Thank you for visiting my web page. I am a travel expert with a uniquely personal approach to providing advice and organising tailor-made holidays.
I have worked for over 25 years in management positions with top companies in the travel and aviation sector, and bring a wealth of experience and contacts to assist you with all your travel needs. I have had the opportunity to travel extensively and draw on this knowledge to provide recommendations and insider tips based around your interests, tastes and budget.
How Can I Help You?
Uniquely personal approach to travel: I will provide you with a personal and professional service, before, during and after your travels. You have the freedom to contact me at a time to suit you.
Increasingly I'm finding that luxury travelers are seeking authentic experiences and want to mix luxury with a bit of adventure – either through food, culture, or activities. If this is something you're looking for, please let me know and I'd be delighted to assist.
First Hand Knowledge and Expertise:
I have travelled extensively and continuously update my contacts and product knowledge. Destinations I have visited include Australia (I'm an Australian Specialist appointed by Tourism Australian) New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Brazil, Argentina, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Dubai, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Maldives, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, India, China and closer to home, many places in Europe.
Security and Peace of Mind:
Travel Counsellors are a global well-established award winning travel company (including two Queen's Awards and Guardian / The Observer Best Travel Agent Award) and leaders in financial protection. When you book with me, your money is safe. No ifs, no buts, it's that simple.
I have access to an extensive range of travel suppliers and can offer you a wide, impartial and competitive choice.
For more information or to discuss your forthcoming travel plans, please contact me on 020 3603 3120 or 07867 973556 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would love to hear from you.
Clare, Personal Travel Expert / Luxury Bespoke Holidays
Sent in by Barbara Blake
Send, Surrey, 13 May 2018
This is the third or fourth time Clare has helped me with travel arrangements. This time she came up with a fantastic itinerary which was much better than anything I had found through my own searches. I will most definitely recommend her to everyone I know.
Sent in by David Boucher
Staines Upon Thames, Surrey, 11 March 2018
Such an easy experience with some great advice. Clare picked up on what we were looking for immediately.
Sent in by Anne Stanton
Hampton, 09 March 2018
Professional, friendly, patient and knows the market.
Sent in by Tony Farrell
Esher, Surrey, 26 February 2018
Dealing with Clare has been a pleasure, straightforward and efficient. Everything that I asked was responded to promptly.
Sent in by P West
Reading, 07 February 2018
Always good to know there's a professional planning your holiday for you who will take the time to tailor make it to fit your exact requirements.
Sent in by P Fitzgerald
Berkshire, 07 February 2018
Understands my needs, listens to specific requests and finds perfect solutions-what more could one ask for?
Sent in by Ann Pinker
Wineham, 17 January 2018
Clare is amazingly helpful and knowledgeable - couldn't do it without her
Sent in by Simon Gale
Marlow, Bucks, 28 July 2017
Fabulous service, so simple and straight forward. Everything working like clockwork.
Sent in by Barbara Blake
Woking, 24 January 2017
This is the third time I've used Clare to organise and book a trip for me. She always comes up trumps! Can't recommend her highly enough.
Sent in by Samantha Hull
Brighton, 08 January 2017
Professional, understood exactly what I was looking for and came back to me very quickly. No hard sell just genuinely wanted to find the perfect holiday for my husband and I.
Sent in by Jennifer Betts
Hampton, 08 January 2017
We have already recommended Clare to our friends and will continue to do so. We are grateful to her for her excellent service.
Sent in by Jackie Dowd
Hampton, 15 July 2016
The service Clare provides is exceptional. She always replies promptly and efficiently to my enquirers. She is extremely friendly and personable and goes out of her way to help clients to ensure their holiday 'shopping' experience is the best. She also goes out of her way to personally deliver our documents which really impressed me. Her industry knowledge is vast and that gives us great confidence in her recommendations. Her selection of recommendations are always spot on which is a big reason for choosing to travel with Travel Counsellors as that cuts out the detail and saves us time whilst assuring us we've been given the best options. I have recommended Clare to a number of friends and family members.
