Hello, my name is Nic and I am based in Woodford Green.
If you are looking to book a travel experience where you will create life-time memories, you have found the right person.
What do I do?
I specialise in Luxury Travel: Tailor-made... Family Holidays… Honeymoons... Ski... Weddings... Disney Holidays... Groups... City Breaks... Australia… Florida... New York... Dubai... Mexico.... The Caribbean… Las Vegas... Mauritius... Africa… Europe... India.... the list goes on
I help create memorable trips for my clients. By taking the time to get to know you personally I will build a detailed picture of the places you like to visit and the things you love to do on holiday, allowing me to truly tailor-make your trip.
I provide a personal service which is simply not available when booking your travel online. Client satisfaction is tremendously important to me and I pride myself on personal care, treating every holiday as if it were my own and going the extra mile for my clients. You will always speak to me and with flexible hours I am available at times to suit you, including weekends.
Your travel plans are as unique as you are – built from scratch to fit you perfectly. Our award winning technology provides access to all the big travel industry names, alongside many niche companies that are not always available online. With no ties to any travel providers my advice will always be impartial and honest.
To keep your money safe, Travel Counsellors offer the best financial protection in the industry - everything you book through me will be 100% financially protected against supplier failure by ATOL or the Travel Counsellors Financial Trust.
A little bit about me:
I am extremely passionate about travel and have a wealth of experience, with over 20 years of travelling the World for pleasure and business. I lived in Australia for 3 years; have worked in Singapore, Hong Kong, Ireland and Florida; and have visited many places including North America, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, the Cook Islands, the Middle East, Africa, Mauritius, India, Thailand, Malaysia and many European countries.
Researching and booking a holiday shouldn’t be a chore to add to your list – I offer you a much simpler way to book your perfect travel plans, free from the stresses and headaches of the internet.
So, if you would like to book a travel plan which has been built around you - with the peace of mind that your money is 100% protected - I would be delighted to help!
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.
23 July 2020
Given the change in the FCO advice and the recent requirement to quarantine on return from the Canary Islands, I debated whether to post about our experience of being out and about in Lanzarote. However, several of my clients have asked me about the experience, so I felt it might be useful should the advice change again in the near future. My experience in Lanzarote made me feel that they are taking it all much more seriously than the UK and I felt much safer there than I do here. IN RESORT As it's not as busy as it would usually be in...
22 July 2020
EXPERIENCE OF LUTON AIRPORT Luton Airport was busier than I expected it to be although everyone was wearing masks and most people were observing the social distancing rules. It was early so not all shops were open yet. Boots and WHSmiths were busy, with reasonable queues outside to maintain social distancing. Pret a Manger and Starbucks had small queues but only around 10 mins from start to finish. None of the main eat-in restaurants were open. Duty Free was restricted...you could buy alcohol and gifts/sweets but no access to the area with beauty/perfume. Hand sanitiser was available throughout the airport. Security...
22 July 2020
This beautiful hotel has 385 rooms offering different configurations to accommodate 2-6 people, with 6 outdoor pools, Spa, gym, and 7 restaurants. An excellent kids club, tennis and basketball courts make this the ideal family resort. Situated on the beach, with Playa Blanca centre and the Rubicon Marina either side accessible via a promenade walkway and all of this only 30 mins transfer from the airport. It gets the thumbs up from me and I can see why I have many clients who return year on year! Lanzarote is an all year round destination so is also perfect for a short...
27 June 2018
After our extremely empty flight from London City Airport (only 30 passengers) and a wonderful trip across the lagoon James Bond Style, we arrived at the beautiful Belmond Hotel Cipriani. What a stunning hotel set on the peaceful Giudecca Island. I was truly lost for words! We were spoilt with a Junior Suite with a balcony and lagoon view, along with a welcome note and bottle of Prosecco. The Suite was spacious and airy, with a separate living area with doors to the balcony, a King Size bed in the bedroom (also with doors to the balcony), a...
