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Whether you’re a nervous first-time traveller or a self-confessed globetrotter, planning the perfect trip takes a lot of time and energy. As your Travel Counsellor, I’m here to tailor make your perfect trip. I’ll be your single, point of contact 24/7, from the moment we first meet until you return.
I’ve travelled to Italy, France, England, Scotland, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and nearly every corner of Australia... all while raising (and travelling with) 6 children, and working in tourism, events and hospitality for over 20 years. I know how hard it can be to find the time to plan and organise that much needed holiday or business trip. Plus, I know all the little tips that make travelling with family or in large groups easier and more enjoyable. I offer an end to end service including flights, hotels, transfers, insurance, tours and anything else you may need. If you’re time poor and just want everything taken care of - that’s where I come in.
On the other hand, if you’re after an accessible travel option due to mobility issues or illness, I have access to dedicated suppliers and support to ensure that all your needs are taken care of, and the trip is exactly as you planned.
Whatever you need, I’m here to help. You don’t even need to find the time to come and see me. I will meet you at a time and place that suits you. During your lunch break, after work or even on the weekend. And if you prefer, we can take care of everything online via our app or over the phone. It’s up to you. No need to put off your trip because you don’t have time to visit a 9-to-5 travel agent.
Whether travelling for business or leisure, adventure or relaxation, culture or wellness, with family or a group, for an event or a romantic getaway… there’s no trip too big or too small.
I’ve travelled by plane, rail, car, boat, bike and bus, so there is no idea too crazy. Go glamping in the Swiss Alps, or tour Europe on foot… whatever your dream holiday, I’ll make it happen.
You see, it’s all the little extras I offer that make your holiday a stress-free experience. I will:
• Take care of your itinerary and all documentation, luggage labels, your seating and special requirements;
• Help you with your passport and visa processing;
• Help you understand your insurance options;
• Book your activities and recommend local restaurants;
• Take note of special occasions and ensure your hotel knows about them;
• Even remind you when your passport is due to expire.
You can always expect a friendly, professional and flexible service from me. Although I do my best to get you the best price, I don’t always offer the cheapest option. Because it’s about giving you the trip you imagined, or better.
For a small service fee starting at just $60 per adult and $30 per child, I offer a tailor-made trip that is perfect for you, without the stress. Because I work on commission from service providers you can rest assured that I will get you the best fit for your dream trip, not the most expensive.
Why don’t you send me a message? Let’s start planning...
Please send me your holiday or travel requirements and I will do my best to help you.
Sent in by Celeste Kerkhofs
Perth, 05 February 2019
Melissa is an absolute gem! We have been dealing with her for quite a few years now and so does my neighbour. Her attention to detail, communication and follow up is five star!!!
Sent in by Michael Morley
Perth, 13 December 2018
Mel is very officiant at her job, very prompt at getting back to questions and always bang on the money. We now use Mel for all over travels and would recommend using her as well... thanks Mel!
Sent in by Sharon Tourtouris
Perth, 21 September 2018
Melissa did an amazing job working with us to plan our big USA Disneyland trip. She was so easy to contact and communicate with. Melissa not only planned our trip but was in contact with us during our trip making sure everything was going smoothly. It was wonderful to know that someone was looking out for us. Thanks for everything you do Melissa!
Sent in by Allana Gaunt
Byford, 21 August 2018
Mel has helped me heaps, she is very quick and efficient at getting you what you want and really makes sure all your travel needs are tailored. I would highly recommend Mel to friends and family.
Sent in by Michelle Kilkenny
Perth, 27 July 2018
Melissa has been absolutely amazing. From the first email to confirmed bookings which she also changed for us she has been efficient, polite and extremely helpful. I will certainty be recommending her to my family and friends who are thinking about taking a holiday.
Sent in by Bruce Reynolds
Northbridge, 02 July 2018
Mel was unbelievable... makes going on holiday even better than being on holiday...
Sent in by Alana Magee
Perth, 02 July 2018
Just wanted to take a moment to promote a fantastic local business. Melissa Briggs is the best travel agent I have ever experienced. I’m fussy on hotels, flights, the works! Mel spent so much time working with me and even managed some last minute changes. Highly highly recommended if you’re thinking about travelling for work or fun!!
