Based in Northamptonshire

Grant Bowles

It's Nice To Meet You

Hello !

My name is Grant - and I am your local Travel Counsellor covering Northamptonshire.

It's now time to start travelling again!

We all have our dream holidays and locations - and that's where I come in!

I have extensive travel knowledge - carry an amazing portfolio of five star Trust pilot reviews to my name - and close to hitting 30 years experience in this every changing industry - from working as Cabin Crew for a major airline working long and short haul routes - through to managing some major retail travel outlets including Virgin Holidays, Kuoni, Coop Travel and most recently, Hays Travel.

I love travelling myself, and have been fortunate to have stayed in some beautiful countries and locations - including Zimbabwe, South Africa and The Maldives. Closer to home, I love European travel - and in particular have a connection with the Balearics and the beautiful island of Menorca

My job is to make sure that your holiday is a memorable, meaningful experience, and that means making sure your trip is taken care for you in a way that ensures that this is true. I do not charge for my services in advance - this is a free personal, professional booking service that I offer to you directly.

I also offer Travel Insurance with Covid protection - so you know you will cared for on your travels.

I will be here to support you 24 hours, seven days a week. Should something happen and you need changes, I can leverage our size and our relationships in making changes for you.

That’s part of the value that I create for you.

I will provide you a better travel experience than you can find on your own, and we’ll get you the best experience for the money you invest, will ensure your entire trip, and we’ll be here to proactively support you the whole way.

Check out my reviews on Trust pilot to make an informed choice.

Whether over the phone, by e-mail, Skype or face to face, I am here to book your perfect holiday as soon as you tell me to.!

I hope to hear from you soon!

Kindest Regards;


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My Blog

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.

Holiday Article from the Daventry Express!

27 August 2021

July 2021 Buckle up for dream holiday of a lifetime with Kilsby travel guru Grant Kilsby travel junkie Grant Bowles is counting down the days until all overseas holidays are given the green light again after months of Covid-19 restrictions. Grant has always been hungry for travel, so much so that he's turned his passion into a career. He has launched his own business with Travel Counsellors and says it's his job - and duty - to ensure he provides the right holiday for the right client. Grant said: "I have a great passion for travel, having worked in various aspects of the industry for over 30 years. "I have travelled extensively in both a professional capacity as cabin crew, and personally – from a short trip on a UK break to Bournemouth - to white water rafting down the Zambezi in Zimbabwe, and the Maldives, with its crystalline waters with beautiful shades of blue, swaying palm trees, and sparking white sand under the limitless blue skies – one of many choices for an idyllic beach getaway. I will find you a place which truly has the dream of luxury and tranquillity." He said his job is to make sure his customers get a holiday that is memorable and meaningful. "I start by learning all about my customer, their family, their preference and needs so that I can use all of our knowledge to ensure they get the best value for your money, as well as having a great holiday." Grant takes care of all books with airlines and hotels and gives customers status updates all along to give peace of mind He added: "I provide 24 hour support, seven days a week. "I'm proud to be part of the travel industry in these trying times and I can't wait to start getting people away and making precious memories again." Telephone Grant Bowles on (01788) 670038, email, visit / or search for Grant Bowles Travel Counsellors on Facebook.

My customer stories

Sent by Annabel and Colin Davies

I would highly recommend Grant. He’s exceptional in his knowledge of the travel industry and is very informative when keeping you up to date with all aspects of the booking process. He advises, answers questions and where ever you want to do he tries to fit it in to the schedule. He is a people person, polite and approachable. I haven’t had any problems from start of conversation through to booking and would definitely use him again.

Sent by Joanne Brinklow

Five Stars Booking a holiday with Grant was easy Booking a holiday with Grant was a pleasure not a chore! He offers a friendly yet professional service and nothing is too much trouble He keeps you fully informed whilst searching for that great deal! If you are looking to organise a trip in the UK or aboard then I highly recommend contacting Grant.

Sent by Brian Markham

Score Received : 10/10 Additional Comments : Grant and Travel Counsellors have helped us plan 2 holidays. for the next couple of months. One of which is a long dreamed of long haul and the other a family week away which was all sorted in a day. Grant's friendliness, professionalism and patience removed the stress whilst giving us the chance to look at options we would probably never have considered. Can't wait to depart for South Africa and beyond next month. Thank you Grant and Travel Counsellors.

