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 Phil Treyvaud
Melbourne, Australia, 08 February 2018
Katie has been very patient and understanding of our changing travel plans, and very responsive to any requests, I would definitely recommend her.
Sent in by Debbie Jago
St Austell, Cornwall, 08 February 2018
Katie always gets it just right, listens to what we need and offers a number of reasonable options. This is the 3rd or 4th time she has sorted out travel arrangements for us. I have recommended her to friends in the past who have also used her and been delighted with her service
Sent in by Tiffany Tempest
Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, 08 February 2018
Amazing service as always.
Sent in by Doris Lindemann
St Ives, Cornwall, 08 February 2018
Absolutely fantastic service as always.
Sent in by Tim Pardoe
Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, 08 February 2018
Always helpful. Thank you.
Sent in by Deena Robinson
Nottingham, 08 February 2018
Katie was fantastic. She was very attentive and thorough to find us the holiday that was right for us. I would definitely recommend her as her service is First Class.
Sent in by Ella Skomra
Birmingham, West Midlands, 23 January 2018
Fantastic and quick service. Thank you Katie.
Sent in by Maureen Murray
London, 15 January 2018
A pleasure dealing with Katie who is always prepared to go the extra mile and does everything with total efficiency and competence but with the added bonus of patience and friendliness. I came to her through personal recommendation and happily recommend her to others.
Sent in by Chris Matthews
Ludgvan, Penzance, Cornwall, 13 January 2018
Lovely friendly helpful service and honest answers to any questions! Would and have definitely recommended Katie Lomas!
Sent in by Pauline Clement
Sudbury, Suffolk, 12 January 2018
Katie always goes that extra mile. Very much appreciated.
Sent in by Andrew NIcholson
Saltash, Cornwall, 09 January 2018
Brilliant service, couldn’t fault it if I tried.
Sent in by Rob McIvor
London, 04 January 2018
Katie has organised several holidays for my family and has always done a superb job. As well as being delightful to deal with, she he is exceptionally thorough and efficient; nothing ever seems to fall between the cracks. Most importantly, she also offers wise and unbiased advice, coming up with ideas and suggestions that would make the holiday even better or make the difficult much easier. Her commitment doesn't end when the booking is made as she is always available to help iron out any unexpected problems beyond her control that might crop up while her clients are away. I am always happy to recommend Katie to my friends and colleagues.
Sent in by John Toms
St Erth, Hayle, Cornwall, 02 January 2018
We greatly appreciate the excellent service provided by Katie Lomas, her in depth knowledge of the travel industry gives us confidence and peace of mind when she helps us make our travel arrangements.
Sent in by Paula Smith
Malton, North Yorkshire, 02 January 2018
Sent in by James Trethewey
Bodmin, Cornwall, 07 November 2017
A fantastic service. Katie went above and beyond. If you're going to spec your own holiday, use a professional, as you would for anything else. The time and money saved is great but all the other extras that you wouldn't know about until it was too late are just taken care of. Cannot recommend Katie enough. A true professional and lovely to deal with.
Sent in by Amanda Ezra
St Ives, Cornwall, 07 November 2017
Excellent service. Every detail taken care of which we left Katie to deal with for us. Thank you so much.
Sent in by Roger Tonkinson
Bath, 17 October 2017
Usual ultra efficient and friendly service.Totally reliable as always !!
Sent in by Deborah Hayward-Smith
St Ives, Cornwall, 10 October 2017
Very efficient ... great communication.
Sent in by Imelda Wray
Rawtenstall, Lancashire, 05 October 2017
I let Katie know what places I wanted to visit and she came up with an excellent itinerary. She also sent me useful links of websites for me to do more research on places to visit etc.
Sent in by Wendy Nicholas
Sennen, Penzance, Cornwall, 04 October 2017
We would not book any holiday without speaking to Katie first. We have recommended her to all our friends and those that have used her are also really pleased and passing on details. Thank you so much.
Sent in by Jacqueline Windsor
London, 04 October 2017
Fabulous as always!
Sent in by Alan McKee
Doncaster, 29 September 2017
Excellent service and advice.
Sent in by Paul Carter
Zennor, St Ives, Cornwall, 28 September 2017
I'd just like to say Katie was fantastic in sorting our holiday plans and will most definitely be using her in the future.
Sent in by Gemma Davis
London, 15 September 2017
You always go above and beyond to book us the best holidays!
Sent in by Adrienne Dennison-Reed
Camborne, Cornwall, 15 September 2017
Katie has been fantastic, we will definitely recommended her to friends and family and use her service again.
Sent in by Peter Dundon
Truro, Cornwall, 15 September 2017
Katie is a genius :)
Sent in by Freddie George
Marazion, Cornwall, 15 September 2017
Katie's services are outstanding. She works at any day/time of the week sorting my travel requirements and does it at a very fast pace, delivering solutions to suit. It makes me able to go to places at short notice without having delays as I work offshore and telephone/internet is not always 100%. 11 out of 10 for me. Captain Freddie George MWS for Global Maritime
Sent in by Russell McDermott
Carbis Bay, St Ives, Cornwall, 15 September 2017
Katie is always very friendly, efficient and very helpful! Nothing is too much trouble for her.
