Karen Cunliffe, Author at Designer Travel

About Me

Hello, I’m Karen and am part of the Designer Travel home working team.

My love of travel and a career in the travel industry began many years ago when I worked for a major airline before moving onto a large retail travel agency. I now work from home where I have access to a full range of travel products, services and technology.

About Designer Travel: We are an ABTA bonded travel agent and are members of Hays Travel Independence Group, the UK’s largest independent travel agent. As we offer products that are ABTA and/or ATOL bonded, it means I can offer my customers complete financial security along with impartial advice in order to find you the holiday you want.

Why book with me?: I offer a personal service whereby you can contact me at a time to suit you and discuss your holiday requirements with me. I will then take the time to research your trip and discuss the various options with you until you are happy that I have found exactly what you are looking for. I can book most kinds of holidays but my years of experience and knowledge gained means that my specialities lie in creating individual tailor-made holidays, trips to faraway destinations, flights and cruises.

Customer care: After sales service is just as important as the booking process and if any queries or problems do arise once you have booked you can simply call or email me and I will be there to help. I have many satisfied customers who have dealt with me over the years and have gone on to recommend me to their family and friends….just take a look at my ‘testimonials page’.

And finally….

I would just like to share this quote with you by Mark Twain as it comes to mind a lot these days;

‘Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did so. Explore. Dream. Discover.’

So if you would like to take the stress away from booking your next trip and talk to a true professional who cares about you and your

holiday, just get in touch and I’ll look after everything from start to finish. Thank you for reading this and I look forward to hearing from you!

Best Wishes


My Articles

Marvellous Mauritius!
Posted On:  01/06/2017

To quote Mark Twain, 'Mauritius was made first and then heaven, heaven being copied after Mauritius.' So does this island situated in the Indian Ocean 1200 miles off the South East coast of Africa live up to this claim? I recently had a chance to find out for myself as we celebrated...

The beautiful islands of the Maldives
Posted On:  17/01/2017

I recently had the opportunity to visit 6 of the most lovely islands of the Maldives.  We travelled with Kuoni who have been offering holidays to this part of the world for many years and it shows! Everything was so well organised right down to the last detail and they...

Why not consider a cruise this year?
Posted On:  16/01/2017

Cruising gains in popularity every year so what's the big deal? 1. Value for money...4/5* hotel standard and different place to see almost every day without the bother of packing and unpacking, fantastic food served throughout the day in lovely settings and daytime entertainment and West End style shows performed...

My Testimonials

Karen makes booking a holiday so easy and a real joy!
Posted On:  18/12/2017

That's great thanks so much for all your hard work as usual - you make holiday booking a real joy!! And so easy - especially now we are both back working full time and juggling looking after our son 😊 Thanks again for all your time! Catch up soon Alex

Customer focus is exceptionally strong
Posted On:  16/01/2017

Many thanks Karen, very best wishes to you and yours too for a lovely festive break and for 2017. I think - genuinely - that your customer focus is exceptionally strong, either way, I really appreciate it and have always been satisfied. I will definitely be putting more business in...

We enjoyed every minute!
Posted On:  16/01/2017

Hi Karen, Everything ran smoothly from start to finish and the executive lounge was a good start to our honeymoon.  Both hotels were really nice and in a great location, we even had a free upgrade in our last hotel with champagne which was lovely.  We enjoyed every minute of...