Sent by Nimesh Patel

We have just booked our honeymoon with Grant and the service we have received is first class. Grant has been amazing in understanding what we were looking for during our honeymoon search and was with us every step of the way. He was honest, professional and attentive to what we required for our perfect honeymoon and went above and beyond. The great thing about Grant is that he's very experienced in this industry and you could see that when you interact with him. If you're looking to book any holiday I strongly recommend contacting grant. You will not be disappointed with the service and price he can provide. We will definitely be booking many more holidays with him!

Sent by Nina Manning

Nina Manning - highly recommends Grant Bowles - Travel Counsellor Five Star Review. Grant is an amazing organiser and someone I would highly recommend for helping you find an amazing holiday. He listens to your individual needs, so he has a full understanding of everything you’re looking for, and then meticulously searches for the best deals and a tailored holiday just right for you. It’s evident that he’s extremely experienced and knowledgeable in this industry and will advise you accordingly. He’ll go out of his way to answer any questions or do extra research, so you have all the information you need. Nothing is too much for Grant. A super and absolutely lovely guy, who I have no doubt I’ll be booking again with in the future. Thank you Grant

Sent by Dan Martin

Rated 5 out of 5 stars We can’t thank Grant enough!!!! His service was impeccable from our first desperate contact…. Within a couple of hours he had fixed our honeymoon trip. Not only had he secured exactly what we asked for, he had done so with better (and direct) flights. He kept us informed every step of the way, talked me through the app and just took all of the stress away. Would we recommend him? All day, every day. You get proper service with some added twinkle!

Sent by Jennifer Clark

Jennifer Clark Rated 5 out of 5 stars Excellent Service Like many, we had to cancel our holiday to Sicily which Grant arranged for us in 2020. Having decided to rebook we went back to Grant who as always couldn't have been more helpful. He instantly understood exactly what we were looking for and came back very quickly with excellent options and despite our several changes of mind on dates, Grant arranged and rearranged our holiday for us at super quick speed and with a genuine smile. A lovely upbeat guy who I highly recommend and who will always be our port of call when we are booking a holiday.

Sent by Rupindeer Kaur

Rupi Kaur - recommends Grant Bowles - Travel Counsellor ?? ?? ?? ?? ?? I recently spoke to Grant to arrange a family holiday. He is such a knowledgeable guy and really understood what we were looking for. An absolute pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend Grant’s services for anyone looking to book their next trip away.

Sent by trevor Anthony-Jones

Grant couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating when sorting our holiday booking. He met all our group holiday requirements, and was very patient when the requirements changed. Totally professional, extremely competent and clearly knows the travel business inside out. He genuinely cares about the service he provides. Highly recommend Grant if you're looking for a holiday.

Sent by Greg and Susan Thomas

Greg Thomas recommends Grant Bowles - Travel Counsellor. · Our experience with Grant was faultless from the get-go. My wife Susie and I had holiday plans this year involving multiple stops, the like of which would be quite difficult to arrange. Well, Grant made it look so easy, keeping us informed at all times. Within literally a morning, we were booked, and deposit paid! A nicer person you couldn’t wish to deal with. We can’t wait to go! Would totally recommend Grant, and look forward to using him again! Greg and Susie Thomas

Sent by Philip Anthony-Jones

Grant arranged a friends trip to a Greek island. We had a budget and a few specific requirements. Grant was straight on to it hitting our ask first time round. Nothing was too much trouble as we tweaked our requirements, Grant even extended a reservation on the villa he found for us whilst we sorted paperwork out. We’re now all fully booked and looking forward to our trip together. Thanks for your care and attention Grant. Grant at Travel Counsellors… very much recommended.

Sent by Kara Keating

Well what do I say about Grant? He goes that extra mile to make the booking experience seamless. There’s a party of 10 of us off to Ibiza in July for my dad’s 70th birthday and he was so patient and so extremely helpful getting it all sorted. We did have quite a list of requirements! I wouldn’t hesitate to book with Grant for all of my future holidays. Thank you Grant for saving me the time and hassle of booking it myself.

Sent by Faye Lucas

Grant was amazing! Very prompt responses and provided me with quotes within 24 hours of me contacting him! So friendly too! Will definitely be contacting him again for future holidays! ??

