Hello, my name is Michelle and I live in Linslade, Bedfordshire where I’ve lived for more than 35 years.
I have worked in the travel industry for 20 years, and it is a career I am very passionate about.
In January 2010, I was extremely proud to be the winner of the Best Sales Individual, in the Travel Weekly Agents Excellence Awards. Travel Weekly is one of the leading travel trade publications so I was very honoured to gain such a prestigious award. In November 2012, I was thrilled to be nominated for the Travel Counsellors Best Newcomer Award.
I have travelled extensively and destinations include, Barbados, Cuba, Mauritius, Dubai, Turks & Caicos, St Maarten, Jamaica, Antigua, St Lucia, Aruba, Mexico, Bahamas, Italy, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Greek Islands, Cyprus, Spain including all Balearic and Canary Islands, Gambia, Portugal, Madeira, France, Prague, Amsterdam, Florida ,New York and California.
My personal favourites have to be Florida, Mauritius, Dubai, Venice, the Greek island of Santorini, Barbados and New York. Not forgetting mine and my Families beloved Madeira. I have now been to this beautiful island ten times, owing to my parent’s fabulous timeshare there.
I have also been to Florida many times, and I am an expert on hotels and villas in and around the Disney area. I can give you advice on all of the theme parks, plus beach stays on the Gulf Coast or Florida Keys.
Whether it is a luxury break, family holiday, city break, cruise, golf or spa break or a tailor-made around the world tour, I can give you my personal advice and recommendations on all types of holidays across the globe.
In addition I specialise in business travel and can help with any type of itinerary.
I treat each enquiry with the time and attention it deserves. I like to recommend hotels and resorts I have stayed in myself, or ones that I have had great feedback on from my clients.
Having worked on the high street for 18 years, I am now very proud to be a personal Travel Counsellor. Running my own franchise from home allows me much more time to spend on my clients enquiries in order to get them the very best holiday that’s suitable for them.
Along with Travel Counsellors award winning technology, excellent financial protection and travel trust scheme, I would say that selling dreams has to be the best job in the world!
I am available at a time convenient to you, including evenings and weekends.
I very much look forward to hearing from you and becoming your personal Travel Counsellor.
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 June Lambert
Newport Pagnell, 30 June 2015
We had a lovely holiday in Cyprus and I just wanted to thank you. Flights and the private taxi all went very smoothly and the hotel was wonderful. This was our fourth visit and we had complimentary champagne on ice on arrival! Thanks again for everything and we will continue to book with you and recommend you to all of our friends. We also love the new Travel Counsellors TV advert!
Sent in by Michael Manning
Leighton Buzzard, 11 June 2015
Michelle thank you ever so much, for all of your hard work on our behalf. You really do make it such a special treat for us customers to have you as our personal Travel Counsellor. Taking away all of our anxiety and leaving us to just look forward to our holidays. We hope to be able to thank you in person before we jet off soon.
Sent in by Sarah Riach
Leighton Buzzard, 11 June 2015
Michelle has been fantastic in helping my family book all of our holidays. We wouldn't go anywhere else and are so looking forward to our special family holiday at Moon Palace Mexico, which Michelle has arranged for us.
Sent in by Pauline Ralph
Olney, 11 June 2015
Michelle is wonderful. She always goes that extra mile and we would not book with anyone else. If Travel Counsellors reward for service, then she deserves the highest of accolades that you give. We always recommend Michelle to our family and friends. Thank you very much Michelle.
Sent in by Graham Prince
Sussex, 11 June 2015
Michelle is always available, whatever time of day! Always helpful and extremely friendly. We have had some wonderful holidays booked by her, and we will always use Michelle and wouldn't go anywhere else. She is so professional and full of excellent advice.
Sent in by Kate Baldock
Peterborough, 15 May 2015
Well Michelle... Sorrento... what can we say but a massive thank you!! It was amazing, the hotel, the place, the people. The whole holiday was just perfect. It was the romantic break we needed, Craig also had a fantastic birthday and we can’t thank you enough for your recommendations and hard work in organizing it for us. If it hadn't been for you knowing your stuff like you do, we wouldn't have had a clue where to stay or eat out etc. It really was a complete joy and we have made life long memories and will definitely be going back and through our number one Travel Counsellor!
