“Wanderlust: n. a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world”
So, tell me, where would you like to go next? I absolutely love creating holiday itineraries; from city breaks and family, get-togethers to once in a lifetime experiences - anywhere in the world. I’d be delighted to help you create your perfect holiday and enjoy unique and authentic experiences – all personalized just for you. I will be with you every step of the way and take care of all your holiday arrangements, allowing you to simply relax, look forward to and enjoy.
I'd like to quickly tell you a little more about me…
I’ve lived here in Dubai with my family since 2011, with a short stay of just 15 months in Singapore as well.
I’m so grateful to have been able to build a career around my passion for travel – and I get to immerse myself in holidays each and every day – what a treat! I have worked in the travel industry for over 20 years for leading Tour Operators in both the UK and here in Dubai. As a Product Manager, I spent my time researching, tailor-making and marketing a huge range of different holidays to our client base - which is where my skill as a Travel Counsellor comes in.
I am lucky to have travelled extensively over the 7 continents with one of the highlights being the absolute privilege of visiting Antarctica. Tabular icebergs, penguins galore, exploration history and amazing wildlife are memories that I’ll treasure forever.
Other travel adventures include chilling out in the Maldives and Seychelles, spotting wildlife in Chobe National Park and the Okavango Delta in Botswana, visiting Disney and the Florida Keys, trekking the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, taking in Petra in Jordan and seeing the sights on city breaks in Rome and Prague. Last year we visited Nepal and Spain and skied in The Three Valleys. Coming up this year are Japan, Portugal and hopefully Australia.
The central geographic location of Dubai offers easy and quick access to a huge number and variety of destinations – all of which are just waiting to be explored.
So, please do get in touch to discuss your next holiday - I look 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:-
Sent in by Gillian Hogg-Maclean
Dublin, 31 January 2022
Working with Andrea to arrange a 50th birthday holiday bash for 5 of us was made so easy thanks to her! Andrea listened to all our needs and expectations and then guided us in a direction to suit all our needs. With 5 people with different expectations , she managed to secure the perfect place for all of us. Even though we constantly asked many questions, nothing was too much trouble. Her professionalism and approachability was second to none and I would highly recommend using her if you plan a visit to Dubai and we will definitely be issuing her for future visits.
Sent in by Dina Zane
Dubai, 06 December 2021
Andrea was extremely helpful in helping me book a fabulous lastminute escape to the maldives and so supportive and patient during the process! Would def recommend her to anyone looking for travel support.
Sent in by Joanna Morgan
Dubai, 26 August 2021
Thanks Andrea, you are so responsive and helpful. Love being able to pick your brain on places. Thanks for always being so helpful.
Sent in by Jenni Bagshaw
Dubai, 17 August 2021
This was the first time that we had asked Andrea to support us with a Staycation booking. We were thoroughly impressed and very much appreciated her attentiveness to every detail. Thank you, Andrea!
Sent in by Terri Hadfield
Dubai, 07 April 2021
Thank you Andrea for another fab break! This time at the JA Palm Tree Court Resort. We were upgraded to a Sea View Suite which was really lovely! x
Sent in by Cliodhna Lafferty
Dubai, 27 December 2020
Just wanted to say thanks to Andrea for organising a great trip for us. The resort was exactly what we wanted and we absolutely loved having the water villa - a must when staying in the Maldives if you ask me! The food was lovely and catered for lots of different cuisines and tastes and the cocktails in the bar were delicious! All the staff were very friendly. Thanks a million!
Sent in by Arshy Ahmad
Dubai, 24 August 2020
Andrea and her team helped us organize one of the best staycations ever! We were all very wary of a staycation in RAK at 50 degrees, so undoutedly had many questions and bothered Andrea a lot! She was always available and even when she wasn't she made sure someone was looking after us. We were a party of 12 so you can imagine the requests and silly questions that came her way. Even from the hotel, she was helpful and guiding me on how to get things done. I'm now completely spoilt and could never go back to booking.com! I haven't gotten to the best part yet! The deal she scored us for Hilton RAK all inclusive was outstanding. I wasn't extremely impressed with the hotel but the experience through Andrea and her team was fantastic. Would highly recommend her.
