Hi I’m Ian. I am based on the outskirts of Leeds and Harrogate and my passion for travel and customer service is the reason I have joined such an industry leading company as Travel Counsellors. Providing a one-stop travel service to Leisure and Corporate customers.
Holidays are what people work hard for, to relax and enjoy time away from the daily duties of work and home. So I will listen to your wishes and requirements for your precious time and develop a magical holiday for you and your families. Let me spend the time researching your trip so you can just sit back and enjoy it.
For business clients I provide a complete management service saving you time to concentrate on your job rather than organizing how you are going to get there.
I have traveled around the globe, from Europe to Asia to Australasia and North America, on short breaks and full family holidays. Two of my favorite destinations are Lake Garda in Italy with its picturesque scenery and Orlando, Florida. I have spent many a holiday there staying in hotels on site and off, private villas, taken a cruise from Port Canaveral and explored the tranquil beaches on the gulf coast. With my help, I can turn your holiday into something special.
Being part of Travel Counsellors, which is completely independent from any supplier, makes it easy for me to create a dynamic trip to your specifications and make it your holiday. Every penny you spend on your holiday is protected by the unique Travel Counsellors Trust - a protection that no other travel provider can give to you.
Whatever your travel needs, whether you are looking for a cruise, a last minute getaway, a sporting holiday or relaxing on the beach. From short-haul to long; whatever you want your dream holiday to be. Then please give me a call or email on the details below at a time that suits you, I am available all day, evening and weekends so get in touch and I will be more than happy to discuss your requirements.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please either fill in and send the form below or simply give me a call and I can get things started for you:-
Sent in by Danny Zenner
Ripon, 14 October 2017
Great customer service, friendly, polite and always going above and beyond.
Sent in by Patrick Lavers
York, 13 December 2016
Ian interpreted our latest holiday requirements perfectly, and found us three perfect family holidays to choose from. Thanks again Ian.
Sent in by Tim Johnson
Baildon, 13 December 2016
Ian has consistently provided us as a family the highest levels of service in terms of holidays. No aspects of the holidays we have booked have been left unanswered or ambiguous. The attention to detail is brilliant and so reassuring that we are booking almost 99% all our breaks and holidays through him.
Sent in by Tony Rundstrom
Southwell, 13 December 2016
We were really delighted with Ian s help Nothing was too much trouble to answer our questions. We would certainly recommend him to others.
Sent in by Helen Smith
Pool In Wharfedale, 10 June 2016
I thought my Travel Counsellor Ian was awesome. Really knowledgeable and couldn't have been more helpful!
Sent in by Paul Bullough
Wigan, 04 June 2015
Ian has been absolutely fantastic. Can't rate him highly enough. I will be sure to recommend him.
Sent in by Paddy Wilson
East Morton, 04 June 2015
I had looked to book the trip myself, but was confused by all the decisions. With Ian, all I had to do was state what we wanted and he knew what would suit us best. He listened carefully and was quick, efficient in booking. Instead of worrying about it we are looking forward to a family treat!
Sent in by Russell Mason
Ilkley, 22 December 2014
Ian, Thank you very much for all your help we had a great time and your advice and support were much appreciated. The useful tips and local info schedules were excellent. A great personal service that we’ll use again. Thanks again Russell and Claire
Sent in by Tim Johnson
Baildon, 19 November 2014
Whilst considering a European tour for the 2014 family holiday, I consulted with Ian on where to travel to, places to stay and what options there were to have a bespoke holiday. We weren’t buying a package holiday, although he can offer those as well. I could have sorted it out myself but thought I’d get professional support on researching the alternatives. Ian could not have been more helpful. He found options of accommodation, sorted out ferry crossings, stopover hotels, destinations and a Disney package. His focus on the detail was exceptional, he was able to sort out a three week trip for us that included coastal camping, city breaks and Parc Disney. All without bombarding us with too many options or limited choices. He even left us messages at hotels on route for us and was always keen to keep in touch with our progress to ensure we knew we had support if we needed it. So 3,500 miles and seven locations later and memories a plenty we got back having had a brilliant time and not a single issue with any aspect of the travel counsellor service. I can not recommend him highly enough. There is no high pressure sales, no take it or leave it deal, his service is as tailored to you as much, or as little, as you want.
