Hello there, and thanks for visiting!
If this is your first experience of the Travel Counsellors site, you are very welcome! I am your first port of call for all things holiday and travel related. I am now well in to my 8th year at Travel Counsellors and business goes from strength to strength!
Now, more than ever, we are looking for good value for money when we purchase anything.....holidays and travel being just one example. Whether you are looking for a luxury hotel in the Caribbean or Indian Ocean, through to a small boutique hotel in the Lake District, it’s important to know that you can rely on a professional agent to make the arrangements in an efficient, timely and easy manner.
With over 24 years’ experience in the industry, 6 years of which I have been running my own business, I am expert in sourcing the right property at the right price for each and every person that contacts me. Booking a holiday, or corporate travel arrangements can be a big challenge. I am here to help you navigate through the minefield of deals, offers and other tempting titbits on offer.
I provide a one stop, bespoke service to my clients at a time to suit them. As I work from home, I am not constrained by the normal 9 to 5 working day, meaning I am free to talk in the evenings, over the weekend, bank holidays...even Christmas Day! I am always a phone call or an email away...no more hanging around on hold for hours on end to a call centre.
I aim to offer good service, attention to detail, value for money and assistance during the booking process, and all the way through the travel experience.
So, if you are looking for a holiday, or need to arrange a corporate event or business trip, give me a call. I will respond in a timely, efficient manor, and you can rest assured that your booking is in safe hands.
I have recently stared presenting a Travel show on Wandsworth radio on Friday mornings. Tune in from 10am on www.wandsworthradio.com where I have regular guests, special offers and all the latest news from the travel industry!
You are one step away from the perfect holiday.....Your vacation is my vocation!
Sent in by Brendon Rowen
London, 18 October 2017
Guy is the most helpful, efficient Travel Counsellor we have had the pleasure of dealing with. Our business depends on quick decisions being made with deliberate action and are often deadline sensitive, Guy has always been timely with quotes, deals and bookings, which makes our business effective and efficient also. Thank you Guy.
Sent in by Shane Horan
Newmarket, 28 June 2017
Most helpful whatever the question.
Sent in by Terence Smith
London, 23 June 2017
Guy unfailingly responds to all of our enquiries promptly, comprehensively , and with perfect pitch to our particular needs, and when decisions are made, deals with all the necessary bookings and documentation with great efficiency. And on the rare occasion where matters are found on location to be not quite what is required, corrects matters immediately. Great service.
Sent in by Jane Parmiter
London, 20 June 2017
Have recommended you already!
Sent in by Mary Harnetty
London, 03 May 2017
Responsive, patient and helpful.
Sent in by Jeffrey Raggett
London, 19 April 2017
Guy listens to your needs, and puts together a bespoke package that would take you months to find.
Sent in by Saskia Jones
London, 20 January 2017
Over the festive season 2016/2017 I travelled to South Africa and Guy arranged all the flights for my me and my husband. I always find booking with Guy far more convenient and cost effective then scouring the internet for days to find a deal. Guy is exceptionally knowledgeable and by tweaking our dates marginally we were able to get a much better price on the flights. My husband was considering extending his trip and Guy got back to us virtually instantly with the prices and potential changes. Fantastic service! When needing to return to London my initial flight was delayed due to severe weather, Guy was available, attentive and explained all my options to me. It added peace of mind to know someone is looking after things and I need not worry. Due to the delay, I missed my connecting flight, but I didn’t need to worry as Guy had pre-empted this and it was smooth sailing onto the next connecting flight. No need to sit on lengthy long distance calls to the airline. Everything was taken care of! I would highly recommend Guy for all your travel needs! Honestly, the service is great!
Sent in by Jennifer Healey
Langport, 18 January 2017
Great attention to detail, very fast with options, made everything simple, and great follow up service, love the count down app too! very happy.
Sent in by Jane Player
London, 29 December 2016
Very patient and helpful .thanks Guy
Sent in by Simon Harley
London, 15 December 2016
Great communication and great help and advice.
Sent in by Karl Fenlon
London, 07 December 2016
The fact that Guy has arranged the most amazing holidays (including our honeymoon) for us for more than a decade speaks for itself.
Sent in by Sophie Theakston
Malmesbury, 26 September 2016
Guy has been an excellent help to me and my family, always quick to respond and always giving lot of options on different flights. He is very helpful and with great customer service I would recommend highly to friends and family.
Sent in by Tobie Tomkinson
London, 19 August 2016
A flawless service from Guy as usual. Will of course use him again soon!