Sent in by Dannie Talbot
Leighton Buzzard, 07 May 2015
I have already recommended Michelle to friends, and Travel Counsellors to my friends who live in the West Midlands! Michelle is just great to deal with, she is friendly, prompt, helpful and knowledgeable. Just great! We cant wait for our holiday in Italy she has arranged for us.
Sent in by Debbie Taylor
Kent, 15 April 2015
Michelle has been brilliant! She has helped us all the way with her expertise. She has arranged for 7 of us to go to New York for my 60th Birthday. Michelle has recommended Crown Plaza Hotel on Times Square, she has booked us some lovely trips including a Bateaux dinner cruise, she has given us an itinerary to help plan our time better whilst we are there and given us loads of tips and restaurant recommendations! Michelle is an asset to Travel Counsellors and I wish I could have given her a score of 20 out of 10!! We shall all be booking holidays again with her in the future, and I am going to send her a lot more business from family and friends.
Sent in by Leigh Donneky
Newcastle, 13 April 2015
Michelle couldn't have been more helpful, or accommodating to my needs and special requests. I would have no hesitation in recommending Michelle to my friends, family and work colleagues.
Sent in by Vivienne Frost
Hatfield, 17 March 2015
Michelle was unbelievably helpful. She was referred to me by my mother in law. She totally took the stress of out of booking my holiday. Her knowledge was second to none and she was extremely professional. Thank you, we cant wait to go to the Elysium in Paphos for our special family holiday this year. I will be back to book again.
Sent in by Shainul Haque
Dunstable, 13 February 2015
Michelle gives such a great service. Always ensuring I am put first, and the fact that everything was done for me and all I have to do was get myself to the airport was a massive plus. I will definitely recommend Michelle to my family and friends, and will continue to use her for our business travel trips and personal holidays in the future.
Sent in by Carol Simpson
Milton Keynes, 13 February 2015
Michelle is extremely helpful, honest and very attentive. She is exactly what you need when deciding on what type of holiday and where to go. We will continue to use her excellent services and recommend her to all of our family and friends.
Sent in by Sabrina Steed
Leighton Buzzard, 13 February 2015
We have been using Michelle for a number of years now, and I am always so impressed with her professionalism and knowledge. She knows me well now and is always on the ball with the deals that were available to get us the very best. She always lets us know as soon as our perfect holiday goes on sale, and keeps us updated with when sales are due to end and works late nights to ensure we don't miss out on them sometimes as we both work all day and its hard to arrange our holidays during this time! I already recommend Michelle to all my family and friends and wish her every continued success as she thoroughly deserves it!
Sent in by Austin Ferdinand
Milton Keynes, 26 January 2015
Dear Michelle, thanks so much for everything you have done for us in arranging our honeymoon in Thailand. You have been amazing, way above expectation and we are so happy we took Lauren's advice and contacted you. It's been a pleasure, and we will certainly be recommending you to our friends and family. Best wishes Austin and Louise soon to be Ferdinand!
Sent in by Tony Williams
Milton Keynes, 26 January 2015
Many thanks to Michelle for sorting out the many and various demands and expectations of our group of golfers and non golfers! Great job, and we are so looking forward to our holiday at Cornelia Diamond Golf Hotel Belek, thanks to her help and expertise.
Sent in by Chris Simpson
Milton Keynes, 21 August 2014
We always find Michelle helpful and she goes that extra mile to get exactly what I want. Other larger travel agents cant normally get the flights on exact days and from preferred airports. Also you have a far more personal touch and service you just don't get with booking on the internet. I will continue to book my holidays with Michelle.
Sent in by Kate Baldock
Peterborough, 17 July 2014
We have been back from Rome a week already and I have been meaning to drop you a line to pass on all of our thanks for such an amazing service. Our trip ran like a dream and that's is all thanks to you. We all had the most fabulous time, Rome lived up to all of our expectations and more. The hotel and service we received was brilliant - as recommended by you! We needed to be at the Vatican City by 7.15am and the hotel opened up breakfast for us early so we didn't miss it and they ordered the taxis. The hotels local knowledge was spot on and they recommended the nicest genuine places to eat. I had the best 40th ever, thank-you! I have already recommended your service to friends and I know when I come to book my next trip you will be the first person I contact. On line check in, printing out boarding passes, vouchers, passes and all tickets and delivering them by hand...what more could anyone ask for? Such a wonderful personal service and trusted advice. Thanks again and until next time.
