I'm a travel agent and I love it! My passion for travel and almost 20 years in the business enables me to create the perfect trip. If it's a holiday you're after then I can help. With support from our Head Office and our award winning technology I'm able to build simple or more complex itineraries that meet your needs exactly.
What sets me apart from the rest is the level of service and attention you'll receive, I get to know my customers and this is shown in my consistently high Customer Service Score. We want to make things as easy as possible for you so every holiday I book is 100% financially protected and we have a 24/7 Duty Office to help whilst you are away. My office is based at home so I'm happy to be available outside normal office hours too.
Don't take my word for it, have a look at my customer testimonials (click on the tab) or give me a call and enjoy the experience for yourself, I would love to hear from you!
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:-
Up to 20% off all meals! Simply book a Hotel & Park Ticket package in a Disney® Hotel or Les Villages Nature® Paris by 12 Oct ‘21 for arrivals 9 Jan–30 Mar ‘22.
Now, every Celebrity cruise always includes drinks, Wi-Fi, and tips on every sailing, in every room, every time. It’s that simple.
Sandals Grande Antigua is located on the island's best and most famous beach, Dickenson Bay, and is the perfect place for couples looking to reconnect.
Adult-Only Cruises with Food, Tips, Free WiFi & Fitness Classes Included - Over $600 in value is always included.
Striking in every way, Atlantis, The Palm is world-famous for its breathtaking design and luxurious features.
Set amidst 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens on the calm West Coast of Barbados, Coral Reef Club is the epitome of West Indian elegance.
We've always provided a personal service but now more than ever I can help you navigate the rules and restrictions for travelling abroad.
This summer, set sail on a unique Disney staycation at sea from the UK. Be immersed in Disney storytelling, thanks to an amazing collection onboard.
Escape 2021 and visit Antigua and Barbuda, where we’ve got the sun, the sea and plenty of much-needed space.
Boasting a prime location on a clifftop 100m above the dazzling-blue basin of the caldera and in the most romantic village on the island.
This boutique offering overlooks the Blue Flag-awarded Psarou Beach from whitewashed low-rise stone bungalows emulating the typical dwellings of the Cyclades.
Making memories is what holidays are all about, here is a short clip of out recent trip to the Peak District. Please get in touch to arrange your Staycation.
We finally have customers on holiday again! With Portugal & Madeira added to the green list, they are proving very popular - please get in touch to book today!
Welcome back to travel whether it be for 2021 or 2022 and whether your plans are closer to home or further afield, take a look here >> https://bit.ly/3v0hlMx
Thailand’s first Luxury Tented Jungle Camps, combining the camp idea of African national parks with the Thai tropical forest environment of our elephant park.
Your own private sanctuary where attention is paid to the smallest detail. Daios Cove is a natural hub of beauty & serenity for you to explore.
NEW! Disney Magic at Sea sailings go on sale Friday 30 April. #DisneyMagicatSea
P&O Cruises - New Ship - ARVIA . All-new winter 2022/23 holidays - are here!
This is what holidaying is all about - let's hope we don't have to wait too much longer!
This Dubai icon is the ultimate holiday destination to make lifetime memories. From thrill-seekers to sun lovers, there is an unforgettable experience for all.
Our reviews on Trust Pilot speak for themselves, please do get in touch to discuss your holidays, I'd love to help - 01304 897810
In November 19, we visited Sandals Grande St Lucian & water-skiing is included with the all-inclusive, it took many attempts but super proud that I cracked it!
Perfect for couples and honeymooners, this is an adult-only property with a balance between tranquility & sublime accommodation, including overwater bungalows.
We all know that a holiday will do us the world of good after months of living in a more limited way. Get in touch today, I'd love to help plan your next trip.
An Indian Ocean haven where every experience is exceptional. Where sophisticated luxury blends with rustic, barefoot charms for a uniquely Maldivian experience.
Naturally charming and beautiful, Jamaica is the kind of place your whole family will enjoy – from exciting days packed with fun to picnics on the beach.
Looking to tick something off your bucket list but don't want to venture too far? Take a look at this 2 night break which includes surf lessons and yoga!
This is a quick video of our FIRST family ski holiday, we stayed in a catered ski chalet in Les Arcs - give me a call if you are thinking of visiting the snow!
This was in St Lucia - the last beach holiday I did before the dreaded Covid-19 arrived....now currently wondering where I will enjoy this sound and view again!
For us, trusted travel has always been at the heart of what we do, but now more than ever, it is so important to make your holiday run smoothly.
You may be aware we went on a Lapland trip in 2018 and it was completely magical and amazing, if you;d like to do this trip, please give me a call 01304 897810.
With independent access to thousands of travel suppliers around the world, I've got an eye for added value. Take a look through my latest selections below. But even if nothing particularly catches your eye - don't worry! Let's chat and I'll take the hassle away from tailoring a perfectly personalised holiday just for you.
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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.
06 October 2021
Our Honeymoon Gift Registry Service An easy, stress-free way to manage your dream wedding and honeymoon online. Our Honeymoon Gift Registry service allows your wedding guests to give you the most memorable gift of all – your dream honeymoon tailor made down to the finest detail. You may already have all the bed linen and towels you need, or you may have a perfect honeymoon in mind but need a helping hand making your dream trip a reality. Whether it’s the ultimate adventure trip, a romantic city break or a luxurious retreat to faraway shores, the Gift Registry means you can have the...
28 September 2021
Such wonderful news! I'm delighted to say that Travel Counsellors has won the award in the best homeworking agency category at the Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards! These awards celebrate excellence in the travel trade and are highly regarded in the travel industry. At Travel Counsellors we work hard to show our customers the highest level of care and support, so winning this award means a lot. I look forward to helping you with your travel plans in the coming weeks and months too.
