I’m an independent travel agent - your travel PA. Using my knowledge, experience and the wealth of tools at my fingertips I can put together a trip just for you. Whether you are looking for the experience of a lifetime, need a business trip, a short break abroad or in the UK. A honeymoon or a family holiday, a city break, a ski trip or a cruise.
Are you tired of trawling travel and comparison websites in search of something that exactly meets your individual requirements - whether it be for holidays, business flights, car hire, insurance or travel extras? If you have found yourself becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of quality personal service and follow up from these sites, it may be time to consider getting your own free of charge, personal Travel Counsellor! It’s a growing trend, and a best kept secret for “those in the know”. Welcome to my page.
Why am I different to any other travel agent? Why would you book with me? I am not on the high street, I work flexible hours so am available to you at a time to suit you, before during and after your holiday, so you can just relax and enjoy. My background in marketing and media organising travel amongst other things has given me a huge insight into the industry as well as the needs of corporate travellers.
Travel Counsellors is totally independent, multi-award-winning company. I have a network of over 1800 counsellors in 7 different countries throughout the world plus great direct contracts and negotiated rates with hotels which allows me to find the right holiday experience for you - so you can just relax
I am passionate about travel and aim to take away the stress and hours spent searching on the internet, so you can just relax.
We also have our own, unique Financial Trust so all bookings with me are 100% financially protected. You can just relax and enjoy a great holiday.
I love to travel and have visited over 26 countries with lots still on my bucket list! I enjoy nothing more than making your plans come to life and delivering great experiences. Give me a call and see what I can do for you. We are a best kept secret you wish you'd found years ago.
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.
29 October 2018
Book your holiday the green way. Are you concerned about your carbon footprint every time you go on holiday? Do you feel you can do more to ensure you leave a positive impact on the people and places you visit? I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting to do more for our planet from both a personal perspective and my business. Climate change is everyone's business and I feel very passionate about helping you ensure you’ve done everything to make your holiday sustainable. Tourism is a growing and complex business and we will all continue to holiday. The world’s most treasured...
10 October 2017
Three weeks with family and friends really isn't long enough. Back in February I flew into Bangkok airport and once past the fabulous international airport you quickly get a feel for the busy, slightly chaotic environment of a city in the east. Traffic is slow to downtown Bangkok but once there you can experience the jaw dropping views and great cocktails at the Sky Bar in the Lebua Hotel, Silom area. Famous in the film Hangover Two. The remainder of the week was filled with shopping, Chatachuk market is world famous. Then a trip down the river to visit the 46...
Sent in by C Seward
Switzerland, 20 January 2020
Our TC, Clare Fraser Jones, was very patient with our latest trip to Barbados. After many weeks of messaging and coming back with possibilities of flights, flights with hotel etc we finally found the one we were looking for of which Clare was very quick to price match and book there and then (even on the weekend when she should have been spending the time off). Great communication throughout and re-assuring that if we need anything Clare will be there for us. Many thanks Clare!
Sent in by Clare Curtis
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 04 October 2019
I highly recommend Clare for taking care of our travel arrangements. My aunt and I have used this service to get us the easiest flight that saved us a long and costly journey to get to the chalet in the French alps after the flight. Instead of trailing through comparison sites, the burden was taken away. Looking for the most suitable flight can be both time consuming and stressful, but using Clare’s service removes that. We are very grateful for the service provided and are looking forward to our journey and holiday. Thank you Clare.
Sent in by A Evans
Newport, 27 September 2019
Just back from our Baltic cruise on the Queen Victoria which proved to be a trip of a lifetime —- thanks Clare— in very great part to your efficiency in taking care of all the unforeseen details and your imaginative suggestions regarding events and excursions we would otherwise be unaware of. Keep up the good work! John and Allison
Sent in by E Moffat
Newbury, 26 September 2019
I took my 2 sons to the Baltics in the summer - 2 nights in 4 capitals (Helsinki, Tallin, Riga, Vilnius). Clare did a brilliant job in organising hotels and travel (ferry, buses) between the cities, allowing us plenty of time in each city, and finding well located budget hotels. I would usually prefer to organise a trip myself, but was a little overwhelmed with attempting such a whistle stop tour. Clare was more than happy to work with me, amending timescales etc. and provided a detailed itinerary of the hotels and timings which helped make the whole trip so easy and enjoyable. Even when one hotel had plumbing problems and couldn't accommodate us, we were redirected straight away to a nearby hotel which was ready for us, and just as quaint. Great service!
