Based in Bristol

Thea Gillingham

Available for new enquiries

Looking for help with your business travel? Find out how I can help here

It's Nice To Meet You

My name is Thea, originally from London, I moved to the South-West for university and decided to call this place home. I’ve since moved to the suburb of Keynsham but frequently visit both Bristol and Bath to see my clients.

After graduating as a Neuroscientist, I decided that life in a laboratory simply wasn’t for me and decided to fuel my other passion in life – travel. As a graduate, I retrained in travel and tourism and haven’t looked back since. My role as a Travel Counsellor, as cheesy as it sounds, allows me to make dreams come true. From that iconic honeymoon to first family holiday, my job is to create incredible memories that will be remembered for years to come. The joy this gives me simply cannot be replaced by any other job.

Being your Travel Counsellor means I am my own boss. I can work my own hours, do any special touches I desire and overall go above and beyond for my clients. This flexibility means I am there whenever you need me to be. Can’t speak until after work? Not a problem – I am not restricted to certain hours. Want to meet up in person? Perfect – let's meet in a coffee shop, house etc. My aim is to ensure that your experience is as personalised and perfect from the start of your enquiry all the way through to your return home.

I often get asked what’s your favourite place in the world? The answer is everywhere! My personal experience is vast and everywhere in the world offers a unique experience in its own way. Most recently I’ve found myself exploring the depths of India, on safari in Africa, touring in Europe and sunbathing in the Caribbean. Chances are what you are planning I’ve either done it myself or are planning it in the near future.

Whatever you are looking to do, don’t hesitate to get in contact no matter how big or small. I look forward to helping you plan your dream trip soon!


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My customer stories

Sent by Liz Posner

Thea was really helpful and came back with some amazing suggestions. She listened to my amends and made them quickly allowing us to compare options & prices. We don't usually use a travel agent/counsellor to book our travel but working with Thea has changes our mind and we would definitely consider her for all of our future trips - particularly as it was so stress free. Thank you!

Sent by Heather Johnson

Thea was very prompt in her reply and listened to what I needed. She was quick to look up alternatives and gave me options to choose from. the paperwork and information she sent me was clear and relevant to my holiday.

Sent by Bethan Griffiths

The service and attention to detail provided by Thea is second to none. A stress free, seamless booking experience. Have already recommended Thea to lots of friends!

Sent by Helen Hawkey

It is a comfort to know that I can have someone to rely on especially in this covid times.

Sent by Sophie Maskell

Super helpful and very patient with all our questions

Sent by Clare Malone

Efficient service! Answered all questions quickly and efficiently and we're excited about our holiday!

Sent by Julie Lindsay

Thea is really helpful and I trust her with our holiday bookings/ choices. We find it simple and stress free to book with Travel Counsellors

Sent by Emily Penney

Thea organised the perfect little getaway for us and was an absolute pleasure to deal with throughout the process. Thanks so much for your help and wealth of knowledge!

Sent by Amy-Louise Hudspeth

Thea was incredible from start to finish! We wanted to book a complicated honeymoons to a few places but she made the whole experience really easy and found us the dream holiday that fit everything we wanted. Could not be more grateful and would highly recommend!

Sent by John OConnell

very good professional but personal service delivered in an understanding and friendly way

Sent by Joanne Hewitt-Schembri

Great, responsive service. Thea knew exactly the type of holidays we were looking for after a short conversation. I will definitely be using Thea going forward and recommending her to my friends.

Sent by Abigail Giles

Thea was excellent at listening to what we’re after and was very flexible when we wanted to change the dates.

Sent by Louise Bashall

Thea is always a joy to work with, a true professional through and through.

Sent by Edward Spear

Great service. Really looking forward to our holiday and future bookings

Sent by Kerry Seymour

Super fast response and some great holiday house suggestions based on our brief. Booking was also really easy and quick. Thank you Thea!

Sent by Sophie Venables

We have had incredible service with Thea. She has the patience of a saint and an incredible eye for detail.

Sent by Tamsin Stowers

Listens very carefully to the detail of what you want and goes out of her way to find that. Offer advice if it’s not achievable or unrealistic. Will go back and make adjustments where needed and makes a supreme effort to find exactly what you want.

Sent by Michelle Keith Howell

I’ve approached Thea a few times now to help me organise holidays and i honestly wouldn’t go anywhere else. She listens to what I want and need and tailors everything perfectly. She’s always happy to go away and come back with other options if something isn’t quite right. Hassle free and outstanding service. Great communication and easy to book and manage booking.

Sent by Krisztina Endersz

I would have scored 15 if it was possible. Thea is simply the best person to book any travel with and if it is not through her I am not going!

Sent by Rachel Renney

I wish I’d used Thea before! Outstanding service.

Sent by Katharine Simmons

great service, saved me a lot of time and hassle. I will definitely be using Thea again

Sent by Jane Patterson

Thea's service was outstanding. She was quick, efficient, caring and thorough.

Sent by Amy Edis

Thea was super helpful and really professional. It is reassuring to have her help us plan a large trip. Her information and professional quotes where far better than any from the high street travel agents we approached.

Sent by Julie Lindsay

Extremely helpful, made the whole process stress free. Thank you

Sent by Nick Clackett

Thea was super informative, polite, and made us feel like booking our holiday really meant a great deal to her. Extremely pleasant throughout.

Sent by Nicola Courtney

Very helpful and patient to ensure we got just what we wanted

Sent by Wanda Cupik

10/10. I would score higher if I could. Thea is the most dedicated, enthusiastic travel counsellor I have encountered and I have spoken to a LOT of people. Nothing is EVER too much trouble and her personal knowledge is invaluable. I trust her implicitly with every aspect of my travel plans. Without her, I would not be going on the holiday of my dreams next year so THANK YOU Thea!

Sent by Jamie Lee Day

Thea has been amazing helping us to plan and book our trip to Thailand this year. She was very helpful with information, catering to our taste and always prompt and quick to reply. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family if they are planning a trip abroad.

Sent by Linda Hyam

Thea is totally professional. She was able to answer all my questions due to her great knowledge of the trip I was interested in. Nothing was too much trouble for her. A lovely touch was the notebook she sent me, which will enable me to record my trip and hopefully future ones with Cunard.

Sent by Edward Haupt

100% recommend Thea to my friends, family and colleagues!

Sent by Michelle Howell

Thea has been fantastic on more than one occasion in helping me find and book amazing holidays and more recently my honeymoon which is now booked for May in 2020. Extremely helpful, patient and accommodating. Thank you Thea.