25 May 2016
You could be forgiven for thinking of American cuisine as nothing more than burgers and fries; after all it is synonymous with large portions and bottomless soft drinks. However, a recent trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on the DoSomethingDifferent fam trip gave me an opportunity to dispel these myths and to experience some of the unique dining opportunities that Disney has to offer. From quick service options in the parks to fine dining restaurants in the parks and hotels, there really is something for every taste and budget. On arriving in Orlando, we were whisked off for...
01 January 2016
In December 2015 we had the trip of a lifetime, taking the boys to meet Father Christmas in Lapland. It is so hard to portray just how wonderful it was through the written word, so please do give me a call if you would like to chat about our experience and Lapland in general. To give you a quick overview: After speaking to some friends who had already been, we chose to do the 3 day/2-night trip from Gatwick with Santa's Lapland so that we had plenty of time to experience everything they had to offer, but we still didn't want...
01 May 2015
Nicola Foley, Travel Counsellor, talks to West Essex Life about the benefits of using a Travel Agent Published May 2015 Why Should We Use a Travel Agent? Why spend hours of your valuable time searching for your holiday online, trawling through website after website – when you can get a travel expert to do all the hard work for you? Someone who lives and breathes travel. Someone who can recommend child-friendly hotels in Dubai. Someone who knows the best time to visit the Maldives, or what visa entries are needed for Turkey. Holidays are so important, arguably the one thing people look forward to...
16 April 2015
Worrying news emerged from the holiday industry last week, when it was revealed that UK holidaymakers were conned out of £2.2 million in false bookings last year – through online activity alone. From airline tickets that never materialised to dream holiday villas that didn’t even exist, it’s clear from the holiday horror stories that being able to trust your holiday supplier is more important than ever before. Detective Chief Superintendent Dave Clark, head of the Economic Crime Unit at the City of London Police, said that while the internet has revolutionised the way we look for and book our holidays, the...
18 March 2015
After my stay on P&O Britannia last week I was lucky enough to be featured in an article in the Wanstead and Woodford Guardian: Woodford Green travel agent selected for VIP tour of new luxury vessel unveiled by Her Majesty First published Wednesday 11 March 2015 in Wanstead & Woodford.East London and West Essex Guardian Series: by Natalie Glanvill, Reporter A travel agent was given a first glimpse at Britain's newest luxury vessel. Nicola Foley of Montalt Road, Woodford Green, was one of 500 advisors from independent travel company, Travel Counsellors, who travelled to Southampton yesterday (March 10) for the...
Sent in by Danielle Langrish-Smith
Epping, 03 November 2020
So glad we booked with Nicola. All aspects were completely stress free and easy. Nicola’s attention to detail and very happy demeanour adds to this. It was a pleasure all the way through - even through refund of cancelled Covid holiday before the one we re-booked. We had a fantastic holiday and will definitely be using Nicola & The Travel Counsellors again. Thank you
Sent in by Les Russell
Epsom, 03 December 2019
Nic Foley of Travel Counsellors arranged our special 50th Golden Wedding holiday in November 2019. From start to finish Nic was professional, helpful, friendly and made the whole process easy and enjoyable. Nic handled any questions we had promptly and was always available when needed. We can not thank her enough and would highly recommend Nic to anyone wanting a bespoke travel service.
Sent in by Matthew Howard
Bishops Stortford, 10 November 2019
Nic helped us to book our trip to DisneyWorld and we found her to be extremely friendly and professional. Nic was always available to answer any questions and we couldn’t be more happy. We look forward to continue working with her on our trip
Sent in by Julia Lavery
Epping, 06 September 2019
Nic organised our summer holiday to California and as always, we’ve been delighted with her service. She knew exactly what we wanted, kept within our budget and sourced 7 different ideal hotels for our 3 week stay. This was in addition to car hire too. She was always fully contactable and checked in with us along the way to make sure we were happy with everything. Her knowledge of the areas along with all the information she provided us was invaluable and we had a wonderful time. This wasn’t the first time we’ve used her either - this was the fourth time which shows how highly we value her service.
