Based in Loughton

Trevor Pigrome

It's Nice To Meet You

Hello, my name is Trevor and thank you for visiting my Travel Counsellors webpage.

I was born in London and now live in Loughton in Essex. I have lived and worked in London for most of my life except for five years when I worked and lived as a family in Dubai, which was a wonderful experience.

As a travel minded person I have 30 years’ experience of travelling the world and I would like to pass this knowledge on to help you build that perfect travel experience. I am extremely passionate about travel and love to research different parts of the world. If there is anywhere in the world you would like to visit, then let me do the research, tailor make the itinerary with you, set everything in place and send you off on that dream holiday.

I am fortunate to have travelled to many parts of the world for both pleasure and business. I have spent time working in New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India and Dubai. This has allowed me to visit many places including North America (yes Disney), Canada, Mexico, Caribbean both Islands and Cruising, Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia and China whilst back closer to home I have visited many European countries (playing golf!) and cities whilst cruising the Mediterranean Sea.

Booking your travel should be an enjoyable experience and I will be here to help you book your perfect travel plans without the stresses and worries of booking through the internet and an online travel company. Travel Counsellors award-winning technology allows me to be completely independent to find the right company just for you.

With me as your very own Travel Counsellor I am with you every step of the way, from making first contact with me to chat about your wishes to arriving safely back home. I will also be there for you 24/7 for any emergencies.

Being a Travel Counsellor means that I can work around you, if you want to chat in the evening or at the weekend that is good for me. I can also meet up with you face to face or even speak on Face time/Skype as I know it’s nice sometimes to see who you are talking to!

I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Trevor

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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.

Rome at Easter with the family

05 September 2017

Hotel On arrival into Rome, we were met by our Travel Counsellors transfer and whisked off into the city center heading for our hotel The River Palace which took around 45 minutes. The hotel was very well placed by the Fontana del Nettuno which leads straight into the main shopping area of Rome on the Via del Corso. The hotel style was classic Italian with small rooms but very comfortable for a city hotel. They ran a lovely breakfast with plenty of choices and between 5 pm and 10 pm the bar had lots of lovely complimentary snacks and nibbles which went down very well after a full days sightseeing and a big lunch! Places to visit On our first day, we dedicated it to seeing the Vatican and the surrounding areas as it was Easter week and we thought it may get very busy. We set off from the hotel for a 20-minute walk across the river towards the Vatican and with the weather being so lovely around 24 degrees and bright sunshine it was a lovely first sight of Rome. After a lunch by the river, we headed to meet our tour guide for the afternoon to show us around the Vatican and it was simply stunning all round especially St Peter's Basilica church at the end, the work that has gone into these buildings was amazing and you really do need to see it! The following morning myself and my children got up nice and early and headed for a Bike tour of Rome whilst my wife and in laws took some time out. We met our guide and fellow riders 6 in total and headed off, we had 3 stops in total having an Italian coffee and croissant for breakfast, enjoy a slice of Italian Pizza in the market square and to visit an original Gelato ice cream along the way, this took 3 hours and the information provided was a real good insight into life as a Roman through the years and YES the bike was very comfortable and an easy ride so do not be put off doing this tour! We decided to book the 48-hour hop on hop off sightseeing Bus and it was perfect, we took the ticket with the skip the line at the Colosseum and took some great advice from our bike guide to go after 3.00pm when it was a lot less crowded. The bus allowed us to visit all the good sights at our pace which was good for my In-laws as we visited the Colosseum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon square to name a few! Food I could not talk about Rome without mentioning the Food. As you wander through the cobbled streets of the city center with lots of streets car free there are so many different types of places to sit down to grab a coffee, a bit of lunch or early evening dinner. We particularly enjoyed lunch in Pantheon square at Gruppo Di Rienzo to watch the world go by and our favorite restaurant for Dinner was AdHoc Via di Ripetta 43, the food here was amazing and such good value! Shopping The girls wanted to spend our last morning going into the lovely shops that we had been walking by every day so we set off for a morning of shopping and lunch before heading to the airport, we found lots of the designer makes on show and offering good value compared to London prices, the birthday boy got the jacket he was looking for so it finished a lovely trip for us all. As a family we all loved Rome and will definitely revisit at some stage again, I would suggest 4/5 days is the ideal first visit but next time I would definitely stay longer and head out into Tuscany to see so much more of this wonderful country.

