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My name is David and I look forward to becoming your personal Travel Counsellor.
Having joined the industry straight from school, I've now ‘clocked up’ over 30 years of working on the high street.
Many people already know me in the West Yorkshire area and I now have customers all over the UK! A number of them have become personal friends over the years and they know that I believe in good old fashioned, excellent personal service and care.
At the last count, I'd visited over 50 countries, in every continent apart from Antarctica - but I'm working on that and will get there one day! That means I have lots of experience and I'm able to give you the best professional advice based on my own personal travels!
With Travel Counsellors, I'm now able to offer a truly independent travel service. I'm under no pressure from head office to sell a particular company’s products. This means I can find the best holiday for you, not for the company’s profit figures. With award winning technology and access to hundreds of reputable suppliers, I can now find the very best holiday to suit your needs.
No booking is too small. I am just as keen to book you that romantic UK break or a mini cruise to Amsterdam. As I am able to work from home, I can be available outside conventional office hours, including evenings and weekends. If I am out of the office when you call, it will be me that calls you back, there’s no need to sit in a queue to a busy call centre.
With the fantastic support of Travel Counsellors, I love running my own travel business.
I can only be successful if I do all I can to make sure that I get it right for my customers. That's why you can be sure of my best personal service at all times.
Every penny you spend with me is safe thanks to the Travel Counsellors financial trust. It offers the best financial protection in the industry and is free of charge to all our customers.
I really want to help you with your next trip, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
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.
11 March 2013
I was pleased to be invited on this trip as a guest of the Cyprus Tourist Office. We were a party of 14 UK travel agents and we spent two nights each in Ayia Napa, Limassol and Paphos and were taken all around the island. Cyprus was a destination I hadn’t been to before, so I was really keen to learn more about the island. We arrived in the evening at Larnaca airport and soon we were on our way to Ayia Napa, where our first hotel was the Nissi Beach. I liked the Nissi Beach and my impression was that...
06 December 2012
We arrived at Hanoi airport right on time, after a very comfortable flight with Vietnam Airlines. Our hotel was a small, family-run hotel down a back street but perfectly situated. Very close to the Old Town and Hoan Kiem Lake, it was very clean and comfortable and the staff just couldn’t do enough for us. Hoam Kiem is the ‘hub’ of the city. From there, it’s very easy to visit the main places of interest such as the Ho Chi Minh museum and his Mausoleum. We took one of the little tourist cars, which leave from the side of the lake....
17 March 2011
I decided to try Goa for a winter holiday in March of 2011. Lots of my clients had returned with glowing reports so I thought I’d give it a try myself and it was wonderful! Although people do visit Goa right through the year, most UK tour operators only feature it in the winter months from November through to the end of March. The summer is ‘monsoon’ season so it’s likely to be hot and humid with lots of rain! We arrived at Goa’s Dabolim airport quite late at night and the transfer to our chosen resort, Candolim took just over an...
15 May 2010
Costa Rica has some beautiful beaches with five star hotels but this amazing little country has so much more to offer. Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, Costa Rica is divided in 20 natural parks, 8 biological reserves, and a series of protected areas that captivate ecotourism lovers. The variety of activities includes horseback riding, hiking mountainous paths in the cloud forests, and guided bird-watching tours. We arrived at bustling San Jose airport and took a short taxi ride to a little café close by. This was the pick-up point for the minibus transfer I’d booked to Quepos,...
Sent in by Ian L Moody
Elland, 13 July 2016
David has provided the best holiday packages for me being a single traveller, providing a high standard of customer service working late hours for confirmation of bookings, furthermore David is a great guy, considerate, kind with great personality looking forward to being a loyal customer for the future THANK YOU !
