Hello, I’m Emma, thank you for visiting my web page. I am your local Travel Counsellor, based from my home in Eccleston, near Chorley, where I live with my husband and two small children.
Travel has been my passion, since I started working as a trainee in a high street travel agency, at the age of 17. I have been fortunate enough to have worked in travel for over 15 years and joined Travel Counsellors in 2017, having taken some time off to start a family. I thrive on finding exactly the right holiday for my customers, and being an independent Travel Counsellor, means I can understand your needs and am able to make an unbiased recommendation, on the perfect holiday for you. Being a Travel Counsellor isn't just about being an experienced travel agent, but gives me the opportunity to use my expertise to tailor make bespoke holidays for my customers, backed by our own ATOL licence and full financial protection, no ifs or buts!
I am a weddings and honeymoons expert, having previously managed my own Weddings Abroad agency for 6 years. I truly enjoy helping brides and grooms to be, in arranging their once in a lifetime trip, ensuring that their start to married life, is a wonderful and memorable occasion. I have a new found passion for cruising, having cruised for the first time last year with my family - read my cruise blogs to find out how we got on!
I have achieved recognition from various travel industry partners, including Sandals Resorts, British Airways, the Jamaica Tourist Board and have achieved Platinum status from the Caribbean Tourism Organisation for my knowledge and expertise of the region. I have also been fortunate enough to have visited numerous destinations around the world, including the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East and Indian Ocean. I'm a proud member of the Cruise Lines International Association and have trained extensively with numerous cruise lines to ensure that I can recommend the right cruise holiday to my customers.
I love to understand what my customers really want from their holiday or honeymoon, and I always strive to exceed expectations. I treat every holiday as if it were my own, and want to ensure that every customer has a wonderful time, each time they travel.
As I work from home I can help arrange your holiday at a time that suits you, often out of office hours and also at weekends, this flexibility means that I can understand and find exactly what you are looking for, at your convenience.
I love my job and I am looking forward to helping you plan your next trip very soon.
“Explore. Dream. Discover” – Mark Twain
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.
19 May 2019
I shared my first cruise experience on my web page last year. It was our first cruise as a family and we had our reservations about whether cruising was right for us. So, how do you choose the right cruise for your first time? Well, let's drop the word 'cruise' from the equation, it takes the pressure off a bit, we are simply planning your "holiday" and we need to make sure we choose the right one for you. Have a think about what you enjoy doing on your holidays. Do you usually go for a "fly and flop" holiday?...
13 August 2018
Cruising has been on my bucket list for a while, so it was with much excitement that I cruised for the very first time with my husband and two children (aged 5 and 3) to the Mediterranean with Princess Cruises. We sailed on the beautiful Sapphire Princess on a balmy Summer evening and enjoyed our "sailaway party" with most passengers on deck enjoying the ship's band playing live music as we waved goodbye to a sunny Southampton. We then had three full days at sea to navigate our way around the ship before arriving in Barcelona on Wednesday. The Bay...
Sent in by Alan Henderson
Blackburn, 27 November 2019
Emma has booked several holidays and flights for my wife and myself. Her attention to detail is fabulous and she provides an outstanding bespoke service. I have recommended Emma to my friends, family and clients, all of whom have been delighted with her and the Travel Counsellor ethos. I will be using Emma’s services again in the future. She takes the stress and hassle out of finding the perfect holiday.
Sent in by Sonia Barlow
Leyland, 27 November 2019
We had our flight cancelled the same day we were due to return home. Emma sorted it all out for us within about an hour of finding out our flight cancelled. We had nothing to do other than stay in Paris a little longer (what an hardship, not!). We didn’t have to pay anything else for the alternative flight Emma sorted it all out. Amazing service.
Sent in by A Meakin
Blackpool, 27 November 2019
Amazing lady. We used her for a big family trip to Disneyworld. My father in law prides himself on finding the best deal and Emma beat him by almost £10k! Plus she was always on hand and arranged absolutely everything for us. Can't recommend her highly enough
Sent in by M Bessent
Preston, 27 November 2019
What an amazing honeymoon we had! We were initially very indecisive about where we wanted to go and Emma helped us narrow down the choices and made some recommendations that only a holiday expert like herself would be able to recommend. I wholeheartedly recommend Emma and I would never go on holiday without her again.
