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Tracy Wiid

Leon Venter 20 April 2018

Tracy is the most efficient and professional travel agent that I, in all my 75 years, had the pleasure of working with. Leon Venter

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Carolyn Coetzee

Keith Bergh 20 April 2018

Best service I have ever had from a travel agent. Will only use Carolyn in future.

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Lize Roodt

Candace Myers 19 April 2018

Lize Roodt is brilliant. Excellent super quick service. Always a pleasure working with her,

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Siobhan Nel

Dane O'Connor 18 April 2018

Siobhan was an absolute dream! she has all the advice and all the knowledge in the world.

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Natalie Matthews

Micheal Bosch 17 April 2018

Hi Natalie We are back safely and rested from our amazing trip. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your effort and assistance with arranging the trip for us. From start to finish everything was perfect. The pre-booking of seats on our flights helped a lot as we had an open seat next to us for 3 out of our 4 flights which made a world of difference on the long flights. I will and have already recommended you to friends to book any trip nationally or internationally with you. And I will most definitely use you again in future. Once again thanks a million and enjoy your boat cruise.

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Natalie Matthews

Elizma Maree 17 April 2018

Natalie was great, she was very fast to respond to emails and answered all of my questions. She is the best Travel Counsellor ever!

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Lana Nel

Carmen Vermaak 16 April 2018

Once again, I could not have asked for better support during my three-month tour of India and Nepal! Lana was ALWAYS available no matter the time of day or night. Although travelling solo I was never alone. Lana was always just a WhatsApp away. I went through some harrowing experiences and Lana got me through them. I think I literally have the best Travel Agent in the world!

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Maggie Du Toit

Philip Jansen 16 April 2018

Maggie is fantastic!

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Corlia Gobregts

Werner Bekker 16 April 2018

Great doing business with you Corlia.

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Marianda Maritz

Meryl Bouwer 15 April 2018

My husband and I use the services of Marianda Maritz whenever we plan to travel. She is very professional and reliable and has never let us down.

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Karin Livingstone

Corine Vallet 15 April 2018

It is just perfect! Thank you.

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Marianda Maritz

Una Gilchrist 15 April 2018

She is absolutely the best! I never have problems with anything she does for me and I recommend her to all my travel friends. She is also excellent with group bookings.

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Karin Livingstone

Xan Le Grange 15 April 2018

Karin is just fabulous! Very efficient and proactive, I would recommend her in a heartbeat!

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Marianda Maritz

Anina Cherry 15 April 2018

Excellent service, thank you very much.

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Karin Livingstone

Brenda Taylor 15 April 2018

Excellent Service!

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Travel Counsellors are always here… especially in a time of an emergency

Travel Counsellors on 15 January 2016

When emergencies occur we want to know that someone is there for us to rely on and to answer our questions which is why it’s comforting for our Travel Counsellors and for their clients that they are never alone.

From time to time things go wrong in the world, but it is reassuring that all our agents and their clients are covered by our 24/7 duty office. This fantastic department utilizes its global presence in seven countries and crosses time zones to ensure that all our Travel Counsellors clients are looked after anywhere in the world.

To illustrate this our Duty Office sent out this email today 12 January 2016 at 11:19am

Incident in Istanbul

Good Morning,

We have been informed that an explosion has reportedly occurred in the Turkish city of Istanbul this morning.

Recent reports indicate that blast has occurred near to Sultanahmet Square, close to the Blue Mosque and emergency services are currently on scene and assessing the situation.

We have run a report to identify clients who may currently be in Istanbul and will be in contact with any TCs who we feel may have bookings affected.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide further updates when appropriate.

Kind regards

The Duty Office

Lynde, Travel Counsellor, knew that she had a client in Istanbul and immediately sent her a message to ask whereabouts she was and to check that she was ok. The client at this point in time had no idea what had just happened and after hearing from Lynde she switched on the news and heard about the blast. The client was blown away that Lynde had taken the time to find out about her whereabouts and by how much she genuinely cared. Lynde was impressed with the email that had gone out by the Duty Office to all 1500 Travel Counsellors Worldwide informing them all of the explosion, but the icing on the cake was a phone call to her cell phone from James Batty, who works in the Travel Counsellors Duty Office team in Manchester. James had called to ask if she was aware of the situation in Istanbul and if she knew where her clients were staying, he was very concerned particularly as the explosion had happened in the main tourist area. Lynde was able to tell James that she had just spoken to her client and that they were fine. The client was absolutely blown away by the service from both Travel Counsellors head office and her personal Travel Counsellor.

As a result the client posted this message on Facebook:

Thank you to Lynde-Lee Opperman and Travel Counsellors for their prompt service. We were supposed to be in Istanbul this morning and always stay by Istanbul square. We cancelled at the last minute for some unknown reason. Lynde contacted me within 10 minutes to see if we were fine. Outstanding service as always. This is why I won't use any other travel company. Travel Counsellors offer a personal concierge travel service to all their clients. Our thoughts and sympathy go to all those friends and families who have been affected by today’s actions.

 

 

 

 

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Why so blue? This Blue Monday we check out the world’s happiest destinations!

Travel Counsellors on 15 January 2016

January 18th is allegedly the saddest day of the year due to a combination of unpleasant things like debt and lack of motivation. But we say, why should it be? The New Year is the perfect chance for us to wipe the slate clean and power into 2016 making the impact that we want to make. We’ve put together a list of the top five happiest places to be which are sure to get rid of Blue Monday woes. Make your Blue Monday all about the blue of these stunning oceans and enjoy some quirky facts.

Jamaica

“Don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright!” this iconic mantra echoes through the community of Jamaica and promotes positivity worldwide. We all can’t help but sing along to this classic from Bob Marley which forms part of the fantastic culture within Jamaica. The cuisine here features spices from around the world but its jerk dishes and street food are truly inspired. Here, there is always a reason to sing and dance which makes it such a positive and happy environment to be in. This really is the island of happy days and vibrant nights where you can make your adventure here whatever you want it to be. Get back to nature, embrace the stunning views of the Blue Mountains and immerse yourself in the friendliness and enthusiasm of the locals.

