I use my 20 years travel industry experience to create memorable holidays by designing bespoke itineraries for all my travellers', wherever in the world they are looking to travel.
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11 December 2018
As dawn broke over a cold and wintery Helsinki morning, AY132 from Singapore quietly flew over the city and landed at Vaanta Airport, around 35 minutes from the city. The city is easily accessible by bus, train or taxi. As my flight arrived in the wee hours of the morning, I had pre-booked a taxi as I wasn’t sure whether the trains or buses were running that early in the morning… but they were. I arrived at the Hotel Glo Art, which is about a 15 minute walk to the central CBD. Whilst it was too early for me to check...
19 October 2018
Today I flew on the Qantas A330-300 aircraft from Brisbane to Singapore. There was the usual niceties at the cabin door "welcome aboard Mr Turner, nice to have you with us again" The first thing I noticed was that there was no premium economy seating on this aircraft, only business and economy. After a brief look at the business class lie flat bed, I wandered down to my assigned seat 48D. As the plane began to fill up, my hopes of having a spare seat next to me were dashed, but it didn't seem to matter that there was someone next...
28 August 2018
Thanks to Jim Kehoe from Bondi NSW for his fantastic review: “The National Geographic G-Adventures 13-Day Tour of Morocco was amazing and happily memorable in every respect. As I look over my photos and the itinerary, I am astonished at how much we did, in what was nevertheless a relaxing vacation. Among many, many excellent things, the big highlight for me was a night in the Sahara, sleeping in the open under the stars in a crystal clear sky with zero light pollution. Other than an occasional breeze, the silence was also extraordinary. I have certainly slept under the stars many...
08 June 2018
Well today I had the most WOW moments and it has truly exceeded all my expectations. Today I decided to hire a car and drive up the Icefields Parkway, and I am so glad I did. The Icefields parkway is the main highway between Lake Louise and Jasper. I didn’t get all the way to Jasper, but I was definitely treated to some truly spectacular scenery. First stop was the world famous Lake Louise, home of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, which sits majestically next to the lake. The lake is still frozen over from winter but there are small parts of...
29 May 2018
Day 2 of the train Journey begins with an early departure out of Kamloops. Today we are experiencing the wonderful Silver Leaf service on board the train. So, what is the difference between gold and silver leaf, I hear you ask!!! Ok so the 3 main differences that I could see straight away were: 1. Silver leaf is single level with no separate dining area. The meals are served at your seat 2. The seats are not as luxurious and there is a tray table attached to the seat in front 3. The vestibule in Golf Leaf is much bigger and can hold 10 guests rather than 2...
29 May 2018
Here we go on the Rocky Mountaineer. When I woke up this morning, I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting. Some of the things that I didn’t expect were that Rocky Mountaineer have their own train station from which it departs in Vancouver, and its only a 5-minute drive from the centre of the city. Another thing I didn’t expect was the gentlemen inside the station all dressed in his tuxedo playing the grand piano and the third thing I didn’t expect was the 364 other guests traveling on the train today. The “All Aboard” call was made right on the strike...
17 May 2018
I am so happy I got to tick this off my bucket list. What an absolutely amazing trip I was lucky enough to travel on. A massive thank you to Tourism Vancouver, Rocky Mountaineer and Tourism Alberta for looking after me so well- this truly is the trip of a lifetime In Australia we have are predominantly a beach culture, loving the beach and the warm weather, I don’t think I could truly appreciate the other side of the weather spectrum until now. Now I’m not sure if it was the friendliness of the Canadian people that made me fall in love...
17 May 2018
Day 2 in Vancouver was a bit more of a structured affair. Tourism Vancouver took charge today and we had a few things to tick off the must-do list in Vancouver. The main stops today are going to be Stanley Park, Capilano Suspension Bridge and Fly-Over Canada. The only thing halting our progress was Vancouver’s biggest fun run, which was on today, which closed quite a few of the main streets in the city, so things didn’t quite go to plan!!! Our first adventure for the day was to head out to explore Stanley Park. This place is a favourite amongst...