Sent in by S Rigby
Preston, 27 November 2019
Highly recommend using Emma. She has the patience of a saint and the organisation skills of an angel. Nothing is too much trouble, which is a refreshing change after dealing with our previous travel coordinators
Sent in by C Simmons
Blackburn, 11 October 2019
Emma has shown great interest in our trip to see the Spanish Grand Prix and has come up with a good deal that we are very happy with. Emma has a lovely telephone manner and clearly knows the travel business very well. I will not hesitate to recommend Emma to my friends as and when the opportunity arises.
Sent in by Barry McCarthy
Preston, 13 August 2019
We used Emma for our family Holliday to Majorca, and the service we received was second to none. We had an amazing time and when issues came up Emma was there to help and the team behind her really give that personal touch. The app provided everything from quotes, travel documents and even updates on our flights to the minute. Thanks again Emma for everything.
Sent in by Rebecca Baybutt
Wigan, 13 August 2019
Fantastic service taken out all the stress I feel like we're being spolit rotten by our treatment, nothing seems to be a problem and getting in touch with me while they are having their own family holiday goes above and beyond. Definitely will be recommending they have change booking holidays for us forever
Sent in by A Dewhurst
Preston, 12 July 2019
A friendly approach, enthusiastic.... for the first time.... I found a person who actually sent quotes to me that were directly related to my 'wish list'. Emma also gave me options well within my spending limits.... and the option to spend up to my maximum limit. At no point was there a hard sell approach.... absolutely fabulous. Being able to chat outside of standard work hours was a blessing. All in all, I will certainly be contacting Emma in the future for future holidays. A big thank you!
Sent in by Tracey Manley
Preston, 12 July 2019
Emma is absolutely amazing, she has booked a trip to America for us. I didn't know where to start!! she comes up with options you didn't even know were possible! to be honest we have probably been nightmare customers as we have changed our minds about 4 times on what we wanted but she has been quick, courteous and professional throughout and got us our perfect package. having someone like Emma to take all the stress out of the organising is a God send I cannot recommend her enough, I plan to use her for every holiday I ever book from now on and I cannot recommend her enough she is my travel angel. Thank you Emma!
Sent in by L Barrow
Warrington, 04 June 2019
Emma you have helped us find our perfect holiday that we are extremely excited about and cannot wait to go so thank you very much. Great experience from start to finish and feel very confident that our holiday is in great hands.
Sent in by J Dewhurst
Northants, 03 June 2019
Nothing is too much trouble for Emma....she’s friendly, always cheerful and is a real support
Sent in by K Morton
Birmingham, 19 May 2019
Dear Emma on behalf of myself and my husband would like to say a massive thank you for all you did to make our holiday to porta pollensa a magnificent experience. my cousin organised it with your help we would definitely go abroad again thanks we will certainly recommend you and bob will never forget his 60th birthday
Sent in by L Parry
Wirral, 19 May 2019
Emma was an absolute star with helping me book a surprise trip away for my fiancé’s 30th! She went above and beyond with making our experience the best it could be! As I asked for Prosecco on arrival at our hotel (which wasn’t there) we arrived home to a package with Prosecco In off Emma which was such a thoughtful thing to do! Would highly recommend booking with Emma as she will do anything and try anything to make it the best holiday you could wish for! We have also booked our honeymoon with Emma to the Dominican Republic and can’t wait!! thank you for everything x
Sent in by L Collier
Wigan, 19 May 2019
Outstanding service. Nothing is too much trouble for Emma and she is always at the end of a phone if you should need her. It says a lot when she's converted 2 first time flyers within our party who could not praise her enough. I certainly know who I will be booking my holidays with going forward. Thank you Emma.
Sent in by D B
Preston, 14 May 2019
Emma was very responsive to our needs and nothing was too much trouble She explored so many options and exhausted loads of different avenues ( even when I kept changing my mind !!) She seemed to be highly tuned into our exact needs Very impressive 10/10
Sent in by Nicola Taylor
Preston, 14 January 2019
Emma, you are very patient - trying to organise 6 women with different "ideas" is like herding sheep - thank you for your patience and keeping looking for the right opportunity for us to have some "girl time" for a week in the sun. As always your customer service is fantastic. Thank you
Sent in by S Lees
Northwich, 14 November 2018
We use Emma for all our trips, whether it's a weekend away or a family cruise, she is so passionate about what she does. wouldn't think about booking anything without her
Sent in by A Gray
Blackburn, 22 June 2018
Can I give higher than 10/10?! Emma was a very easy and helpful person to speak to and I have already recommended her and your company to several people. Thankyou Emma, we will let you know how we enjoy our holiday in the Isle of Man.
