Hi, I’m Paul Lamb and I am a Travel Counsellor based in Brentwood, Essex.
I have worked in the travel industry since 2004. Before becoming a Travel Counsellor, I was a travel services professional for companies in both the leisure and corporate sectors, based in the Square Mile.
I specialise in First and Business Class travel, and am able, through my extensive knowledge of airlines and hotels, to enhance my clients’ travel experience.
With family living in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, travel has been a large part of my life. I have been able to visit more than 80 countries and have also been able to combine travel with my favourite hobbies – golf and snowboarding.
My experience, expertise and professional service will enable my clients to enjoy their travel, whether it is for leisure or business.
I look forward to helping you so that you, or your family, can travel in style.
Please contact me at a time that suits 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 Roger Tallentire
Essex, 02 July 2019
Clients can be so choppy and changey, and we are no exception, in fact we have possibly been a real pain with our booking through South America & ending with a cruise around The Galapagos Islands. What makes it so good is that Paul just takes it on the chin and gets on with it. He is always cheerful. I know it goes with the job, but if nothing is too much trouble it makes you feel that you matter most, which doesn’t always happen in life these days. Such a nice guy too.
Sent in by Catherine Wenn
Essex, 31 May 2019
Always so helpful for our trip to Florida. Great advice and go out of their way to find what you need. Highly recommend.
Sent in by Mavis Humm
Essex, 31 May 2019
Thank you Paul for our wonderful holiday to Grenada . You have always tailored arrangements and got the best deal for us, and been on the end of the telephone if we have had any problems.
Sent in by John Clements
Somerset, 31 May 2019
The extraordinary itinerary for our trip to Australia & New Zealand covered everything we had requested and more, our needs were perfectly catered for.
Sent in by Gordon Cheek
Essex, 21 February 2019
Just wanted to say thank you for all the travel arrangements you put into operation for our holiday in the Philippines & Dubai. The hotels were well located and comfortable. It was well worth paying the extra for the two seats together on the plane with Emirates Airlines. It was good to know you were on hand if we had had a problem and would not hesitate in recommending your service to anyone thinking of travelling either long or short haul. Will definitely use your service again in the future.
Sent in by Graham Norton
Essex, 24 January 2019
Excellent service, Paul is most helpful and very pleasant. Came back quickly with a quote for exactly what we wanted for our trip to Vietnam, and on agreement and payment documents followed immediately. If the holiday is as good as it sounds will definitely use Paul again
Sent in by Andrew Smith
London, 16 January 2019
Paul has great professional integrity,expertise in the field and offers service with a very friendly attitude that makes a long standing customer seek him out and become a dedicated customer. Thanks for your prompt processing of our forthcoming cruise.
Sent in by Lochan Kunkun
Brentwood, Essex, 06 December 2018
Paul was very knowledgable and helpful for our trip to Mauritius and secured the best deals for us. We would willingly recommend his services.
Sent in by James Lewis
Essex, 06 December 2018
Paul, thank you for arranging our family holiday to Spain. The flights and transfers worked perfectly and the hotel was fantastic. Service at the hotel was the best we have ever experienced. The saving you were able to provide gave us the ability to afford a lovely break.
Sent in by Louise Izatt
Harlow, Essex, 27 September 2018
Paul was really helpful and professional. He made travelling to The Philippines easy and would also book travel with him from now on.
Sent in by Simon Edwards
Surrey, 23 September 2018
Paul was fantastic at arranging our trip to Cambodia. From advising what to see and do based on his own travel experience to finalising our itinerary, he took care of us at every step. Paul even made sure we had the right visas and prepared our documents before we left. A truly 5* service. Thank you Paul!
Sent in by James Power
Billericay, Essex, 24 August 2018
Great Counsellor, perfect service. Makes the experience a lot less stressful
Sent in by Nuala Edwards
Surrey, 17 August 2018
Very happy with the service! Thanks!
Sent in by Gordon Cheek
Essex, 31 July 2018
Paul has been exceptional he has always been helpful when ever we have called for our trip to the Philippines
Sent in by Martin Brodie
Essex, 22 June 2018
Paul, you did a brilliant job finding that business class fare to Sydney; what tremendous value from the wide range of options you offered, and it meets our requirements perfectly. Thanks also for the suggestion of a beach holiday in the Philippines on the way back. We would never have thought of that; appreciate your first-hand experience. Really looking forward to this and future trips.
Sent in by Ryan Neil
Essex, 19 June 2018
I rarely send feedback, but having been recommended Paul by a colleague - I have just booked with Paul for a third time - I wanted to share want a great experience I had with him. Paul is a breath of fresh air. Enthusiastic about travel and so diligent about my wants and needs. He also had first hand experience of the places I was interested in visiting, and so able to make suggestions about my trips, to maximise my stay at each location. Could not recommend Paul highly enough. Thank you
Sent in by Colette Dauchy
London, 12 June 2018
I just wanted to share how much we enjoy dealing with Paul Lamb at Travel Counsellors. A friend recommended him and we are so glad we made the switch from our regular travel agent. The service was much more personal, he is customer focused, cheerful and always willing to help you find the best travel options armed with a ‘how might we’ attitude. We had the most idyllic holiday in the Seychelles in April –4 nights at the Constance Lemuria on the island of Praslin, followed by 3 nights at the Constance Ephelia in Mahé - a little slice of paradise. Both resorts were relaxed yet high-end with exquisite service but not over the top, all thanks to Paul’s expert advice!
