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!



My Reviews

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels … a true Caribbean Sanctuary

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is one of the best-loved luxury hotels on Barbados situated on the famous “Platinum West Coast”. OFFER Stay 7 nights on Bed and Breakfast basis in a Pool/Garden View Basis with direct Virgin Atlantic flights from either London Gatwick or Manchester, VIP fast Track at airport

Simon Gemmell

My Articles


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...


Regent Seven Seas are a unique Ultra Luxury Cruise Line The company fits into what I would call the ultra luxury bracket along with other lines like Silversea, Seabourn, Crystal, SeaDream and others. However, there are subtle differences between them all: Regent prides themselves on offering first class accommodation, inconspicuous...


The Odyssey Class - three ships (only 450 guests) offering unparalleled levels of service Seabourn Odyssey introduced in 2009, Seabourn Sojourn in 2010 and Seabourn Quest in 2011, all carrying 450 passengers and 330 crew. Seabourn has focused on upgrading and improving facilities while offering more space, compared with its smaller older previous...

My Testimonials

Group Booking to Jumeirah Zabeel...

Hi Simon Thank you so much for the flowers, they are beautiful and have a lovely scent – thank you so much, a wonderful surprise! I’ve brought them home to appreciate them! We’re back at work with a bang, having taken time out and everyone so grateful for the trip,...

Business Class Flights to New...

Hello Simon I'd like you to know that we have enjoyed our New Zealand/Kuala Lumpur trip and all the arrangements you made worked perfectly. Perhaps a bit of feedback might interest you. Malaysia Airlines is very nearly as good as Singapore Airlines, but perhaps not quite so polished. In KL...

Adult Family Holiday to Katathani...

Hi Simon We’re safely back in (much colder) Chester after a great holiday in Thailand. Thank you for all your help arranging it; all went nicely to plan and we had a very memorable time together. The Katathani Resort was excellent. The food and accommodation were very good. Facilities were...

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