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As a seasoned traveller and travel enthusiast, I have always wanted to work for the best in the industry. I joined Travel Counsellors in 2006 and haven't looked back since. It has allowed me to give exceptional levels of customer service and provide something for my customers that they cannot get elsewhere. I'm totally committed to my clients and appreciate their referrals, recommendations and loyalty.
I now specialise in the long -haul travel sector. This means I can help any clients looking to experience different cultures and immerse themselves in local cultures. My aim is to help make travel accessible for everyone. However this does not mean I do not help with all other aspects of their travel requirements.
I absolutely love travel and take pride in going the extra mile for my clients to create the perfect itinerary to suit their exact needs. It makes me very proud that so many of my loyal customers make it their business to recommend my service to their friends and family.
My experience has been recognised and earned me a platform on local and national radio and published articles in travel blogs and trade publications.
So, next time you’re wondering what to do with your precious free time, take a moment to ponder the inspirational words of Mohammed 'don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled'.
If you’re interested in contacting me to discuss your travel plans for the future, or simply to get some expert advice, please don’t hesitate to call or email. Don’t forget, the world’s your oyster!
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
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.
01 January 2020
Is it just me, or does it seem like this year has just flown by? Whilst I’m all about living in the moment, it also doesn’t hurt to plan ahead. And, as a huge sports fan myself, one of my favourite ways to pick out potential holiday destinations is to take a little look at what’s happening in the world of sports. So, let’s take a look at the calendar next year, what’s happening and where… X Games – Calgary, Canada January 23-26 Start your year with a bit of adrenaline! ESPN’s Winter X Games are back, this year hailing from Alberta in...
14 August 2019
Looking for a little travel inspiration this month? Where better to turn than the wonderful world of Hollywood? Over the years, we’ve been treated to some real location-focused classics, set all around the world – here are my top eight favourite destination movies to draw inspiration from: 1. The Grand Budapest Hotel Not only are you escaping to a different place, but a different era; this hilarious yet somewhat bizarre 1930’s set movie is, simply put, great fun – and let’s not downplay the awesome cast of cameos including Bill Murray, Wes Anderson and Jude Law. Whilst set in a fictional country, the...
06 June 2019
MSC Bellissima and Lisbon My mum turns 80 years old this year and I wanted to treat her to a cruise. The Bellissima was launching out of Southampton so I decided to have a look at this ‘monster’ of a ship and take my mum, with the bonus of visiting Portugal’s capital for the very first time. We arrived amongst what seemed like the morning after the night before, as MSC had invited and hosted many of the trade’s finest onboard for a celebrity hosted event and party. Holly Willoughby was hosting, and it appears a good night was had by all;...
01 October 2018
It seems that more of us are now looking for ‘the next big thing’ when it comes to travel. I’ve noticed a steady climb in requests from my customers who want ‘something different’ when it comes to their annual holiday. If you have watched many of the brilliant travel programmes like Michael Palin’s North Korea series or the ever-popular Joanna Lumley when she visited Japan and The Silk Road, you can see why people are broadening their horizons to far flung places. I’ve received requests this year (2018) for places like Myanmar, Thailand for a family holiday, a cycling group who wanted...
12 September 2017
I have always been sceptical of visiting The Maltese islands as I did have preconceived ideas of a place that was quite dull and full of elderly Brits with not a lot going on. When the call came from a couple of friends to join them for a week, I was not only surprised but not too enthusiastic. But after some consideration and with the thought of a new place to visit, it appealed to the historian and keen traveller side of my personality. I should not have been concerned. I loved Malta and the tiny Island of Gozo. I stayed in...
28 December 2016
Lapland 23rd -27th December 2016 BA flight with a cheery welcome onboard our 3 hour flight. The captain was joined by his elves to make sure the trip was one of fun and festive spirit. Easy through customs to be met by cold but beautiful conditions. The driver and our host Marcus introduced themselves, and once we boarded we made our way to Luosto. The transfer was about an hour at a very steady pace. On arrival we were given a short tour of the village. The highlight of arrival was a really good show of the Northern Lights, something I've...
03 November 2016
Cybelle Brown was our host at Stonefield estate. A beautiful resort in the south of the Island. I stayed in a lovely three bed villa at this property which is one of 18 different rooms. Great views of Petite Piton, all rooms have a private pool. This is a great up and coming resort for those seeking tranquillity and peace and quiet. A major refurb is underway to facilitate guests who are looking for a retreat with health and wellness centre including yoga, Pilates classes etc. The Spa is already up and running! The zip wire was five minutes away. It has...
