Let’s face it…we all live for our holidays. Whether it’s a long weekend away or a trip of a lifetime, it’s these experiences that allow us to explore new parts of the globe, regroup, de-stress or spend quality time with friends and family. I am so happy to be able to facilitate these experiences through Travel Counsellors.
Travel has been one of my passions since I was a young girl. I was fortunate enough to live around the world, which has allowed me to travel extensively. Before I went to university, I took a year off to travel Europe and Australia and have spent my annual leave at work exploring new destinations across the globe. I love discovering new places and sharing my experiences with family and friends.
It’s this passion that has inspired me to leave my marketing career behind and dedicate my time to creating bespoke, personalized trips for my clients. I want you to discover the joy of traveling and create ever-lasting memories with your loved ones, whether it be watching the sunrise from a hot air balloon, diving amongst the coral reefs or discovering the unique local tastes, sounds and characters as you wander through the streets.
Let me free up your time and take the stress and hassle out of researching your getaway. I promise to find your dream holiday, within your budget. Having a great holiday means coming back to a clean and safe environment, not having to worry about dodgy transfers or being ripped off at local tourist attractions. As an independent agent, I can offer impartial views and a flexible approach to booking every aspect your holiday. I have award winning technology at my fingertips, that accesses a wealth of airlines, hotels, and tour operators I can mix and match to tailor make your getaway. My attention to detail, industry knowledge and genuine advice will save you time and effort, whilst delivering results based on your individual requirements. All my bookings are 100% financially protected through Travel Counsellors Financial Trust and ATOL.
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I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
24 June 2019
As I’m writing this blog, I am sat on a flight from Jaipur to Dubai after spending the last 5 days in India with Oberoi hotels. I was fortunate enough to be chosen to participate in this trip to learn more about the Oberoi brand and experience some of their hotels in the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur). I’ve always loved the Oberoi brand so naturally, I jumped at the chance to attend. My first experience of Oberoi was actually in Agra 3 years ago. At the time, it was a trip of a lifetime as we...
09 June 2019
On the 6th day, we had our final breakfast at the stunning Bush Rover camp and headed off to Oldupai Gorge. Oldupai Gorge is the historical place discovered by Dr Leakey where they have fossils from what was believed to be the first human being in the world. Not my usual cup of tea (I’m not a history buff) but we had an interesting talk by a guide on evolution and the first human fossils found here. The museum hosted lots of artifacts and fossils throughout the ages and for anyone who is interested in evolution, it is...
27 March 2019
Step 2 – where the real safari begins! The longest day of the trip started off with a hearty breakfast. One thing that I can’t fault about safari is the abundance of food. Daily breakfasts consisted of a fruit plate, eggs any style with various accompaniments, toast, tea, coffee, juices – all freshly prepared by the chef on camp. There’s no heating up a tin of beans over the campfire!! After breakfast, we jumped in the jeep and headed over to the entrance of the Serengeti. Whilst the paperwork was being filled out, we enjoyed a...
27 February 2019
I'll be honest, I was a bit apprehensive about doing a safari for my honeymoon. It was never a holiday that appealed to me, until I started working at Travel Counsellors. Hearing the feedback from clients who visited and seeing their amazing photos and videos had me hooked! So, at the beginning of Feb, we put our brave faces on and headed on an adventure of a lifetime. Located 2 hours from Mwanza, on the edge of the western gate of the Serengeti is Little Okavango Camp. With the Serengeti on your right, you turn off the...
19 November 2018
If you are looking for a spot of 18th century opulence and elegance, look no further than the Emerald Palace by Kempinski on the Palm Dubai. Opening on November 29th, 2018, I was lucky enough to have a sneak preview. One word...WOW! From the moment you enter the lobby, you will be stunned by the sheer elegance and opulence of this hotel. No detail has been spared and the materials are of the highest quality. Carpets you sink into, plush seating areas and a chandelier with 28,000 Swarovski crystals. The entry level rooms have massive balconies over looking the...
