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My name is Andrew Denishensky. I have been in the travel industry for over 20 years, and have vast expertise in retail, corporate and group travel, which in turn, has let me travel extensively throughout Europe, Asia, the Americas, and the South Pacific.
I am based in Whittlesea, Victoria, at the foot of the Kinglake National Park and have lived here for over 20 years with my wife, and two teenage children.
Organising your holiday should one of the most exciting experiences for you to achieve, and I am here to remove the stress of creating this. I have the experience and, as a Travel Counsellor, the technology and global support to ensure you have a seamless and memorable travel experience.
If it is organised tours that you are interested in, why not have a look at my blog about the photography tour of Iran organised in conjunction with the Photography Studies College of Melbourne. My interest is in photography and food/wine tours worldwide, but this only touches the surface of what can be arranged!
Being a part of Travel Counsellors allows me to offer you the ability to plan and book your trip at a time and place that is convenient for YOU! Whether it is at your home, your office or over a drink at a Café, you can now be serviced the way you have always wanted to be.
The internet is a great tool for researching material but does it know what you have a passion for? Does it listen to you or will it be there should an issue arise?
Travel Counsellors are also THE ONLY AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL COMPANY to GUARANTEE THAT YOUR PAYMENTS ARE 100% FINANCIALLY PROTECTED! What more could you want for peace of mind but a trusted personal travel consultant? Someone to listen to you, search for the trip that is just right for you, providing you with a personal service that saves you money, time and is hassle free and who 100% guarantees your payments.
There’s nothing more you need to do to get started, other than pick up the phone or email me.
Sent in by G Johnson
Victoria, 02 February 2018
A real pleasure to deal with Andrew... always informative and nothing is too much trouble!
Sent in by D Klein
Brighton, 02 February 2018
I have now used Andrew several times and will continue coming back to him because of the great service we get. Thanks Andrew!
Sent in by D Patterson
Bundoora, 19 December 2017
I have used Andrew on three occasions to organise group holidays. With all the complexities associated with travelling I want to know that my tour organiser is up-to-date with travel legalities, timetables and all details. He responds immediately or within 24 hours to my requests and gives me ideas and more importantly, I feel comfortable working with him. We have a good rapport and he always aims to get us the very best deal.
Sent in by C Romain
Mount Helen, 19 December 2017
Andrew is vibrant, friendly and so easy to communicate with. He responds to my emails and phone calls immediately and I feel like he goes above and beyond to make sure you get what you want. Great job, would definitely recommend him. It is a delight to deal with him.
Sent in by D Butler
South Morang, 19 December 2017
Thanks Andrew for organising part of our trip, I would definitely recommend you and the travel company to my friends and work colleagues.
Sent in by A Flaming
NY, USA, 27 December 2016
Andrew was amazingly patient with our many questions and changes in plan, responded quickly to all our inquiries, and helped us plan an amazing trip! He was on top of every potential issue from transit connections to finding us a great value on travel insurance! We are so grateful for all his help!
Sent in by T Spencer
Glen Waverley, 27 December 2016
Andrew is an organized, extremely kind and happy man to whom no problem is an issue. He follows through on queries immediately and is able to answer not only my questions but the dozens which are thrown at him by my seniors. He is a gentleman whom I can whole heartedly recommend.
Sent in by B Imbach
Eltham, 27 December 2016
Always very prompt delivery, great service. Making my life so much easier when it comes to planning trips - thanks!
Sent in by Rebecca Stewart
Melbourne, 26 February 2016
We just had Andrew finalise a pretty complex itinerary for us for the next 3 months. We're absolutely delighted with the service and attention he gave us. Andrew had to organise about 7 different trips to various places overseas, and answer all our questions about transfers, transport, insurance, options etc. I thought our questions were quite specific, as it's part a work trip for my partner and part holiday for both of us. It was mostly organised via email/phone, which was no drama at all. Andrew sent us all the flight options in a very clear to read format, and responded v quickly to any requests for further options. The whole thing was painless. At the end we met for coffee in the CBD and he gave us all the hard copies of everything in a folder. I was also advised to see Andrew after a recommendation from not only my sister-in-law but my Dad, who'd already used Andrew's services and highly recommended him. You won't get anywhere near Andrew's depth of service through all the big chains (I've tried and failed) - and certainly not if you try to do it yourself online. I'll definitely give Andrew a buzz next time I need a holiday organised!