05 November 2015
Turkish Airlines & Travel Counsellors Fam Trip to Istanbul October 2015 I was fortunate enough to be invited on a familiarisation trip to Istanbul, Turkey as guest of Turkish Airlines and our Destination Management Company, Karavan Tours. Thursday 22nd October We checked in at Birmingham Airport and had a lovely surprise, not only were we met by the ‘Airport Gurus’ we were upgraded to business class. We arrived at Istanbul Ataturk Airport and after a long transfer (one of the busiest cities I have ever visited) we checked-in at the hotel. Grand Hotel Gulsoy http://www.grandhotelgulsoy.com/ We were hosted by Ceren...
27 February 2013
I was lucky to be one of 6 UK Travel Counsellors who flew to Australia and attended the Travel Counsellors annual conference at Hamilton Island. The trip also included time in both Sydney and Singapore. After a long journey from London Heathrow we were greeted at Hamilton Island by our hosts and taken by golf buggy to our hotel - The Reef View Hotel. It was a welcoming hotel with generous sized rooms, a large foyer and reception area, and an inviting restaurant that leads out onto a large patio area by the pool. It was great and I’d would...
01 December 2012
I have just returned from a wonderful few days in Switzerland as guests of SkyWork airlines and Switzerland Travel Centre. We were flown out of London City airport by SkyWork airlines on a Dornier 328-110 into the Swiss capital. After a quick check in, we were transferred to the gorgeous 5* Hotel Schweizerhof in the heart of the capital Bern. The rooms were decadent in style and space. There was a beautiful large bed, deep whirlpool bath and more gadgets than a James Bond film. I loved the over top luxury and felt very privileged to be staying as a guest...
13 May 2010
In May this year (2010) I was fortunate enough to be invited by the Hong Kong tourist board, Jas Anand from Anand Collection and Jet airways to spend four nights in this wonderful part of Asia. The flight out with Jet was a joy, as Yared ( our host ) managed to get us upgraded to business class. The flight via Mumbai was fantastic and the service was excellent. I would have no problem recommending this service. We arrived in Hong Kong and was immediately greeted by our hosts from Hong Kong TB and were transferred to our hotel on Hong...
02 October 2008
Wow! Wow! Wow! What a place. All the Atolls we flew over in the seaplane were amazing. A great life experience, a fantastic travel experience. We landed by seaplane at Kuredu and were escorted to the reception area for a welcome drink and a quick overview of this fabulous island by our host. We made our way to our water bungalow on the opposite of the island, and were pleasantly surprised by the room and the outdoor shower and toilet. Open to the elements and not embarrassing in the slightest. The complex was relatively big, which I liked. Plenty to do...
27 September 2008
We arrived into Colombo via Dubai and the flight was approximately 4 hours from here. We were picked up at the arrivals hall by our driver. We were to drive 2 hours south to the resort of Bentota. Sri Lanka hasn't got the best road network, but to me it just added to the fascination of this small Island. We were delayed by a burning building in Colombo, so we had to literally go round the houses to get back on to the main Colombo -Galle road. We finally arrived at our small hotel in the early hours. We were...
25 September 2008
This holiday really did start at the airport. In this case London Heathrow. Our check in with Emirates was easy and quick. We arrived early and got exit seats, enabling more leg room. We travelled to Dubai on a 777 and the journey was 6 hours and 40 minutes. We had excellent flight crew, who looked after us extremely well and presented us with a bottle of champagne for our anniversary and even took a photo as a memento (I had ordered the champagne as a surprise for Laura (my wife). The food was really good. At Dubai we were greeted...
06 June 2008
Visiting Cape Town was a fantastic experience with memories that will live with me forever. I met 13 fellow Travel Agents and was lucky enough to be treated to a tour of the Western Cape including Cape Town itself. The only downside was the weather. Cape Town in June was quite wet and not particularly warm, although there were a couple of glorious days. I started my trip in Cape Town at the Mandela Rhodes hotel in the city centre. We visited Table Mountain via the cable car and enjoyed the fantastic panoramic views of the city and harbour. I'm scared...
15 April 2008
My wife, 11 year old daughter and myself decided to have our family holiday in St Lucia this year, a Caribbean get away for a second year running. This was my first all inclusive experience, and one I would definitely recommend. We stayed at the The Cocunut Bay Beach Resort & Spa. We all wanted to spend our time together, so we spent the days splashing around in the pool, going round the lazy river or down the watershoots. We all like to read, and this was a perfect week to catch up on some reading. As we stayed on an all...
