the boat to St Marks Square. But this really didn't feel like a long journey as the scenery along the way was stunning. We had four hours in Venice which was plenty of time. We started off with a 90 minute guided tour and then enjoyed some free time to stroll around the city and have a relaxing lunch before the return journey. If you are planning to go to Lake Garda and haven't visited Venice before I would highly recommend it. The next day was spent by the pool, this is a great benefit of this destination as you can do as much or as little as you like. On our final day we took a boat over to Malcesine which is another beautiful lakeside town. There is also a cable car here which you can go up to the top of the mountain and experience a fantastic view of the lake. Lake Garda is a great destination for cycling, walking and water sports. There are a great deal of excursions you can do in the area to make the most of your time here. I can't wait to return to Lake Garda for either a relaxing short break or a two week more active family holiday with my children.

Culture in Cyprus

31 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 the other traditional food they had on offer. The following day we visited the wine museum in Erimi village and then went on to Petra tou Romiou, which is the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite. We also visited the Kourian archaeological site which is home to the stately villas with beautiful mosaic floors and a magnificent Roman theatre. After our 2 night stay in Limassol we moved along the coast to the Athena Beach in Paphos for a further 2 nights. From here we visited several inland hotels which all offered something different including fantastic golf course, spa facilities and food! We ate dinner at the Atlantida tavern where we had a fish meze which any fish lover would adore. We spent some time in Paphos visiting the Archaeological Park of Paphos and strolling round the vibrant harbour which has loads to offer including a brilliant variety of restaurants and shops. Cyprus amazed me by the amount in had to offer. It is ideal for a short spa break, cultural holiday, and family beach holiday and truly has some of the best hotels I have seen. Every meal we ate in Cyprus was fantastic and the service was brilliant

Day trip to Lapland

11 July 2011

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 1/2 hours doing colouring competitions, singing Christmas songs and looking out of the window for Father Christmas and his reindeers! By the time me landed in Enontekio (finland) everyone was wide awake and raring to go. Once we arrived we were taken by coach to be kitted out in snowsuit & boots. We then continued our journey through the snowy landscape before arriving at the small village where we would spend the day. Here we had the opportunity to have husky sled journeys, reindeer sleigh rides, snowmobile trips, go sledging and of course lots of snow ball fights! Lunch was included which we had in a log cabin with a roaring fire, there was also a cabin where you could get hot drinks and warm up when necessary. Finally the part of the day arrived that we had all been waiting for, our turn to see Father Christmas. The five of us were taken on a sledge pulled by a snowmobile deep into the dark forest. After a few minute we spotted the twinkling lights of Father Christmas's log cabin. When we pulled up his elf greeted Daniel & Maggie and told them Father Christmas had been expecting them. Once inside they sat next to Father Christmas and he asked them about school, Daniel's recent birthday and he told them he knew what they wanted for Christmas. He gave them a present and reminded them to keep on being good. As we left the elf whispered in Daniel's ear to give Tootsie (our dog) a stroke from them and to tell her they would look forward to seeing her on Christmas Eve. This was the first time I have ever seen my children speechless!!! We then headed back to the airport for our flight home. The return journey was a lot quieter than the outward one! This really was a once in a lifetime trip and something we will all remember forever.

Jamaica

16 November 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 before but had always wanted to. We opted for the dolphin experience where we swam with two dolphins and then they pulled us along and we did the foot push where they lifted us into the air. Dolphin cove is a great day out for any age as they also had sharks, sting rays, a nature walk and loads of other activities. After our two nights at the Sandals Dunn’s river resort & Spa we transferred over to Montego Bay where we checked in to the fabulous Half Moon for a further 3 nights. This is a great hotel with loads of facilities and is set in an amazing 400 acres. From this area of Jamaica we visited the Rosehall great house where we learnt about the story of Annie Palmer, who owned the house and sugar plantation. We spent the other time during our trip to Jamaica visiting a variety of hotels from 3 star family hotels to top end luxury 5 stars. In the evening we went into Montego Bay and experienced some of the local night life. We flew home from Montego Bay with BA and were lucky enough to travel back in Club World, so I managed to get a good night’s sleep after a very busy week! I had never been to Jamaica before and was really impressed with how much it had to offer. I think it is a great destination for families, couples and groups of friends as there really is so much to do. I can’t wait until my next visit!