Sent in by Kate K.
Hurstbridge, 15 October 2014
I found Andrew to be very helpful, especially going back and checking/rechecking for best deals, availability etc for our large family of 6! He has done a fantastic job and I will definitely be asking for his help in the future, and recommending Andrew's services to others. Thanks!
Sent in by Liz P.
Templestowe, 15 October 2014
Andrew provides the best customer service that anyone could ask for. He's not only assertive but he ensures he keeps you in the loop with everything. I trust Andrew will do his best to keep us happy and I have followed him from the previous company that he was working for. I rate Andrew very highly and that's why I've remained a loyal customer.
Sent in by Kirsten B
Brunswick, 15 October 2014
Andrew was super helpful over several weeks - I have a long lead time for this trip - he got me a great fare and plenty of useful information as well. Thanks so much Andrew!
Sent in by L Hamer
Brunswick, Vic, 03 October 2014
Andrew has been wonderful and so helpful. I have already recommended him to two friends who have already contacted him too. He has been so prepared, offered many options and being such a great listener to what I have wanted. Very flexible.
Sent in by R Bettleheim
New York, 03 October 2014
Andrew is exceptionally responsive, kind, charming and exceedingly competent. Willing to go the extra mile to make things work for a client, even with very unusual requests
Sent in by Brock Chapman
Gol Gol, NSW, 03 October 2014
Very helpful, not pressuring with excellent customer service skills. Professional and polite.
Sent in by D Patterson
Bundoora, Vic, 03 October 2014
Words cannot express our thanks to you for the organisation of our recent world wide trip. Des and I had a trip of a lifetime and we considered your organisation of our trip to be exemplary. We visited so many countries and met some fabulous people, who are now our new friends as well. We will certainly use your services again in a couple of years but in the meantime it will take us some time to comprehend the places we visited which are now implanted in our memories. Thank you sssooooo much Andrew.
Sent in by A Sefton
Whittlesea, 03 October 2014
Andrew always goes the extra mile. It's our second time booking with him and already planning our third!
Sent in by Kerryn Lowe
Malvern East, 22 August 2013
Andrew advised us on and booked much of our recent family holiday to the USA. I initially sought quotes from Andrew for a few hotels I had sourced myself. He gave me pricings for those hotels and also priced a few others that were better located, cheaper and of the same quality that I had wanted. Needless to say, I was very happy with this outcome! He also booked our car hire, internal flights and various hotel transfers. While we were away, we realised that we needed to upgrade the size of our hire car. I e-mailed Andrew with this query and received an immediate response from him that he had taken care of it and sent us a new voucher. Andrew was very professional during the planning stages of our holiday and it never seemed to frustrate him that I would change dates, hotels and the actual route. He contacted the hotels directly to maximise our chances of being allocated adjoining rooms and was able to weave his magic to cancel a "non refundable" hotel tariff that was booked but needed to be changed after I realised that I had made a mistake with my dates! Andrew was prompt to respond to my e-mails and he travelled to meet me at my local café to deliver and explain my travel documents. I would certainly recommend Andrew to manage your travel arrangements.
