As a customer centric professional with over 10 years travel industry experience, I promise that I won’t just take your booking – I will dedicate my time, knowledge and passion to turn your holiday dreams in to a reality.
My love for travel started when I took off to Europe at the age of 17 with an Interrail ticket and £500. Since then my travel needs and style have evolved, especially now that I have a young child. My experiences have ranged from budget breaks to 5 star luxury and I have travelled independently, taken group tours, rushed around cities and lingered on beautiful beaches. Your travel preferences are personal but I believe every trip, big or small, is special and I will take the time to learn what’s important to you before bringing your ideas to life.
I have been fortunate enough to travel many times to Australia and I am an accredited Aussie Specialist. I have also travelled extensively throughout Asia including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China, Malaysia and Indonesia. Other trips have taken me to South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, America, Fiji, New Zealand, Iceland, Italy, Spain and more. And for the destinations I haven’t yet visited? My previous industry experience gives me a head start and nothing gets my juices running more than researching and learning about a new destination. There is no need for you to waste your precious time trawling the Internet – let me take the hassle of planning your holiday out of your hands. I want to make your entire experience a pleasant one, not just the trip itself.
Being fully independent means I have the freedom to take time to get to know you personally and the flexibility to deal with your queries in a way that suits you – including evenings and on weekends – before, during or after your trip. Being part of the Travel Counsellors network means that I bring all the benefits of booking with a large high street travel agency without the impersonal service. I have access to thousands of hotels, flights and experiences with the buying power to secure the best rates and the special relationships with suppliers to ensure your holiday runs smoothly.
I’m really looking forward to helping you plan your holiday and providing you with nothing less than the service and treatment I would expect myself. So, please get in touch today and let’s work together to fill your life with experiences and turn that dream into a plan!
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Here is our collection of holiday ideas that will do you the world of good in 2021.
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.
17 August 2020
Whilst Covid-19 travel restriction were eased over the summer months I was lucky enough to enjoy my own family holiday to Crete. This year it was so called for and gave me a much-needed chance to rest, recharge and revitalise. Travel in a pandemic bought new experiences but not necessarily all bad. Luton airport was very quiet, especially for the time of year; it was definitely the most pleasant airport experience I’ve ever had! There are lots of signs to remind us of the precautions to take. Hand-sanitiser is plentiful and airport seating is labelled to facilitate social distancing. Wearing...
20 November 2019
Cruising is one of the fastest growing sectors of the travel industry. With this in mind I took the time to speak to one of my clients about why he continues to choose cruising for his holidays? What first appealed to you about cruising? The main thing that appealed to me about taking a cruise was the fact that, on any one cruise, I could visit so many different destinations and I wouldn’t have to worry about the travel arrangements once I’d boarded the ship. It’s a wonderful experience to wake up in a new port with the anticipation of exploring somewhere...
01 September 2019
I’m one of those people who fall squarely in to the category of being lured by far flung places. When I first packed up my backpack it was for Thailand. On my gap year I went to Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji. It is only since having my daughter that Europe has really piqued my interest. But this summer we opted to plan an English staycation renting a beautiful cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset and set about exploring the Isle of Purbeck. We lucked out on being away during the hottest August Bank Holiday weekend the UK has ever seen. Spending...
21 June 2019
Often once you have kids everything that you previously looked for from a holiday changes. My husband and I spent our early 20's seeking adventure. Climbing Mount Kinabalu, overlanding through Southern Africa and backpacking around Australia. Then as we got slightly older, we luxuriated in top end hotels like the Shangri-La, enjoyed fine dining at Michelin star restaurants and sought unique experiences such as pizza making in Naples. These days as busy parents of a 4-year-old, holidays are less about what we want and more about creating memories for my daughter whilst allowing us to enjoy time together as a family....
29 December 2018
A growing wish list of travel destination comes with the territory of my industry. Each new enquiry pulls me in to hours of research that ignites my own passion to explore. With that in mind, here’s what’s on my 2019 travel wish list…. 1. Cyprus After the success of our family beach holiday in Lanzarote last year I’ve set the bar quite high. Daughter Cleo now expects waterslides, mini discos and ice-cream on tap from her holidays! Including Cyprus on my wish list is a bit of a cheat as I have in fact already booked to go this summer. I chose Cyprus...