Fun packed weekend in Dubai

01 April 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 a good way to start your trip as Dubai is a big place with lots of different areas. We then followed this with lunch at Madinat Jumeriah which was stunning. After lunch it was off to Aquaventure for an afternoon of fun in the water park. The slides were great fun although a bit scary! This would be a great day out for a family visiting Dubai, I know my kids would love it here. On my second and final day in Dubai, I spent the morning in the Mall of Emirates. Not only was the Mall packed full of great shops but it is also home to Ski Dubai, an indoor ski slope where you can ski, snowboard or toboggan. It is a very strange feeling getting kitted out in ski jackets, hats & gloves when it is over 30 degrees outside! My last adventure in Dubai was a trip into the desert in a 4x4 for an exhilarating ride over the sand dunes. I really enjoyed the 4x4 although I wouldn't recommend it for the faint hearted! Overall I loved Dubai and would love to go back. It is a great place for a few days away as it is only a 7 hour flight. It would also be ideal for a longer beach holiday as the beaches and weather are great and there are lots of activities to do if you have had enough of sunbathing.

Family holiday to Menorca

27 October 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 private minibus to our villa in Cala Blanca. I am not sure who was more excited once we arrived at the villa and started to explore our home for the next two weeks! Cala Blanca was a very friendly resort with lots to do for the kids. We had a great couple of weeks with lots of swimming, barbecues and trips to the beach, a visit to the waterpark and about a ton of ice-cream!. This was probably the most relaxing holiday possible with young children as they were happy swimming all day and by the time seven o'clock came they were ready for bed. Once they were asleep it meant we could enjoy a great evening with friends. My children are already asking when we are going again!!

Weekend in New York

27 October 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 first evening with a trip up the Empire State Building so we could get our bearings of the city; I would definitely recommend doing this at dusk as the views were amazing. The next morning we were awake by 5am, full of excitement and wishing Macy's was open! There was a lot of rain on our first full day so we decided we would spend the day shopping. We headed to Century 21, a must for the bargain hunter, we also visited ground zero to pay our respects. I found this a really emotional part of the trip as I had stood up the top of the twin towers on my previous visit to New York. We then headed up to Times Square where we were overwhelmed by the lights and energy. We had reserved a table at the View restaurant that evening for dinner; this is a revolving restaurant in the Marriott Marquis hotel on Times Square. We had the most amazing evening overlooking Manhattan & probably one of the best meals I have ever had! Luckily the following morning the sun was shining so we headed down to lower Manhattan, where we walked through Little Italy, China town & the financial district. It is great to see how each district is so different form the last. We also had a look in Tiffany's and enjoyed a boat tour to Liberty Island. We finished our afternoon by heading back up to Central Park and taking a horse drawn carriage ride. This was a great thing to do on a Sunny Sunday afternoon as it was full of New Yorkers roller blading, cycling, playing chess and volleyball. For our last day we headed to Grand Central station, the Chrysler building followed by a tour of Madison Square Gardens and lastly we found a great restaurant to have a slice of New York cheesecake! Perfect!

Viva Las Vegas!!!!

28 July 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 of leaving them but I also couldn't wait for our child free time in Vegas. The flight was great; I took full advantage on catching up with friends, watching films & reading. When we arrived in Vegas we collected our luggage and then jumped in taxis to take us to the Planet Hollywood resort & casino. The hotel was brilliant; it was in a fantastic location right in the middle of the strip and was not too big that we would never find each other again. On our first night we had all gone to bed by 10pm (this was 6am in London!) but were then wide awake by 5am, so we decided to explore the strip. Vegas really is like no where else in the world I have ever been to, where else can you get a Chinese at 6am!!! We spent the mornings of our trip exploring Vegas, the afternoons sitting by the pool watching the Bellagio fountains in the background and the evenings in restaurants, bars and trying our luck at Roulette. On our 3rd morning we had arranged to take a helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon, this was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. We flew over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam before landing in the Canyon for Champagne and breakfast. Whilst we were in Vegas we went up the Eiffel tower, went on a Gondola, went on a roller coaster around New York and where amazed by the Bellagio fountains, not bad for a 4 night holiday! After our whirl wind trip to Las Vegas we were sat at the airport waiting for our flights home. We all wished we could stay a few days longer but were in desperate need of some sleep after a lot of late nights/ early mornings!!!

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Sent by Jack Fergus

Claire is simply BRILLIANT at organising travel arrangements.

Sent by Keith Brown

Superb service from Claire as usual

Sent by Richard Bush

A prompt, informative and efficient service. Always available and quick to respond and solve problems, even from different time zones.

