Based in Wigan

Clare Owens

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I’m Clare, your local Travel Counsellor.

I'm here to help you find the best holiday or trip to exactly suit your needs. I am passionate about service and ensuring that every little detail is covered and that is why I decided to become a Travel Counsellor.

I joined Travel Counsellors to be able to provide independent, honest advise and to provide the highest level of customer service. As I am able to work from home, I have the flexibility to work when my clients need me, even if this is outside of conventional office hours.

I have been in the Travel industry for 15 years and due to the fact that I have been lucky enough to have travelled extensively, I have first-hand experience of many destinations and can advise on any type of travel, be it a white winter skiing in the alpes or Lapland for all the family, a Shopping trip to New York or maybe Route 66 with a hot air balloon flight over the arizonaial dessert, Which I have to say is another of my favourite trips, a special once in a lifetime trip to Disneyworld, a honeymoon to Mauritius, or tailor made round-the-world itineraries. - I do it all!

My specialist areas are bespoke holidays, honeymoons, weddings abroad, Cruises and city breaks, but as I’ve been in the travel industry for many years then I can help with any travel enquiry that you may have, even if it’s somewhat unconventional like Kathmandu, Which I have had in the past and my clients had a fantastic trip.

My passion is weddings abroad and honeymoons…….

Arranging your special day on a stunning Caribbean Beach, or perhaps an intimate church service in Romantic Cyprus? Organising a wedding at sea onboard a fabulous cruise ship, or perhaps helping you to tie the knot in Vegas’ Little White Chapel? Does an Italian Lake Wedding appeal, or perhaps your own Italian House with Pool to accommodate all your friends and family?
I can guide you through every idea, every legality and every little detail, right down to arranging the bouquet!
I can create a unique and memorable experience tailor-made especially to suit your honeymoon needs. Perhaps relaxing on a isolated Island? Combining America’s West Coast with Vegas, Mexico or Hawaii. Oman can offer an authentic Arabian experience and can be combined with an idyllic Indian Ocean destination to create the perfect multi centre holiday. Visit the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore, and again, perhaps travel on to experience the tranquility of Bali. Ice-skating and basket ball games in New York? Action packed, or relaxed and laid back. Whatever you are dreaming of, I’m certain I can help.
I can totally take the stress out of arranging your special day or your special trip.
Your wedding and your honeymoon should be tailored to you, and nothing less than perfect.
When using my personal service, I can suggest, guide and advise, and find a dream wedding or honeymoon, within your budget, and all completely 100% financially protected for even more peace of mind.
Let me help you to make your dreams come true.

I can help you arrange any part of your travel arrangements including visitor visas, travel insurance, VIP lounge passes, theme park tickets, car parking and car hire. I can also arrange those special little extras such as fruit and flowers, champagne and where possible will contact hotels directly on your behalf with any special room requests you may have.

My business is based purely on providing my customers with the ultimate customer service experience that you deserve, complete with exceptional after-booking care and service. I will see your holiday right through from the booking stage until you return home - a truly personal service.

And don’t forget any holiday that is booked with me is fully protected by our Financial Trust unlike many internet sites. I love being able to help with your travel arrangements, it gives me huge pleasure.

So if you are looking to book a package or tailor-made holiday, wedding abroad, honeymoon, cruise, flight ,short break, business travel then why not give me a call today with your requirements and sample my service first hand.

I very much look forward to being able help you with your next trip. Whatever your travel plans are, give me a call or email me and I will be more than happy to assist.

Thank you for your time.
Clare Owens


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48 hours in Madrid

20 September 2017

Well what can I say? 48 hours in Madrid. It was unbelievable. I will definitely return as you need at least four full days to fully appreciate how much this city has to offer. If you love tapas, Spanish culture and art you will love Madrid. We arrived at our hotel, located in the heart of the Las Letras district, around 9.30pm. The Vincci Soho stands out as one of the most exceptional hotels in the historical centre of Madrid. Originating in a complex of five historical, protected buildings between the streets Prado, Cervantes and León that have been exquisitely renovated, this is a modern hotel in the heart of Madrid, full of art and designed to convince even the most exacting guests with experiences filled with uniqueness and character. After checking in we headed for Light Dinner at Casa Alberto. How ten courses of tapas are classed as a light lunch I do not know? This place was amazing. It was a little old door in a wall that I would have happily walked past and probably refused to go in but on entering I was blown away by the large amount of tourist and locals enjoying tapas and wine over conversation. The restaurant itself went way back and you would not have imagined this from outside. There was such a buzz to the place. Some of our group then headed to out on the town to explore the nightlife, I however headed to the gin bar that I had spotted earlier in our hotel. The following morning, we were met and for a guided panoramic bus tour of Madrid. This is one of the easiest ways of getting about to see Madrid. With Madrid City Tour, you can get to Madrid attractions quickly and easily. We tried to see as many of Madrid’s top ten attractions as we could. We started with Plaza Mayor. This arcaded square located in the historical centre of the city is the heart of Hapsburg Madrid. The cobble streets that ran off from this were packed with shops, bars and food markets. Throughout the day we visited the Botanical Gardens and the Temple of Debod, a second-century Egyptian temple donated to Spain during the construction of the great Aswan Dam. A real hid gem! The Royal Palace is the largest royal palace in Europe. We took a stroll through El Retiro Park which led us to the Prado art museum for a guide tour. Madrid hosts three of the world’s leading art museums. After all this sightseeing, we stopped for a tapas lunch at Estado Puro by Paco Roncero (a two Michelin star chef). Again another 8/10 courses of fantastic food. Before leaving for the airport we took to the Gran Vía, a lively traditional avenue on which shops, cafés, movie theatres and theatres are to be found. For me personally I fell in love with Madrid because I love to people watch and I love to dine, so tapas outside on the cobbles with friends just appeals to me. That’s my holiday. Madrid has it all, from gourmet food markets to Michelin star restaurants. Barrio de las Letras is great for tapas as well as the tapas district at La Latine. Also try San Miquel market which is lined with delicatessen stalls and bars as well as international foods at Plaza Espana.

