Welcome to my webpage.
Being a truly independent agent means I can tailor an itinerary to ideally suit any request, as well as being able to compare quotes between package suppliers to match requirements and budget.
My own travel has taken me across Europe, Eastern and Western USA, Mexico, Africa (Morocco, Egypt and Kenya), Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, Costa Rica, and Grenada. I've also visited Borneo and Panama (loved Latin America) along with two separate visits to India. Madagascar was a unique kind of holiday but truly amazing.
I was lucky to have been sent to visit Mauritius with other TC colleagues most recently as well as my own family trip to Bali, Lombok and the Gili Islands - phew!
Wherever your destination, I plan to make the booking process exciting and enjoyable.
I love helping couples to plan and book their honeymoons, as well as offering our amazing honeymoon gift registry service (call me for details).
I offer corporate clients my services for business travel and have clients who offer employees travel incentives (which I arrange) and book group travel for professional sports associations.
My ambition is to turn holiday dreams into reality. In addition every penny you spend with me is safe and protected by either ATOL or the Travel Counsellors Financial trust - it’s the best financial protection in the industry.
Please call for a chat, I am very happy to give my advice anytime!
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.
07 July 2017
Along with 9 other TC colleagues we very excitedly met up with Emma at Heathrow (a representative from Constance Hotels) to find out Air Mauritius had upgraded us all to Business Class for our outbound flight - YIPEEE What a way to begin our trip - how lucky we are! On being met by Connections (a local company who supply transfers/tours) at the airport we had a lovely journey up to our destination Belle Mare Plage Hotel. At the reception area we were greeted with a view of white sand and turquoise sea with blue skies and a welcome cocktail. Our rooms...
01 June 2017
Bali – Lombok – Gili Island (Gili Air) April 2017 Roger and I met our 2 adult sons Josh and Louis who are living in Australia at the moment at the airport in Bali - a great place to meet up and begin our family holiday We began our visit in the Legian area as I wanted to see the nightlife and shops of the Kuta area but to stay outside of the main nightlife noise – we stayed 3 nights Ossotel Legian. There are gorgeous white sand beaches (good surf) and many hotels/restaurants who set up low tables and seating to...
11 August 2014
In March 2014 my husband and I visited India for the Golden Triangle Tour. We were met on arrival with a garland of marigolds and taken to The Maidens Hotel Delhi for a two night stay. Our first tour was of Old Delhi with a walk through the streets (with our guide explaining the local customs) and then a cycle rickshaw tour of the narrow alleys (inches away from fascinating stalls of produce). In the afternoon we saw some of the grand government buildings. As we are very adventurous we tried out the underground (by ourselves) and hopped into one carriage were all...
04 October 2012
I was lucky enough to spend a week in Grenada this October, courtesy of the Grenadian Tourist Board. We were a small group of six travel professionals with our very own travel writer Emily Payne (writing for Travel Weekly). We stayed at three hotels and we visited many more of the island’s hotels for lunch or dinner, often hosted by the hotel owners (who were mostly Grenadian). Grenada has acres of white sand, rum punch and palm trees, and seems to have more charm than many of its sister islands, and the waterfalls, lakes and endless greenery make it a little...
02 March 2012
Flying with Malaysian Airlines I arrived with my husband, 2 adult sons and my sister into Kota Kinabalu (Sabah, Borneo) and stayed 4 nights, we took a boat trip out to the islands which are visible from the town (booked on the harbour). Definitely worth taking our snorkels as we encountered many species of coral and marine life, and two black tipped reef sharks made it even more exciting (if a little worrying). We hired a car and drove up to Mount Kinabalu national park, the scenery on the journey was spectacular and a four hour trek around the...
19 October 2011
I was lucky enough to be awarded my first 6* cruise with Crystal Cruises. We embarked on the ship Crystal Serenity in Rome and she looked truly impressive on approach to the port of Civitivavecchia. Luckily there were another 6 Travel Counsellors and their partners as well as our hosts so we made a lovely group and all got to know each other during the cruise (cruising is great for groups of family or friends as you can meet up or not as you wish). Our stateroom was very luxurious with a balcony and every thoughtful detail was to hand....
08 December 2010
Our family love marine life, wildlife and a little nightlife and Costa Rica fits the bill. Latin American countries are becoming very popular with UK visitors. There are some direct charter flights which make it more accessible and these fly in the winter months. We stayed in the Guanacaste region (North West Coast on the Pacific ocean) on Papagayo Beach. Costa Rica is two thirds the size of Scotland with a 4.5 million population, it is politically stable and their armed forces were abolished in 1948, to save on the defense budget and put this money...