Sent by Jacqueline Hancox

Grant Bowles at travel counsellors has been amazing at arranging our holiday. I had a 'bucket list' holiday dream of going to Iceland but because of my disability didn't think I'd be able to go. Grant went above and beyond to accommodate my every need from special assistance at the airport to seeing the northern lights on a boat trip so that I wouldn't have to stand. He also made arranging the holiday so straightforward and gave us plenty of options. Very highly recommended

Sent by Jacqueline Hancox

I'd like to thank Grant Bowles, Travel Counsellor for arranging a very special holiday for my husband and I . We'd dreamed about going to Iceland for a long time but thought it would be out of the question because of my mobility issues. Grant however has planned a holiday that has taken everything into consideration from special assistance at the airport to seeing the northern lights on a boat so that I don't have to stand and so much more. I could never have organised such a perfect holiday. Thank you so much Grant

Sent by Kristi Nicholls

Kudos to Grant Bowles. Five stars!! #I wanted to book a surprise holiday for my husband's 60th but firstly I had to wait for his new passport to arrive. Grant was patient and sent through various options to choose from. Finally the passport arrived so I went ahead and booked flights and tours to Iceland. A few days later all the information, flight tickets, tour vouchers, even luggage labels arrived. The day of my husband's birthday arrived and I could finally tell him what I'd booked and we started looking forward to our first trip in over 2 years. Then the day before we were due to travel (a Sunday too), we took the decision not to travel due to illness and ever-changing covid travel rules. Grant worked all day to move our trip to next year, liaising with the suppliers to minimise any extra costs and did a fantastic job. He completely took away the stress and anxiety for me and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Grant and I will use his services again. Thanks Grant, enjoy your fizz!

Sent by Anne - Sophie Khan

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 5 Nov 2021 Fantastic experience booking my next holiday What a lovely experience I had today booking my holiday with Grant. He took care of everything and made sure I was fully happy with everything. Such a lovely person. Now I can't wait to go on my holidays! Few more months to go though! I will definitely use Grant's services again to book my holidays! Thank you once again x

Sent by Geraldine Lock

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 5 Nov 2021 Wonderful man! Grant was so helpful and I genuinely felt that he just wanted to find us the perfect holiday. And having Grant there, looking at Villa's for us took all the stress away. Would go to Grant first now, every time.

Sent by Geoffrey and Angela Elliott

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 7 days ago Great recommendations and service! Really happy with Grant's honeymoon recommendation for us and how he considered all our requirements, and he even suggested things we hadn't thought about eg bassinet for the flight for our 1-year old, making the hotel aware it would be her first birthday, and more. He was really prompt with getting everything sorted and answering all our questions. We feel like Grant has found us an amazing honeymoon for a really good price we weren't expecting, and now we're really excited about our tri

Sent by Jenny Haywood

Grant Bowles - exceptional services! Booking accommodation from overseas (Australia) is always daunting especially if it is for a large family group for a wedding! Grant Bowles made it the easiest thing to arrange so far! He suggested an accommodation that filled all our needs and more, and made the booking easy and trouble free- and exceptionally quick! I would recommend him to anyone trying to book from overseas. His local knowledge is invaluable and he is professional, friendly and accommodating!

Sent by Margaret Hughes

5 stars: Excellent An hour ago SIMPLY THE BEST Well what can I say about Grant? Grant is simply the best travel consultant I have ever dealt with. Due to my Las Vegas holiday being cancelled in September for 11 of us I decided to rebook with BA but the cost had increased by a staggering 10K more. I went to Grant who has got me and my husband and 9 family members a holiday in LV. He was professional and his expertise shone out and he kept me updated with telephone calls and this only took him 1 day to get us a holiday. Thank you Grant my experience with yourself was the best and I won't be going anywhere else in the future when I want to book a holiday.

Sent by Joanne Stalmach

Grant was so thorough, concise and clear with his quotation and basically matched our requirement exactly! Grant has given me the confidence to book a trip that we otherwise may not have done due to it being a little complicated (for me)! I have received all the necessary links to visas etc and the whole experience far more simple Thank you Grant

Sent by Joanne Stalmach

Having been feeling quite apprehensive about booking a trip NYC for my daughters 21st for some time, I came across Grant! Grant has made the whole booking process so simple and easy, literally ticking every box required. Thanks to Grant, we are now going to NYC! Thank you so much! Absolutely first class service!