10 May 2018
It’s been a few years since I was in the Cairns area but not a lot has changed except the weather was much better than the cyclonic conditions I found myself in last time. The centre of the city is still very compact and flat, so it’s easy to walk everywhere. Cairns really does have something for everyone. From budget and backpackers right up to the 5-star luxury resorts. There is so much to do, and you will be hard pushed to fit everything in if you are staying less than 5 days. There are many of the well know...
10 April 2018
As we were flying into Sydney we got our first glimpse of this magnificent ship. The ship is so large, it almost overshadowed the beauty that is Sydney Harbour. Docked right across from the Opera House is one of the largest cruise ships in the world, and we were only minutes away from boarding the ship for our weekend away on the high seas. After a fairly smooth and quick boarding we scanned our boarding cards and jumped on board. This is my first real cruise, so I was a bit nervous about how it would go. Would it rock?...
16 January 2018
I've been to Singapore a number of time but it’s been about 5 years since I have been back. Singapore has traditionally been a 2-3 nights stopover for Australians travelling to Europe, but it has really come into its own as a holiday destination, and I can see more and more people spending 5 to 7 nights, as there is so much to do. We jam packed our itinerary and here is a little review with the top 10 things we did: Day 1: Arrival Today we arrived in Singapore after our direct Qantas flight from Brisbane and transferred to the Park Hotel...
14 January 2018
Most people think of Taiwan as being highly industrialized with lots of high rise buildings. I was very surprised when we left the city limits of Taipei, what we found was lots of open space, plenty of greenery and some stunning scenery. Below is a shortened version of my 5-day trip to Taiwan. I hope you like it. Day 1 After an 8 1/2 flight from Australia we touched down in Taipei early this morning. We headed straight out of the city and visited one of the most important temples called Mengjia Longshan Temple. We were lucky enough to see part of...
04 December 2016
San Francisco is a beautiful bayside city with lots of charm and character with plenty to do and see, and definitely worth a look. If you have no need to stop in Los Angeles, opt for San Francisco instead. From the moment you arrive, you can soak up the ambience of the bay-city. Everything and everyone seems to be more relaxed than other cities in the US and I’m sure it has something to do with the spectacular bay that the city is built around. Your first stop should be the Golden Gate Bridge. It sits majestically at the entrance to the...
03 December 2016
Sedona, is one of the hidden gems of Arizona. Only 2 ½ hours drive from both the Grand Canyon, and Phoenix, be sure to put this place on your itinerary when you are next travelling to this part of the world. We visited as part of a road-trip we did from Las Vegas to Phoenix, and was definitely one of the highlights and surprises. Better known as Red Rock country, you can immediately see why. As you edge closer to the town, you start to notice that everything starts to turn red and then you stumble upon some of the most...
20 September 2016
I have always been fascinated by Cuba, ever since I was a young boy, but I never really understood the political situation between Cuba & the USA and that it was all a big secret. For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to visit, even if it was just to see the vintage chevvies and the old decaying buildings, and I wanted to go back to a time when there was no internet, mobile phone or laptop to occupy my thoughts. Arriving very very late into Havana in the evening (thanks to our delayed flight with...
27 July 2016
Hi Everyone, Ive been lucky enough to travel to some great destinations in my life, but if you are looking for a fantastic honeymoon destinations, here are some 2016 hot spots. Many of these destinations are surprisingly affordable. Sri Lanka Fall in love all over again while lying on one of the white sandy beaches or wandering through the endless plantations with a hot cup of tea in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. You can’t go wrong at one of the ultimate destinations for honeymooners with endless privileges for that perfect honeymoon vacation. Whether you are looking to do something...
28 February 2016
When I rocked up to the Brisbane Cruise Ship Wharf, all I had running through my head was that I was going to see the original ‘Love Boat’, but alas there was no Doc, Isaac or Julie the cruise director, but what I found was much more than I expected. This is where our adventure began. As we ascended up the 30 steps toward the gangway, we wondered how the crew dealt with their elderly and less mobile travelers. Luckily they have a separate gangway with no stairs that brings them onto the ship on a lower deck and they catch...
