I’m Katie, based in St Ives, Cornwall, where I live with my husband & daughter. I joined Travel Counsellors in 2006, and have worked in the travel industry for nearly 20 years. During this time I have indulged my own passion for travel by visiting many popular holiday destinations including Dubai, Mauritius, the Caribbean (Antigua, Barbados, St Vincent, Grenada, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic) Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Las Vegas, Abu Dhabi, The Gambia, Southern Ireland plus all the hotspots in the Mediterranean & Canary Islands.
Customer service is at the heart of what I do … your holiday is as important to me as it is to you. I promise you will receive the highest level of personal service & 100% honest/impartial advice when you enquire & book with me. I will always take the time to listen to your personal needs and use this information to help you choose your perfect holiday! I am completely independent, and under no pressure to book holidays with specific tour operators, as is the case with many high street agents.
I have access to cutting-edge technology which along with my own personal expertise helps me to search through hundreds of different flight, accommodation and transfer alternatives on your behalf. I can offer a bespoke holiday at a competitive price, exactly tailored to your needs.
I realise that not everyone is free to discuss travel arrangements during the normal working week so I work flexible hours (this also helps me to fit in with offering a taxi service for my teenage daughter!) I am more than happy to be available at a time that suits you, including evenings & weekends.
You can book a full range of travel products with me, including: package holidays, flight only, tailor-made itineraries, tours, cruises, hotels, car hire, UK Short Breaks … so whether you are looking for a once in a lifetime trip or a luxury holiday, if it involves travel - I can help!
I am also pleased to offer advice on complex multi-centre itineraries. Perhaps you have always dreamt of visiting Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the Far East but don’t know where to start? Plus, I can organise all those extras which make your holiday complete, such as overnight airport hotels, holiday car parking and travel insurance.
I would be delighted to assist you with your holiday plans, so give me a call today and let’s see where in the world it takes us!
Sent in by Barbara Cock
Penzance, Cornwall, 19 October 2018
Katie will sort any holiday wishes you have at a realistic price!
Sent in by Freddie George
Marazion, Cornwall, 19 October 2018
Katie is most efficient, helpful beyond belief and she is very charming to do business with.
Sent in by Imelda Wray
Rawtenstall, Lancashire, 19 October 2018
I have been booking my holidays with Katie for about 12 years and she has always been very helpful and given me good advice when sorting out very complicated, multi destination holidays. The hotels Katie has chosen for me have been 1st class just like the service she provides.
Sent in by John Nicholas
Sennen, Cornwall, 19 October 2018
Always good advice, suitable for our requirements and trust her judgement. We wouldn't go anywhere without speaking to Katie first. Our friends and son have also used Katie to book holidays and will do again.
Sent in by Ann Pownall
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, 18 September 2018
I've booked my holidays with Katie for probably 10 plus years. Katie has always found the best deal for us and she goes that extra mile. Would have no hesitation in recommending Katie to friends and family.
Sent in by Anne Eddy
St Ives, Cornwall, 10 September 2018
We were very impressed with the way that Katie handled our booking.
Sent in by Maria Matthews
Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, 03 September 2018
I have booked with Katie Lomas before. She is always professional, helpful, efficient & knowledgeable. She was recommended to me via friends. I would always recommend her.
Sent in by Tristy Jeffery
Banstead, Surrey, 03 September 2018
Great service. Thankyou Katie.
Sent in by Mick Brackley
St Ives, Cornwall, 03 September 2018
Not only do we recommend Katie to others we keep coming back for more.
Sent in by Ian Wornell
Wells, Somerset, 03 September 2018
Brilliant service, speedy responses and very reassuring at all times.
Sent in by Sophie Hills
London, 03 September 2018
Katie was absolutely fantastic right from the first phone call I made to her. There was a lot of waiting and uncertainty on our part during the course of our booking, but Katie was incredibly patient throughout and constantly kept me updated with the itinerary and any changes that came about due to the waiting on our part. Katie has put together an amazing itinerary for our family holiday to Costa Rica which will be a holiday of a lifetime for us. I feel 100% confident that should any problems arise during the trip or beforehand, Katie would instantly be there to help us on the other end of the phone. Thank you Katie. I look forward to booking again with Katie.
Sent in by Naomi Frears Hogg
St Ives, Cornwall, 03 September 2018
Katie is great. We feel confident that our travel arrangements will be smooth and our holiday better because she helped us out. Very impressed.
Sent in by Benjamin Wood
Donnington, Newbury, 03 September 2018
Always extremely efficient and found us an amazing summer holiday this year.
Sent in by Robert Fry
Weston-Super-Mare, 03 September 2018
Could not have been more helpful.
Sent in by Andrea Cockett
Esher, 24 July 2018
Katie has organised several holidays for us and they have all been outstanding. Her attention to detail and knowledge is fantastic and all of the arrangements she has made for us have gone without a single hitch. She is also great at finding a good deal! Katie is my go to person for organising holidays now.
