Design Travel Group is different. There is no shop front, no brochures to thumb through – unless that’s what you need, and no one size fits all menu of services. Every piece of travel is especially curated to suit your specific needs. From an intricate and detailed itinerary, just flights or a night of accommodation and everything in between. I pride myself on value and quality of service always. I work closely with clients that seek this type of relationship – it’s everything. A client base built solely on repeat and referrals of like minded travellers.
Hi I’m Marienne, the founder of Design Travel Group. I work exclusively with clients who are looking for a partner to help bring their travel wishes to life.
My travel career has spanned over almost 3 decades in varying roles working mostly for one of Australia’s biggest travel companies which led me to an overseas posting in Vancouver, Canada. My time in Vancouver holds the fondest memories and one of the best experiences for my family and I. It was here I gained complete clarity in the type of travel business I wanted to build and be proud of, one that allows me to work closely with clients that want to be taken care of, receive great value and personalised service.
In 2016, I moved back to Australia and Design Travel Group was born. In affiliation with Smartflyer Australia a full-service travel agency catering to high-end leisure travellers worldwide with big company backing. Specialising in luxury accommodation, authentic experiences and premium air deals including private jet travel.
Travel experience, industry knowledge and the relationships formed with my connections globally are crucial to giving my clients the best possible experience. Working closely with the best of the best – hoteliers, destination specialists, tour operators and experience curators in the industry to bring to life perfectly created itineraries. I understand that every client is different – I always remain flexible and work closely to get the desired result.
Leveraging the relationship with my global partners which are all highly vetted means that your arrival is anticipated and in our partner hotels you will always be shown a little extra love in the form of complimentary perks such as breakfast, upgrades, hotel credits at the bar or spa and VIP status. As a member of the world’s best hotel preferred partner programmes including Virtuoso, the leading global network of agencies specialising in luxury and experiential travel ensures you receive extra value and care.
I believe that luxury comes down to personalisation and to me it’s crucial that I get to know my clients to create the journey and experience to match the vision and budget.
Whether you are celebrating a major milestone or a hard earned success, you are looking for a Recharge & Reconnect journey with your loved ones or some much needed time out for yourself. Maybe it’s to tick off a bucket list adventure or just a quick getaway close to home – whatever travel means to you, I am on hand from beginning to end to provide support while you travel especially when the unexpected happens – I also rely on my partners in destination so you are always covered whatever the time zone or remoteness of your journey.
I’d love to talk more about planning your trip.