Fancy a holiday? Need some personal advice about where to go from someone ‘in the know’?
My name is Lesley and I am your personal Travel Counsellor based in Lincolnshire where I live with my husband Marcus and children age 13 & 9.
Over 25 years ago I started out as a travel consultant in the high street and thus began a long career arranging customer’s holidays and travel plans! From a young age I knew travel was going to be my life!
I am now proud to be part of one of the UK’s largest independent travel agents who offer a service which is second to none. Working as a Travel Counsellor has allowed my true passion for the travel industry to reflect in the service I offer to each and every one of my customers.
I love travelling myself and been fortunate enough to have visited many places around the world acquiring first-hand knowledge of many destinations. I have travelled to many parts of the Mediterranean, the USA including Disney, Far East and Australia. One of my favourite destinations is the Greek Islands – where I was also once a holiday rep!
I also specialise in cruise, tailor-made holidays, honeymoons and weddings abroad and have arranged weddings for customers and their guests in Cyprus, the Caribbean and Mauritius!
Travel Counsellors are independent which means I can shop around on your behalf to obtain the best price! As your own personal Travel Counsellor I can use our award winning technology and my personal expertise to tailor make exactly the right holiday for you. Isn't it good to know too, that no matter what you book through me, everything will be 100% financially protected through our unique Travel Counsellor Trust. I take great pride in going that extra mile for my clients to create the perfect itinerary. My business and reputation are based upon providing my customers with the highest possible levels of service. It makes me very proud that so many of my customers make it their business to recommend my service to friends and family.
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Lesley Hyde - Travel Counsellors, Lincolnshire
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We're getting there and if this doesn't make you wish you could travel I'm not sure what will! When you're ready I'll be here.
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.
18 December 2012
What a magical holiday we have just had just before Christmas at Disneyland Paris! I have been to Disneyland Paris before, staying in central Paris and taking the train in. This time we travelled to Disneyland Paris with Air France from Heathrow. We left home after school and arrived at an airport hotel to stay overnight ready for our early morning flight. We had a great airport parking option right next to the hotel, and our car was waiting for us outside the terminal on our return. Flying actually worked out a few hundred pounds cheaper than the Eurostar...
04 October 2010
Singapore is an ideal stopover choice on the way to Australia, or as a twin centre with other Asian destinations. This time we stayed at the 5*Shangri La Hotel which is a resort style hotel at the top end of Orchard Road. We loved staying in the Garden Wing rooms in a tropical lush landscaping which is lovely and relaxing after a day hitting the shops! The lagoon style pool is famed at this hotel. It’s only a short walk from the hotel to Orchard Road, Singapore’s busiest and famous shopping area where there are shopping centres galore! Over...
01 September 2009
If there is one worldwide city you have to visit, Hong Kong is it! It certainly does live up to all its hype, and has to be one of the world's most photogenic cities! We absolutely loved it here and would definitely go back. We stayed for three nights here before spending a few days at Disneyland Hong Kong. We managed to do quite a lot of sight-seeing. One big tip is to buy an "Octopus" card. These are available at any MTR (underground) station and cost HK $150 (approx. £12.00). These are great because they can be used on any...
Sent in by N White
Shropshire, 30 July 2020
You’ve been fabulous Lesley and kept us informed each and every step of the way. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble even though you were snowed under with issues and enquires. Just goes to prove that the cheapest option isn’t always the best route to take and due to your experience you were able to get every penny back for us without us having to do a single thing. Can’t wait to be in the position to re book for next year now once we hear more news on A levels Cant recommend Lesley enough!!
Sent in by Lorna Martinez
Betchworth, 13 April 2020
Travel Counsellors, in particular Lesley Hyde, have been really helpful and efficient in booking my trip to Australia. This was a six week trip for a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust travel fellowship, which involved some travel around different parts of Australia, so I needed help with flights and finding accommodation in all. I also tagged a two week holiday on the end of the trip. Lesley proved really resourceful in coming up with ideas and recommendations, which was great, and really efficient in securing bookings at good rates. When things became difficult towards the end of my trip, due to COVID-19 and flight cancellations, Travel Counsellors were incredibly helpful with up-to-date information and advice, finding and booking alternative flights and liaising with the airlines. Their out-of-hours helpline was a great support to have when there was often nowhere else to go for help. Thank you so much Travel Counsellors!
