Maldives - All
Hi! I am Katrin and welcome to my page. Over the past 18 years I have been working in the travel industry - in both hotels and online agents before I chose to become a Travel Counsellor. I arrived in the UAE in 2006 leaving Germany to pursuit my dream to work in a foreign country. Here I worked across several luxury hotels brands and for the last 8 years in one of the biggest online travel and technology agencies, giving me the opportunity to deliver exclusive and customized experiences for hotel guests and gain expert destination knowledge within the MEA region and further afield.
I have always been a passionate traveler, especially when it comes to gaining an experience and delving into the culture of the destination. Whether on leisure or on a business trip I always made sure to immerse myself in my surroundings. I’m now a mum of two gorgeous young children, which although means priorities include kids clubs, babysitting services and free ice cream is now on the checklist, we are still striving for that unforgettable travel experience.
For me travel is about escaping and searching for new cultures, food, nature and most importantly to have fun. For some that might mean an escape to a luxury Maldivian island, a Safari in Tanzania, hiking a mountain in Scotland or picking tea in Sri Lanka. What I want to do is make sure your trip is tailored to what you want and as hassle free as possible.
I get such joy out of hearing about your journeys and I look forward to getting to know 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...
08 June 2018
Now living within a four hour flight from the Maldives has meant my husband has endured years of requests for us to got there. In the past we have decided to go further afield to Greece, Thailand, Tanzania etc.. but last year finally I got my wish and we jumped onto a plane and headed for the crystal blue watered islands of the Maldives. The first great part of the Maldives is the proximity to Dubai. A four hour flight and you arrive into Maldives capital city Male. The airport is small as fast to get through, even with two toddler...
18 April 2016
With my husband being a Scotsman I have been back to the land of kilts, bagpipes, mountains, lochs and seafood to die for, several times but this trip we decided to go for a proper island hopping road trip. We took three weeks and set off on a journey to discover the west coast of Scotland. Scotland is stunning and even more stunning if the sun shines. Luckily for us we only had a couple of days when the rain set in and was a bit dreich as the scots say. The journey started from Glasgow airport. We headed an hour North...
30 August 2015
Is there a better sunset than one looking over the Aegean Sea from the perfectly white rooftops on a Greek island sipping a cold drink? Well everyone has their favorite and for me the sunsets I experienced in Greece will be hard to beat. Myself and my husband set off for Greece in September with a plan to discover the rich history of Athens by foot and then set off for some island hopping. We found this lovely modern hotel very close to Syntagma Square and an easy stroll up to the acropolis. Every street you turn into seems to have...
15 April 2015
On the back of a colleagues invitation to his wedding in Kerala myself and my husband decided we would use it as an excuse to go for our first India holiday together. The first thing we loved about the trip was that the flight from Dubai to Trivandrum was only 4 hours!! We arrived around 3am and after a swift immigration process we were out in no time and into our hotel transfer. Being the middle of the night the roads were clear and we really had no clue of our surroundings. The taxi suddenly pulled down a tiny pot hole filled...
Sent in by Elissa Turrini
Dubai, 23 August 2020
Katrin has been amazing! No task is ever too much trouble and Katrin has been amazing sorting out all our Covid-related travel dramas! I can't recommend her highly enough!! Thank you for everything!!
Sent in by D. Moodley
Dubai , 22 July 2020
Dear Katrin, Thanks so much for all your assistance and patience with me for arranging our trip to Rak (3 families with small kids). It was so great having your advice and guidance for this trip. We had a lovely time away and the kids had a ball away. We will definitely be using your services again in the future. Kind regards, D. Moodley
Sent in by Mark Bonfil
Dubai, 23 June 2020
From the moment we contacted Katrin she made everything much easier than the usual stress of searching online to find deals and accommodation for a weekend break! Most importantly we felt listened to and when we were presented with options for our break each one was tailored to our requests and within budget. During our stay on the Palm, Katrin was available to answer any questions and check in and follow up with us to make sure we were happy. The room and facilities were exactly as described and suited our families needs perfectly, this was the experience and advice we needed the most. Thanks again for all your help and we would recommend using this service as a stress free way of organizing a holiday! Thanks
Sent in by Andrew Scanlan
Dubai, 22 June 2020
I was recently introduced to the services of Katrin Hume at Travel Counsellors. She managed to pull out all stops and arranged the perfect staycation for myself and my wife. It was stress free and we did not have to worry about anything. The price was less that we could have secured ourselves. Looking forward to hiring Katrin to organise our next getaway.
Sent in by Liz Williamson
Dubai, 25 February 2020
Katrin has helped us plan and book several family holidays and she has been brilliant. She’s incredibly knowledgeable, dedicated and responsive. She anticipates the needs of all the family members, really listens to what we’re looking for and goes the extra mile to ensure our holidays were fabulous - calling hotels in advance to ensure we have everything we might need. She’s also a complete pleasure to deal with - she has a huge passion for travel and enthusiasm and I couldn’t recommend her more highly. I used to think that I could easily do all the holiday booking myself online but Katrin adds extra value and magic and takes away the painful logistics!
Sent in by Judi Ashcroft
Dubai, 12 January 2020
A first class service with a very successful outcome. We had a wonderful 3 day Christmas break at the Ananatara in the Liwa and much appreciated the fact that you chose our room to be convenient for all our needs in the large sprawling hotel. As apparently one can not book activities in advance (the hotel policy) perhaps wise to tell potential guests to go to the activity desk as soon as they have checked in to avoid disappointment. Our falcon display was excellent, so too the dune drive.... both strongly recommended ... so too you Katrin for your excellent help in us making up our mind as to what hotel to stay in over Christmas. A BIG thank you indeed!
Sent in by Carolin & Max .
Cologne, Germany , 11 January 2020
Katrin was recommended by a work colleague and we booked parts of our honey moon with her and I can say everything was absolutely perfect! From the start when Katrin learned what we were looking for till the absolute perfect stay at our hotel in Dubai. She kept checking on us and made sure we got exactly what we we’re hoping for and even better. Thanks again so much!
Sent in by Nadia Zumbühl
Dubai, 07 January 2020
We booked already two trips with Katrin and they were really good organized and she was always here for us when we had questions. The prices are really good comparing to others. I love to just call her and book through her without any hassle to look up everything myself. It makes life easier and I save a lot of time. Don‘t wait and book your next adventure with her. Regards Nadia
Sent in by Zoe Cairns
Dubai, 07 January 2020
Kat helped us to book our trip to Maldives for our child-free 10th wedding anniversary. I had already short-listed a load of places that I thought looked super and Kat helped me sort through these and also to consider a few different options that I wouldn’t have usually considered. We chose Oblu Select as we wanted the all-inclusive, it was in our price range and travel was easy for such a short visit (4nights). Was a super holiday. The pina coladas were out of this world, the service was slightly lack luster... but we had a blast. We went for a beach villa with private pool. Kat had called ahead and made extra arrangements for us knowing it was a bit of a celebration for us. She was also at the end of the phone when we had a question about our booking mid holiday.
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