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.
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 Mathew Evans
Lichfield, 19 June 2019
Matt Hills is a credit to Travel Counsellors! For our first enquiry he asked a few simple questions and was able to prepare an itinerary that was great for us. We then wanted to book a further trip but not sure where. Again, a couple of questions and he proposed a destination, hotel and itinerary that was perfect! Quick to respond and always on hand to help! Matt is now our go to advisor for all our holidays!!
Sent in by Lauren McMenemy
Sutton, 24 May 2019
Matt is always incredibly patient with our constant questions, but we know if we set him a challenge he'll rise to the occasion. Very much looking forward to a long week in Crete thanks to his brainstorming, and have a fantastic option for our next holiday in the back pocket, too!
Sent in by John Barnes
High Wycombe, 08 May 2019
Matt gave excellent service throughout. Initially we weren't sure as to what level of flights to book, and Matt covered all the options. When we settled on the flights, all the questions were answered quickly.
Sent in by Lara Osilaja
Coulsden, 18 April 2019
Matt was helpful, professional and friendly. Once I gave him an idea of what I was looking for, he took it on board and came up with the ideal solution and package. Thank you Matt
Sent in by Gillian Boden
Thames Ditton, 15 April 2019
Matt is a pleasure to deal with and takes care of the hard work involved in booking the kind of holidays we like, ski trips, long haul, multi destination, city and beach combos, sports related short breaks and so on. He responds quickly and comprehensively. We appreciate his personal experience of many of the places. No hesitation in recommending his services. In fact we have done already!
Sent in by Craig Copeland
Walton on Thames, 20 February 2019
Matt, thank you so much for sorting out a cracking deal for my family and friends to go to Dubai in April. I think we checked every hotel in Dubai, but It was never to much effort at any time of day that I asked. I cannot recommend you enough, it took all the stress out of booking a holiday,
Sent in by Chris Ball
Dorking, 20 February 2019
Only just met Matt but he has been brilliant and sorted out a complicated trip. Very impressed with the service.
Sent in by Jasmine Waters
Epsom, 08 February 2019
Thank you so much for putting together our trip! Such fantastic service! You really took on board our criteria and came up with several great options for us to choose from. We look forward to booking through you again!
Sent in by Howard Eeles
Marlow, 15 January 2019
I have no hesitation whatsoever in unreservedly recommending our travel counsellor, Matt Hills as he has provided my wife and I with absolutely exemplary service thanks to his trouble-free organisation of our forthcoming holiday to Asia and Australia. The thought of organising the booking of numerous flights and hotel reservations myself over a 7 week period and in 4 different countries filled me with dread. Matt has made the entire process completely painless and I have every confidence in him and Travel Counsellors in general. Congratulations. It is a real delight to meet such a professional person and company!
Sent in by Brian Burchell
York, 05 November 2018
Excellent service, will definitely use again.
Sent in by Neil Henke
Fleet, 08 October 2018
Excellent service from you Matt, really took this time to understand what we were looking for and have found us fantastic properties which tick all the boxes! You have saved me hours of research this year and will be highly recommending your services to friends and clients alike.
Sent in by Katy Tytler
Midhurst, 14 September 2018
Matt was nothing but helpful! We had so many amendments to our dates and itinerary to the Caribbean, and he came back promptly with options and best deals. A very valuable experience in having him and Travel Counsellors take care of our tip. Thank you Matt!
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 Stuart Durrett
Leatherhead, 06 July 2018
Very friendly, efficient service and took all the hassle out of booking a holiday.
Sent in by Kevin Bishop
Caterham, 06 July 2018
Very knowledgeable, friendly, well travelled
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 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 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 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.
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01 April 2019
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24 February 2018
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22 February 2018
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21 February 2018
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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?...