Sent in by Suzanne Evans
Shrewsbury, 08 July 2016
Clare is wonderful nothing too much trouble, we call on her expertise and professionalism time and time again and will continue to do so.
Sent in by Peter West
Reading, 17 March 2016
Clare was very quick to understand our requirements and aspirations. Highly recommended.
Sent in by Karen Holder
Hale, Cheshire, 26 February 2016
Clare has been absolutely outstanding. Having been asked to create an itinerary for a 4 week sight-seeing tour of New Zealand for 3 people, 2 weeks before departure, she has worked at all hours of the day & at weekends , organising trips, accommodation & travel. She has accommodated all of our requirements and made recommendations for alternatives when appropriate to do so. To say that she has added value is a huge understatement, the success of this trip will be 100% due to her endeavours & expertise. Having never used such a service before I wouldn't hesitate to do so again & will be recommending Clare's services to everyone that I know! Thank you Clare.
Sent in by Barbara Blake
Woking, 28 July 2015
Absolutely fantastic personal service. I will definitely recommend Clare to friends.
Sent in by Sandra McIlroy
Isleworth, 28 July 2015
Great service, efficient, informative & most friendly.
Sent in by Anya Marco
Hampton, 06 May 2015
Clare is fantastic. This is the second time Clare has helped us find the perfect holiday. I've already recommended her to friends. She really knows how to find the ideal trip.
Sent in by Sue Gale
Buckinghamshire , 02 May 2015
Clare was so helpful and knowledgable and made arranging my holiday a true pleasure.
Sent in by Michelle Crofts
London , 08 January 2015
James and I had really a wonderful time in Thailand. Thailand was everything we’d hope it would be and more. Thank you so much for all your organising - and for the Champagne and chocolates we got on arrival! Thank you again for helping us have the perfect ending to a lovely wedding (and the best holiday we’ve ever had).
Sent in by Nigel Jones
Abergaveny, 16 April 2014
Clare was extremely helpful and professional and went above and beyond to deal with our requirements.
Sent in by Anya Marco
Hampton, 18 March 2014
Friendly, knowledgable and timely service. Clare knew exactly what we wanted and made the process of booking our ideal holiday simple, exciting and fun.
Sent in by Suzanne Evans
Alderley Edge, 04 March 2014
Clare was professional and friendly. She provided the required information very promptly and gave me various options to consider. Trip and tickets booked, went like clockwork! Will contact Clare for future trips. Thank you.
Sent in by Christina Richards
High Wycombe, 30 January 2014
Clare was absolutely excellent. I had never been to Dubai and had little knowledge of it but I now feel like I know it, and know exactly what I want from my holiday and where I want to go and what I want to do when I get there. She is an asset to Travel Counsellors.
Sent in by Gary Boyle
Hope Valley, 23 June 2013
We have been so impressed with the level of efficiency and flexibility demonstrated by Clare whilst putting together options for our holiday. It has been so wonderful to know we are in safe hands and out sourcing the booking of a special family holiday to someone with such skills and experience has been truly stress free!
Sent in by Tristan O'Neill
Macclesfield, 30 May 2013
Clare, thank you for organising an excellent holiday for us. We had a fantastic time. The personal service and attention to detail was what we all yearn for in these times of ''do-it-yourself self-service''. We loved being looked after by an expert, it felt so reassuring. 10 out of 10.
Sent in by Gwenda Hicks
Hampton, 21 May 2013
This is the first time I have booked a holiday with Travel Counsellors and Clare was extremely friendly, helpful and very efficient. The travel arrangements and hotel she recommended suited our needs perfectly. I look forward to using her again as it took all the stress of booking a holiday away and I know if there had been a problem, Clare would have sorted it out.
Sent in by Victoria Packer
Macclesfield, 08 February 2013
I would like to thank Clare for her efficiency and advice. Clare was a pleasure to deal with. I will definitely be using her again and will be recommending her services to my colleagues, friends and family.
