Welcome! I would love to be your personal Travel Counsellor.
My name is Tracy. I have been in the travel industry for over 25 years and a Travel Counsellor for 4 years. I love what I do and have a passion for selling holidays, paying attention to very little details.
What makes me different?
Travel is personal. I will listen to your likes and dislikes and offer you the time and assistance that you require in order to build a holiday to suit you and your needs. I would love to get to know you and will treat your holiday as if it was my own. My business is based on trust, referrals and repeat business.
I am very proud of my achievements and I pride myself in going that extra mile and giving the highest possible level of customer service, offering you the care and attention you deserve at a time and place that is convenient to you, whether that is in your own home on the sofa, a local café or on the phone.
Travel Counsellors are the only travel agency to be awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise and have been voted "Best Travel Agency" by readers of The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, four out of the last five years won the top home working company. Your money is 100% financially protected and the unique Travel Counsellors Trust, giving you total peace of mind you’re in safe hands. No other travel agency offers you this full protection.
Travel is a dream of mine, I love to travel to find your perfect experience. I have been lucky enough travel to these destinations, Dubai, Mauritius, Borneo, Kenya, New York, Las Vegas, Europe - list is endless!
So whether it’s a family holiday, bespoke luxury trip, honeymoon, short break, ski expert, spa break, cruising, UK breaks, flight reservations for leisure or business, a tailor-made, or exotic wedding or honeymoon you are looking for, I would love to be the one who has the opportunity of looking after your travel arrangements.
Call me I would love to start planning your exciting trip away and making dreams a reality.
Sent in by Damian Turnbull
Hazel Grove, 19 February 2018
Superb service given by Tracy every time. Will definitely be using again and recommending
Sent in by James Hancock
Sale, 07 February 2018
Tracy has been very professional and extremely helpfull with the booking part of my family holiday - same Excellent Service and highly recommend
Sent in by Nic Wilkson
Disley, 06 February 2018
Tracy is always so helpful and very knowledgeable, I would highly recommend her.
Sent in by Karen Jarvis
Hazel Grove, 06 February 2018
Tracy has been wonderful & extremely helpful nothing is to much trouble, would highly recommend.
Sent in by Sandra Kesteven
Manchester, 06 February 2018
Goes above & beyond any other travel agents, we’ve been to many amazing parts of the world with Tracy.
Sent in by Leo Bryne
Heald Green, 06 February 2018
Tracy is so good at her job and so friendly
Sent in by Lynne Macmillan
Scotland, 26 January 2018
Can’t thank Tracy high enough for all her help and patience planning my trip to NZ. Would definitely recommend her and use her again.
Sent in by Joan Hankinson
Manchester, 22 January 2018
We would always recommend Tracy German to family and friends as she is always very helpful and thorough in finding the best deals and places to visit.
Sent in by Elizabeth Hierons
Wigan , 19 December 2017
Always goes the extra mile to make sure our requirements are met. Also makes us feel we are valued clients even though we only usually book one holiday a year. Every contact with Tracy is positive and her positivity and cheerfulness overcomes any potential snags.
Sent in by Steven Church
Handforth, 27 November 2017
Very knowledgable and friendly service.
Sent in by Christine Mckenzie
Preston, 05 November 2017
We got a great service from Tracy German. She was very helpful and knowledgeable at recommdations. When we did have a slight hiccup on our honeymoon she resolved it quickly which didn’t interrupt our short stay! We would definitely and have recommended her to our friends.
Sent in by David Hetherington
Poynton, 02 November 2017
Tracy is the most helpful, friendly and professional person we have had the pleasure to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.
Sent in by Jo Hudson
Cheadle, 30 October 2017
Tracy has put together 3 trips together for me now. I gave her the basics and she does the rest. She always gives me a few options too. For me its the only way to book a holiday.
Sent in by Pete Gregory
Romiley, 25 September 2017
I've used Tracy for all my holiday requirements for sometime now and I would not hesitate in recommending her to everybody I know! Every last detail is perfect.
Sent in by David Arnold
Poynton, 30 August 2017
Brilliant professional experience.