Aruba Trip

02 November 2016

As part of my job one, of the perks is that we get to visit some fantastic locations around the world to see for ourselves what we can put together for you, our clients. So when I was offered the chance to visit Aruba with a group of fellow Travel Counsellors it was very hard to turn down, especially as it was a Caribbean island I have not visited before. We set off from London Heathrow to Amsterdam for our connection direct to Aruba, I must say I really liked this idea of getting the short hop out of the way first and after a 1 hour 15 min connection we were off to Aruba with KLM. After a good flight we were met by our host Jonathan from the Aruba Tourist Board and whisked off to Divi Aruba, our host hotel for the week. My first impression of the island was that it was a nice mix of the old and new Caribbean as we drove through Oranjestad, the capital, with lots of Dutch style architecture with some bright colours on show. The next morning we were off on a wonderful island tour taking in the California lighthouse, Alto Vista Chapel surrounded by so many different types of cactus in so many difference shapes and sizes, Natural Bridge, Casibari Rock formations and the Bushiribana Gold Smelter ruins. This really opened my eyes to what this small island had to offer with two completely different sides to the island. Here we saw a barren landscape with dramatic rocks formations and the waves pounding in, creating some lovely pictures. We also saw ATV and jeep safari tours taking place and with the wind blowing hard some windsurfers were taking advantage of the conditions. That evening we had dinner at the Palm Beach Strip which is a collection of lovely restaurants and some open air bars with live singers performing and some great tourist shops selling everything Aruban including their famous Aloe Vera products. Not forgetting the double decker London Bus designed as a clothes shop! Next morning we started our hotel visits taking in the Ritz Carlton which has some lovely hotel rooms and a breakfast service that was superb. From there we made our way to the Renaissance Aruba Beach Resort which consisted of two sites, the first being on the beach and the second across the road in Orangestad’s main shopping complex where we had a lovely lunch. Then to our surprise we were whisked away James Bond style in a speedboat from inside the main hotel, through an underground tunnel, out to sea to their own private island for the afternoon to swim and take pictures with the pink pelicans! It was great but we got back to work by visiting our last hotel of the day, Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, which was a small rise Caribbean-style hotel with some lovely facilities including a beautiful outdoor spa on the beach and a very intimate restaurant and bar. The following day we were up early and off to see a varied selection of hotels this island has to offer. Firstly, we saw a wonderful privately owned, small boutique hotel called the Boardwalk which was so different, set in lush small gardens with roomy accommodation for families that included kitchen facilities on a self-catering basis. Perfect if you want to hit the beach all day, come back, put the kids to bed and then sit out on your balcony and terrace and open the vino! From here we hit Palm Beach which is on my top three list of beaches. Here you have all the bigger hotels and our first hotel was the Hilton which is currently going through a building upgrade, the artists impression of the final look was very impressive. Following lunch at the Hilton beach restaurant with some wonderful prawns cooked on the grill (highly recommended) we made our way along the beach path through the lush gardens and palm trees to the Grand Hyatt which is everything you would expect of a Hyatt property. There was good sized rooms, plenty of space to chill around the different pools and the first sunscreen machine I have seen, which gives you full body sunscreen coverage in 10 seconds! Our last hotel of the day was the Amsterdam Manor Beach resort, a Dutch style property with lovely apartment style rooms for families with the beach just across the road and their own beach bar where you can sit and have a real sunset dinner experience. The day was not finished there. We were back to the hotel for a quick change before being taken out on one of Aruba's party buses for the evening on their pub crawl! This was a lot of fun with no windows, lots of flashing lights, music and maracas to shake and wave at the locals as you drove by with most of them waving to you even though they must see it going past every week! Our second to last day soon came around from the pub crawl the night before and before we knew it we were out on a catamaran cruise for the morning from 9am to 2pm. This included three stops for snorkelling around some shipwrecks and closer to land to see some wonderful sea life. Lunch was included in the tour and the views back to the beaches and rock formations were stunning. The crew were very entertaining and accommodating keeping everybody safe and well by making everybody freeze to count everybody was back on board. After an afternoon chilling back at our host hotel we were off for our last hotel visit and for me, they had saved the best for last. We were taken to the Bucuti & Tara Beach resort for an evening tour and reception on the beach. This hotel is an adult’s only hotel and the vibe was so relaxing and chilled. Couples who come for honeymoon are often repeat clients for anniversaries and birthdays in future years. The resort was lovely with great service, lots of space on the beach and around the pool and the beach restaurant with sunset views was a perfect place to spend our last evening. After a day at leisure we made our way back to the airport and our overnight flight back to Amsterdam and onto London which was a good journey. Overall Aruba is a small Caribbean island but has so much to offer you in choice of accommodation and things to do. Believe me it’s not just a beach location. It is an island that still has the mix of old and new Caribbean, by that I mean you feel you are in the Caribbean but with the luxury of modern day facilities and is an island I will definitely be returning to. Would you like me to take you there? Call me on 0203 740 2740

My customer stories

Sent by Dale Hardie

This is the third time Trevor has arranged a bespoke holiday for us, his attention to detail is fantastic and each time we have travelled everything has been seamless.

Sent by Frederick Lee

Great support both pre and post booking.

Sent by Pearce Clarke

Fantastic Service!

