Based in Redditch

Leanne Golden

It's Nice To Meet You

Hi, I’m Leanne and thank you for visiting my webpage.

I have been in the travel industry for over 16 years and have a wealth of knowledge from managing high street stores to working overseas… I love travel!

So I have now decided to start my own venture and become an independent Travel Counsellor. I pride myself in being able to offer a personal tailor-made service especially for you – I would love to make your dreams come true through travel.

In my career I have booked everything from weddings to tailor made bespoke holidays. I love the challenge of making dream holidays for my customers. From a city break to a worldwide cruise, my passion for looking after your dream holiday and making it become a reality means everything to me.

As it is a personal service I am no longer ruled by shop opening times and I can be available at a time that suits you. I am happy to meet in the evenings or at weekends as I understand this is the time that you will most probably be searching for your holidays – why not take the stress out of it and let me do all the hard work for you? I also love the fact we can offer you 100% financial protection through ATOL or the Travel Counsellor Financial Trust. I can check you in at the airport and arrange your seats on the flight or recommend local restaurants to use during your stay!

Please feel free to contact me at any time via phone, message or email and I will get back to as quickly as I can, I really look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you with your future travel plans!

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TC Experience - SKI

3/10/2021

Check out the amazing ski experience you can have with Travel Counsellors

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.

What does Brexit mean for Me?

30 January 2020

So I've been asked this a few times now - today is the day so thought I would clear up a few myths! What does Brexit mean for travel? The UK will enter a transition period after Brexit on 31 January 2020 until 31 December 2020, meaning that you can continue to travel as you do now until the end of the year. Despite everything remaining the same this year, it's worth thinking about the points below to ensure you enjoy seamless travel experiences, plus your Travel Counsellor will always be on hand to offer further help and advice. Passports: Check the date your passport expires. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport for travel to Europe. There's more information here: https://lnkd.in/eKKBsYU Whilst the situation remains the same this year, when travelling to the EU on or after 01 January 2021 the UK Government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. Please click here for more details: https://lnkd.in/eKKBsYU If you need to renew your passport you may wish to do it sooner rather than later to make sure you have it in time for your holiday or travel plans. Full details on renewing your passport can also be found here: https://lnkd.in/eRyDGTV Health care in Europe and travel insurance: Don't just rely on your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for health care in Europe. EHIC allows any EU citizen to access state medical care when they are travelling in another EU country. However, we always advise customers to hold appropriate travel insurance, whether they have an EHIC or not, and adequate insurance is a condition of your booking. If you want to discuss arranging travel insurance with our preferred insurance provider, please get in touch with me, your Travel Counsellor, or if you require some general guidance on travel insurance, try here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/foreign-travel-insurance#history It’s always worth checking that your insurance covers your current circumstances, including any medical conditions. We can send you a link for our travel insurance provider if needed. Driving abroad: If you have a full UK driving licence you don’t currently need an additional licence to drive in the EU this year. UK travellers driving in the EU on or after 01 January 2021, however, may need to apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP). You can keep up to date with the latest government advice on driving abroad here: https://www.gov.uk/driving-abr…/international-driving-permit Please check carefully which permit is required for each country you intend to drive within, as you may need more than one permit to comply with the law. Also, because travellers will no longer benefit from the EU’s automatic third-party motor insurance cover, you will need a Green Card when travelling on or after 01 January 2021, which insurance firms currently issue free of charge. Disruption: Consider giving yourself extra travelling time in the event of any unforeseen disruption, for example when travelling through passport control. Further useful Government information is available here: https://www.gov.uk/…/passenger-travel-to-the-eu-by-air-rail… The European Commission has confirmed that flights to and from the UK will continue to operate as normal. For further information check the latest FCO Travel Advice, and always ask me your Travel Counsellor for all the help and support you need.

Top tips for packing

09 December 2019

TUESDAY'S TOP TIP Whether you're going on a business trip or taking a well deserved holiday, there is travel—and thus the ever-daunting task of packing—in your future. Because every last inch of your suitcase counts, and you don't want to wrinkle your clothes, break a precious bottle of Chanel No. 5, or worst case scenario: lose your bag at the airport, it's time to streamline/safeguard your approach. Here are a few top packing tips - thank me later 1: Roll, Don't fold clothes 2: Ladies - stack your bras 3: Cover shoes with shower caps 4: Pack 2 tops for every bottom 5: Put heaviest items closest to the wheels 6: Use dryer sheets to keep clothes smelling fresh 7: Put loose wires/cables etc. in sunglasses cases 8: Put breakables in socks 9: Use up every inch of space - underwear in shoes 10: Get a practical stand out suitcase to avoid the dreaded picking the wrong case off the conveyor belt Being a Travel Counsellor is not just about booking your trips, it's about going that little bit further to make sure those trips are as hassle and stress free as possible. Like I've said before with me all you have to do is sit back, relax and think about what to pack in your suitcase..... and now you even know how to pack it!