My customer stories

Sent by Rita Grimes

Massive thank you to Clare Owens 30th Wedding Anniversary booked. So excited to be going back to Miami then Southern Caribbean Cruise Then finishing holiday back in Miami. WOW Clare.. You always go above and beyond to adjust or add extras for a tailor made holiday that just suits us perfectly.

Sent by David woodhead

I've known Clare for many years now and I wouldn't go anywhere else to book a holiday as nothing is too much trouble. She always tries to adhere to all your needs as best as she possibly can and will also recommend different ideas she truly is a class act.

Sent by Rita Grimes

Expert advice. Really pleased at how the holiday was tailored to fit around us and felt time was taken to asses and discuss what we wanted for this holiday, yet the whole prices was so quick and speedy.

Sent by Michelle Bullock

Clare goes the extra mile to help. Wonderful lady and totally comitted to finding the very best for the client.

Sent by Jane Thompson

I am absolutely overwhelmed with how effectively Clare Owens has serviced our requirements with regards to our forthcoming holiday. She worked very hard whilst my husband and I hardly did a thing. Usually we would spend half a day in a travel agent, and at the end settle for the best available deal. Clare spent loads of time first putting together the perfect holiday, and then tirelessly working to get us the best price. For as long as Claire is around, we will never use a high street travel agent again. We are really looking forward to our holiday, and would definitely recommend Travel Counsellors - particularly Clare Owens to anyone and everyone - and in fact I already have!

Sent by John Jones

Fantastic and attentive Travel Counsellor. Highly recommended for focusing on holidays to suit her client. Professional and exemplary. Would and have recommended to others.

Sent by Margaret Mellor

Clare went above and beyond our expectations when we needed an urgent return from Marrakech after an accident late on Saturday. She picked up our email and got us onto a flight at lunchtime the following day including wheelchair help at all three airports. She kept in touch throughout our journey home. We felt well supported.

Sent by Kerrie Harrison

Very satisfied with the service. Our representative Clare worked hard and achieved a package that other travel agencies were incapable of doing. Many thanks!

Sent by David woodhead

I would give 11 if I could Clare is a great Travel Counsellor. I have used her for a number of years now and wouldn't use anyone else She goes above and beyond to help you find destination price and dates, I know this is her job but she does it without even being asked. I have had some great holidays with her and will continue to book through clare I think at the min I have another 4 already booked with her and she is already looking for me November 2017 for New York which I have already been twice with this company and counsellor. I wish her every success In the future and hope I am privileged to book many more through her

Sent by Paul Owens

Nothing was too much trouble for Clare and her attention to detail was amazing. Her suggestions on matters I hadn't even considered were very helpful. Made us feel like we were all that mattered. Definitely recommended.

Sent by Rita Grimes

Always a pleasure..... A massive massive thank you Clare Owens for our recent Mexico booking. You really made Paul's 50th so special - from Champagne and chocs on flight, to flowers and rose petals in room. It was a beautiful room with the best location and view. Thank you so much for booking the Japanese a la carte show table on his birthday. He was so surprised when they blindfolded him and brought out a birthday cake with candles in! Thanks for all your recommendations and all the extras and additions you did to make this holiday so special and memorable.

Sent by Sara Melnicenko

We recently got back from our Honeymoon on a Kruger Park safari followed by a weeks all inclusive in Mauritius that was arranged by Clare. She arranged everything for us and made what was an amazing holiday even better by arranging room upgrades and complimentary fizz for us. I would definitely use her again as she can do what you don't believe is possible!