Sent in by James Moss
London, 22 August 2019
Clare was the biggest help in planning our honeymoon. If it wasn't for her we still wouldn't have had anything booked! She allowed us to explore a huge variety of options and possibilities, helping us create our perfect honeymoon which we cannot wait for. We now have a honeymoon which ticks all our boxes, which is certainly not something we would have been able to achieve had we planned it ourselves. The whole process was incredibly easy, so efficient and most importantly stress free. All the hard work was done for us! I will definitely be recommending this to any friends planning a holiday!
Sent in by L Davis
Newbury, 10 July 2019
Clare was brilliant at organising hotels and car hire for my complicated itinerary.
Sent in by J de Wolff
London, 10 July 2019
Clare was so helpful and patient when booking our family holiday - there are five of us and we all had specific requirements. So excited about our big family holiday to Mexico and cannot thank Clare enough for her help and advice.
Sent in by Phil Evans
Dunstable, 01 June 2019
Amazingly helpful, and extremely patient and knowledgeable
Sent in by Yvonne Bennett
Guildford, 01 April 2019
Clare took a lot of time and trouble to meet our requirements which were quite specific. She did not make us feel rushed and was able to investigate and come up with solutions to meet our requested modifications to the plan. She was incredibly helpful and her help and interventions saved me a great deal of time and effort which for me is invaluable. Fantastic
Sent in by Emily Blowfield
London, 04 February 2019
Brilliant service. Very helpful and easy to work with! Would recommend Clare to anyone!
Sent in by Rhen Morris
, 04 December 2018
We truly enjoyed our week long vacation at the Angsana Ihuru Resort. We were celebrating our friend’s anniversary with them and Clare from Travel Counsellors truly picked out a secluded island that was peaceful and quite relaxing. We couldn’t have asked for a better place. The staff were so friendly and went out of their way in service. Clare was able to notify the hotel ahead of time about our friend’s anniversary, and as a result, they were able to provide a special dinner and desert and really neat decorations in our villa the night of their anniversary. The villa we stayed in was quite nicely furnished and the attached outdoor shower and hot tub were great to use and provided a unique atmosphere in the evening. The back entrance to the villa was a private yard with direct beach access. We were able to snorkeling each morning and really enjoy the beach and the tons of marine life around the island. We were able to see turtles, stingrays, reef sharks, tuna, and many other kinds of marine life. The canoes and stand up paddle board was also very fun to use. It was one of the most relaxing vacations we have taken in a very long time. We chose the full board option and the food was great and plentiful. We were even able to take the 5 minute boat ride to the Banyan Tree Resort and eat there for dinner several times. All in all an excellent resort and great service from Clare at Travel Counsellors!
Sent in by I Neale
Sngapore, 17 November 2018
EXCELLENT!!! Clare gave me lots of helpful options, suggestions and advice. I would not have been able to select the holiday resort without her great help. In fact, my experience was so good that I've already recommended Clare/TC to some close friends for the same trip.
Sent in by R Morris
Dubai, 17 November 2018
Clare responded very quickly to my initial request and her follow up to additional queries was always very timely. I would highly recommend her to others.
Sent in by Cathie Herbert
St Albans, 16 October 2018
Clare has helped me on a number of occasions to get my perfect holiday. With limited time and patience to search travel/holiday websites, Clare takes all the pain away, identifying the best all-inclusive deals in the Canary Islands as well as booking flights, transfers and hotels for a trip to Thailand. Clare is the first person I turn to when thinking about a holiday!
Sent in by Helen Organ
Weymouth, 15 October 2018
Clare booked a fabulous trip for my 13 year old daughter and myself to Sorrento. All flights, hotel bookings & private transfers were perfect. I would highly recommend Travel Counsellors especially Clare as she provided an excellent service for my daughter & I. Thanks Clare can’t wait for you to book our next trip
Sent in by Sheena Wilson
Estbourne, 12 February 2018
Clare thank you for all your hard work! I had no problem persuading June once she read your very clear email. In fact she wants to go earlier!
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 0782 4997875