Your Holiday Designers

The Holiday Designers are a team of travel experts, committed to designing you the incredible holiday experiences you deserve. With over 90 years' experience in the travel industry, our expert consultants know the ins and outs of the worldwide destinations, holiday types and specialist activities that go in to making your trip. 

Get to know the Holiday Designers team below! 

Dan Lion - Managing Director at Holiday DesignersDan Lion - Managing Director at Holiday Designers

Dan Lion

Managing Director

As the Managing Director of Holiday Designers, I have ultimate responsibility for you having the incredible holiday you deserve! I launched Holiday Designers in 2011 but have worked in travel for nearly 25 years. For most, that would be a scary thought but I've loved every minute of helping my customers see more of the world. Now it's our turn to help you!

My top tip for travellers is to get a mifi with a local data sim so that you can have your own personal wifi hotspot wherever you go. That way you’ll have wifi at the airport, in the car, on the beach, at the top of a mountain or even getting lost around town!

Alona Miller

Israel Product Director

It’s my job as Israel Product Director to find the best deals, accommodation and transportation for our customers visiting Israel. After working as a tour guide in Israel for four years, I know the country incredibly well and nothing makes me happier than sharing my passion for it with others.

I have travelled extensively across Europe (including getting married in Cyprus!) but am dying to visit Japan, Canada, Vietnam, Argentina and Cuba.

Phil Stewart - Senior Holiday DesignerPhil Stewart - Senior Holiday Designer

Phil Stewart

Senior Holiday Designer

As a Senior Holiday Designer, it's my job to find out exactly what you want out of a holiday and design your dream escape. With over 10 years' experience in the travel industry and 30 countries under my belt, I know what it takes to plan every single aspect of your holiday - from flights, transfers and accommodation to the little things like excursions and extras.

I’ve been lucky enough to travel to over 30 countries across the world but have loads more on my list. My most memorable travel experience so far was sleeping under the stars in the Australian outback and watching the sunrise at Uluru. Although skydiving over the Great Barrier Reef in Australia was incredible too!

Rachel Beard Executive Support Assistant at Holiday DesignersRachel Beard Executive Support Assistant at Holiday Designers

Rachel Beard

Executive Support Assistant

As Executive Support Assistant, it’s my job to take care of things back at HQ and provide administrative support to your holiday plans. I’ve worked in travel for 21 years and the last four of those have been with Holiday Designers.

It’s hard to pick my favourite holiday destination as each place I’ve visited holds a different memory and experience. If I had to choose, I totally fell in love with Mauritius for its amazing people, beaches and cuisine, Spain for the villages and towns around the mountains of Malaga province and Israel as it’s a fascinating country with so much to see and do.

Andy Restall - Financial Controller at Holiday DesignersAndy Restall - Financial Controller at Holiday Designers

Andy Restall

Financial Controller

I'm Andy, and I have control of the financial aspects of your holiday. This means I make sure you get the best value, and I can also help advise you on deposits, balances and currency. I have worked in travel for over 10 years and love exploring the Middle East and Northern Africa.

My favourite holiday memory so far has to be when I visited Petra in Jordan. Seeing the Treasury for the first time after looking at it through a small gap in front of us was amazing, and something I’ll never forget!

Sasha Woolf

Concierge & Customer Services Manager

I'm the newest member of the Holiday Designers team, and it's my job to make sure we constantly deliver exceptional service to our customers. 

I am a really keen traveller and can't wait to share my experiences with you. So far, my most memorable travel experience has to be driving across the USA when I was 17 with two of my Canadian cousins. We managed to drive from Toronto to LA and back again in just 12 days! It was equally insane, amazing, scary and funny, and something I will never forget.