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.
Contact me on 0113 3501 590
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.
04 January 2018
FFor some holiday makers, the thought of taking a cruise is ideal; visiting different destinations all in one holiday or maybe the appeal of having everything you need all in one place. To others it’s a very daunting task of finding the ideal cruise. As a Travel Counsellor I like to match my clients with the right ship, with the right cruise line in the destinations they want, to the budget they have and at their date requirements. With everything taken care of so all they have to think about is having fun. All cruise lines and cruise ships have food,...
05 January 2017
Last summer I was invited to visit a ClubMed property in Palmiye, Turkey - set in a beautiful bay, surrounded by the Taurus Mountains in the Antalya region. We stayed in an amazing hotel, with 684 rooms divided into bungalows and suites set in beautifully maintained gardens. After a 4-hour flight from the UK, I was greeted by ClubMed staff with refreshments and was escorted to the coach for the 1 hour transfer to the hotel. ClubMed operates a ‘fully inclusive’ which not only does this include food and drinks but all sports and activities that each particular resort offers....
31 August 2016
This summer our family holiday was a cruise on the brand new Carnival Vista, sailing out of Barcelona around the Mediterranean Sea. First, we had a couple of days in Barcelona to try sample some of the delights this beautiful and cultural city has to offer. We stayed for 2 nights very close to the heart of the city and visited the main areas of the city from La Rambla at one end, and then to Barrio Gotic (Gothic Quarter) and to some of the lesser known areas which are just as important along with their culinary feasts. On day 3 it was...
04 June 2015
For some the Disney Dining Plan can be a bit confusing so hopefully this quick guide will be able to help answer any questions. Q: What is the Disney Dining Plan? A: Disney has created a cost effective way of pre-paying for your meals when you book your holiday. For the past few years Disney have run promotions where depending on which resort Hotel you book they will include a dining plan for free. This is only available to guests staying at any of the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. Below are the 3 packages available to choose from and a...
30 April 2015
I recently spent a fabulous week away in small village in Cornwall called Polperro. Polperro is a small fishing village on the south coast. With a fairly central location it was the perfect base for a week of exploration and walks with the dog! Cornwall has some fabulous beaches and some great walking opportunities or we could veg away in our cosy holiday cottage. Then wondered around the village trying out the many pubs along the way. Dogs welcome in all!! We took some small boat rides from Polperro into the neighbouring town of Looe. With a huge beach, great shopping opportunities...
24 April 2015
Monday 20th April 2015 saw Royal Caribbean International name their newest addition to the fleet Anthem of the Seas and I was one of the lucky agents to get a taste of this Magnificent ship has to offer. I spent two nights on board the ship is see what delights and offerings are to be had. Anthem of the Seas is the second of the Quantum Class of ship. Also dubbed as a ‘smart ship’. It is packed with innovative features including a robotic bar, the North Star observation capsule which towers above the ship and out over the...
07 October 2014
I have just returned from an amazing five days in Turkey visiting the sights of Istanbul and the Cappadocia region of Turkey. Some amazing sights and some hotels that will take you into relaxation mode instantly. I started off at London Gatwick flying to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines. Having never flown Turkish Airlines before I was totally amazed at the standard of service of the crew, the freshly prepared food and the in seat TV with on demand channels was a bonus too. On arrival into Istanbul I was picked up and taken to the Kent Hotel in the Old Town...
29 July 2014
Walt Disney World – May 2014 - FastPass+ This trip was just a short 9 day holiday, flights with Virgin Atlantic and staying off-site at the Lake Buena Vista Resort and Spa. A nice condo hotel within a 5 minute drive of Walt Disney World. A great pirate themed swimming pool which the kids loved! With time being of a premium we decided just to do the Disney parks and leave the rest of Orlando and Florida alone. I wouldn’t advise a 9 day trip here if it is your 1st time but if you know what you...