“I became a paraplegic in January 2015, and l felt it was a death sentence. My life was over, and the road between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast was the nearest to travel l could imagine.
Then l met Fiona – a personal travel manager, and like me – in a wheelchair. She spoke at a Spinal Life meeting and my life changed again.
Fiona arranged a cruise for myself and my husband, to the Caribbean, and on the home journey, she arranged several days for us at New Orleans and Albuquerque. She booked the cruise, the flights including advice about taking my scooter and advising the airlines, organised transfers and accessible hotels.
Her professionalism, understanding, knowledge, wonderful sense of humour, her ability to quickly realise, connect and negate any concerns or questions we had, and the fact she will go the extra mile to ensure everything is just right, made everything so very easy. We had a wonderful time. Our next venture is a cruise from Singapore to Dubai, which Fiona is arranging, of course. I would not go to anyone else now and I’d recommend her to anyone.”
Fiona Donaldson is a personal travel manager based in Burpengary East, QLD.