21 September 2021
Experience the sensation of true freedom on the open road on this adventure entirely of your own choosing in an iconic VW campervan. Whether you take the camper van for a couple of nights to explore the stunning scenery of the Lake District, or you decide to go a bit further afield, this is one adventure that will live long in the memory. . Pick up your campervan from your starting point just outside the Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales, and from there, it’s totally up to you where you travel. Note: Pick up is on Monday or Friday only. Lancaster pick...
14 September 2021
UNIQUE STAY IN THE NEW FOREST! . This sprawling, circular (167sq m) treehouse stay is suspended 35ft above the ground in the New Forest. Part of Chewton Glen Hotel in Hampshire which has been voted ‘Best Hotel in the British Isles’! . The traditional British restaurant has garnered numerous awards, but don’t let that sway you – Chewton Glen has to be experienced personally to be enjoyed properly. With a staff-to-guest ratio of two-to-one, it’s impossible not to feel like pampered royalty at this world-renowned boutique hotel in Hampshire. #stayinatreehouse #luxurytreehousestay #chewtonglen #fivestarukhotel #ukhotels #luxuryukhotels #uniquestay
07 September 2021
Alaska, a holiday of a lifetime - with Princess Cruises You are invited to sail with the #1 Alaska cruise line in 2023. It is time to start exploring again and an epic adventure awaits on the holiday of a lifetime. You’ll encounter jaw-dropping scenery, abundant wildlife and experience a unique culture rich in history. The complete experience - From the moment you arrive in Alaska, Princess will share their 50 year legacy of the best places and experiences. From glaciers to untamed wildlife, from national parks to majestic mountains, and from the freshest seafood to memorable shore excursions, Alaska has it...
31 August 2021
SkySafari A SkySafari is more than a holiday. It’s a luxury safari immersion. These meticulously curated, air safari charters will whisk you right into East Africa’s most spine-tingling, hair-raising, mind-blowing wilderness…in comfort and in style. You’ll be fast tracked through airports, transported in a private charter aircraft, booked into the most exquisite camps in the best wildlife locations and immersed into life in the bush by some of the best guides in the business. Every detail will be taken care of – from optimising your chances of seeing the Big Five to knowing how you take your G&T. Travel to Kenya...
18 August 2021
Book NOW for travel starting April 2022 . Limited time offer - save 45% on all room categories. . Nestled in the heart of the Leeward Antilles, the all-new Sandals Royal Curacao is a romantic paradise designed for lovers, with never before see Sandals signature accommodations such as first-ever Awa Seaside Bungalows with private pools, the first Kurason Island 2-Level Infinity Pool. With 12 all-new dining concepts, including Sandals first-ever floating restaurant and three new food trucks, as well as guests in select rooms enjoying a complimentary convertible MIN Cooper to explore the island - this brand new resort is redefining the Luxury Included...
10 August 2021
The UK is still my number 1 destination for this year! . Did you know I can offer quirky and unique accommodation as well as the usual hotels, lodges, cottages and so on? . Great for groups or if you are looking for somewhere special to celebrate an anniversary or birthday! . Which would you choose? A helicopter, double decker bus, a hobbit house or a railway carriage?
30 July 2021
Meet Fred.Olsen’s new ship ‘Borealis’ . This July, Fred.Olsen’s new ship ‘Borealis’ will be setting sail from Liverpool on her maiden voyage around the British Isles. This stylish, spacious and comfortable vessel will feature capacity for fewer than 1,400 guests ensuring an intimate experience for all on board as you sail from convenient UK departure points to discover the British Isles, Europe and the rest of the world. . As a firm favourite amongst the Travel Counsellor’s community, we were excited when Fred.Olsen unveiled plans for the new ship and as we near the date of her maiden voyage, we’ve taken a...
06 July 2021
2023 Rivers of the World Cruise. Uniworlds first annual Rivers of the World cruise is a truly breath-taking spectacle, offering by far the greatest river cruise experience available anywhere in the world. You will travel for a total of 46 nights across 9 different countries (across 2 continents) on board five stunning Super Ships. Beginning in Cairo, you will start your unforgettable journey with the finest opening ceremony, the perfect way to begin such an experience. From here you will cruise along the Nile and stay in Egypt’s finest hotels. After 11 days guests will cross the Mediterranean Sea into the...
30 June 2021
It's finally time to swap lockdown for touchdown in the Caribbean. 4 of Sandal's luxury all-inclusive resorts are now on the Green List. Sandals Barbados and Sandals Royal Barbados are ideal resorts for pool people or those that love to partake in lots of activities during their trips. The resorts have a sleek finish, for those who opt for more modern rooms and suites. Flight time - 9 hours This resort is perfect for those looking for a relaxing escape from busy life, as the property has a laid back nature. It's also the ideal location for budding scuba divers, as...
22 June 2021
My private, independent US itineraries are customised to your every wish and need. Based on sample itineraries, they will be tailored to take in your own interests and passions, whether that’s food and wine, wildlife, wellness, culture or a mixture of some or all of these and more, and your travelling style. At the forefront are immersive educational experiences created in consultation with universities, museums, naturalists and educators, making learning a pleasure and a privilege. Food and drink > Foodie travel is on the rise, and my U.S. itineraries can embrace everything from farm-to-table dining and cookery classes to distillery tours...
25 May 2021
Intrepid Travel provide small group tours and big adventures! Here are there 5 best recommended things to do in the UK! . 1 - Get a real insight into Roman history on the Hadrian’s Wall walk 2 - Uncover the best of the Welsh coastline hiking the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path 3 - Taste the tricks of traditional whisky making in the Scottish Highlands 4 - Soak in the scenic seaside scenery with oceanside yoga session in Cornwall 5 - Ride your way into some of the UK’s best loved scenery in the Lake District . Please get in touch to find out more about these and other...
18 May 2021
I’ve been fortunate enough to attend many ship launches over the years....but the Iona naming ceremony was a first! I had a front row seat at the virtual launch of P&O Cruises Iona. Accompanied by a good box and my own bottle of Britpop cider, I enjoyed the evening very much from the warmth of my lounge! Iona will carry up to 5200 guests. She is the greenest member of the P&O Cruises fleet and the first British cruise ship to be powered by liquefied natural gas LNG. P&O Cruises newest and most innovative ship was designed to invite the...
