Based in Midlothian

Paula Saunders

Available for new enquiries

It's Nice To Meet You

I’m Paula, mum to two adventurous boys and we love to travel. Plain and simple.

I started my career in travel 35 years ago and during that time I’ve soared through the treetops in the Dominican Republic, swam with dolphins in Mexico and ascended the giddy heights of Corcovado Mountain in Rio. When I’m not hurtling down a zip line, I’m equally as happy experiencing the local culture and relaxing by the pool.

Over the years I’ve worked for various travel companies arranging bespoke travel for leisure, corporate and VIPs.

I’m passionate about fulfilling your travel needs, and by taking the time to find out what’s important to you I’ll provide you with a personal and professional service. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, I can take care of all your travel arrangements including airport parking, lounge passes and car hire.

I love holidays and been fortunate to have visited many wonderful destinations including:
USA and Canada,
Central and South America
Far East
plus, European countries closer to home

I don’t have set traditional working hours, I work from home and you can contact me at a time that suits you! No longer will you need to spend hours trawling the internet - let me give you back that valuable time and do the searching for you.

Planning your next trip or looking for inspiration on where to go? Please call or message me any time of day, evening or weekend. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn or like my Facebook page @PaulaSaundersTC and let me know what’s on your bucket list!

I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Contact Me

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:

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My customer stories

Sent by Mary Anne Roff

great service from Paula

Sent by Paula Spence

Paula made it very easy to book what we hope will be a memorable holiday.

Sent by Andrew Woodall

Amazing as usual thanks paula

Sent by Kirsty Sturgeon

Always so helpful and efficient in advising of the most complex trips to organise.

Sent by Elaine Robertson

Very helpful and went the extra mile.

Sent by Alison Hay

Paula was super helpful and really listened to what we were looking for!

Sent by Lisa Caldwell

Paula is simply the best. She listens, she finds the holiday and she books the holiday swiftly. Wouldn’t go anywhere else now. 10/10

Sent by Susan Smith

Paula has gone out of her way to support me especially my flights during COVID. l will be ever thankful for everything she has done and continues to do.. she even waited up to check me in for flights back from Australia

Sent by Paula Rutherford

I have booked 3 holidays with Paula and would highly recommend her to friends & family nothing is to much trouble any questions I have are answered in a timely manner I would say Paula’s love & passion for what she does definitely shines through Customer service is impeccable.

Sent by Hayley Goodsell

Paula is brilliant and so patient. Have used her for several years now.

Sent by Freda Cunningham

She is the most helpful person . Fabulous at her job

Sent by Roger Gough

I score you a 10 Paula. 10/10 Paula, I have always found you extremely helpful and always come up with answers to my requests and questions (which are manifold I know). I have already recommended you to several people and will continue to do so.

Sent by Emma Little

Fantastic service! Will definitely be using Paula again and recommending her!

Sent by David Shenton

Paula is brilliant at her job, very friendly, full of great suggestions and is so quick at responding. We wouldn’t go anywhere else for help in booking our big adventure holidays. Thank you Paula

Sent by Susan Pearson

Paula was great at her job . She made it so stress free with a lovely calm way about her . She went above and beyond. I’m looking forward to her helping other members of my family look for their holiday later this year . Thank you Paula .

Sent by Mark Hollywood

Paula is an incredibly knowledgeable and helpful person who always does her best to assist with any trip. I would recommend her, without hesitation, and I’ll be sure to avail of her services again in the future.

Sent by Susan Law

Paula is always great at getting the right holiday for the right price. She is super organised and takes all the stress away so I can enjoy my holiday.

Sent by Emma Dolan

Paula was absolutely fantastic in her service from start to finish . Very knowledgeable and helpful would highly recommend

Sent by Nicola Clarke

Fantastic service and advice as always from Paula. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Paula to friends and family. Thanks again.

Sent by Nicola Innes

10 /10 !

Sent by Catherine Speakman

Paula is fab! We both work long hours and often email one another at odd times….but Paula is always super responsive. We’ve just booked our 3rd holiday with TC and some flights for another holiday - I guess that says it all!!! Thank you Paula, Cath

Sent by Christine Gregson

Paula provided us with great advice to enable us to decide what we wanted for our holiday. She is approachable, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We would have no doubts about recommending Paula to our friends.

Sent by Deborah Atkinson

Have used Paula before. Always tries to tailor a deal to your needs and feel positive about where you are booking/going

Sent by Alan Sewell

There are so many options to choose when trying to design and plan a holiday, Paula makes the process fast simple and easy to move forward. She guided us toward designing our weekend break, kept in frequent contact, and was always willing to adapt and change as necessary.