Sent in by Akua Deaba
London, 19 August 2016
Sent in by Lucy McMullan
London, 10 April 2016
It's so reassuring to have Guy at home to help to sort out any minor difficulties, like leaking air conditioning in our case. It's so easy to choose a place to stay as he comes up with different options for us to choose from. Thank you Guy.
Sent in by James O'Donnell
Newmarket, 03 March 2016
Fast, efficient and helpful service. thank you
Sent in by Luca Albertini
London, 29 February 2016
Extremely good, competent, great pre sale and after sale service.
Sent in by Caroline Chapple
London, 16 February 2016
I was delighted to have Guy help me with a travel reservation recently. I needed to book a flight to Chicago, and he researched the market to give me a number of choices so I could get the best option available. On top of the booking itself, I was able to benefit from a number of valuable extras that I wouldn't otherwise have. Guy gave me a very useful and timely reminder and information on areas such as visas, seat bookings and insurance, which he was able to offer further expertise and support for. Throughout the process, Guy was extremely helpful and friendly, and went above and beyond normal service levels, by answering my queries immediately, including late in the evening and over the weekend. Its great to know that my booking is being handled by a real person, and that there is someone I can turn to if I need help. Thank you Guy !
Sent in by Tom Donohoe
London, 02 February 2016
I was personally very satisfied with the service I received. Guy was quick to respond to all my queries and generally very helpful. I have already recommended him to friends and family.
Sent in by Lina Christodoulou
London, 20 January 2016
The service was great. Just told Guy the dates I wanted to travel, the airport I wanted and rough times I wanted to fly. Got all the three things I asked for. Very Happy
Sent in by Richard Luce
London, 16 January 2016
Excellent service and am grateful for your willingness to look after all our queries.
Sent in by Luca Albertini
London, 08 January 2016
Extremely good, competent, great pre sale and after sale service.
Sent in by Louise Fenlon
London, 17 November 2015
Guy has booked many holidays for us including, among others, our honeymoon and a three generation Christmas/NY getaway. We know we have an experienced and capable adviser in Guy and our varied holiday requirements have always been met.
Sent in by Brendon Rowan
London, 05 November 2015
Guy is very helpful, efficient and to the point when dealing with both our business and personal bookings. We as a company trust Guy with all our travel arrangements, particularly his ability to find the most competitive rates even at the last minute. I have and will continue to promote Guy and his fantastic service to my family, friends and colleagues.
Sent in by Alison Rosser
Weybridge, 28 August 2015
Really pleased with the excellent service - it took all the hassle out of trying to do it ourselves and Guy always came back to us promptly with updates on the progress. He also managed to get the hotels we requested. Very much looking forward to a fantastic trip! Many thanks.
Sent in by Ian Barton
London, 13 June 2015
Using you made the booking process very much easier and I have spoken to several people who tell me that the final price obtained represents good value.
Sent in by Veronica Lysaght
London, 13 June 2015
Always fast and efficient and gets us where we need to go!
Sent in by Deborah Whitworth
London, 13 June 2015
Guy is always a great help when planning travel, no matter what the brief is. I have and I do recommend him to anyone who asks
Sent in by Lucy McMullan
London, 19 May 2015
Guy was excellent and was really quick at finding different holiday options for me, he was very prompt at dealing with my requests and was very patient when I kept changing my mind. I could speak to him anytime during the day and evening which was very helpful. I have already passed on his details to two other people looking to make travel arrangements.
Sent in by Calvin McIlroy
London, 09 April 2015
Just booked what looks like a great holiday. I was originally looking to go to the Canary Islands but Guy recommended a great hotel in Turkey that meets all that I wanted - and at a great price! Guy is very easy to deal with and made the choosing of the holiday real easy. Now it is all down to the hotel staff :)
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.
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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.
28 September 2017
A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited by Air France and KLM to take a day trip to Paris to see the airlines' facilities at their hub, Charles de Gaulle airport. In order to get the most out of the day we had an early start, and I decided to let the train take the strain, and catch the Heathrow Express from Paddington station in central London. It's been a long time since I used the service, but I was very impressed. The train left exactly on schedule, and took an impressive 15 minutes to do...
29 December 2016
It’s said that you need a car to visit Los Angeles- NOT TRUE!! If you take the Movie stars homes tour or a 72-hour bus pass, you’ll be on your way to having the keys to the city!....and even if that isn’t enough, it’s one of the easiest cities to find an Uber cab! The 24, 48 or 72-hour passes are convenient…you don’t need a reservation, and pass holders can board at any one of 70 stops in the city. You can have 4 looped journeys, the buses can be used to see everything the city has to offer, from...
