To those who can dream there's no such place as faraway...
Hello, my name is Pat Wright and I am a Gold Travel Counsellor. I am here to help you turn your travel dreams into reality. I have worked in the travel industry for over 35 years and during this time I have experienced lots of wonderful destinations around the world and I have plenty of useful tips, helpful information and advice to give to you when you are thinking of planning your next holiday.
Whether you are looking for a European city break, a cruise, or that once in a lifetime experience, I can help. Over the years I have visited North America including Florida, New York, Las Vegas and San Francisco, Canada including The Rockies, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec , New Zealand, Australia, the Far East including Thailand, Malaysia and Borneo & China, the South Pacific, North, South and East Africa including Namibia, the Middle East including Dubai, Oman and Jordan, Peru, India, Nepal, Mauritius, The Seychelles and much of Europe and I am happy to share my knowledge of these places with you to help make sure your next holiday is just perfect.
Imagine being able to arrange your next dream trip from the comfort of your own home or office, always being able to speak to the same person at a time that is convenient to you. I have access to over 3000 suppliers which means I can tailor-make exactly the right holiday for you at a competitive price.
So for a fast, friendly and efficient stress-free way to book your next holiday give me a call or drop me an email.
Remember of all the books in the world the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.
I look forward to hearing from you.
'Helping to turn your travel dreams into reality'
Sent in by Larry Barr
Abridge , Essex, 08 June 2018
I have been dealing with Pat now for almost 20 years which, in itself, should say it all. She is meticulous, professional and never fails to deliver exactly what I need in a holiday, from my honeymoon to a weekend away. I would advocate her services wholeheartedly.
Sent in by Derek Phillips
Ivybridge Devon, 22 May 2018
I have relied on Pat providing my travel arrangements for quite some years often several times per year, whether for city breaks or international holidays. She has always been able to find the right balance for me between comfort and price. My experience is that she is reliable, approachable and available if there is ever a problem whilst I am away, sometimes of my own making. In today's world I could book flights, hotels etc. on-line but working with Pat she is able to bring more options for me to consider and therefore I get better solutions for what I am trying to achieve. In summary I would say over a long period she has proven to be consistently responsive and dependable.
Sent in by Neil Loveys
Plymouth, 22 May 2018
Pat's knowledge of travel is exemplary. She is always willing to assist in any matter and gives excellent advice, ranging from which seats to book on a plane to the best places to stay at your destination. She has always provided excellent value for money and no task is too small. We have been using Pat for 12 years and will continue to do so for many years to come
Sent in by Jo Wilkins
Wivenhoe , 21 May 2018
Pat has been helping us with our travels for over 15 years what I like is her great knowledge and is never pushy just very helpful. We had to cancel and re book our last cruise 3 times due to personal reasons Pat was helpful above and beyond short of waving us off was helpful all throughout. Thanks Pat
Sent in by Sandra Few
East Brent, 21 May 2018
Pat has always been very helpful and we have been able to contact her out of hours if we have had a query Pat is excellent and has arranged some wonderful holidays for us. We would not book a holiday with any other company.
Sent in by Tina Hornshaw
Biggleswade, 19 May 2018
I love Pat! She is an amazing Travel Counsellor. From arranging our wedding venue to flights for a back-packing adventure in South East Asia to a Euro Camp in Italy to remote private villas around the world, there isn't anything that this woman can't find for you. Over the years I have watched Pat's business grow and it is always a privilege to speak to her. Think of Pat and it means exciting times ahead! She takes all the hassle and worry out of organising a trip. I never go anywhere without her! Long may she continue! Thank you Pat. Love ya!
Sent in by Maria Gough
Harlow, 18 May 2018
Pat has been my Travel Counsellor at least 15 years - she has sent me all over the world to some amazing places. I know my holiday arrangments are in a safe pair of hands and, on the rare occasion when there’s been a blip (earthquake, volcanic eruption etc), she keeps me updated and advised. I feed back to her what I enjoyed most or less about my experience and so, over the years, we have built up a good rapport. Planning holidays can be hard work - so it’s great to have someone who already knows what I like: we make a good team!
Sent in by Mike & Chris Neal
Epping, Essex., 17 May 2018
We would not consider going on holiday without contacting Pat, she takes all the stress out of all the booking, nothing is to much trouble. Talking to Pat is like talking to a friend, her help and suggestions on booking off shore trips is so helpful passing on personal tips of what to see in so many ports of call. Over the years Pat has organized many different events and holidays for us that we constantly sing her praises whenever holidays are mentioned to friends and family alike. Pat has just organized our holiday for 2019 cruise, and we know all is sorted. ( Marks out of 10, 12 every time )
Sent in by Ann Scott
Saffron Walden, 17 May 2018
I have found Pat to be attentive to our needs, happy to seek alternative choices. We have always been pleased with the results and will recommend her.
Sent in by Karen C
Kent, 15 May 2018
Pat has been organizing holidays for us for five years and we cannot speak highly enough of the service which she provides. Arrangements are impeccable and prices competitive. Pat is unfailingly helpful and efficient, she has taken the time and trouble to understand what we want - and do not want - and she has always given us excellent advice. As a result we have had some wonderful holidays in Europe, Canada, the United States, North Africa and the Far East. We have thoroughly enjoyed them all and we have some fantastic memories. On the one occasion when locally made arrangements proved to be not quite what we had hoped for Pat quickly resolved the situation to our entire satisfaction. We could not have asked for a better response. We would unreservedly recommend Pat to anyone who is looking for a wonderful, personalised holiday experience.