Sent in by N White
Shropshire, 13 April 2020
Lesley comes highly recommended, we book all our holidays with her and have done for several years now and will continue to do so. We have every faith in, due to her knowledge and expertise. Wherever we want to travel, she knows where, what ad when is best to travel. Wie will continue to support Lesley with booking our future holidays with her time and time again Highly recommended and 5 stars from us!!!!
Sent in by David Dickinson
Barnsley, 13 April 2020
We have been traveling with travel counsellors for many years and have always had fantastic holidays with no trouble . Lesley our personal travel councillor is more of a family friend and we value her expertise and advice.i highly recommend travel councillors and especially Lesley Hyde for her fantastic service,thanks Lesley stay safe in these troubled times
Sent in by B Davies
Market Rasen, 03 March 2020
Super friendly, excellent communication and able to give great advice.
Sent in by S Hargreaves
Truro, 29 February 2020
Lesley was amazing in helping us choose our holiday. She was efficient in responding to our emails and was very knowledgable about resorts. We will definitely be recommending her to our friends.
Sent in by L Appleyard
Market Rasen, 26 February 2020
Lesley has been amazing and taken all the stress out of booking a holiday. I would definitely book with Lesley again and recommend to my friends. Thank you
Sent in by K Quinn
Market Rasen, 06 February 2020
Lesley is always amazing. She makes every effort to get us the best deal always. And always explains things (usually 3 times) until we are clear on what's happening. 5*
Sent in by L Fraser
Surrey, 29 December 2019
I have found Lesley incredibly helpful in organising my trip to Australia, she has come up with some really good suggestions for accommodation and sourced the perfect flight options, all within my budget. Very grateful.
Sent in by S Rodger
Lincolnshire, 21 November 2019
Overall we would like to thank Lesley for helping to put together our holiday. We were recommended to use Lesley and we have both been very impressed with the service you offer and Lesley's knowledge, so we are very happy sticking to Lesley's recommendations, we will certainly have no hesitation in recommending you to are family and friends.
Sent in by V Bakin
Lincolnshire, 14 November 2019
Very helpful, nothing was to much trouble. Would highly recommend.
Sent in by T Wray
Dronfield, 16 September 2019
Lesley understood right from our very first chat what we were looking for and found us the perfect holiday! Have already recommended to friends!
Sent in by D Tungate
Grimsby, 27 August 2019
Just returned from an amazing 14 nights at the Zafiro hotel in Can Picafort, Majorca. Another amazing destination suggested by Lesley. Matched all our favourite holiday criteria, large freshwater pools, lots of sun loungers, shops, pubs & restaurants to visit without being too commercial. The hotel & staff were amazing. A very good 4 star resort & we return fully rested & rejuvenated and all ready to book next years with Lesley again. In addition to suggesting terrific locations It’s all the little touches like checking you in & preparing luggage tags like makes the difference. I really wouldn’t go anywhere else. Thanks for another amazing holiday Lesley x
Sent in by J Kendrick
Louth, 20 July 2019
Fantastic service, personal, friendly and incredibly efficient. Won’t book another holiday with anyone else. Can’t tell you how easy the whole process has been, it’s not easy finding a holiday for two families, but had booked within 24 hours. Very happy x
Sent in by K Rowell
Wisbech, 08 June 2019
So far my experience has been brilliant. I have not had to do anything. Lesley has kept me informed, sent me all my documentation to date so now I am just waiting for the day to get here. I would highly recommend Lesley and will definately be booking my future holidays with this lady. Brilliant service so far.
Sent in by Rebecca Shepherd
Lincoln, 02 June 2019
We’ve just got home from our trip to New York and it was fantastic! I emailed Lesley almost a year ago wanting to surprise my fiancé for his 30th Birthday and had no idea where to start. Lesley was great from start to finish, talking me through everything and finding me the best deal. Even when I’d said yes she still came back with even better flight times meaning we got a whole extra day! Nothing was too much trouble and we spent the flight back discussing where to ask her to look for next! Thank you Lesley xx
Sent in by Carol Gowshall
Louth, 29 May 2019
Lesley!!......FANTASTIC! My sister and I asked for her help in organising a trip of a lifetime for us, to Canada. We wanted to visit a relative, some friends and also incorporate some sightseeing and experiences. Despite US moving the goal posts on several occasions, Lesley never blinked an eye and assured us that nothing was a problem! And, thanks to her patience and extreme enthusiasm in 'getting it right' for us, we are looking forward to a 3 week holiday that I'm certain, my sister and I will remember and talk about for the rest of our lives! Lesley thought of every detail we hadn't considered, and our itinerary looks perfect! Not forgetting to mention an excellent Holiday Insurance Package. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone, for anything! She has been so very helpful, above and beyond my expectations, and so friendly and easy to communicate with!