Costa Rica

One of the happiest countries on Earth, army-free with an abundance of natural beauty from every angle. Everything from pristine beaches, stunning rainforests and striking volcanoes, this landscape invites you to explore it. “Pura Vida” loosely translates as “Life is good” which is a common saying amongst locals here, surrounded by these views, we agree life would be good. According to the most recent Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica is the most satisfying place to live! This index aims to measure things like high life expectancy, lack of armed forces plus a rich variety of national parks and beaches.

Bhutan

A Buddhist kingdom located on the eastern edge of the Himalayas. This dramatic landscape ranges from subtropical plains to steep mountains and stunning valleys. It’s so picturesque it seems impossible to be unhappy in this amazing environment. A prime spot for adventures and nature lovers alike, Bhutan provides rugged terrain and breath-taking sights unlike anywhere in the world. The very best thing about Bhutan? There is not a single traffic light in the entire country.

Melbourne

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s “liveability” study which looks at things like crime levels, quality of medical care, temperature, schools and transport rated Melbourne one of the best cities in the world to live. Encompassing everything that is both stylish and arty, this dynamic city takes pride of place as Australia’s cultural capital. It’s edgy street art, wild architecture and top museums make it one of the most vibrant and positive cities in the world. Sport makes up part of the fabric of Melbourne paired with its chic bars and laneway eateries of course.

Denmark

Seen as one of the world’s most contented countries, Denmark tops the happiness studies. Summer houses on the beach here are the norm so it’s hard not to be happy! Winding cycle paths, beautiful forests and some gourmet treats really put Denmark on the map. Open air festivals and some of northern Europe’s freshest food are a winning combination for anyone. Old fashioned charm embraces forward thinking design whilst maintaining classic gems for visitors, Denmark really is like a fairy tale. If you do pay a visit to this little gem, make sure sure you try out Noma. The third best restaurant in the entire world where Scandinavian flavours and culinary excellence make for a dramatic effect. 

If any of these great destinations have peaked your interest then please do get in touch with your local Travel Counsellor so you can chat about your options. Whether you want a bespoke month trip or a small city break, your Travel Counsellor will be able to arrange every detail for you.

 

 

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TRUSTED TRAVEL with Travel Counsellors

Travel Counsellors on 11 January 2016

When it comes to travel it’s so important to know you are booking with someone you can trust, someone you can always rely on and someone who knows exactly what you need each and every time. In fact, a recent survey* revealed that trust is the single most important factor when booking a holiday. 93% of us plan on going on holiday this year and we look forward to it all year round which is why it is essential that you get the service you deserve.

In a recent survey, 71% of people said that first-hand knowledge and reviews on destinations and hotels is more influential than online ratings*. Here, we provide a simple solution to eradicate all the potential stresses and dangers of booking a holiday, providing you with your perfect getaway. At Travel Counsellors we make it our business to ensure ‘trust’ is at the centre of everything we do. Here’s how…

YOU’RE PROTECTED… sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what is and isn’t financially protected when booking your trip. We make it easy. When you book with Travel Counsellors you can rest assured your money is 100% safe, no ifs, no buts. We care that you are comfortable and confident in your booking with us which is why we offer the best possible protection for your money.

WE’RE ALWAYS HERE… something happens when you’re away from home and there’s no-one to turn to. It’s comforting to know when you book with Travel Counsellors this would never be the case. We have a 24/7 duty office that utilises our global presence in seven countries and time zones to ensure that you are supported around the clock, whenever you need it.

YOU’LL HEAR IT FIRST HAND… it’s always great to hear first-hand feedback about somewhere you are thinking of travelling to. We have a global family of over 1,500 travel experts who can provide just that. And what’s more we have our own in-house review system with thousands of personal insights and reviews directly from our agents and their customers, so you know its advice you can trust.

IT’S PERSONAL… our Travel Counsellors take the time to get to know their customers because they genuinely care. They are passionate about delivering a service that goes above and beyond, exceeding expectations and making sure their customers know they are booking with someone they can trust. That’s why a world leading 96% of our customers would recommend their Travel Counsellor to family and friends.

WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU… it pays to be independent. Whilst many travel companies sell the product that’s right for them, we make a promise to only sell what is right for you. We have access to thousands of suppliers and products globally, and have developed our own cutting-edge booking system that enables our Travel Counsellors to tailor-make the perfect trip for each customer at the most competitive prices.

To find out more about booking your dream break by getting in touch with your local Travel Counsellor please use the search bar in the top right of the page. We guarantee that this level of personalised service cannot be found anywhere else simply because our Travel Counsellors and their approach is completely unique to you. 

*Travel Counsellors survey completed by 335 consumers in January 2016

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Best City Breaks of 2016

Travel Counsellors on 07 January 2016

Christmas is over, January is bearing down upon us, let’s face it- this time of year can be a little depressing. The perfect way to beat those January blues is to start thinking about what you have to look forward to in 2016. Why not book a cheeky city break somewhere and experience some new sights and culture, a cost effective way to get your new year off to a fantastic start. City and beach breaks are the most popular types of holiday that we just can’t get enough of this year so if you’re struggling to decide where you’d like to visit, this blog is sure to help.

We have put together a list of some fantastic cities you might want to try out for your city break, whether you are a group of friends, couple or family there will be the perfect spot for a bit of relaxation and exploration. According to the ABTA report, almost a quarter of people say they will try out a new city they have never visited before in 2016, here are just some gems to consider.

Amsterdam

The Dutch capital is a fantastic place to explore a wealth of history, picturesque canals and parks plus some lively, contemporary bars. This fantastic hotspot is home to some of the world’s best museums and art galleries. Immerse yourself in the stunning pieces from the Van Gough Museum or take in the stories from the Ann Frank House. However you choose to spend your Amsterdam break, you will not be short of places to explore and sights to see. This really is a fantastic location for a city break, especially for the younger generation of travellers.

Athens

If you love Greek philosophy, architecture and culture then Athens is the place for you. 3,400 years of Greek life lives on in this amazing city where you can explore on tour buses or cycle with locals to make the most of the amazing ancient structures.  Not only is this place rich in culture and history it also has an electric nightlife catering to all music tastes from rock to pop.

Budapest

The capital of Hungary has the perfect mix of influences from the East and West making it an elegant and truly stunning city break destination. With a thriving nightlife and a booming business scenes a short city break here is sure to impress.