11 May 2021
Make a splash in Jersey this summer For a small island, Jersey packs a punch when it comes to activities you can do off the coast, boasting unique experiences you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the UK. It’s hard to think of anything more exciting than crashing through the waves out at sea, leaving the rugged shoreline behind you. On a trip with Jersey Seafaris, you can do just that as you explore the coast, offshore reefs and islands in the waters around Jersey. One trip visits Les Écréhous, an archipelago off Jersey’s shores, where wildlife-viewing opportunities abound. It’s also possible...
27 April 2021
When you're ready to travel again, I'm here to offer you an award-winning service. It's brilliant for us to be recognised for all the hard work that the Travel Counsellors community does in creating unforgettable travel experiences for our customers. Please feel free to get in touch with all your holiday enquiries - 01304 897810 or email@example.com
20 April 2021
MOROCCO is the Kingdom that sits on the Atlantic Coast where it joins the Mediterranean. Only 2 hours away but worlds apart. Marrakech has so many contrasts! The modern city has wide palm-lined boulevards, whilst within the old city walls a world of history comes alive. Traditional craftsmen working gold, silver, brass and copper are here to see in the souk as well as the bartering for spices, material, local artefacts to name a few. There is the hustle and bustle of life but then the oasis calm of your choice of stay. From Marrakech excursions include the Atlas Mountains whose snow capped...
12 April 2021
SPOTLIGHT ON UK SPA HOTELS Another Place, Lake District Georgian grandeur gets a contemporary remake at Another Place –? a handsome home turned family-friendly hotel in the Lake District national park. Fell-flecked scenery unfurls from every window, sloping down to a private lake shore and Ullswater's sail-graced surface. Indeed, everything at Another Place flows back to the source, from the lake views you'll spy from almost all 40 rooms to the Swim Club spa with its water-facing pool. On the lake-step, you'll find running trails, horse-riding, cycling and kayaking – even wild swimming for the brave. But no pep talks needed for...
06 April 2021
It's not often we receive postcards now, so you can imagine how delighted I was to get this one through the post with a chocolate bar attached! . It was a Thank You from the Grenada Tourism Authority for a booking that travelled just before the first lockdown but this was the first opportunity they had to send it! . Now all I need to decide is whether to keep it for myself or share it with the kids! . Known as the ‘Island of Spice’ on account of it being the home of nutmeg, cinnamon and many other exotic spices, the gorgeous Caribbean island...
31 March 2021
Combine Greece’s summer heat with its incomparable coastline views – think private pools, idyllic islands and long sandy beaches - and it’s easy to see why interest in Greece is naturally picking up. As more and more people look for seclusion, savvy travellers are heading to lesser-known islands for their relaxed coastal vibes and typical Grecian charm. I can arrange your holiday to Greece with full financial protection, giving you peace of mind to look forward to your trip in excitement. Link here >> https://bit.ly/393rgrY
22 March 2021
Wow-factor accommodation and it's adult only! . This has got to be one of my most favourite wow-factor rooms, doesn't it look just amazing!!! So, where is it? Thailand... . Conceived as though by Nature’s own Architect, TreeHouse Villas, is a visionary new adults-only luxury resort design for those with a love of the environment, beauty of nature and a desire to rediscover their inner child. Set amongst the jungle’s canopy in a treetop location with unspoiled views to the sea and the ancient Jurassic massifs of Phang Nga Bay itself. . This hotel works particularly well with multi-centre itineraries in Thailand and can be...
16 March 2021
Great Little Breaks is one of our UK suppliers - they offer short breaks around the country very often with added value such as a dinner or afternoon tea, or maybe a room upgrade Our top-selling destinations and offers currently with them are: 1. Lake District - This all-inclusive deal is for the 3* Ennerdale Country House Hotel - 2 nights from £149pp including dinner, bed & breakfast, lunch and alcoholic drinks from 7pm-11pm. From £149pp 2. Chester - Chester dining offer at the 4* Crabwall Manor. Includes dinner, bed & breakfast and a glass of wine with dinner. From £74.50pp 3. Bournemouth -...
09 March 2021
Walt Disney World Florida is on sale now for departure right through to December 2022! . Visit Mickey and Minnie at one of the 4 Disney Parks and enjoy the 2 Disney waterparks! . I've stayed on-site at WDW twice now and we love the complete experience - it's like being in a magical Disney bubble! Please get in touch to plan your magical trip - I'd love to help! . You can also check my blogs from the last time we visited in 2018 >>> Overview https://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/vicky.dyer/Profile-Blog/TwoweeksofDisney Restaurant recommendations 1 https://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/vicky.dyer/Profile-Blog/DisneyRestaurantReviewsWeek1 Restaurant recommendations 2 https://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/vicky.dyer/Profile-Blog/DisneyRestaurantReviewsWeek2 Fast Pass Tips https://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/vicky.dyer/Profile-Blog/DisneyFastpassTips
02 March 2021
Ikos Andalusia is home to seven inspiring restaurants which take customers on a gastronomic journey across Europe and beyond. These amazing dining experiences can also be complemented with the unparalleled dine-out programme. • Ouzo: contemporary Greek cooking with an inspiring a la carte menu created by Michelin-starred chef Lefteris Lazarou • Fresco: under the creative genius of Michelin-starred chef Ettore Botrini, enjoy fresh seafood, choice cuts of meat and hand-picked market produce • Provence: Provencal inspired cuisineby Michelin-starred chef Anthony Jehanno • Anaya: a la carte menu with vibrant aromas and flavours of Asia and the Orient • Beach Club: an all day menu of...
