Here to help make your dream holiday come true with a unique travel service.
Remember how easy it used to be to go on holiday? When someone else took care of everything? Travel is so personal that you deserve your own expert committed to finding you incredible holidays.
At a time, convenient for you, you can discuss your travel requirements to tailor your perfect holiday, whether you’re looking for faraway adventures or a weekend escape.
Every penny of your booking is completely protected by our unique financial protection trust.
Whether you are looking to relax and recuperate or explore and discover you will always receive the very best, hassle free holiday advice.
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:-
Award-winning service, gourmet meals and unforgettable excursions all included, 5-star luxury comes as standard on a Scenic river cruise
Postcards - A special film from Travel Counsellors
5 Reasons To Trust Me With Your Business Travel Plans
From hand-delivering ticket wallets to checking you in at the airport, here at Travel Counsellors, it's about going the extra mile.
No matter what, I will always go above and beyond to deliver a service that exceeds expectations.
Using my own personal insight and experience, I can provide you with tailored and expert advice when it comes to your dream holiday.
With a 24/7 duty office, access to thousands of trusted suppliers and full financial protection, we ensure every holiday is created with care and protection.
Uniworld - Elevating luxury river cruising to an entirely new level
What if you could combine the beauty of the wilderness with the ultimate in luxury?
The definition of a holiday is different to everyone and that’s why I take the time to get to know 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.
16 July 2020
Why now is the perfect time to review your Travel Policy During these strange times its often travel spend that is first on the list of cutbacks. Reducing or limiting travel and adapting to new technologies might and could well be the new normal but nothing will ever beat face to face relationships. One thing you can be sure of is that if you’re not sitting in front of your clients someone will be. So, now is the ideal time to review or if you’ve not got one put in place a Travel Policy. Worldwide travel is disrupted, there’s no escaping that...
21 November 2019
Thinking about making the leap from a mainstream mega-ship to a more intimate luxury vessel? Here's my favourite Luxury Cruise Lines Regent Seven Seas Cruises® offer the MOST inclusive luxury experience. This is cruising as it was meant to be where everything is included; return flights and transfers, unlimited shore excursions, all fine dining and beverages, unlimited Wi-Fi and even gratuities and service charges - without exception, without compromise. Carrying 490-750 guests, their four perfectly sized, ultra-luxury, all-suite, all-balcony* ships offer spectacular gourmet restaurants and with an enviable staff-to-guest ratio that makes queuing and waiting a thing of the past, there’s...
19 November 2019
Ever wondered which cruise operator would be best for your family holiday but never knew where to start - here's my favourites! Royal Caribbean International At Royal Caribbean, family comes first. They've thought of every little detail to give you an unforgettable family holiday, from start to finish. Discover breath-taking family holiday destinations around the world, staying in family-friendly staterooms or suites. There are slides, pools and splash parks, a carousel, rock climbing, ice skating, surfing, ziplining, video games, bumper cars and more. And with almost everything included in the one price, you know you’re always getting great value for money. Disney...
18 April 2019
One of the benefits of this job is that I get to visit some amazing places to help me promote, sell and recommend to my clients and earlier this year I was lucky enough to visit Boston. It's a beautiful city and I got to see it from a different angle and one I would recommend - by bicycle with Urban AdvenTours. The Urban AdvenTours Boston City View Bicycle Tour is a classic tour for those looking to get a great overall introduction to Boston. On this tour, you will discover the unique character and charm of each community...
27 November 2018
I had the opportunity recently to visit Canada, specifically Ontario and Quebec, to experience this amazing country first hand. And it really didn’t disappoint! The itinerary ahead was packed, spending 1 night each in Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Gatineau-Ottawa, Vaudreuil-Dorion and Montreal. We were met at Toronto Airport and whisked away for the hour and a half car journey to Niagara Falls for our overnight stay at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel where we had Falls View rooms (an absolute must, views are stunning day and night) After a short walk around the Falls to take in the atmosphere, noise...