Sent in by Rebecca Ewing
KNARESBOROUGH, 14 August 2017
Superb service! Would definitely use Tracy again. Extremely personable, thorough and organised.
Sent in by Anna Higham
Stockport, 25 July 2017
Tracy has provided a wonderful service, we have really appreciated her insights and guidance. We have absolute peace of mind and Tracy took all the stress out of finding a perfect family holiday. We can absolutely recommend Tracy and it's been a real delight chatting with her.
Sent in by S Kesteven
Manchester, 16 July 2017
Tracy is by the best travel advisor we have met, over the last 13years Tracy has found us holidays to suit our taste. We know that we can contact Tracy any time - even while on holiday, if we need to. Tracy deals with everything which puts our minds at ease in case we forget anything.
Sent in by Joan Kershaw
Handforth, 03 July 2017
Tracy inspires confidence, especially important for me as a single traveller and as one who has not frequently used air travel and hotels for foreign travel.. Her accessibility and quick response time also provide great support .
Sent in by Cathy Frost
Poynton, 02 May 2017
Tracy has been fantastic, we will use her for every future holiday now.
Sent in by M Longstaff
Heald Green, 26 April 2017
When we meet with Tracy to discuss and book our holiday we feel our holiday starts right there and then, she is always most helpful and enthusiastic - really patient in answering all our queries. As we have used her several times now I feel she knows us quite well and fully understands what we would like from a holiday which is most reassuring. Our special thanks to Tracy
Sent in by Frank Howard
Poynton, 18 April 2017
Tracy provides excellent friendly and personalised service for simple holidays and also for complex travel needs.
Sent in by Colette Walton
Hazel Grove, 17 April 2017
We would definitely recommend Tracy. This is the second time we have booked our holiday with her and she is outstanding. She is very thorough, helpful, friendly and gives an excellent service. If you raise any questions or concerns she will always come back to you and she always arranges your holiday around your requirements.
Sent in by Jill Farmer
Handforth, 07 April 2017
This is our first long haul adventure holiday as a family. Tracy was the best, her advice and knowledge second to none! We are all really excited and hoping that the experience will give us the confidence to now start venturing further afield! Tracy will most defiintely be our go to travel consultant.
Sent in by Jo Hudson
Handforth, 04 April 2017
Tracey was excellent in helping me with my holiday. I gave her my options and she came back to me with choices which I had to be honest was a really pleasant surprise. I had thought that being around a busy time and also last minute that I would not be lucky. I cannot wait for my trip now. Many thanks.
Sent in by Amanda Greenough
Hazel Grove, 22 March 2017
Tracy has been just fab... we've been a tad fussy/awkward as it's a very special holiday.. this hasn't phased T at all.. I'm so happy to have found her... I will absolutely recommend her to family and friends.
Sent in by Ros Morton
Basingstoke, 14 March 2017
You take all the worry and panic away from me so I can just concentrate on planning my wardrobe. Thanks Trace you have become a very reliable friend at the end of the phone. From Ros x
Sent in by Max Rydings
Alderley Edge, 14 March 2017
Tracy was fantastic! Always pleasant and professional with lots of suggestions and knowledge.
Sent in by Donna Myers
Heald Green, 10 March 2017
We would definitely recommend Tracy to anyone wanting to book a holiday. She was very friendly, knowledgeable and so helpful. It's opened out eyes to a whole new way of booking holidays that takes the faff out of it all. Look forward to using Tracy again, on our many adventures to come. Thanks Donna and Paul Myers
Sent in by C Bowden
Preston, 21 February 2017
Tracy is very knowledgeable about most places and if she doesn't know she will find out and get back to you. Very happy, helpful and professional!!!! Thanks very much for all your help and advice!!!
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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.
27 June 2017
Have you thought about considering Mauritius for a family holiday, Couples, Honeymoon or Wedding? Well I can tell you, you wouldn’t be disappointed there is so much more to Mauritius than just white sandy beaches and clear blue sea! My trip started with checking in at Manchester Airport for our 12hr flight to this wonderful island, on arrival we were met by our very own ground handlers connections which welcomed us with opening arms, fully air conditioned vehicle and a cool bottle of water for the next part of our journey ahead. We arrived at our first stop the Belle...