17 February 2021
Are you getting married in 2021, 2022 or 2023? Or do you know someone who is? We have honeymoons available to book for all those years for some destinations and our fantastic Gift Registry service is ideal for those who prefer not to have a traditional gift list. Our Honeymoon Gift Registry Service -An easy, stress-free way to manage your dream honeymoon online - courtesy of your personal Travel Counsellor. Our Honeymoon Gift Registry service allows your guests to give you the most memorable gift of all – your dream honeymoon tailor made down to the finest detail. You may already have all...
15 February 2021
The UK is looking particularly busy already for 2021, especially for the school holidays, so if you are considering a Staycation I’d urge you to book as soon as possible! Christmas and New Year weeks are also very busy already and did you know I can book up until December 2022 in many cases? We have a lot of UK suppliers so I wanted to run through some of the options I am able to offer you, all with the same great service from start to finish and 100% financial protection in the event of a supplier failure! Travel Counsellors has...
09 February 2021
Picture the dream tropical island. Palm trees swaying softly in the breeze, crystalline waters lapping against talcum powder-white sand and a myriad of tropical fish darting through the shallows around their magnificent coral reef – all whilst the sun casts its warming glow across the horizon. Chances are you’re envisaging one of the dream-like islands that lay adrift in the vast Indian Ocean. With the help of our new guide to the Indian Ocean, and my expertise on the area, we can create your ultimate island hideaway for later this year. Take a look here >>> https://www.travelcounsellors.co.uk/gb/leisure/explore/a-guide-to-the-indian-ocean-1/ Please get in touch to...
02 February 2021
Bangkok is one of the most exciting cities in the world and is a hub of all things food, offering everything from street food vendors to fine dining. It is one of the greatest street food cities and when exploring the city, there is an abundance of delicious things to eat everywhere you look! Possibly Bangkok’s most famous street food vendor is Jay Fai, who earned herself a Michelin star for the quality of her food. The restaurant is usually booked out a month or two in advance so it’s worth arriving first thing in the morning to try and get...
11 January 2021
Earlier this month I took part in a Thailand training with Thai Tourism. . As well as learning some top tip ideas for luxury days out whilst in this beautiful country we also had a spotlight on the stunning Six Senses Yao Noi - 56 villas with private pools, their own space and a rustic but luxurious feel. The hotel showcases amazing views and blends in seamlessly with nature! Message me for more info. . A couple of days after the training I was surprised (and delighted) to recieve The Spicery Thai Massaman Curry with Nam Prik kit through my letterbox as a thank...
06 January 2021
I am sure most of us have been dreaming about a holiday and I think we all know that a holiday would do us the world of good after months of uncertainty, restrictions and not being able to see our friends and family. The past ten months have definitely helped me to appreciate what I already have, and I can't wait to spend quality time together away from the same four walls I've become accustomed to recently! We must remember, that travel is one of the strongest forces for good we have. Alongside the gratification we personally experience on holiday, there...
22 December 2020
I'm delighted to say that Travel Counsellors has been crowned winner of the best National Travel Retailer category in the British Travel Awards once again! This prestigious award is voted for by customers, so I'd like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of my customers for your support this year, and I look forward to helping you with your travel plans in the coming weeks and months too. I'll be there for you every step of the way, keeping your safety and wellbeing at the heart of everything I do. Thank you to everyone who voted...
17 December 2020
Wow, what a year! I’ve had many customers who weren’t able to holiday this year and have transferred their holiday to 2021 or even 2022! This has meant that advance bookings are up massively compared to normal and 2021 in places is looking busy already (of course, we still don’t know what will and won’t be able to happen, but I am hopeful the vaccine will allow more travel than has been possible this year!). Our suppliers have seen this happening and therefore many have allowed us to make bookings further in advance than normal with many on sale for 2022....
08 December 2020
Sani Resort in Halkidiki, Greece is spread over 1000 acres in pine-forest including walking trails and woodland areas. It offers 5* luxury and with 5 hotels offer different options to cater right up to the very affluent! One of the hotels is a draw for famous footballers! In the heart of the resort lies a bustling marina. Its all pedestrianised and a great place to people watch! Sani Resort have a boat that will take guests out free of charge on either their half day trip or half an hour sunset cruise. The resort is home to several academies including football, dance,...
05 October 2020
I can’t believe we’ve been living with Covid19 and the massive consequences it has had on our lives for over 6 months now! Travel, as I am sure you can imagine, has been pretty badly affected and we’re not even close to being back to normal. But over the past couple of months I’ve had clients away again and it feels great! The most popular country by far for my current bookings and enquiries is the UK! Please do remember to give me a try. I can offer lodges with hot-tubs (the number 1 request at the moment!) and also...
22 February 2020
Last weekend I was very lucky to be invited on board Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady! Virgin Voyages is a brand new product and something very different to anything on the market and Dover was Scarlet Lady’s first visit in the UK after being delivered on 14th February! Over 24 hours we were able to sample some of the restaurants and entertainment and view some of the cabins. The food and restaurant concept I love, rather than having one main dining hall with smaller speciality restaurants (usually at a charge) like other cruise ships, Scarlet Lady has 20 smaller eateries around...
15 December 2019
As a child I was fortunate to travel to Europe 5 times for skiing holidays but until recently hadn’t skied for 20 years! So, I was a little nervous but mostly excited to be taking the family on our first ski holiday just before Christmas. We stayed in Les Arcs 2000 in France in a chalet with 2 other families. None of the six children had skied before and it was ideal as they were all placed in the same ‘learn to ski’ group. We were extremely lucky with the weather (with it being the first week of the season) as...
23 November 2019
It’s been a while since we’ve visited the Caribbean, in fact I’ve not been since we had children so I was super excited to be going back and even better that it was in our winter! St Lucia didn’t disappoint either. It’s a very green and very, very hilly island. At 27 miles by 14 miles it is more than twice the size of Antigua but the long windy roads mean it’s pretty much a three hour car journey from top to bottom! We stayed in the North at Gros Islet which was a great location, around 1 hour 45...
