Hello, I’m Steve, and I’d like to thank you for checking out my webpage.
My love of travel, combined with over 30 years in the industry, puts me in an ideal position to arrange the perfect holiday for you. I’ve travelled widely and have a personal knowledge of many destinations, and I combine that with a level of service you’ll rarely find.
As a Travel Counsellor, my passion is helping people to have holiday experiences they love as much as I’ve loved mine. Whether you want a once-in-a-lifetime holiday, a family break in the sun, a honeymoon to remember, or an intimate romantic getaway — my experience and service are at your disposal.
My award-winning brand of service gives you peace of mind, whether it’s from knowing your holiday’s 100% financially secure, the hassle-free preparations, or the confidence that I’ll painlessly sort out any issues that may arise while you’re away.
My comprehensive service covers all the extras you might need, from booking airport lounges, hotels and parking to transfers and car hire at your destination. I can help with visas and advance airline passenger information, and I’ll sort out any special arrangements with the accommodation or reservations at local restaurants in resort.
So, I’m sure you’re asking now, how much is all this personal service going to cost you?
The answer’s nothing. I don’t add an extra charge to book your holiday, any more than a travel agent or tour operator does. The difference is, you can phone me any time, and you won’t be put on hold or get passed between staff. You only deal with me — in person, if you prefer, and at your convenience — and my passion is not only to meet your expectations, but to exceed them.
I offer independent, unbiased advice. Although I sell standard tour operator packages, I also have hundreds of flight, accommodation and transfer alternatives at my fingertips. The award-winning technology Travel Counsellors has pioneered lets me tailor everything to suit your needs, often below the standard price, and every penny is 100% protected by our unique financial trust.
I've been lucky to have travelled extensively, on cruises and city breaks, giving me personal knowledge of many of the destinations I offer in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.
96% of my customers say they would recommend me to their family, friends and colleagues. If you want to join them, phone or email me at your convenience and let me help you turn your holiday and travel dreams into a reality!
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:-
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.
13 September 2020
Having sent numerous customers to this enchanting holiday spot I have been wanting to visit Kalkan for longer than I remember and I was not disappointed. The town has so much charm and character and the local people are wonderfully friendly, warm and inviting. I stayed at the Samira Exclusive hotel in the heart of the old town that had marvellous views over the bay. Kalkan has a unique cosmopolitan feel that draws back discerning visitors year after year. For me there were too many wonderful things to do and see to mention so here are some of...
15 December 2018
I stayed at the Alkyon Hotel close to the Harbor on the edge of Skiathos Town. It has an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, a bar offering drinks and snacks, a roof top terrace where breakfast is served with stunning views over the harbour. A comfortable hotel with Greek hospitality. Turn right when leaving the hotel and its just 5 minutes’ walk to the centre of the bustling but chic Skiathos town. It’s well worth spending some time wandering around Skiathos Old Town, admiring the architecture and sniffing out trendy boutiques in the narrow backstreets. I initially...
20 June 2018
I stayed at the simple taverna style Lara hotel located in the picturesque village of Lourdata. Situated on a hill this comfortable small hotel boasts Greek hospitality, an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace with a bar offering drinks and snacks. The long and sandy Lourdas beach in Lourdata attracts plenty of tourists and locals due to the exceptional location and the crystal-clear waters. There are plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, water sport facilities, beach bars, mini markets and many taverns and restaurants. Wherever you choose to stay you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to the...
03 August 2017
People ask why they should book with me over another travel provider, this blog from one of my customers shows the type of experience you get when you book with me - and how I’ll always go the extra mile to create something really special for you and your family. "When I wanted to propose to the love of my life I knew that I had to find something really special to mark the occasion, I searched for weeks and tried to find a luxury location with the accommodation that was right for us. I looked everywhere I could but kept...
08 April 2017
My first stop was Antigua where I stayed at the adults-only Pineapple Beach Club. The hotel is situated on a stunning stretch of white sand beach and has the reputation for being among the friendliest and most authentic all-inclusive resorts in Antigua. The hotel offers five dinning locations, three bars, two freshwater pools and complimentary non-motorized watersports and a spa. I hired a car for a couple of days which is well worth doing and drove all over the island stopping to view some of the breathtaking scenery and beaches that vary in size and seclusion and to carry out some...