26 September 2018
It’s been nearly two years since we took a family beach holiday but, with my daughter starting pre-school this year, I knew that I had to squeeze in another trip before we get bound to school holiday timetables. I’d heard many good things about Lanzarote but have never been despite it being one of my top selling destinations so that sent it high up on my wish list. I picked the Iberostar Lanzarote Park as it is newly renovated, good for families and with an all-inclusive option. Landing in Lanzarote I was surprised how picturesque the landscape is with pretty...
25 June 2018
For several reasons my husband, 3-year-old daughter Cleo and I decided to holiday in the UK this year. Some good friends have recently moved to Newtonmore in the Cairngorms National Park, so we built our holiday around visiting them. However, me being me the plan quickly escalated in to a full-on road trip around Scotland. In our pre-child life, my husband and I have great memories of traveling in a campervan throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as in a full size super RV around California, so this seemed like the best way to do it. I love motorhoming...
03 April 2017
BUY THEM A SEAT Even though technically infants can sit on your lap and don't need to pay for their own seat until they turn two, if you can afford it then once your baby turns in to a quite large, fully mobile toddler I would highly recommend buying them their own seat. On our flight, last year to Khalkidhiki we were fortunate enough to have a spare seat next to us on the way out and it made the journey so much easier than on the way back when I had to try to contain my wriggling 18 month old...
23 January 2017
GETTING THERE There's no hiding from it, Australia is a really long way away. If you've never travelled that far before this can feel quite daunting. Sadly, there is nothing I can do to help shorten the journey, but I will help ensure the trip is as stress-free as possible. All flights from the UK will touchdown at some point en-route to Australia but you will often have the chance to stopover and stay a few nights on the way. Typical stops include Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong. Most airlines offer this stopover at no extra charge making it a fabulous opportunity...
29 December 2016
As someone who is travel-obsessed, I've got a confession to make; the last few years have been a bit quiet on the travel front. Making a small person means the sum of my foreign travels in 2015 and 2016 consisted of a one-week holiday to Greece in September. As amazing as my new life adventures have been, I'm hoping 2017 will see us dig out the passports a bit more. Here's what's on my travel wish list for 2017... JAPAN I know, I know. Japan is not the first place you think of when travelling with a toddler. But, my husband’s best...
20 December 2016
Back in September we went on our first foreign holiday with our then 17-month-old daughter to Halkidiki in Greece spending a week at the 5-star Sani Resort, a 50-minute private transfer from Thessaloniki airport. FAMILY HOLIDAY REQUIREMENTS I've planned a lot of holidays in my time, both for myself and my clients, but choosing where to go for this trip (our first holiday as a family) was a slightly different experience. I'm usually more of a do-er on my holidays preferring sightseeing, culture and experiences to laying on a beach. But nearly a year and a half of parenting a child...
Sent in by Brianne Stolper
London, 11 April 2021
A friend suggested I employ Rebecca to help me get to see my father in South Africa after he contracted Covid. I am so glad I did. Rebecca was just amazing. Not only was it a difficult time for me personally as my father died not long after I arrived in Cape Town but with the pandemic it was extra hard to get flights etc. When South Africa was put on the ‘Red List’ and it looked like I would have to go to a quarantine hotel on my return to the UK, Rebecca agreed to help me when I came up with the idea to travel home via Egypt for ten days. She was very clear on the risks involved from the start and yet still helped me find an alternative to staying in a quarantine hotel. She steered me away from a poor choice of resort and booked my flights and a great hotel in El Gouna. Not surprisingly, she had to change my flights back to the UK a few times due to cancellations, as has been happening a lot during Covid times. I am now back safely in the UK. Throughout the whole process, Rebecca kept me up to date with changes to travel legislation, and all the requirements I needed to fulfil both going to South Africa and for my return. She checked in with me for every leg of my journey. She was immensely kind and supportive on a personal level when things were really tough for me during my father’s illness and after his death. I really couldn’t have managed my travel arrangements without her. When I finally arrived home, there was a lovely ‘welcome home’ pack waiting for me from Rebecca. Rebecca - I cannot thank you enough for helping me through this stressful travel process, you were truly amazing! I cannot recommend you more highly.