23 November 2019
I’ve been booking customers to Sandals and Beaches for the past 20 years but until last month had never made it myself, so when the opportunity arose for me to visit for a few days, I could hardly say no! I stayed at Sandals Grande in St Lucia and booked a Club Level room. So, what makes Sandals different from a regular all-inclusive? For me there were several things that stood out compared with other hotels I’d stayed at in the past. 1/ Restaurants – this is the biggie for me. At this hotel alone there were 12 restaurants and they...
28 October 2019
Earlier this week I attended a Seychelles training evening at the Abode Hotel in Canterbury. Scattered through the presentations from the suppliers we enjoyed a Creole-inspired meal of red snapper, chicken and rice and for dessert we had the most delicious coconut mousse with passion fruit sorbet! We learnt about the beautiful islands and a handful of hotels available. I actually visited the Seychelles on a work trip in 2000 so this was a great trip down memory lane for me! The Seychelles has three main languages – Creole, English and French and they make it very easy for us Brits...
08 October 2019
Today I spent a few hours training with our rep from Inghams, Ski Esprit and Santa's Lapland. It was a really informative training session as it was only a small group so we were able to ask lots of questions! Having already been on a Santa's Lapland trip I already knew lots about the product but it was great to get a refresh and also learn about their Aurora breaks which have more inclusions than the Magic break that I did! They still have availability for this Christmas (this is quite rare but a few circumstances have led to this) so...
15 September 2019
On 15th September myself and 8 other Kent Travel Counsellor's walked the London Monopoly Board for one of Travel Counsellor's chosen charities for 2019 - Reuben's Retreat. We set the date back in 2018 and over the course of the year planned how we would go about it! Several people had done this before so we used their blogs to get ideas and came up with our own route - we decided doing the most economical mileage would be best to accommodation all abilities, rather than in the board order which would have been a MUCH longer day! We did...
30 July 2019
It’s been a busy month for cruise ship visits and trainings! Earlier this week I was lucky to be invited on board Brilliance of the Seas with Royal Caribbean in Dover. Brilliance is one of Royal Caribbean’s smaller ships, although at 90,000 tonnes, still not particularly small! But Oasis of the Seas is three times the size of Brilliance so it gives you an idea of just how big some ships are now! Brilliance of the Seas is part of their Radiance Class, which along with Vision Class ships are their 8 smallest – they are all fairly similar in...
11 July 2019
Earlier this week I was lucky enough to be invited on board Sea Princess at the Dover Cruise Terminal. The thing that most impressed me on board was the outdoor space and two swimming pools - one of which had a large, shallow overflow area which meant you could paddle or sit on the side and dip your toes in - I'm sure small children would love this feature too (and it was warm, even in Dover!) They also have the big screen for Movies Under the Stars. Unfortunately, we weren't on anywhere near long enough to experience this but...
03 July 2019
When I got the opportunity to visit a winery for a training day, I couldn't miss it! I did have to drive though so had to make use of the bucket provided! Chapel Down Winery is in the beautiful Kent countryside and we were so lucky with a gloriously sunny day! If you want something a little different to do, I'd highly recommend the tour and tasting followed by lunch in their restaurant, we had a lovely afternoon there. Before we were treated to the tour, tasting and lunch we had a training with our supplier James Villas. They...
01 July 2019
Last month I was very fortunate to be invited on board Cunard’s Queen Victoria for the day. I’ve done quite a few ship visits over the years but until now I had not made it onto a Cunard ship so I was very excited to see it! The ship has a lovely welcoming and homely feel, quite relaxed and understated. The ship is Edwardian in style and is decorated in dark wood throughout much of it. (Queen Elizabeth is lighter inside and has more of an Art Deco style on board and QM2 has a completely different feel altogether). Cunard itself...
18 June 2019
For our summer holiday this year we had to take it easy on price as we’ve been updating a couple of rooms (including a new en-suite!) at home. We are really lucky to have access to a family villa in Spain and so we were able to get an almost 2-week holiday in the sunshine still! We stay around 20 minutes south of Alicante and, as we’ve been a few times before, the kids had a list of things they wanted to do again. I think we’d been in the villa less than half an hour before they were asking...
15 May 2019
I'm recently back from Travel Counsellors' annual Gold Weekend, which was hosted in Marbella, Costa del Sol this year. The last time (and only other) time I have visited Marbella was in 2008 at our annual main conference so I didn't get to see much of the area as we were in sessions for a lot of it so it was a great opportunity this time to see a bit more of the resort. I've booked many, many customers to this town in Southern Spain and it's particularly popular among ladies celebrating special birthdays as well as hen parties and...
02 April 2019
Yesterday evening I was invited to a Caribbean Training event in Canterbury at the Abode Hotel. It was a fun evening and I picked up a few new contacts and a lot of useful information. Here's a very quick snippet of some of the knowledge I gained - ARUBA "One happy island" Aruba is in a great position outside of the hurricane belt making it a great year-round destination. It has many award-winning beaches and is very safe. Locals speak English and you won't be harassed on beaches or at attractions. Due to the many direct flights from the States it's...
15 February 2019
If you haven't already downloaded our amazing App MyTC you really should think about doing it! Here are some of the main benefits and features of it: - -It's free of charge and it's constantly being updated with new features. -Clients rate it 4.5/5 as an average score. -It can eliminate the need for any physical paperwork (but only if you want it to!) -There is a holiday countdown for each booking you have - this is my favourite bit!! -You can nip on any time of day and night and make a payment towards your holiday making budgeting easier - seeing...
09 January 2019
There is no other way to describe Lapland other than magical. It felt a bit like I imagine Narnia to feel! It's a trip I've always wanted to do, even before I had kids, so to have been and done it is amazing! We had a cabin for eight of us over Christmas with our own host (you have to register around two years in advance for this so if it's on your list for the future get in touch now!) As a sun-lover and someone who feels the cold very easily, I wasn't really sure how I'd get on...