19 September 2016
Kia Ora, Some of the best trips you go on are not necessarily planned that far in advance! I had a very last minute trip to New Zealand at the end of August. Sadly, it was for the funeral of a close family friend, so the reasons for travelling were not ideal. I found a great deal with Qantas airlines to fly me from London to Wellington (via Dubai and Sydney). The inflight entertainment on Qantas is amazing. There are more than enough films, TV programmes, radio shows and games to keep you occupied for months, let alone the 24 hours that I...
27 April 2016
Last week, I went on a little trip to Dubai! Flying there with Emirates was an absolute delight. I flew on the A380 aircraft and with the space I had, I could easily have been travelling in business class. Include in that the big screen, and the mammoth entertainment system (with far more to watch or listen to than you could ever sit through even on the longest flights) and the great food, it was a true pleasure to fly. I was even sad when we arrived! Arriving in Dubai is an experience. Flying over a big expanse of desert is rewarded...
01 December 2015
I hadn't been to Tenerife for a very long time, so was looking forward to paying another visit to this amazing island. I flew with a good friend from London Gatwick with British Airways. The flight was only 4 hours, and BA service was good. We were served breakfast after take off, and then I was able to get an hour of sleep before we landed We decided to hire a car, as it gave us so much more flexibility to go wherever we wanted, when we wanted to do it! The car was very cheap, and we picked it up from...
01 June 2015
It was with a certain amount of trepidation that I started presenting a weekly radio show! 2 Friends introduced me to Wandsworth radio where they present their own show on a Tuesday evening. Looking at the schedule, there appeared to be an opening for a travel related show, so I contacted the organizer to see if there may be an opportunity. I received a pretty swift response, and I made arrangements to have a meeting to discuss my ideas. it was pretty clear that we all had similar ideas, so I was in! Listening to a radio show in the comfort of your...
07 November 2014
As if you needed them, but here are 10 Top reasons to visit The Sultanate of Oman: 1 5000 year old traditions and culuture, four Unesco World Heritage Sites and more than 500 forts and castles 2 The variety of accommodation, from luxury boutique resorts and spas to eco friendly desert and mountian camps 3 Amazing Wildlife, from Ras al Jinz Turtle reserve to flamingos in Dhofar 4 Real Adventure, from climbing, hiking and caving to watersports, diving and kitesurfing 5 Divers marine life including dolphins turtles and whales 6 Unspoilt beaches....2000 miles of coastline and remote islands 7 Growing...
28 October 2014
When Mr George Clooney got married recently in Venice, the floodgates opened, and a tidal wave of interest was sparked for the Italian City. Also, Cheryl Cole’s recent nuptials in Mustique drove up interest in the Caribbean destination. Media coverage of celebrity weddings abroad can also encourage us to consider destinations that we might not otherwise have thought of for the big day. Even if we cannot emulate exactly the wedding of our favourite star, it often gives inspiration to single out experiences or events that we can use on our own day. So if you fancy walking in the footsteps...
13 August 2014
Travel Counsellors regularly hold events across the country to showcase the product, and encourage more and more high street or corporate travel agents to start their own business. On each occasion, staff from head office attend, and give a presentation on “What life is like as a Travel Counsellor” and the benefits (there are many) of doing so. While the presentations are very useful and informative, it is sometimes good to talk to someone who has actually done it, and been in the same position as them: on the threshold of making a bid decision. Last Friday, I was kindly asked...
29 May 2014
I just had a thought as I was sitting in my office...... How lucky am I to be able to work from home...with the cat for company, answering calls and emails from the comfort of my office, next to the kitchen. It doesn’t seem like five years have passed since I started this! I don't miss the daily commute up the Northern Line, or the traffic on the south circular. Today, I was up early to attend a networking event in central London, but even without a meeting to attend, I am usually up at around 7.30am (Charlie doesn’t allow longer a longer...
29 May 2014
I have just returned from an amazing week exploring the beautiful island of Majorca. Of course, we all know the island, it’s been on the tourist map for decades, and we have all seen the photos of sunburned tattooed bodies on the beach at Magaluf and Palmanova…that’s what Majorca is like everywhere, right? Well, if you think that, you would be wrong! Don’t get me wrong, if you want to spend your nights clubbing, your days recovering and return home whiter than before you left, the resorts mentioned above to the south west of Palma would be the perfect place for...
