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Hi and welcome to my Travel Counsellors webpage.
I have almost 29 years of experience in the travel industry, in a variety of roles from airline reservations, airport ticket desk, leisure and most recently (for the last 12 years) business travel - both corporate (on the Morgan Stanley Roadshows team) and in entertainment (on EMI and Universal music accounts).
I have gained a wealth of on the job experience over the years working in different areas of the industry, but I have also gained a great deal from my own personal travel experiences from walking the Great Wall of China, Kenyan safaris, swimming with turtles in Barbados, trekking the rainforest in St Lucia and sampling the delights of the wine route in Capetown - to name but a few!
One thing that has remained consistent throughout is my passion for customer service. I will always go the extra mile for my customers and I am always available at the end of the phone day or night.
I can discuss your trip at a time convenient for you (including evenings and weekends) so that you will receive a truly personal experience.
With the help of Travel Counsellors award winning technology I am able to uniquely package holidays at competitive rates searching from over 400 approved suppliers. This means you get the best deal while saving you the time and hassle of various internet searches.
I can also handle all your business travel requirements from flights and hotels to car hire and trains. I am quite used to travellers whose plans change constantly, even en-route (after my time on the roadshow desk) and also very familiar with handling very specific requests (after looking after arrangements for famous artists).
Whatever your requirements just let me know and I will do my utmost to help make your trip everything you want it to be and hopefully more!
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.
13 June 2018
Booking a holiday and then counting down the days until you can set that ‘out of office’ on your work email account is one of the most exciting times of the year, isn’t it? We look forward to making those memories for so long. But how protected are you? And how much do you really know about it? Having the peace of mind that no matter what, your holiday is safe is priceless and it’s not something you can find everywhere. But the minefield of financial protection is not easily negotiated so we’re trying to make it clearer to help preserve...
10 July 2017
Last week (June 2017) I was incredibly fortunate to spend a week in the Caribbean and a few of those days spent on a tiny island in the Grenadines called Canouan. The island is very small and has a population of just around 2000! It stretches 3.5miles by 4.25miles and is most definitely the Caribbean's best kept secret! We arrived to Canouan on Grenadine Airways on a small 16 seater aircraft. While not for the faint hearted, I have to admit (afterwards) it was an incredible experience. There are daily flights from Barbados and St Lucia and depending how many stops...
Sent in by Michelle Harvey
Enfield, London., 31 January 2019
Hilary has amazing knowledge in the travel industry. Also nothing is too much trouble for her, she makes sure that you get the holiday of your dreams. Would highly recommend her
Sent in by Michelle Silver
Essex, 31 January 2019
Hilary had a difficult task as planning a group booking for Thailand, with families flying from USA and UK. She handled all our requirements (seemingly) effortlessly, and nothing was too much trouble. We're all so excited about the amazing itinerary she's recommended. Thank you again Hilary!
Sent in by Joanne Burns
Loughton, Essex, 13 August 2018
Just want to write and say how fantastic from start to finish your service has been. Our whole trip and all your recommendations were fabulous. The service you provided from the airline, to the transfers , excursions booked and hotel choices were tip top. I wouldn’t hesitate to use you again and recommend you. Thank you for all your patience and professionalism. Regards Joanne
Sent in by Ros Wells
LICHFIELD, 22 June 2018
We’ve had an amazing time here, again. James & Kate have loved it too! And thank you for our bottle of bubbly yesterday which we had before dining at the tepinyaki restaurant last night- so kind of you. Many thanks for looking after all our arrangements again & with such quality service.
Sent in by Grant Noble
Chelmsford, 12 July 2017
Great customer service, fast and took away all the stress!
Sent in by Kurtis Lipman
Braintree, Essex , 05 July 2017
Incredibly helpful and supportive - gave us time and effort to book our perfect holiday
Sent in by Karen Marcelis
Chigwell, Essex, 22 June 2017
Excellent, fast and helpful customer service. Hilary was polite, professional and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a holiday
Sent in by Ian Smith
Oxted, Surrey, 22 June 2017
Without hesitation - I would recommend Hilary to all my friends, family and colleagues. She is without doubt the most professional travel person I have dealt with. Her attention to detail is perfect and there are no if's, but's or maybe's - she just gets it right first time.
Sent in by Morag Finch
Bury, 22 June 2017
Hilary was very helpful and responsive including over the Christmas period when she, herself, was on leave .
Sent in by Jacqueline Jacobs
Romford, Essex, 22 June 2017
I found Hilary Alexander to be pleasant, helpful and nothing was too much for her to help me with planning this trip. I would recommend her to everyone I know.
Sent in by Andy Watmore
Caterham, Surrey, 22 June 2017
Hilary is amazing and always saves us money on our trips. She is also extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
Sent in by Karen Miller
Hadleigh, Essex, 22 June 2017
Always available to help with even the most obscure/ stupid questions. We have used Hilary a number of times - so that's the best recommendation one can make.
Sent in by Amanda Pelham
Billericay Essex, 22 June 2017
Hilary has been very attentive. She has really listened to what I wanted to achieve and never gave up trying to find a solution. She was always punctual and reliable in coming back to us. I would thoroughly recommend Hilary's services.
Sent in by Karen Miller
Hadleigh, Essex, 17 June 2016
Hilary has helped us before to sort flights/ hotels etc and what I really appreciate, and why I would always recommend her, is that she researches things so quickly and proficiently. Basically, what she doesn't know immediately - she will find out. Super, bespoke service. Thank you.
Sent in by Maria Messenger
Wickford Essex, 06 January 2016
This is the 2nd time we have booked with Hilary and the service is 110% we will no longer be booking our own holidays
Sent in by Mark Mailer
Rayleigh, 09 November 2015
Hilary has been not only patient but thoughtful and really understood and helped us make a decision about our holiday - despite a very broad scope! Ultimately, she's made what can be a minefield of information into a painless process.
Sent in by Shelley Jones
Shropshire, 08 June 2015
Hilary was very helpful and efficient. She listened to our requirements and proposed a holiday that met these requirements.
Sent in by Rosalind Wells
Lichfield, 08 June 2015
Excellent service, lovely lady! Will be back for future holiday bookings.
Sent in by Garfield Charles
Melbourne Australia, 08 June 2015
I found Hilary to be patient, informative and overall very polite. It is a blessing to be able to consult with someone who not only has up to date information but is also prepared to go the extra mile to ensure that the customer is satisfied. Very pleasurable experience.
Sent in by Jacqui Jalland
Gidea Park, 08 June 2015
Hilary worked very hard, listening and acting upon all our requests. She made it an enjoyable experience finding our dream holiday at the right price. Of course I would recommend her to family and friends.
Sent in by Steve Brice
Wickford, Essex, 05 May 2015
Service provided by Hilary was excellent. Both myself and my partner have passed her details to friends and colleagues and Hilary is looking into another holiday for us later this year.
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 01702 667 970