Donna Phillips My 18 years in the Travel Industry have been spent in the Airline, Wholesale, Corporate and Retail sectors and together with my extensive travel experiences and global contacts, I am able to provide hands on knowledge of destinations and a wealth of experience in creating lifelong memories. My love for travel started over 30 years ago on my first overseas trip to the UK, Europe and Middle East as a teenager. The travel bug has never disappeared as I love to travel the world exploring new places, sampling local cuisines and embracing local cultures. My areas of specialty have developed over the years and I find the more complex the itinerary, the more comfortable I am working with clients. Having travelled quite extensively to South America, Antarctica and Africa, I now consider these continents my favourite for planning itineraries. In saying that, my favourite city in the world is New York and putting together US itineraries is something I specialise in also. I also have a lot of knowledge and travel experience throughout Europe, Asia and the Pacific so there are no boundaries. Over the past few years, as cruising has become such a big part of the travel industry; I have cruised, studied and planned many cruises for clients from 3-day Comedy cruises to 106-day World Cruises. I am a big advocate for small ship cruises as I love the camaraderie amongst the guests and crew and the incredible areas the ships can cruise to, that the big ships are unable to access.
Some of my most memorable travel experiences are: Camping on the ice in Antarctica; snorkelling with Manta Rays on the Big Island of Hawaii; Hot Air Ballooning over the Masai Mara in Kenya; landing at the bottom of the world at Cape Horn; sunrise at the Taj Mahal and cruising the Galapagos Islands. From a weekend getaway to the trip of a lifetime, I will help you create an unforgettable experience to any destination your heart desires – collaborating with you every step of the way.