Africa and The Middle East
Welcome to my leisure travel web page.
I’m a Travel Counsellor based in Eldorado Park, in the south of Johannesburg where I live with my husband and 4 daughters. I have always had a love for travel and experiencing new places and cultures so becoming a Travel Counsellor was a natural progression for me.
Before becoming a Travel Counsellor, I worked for a couple of well-known airlines and 2 tour operators. I’ve been in the Travel industry since 2002 so I’ve gained much experience and knowledge that will enable me to make your holiday one to remember. So far, the Bahamas and Miami have been my favourite places to visit. I have also visited London a couple of times, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur to name a few.
What I love about being a Travel Counsellor is the flexibility that it allows me to have. While looking after my family I can still work from home as an active franchisee within the Travel industry. I am available 24/7 for your convenience and have access to over 700,000 hotels, airfares, car rental, tours and packages so finding a holiday that suits you will be easy for me.
I hope to share my passion for travel with you and at the same time, allowing you to experience and make some special travel memories.
Please send me your holiday or travel requirements and I will do my best to help you.
Sent in by Tarryn Coetzee
Johannesburg, 18 June 2019
Dearest Astrid, I just wanted to say such a very big thank you to you for all your assistance, guidance and most of all your efficiency with booking all our family tickets to New Zealand, your service has been outstanding and professional. I am so grateful to have found you. I have used you on a few occasions to arrange my family travels and I have been ever so impressed with your confirmation emails, questions and guidance as well as your referrals for visa applications. Your service has been outstanding and I will be using you in the future. Thank you kindly for everything that you have done for my family and I.
Sent in by G Oliphant
Johannesburg, 07 May 2019
Astrid is very professional yet very caring and supportive. I had a very convenient and stress-less experience. Well done Mrs Harrison
Sent in by J Moses
Johannesburg, 30 April 2019
Astrid is always such a star and exceptionally efficient.
Sent in by P Lalla
Johannesburg, 16 April 2019
Astrid has rendered an excellent service. I will definitely make use of her services in the future.
Sent in by Terence Long
Johannesburg, 01 August 2018
Astrid provided the best support I've ever received, also putting up with my own problems and helping me find the best solution!
Sent in by Janene Veldman
Johannesburg, 01 August 2018
Booking with Astrid was an absolute pleasure simply because of her efficiency and professionalism. She kept me up to date at all times and accommodated all my requests. Her response to emails was swift with results following soon afterwards. I would definitely use her services for all our future travels.
Sent in by Charlene Firmin
Durban, 11 July 2018
Astrid is so helpful, she is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure her clients are happy. One thing I took away from her work is her passion for what she does. You doing a fantastic job Astrid, keep it up!
Sent in by G Perry
Johannesburg, 11 June 2018
Astrid, I would just like to thank you for the wonderful service on my travel enquiry. Your response was professional, friendly and prompt. The quotes and information was simple yet comprehensive. I'll be sure to contact you again as well as to refer others to you. Keep up the great work!
Sent in by Musa Ndlovu
Johannesburg, 05 June 2018
After months of contemplating whether to tick off my "Eat, Pray, love" bucket list, I decided to go for it. Not being a fan of admin, I dreaded the tedious planning of my trips but thank God Astrid came to my rescue. She was a great help and I felt even more excited as I saw her bring my dream to life. What a pleasure it has been planning my trip with you. I can't wait to add more adventures to my bucket list.
Sent in by Odilile Ayodele
Johannesburg, 15 May 2018
Working with Astrid was such a pleasure. She not only found the most cost-effective plane ticket; she quickly worked out a trip with the shortest wait times. Moreover, she gave me great advice about accommodation, and the best time to check-out of the hotel so I don’t wait in the airport for hours on end - I hadn't even thought that far yet. Not only am I looking forward to my trip, but I am already dreaming of the next adventure that she is going to plan for me.
Sent in by Sanchia Adam
Johannesburg, 10 April 2018
I'd like to thank Astrid for the amazing job she did in getting me to Sri Lanka. She was on the ball with getting me the best flights and seats at the right price. I appreciated her always being available to answer questions and being efficient in responding. She even messaged me after in Sri Lanka to ensure my safe arrival. I travelled with ease knowing that I didn't have to worry and that I just needed to be at the airport on time. I will definitely use Astrid's services again in future.
Sent in by Philip Kraft
Johannesburg, 01 February 2018
Astrid was fast, friendly and the accommodation was just what I needed. I will use her service all the time.
Sent in by Paulo Neves
Johannesburg, 22 August 2017
Thank you for such an amazing service and all the attention to detail to ensure that we got on the flight. With only 2 and a half hours notice of me calling you (due to a sad family emergency), you made it possible to get me on a flight. Thank you for being so professional and caring, it is highly appreciated! It was such an amazing blessing to be able to call you and you took it from there. I have already referred you to just about every body I know...
Sent in by Leanne Dlamini
Johannesburg, 25 July 2017
Working with Astrid has been an absolute pleasure. She was very helpful, efficient and made sure she took care of our requirements no matter what time of day or night it was. I will definitely be using her services again in the near future and have already recommended her to a few friends and family. Thank you for the great service Astrid. Looking forward to many more trips with you."
Sent in by Eleanor Kistan
Johannesburg, 16 March 2017
I recently had to plan a trip to Cape Town. I searched for flights on all the local airlines, but struggled to find the exact dates and times that I wanted to travel. In sheer desperation I contacted Travel Counsellors to assist me. I had the pleasure of being assisted by Astrid Harrison. I told her exactly what I needed, and a couple of hours later, I had my flight details. She also checked us in online for both legs of the flight which made the trip a lot less stressful. She assured me that should I encounter any emergencies, she would be available 24 hours to help. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who plan to travel local or international.
Sent in by Warren Hero
Johannesburg, 22 February 2017
Good day I wanted to write this short note from us to thank you for the warm an engaging service that you recently extended to us for our European holiday. The accuracy, detail and consistency enabled us to be at ease as Mellissa travelled by herself to join me in Italy. The value that we derived in the context of the cost implication made it all the more enjoyable. Mellissa was so pleased with your service that she offered a couple from Malaysia and India your details and assured them that you would be able to deal with their travel plans – comprehensively! Expect to hear from them as they arrange their safari adventures. Regards Warren
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