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Trying to organise your perfect family holiday? Overwhelmed by all the options available and unsure of what is real and what is not? You need to talk to a travel professional and you’ve come to the right place...
My name is Tasmin Rootman and I am your personal Travel Counsellor.
My clients are the most important aspect of my business and, coupled with the belief that the best client base is one that is referred to me by you, this ensures my dedication and commitment to you as your personal Travel Counsellor. I have access to the best travel deals, many of which are exclusive to Travel Counsellors. My longstanding clients use my services again and again as I take the time to get to know you and your family’s needs, wants and expectations for every trip.
Having spent 11 years honing my travel experience in top travel agencies in shopping malls and corporate offices, I partnered with the dynamic Travel Counsellors team 9 years ago to take care of all the back office support so that I have the time to focus on my clients. Because this is my own business, I am available to you as and when you need me, even after hours. I can offer you everything & more than what a local brick and mortar travel agency can offer you but with much more attention to detail and personal care.
As travel is an ever-changing industry, I never pass up an opportunity to increase my knowledge so that I can be in a position to pass this on to my valued clients. Cruising is an aspect of travel that I have a great passion for, as well as Mauritius (I’ve been five times!) and self-drive itineraries through Europe.
I have had the privilege of visiting a few destinations from around the world so as to gain that first-hand experience which my clients value so highly. For the rest of the world, I have my worldwide network of Travel Counsellor colleagues to tap into for every question you may have while I help you plan your trip.
It doesn’t matter where you are based, I have clients in the USA, Netherlands, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Cradock and Durban. En ja, ek praat ook jou Taal!
Email or call me - I’m looking forward to hearing 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:-
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
18 January 2018
The MyTC app for Android or Iphone is a must-have for every one of my travelling clients! A while ago we launched the MyTC app for all our customers, both holiday makers and business travellers, and we have received wonderful feedback from them. This app is unique and a fantastic addition to my personal approach as your Travel Counselllor. Here is why: The MyTC app gives you access to all your current and future travel data and offers a convenient way to count down the days until your trip departure. The app is also there for you during your trip. For example,...
11 January 2018
Do you want to experience more during your holiday? With a rental car you can discover everything! Flexible and independent, completely at your own pace. The most obvious reasons to rent a car is often completely forgotten: Most people plan their holidays from start to finish. The first day you go to the amusement park, the second day lazing on the beach, the third day you go on safari and the fourth day you go back home. Having a plan is great, but it is usually not carried out as expected. Perhaps the amusement park and the safari are not...
11 January 2018
A fellow colleague of mine was very lucky to visit Germany a little while back, and nothing set the scene better than she got the opportunity to hop on the A380 Lufthansa aircraft and try out Premium Economy, a mix between Economy and Business class. In her opinion, to be honest on some airlines, Premium Economy is better than Business Class! During her time, she had the opportunity to visit many Christmas Markets, the Spy museum and exciting places. To just give you a taste of what to expect when you arrive in Germany, there are so many different aspects:...
11 January 2018
Nothing beats the Western Wilderness as much as Tasmania! If you want raw untouched territory, then be sure to make this as a bucket list must do! Hop into a car from Launceston and get exploring! Launceston to Cradle Mountain a 2-hour (144 km) journey en-route to Cradle Mountain. You can take a break at Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm and to view the world-class murals at Sheffield! Take a close look at a Tasmanian devil at Devils at Cradle, then overnight at the breathtakingly beautiful Cradle Mountain. The next day, walk or hike at Dove Lake in the Cradle Mountain, Lake St...
17 May 2012
Once again I was given the opportunity to go to the beautiful island of Mauritius, this time (my 5th time!) for our Annual Travel Counsellors Conference which was held at the 5 Star Shandrani Beach Resort & Spa. The Shandrani Resort and Spa is only 10 minutes from the airport and is a 5 Star All-Inclusive resort. With its 110 superior rooms, 69 superior beach front rooms, 108 deluxe rooms, 36 family apartments, 2 senior suites and 2 family suites, it has something for everyone. It is my 3rd visit to this resort, yet it felt...
Sent in by Terrance Salvage
Strand Cape Town South Africa, 13 February 2018
I only do my travel arrangements through Tasmin. I find her professionalism and expertise gives me peace of mind. I highly recommend her.
Sent in by Helena Salvage
Strand, 13 February 2018
I have booked quite a few overseas trips with Tasmin and I can highly recommend her. Why? Simply because I think she is one of the best, if not THE best. I have peace of mind knowing that her years of experience gives me the best deals and should I experience any problems she knows exactly how to sort them out. I am planning a few more trips in the future and guess on whose door I'll be knocking!
Sent in by Harry van Kamp
Villiersdorp, 17 November 2011
It is a pleasant experience when you know that your travel plans have been worked out, and actually work out as well as they do. Thanks Tasmin. It is astonishing when you are welcomed by hosts of a B&B to be told that, Harry, your travel agent is amazing "I have never in my hospitality career had arrangements booked by an agent that is so well prepared & professional.
Sent in by Natasha Herborn
Parow West, Cape Town, 17 November 2011
In April / May of 2011 I was introduced to Tasmin Rootman as a travel agent. My first response was, "I was just looking for a quote"..., but communicating with Tasmin I felt totally relaxed and confident as she handled everything so professionally and she was part of making our dream vacation experience possible. For all travel arrangements I will definitely refer Tasmin Rootman. Thank you once again.
Sent in by Carine Jacobs
Villiersdorp, 19 July 2011
Tasmin is werklik 'n uitstekende reisagent. Alles het so vlot verloop en die vakansie was 'n reuse sukses, ons sal nooit weer sonder haar 'n vakansie kan beplan nie. Tasmin se vinnige reaksie op al ons vele vrae en onsekerhede getuig dat sy 'n kenner in haar veld is en dat sy in staat is om enige verwagtinge te oortref. Baie dankie vir al jou hulp en geduld!
Sent in by Heinrich Wittstock
Langebaan, 27 January 2011
Thank you for making the trip possible to us at such a good rate. You went out of you way for us and when we came back there was a card that said welcome back (wow!) This is not the last time I use you, this is the beginning of a long relationship. Thank You Tasmin
Sent in by Laura Venter
The Hague, Netherlands, 25 January 2011
Tasmin has on several occasions in the past two years made travel arrangements for me. I now go straight to Tasmin whenever I have travel arrangements to make, and I have never had cause to regret it. Thank You Tasmin for always getting it right, and for always caring enough to check back with me and make sure that I have it right too!
Sent in by Christine Venter
Brackenfell, 14 December 2010
Ek is baie tevrede met die diens wat Tas my gegee het. Haar vriendelikheid, profesionaliteit en vinnige terugvoer het my vakansiereelings maklik gemaak. Ek beveel haar aan met n vrymoedige hart. Ek het regtig "peace of mind" met Tas se hulp gehad. Nogmaals dankie Tas Christine
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