“I HAVEN'T BEEN EVERYWHERE BUT IT'S ON MY LIST.”
I love this quote. It’s emblematic of my greatest aspiration of exploring every country of the world. Travel is, simply put, my biggest drive.
The passion goes back a long way and led me to obtain a high school diploma in tourism. Then, since leaving my native Italy 27 years ago, I have gained an in-depth knowledge of several very different cultures by living, studying and working in 5 continents in countries like the UK, Canada, Australia, Japan, Macedonia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, where I’ve been living for the past 15 years. I’ve also had the privilege of travelling extensively through 50 of the world’s most amazing countries.
But as much as the experience of visiting a new place, I get almost the same joy out of the actual planning that goes into it. Finding those hidden gems that aren’t in the mainstream tourist guides and the experiences that linger with you a lifetime is the objective of every trip I’ve ever taken and, similarly, every one I plan for my clients.
I am by nature a meticulous organiser with an extraordinary attention to detail, so you can be sure that I will plan your bespoke itineraries considering all your finest personal requirements and desires, saving you lots of time and effort. It’s all about getting to know what you like most, what inspires and excites you and what you desire at that moment and then designing a holiday that suits your particular needs. Whether it’s a family holiday, an adventure packed itinerary, a gastronomic tour or an indulgent luxury escape chances are I know the perfect place; and if I don’t, trust me... I’ll find it!
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...
13 December 2018
1. CARRY HAND LUGGAGE ONLY Be smart and limit the amount of clothes you bring on your trip so that you can stick to a carry-on bag, which will save you time, money and, very importantly, will give you peace of mind for not having to worry about the airline losing your luggage. Besides, it’s so convenient to sail through the airport skipping the check-in counter and bypassing baggage claim on the other side. 2. BRING SPARE PASSPORT PHOTOS It’s always a good idea to print out an extra set of passport photos and keep them on you. This can make the...
14 December 2017
Travel, once the domain of explorers, adventurers and traders, eventually became more accessible to other members of society, albeit those at the wealthy end. Boarding a train, plane or ship for leisure was a luxury in itself, regardless of the destination. But then after WW2 modes of travel, especially air, became mainstream and just about anyone with means could pack their bags and visit more far away destinations. So the need to cater for the desires of those wanting to differentiate themselves from the masses emerged and resulted in the rise of luxury accommodation and first-class travel. Eventually however, in the...
27 November 2017
I recently bumped into a friend whom I hadn’t seen in a while. When I told him what I was doing these days his first reply was “Does anyone still use travel consultants?”. Now, it’s not as if I hadn’t heard this before, but it did get me thinking about it once more. And this time I thought maybe I should do a little research and then write down my thoughts. Interestingly it doesn’t seem to be as doom and gloom as some, including my friend, may assume. A 2016 article in USA Today reported that a survey conducted by the...
18 April 2017
Arriving at Siem Reap airport you are immediately greeted by the relaxed informality that characterises Cambodia. From the low-rise open space design of the terminal to the attitude of the airport staff you are at once propelled many miles from the slick, security obsessed, large scale urban mega airport experience of Hong Kong, Singapore or even nearby Suvarnabhumi in Bangkok from which you most likely just departed only 45 minutes before. But Cambodia's recent thrust into the world of international mass tourism has preempted a need for some attempt at systematic processes. Evidence of which is the somewhat comical and certainly...
08 April 2017
It's become customary in our family to meet up and spend the Christmas festivities somewhere in Europe and this time was the turn of Spain. Valencia was the main destination of our visit, but Barcelona was the logical entry and exit point due to the international air connections from our Dubai base; an enticing two-day taste test left us with a strong desire to return one day and do the city and its cuisine justice. After a few days in Barcelona you could be excused for wondering if you had not yet reached Spain but rather a neighbouring country known as...
Sent in by Nada Harb
San Francisco - Dubai, 08 September 2019
We highly recommend Claudia for her professional service, attention to detail, time frame and clarity in delivering information and for making each of our requests happen. We have returned from our Turkey spiritual retreat with 25 participants and we would like to express our gratitude for the work and effort that Claudia and her team have accomplished in front and behind the scenes to ensure this was an excellent experience for us. The flow of the retreat was impeccable. The hotels accommodated most of our requests with ease and overall the retreat was a massive success on all levels. Thank you so very much for ensuring that this experience was one to remember for us all as facilitators and the group that joined. We will definitely be in contact for future retreats. Many blessings. Christel, Mathilde & Nada.
Sent in by Laura Berneri
Dubai, UAE, 21 March 2019
Claudia organised for us in a very short time a wonderful trip to the Maldives. She perfectly understood our needs and recommended a resort that fully met our expectations in terms of style, setting and activities. Everything was perfectly planned down to the finest detail. We were also very impressed by her personal touch: it was our son's birthday and she surprised us with a wonderful birthday cake and card. It's rare to find professionals like Claudia, who love their job and treat their client with the efficiency and attention of a family member. Thank you Claudia for having planned for us a really relaxing holiday. - Laura, Giuseppe & Matteo.