25 October 2013
I have just returned from seven amazing days on the beautiful Azamara Quest cruise ship. I spent a week cruising from Nice to Monte Carlo, on to St Tropez, then on to Propriano in Corsica, then Amalfi and Sorrento before reluctantly disembarking in Rome. I left a cold London Gatwick airport and 1.5 hours later, landed at Nice Airport. We were whisked directly to the ship, and were comprehensively processed through the efficient check in process, taking all contact details, issuing us with boarding cards, and tagging our luggage for delivery to our state rooms. Within a short space of time,...
29 November 2012
Having only passed through Los Angeles briefly on my last trip, I was very much looking forward to seeing a bit more of the city and what it has to offer. I was also intrigued as to what there is to do outside the city. I think we all have some preconceptions of what life is like outside the metropolis, so this was my chance to find out! I flew into LA. Virgin Atlantic flies directly from Heathrow in 10.5 hours. There is no getting away from the long flight, and the eight hour time change. If you can allow yourself...
15 April 2011
Earlier this month, I was lucky enough to travel to a country that doesn't always get the attention it deserves. I travelled to Jordan with slight trepidation, as the region has had a mixed history, but I am so glad that I did. The country is incredibly diverse, with barren desert regions leading on to verdant grassy areas. We flew with Royal Jordanian airlines directly from Heathrow to Amman, and went straight the Marriott Hotel in the city. After a leisurely breakfast the next morning, it was time to take in the sights and sounds of this amazing city with a...
02 May 2010
I discovered the region recently during a short break to Porto with an old friend. Getting to Porto couldn't be easier, with regular scheduled flights from both Heathrow and Gatwick with BA, TAP and Easyjet. Once you arrive, you can catch a tram directly from the airport to the city centre (around a 40 minute journey). You will discover a modern, but still quaint city, which retains a lot of old fashioned charm. For example, the main railway station is a monument to 19th century engineering, complete with old clocks and beautiful tile work. There are hotels to suit all budgets, with...
05 October 2009
Cairo is a most extraordinary destination! If you have ever thought about travelling to this part of the world, think no more...just go!! From the moment you leave the plane, you realise you are in somewhere unique in the world. The journey from the airport to our hotel was certainly an education. Driving in Cairo has been turned into an artform, and it is definitely not for the faint hearted! Once you recover from the journey, and the constant noise of beeping horns, you will discover what Cairo has to offer you. The city is spread out, so it is worth planning...
01 May 2009
If you have never thought of travelling to the charming city of Lisbon, or indeed anywhere in Portugal, now is the time to go! Having just returned from a weekend break in the charming city of Lisbon, I thought I would share my experiences of travelling to this great, and sometimes forgotten European treasure. Lisbon is one of the prettiest cities in Europe. Located on the shores of the Rio Tejo (River Tagus), the city offers wonderful views from its many winding and cobbled streets. It is not for the faint hearted, as the city lies on several hills,...
21 January 2009
Bora Bora is a true pearl in the Pacific Ocean. I travelled with Air Tahit Nui from Los Angeles to Papeete, and then had a 50 minute flight to Bora Bora. Bora Bora, situated as it is, in the mid pacific is ideal to be included in a "Round the World" itinerary. Many people choose to spend a few days in this unique paradise before continuing their journeys round the world. On arrival, I was transferred in absolute luxury aboard a private water taxi to the new Four Seasons resort. Built on one of the many “Moanas” (or private...
13 September 2007
Canada is one of those destinations you always think about going to...but then something always more exciting comes along, and it gets relegated to the shelf for another time. After too many years of relegation, I finally got to go!! I decided to fly into Calgary and out of Vancouver. This way I would never have to backtrack, or waste time travelling through areas I had already seen. This turned out to be a Godsend, as there is so much beautiful scenery to see, it would be a shame to not do as much as possible! After leaving the metropolis of Calgary behind, we...
01 May 2007
My one and only visit to India was one of the most moving experiences I have ever had! My first impression of India (once leaving the airport) was a scene of utter chaos. Sights, sounds and smells invade your senses immediately. As we drove from the airport to the hotel, the streets were teeming with market traders, vehicles, cows, camels and every imaginable creature. There seemed to be a sense of calm, even amongst all the chaos, and everyone seemed to be going about their business and ignoring the mahem around them. We took a city tour in the afternoon (after...