Sent in by Penny Beral
Radlett, 03 January 2021
As we all know 2020 was not an easy year for the travel industry. About 18 months ago we booked an independent holiday to Sicily for October 2020, this was a week in a villa taking part in 2 courses, cookery and photography. We wanted to add to the week but realistically we had no idea if the holiday would take place. I spoke to Rebecca who came up with some suggestions, after we tweaked it a bit, we booked it with Rebecca. She organised flights, hotels, car hire for us. When one flight was cancelled, she immediately contacted us with some alternatives, not the usual “it’s cancelled what do you want to do”. The thinking was done for us. We did not know if we would get away right up to the day before our trip. Rebecca was regularly in touch reassuring us and keeping us up to date with all the government changes in the UK and Italy. 3 days before we were due to return home from our brilliant holiday, the UK changed the rules and we would be returning to 14 days in quarantine if she had not been on the ball. We were luckily able to change flights, miss very little of a holiday but be back in the UK before the Quarantine rules applied. Travel Counsellor service is second to none and Rebecca was reassuring, showed her expertise and used her knowledge to book us a holiday in 2020. Not many people can say they had a holiday abroad in 2020. One thing I learnt from all this is trust an independent travel company do not just go online and book because it is very hard to sort out on your own. We will use Rebecca and Travel Counsellors again.
Sent in by Paula Pierce
Camden, London, 16 November 2020
Rebecca has booked two holidays for us now including our honeymoon and first wedding anniversary weekend away and they were both amazing! We have just booked our third one and I am 100% confident that it will be just as amazing as the others! Rebecca takes the time to get to know what you like and don’t like and books the holiday around that! She thinks of everything and has a huge amount of experience and knowledge when booking holidays! She puts a personal touch on all her holidays and I can’t ever imagine booking a holiday without Rebecca now!!
Sent in by Melanie Guy
Palmers Green, 16 November 2020
Amazed that finding a holiday could be so simple with Rebecca! Excellent process, would highly recommend.
Sent in by Leisa Sizer
Northampton, 16 November 2020
As first time cruisers Rebecca was great in being able to give us advice on where to go and also the best cabin to select and other additional options to select (i.e. onboard spending money, coach transfers to Southampton etc,). In addition I had a few questions around the coach transfers all of which she was able to answer straight away. This is the second holiday I've booked with Rebecca and I wouldn't hesitate to book with her again or recommend her to family, friends or colleagues.
Sent in by Mohinder Dhiman
Altrincham , 16 November 2020
Rebecca has been amazing in helping us find a staycation. Rebecca sent over a great variety of locations and cottages and we could have picked any. We had a chat with more specific requirements as I kept changing my mind on specifics. Within an hour Rebecca sent the perfect location and break for us. I would thoroughly recommend her expertise. It’s the second time I have been mega impressed. If you would like someone to take the hassle out of your hands and receive a fantastic experience call Rebecca. Thank you and we cannot wait!
Sent in by Ushma Dando
Stroud Green, 16 November 2020
I could not recommend Rebecca enough for your travel needs. Rebecca found a perfect holiday for us after one initial conversation detailing our needs. Before we left Rebecca added some unique touches to our trip which we weren’t expecting (especially for a toddler in tow). But the most amazing thing was how Rebecca handled everything while we were on holiday. The destination we were in had already started to shut a lot of things down after day 2 due to Covid-19, which meant we were on a different holiday to what we had planned for our daughter and the events in the UK were fast developing soon after too. Rebecca constantly stayed in touch with us throughout and helped us enjoy what we could by putting our mind at ease at every stage. Rebecca, you are truly amazing and wishing you all the best during these tough times ahead.
Sent in by Sharmee Mavadia
Edgware, 31 October 2020
I've used Rebecca at Travel Counsellors for the last 3 years to book a number of holidays. Rebecca takes the time to understand what we wanted from each holiday trip and is able to put together options that suit our requirements - she gets what we want and her options are spot on. She's quick to respond and help wherever possible - and goes the extra mile!
Sent in by Sajni Shah
North London, 23 October 2020
Rebecca was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish - she is a lovely, warm and genuine person who deeply cares about providing the best holiday experience for her clients. She found the most perfect holiday home for my family and I, dealt with our conflicting demands patiently, and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday! I highly recommend her to all I encounter.