Sent in by Nigel Kirby
Herts, 08 June 2018
Paul was very helpful, I needed some advice on an area and hotel. Paul gave me a few options and prices to choose from and some guidance on what may be good. I would be happy to recommend Paul.
Sent in by Sian Brickell
Essex, 15 February 2018
Paul was really professional, enthusiastic and helpful with regards to our trip. He was willing to amend and make changes to provide us with the perfect itinerary.
Sent in by James Porter
Essex, 31 October 2017
Excellent. Would recommend to all my friends
Sent in by John Porter
Solihull, 31 October 2017
Paul was excellent in finding me accessible accommodation first class chap.
Sent in by Steven Britch
Brentwood, 18 July 2017
Paul's knowledge, enthusiasm and patience with me changing the booking around a bit was all first class and I have already recommended friends to him.
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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.
31 May 2019
Every sport has its home and the home of F1 and the most looked forward to event for the entire year is the Monaco F1 Grand Prix. This year 2019 is the 90th year of racing in this small sovereign city state. We stayed in nearby Nice, only 15 minutes away by train at only €4 each way. Our hotel was right on the beach, Beau Rivage Hotel. We only booked the small lead in room type as will knew we will be at the race most of the day and into the night! Friday was spend just exploring the very...
18 December 2018
With no direct flights operating from the UK to Cambodia we flew with Malaysian Airlines via Kuala Lumpur. Our first stop is Siem Reap to visit the temples of Angkor. We stayed at the lovely and very stylish Shinta Mani Angkor Hotel. Located in central Siem Reap only 200m from the river and just a 7km drive from Angkor Wat. Over 2 days we explored with our driver and guide the architectural masterpiece Angkor Wat (the world’s largest sacred building), Prasat Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of The Leper King. The complex is vast and wished we had longer...
26 October 2018
With over 1000 coral islands in 26 atolls and over 100 hotels/resorts to choose from, The Maldives has something for everyone that wants to experience these beautiful islands. I have been lucky enough to visit here four times over the years, and still plan to visit again and again but listed below are the hotels I have enjoyed. Four Seasons Kura Huraa Just a short 25-minute speed boat ride from the main island, this is beyond 5 star luxury. Plenty of space and comfort is the order of the day here. The Beach Bungalow pool villa we stayed in was 700sq ft...
25 September 2018
Singapore is one of my favourite cities to travel to. With so many great hotels to choose from I've been lucky to have stayed at the Shangri-La on Orchard Road, The Park Hotel, The Fairmont, Mandarin Oriental and the iconic Marina Bay Sands (M.B.S.) However, if you do want to visit this melting pot of a place and can only do it once then do it over the F1 Singapore night Grand Prix! You will find the whole country in party mode and there is a real feel-good buzz around everywhere you go. Any trip here you will have to included travelling...
23 September 2018
For those who would like to travel to the United Arab Emirates but find the prices of Dubai and Abu Dhabi too high, I can recommend travelling on to Ras Al Khaimah, just a 90-minute drive from Dubai airport. We stayed for 5 nights at the Hilton Al Harma resort on an all-inclusive basis. As you drive up to this hotel passing the nearby golf course, the first thing that strikes you is the hotel is low rise and only 2 stories high and most rooms are in separate blocks from the main hotel dotted around the grounds. We booked the...
06 September 2018
Beautiful scenery and stunning architecture the capital of Hungary, Budapest has it all and to make it even better, one weekend every year it hosts the Formula 1 Grand Prix motor racing event. All just a 2hr 30min flight away this is a great long weekend destination even if the racing is not on. We stayed for five nights at the 4-star Hotel President. A great hotel with a lovely roof top bar/restaurant and situated a few blocks from the River Danube and The Parliament Buildings. Every city I visit, one of the first things I like to do is jump on...
13 July 2018
With over 7,000 islands it can be hard to know where to start when looking at a holiday to the Philippines. We opted for travelling with Singapore Airlines (my favourite airline) direct into Singapore for a few days before heading onward to the island of Cebu. Cebu has some stunning resorts such as The Shangri-La but we were looking for something smaller and more remote. Therefore, from Cebu we took a two-hour ferry to Bohol island before transferring on to the island of Panglao. It must be said that from the airport through the ports is very hectic and we were pleased...
26 June 2018
The Annapurna Circuit Heading to the Himalayas is on a list for many people but many treks can seem very daunting. The Annapurna Circuit can take you around this stunning part of the world for three weeks. However, if like me that sounds too much, you can just enjoy a small part of this trail without the highest level of fitness. With all tours through Nepal you start in Kathmandu. A busy city where it seems everyone is either on its way to the mountains or just returning. My first morning was an early rise for a scenic flight above the clouds...
22 June 2018
I am often asked what my best trip is and without fail it must be seeing the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. I can truly say that of all the trips I have been lucky to go on there are few experiences that compare to spending time with mountain gorillas. Rwanda is a land locked country in Central East Africa, bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and D.C. Congo. Just saying it sounds like an epic adventure! The day starts early with a 7am briefing at the park headquarters. Here you meet the rangers who will look after you as you trek up...