Alison Hackett, Author at Designer Travel

About Me


My name is Alison Hackett and I live in Cobham, Surrey with my family.

Travel is my absolute passion, so 15 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 myself as an Independent Travel Agent.


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.

With children our travel plans changed a little! In the early years we visited numerous European and long-haul beach destinations; Mauritius and Koh Samui being particular favourites. Then as the children have grown up, we have preferred more experiential and adventurous journeys; our recent tour around Vietnam proved to be a great success.

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!!

As Designer Travel are totally independent, we have relationships with all the large tour operators, as well as many small specialist operators you cannot find in high street travel agents. We 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, tailormade journey or leisure experience Designer Travel 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.

Allow me to make booking your next holiday, a stress-free pleasurable experience.

Please do give me a call or send an email today.

My Testimonials

Cuba & USA Touring Holiday – Havana-Bahamas-Miami
Posted On:  23/09/2020

We had a fantastic holiday, everything worked out fine and loved everywhere - so thankyou!

Turkey Beach Holiday – D-Maris Bay Hotel
Posted On:  22/09/2020

Best holiday ever! Absolutely stunning. Thank you so much.

Antigua Beach Holiday – Hermitage Hotel
Posted On:  22/09/2020

A long overdue email to thank you for booking for us, we had, as always, an amazing holiday. More importantly we did get suite 34 and also to say that ITC were very helpful and professional.