Sent in by Dana Burstow
Palmers Green, 23 October 2020
Intelligent, sensitive, personal service . Rebecca has organised a few things for us. A trip to NZ via Hong Kong, a UK overnight stay for our wedding anniversary and an aborted trip to Sydney. Each was different but each showed how good Rebecca is at her job. The NZ trip was fiddly because we were mixing it up staying with friends etc and that did not phase Rebecca. She checked every hotel in advance to remind them to put twin beds in for our late teenage children and thought about every detail of our trip such as driving distances, outings to go on, restaurants, etc. We had booked the flights with another agency but it was Rebecca who told us about the need for admin for arriving in NZ. The overnight stop in the UK was tricky again - we had pretty weird requests - not far from the M6, mid wayish between London and Manchester, stylish, open restaurant on a Sunday night (not that easy...) and somewhere nearby to go for a long walk. Rebecca came up with 3 options - all feasible and the one we booked came with a free welcome cream tea and a cocktail before dinner. Just great. The trip to Sydney was cancelled due to Covid and although Rebecca does not earn anything from doing cancellations she gave us advice about how to handle the situation and completed all the dealing with the airline keeping me informed at each stage. You just feel she is on your side and takes time to understand what it is that you want to do. If I were taking a UK break now, rather than endless scrolling through options and trying to find out availability, I would just ask Rebecca to help. She's great.
Sent in by Serena Manda
Barnet, 23 October 2020
I can't thank Rebecca enough for helping me with our UK break for next year. It was for a group of friends & we had quite a few specific requirements & she found us exactly what we were looking for & saved me a lot of stress organising. Highly recommend Rebecca. Thanks again
Sent in by Rose Flint
Winchmore Hill, 23 October 2020
Rebecca from Travel Counsellors is fantastic. She knows the travel industry inside and out and is professional, friendly and consultative. She really listened to our brief and came up with the ideal holiday for us. I’ll definitely be booking with her again in the future.
Sent in by Sophie Fleming
London, 23 October 2020
Rebecca went above and beyond to give me a great travel experience booking with her. After our fist enquiry she sent through some options pretty much straight away within the parameters of what we were looking for. She helped us get a great deal and provide a personal service taking care of additional travel arrangements and ensuring that we had a pleasant stay. The personal touches made all the difference and I would highly recommend booking with Rebecca for her excellent service.
Sent in by Hayley Sizer
Leicester, 23 October 2020
I gave Rebecca an outline of the kind of break I was after and she returned to me with a range of well researched options that fitted my request. The option I eventually selected (they were all so good, it was difficult to choose!) was perfect for my needs and I had a wonderfully relaxing time.
Sent in by Penny Beral
Radlett, 21 October 2020
Rebecca was so helpful from the moment we contacted her. She found some stunning hotels in Sicily within our budget and in great locations. She organised car hire and flights. More importantly she kept in touch before the holiday and whilst we were away which was so reassuring. Just before we were due to come home the travel corridor Covid 19 restrictions changed for Italy and she advised us with enough time to change our flights, and we were able to return a day earlier than planned. I have complete confidence in Rebecca's ability to book holidays and she has a wealth of knowledge of travelling aboard.
Sent in by Doug Clelland
Chipping Norton, 21 October 2020
Where Rebecca Berzins finds the time to continuously deliver a personal service is anyone's guess. But she does, time after time, providing significant added value to the experience of travel.
Sent in by Karen Konowalchuk
Muswell Hill, 29 August 2020
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for booking our last minute holiday to Paxos! The villa and island were just perfect for us, fantastic value and would really recommend. It was so easy to book with you, and literally have it all sorted door to door including parking at Gatwick. It was also much appreciated how you guided us through all the additional covid related admin tasks, even messaging while you were on holiday, thank you! It wasn't the holiday we had planned but really we had an amazing week and without you I don't think we would have gone anywhere other than a two night Legoland break, which was all we could come up with by ourselves that Friday morning when it became evident we couldn't go to France..
