When planning your travels, do you want someone who can give you a standard experience? Or would you prefer me, someone who can ensure you book the right travel arrangements for your needs, with the minimum amount of time on your part searching through what is available?
My job is not only to source the perfect holiday but also to be there to support you throughout the process from booking to travelling to coming home (yes, unfortunately we all have to return home after our holidays). With the support of a 24-hour duty office and flexible hours due to me working from home, I can provide a service like no other in the travel industry and I guarantee that as my client, you are not just a number but a valued client who will be taken care of.
I'm sure you want to know a little about me before you send me your holiday plans. My name is Jade Hawkins and I live in Spalding, Lincolnshire with my daughters Skye and Harriet. Before becoming a Travel Counsellor, I was working for another tour operator so I have been in the travel industry for around 7 years now.
I have personal experiences of travelling myself having been on a variety of different trips; great shopping and cultural breaks in Barcelona and Rome, sunny destinations in Europe such as Cyprus and Malta, and skiing in Austria. I have also travelled further afield, having visited the Maldives, Cuba, Mexico and the USA - including New York, Philadelphia and Orlando. During my time in the travel industry, I have booked all sorts of trips including weddings abroad, honeymoons and once-in-a-lifetime trips plus group holidays. This could be to any destination that you could possibly dream of, a beach holiday, adventure break, cruise, ski holiday or a city break to name a few.
I have a wealth of experience dealing with customers’ wants and needs and ensuring that the holiday you book is perfectly suited to you and all of your family’s requirements. This includes tailor-making the itinerary from scratch if necessary to ensure perfection. For my customers, I am able available to deliver an uncompromised service whilst also providing you with the best prices, and all this at times which are completely convenient to you and their lifestyle. I aim to make the booking and pre-travel process as stress-free and enjoyable as the actual holiday itself.
I can’t wait to speak to you and start planning your unforgettable holidays!
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.
14 May 2019
How did that happen? I was once a travel agent, I booked peoples dream holidays, I sorted their tickets and made sure they had the answer to any questions that came up. Sometimes we discussed excursions and extras but more often than not I was just a standard travel agent. Then I started to listen to what my clients really wanted, stress free, no hassle, just to travel. When planning these beautiful, wonderful holidays to far flung places, I began adding all the essentials plus all of the fun, exciting memorable trips they could add. Some of them book all,...
14 November 2018
We all dream about our perfect travel destination and where you choose will be a personal choice to you and your friends or family. I think one thing that’s a common desire for all of us is that we want our travel plans to run smoothly. This is where I can help; I take all the hassle and stress away by taking care of all the travel details, leaving you with just the one slightly stressful task of packing for you and your family (if I could help you I would!). No stress, no hassle, no worrying but instead pure...
15 June 2017
Family holidays can be an amazing experience, but can be difficult to organise. Finding somewhere which is hot enough for the parents but not to hot that the children can't enjoy it can be hard. As a family we took our first visit to Tenerife this May, with temperatures of about 23/24 degrees daily it was perfect, there was also a lovely breeze most of the time so Skye didn't get to hot. We wondered what we would do with our trip, the answer was that we would have plenty to do, besides the obvious of relaxing around the pool...
09 January 2017
Last year we took our first Family holiday with Skye. When we were looking to book something we wanted an all out relaxing experience with a relatively short flight. Considering we were traveling at the end of November we knew we would need to go outside of Europe which gave us limited options. Eventually, we were down to two destinations Mexico and Cape Verde. We chose Cape Verde purely on the length of flight and also the fact that I had never been before and therefore it would be a new experience. We booked the Riu Touareg an all inclusive...
22 January 2016
A new year, a new city to visit. I would say it is going to be a pretty good year when within the first month you have already been somewhere new in the world! This January I was lucky enough to escape for a quick weekend away in the beautiful city of Rome. Let's start by saying Dom is not all that interested in Cities and prefers the quite life of the beach with a bit of Scuba diving, so this type of trip with him is a little different for us, that said he loved it and I think I...
16 June 2015
Hi All, I have been to Florida, specifically Orlando 13 times, so I thought I would share with you some of my favourite tips for your family holiday to Orlando. 1) Always buy your tickets before you go, the on the door price for a 1 day Disney ticket is now $97 in comparison to a 14 day Ultimate ticket in the UK which can be bought for around £300 per person. Not only this with the 14 day ticket you can jump from park to park on the same day if you wish. 2) Peak seasons (Christmas, Easter and October)...
03 June 2015
I wanted to write you a bucket list today of the next ten places on my must see list. Having just come back from the USA and having seen New York I can officially take that off my number 1 spot. I am sure it will take a little (or long) while to see all the places in my top 10 but here they are; 1) Rio de Janiero - I want to go to the carnival in Rio, I did a bit of work on an itinerary for a customer and ever since, I have wanted to go. Going during...
26 May 2015
I wanted to share with you what we did in our quick stopover in New York whilst touring the East Coast of America from Cape Cod to Philadelphia. What we did fit in in our one day in the City was not only amazing to see, but also considering the amount of time we were in the city a little bit crazy! We arrived in New York at about half ten in the morning and went straight to the W New York which is in Lower Manhattan close to the memorial site of 9/11. We did not actually stay in the...
Sent in by Kate Rimington
Spalding, 05 September 2021
Helped with all my questions and requests. Made a normally stressful experience nice and easy.
Sent in by Rebecca Inglis
Spalding, 18 June 2021
Super quick response Friendly Easy!!
Sent in by Valerie Faulconbridge
Nottingham, 19 November 2019
Jade was recommended to me as a Travel Consultant and she has been very helpful in getting our itinerary right on our upcoming tour of New Zealand.
