Hello and thank you for visiting my webpage. I am an independent travel agent based in South Wales serving clients throughout the UK.
From an early age I’ve always had a passion for travelling. You can't beat the feeling of getting away and discovering new places or returning to some of your favourites. I have personal experience of travelling with a young family; we have visited and camped in Australia, splashed in pools across France and Spain, sailed on boats to discover private beaches in Bulgaria and skied around Europe. I have cruised around the Mediterranean in a group of 20, eaten and danced my way around Lisbon with friends but also enjoyed quiet time relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Mauritius with my husband.
Holidays are incredibly valuable snippets of time that should be treasured. You should return from your travels buzzing, wishing you could have stayed but feeling energised to face the world on your return. But where do you start? Where should you go? You might know what you want, but how do you find it?
My job is to do all of the hard work for you. Whether you are looking for a family friendly holiday, adventures with your friends or exploring a new city on your own, I will personally tailor-make it to suit your every need. I will be there for you from our first conversation the moment you arrive home and beyond to make sure your holiday is everything you hope for and more.
When you are thinking about how you are going to spend your precious free time, consider the words of Mark Twain: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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.
22 January 2019
“Claire, I’ve booked the flights!” I can remember the excitement. After minimal planning and hardly any deliberation we had booked flights to go and visit our wonderful friends in Melbourne, Australia. We had always wanted to visit Australia and our friends had well and truly tempted us with their tales of surfing, beautiful beaches, incredible wildlife and inviting cities. We were ecstatic; we sat and chatted and of course contacted our friends to tell them we were coming; we had already asked! It wasn’t until my head hit the pillow that night that my heart sank. How are we going to...
Sent in by Dawn Bosworth
Dover, 11 November 2019
Very helpful, polite and great customer service.
Sent in by Stephen Tidmarsh
Colchester, 20 June 2019
Akkadian International became one of Claire's clients earlier this year. Her professional approach to her travel company is second to none. Claire has gone above and beyond her remit as a Travel Counsellor and has made life for my company regarding the travel arrangements seamless. Every time we need to book flights, we know we are in safe hands and we know the job will get done at the best price possible. More recently we had a situation were our clients required more security operators to be deployed at very short notice into Europe, from multiple airports in the UK. Claire was not only able to meticulously plan the trip but gave my company secondary flight options to ensure that the operators were able to deploy in a timely fashion. Nothing but remarkable on her part and all this was done out of the normal day to day business hours. I can not recommend Claire highly enough, and we are lucky to be one of her clients.
Sent in by Jane Williams
Dover, 20 May 2019
My husband and I and two friends have just come back from 4 days in Berlin. Claire arranged everything. We were met at the airport and taken to our hotel - our driver giving us a potted history of Berlin en route! The hotel , which was central and within easy reach of every was excellent , letting us into our rooms which were very well appointed before the allotted time .Staff were friendly and helpful and the food was good. We had a fantastic time and didn’t have long enough there! Thank you Claire for arranging it all. It was so lovely to have it all sorted and to know that there was someone just a phone call away if we needed them Would certainly use Claire again to help us sort our next holiday.
Sent in by Nicola Haines
Walthamstow, 13 May 2019
My husband and I had already booked our trip to Thailand way in advance but wanted to customise it a bit with some trips and transfers. Claire was happy to help and quickly rustled up a list of exciting suggestions of ways we could scale up our holiday. This saved us loads of time trawling through countless sites and reviews, and we had the piece of mind that all Claire’s vendors were trusted and vetted by travel counsellors. This was really important for us especially as we wanted to go to an ethical elephant sanctuary; this was the absolute highlight of our holiday!!! As well as that all of the other trips and transfers Claire booked for us were amazing and all worked out perfectly, she even added in a airport lounge pass to start our hols of right! All the details we needed were neatly in the app with Claire on call if we needed her. Would highly recommend.
Sent in by Tony Downes
Northampton, 13 May 2019
Claire was very professional ,knowledgable and very prompt in putting together our holiday. We are really looking forward to seeing how the holiday plays out. We would recommend Claire and Travelcounsellors to our family and friends.
Sent in by Susanna Hair
London, 24 March 2019
Claire is very dedicated and her customer service skills are second to none. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to book a holiday, particularly if they have quite specific requirements as we did.
Sent in by Jane Williams
Dover, 05 March 2019
Great attention to detail. Everything tailored to our needs and more, creating a care free holiday. Have recommended Claire to all our family and friends.
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 01446 550 019