Sent in by Sarah Hull
Leeds, 09 January 2016
I contacted David and asked him to arrange a short city break for me over the Christmas and New Year period. My only requirements were that I wanted to fly from Leeds and Bradford airport. David came back to me later that same day with a choice of destinations. He gave excellent information about all the destinations both from personal experience and also his knowledge generally of the places. I opted to visit Prague, which David did give a glowing recommendation about. First thing the following day I received an email (as I was at work and this was easier for me to deal with as I could attend to it later) setting out a full itinerary. All I had to do was turn up at Leeds and Bradfordnairport at the correct time. When I arrived in Prague I was collected at the airport by private chauffeur and taken to my hotel. The hotel was lovely. High standard of accommodation and breakfast and perfectly located. I would not have chosen to stay anywhere else location wise. It was perfect for seeing the whole city on foot. The place it self met and in fact exceeded my expectations....plenty to see and do and lots of culture and architecture...just like David said and what I wanted. The whole break was perfect and could not have been less simple as it was allltaken care of down to the minute detail of transportation etc. I have already been in touch with David to book my next mini adventure. I highly recommend David....he takes the stress of planning a holiday away....and therefore makes the holiday somehow more enjoyable because of it.
Sent in by Helen and Simon Payne
Halifax, 22 September 2014
David is absolutely amazing and we would never consider booking a holiday without consulting him first. We have been using him for the past five years now and he is fabulous to deal with and takes our very long checklists in his stride. He helps develop our holiday dreams and makes suggestions that we would not have thought of so we can have the perfect holiday. He really takes the stress out of booking and is always on the end of the phone to run through our ideas. All our holidays run smoothly with David checking us in, posting us the tickets and arranging all travel transfers. With a young family organisation is key and with David at the helm you really can't go wrong. We always highly recommend David to all our friends and even to strangers if we hear them mention the word holiday!
Sent in by Catherine Yaffe
Wakefield, 22 April 2013
I cannot recommend the services of David highly enough. We have just returned from a 2 week safari/beach holiday in Kenya and we could not be happier! My brief to David was limited but that we wanted a holiday of a lifetime. David was excellent in all aspects of finding, booking and managing the holiday for us - even when things went a tad awry (our fault, not David's!) We received a 5 star holiday at 3 star prices - thank you David for making Daniels 21st one to remember (and the added touch of a birthday cake at Keekorok was brilliant!)
Sent in by Rowena Brook
Poole, 04 September 2012
We were given David's details via a friend, and wanted to get married in New York. David sorted everything out, he got us all the information on getting married he found us a fantastic hotel in Manhattan, brilliant flights/transfers, it was excellent and he got it all for a fantastic price. We will definately be going back to David to book our family holidays and highly recommend him to anyone! There was no hassle or stress, and we knew we could contact David at anytime if there was a query. Thank you David for everything.
Sent in by Margaret Couch
Cleckheaton, 28 May 2012
I just had to write this to say how much David did to help me yesterday. He had booked flights to America to see my daughter and family. Unfortunately as I came to the check-in there was a discrepancy with my ESTA and passport. This I had applied for on line. I was not allowed to board, the airport staff were helpful but still could not get on the plane. I telephoned David and he pulled out all stops- contacting embassys trying to get a visa, new Irish Passport and contacted the airline to explain the situation all the time keeping me informed and calm. I am so glad I had a person to help me at a difficult time and not a faceless uncaring online company. Many thanks David I will certainly be using you again.
Sent in by Nic Gordon
Chester, 13 September 2011
David was a fantastic source of information and couldn't do enough to help us organise our trip to Australia, taking care of every little detail and making the booking process stress-free and quick. With his wealth of experience, expertise and knowledge of the travel business we shall definitely be using his services again and recommend him to anyone wishing to book family holidays or weekends away.
Sent in by Chris Dewitt
Redditch, 11 September 2011
I was amazed at David's resourcefulness at finding the best flights for us. I would never have found what he did on my own, though I prided myself that I was pretty handy on the internet at getting the best value. It's great having an industry insider sorting these things out for you!
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 01484 818330