21 April 2016
Cork and Killarney: The emerald Isle - highly recommended for a short break or longer stay. Having previously visited Dublin twice, I wanted to try somewhere different in Ireland. I flew from London to Cork and collected a car at the airport and spent two nights in Cork, a city which is steeped in history. Ireland's third- largest city began life as an island and now spans both banks of the River Lee, with watery channels running beneath some of its main thoroughfares. The best way to experience this hilly southern seaport is on foot, following the signposted walking tour...
04 October 2013
Barbados is the gem of the Caribbean Sea. It is one of my most visited and favourite destinations! Just 21 miles long by a smile wide (14 miles), this paradise island with palm trees swaying in the tropical breeze, coral pink and white sand beaches all washed by the emerald and turquoise warm waters of the Caribbean has something for everyone! Having gained its independence from Britain in 1966 it still keeps a lot of its British heritage. Made up of 11 parishes, the island is affectionately referred to as “Bimshire” or “Little England”. I have found Barbados and its people...
15 September 2013
I stayed in the luxurious 5-star Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda. The hotel is part of the Bahia Principe hotels and resorts made up of hotels in Punta Cana, Bavaro, Amber (adults only) and Esmeralda. When staying at Esmeralda, you get access to the facilities of all the other properties, which include pools, bars and a la carte restaurants. The hotel fronts a tropical beach of white sand lined with palm trees that is lapped by the warm turquoise Caribbean Sea. It has a main pool near the beach with music and entertainment and another quieter pool further back. The...
15 November 2009
Following a superb overnight flight with SriLankan Airlines we arrived in Colombo, the island's capital. Here I began my one week’s tour around this fascinating island. First stop was Habarana and I checked into the 4* Cinnamon Lodge. From here, we had a trip out to climb to the top of Sigiriya Rock Fortress, stopping partway up to have a look at the cave paintings. On the rock’s summit are the ruins of the King’s Palace, bath and terraces with amazing views for miles looking out over the fascinating countryside, in the distance I could see a herd of...
Sent in by David Irwin
Chelmsford, Essex, 13 August 2021
Great service, very thorough and professional. We have already started recommending Steve to our friends!
Sent in by Sophia Severn
Ingatestone, Essex, 10 August 2021
Can’t thank you enough for booking and overseeing our holiday. Yet again you got it spot on. All our needs and wants were catered for (as usual) can’t wait for you to book next years adventure for us
Sent in by Jenny Evans
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, 07 August 2021
I book all my holidays with Steve Fletcher as I am assured of first class reliable and friendly service. In Steve's capable hands I have no worries and am able to relax and enjoy my holidays with nothing to worry about..
Sent in by Julie Allen
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, 21 July 2021
Booking with Steve was great. Very attentive and quick with his search for a great holiday for us. It added a personal touch when booking our holiday.
Sent in by Valerie Fitzpatrick
Timperley, Cheshire, 23 June 2021
Another fabulous holiday booked for next year to Sandals with our Travel Counsellor Steve Fletcher. Steve dose a great job, And travel counsellors were voted the best at looking after their customers when it all goes pandemic
Sent in by Viv Davies
Sale, Cheshire, 18 June 2021
Steve always provides a speedy professional service. Steve is a very friendly and very knowledgeable person who is always willing to give advice to mark and I. Steve has obviously travelled a lot so he can recommend destinations and hotels. We always used to go to holiday shops before to book a holiday, not anymore our experiences booking with Steve has been simply the best and we will continue to book many more holidays in the future, thanks Steve.
Sent in by Joel Miller
Ware, 02 September 2020
Steve provided an excellent service! I left it late to book a holiday but Steve saved the day, providing a number of suitable options and taking care of every aspect of the trip. He genuinely cared about finding the best resort and was quick, thorough and very pleasant to deal with. I will definitely be recommending Steve to family and friends.
Sent in by Paul Nash
Ware, Hertfordshire, 01 March 2020
Steve was very helpful, nothing was too much trouble as we looked at different travel options. Once we had decided where to go it was all sorted out extremely quickly and professionally. Steve had helped our son by arranging flights to San Francisco on a student exchange in January 2020 and because of the service we had then we had no hesitation in contacting him to arrange our trip.