Sent by Amanda Lansley

Would not hesitate to recommend Paula to any friends or family looking to arrange a holiday. Paula has been very helpful during the whole booking process and she has given us first class service.

Sent by Fiona Sim

Paula just got what I was looking for, a holiday to suit the kids as well as the adults! She’s friendly, knowledgeable and always available for questions. I’ve already recommended her to friends! She’s also helping me with another holiday too.

Sent by Lisa Caldwell

I’ve booked with Paula a number of times now. Paula know's my requirements and has got it down to a T for the type of holidays I’m interested in. Always first class service. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Sent by Louise Brunton

Paula was super helpful and prompt service.

Sent by Mr & Mrs Burge

Just wanted to say a big thank you for your help and arrangement of our fantastic honeymoon. We had the most amazing time in Maldives and Dubai. The whole experience from booking, to your ongoing help and final documents etc was so easy and we thank you for that.

Sent by Kelsie Goodsell

Paula was amazing with helping me book my first abroad holiday for myself and my daughter . Being quite anxious , Paula found the best holiday resort which fit us perfect and made me feel more at ease . She found exactly what I was looking for and was very informative with the entire process .

Sent by Linda MacDougall

Paula was super helpful and efficient. I was delighted to have been put in touch with her and now look forward to our amazing trip with confidence

Sent by Amanda Ashmole

1st time asking Paula to look for a holiday for my husband & I. I found Paula to be very helpful, friendly, professional and above all patient with us as we changed our minds on destinations! She definitely goes “the extra mile” Paula was prompt at sending potential holidays via email and always telephoned back when she said she would. Happy to say Paula came up with a holiday that suited our wish list. I would definitely contact Paula again for future holidays & would highly recommend her to my friends and family.

Sent by Ruth Griffin

Paula, you have been totally amazing! Patient, kind, incredibly helpful, so friendly and a bunch more adjectives! I could go on and on! Thank you

Sent by Peter O’Rourke

Great service, even throughout the issues with covid, Paula was great to provide information and support us with our queries.

Sent by Christopher Turner

Had it not been for the pandemic I’m sure that I would have used Paula’s services more. Very friendly and informed. I will use her again. I would recommend her to friends and family

Sent by John Carruthers

Excellent service - highly recommended

Sent by Maria Campbell

Can’t believe how easy it was to use travel counsellors….Paula was amazing….what would have taken me literally weeks and many hours to sort out was done in 2 days!,, Wow!, Thank you.

Sent by Emma Maguire

Thank you for the most perfect holiday. Everything ran so smoothly and the hotel was to die for. I’ll be back in touch to arrange future travel

Sent by Lena Robertson

Paula has been very accommodating to our needs & has answered all questions.

Sent by Elizabeth Harry

Great service, Paula listened to what we wanted and came up with great options.

Sent by Carol Martin

Paula has been fantastic!! I couldn't recommend her highly enough. She listened to my brief and delivered perfectly. Nothing has been too much trouble. Paula has detailed everything clearly and even sent 8 separate payment emails, as I am travelling with 8 friends. Excellent service!!

Sent by Craig Lennox

Very friendly approachable and quick to respond to my lots of questions

Sent by Denise Norris

Paula is there every step of the way nothing to much trouble has the patience of a saint would highly recommend to all family and friends Thank you so much x

Sent by Jamie Christie

Paula was fantastic, she phoned back to rearrange flights when I asked and changed things to suit without any hassle very much a great experience. I highly recommend Paula to anyone that is looking for a travel consultant.

Sent by Lisa Caldwell

Paula offers a fantastic service she understands our needs perfectly and always find the right holiday. I will never go back to booking online myself again. Thank you!

Sent by Susan Smith

Paula couldn’t have been more helpful. l have already recommended her to two other people! I will definitely continue to use her services in the future as it gives us more confidence to travel

Sent by Nicola Clarke

Paula provides an excellent service always wanting to get the best for her customers. I would not hesitate to ask Paula to book another holiday for me and I would certainly recommend her very highly to family and friends.

Sent by Hayley Goodsell

Paula is fantastic, so helpful, does great research on what you want from a holiday and sees it through right to us boarding the plan. A huge thank you

Sent by Freda Cunningham

Excellent…so helpful

Sent by Clive Sayers

Paula always gives me value for money. She knows everything about the travel industry and always answers my questions in a thorough and professional manner plus with a happy voice. Updates me with the latest regulations concerning covid. 100% recommend Paula to look after all your travel needs. Thankyou again Paula for finding us our perfect getaway...

