One of my early childhood memories is me as a small child sitting on the hall stairs with an Atlas, flicking through the pages and being fascinated by all the different countries in the World and all the destinations that there was to explore.
My interest in travel stayed with me and as teenager when my carers advisor at secondary school asked me what I wanted to do when I left school I straightaway had no hesitation of saying I want to be a “Travel Agent”.
True to my word my first job when I left school at 16 was in the local Travel Agents as Trainee travel agent, getting on the job experience and attending college to get my travel qualifications. I soon became an Assistant Manager and then a Manager of a Travel Agency before setting up “Sue Fleet Travel Counsellor” nine years ago. Having been travel industry now for 24 years I still love the job and enjoy helping people travel and make those special holiday memories.
During my career, I’ve been fortunate to visit lots of destinations on work trips and my own holidays which always helps to really get to know a hotel, resort or area and to enhance my knowledge. I usually compose blogs, do site visits and take photos so that I can pass on useful tips and suggestions to customers.
Some of the destinations I have visited:
Austria, Dubai, Croatia, Ireland, Lake Garda, Bahamas, Norway, Disneyland Florida & Disneyland Paris, Germany, Australia, Tasmania, Abu Dhabi, Belgium, Greece, Spain, Canary islands, Morocco, Turkey, Mauritius, Seychelles, Mexico, Thailand, St. Lucia, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Dominican Republic and enjoyed cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, New York, Rome, Verona, Dubrovnik, Hong Kong. Safari experience in South Africa. Skiing in France, Austria, Bulgaria and Italy. I have also been lucky to experience cruising too.
I treat every enquiry as if it were my own holiday - ensuring you have the best holiday possible. With hectic modern lifestyles and careers, planning the perfect holiday has become just another stress. That's where I come in. With my travel service, I'll build you a travel plan based around the things you love to do.
As a Travel Counsellor, I have the best technology and access to special rates, offers and latest travel information. Every booking is 100% protected by the Travel Counsellors Financial Trust and ATOL - and that's peace of mind you can't put a price on! Why waste time searching on the internet? Make it easy for yourself, and give me a call!
Sent in by Angela Clarke
Keswick, 14 April 2015
Sue arranged our trip of a lifetime to the Maldives/Dubai. The personal service we recieved went above and beyond all our expectations. Our holiday was perfect....we had the most amazing time and brought home some very happy memories. Sue Fleet made our holiday, even contacting the hotels in advance to arrange dinner reservations. The hotels even knew it was our anniversary so lots of lovely treats were provided!
Sent in by David Swindlehurst
Carlisle, 08 April 2015
My wife & I travelled to Koh Samui, Thailand this year. Sue recommended the Bo Phut resort & Spa. This was an excellent choice of accommodation. It was in good walking distance from the bars & restaurants and set on a beautiful quiet beach. The staff, food & room were all first class. To break the journey up on the way home we had two nights at the Grosvenor House in Dubai. Sue really excelled in her hotel advice here. I can honestly say it was the best hotel I have ever stayed in. All round a thoroughly enjoyable holiday which was perfectly planned for us by Sue.
Sent in by Mark Walker
Wigton, 15 May 2013
A fantastic unrivalled experiance booking with Sue
Sent in by Shirley Hoggan
Selkirk, Scottish Borders, 15 May 2013
We were recommended Sue by a friend. We are so glad we used her as her service is outstanding. She has helped plan our trip to New Zealand and Australia as well as finding us the best price, times and routes. She organised our visa for Australia and also our travel insurance. I will recommend her to friends without a doubt and will certainly use her company again as it’s made it all very stress free for me.
Sent in by Clare Horsburgh
Keswick, 15 May 2013
Our family request for a holiday was certainly far from straight forward with a specific tick list to meet. Sue took on-board the challenge and found us a great family holiday that met all our requirements. Despite the fact I changed the goal posts a few times she was so helpful. We will be using her again for future adventures.
Sent in by Douglas Grierson
London, 15 May 2013
Sue gave us brilliant guidance and insight into the resort. It was a great service.
Sent in by Ken & Margaret Porter
Carlisle, 11 June 2012
Sue is a fountain of knowledge and what she does not know she will find out. She has arranged all our holidays for many years and always given us 1st class advice. It has got to the stage where she will tell us that we would not like that hotel but you will love this one! She has never been wrong yet and can't wait for our next trip to Abu Dhabi.
Sent in by Ed Radcliffe
Langwathby, 31 May 2012
I have booked numerous flights with Sue for over 3 years, after being recommended to her by an old work colleague and I only have good things to say about her service. She is very efficent and helpful often out of her working hours. Sue makes it so easy to do, giving options and prices for what you are looking for. I have recommended her to other family members and friends who as a result employ the service. I would like to thank her for her on going hard work
Sent in by Ian & Gill Ridley
Penrith, 26 April 2011
Just returned from an amazing holiday to New York. The travel arrangements have been first class, the hotel was exceptional and we can't thank you enough for covering all our requirements that we requested, right down to restaurant recommendations! Thanks for everything Sue. Brilliant!
Sent in by Helen Dixon
Carlisle, 24 March 2011
Sue is always very helpful and gives lots of sound advice. She is very organised and makes booking a holiday or flights such a breeze. Thank you and I looking forward to booking further holidays with Sue.