Sent by Keith Kirby

Claire is always very efficient and professional. You know you will always receive excellent service, delivered with a smile!

Sent by Jane Scampton

Extremely efficient service and listening to and accommodating individual requirements. Thank you.

Sent by Veronica Keeling

All I can say is the help and advise given by Claire is 100%. She never disappoints.

Sent by Rebbeca Page

Claire was exceptionally helpful and responsive. We had our family holiday booked in under an hour!

Sent by Peter Tavender

Excellent personal and professional service as always

Sent by Graham Lush

Claire is always very helpful and cheerful as well as being very knowledgeable on holiday destinations to suit the individual client. We will use her again when arranging one of our trips and would not hesitate to recommend her to our friends.

Sent by Caroline Beaumont

Very good. Claire provided us with just what we wanted. Looking forward to it very efficient

Sent by David Evans

We always contact Claire Horne. She is professional, books our ideal holiday and above all she always gets a good price. We have booked several holidays with her and nothing is too much trouble, no matter what time of day it is. Claire goes that extra mile and for that reason we have become to trust her, we as a family would not choose to book with anyone else.

Sent by Kenneth Ogden

Claire is always attentive and helpful. We would certainly recommend her to friends and family

Sent by Peter Barnard

We have been in Claire's hands in the past, helping us in the present and will undoubtedly continue to be of great service to us in the future

Sent by Joshua Horne

Fantastic service! Extremely helpful - will be recommending to everyone.

Sent by Christopher Smith

Claire is brilliant. I thought my previous travel agent would be hard to beat but Claire has done it. She is very, very efficient and seems to know the business inside out. And there are great extra touches, such as checking me in when I'm in some far flung place and looking forward to coming home! I would not go anywhere else and I always recommend her to others. Just superb! Thank you.

Sent by Herma Wickramasinghe

The courteous extremely helpful service is so refreshing in the modern world of fast pace and not much time for each other. Nothing is too much trouble for the Staff close attention paid particularly for myself who is a Senior Citizen and needs clarification on many issues. The prompt confirmation of all my travel arrangements within one day when dealing with my daughter who lives in the USA was exceptional. I am extremely impressed and thank you for the exemplary service at all times.

Sent by James Brock

Claire has always been reliable friendly and helpful. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Sent by Tracy Steele

We have dealt with Claire several times now and have always had great advice and service. She is now our first port of call and would recommend her to friends and family without a second thought.

Sent by Colin Bulpitt

It's the personal touch that cannot be beaten. Not only does Claire find the best flight options quickly, but she also takes the time to accommodate everything I need and is really engaging when she does it. Really couldn't ask for more.

Sent by Jean Woods

Always excellent service and advice from Claire

Sent by Matteo Zattarin

Claire has been amazing!!

Sent by Debbie Tyler

Already recommend Claire whenever friends and family ask questions about our holiday bookings - very professional, fantastic communication and we always feel she gets the best quotes to suit our needs and preferences - no matter how small or irrelevant they may seem! Would never use anyone else!

Sent by Angela Farnham-Smith

Great fast efficient service

Sent by Guy Engelmann

Claire has an excellent knowledge of the best places to go in your chosen area which makes it easy to chose. Claire also does not restrict her hours when she will contact you so this makes it easier to book around my daily work routine.

Sent by Ian West

Excellent service with prompt delivery and good advice

Sent by Andrea Emanuel

Claire was recommended by a friend for providing reliable, friendly and professional service and she didn’t disappoint. Claire was helpful and informative, guiding me through the whole booking providing additional information along the way. I feel much happier about booking through her and the reassurances this service provides.

Sent by Iona Fullerton

Claire has been absolutely amazing. Her patience and knowledge have helped us to find our perfect honeymoon and we cannot wait to go. She truly goes above and beyond! Thank you Claire!

Sent by Tania Diggines

We have used Claire for well over 10 years. She is always efficient helpful and takes time to understand what we want. She has never in all this time booked us a bad hotel or location

Sent by Karen Smith

Claire is great. She understands what we are looking for and provides excellent options for consideration.

Sent by James Morl

Usual superb professional and friendly service.

Sent by Penelope Woollford

10 and more, nothing is to much trouble for Claire, would never go ANYWHERE with out her organizing our trip. Feel very safe nothing will be overlooked

Sent by Stacey Allnutt

Fantastic professional service throughout. Claire could not be more helpful

Sent by Angela Farnham-Smith

Very competent speedy service thank you

Sent by Seamus Cleary

As always from helpful and informative. Without Claire's expertise we wouldn't have found the hotel we picked.

