Hello and thank you for visiting my webpage.
I’m an independent Travel Counsellor based in Brackley. I live with my husband and son aged 14.
I have over 30 years experience in the travel industry and I'm passionate about holidays and travel. I will provide you with a personal and stress-free service from start to finish. I put my customer at the centre of everything I do and nothing is too much trouble. I can make your dreams a reality and I know that attention to detail can make the difference between a good holiday and a fantastic one.
Over the years I have enjoyed visited many wonderful destinations throughout the UK, across Europe, North America, the Caribbean and the Far East. This knowledge, along with all the customer feedback I have been given, enables me to give you the best destination advice. I can help with every type of travel: from packages to bespoke itineraries, flights and cruise, hotels and ferries. Whatever your plans, I can help.
As I work from home, I can speak to my customers at a time to suit them, even if it's outside normal working hours. I can be flexible about meeting up too. There's nothing I like more than to chat about travel plans over a coffee.
Every holiday I book is also 100% financially protected though the Travel Counsellors Trust.
Please get in touch whether you have specific plans, a question or the germ of an idea. I look forward to meeting you.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please either fill in and send the form below or simply give me a call and I can get things started for you:-
Sent in by Philippa Millard
Cheltenham, 19 November 2018
Julia has been so patient with our many indecisions and she has tweaked our itinerary multiple times to suit our needs exactly! We have absolutely loved working with her to come up with the perfect holiday which suits us all (which was a challenge given we have two teenage boys!!!). We cannot wait to go on this holiday and also cannot wait for Julia to plan our next one!
Sent in by Andrew Cooper
Buckingham, 10 September 2018
In terms of the planning and ideas for this break in Prague, excellent professional advice and support. If the reality of the short vacation is anything like the planning support which has been provided ,it will be a memorable visit. Thank you
Sent in by Nina Secombe
Shap, 28 August 2018
Julia is fantastic, always goes out of her way to make things perfect.
Sent in by Julia Applewhaite
Reading, 10 August 2018
Julia you take all the stress out of booking a holiday. I know if you've done it then I relax in the safe knowledge that everything will run perfectly.
Sent in by Irene Tompkins
Bicester, 10 August 2018
Julia did so well finding us our package to Australia, and so quickly. Well done, Julia
Sent in by Brian Gilpin
Bicester, 02 August 2018
We had such a fantastic amount of dedicated help last year (Monarch Airlines having gone into liquidation and Julia working well above the hours of work) and getting us fixed up without any hitches at all that we would highly recommend Julia to our friends and family. Exceptional service on a very friendly and welcoming basis.
Sent in by Leeann Mann
Brackley, 02 August 2018
Julia went above and beyond to help us book our dream holiday, she went into lots of details with everything and gave us lots of advice on things to do, this was especially helpful as myself and my family have never been to Disney before and wanted to achieve the best experience possible, I can honestly say without a doubt we know after booking it with Julia we will achieve this and can not wait for our holiday to begin.
Sent in by Karen Lindsay
Bicester, 17 July 2018
Fantastic friendly personal service - highly recommended
Sent in by Neil Lewis
Blunsden, 14 May 2018
I've dealt with Julia for 15 years and wouldn't go to anyone else for holiday advice and arrangements.
Sent in by Janet Ray
Bicester, 14 May 2018
Excellent service with good advice. Thanks
Sent in by Tanya Smethurst
Chicago, 14 May 2018
Julia was great to work with and a true professional in arranging our very complex trip to Europe I would highly recommend Julia for any travel needs new or far, Thank you again Julia
Sent in by John Holmes
Bicester, 03 May 2018
I have known Julia for over 10 years as a travel agent and friend when seeking travel abroad and have always had complete confidence in her professionalism and efficient manner
Sent in by Sandra Orman
Bicester, 25 April 2018
Have already recommended Julia several times to friends and colleagues.
Sent in by Kim Watt
Brackley, 20 April 2018
Julia is professional and friendly. It was a pleasure to book our holiday with her.
Sent in by David Cummins
Chicago, 20 April 2018
Although we booked from the US, everything went smoothly.
Sent in by Abigail Norman
Brackley, 11 April 2018
Great experience booking a holiday with Julia - I really couldn't have done it without her. Being relatively new to booking holiday's abroad and with little knowledge of the best places for a holiday with teens, Julia came up with the best options for us booking at quite a late stage. She gets to know you and what you like and I'm really looking forward to our week in the sun!
Sent in by Catherine Lever
Buckingham, 05 April 2018
This is the first time we have used a travel counsellor and Julia has been wonderful in organising our trip to Costa Rica. We had no idea of how the trip would work, we just knew the places we wished to visit. We gave the details to Julia and she came back with an itinerary and a selection of hotels. We tweaked this several times and Julia patiently made the changes, coming back with updated quotes and hotels. When we had exactly what we wanted Julia pushed the button and it was sorted, it couldn't have been easier for us, stress-free and with contacts in Costa Rica should we need them. I have recommended Julia to my friends and family and will continue to do so. We will certainly use her services again. Thank you so much Julia for all of your hard work on our behalf.
Sent in by Anne-Marie Campbell
Waddesdon, 09 March 2018
Sorted out all aspects of our holiday seamlessly and delivered exactly what I'd asked for.
Sent in by Howard Mordue
Buckingham, 08 March 2018
A very efficient tour arranged in California.
Sent in by Lorraine Blackwell
Chinnor, 08 February 2018
Julia always goes over and above - her service is exemplary.
Sent in by Rebecca Drane
Buckingham, 29 January 2018
Fantastic, friendly, reliable and there to sort out everything for me. So helpful! Thank you
Sent in by Julie Savins
Bicester, 24 January 2018
Julia is always very helpful, nothing is too much trouble for her.
Sent in by Alyson Read
Kingsclere, 06 November 2017
Excellent customer service. Works hard to match client needs. Friendly, polite service and quickly responds to queries.
Sent in by Gail Merry
Buckingham, 24 October 2017
Sent in by Neil Lewis
Blunsden, 25 September 2017
Julia Cooper is a great example of what a Travel Counsellor should be: attentive, responsive and she always cares about my personal travel arrangements.
Sent in by Zara Simpson
Bicester, 17 September 2017
Amazing amazing and some more amazing.
Sent in by Albert Copeland
Pershore, 07 August 2017
Great help at very short notice, I can highly recommend Julia Cooper.
Sent in by Kim Marzano
Aurora, Illinois, 05 June 2017
Sent in by Alison Morris
Oxford, 19 April 2017
Julia was very pleasant and helpful.
Sent in by Danielle Foord
Eynsham, 03 February 2017
Excellent Service. Julia understood our brief and found us a holiday that totally ticks all boxes. We will definitely be using Julia again and will recommend her to family and friends.
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