Based in Lincoln

Marika Riddick

Available for new enquiries

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Travel is my biggest passion. With over 40 years of experience in the travel industry, covering both leisure and business, I am here to help suggest, find, plan, book and turn your holiday dreams or business requirements into a stress-free reality. I joined Travel Counsellors in 2000 and since then have strived to ensure that I give my customers the highest possible level of expertise, a personal service with immense attention to detail, and independent travel advice that you can trust. With me you are assured of; fantastic deals, a problem-solving and hard work ethic, taking the stress away from you and making your next holiday booking an enjoyable experience with exceptional aftercare.

I am based in Deeping St. James, Lincolnshire, but don’t let the distance between us stop you from choosing me. I have award winning technology from Travel Counsellors at my fingertips and I am contactable via telephone, email, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, meaning you’ll always be able to reach me with your travel needs. I’m based from home, which broadens my flexibility further. I can make myself available for a time that suits you and your schedule (including evenings or weekends). By booking with me and Travel Counsellors you will have the best financial protection for your trip that is available in the travel industry, everything you book with me is 100% financially protected against supplier failure either by ATOL or the Travel Counsellors Trust.

With travel being so important to me understandably I want to see the world and have already managed to travel to many of the States of America, numerous Caribbean islands, Greek islands and cities across Europe, the Far East including Thailand, the Middle East, Oman and Egypt, India, the Indian Ocean and Namibia in Africa. This has given me a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience of numerous destinations which only aids me in planning your adventures, I can tailor-make exactly the right holiday to suit both your desires and needs. I specialise in worldwide long haul destinations, cruises, family holidays, touring holidays, weddings, honeymoons, ski breaks, city and country weekend breaks, worldwide ski, rail holidays and in business travel.
No itinerary is too big or too small nor are there such thing as silly questions, please don’t ever hesitate to ask.

I often get asked where my favourite destinations are and for me a holiday must have some aspects of relaxation mixed with plenty to do, lots to see and new experiences to undertake. In Europe the destination for this would be, the Greek islands and Italy. In the USA, my number one state would be California. The Middle East, Oman, although if you are into history like me, Egypt is a must. In the Indian Ocean, by far the best is Mauritius. In the Far East I’d always pick Thailand, it’s so diverse.

I also am a lover of cruises and have been fortunate to have been on quite a few.

My best trip ever has to be Namibia. In 2005 I was fortunate to fly to Windhoek, Namibia when we then drove to Ongava on the edge of the Etosha National Park. This is one of the best places to see the ‘big five’ and it lived up to all expectations. We then travelled to Sossusvlei to see the sand dunes, another must see. Followed by, Swakopmund to see dolphins and the Skeleton Coast which is home to millions of seals. Adding in some history we visited Twyfelfontein to see the ancient rock engravings and drove through Damaraland to see the desert elephants. We stayed in the most beautiful individual luxury lodges for 3 nights, making the most of the early morning and evening game drives. We ended the trip with a visit to the world famous Africat Foundation in Okinjima to see the cheetahs which truly was the cherry on top of a fantastic trip.

I regularly post offers and deals on my social media, so make sure you check out my page and give me a follow to make sure you don’t miss out.

I look forward to discussing your travel plans with you.


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My customer stories

Sent by Heather Staff

We just want to say a really big thank you for all the hard work you have put in to arranging this epic holiday. As you know it is a celebration holiday- celebrating David’s retirement and both of our birthdays. It could not have been more problematic if we had tried to make it a special Travel Counsellor Challenge. You have been so patient and understanding. Please know how much we appreciate all you do for us. If we don’t have a fantastic time it won’t be any fault of yours. No-one could have worked harder. Many thanks from us both

Sent by Olive Brookes

I found Marika very easy to talk to and she worked out what I wanted to do really well. I would recommend her to anyone seeking advice on travel. Olive Brookes.

Sent by THomas Pewter

Best family trip so far, suffice to say we’d like to go back next year!!!! Thank you for your help in arranging it all.

Sent by Sallie Stephenson

Marika is always professional, highly knowledgeable and efficient, and a lovely lady to deal with.

Sent by Sue Donnelly

Marika is brilliant. I use her often and recommend her to all my friends and colleagues. Efficient and friendly, always willing to go the extra mile. That's what I call service with a smile .

Sent by June Brydon

Marika will always go that extra mile for me to ensure I am happy with all my travel arrangements.

Sent by Heather Staff

Marika works very hard to get just the right holiday for us even when we keep moving the goalposts .

Sent by Lorna Hines

Marika has done an excellent job in the past and now with the booking of my travel arrangements for my holiday to the USA. I will centainly be contacting her again for future holiday bookings.

Sent by Gloria Fowler

Having tried, unsuccessfully to sort out our trip to Florida, handed it all over to Marika and everything was sorted, flights, villa and car hire with deposit paid in no time at all. Thanks and well done Marika!

Sent by Derek Clark

Exellent service, friendly, could not ask for more. I would definitely recommend Marika to my friends.

Sent by Heather Shilling

Marika has the patience of a saint and great attention to detail. Marika has arranged many holidays for me and my friends and I am always thrilled with her work. I hope to take many more holidays and would always consider contacting Marika for assistance. She is a credit to the company.

Sent by Wendy Davis

Marika is my first and only person to call when booking my cruises. She is extremely well informed, very helpful and always goes the extra mile. It is like having a personal shopper for cruises. Nothing fazes her or is too much trouble. She has been booking my holidays for over ten years now and I feel extremely fortunate to have stumbled across her all those years ago.

Sent by Fiona Scholes

Pete and I had the most fabulous time in the Maldives and Dubai. Thank you so much for arranging it for us.

Sent by Lisa Marie Pink

I just wanted to say thank you for organising everything for our honeymoon. It was the most fabulous few weeks and we really did have the best time together. We feel thoroughly relaxed after all the hustle and bustle of the big day. It is just a shame we have had to go back to work (but at least the sun is shining!).

Sent by heather shilling

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the latest trip. The hotel you found for us was a dream - the Sea Temple Spa. Honestly, Marika the scenery was heavenly, so many shades of gold and blue. Port Douglas is a 5* resort and it was super. Tasmania was great too - altogether a wonderful adventure, Thanks again for all you help - can't wait for the next trip - I hope all is going well for you as you work so hard for your clients - it is much appreciated.

Sent by June Brydon

Marika has been looking after/taking care of my travel plans now for about 10 years. I have been more than satisfied with all the arrangements made, as well as the care and attention Marika has shown me, down to arrangements made for me when cases of air travel were likely to be disrupted, affecting my return home. I wouldn't use anyone else.

Sent by Fiona Scholes

With very professional help from Marika, we have just returned from a wonderful last minute trip to Dubai. She arranged everything for us, including the valet parking at Heathrow, flights, transfers and accommodation along with several spa treatments. Fantastic!