Madrid

The pinnacle of Spanish culture this diverse and varied region hosts a wealth of amazing food, music and history. Carolyne Larkin, Head Office recently visited Madrid and said “the museums and history of this place are astounding, it’s definitely worth taking bus tour so you get chance to appreciate the scenery. It’s easy to do a lot of walking without really noticing so I’d recommend taking a comfy pair of shoes!”

London

A bustling city with almost eight million inhabitants, this fantastic city has tonnes of amazing attractions as well as secret pockets to explore. It can seem like an overwhelming place but if you break it down you will find some spectacular sights and opportunities. An influx of people from around the globe means that there are cultural delights from everywhere imaginable, something to suit everyone!

Rome

This modern metropolis has so much to offer in terms of restaurants, nightlife and entertainment but the main reason people swarm to Rome is for the history. The stunning ancient ruins and history behind this city is something which has kept it alive for thousands of years. The Vatican Museum, Colosseum, Altare della Patria are all bursting with history and breath-taking views. This one really is a winner for a city break with a blend of nightlife and culture unlike anywhere else in the world.

Here are just a few cities to consider for a short break this year if you want to expand your horizons and explore some new cultures. If any of these destinations jump out at you then please get in touch with your local Travel Counsellor who will take care of everything for you. You could have your next trip to look forward to sooner than you think!

 

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How do Travel Counsellors go the extra mile?

Travel Counsellors on 17 December 2015

Travel Counsellors strive to give their customers the best possible service each and every time. We know your holiday is the thing you look forward to all year, it’s a huge part of your family time together and we want to make it special every step of the way. Here are just a few examples of happy customers who have had their trip made by a Travel Counsellor.

Peridot Harrison

One of my lovely customers was really pleased with my service as I was able to get back to her so quickly. I had the time to spend looking and not being interrupted by customers as you are with a retail agency. They all worked full time so needed to speak to me on an evening which wasn’t a problem for me at all. Here is a quote from her; “Huge thankyou to Peridot for arranging our girlie 3 day break to Reykjavik, we’re very excited. Thank you for providing us with great quotes, advice and options. Fastest turn around ever! If you want impeccable customer service that doesn’t stop at 5.30pm on a Friday night then she’s your lady!”

Wayne Barsby

I recently had a customer in Sharm El Sheik during the recent problems. I gave him daily updates of what was going on and other people who booked elsewhere where coming to him to get news as their own agency was not in touch with any information.  

Also I offered to contact everyone back home for him to let them know that he has been delayed getting home and the reasons why.

Where most people were put in a hotel by the airline which wasn’t always up to scratch I arranged for my customer to stay in the 5 star all-inclusive hotel he was already in and the airline paid for it. With the help of the duty office who were fantastic we even got him the money back for the extra days parking at Gatwick. 

Other things I like to do to go the extra mile is send a thank you for booking card to every single person that books with me and I make up a pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits to be at their house ready for when they return home. I also treat customers booking special trips to a bottle of wine, its touches like that which make all the difference. I will also contact every hotel before the customer arrives to make sure everything is ok and to ask them to look after my customers and leave them a little note in their room from me. I make sure my customers know that I am there for them no matter what they need, at any time. Having one person to contact really lets you just relax and enjoy your break knowing the hard work is done for you.

We want your holiday to start right when you start planning your adventure. Picking where you want to stay and when, making your break tailored to fit you is our specialty so you don’t have to worry about a thing. To get some inspiration for your 2016 holiday please find your local Travel Counsellor using the search bar, if you have no ideas or a thousand- we will ensure you get a bespoke package perfect with every detail.

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Everything you need to know about Jamaica

Travel Counsellors on 14 December 2015

White sand beaches, blue mountains, tropical rainforests, and natural lagoons home to Bottlenose dolphins - Jamaica is unsurprisingly many people’s idea of paradise.

The Caribbean island is renowned for its flawless sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, and soaring temperatures. For an island of less than 3 million people, Jamaica has certainly had a huge cultural impact on music, sports, film and food.

Jamaica boasts the world’s fastest sprinters, is the birthplace of Bob Marley, the Rastafari movement, and reggae.

But, here are a few interesting facts you should know before you hop on a plane to Jamaica…

Jamaica’s famous Blue Mountains are named after the mist that covers them

Shrouded by a mist that gives them their bluish colour, the Blue Mountains are the longest mountain range in Jamaica.

Offering magnificent views of the island, the mountains are a must see if you’re visiting Jamaica. Indeed, on a clear day you can see the outline of Cuba, which lies more than 130 miles away.

The Blue Mountains certainly had an impact on Christopher Columbus who marvelled at them back in the 15th century.

Columbus dubbed Jamaica “the fairest island eyes have beheld; mountainous and the land seems to touch the sky.”

The country has several links to James Bond

Whilst the sandy beaches of Jamaica are just about the opposite of 007’s London headquarters in the film franchise, the Caribbean island has numerous links to James Bond.

Ian Fleming, who lived in Jamaica, frequently used the island as a location in his spy novels, including Doctor No, Live and Let Die, Octopussy, and For Your Eyes Only.

Fleming’s former villa, where all the James Bond novels were written, is available for holiday bookings. The villa boasts a private beach, pool, and tropical garden.

Jamaica is home to the world’s most expensive bottle of rum

You won’t need to take out a small loan to enjoy some rum in Jamaica, but you may need to if you want a 1940s bottle of J. Wray & Nephew. That would set you back around $54,000.

It’s hardly surprising that the most expensive bottle of rum comes from a country that exports over 20 million litres of alcohol each year, with rum being the main export.

Interestingly, Jamaica is the reason rum is associated with the Royal Navy. After the British captured Jamaica in the 17th century, the British fleet swapped their alcohol of choice from brandy to rum.

Jamaica produces some of the best coffee in the world

Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is regarded as one of the best, and most luxurious coffees in the world.

The coffee is a registered trademark, much like Champagne in France, so only coffee produced in the picturesque Blue Mountain region can carry the label.

Interestingly, the coffee has found itself most popular in Japan, where it is revered by coffee connoisseurs.

So, if you’re looking for the perfect holiday souvenir, why not pick up some authentic Jamaican coffee to take home with you.  

Jerk spice is native to Jamaica

You’ve no doubt heard of jerk spice and seasoning, but did you know that it originated in Jamaica?

Jamaican cuisine is colourful, delicious, and full of flavour. The jerk cooking style combines a marinade of pimento, which is more commonly known as allspice, and scotch bonnet peppers.