Sent by Jean Woods

Have always recommended Travel Councellor's to fellow holiday makers

Sent by Valerie Coffey

It is a bad time for me having just lost my husband and Claire took all the hassle and stress out of my booking by doing all the research and booking for me. I would not have wanted to surf the net for flights. It would have been too daunting. So thank you, Claire.

Sent by Philip Lelliott

Great service as always. I will continue using Claire to book my travel

Sent by Charlotte Markey

Very efficient and friendly. Thank you

Sent by Nicholas Lutte

Consistently super service!

Sent by Daniel Pelton

have been using Travel counsellors for ten years and Claire Horne has always delivered a fantastic service

Sent by Dawn Gilbey

Claire is so very helpful with whatever you throw at her.

Sent by Peter James

Claire Horne is the best travel agent ever, by a million miles! Always comes back quickly and always reliable and helpful.

Sent by Alison Hoyle

Really helpful personal service

Sent by Pete Laplanche

Totally understood my requirements and offered a great holiday package

Sent by Tania Diggines

Claire is fantastic I’ve been using her for years and recommend her often to friends and family. It’s always good value for money and she’s an expert at picking perfect hotels in great locations

Sent by Leigh Smart

Always efficient and incredibly helpful...

Sent by Katie Game

Brilliant service from Claire. Not an easy booking and handled with professionalism and kindness

Sent by Kelly Wiley

Just booked 2 weeks in Mexico, Claire was amazing, quotes and options sent quickly, was very reassuring when booking, made the whole booking experience very smooth and at a great price. Thanks for all your help!

Sent by Caroline Smith

Extremely helpful and knowledgeable and quick to come back with quotes.

Sent by Karen Mercer

Claire Horne was very helpful when we were trying to decide what was best for our first holiday to Canada and USA. She had her own personal recommendations which gave us the encouragement to book our holiday.

Sent by Andrew Shaerf

This is the first time, we have used Travel Counsellors ( well recommended). In 10 days they have booked me 2 trips. Excellent service!

Sent by Kathryn Herr

Amazing as usual. Cannot fault Claire in any aspect. Always goes above and beyond

Sent by Karen Smith

And regularly do. Claire is happy to recommend and tailors your holiday exactly to what you are looking for.

Sent by Richard Drew

I have always been extremely impressed with Claire Horne and the service she has offered me. I have even introduced her to my colleagues and she is always extremely professional and efficient when handling new or existing travel solutions

Sent by Sheila Neasham

Claire has always been very helpful and quick to respond to requests for information

Sent by Simon Tavender

Great service and advice every time!

Sent by Christopher Smith

Claire is fantastic and by far the best agent I have ever dealt with.

Sent by Valerie Havard

We have used Claire for a number of years now. We go to Australia every year and she always gets us the best price she can, checks us in at the airport. We do rely on her and she has never let us down and it makes our travelling the long distance trouble free. Thank you Claire again for your services just recently.

Sent by Nigel Waterfall

Excellent service and travel knowledge! 10 10 10 10

Sent by Kim Evans

Claire Horne is always just a telephone call away be it at home or several thousand miles away. Always very efficient, quick to respond. What more could anyone ask for?

Sent by Peter Barnard

Very friendly, always willing to help, sound advice. The extra mile is term used by one of the many that we have recommended to Claire

Sent by Daniel Pelton

Fantastic service

Sent by Rory Helder

I have already recommended Claire to a few people as has my wife. One I know has made contact in the last few days enquiring about a holiday in Sicily.

Sent by Gary Tyler

I can honestly say Claire goes above and beyond to help make that dream holiday come true. We booked a wedding holiday in Cyprus 2018. Claire helped us by taking the pressure off dealing with a large group so we could focus on the wedding. Thank you Claire!

Sent by Victoria Vaugham

Claire has previously sourced something special for my annual holidays - but for some reason I didn't think of her straight away for the conference in Amsterdam. Big mistake. I wish I had called her in the first instance because instead I wasted hours trying to find my own compatible flights times/hotels etc. Within a hour or so of calling her, Claire had sorted the whole trip and was especially helpful in advising about my onward journey once I had landed in Amsterdam. Thank you Claire!

Sent by Tracy Steele

Fantastic service would recommend every time.