My customer stories

Sent by Larraine Thomas

Always efficient responsive helpful productive & friendly

Sent by Angela Harding

Nothing is too much trouble , amazing knowledge and helpfulness

Sent by Kerry Cartwright

Leanne understands our requirements and what we look forward in a holiday. Leanne is always very professional and helpful. I would recommend Leanne to anyone.

Sent by Louise Prowse

Leanne found exactly the holidays I was looking for within my budget. She responded really quickly to any questions I had & all communication about my booked holiday has been clear & easy to follow.

Sent by Alan Langford

My enquiry was dealt with speedily and effiiciently and I would recommend Leanne to family and friends without hesitation.

Sent by Julie Jones

Leanne is great- takes the stress out of booking a holiday (especially with all the travel uncertainty in recent times) and she’s really flexible in terms of when she is contactable.

Sent by Kirsty Porter

Leanne has been amazing. She is always on hand to answer any questions and help with any changes. She’s made our booking experience very easy.

Sent by Ann Coley

Leanne goes above and beyond, to get you the holiday you’re looking for!

Sent by Simon Gardner

leanne is fantastic. for the past 6 plus years we have given leanne a rough idea of where we want to travel. she remembers where we have been and the type of holiday and hotel we love. she then comes back with 3 or 4 options all of which are fabulous and designed around our requirements. 10/10

Sent by Karen golden

Leanne is very knowledgeable and professional at all times. She goes that extra step to ensure you get the experience you want on holiday. Nothing is too much trouble. We have had fabulous holidays thanks to Leanne. We would thoroughly recommend her to anyone looking for a great holiday.

Sent by Debra Lowe

Speedy response to all questions, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you

Sent by Linda Goldingay

Great service from Leanne thank you

Sent by Cian Hodson

Genuinely lovely person to talk to, she made this process so simple and easy for us

Sent by Kristofer Aves

Leanne was brilliant in finding me my perfect trip. The communication was excellent and kept me up to date all the time with different options and prices. I will definitely be using her again

Sent by Maxine Sadler

Leanne is always helpful and happy to find the best holiday that she can for you . Her wealth of experience on all locations and knowledge is outstanding and I feel she goes that extra mile for you to ensure your holiday and your expectations are achieved .

Sent by Mark Henshaw

Leanne is very professional also delivers a very good service

Sent by Mandi Thomas

Service was great very quick and professional and got us a great price

Sent by Linda Scally

As always Leanne found us the holiday and flights we wanted, a 60th birthday treat to New York. Thanks Leanne for all your help. So lovely to be able to travel again!

Sent by Refiye Tastan

Thank you for being patient and providing me with all of the quotes that I asked for in a timely and efficient manor. I was so impressed with the service that I’ve booked my holiday for 2022! Thank you Leanne! 5*

Sent by Stacey Bartlett

Want too say a really big thank you too Leanne Golden. After seeing all the amazing offers she has been sharing i couldnt resist. Twice ????. When i messaged her yesterday evening,she was busy till 10pm but kept her promise of calling after and she did! All booked with some amazing extras at low cost too. Thank you for being honest and truly amazing. Bring on Barcelona and our family holiday too Bulgeria

Sent by Sarah Bridgewater

Who else’s mind has turned to spring holidays now things seem a little clearer? I know who I will be ringing to get everything booked up. ?? give Leanne Golden - Travel Counsellors a go, she’s awesome and the three holidays we have had cancelled this year have been refunded without charge, super quickly.

Sent by Antonia Zalwocki

We’ve been booking our holidays through Leanne for over 6 years and we wouldn’t go to anyone else. With my crazy requests and specific, style hotels I like ???? it has never been too much trouble. We have NEVER been disappointed with any of our holidays and they’ve always been above and beyond what we expected. We could not recommend Leanne more from her lovely, bubbly personality and professional approach, she makes booking your trip away enjoyable from start to finish! This year has affected many businesses and of course we’ve been limited to our breaks and holidays abroad this year, so for any future trips or breaks away now we are starting to get back to ‘normal’, get in touch with Leanne and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed ?? ?? ??