The spice certainly packs a punch, and is becoming more and more popular.

You can find jerk huts dotted around the island, so to experience some authentic Caribbean cooking – make sure you stop by one of them to grab a bite to eat. 

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5 things you must see in Las Vegas

Travel Counsellors on 14 December 2015

Las Vegas has to be one of the most exciting and vibrant cities in the world. Unashamedly bold, undeniably fun, and full of surprises too.

Draped in neon lights, it is home to some of the most impressive entertainment in the world.

Tens of millions of travellers descend upon the City of Lights each year, and it’s no surprise why when you see what there is to do.

Certainly, it’s impossible to discuss Vegas without mentioning the iconic casinos. The MGM Grand, the Venetian, as well as the Luxor have attracted high rollers, casual flutterers, and everyone in between for years.

However, if gambling doesn’t tickle your fancy, don’t panic, because you won’t be short of things to do.

Here are 5 things you must see in Las Vegas…

Bellagio Fountains

In front of the Bellagio Hotel you’ll find one of the most impressive water features in the world, the Bellagio Fountains.

More than one thousand fountains ascend hundreds of feet into the air, accompanied by lights and music.

The display spans across more than 1,000 feet, and is billed as one of the most romantic sights in the city.

The fountains dance to a mixture of opera, pop, classical and Broadway tunes. The shows are very regular too, with one every 30 minutes during the afternoon, and every 15 minutes in the evening.

Stratosphere Tower Sky Jump

This one may not be for the faint hearted, but as far as holiday experiences go – it is one you will remember.

At the Stratosphere Tower, many visitors brave the famous Sky Jump – which involves an 829ft leap whilst attached to a vertical zip line.

Understandably, the idea of jumping out of the 108th floor of a building might not appeal to everyone, but if you’re a thrill seeker – you’ll be in your element.

It’s worth noting that there’s plenty of other things to do in the Stratosphere Tower if the jump doesn’t appeal. There’s other rides, a range of bars, shops, and an observation deck which has been voted ‘the best place to view Vegas’.

Cirque du Soleil

For more than twenty years Cirque du Soleil has dazzled Vegas guests. With a wide range of shows on offer, there’s something for everyone.

Cirque du Soleil boasts some of the world’s best acrobats – performing breathtaking feats on stage. The shows combine circus styles from all over the world, with live music and a host of innovative props.

The 90 minute shows run all year long, so no matter when you go there will be a Cirque du Soleil performance at one of eight theatres.

Neon Museum

If you want to experience a bit of Las Vegas’ history – then take a trip down to the Neon Museum.

The museum, which opened its doors in 1996, showcases iconic Las Vegas signs dating back to the 1930s. The Neon Museum Boneyard is an outdoor exhibit which is popular with weddings, photo shoots and school trips.

Whilst a collection of signs may not sound thrilling – it is a striking spectacle, and offers a unique insight into Las Vegas’ storied past.

The Boneyard is available to the public through an hour long guided tour, which reveals the tales behind the iconic signs.

Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience is an entertainment district in Vegas which spans across five-blocks.

At the heart of Fremont Street Experience stands the world’s largest video screen – Viva Vision. Composed of over 12 million LED lights the 1,500ft long TV screen is certainly a sight to behold.

Another feature of the district is the SlotZilla zip line experience. Whilst not as hair-raising as the Sky Jump, the SlotZilla zip line allows guests to whizz along 1,750 feet arriving at the Golden Gate casino.

Fremont Street Experience has plenty more to offer, with access to a range of casinos, 60 restaurants, and a host of shops.

It’s undoubtedly popular too, with over 17 million visitors each year.

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Make your holiday weather proof with these top tips

Travel Counsellors on 04 December 2015

You’ve arrived at your holiday destination, you’re slathered in sunscreen, with your shorts and sunglasses already on. You’re getting ready to pick up a suitcase which is bursting at the seams with beach towels, vests and swimming trunks.

But, then it rains…

Unfortunately, you cannot guarantee good weather even in the most popular holiday spots. And, undoubtedly, it can be a huge let down when the rain starts hammering it down on a holiday that promised soaring temperatures and sunny skies.

Arguably, it’s even worse when you have kids with you too, but don’t panic. Whilst bad weather can throw a spanner in the works, it doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun on your holiday.

The key is preparation.

In all likelihood if you do encounter a patch of bad weather, it won’t last the entirety of your holiday. So, you just need to have a back-up plan for what you can do if the weather turns bad.

Here are a few tips that will stand you in good stead should the skies open on your travels…

Research indoor activities near your location

Before you set off it is worthwhile looking up some indoor activities near your resort.

Even though you’ve got your fingers crossed for a beach holiday, it does no harm to know what you could do if the weather turns against you.

Whether it’s a museum, bowling alley, or shopping centre – you’ll know where to head when the clouds creep in.

If you don’t get a chance to do this, then ask a local whilst you’re there. They should be able to tell you what you can do, and where’s best to go.

Remember to check the forecasts before you go too, so you’ll be able to see what may lie ahead.

With kids? Rainy day box

Children are understandably less patient, so it can be challenging if you encounter bad weather abroad.

Of course, you’ll want to make sure they’re having a brilliant time, so if you make a few pre-trip preparations, you can ensure they enjoy their holiday whatever the weather.

One great idea is to create a ‘rainy day box’. This is a box full of fun games, activities, and crafts that comes out when the weather turns grey.

Pack your box to the brim with your children’s favourite activities. For example you could include colouring books, jigsaw puzzles, cards, board games, or arts and crafts.

This box could be used at home too. The more it’s used then the more your children will look forward to using it when they see the weather turning bad.

You could also ask your little ones to suggest ideas for the box, so that they’ll feel even more invested in the idea.

Enjoy some activities in your hotel

Most hotels will have bars, lobbies, and a selection of activities to keep guests entertained.

Everyone will be in the same boat if it’s raining so make some new friends at the hotel bar, and treat yourself to a drink (it is your holiday after all).

Grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, catch up on some much needed sleep, or enjoy a lazy day watching movies in your room.

Look into what events your hotel has to offer too. There’s a decent chance that there may be some shows on offer, activities for the kids, or entertainment to keep you busy.

 

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What do Travel experts have on their Bucket Lists?

