Today, I have reached 8 years as being a Travel Counsellor which as a self employed, independent travel agent is something that I am really proud of.

Firstly, may I say thank you to each and every client and friend who have booked their travels with me over the last 12 months. It is a privilege to be trusted with your hard earned cash and to be able to offer assistance with what for some of your is your holiday of a lifetime. 

As one of over 1000 Travel Counsellors worldwide, I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to my colleagues for all the support and sharing of experiences you have given me over the last 12 months. A special thank you to Donna and Carol who take on the task of looking after my business for me when I take a break or an educational.


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We have looked into the official information which the World Health Organisation have released overnight regarding the Zika Virus.

  • There should be no restrictions on travel or trade with countries, areas and/or territories with Zika virus transmission.
  • Customers who travel to areas with Zika virus should be provided with up to date advice on potential risks and appropriate measures to reduce the possibility of exposure to mosquito bites.

The advice the World Health Organisation have given in regards to the potential risks and appropriate measures is:

By using insect repellent; wearing clothes (preferably light-coloured) that cover as much of the body as possible; using physical barriers such as screens, closed doors and windows; and sleeping under mosquito nets. It is also important to empty, clean or cover containers that can hold water such as buckets, flower pots or tyres, so that places where mosquitoes can breed are removed.


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We have been informed by our suppliers that from 1st April 2016 Malta will be introducing a mandatory Environmental tax.

The environmental tax is required to be paid locally directly to the hotel before the end of the stay on all booked hotel accommodation. The tax will be €0.50 per adult per night and will be capped at a maximum of €5.00 per adult per stay.


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PRESS RELEASE

12th January 2016

 


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December 2015 took me to Australia and in particular, the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria.

Located just an hour from central Melbourne, the Peninsula offers many different types of experiences and accommodation, from Boutique B&B's to budget motels, spa experiences to swimming with wild dolphins and fine dining to fish and chips!

I stayed at the Quarters at Flinders Hotel on the south east coast located in the heart of the wine region and close to lots of tourist spots and activities. This boutique property is stylish and modern with good sized rooms and dining options of fine dining at Terminus or good local cuisine at the Deck Bar and Bistro. The welcoming and long standing team led by Ashleigh, made us feel very welcome and offered advice on what to do and see locally. More information on this property can be found at www.flindershotel.com.au .


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The Travel Counsellors Global Duty Office is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing me with up-to-date travel advice and information around the clock and across the world. This helps me look after my customers throughout their travel experience, ensuring they have a fantastic trip and a safe return home. Click here to read more about the Duty Office and its benefits: http://bit.ly/1jloscE


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PRESS RELEASE

26/11/2015

 


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Sky New recently wrote an article on what's on the Lonely Planet Guide's must see list. Below is what they said:

1. Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

Angkor Wat

The Temples of Angkor


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We have been informed of recent changes to the visa regulations for UK passengers travelling to India.

From 15 August, holders of passports endorsed ‘British citizen’ who meet the eligibility criteria will be able to apply for an e-Tourist Visa (e-TV) to enter India at certain designated airports. You can find more information about the eligibility criteria on the government of India’s e-Tourist Visa website.

You should check carefully whether or not you’re eligible for an e-TV before you apply. Although not specifically stated on the official e-TV website, the Indian authorities have informed the Foreign and Commonwealth Office that British subject, British protected person, British overseas citizen, British national (overseas) and British overseas territories citizen passport holders won’t be eligible to apply for an e-TV.


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We have been informed of recent changes to the visa regulations for UK passengers travelling to Kenya.

 

British passport holders require a visa to travel to Kenya and since the 1st July 2015 Kenyan visa applications can be completed online through the ecitizen website.


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