Hello, how can I help you with your travel arrangements? With many years of travel industry experience, and access to a huge range of exciting products, I’m sure I can find you the perfect holiday.
No two holidays are the same. My goal is to find, or create, the perfect experience for you - be it a new country, a special occasion, or simply a long-standing favourite destination. I will take the time to make it seamless, memorable and stress-free, with that all-important personal touch. Getting to know you, and your individual needs, means I can tailor-make your holiday precisely to fit your budget and time-frame, and exceed all your expectations. After all, I’d love you to book with me again next year!
Travel has been a passion for me all my life. I’ve been lucky enough to visit around 65 countries, from the wild and adventurous to the exotic and relaxing, across six continents. My personal experience can help us plan your trip in detail, to make sure you get the most out of it. I’ve skied in much of Europe and North America, back-packed around Asia, relaxed in the luxurious islands of the Indian Ocean, and driven a camper-van around beautiful New Zealand (to name a few of the highlights)! Where will your next adventure be?
I’m a home-based Travel Counsellor, so I’ll always be available to take your call. If the evenings or weekends are more convenient for you, that’s fine too. It’s exactly like having your own personal travel expert! And for your peace of mind, everything booked through Travel Counsellors is 100% financially protected.
I very much look forward to hearing from you.
Sent in by Tara Kennedy
London, 13 August 2018
Very prompt and professional service. Always available. Very helpful.
Sent in by Colin Young
Nottingham, 31 July 2018
Prompt friendly service with honest advice.
Sent in by Kevin Bishop
Caterham, 06 July 2018
Very knowledgeable, friendly, well travelled
Sent in by Stuart Durrett
Leatherhead, 06 July 2018
Very friendly, efficient service and took all the hassle out of booking a holiday.
Sent in by Gillian Boden
Thames Ditton, 01 June 2018
Matt is responsive and easy to deal with. We particularly appreciate his "real" experience of the places we are visiting.
Sent in by Amanda Lord
Fleet, 23 May 2018
Holidays go from a vague idea to ‘sorted ‘ so easily when Matt is involved.
Sent in by Lauren McMenemy
Sutton, 23 May 2018
Matt was infinitely patient with me as I went back and forth on the most minute details of what should have been a fairly straightforward booking. And even though I wasn't booking a fabulously pricey luxury holiday, he still gave the same care and attention as I'm sure he does all his clients. We'll definitely come back to him for the next trip, and encourage everyone to do the same.
Sent in by Kenneth Gorman
London, 29 April 2018
Easy to work with, everything ideal.
Sent in by Adam Mehmet
Cobham, 24 April 2018
Matt tried hard and was very responsive to suggestions and needs. Well done Matt and thanks for helping me out of a fix!
Sent in by Andrew Stainfield
Surbiton, 24 April 2018
What an incredible guide when it comes to information and advice on where we are booking. We book everything with Matt!
Sent in by Clare Bury
Reigate, 28 March 2018
Matt has been extremely helpful whilst booking our trip and concerned that we make the right choices for us.
Sent in by Phillip Hunt
Wimbourne, 22 February 2018
Absolutely brilliant service, will use Matt again.
Sent in by Charlie Stainfield
Surbiton, 13 February 2018
Matt has booked three trips for us now and will be doing so for good! He is amazing at what he does and understands everything we require.
Sent in by Alexandra Hunt
East Molesey, 05 February 2018
Thanks to Matt for all his hard work to help us to organise our wonderful holiday to Australia. I know he had a lot to juggle with our brief and some constraints but he was so accommodating and helpful and succeeded. Thank you!
Sent in by Geraldine Bartlett
Carshalton, 28 January 2018
Matt went way beyond the call of duty in helping us sort out flights to Australia. He offered numerous alternatives which we wouldn't have considered. Matt is very personable and patient. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Sent in by Lauretta Cundy
Esher, 10 January 2018
I am writing to praise Matt at Travel Counsellors for the level of service received, he truly went above and beyond. He took on board every element we wanted to experience, and organised every aspect for us. He made the whole process convenient and straight-forward, arranging a spectacular break for us.
Sent in by Chris Straker
Northumberland, 28 November 2017
Matt was very helpful and gave us some great suggestions. We weren’t the easiest of customers and he was very patient and understanding. I would definitely recommend Matt to my friends and family.
Sent in by Michael Dobrin
Bushey, 28 September 2017
Matt was excellent and great to deal with. Would highly recommend him.