Travel Counsellors on 03 December 2015

Our Travel Counsellors book their customers on trips around the world. Everything from city breaks in Dubai to safari’s in Africa or even adventures to the Northern Lights. With their extensive knowledge and experience our Travel Counsellors have the perfect opportunity to book themselves on some of the very best trips available in the world. Using their connections around the globe Travel Counsellors can cherry pick their ideal holiday and create some amazing memories. We asked some of our agents where in the world they would love to visit and what has made their bucket lists.

Maxine Staniland would love to visit Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. “It’s always been on mine and my families bucket lists, we have also always wanted to visit San Francisco. I am busy planning both those destinations right now! Other place I’d love to visit include the Canadian Rockies, Maldives, Vietnam and Cambodia. I am really lucky that my 12 year old son and my husband have a very similar list to me so there is no arguing!”

Natalie Cross said she would love to take her children to experience the Disney magic. “I want to take the children to Orlando to experience the Disney Parks and to have a taste of America. I know that they will love it as they absolutely adore Mickey and Minnie and of course Disney Princesses- especially Frozen! I went there when I was a child and it was amazing so I want my children to have the opportunity to experience the Disney Magic in Florida too. My Bucket List includes travelling Australia with the family (big adventure but need to wait until the children are older) and Orlando when the girls are a little older too. New Zealand, Vietnam, Thailand, Switzerland, Austria, Lapland, a Caribbean Cruise and a skiing holiday!”

Having been interested in travel from a young age Peridot Harrison has had one particular favourite on her bucket list. “Since starting in travel at the age of 16 I’ve always wanted to do the Inca Trail in Peru. I am lucky enough to be doing this in May 2016 just after my 40th birthday! Other things that were on my list which I’ve managed to do are bungee jumping in New Zealand, sky diving, swimming with turtles in Barbados and diving the Great Barrier Reef! I still have lots I want to explore including Alaska, the Rockies, London to Venice on the Orient Express and travelling across Europe in our VW campervan.”

Daryl Glean has recently ticked off one off his Bucket List by travelling to the Far East. “China was on my wish list for several years, but I manage to visit one of my dream destination last week on a 10 day tour visiting Shanghai, Xian and Beijing as my holiday. My highlights were visiting the Great Wall of China in Beijing and terracotta warriors in Xian. I managed to sample the local food and enjoy some of the local nightlife which involved Chinese line dancing in a park square. Next on my list is Brazil, Seychelles, cruising along the amazon and taking a bullet train in Japan.”

Natalie Poat has made a start on her bucket list with her family by experiencing a fantastic sixth month trip. “One of the things on our bucket list was a round the world trip which we managed in 2006/7 with a 6 month holiday taking in the USA, Costa Rica, a half cruise/half cargo ship voyage in the Marquesas (a group of islands 1000 miles from Tahiti), New Zealand, Australia including climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and learning to dive on the Barrier Reef, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. It was an amazing trip and the memories will last a lifetime.”

Susan Dempsey has some difficult decisions to make on how to make one of her dream destinations perfect. “One destination on my bucket list is going to see the Northern Lights in 2016 (my 40th Birthday) however the hardest choice at the moment is where to go. Will it be Treehotel in Swedish Lapland or the Aurora Safari Camp in Sweden but my absolute favourite is Kakslauttanen Holiday Village which is Finnish Lapland….all will undoubtedly be amazing destinations. I also wanted to combine this with a stay in Reykjavik as this is a great city, lots of bars and restaurants and of course finish at Blue Lagoon…….truly special for my big birthday!”

Here are just a few of the amazing destinations our Travel Counsellors have visited and want to visit in the future! To get some inspiration for your bucket list take a look at some of our destination guides to get a flavour of some amazing locations. If you have somewhere in mind and want to know more about making it a reality, get in touch with your local Travel Counsellor today to start planning!

 

 

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Travel Counsellors and the support of our 24/7 global Duty Office

Travel Counsellors on 01 December 2015

The Duty Office service utilises the company’s global presence in seven countries and time zones to ensure that the international community of 1,500 Travel Counsellors are supported around the clock, whenever they need it.

Operations Manager, Sandie Fisher said; “As the leaders in customer service, we have always put people at the heart of everything we do, and we want to be there to support and assist you and your customers whenever you need us, no ifs, no buts. This service enables us to draw on our global presence to ensure this is possible, as well as recruiting a team of experienced Duty Office advisors to support you. The feedback so far has been really positive.”

Lisa Hillyard, Gold Travel Counsellor, commented on her recent experience: “Having a 24/7 Duty Office means that while I’m in bed, one of my colleagues is sitting at a desk analysing information that is coming in from around the world, enabling us to be proactive rather than reactive if a situation arises.  I woke up at 7am one morning and saw a Duty Office email about high winds at Heathrow.  One of my customers was due to fly out to Mexico that day so I contacted him about the situation – he left earlier as a result and caught his flight without delay.  The Duty Office makes a huge difference to me and my customers”.

One of our Travel Counsellors Rachael Quinton had clients flying to Sharm el-Sheikh earlier this month. These clients always book with her rather than doing it themselves as they have faith in their Travel Counsellor. Rachael worked hard to resolve the issue causing minimal stress for her customer; “I had emailed her at 1am to tell her she wouldn’t be going as we had just heard from the Foreign office and I would be onto it in the morning. We had flights, accommodation, transfers and airport hotels all booked and sorted. By 11am she was rebooked to Fuerteventura, refunded the difference in price and accommodation cancellation charges all covered by us. I was so proud of the outcome and she didn’t even have to pick up the phone or feel any stress what-so-ever. That’s what we are good at!” Rachael also had a young client who was afraid to travel alone but had to go to Nice. A fellow Travel Counsellor stepped in and offered to fly back with her and escort her through. This is the extent that Travel Counsellors will go to ensure customers get the very best service and experience every time.  

Trevor Smith, Travel Counsellor, came to the rescue for his clients when they required six rooms for a group booking and the supplier had only requested two to the hotel. Within 90 minutes the clients were relocated to a better hotel, with bigger rooms in a better location! All achieved whilst the customers enjoyed four rounds of drinks on a stag party!

Travel Counsellor, Claire Branson, said “As soon as I saw the news, I called one of my clients who is travelling soon to reassure them I am here to help, to save them worrying about everything. As I can work all hours and do not close like the high street travel agents, I am here to help my clients at any time and they can get in touch with me straight away."

