Africa and The Middle East
Welcome to my webpage!
I love to travel and I hope you do too, because I would love nothing more than to organise an exciting trip for you. There are so many amazing places out there to visit, the list is endless, and not only overseas, but in our own beautiful country as well as just over our borders!
No matter what you are looking for, a relaxing beach holiday, a thrilling safari, a romantic honeymoon, an exotic cruise, or a business conference I will be happy to assist you.
I have gained plenty of knowledge and experience working in the travel industry over the past 35 years, in both leisure and corporate travel. I have also arranged conferences, and I have organised and accompanied some large school sports groups, and incentive groups. I can assist with special interest tours, such as golfing, photography, or church groups to name a few!
I pride myself on giving exceptional service to my clients, and like to develop a relationship with my clients based on trust and integrity.
As a Travel Counsellor, my time is flexible, so I can fit in with you and your busy time schedule, and can offer you a more personalised service, at your convenience.
We have our very own online system, Phenix, where I have access to over 700,000 hotels around the world, as well as attractions and tours at really good rates.
The most important thing that we offer at Travel Counsellors is our exclusive Financial Protection Plan which offers my clients protection for all bookings made through our suppliers.
Over the years, I have travelled extensively, some of my favourite places being the beautiful cities of; Rio de Janeiro and Florence, the picture perfect scenery of the Canadian Rockies and New Zealand, the total chaos of Calcutta and Cairo, the romantic beauty of Venice and Paris, the vast wilderness plains of the Masai Mara and the serenity of the Norwegian Fjords.
I consider myself very fortunate to have witnessed the midnight sun, the majestic Taj Mahal, the pyramids and ancient wonders of Egypt, the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon, and the totally unspoilt beauty of the Maldives’ Islands and the Great Barrier Reef.
When I am not working, I love to relax while painting, watching TV and visiting our wonderful Kruger National Park!
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Sent in by Shaun McTurk
Johannesburg, 09 August 2017
I have utilized the travel services of Allyson Ropertz for a few of the trips that my wife and I have had the privilege of taking over the last couple of years. At no stage have I ever wondered where I stand with my bookings, nor have I ever have had to ask as the information has always been forthcoming and accurate. I can positively state that Allyson is extremely knowledgeable about the travel industry and is most certainly an asset to anyone who chooses to use her services (I recommend this). This is from one extremely happy customer ... Thanks Allyson!
Sent in by Blake Dunlop
Fourways , 24 March 2016
Allyson has been extremely friendly throughout the process and has kept me up to date with all the information, she is a great ambassador for the company and I will make use of her services moving forward. Allyson has made every step of this trip exciting and by looking out for my best interests she has secured my positive attitude with Travel Counsellors.
Sent in by Paige & Matthew Little & Burke
Johannesburg, 29 January 2016
Allyson was absolutely amazing! Extremely helpful and willing to go the extra mile including being available after hours and during her holiday times. We are very pleased with everything that Allyson has done for us and will highly recommend Allyson to all friends and family looking to go on Holiday. The best assistance and bookings were done via Allyson and we are very very happy with all the service including all the recommendations and answering of plenty questions that I'm sure most would get annoyed with. All in all very pleased!
Sent in by Karen Britz
Bedfordview, 26 August 2015
Dear Allyson Thank you for the wonderful service we received from you when planning our recent overseas trip. You were always available when we needed help and advice and you handled all our bookings efficiently and professionally. You also saved the day when we nearly had to cancel our trip due to our documents being stolen!! I am delighted to recommend your service to anyone else planning either holiday or business travel. kind regards Karen
Sent in by Michelle Vercueil
Johannesburg, 05 May 2015
In this day and age service delivery is almost non-existent, and it is rare to receive basic service. Allyson always steps up to the plate and delivers exceptional service. She does not make empty promises and you can always be assured of attention to detail and getting it right the first time every time. It is a pleasure to deal with her. Thank you Allyson.
Sent in by Shelley Buskin
Johannesburg, 02 February 2015
I am writing this testimonial on behalf of Discover Digital, for Allyson Ropertz. She has been amazing dealing with all our travel plans, given the time frames and our last minute travel requests. Everything she has done has been in the most efficient way. I will definitely give both my colleagues and friends Allyson's contact details, she is a pleasure to do business with. Thanks Shelley Buskin
Sent in by Vis Naidoo
Gauteng, 30 June 2014
We have used Allyson for two family holidays in the last two years. She is professional and extremely patient, and she has always answered our queries in a timely manner, allowing us to book the holidays we dream of. She is willing to go the extra mile to find the best travel options and her feedback clearly demonstrates her understanding of our travel requirements. Allyson is a pleasure to work with and we will continue booking our travel with her. Keep it up Allyson!!