Sent in by David Thompson
Wandsworth, 12 September 2017
Many thanks to Matt for organising our holiday at such short notice.
Sent in by Sue Towner
Chessington, 29 August 2017
Such friendly, helpful service - sorting out our difficult requirements for our dream cruise - can't wait to sail away!
Sent in by Marc Piechocki
Epsom, 14 July 2017
Matt is a great travel counsellor, he found the right deal quickly for us with challenging monetary constraints! His advice helped settle our indecision on where to go and what kind of hotel we needed. I would 100% recommend him now just roll on the holiday!
Sent in by Alan Hiscox
Wallington, 10 July 2017
I appreciated Matt's willingness to explore all the options for a requested holiday and, despite asking him to look at alternatives, his first option was clearly the best. That demonstrates his concern to listen, ask questions and effectively put himself in our shoes to find the best holiday for our wishes. I will use him again and heartily recommend him to others.
Sent in by Alan Hiscox
Wallington, 04 July 2017
Matt was amazing and pulled out all the stops.
Sent in by Andy Knap
Raynes Park, 01 May 2017
It was a pleasure dealing with Matt. Not only is he easy to talk to, but he took time to ensure that I was happy with all the various options in our itinerary and never made me feel rushed.
Sent in by Amanda Lord
Fleet , 05 April 2017
We have never done a proper summer holiday. When we decided we should give it a try, the pressure was on to find something that would work for us as a family. Matt helped us clarify our thinking and came up with a brilliant solution for us. Without him, I would have given up, and we wouldn't have a holiday to look forward to.
Sent in by Dave Brittain
Guildford, 22 March 2017
Matt was very helpful and patient. Also got us a very good deal. Would have no hesitation in recommending him!
Sent in by Gillian Boden
Thames Ditton, 13 March 2017
Matt provided a super efficient, speedy service. We were impressed with the ease of sorting out our trip. Matt took away all the hassle and at a very competitive price. We would have no hesitation about using his services again or recommending him to anyone else.
Sent in by Charlie Lloyd
Surbiton, 13 March 2017
Matt really understood what we were looking for - I can't wait to go away now I know it's all sorted :)
Sent in by Colin Morrison
Raynes Park, 13 March 2017
I've already recommended you to all my friends!
Sent in by Mark Saunders
Nottingham, 13 March 2017
It was like I have known Matt for years. His attention to my holiday request was friendly, but not overfamiliar. His communication was exemplary and we are looking forward to the resulting holiday with pleasure.
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24 February 2018
In the summer of 2007, with thirteen years at Trailfinders under my belt, I decided it was time to move on and explore new opportunities. Rather than find another job immediately, I followed the slightly less sensible but vastly more appealing idea of going travelling. I hadn’t done the traditional ‘gap year’ thing, so while I’d had plenty of exotic holidays over the past 13 years, I hadn’t been away for an extended period. This was my chance. Part 1 covered an amazing two months through Africa, Part 2 covered a jaunt through India and Sri Lanka. Now I headed for...
22 February 2018
In the summer of 2007, with thirteen years at Trailfinders under my belt, I decided it was time to move on and explore new opportunities. Rather than find another job immediately, I followed the slightly less sensible but vastly more appealing idea of going travelling. I hadn’t done the traditional ‘gap year’ thing, so while I’d had plenty of exotic holidays over the past 13 years, I hadn’t been away for an extended period. This was my chance. Part one covered an amazing two months in Africa. After a brief sojourn at home, I headed for Asia with a good friend...
21 February 2018
In the summer of 2007, with thirteen years at Trailfinders under my belt, I decided it was time to move on and explore new opportunities. Rather than find another job immediately, I followed the slightly less sensible but vastly more appealing idea of going travelling. I hadn’t done the traditional ‘gap year’ thing, so while I’d had plenty of exotic holidays over the past 13 years, I hadn’t been away for an extended period. This was my chance. I knew I wanted to be away for more than a year, and (as I’m sure you all know) the maximum validity of...
11 January 2017
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10 January 2017
I’ve been lucky enough to visit a huge number of places during my 16 years working in travel, but New Zealand holds a special place in my heart. If it were closer (say, where France is?!), I’d live there… So what’s the attraction? Firstly, the people. So friendly, so welcoming, and such a relaxed, laid-back attitude to life. Away from the major cities, the pace of life is pretty chilled, people really do have time for you, and love to showcase their country. Of course, it helps if you love rugby – it is, after all, their religion. And the country itself?...