Independent Travel Agents & Luxury Family Holiday Specialist, Cobham, Surrey

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I am Alison Hackett and the founder of Travel Essence, an ABTA bonded, independent travel agents, based in Cobham, Surrey. We specialise in bespoke luxury family holidays to inspiring destinations worldwide.

Fifteen years ago, following a successful career in the retail industry, marriage and 2 children later, I decided to follow my dream and combine my wealth of travel expertise, with my sound commercial bite, to establish my very own travel agency.

I am passionate about travel.


In my youth I back packed around the world, took the slow boat to China and even trekked to Machu Picchu. Then with my partner I have enjoyed some fun and romantic escapes to places like Italy, Hawaii and Thailand with New Zealand and Fiji ultimately proving the perfect destination for our wonderful honeymoon. Latterly with children, I have visited numerous European and long haul beach destinations and cities, Mauritius and Barcelona being particular favourites.

I love to explore and find new places of interest or activities to recommend on to my clients.

I pride myself on delivering exceptional customer service whilst achieving outstanding value for my discerning clients, indeed each enquiry is treated as if it were my own.

Over 85% of my business comes from repeat/referred custom, which hopefully speaks for itself!!

Being totally independent but trading as a division for Hay’s Travel allows me access to all the large operators, as well as many small specialist operators you can’t find in high street travel agents. I also have access to a huge portfolio of worldwide hotels , flights and car hire firms; so there really is no restriction on the kind of holiday, travel or leisure experience Travel Essence can arrange for you.

By using my service, you really do have the best of both worlds; an unrivalled personal service, combined with extremely competitive prices delivered through our industry partnerships and low overheads.

Please feel free to get in touch and allow me to make booking your holiday a pleasurable experience.

Call 01932 863300 or Email



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Travel Essence
Based in Cobham, Surrey, is a division of Hays Travel Ltd
T. 01932 863300