Sent in by Carole Brown
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, 19 February 2020
I would recommend Steve 100 percent he always goes above and beyond the call of duty , I always know he is there should I have any problems
Sent in by David Skinner
Markyate, Hertfordshire, 03 February 2020
A special shout out to Steve Fletcher of Travel Counsellors for organising such a great trip to Australia and New Zealand. I think it was 12 different hotels/apartments, 9 car transfers, 3 different car hires, 2 rail journeys, 7 flights, 2 boat trips and umpteen trips out including a great tramway dinner. It all worked like clockwork - just the mischievous weather to contend with. Great job Steve. Thanks
Sent in by Barbara Clark
Orpington, Kent, 09 January 2020
You are helpful and you make it personal. Love dealing with you.
Sent in by Laura Khan
Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, 04 January 2020
Our first Sandals holiday, Sandals is the way forward, each dinning experience in the restaurants I would consider fine dining, the food was amazing! Sandals Barbados Staff were also excellent and really nice! The perfect holiday.. a big thank you to Steve Fletcher our Travel Counsellor who always exceeds our expectations
Sent in by Alan Levy
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, 13 December 2019
Steve is extremely helpful in advising and coming back with suggestions when I have booked trips through him.
Sent in by Jenny Evans
Welwyn Garden City, 13 December 2019
Nothing is too much trouble for Steve. He takes an enormous amount of pride in selecting superb locations and hotels. He always goes the extra mile, nothing is too much for him. All we have to do is sit back and enjoy ourselves.
Sent in by Gerald Wald
London, 13 December 2019
I CAN'T fault about my holiday, from beginning to end. The details you provided, the car pickup and the Hotel, the bedroom and food was more than I expected. The entertainment and dance classes were most welcoming as was the staffs efficiency. I would certainly recommend you to All my friends.
Sent in by Heather Gray
Harpenden, Hertfordshire, 13 December 2019
I've booked a number of South East Asia holidays with Steve, he's knowledgeable, efficient and an absolute joy to deal with. Everything is so straight forward when I leave it with Steve. If you have had a great score of either a 9 or 10 why not give the customer a quick call to say thank you.
Sent in by Daniel Poullais
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, 04 November 2019
Another holiday booked through Steve. Once again great advise, research and time spent finding the exact holiday too tick all our boxes. Really looking forward to going in 2020. We will be booking again
Sent in by Julia Godfrey
Waltham Abbey, 30 October 2019
We are back from our travels!! We had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for organising it all for us. Everything went to plan - you made sure that our holiday went smoothly! We really appreciated the welcome card and gifts at our hotels, that was a very nice touch. It was also nice to get our welcome home card. Our drive from Portland to San Francisco was absolutely beautiful. The drive along the Pacific coast is just stunning. We took lots of photos but they do not justify it. It was really worth the drive. We easily found places to stay - so all worked out well. The hotels you chose for us were lovely. The hotel at Seattle had wonderful views of the city. The hotel at San Francisco also had views over the city . it was a lovely suite. we were so pleased. We made the most of our time and we did an awful lot. We enjoyed the hop on/off bus and the Alcatraz trip was great. - we have a lot of happy memories!
Sent in by Vivien Davies
Sale, Cheshire, 26 September 2019
Great service from the lovely Steve always at the end of the phone and what he promises is what you get nothing is too much trouble always very prompt replies to e-mails could not ask for better service will always recommend Steve to friends and family
Sent in by Lesley Birks
Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, 21 September 2019
Back home after the best time ever, I just want to say a massive thank you to Steve Fletcher who took care of our holiday arrangements from getting quotes and reviewing hotels right through to a welcome home card waiting for us on the mat.....he booked our excursions, transfers and printed off all the paperwork, even got us an upgrade, I truly wouldn’t book a holiday without him! Anyone thinking of booking a holiday seriously let Steve take care of it...he’s just brilliant. Thanks Steve, will be in touch soon for the next adventure
Sent in by Valerie Fitzpatrick
Altrincham , 10 September 2019
Sandals South Coast Jamaica.We booked this with Steve over a year ago. We have just returned today from the best beach holiday we have ever had. The personal service Steve provided from booking stage to the postcard that arrived on our return. Even the full set of tickets in a personal folder was a lovely touch. What great service and genuine concern that we had a fantastic time. We really did Thomas cook flights were fine with plenty of leg room. Sandals South Coast is amazing. The rooms the room views. All beachfront. Loads of space with big comfy couches and fire pits. We never struggled to get sun beds there are loads. Lots of quiet spots. Plenty of pools. Beach is beautiful, So Many favourite restaurants and bars we didn’t even get round them all. Staff are very attentive, food and drink is the best I have had anywhere. Can’t recommend this hotel enough. And we would definitely book with Steve again. He’s very passionate about travel. Knows his stuff, and basically looks after you every step of the way. Fantastic holiday. Thank You.