Sent by Leigh Smart

Always helpful. accessible and a delight to deal with.

Sent by Ahad Qazi

Very prompt and personal service.

Sent by Amanda Hilton

Impeccable service from Claire Horne as ever. Will always recommend her. Can’t fault the service.

Sent by Claire Weston

Claire was fantastic and identified what type of holiday we wanted very easily and found us a perfect deal.

Sent by Katie Follows

We've worked with Claire from Travel Counsellors a few times to book our holidays and she never disappoints. Great, personal service from start to finish

Sent by Heather Twigger

Fantastic stress free holiday organising!!! Thanks Claire! X

Sent by Colin Bulpitt

Absolutely saved the day. With the collapse of Monarch I needed to get flights booked for the same day otherwise part of the holiday would be lost. In just 10 minutes I had new flights and at a fair price which took all the stress out of the situation. Really couldn't ask for more and the friendly and efficient service was just brilliant.

Sent by Ashleigh Steele

Claire Horne is a dream to work with. She's quick and determined to find a reasonable solution to all travel problems.

Sent by Louise Huggett

Claire is always extremely helpful and has been fabulous while we have been booking this holiday! Thanks Claire xx

Sent by Deborah Ansell

I do recommend Claire....very quick to respond, flexible on options - always willing to be challenged! And often, far more interesting itineraries than originally planned.

Sent by Neil Hall

Excellent, reliable, efficient and timely service.

Sent by Seamus Cleary

Goes above and beyond

Sent by Susan Lutte

Claire always goes the extra mile when arranging our holidays. Can wholeheartedly recommend her

Sent by Keith Kirby

Claire was extremely quick and efficient with her response to my request and we are delighted with what she found.

Sent by Oliver Crouch

I just wanted to message, Claire, to personally say thank you for assisting myself with organising the holiday for Em’s 30th brthday present to Croatia. Most importantly Em had an amazing time and so did I, the whole process went like clockwork, the room was fabulous, with a sea view and a hot tub! The hotel was so well placed, so we could walk to most restaurants etc. The transfers were bang on time to and from the airport and a personal favourite of mine was the boat tour on the Monday to the islands. Without your help we would have probably ended up in a favela with a view of a sewer plant. We will keep your name on the tip of our tongues, if we hear any friends and family looking to make the escape from the UK.

Sent by Sally Blunt

Really good, efficient, and reliable service. Have already reconnected to friends.

Sent by Emily Crouch

Helped us get a free upgrade and as always so so helpful from initial suggestions right through to check in! Thank you so much Claire!

Sent by Pamela Parker

Claire gave us great service and helped us find the hotel that was right for us. We used Claire because we booked a trip last year and she found perfect hotels then so we were happy to be advised again

Sent by Veronica Keeling

If I could score 20 for Claire Horne I would!!!

Sent by Peter Barnard

We went from one side of the world to the other and then back again with Claire with us all the way. Just what we needed. Thanks Claire, E&P

Sent by Rebbeca Page

Claire has been a great source of help and support - it's good to have someone who feels like they're working on your side to get you the best holiday for your money. No doubt we will also use her knowledge for hotels and transfers around our cruise too!

Sent by Suzanne Pfeiffer

Thank you Claire for a great service as always.

Sent by Patricia McGarthy

Claire was so helpful and made everything so easy. Will definitely use Claire again for our next holiday.

Sent by Luise Tavender

Claire is always very helpful and knowledgeable

Sent by Ken Ogden

We have always found Claire to be very efficient, helpful, knowledgeable and patient, and would have no hesitation in recommending her to family and friends.

Sent by Geoff Bailey

I have used Claire Horne's service to organise several holidays - on the Queen Mary 2 and New York, Cuba and most recently on a trip to Hong Kong and Vietnam. This last trip was pretty last minute and I required a substantial amount of help and advice as we had several flights, a train journey, and a host of hotels. Claire's support was simply invaluable. The support on the ground in Vietnam was excellent. Guides were well informed, on time and fun. I wholeheartedly recommend Travel Counsellors.

Sent by John Steele

Claire has offered excellent advice and acted promptly on our request. Consequently we booked within 48 hours and she has been exceptionally efficient with keeping us informed.

Sent by Mark Thompson

Helpful, knowledgeable and very professional - great service!