28 January 2016
Visiting Melbourne is always great, but Melbourne in January is by far the best time to visit. The sun is shining (mostly), its warm, everyone is happy to shed the winter layers and the sporting capital of Australia comes alive. The start of the Australian Open Tennis and the continuation of the T20 Cricket will keep any sports mad fan happy. There is a great buzz around town with the endless bars and restaurants full to capacity. Melbourne really is a foodie heaven. From high-end restaurants to on trend burger joints, you should never be hungry or thirsty on any...
28 January 2016
From the moment you land at the airport, the stress of everyday life starts to melt away and you begin island time. The arrivals staff at the airport are very welcoming and friendly and will direct you to where you need to go. Hopefully there is only one flight arriving at a time as the airport is small with only 1 baggage carousel. We chose to fly Air NZ via Auckland due to the better flight schedules, but Virgin Australia also fly direct from Sydney & Brisbane. The flights were perfectly comfortable with very standard meals, and I saw glimpses why...
Sent in by Matt Shaw
Launceston, Tas, 02 May 2020
Nel & I just wanted to let you know we greatly appreciate all the hard work you have done and just wanted to say THANK YOU. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Sent in by Virginia Berechree
Launceston, Tas, 02 May 2020
You – are a dead set legend!! While you have virtually no income from no new bookings and are probably losing some commission on trips like ours with some refunds, you are still working tirelessly to ‘fix’ what you can for us. Please know that it is much appreciated!!
Sent in by Jim Kehoe
Bondi NSW, 20 February 2020
Andrew has consistently provided efficient helpful advice and bookings to me, my family, and my friends since he joined Travel Counsellors.
Sent in by Carly Walsh
Sydney, 19 February 2020
I just wanted to thank you for organising our Boracay trip. We had the best time and appreciated all the last minute changes you accommodated for. We can’t thank you enough.
Sent in by Michelle Rodiger
Brisbane QLD, 21 January 2020
Definitely a 10. Just makes everything so easy and responds to all my emails and very helpful with requests.
Sent in by Frank Zullo
Sydney NSW, 05 December 2019
Andrew is an absolute delight to work with. Thank you
Sent in by J Parums
Newport NSW, 03 October 2019
Andrew searched for the exact date that I needed to Europe and came out with the best deal matching the dates I needed . It’s really nice to have my own advisor rather than an automated response
Sent in by G Mackeen
Holland Park West, 06 August 2019
Andrew was very attentive whenever I emailed questions, he was very honest and considerate of the kind of budget we were looking at and the kind of holiday we wanted. He managed to find an incredible deal and was very easy to communicate with. Very nice travel agent and great at what he does. Would highly recommend Andrew as your Travel Counsellor!!
Sent in by M Stevens
Cooparoo, 03 August 2019
Andrew has always been very helpful, organised and has a good knowledge of his profession
Sent in by Jenny Smith
Brookwater, 05 June 2019
Andrew promptly responded to my enquiry and made it simple to understand to make an informed decision.
Sent in by Gerard Briody
Carindale, 05 June 2019
Andrew is always very professional and prompt.
Sent in by T Mitchell
brisbane, 05 June 2019
Andrew is wonderful and easy to work with
Sent in by Nathan Ferrier
Springfield Hawks Rugby Club, 23 May 2019
Andrew is a true professional! He always goes the extra mile to ensure his customers get the best possible deals and service. He is also a true champion of our community through his support of local youth sports. I 100% recommend Andrew and Travel Counsellors!
Sent in by Peter Grinlaubs
Holland Park West, 26 March 2019
Andrew has been very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. Except maybe me. I kept changing the dates, changing the itinerary, extending the time. Not a problem. I have already recommended Andrew to other people. I will be using Andrew again when I plan my next trip (soon)
Sent in by Margi Angel
Seven Hills, 19 March 2019
Andrew has been amazing with all the holidays he has planned for us. He takes the time and listens to what you are looking for in your holiday and then plans it to budget. He seems to always have the right balance of culture, fun and relaxation in our holidays. I do recommend Andrew to all my friends and I cannot wait for our next holiday in Japan.