29 October 2018
I spent the last weekend enjoying the 1st anniversary of Intercontinental Fujairah. I hadn’t been to Fujairah in a few years, so it was great to see a new property and enjoy seeing mountains again! The Intercontinental is placed conveniently next to the Miramar & Meridien Al Aqah, with easy access to Snoopy Island for snorkeling and diving. My first impressions of the room were corporate, maybe lacking a bit of warmth but the hotel soon won me over with excellent service and facilities. I would highly recommend booking the Executive Club Rooms as they come with excellent...
30 September 2018
Over the past couple of years, I've had the pleasure of organizing lots of amazing honeymoons for my clients. Each one, unique to the couple and filled with special touches to ensure memories that lasted a life time. This year, I've had to plan my own honeymoon and I started to realise how overwhelming the choices are and how easy it is to get carried away. Stay tuned for my top tips! 1. First things first, BUDGET! You need to have a ball park figure of how much you want to spend. Just as you have a budget...
21 August 2018
The Hard Rock hotel is THE family hotel in Kuta. If you are looking for somewhere, where you kids will be entertained 24/7, this is the place for you. Starting with the rooms, everything is designed with the little ones in mind. There is a separate kids room with bunk beds, child friendly décor and lots of options for interconnecting rooms. Their bathroom is filled with items such as bucket and spade, along with child appropriate toiletries. The kids facilities are great – they can have guitars and decks delivered to their room, record a song...
07 August 2018
Being Irish, it’s not often I take the time to travel around Ireland and experience some of our amazing landscape and hotels. I met Lough Eske Castle at a luxury travel conference in Cannes at the end of 2017. From the moment I heard their presentation, I was hooked and knew I had to make time to visit them. Roll on summer 2018 and I’m spending a night in Donegal at the stunning Lough Eske Castle. From the moment you drive up to the castle, you are impressed. The staff are SO welcoming and are full off...
21 November 2017
One of my most frequently asked questions is "where is good to go within a 4 hour flight from Dubai?" Look no further! 1 hour Oman – known for it’s majestic desert, the Sultanate also offers fjords, beaches and a host of cultural activities. 2 hours Iran - nature-lovers have the opportunity of exploring great deserts, forests, mountains and seas and those who are enthusiastic about history and culture can visit one the most ancient countries in the world. Iran, the country of four seasons and seven climates, is one of the most scenic countries in the Middle-East with formidable mountain ranges, vast deserts,...
14 June 2017
1.Goa Fly: direct with Air India (3h10m) Stay: W hotel Top pick: Patnem Beach 2.Baku Fly direct with Fly Dubai (2h55m) Stay: Four Seasons Top pick: Nizami street 3.Tbilisi Fly direct with Fly Dubai (3.5h) Stay: Rooms Hotel Top pick: Wine Tour in Kakheti Region 4.Amman Fly direct with Fly Dubai or Emirates (3.5h) Stay: Intercontinental Aqaba Red Sea Top pick: Petra & The Read Sea 5.Beirut Fly direct with Emirates (3h50m) Stay: Le Gray Top pick: Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa Day Trip
25 May 2017
Since I started working as a Travel Counsellor, I cannot tell you the amount of times I have heard people rave about Zanzibar. Across the last 5 months, my intrigue grew and I knew Zanzibar had to be my first proper holiday this year. Although it was technically rainy season, I decided to take my chances and hopped on the Fly Dubai flight (5h50m). I have to say, the night time flight was not my best experience with Fly Dubai. The lights were on for most of the journey, so it was very difficult to get to sleep....
