Hello and welcome to my webpage!
I am your local Personal Travel Counsellor - originally from Lurgan now living in Donaghadee. I have an office in Belfast on the Lisburn Road and serve clients all over Ireland and also the UK.
I have been in the Travel Industry for just over 23 years, visited many countries, seen many sights, and pride myself on being able to serve my clients with only the best advice!
I can assist you on all travel arrangements from short European breaks to tailor-made trips, ski holidays to cruises, escorted tours to family holidays! I can even make restaurant reservations, organize extras such as car hire, theatre tickets, hot air balloon trips and even wedding ceremonies.
I became a personal Travel Counsellor almost 11 years ago as I wanted to concentrate on what I do best; arranging travel for my clients and offering the highest possible levels of personal service and independent travel advice. I offer a fully personalised service tailored to my client’s individual requirements.
Unlike most high street agents, Travel Counsellors is not tied to selling one particular company’s holiday. This means you are much more likely to get the holiday you want rather than the holiday the high street agent wants to sell you.
So what’s stopping you from making that call or sending that email to me today, to whisk you away to the holiday you deserve?
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 Dorothy Boyce
Lurgan, 25 January 2019
Margaret listened to our thoughts and came up with some fabulous suggestions.. The quality of the itinerary was next to none and Margaret was happy to make any changes required. We feel as if we are in very safe hands and cannot wait to go on our trip - it will be a trip if a lifetime to South Africa
Sent in by Amy McCourt
County Louth, 23 April 2018
Margaret was a great help, beyond helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely book with Margaret again and recommend her to friends
Sent in by Bryan Marshall
Comber, 06 February 2018
Although I have on been QM2 twice before Margaret give me a lot of good advice regarding my stateroom. I will book with her again.
Sent in by Siobhan Finnegan
Belfast, 22 January 2018
After a bad experience with another travel agent I found Margaret to be fantastic. She made planning our honeymoon easy and stress free.
Sent in by Tracey Rylance
Bangor, 22 January 2018
I found Margaret Ramm to be very helpful in finding exactly what our family needed for this years holiday. She took all our requested and ticked everyone. I will be recommending her to family and friends looking for a holiday now or in the near future.
Sent in by Melissa Jess
Bangot, 22 January 2018
Margaret was fantastic. Answered all of my questions and gave us a wide variety of options for our accommodation. We had our holiday booked within 24 hours at a brilliant price and flight times that suited us. We would definitely recommend Margaret and more importantly book through her again. Thanks Margaret.
Sent in by Mark Hamilton
North Down, 03 November 2017
Fantastic local service on a global scale! Margaret cannot do enough to make sure everything is perfect!
Sent in by Tricia Torney-Thompson
Belfast, 02 November 2017
Can't speak highly enough about Margaret at Travel Counsellors, most friendly and approachable, where nothing seems a problem, efficient& professional, ... she gets the job done and found me a cracking deal! It was an absolute pleasure booking through them. Totally pain free. Hallelujah !
Sent in by Peter Wilson
Portadown, 19 October 2017
We have always booked our holidays through Margaret and are never short of delighted with her professionalism. Margaret has a wealth of knowledge and always offers the best advice. We always recommend her to friends and family and will continue to do so.
Sent in by Amanda Magill
Larne, 09 February 2017
I have found Margaret so helpful over the last few years with not only recommendations and advice on how to make sure me and my family's holidays are an amazing experience but also that they are so well organised that everything goes smoothly for us..I have and will continue to recommend her to anyone.
Sent in by Richard Witherhead
Ballymena, 11 January 2017
Thank you so much for organizing our honeymoon for us - nearly a year and a half ago - how times flies!! We really enjoyed our trip to New Zealand, the itinerary you prepared was flawless and we recommend you to friends all the time! We have been busy with our son Jack who arrived in June..perhaps the next holiday you are organizing for us will be a family one. Love Richard, Leanne and Jack
Sent in by Bernadette Cawley
Kingston Upon Thames, 24 August 2016
Fabulous service as always. Other agents or booking direct may be a little cheaper but Margaret's customer service and genuine concern to provide the perfect holiday experience from start to finish, far outweigh any price difference.Travel Counsellors are lucky to have retained such a brilliant member of staff.