Sent in by Nicola Keeling
Dubai, 17 August 2020
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Andrea Britchford for yet again going over and above what we expected. We checked in to Le Royal Méridien in Dubai for a two night staycay. On arrival we had been upgraded to a two bedroom suite with club lounge, half board and 5pm check out. Incredible value for money for a family of four so we enjoyed breakfast, afternoon tea, pre-dinner drinks and 3 course dinner in any of the restaurants, all included in our original quoted price. We even received complimentary wine delivered to our suite! Andrea made the booking and phoned the hotel to ensure that we were looked after. We certainly were! Thank you yet again for incredible value for money and amazing personal touch service.
Sent in by Annie Haque
Dubai, 27 July 2020
Andrea, thanks you so much for booking our holiday! We had an amazing time... the service was fab...the hotel was great...they sent us lots of cake to celebrate...the manager and all the staff kept checking in on us..honestly it was perfect! I hope you're ok for me to share your details with my friends for future holiday bookings?
Sent in by Sophie Casben
Dubai, 14 July 2020
A huge thanks to Andrea for assisting with our weekend to the Intercon in Fujairah with friends. Everything was organised beautifully and we had a super weekend. We were particularly grateful for the use of the private dining room which was fabulous and we really enjoyed all our meals in there and appreciated the privacy. The hotel were very accommodating and we really did have a lovely break away from Dubai...
Sent in by Gillian Tappuni
Dubai, 23 June 2020
I cannot recommend Andrea enough ! We had an amazing two night stay at Al Maha for our wedding anniversary. Everything to do with the booking was handled so smoothly, her knowledge of the property and the most up to the minute Intel on what was open made the decision making process so much easier. Andrea followed up with the hotel to ensure the most secluded of the villas and arranged some lovely extras for us - this connection with the hotel and attention to detail makes a break/holiday even more special. We all know that with the internet , booking a hotel is just a click away, but the personalised service, unbeatable offers and the little touches that Andrea delivers make her a gem who's number and email you need in your phones contacts list.
Sent in by Shellyjo Shuman
Dubai, 23 June 2020
Spent the last weekend at RAK Waldorf. What a fantastic getaway! Andrea found us an amazing deal on a beautiful suite overlooking the sea. The room was huge! All the amenities you could ask for. She even arranged a couple of extra special surprises. Andrea is an amazing travel counsellor as she knew what we wanted before we even asked. She checked on us to be sure we were being treated like royalty (we were!). Her contacts at the hotel went out of their way to make us really welcomed. Honestly this is the first time we have used a travel counsellor (we all have the internet!). NOW we get why and will do so every time. Special deals and personal attention took any stress off us and made sure we were happy. Thank you Andrea!
Sent in by sheila Kochanek
Oxford, 09 June 2019
We were very impressed by the range of experience and depth of knowledge shown by Andrea in relation to the travel world.
Sent in by Victoria Buerk
Dubai, 09 June 2019
Super friendly and personal service - Andrea went above and beyond to help us...
Sent in by Hannah .
Warwickshire###, 22 April 2019
Exemplary service. Andrea listened to my requirements carefully and met them wholeheartedly. Any questions were answered promptly and nothing was too much trouble. I felt valued and important as a customer and I am thrilled with every aspect of my travel package including convenient flight times and the optional extras which were suggested and are now booked in. Andrea provided me with a truly professional experience from start to finish and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect, tailor made holiday. You won’t be disappointed.
Sent in by Jackie .
Washington, DC, 23 March 2019
I'm a pretty seasoned traveler so I was hesitant in going to a Travel Counsellor but boy am I glad I did! Andrea was so amazing in helping us prepare for our Arabian adventure. We've always been so curious about Dubai and its' endless luxury and Andrea really showed us a beautiful extravagant holiday without breaking the bank. Huge highlights were obviously the two Burj's and we also visited beaches and local restaurants and took a tour through the desert with a reputable and safe company - all at Andrea's recommendation. Thank you Andrea for such a beautiful experience. I can't wait to use your services again on our next adventure - I'm thinking Bali!!
Sent in by Jon .
Washington, 21 March 2019
Andrea gave us the trip of a lifetime! She was incredibly knowledgeable and no stone was unturned in my itinerary. On top of her obvious expertise in travel, she was also very personable and addressed all my needs and preferences.
Sent in by Hero Davison
Dubai, 21 March 2019
Andrea was so good at giving solid travel advice but she's also an expert in the 'off the beaten track' treasures...we had an amazing holiday...and we are, of course, now planning our next adventure with Andrea.
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 +971(0)527573444