19 November 2018
Travel Counsellors annual conference this year was held in Glasgow and having not been to Scotland before it seemed a good opportunity to extend my stay by an extra night. Despite the forecast being pretty awful, we were really lucky with the weather and didn’t really get wet the whole weekend which was a pleasant surprise particularly on the first afternoon where we opted for an open top bus tour! For two hours we were taken around the city and learnt a bit about the history of Glasgow and the stories the city has to tell. I was pleasantly surprised...
04 October 2018
Our Gold Conference Weekend this year took place last week in Anantara Vilamoura, Algarve. We were very lucky to have around 10 degrees above the average temperature for this time of year, so we enjoyed temperatures in the 30s every day. The Anantara Vilamoura is a stunning hotel with a golf course on-site. The rooms are large with open plan bathrooms also of a good size. It’s around 5km from Vilamoura Marina but they run a free shuttle bus. You can walk it (around 1 hour 15 minutes), some more energetic Travel Counsellors among us jogged it to burn off...
20 September 2018
There aren't many companies out there that put on training days and invite your whole family along! Travel Counsellors is one of them though! In the school summer holidays Club Med kindly sponsored a day of training, games and fun for me, my hubby and the kids along with lots of other TCs and their families. We headed up to Norfolk (it was a long day) where we met the Club Med ladies. Games were put on for the kids along with face painting while I went into the training session. Afterwards we have a tasty buffet lunch and then we...
07 August 2018
Wow, what a summer it has been so far! What a difference the sun makes, long may this glorious weather continue! I know there are some (probably many) out there who might think the weather has been too hot recently, but I love it. I was definitely not born to wear socks but normally I’ll be in them to keep my feet warm. But this summer I haven’t needed to wear them, my flip-flops have never been used so much. I’ve been able to work in my office with my patio door fully open (and yes, I wished at times I...
03 July 2018
I've tried to remember as much as possible and I hope these tips will help make the most of your Disney holiday! Before you go you can also personalise your band - this includes choosing the colour and choosing the name written on the back. (You'll need to be able to differentiate because of who the fast-passes will be linked to!) You can also buy bands in the shops there if you want something themed, they had all kinds of designs, but we were happy with the ones included. They are also adjustable (it took 3 days before a Cast Member...
02 July 2018
GARDEN GRILL, Epcot This was a set menu of meat, potatoes, veggies and mac cheese and it was all you can eat – the food was very good. Four characters came around and we saw each one at least twice. We didn’t realise until a good hour into the meal that the restaurant was rotating! It was expensive so glad we were on the Dining Plan! Would we go again? Yes! Matthew - “We got to meet Mickey, Chip n Dale and Pluto so it was great” THE BOATHOUSE, Disney Springs This was a two-token restaurant and the food did reflect this. I...
02 July 2018
OLIVIA’S CAFÉ, Old Key West Hotel We ate here at the hotel the evening my parents surprised the kids by arriving for our second week. Their flight landed into Orlando at around 5.30pm and I knew my mum and dad would be bursting to see the children and finally give up the surprise we’d been hiding for the past year or more so we booked a meal here, so we could see them the evening of arrival. It’s a really nice setting and a little quieter than the restaurants in the parks. The food was good too and it’s a good...
18 June 2018
Where to start? Two weeks in Disney (just Disney!), very tired feet, hundreds of photos but definitely memories to last a lifetime. It was my fifth visit to Florida but the first time for my youngest (second for my eldest but as he was 2yrs old last time he can’t remember it!) We booked it over a year in advance and as a result we all had quite high expectations after a long countdown! It didn’t disappoint. We decided just to do Disney to get the best value for money and also, so we could ‘do’ Disney and next time...
11 May 2018
Club Med are a valued partner with Travel Counsellors and we had them in Head Office just last month. I thought it was a good opportunity to let you know, firstly that I can book them with all the usual Financial Protection offered by Travel Counsellors and secondly a little bit about them if you aren’t already familiar. They have two products, their summer properties and their ski properties. They are all premium all-inclusive products. In the summer programme they can guarantee inter-connecting rooms (subject to availability of course) and along with this they also price children as children. This may...
24 April 2018
I attended a cruise event at The Old Brewery/Cutty Sark in London last week where we were treated to canapes and cocktails (non-alcoholic ones for me as I was driving!) Several of our cruise suppliers were there and this is a little bit about each of them. Cunard Cunard feature the transatlantic crossing between Southampton and New York. This is such a famous experience and one that features on many peoples bucket lists, including my own! It’s on board Queen Mary 2, the world’s only true ocean liner. Everyone I’ve sent on this trip says it’s a truly spine-tingling moment arriving in...
13 March 2018
This trip was a reward for 10 BA top sellers to experience Dubai like a VIP and we weren't disappointed. After an eventful Friday of snow and disruption in the UK, eight out of the 10 of us made it to Heathrow and with Club World flights and access to the BA lounge we were soon de-stressed and ready for our trip. It was only my second business class trip and very enjoyable, I even managed to get a couple of hours sleep on the lay flat bed! A White Company duvet, blanket and pillow are provided now with Club...
20 February 2018
At Travel Counsellors, we are recognised once we get to and maintain a certain level of sales and service, as a Gold Travel Counsellor. Each year there is a trip we are taken on and in 2017 it was a weekend cruise in the Med with MSC. We arrived in Genoa port to a rather spectacular site of our home for the next few days - MSC Preziosa. Despite being late October, the sun shone and the ship looked amazing. We were very lucky to have a balcony cabin, which was a reasonable size and nicely decorated. The ship was...
05 September 2017
And so it begins another school year In general I’m sad but I could also cheer I’m know I’m not the only one Who has mixed feelings that the holidays are gone My youngest is starting primary school My eldest is in year 3, which he thinks is pretty cool For us Mum’s we’ll enjoy the peace for a few days But after that I’ll miss the noise and play Six weeks is a pretty long time to fill I’m not looking forward to that credit card bill This summer we went camping in the UK But next year I think we need a sunny holiday If you are thinking along the...