Sent in by Penny Beral
Radlett, 16 August 2020
Just want to thank Rebecca Berzins for her patience and knowledge when helping us book an extra week away in Sicily. She went the extra mile, gave us great suggestions and reasons why the hotels would suit us. Even though everything was done by e mail I could feel Rebecca's smile when reading the e mails. Nothing was too much trouble. Now just hoping we will get away in October, but I know if there are any issues Rebecca Berzins will be there to help us sort them out. I would highly recommend her business particularly at the moment it is so important to have the backing of a Travel company when booking a holiday.
Sent in by Katie Burke
Winchmore Hill, 10 August 2020
Thank you so much for this. You have been wonderful throughout this whole experience, from the initial request, keeping us up to date about the situation and then getting all of our money back on our behalf. I’ve been raving about you to everyone I know! We will certainly be in touch when we’re ready to book a holiday again.
Sent in by Rebekah Satwick
Bounds Green, London, 17 February 2020
Although we were already set on our destination and hotel, Rebecca was able to suggest suitable alternatives that offered us better value for money and were less costly than our budget! Would definitely recommend
Sent in by Laura Edwards
Northampton, 11 January 2020
Rebecca was so lovely, she listened to what I wanted and did brilliantly at covering them all in the options provided. She was also very understanding of the tight budget I had offering only what was within my price range and not trying to encourage me to book something more expensive.
Sent in by Alexandra Beckwith
London, 20 November 2019
Rebecca has been a pleasure to work with, everything has been very well communicated and she has taken away any of the stress of holiday planning
Sent in by Molly Taylor
Winchmore Hill, 20 November 2019
I can’t imagine booking a holiday without Rebecca now, she has found the most perfect locations, facilities and amenities for my family on each of the trips she has booked. Rebecca is very quick to respond and is super organised, she takes away all the stress of booking and getting on holiday!
Sent in by Claire Whitehouse
Palmers Green, 20 November 2019
Rebecca is amazing. She listens intently to what we need, using her knowledge and expertise to come up with suggestions we just would never have considered. She’s also really patient, giving us the space we needed. Most importantly she is so passionate about what she does! She genuinely cares about making our trip the best, and that is why we will always recommend her!
Sent in by Victoria Hall
Palmers Green, 08 October 2019
As always Rebecca was fabulous at helping me find our short break. She worked hard to fulfil all of the criteria despite a tough budget. Thanks as always x
Sent in by Stacey Stoba
Winchmore Hill, 28 August 2019
This is the 3rd family holiday booked for us by Rebecca and once again she didn’t disappoint! We had left it late to book for the summer and also had a very tight timeframe and Rebecca still managed to offer us a few incredible choices that fulfilled all our requirements. Rebecca knows us now and I was confident our holiday would be great and it was. The reason I use Rebecca is her incredible customer service. She is flexible and finds time to talk to us around our families busy schedule. She goes the extra mile when it comes to prepping our holidays and when we’ve had a hiccup whilst away she’s been on hand to help us out! Holidays are so important and can be stressful making those decisions she makes the whole process a dream!
Sent in by Tanja Muenchrath
Palmers Green, 19 August 2019
Rebecca goes out of her way to find amazing holidays and we have had a great time again whilst booking with her and enjoying a carefree stay in a wonderful hotel! Thanks for making holiday planning easy for us!
Sent in by Leisa Sizer
Northampton, 19 August 2019
As soon as I contacted Rebecca to discuss my enquiry about booking a holiday to Cyprus she provided me with some advice on hotels and was able to find exactly what I was looking for at a good price. Just to add Rebecca was very flexible with her availability to discuss the holiday and didn't hesitate for me to contact her on a Saturday evening to make the booking (as she wanted to make sure the price didn't change and my room choice was still available; which might not have been the case if left overnight to make the booking). Excellent customer service and I wouldn't hesitate to contact Rebecca for any future bookings and will recommend her to friends and work colleagues.
Sent in by Lucy Lynch
London, 19 August 2019
Rebecca organised our holiday quickly and efficiently within a couple of days, including a few changes we needed to make. It had taken us months and we hadn’t got very far at all. Thanks very much. We’re looking forward to some winter sunshine.
Sent in by Alison Tritschler
Enfield, 07 August 2019
Rebecca is lovely and was fantastic to deal with. She sorted my booking really quickly and made the whole process easy and convenient. I’d definitely recommend her and use her services again.
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 0203 432 4720