Sent by Samantha adams

Wow an excellent service offered by Leanne .I contacted her yesterday to find a holiday for myself and a friend .she went above and beyond to find us a lovely hotel with great reviews in Gran Canaria . A great price too, was such a stress free booking as Leanne did everything even sorting our COVID insurance. I really can’t recommend her highly enough she amazing . Thank you so much for a personal stress free easy booking

Sent by Michelle Kinrade

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for organising our holiday to Turkey..just returned and we had an amazing time. I am very choosy as you know when it comes to holidays but you was very patient with me and gave me loads of suggestions. You are great at your job and would recommend to anyone to use you ?? Everything was set out for us from boarding passes to transfers and the hotel print out was useful with the language barrier. we just handed it to reception and they checked us in no problem... Thank you again and will be in touch very soon to sort next years

Sent by Maxine Sadler

Excellent, friendly and helpful service. Made the whole process of booking multiple destination s on our holiday really easy. Very knowledgeable on everything from accommodation, attractions, transfers and car hire etc. Excellent service!

Sent by William rooke

Leanne has been sort our cruises for a number of years and knows exactly what our requirements are!

Sent by Linda Scally

Having known Leanne for a number of years, it wasn't a difficult decision to give her a call when we wanted to book our holiday. As always we had first class service, Leanne put together the holiday we asked for, remembering what we like and don't like. We're so pleased to hear she's doing so well with this new adventure and we'll certainly use her knowledge and expertise in the future. We've already recommended her to our friends!

Sent by Julie Jones

Leanne is great. Efficient and friendly. I would definitely recommend booking your holiday through her.

Sent by Ian Dolloway

Very good service quick response to any questions

Sent by Ann coley

Leanne was great, nothing to much trouble! I received a quote but was unsure of area, Leanne researched for me, came back with another hotel & quote. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Leanne again.

Sent by deborah moore

Very helpful polite friendly

Sent by Julie Field

Easy and quick to get hold of responded to my enquires very fast. Helpful in all aspects.

Sent by lucy devey

Highly recommend Leanne, very professional and years of experience!

Sent by Katherine Woods

very helpful lady and knows her stuff would deffo recommend leanne ..

Sent by ann Coley

Anyone wanting to book their holidays, please ask Leanne Golden, prior to going to Travel Agent, or booking online. She can get you a better deal

Sent by Larraine Thomas

Leanne has amazing knowledge & experience after many years in the travel industry.....last few years as manager of Thomas Cook store . She is friendly.. .helpful...passionate...thorough..& will endeavour to find you the holiday of your dreams .

Sent by sarah Bridgewater

Awesome place and fabulous service! We were badly let down by an unassocoates online cottage provider we had booked directly just two weeks before we were due to travel for a new year break. So much help from Leanne to find our family the perfect break and save the day, Leanne has the patience of a saint! Lots of choice given, and endless availability checking for us. Leanne also used her knowledge to advise. We booked the Hideaway in Tintagel through her and have been blown away with the standard of accommodation, facilities and privacy. 5* service and 5*cottage

Sent by Karen Golden

Leanne was really helpful she listened to my requirements and came up with the perfect holiday for me. She has extensive knowledge of lots of destinations and offers a friendly efficient service.

Sent by Terence Hewitt

Leanne was extremely professional with excellent knowledge and advice I would recommend any time

Sent by Julie Bonner

Very helpful in explaining everything. Felt as I can trust her in more ways than one.

Sent by Stacey Bartlett

I was super nervous about going aboard. Leanne was there for me up to every last detail, our holiday was out of this world, and so excited I get too book with someone I trust who also shows passion and cares xx

Sent by Rachel Gribben

This lady is amazing highly recommended by me

Sent by Jennifer Donovan

Wonderful lady goes above and beyond definitely recommended

Sent by Lynn Harvey

I have booked numerous holidays with Leanne and have always been 100% happy with every aspect of our booking. Leanne is always professional and experienced who takes time to book you the perfect holiday that leaves lasting memories.

Sent by Bernadette Turner

Leanne went above and beyond to give us our dream holiday! Outstanding service x

Sent by Joyanne Reilly

Goes above and beyond every time! You won’t be disappointed. Leanne’s determination to meet her customers needs are second to none.

Sent by Hayley Cadwallader

Leanne booked our amazing honeymoon. She is always willing to put herself out to find you that memorable trip of a lifetime.

Sent by Stacey Bartlett

I was super nervous about going aboard. Leanne was there for me upto every last detail, our holiday was out of this world, and so excited I get to book with someone I trust who also shows passion and cares.