29 December 2007
My wife and I decided to go somewhere for New Year, and escape the grey skies of the UK. We arrived in Miami to glorious sunshine and 2 friends at the airport. We spent the first few days in Miami, staying just off South Beach in a boutique hotel owned by a chain in Miami. The rooms were designed in art deco which is renowned in this area. We had prepaid tickets for the Shore Club, a hotel on south beach for the New Years Eve celebrations. What a night, absolutely fantastic. We partied into the early hours enjoying the moment...
Sent in by Kavita Bindra
Bushey, Herts, 13 June 2019
Marc has always been very helpful in helping us book our holidays. Marc has worked with most of our family members and always continues to deliver great results.
Sent in by Suzie Gardner
Calne, 05 June 2019
We have had a very good experience so far, have already recommended to a couple of others already.
Sent in by Miriam Trotman
Calne, 02 June 2019
I’ve just booked my next holiday through Marc. I’m confident that his organisation is second to none. Looking forward to it.
Sent in by Michael Hathaway
Radstock, 02 June 2019
Marc was very patient in making sure we got the best package for our budget. Professional yet friendly.Thank you for all your help Marc
Sent in by Sonia Calvert
Calne, 02 June 2019
Super helpful and made the whole process really easy
Sent in by George Atkinson
Norwich, 02 June 2019
Marc is excellent, very efficient and interested in all aspects of your holiday.
Sent in by Linda Dubber
Wootton Bassett, 02 June 2019
Really helpful- no problem too small or large - Marc keeps in touch constantly and offers a real personal service
Sent in by Charlotte Fielder
Windsor, 09 January 2017
We booked with Marc Fitchett who is an independent Travel Counsellor. We can't recommend him enough. He spends so much time on your booking and shows great attention to detail. We feel we are in very safe hands.
Sent in by Simon Kerton
Wokingham, Berkshire, 24 February 2016
Marc is always a pleasure to speak to. We have been using Marc for over 10 years and he is always the first port of call when booking a holiday. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to friends and family.
Sent in by Lynn Forrester
Cricklade, Wiltshire, 21 January 2016
Marc really took the time to listen and understand exactly what I was looking for and found it! Great service.
Sent in by Stuart Miles
Henley-On-Thames, 02 December 2015
Marc managed to get direct flights to a tricky destination at brilliant times and beat the prices of online searches who could only offer one-stop flights, so very impressed with Marc as always.
Sent in by Les Stiff
Calne, Wiltshire, 02 December 2015
I can always guarantee that Marc will organise all aspects of my holiday. It is reassuring to know that he is only a phone call away if there are (which there haven't been) any issues.
Sent in by Karen Suter
Twyford, Reading, 02 November 2015
It was absolutely amazing! Both Bill and I agree that it was the best holiday we have ever had! It was actually like four mini breaks and each was as good as the other. Our flights outbound and inbound were both great, on time great service from the crew and easy as! I'm not a great flyer but I really didn't mind it this time. We flew out on the new Virgin Dreamliner which was so comfortable. My screen didn't work but no problem as they gave me a tablet that had all the entertainment on it, to use. Flying home on the red eye from Boston was a very pleasant experience- just a six hour flight and best of all neither of us have had jet lag! We had a fantastic time in Vegas. The Golden Nugget is a great hotel in a great location. The Commonwealth Hotel in Boston certainly did have the wow factor! What a fantastic experience - we had a mini suite which was simply just stunning! Every single member of staff there were incredible, friendly, helpful service to be admired. There are two restaurants attached to the hotel but independently owned The Eastern Standard and the Island Creek Oyster Bar. Both are absolutely fantastic and cocktails, food and service second to none. Thank you so much for your help in organising our fantastic holiday it is so appreciated.
Sent in by Justin Byrne
Gerrards Cross, 30 July 2015
I was introduced to Marc earlier this year and have used him for both business and personal travel. I have booked a business trip for 8 people to Las Vegas and a personal trip to Australia booked with only a days notice and each time he has been brilliant with fast response and competitive pricing.Whether spending £15,000 or £500, Marc's commitment to outstanding customer service and his knowledge of the travel sector make him the only person I'll call when I need to travel. I highly recommend his services.