Sent in by M Arkwright
Wigan, 22 June 2018
10 out of 10! Brilliant - made everything easy
Sent in by Damian Greenwood
Burnley, 10 May 2018
Emma is incredibly patient, helpful and knowledgeable. I wouldn't dream of arranging the finer details of a family getaway ever again, knowing that Emma is at the other end of the phone. 10/10 on every level, from Damian & Family
Sent in by Ross Woodcock
Wigan, 12 March 2018
Emma was great and easy to work with to arrange our dream honeymoon and utilise the Honeymoon gift registry for our guests to contribute a gift towards our trip. She gave us some great tips and ideas and was flexible to work out the best flights/accommodation for our budget and expectations. We would definitely recommend Emma and Travel Counsellors for a hassle-free way to book your holiday.
Sent in by Natalie Grindrod
Blackburn, 05 March 2018
Emma arranged our honeymoon and it was amazing from start to finish, we are so pleased we had Emma to create our perfect holiday. We will definitely be back soon to book another holiday, top class service. 5* Thank you
Sent in by J Liptrot
Wigan, 01 March 2018
5* What can I say! We have just spent the most wonderful holiday in Thailand, 4 nights Bangkok, 4 nights Phuket, 2 nights at Elephant Hills and 5 nights Koh Samui. Every hotel was superb, flights fab and transfers waiting for us at every destination. Emma has been with us every step of the way from booking to arriving home to a bag on the doorstep with milk, bread etc. What a service! We have loved every second Emma and thank you.
Sent in by F Smith
Wigan, 26 February 2018
Thank you Emma for having the patience of a saint while I asked you to run different variations of the same holiday! We really appreciated all your knowledge and recommendations as this was exactly why we chose you! 5*
Sent in by M Pownall
Wigan, 04 January 2018
Just got back from an amazing trip to Lapland. Emma went above and beyond to arrange our trip. We would recommend her to anyone who wants a stress free holiday and will definitely be using her again. Thank you Emma.
Sent in by N Hubbard
Chorley, 10 October 2017
Emma has been amazing throughout the whole process and made finding a holiday so exciting. I didn’t know where to start and she helped me every step of the way. I would recommend her to anyone.
Sent in by J McGarry
Preston, 01 September 2017
Thanks so much Emma for booking us what has been a fantastic and thoroughly enjoyable holiday in Ibiza. We would recommend the place for sure. Thanks also for the "Welcome Home" goodie bag. Nice touch xx
Sent in by Vicki Whitehurst
Preston, 01 September 2017
Just back from a fab 11 night stay at a great all inclusive in Ibiza. The whole booking process was made painless for us. I couldn't get my head around not having to sort anything ourselves such as checking in, choosing seats etc as Emma did it all!! Emma even contacted the hotel to ensure the children's room was adjoining and that we were close to the other family we had booked with. The welcome home food package was so appreciated too. Would highly recommend - Thanks again Emma xx
Sent in by Sue Noon
Preston, 01 September 2017
Emma recently went way above and beyond our expectations when our flight to our timeshare in Madeira was unexpectedly aborted on landing due to high winds. Even though she hadn't booked the flights for us, Emma sprung into action! We found ourselves stranded back at Manchester airport with no holiday and Emma then spent the next few hours searching for a new holiday for us and we thought that our holiday plans would be left in tatters. Later that morning we had a brand new holiday, within the exact budget and returning on the same day our car park would run out. Not only that but Emma actually came to our airport hotel with all the documents we needed for our holiday. To say we were delighted to see her is somewhat of an understatement! The following day we left for a wonderful 12 days in Tenerife! If we hadn't experienced this for ourselves we wouldn't believe that this would be possible. Emma is a truly dedicated professional in her role as Travel Counsellor and we happily recommend her services to anyone who is considering travel of an kind.
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 01257 752560 / 07379 369799