Sent in by Chloe McClelland
Perth, 02 July 2018
Mel made our honeymoon so simple to plan and enjoy. We went to the Maldives and she found us the most amazing resort! Lovely to deal with also .
Sent in by Michael Morley
Perth, 24 April 2018
Mellisa has been very prompt with all enquires, exact with finding the trip we wanted, the price was great and she's now helping family out with the same trip. Can’t wait - we started with 5 people, now there's 11 ... Recommend highly
Sent in by Shelby Nicholson
Perth, 03 April 2018
Melissa has been super helpful. She found and booked me an amazing looking holiday - I am really thankful for her help and would definitely recommend her in future.
Sent in by Alana Magee
Perth, 15 January 2018
Mel is absolutely fantastic! I am a picky traveller with very specific needs when it comes to accommodation and Mel worked with me for weeks to find the perfect place. I could not recommend her enough if you are looking for an amazing travel experience! Thank you so much!
Sent in by Lee-Ann Middleton
Southern River, 21 September 2017
Melissa went above and beyond to help me with all my requirements. I will use her from now on and so glad I have found her. I travel alot and never have received this sort of service from a travel agent before. Thank you Mel you are amazing.
Sent in by Leanne Mansom
Perth, 19 September 2017
Melissa thank you for being patient, professional and so prompt with my bookings.
Sent in by Tina Graham
Banksia Grove, 13 September 2017
Mel went above & beyond to not only obtain our Family Holiday at the price we wanted but also helped us figure out the Holiday we actually wanted.
Sent in by Tracy Spooner
Tapping, 31 August 2017
Mel arranges absolutely everything we ask for - we literally just have to turn up, all our requirements are taken care of = fantastic!
Sent in by Chelsea Robinson
Perth, 28 July 2017
Thank you for all your postcards. The neighbour dropped them off yesterday afternoon. What can I say about the trip? It was absolutely perfect and exactly what we needed. You bloody nailed it! The resort was amazing, the staff were so accommodating. We spent 6 days absolutely unplugged. Thank you so much for all your help. It was great to know everything was taken care of. Already looking forward to our next trip.
Sent in by Tracy Beckwith
West Leederville, 13 July 2017
Mel was fabulous at organising our recent holiday in Indonesia with another family. With 9 of us travelling together she still managed to find us fantastic accommodation in locations that were both familiar and unfamiliar to her. She did a huge amount of research and got us to our desired destinations smoothly and comfortably. She was always available to promptly answer our questions and ensured that we had everything we needed. We had an especially amazing time in the Gili Islands. Thanks so much Mel !!
Sent in by Alana McLeod
Perth, 09 July 2017
Fantastic service! Mel is great.
Sent in by Patricia Sherlock
Trigg, 09 July 2017
Mel was so professional and willing to meet my needs.
Sent in by Gemma Jones
Boya, 05 July 2017
Mel's service is outstanding. Will be recommending her to friends and will continue to use her services.
Sent in by Janis McCort
Bayswater, 04 May 2017
Melissa handled our travel arrangements promptly and professionally. She had lots of patience for all my questions and always had a speedy reply. We have had experience with other travel agents, and our experience with Mel far exceeds previous agents. She listened to our wants and needs and we think she met every criteria we had. We would have no problem recommending Travel Counsellors, especially Melissa!
Sent in by Michelle Heslop
Mindarie, 04 January 2017
Customer of Melissa Briggs Check-in 11 Dec 2016 Hi Melissa, The suite was great, very clean throughout with the hot tub outside an extra bonus, the hotel had everything that we needed for the family holiday, also the staff were friendly & very helpful during our stay, we would definitely use the suite again & would also tell family & friends to stay as well, thanks for choosing the ideal holiday for us, Best Regards Anthony & Michelle
Sent in by Bernadette De Gray
Butler, 10 November 2016
Mel, is a great travel consultant, who is extremely prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. Nothing is a problem for her and she goes over and above, to make sure clients get the holiday they are searching for. Thanks Mel!
