Based in Wellington

Jill Chamberlain

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Don’t you find that organising travel is time consuming, frustrating and full of confusing travel jargon. Don’t worry, I am on hand to help.

My name is Jill, a personal Travel Counsellor based in Wellington, Somerset and welcome to my webpage. I have a passion for travel, with an extensive knowledge of the industry and a desire to provide exceptional customer service. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, I will ensure all arrangements are made with minimal fuss, tailored to the individual requirements of the traveller and at a cost that suits.

I specialise in complex itineraries and enjoy getting stuck in to the most challenging of trips. My background in Corporate and Marine travel has made me an expert in unusual requests and last minute panics.

Considering the finer details of holiday destinations and helping customers to make the most out of their travel is often overlooked. I help people seize every opportunity to enjoy their holiday to the fullest and make everlasting memories.

I keep up to date with the latest developments in the travel industry and am an active member of the ITM (Institute of Travel and Meetings). I regularly attend seminars and conferences to ensure that I am current with the latest travel trends, adding value to the overall customer experience.

On a personal level, I have travelled all over the world with a tour around China being a particular highlight. Having lived in Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, I was able to travel extensively within each country and as such, I have particular expertise in and around those areas.

So get in touch and let me take the strain out of your arranging your next trip.

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My Blog

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.

Magical Morocco

26 April 2017

I was lucky enough to get a place on a trip to Morocco, hosted by the Moroccan Tourist Board, to find out more about the country and what it offers. Having never visited before and Morocco as a destination has always fascinated me, I jumped at the chance. Marrakesh is a mere 4 hour flight from the UK but feels much further. Leaving a gloomy March day behind in London, I was greeted with the welcome warmth of the Moroccan sunshine, and the stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. A short drive from the airport and we were at our hotel for the next 3 days – the Movenpick Marrakesh. The hotel is perfect for a stay in Morocco, close enough to the Medina, but nicely away from the hustle and bustle. I’m not sure I have ever experienced a hotel which had such a nice smell – Jasmine filled the air everywhere. On the first afternoon we headed for the Medina, an UNESCO World Hesitate Site. Entering the red walls and leaving the modern Marrakesh behind, the roads narrowed, the traffic reduced and it certainly felt like taking a step back in time. We were met by our guide for the next few hours who expertly led us through the labyrinth of streets within the old medina, without the guide I think I would still be there now trying to find my way out! It was captivating taking in all the sights, sounds and smells, you can find everything there, from spices to lamps. The evening was finished off perfectly with a trip to Jemaa el Fna square, where every night the square fills with snake charmers, story tellers and musicians in a cacophony of noise, fun and community. We headed up to one of the many roof terraces to enjoy a refreshing mint tea and enjoy this unique sight from above. Marrakesh, however, is much more than the traditions of the Medina. The next day we visited the Royal Palm Beachcomber Morocco, this hotels boasts a stunning golf course, and being slightly out of the city it is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. We then had a tour of the stunning Royal Mansour Hotel, owned by the King of Morocco this hotel is the height of luxury with accommodation based on the traditional Moroccan riad. Whilst half the party headed to the karting track, the others, including me sampled a cooking course. Not being a great cook, I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn how to make an authentic dish but actually I learnt so much more. It was interesting to hear about the heritage of the course venue, Le Maison Arabe, originally a restaurant founded by a mother and daughter in the 1940s it is now one of the largest hotels in Marrakesh with over 800 riads within the Medina. The next day we headed into the Atlas Mountains, an hour’s drive from Marrakesh but well worth the journey. The mountains are stunning and I am just disappointed that we only had 1 day as I could have happily spent a few days walking. We were hosted by the hotel L'Amandier, a unique property which had views of the mountains in every direction. This was honestly the most relaxing place and I felt very happy chilling by the pool with a crisp glass of white wine watching our chef cooking a whole lamb in the traditional style, which would be ready in time for our lunch yum! On our last day we headed off to the coastal town of Essaouira. A haven for surfers, there was a real chilled out vibe here. For me, the shopping here was much more laid back and I really enjoyed haggling for a few souvenirs. Our trip ended with a perfect final nigh party by the beach looking out over the magical Moroccan sunset – a perfect end to a perfect trip.

VENICE FROM BEHIND THE LENS

09 June 2015

A friend of mine has recently visited Venice, he is a keen photographer and the shots he got whilst there are truly amazing. I am in love with Italy and have visited several times but have never made it to Venice. Phil's photo's have truly inspired me to find out more about this beautiful city. Venice is a labyrinth of stunning architecture, mysterious passageways and of course, it's famous canals. Being only a short flight from the UK, it is the ideal location for a weekend break. You can chill out in Piazza San Marco, take a romantic gondola ride or just meander through the historic streets. The best time to visit this fantastic city is spring and autumn, when the temperatures are most agreeable for sightseeing. Must do activities are a visit to the Doge's Palace, St Mark Square and the Venetian Lagoon. For those with a keen interest in renaissance art, like myself, then no visit would be complete with a trip to the Gallerie dell'Accademia. Then of course, there is the famous Italian food, make sure you sample an espresso at Café Florian, the oldest café in Venice, opening in 1720. Easy Jet have flights from Gatwick and Manchester and British Airways from Heathrow. Thanks to Phil Taylor for allowing me to use his photos to showcase this beautiful city.