20 October 2016
When I heard I'd be embarking on a river cruise as a reward for achieving 'Gold Travel Counsellor' status, I was a little unsure about what to expect! We sailed onboard Scenic Jewel and the hosts were amazing. I can highly recommend Scenic, the service was unbelievable, the food was delicious, cabins surprisingly spacious and the scenery was stunning. We were lucky enough to have a cabin with a balcony - I'd highly recommend booking a balcony cabin as we found it really relaxing just watching the scenery go by. Obviously very different compared with sea cruising as on a...
18 August 2016
This was the first summer holiday we've actually had to take in the school summer holidays, so I was a little apprehensive about what to expect! I was hoping it wouldn't be too hot for the kids (3yrs and 6yrs) and also hoping it wasn't going to be so busy that it made it unenjoyable! We were pleasantly surprised though! The temperatures were ideal, early to mid-thirties every day and the sea was lovely and warm. We stayed in Kalamaki which has the perfect beach for small children. They can walk out pretty far and it still be only up to...
04 June 2016
I've actually lost count of the number of times I've been to Disneyland Paris but we still love it! OK, so it's really not Florida but for a quick fix of Disney, it's brilliant. We're lucky enough to live fairly close to a Eurostar station so getting there is pretty quick and arriving just at the park gates is ideal! We stayed at the Newport Bay hotel this time which has recently been refurbished and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It's about a 10-15 minute walk (with a 3 and 6 year old) to the park entrances but we prefer this...
03 March 2016
I have just returned from an amazing weekend in New York. This is what we did - Woodbury Common (shopping outlet) which is around an hour away from the city. It was really good, well worthwhile if you want to shop. Although saying that there were lots of offers on clothes etc around 5th Avenue which I wasn’t expecting, thought it would all just be full price. Allow a full day here – even with this we didn’t finish all the shops! We also walked the Highline (disused railway which runs from about 35th to 3rd Street), it is much calmer...
05 March 2013
This was my first visit to Mauritius and we loved it! The hotel was lovely and I would highly recommend it for a good value, good standard and the all-inclusive option. The deluxe rooms are quite large and I would be happy to stay in this room type again. The food and service was excellent! We went with our two year old and the hotel was very family friendly. We also saw a couple of weddings while we were there, so it is suitable for all kinds of clients. We were lucky with the weather as although there was a...
19 September 2012
This was my fourth visit to Florida, but the first time I have stayed on-site at Disney and the first time I’d been as a family (with a two year old) rather than as a couple. I wasn’t really sure what to expect! We booked when they were offering a free dining plan, which they regularly do now if you book early. Any doubts were soon squashed – it was a fantastic experience. We stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge and had giraffes, zebras and lots of other animals regularly wandering around outside our hotel room. The dining plan offered...
12 September 2008
Las Vegas really is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime as it is impossible to do it justice in words and pictures alone! Everything is on such a large scale, it is hard to take it all in! It wasn’t our first choice of destination but my husband has wanted to visit Chicago for many years and with Las Vegas we wanted to go and see what all the fuss was about and so we decided on a twin centre. The plan was to have one day relaxing round the pool and then...
14 October 2006
When they started operating charter flights to Brazil, we must have been among the first to book! The first thing that strikes you about the country is the sheer size. When we started talking about trips to Rio and Iguassu Falls we realised the logistics of visiting both places in such a short space of time were not ideal so we opted just to visit Rio from where we were staying on the coast. Rio is an amazing place and you can see in a fairly short space of time the very poor areas and the very rich areas. We...
01 December 2004
If you want to truly relax and forget about all the stress back home – then you have to try the Maldives. We were unfortunate enough to be in the middle of the plane in row 1 on our outbound journey. While everyone else was admiring the fantastic views before landing we were straining our necks to try and get a glimpse of where was to be our home for the next two weeks. On arrival we waited for our speedboat transfer. It wasn't quite what I had imagined – a little noisy to say the least! But it was worth it....
12 November 2003
When we decided to get married it wasn’t really a difficult decision to do it abroad. While everyone else was worrying about venues and flowers, our hardest decision was where we would go. I can’t really remember how we came up with Antigua but in the end it was between there and Mauritius. The final decision was made when my husband decided he wanted an upgrade on the flight and so Antigua won because Mauritius only offered Business Class which we couldn’t quite stretch to and Antigua offered Premium Economy. We chose Galley Bay as our hotel as we wanted...
Sent in by David Blatchford
Kent, 02 October 2021
What is important to me re personal travel and the place I book? Honest opinions, trust in the person, advice based on knowledge of the customer, reasonable prices, back up when things change, getting the best resolution when things go wrong, not abusing the trust I place with the person. My relationship with TC and specifically Vicky more than ticks all the boxes and this has truly been tested and satisfied over the past 2years.
Sent in by Jenny Hollingsworth
Dartford, 27 September 2021
Booking through Vicky gives us complete peace of mind. She goes the extra mile every time, nothing is ever too much trouble, her experience is of the highest standard and her knowledge is extensive.
Sent in by Anne Morfey
Hertfordshire, 24 September 2021
I used Vicky on recommendation from my sister and have passed on her recommendation to others in the past and will do so in future as her service is amazing.
Sent in by Amex Leech
Dover, 15 September 2021
Great service, support and attention to detail. Also knows what going on which is very useful when traveling today.
Sent in by Dom Meehan
Kent, 15 September 2021
Vicky is so patient and has been amazing in supporting us over all the Covid travel nonsense from the Government!
Sent in by Dean Bowey
Kent, 15 September 2021
Excellent service Vicky is always willing to help & finds great holidays & locations
Sent in by Jill Evans
Kent, 09 September 2021
Whenever I use Vicky I feel confident that she will look for the type of holiday that I like. She will then organise additional things for me, like car hire. She is always professional and I feel that she looks after me. Part of using Vicky, especially at the moment, is that she is there whilst I am away. I am looking forward to going away but feel reassured when Vicky tells me that she will contact me near the end of my break with any updates necessary. In these troubled times it is comforting to use Travel Counsellors and I have always used Vicky.