Sent in by Paula Miller
Calne/Wiltshire, 26 May 2015
Hi Marc, thank you so much for the "Welcome Home" parcel you delivered to our doorstep when my family came back from their skiing holiday in Andorra which you kindly booked for them. Apparently the word from the kids was "best holiday we have ever had" so really appreciate all your hard work in organising this and the generous parcel on their return. Chocolate biscuits vanished in about 5 mins - thanks again The Miller family
Sent in by Jules Sunley
Tadley, 26 May 2015
Just wanted to say a big thank you Marc for your help with our recent USA road trip. The hotels you sorted were great both in terms of quality and location - being able to walk to the Empire State Building in 5 mins so we were there when it opened not only meant very little wait but also saved us needing to pay for an express ticket. I'll certainly be in touch for my next holiday and will continue to recommend you whenever possible. Cheers, Jules
Sent in by Angela Anderson
Darlington, 14 May 2014
My husband and I have just returned from a fantastic 20th anniversary road trip in Florida. Thanks Marc for helping us plan our trip and making sure we did all the things we wanted to do. All of the hotels and experiences you organised for us were exactly what we were looking for and the way you organised everything for us meant we didn't have to worry about a thing. It was an amazing trip - thanks for helping to make it so special!
Sent in by Joan Lake
Morden, Surrey, 07 May 2014
Just a quick not to say how amazing our trip to Venice was. Everything was amazing from the flights through to the transportation and hotel. I have submitted my hotel review via your online form. I would highly recommend the hotel as the staff and standards were so good. The location was excellent and I am so pleased I didn't stay on the Grand Canal. Amazing place, amazing trip and everything was so easy. Thanks for your help.
Sent in by Angela Anderson
Darlington, 20 January 2014
I enjoyed the process of booking our holiday with Marc. He's well informed and was able to offer good advice and interesting ideas based on his experiences. He also worked hard on our behalf to get the best possible deals and room upgrades wherever possible. At no time did I feel under pressure to book and the whole process ran smoothly, was enjoyable and ultimately ended up with us booking a holiday which we can't wait to go on!
Sent in by Liam Frost
Norwich, 31 October 2013
Marc Fitchett has been really helpful in finding us the perfect honeymoon. He was able to find travel and accommodation that we wanted at a very competitive price. He was also very caring and listened to our needs and wasn't purely motivated by making a sale. He has promised to try his absolute best in making this a holiday of a lifetime and that we are well looked after by the airlines and hotels.
Sent in by Francis Brook
Easton Royal, 30 October 2013
Marc helped get the holiday we wanted even though we were not sure what we wanted when we first started talking.
Sent in by Diana Ramus
Great Missenden, 18 September 2013
Marc is always most efficient and nothing is ever too much trouble. He often saves us money or throws in an additional service. He is a pleasure to do business with.
Sent in by Richard Lawrance
Twyford, Berkshire, 05 August 2013
I would say that Marc is very patient in order to give the customer the end product that they really want.
Sent in by Susan Collett
Cmberley, 28 July 2013
Marc is very responsive and works with you to come up with your requirements. He gives you feeling that you are important. We always know that we are in good hands when making any travel bookings with Marc.
Sent in by Catriona Coyle
Glasgow, 26 July 2013
Already have recommended Marc to friends and he was able to provide them with the help they required.
Sent in by Lacey Callanan
Winchester, 03 July 2008
Marc has organised two holidays for us so far and on both occasions, he has provided a thorough, professional and friendly service. He works hard to create the holiday we want and with the best value for money. A great sense of humour and passionate about his work, it's always a pleasure to work with Marc. Thank you!
Sent in by David McLean-Reid
Beaconsfield, 03 July 2008
My wife and I have used Marc exclusively for the last four years, booking at least 15 trips and we have found him to be not only extremely knowledgable and professional, but actually close on the best service that we have received from any industry during this time.
Sent in by Lee Bell
Watford, 21 May 2008
I just wanted to say a very big thank you, for all the work you did in order to make our honeymoon to Australia one to remember. We had a fantastic time and I shall be using your services again when ever I book a holiday. I have recommended you to all my friends and family. Thanks for everything.
Sent in by Sam Smith
Reading, 01 February 2008
I have used Marc's services several times over the last 18 months and have also referred a number of friends to him; on each occasion Marc has provided an efficient, friendly and most importantly knowledgeable service. Marc has extensive industry knowledge that comes through no matter the length, purpose or location of my trip, he appears to go that extra mile to ensure all my boxes are ticked. I thoroughly recommend Marc Fitchett and look forward to him arranging further holidays for me in the future.
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 01249 848510