Simon Gemmell, Author at Designer Travel

About Me

Hello, my name is Simon Gemmell and I live in West Lothian, situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

I’ve spent my working life in the independent travel business; the last seven years or so with Designer Travel which allows me to offer a dedicated personal service.

I have travelled to many worldwide destinations including Canada and Alaska. I’ve also cruised numerous times on different types of ship from clipper to ultra-luxury. With my experience and knowledge, as well as feedback from my existing clients, I can assist you to make the right choices to fit your budget and requirements.

I will also assist with all the boring and time-consuming intricacies of travel such as Advance Passenger Information (API), allocation of seats on planes, check-in procedures, producing boarding passes, any upgrade of seating, or advice concerning visas and other important information.

If you book with me at Designer Travel you can also be assured that your holiday is properly protected, not only financially but also in the event of any disruption due to bad weather or strikes etc. I would act as your travel consultant from start to finish with any booking.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Regards

Simon


My Reviews

Grizzlies of Toba Inlet & Vancouver From £2839 per person

Grizzlies of Toba Inlet & Vancouver From £2839 per person BEAR VIEWING Grizzly bear viewing is one of the highlights of any trip to Canada and the west coast has more than a smattering of these wonderful creatures. The best time to see them is during the autumn months when they feed

Independent Tour of the Rockies – Rocky Mountaineer Train – Helicopter – Ice Explorer

Independent Tour of the Rockies - Rocky Mountaineer Train – Helicopter – Ice Explorer 12 Day Independent Tour of the Canadian Rockies including a 3-day journey on the incredible Rocky Mountaineer Train, a panoramic Helicopter Tour and a Ride on the Spectacular Ice Explorer from £3839 per person including flights 

🔷Florida & The Keys Self-Drive Special!🔷

🔷Florida & The Keys Self-Drive Special!🔷 Embark on a 12 night USA road trip with stylish accommodation throughout from £2,029pp What's on offer: From Miami to Florida Keys Drive along the Overseas Highway Unwind at pristine beaches in the keys Stay at luxury oceanfront hotels along the way Price includes


My Articles

ULTRA LUXURY CRUISING with Azamara Club
Posted On:  16/06/2019

ULTRA LUXURY CRUISING with Azamara Club Azamara considers its ships as floating boutique hotels. They are small vessels by modern standards carrying only 700 guests. Compared with mainstream cruise lines Azamara Club offers a high-end product but stops short of the standards offered by the other ultra luxury cruise lines....

ULTRA LUXURY CRUISING with Oceania
Posted On:  04/06/2019

ULTRA LUXURY CRUISING with Oceania Oceania started life with the launch of Nautica in November 2005, going on to acquire two further similar ships, named Regatta and Insignia, to form the Regatta Class. They are small ships by today's standards weighing around 30,000 tons and carrying nearly 700 guests. The...

ULTRA LUXURY CRUISING with Silversea
Posted On:  06/02/2019

Silversea's award-wining fleet offer uncrowded, sophisticated luxury Silversea Ships are elegant, spacious and luxurious, offering six-star service and a welcoming atmosphere. Most of the ocean view suites have a private teak veranda. Wines and drinks are included in the cost and the company operates a 'no tipping' policy. Open seating...


My Testimonials

Multi centre holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia during September
Posted On:  27/05/2019

Multi centre holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia during September   Hi Simon, [fly-content-image id="58178" size="hotel-list-landscape" alignment="left"]fly-content-image id="58177" size="hotel-list-landscape" alignment="left"]   Just wanted to say a big thank you for our holiday as we had a wonderful time. The welcome home card was a nice touch too. We achieved a really...

Multi Centre holiday to China including Yangtze River Cruise
Posted On:  27/05/2019

  Multi Centre holiday to China including Yangtze River Cruise and hotel stays in Beijing and Shanghai including many excursions. Visits to Terra Cotta Warriors and the Great Wall of China – holiday taken during month of April.   Hi Simon, This one, we were more than happy with the...

Multi Centre Holidays to Nepal visiting several centres including a moderate easy trek –...
Posted On:  27/05/2019

Multi Centre Holidays to Nepal visiting several centres including a moderate easy trek – holiday taken during March "Simon Gemmell at Designer Travel has done it again! This is the fourth time I have used his services for a custom tour - twice in India, once in Sri Lanka and...