My customer stories

Sent by David Brister

Great friendly service with our first experience, particularly as Jill was away from home at the time of booking

Sent by Jeanne Sisneros

Jill was great, very helpful and quick to respond with information. I would definitely recommend her, and use her services again.

Sent by Julie Adair

Very patient counsellor who bent over backwards to sort out our complicated travel needs.. Will certainly contact Jill again.

Sent by Kate Wylie Carrick

Jill has made planning a trip to New Zealand and Australia a pleasure instead of a headache. Now all we have to do is pack!

Sent by Brenda Collins

Very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Husband needs oxygen 24 hours a day and all the medical arrangements Jill made were spot on.

Sent by Jason Davies

Jill is fantastic and patient. Never minds taking the time to work through the options with me to make sure that the trip is best suited to what I need. I have used Jill for both personal and business travel and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

Sent by John Holden

Easy, simple and detailed everything is in place! We are looking forward to our holiday with confidence and knowing that Jill is there for us if needed ...she is the best.

Sent by Nathan Monshin

Jill truly is a at the top of her game with regards to business travel. For this trip to the US I am doing 8 cities, 17 meetings, 7 hotels, and 10 flights in 20 days. Only possible because Jill choreographed the entire trip, making sure I have everything I need. She makes me look good! Second to none.

Sent by Julie House

Jill is friendly, very helpful and well informed. Nothing seems to be too much trouble and she's provided the answers to the many questions I've asked. It hasn't taken her long to understand the sort of holiday we like and made appropriate suggestions - not like our usual Travel Agent experience.! So glad she was recommended to us.

Sent by Lindsay Stockdale

Had a great holiday. Jill has provided a fantastic service

Sent by Peter McLaughlin

Booked a business trip for me and my boss to Italy for a trade show. First class service and very professional will definitely be using her again for future bookings

Sent by Duncan Godfrey

I cant recommend Jill highly enough, if there's ever a problem she is at the end of the phone to rectify it, fantastic service all round.

Sent by Adrian Haughton

I totally rely on Jill for all my travel requirements. I have given her challenges for trips around the world and she never fails to come up with appropriate and imaginative suggestions. She is quick to research options and is able to call on the Counsellor network when necessary. Our fly-drive to Mexico was so good and well-tailored, we want to do it again! The pre-trip admin is superb.

Sent by Symon Jeffrey

Jill has been fantastic in putting together a number of holidays for me and my family, all requiring various hotels, flights and trains. We have been so happy with Jill’s attention to detail and lateral thinking when searching that something extra bit special. I would highly recommend Jill in setting up your holiday in a fast and efficient manner, well set out and easy to follow - not forgetting with a smile! Thank you Jill, we back in touch very soon!

Sent by Rosemary Hill

Just wanted to say a big thank for arranging our second trip with Travel Counsellors. Our Cornish cottage was very pretty, exactly to our specifications, showing that you were careful to listen to our requirements. This reflected the service we had from you on our visit to Crete last year, and so we feel very happy to recommend you to our friends and family.

Sent by Bruce Mclennan

Jill organised a fantastic holiday for us with Eurocamp at Berny Riviera. The accommodation was great and there was plenty of thing for the kids to do, lagoon, in and outdoor swimming pool and Crazy golf. Also plenty for me and the wife to enjoy. Let Jill book your holiday here!

Sent by Symon Jeffrey

Jill has been fantastic in putting together a number of holidays for me and my family, all requiring various hotels, flights and trains. We have been so happy with Jill’s attention to detail and lateral thinking when searching that something that extra bit special. I would highly recommend Jill in setting up your holiday in a fast and efficient manner, well set out and easy to follow - not forgetting with a smile! Thank you Jill, we back in touch very soon!

Sent by S McLaughlin

I just wanted to say thank you for arranging our pre Xmas holiday with our two month old baby. Our accommodation was wonderful with views out to sea and the beach literally on our doorstep. We ended each night snug with the woodstove burning, which our two dogs loved. Thankyou once again for finding our winter family escape.

Sent by Kate Humphreys

We have recently just booked a holiday to Crete with Jill, and we are thrilled to bits! The holiday is exactly what we wanted. Jill is very professional and knowledgeable regarding the travel industry. Jill took all the hassle and worry away from selecting and booking a holiday. She is very thorough, every last detail was thought of such as car hire to excursions. I liked the personal touch and there were no hidden fees compared with online websites. I will be booking all my trips be it pleasure or business with Jill in the future.

Sent by Laura Trengove

Thank you Jill for helping us arrange our family holiday to Egypt next month. I would recommend your services as you could not do enough for us - so many ideas, quotes and support to make sure we could book our perfect holiday. Before asking for your help we had got to the point where we about to give up hope that we could find a holiday to fit our many requirements and budget, but you found one for us! Thanks again and we will be looking to use your services again for our next holiday!

Sent by Danielle Haskings

Having just booked our holiday to Portugal through Jill, I cannot recommend her highly enough. She provided us with a huge selection of holidays (I am very fussy) and always listened to what we were looking for. She could not do enough for me and provided information about the local area as well to help aid our decision. I would not hesitate in using Jill to book our future holidays as I know I will be in safe hands.