27 November 2018
The second half of the trip focused on Quebec....... A short distance outside Ottawa is Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa. Imagine a place so serene, yet so conveniently close to Canada's capital. First built in 1838, the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa is now a charming, four-star country boutique hotel surrounded by the splendid Gatineau Park and the picturesque village of Wakefield. It offers 42 unique guest rooms, a dining room specializing in fine cuisine québécoise, The Heron Room Bistro restaurant, a full-treatment spa with outdoor massage tent, two outdoor hot tubs and swimming pool, as well as a cosy fireplace...
25 September 2018
The flights and hotel have been booked for ages and finally the time is here for our flight to Palermo, Sicily from our local airport (Liverpool). Not a great start as the conveyor belt was broken so after two long queues we finally cleared security and had a brisk 20 minutes to check out duty free before boarding our flight with EasyJet. The flight was great, took off on time and landed 20 minutes early. The scenery and coastline of Sicily as you land in Palermo is absolutely stunning and really whets your appetite for the time ahead. We’ve hired a car,...
16 July 2018
With this glorious weather we’ve been having, we decided to take a short break and see some of the beautiful countryside we have here in the UK. We’re normally your traditional Lake District visitors, sticking to the usual hot spots, but we decided to try our hand a little further afield and booked a three-night break with Hoseasons on the border of the Lake District in the Cumbrian Valley with stunning views of the Pennines. It was perfect for us and something onsite to keep us all entertained, an outdoor pool, bistro and bar area, games arcade and play areas....
28 June 2018
I was looking forward to this trip. After recent back surgery this short break was a chance to re-charge the batteries and put the past few months behind us. Also, it was the first package holiday abroad we took as a family in the Eighties. My parents used to live in the area and they were keen to show off their old haunt. We loved it then, but would my kids love it now? Going back to a place you went as a teenager with your own children left me feeling a little nervous. What’s changed over the thirty years?...
26 April 2018
This was the first of many events I’ve got planned to interact with you (my clients) to introduce new ideas, destinations and travel providers that will hopefully inspire your future travel plans and achieve those dreams and help make lots of memories. Kelly-Marie from Regent Seven Seas was my first guest speaker and delivered a wonderful presentation to around 30 guests, who as well a lovely glass of Prosecco on arrival enjoyed Afternoon Tea and the chance to question Kelly-Marie in more detail about Regent Seven Seas. I got the chance to spend some much-valued time with my clients. As an exclusive,...
22 May 2017
For our latest adventure, we took a last-minute decision to visit a European city during the May half term school holidays. Available from our local airport Liverpool, we saw Berlin had some great flights to make the most of two nights away. Joanne and I had visited Hamburg in the past to visit the Christmas Markets and I’ve been to Munich, but as family we’d never considered Germany for a break. We chose the Novotel Berlin Mitte, located right on the River Spree, only a short walk to Alexanderplatz and the old East Berlin. The hotel welcome was first class. We...
06 April 2017
For our family holiday this year we decided to go back to the Middle East, after visiting Dubai last May we thought we’d try another Emirate resort, Abu Dhabi. We took the opportunity to visit at the end of March beginning of April, the temperatures were perfect for us averaging 35 degrees and not a cloud in sight. Overall, we were away for a week taking advantage of the overnight flights we flew from Manchester and had the full day ahead to relax around the pool. Likewise, on the return flight left Abu Dhabi in the early hours of the...
24 May 2016
For our family holiday this year we visited Dubai for the first time. Using Emirates Airlines we took the overnight flight on the A380 from Manchester. The service, in flight entertainment and overall comfort were excellent and we arrived refreshed and ready to start our holiday. We stayed in the fantastic Ritz Carlton Jumeirah Beach. With its beachfront location and stunning views of the Palm and Dubai skyline we found it perfect for the whole family. The room was plenty big enough for two adults and two children. There are several swimming pools to choose from and an amazing choice of restaurants...
