Based in Preston

Joanne Wilson

Available for new enquiries

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I am incredibly passionate about travel, and for as long as I can remember I have wanted to be "in travel". Life got in the way though and so my career so far has been in Customer Service in a highly regulated industry (a far cry from Travel), but this was perfect for my keen attention to detail. I have also gained other invaluable transferable skills like organisation.

In 2022 I decided to take the leap from my role as Office Manager in an Accountancy practice and make a career out of my passion for travel and help others find, plan and create their own amazing adventures, and I absolutely LOVE my job!

My mission is to help you plan and create your dream holiday, taking the utmost care, all whilst getting to know you personally. I pride myself in providing the very best customer service and I want your holiday to tick all of the boxes - and then some. Being an independent Travel Counsellor means that I can give you unbiased recommendations, I’m not tied to any particular company, which means more choice for you.

I literally have the world at my fingertips, so whether you're looking for a honeymoon, mini-moon, city break, luxury beach escape, a solo trip, an Antarctic cruise or a festive trip to Lapland, I can literally book the holiday of your dreams. I also know a thing or two about family travel, having two young children of my own, and how difficult that can be, so family travel is something that I especially enjoy helping people with.

I get to know my clients so that, in time, I know you need a holiday before you even pick up the phone! My job is to make sure that you have an incredible time - EVERY time. With me it really is personal, and I look forward to getting to know you.


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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:

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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.

Sustainable Travel: Good for People and Planet

15 February 2024

Sustainable or “Responsible” travel is the buzzword of the moment, but it’s so much more than the latest top trend. Day by day we’re waking up to the fact that we should be as kind to our planet as we are to our pocket, ensuring that the locations and communities we love to visit across the globe are preserved for generations to come. As a Travel Counsellor, I run my business as sustainably as possible from my home office, or from any location that allows my customers to keep in touch with me. This care and attention I show to my customers also informs how I craft the travel experiences they crave, with many travellers now keen to ensure the enduring impact of their tourism has a positive impact for the planet. When thinking about travelling sustainably, we give the following some food for thought: Managing your carbon footprint As with most day-to-day activities, it’s no secret that taking a trip creates carbon emissions. There are ways and means to reduce this impact, however, such as reducing your footprint by opting to train travel where possible, or offsetting with schemes such as Travel Counsellors partnership with Trees4Travel, who oversee a wealth of carbon reducing projects across the globe, including planting more trees to absorb CO2. I have also personally signed my business up to this scheme too. Green accommodation Happily, all manner of accommodation options now support the idea of making greener choices, and to make the decision easier Travel Counsellors bespoke booking platform enables me to search through hundreds of accommodations badged with our “Green Leaf” logo – this means that they meet special criteria certified by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, highlighting the fact that they’re working to support their community and cultural heritage, reduce negative impact on the local environment, and plan for their futures with sustainability front of mind. A simple example of this is eliminating all single use plastics from a hotel or resort. Local communities and wildlife Travellers can support the people in the communities they visit by shopping and eating at locally owned businesses. Not only does this benefit the locals, but all of our customer feedback suggests that you’ll enjoy a truer taste of the location and make more authentic memories. What’s more, taking part in these experiences helps create and maintain job opportunities in the local area. Similarly, we encourage the conservation of natural habitats and their wildlife, with the best way to view wild animals being when they are living freely. All of my bookings adhere to Travel Counsellors animal welfare policy, acting as an essential guide to ensure I create the best wildlife viewing experiences for you, whilst also ensuring the safety and welfare of any animals you may encounter along the way. In summary, through education, knowledge-sharing and showing care to people and the planet, we CAN travel responsibly. I would be delighted to share more details with you, and support your travel experiences with the most sustainable options in mind.

My customer stories

Sent by S Bright

Joanne is amazing, she has taken all the hassle away from me to organise and book all of the separate elements to my holiday. I am so excited for the trip and would definitely recommend and book through Joanne again.

Sent by K Couper

Joanne has been amazing. She has promptly made all the amendments we have asked for as a big group holiday with lots of requests. She has gone far above and beyond to give exceptional support to me during a very difficult time, personally asking how I am. Will certainly use Joanne again and recommend her to friends and family

Sent by K Pell

Super helpful, easy to read quotes and Jo highlighted relevant info such as good/bad flight times with young children! Would highly recommend!

Sent by J Ramsden

Took away the stress of booking our holiday. Jo completely understood what we needed to make our family holiday perfect

Sent by S Porter

Joanne was excellent and worked hard to get everything right for us

Sent by J Birch

Very personal service, Jo goes above and beyond to ensure everything is properly sorted.

Sent by Sarah Tomlinson

Joanne has been amazing from the minute I sent her a message, very quickly responded and keen to chat what our wish list is, she spent many hours researching and keeping me updated. I'm so excited for our holiday can't thank her enough for all her help x