Sent by James Byers

Professional throughout, pleasure to deal with. 5 star service

Sent by Melanie Booth

Level and quality of service is outstanding.

Sent by Julia Booth

Always a huge help and always available

Sent by Bill Curbishley

Excellent service.

Sent by Tina Pickering

Wonderful service from Trevor as usual. We would never use anybody else.

Sent by Frederick Lee

Provides great advice and perfect booking service.

Sent by Julia Booth

Amazing help, as ever, particularly in such difficult times. Above and beyond service.

Sent by Lidia Walsh

I completely trusted Trevor to find the right option for me and he didn’t fail me. Also, no hidden extras of any kind! Excellent customer service.

Sent by Linda Partridge

We rely on Trevor to get us the itinerary we want - and he does ! So looking forward to our adventure.

Sent by Frederick Lee

Responsive and knowledgeable and listens to what we want and then delivers

Sent by Melanie Booth

An excellent personal service thank you!

Sent by Michael Walsh

Great service and kept me informed when I was in a country going through very unusual circumstances. Would definitely recommend.

Sent by Alice Hardie

Trevor is very efficient, helpful and knowledgeable. Excellent service and nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend using Trevor’s services to anyone!

Sent by Carol Sugden

If there was an 11/10, I would award that. Trevor went above and beyond in every way. Hugely patient too while we made our minds up, even when we changed the scope several times. I would have no hesitation in using Trevor for every future travel booking we make.

Sent by Martin Woodhouse

Excellent advise and service. Took away the pain of booking a holiday

Sent by Jane Hiser

Excellent, knowledgeable and personable service. Would recommend.

Sent by Joanne Lyne

Excellent customer service from Trevor, would definitely recommend

Sent by Stephen Mann

Can I score Trevor 11 out of 10!

Sent by Stephen Mann

Excellent service, a credit to your company!!!

Sent by Zakria Hussain

This is the second time using Trevor @ travel counsellors, and as before he got us a great deal and was always at hand to answer any questions we had. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Trev and would definitely use him again. Great job, keep it up!

Sent by James Byers

Professional, helpful , informative and a delight to talk to , thank you Trevor

Sent by Fred Lee

Great service and such a help to have someone so interested in travel helping with our plans

Sent by Carol Sugden

Excellent, personal service with a holiday tailored to our exact requirements and budget. Would only ever use Trevor at TC for future holiday bookings.

Sent by Linda Stewart

Trevor is always very helpful and accommodating, nothing is too much trouble for him. A very good experience and we feel we get a great price.

Sent by Jane Hiser

Excellent service. Friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend.

Sent by Fred Lee

Great service, gave us all the options we wanted and explained everything clearly

Sent by Zakria Hussain

Trev was excellent from start to finish! Extremely professional / diligent throughout the process without being pushy, and helped to take away the pressure of booking my dream honeymoon! Would have absolutely no hesitations in recommending Trev to family & friends.

Sent by Sanjeev Joshi

Trevor worked very closely with me to create the exact holiday we wanted and added his personal experience of Thailand to enhance the Itinerary. His patience was infinite and no request too much. I will definitely be using Trevor's knowledge and skill for our next holiday !

Sent by Clive Laband

Trevor has a great focus on detail, which is important to me when planning a busy, complex trip. I'm confident they know their stuff!

Sent by Steve Tatum

First class service, can't wait to book the next one with Trevor.

Sent by Ali Mohri

Used Trevor to book a last minute trip in Europe - Trevor responded immediately (despite contacting him on a weekend), and came back with an initial itinerary pretty quickly after understanding what we were looking for. Once the details where finalised he made all the bookings for us, and took care of all the small details like contacting hotels directly to arrange cots for our son, checking us into the flight, and even posted over print outs of the whole itineray and boarding passes. Everything was taken care of, we just had to worry about enjoying the trip. Very pleased with Trevor' service.

Sent by Susan Collingridge

Ultra helpful. Will definitely use Trevor again to book a holiday.

Sent by Scott Harrison

Trevor always has time for you and nothing is a problem and he always finds the correct solution! Thanks Trev

Sent by Stephen Mann

I found Trevor to be really professional throughout the whole process, I would definitely recommend him very highly.

Sent by Christine Forrester

Your service could not be faulted, as we live in Australia you keenly organised our road trip around the UK with your knowledge and insight of what we would like to see. It is very much appreciated.

Sent by Mary Bradfield

Took time (in our own home!) to find out about what we wanted from the holiday, listened to our likes and dislikes and tailored a complete package to suit our needs without ever making us feel pressured or rushed into anything.

Sent by Ian Rowland

Trevor provided excellent information and advice for our trip. Nothing was too much trouble for him and he responded promptly to all our questions. We would strongly recommend him.

