Hello and welcome to my home page at Travel Counsellors. My name is Serena McLaren and I live on the borders of Somerset, Wiltshire and Dorset and I am your local personal Travel Counsellor.
I have been in the travel industry for the past 35 years and am passionate about travel. My experience is not just in the leisure industry, but I also have a wealth of experience in academic and business travel. So if your trip is for pleasure, conference or for a business meeting then I am here to help you tailor-make your itinerary.
During my time in the industry, I have been very fortunate to visit many countries, and I have accumulated a wealth of experience to help you arrange your perfect holiday or business trip. Having travelled extensively in Australia, New Zealand, South America, Africa and Asia, I am able to put my experience to good use in arranging complex itineraries. However complicated you think your request is, I am here to be able to source the best flights, accommodation, car hire and tours to suit all needs.
Working from home means I have few distractions and am able to offer a bespoke service to all my clients. With our award winning technology I have access to all the industry names regardless if they are big or small. I can offer you the best value, best choice and best service.
So next time you are looking to book a trip for either business or pleasure, let me take away the stress and arrange it for you.
Thank you for visiting my home page and I look forward to your call.
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 David Vines
Oxford, 05 July 2012
Serena is incredibly helpful. She has arranged trips for me to Australia, once or twice a year, for more than ten years - I am a University Professor and go there regularly. She has also arranged visits for me to India China and to the US. She has also made arrangements for my family and a number of my friends. She always finds the best airlines, fares, and seating, and arranges stopover hotels. I have come to rely on her and trust her completely. Her service has been fantastic.
Sent in by David Townsend
Sherborne, 02 July 2012
Serena is a wonderful support to us;always cheerful,helpful and nothing is ever too much and we often give her quite challenging requests! We also hear from other clients, whom we know, who are exremely pleased with her and full of compliments. It is nice to see a photo of her as we speak to her frequently but hope to meet her soon!
Sent in by Erika Brown
Hemingford Abbots, 07 October 2009
Serena has booked three holidays for us - one ski, one summer and one city break. She has been exceptionally helpful. Nothing has been too much trouble for her to investigate and she has been very forthcoming with useful advice and tips. I have no hesitation in recommending her to family and friends and will most certainly be using her services again.
Sent in by Abdu Ahmed
Bradford on Avon, 02 October 2009
As a director of overseas operations for my company, I travel extensively around the world. These trips often include last minute decisions, specific date requirements etc. Serena has always tended to my queries with such promptness and detail. As a result of the long years of dealing with Serena I have now become accustomed to a very high level of service that I do not think anyone else could provide.
Sent in by Steve Moss
Bath, 30 September 2009
Serena has handled my personal holiday plans and our company travel for a considerable time now and has done a fantastic job, always saving us cost and finding the best flights and destinations even when we present impossible schedules. Thank you Serena.
Sent in by Gerry Prout
Swindon, 29 September 2009
I have known Serena for over five years. I am most impressed by her unfailing cheerfulness, her ability to find solutions and her total commitment and professionality. Serena's arrangements have always worked for me.
Sent in by Duncan Currie
Christchurch, 29 September 2009
Serena is the perfect travel agent. Really. She is reliable, flexible, creative, always trying to get a good deal and always good humoured in the face of repeated changes and hiccups. She is available at ridiculously short notice and always comes up with the necessary suggestions. She has massive experience, including having managed numerous travel agencies. I really can't recommend her highly enough.
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 01963 458670