Sent by Kim Evans

Claire is a very helpful, caring lady that has helped us book two holidays. She is always willing to help get the best deal and goes above and beyond. I have and will continue to tell others about her unique service. I only wish that I could score this lady higher than a 10. Kind Regards Kim Evans

Sent by Jean Woods

We have always had excellent service and satisfactory results with all our holidays booked with Claire Horne of Travel Counsellors

Sent by Rory Helder

I will definitely recommend Claire Horne from Travel Counsellors to my friends, family and work colleagues. All the options that Claire sent were completely in line with the list of options and within budget. It made the whole process of choosing a holiday much easier. We'll definitely be using her again.

Sent by Katie Follows

Claire has been so helpful with our minimoon booking. She sent over a few options within our budget (all wonderful locations) and from start to finish she's been fantastic. Having used Travel Counsellors for booking our trip to Barcelona a couple of years ago, I knew the level of service we would get would be amazing so there was no doubt about who we would book with again.

Sent by Amanda Hilton

Excellent service every time. Thank you.

Sent by Keith Brown

Fantastic, friendly professional service always

Sent by Frances Loughlin

I always tell people to use Claire, she is marvellous!

Sent by Barry Ward

Arranging holidays with Claire Horne, Travel Counsellor, takes all the effort away leaving just the enjoyable part of agreeing the details and getting the best advice. The confidence of knowing that everything has been done properly together with the knowledge that any problems can be sorted by Claire means that the whole experience is stress free.

Sent by Francine Stephenson

Very helpful and approachable so would recommend Claire as I like the personal touch.

Sent by Ellis Rodda

As is usual when dealing with Claire she comes up with good advice / prices and is always available at the end of the phone. Thank you!

Sent by Dave Walker

Claire was again brilliant. I will continue to recommend her and look forward to her booking me another holiday very soon.

Sent by Tania Diggines

We book all our holidays through Claire and wouldn't use any one else. We have recommended her to friends and family who also use her.

Sent by Claire Harbour

Claire was very helpful, efficient and understanding to my needs. I would definitely use her again.

Sent by Peter Barnard

Always helpful ,full of good suggestions,and able get what we would like even when we didn't have a clue!

Sent by Jean Woods

Always have excellent service from our travel counsellor Claire Horne

Sent by Gill Ogden

Friendly, professional advice always given. Would recommend Claire any day.

Sent by Jack Fergus

If I could I would score Claire 12 out of 10. She is very good.

Sent by Valerie Havard

Claire Horne has always been very helpful, polite and she has taken the stress and hassle out of all the trips she has handled for us. Excellent

Sent by Veronica Keeling

I have recommended Claire to many with the certain knowledge that the service they will receive will be superb.

Sent by Penny Woollford

The best service ever we cannot recommend Claire highly enough..... Fantastic would never use anyone else...... We have just returned from an Australian new Zealand trip that went seamslessly well it was made so easy from Claire xxx

Sent by Gail Truman

Really happy with Travel Counsellors. Have been with Claire since 2009. Her service and attention to detail is brilliant would highly recommend to friends and family

Sent by Sarah Nicholas

Claire helped a group of us after our flights were cancelled. She re-booked us and then took on the very long fight for compensation with easy jet. Wonderful service and beyond the call of duty!!

Sent by Cecilia Hickey

Claire got back to me really quickly with the information I requested, and I was pleased with this info. She is always very professional and friendly.

Sent by Jennifer Cooper

Claire made the entire process of booking a large ski party easy. I have been delighted with the expert service. Claire is easy to reach and prompt to return calls. Hopefully we will have a fantastic holiday in 2016! Thanks Claire!

Sent by Veronica Keeling

Our stay in New York was absolutely wonderful and The Wellington was excellent. The suite was actually a 2 bedroom one and we were delighted with it. We can't thank you enough for all your hard work and recommendations. Everything fell beautifully into place and we achieved everything that we wanted to do in the time we had in New York. There wasn't a day that went by when we didn't say that "Claire has done us proud". A memorable holiday and a very big thank you to you for making it so.

Sent by Mike Harris

Nothing was too much trouble for Claire considering we were looking to go away fairly soon and had set ideas on what type of hotel we wished to stay in. This our first experience of booking through Claire and it will not be our last.

Sent by James Brock

Claire has booked many weekend breaks and holidays for me and my family, She is always exceptionally professional and happy to help. I have and will continue to recommend Claire to all of my friends and family.

Sent by Jack Fergus

Claire, our Travel Counsellor from Worthing, goes above and beyond the call of duty to help and give you confidence in you forthcoming holiday. Excellent service.