Hello and welcome!
I joined Travel Counsellors because of my qualification in travelling and loving travel! I have lived on the sunny south coast in Hove all my life. I have two grown up sons, one is at University, a husband and a mad springer spaniel.
I am so excited to help others enjoy their holidays as much as I do, I just wish I had found someone like me to take the stress out of planning my trips sooner. We all know how difficult it is to plan a trip and more importantly to have the confidence that the money we are spending is safe and that the reward will be worth it! I was so blown away by the experience I had with a Travel Counsellor when I wanted to visit India that I decided to grab the opportunity to help others and do a job that centres on my all-time favourite subject, travel!
I have been on many cruises, I have visited most European destinations along with some Caribbean, been whale watching and snowmobiling in Iceland, been on safari twice to Kenya, lost money in a Vegas casino, seen Mickey Mouse in L.A and was lucky enough to spend my honeymoon in the Maldives.
Second to travel my other passion is outstanding customer service. I am here to wow you and make sure that any concerns you have are alleviated so that you can enjoy the travel process from the start. From when you make the enquiry through to the finish, when you arrive safely back home with a good old cup of tea.
I work from an office at the bottom of my garden so I am available when you need me to be, whether that be in the evening or at a weekend. I work around you!
I look forward to hearing from you, anything from a city break to your dream holiday, I would love to assist 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 Jane Hutchinson
Hereford, 21 August 2019
Lisa is great. She works very hard to find the right holiday. She is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend her.
Sent in by Stephen Hooper
Darlington, 21 August 2019
This was our first time booking through Lisa & Travel Counsellors and our holiday to Egypt was a rive boat cruise on the Nile. We booked well in advance with Lisa and she kept in touch with us throughout, from updating me on some changes to itinerary before le left (Egypt end, no fault with Travel Counsellors) to ensuring my tickets had arrived and we were all set to go. Lisa helped answer some last minute questions we had and we had a fantastic time, would highly recommend this holiday. There were some slight changes whilst away due to sailing times with tides and excursions being moved to accommodate this but we saw everything that we were due to and due to these changes Lisa managed an upgrade on flight on the way back and a Half-Board stay on our last day in a hotel. As you do, we checked with other guests what they paid for holiday with other providers and we were bang on the money. With this, everything being arranged for us, piece of mind with somewhere new we were going and Lisa being available for us, I can not fault the service we received. No surprise that Lisa was recommended to us, many thanks Lisa.
Sent in by Rachael Aberdour
Brighton, 21 August 2019
Lisa definitely deserves a 10/10 for helping us with our holiday booking and I have already recommended her to family and friends! Great to have extra support through the booking process and knowing that we’ve got that continued back up whilst we’re away too. Thanks Lisa
Sent in by Simon Racine
Rustington,West Sussex , 05 August 2019
Have just booked a mini cruise for 6 of us through Lisa and the attention to detail that she puts in is amazing, Lisa is already planing our next couple of holidays so looking forward to the options she gives us. And the thank you card was a nice touch Lisa.
Sent in by Sandra Norris
Worthing , 15 July 2019
Back from a fantastic CARIBBEAN CRUISE with P&O .everything was brilliant on board and of board. Thanks you lisa for all the info and advise you gave us to make our holiday more special .All our travel documents and case tags were all done for us by you lisa , so all we had to do was enjoy it lol .many thanks Sandy x
Sent in by Sandra Herbert
Worthing, 15 July 2019
I have always organised my holidays on my own but since discovering Lisa I am now very happy to hand everything over to her. She is so efficient and it takes all the leg-work away from me. She is there to email with any little query I may have following my booking. She has now organised 3 holidays for me and I will definitely use her again. I have also recommended her to several of my friends. Especially for cruises.
Sent in by Sheial Joel
Worthing, 13 April 2019
I have used Lisa on more than one occasion and can thoroughly recommend her service. I just give her my basic outline of my wishes and she does the hard work and comes up with ideas and flights to suit. Although I had done a bit of my own research for this current trip Lisa came up with the exact same hotel that I had liked so it shows that she listens and is on the same wavelength. I also like the fact that, should anything untoward occur then there is always someone on hand to help. A great person to have on speed dial!!!
Sent in by Christine Archer
Brighton, 09 April 2019
Lisa provides a personal service second to none. Her attention to detail and extra touches are so reassuring . Lisa takes all the stress out of finding the right holiday, booking it and doing all the time consuming things like booking seats, writing luggage labels etc. Highly recommend her service..