Sent in by Kate Gilbey
Lytham St Annes, 21 December 2018
Jakki it was absolutely unbelievable - I have told the whole of the Fylde about you! You'rer amazing at your job - the holiday was perfect, I don’t know how you created such a perfect experience and memories that will stay with us - and definitely him forever. The hotel in the desert was the best hotel we’ve ever stayed in- absolutely breathtaking and the card from you and the cake was such a lovely touch!
Sent in by Debbie & Duncan Armfield
Wirral, 14 February 2018
Jakki is fabulous and always delivers a great holiday booking experience. She is so experienced and supports us throughout making it so easy. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Sent in by Margaret & Paul Harrison
Derby, 14 February 2018
Very helpful and with great knowledge of the cruise industry the agent was first class.
Sent in by George Rounding
Preston, 14 February 2018
As always with Jakki, all arrangements were carried out in a thoroughly professional and efficient manner. Which takes the stress out of making your holiday bookings.
Sent in by Ian & Julie Hodges
Walton le Dale, 14 February 2018
We were searching for a holiday in Tenerife without much success so we contacted Jakki who came highly recommended from our niece. We soon got the holiday we were looking for!
Sent in by Sophie & Tom to be Mercer
Thornton-Cleveleys, 08 September 2017
Jakki has been absolutely fantastic. From the start she's listened to our holiday wishes and over the course of several weeks has patiently tweaked and adjusted until she's created our perfect honeymoon. She's gone above and beyond working outside of normal hours to accommodate our work schedules. I can't recommend her more highly.
Sent in by Sandra Wilson
Chorley, 20 July 2017
Just a quick message to thank you so much for arranging our holiday. All transfers just flowed, from airports to taxis to ferries. Hotel was fab, would even consider going back if the opportunity arose, I wish.. Thanks also for your kind message we found in our room upon arrival . Best regards , Sandra
Sent in by Gary Hills
St Annes, 20 July 2017
Jakki is simply superb and what a service, efficient, helpful and unobtrusive. A rare quality in todays hustle and bustle world. Many thanks Gary Hills
Sent in by Elaine Jones
Preston, 28 June 2017
I have been booking with Jakki Hatton for 10 years, the service she provides is the best by far. She is warm, funny and professional. She is excellent at her job. Would not go anywhere else to book my holidays. Brilliant!
Sent in by Paula Lucas
St Annes, 28 June 2017
Jakki offers a service that is efficient, professional and friendly. She takes the time to get to listen to her clients so she can offer exactly what is wanted. Great personal service.
Sent in by Joan Baker
Newton , 28 June 2017
Jakki makes my life and travelling so much easier and relaxed - I recommend her to all my friends .
Sent in by Steve Pickering
Preston, 18 May 2015
Not the first time I have used Jakki and will not be the last. I gave Jakki around 30 mins notice to book myself and my brother in law on a flight to Spain for a family emergency. We were already in the car heading south prepared to drive the 1,500 miles. Jakki not only found us flights from Gatwick but also checked us in online, emailed us boarding cards and arranged car hire for when we landed. Outstanding service!
Sent in by tom sanders
preston, 22 September 2014
I was delivered exactly the kind of holiday I was looking for, reflecting how well I'd been listened to with regards to my dates, activity preferences, price budgets, age, etc. Smooth and quick communication - I had quick responses which were clear and answered my questions fully. I felt that everything was organized and watertight throughout thanks to the work of my counsellor, there was no query or concern which was left unanswered - from start to finish my holiday ran without any issues.
Sent in by Sheila Parker
Lytham St Annes, 24 April 2014
Even among Travel Counsellors Jakki stands head and shoulders above the rest. Wouldn't dream of booking elsewhere and I always recommend her services to family and friends.
Sent in by Colette Gallacher
Wrea Green, 07 April 2014
Jakki’s patience and assistance has been amazing! She never tried to sell to us, she just helped, advised and found us everything we'd dreamed of! Thank you so much from Sean & Colette
Sent in by Steve Pickering
Preston, 31 January 2014
Jakki has helped me with everything from family holidays to Lapland through to 40th birthday trips to New York and Grand Prix trips to Turkey, Italy and Spain. Nothing is too much trouble and I would (and have) recommended Jakki to anyone.
Sent in by Tracy Pringle
Liverpool, 24 October 2013
Excellent customer service from Jakki. Would definitely use her services again and have already shared her contact details. Jakki was always available (any time weekends /evening) to help answer my many queries and holiday itinerary changes. She quickly responded and shared numerous flight and hotel proposals for my review. Finally got there and Jakki has booked us a wonderful 2014 holiday, which we are really looking forward to. Greatly appreciated her patience, support and services. Thank you Jakki…
Sent in by James Underwood
Poulton le Fylde, 23 July 2013
We already have started to tell our friends about Jakki as we really appreciated and valued the fantastic bespoke service and advice she gave us. She's a really friendly, helpful lady with loads of knowledge that was really useful in booking our holiday. The holiday is completely geared to our needs and requests. Different options were provided as we built the ideal honeymoon for us. I'm sure the service will continue over the lead up to our honeymoon.