Maxine Staniland booked a young couple on their holiday to Bangkok. They were later stranded there during some political unrest back in 2009. Flights were being cancelled including their return journey home. Maxine stated “They had no money left and their parents were worried and contacted me. I spoke to head office and we escalated the problem to Steve Byrne who made the decision to pay for them to stay in Bangkok until we could get them home. It worked out to be approximately 10 extra nights and we then also paid to get them back with another airline so we could get them home faster. We could have moved them to cheaper accommodation as they were staying in a 4 star hotel but we thought they would feel safer staying where they were. No thoughts of money ever came into it – it was all about the customer and keeping them safe and happy.”

These fantastic examples show the diversity and responsiveness of the Travel Counsellor family. As soon as information reaches head office or a Travel Counsellor we translate that into action to ensure minimal disruption to our customers at all times. There is always someone there at the end of the phone to take your call, answer your questions and assure you that problems are being resolved as quickly as possible. As we are a global network we can share information, options and resolve issues faster and more efficiently. Booking with us doesn’t just provide you with financial protection, it’s so much more than that. You will have your own go-to person to help you deal with any crisis and problems you encounter to keep you safe and happy.

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It's been the best ever year for Travel Counsellors

26 November 2015

With over 1,400 guests in attendance at the Travel Counsellors Annual Conference held in Manchester Central Convention Complex last weekend, the travel company announced their best year to date. On average, each Travel Counsellor grew their individual income by 12 percent last year. There has also been a 21 percent increase in ‘TC multi-millionaires’, with 53 agents achieving over $2 million in sales over the past 12 months.

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Explore every amazing corner of Mauritius

Travel Counsellors on 17 November 2015

Finding a pocket of paradise in Mauritius is easy but there is so much more to this island than just its beauty. With an incredible range of sights and activities in every direction you turn- a trip to this location will not let you down. A visit here simply wouldn’t be complete without exploring the coastal beauty of this truly magnificent island.

Standing in the north, is the Pamplemousses Botanical Gardens. Spanning over a huge 60 acres, the Botanical Gardens make the perfect spot for relaxing with a picnic as a charming alternative to a beach day. The stunning water lily pond at the Botanical Gardens is perhaps its most remarkable sight. Home to the Victoria Amazonica; the largest water lily in the world and originally from the Amazon. There is also an amazing variety of birdlife for you to gaze upon, including the Madagascar Fody.

The north of Mauritius is also home to the most stunning variety of beaches, incredible coves, white sandy beaches and azure waters. One of the very best experiences to try on the northern side of Mauritius is an underwater sea walk. Your chance to get up close and personal with the amazing marine life which surrounds the island. A vast array of corals and fish which are absolutely captivating. It’s also perfect for less confident swimmers and divers, the underwater sea walk is often compared to a walk on the moon. Along these shores there is an abundance of water sports from sailing to windsurfing and water skiing.

Located in the south of Mauritius is Chamarel Seven Coloured Earth, considered both a magical sight and a geological curiosity. The striking landscape tucked within Chamarel’s forest has been formed by volcanic rocks that cooled at different temperatures, creating a spectacular array of patterns and colours on the hillsides. Now turned to sand, the hills’ shades of red, brown, grey and purple attract visitors all year round.

Another must in the south of Mauritius is Grand Bassin, or Ganga Talao. The lake centres on Hindu pilgrimage and between the end of February and beginning of March, the lake becomes a site of festivities, when more than 400,000 celebrate Maha-Shivaratree. Grand Bassin sits in the isolated mountains of the Savanne district and is the perfect location to take a stroll, watch the monkeys play, or simply relax in the peaceful atmosphere.

Belle Mare is one of the most popular resorts in the East, mainly because of the beautiful stretch of white beach found here. Ile Aux Cerfs is a small island just off the coast of Belle Mare, which is open to the public. You can get over here via speedboat or catamaran. Off the coast of Ile Aux Cerfs, is great for snorkelling. At low tide, it’s shallow enough to stand up but there is lots of coral and marine life you can see so great for beginners.

Still in the East you can find Domaine de L’etoile; the incredible 2000 hectare forest reserve, is an awe-inspiring hinterland to be conquered by foot, bike or even quad bike.  The reserve is a haven for those hoping to spot wildlife on their trip to Mauritius, with animals such as Javanese stags roaming in the forest and often spotted by visitors. Domaine de L’etoile is the ultimate proof that there is more to Mauritius than white beaches. The sightings of incredible flora and fauna are a treat for a journey up the mountains. But once at the top, the views over this piece of land are nothing short of breath-taking.

At the tip of the westerly peninsular of Mauritius is the astonishing sight of Le Morne; the stand alone mountain which centres an exceptionally beautiful lagoon. Visitors are captivated by the wonder of this distinct site, which is famous for its wonderful sunsets. Bursting with history, Le Morne proudly represents a resistance to slavery. It formerly stood as a shelter for escaped slaves, and so its incredible universal values led it to being inscribed an UNESCO World Heritage site.

Further down is Black River Gorges, a national park and a magnificent area to spot the island’s native species. Formerly the prime hunting ground of Mauritius, the area has been a protected reserve since 1994 after an incredible 300 species of flowering plants, nine endemic species of bird and an overwhelming population of fruit bats which numbered over 4000. As well as this, endangered species such as Mauritius kestrel, the echo parakeet and the pink pigeon all roam freely here.  Among other opportunities for sightings are the wild boar, macaque monkeys and deer. Yet perhaps the most spectacular sights of all in Black River Gorges National Park are of the outstanding landscape. A hike to the top will provide panoramic views of the island and opportunities to see the breathtaking canyon curving beautifully down the mountains.

For an upbeat alternative, head to Flic en Flac. The beach town is bustling with shops, restaurants and nightlife. The annual carnival through July is a popular time to visit, with the beachside barbeques and creative floats.

To find out more about this dreamy island please get in touch with your local Travel Counsellor today.

 

 

 

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Travel Counsellors extend Premier League trip

11 November 2015

Travel Counsellors have extended their Premier League trip with AFC Business into a second year.

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International efforts of Travel Counsellors save the day, again!

Travel Counsellors on 11 November 2015

David Griffin, Gold Travel Counsellor, wanted to share his story of amazing service with others to show the lengths that we will go for our customers. Whilst on the Gold Trip in Tenerife David received a panicked call from one of his clients.