23 March 2017
I left my heart amongst a maze of cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards in the city of Prague. Having visited twice, once in the depth of winter, surrounded by snow, I can confidently say, Prague is a paradise for the aimless wanderer. If wandering isn’t your cup of tea, here are my top 10 things to do in Prague. 1. Walk across the Charles Bridge 2. Take a cruise along the Vlatava River 4. Czech beer tasting 5. Visit the romantic Vyšehrad Castle 6. Go on a Ghost walking tour 7. Day trip to Cesky Krumlov 8. Theresienstadt Concentration Camp 9. Visit the spa city of...
22 March 2017
The baggage restrictions are set to be imposed as early as 25th March, however in the case for UK flights, the UK Government has advised that they have left this in the hands of the airlines to decide on when they should impose. Current reports indicate that any electronic device larger than a smartphone will not be permitted in hand luggage. Such items include but not limited to, tablets and laptops and other devices larger than 16cm x 9.3cm. The ban affects most flights to the US or UK from certain countries in the Middle East, North Africa and also Turkey....
01 February 2017
I am so glad I discovered Alila Jabal Akhdar last year. Whilst searching on Instagram, I came across a stunning picture of their infinity pool. I was immediately intrigued and wanted to find out more. After looking at pictures and details of the hotel…I was hooked! This stunning hotel is nestled amongst the Al Hajar mountains, 2000m above sea level. It is a little piece of heaven on earth. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to escape the heat of Dubai, anyone who loves being outdoors in nature or even for...
18 January 2017
In October, I had the pleasure of taking a 5* tour of the Golden Triangle. We flew from Dubai to Dehli on Emirates and were greeted at the airport by our guide and driver. They took us on a short drive to our hotel – The Claridges. Upon entering the hotel, here was the most divine smell of jasmine. I cannot describe how exquisite it was and immediately we knew we were in for a treat. Our guide swiftly checked us in and we were soon escorted to our room. The hotel style is...
18 January 2017
Let’s face it, the summers in Dubai can be unbearable at times and we all like to escape the heat every now and again. One of my favourite places to visit is Salalah in Oman. It is so peaceful and during Khareef season (late June to early September) the land is a luscious green and the temperatures vary between 23 and 27 degrees. I spent 2 nights at Fanar Hotel & Residences at the end of August. The hotel was quite new and looked a bit unfinished (some parts were still under construction). This didn’t impact the...
Sent in by Lisa Osborne
Birmingham, 11 March 2020
Nothing was too much hassle despite the vague requests! Spot on service and extremely helpful.
Sent in by Andrea O'Malley
Dubai, 02 March 2020
Very efficient and helpful. You were recommended to me by a friend and I've recommended you to others already. Thank you
Sent in by Ruth Tremlett
Dubai, 24 February 2020
Easy to work with, really accommodating and fulfils all requests. Answers emails quickly and gets it done! Definitely would work with again!
Sent in by Irene Beavis
Scotland, 09 January 2020
Very prompt service and managed to organise all our hotel at a day’s notice. Excellent!
Sent in by Elizabeth Sweeney
United Kingdom, 08 January 2020
We had a fabulous trip. Lisa put together all our wishes and ideas for the holiday we wanted. The entire trip went without a hitch and we felt at all times we were well looked after and that the driver and guides took care of our best interests.
Sent in by Kate Wells
Dubai, 13 October 2019
Lisa was fabulous. So friendly and helpful. She really made the experience stress free and enjoyable.
Sent in by Andrew Foster
Salford, 10 September 2019
Great service. Very quick with responses and good rates compared to other booking sites I had been viewing.
Sent in by Sharon Curtin
Dubai, 23 July 2019
First time using travel Counsellor Lisa king. She made our trip so easy to organize, we told her what we wanted and she did everything! Even thought of the little things without us asking, inc early check in, birthday cake surprises, premium room. She was very responsive to emails, always replied within a few minutes. Our stay was better value than I could find online, so defiantly value for money! Would defiantly arrange future trips with Lisa.
Sent in by Edmund Woolsey
Armagh, 04 July 2019
Lisa was absoutley fab in sorting out our Honeymoon - totally understood what we were after and went into every details to ensure we got a great deal. Thank you so much - cant wait to get on that flight! Will def recommend Lisa to friends & family.