Sent in by Gia Pra-Levis
Cape Town, 27 June 2014
Allyson was extremely helpful and professional, she went over over and above the call of duty, at an extremely sensitive time. Thank you Allyson, next time we will plan a joyous holiday together! Gia
Sent in by Shroom Wakefield
Harlow, Essex. UK, 06 November 2013
Allyson put together a fantastic itinerary for our honeymoon. She took our preferences into account, and went above and beyond our expectations, to ensure we got the holiday we dreamed of, at a budget we could afford. Thank you so much for all your help and for making our dream honeymoon come true.
Sent in by Michelle Meth
Sandton, 31 July 2013
Allyson, thank you for organizing the most amazing family holiday ever. We had such a good time, everything went according to plan, and never once did we feel lost, or unsure of ourselves. You searched tirelessly for solutions to fit our budget and tight time frames. The Carnival cruise liner was exceptional value for money and I cannot wait to book again. Thank you and well done!
Sent in by Myen Moodley
Johannesburg, 22 May 2013
Allyson was a great help in identifying hotels and flights that met my requirements, including airport transfers. I had special requirements due to my elderly parents travelling with me and she ensured that all my requirements were met. We had an amazing holiday and everything worked out with no hassles from the time we flew out to the time we got back. The hotel was also stunning.
Sent in by Valerie Cook
Linmeyer JHB, 20 May 2013
Allyson made the booking of an international flight stress free giving me several alternatives to choose from. I appreciated that there was no pressure to make a hasty decision but to rather make my decision at my own pace. I would not hesitate in using her services in the future or recommending her to family friends or colleagues. Thank you
Sent in by Chris and Rosemary Watts
Cape Town, 22 April 2013
Allyson planned the most wonderful honeymoon for us where everything was perfectly planned. She provided quick responses to emails and great selection of hotels and resort accommodation. We will most definitely use Allyson for future travels as her service is friendly, quick and reliable. Thank you Allyson for helping plan our amazing honeymoon!
Sent in by Sarah Davies
Johannesburg , 12 April 2013
We had the most Magical honeymoon at Indigo Bay. We would recommend this to anyone as a holiday and we cannot wait to go back there... It is true paradise! Thank you Allyson! Your service was fantastic; you were super-efficient and couldn’t have matched us to a more perfect destination for our needs. We look forward to booking through you again Warm regards Sarah and Gareth Davies
Sent in by Adri Kok
Bedfordview, 22 November 2012
We had a complicated itinerary to South America recently which was professionally and efficiently handled by Allyson. She was available when an unexpected snag developed and we felt looked after, a level of service which exceeded expectations. We were booked into excellent hotels, transfers and excursions were efficiently organised and it was excellent value for money. We would highly recommend her services.
Sent in by Bianca Williams
Durban, 02 November 2012
On behalf of Dr. Andrew S Ramdass: Allyson is by far the most reliable travel agent I have had the opportunity to deal with. She did everything I required and so much more. She saved us a lot of money and the dread of cancelling the trip to a very important yearly congress (WCIM). I am thankful to her for going out of her way to ensure that my trip is successful and runs smoothly. Yours Truly
Sent in by Kate Wilson
Australia, 17 October 2012
Allyson is fantastic to deal with. She is always polite and prompt with responses. You definitely get the best deals with Allyson.
Sent in by Norma McTurk
Bedfordview, Gauteng, 20 June 2012
The service I have always received from Allyson has been exceptional. She is efficient, friendly and without fail. I intend using her for all my future travel arrangements.
Sent in by Joan Kent-Smith
Bedfordview, 15 June 2012
I am very happy to deal with Allyson in regards to my travel arrangements as she always goes the extra mile to find out what I'm looking for, to give me various options and to follow through with me afterwards to ensure I was quite satisfied, and pleased, with the car/hotel/flight/holiday that she had booked. Perhaps even more important is her enthusiasm for travel and for planning holidays.
Sent in by Amy Driessel
Johannesburg, 25 January 2012
I have used Allyson's services extensively. She is the most amazing travel agent, always available for a last minute change in travel itineraries and I recommend her without reservation.
Sent in by Francois Joubert
Brits, 23 January 2012
The nature of my job requires a lot of travel in Africa as well as Europe and US. Regularly the travel plans need to change and Allyson just came through. The most remarkable effort was when the volcanic dust storm closed most airports in Western Europe and I was stuck in Paris Airport with my flight already cancelled, I phoned her 10 minutes later she phoned me back and I got out on Qatar Airways.
Sent in by Paul Fuchs
Cape Town, 23 January 2012
Allyson, has been doing my business travel bookings for a while now, and I know that whatever I request, I never have to check, even down to silly things like, and I only want a window seat when I fly. Nothing is too much to ask. I would recommend her any day.
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 072 6017010
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