Whilst staying in Dubai, David’s client had left her wedding ring in the hotel safe. When she called David she had just landed in Australia! Luckily the hotel had found the ring and kept it secure in their lost property department. Now there was just the issue of how to get the ring back to the client.,,

David tried everything to arrange a courier but it just wasn’t happening! The ring was the client’s mother’s wedding ring and was hugely sentimental to her, David persevered and tried to pursue other means of getting the ring back.

Finally, a call to the United Arab Emirates Travel Counsellors head office gave David the perfect solution. Carla McLellan, Operations and Training Executive, came to the rescue and collected the ring from the hotel. Carla now has the ring kept safe and will be bringing it over to the UK for our annual Travel Counsellors conference. The ring will have an express delivery back from Dubai to its rightful owner who is now a very happy, relieved client.

A fantastic international effort with a great result. Well done to Carla and David!

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Why should you have your own Travel Counsellor?

Travel Counsellors on 10 November 2015

  1.       We know our industry and can offer personal experiences

Our Travel Counsellors all have a vast knowledge of the travel industry and most have extensively travelled themselves. Your Travel Counsellor will be able to advise you on the best locations, tours and hotels to suit you. We also have a number of specialists on certain countries, alternate holiday types and in resort teams to help make your holiday a seamless and fantastic experience from start to finish. 

  1.       We build genuine relationships with our customers

Not being part of a huge retail agency allows us the luxury of time. This means we can take the time to get to know you, what you love, what you hate and what your dream holiday looks like. With no pressure or obligations from a wider company to worry about we can simply focus on finding the perfect package for you at the best possible price.

  1.       Time saving, we do all the hard work for you

As independent Travel Agents you know that we will work hard to find you the best price and we have plenty of resources at our fingertips. A global network of other Travel Counsellors, a fantastic head office to advise us and help out on complicated bookings, and our in-house, state of the art booking system. No more spending hours on the internet trying to find the best hotel, the best flight and transfers then making them all fit- we do all the hard work for you so all you need to do is relax and look forward to your break.

  1.       We have the clout and fix problems fast

Sometimes inevitably problems will happen. Things such as flight cancellations, natural disasters, political unrest all can occur at any time and are completely out of our control. With Travel Counsellors you benefit not only from your very own go-to person to call in emergencies but you also have the head office team who monitor situations around the globe and immediately act in times of crisis. Travel Counsellors go that extra mile to make sure firstly that problems don’t occur by checking with your hotel, airline and tour guides etc. that your booking is correct and they are expecting your arrival. However, if a problem does arise then your Travel Counsellor will do everything possible to resolve the issue without you having to lift a finger.

  1.       Value for money, personalised service, bespoke holidays and added extras

Booking through us ensures the best possible value for money, each aspect of your holiday will be tailored to suit you- all with financial protection. With us, it’s personal and each holiday we book we want to be absolutely perfect with no stress for our customers. We will take care of things like luggage labels, checking into your flights and giving you a quick call to check if you have any questions before you go and afterwards. We want you to love your holiday and we will work hard to make sure we achieve just that.

  1.       Cutting edge, always have brand new offers and destinations

Our in-house booking system has a full team of highly skilled developers working on it around the clock to ensure Travel Counsellors have access to the latest deals and best possible prices. Our connections with airlines, tourist boards, cruise lines and destination management companies around the world allows us to stay well connected, in the know and always bringing out the latest and greatest rates for our customers.

  1.       We are independent and therefore offer genuine and impartial advice

We don’t need to worry about retail agency pressures, pushing sales on a particular destination or getting numbers to fill a certain airline or hotel. You let us know where you are thinking of visiting, or if you are open to ideas then we can help inspire your choice. We start by getting to know exactly what you want from your break and then we build it into a reality.

  1.       We take the time to get to know your preferences

We don’t have a time limit and would never pressure you into a decision or rush you into a booking. We work around when is convenient for you. If you’d prefer to run through options in the evenings or weekends then that’s not a problem. As independent Travel Agents in a home working environment we have the flexibility to work around you. The key is that you are happy at every stage of the process and we don’t mind if you want to book a holiday the very same day or if we plan the trip of a lifetime over a number of weeks!

  1.       You get a holiday built around exactly what you want, where you want, at the price you want

No pushy sales staff, no flash internet offers or dodgy deals you simply get to visit the place of your choice. Whether you are travelling as a couple, a family or a group we can build bespoke packages to suit each person’s exact needs. Retail companies don’t have the access to the travel industry or the flexibility that we do, it’s this that allows us to create the perfect holidays at the very best prices.

    10.       We share an ongoing mutually beneficial relationship

If you love your holiday, loved our service and wouldn't want to go back to booking in a retail agency or online again- then we have done our job. The value in our service is unlike any other travel company and we are confident you will see that if you decide to call your local Travel Counsellor. We want you to have a genuinely fantastic holiday so that you can share your experience with your friends and family who we can then help too. There is no catch, we love travel and want to share that passion with you.

 

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5 things you probably didn’t know about New York

Travel Counsellors on 10 November 2015

New York is undoubtedly one of the most iconic cities in the world. With over 50 million people journeying there each year, the city is regarded as one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. New York certainly packs a punch, not many cities can boast the same mix of culture, entertainment, art, food and history delivered in such a hair-raising setting.

Even if you haven’t been to the ‘Big Apple’ you probably already know about the Statue of Liberty and Times Square, but here are a few things you might not know about New York City…

#1: New York has been the setting for over 20,000 films

As you meander through the bustling streets of New York you’re likely to experience a lot of déjà vu. Having played host to thousands of movies, it’ll feel as if you’re stepping onto the set of some of your favourite films.  

Certainly, if you’re a film buff you’ll be in your element as you explore the backdrop to countless Hollywood blockbusters from King Kong to Ghostbusters to Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

#2: New York has over 20,000 street vendors

If you’re a foodie then New York is for you. Between thousands of incredible restaurants the streets are lined with fantastic street vendors. The range of food on offer is staggering, you can grab pretty much anything you can think of including lobster, gelato, crepes and mouth-watering sandwiches.

However, the most popular snack on the streets of New York is most likely the hot dog. To give you an idea of just how popular, one hot dog stand owner near Central Park Zoo pays $289,500 a year for the right to sell from that spot… 

#3: New York subway musicians go through a meticulous selection process

You don’t need to go to a concert to see talented musicians in New York, you can spot them at the subway. The subway musicians are selected from hundreds of applicants each year as part of the Music Under New York program.