Sent in by Joanne Zwecker
Armagh, 03 July 2019
Thank you so much for all the details - I can not wait to get away! I will def recommend your services and only wish I had known about you before I booked our Nordic Circle tour in Dec! I've always ants in my pants so no doubt we will be in touch soon.
Sent in by Denise Mulhare
Dubai, 24 June 2019
Very easy, efficient and fast service.
Sent in by Thoma McElligott
Dubai, 09 June 2019
Excellent response time , even outside office hours.
Sent in by Thomas Harrison
Dubai, 02 June 2019
Great service. Answered every query and request efficiently and effectively
Sent in by Carly Seymour
Dubai, 31 May 2019
Helpful & accommodating
Sent in by Tania Schwartz Von Megyesi
Dubai, 15 May 2019
Went above and beyond to sort out our holiday
Sent in by Carol Meade
Dubai, 15 May 2019
Lisa was very obliging and helpful during the process, and did everything she could to ensure our happiness with our trip.
Sent in by Serena Shaw
Hertfordshire, 06 May 2019
So straightforward, we will not hesitate to use Lisa again and recommend her services.
Sent in by Alana Norman
Dubai, 28 April 2019
Couldn’t recommend more. Lisa sorted a group of us heading away for our holiday all to different destinations very efficient and hassle free.
Sent in by Lisa Pierce
Surrey, 17 April 2019
I wanted to write and thank you for the fabulous trip you organised for us in India. The trips you organised were excellent, the driver and guides were lovely and very knowledgeable and the various representatives we saw extremely helpful. We will definitely be back in touch as we would like to make further trips to India - and will pass your details on to any friends or family who are thinking of travelling in that part of the world as well.
Sent in by Shona Davidson
Edinburgh, 20 March 2019
Lisa has been amazing at putting together our itinerary for India we have a hugely memorable trip to look forward to in November. Thank you Lisa.
Sent in by Grace Loye
Belfast, 11 March 2019
Lisa was absolutely excellent! Couldn’t recommend highly enough!
Sent in by Tina Dhimar
Dubai, 10 March 2019
Quick, easy and simple. Great service.
Sent in by Richard Jones
Dubai, 24 February 2019
Easy communication, very quick to respond. Put together great itinerary at short notice. The trip went like a dream, professional service. Would sing Lisa’s praises to anyone.
Sent in by Andrea Byrne
Dubai, 27 November 2018
Lisa has been amazing organising this trip for us. I feel so stress free unlike other short trips away I've planned. The app she has informed us about is so helpful and all the information she has provided has been excellent.
Sent in by Tristan Miller
Devon, UK, 19 November 2018
What can I say.....Lisa is amazing!!! We had our honeymoon in Mauritius and Lisa sorted everything for us. Never had such a personal touch from any other travel agent ever!! If you're looking for a perfect holiday then I’d highly recommend Lisa.
Sent in by Lara Nugent
Dubai, 07 October 2018
Lisa King is brilliant, nothing was a bother and she went above and beyond!
Sent in by Sinead Maguire
Dubai, 12 September 2018
Lisa was so helpful in finding accommodation that suited my specifications. She was in touch regularly without putting me under any pressure to book. It was a pleasure to deal with her and I look forward to getting in touch with her again for our next trip.
Sent in by Helen MacGoey
Dubai, 04 September 2018
Lisa provided a wonderful service and her recommendations for our family trip were excellent. It took the hard work out of travel planning and I would highly recommend her.
Sent in by Rebecca McGee
Dubai, 12 July 2018
Lisa was brilliant, and very helpful with any queries I had. I will be recommending her to all of my friends and family who visit Dubai, and I am sure I will be using her services again some day.
Sent in by Stephen Keeney
Dubai, 12 June 2018
Very easy process and best value I found
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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