Sent in by Tim Pardoe
St. Ives, 19 July 2018
Very happy to recommend Katie. She has always gone the extra mile for us. Thankyou
Sent in by Maurice Herbert
Maldon, Essex, 07 July 2018
We heard about Katie from friends while we were on holiday in Barbados, so we got in touch with her, she is so helpful and knowledgeable. She sorted out a cruise in 2016, and this year we went on a Panama canal cruise, she got us a good price and it was the best cruise we have ever been on. It doesn`t matter what questions you throw at her she always finds the answer. She does all the legwork for you and reminds you of things you need to do before leaving. We would not use anyone else.
Sent in by Richard Clement
Sudbury, Suffolk, 02 July 2018
There was a popular phrase many years ago describing exemplary service as someone who "goes the extra mile". Katie goes the extra FIVE miles whether the request is for an airport hotel with parking; trans-Europe train tickets; or, sorting out rearrangements required when our planned cruise boat collided with a pier in Norway. Removal of personal stress with holiday bookings is a real bonus. We could not recommend Katie more highly.
Sent in by Ben Chalwin
Penzance, 24 June 2018
Katie is always brilliantly helpful with any request that we have and possesses a wonderful sense of humour. All queries are dealt with professionally and promptly. Katie ensures that we get the package that is right for us and, for me, really takes the stress out of planning and organising a holiday. Highly recommended.
Sent in by Michele Wright
St Ives Cornwall, 23 June 2018
Katie you have infinite patience but most important of all you listen to what a person wants from a holiday and come up with the goods.
Sent in by Kelly Gilmore-Caze
Blaydon-on-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, 21 June 2018
I have and will continue to recommend Katie's service. It's a weight off my mind to know she takes care of all the paperwork and detail for us. We just pay our money and get to enjoy our holiday xxx
Sent in by Barbara Cock
Penzance, 21 June 2018
We first used Katie's services in 2014 for a trip to Thailand. This was for 8, ages 5 to 68 to attend a cousin's wedding on an island and from 2 parts of the country. It was a complex trip with many transfers using all modes of transport. But all went like clockwork. I wouldn't have known where to begin! Since then she has sent us to Morocco on a resort stay. Again no problem. And this year to Sydney, New Zealand and Dubai. Why bother with the hassle of ploughing through numerous brochures and stressing about transfers and visas? Katie can sort everything with a couple of phone calls. We have no hesitation in recommending Katie to anyone who wants to try new adventures in far flung lands!!
Sent in by Jill Jeffery
Penzance, 19 June 2018
On recommendation from friends we used Katie to help us with our holiday destination, bookings etc. So glad we did. Katie is very friendly and approachable and also very knowledgeable. After conversations with her when we were asked what kind of things we were looking for in a holiday, we agreed on a destination in Croatia. Fabulous. Took all the stress out of making the decisions and the bookings. Everything was organised for us and went without a hitch. Perfect. Next time we go anywhere we shall definitely be contacting Katie.
Sent in by Alan Mckee
Doncaster, 19 June 2018
So professional. Everything organised,taxis booked,visas obtained. It could not be better organised. All the worry removed!
Sent in by John Wright
St Ives, 19 June 2018
Katie has booked several holidays for us and has been very efficient, helpful and nice. Our holidays have been trouble free with the comforting reassurance that Katie is at the other end of the telephone line if any problems arise. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.
Sent in by John Nicholas
Sennen - Cornwall, 19 June 2018
Katie has arranged three fantastic holidays for us, and a separate one for family members. We would not go on holiday again without speaking to Katie first. Everything is so easy, her destination knowledge excellent and most importantly she listens to us and arranges the sort of break we want.
Sent in by Kathryn Loveluck
St Ives, 19 June 2018
Katie is incredibly helpful, patient and full of great advice. She helped us put together an individual programme for Cuba and for our next trip to India we will be using her again.
Sent in by Gary Mitchell
Bishops Stortford , 19 June 2018
We came into contact with Katie through our friends when we needed to book shore excursions. Our friends have used Katie to handle their cruise arrangements frequently in the past, so we had no hesitation in using Katie to secure our requirements. Although Katie has only provided a small service to us, she showed us the same professionalism and friendliness as if we had booked our entire holiday package with her. With this in mind I will certainly be turning to Katie for our future holiday requirements, for which I’m sure she will be able to fulfill with absolute peace of mind.
Sent in by Michael Jose
St Ives, 19 June 2018
We find Katie very approachable and her knowledge is very helpful when trying to make a decision.
Sent in by Catherine Freeman
London now, St. Ives before., 19 June 2018
Katie has always been unbelievably patient, helpful and efficient. We recommend her services constantly; and use her whenever we want or need to go abroad. She always returns calls and deals with any matter of concern. We cannot recommend her highly enough.
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