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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 well into my 12th year at Travel Counsellors , and we are still in unprecedented territory!
Now, more than ever, we are all looking for good value for money and flexibility 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.
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the travel industry, and as we start to slowly emerge from the lockdown, we have already launched our "TC Flexible promise" scheme, and as of 1st November, we now have the "Ultimate TC Flexible promise on Sale. On selected package holidays, we are offering the option to amend or cancel your travel plans free of charge up to 15 days before you travel. This will give you peace of mind to book a holiday with more flexibility than ever.
Travel Counsellors now have a thriving tour operating division, and we are negotiating new contracts with hoteliers, local ground handlers, airlines and many other businesses to bring you the best deals out there! From research we have done, its quite often better value to travel longhaul than short haul...so if you have always holidayed in Europe, it might be time to take a look at some alternatives!
With over 29 years’ experience in the industry, 11 and a half 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.
You are one step away from the perfect holiday. Your vacation is my vocation!
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:-
A great video to inspire you pick up the phone to me and book yourselves a holiday....you deserve it!
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.
15 February 2020
Jumping on the Eurostar and heading off for an adventure in Paris sounds like such a great idea doesn’t it? You buy your ticket, board the train and spend two or three days in a lovely city interacting with the locals and sipping Rose wine while an accordian player serenades you and your significant other….so how come we all aren’t doing it all the time? Well, life gets in the way doesn’t it? Paris is “just around the corner” in the great scheme of things, so going there for a weekend isn’t as high on the schedule? So, with my new...
06 October 2019
I decided late in the summer that it was time to give myself a holiday! I haven’t had one in a while, and while booking other peoples trip is all well and good, it’s not quite the same as going yourself So I researched my favourite winter sun destinations, and I landed on Tenerife. I wanted to be in the south of the island, so I decided on the Sheraton La Caleta Hotel. I booked my flights, and accommodation and I was ready to go. I found myself at Gatwick airport at some ungodly hour of the morning, reminding myself that...
17 December 2018
It’s been a couple of weeks since I returned from conference in Glasgow. What a beautiful city Glasgow is. Not that I spent a great deal of time sightseeing. I must admit that I went from the train station to my hotel, and then on to the conference centre. What I did see was lovely, and I will definitely be going back there again soon. I have great friends that live quite close by, so it won't be a problem to nip over there! Conference was a great inspiration as always. To take one working day (and a weekend) out of...
21 August 2018
It’s not often you get a call on a Friday afternoon inviting you to travel to the other side of the world, with two weeks’ notice. That is the situation I happily found myself in. With a few emails and calls made to clear my diary, I gladly accepted the offer. We flew to Denpasar Bali with Qatar Airways, travelling via Doha. I found the airline to be excellent, with good seats having decent legroom (even for a six-foot man like myself). The meals were regular and plentiful. The entertainment wasn’t of the same standard as other middle east carriers, but...
25 July 2018
Surprisingly, Bridget Bardot wasn’t born in the south of France (or in particular, St Tropez), but the place has become synonymous with her. In the 60s and 70s, she became the face of the Cote D’Azur, and made it one of the most fashionable places to holiday and be seen. The wonderful beaches of the Pampelone area were where I spent most of my holidays growing up. My parents owned a villa within walking distance of the sea, and I can remember vividly the wonderful sights and smells of the south of France. Even now, the memories of care free holidays...
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 of...
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...
Sent in by Patrick Flanagan
Surrey, 17 September 2021
Guy is totally relaxed, professional, friendly, not in the slightest pushy and is exceptionally knowledgeable. Top marks for a top guy.
Sent in by Natasha Haywood
London, 27 August 2021
Guy who booked my holiday and insurance has been amazing the whole way through and keeping me up to date with everything. I am really looking forward to my holiday this Friday, Thanks again,
Sent in by Annette Schiesser
Cheam, 27 August 2021
Guy is always polite, professional and thorough, and endeavours to come back to me as quickly as possible with his quotations. He is certainly a great asset to Travel Counsellors. Thank you for all your help Guy.
Sent in by Helen Wright
Essex, 27 July 2021
I found Guy, to be extremely helpful and good at commenting
Sent in by John Kazantzis
London, 27 July 2021
Thanks Guy for all your help and support, making the whole process very easy.
Sent in by L Shepherd
Oxford, 15 July 2021
Guy is impeccable - incredibly diligent and helpful. This last year has been terrible for travel, with more problem solving than new bookings. Hats off to him for the way he's approached it
Sent in by Claire Kilcoyne
Manchester, 08 July 2021
Guy is great! Always helpful and his customer service is fantastic :)
Sent in by Ian Selvan
London, 25 May 2021
Guy was hugely helpful and went the extra mile for us. Using Guy's services allowed us stress free journey in these difficult COVID times. Many thanks Guy!
Sent in by Anon Anon
London, 14 September 2020
Thanks so much for your honest and insightful advice last week. Meant to get back straight away and then life took over! Really appreciated it, Especially when Portugal was added to the list. The more we thought about what you said, the more we realised we're more risk averse than we thought. So I think we're going to try for a spring holiday next year hopefully when things may be more settled. We'll get in touch then, but meanwhile thanks again - very impressed at your service and advice.
