My name is Bec McCarthy and I am a Travel Counsellor based in Sydney, Australia.
Thank you for dropping by.
I have a wide range of knowledge and experience in the tourism industry. After completing a degree in Business with an emphasis in Hospitality and Tourism, and most recently a Diploma of Travel & Tourism at TAFE NSW, I have spent over a decade working in related industries, including hotels, national tourism boards, retail & wholesale travel agencies. And of course, I have done my fair share of travelling myself!
There are so many reasons to travel, so many destinations and so many decisions. Traveling alone, with family, for wellness, sports, or just to be anywhere but home. All wonderful reasons, but let me help you make each and every journey a contender for the “what was the best moment of your life question”.
My passion and my specialty is helping travellers get the most of their experience but with minimal impact. I believe in responsible, sustainable, ethical tourism which benefits the people & the environment visited but ultimately provides you with a more authentic, more enjoyable and memorable holiday.
In the last few years I have been all over the UK, North America, Asia, and our own gorgeous Australia. On my most recent trip, I took my family on holiday, touring England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. I also have a standing appointment every few years for a girls’ trip to New York!
I am proud to be backed by Travel Counsellors. We provide you with 100% financial protection and use state-of-the-art technology for your booking. My promise to you is that your booking is always personal and individual.
As your personal Travel Counsellor advisor, I’m available to discuss your next adventure at a time and place most convenient to you – we can even meet at your favourite coffee shop!
Whether it’s for business, pleasure, or doing good in the world, I look forward to hearing from you.
“Live life with no excuses, travel with no regret” – Oscar Wilde
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...
21 October 2019
With the growing rate of tourism around the world, the concept of ‘sustainable tourism’ and “responsible tourism” is arising. Many tourists that travel to explore the different countries, cultures, and nature are looking to do their part in sustainability and promoting it while travelling. The question that arises here is how to achieve sustainable tourism and the key tips of sustainability to keep in mind while travelling. Here are my top 5 tips for the everyday traveller to implement for becoming a more responsible and sustainable traveller: • Promote local businesses and communities It is important that when you are visiting a foreign country,...
08 August 2019
A swimming pool can make or break a hotel for me. (Perhaps being married to a swimming pool builder is a contributing factor in this.) There really is no finer feeling than diving into that pool after a long day of sightseeing. Instant joy. Instant relaxation. On a recent trip to Saigon the hotel swimming pool became a refuge from the crazy non stop noise and action of the streets. It challenged me to think about how a particular pool can really make a difference to a holiday. So, here are 5 swimming pools that I would pack my bags...
Sent in by Geoff Nix
Sydney, 25 September 2019
Bec has been sensational, the documents have been clear, timely and easy to digest, and the technology you're using to work with clients seems to have been very well designed and built. Can't say enough good things about the service Bec has provided us.
Sent in by Clare Vilensky
Sydney, 25 September 2019
Booking our family holiday was a breeze with Bec. She did everything! Even a last minute change of destination was dealt with grace and calm. I am loving the TC app, perfect 'travel wallet' for instant quotes, centralised travel documents, payment gateway and most importantly a daily count down until holiday. We will be booking all our holidays with Bec. Thank you.
Sent in by Nicki Spackman
Crookwell, NSW, 25 September 2019
Bec was very efficient and quick to reply. She responded with all the information I needed accurately. Bec answered my questions and patiently waited for us to decide on our final travel plans.
Sent in by Kristyn Mather
Sydney, 25 September 2019
Bec is an absolute pleasure to deal with. Nothing is too much trouble & I highly recommend her with all you travel needs.
Sent in by Cherie Barton-Brown
Killarney Heights, 25 June 2019
Thank-you Bec for booking up our Port Douglas and Great Barrier Reef holiday. Can't wait for the break you've organised for our family. Your inside knowledge and experience such a bonus, your responses were efficient and prompt and you gave us some great options and savings. So easy..!
Sent in by Karin Nicol
Forestville, 25 June 2019
We were highly impressed with Bec, she came back to us the same day and we booked there and then, awesome research and would use her again.