Sent in by Adrian Smith
Edinburgh, UK, 05 September 2018
Claudia provided a lot of information and recommendations about our wedding anniversary trip to Italy. She also asked a lot of questions and checked that we had read and understood all information she provided. A very professional approach. 10/10
Sent in by Nayla AlKhaja
Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2018
I have recently hired Claudia's services and was absolutely delighted and impressed by her attention to detail and excellent customer service. She is extremely thorough and will take away the stress of planning any kind of trip. She helped me organise a surprise birthday party for my husband and it went very smoothly. She organised the most delicious chocolate cake with a personalised note on it that arrived promptly at midnight to our hotel room. Everything from airport pick up to excursions was very well curated. I recommend her highly and thank her very much for making our experience a very memorable one. Also, the 'myTC' app that she provides works wonders when you are away.
Sent in by Ilaria Lamanna
Dubai, UAE, 10 June 2018
Claudia was amazing. She organised for us a perfect vacation to Zanzibar following all our requests, very fast and she followed up every few days. I would definitely recommend her.
Sent in by Fatma Ghobash
Dubai, 22 February 2018
We have been assisted by Claudia for our recent trip in December to Venice, and I must say that the services have exceeded my expectations. Everything from pre booking to airport pick to hotel choice has been perfect. We were traveling (family of 5) from Paris to Venice and have been provided airport pickup right after baggage claim with a guide that speaks very good English. During our ride to the hotel she explained to us how Venice works and the history about the city which was very helpful since it was our first time there. Afterwards, there was a private water taxi that was waiting for us to drop us at the hotel. The location was fantastic right at the center. Also, a handwritten letter from Claudia was awaiting us at the hotel lobby (it’s those little gestures that even make the trip more fantastic). Overall, the services provided were 5 star. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family! Thank you for all the help and ensuring that our trip went smoothly.
Sent in by Caterina Levato
Rome, Italy, 29 January 2018
I would really recommend Claudia as your travel planner. She is really professional and proactive, constantly providing prompt solutions suitable to our needs. She is always very efficient and she fully takes on board our desires in order to organise the best travel experience suitable for us. 10/10
Sent in by Adam Booth
Dubai, UAE, 15 November 2017
Claudia beautifully managed a 6 day trip to Cape Town for 6 golfers in November 2017. The hotel chosen in Stellenbosch was amazing and the area was perfect for our golf excursions. Our driver for the tour was amazing and even gave great advice on restaurants and bars. Some of our team extended for an additional day or two and Claudia quickly and efficiently dealt with the flights and booked us into an excellently placed hotel in the heart of V&A. I strongly recommend that you use Claudia and remove all of the hassle of booking and endless phone calls trying to change flights and hotels. Thank you Claudia!
Sent in by Steve Haysom
Dubai, UAE, 05 September 2017
Claudia is a star, was very helpful despite my change requests for our golf trip to Cape Town. I would highly recommend Claudia. 10/10
Sent in by Emanuela Cusinato
Dubai, UAE, 29 July 2017
I have known Claudia for nearly 10 years and I can objectively say she is the most diligent person I’ve met. She is extremely thorough and meticulous in everything she does, especially her work. To me these are some of the most important qualities of someone entrusted to organise holidays for others, so it seemed a natural fit when I heard she was starting a business as a personal travel consultant. We have been on several trips together that she completely organised and they were all fantastic. She is also extremely personable and having spent many years in the demanding advertising industry looking after clients she certainly knows how to deal with people in a professional and friendly way.
Sent in by Theresa Lunardon-Monteiro
Doha, Qatar, 06 July 2017
Claudia is a gem of a person to work with! Having herself lived in various countries and dealt with people from all over the world, she truly is the right person to consult when it comes to vacation planning. She is able to easily figure out which destination and itinerary would suit you and takes all your needs, personal likes and dislikes into consideration. The choices which she makes are just amazing and she will make your trip a unique and unforgettable experience.
Sent in by Linda Evans
London, UK, 04 July 2017
Claudia is very eloquent, cultured and highly intelligent. She worked for me as PR & Communications Executive in London over 15 years ago and during that time she showed incredible drive, creativity, excellent organizational skills and fantastic people skills. Two years ago I had the honour of attending Claudia's wedding at a magnificent luxury resort in Sardinia, a destination she loves and has visited many times. She fully organised the wedding by herself down to the finest detail and everything ran smoothly and was absolutely spot on. She helped their guests with the travel and accommodation arrangements, she planned a personalised welcome for each one of them as well as several entertaining and socialising activities during the two-day occasion, showing an incredible creativity and a flawless attention to detail. A wedding planner would have not done a better job. So when this year I learnt of her latest venture as a travel counsellor I was very excited as I'm convinced she has found her absolute role with the launch of her new business.
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!
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