Sent by Karen Massey

I want to say a huge Thank You to Grant for a 5* service whilst booking a holiday for myself and my two teenage girls. Not the easiest task to keep teenagers happy too. Nothing was too much trouble. Giving me ideas and inspiration along the way. Super friendly service all done with a smile, ensuring every i was dotted and every t crossed, especially during what are still uncertain times of COVID. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Grant for all holiday needs from inspiration, ideas, booking, luggage, country specifications, checking in on line and even covering the comfort of the airport lounge. Thank You Grant. Finally finding and booking a holiday has become a pleasure. Karen x

Sent by Joanne Stalmach

5 stars: Excellent 4 minutes ago NYC 21st Birthday Having been feeling quite apprehensive about booking a trip NYC for my daughters 21st for some time, I came across Grant! Grant has made the whole booking process so simple and easy, literally ticking every box required. Thanks to Grant, we are now going to NYC! Thank you so much! Absolutely first class service!

Sent by Nicola Tunney

Just back from a week’s break to Menorca that Grant organised for us - hotel, flights, transfers and all the hints and tips to a successful holiday (including where to sort out COVID tests and all the paperwork). We had a lovely, relaxed holiday with all Grant’s hard work making that happen. Just fabulous!

Sent by Hayley Jane Orson

I worked with Grant approximately 23 years ago!!! Working in travel together…..Grant is such an experienced amazing travel counsellor there’s nothing he doesn’t know about travel and places.. If you are looking for a romantic break or your once in a lifetime honeymoon grant can take you through everything. He is passionate about travel and passionate about people and giving them the best experience Contact him if you need expert advice and the best holiday ever!

Sent by Ruth Williams

Grant will make sure that everything you need is in place and will look after you from start to finish. He has many years of experience and is obviously passionate about what he does. This isn’t just a job, he really cares about getting things right for all of his clients. If you want a friendly, trustworthy, professional to take the stress out of organising your holiday, Grant is your man!

Sent by Nicola Tunney

If anyone is looking to book that special holiday and could benefit from an experienced travel agent who’ll take the time to tailor make a real experience for you, I really recommend Grant Bowles ( - Fabulous service and attention to detail and a genuinely lovely person to deal with. So excited about our dream holiday!!

Sent by Phil Anthony-Jones

Grant has worked in the travel business for a number of years now. There aren’t many people who I know who are passionate about there chosen career, but Grant is one of them. Grant knows the industry well, listens to his customers and delivers. Customer service is #1 for Grant. If you are looking for someone to plan a long or short haul trip, something special or your annual holiday Grant will look after you.

Sent by Karen Massey

If you are looking for that personal touch to booking your holiday, or simply haven't got time to look for something yourself, or even if you're not sure of travel restrictions, I recommend Grant Bowles who will ensure all your needs and requirements are met. Super friendly, knowledgeable and excellent and what he does!

Sent by Lezanne Oram

Grant always managed to know just what you want from a holiday. He really cares about you and making sure that you get your dream holiday. He takes the time to listen. I have a little girl - so it is important that we have a holiday that provides everything in fine detail He never rushes and is a pleasure to deal with at all times. I will not book with anyone else.

Sent by Dan Salmon

Grant is one of the very best in the Industry! Fantastic knowledge, excellent levels of Customer Service and the go to person to create a holiday that really will stay in your memory for a lifetime! Can't recommend highly enough!

Sent by Nicola Tunney

5 stars: Excellent 26 Jun 2021 So excited about our dream holiday So excited about our dream holiday! It’s a little while away yet, but wonderful to have something special to look forward to. Huge thanks to Grant for taking the time to create something that works for US - his attention to detail and service has been excellent and a genuinely lovely person to deal with too.

Sent by Elspeth Huntley

Great service from Grant Bowles Just been dealing with Grant Bowles and what an efficient service it was! So quick and enthusiastic and with a real focus on finding me my dream holiday Sadly the only flights available don’t really work for us so will have to possibly change destination, but will have no hesitation in returning to Grant

Sent by Justine Boniface

Grant Bowles went above and beyond to provide us with options once our Caribbean cruise had been cancelled for the second time. He offered us a number of options, nothing was too much trouble and his obvious desire to help us was really reassuring. Ultimately we have decided to wait until further restrictions have been lifted but we will not hesitate to go back to Grant when we are ready - he’s a superstar!

Sent by Kelly Buckley

Holiday Booked!!! We have just booked our holiday to Disneyland, Orlando!!! We are so excited, Grant Bowles has been an absolute star and has done an amazing job putting together the most perfect bespoke holiday for our family, we are fussy but whether it was queries, questions or changes, there was never anything that was ever too much trouble! I will never book another holiday without speaking to Grant first, no stress, no worries, happy holidays *****