Hi I’m Rob. Originally from Ireland, I now live in Hove with my young family.
I caught the travel bug in my early twenties, travelling extensively throughout Asia and Australia. Since then, my 15 year career in luxury and tailormade travel has taken me to many places including New Zealand, South Africa, the Middle East, Mauritius, South America, the States and Canada, Europe and in the last few years, the Caribbean islands with two kids in tow!
I have had an exciting and varied career which has included managing the training department of a Which Award winning travel company renowned for its consistently excellent service. This was followed by a senior management role for a leading luxury operator, overseeing a team of 60+. Having left the spreadsheets and reports behind and I’m back doing what I enjoy. Travel Counsellors has given me the opportunity to take personal service with my clients to the next level.
My areas of expertise are tailormade, luxury, long haul and corporate travel. This includes luxury resorts, honeymoons, safaris, touring, cruises, fly-drive holidays, rail journeys and even all of it put together!
Tailormade holidays are my passion, the more complex the better. I take pride in offering unique multi-centre holidays not found in a brochure. You don’t have to spend hours researching ideas online, I’m here to take away the hassle, provide inspiration and impartial advice. Unlike booking online, you don’t need to compromise on protection, personal service and expertise to get the most for your money.
With luxury travel being my forte, I will find your perfect holiday, honeymoon or trip of a lifetime. Having long specialised in first and business class travel, I have arranged some of the most luxurious trips and experienced first-hand some of the finest hotels worldwide (La Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires being a personal favourite). Luxury doesn't have to mean expensive and with my industry knowledge, I strive to save my clients money.
I also deliver the same level of personal service to my corporate clients - for more information visit my Business Travel page (link above).
‘Sales go up and down, service stays forever’.
I’m available by phone, email or home visit so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Irish clients can find my contact details at https://www.travelcounsellors.ie/robert.kiernan.
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:-
Sent in by Ann Penfold
Southampton, 22 September 2019
I have had the best holidays when Rob has booked them, the most memorable beingThailand, visiting Koh Samui, Koh Panang and Koh Tao all beautiful islands and amazing hotels. I am off to Rome later in the year and I know it will be a good, well organized trip with a nice hotel. Rob has a knack of understanding what you want and matching you up with the right holiday, I would absolutely recommend booking your holiday with him.
Sent in by Rose Bardell-Cox
Crawley, 22 September 2019
We have just got back from our fantastic honeymoon organised by Rob. It was exactly what we wanted. It was really nice not knowing where we where going to be staying the next night but knowing it would be somewhere fantastic as Rob had organised it. He made it simple and hassle free because every small detail had been taken care of, meaning we were free to relax and enjoy every second of it. He came up with some brilliant ideas of things to do/ places to stay and had organised with the hotels loads of extra details to make our honeymoon even more special. We could not recommend him highly enough and have already passed his information on to some other of our friends who are getting married next year.
Sent in by Tony Kelly
Kent, 02 September 2019
Rob has been a great help and adviser. Always there with good advice, accessible, even when you’re in a different time zone and want a change of plan. Happy to help at any stage even when that is just blue sky thinking and always willing to invest the time to create your perfect travel plans regardless of whether you ultimately make the trip
Sent in by Peter Morris
Uckfield, 14 June 2019
Following a recommendation from my son, I have found my first experience to be an extremely good one. Rob has taken a lot of trouble to prepare various options, taking into account my preferences and the agreed booking was carried out very promptly and efficiently. The App is amazing and is by far one of the best I have used, giving clear, precise details of my travel plans. I will certainly be recommending Rob to others.
Sent in by Pauline Jordan
Brighton, 23 April 2019
I have already been singing Rob’s praises far and wide! An absolutely fantastic service carefully tailored to our wants, needs and budget. Really friendly, helpful and efficient. Made what could have been a time consuming job for us totally painless. He really does go the extra mile, for example in advising about vaccinations and so on. Would wholeheartedly recommend.
Sent in by Caroline Briggs
Cambridge, 18 December 2018
Rob is super efficient at getting your trip ‘up and running’ and nothing is any trouble, he makes sure you are happy with everything. I have booked previously with Rob for a family holiday and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and book through him in the future - he takes out all the stress!
Sent in by Samantha Jackson
London, 17 September 2017
Rob was friendly and efficient, I would happily recommend him to family and friends
Sent in by Stephen Kendall
Southampton, 17 September 2017
Rob has shown he has vast experience and knowledge of long haul travel. We were keen to travel to Australia and he has been very helpful in giving tips and advice on possible additions or changes to make our holiday a better experience for us.. We were extremely impressed with his professionalism and helpfulness. He helped us tweak our plans to suit our vision of how our holiday should be and prices were very competitive. Nothing was too much trouble, even contacting us outside of the normal office hours to ensure we were happy with everything. Perfect Travel Counsellor and have recommended him to friends already.
Sent in by Hannah Price
Leeds, 30 June 2017
Cannot recommend Robert enough. I can't believe booking a bespoke holiday could be so stress free......Part of me is still wondering if there is a catch...it's unbelievable how easy it was...it's a tailor-made holiday in amazing hotels and we didn't lift a finger! And he made it cheaper than if we had booked our own hostel and flights!!!
Sent in by Dave Bennett
Hampshire, 08 May 2017
'Rob has been helping me with my travel arrangements for many years. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the travel industry and is able to advise on all areas of the world and all types of trip. If you add to that his very pleasant manner and the great value for money he provides, you really couldn't do any better than Rob for all your travel requirements. The other impressive thing about Rob is that his involvement doesn't stop once the booking is made, he has been very helpful to my friends and I on a number of occasions when we've run into problems on our travels.If you're looking for an excellent travel consultant, look no further than Rob. I can't recommend him highly enough.
Sent in by Garry Bond
Sheffield, 17 January 2017
Rob provided me and my friend with a fantastic service when we went to the Far East and while we were there his help was invaluable, not sure what we would have done without you when the Tsunami struck and completely changed our travel plans for the Japanese leg of the visit. Completely insignificant compared to the tragedy that unfolded but you provided a real lifeline while we were far away in a foreign region at a time of massive devastation and disruption to normal life. I can heartily recommend Rob and the very personal travel service he offers - he will not let you down.
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 01273 256930