Sent in by Beverley Preston
Binbrook, 29 May 2019
Lesley Hyde - 10 out of 10! Thank you so much for all your help and advice. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to family and friends. We are really looking forward to our holiday and will send you a photo or two!
Sent in by Sarah Garrett
Lincoln, 23 May 2019
Always get super service with Lesley and nothing is ever too much trouble! I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone who is looking to book a holiday which is totally hassle-free!
Sent in by N Thompson
Caistor, 21 May 2019
Thanks again Lesley for all your help, you are so good at your job and the service you provide is truly first class. Kindest regards always
Sent in by Roger Parr
Lincoln, 17 May 2019
Lesley is very helpful and polite and sorted things quickly.
Sent in by R Mcdonald
Oxford, 17 May 2019
We just wanted to say thank you for organising our trip to Seoul and Tokyo. The flights with Asiana airlines were great and we felt well looked after on the flights. The hotels were also in great locations with access to all the attractions we wanted to visit. The whole trip was very well organised and made it relatively stress free for us considering it was a 2 city break in an area of the world we had never visited before. We will be in touch to organise our next big trip which we want to do next year!
Sent in by S Watkins
Market Rasen, 16 March 2019
Lesley was brilliant from the first moment I made contact with her, nothing was too much trouble and she came back to me straight away with all my questions and queries Everything done so seamlessly. I would highly recommend her and have already recommended her to a fellow colleague. Could not fault Lesley. We will use her for every holiday from now on. Made everything so easy. Terrific service. Thank you.
Sent in by J Mcfarlane
Birmingham, 05 February 2019
Lesley always finds our perfect holiday and supports us through to our return. Ten out of ten.
Sent in by David Dickinson
Barnsley, 02 October 2018
Lesley is always a professional, friendly and very efficient adviser who has always got us the holiday we wanted over many years of using Travel Counsellors, we count Lesley as a really good friend.
Sent in by K Brett
Market Rasen, 06 September 2018
I am a single mum with an 8 years ASD boy I have been very apprehensive about taking him abroad. I turned to Lesley for help with our special needs and create the perfect package for our holiday. The service was personal and excellent. I can not recommend her enough. Dotted the i’s & crossed the t’s. We had a wonderful time & made some fabulous memories. Thank you for all your help
Sent in by G Carter
Market Rasen, 03 September 2018
Willing to look around for the right deal for you without any problem and very understanding of your needs.
Sent in by K McDonald
Bicester, 19 June 2018
Tokyo & Seoul Twin Centre Holiday. Lesley gave us lots of choice on flight options and alternative options for hotels to consider within our budget. We were very pleased with the quick booking and receipt of travel documents.
Sent in by William Mcgregor
Northants, 02 May 2018
Just want to say a massive thank you to you for organising our wonderful trip to Japan. It was totally amazing! We loved it! Everything was so well planned and efficient, faultless. We will certainly be recommending you to our family and friends and indeed will be asking for your help again to organise our next big holiday. Cannot thank you enough, we are really grateful and appreciative, kind regards Stephanie
Sent in by Cliff Buck
Market Rasen, 19 April 2018
Lesley has just organised a wonderful holiday for us. We have always put together our own trips abroad, so wasn't sure what Lesley could do that we couldn't! Wow how wrong was I, not only did she find some very cost effective flights we hadn't found she put the whole package together flights, wonderful accommodation, car hire. Talked us through everything, reminded us of all the little details that could easily be forgotten, then put it all together in a great travel pack and off we went on a fantastic holiday. Thank you Lesley you are a star!
From the pristine white-sand beaches of Thailand’s idyllic islands to the sprawling wide-open roads of the USA; the historic and breathtakingly beautiful architecture of India to the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Maldives – there’s a world of wonder out there and it’s just waiting to be explored.
Contact me on 01673 898040