Sent in by Helen Storey
Canonbie, 21 February 2011
I have used Sue's services for the past 9 years to book all my holidays. She has booked everything; all inclusive family holidays, city breaks and luxury holidays with friends. Everytime she has come up with exactly what we wanted and done everything for us from booking flights and taxis to and from airports to high tea at the Burj in Dubai. Sue I dont know what I would do without you.
Sent in by Tony & Amanda Singleton
Great Strickland, PENRITH, 16 February 2011
Sue has been arranging holidays and mini breaks for us for the past 3 years. Her service has always been exceptional and she always finds us exactly what we want; we have never been disappointed. We feel like we are getting a very individual and personal service and would never go back to using a high street travel agent, that's for sure!
Sent in by Romey Murdoch
Dollar, 15 February 2011
We appreciate Sue's travel business knowledge and experience and her pleasant and organised manner. She knows the kind of holidays we like and advises us accordingly. She also makes herself available to answer any queries.
Sent in by Sarah Baker
Brampton, 15 February 2011
All I can say is excellent. It is not an easy task to get the Baker family across to the other side of the world and back, but you did it with ease. Nothing was forgotten and it was all executed with military precision. A real pleasure to work with - where are we going next?!
Sent in by Chris Savory
Carlisle, 12 February 2011
Sue is excellent, friendly and efficient. She went to great lengths to arrange a holiday in India that met our requirements. She also did a great job on negotiating the price and responding to all our queries. We had a superb holiday. We are using her services again this year and would recommend her unreservedly.
Sent in by John & Julie Wright
Carlisle, 10 February 2011
We have known Sue as our travel agent for over 10 years. Sue knows what we like and dislike from a holiday and will always get the best deal for us. Sue has always made us feel special and that she values our business. There have been occasions when Sue has found a holiday for us, but maybe the time isn't right, and we have never felt that we have wasted her time. We would always recommend Sue to friends.
Sent in by rachel woof
penrith, 10 February 2011
I have been using Travel Counsellors for the past 6/7 years and dealing direct with Sue for the last 4 years. The personal service I receive makes the world of difference to me when booking my holidays and I would not use anyone else now. After recommending Sue to other family members they are now using her for their holidays and are very happy with the service.
Sent in by Eddie Gilbertson
Carlisle, 09 February 2011
My family and I have been using Sue for several years (around 10+) for business and leisure travel. She has always been helpful, reliable and a pleasure to work with. Her advice is always accurate and reservations are made promptly at the best price. I am in the travel business and know how important it is to have a reliable agent. I do not hesitate in giving her the highest recommendation.
Sent in by Louise Kneath
Carlisle, 09 February 2011
The service we received from Sue has been outstanding. She has a arranged a fantastic honeymoon for us with everything we asked for and more! We will most certainly contact her again to arrange all of our other travel arrangements.
Sent in by Rachael Bell
keswick, 08 February 2011
We had the most fantastic time in Barcelona. I had the best birthday. Sue sorted everything out for us from smashing easy flights to getting picked up at the airport to a beautiful hotel to champagne and fruit in the bedroom. Also recommended the most fantastic restaurant for an evening meal. A REALLY PERFECT BREAK. THANK YOU.
Sent in by Fiona Swindlehurst
Carlisle, 08 February 2011
We wanted a hassle free relaxing January break in the sun. On Sue`s advice we opted for Barbados and were certainly not disappointed. Everything was perfect. Sue also booked our holiday to Dubai last year and that too was excellent advice. I would have no hesitation in using her as my travel advisor for future trips.
Sent in by Peter Nelson
Keswick, 09 April 2010
As owner of The Bond (James Bond) Museum in Cumbria and Cars of the Stars Motor Museum I often have to travel the World in search of new exhibits and it's so important to have a reliable and efficient organiser to arrange my travel requirements. Sue Fleet, Travel Counsellor is the person I rely on for these services because her knowledge and research on your behalf is second to none. Recently with the BA strikes she constantly kept me updated with developments and would have gone to great lengths to rearrange my schedule if necessary. I would therefore certainly highly recommend her for all your travel requirements.
Sent in by Judith Armstrong
Carlisle, 14 August 2009
Sue is absolutely brilliant. We have just returned from a fabulous holiday in Dubai and thanks to her excellent knowledge and advice we had a wonderful time. I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone. Superb customer service and all from the comfort of your own home! Thanks again Sue.
Sent in by Emily Greenhow
Keswick, 28 January 2009
What can I say...Sue is fantastic; she always goes out of her way to give me the best that she can for my money. I go on holiday every year and I first used Sue's help last year and it ended up being the best holiday I've had. I'm currently using her help for my holiday this year and she has given me some fabulous choices in Mexico and I cannot wait to get it booked! 100% brilliant!!
Sent in by TREVOR AND DIANE ROBSON
THRELKLED , KESWICK, 28 January 2009
We are really happy with the service in finding our holiday exactly how we wanted it and overseeing our travel arrangements with such personal attention and shopping around for the best prices for us all.Thank you we will definitely recommend your services.
Sent in by Tim Parsons
Carlisle, 28 January 2009
Sue was really helpful with our booking for Florida. She couldn't do enough for us and has always been able to answer any questions we have had. First class service - highly recommended.
Sent in by Hayley Hodgson
Keswick, 27 January 2009
Was very pleased with the service that Sue provided. She worked tirelessly to find a holiday that would suit us, and we were very hard to please! she also found it at a price that was under our budget. We will definitely use her services again.
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07 August 2017
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