Sent in by Lisa Weait
Crowborough, 06 September 2019
If anyone needs a travel agent I highly recommend Nikki Foley. It’s nice for an agent to understand our needs and Nikki produced an incredible summer holiday for us. Completely reliable and great communicator. All the little personal touches were a great extra. Wouldn’t go anywhere else from now on. Looking forward to seeing what you put together for our next summer holiday.
Sent in by Hayley Barker
Epping, 06 September 2019
Nic has organised another amazing family holiday for us!! She is a fountain of knowledge for all things Disney & can always be relied on to advise, recommend and guide you if you have any queries. I’m sure our holiday was a better (actually awesome!) experience because of her guidance, patience and professionalism. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Nic, in fact I have on numerous occasions!
Sent in by Wade Lindo
London, 17 August 2019
Excellent service from a very knowledgeable agent. Have already passed on details to colleagues and friends.
Sent in by Mikeala O
Ilford, Essex, 03 June 2019
Amazing service every time! I have used Nic 3 times now and will always recommend her! The process is so easy and she really takes into consideration what we are looking for in a holiday. Our latest trip was to Lanzarote and the hotel (La Isla Y El Mar) was everything we wanted. Very helpful through the whole process from booking, to being in touch on the holiday and even before the flight back with updates! Thank you so so much and will definitely be coming to you for help again.
Sent in by Ruth Talbot
Loughton , 18 September 2018
So pleased we decided to used an independent travel consultant for our family holiday this year. Nicky was professional from start to finished. Organising a California road trip with two children seemed impossible. Nicky listened to our wish list and tried to include everything down to the finest detail. During our trip forest fires at Yosemite resulted in the park being closed. Nicky completely took control obtained refunds and rerouted our trip,booking new accommodation and updating us throughout. This allowed us to continue enjoying our holiday without worry. Something we wouldn’t have been able to do had we booked this holiday ourselves. I will definitely use Nicky again and wouldn’t hesitate recommending her.
Sent in by C Howard
Loughton, 13 June 2018
I would definitely recommend Nicola. Fast response in getting me some quotes which covered all aspects of my requirements for a tailored package holiday. A truly personal service.
Sent in by Victoria Williamson
Loughton, 13 June 2018
Can't do enough to help! Always a brilliant , efficient and personal service
Sent in by A Jay
London, 13 June 2018
Nic easily beat the other company I asked to find a family holiday. It wasn't so much the price but the amazing level of service. Faultless.
Sent in by Katherine E
Loughton, 13 June 2018
Great service, Nicola listened to what I wanted and offered lots of great advice and options and was patient when I changed my mind (a lot!), end result is a fab itinerary and what I am sure will be an amazing holiday- thanks Nicola!
Sent in by Andrew Hall
Wansted, 13 June 2018
Very helpful and we certainly feel fully at ease as we embark on our holiday to Canada and USA.
Sent in by P Mackay
Essex, 13 June 2018
We have got to know Nicola well and her friendly, efficient and very knowledgeable help and advice has taken the stress out of finding and booking holidays.
Sent in by A Hall
Loughton, 13 June 2018
It was an absolute pleasure to discuss our travel needs with Nic who took the time to listen to what we were looking for and put everything in place for our holiday to Antigua . It was such a pleasant experience and not as stressful as trying to book a holiday on line. I will certainly contact Nic for our future holidays .
Sent in by A Orton
Weybridge, Surrey, 13 June 2018
We love Nikki's service, as we have always received a great experience when booking our holidays. We would recommend her to everyone. Thank you Nikki from the Ortons
Sent in by H Barker
Colchester, 13 June 2018
Nic was unfailingly polite, professional and extremely efficient but she also made my booking experience fun. It was a pleasure to deal with her.