Sent in by Zahra Mohamed
Surrey, 09 September 2021
Vicky was very helpful right from the beginning, from looking at vacation options up until our departure! Even with out many changes. Nothing was too much to ask for and she was available to answer any and all questions we had. Re COVID, Vicky was very helpful. If she didn’t know the answer on the spot she always came back with the answer right away! We would definitely recommend all our friends and family to book through Vicky!!
Sent in by Dave White
Deal, 09 September 2021
Vicky always goes out her way to get me the best deal possible. Vicky is so professional that She takes out all of the stress of arranging a holiday. I can’t remember how many years or holidays for me, all of which have been perfect. Anyone booking a holiday through Vicky have no fear she will look after you.
Sent in by Helen Dixon
Kent, 09 September 2021
I can’t praise Vicky enough. I am due to travel next week to the Oman. Whilst I have yet to make my journey Vicky’s help in preparing for the journey has been invaluable. In short I wouldn’t be considering it without her assistance.
Sent in by Lyndsay Reynolds
Deal, 22 July 2021
Vicky is truly outstanding and so helpful and patient. She got back to me really quickly with a variety of great options for our break and explained everything so clearly. We narrowed it down to 2 and she made a couple more enquiries on our behalf before sorting out the booking for us. It was so easy and nice to have a stress-free and safe way of booking our holiday - we totally recommend her to anyone! We’ve used her for a big honeymoon trip and shorter stays and wouldn’t book anything anywhere else. Thanks Vicky!
Sent in by Barbara Seymour
Deal, 08 July 2021
Vicky is an amazing Travel Counsellor. Wouldn’t use anyone else. Her service is gold class.
Sent in by Rachel Roberts-Turrell
Dover, 28 May 2021
Fantastic communication and informative. Kept us update to date on everything. Highly recommend!
Sent in by Tracy Hazard
Canterbury, 28 May 2021
The personal touch Vicky brings to the role, cannot be underestimated. She has remained positive and willing to find a solution throughout. We are immensely grateful to have her on the end of the phone and believe that she will always go the extra mile to ensure her clients are happy. Thank you Vicky!
Sent in by Helen Dixon
Kent, 18 December 2020
Vicky has been brilliant. I haven’t seen my son and family for over a year. I am booked to go to the Oman in January and I truly believe that without Vicky’s assistance I would not have got this far. I would recommend her without hesitation.
Sent in by Kirsty Harper
Dover, 23 April 2020
Vicky did an amazing job sorting the best flights and accommodation for our trip to New Zealand and Fiji. She is so well experienced, gives great travel advice and makes sure she finds everything to suit your perfect holiday.
Sent in by Anne Bulpin
Ashford Kent, 21 April 2020
I have been booking with Vicky for a number of years, her service never varies, she is very thorough will finding flights that have good stopover times, always checks that visas etc are in place. She has been particularly helpful over the last few weeks with Coronavirus, she has checked and checked again to get us a flight back from Australia. I would always recommend Vicky if you want worry free travel. She is amazing
Sent in by Christine Jones
Sandwich, 20 April 2020
I can thoroughly recommend Vicky as a top travel counsellor. She arranged everything for us and was extremely good with her communication. Any messages left were quickly answered and explained. We would not hesitate to use her services again.
Sent in by Lyn Vassey
Derbyshire, 19 April 2020
Vicky has now arranged a few holidays for us from helping us choose where to go to arranging a car to meet us at the airport. I cannot imagine ever allowing anyone else to help us, even now we live so far away. 1st class professional service and, I have to say, never minded my ever lasting questions.
Sent in by Sara Orchard
Deal, 19 April 2020
I have booked several holidays with Vicky, sometimes not knowing where to go. I say what I would like to do and what style hotel and Vicky has never failed me with absolutely outstanding places, thank you Vicky
Sent in by Gill Pragnell
Kent, 09 April 2020
I will and have recommended Vicky Dyer from Travel Councillors for peace of mind-one to one-her personal touch and her friendly professional approach too.
Sent in by N Steel
Kent, 10 March 2020
Vicky is excellent. She is always available to help with any issues either before or during the holiday and I would thoroughly recommend her.
Sent in by Tracy Hazard
Kent, 10 March 2020
Vicky is extremely helpful, knowledgeable and personable. She provides a great service and is a fabulous ambassador for Travel Counsellors.
Sent in by J Lane
Kent, 09 March 2020
The ease of contact with Vicky was very comforting when there were problems with the flight home due to weather conditions. That alone will make me use your company for future bookings.
Sent in by M Jones
Dover, 02 March 2020
Vicky was very helpful,. I told her what I wanted and she organised the rest. It was such a simple process for me. All I have to do is look forward to going around the world visiting family in New Zealand. I would defiantly recommend her to friends and family. Thanks Vicky x
Sent in by J Wilson
Glamorgan, 25 February 2020
Absolutely a 10! Vicky has planned a few holidays for us now.....one long haul with friends and a couple of short breaks for just us two. Her service has been efficient, friendly and clearly within the parameters we gave her. I am sure that we will be back.
Sent in by Simon Boulding
Kent, 25 February 2020
Vicky is fantastic. She does the extra mile to ensure we get the right holiday and for the best possible cost. Always look to use Vicky and highly recommend her to all our family and friends.
Sent in by Phil Day
Kent, 14 February 2020
Vicky was very helpful and gave me several options, I always felt supported
Sent in by Richard Webster
Kent, 10 February 2020
Vicky has been excellent in working our a very interesting trip which matches our specific requirements. She has been very quick and flexible. Thanks Vicky
Sent in by Rebecca Handford
Kent, 10 February 2020
Great service, very knowledgeable and available at convenient times. Definitely will use Vicky again and would recommend to friends and family.
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