Sent in by Debbie Taylor
Kent, 16 July 2014
Michelle is an absolute STAR! She has booked my special 60th birthday trip to New York! I know we won’t be disappointed. She has given us loads of tips, trips, shows, restaurants and is going to put together an itinerary for when we are in New York. There are 8 of us travelling so her help and advice is invaluable and so appreciated. Thank you Michelle and Travel Counsellors. Watch this space! I think she is brilliant!
Sent in by Russell & Antoinette Heap
Bacchus Wine Olney, 16 July 2014
Michelle has provided a superb service. She was recommended to us by David Hay from Galloway's. Michelle will certainly be our first port of call now for all future travel, business and pleasure.
Sent in by Andrew Mercer
Milton Keynes, 11 July 2014
As always Michelle has worked hard to get us the right holiday and a great deal. She has responded quickly to questions and provided a really good service for us. I have previously recommended at least three family members and two sets of friends to Michelle and she has also provided excellent service to them as well.
Sent in by Richard Wilmot
Leighton Buzzard, 03 July 2014
Michelle has gone above and beyond our expectations with her suggestions, helpfulness, contact ability and friendly all round nature. Helping us to decide on locations and other aspects of our special holiday to Las Vegas and Hawaii. The best thing about booking with Michelle is that nothing is ever too much trouble, despite me firing off so many questions to her! We can’t wait for our holiday, thanks so much Michelle.
Sent in by Tina Lewington
Milton Keynes, 19 June 2014
Michelle is just so good! Patient, understanding, and I seem to be able to get hold of her in the middle of the night! We cant wait for our trip to Rome, and are looking forward to booking the next holiday with her.
Sent in by Heather Allan
Milton Keynes, 16 June 2014
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all of you help with our Barcelona holiday. We had the most amazing week ever, and the hotel you recommended was in the best location. Thank you again! You always get us the best places! Never disappointed! I’m already saving up for the next one and will be in touch.
Sent in by Susie Day
Wellingborough, 16 June 2014
Michelle is always so helpful, even if we take forever to make a decision! Never any pressure but Michelle is always there to help and takes all the hassle away of booking a holiday. We are so looking forward to our holiday in America and also to booking the next one with her.
Sent in by Andrew Cody
Barton Le Clay, 07 April 2014
We found the information on each holiday outstanding. The detail and background on each hotel fantastic and helped us to relax in booking our holiday with Michelle. We are in fact already looking to book our next holiday and we will definitely be booking with Michelle again.
Sent in by Angela Goodwin
Woburn Sands, 07 April 2014
We lost touch with Michelle when she left her old place of work 2 years ago, so pleased to have found her again! Always a pleasure to do business with. Michelle is enthusiastic, experienced, realistic and always willing to go the extra mile. We can’t wait to go on our holiday to New York that she has arranged for us.
Sent in by Mark Parmenter
Newport Pagnell, 07 April 2014
Michelle makes going on holiday so relaxing and effortless, the easiest way to go on holiday is by booking with her. Michelle always provides such an excellent service and she is an absolute star. Would highly recommend to all.
Sent in by Emily Dudley
Leighton Buzzard, 07 April 2014
Michelle was recommended to me by a good friend and she was AMAZING in organising my group special holiday for a special birthday this year! Far beyond any kind of travel service I’ve used before. Michelle Mckay went above and beyond in my opinion and would highly recommend her, in fact I already have!
Sent in by Lynsey Pollard
Leighton Buzzard, 07 April 2014
Michelle has been amazing in finding a holiday for myself, my partner and children. After a huge personal emotional trauma, and looking for a holiday since last August, Michelle was highly recommended to me by a good friend this February. Within a matter of days after giving Michelle all of my details she found the perfect holiday for us. I feel that I do not need to worry about anything regarding the holiday and would most definitely book through Michelle at Travel Counsellors again.
Sent in by Amanda Snowdon
Leighton Buzzard, 20 March 2014
Michelle is great. We would have been lost without her when Hurricane Sandy struck New York, she pulled out all the stops to get us accommodation and was always in touch with us. We have just booked a lovely trip to Paris with her, and its so lovely to get all the little extras that come with booking with Michelle. She has booked us seats together on the train with a table, and given us a list of restaurant recommendations with our tickets, which we received just a few days after booking! We couldnt recommend Michelle highly enough and will continue to use her for all of our travel plans.
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