03 March 2017
Valencia on a long weekend - it’s no surprise that Spain is one of my favorite countries. I’ve visited Spain over the years many times and travelled to different Spanish cities on multiple occasions. In fact, Valencia is one of my top favourite cities I have visited. We opted for a short break in Valencia to relax enjoy the wonderful city and to relax and take in the fantastic beach, enjoy some quality local drinks like horchata, and take a ride on a rented bike through the city’s most unusual park — the former River Túria. We discovered something unique about...
27 May 2016
Independence of the Seas is based in Southampton, England and sailing mostly 10- to 14-night Mediterranean or Canary Island cruises. In the winter, Independence of the Seas will follow a sequence of four- and five-night short Western Caribbean itineraries from Port Everglades. We joined the ship at Southampton for our 7 night France & Spain Cruise - having booked an Ocean View Family cabin I was pleasantly surprised how large and great amenities it offered and how quick the embarkation was. The ship is one of the largest in the fleet and on this particular cruise full to the rafters! -...
27 May 2016
In May 2016 myself, Andy and Charlie started with our adventure down to Southampton to start our journey on "Adventures of the Seas" cruising around Spain and France for the week. First impressions of the ship is how big it is, but what a ship once you enter; smart, clean and fantastic facilities and show stopping entertainment onboard. Our first port of call on this journey was Bilbao and for a city it had lots to offer, from the football stadium to the old town, to churches and museums, and is a great city to easily travel around on foot. Back on...
23 March 2016
This was a quick Easter short break just the two of us. We had decided to book into Seahorses which was a lovely small fishing village, close to all of the major sites which I would recommend to see and do. You can saunter along the bustling harbour of this colourful fishing village and browse an Aladdin’s cave of shops in this popular seaside holiday resort, even have some famous fish and chips! Board a Billy Shield or Serenity boat trip bound for the Farne Islands, one of the UK’s top wildlife experiences. During the breeding season around 150,000 seabirds vie...
28 December 2015
Fancy something a little different for a short city break with lots of character, the finest German beer, wonderful food and a lovely place to visit for the Christmas markets? The City Municipality of Bremen is a Hanseatic city in north-western Germany, which belongs to the state Free Hanseatic City of Bremen or shortly Bremen. Home to the Bremen Town Musicians, worlds of discovery, Hanseatic heritage and aerospace expertise – Bremen is a destination with a wide-ranging appeal. An old city can still be young at heart! The Schnoor quarter, Bremen's oldest district, is a maze of lanes lined with little...
04 December 2015
I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to visit this amazing, wacky place called Las Vegas at the beginning of December with some Travel Counsellor colleagues. We travelled from Manchester with BA Business Class service, followed by our connecting flight from Heathrow to Las Vegas McLaren airport. I was extremely impressed with their modern fleet of aircraft, great food on board and excellent service. Their choice of seat back entertainment was some of the best I have experienced, and all this together made the flight an excellent experience. Las Vegas is the best place to let loose and have fun....
21 August 2015
MARRAKECH – Last August, I planned a seven-day, family holiday trip to Marrakech, so we could celebrate the birthday of my Mum's 70th surprise. Marrakech, it turns out, is the ultimate family trip to suit everyone. We took in the museum/shopping/spa, wonderful gardens and it was to missed a day trip out with our very own private guide to the Atlas mountains which was incredible. Marrakech is easier to get to than people think (a 3-hour flight to Marrakesh from the UK, followed by 15 minute drive to the centre), and the scene is wonderful. For shopping: I love it!...
03 June 2015
I discovered the French Rivera last year celebrating my dads 70th Birthday during a short break. Getting to Nice couldn't be easier, with regular flights from Liverpool, Manchester and London and only an hour away with great temperatures throughout the year. Once you arrive, you can catch a train directly from the airport to the city centre or taxi transfer (approx. 20mins). You will discover a modern, but still quaint city, which retains a lot of old fashioned charm or take a stroll down Promenade des Anglais. There are hotels to suit all budgets, with breathtaking views of the sea...
