Why Book With Me
Book a holiday in cyberspace and it comes from a database. Algorithms don't take holidays. Travel professionals do, and we take them seriously.
There is no substitute for having a trusted individual at the end of the phone who's not only reachable but accountable. My mission is simple: To give my clients confidence that everything to do with their trip will be taken care of.
Here are five reasons why it makes sense to book through an accredited and award-winning travel professional...
I am a real person
My most important quality? I am human. No databases or algorithms...
Being a travel agent is more than a job to me. I am a friendly specialist whose advice comes from extensive personal experience, regular training and a limitless enthusiasm for tailoring your next trip.
I take the time to listen, believe in establishing and earning trust, and use a 'telling not selling' approach to find the right solution for my clients.
I am a specialist
I am incredibly proud of the many testimonials I receive. Every traveller should have one thing only on their to do list - to pack!
I look after you from the first phone call or email until you return home, offering impartial advice, building your trip around what you want, making all the travel and accommodation arrangements on your behalf, checking every detail, in addition to providing insightful information on visas, vaccinations, currency, weather, bathroom sizes, dining options and all the other little things that often get forgotten.
I understand travel is 24/7 and pick up any problems or enquiries quickly, providing round the clock support.
I am accredited
With Designer Travel a proud member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and with access to ATOL (Air Travel Organisers Licence) protected tour operators, your bookings are fully protected against unforeseen circumstances.
This means the trips I organise are fully financially protected, taking the stress and apprehension out of what should be an exciting experience. No part of your trip is at risk, as it might be if booking them separately yourself online.
Rest assured, if unexpected events like flight cancellations, global pandemics or natural disasters occur, I'm here to handle the logistics and get you safely home.
I am well connected
I know the latest regulations and requirements, and my established network of global contacts ensures I can give you the personal touch and those added-value extras that can make the biggest difference.
From holding seats on popular flights, access to those exclusive deals that don’t even make it to the internet, airport hotels and lounges, parking and the best private transfers, to early and late check-ins, attraction and event tickets, amazing local guides, recommended restaurants, and those special insider tips.
I offer a constantly updating portfolio of trusted properties and holiday experiences for all tastes, from well-known leading hotels to lesser-known boutique ones, keeping my finger on the pulse to bring you the newest openings, as well as the latest trends and experiences.
I am transparent
What you see is what you get.
There are no hidden fees or administration charges, and despite my gold standard quality of service and expertise, you don’t pay a premium either.
My prices are competitive and, unlike so many do-it-yourself options that when you believe you have a price will frustrate you with added supplements, I’ll find you the break you want at a price you’re happy with.