Sent in by Hazel Dorrington
Ware, 28 August 2019
We can't thank you enough for organising our ‘Inghams’ marvellous special Golden Wedding Anniversary Holiday. Everything went to plan without a flaw. The Hotel Eiger is fantastic and our room had an unbelievable view of the mountains. We couldn’t praise the staff enough who would provide anything you needed. In our case some large safety pins to mend a back pack strap and a plug adaptor. We were glad we had booked half board, the food was excellent and we even had a packed lunch every day that we hadn’t expected. Although I had taken a hot jug so we could make hot drinks in our room there was also coffee on tap at the reception. We were invited to a cocktail party where the champagne flowed and the hotel family owners chatted and told us the history of the hotel. We found all the transport very easy and the Inghams rep was on hand to answer any questions as were the hotel staff. We expected to spend a lot of money but as we had our meals catered for and the half fare rail card this was not the case. We managed to do all the mountain trips on our agenda and visit the best waterfalls, and also fit in some walking and village visits. A fantastic and unbelievable holiday, many thanks Steve.
Sent in by Helen Khan
Enfield. Middlesex , 13 July 2019
Steve has been my travel counsellor for the past couple of years and I have never been disappointed with his advice and expertise in arranging my holidays- nothing is too much trouble. I have recommended Steve to friends and family too without hesitation. Always friendly, always helpful and very knowledgable. Keep up the great work.
Sent in by Mehmet Salih
Enfield, 07 June 2019
With the help of Steve he gave us an opportunity to see Mexico , which the resort was amazing clean & people there were very happy & helpful. If the chance comes again for us to use Steve I would not hesitate to do so & I would recommend Steve for others to use too ! Steve had all the right answers & with the holiday payments it made life alot easier to go to such a lovely destination!!!
Sent in by Emma-Jane Smith
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, 29 May 2019
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for arranging a holiday of a life time for us, we cannot fault the holiday in any way. You were always there ever step of way right from beginning in choosing our holiday, all our queries before going, checking us in at airport and also in resort when we had a small hiccup with some missing luggage. I cannot thank you enough for all your efforts and wouldn't hesitate in recommending your services to my friends. It was a hassle free process dealing with travel counsellors, meaning we had a holiday of a lifetime. Thank you again, can wait to book our next adventure with Steve from Travel Counsellors
Sent in by Kay & Jon Hopkins
Hertford, Hertfordshire, 24 May 2019
Steve arranged our pearl wedding anniversary trip of a lifetime to Cuba which was a fantastic holiday from start to finish. Everything was sorted brilliantly and all the little extras made it even more special. Would highly recommend Steve and would defo use him again.
Sent in by Helen Khan
Enfield, Middlesex, 22 May 2019
Steve is superb- always helpful and knowledgable. I have already recommended Steve to a family member who was also pleased with the holiday arrangements made.
Sent in by Clive Travers
Ware, Hertfordshire, 21 May 2019
Steve was really helpful finding me the tailormade holiday that I did not think was possible. All areas were covered, even airport parking! Well pleased, will use again and recommend.
Sent in by Julia McNamara
Waltham Abbey, Essex, 03 May 2019
We are having a great experience dealing with Steve, He has been very helpful and we are really looking forward to our holiday.
Sent in by Catherine Neale
Great Dunmow , 27 April 2019
We have been using Steve Fletcher’s travel services for nearly ten years now, over the years Steve has embarked on finding us the most amazing holiday experiences which in turn has given us some of our most cherished memories. Steve’s attention to detail is tremendous, Steve’s knowledge of the travel industry and global destinations gives us the confidence to travel safely whilst exploring the culture of far away places. Steve’s personal service puts our needs first underpinning the whole booking giving us the most out of our holiday experience. Thank you Steve for all your hard work
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 01992 878350