Sent in by Rebekah Moreno
London, 10 September 2020
Guy was outstanding and went above and beyond in helping us organise a summer holiday. He was able to deliver exactly what we were after – he catered to our budget, kept us all calm and reorganised the destination when Coronavirus meant we had to change our original plans. Even while we were away he was able to help sort out extras for our return flight. He saved us endless hours of research and what would otherwise have been a lot stress. Without a doubt we will be using Guy again and thoroughly recommend his services to anyone looking to travel – corporate or recreational.
Sent in by Trude Scott
Weybridge, 20 May 2020
Guy was very helpful and creative in organising a family trip for 5 couples travelling from both US and UK to the Baltic. He then was, and continues to be, extremely helpful throughout the covid19 pandemic crisis and its impact (and ultimate cancellation) of the trip. No complaints at all - thanks Guy!
Sent in by Louise H
London, 20 May 2020
I would like to think you for all your help with my recent cancelled trip and then obtaining refund from the travel company. Your communication , care and attention in this has been amazing and thank you for working tirelessly on my behalf to try and get the best outcome for me. The funds that we discussed on Friday have now been credited.
Sent in by E Butt
London, 31 January 2020
I would like thank you for assistance in booking my short break Your services were delivered to the highest of standards, not only was I impressed, but my family who I travelled with also found the booking process very straight forward. The additional service of the My TC app was invaluable, to the point it alerted us to flight delays to bad weather condition. Without it. We would have arrived to airport unknowing about the delay. I look forward to using your services again, and would not hesitate in recommending you to my peers and clients in the future.
Sent in by Scott Hudson
London, 14 November 2019
Excellent service and managed to find flights that suited my needs perfectly at an extremely good price. Very highly recommended.
Sent in by Sharon Laws
Surbiton, 09 November 2019
Guy is always amazing, hence we have used him many times to book our holidays and will continue to recommend him wholeheartedly to others
Sent in by Yvonne Small
Wellington, 28 October 2019
Guy is always helpful, efficient and very friendly, more than happy to go the extra mile to ensure your requirements are met. I'm more than happy to use Guy again and would highly recommend his services to anyone.
Sent in by Deborah Whitworth
London, 10 September 2019
Guy is always extremely helpful and patient when helping find the right holiday solution - especially when the client is not entirely sure of what they want! Thanks Guy
Sent in by Louise Holden
Cambridge, 10 September 2019
Guy is helpful and always seem to find the right holiday. I gave him a budget for this trip and he found me a lovely well within what I wanted to spend. I will definitely be using him to book more trips
Sent in by Lesley Janaway
Kelso, 10 September 2019
Guy is always so friendly and helpful - quickly arranging everything I need for my travel arrangements
Sent in by Luca Albertini
London, 10 September 2019
Many years of quality service !
Sent in by Jennifer Grimwade
Weybridge, 17 June 2019
Excellent service, which took all the stress out of sorting flights to the USA plus the internal flights away! Such a quick and stress free service. Thank you Guy, We will be recommending you to our friends and we look forward to using you again!
Sent in by Javier Romero
London, 20 May 2019
Guy is utterly attentive, understanding, responsive. His professionalism is unparalleled. Even when the options proffered aren't quite right (which I think has only happened a couple of times) I know that every effort has been made to provide me the best ones possible. I have and will continue to recommend them to those looking for travel support.
Sent in by Shane Horan
Newmarket, 25 April 2019
Top class service - reliable, friendly and prompt.
Sent in by Parminder Wells
Woking, Surrey, 25 March 2019
We have been using Guy’s services for a number of years and he has always been very helpful in finding us our perfect holiday. He is always open to researching multiple options and never rushing us to book anything. We have recommended him to family and friends.
Sent in by Jane Parmiter
London, 01 March 2019
Guy always comes up with exactly what we're looking for and never seems to mind how many times we tweak things.
Sent in by Rachel Davis
London, 22 February 2019
I sent Guy a suggested itinerary for our trip to Australia, with multiple stops and he was able to find exactly what we needed within a couple of hours, and at a price we could afford. He is also going to be helping with the Visa's. He has taken all the stress out of what may have been a long drawn out process if I had done it all myself. Very happy.
Sent in by Yasmin Nixon
Worthing, 11 January 2019
Great service. Easy to use, fast and the app is so easy to use. Everything in one place. Marvellous!
Sent in by Karl Fenlon
Ely, 10 December 2018
Guy listens to our ideas and dreams and then improves them! However he doesn't lose sight of the budget and his vast knowledge and host of contacts mean we always get value for money. We've enjoyed luxury stays in Europe, Oman, Mauritius, Barbados and many more destinations. Guy has also taken us off the beaten track,. For instance when we toured Asia we would never have discovered the delights of Vietnam without his encouragement and superb organisation. We have been particularly impressed with the quality of the guides provided on some of our more far flung holidays. Using Travel Counsellors means we receive a bespoke personalised service with the assurance of a wider umbrella. Vital when you are travelling with children.
Sent in by Lesley Janaway
Kelso, 05 October 2018
Guy has been dealing with my travel requirements for years now and always does a wonderful job
Sent in by Carole Cook
London, 05 October 2018
Guy has been very helpful and obliging. It is one thing less to worry about when choosing your holiday, if you have someone you can depend on to deal with the finer details.
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 020 3582 6470