Sent in by N Palframan
Buckhurst Hill, 13 June 2018
Nicola was very helpful in sorting out a family trip to Australia that involved multiple flights with different people.
Sent in by C Allen
Brighton, 02 May 2018
Nic provided an excellent service arranging a holiday for my daughter and niece post GCSEs. She went out of her way to find a hotel, flight and location that would suit the needs of the girls (and their mums!) She researched everything thoroughly for us to make sure it will be perfect for the girls. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her service and patience. She was happy to answer any questions and check other options for us at very short notice. I know this will be an amazing holiday as I have such trust in Nic.
Sent in by Terry Watts
Woodford Green, 26 February 2018
I would not hesitate to recommend Nic to anyone. She was extremely helpful in finding a great holiday for our large family and took care of everything very efficiently keeping us constantly informed on hotel choices, flights, etc.
Sent in by Debra Levy
Epping, 20 June 2017
Nicola has a 'nothing's a problem' attitude and is so helpful, just what you need when you are trying to book a holiday of a lifetime. We kept changing our minds/itineraries/flights etc. and it was never a problem. She was prompt in coming back to us, even at the weekend. She was full of suggestions to make our trip as special as it could be. We would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Nicola to anyone who is looking to book a tailor made trip or any trip. We have complete confidence in her and know that our trip is going to be one we never forget.
Sent in by Sara Harris
London, 05 June 2017
We contacted Nic for help with arranging our trip to Orlando. There were 9 of us travelling (from three different locations) and we had no idea of the best time to travel or the best place to stay so it was no small feat! Nic was efficient, professional and friendly from the start. She answered our many questions and provided a wealth of information to help us to plan our perfect holiday. We could not have asked for better service. She thought of every little detail and many things that we would never have thought of without her help. She was always available to help us and remind us of things that we needed to do before we travelled. We had the family holiday of a lifetime and it was thanks to Nic that it ran so smoothly. We were blown away by the amazing personal service that we received and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nic to anyone planning a holiday. We'll certainly be back!
Sent in by Laura Howe
Essex, 06 April 2017
Nicola booked our summer holiday last year for us. Complete friendly professionalism from the start. Everything was arranged, all the finer detail thought of and done. She totally understood our family needs and must haves and everything was perfect. We are a family of 5 (3 kids aged 11, 9 & 6) with high expectations. We had a wonderful, carefree holiday and we put that down to Nicola and Travel Counsellors. Booked again with her this year for a family holiday in Crete. We can't wait.
Sent in by P McKay
Essex, 17 March 2017
Nicola was most patient re my list of villa requirements and found what we wanted. She was always quick to reply and was friendly and efficient
Sent in by Chris Little
London, 17 March 2017
Excellent personal service such as I have never experienced previously.
Sent in by E L
London, 27 January 2017
We have just arrived at our hotel after a very smooth journey and transfers etc. It is absolutely fabulous!! The room is amazing and the hotel is gorgeous - understated and very upmarket. Thank you for organizing it all - really appreciate it!
Sent in by Laura Roase
Theydon Bois, 06 December 2016
Fantastic service. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks Nicola!
Sent in by Charlotte Fenton
London, 06 December 2016
Nicola has been very informative, giving us lots of information and guidance for our Florida trip. She has been patient with our many requests and has put our minds at ease about booking such an expensive holiday.
Sent in by Richard Barker
Epping, 30 July 2016
Nicola has now taken care of two fantastic holiday experiences for our family - from giving advice on destinations through to organising all aspects of our holiday plan, from door to door. She has extensive knowledge of the market and having spoken with us on numerous different destinations she completely understands what is important to us for a holiday. Whilst we have only booked two holidays she has also conducted countless quotations for us throughout the year and has always been able to provide us with a range of options on each occasion. I have already recommended Nicola to other friends, family and work colleagues and I think some have gone on to give her instructions - she is a fantastic advertisment for Travel Counsellors.
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 020 3051 1970