Sent in by Amanda H
Rosanna, 04 August 2013
Hello Andrew Thank you for all your assistance in organising a holiday overseas for my family. It was unbelievable the reduced prices you were able to offer with regards to airfare, accommodation, car hire and various sight seeing opportunities. Your patience and experience in finding the best places and method of travel within a budget was terrific. Thank you so much. Amanda
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I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
02 February 2018
If Japan is not you go for a Photography Tour, then how about an African Photographic & Conservation Safari? Timbavati is a private nature reserve with open borders to the famous Kruger National Park. It is part of the Greater Kruger ecosystem, which offers an authentic wildlife experience. All of the Big Five animals can be spotted including the elusive leopard. You will spend the days on morning and afternoon game drives in the Timbavati Game Reserve on the look -out for the iconic African wildlife the area is famous for. During the middle of the day, photographic tutorial lessons will be...
02 February 2018
Once again, I am teaming up with the Photography Studies Colege and Wandering the World to offer you another amazing tour! Our Photography Tour of Japan 2018 focuses on Southern Honshu and Shikoku Islands, the centre of Imperial Japan that now forms a major hub for industry and tourism. We also offer an optional extension to visit Tokyo, one of the world’s great cities. Kansai region, where our trip begins, is an unmissable destination. The energy and excitement of Osaka gives the traveler the opportunity to immerse themselves in modern Japanese city life with all its colour and movement and to benefit...
06 June 2017
I had two days to explore as much as Antwerp, Belgium’s second biggest city and largest port, as possible. After doing some research I found the best way to do this is with the Antwerp City card. This not only provided access to several museums, but also gave me free use of the tram and bus system throughout the city. The cultural capital of Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern area of Belgium, Antwerp is both a bustling industrial port city and an outstanding historic centre for Belgian craftwork and artistry. The city was once home to such famous artists as Rubens,...
16 December 2016
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03 September 2016
When I was invited by Wandering the World to help co-ordinate tickets, visas and insurance for the tour they organized with the Photographic Studies College of Melbourne, never in my wildest dreams did I envisage I would have seen the most amazing destination in my life as a travel agent. What started as a jaw dropping information evening presented by Michael Coyne and Hoda Afshar, became a 2-week journey into a culture that has existed for thousands of years. My journey begins in Tehran, the modern day capital of Iran. A city of chaos that is not reflected in its...
30 December 2015
My daughter was lucky enough to experience the Galapagos Islands, with Lindblad Expeditions aboard the National Geographic Endeavour. Below is her journal of the adventure, as well as some of her favourite pictures. Day 1: Today was the start of our adventure. We got up early in Ecuador to get on the plane to the Galapagos. On arrival at the Galapagos, we had to go to a pier to get on zodiacs to get to the boat. This pier was no normal pier…. there were sea lions everywhere! They weren’t just on the stairs, they were on boats too. When we...
15 December 2015
Day One For the 2015 season, Viking introduced the long ships, however, the piers at the Eiffel Tower were unable to be completed in time, and so all cruises from Paris departed for an outer suburb on the Seine, Le Pecq. My first impressions of the Rinda, are the clean lines and bright wood of this 3 level vessel, all part of the Norwegian influence of the owners. No need for internal lights during the day. There was a small buffet lunch in the lounge leading on to the Aquavit Terrace, a feature on all the Viking long ships. Internally in...
15 December 2015
It has been 5 years since I had last been to Paris, and that time was with my family in an apartment in Le Marais, so I thought I would stay in the not so well frequented 17th arrondissement, known in Paris for where the “Bobo”s live (the Bohemian Bourgeoisie). It is less than 2 weeks after the tragic events of the Batacalan, and it is quite noticeable the lack of visible police in the Champs Elysees on the day of my arrival. Little was I to know that the next day, world leaders would start arriving for the climate...
29 November 2015
Prior to my arrival in Paris, I had decided to organise a day tour of the Somme, to see firsthand, what not only Australian, but British, New Zealand, South African and New Foundland (then, still a British colony and not as yet absorbed into Canada) troops experienced. An early start to board my 7.05am train from Gare du Nord, I was thankful I decided to spend only a few extra euros to travel First Class. The end of November can be quite cool, and First Class had heating. A 75 minute train journey to Amiens to be collected by Jackie Bedford...