I’m an independent travel consultant and river cruise specialist.
My aim is to take the hassle out of holidays and help to create unforgettable memories for you and your family.
I will personally manage the whole travel experience from discussing your first thoughts on where you want to go, right up to supporting you until the day you get home.
I have travelled extensively, researching and organising some amazing itineraries. I will pass on all this knowledge to you as well as arrange all those additional elements such as car hire, private transfers, airport hotels, parking, airport lounges, excursions and tours.
I have a particular interest in river cruises and as a Cruise Line International Association Master, I can offer you all my knowledge and expertise in this area.
But whatever kind of holiday you’re interested in, I can help.
Your holiday will be tailor made, blending my own personal experience with that of the travel Counsellors network and our wealth of local contacts around the world. And of course, any booking will benefit from our Travel Counsellors complete financial protection.
Please get in touch with me to chat about your ideas on where you’d like to go on your next holiday.
….I'm one step ahead so you can relax :)
Call: 07989420702 01483651044 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
30 January 2021
1. A room with an ever-changing view One of the reasons so many people love river cruise is the view outside your window, or from the deck. Not only have you always got a view (which many hotels charge extra for), it’s also always changing. You can open the sliding doors and settle down with a good book and watch the world go by. I love siting on deck with a drink, relaxing and taking it all in. 2. A holiday where you can relax and explore Something that’s unique about river cruises is that while offering the opportunity to unwind and watch the world...
19 July 2020
There are two very different camps when it comes to holidays. Some people want to relax and do nothing, while others want to have things to do and interesting places to visit. The difficulty comes when you’re a “relaxer” and your partner is a “doer”, or vice versa. The answer then, is to find a holiday that would give you both, and for me that’s a European river cruise. You can soak in the sunshine on deck as you cruise down one of Europe’s famous rivers, but you also get to enjoy the cultural highlights that the old European towns...
23 May 2020
Going on holiday has some great health benefits. We can’t travel at the moment, but that shouldn’t stop us looking forward to taking a break when we can. We will explore more below as well as showing you some fun examples of how you can holiday at home, whilst you can’t get away. 1. Escapism from your everyday routine Do you sometimes feel weighed down by the everyday routine? We all have so much to juggle in our lives, from work, relationships, home life and anything else we have signed up to. It’s no wonder that, every so often, it all...
18 November 2019
A great advantage of river cruising is the ability to dock in the centre of the city. I watched the whole process from my cabin, and looked on at the backdrop of Rotterdam, wakening to a sunny autumn morning. It was then time to embark on an adventure round the city. I collected my ‘whisperer’ tour device – a useful gadget that keeps you in radio contact with the guide, and gives some interesting information, but gives you the freedom to stop and admire your surroundings or take advantage of photographic opportunities. Rotterdam is vulnerable to flooding because 90% of it...
16 November 2019
I have just returned from a 5-night Rhine cruise aboard A-ROSA Flora, disembarking at the annual Cruise Lines International Association River Cruise Conference in Amsterdam. It was fantastic, and I will be back on the river when I next get an opportunity. I’ve summarised some of my thoughts about river cruising in this blog. 1. It is very relaxing. There is something very calming about rivers. The water passing gently as the ship glides along. With the landscape constantly changing around you, there is always plenty to look at. You can take time out on the shore, to discover your own trip...
Sent in by Marissa Holden
MARLOW, 28 January 2021
We asked Jenny to organise a family holiday during the pandemic, so that we could see each other at Christmas. We wanted somewhere in the Canaries, where both my brother (who lives in Amsterdam), my family and my dad could avoid travel to, without severe quarantine restrictions, if possible. It was a big risk, but we went for it, knowing that under Travel Counsellors we would have more protection and help if restrictions changed. Jenny was so helpful, finding us a fantastic villa with heated pool in Tenerife. When restrictions temporarily changed in Tenerife, Jenny organised us an alternative holiday within two hours so we could see each other. Fortunately we ended up in our original villa - and in fact Jenny then put our flights back while we were there, as we decided to stay longer. Jenny is a star and I would highly recommend her - for instinctively understanding what you want out of a holiday, doing her utmost to help with patience and her unflappable nature. We were very, very lucky to be together at Christmas - so a massive, heartfelt thank you, Jenny.
Sent in by Lucien Desmarais
GUILDFORD, 21 May 2020
I consulted Jenny Cookman to organise what can be described as being quite a difficult holiday arrangement. My holiday plan included not only return flights to Canada with accommodation in Vancouver BC but also to book domestic Canadian flights (plus accommodation), for a dear friend and I who planned to travel from Kelowna BC to Iqaluit NU (a remote part of Canada which can only be reached by air). Coordination, time matching, allowances for flight changes, time zone differences, etc are all paramount in bringing a plan such as this to fruition. I found Jenny to be extremely capable in getting the plan to come together seamlessly. Sourcing cost effective flights and savings on accommodation was done with ease having Jenny in control. Jenny is a wonderful, professional and pleasant person to work with and deserves the highest recommendation. Thank you so much, Jenny! Lucien Guildford, UK
Sent in by Steve Cole
ADDLESTONE, 04 February 2020
Just before Christmas 2019, I was informed that I needed to travel to Haslet, MI USA. I wanted to travel as soon as possible but was busy at work trying to finish a kitchen for a client by Christmas. So I gave Jenny a call to see if she could help me out, by the following morning she had a flight, hotel and a car arranged for me. I can't thank her enough for helping me out. I would not hesitate in using or recommending Jenny's services to anyone that needs to travel or wants a holiday.
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