Maria Murphy, Author at Designer Travel

About Me

My name is Maria and I am based on the Wirral, where I have been a Personal Travel Consultant for more than 10 years, arranging all types of holidays and business trips for my clients. Travel is my passion and I am proud to be part of the Designer Travel Team

I have been selling holidays for over 20 years and love to travel and experience new destinations and cultures. Like many of my colleagues, I have been fortunate to visit some amazing places such as; Thailand; Mexico; Bahamas, as well as most of Europe. However, having recently returned from Dubai and Mauritius, I would have to say they are top of my list of my favourite places so far! As a family, we also love to holiday in Florida which has so much to offer every age group. Although the theme parks are fantastic fun, we also love exploring resorts such as St Augustine and Naples which are surprisingly diverse and very different to an action packed Orlando.

I pride myself on offering the very best customer service along with impartial, unbiased advice which is why I have many loyal clients. I have extensive experience of tailor making holidays, and also planning wedding and honeymoons abroad. Having already organised a wedding in Koh Samui Thailand for a couple and 45 guests and also a wedding on a gondola in Venice, followed by a reception in the Cipriani Hotel and Orient Express trip for the honeymoon, so I would be delighted to help you plan your honeymoon or holiday of a lifetime. Designer Travel are ABTA bonded and truly independent which means I have access to the very best deals and will be able to find you amazing options on flights; accommodation – everything from a villa to a 5* luxury hotel; tours and much more…

To take the stress out of your holiday arrangements and to make your trip extra special, I also offer a complimentary concierge service and will happily book airline seats (fee may apply); arrange restaurant reservations; book excursions; sports games and theatre tickets etc…

Please do not hesitate to call me and I look forward to discussing plans for your next holiday!

My Reviews

Ikos Olivia…another level….

This year, we were lucky enough to have the Designer Travel conference in the sunnier climes of Halkidiki. . As I had not been to an all inclusive hotel before, I went with a little trepidation.... What a pleasant surprise! Much thought has gone in to the design of the

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray The Palm Dubai

Built in the style of a grand Arabian Palace, the Zabeel Saray sits majestically on the Western frong of The Palm. The entrance is very modest, but the welcome extremely warm. Once inside,you soon begin to realise just how luxurious the hotel is. The lobby is breathtakingly luxurious with ornate

Le Mauricia Mauritius

Mauritius has always been on my list of places to visit, so last year, we took the plunge and combined a stay in Dubai with a week on this lush tropical paradise island. It was an easy choice when deciding where to stay, having given advice to many clients on

My Articles

Packing hints and tips for a safari adventure
Posted On:  14/07/2017

A safari, is for some, a once in a lifetime adventure so it's best to be prepared! Here are our handy tips to help you have an enjoyable and unforgettable safari experience: Clothing Comfortable clothing suitable for a safari should be the most important item on your checklist. You'll need...

Sandals new overwater villas
Posted On:  30/03/2016

Overwater villas have always been synonymous with resorts in the Maldives; however, Sandals Caribbean Resort in Jamaica have just unveiled their swish new offering. Guests can stay in the five villas which will feature a private infinity edge swimming pool and outdoor shower, a hammock for two hanging over the...

Why it is best to buy your Disney Tickets in the UK
Posted On:  03/03/2016

Our advice for travellers to Florida has always been to purchase theme park tickets in advance - not only does it allow you to budget before you travel but the packages provided exclusively for the UK market represent unbeatable value. This has never been more true with the recent news...

My Testimonials

Honeymoon heaven!
Posted On:  21/02/2020

Hi Maria, We just wanted to get in touch to let you know we had the most amazing honeymoon. The destination and hotel were perfect and everything we wanted. Thank you so much for all your help finding us the perfect resort. We couldn’t fault anything. Best Wishes, L and...

Maldives holiday
Posted On:  25/08/2019

Maria's Designer Travel was recommended to us by a friend a couple of years ago and since using her services we would not go anywhere else to book our holidays. Maria Murphy provides a fantastic service and always offers bespoke options for our family holidays.  Her attention to detail is...

Memphis and Nashville
Posted On:  10/10/2018

Hi Maria Having returned from a fantastic trip to Nashville and Memphis I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you for your magnificent organisation. Flights all worked like a dream and hotels were spot on. We absolutely loved Nashville and hope to return again someday. Memphis -...