Sent in by Donald Moore
Banbridge, 24 August 2016
Margaret was extremely helpful & had a lot of knowledge on where to stay in California & we would wholeheartedly recommend her to friends when booking a holiday.
Sent in by Gary Reddick
County Armagh, 07 October 2015
Margaret was polite and very helpful with any requests I had in relation to our cruise holiday. She spent a lot of time going through various cruises and price options for me and always called back when she said she would. Nothing was too much trouble!
Sent in by Christine Hurl
Magherafelt, 23 June 2015
From the moment I first contacted my Travel Counsellor, Margaret Ramm, she was very helpful. My fiancé and I didn't really know where we wanted to go on honeymoon. Plus then trying to choose somewhere with the best weather and activities that suited want we wanted, made it even harder. Margaret asked us a few questions about what we wanted out of our honeymoon and showed us a few places, we loved her ideas and she was very good with our budget. Cannot wait to go on our honeymoon in July!! :) Thanks Margaret for making our dream honeymoon come true without overspending.
Sent in by Oliver Gass
Bangor , 23 June 2015
Very helpful throughout and even when we were on route there and back we were able to ask any questions we had, made it all very stress free! Can't wait to book the next one :)
Sent in by G McBurney
Belfast, 27 February 2015
Found Margaret very helpful and she took time to understand the type of holiday i was looking to book - profile of family, interests etc etc. Her knowledge of the region and recommendations for accommodation have all been 1st class.
Sent in by Fiona Arney
London, 26 February 2015
I would definitely recommend Margaret. I love the fact she recognises immediately who she is speaking to so very much get a personal service. She is extremely helpful and very efficient in all she does.
Sent in by Stacey Hassan
Northern Ireland, 20 February 2015
I found Margaret extremely helpful and accommodating. She was accessible at anytime of the day, 7 days a week. I got a sense that she really wanted to plan me a honeymoon that would be unforgettable and all at the most competitive price. I was alternatively seeking other honeymoon quotes and Margaret was unbeatable. I would strongly recomment Margaret to family and friends and I have infact booked my hen party with her and have just give her the challenge of organising my fiance's stag. I will be contacting Margaret for all my future holidays. Cannot recommend enough.
Sent in by K Cawley
Kingston Upon Thames, 20 February 2015
Fantastic service. Margaret was brilliant in finding the perfect holiday at the right price. Endlessly patientwith all my questions both before and after I booked. Margaret is an absolute STAR!
Sent in by David Haffey
Lisburn, 20 February 2015
I've been booking with the same person for more than 5 years and if anything she just gets better. Thanks Margaret
Sent in by P O'Flaherty
Belfast, 20 February 2015
We would definitely recommend Margaret to friends and family. We were looking for a cruise to celebrate a 30th birthday and she was extremely helpful from start to finish of booking. All queries answered and helped us to get a great deal. Looking forward to our holiday now!
Sent in by Judith Reed
London, 20 February 2015
Margaret was a joy to work with. Efficient, knowledgeable and went the extra mile to find us a great Villa in Portugal for our Summer Holidays. Thank you!
Sent in by David Cunningham
Ballygowan, 10 November 2010
My wife and I wanted to organise a much-needed city break; just a couple of days together to re-charge our batteries. The demands of work and family meant that we simply never got around to finding time to research and arrange a suitable holiday break. I contacted Margaret Ramm at Travel Counsellors and asked her to sort something out. That single phone call resulted in a fantastic city break in Venice in early November. Margaret put together a few options for us to choose from and then organised all our travel and accommodation needs - right down to writing out our luggage labels for both the outbound and inbound journeys! All we had to do was turn up at the airport. The restaurant she recommended was lovely and we would not have found it without her directions as it was tucked away down one of those slender, innocuous alleyways which are so typical of Venice. We have no hesitation in recommending Travel Counsellors and will certainly be contacting Margaret when the time comes for our next holiday.
Sent in by David Morrow
Belfast, 19 February 2010
Hi Margaret After being home from our skiing holiday for several weeks now I just wanted to let you know we had a fantastic holiday. We have been watching the Olympics this week and have been reminiscing about our time in Whistler. I also want to thank you personally for the fantastic job you did on organising the whole trip. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and have already said to one guy about our great experience with Travel Counsellors. I hope to talk to you soon and who knows I could be booking another skiing trip for next year. Thanks again
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09 March 2017
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17 September 2016
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14 September 2016
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