New bespoke travel agent launched in Reepham

A new kind of travel agent has opened for business in Reepham offering a highly personalised service.

In June, Sacha Barbato (pictured) joined Travel Counsellors, which has more than 1,800 people providing advice on travel across the globe.
The independent travel company operates on a home-working model, which enables counsellors to speak to customers seven days a week at a time convenient for them – even when other travel agencies have closed.
Cutting-edge technology allows them to search through thousands of suppliers and holiday products in a matter of minutes to find the best options for the client at the most competitive prices, so they can tailor-make the ideal travel experience.
Mr Barbato, who lives in Brandiston, said travel has been his passion ever since he started travelling around the world as a teenager.
He has now visited more than 40 countries across six continents, including hiking and white water rafting in the Himalayas, skydiving over the Grand Canyon, touring through New Zealand in a motorhome, whale watching off the coast of California, sailing around the islands of Fiji, and visiting iconic buildings and temples from the Taj Mahal to the Statue of Liberty.
He has also travelled on trains throughout Europe, ferries and cruises around Japan and flights around the world, staying at beach resorts and hotels in the Caribbean, Mauritius, Australia, and across Asia and the Middle East.
Over the past 20 years Mr Barbato has worked in sales and management with a leading high-street travel agent.
He said: “I am delighted to join the team at Travel Counsellors to bring a totally new kind of service to the local area.
“The in-house technology is exceptional – far superior to my previous high-street agency with access to a huge choice of flights and holidays at extremely competitive prices.
“Most people don’t have time to think about their holiday during the working week and that’s where I come in: I can take all the hassle out of the booking process.
“I hope my clients will value the personal service and attention to detail I am able to offer as a Travel Counsellor.”


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