01 May 2016
I was lucky enough to visit the capital of the UAE and it is a land of true contrasts. Over the few days I was there I experienced the cultural highlights of Abu Dhabi City and its islands and beauty of the surrounding desert. Our base for the trip was the luxurious Ritz Carlton situated on the Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, 20 minutes from the airport with stunning views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. During the trip we visited some beautiful hotels, each offering something different:- Crowne Plaza Yas Island - Enter the vibrant deep blue, turquoise and gold designed lobby...
24 October 2012
Disneyland Paris is a fantastic short break for all the family. We drove via the Eurotunnel and stayed at Disney's Davy Crockett Ranch. It's a short five minute drive away from Disneyland and gives you the flexibility of self-catering and the ability to drive to the massive Val d'Europe shopping mall with plenty of restaurants and a huge supermarket. Disneyland Paris at this time of year is amazing - decorated for Halloween with the characters in similar attire. It appeals to all ages, adults included!
28 September 2012
Oktoberfest is a must do for all stag parties, beer enthusiast's or simply for an alternative city break weekend. We stayed in the Winters Munich City Centre Hotel, a 15 minute walk from the festival location and right opposite the train station which offers a direct rail service to the airport. Oktoberfest can only be described as huge! The site itself is massive, a huge fairground with 10 beer tents scattered around. The steins are huge, the food portions huge and the pretzels huge. The atmosphere is amazing; the locals take it very seriously with everyone wearing the local Bavarian costumes. Pre-booking a table...
18 July 2012
This is a wonderful resort for families. This resort is perfect with it’s lovely long sandy beach with plenty of activities, fun parks and entertainment for the younger children, pubs and restaurants with family entertainment and great offers to suit all tastes. We stayed in the Morito Hotel, set back one block from the main street and two blocks from the beach. The family room was great for our needs, the food was excellent and the hotel offered evening entertainment. Cala Bona is a short walk away along the promenade and Sa Coma a couple of minutes away in a taxi or...
08 August 2010
The impressive LykiaWorld Antalya is set in a beautiful location overlooking the Mediterranean, with Taurus mountains as its backdrop. It offers a superb range of facilities including waterslides, a vibrant activity pool and a relaxation pool; as well as gourmet cuisine from around the world; plus an extensive spa and wellness centre which provides a haven of relaxation. All this and more ensures that there is no shortage of things to do for both families and couples at this stylish and luxurious holiday resort.
Sent in by Susan Allison
Wirral, 28 September 2021
Very easy to deal with!
Sent in by John Charnock
Formby, 21 September 2021
Thank you for the help and support you gave me when I was in trouble at the airport.
Sent in by Philomena Tulip
Southport, 10 September 2021
First class Dave Ashworth goes all out to help you with your trip. Without Dave I wouldn’t know where to start. Looking forward to Dave sorting my next trip out, its great that personal touch
Sent in by Justin Finn
Formby, 02 September 2021
David always provides us with the best service, above and beyond what you’d expect. Nothing is to much trouble.
Sent in by Stephen Allcock
Liverpool, 02 September 2021
Fantastic, prompt and detailed personally tailored advice.
Sent in by Tony Clarke
Formby, 02 September 2021
Dave was a great help yet again and was the reason we booked as he was able to reassure us and give us all the paperwork and info need to make our trip stress free, will be using him again for sure thanks Tony
Sent in by Louise Newton
Southport, 27 August 2021
Dave has given us great advice and arranged a holiday perfectly suited to our family - exactly what we were looking for . Thank you .
Sent in by Jason Tomlinson
Formby, 27 August 2021
Fabulous service, thank you so much Dave for sorting everything out for us.
Sent in by Christopher Kay
Crosby, 27 August 2021
David came up trumps as usual.
Sent in by Siobhan Farnell
Formby, 27 August 2021
David Ashworth is always extremely helpful & professional. A pleasure to deal with. Thank you.
Sent in by Oliver Grills
Southport, 27 August 2021
Always brilliantly helpful and good to know there’s someone I can call to ask any questions.
Sent in by Simon Nolan
Southport, 26 August 2021
Polite and patient. Always very happy with the service David Ashworth provides!!!