Sent in by Hannah Ward
Brighton, 04 September 2018
Had a fantastic time on a mini cruise courtesy of Lisa's organisational skills. Had never heard of Travel Counsellors before but will certainly be making use of her services from now on. Highly recommend
Sent in by Carly Milham
Crowborough, 21 August 2018
Just back from a fabulous holiday to fuerteventura...couldn't recommend Lisa highly enough! The attention to detail and first class service certainly made our trip hassle free and one to remember. Thank you Lisa !
Sent in by Andrea Burr
Brighton , 17 August 2018
We were unsure if going on a cruise was for us. Lisa talked us through all the options and prices. I contacted her many times with questions which she answered quickly and was very knowledgeable about the company. We are now looking forward to a cruise next summer. Several of my friends have already been in touch with Lisa on my recommendation. A great service
Sent in by Buck Robert
Bedfordshire, 27 February 2018
Thank you Lisa, totally hassle free, totally professional in every way. The holiday you found me in Fiji is bang on what I was looking for. So excited to meet the Fiji village and the people. P erfect!
Sent in by Tracy Lloyd
Brighton, 31 December 2017
I enquired about a holiday for my son's 21st birthday in March, stating what would be acceptable/expected and Lisa Tipton investigated and sourced a perfect holiday within six hours. he service I received was beyond my expectations and I am looking forward to using Lisa again for all future holidays whether its a short break in the UK or a remote island on the other side of the world.
Sent in by Evie Muirhead
Hove, 31 December 2017
Lisa has been amazing finding me just the right holiday. I gave her a few ideas about my likes and dislikes and she came up with the perfect break. I didn’t have to do a thing! Lisa is very organised and has a vast knowledge of travel arrangements. Nothing was too much trouble for her. I especially like the payment app which is so easy to use.
Sent in by Caroline Brewer
Weymouth, 30 December 2017
Just to say that we're back from a great week in Sicily. Everything was really well organised, the hotels were lovely and the balance between the amount of time doing stuff and relaxing was just right. Thank you for everything you did in making it happen, it was all so easy for us and we're already looking forward to the next one. I will be very happy to recommend your services to anyone .
Sent in by Michelle Marcar
Saltdean, 30 December 2017
We needed to book a mini break to Euro Disney for my daughter's birthday. Lisa got us cheaper quotes than going anywhere else. The best part is Lisa took all the hassle out of searching, deciding, comparing sites etc. We got a bespoke package within our budget, and even got our choice of restaurants booked so nothing is left to chance! It was a sweet surprise when we got a gift of a Disney countdown board, which was a really lovely touch. I would fully recommend using travel counsellors. I had used them in the past with an equally lovely lady, then more recently got chatting to Lisa at a local networking group. With travel counsellors, all you need to do is put forward your request and budget and keep in touch. Their app is really useful too. I highly recommend Lisa and the Travel Counsellors service.
Sent in by Kim Kennett
Hove, 30 December 2017
Lisa is very helpful, nothing is to much trouble for her, I found her easy to talk to, and she was always at the end of the phone. She found me such a good flight to New Zealand and helped me with renewing my passport. This is my first trip to New Zealand, and also using Travel Counsellors. I plan on doing another trip, and will definitely be back intouch with Lisa. Highly recommend Lisa. Thankyou again for everything.
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21 November 2017
I have been on variety of mini cruises (in addition to longer ones). It’s a great way to sample life on board if you have never cruised before or even for a different idea for a short break. I have always departed from Southampton for my short cruises, but you can tag a cruise on to another holiday and depart from abroad too. I have been away with my husband to Bruges and Le Havre. Here we sampled Bruges Christmas Markets and went on an amazing D Day Landings trip. It was my husband that wanted to go on this particular trip...
01 November 2017
My husband and I visited The Masai Mara in Kenya in April 2016. We stayed for three nights at Keekorok Lodge. We landed in Nairobi and were met and transferred to Wilson airport for our internal flight to Ukanda. This was one of the landing strips in the Masai Mara, it wasn't the closest to our lodge as that one was being renovated. We were met by the ranger who we spent our time with on game drives. He drove us on our first taste of the Masai Mara. This first drive took us through villages where we saw locals living...
28 September 2017
I visited the Maldives which is a tropical nation in the Indian ocean composed of 26 ring shaped atolls, which are made up of more than 1000 coral islands. I stayed with my husband for our honeymoon for 10 nights on the island of Villamendhoo in September 2015. The weather was hot and sunny and apart from a the odd quick rain shower. Rest and relaxation was the idea and we got what we wanted but were never at all bored. All the staff were very friendly and efficient. Accommodation We stayed in an overwater villa which had a rear area with a...