Hello, I’m Dean, thanks for visiting my page.
Being a Travel Counsellor brings together some of the things I love most in life; I always enjoyed travelling, discovering new places and meeting new people and it gives me such pleasure to be able to help other people find and enjoy the best travel experiences. As a Travel Counsellor I have the freedom and resources to really get to understand what my customers want and to offer them the best possible choices.
There’s no longer a need to feel rushed or pressured by an old fashioned travel agent trying to sell what's best for them, or confused by masses of sometimes contradictory information and uncertain sources on the internet - I’m here to help make the research and booking as enjoyable as your holiday. And being part of Travel Counsellors means you have full financial protection.
So, let me tell you a little about myself: I’ve many years’ experience in travel, having worked in airline reservations, travel agents and for a major tour operator where I managed customer service teams responsible for the long haul and east European programmes.
I’m also fortunate to have travelled widely, seeing sights from Angel Falls to Zagreb. Angel Falls was amazing, flying really close in a tiny light aircraft then landing on a dirt runway in a clearing in the Venezuelan jungle; what an adventure! Zagreb is steeped in history but as a youngster travelling around Europe in a minibus I now realise I didn’t take it all in – note to self – must return one day. It’s great to do things differently sometimes and when I got married we tied the knot in the spectacular Grand Canyon, followed by a sunset helicopter flight into Las Vegas. Another wonderful memory shared with the people closest to me.
As a winter sports lover I’ve experienced many different ski areas and it’s always great to use that knowledge to find the perfect ski destination for someone. Another favourite of mine (yes there are many) is Greek island hopping where you can indulge in real luxury or enjoy the simplest of pleasures such as a breath-taking sunset. I’m also very familiar with lots of more traditional holiday destinations from Florida to Spain and the Canaries so have plenty of first-hand knowledge you can draw on.
Whatever your requirements, from a last minute break to a once in a lifetime celebration that’s planned to perfection, it will be a genuine pleasure to help organise it for you. I look forward to hearing from you.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please either fill in and send the form below or simply give me a call and I can get things started for you:-
Sent in by Leigh Aleks
Northwich, 17 July 2019
I had a number of requirements when looking for accommodation for my friends 40th. Having spent a full weekend of searching, I contacted Dean, who within a couple of hours had found the perfect property for us to celebrate. It ticked every single box and more. We cannot wait to celebrate and we are so thankful to Dean who listened and understood what it was we were searching for. Amazing service, and a lovely, friendly guy. Cannot recommend enough!! Excellent service.
Sent in by Michele Coe-O'Brien
Blackpool, 08 June 2019
Dean has been so very helpful organising a cruise for myself and my mother. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He was very efficient, explained everything- great communication both on the phone and by email. Exceptional customer service. Travel counsellors should be proud of having such a fabulous, attentive person who goes that extra mile which is sadly lacking in many travel agents.
Sent in by Janet Scott
Rishton, 31 May 2019
Dean worked hard to find us the right deal, giving us detailed information about several options before we chose the one he booked for us. Excellent communication and service and we look forward to using Dean’s services again.
Sent in by Barbara Konczalska
Manchester, 21 May 2019
I wanted to book a short UK break but had no idea where. I had a chat with Dean and he asked me a few questions then called me back later with his recommendations and emailed me some further information to look at. I followed Dean's recommendations and I'm so glad I did - we had the perfect break that was exactly what we needed.
Sent in by Avril Oliphant
Blackpool, 24 April 2019
Dean took such care to make sure he understood exactly what we wanted from our holiday before then talking us through some options. We followed his recommendations and could not have been happier. Our trip was absolutely spot on
Sent in by Clare Richardson-Clinch
Stockport , 02 April 2019
Cannot recommend Dean and travel counsellors enough, he worked tirelessly to find just the right package for us
Sent in by Katy Clay
London, 05 December 2018
Dean has made my life so easy with my booking for Thailand. Everything has been tailored to how I wanted it and nothing was too much trouble with him. I'm so excited about my dream holiday, all planned by Dean and I can't thank him enough for all his help!
With independent access to thousands of travel suppliers around the world, I've got an eye for added value. Take a look through my latest selections below. But even if nothing particularly catches your eye - don't worry! Let's chat and I'll take the hassle away from tailoring a perfectly personalised holiday just for you.
Contact me on 01253 320033
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.
22 May 2019
If you’re planning on learning to ski or snowboard, the Bulgarian resort of Bansko is a great choice – here’s why. There’s no question that the Alps offer some of the best skiing in the world, with ski areas offering up to 600 kilometres of immaculately groomed piste with a single lift pass. But you do pay for the privilege. Lift passes in the major French resorts typically cost a few hundred Euros for a week but unless you happen to be incredibly talented, you will only experience a small part of what’s on offer and not get value for money...
03 January 2019
We’d talked about getting married for a few years without making decisions. We’d attended some fabulous weddings for friends and family but knew we didn’t want the ‘big do’ and fuss. We still wanted it to be special though. So, when my mum wanted to go to Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon for her 80th birthday we thought, why not – let’s get married out there. Las Vegas Vegas weddings have rather mixed reputation and it’s not hard to see why. You just have to register at the County Clerk’s Office before the ceremony. Whether you want to get married in your...
09 December 2018
Greece is one of my favourite places in the world, especially the islands of the Cyclades. You’ve seen those photos of white sugar cube buildings on a hillside with the blue painted shutters. Well that’s this part of Greece. Mykonos An evening EasyJet flight into Mykonos with hand luggage only, we whizzed through this compact airport in no time. The Poseidon Hotel had transport waiting to pick us up and within 30 minutes we’d checked in, dropped the bags in the room and were out in Mykonos Town, a few minutes’ walk from the hotel. The hotel has a perfect location, close...