Hi there, my name is Mark and I am your local Travel Counsellor based in Woodley, Stockport. Welcome to my website, I appreciate you stopping by.
As a personal Travel Counsellor, my main aim is to not only help simplify the booking process for you but to use my extensive 25 years’ experience within the travel industry to ensure that your next trip will live long in your memory. I am here to offer my expertise across several different holiday options including weekend getaways, cruises, ski breaks, family holidays and multi-destination itineraries.
If you are looking for a personal recommendation, a friendly approach and a reliable service, look no further. I can offer you security with financial protection and a vast array of exciting itineraries to choose from. As we work together to source your next trip, I am certain that a long-lasting relationship between the two of us will be formed.
I also specialise in group travel and events. If you are planning a wedding overseas, a small event or you are maybe part of a local group looking for an overseas adventure, I would be happy to assist. Group travel can prove to be complex at times so please do let me take away those worries and be the main point of contact. I have established several great relationships over the years with various airlines and hotels which should ensure a very cost-effective solution for your next group booking.
Please do contact me to find out more about how I can help with your next trip. I very much look forward to hearing from you soon.
“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen
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.
05 May 2018
I first learned of Venice when I was a young boy. I'd listen to stories of the majestic palace-like hotels that lined the endless maze of canals. My grandparents visited Venice each year for a number of years and stayed at the same hotel each time without fail. They would return to tell me how the owner of the hotel now reserved the same room for them whenever they called to book and the excitement in their eyes was priceless as they boasted how they were now on first name terms. The Hotel Bucintoro still welcomes many visitors and stands...
05 July 2017
I had always been intrigued by the glamour of Los Angeles and the bright lights of Las Vegas. I am pairing these together as they offer a fantastic two-centre option for those looking to combine both in the same trip. First, let's jet off to the city of angels! There are many areas within Los Angeles and they all offer a different vibe. You have the beautiful coastline and golden sands of Venice beach, the small quaint town of Santa Monica, the glamorous Beverley Hills district and the well known movie hub of Hollywood. There are many more but these are...
01 February 2017
Welcome aboard this trip to Malaysia. I visited this beautiful country quite a few years ago and would absolutely love to return to this lush, green paradise. Malaysia was in fact the very first long-haul destination that I have visited so at the time I remember feeling completely blinkered and open minded to what I was about to see and do whilst on this trip. I would say Malaysia was the beginning of a beautiful love affair with the Far East. Flight options from the UK are plentiful and I departed from London Heathrow with British Airways. First stop, the capital...
01 May 2016
I have been lucky enough to visit a number of countries and locations across the globe that have had a lasting impact on me and The Maldives are right up there in my top three, what I like to call, 'wow destinations'. I remember the approach to the islands from above having only seen pictures in brochures prior to my visit. I remember thinking to myself "surely they cannot be that stunning and that the pictures in the brochure must have been doctored in some way". I can tell you now that The Maldives is one of the only places...
06 November 2015
I absolutely love the buzz of city life. Being born and raised in south London, I learned to not only live and work amongst the hustle and bustle, but I also learned to enjoy it. For me, there is nothing like the craziness of people darting here and there and car horns beeping from every direction. I love cities at night when the sun goes down and the lights come on. At Christmas time, cities transform into a magical wonderland with the smell of mulled wine wafting through the streets. I have visited quite a number of cities across the world...
Sent in by Ben Hirst
Manchester, 11 January 2021
After initial enquiry regarding a weekend away in Chester, Mark provided us plenty of exciting and varied options. After consideration and back-to-back interaction, we booked a beautiful Hilton hotel just off the city of Chester. The booking process was flawless, providing personal details and payment (which was taken securely). Mark made it very clear to get in contact, through various methods, if we were to struggle or have any questions throughout the process. The day before our getaway, Mark re-sent all booking confirmations and details to make sure we had all the relevant information. Then, on arrival, no questions were asked and we got booked straight into the stunning resort. I will definitely be booking with Mark for any future getaways.
Sent in by Jacqueline Green
Hanworth, 30 December 2020
So pleased with my booking through Mark to Lake Como next year. The process was so easy and he was thorough in telling me everything I needed to know. He sent a variety of options which were all good value and a selection of flights at different times of the day. Travel counsellors are ATOL protected so important to know there is financial protection. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again to book future holidays. Thanks Mark!
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 0161 297 0280