Sent by Gerry Morris

So many thanks again for all your help, your impeccable organisation and attention to detail. The wine and macaroons were such a lovely thought and a great surprise. Thank you so much.

Sent by Peter Rout

Clare has proved to be quick, efficient, has followed up on all requests, she keeps me informed, and is very pleasant when speaking on the phone. I will certainly use Clare's services again in the future, and I would not hesitate in recommending her services to anyone else.

Sent by Sara Jones

All the stress was taken away from booking our honeymoon, as with the personal touch we were able to get everything that we wanted and much more.

Sent by David Woodhead

I would highly recommend Clare, she was very professional, polite and she took time to understand my needs and get me a great holiday at a price that I could afford and was happy with. She also is looking for tours for me and is going to contact with prices. I have already passed her name to many of my friends. I would give her 11 out of 10.

Sent by Cath Leyland

I was recommended to book my holiday through Clare Owen I must say I was very impressed and will be booking with her again.

Sent by Judith Harrison

Big thanks to Clare as she saved my holiday. The one I wanted was fully booked when I contacted her but she then found something that met all our requests after all. Can't wait for September and my lovely cruise - thanks Clare.

Sent by Rita Grimes

Fantastic…helpful, knowledgeable and lots of patience, as we weren’t sure what dates so she did a lot of searching and checking, tailoring it to our needs. Nothing was too much trouble.

Sent by Pamela Pemrick

Clare has been brilliant - very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. If there is ever anything she doesn't know she finds out and gets back to you straight away. I have a lot of confidence in Clare and will definitely book again with her and recommend my friends and family to do the same.

Sent by Stephen Mellor

An excellent service is worth sharing.

Sent by Kevin Murphy

Clare is very helpful and personalises everyway that she deals with your holiday needs. I would definitely recommend to all my friends and colleagues.

Sent by Dave Gee

I have booked with Clare Owens before who gives an excellent service. I always tell my friends to go and see Clare as she seems dedicated in giving you the best options on where to go and what to do when booking your holiday.

Sent by Geraldine Morris

I cannot recommend Clare highly enough. She is extremely well organised, efficient and knowledgeable. It's a pleasure to work with her.

Sent by Dave Woodhead

Claire was a great help in finding us the holiday that I required and even helped me with my visa. She is a credit to your company.

Sent by Rex Williams

My friend recommended Clare to us and we were very happy with the way she helped us. She has a lovely friendly manner on the phone and knew a lot about Cruises. I have since recommended Clare and from now on will let Clare arrange all our holidays.

Sent by Peter Rout

Clare took away all the hassle of what would have been a very time consuming, complex and stressful exercise. I felt that I had all of the choices and flexibility in choosing our holiday with all the hard work being done on our behalf by Clare. Her independent expert advice was excellent and most welcome. Many thanks Clare (from all 10 of us!)

Sent by Vicky Havard

We used Clare Owens in Dec 2013 to look at a holiday for Christmas period. Clare was extremely helpful and patient, advising us of the hotels on offer. We decided not to book any holiday at that time, we have however just booked a break with Clare for Easter 2014. Nothing was too much trouble for Clare, often emailing me in the evening. All the information supplied to us was exceptional and everything discussed in depth. I feel that it was a personal and very professional service and I have already spoken highly of Clare to numerous friends whom will hopefully be in contact with her. Thank you so much.

Sent by Sandra Makin

We would like to put on record our thanks to Claire for helping us to select two holidays for this year. Nothing was too much trouble for her and I feel she went the extra mile for us to find the exact holidays we wanted.

Sent by Christopher Davies

I would 100% recommend Clare Owens and Travel Counsellors to friends family and colleagues. Clare has been extremely helpful in finding the ideal wedding resort that fits in with our budget. So far me and my partner are extremely happy with the service we have received from Clare Owens. She is extremely good at her job and very professional too. Well done Clare you have exceeded all of our expectations and helped to make the booking of our wedding stress free.

Sent by Alison Alder

Clare was very helpful. Went above and beyond to get together the perfect honeymoon for me and my fiancé. I will definitely use again and recommend. Thanks for all your help.

Sent by Brian Robinson

Clare was extremely helpful when organising a late notice holiday for us. We were that impressed we have asked her to look for our family (13 of us!) holiday next year. I have also recommended her to all of my friends and work colleagues! After using a main street travel agent for years and years I could not believe the personal attention to detail Clare gave us and the best prices I have ever received. Fantastic Travel Counsellor - glad I changed travel agent - a big thank you

Sent by Joanne Makin

Clare is fab, she goes above and beyond and responded to my enquiries immediately. Clare takes her role really seriously - she's knows we only have one holiday abroad a year and so she works really hard to make it special. For example we had booked a junior suite but wanted to change to a privilege room. Clare facilitated this with no problem. I would recommend Clare to anyone and I have told loads of people at work to book with her. Thanks for all your help Clare you’re a legend x