27 April 2015
Finally wrote a trip report about my 7 days in Barbados. This was our first trip to Barbados and we absolutely loved it - great beaches, great food and great people! Even the Cricket which we were lucky to go and watch on the 1st day was an amazing experience to see England v West Indies test match at Kensington Oval. Flew from Manchester airport with Virgin Atlantic, great service on board and was able to sample the extra legroom seats in Economy outbound and the Premium Economy service on the return which we were surprised and were able to fly...
10 November 2014
Weekend break in London for myself and husband, we travelled to London from Stockport with Virgin trains, all on time and a great service, the reason for our break was to see and celebrate Remembrance Sunday and the poppies display at Tower of London which we had bought our very own hand-made ceramic poppy. As you can see, we finally saw the poppies, both on Sat night and early Sunday morning. Absolutely amazing and well worth going down for. Our hotel "Guoman Tower Hotel" couldn't have been more convenient, we got a high floor and a wonderful view of Tower Bridge...
08 October 2014
In September 2014 we travelled to the Island of Kos in Greece for a week away to re-charge our batteries. This time it was just the two of us; myself and my partner Andy. During our stay we visited some wonderful resorts around the island by hiring a scooter and being able to wonder throughout the streets and small coves to relax on the beaches and swim in the turquoise sea that would give the Caribbean a run for its money. The resort of Tingaki where we stayed has magnificent views and is 2 miles from the coast of...
19 June 2014
Cork boasts a wealth of beautiful, charming and picturesque scenery, perfect for families, couples and small groups looking for a short break getaway. I travelled to Cork with my partner over Easter this year and was amazed at the friendliness and hospitality shown. From the airport we jumped into a taxi which took us straight into the heart of Cork and our hotel. The city is easy to walk around by foot and one of the most talked about attractions which you should not miss is the English Market. "In my opinion this is the best covered market in the UK and...
18 April 2014
We started at Manchester and Dubai Airports and wanted to let others know that we had a most amazing, unforgettable holiday at Samburu Tented Camp last week. Everything from the accommodation to meals, game drives, evening talks, kids club, service and staff were without exception, excellent. Even the transfer company included were just fantastic. We travelled with eight in our party with ages ranging from 9 to 71, and every one of us enjoyed every minute and were made to feel special. My granddaughter Evie who had her ninth birthday was treated to a very special celebration dance and singsong with...
02 December 2013
My clients sent me their own blog and I wanted to share with you their fantastic experience. Here goes…. We would most definitely recommend the Radisson Blu as having the best views in the area, they offer a free shuttle bus which is an excellent service, so makes staying at the Radisson very easy to get around Cape Town and beyond. The hotel is easily accessible to walk to the Waterfront which takes approximately 5-10 minutes. We ate out 9 nights out of 10 at restaurants at the Waterfront. You just can't go wrong for choice and value, and similarly the drinks...
23 September 2013
Myself, my partner and Charlie (12yr old son) travelled from Manchester with Emirates airlines. On arrival in Dubai we grabbed a taxi outside arrivals and were taken down to THE PALM on Jumeriah where we were staying at the ALANTIS ON THE PALM. Our first impression was that it was an amazing place. We couldn’t quite work out how they built it on the water. The greeting we received from the staff was superb. The reception area was beautifully decorated in gold and red, so it had a true Arabian feel. After a speedy and efficient check-in we...
30 August 2013
This was a very special birthday surprise from my partner Andy who whisked me away without me knowing anything at all until the day we checked in at London Heathrow and WOW I was totally overwhelmed. It was an absolutely amazing trip from start to finish. He had booked us seven nights at Mombasa beach with two night’s safari. The hotel Southern Palms lie's on Mombasa’s south coast and sits on the dazzling white sands of Diani Beach, nestled amidst ten acres of tropical gardens. It is a great resort for a relaxing beach holiday, with its two large swimming pools,...