Sent by Kathy Moir

Great quick service from Trevor

Sent by Tim Scanlan

Super guy. Worked very late in the evening to book a holiday. Amazing work ethic

Sent by Fred Lee

Great help with a complex itinerary and very responsive.

Sent by Kees Tol

SUPERB treatment from Trevor . Very friendly and efficient !!!

Sent by Martin Woodhouse

Never having used a travel adviser in the past for our holidays, our experience was 1st class. Trevor was the consummate professional, keeping us informed every step of the way. Nothing was too much trouble even to responding to emails at the weekend.

Sent by Darren Bunyan

From start to finish Trevor Pigrome could not have been more helpful in finding the perfect honeymoon for myself and Gillian. it was the first time I have booked through Trevor and I can defiantly say any travels I have in future I will be asking Trevor to sort for me. I really could not praise or recommend Trevor any higher for an amazing job done for us. Many thanks Darren

Sent by Luke Mackaill

Quality effient service. Will book again via Trevor Pigrome.

Sent by Christine Bassett

Trevor was very patient as we changed our minds a few times but Trevor helped us to put our trip together.

Sent by Carol Sugden

Fantastic service and will definitely be using Trevor's services again. In fact, delighted the next trip is already booked!

Sent by Lisa Alkhalil

Fantastic service from Trevor. Everything we asked for was no problem and all sorted very quickly and efficiently. Will definitely be booking future holidays with Trevor.

Sent by Angela Connolly

Trevor was really great to deal with. Nothing was a problem and he was so efficient and pleasant.

Sent by Emily Palmer

Trevor helped us plan our trip from the start, when we only had a rough idea of where we thought we might want to go. We weren’t easy as we kept changing plans but nothing was a problem for Trevor. He made recommendations of hotels and was able to make suggestions according to our changing budget. The holiday was planned and booked within a few days and Trevor was very quick to respond to our emails and answer our questions. In summary, we received a great service and I would definitely recommend.

Sent by Scott Harrison

Trevor worked tirelessly to find the holiday that I wanted , I did keep changing my mind but nothing was a problem for him and eventually we found what I was looking for ... In fact I was so pleased I got my parents to book the same holiday as well. Thank you Trevor ... I am actually calling you today to start looking for our next one !

Sent by Tina Pickering

Trevor has recently put together the most amazing cruise package for our 25th Wedding Anniversary. This is the first time we have used a travel consultant, and what we hadn't expected was that every aspect of the holiday would be covered, from airport transfers, water taxi's, and the most amazing hotels at either end of the cruise, down to the delivery of luggage tags and boarding passes. The detail that Trevor put into organising everything and his knowledge of what makes a holiday special was outstanding. The overall cost of the holiday was one of the biggest and most pleasant surprises, and we will definitely be using Trevor again.

Sent by Linda Stewart

Trevor was extremely helpful and professional and dealt with all our queries and requirements with the upmost care. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family.

Sent by Julia Booth

Trevor provided a sterling service, working certainly well beyond the call of duty in helping me resolve what was an extremely stressful issue that could have easily ruined my family holiday. His advice has been invaluable, and much appreciated.

Sent by Mark Sheppard

Could not ask for anymore ..... Perfect

Sent by Lisa Collins

Perfect, personal service. I completely trust Trevor to take the hassle off me and arrange our holiday for us. Thank you!

Sent by Lora Robertson

Trevor was very responsive, had good ideas and made the whole process very easy! We are looking forward to our trip

Sent by Linda Partridge

Very glad a friend passed Trevor's contact details on to us. Researched , booked and sorted!

Sent by Michael Walsh

Thank you Trevor for your help with booking our holiday to Mauritius. It was all at short notice and you somehow managed to get us business class flights that were initially unavailable by your persistence in checking availability. We really appreciated the effort you made to ensure everything went smoothly, which was the case with a great holiday had by the baby my wife and I. Would strongly recommend your services to anyone looking for help with a holiday or travel booking. Thanks again.

Sent by Carol Sugden

Trevor has been extremely efficient, from the initial enquiry right through to the final booking. We have every confidence in him having planned our perfect trip, to our budget, and that everything will run smoothly throughout. We are seasoned travellers and thus have a lot of experience of our own in booking some great holidays, but have been absolutely impressed by the service offered to us by Trevor. We are so excited about our first trip with Travel Counsellors, but especially with Trevor who we trust 100% to ensure we have a great family holiday. We will most definitely be recommending Trevor to our friends and family.

Sent by David Stuart

Trevor was extremely helpful while investigating and booking my family holiday. He was there to assist at all times, including weekends and late evening. The booking almost didn't happen at the very last moment due to one of the components having been booked by somebody else. Trevor persisted with trying to get the original plan, whilst providing back up arrangement at the same time. Thankfully we were eventually able to book the original holiday. Big thanks to Trevor for all of his help and support during the booking.