The program, which has been running since 1985, gives the musicians a chance for a bit of cash, and more crucially, exposure. Each year 20 or so applicants are selected to join the pool of musicians, who are then distributed amongst New York’s subway system.

Currently there are 350 soloists and groups playing thousands of performances each year. Make sure you take the time to watch a couple of performances, as you never know if you might be seeing a future star!

#4: The Phantom of the Opera is currently the longest running show in Broadway history, having been performed for close to 28 years

The Phantom of the Opera may have its roots planted in the UK, but Andrew Lloyd Webbers’ musical has enjoyed huge success in New York. In 2012 the musical celebrated its 10,000th Broadway performance, becoming the first ever production to do so.

Every year millions of people attend Broadway, which spans across 40 theatres throughout the city. Upcoming shows include a musical adaption of American Psycho (2016) and Groundhog Day (2017).

#5: On a clear day you can see five different states from the Empire State Building Observatory

On a clear day you can spot as many as five states from the Empire State Building Observatory: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Make sure you consider the weather, clearer days will have bigger queues but are well worth the wait. Officially the most photographed building in the world, the Empire State Building is a stunning example of architecture and a must-see for visitors. 

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Dealing with Crisis, how Travel Counsellors are different

Travel Counsellors on 06 November 2015

Our global network of Travel Counsellors ensures that we have up to date, accurate information on any event around the world. Airline issues, natural disasters, any kind of danger, cancellations- anything can happen and Travel Counsellors are prepared for all eventualities.

Jayna Burgess from our Duty Office is one of people responsible for monitoring information around the world and ensuring that Travel Counsellors with customers whose bookings are affected can be helped. Information reaches the Duty Office first, for example very recently the team had a bespoke package affected by the Ash Cloud and therefore their flight got cancelled. “The customer’s Travel Counsellor had no idea as it was 3am when the head office team got the initial call from the clients. They were advised by their transfer company that the airport had just closed. We managed to find out that the flights had been delayed until tomorrow so we arranged the transfer to collect them tomorrow and made sure their connecting flight in Hong Kong had also changed. Now we managed to get all this done in about two hours. And the clients were very pleased to know there was someone at the end of the phone. Even if the Travel Counsellor themselves are unsure on how to act and resolve issues like this, they have all the support they need from head office.”  

One of our Travel Counsellors Rachael Quinton had clients flying to Sharm el-Sheikh this week. These clients always book with her rather than doing it themselves as they have faith in their Travel Counsellor. Rachael worked hard to resolve the issue causing minimal stress for her customer; “I had emailed her at 1am to tell her she wouldn’t be going as we had just heard from the Foreign office and I would be onto it in the morning. We had flights, accommodation, transfers and airport hotels all booked and sorted. By 11am she was rebooked to Fuerteventura, refunded the difference in price and accommodation cancellation charges all covered by us. I was so proud of the outcome and she didn’t even have to pick up the phone or feel any stress what-so-ever. That’s what we are good at!”Rachael also had a young client who was afraid to travel alone but had to go to Nice. A fellow Travel Counsellor stepped in and offered to fly back with her and escort her through. This is the extent that Travel Counsellors will go to ensure customers get the very best service and experience every time.  

Trevor Smith, Travel Counsellor, came to the rescue for his clients when they required six rooms for a group booking and the supplier had only requested two to the hotel. Within 90 minutes the clients were relocated to a better hotel, with bigger rooms in a better location! All achieved whilst the customers enjoyed four rounds of drinks on a stag party!

Travel Counsellor, Claire Branson, said “As soon as I saw the news, I called one of my clients who is travelling soon to reassure them I am here to help, to save them worrying about everything. As I can work all hours and do not close like the high street travel agents, I am here to help my clients at any time and they can get in touch with me straight away."

Maxine Staniland booked a young couple on their holiday to Bangkok. They were later stranded there during some political unrest back in 2009. Flights were being cancelled including their return journey home. Maxine stated “They had no money left and their parents were worried and contacted me. I spoke to head office and we escalated the problem to Steve Byrne who made the decision to pay for them to stay in Bangkok until we could get them home. It worked out to be approximately 10 extra nights and we then also paid to get them back with another airline so we could get them home faster. We could have moved them to cheaper accommodation as they were staying in a 4 star hotel but we thought they would feel safer staying where they were. No thoughts of money ever came into it – it was all about the customer and keeping them safe and happy.”

These fantastic examples show the diversity and responsiveness of the Travel Counsellor family. As soon as information reaches head office or a Travel Counsellor we translate that into action to ensure minimal disruption to our customers at all times. There is always someone there at the end of the phone to take your call, answer your questions and assure you that problems are being resolved as quickly as possible. As we are a global network we can share information, options and resolve issues faster and more efficiently. Booking with us doesn’t just provide you with financial protection, it’s so much more than that. You will have your own go-to person to help you deal with any crisis and problems you encounter to keep you safe and happy.

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Jeanne Thirlon reaches Gold Status!

01 October 2015

Meet the latest Travel Counsellor to have reached Gold status by growing her business.

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Travel Counsellors feature in TNW Issue 2367

11 September 2015

Travel Counsellors feature in franchise issue from page 14-22.

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September roadshow for travel entrepreneurs

09 September 2015

Travel Counsellors will be hosting a series of roadshows in mid-September, aimed at travel consultants looking to run their own travel businesses.

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Travel Counsellors promotes itself on You Tube

16 September 2013

Travel Counsellors has introduced neew recruitment and corporate travel films; turn to page 14 to find out more.

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Can ITC's in South Africa service multinational corporates?

01 August 2013

Travel Counsellors is able to service multinational companies thanks to the back-office support it receives from its R6bn mother firm, Travel Counsellors UK.

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ITC's and Homeworkers

10 June 2013

Turn to page 16 to read more about independent travel consultants and Travel Counsellors

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Fifth birthday high-fives for Travel Counsellors

29 August 2012

"Time flies when you're having fun" is how Travel Counsellors director, Will Puk, described the fifth birthday milestone of the company in South Africa.

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Living the dream!

15 August 2012

Travel Counsellors has launched an online campaign asking agents and their clients to share their travel dreams on it's Facebook page.

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