Sent in by Carol S
Rosebery NSW, 26 October 2018
We are planning our honeymoon and Andrew has been nothing short of amazing. Absolutely fantastic customer service. It's a pleasure dealing with Andrew, he has been able to fulfil our travel requirements, including providing great advice.
Sent in by J Hamilton
Wooloongabba ,QLD, 26 October 2018
Andrew is so helpful and is definitely there when you need him! Thanks Andrew for keeping an eye on my family and my business travel .
Sent in by Debbie Langdon
Boondall QLD, 18 July 2018
We would like to thank Andrew for his wonderful help. He certainly looks after all your travel needs in a warm, friendly and professional manner.
Sent in by John Flett
Tarragindi, 18 July 2018
We love Andrew! He has organised major overseas trips for us for the past several years. He helps us to conceptualise our itinerary before we firm up our trips, which can be quite complex. He listens carefully to what we want and is very efficient with bookings and organisation. He is knowledgeable and friendly and no task is too much. We would highly recommend him to anyone for any travel needs.
Sent in by John Flett
Tarragindi QLD, 11 June 2018
Best Travel Agent to have on your side. His listening skills are second to none and his professional ability the same. I can’t recommend him highly enough - love your work Andrew and amexcited about the holidays and the travel details you have organised so well for Heather and myself coming up very soon again.
Sent in by Kelly Woods
Greenbank QLD, 11 June 2018
We have booked numerous holidays through Andrew, He is patient and willing to go above and beyond to ensure complete customer satisfaction. If your looking for an agent that will exceed expectations then you need to speak to Andrew.
Sent in by Talei Vosaki
Tanah Merah QLD, 11 June 2018
Andrew has been taking care of my family's travel needs for well over 10 years. I have trusted him to always find the most suitable options to meet our requirements. He provides efficient, knowledgeable and fantastic service. I gladly recommend him to anyone looking to book their next holiday
Sent in by Lou Mcdonnell
greenslopes QLD, 11 June 2018
Amazing service. We will be coming back to you to book our holidays and trips in future! We can't wait for our holiday. Thank you Andrew
Sent in by Margi Angel
Morningside QLD, 11 June 2018
What an amazing holiday Andrew organised and booked for our family in Vietnam. With a young family Andrew made sure we had the perfect amount of fun, sight-seeing and relaxation. All of the hotels were fantastic and kid friendly. We had a couple of flight changes and he was there to amend the transfers without a hitch. I would highly recommend Andrew and our family has a holiday that we will always remember. Thank you.
Sent in by Carly Walsh
Sydney NSW, 07 May 2018
Andrew is absolutely the greatest. He always sticks to my budget and even saves me money most of the time. He has the best travel advice and tips. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to plan their next trip.
Sent in by Jillian Hamilton
Wooloongabba, 01 March 2018
Andrew recently assisted me when my usual travel agent was unable to assist. I approached 3 separate people from a major competitor at the same time due to a need for prompt Business Flights and the service level from Andrew far surpassed his competitors by helping secure the exact preferred flight, by making special requests and chasing the airline. He also assisted with accommodation services; Andrew was a patient, fast acting and amazing agent... one I will use in future and will recommend highly to anyone who is looking to book flights or make travel arrangements.
Sent in by Julie Harris
Carindale, 24 October 2017
I wouldn't use anyone else to book my holidays, Andrew's the best!
Sent in by Cathy Walsh
Chiswick, 24 October 2017
Best travel agent ever!!! Very confident and knows his stuff I would recommend him to all my family and friends,
Sent in by Heather Entworth
Tarragindi, 30 September 2017
Andrew is an amazing Travel Counsellor! He is thorough and prompt and he is so experienced with his travel knowledge that he always adds something extra to our holidays that we hadn't thought of. He listens and gets exactly what we want each time we do our big overseas trips which are quite complex. I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone who wants a lovely experience, peace of mind and great value for their travel plans.
Sent in by Amanda Manton
Brisbane QLD, 13 September 2017
Andrew Turner is the best Travel Counsellor I have ever had. He is prompt, reliable and really goes out of his way to plan the perfect trip for you and your loved ones.
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!
Contact me on 0438 397 139