About Me


With over 30 years’ experience in the independent travel business I have always offered my clients a personal and professional service for all their travel needs.


I am well used to organising holidays of the type listed below and you can be confident that I have travelled to many of the destinations myself. Having cruised numerous times on different types of ship, from clipper to ultra-luxury, I can help with your choice of cruise.


Australia & New Zealand – Canada & Alaska – USA – South America – Safaris – Honeymoon Ideas – All types of Cruising – Escorted and Private Tours – Tailor-made Holidays Worldwide and much more…


I am more than happy to assist with all the time consuming bureaucracy now associated with modern travel like advance passenger information (API), allocation of seats, check in procedures  to enable your travel experience to be as smooth as possible.


If you are looking for inspiration or assistance please don’t hesitate to contact me. Email simon@designertravel.co.uk or call my direct line 01475 540350.


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I look forward to hearing from you!




My Reviews

 Discover Bali and its Surrounding Islands – Hotels & Cruise Under Sail

 THE OFFER  2 nights at COMO Uma Ubud, 7 nights Star Clipper Bali Cruise on Full Board and 3 nights at Belmond Jimbaran Puri in HIGH SEASON from just £2899 per person. Based on travel in September 2018. SAVE £750 PER PERSON. Must be booked by 15 March 2018. Ask

Simon Gemmell
Great Ultra Luxury Caribbean Cruise & Barbados Offer

Great late cruise and stay offer - 7 Nights on the luxury Seabourn Odyssey Yacht Harbors Caribbean Cruise with a pre-night stay at Hilton Barbados, and 5 nights post-stay at Tamarind Barbados by Elegant Hotels - All Inclusive Cruise with flights from just £4199 per person. The Caribbean is proving

Simon Gemmell
Kanuhura – a 5 Star private island resort in the Maldives

Kanuhura is a welcoming island retreat, a unique all-villa resort where service is understood and luxury is elegantly understated. The island setting is breath-taking and provides a beautiful, tropical backdrop for a world of easy-going elegance, blissfully free of schedules, routines and cares. Beach and Water Villas are luxuriously well-appointed

Simon Gemmell

My Articles

RIVER CRUISE with Emerald Waterways

RIVER CRUISE with Emerald Waterways Emerald Waterways offer comfort and innovation on-board their new state-of-the-art Star-Ships. Emerald Waterways have been extremely successful in introducing a more affordable modern 4 star plus experience aimed not only at the ‘grey’ market but younger guests including families. The first 2 ships entered service...

Palma de Mallorca – the...

Palma the cosmopolitan capital of Majorca, is now able to offer the visitor a stylish City Break. Palma has a magnificent gothic cathedral next to the historic old town which now has an abundance of new restaurants and tapas bars, an abundance of luxury boutique hotels and shops. Grand palaces,...

NEWS Silversea’s Silver Cloud to...

Silversea’s Silver Cloud to join Expedition Fleet In response to increasing demand for comfortable adventure travel, particularly to the Arctic and Antarctic, Silversea Cruises are moving their ultra-luxury cruise ship Silver Cloud to its luxury expedition fleet in November 2017. The 296 guest ship was the first one built for...

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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