Sent in by Helen Riley
Spalding, 30 September 2019
Extremely helpful, quick response, nothing too much trouble. Made booking my holiday for next year very simple & easy! Will definitely be using Jade again and have recommended her to a number of people already.
Sent in by Nick Morley
March, 01 August 2019
This was the first summer holiday that we booked through Jade and I cannot say enough how impressed we were. Our family holiday on board the Princess Emerald and two nights in Rome were magical. Jade took care of all of the arrangements including: - flights at convenient times - all transfers to and from the airport to the ship/ hotel - high quality accommodation - all within our budget. It was the most stress free holiday that we have ever had and we will definitely be booking all future holidays through her! If you are looking for a well organised, high quality holiday, Jade is the person to go to.
Sent in by Sharon McAnespie
Wisbech, 25 July 2019
Really lovely lady, super efficient nothing was to much trouble. Treated you like a person ,listening to our needs/ requirements. Made everything so easy, we will continue to use Jade for all our future holidays. And would definitely recommend her 100%
Sent in by Paula Blake
King's Lynn, 02 July 2019
Jade listens to what you want from a holiday and is always quick to respond. Jade understands budget constraints and gets the best she can within your budget to make it work.
Sent in by Monika Todd
Spalding, 02 July 2019
Great communication and service! Booking process was easy and straightforward. And the choices Jade have us initially were brilliant with one of those now booked.
Sent in by Mark Oldrieve
Spalding, 02 July 2019
Jade is incredibly helpful and removes all the strain from finding and booking a holiday.
Sent in by Amanda Roulstone
Holbeach, 06 June 2019
Jade listened to what I needed and came up with the perfect solution in a very quick timespan. Excellent service.
Sent in by Jeremy Broda
Upwell, 06 June 2019
I very seldom give a perfect 10, but you are very close!
Sent in by Paul Rogerson
Peterborough, 30 May 2019
Very helpful , and the network of travel counsellors particularly beneficial in sorting out booking challenges.
Sent in by Gillian Sommers
Bourne, 13 April 2019
Jade provides an excellent service. Very personal and extremely efficient. I have every confidence in Jade. Thank you.
Sent in by Daniel Ellis
Helpston, 19 March 2019
Jade is amazing, super efficient, very detailed and you feel really confident that she has your best interests at heart. I will never book another holiday without consulting Jade first, and I’ve told many friends and family already to seek Jade’s experience and recommendations when looking at their next break.
Sent in by Susan Wilson
Spalding, 04 February 2019
As always attention to detail and knowing her customer so well ensures that she knows exactly what accommodation and locations will suit me best.
Sent in by Susan Frammingham
Heacham, 29 January 2019
Jade was quick efficient and highly professional
Sent in by Nicholas Morley
March, 29 January 2019
Superb service from start to finish. We will be using Jade every time we book a holiday!
Sent in by Angela Allwood
Sutton St James, 10 December 2018
Jade is extremely helpful, efficient and answers all my questions. I would highly recommend her to friends and family and wouldn’t hesitate to book a holiday through her again!
Sent in by Maxine Walker
Peterborough, 19 October 2018
Jade makes the booking of holidays, sometimes at very short notice, a breeze. She takes away the stress of searching for the best deals and always comes up with something great.
Sent in by Andrew Wilson
Spalding, 15 October 2018
Super friendly and willing to go the extra mile to help find every last piece of information you need for your trip
Sent in by David Ohin
Holbeach, 05 September 2018
What I really appreciate is the fast replies as well as looking into additional extra information like visas. Excellent service! Well done!
Sent in by Simon Cox
Peterborough, 01 September 2018
Amazing service and holidays made easy!
Sent in by Lucy Stubley
London, 11 July 2018
Jade was really friendly and helpful, we are so excited for our honeymoon and it's made it a lot less stressful knowing we are in good hands!
Sent in by Chris Ellum
Whittlesey, 15 April 2018
Jade has been exceptional. It started as a trip for one person, that went to two, then three, then back to two, then up to three again. There were some issues along the way - of a guests making - which Jade helped to resolve very quickly. Tours were added, details were changed several times until we got it right for us. Jade kept good humour, her bright sunny disposition, her respect and politeness throughout. It is the first time I have used a Travel Counsellor and I will be sure to use Jade again for furture trips. I will be recommending her to my friends and family. Thank you so much Jade for being simply fantastic.
Sent in by Christina Rogers
Langtoft, 19 February 2018
Absolutely fantastic, extremly polite, patient and so helpful! Jade makes booking holidays easy and stress free.
Sent in by David Ohin
Holbeach, 29 January 2018
Jade was very patient and helpful focusing on the person more than just making her business. I was very impressed with her co-work and approach and certainly would consider Travel Counsellors again in the future. I ended up going with Travel Counsellors rather than with Thomas Cook because of the fast replies and the personal service. I didn’t feel I’m just another number in the queue. I would very much recommend Travel Counsellor especially with Jade.
Sent in by Philip Adams
Sutton st James, 12 January 2018
Jade has been most helpful. Looking forward to our holiday Jade has helped us plan. Would definitely recommend her to our friends and family.
Sent in by Gregory Marsters
Holbeach, 09 November 2017
Excellent service as always. The only travel agent I use.
Sent in by Gianni Bavetta
Peterborough, 01 November 2017
Jade was fantastic and so patient when helping us find hotels for our honeymoon, we had a very specific idea and with Jade's help was able to make it happen. Thank you :)
Sent in by Alex Lane
Emneth, 04 October 2017
Jade was of great help - have recommended her to a colleague as well.
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 07923279164