Sent in by Emilie & Tom Stephenson
Crawley, West Sussex, 07 June 2013
What can we say? We have had the most incredible honeymoon which far exceeded our expectations. We managed to soak up the sun, enjoy the hotel and spa as well as explore different parts of Mauritius. The whole week will truly be remembered for our lifetime. Thank you so much for all your help in arranging and booking it. It was lovely to receive a card on arrival in Mauritius and when we returned home in England. As sad as it was to leave Mauritius it does seem we have brought the weather back with us! Thank you so much again.
Sent in by Melanie Duffin
France/Lancashire, 10 May 2013
I have to say that was one amazing trip! The hotel really was fabulous! The kasbha very tranquil, the chauffeur very swanky, absolutely everything was as brilliant as could be - like a mini-Honeymoon! Thank you Jakki - we will be in touch again soon. You did an amazing job!
Sent in by Nilesh & Meera Patel
Peston , 10 April 2013
Meera and I just wanted to thank you for arranging our honeymoon, it was an amazing experience for both of us! The weather was great, although it did rain one day but it was great as it cooled things down a bit and made swimming in the lagoon a bit exciting! The staff were extremely friendly, the food was amazing, although the drinks were quite expensive (which may have been a good thing!). Thank you also for the cards (both at Maldives and the postcard when we returned). Overall, your service has been excellent, we really appreciate the quick turnaround in arranging the honeymoon at such short notice.
Sent in by Ian & Julie Cowser
Lytham, 01 July 2012
Having used Jakki for a Winter break a couple of years ago, we decided to ask Jakki for summer recommendations based on a golfing break. The holiday was fantastic, with Jakki's personal touches making the whole stay flawless. Thanks Jakki's for putting the holiday together.
Sent in by Philip Green
Preston, 28 March 2012
I was looking for a bespoke holiday and was struggling to sort everything out, due to all the choices now available to choose holidays from. I was told about Jakki by a friend, how she had helped him sort a holiday and how she had made the experience stress free. I contacted her and can only endorse what his experience was. In fact I would go further in my recommendation, as I had to organise a very difficult trip, she was wonderful in supporting me and finally giving me exactly what I needed.
Sent in by Andrew Flanagan
Marple, Cheshire, 21 February 2012
Jakki came recommended to me by a friend and I can 100% see why. I would recommend her to anyone with great confidence. Her service was superb throughout and our honeymoon was absolutely fantastic. With her help we booked into a resort that was 10 times what we would've ever found, and well within our budget. I will definitely approach her for my next holiday. Thanks for all your help Jakki!
Sent in by Laura Hodge
Manchester, 26 January 2012
Our African honeymoon was a dream come true. Kenyan safari and Zanzibar paradise. Thank you Jakki for a well organised trip. You made to process simple and stress free and always kept in regular contact. The gift registration was a great way for our wedding guests to give their donations towards our honeymoon and leave their personal messages for me and my husband. A superb personal and bespoke service that I will recommend time and time again to friends and family.
Sent in by Sheila Parker
Lytham St Annes, 13 December 2011
I knew I could expect really good service from Travel Counsellors but I have to say that Jakki exceeded expectations. Usually I am a belt and braces kind of person when it comes to holiday plans with a need to check and re-check but I felt completely at ease and confident that all the arrangements were taken care of by Jakki, as indeed they were. I love the added back up that booking through Travel Counsellors give you and have already booked by next adventure (through Jakki of course. From a score of 1 to 10 Jakki certainly gets a 10 from us
Sent in by Darren Daly
Manchester, 06 September 2011
From day one to even after our honeymoon has finished, Jakki has provided a fantastic service and been a delight to deal with. Great organisation, regular contact, super advice and thoughtful touches have all helped towards a perfect honeymoon. We shall certainly be back for more! Thanks Jakki xx
Sent in by Darren and Amy Walton
Blackpool, 17 August 2011
Normally when we plan holidays we do it ourselves on the internet but because it was for our honeymoon and we had a multi-stop journey in mind which we thought could get complicated so we decided to see if Jakki could help. Throughout the whole process she was amazing. She was always available by phone and email and made sure that everything would run smoothly. She even arranged for champagne to be put in our hotel rooms! We had an fabulous honeymoon and we thank Jakki for that!
Sent in by P Abrams
Oxted, Surrey, 19 July 2011
Jakki has been very proactive, helpful and efficient. She has found us the perfect holiday within our budget, and I would definately use her again.
Sent in by Jayne Rowlandson
Preston, 08 July 2011
Jakki's help and assistance in booking my holiday was brilliant and I would definitely recommend her to a friend/family member. She is extremely helpful and made the whole holiday experience a lot less stressful. Thank you very much. Jayne.
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 01618187958