Sent in by Kerry Hall
Benfleet, 13 May 2018
I have booked holidays through Pat for over 15 years, including my honeymoon. The reason why I continue to do so rather than book elsewhere is because of the wonderful service I have received over the years from Pat, with her professionalism, helpfulness and attention to detail. When I book a vacation this way I am always assured that it will be everything my husband and I wanted. Thank you Pat for all the past vacations and the ones in the future I will be booking with you.
Sent in by Stuart Courtney
Purley, 10 May 2018
Following a recommendation, we have now used Pat's expertise on quite a few occasions and have found her to be excellent at spotting holiday opportunities and for getting us very good deals. We would highly recommend her services.
Sent in by Nick Hart
Reading, 12 October 2017
I have been working with Pat for a couple of years - she has organised multiple holidays for us - most recently a 6 week trip around Australia, Tahiti and Bora Bora. The itinerary was executed seamlessly and I have since recommended her to other friends and colleagues. More importantly she has provided her contact details where there are problems and has dealt with minor issues with great expediency and execution. I wouldn't hesitate to use Pat again and we are in regular contact to talk about holidays. I cant recommend her highly enough.
Sent in by Stephen Cooper
London, 11 October 2016
I have used Pat for the last 11 years for a very good reason - she works tirelessly to get you the best possible deal. For my most recent booking (Dubai in June 2017), I also tried two other travel agents that were recommended to me; one a supposed Middle East specialist and one a friend of a friend who actually works as a travel agent in Dubai. Firstly they couldn't match the price Pat quoted me but their service left so much to be desired that I don't know where to begin. So to summarise... Just use Pat. She is extremely personable, extremely professional, listens to what you want and then provides it with minimum fuss. What more can you ask for in an agent?
Sent in by Stephen Cooper
London, 05 June 2015
Well here is the thing... Pat recommended the hotel and it could not have been more perfect. I chose the specific room, Master Suite 100. Pat did say to me, very tactfully, "Are you sure Charlotte will like that? It is quite distinctive..." I was convinced she would. Well, Pat was right (as ever!). We ended up switching rooms because Charlotte was scared of the faces in the stained glass windows. The hotel was fantastic about it and gave us a lovely room as an alternative which we were more than happy with. Anyway - note to self - always listen to Pat because she knows best!
Sent in by Leanne Gregory
Bishops Stortford, 27 November 2014
I have had the most amazing time in New York, which was surprise for my partner. I told Pat my budget and what I wanted and she was more than helpful, nothing was a problem. We stayed in a beautiful hotel on Times Square. Pat arranged everything from flights to meet and greet (parking at Heathrow) and even called the Airlines late the night before we were set to leave to confirm. I was checked in (one of the airlines website was down). We had such a wonderful trip and it was all to the thanks of Pat, having a Travel Counsellor who has visited the place you want to go is so helpful, she gave me tips on where to go and even booked my helicopter ride over the Statue of Liberty. Thank you Pat for all of your help and making wonderful memories for my partner and I.
Sent in by Jackie Parkin
Stockton-on-Tees, 20 March 2009
Pat Wright is not just our Travel Counsellor but our car hirer, insurance broker, bureau de change, advisor and most of all our friend. Pat is the most honest, helpful, friendly and trustworthy travel advisor we have ever had the pleasure of doing business with. Not only do we trust her to make all of our travel arrangements we even trust her enough to actually choose our holiday destinations for us; we tell her roughly what we are looking for and the budget we are working to and we are guaranteed that she will find us somewhere fantastic. We have travelled all over the world on Pat's recommendations. Europe, Thailand (more than once), Borneo, Africa, Virgin Islands, America, Caribbean cruise, Egypt ,etc. I could go on forever about the beautiful places we have visited all thanks to Pat. We have of course recommend her to our friends and family who are all happy to book their holidays with her too, we wouldn't go to anyone else. So Pat what we would all like to say to you is - Thanks for the memories, without you we wouldn't have had them.
Sent in by John & Susan Beaumont
Haywards Heath, 13 June 2008
I must say that Pat Wright and Travel Counsellors provided excellent service in booking and amending our recent tour to South Africa. Pat was very attentive to our queries before departure. When there was a problem in South Africa which had the prospect of escalating, one phone call to Pat in England and it was resolved to the satisfaction of all. We have no hesitation in recommending Pat and Travel Counsellors and will definitely use them for future trips.
Sent in by Tina Hornshaw
, 04 February 2008
Well what can I say? Where do I begin? You're the best! From finding B&B's, Weddings, Beer festivals to even Dog sitting, you can find them all. You take the stress out of making travel arrangements. You give the personal touch without ever meetingyou and manage to find exactly what we're looking for every time. You're an absolute pleasure to do business with. In fact you feel partof the family! Some of the holidays we've had will leave us with memories that will last a lifetime, and that's thanks to you. So 'Thank You' for looking after us all these years. Long may it continue. We'd be lost without you!
Sent in by Lesley Lant
, 04 February 2008
Pat has helped on many occasions to find the very best possible holiday within a budget to suit our needs. Pat is our personal holiday advisor. Whether you want to stay at a particular resort, travel at a certain time, have a room with a view or just want to ensure you are getting value for money, Pat will have some great ideas and solutions. I wouldn't go anywhere else. She has travelled extensively herself and also has a great team behind her at Travel Counsellors. I recommend you call her and see the difference she can make for your next holiday - you'll be amazed.
Sent in by Jill Fisher
, 04 February 2008
I would recommend Pat when booking any type of holiday, she was extremely helpful when planning my daughters wedding in Antigua for a large group & was very knowledgable about the best places to visit. Pat also booked a fantastic cruise for my husband & I to celebrate a special occasion.I have passed on her number to many friends & wouldn't hesitate in contacting her again to plan our future holidays.
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