Sent in by Michelle Heslop
Mindarie, 20 September 2016
Fantastic service, would definitely recommend Melissa and would use her again.
Sent in by Louise Cooper
Tapping, 05 September 2016
Melissa was a rock for us before, during and after our UK trip. The circumstances of the visit 'home' were heartbreaking and stressful to say the least and Mel was there every step of the way with us! She went above and beyond for our family and we are so very grateful for her professionalism, patience and understanding. I would recommend Melissa to anyone thinking of booking a trip in the future!
Sent in by Lorraine Kearney
Nedlands, 05 September 2016
I booked a trip to Sarawak with Melissa Briggs in May this year. Sarawak is really off the beaten track so I decided to enlist the help of Melissa. This wasn't the usual holiday for a family of 6, my son was playing soccer for Australia. Therefore our itinerary had to replicate that of his team. Unfortunately we were only given the teams itinerary 2 weeks before we flew out of Perth. The brief I gave Melissa was complex with tight time constraints a moderate budget and a holiday that would cater for young children. Wow!!!! she blew me away with what she was able to achieve in such a short time. Our accommodation was always as she promised it would be, no surprises; our driver was on time, efficient and the most amazing tour guide; the tours Melissa booked were exciting, appropriate and helped us gain insight into this amazing part of our world. The time and effort Melissa put into preparing our trip was above and beyond what I expected. We had such an amazing holiday, always with the piece of mind that Melissa was on the other end of an email if we had any problems. We would certainly use Melissa's services again.
Sent in by Adrian Bowers
Leederville, 05 September 2016
I was travelling to New York City for my brothers wedding in July 2016. With a few hiccups along the way, courtesy of the Airline, Melissa was there to assist every step of the way. It made my long flight far less stressful knowing that a phone call to Melissa would solve my issues & it cleared up any questions I had during the delay. Melissa had organised with the airline a hotel for me and my connecting flights were changed accordingly. All without me having to lift a finger to call hotels or airlines. An absolute professional & I will never travel without having her as my travel agent again.
Sent in by Natalie Bowers
Leederville, 05 September 2016
Travelling with kids on my own to Melbourne during school holidays was a slightly daunting task. I wanted to stay somewhere which would keep everyone happy. Melissa took into consideration the ages of my kids & things that would keep them entertained. The accommodation & location was perfect! Melissa adapted to our budget, interests & gave us plenty of ideas how to spend our time away. It made it such a great, stress free & affordable holiday. Thank you Melissa.
Sent in by Jennifer Tweedie
West Leederville, 05 September 2016
We were so happy with the package Mel put together for us on our Singapore getaway, despite the fact that it was at such short notice. She looked into all of our requirements and found us a hotel which suited us perfectly - it was exactly what we looking for; both cost-wise and location-wise. I really liked the way she checked in with us to make sure that we arrived safely and that everything was to our satisfaction. I would highly recommend Mel's services to anyone who requires a travel agent as I was extremely impressed with her attention to detail and how prompt she was to reply to any of our questions. I am looking forward to booking our next holiday with Mel since we have had such a positive experience with our recent holiday!
Sent in by Rebecca Gonzales
Perth, 05 September 2016
We will definitely use Melissa again and recommend her to others she provided an excellent service and kept us informed on specials. Extremely prompt, knowledgeable, helpful and thought of everything before I even needed to ask. Thank you Melissa
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Contact me on 0417595552
I absolutely love travel! Take a look through my posts - you might find holiday inspiration where you least expect it...
01 November 2018
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31 October 2018
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11 September 2018
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29 March 2016
Going to Italy while on a two-month Europe and UK trip with my husband and 12-year-old daughter was a life-long dream come true. And it was better than I ever imagined with amazing experiences at every turn and memories that I will cherish forever. Our adventure began in Rome, where we spent a night resting after the long flight, before travelling by train to Sorrento on the coast the following morning. The scenery was breathtaking, and we couldn’t believe how much it actually looked just like it does on postcards. We spent five days exploring Sorrento and travelling around the coast...