Sent by Mandy Hirst

I am very pleased with everything Paula has done for me. She was amazing she did everything don't know what I would of done without her, I will definitely be highly recommending her.

Sent by Cara Chambers

I already have recommended Paula to others, and am now on my 3rd holiday booking with her!

Sent by John Kerr

Paula was super helpful, gave me loads of good advice and options on hotels and a great price. Looking forward to the holiday and took all the stress away of having to try and investigate/book everything myself. 10/10.

Sent by Philip Caldwell

Very happy with our golf holiday planning

Sent by Kareen Sharp

Fantastic service & put my mind at ease for all the form filling & made sure we had everything in place! For anyone wanting to book abroad I’d definitely recommend going for it & Paula is your go too!

Sent by Kerry-Anne Fitzgerald

The service provided by Paula is second to none. She’s got her customers at the heart of all she does. I’ve had no hesitation recommending Paula and Travel Counsellors

Sent by Susan Law

Paula is great, patient and finds us what we are looking for.

Sent by Meghan Herkes

Super friendly. Finds what you are looking for. Good service

Sent by Grace Greig

Thanks for organising our trip, we would definitely recommend you to friends and family

Sent by Peter O'Rourke

Paula took all the hassle out of looking at different locations/accommodations which we really appreciated. Also, she listened to what we wanted and didn't ask us to compromise and in turn has found us a location we wouldn't have even thought of!

Sent by Hayley Goodsell

Paula is fantastic!! Goes above and beyond and had even taken on my staycations now!!

Sent by Zoe Shenton

Thank you Paula! Paula has been incredible in helping us move our trip to Kenya to 2021. Paula has kept us up to date throughout the process, always available to chat and gave us the care and attention as if the holiday was her own. Definitely recommend!

Sent by R Gough

Your input and help added significantly to the enjoyment of my holiday and the problem free and smooth travelling . Thank you so much for all your help - I will certainly be in contact when I next am planning a holiday.

Sent by Anthony Hickman

Always a pleasure to deal with Travel Counsellors who always provide a hassle-free service.

Sent by S Varley

I was recommended Paula via a friend. I could not have been any happier with the experience. Paula really goes out of her way to help make every single aspect of your trip perfect. She j it’s took time to get to know me and my family, our likes and dislikes etc and understand the trip we wanted which in my case was quite a complex ask. Paula quickly understood my requirements and came back to me with excellent suggestions. She added in all the transfers from the airports and suggested excursions. She really did go above and beyond. She is easy to get hold of and responds quickly to questions. Really smooth process and she explained everything really well. I would highly recommend Paula and will definitely be using her again.

Sent by Dale Mcphee

Paula is amazing. She asked the right questions to understand our needs and as a result she has put together our dream honeymoon.

Sent by Ruth Griffin

Very friendly, approachable and helpful

Sent by Gregory Matanle

Paula was very helpful with my holiday, I gave her the dates and the budget and she came up with a great deal.

Sent by Helen Baird

Absolutely excellent customer service and so much knowledge of travel industry. I have already passed on Paula's details to friends and family.

Sent by Elizabeth Harry

Paula is super patient, with lots of great suggestions & ideas. Excellent service & we’d recommend & use her again... & again!

Sent by Lesley McKinlay

The service I received was amazing and I was delighted to feel so supported in looking for a special holiday. Paula has been fantastic.

Sent by Sara Collier

I have already passed Paula's details onto friends, who have booked a trip with her.

Sent by G Coombes

I feel that paula goes that extra mile to help and sort the things you need . I will be booking another holiday soon .

Sent by A Wigg

I would give a special thank you to Paula for going out of her way helping me to have a wonderful experience in Edinburgh. Thank you Paula.

Sent by Debbie Cox

Excellent service nothing was to much trouble answered everything I needed to know and gave advice would certainly recommend to anyone who is booking a holiday

Sent by G Henderson

Paula was very helpful in organising my trip and went out of her way to accommodate me to keep it as a surprise

Sent by C Turner

Very impressed with Paula’s service so far. I know that I can phone her with anything that is concerning me or organise something on my behalf. I look forward to using her services again as the years 2020 and 2021 are big travel years for me!!!

Sent by Lucy Thomson

Paula was really knowledgeable and was able to help us plan our route and destinations. She was very efficient and came up with a couple of suggested itineraries from which we have been able to select our trip. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.