News: Welcome to Travel Counsellors

Posted on 4th May 2017

Travel Counsellors is a business that has been around for over 20 years. It’s a network of over 1600 travel professionals around the world who have worked in travel and gained a lot of experience through travelling themselves and selling holidays and dealing with their customers and getting to know their specific travel needs. With the support of central contracts with airlines (from low cost like Easyjet or Monarch  to scheduled carriers including Virgin, Emirates or British Airways) and the full range of accommodation and hotels, car hire, transfer, cruises and much more, Travel Counsellors are available 24/7 to get to know what you need and take the stress away from searching.

All of this with the financial protection you would expect keeping your money safe at all times. Whether you have business travel needs or want a tailor-made personal itinerary your local Travel Counsellor can help you with planning and choosing something that works for you.

Here is a little bit about Richard Strange your local Travel Counsellor…

I have worked in travel all my working life since leaving Oakmeeds School  in Burgess Hill  34  years ago. Peter Liddell was my history teacher in those days & I still live in the town today.

Since 1983 I have worked my way through the roles in the booking process of a holiday from the reservation department to group bookings, visiting resorts, contracting with  and choosing hotels for travel companies, producing travel brochures and promoting and working with great travel people across the industry who promote  the individual travel destinations.

Travel and Holidays is a fantastic industry to be involved in and whether it is a flight, hotel, package holiday, tailor made itinerary, city break or a cruise I look forward to learning about your travel needs and listening to what works for you & finding you the right options!

I have a family with 3 children and have experienced the needs of a family when travelling for over 20 years and now with the kids all grown up visiting cities and experiencing different countries and cultures. Travelling has become easier with information on tap but it can be confusing with so much choice and I can help you, take away the hassle and simplify the process of booking with Travel Counsellors having every option of every type of travel & holiday to offer.

Nothing is too much or too little;  you may just want a flight or a hotel or a more specific detailed itinerary. With the experiences I have been fortunate to have had travelling extensively to the USA, Caribbean, Europe and also experiencing fly-drive, cruise and safari I am confident of finding you what you need.

For peace of mind the financial protection included with the Travel Counsellors Financial Trust or ATOL will give you that extra assurance that you are fully secure. You will also be booking with a company with excellent buying power and long and special relationships with accommodation providers, airlines and in all destinations.

I look forward to providing a trusted and personal service to you as a Travel Counsellor and to hearing from you and helping you with your travel plans for business or leisure.

Richard Strange

Travel Counsellor 01444 849510 / Mobile 07855 053759


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"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "

Steve Cridland, CEO
(Burgess Hill Town Council)

"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "

Judi Arditi, Director
(Travail Employment Group)

"The BHBPA is an energetic and vocal organisation that connects and empowers and informs the local business community acting as an effective conduit to local authority and other organisations. We are proud to be part of that community and the association."

Nick Broom, Managing Director
(PVL UK Ltd)

"The BHBPA is a fantastic hub for our business community to get together and catch up, discuss important local issues and connect new and interesting enterprises."

Oliver Lashley , Director
(Pure Storm Digital Services )