Sent in by Charlotte Wright
Twickenham, Greater London, 15 September 2017
Love dealing with Katie - really quick at getting back - very efficient in taking the brief and getting everything booked.
Sent in by David James
Marazion, Cornwall, 15 September 2017
Katie is the most helpful Travel Advisor/Agent that we have ever used.
With independent access to thousands of travel suppliers around the world, I've got an eye for added value. Take a look through my latest selections below. But even if nothing particularly catches your eye - don't worry! Let's chat and I'll take the hassle away from tailoring a perfectly personalised holiday just for you.
Contact me on 01736 798786
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.
16 September 2015
Despite being the oldest British Overseas Territory, Bermuda is often not a destination requested by many UK holiday-makers. Having been invited to experience what this tiny cluster of islands has to offer by the Bermuda Tourist Board, I was keen to see if there was any reason for it being overlooked? I also wanted to see if the rumours were true that Bermudian men only wear shorts!!? With a flight time of just under 7 hours from the UK, Bermuda lies in the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s just a short hop from New York and the East Coast...
09 March 2014
Continued from Part one: Our final day in the Mekong started early - at 6am to be precise! It was time to immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of Can Tho Floating market. Here we witnessed the local community going about their daily business, shopping and haggling for fruit, vegetables and other essential supplies. I am glad we set off so early actually as there were lots more tourist boats around as we headed back into dock. It was a special glimpse into the lives of the residents of the Mekong Delta. After lunch and visiting a boutique hotel in this...
09 March 2014
Holidays to South East Asia are certainly growing in popularity, so I was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit Vietnam and discover a small slice of what this amazing country has to offer. Our journey began with Emirates Airlines on their A380 from Heathrow, with a welcome upgrade to Business Class on the connection to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). It was great to stretch out on flat bed seats and enjoy fabulous food and service on board. We spent two nights in Saigon staying at The Grand and The Majestic hotels - both of a high standard and...
26 October 2013
This year we opted to spend our two weeks in the sunshine at Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort near Puerto Morelos. It proved to be a great choice for all inclusive family fun. We flew with British Airways non-stop from London Gatwick and as Jon had celebrated a special birthday earlier this year we treated ourselves to seats in Premium Economy Class. It’s definitely a more comfortable option and well worth the extra cost to stretch out a little more than usual in-flight. On arrival, the transfer was fairly short (always a bonus after a long journey!) and we were soon checked...
07 June 2013
I have travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean within the past seven years both for work and pleasure, but The Cayman Islands was a first and it exceeded my expectations as a fabulous alternative to the more well-known islands. Lying just south of Cuba, the islands of Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac benefit from tropical weather, accommodation suiting all budgets, plus a wide choice of excellent restaurants. Add to this some interesting local attractions and excursions plus some of the most outstanding snorkelling and diving in the world and you have all the makings of a paradise holiday destination! We...
01 December 2011
My husband Jon has had a long standing desire to try and see the Northern Lights. In early December of 2011 that wish finally came true! We flew to Reykjavik for a three night break in the cold and snow (at this time of year dawn breaks at 10.30am and the sun sets at 4pm) so it was a little like being in the twilight zone! We stayed at the Reykjavik Centrum hotel, right in the heart of the downtown area. It was a comfortable base in an excellent location with a selection of bars, restaurants and shops right on the...
28 October 2011
As the weather in the UK changed from autumn to winter it was high time for a family holiday in the sunshine! We have become real Caribbean Junkies over recent years – the warm weather, relaxed atmosphere and of course, the rum punch, are all big selling points! This year we opted to stay at Buccament Bay Resort on the island of St Vincent. The resort opened during summer 2010 and is now fully operational, but with more facilities due to be added over the coming months. It is located in a beautiful valley, flanked by high cliffs and...
25 June 2011
I am finding myself being asked regularly these days to recommend slightly more unusual city break destinations. Many people have already visited European cities located closer to home, and are looking for something new and more exotic. So when I was given the chance to experience Marrakech for myself I was keen to find out what this Moroccan city had to offer. We stayed at Club Med La Palmeraie, located twenty minutes from the airport, just outside the city centre. La Palmeraie is a four star all inclusive property; low rise and traditional in style, with extensive well-kept gardens and comfortable...
01 June 2009
My journey started with a non-stop flight from Gatwick to Antigua, then an internal flight with LIAT (nicknamed “Leave Island Any Time”) which made a couple of stops en-route to Tortola. Finally, a 40 minute ferry transfer to the island of Virgin Gorda. Make no mistake - these islands are not easy to reach. But although the journey was long, it added to the anticipation that I was going somewhere special and on arrival I was not disappointed. My first stop was Bitter End Yacht Club where accommodation is rustic in style and the setting is...
05 November 2007
St Lucia was a great choice of destination for my family, as the island had something to offer for all of us. I love going somewhere hot in the winter, my husband Jon likes to get out and about and explore, and our daughter Kira is a bit of a waterbabe, so a decent swimming pool is all she asks for! St Lucia delivered all of our wishes and more besides; we had a wonderful holiday here and found it very easy to slip into the laid-back Caribbean pace of life. We stayed on an All Inclusive...