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27 May 2016
Set back from the beach, the 5 star Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa is located at the heart of Marbella's Golden Mile, equidistance (5 mins drive or 30 minutes walk along the boardwalk ) between Puerto Banus and Marbella town. Malaga Airport is only 35 minutes away and is very well served with frequent flights from UK Airports. You can choose to pick up a rental car from the airport or a door to door private transfer can be arranged. If you are looking for escape and relaxation, enjoy one of three outdoor pools set amidst the resort...
09 March 2016
There could be no better setting, on the banks of the River Arno, for one of Italy’s most beautiful and atmospheric cities. The birthplace of the Renaissance , Florence contain a stunning array of art and architecture within its compact and vibrant centre. The city also offers great shopping and the finest culinary traditions of Tuscany, in particular olive oil, meat dishes and chianti classico wine. I visited Florence for an early Spring two night City Break – I would recommend a 3 or 4 night stay particularly if it's your first visit. Florence Airport is served by Vueling Airlines from...
25 August 2015
I’ve recently returned from a wonderful villa holiday in Mallorca, an island that holds many happy memories for me. My parents had a beach apartment in Cala d’Or in the south east, in the 70’s which was a great place to spend many of my school holidays! Mallorca is a beautiful and diverse island with something to offer for everyone. Head for the dramatic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range for hiking, cycling and stunning scenery. Inland you'll find sleepy ancient towns and rural fincas. For relaxed beach bathing and activities such as snorkelling, windsurfing or even kite surfing, look South and...
15 April 2014
Siem Reap in Cambodia is a wonderful destination to visit. There are some amazing sights and activities to enjoy and the people are delightful. It is the base for exploring the World Heritage Site of Angkor. Angkor Wat, the best known temple was built round 1150 AD by Suryavarman 11 and is dedicated to the Hindu god, Vishnu. Even though I'd seen countless images of the temple, crossing Angkor Wat's moat, the size and scale is overwhelming and a testament to the architectural audacity of the ancient Khemers. I also visited Angkor Thom which has at its centre the enigmatic...
04 February 2014
Last time I visited HK it was 1996...with numerous skyscrapers and mountains located to the north and its only runway jutting out into Victoria Harbour, landings at Kai Tak airport were dramatic to experience! Fast forward to 2014 and Kai Tak is now a cruise terminal and Hong Kong International Airport is located 30km to the west on Lantau Island. It is served by a highly efficient and comprehensive transport network, making it easy to get to and from. It acts as a gateway to parts of mainland China and a convenient stopover destination for much of Asia. I took the...
04 May 2013
We flew to Oporto where we picked up a car and headed north towards the Spanish border. This is the only international land border I know of with no security, no stopping, and no signs – nothing to indicate that you are now in a different country- and in a different time-zone. Portuguese time is the same as UK, but Spain is an hour ahead. Galicia is just as far west as Ireland, so the Sun sets after 10pm in May, so it was still light when we pulled up at our hotel in Vigo. The next day we wandered around...
08 March 2012
I had very fond memories of previous trips to South Africa, in particular, I'd been captivated by Cape Town and was keen for a return visit and the opportunity to explore further the diverse region of the Western Cape. These are some of the places I experienced on my travels. I visited Cape Town where there is much to do, both in the town and in the surroundings and the city's close proximity to the mountains and the sea together with the creative energy is inspiring. The city is packed with vibrant craft markets, art galleries and great restaurants. I also...
04 March 2011
I have been lucky enough to visit the Maldives on more than one occasion, including on the British Airways inaugural trip in November 2009 to mark the launch of their direct service to Male International Airport from London Gatwick. I find the relaxed barefoot luxury vibe of the islands and the gorgeous turquoise colours a welcome antidote to hectic city living. I've also more recently flown with Emirates and combined shopping in Dubai with flopping in the Maldives. A further option which is on my list is to twin a Maldives holiday with Sri Lanka a country with a rich...