Sent in by Alan Jecks
Southport, 05 August 2021
A very professional and personal service. Couldn’t ask for more so far
Sent in by Michael Carpenter
Wigan, 26 July 2021
Excellent throughout - knowledgeable, helpful and always willing to provide detailed advice in a really challenging climate around navigating through requirements for travel.
Sent in by Haydn Preece
SOUTHPORT, 08 July 2021
Thank you once again David for your excellent, professional service. I always recommend you and tell anyone whose contemplating travelling to contact you.
Sent in by Genette Flynn
Liverpool, 30 June 2021
Dave is an excellent counsellor and a great asset to Travel Counsellors team. Nothing is too much bother and he is very personable.
Sent in by Anna Matthews
Southport, 23 June 2021
Fab customer service, nothing is ever too much trouble! Highly recommend Dave!
Sent in by Michael Kennedy
Formby, 23 June 2021
David was friendly and courteous. He organised everything very promptly and sent our documentation to us very soon afterwards.
Sent in by James Kenn
Formby , 28 June 2018
We found the experience with David booking our twin centre holiday to Dubai and Mauritius to be very professional. David was very knowledgable on our chosen destinations and the traveler pack with travel guides for the holiday was a nice touch. We would definitely use David again for future travel plans.
Sent in by Jill Fielding
West lancs, 25 June 2018
Usually efficient getting back to me. Nothing is too big for you. I guess you love a challenge. Can highly recommend your service
Sent in by Steve Johnson
Formby, 25 June 2018
Once again David created a great get away package for our family. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for David even when we ask for last minute changes or requests. We constantly provide his name to family and friends for their trips abroad and they are always full of praise for David's recommendations and great attention to detail. You just can't go wrong with David!!!
Sent in by Lisa France
Southport , 22 June 2018
David has always been very thorough, helpful and keeps in touch throughout your holiday experience to make sure all is good
Sent in by Teresa Williams
Liverpool , 18 June 2017
Once again we are planning to travel abroad, and the first thing that comes to mind the minute we talk about holidays is David Ashworth and Travel Counsellors. All we do is say where and when we want to go and David does the rest. I love everything about the service we receive, from booking to flying it couldn't be easier. Thank you for all that you do.
Sent in by Jill Fielding
Haskayne, 16 June 2017
Personal attention to detail Always goes the extra mile. Would definitely recommend his superb service.
Sent in by Ann McCracken
Blundellsands , 16 June 2017
We have used the services of David several times and are looking forward to our next holiday in August. Nothing too much trouble. Why bother with high street when you can have a sunny experience with local expert?
Sent in by Philomena Tulip
Southport , 16 June 2017
David has been so helpful. I would give him a five star rating in every way of travel with Travel Counsellors. I recommend to all my friends as David just gives you that extra personal touch.
Sent in by Pauline Foley
Formby, 16 June 2017
David was efficient and very courteous. He came back very quickly with answers for my travel and nothing is too much trouble for him. He delivers tickets etc personally where he can. I would highly recommend him for your holiday plans.
Sent in by Joan Craven
Aldershot Hampshire, 16 June 2017
I can honestly say your service and attention to detail was spot on - you found just what I was looking for, a tailor made holiday to suit my own requirements i.e. travelling alone. I have already recommended you to several friends and they seemed very impressed. I had never previously thought of letting someone else arrange my holiday, thus removing the hassle and uncertainty normally encountered - particularly for those above a certain age like myself! Well done.
Sent in by Clare Friar
Formby , 16 June 2017
Great service from Dave as usual and a really enjoyable holiday. Thanks.
Sent in by Angela Rohr
Liverpool , 08 December 2015
We had a lovely holiday in Italy, in June this year. David organised it for us, even down to the extra leg room that we wanted on the flight. This is the third time David has sorted a holiday for us. We have always been really pleased with the suggestions he has made and we have always had plenty of places to choose from. Thank you once again David.
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 01704 877893