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Leon Bourke

This trip was my first international one post COVID. Darren made it simple. I recommend his services highly.

25 July 2022 at 10:20 am
Greg McKinley

Darren, I really wanted to thankyou. Our initial planning was fabulous and your advice spot on as always but as plans changed with Europe and flights cancelled and challenges presented, you calmly and perfectly positioned our family with no stress for us. You have been fabulous as always and I really cant understand why anyone would attempt to do this for themselves and not look to a complete professional in you !! You have assisted our European journeys for over 20 years and we have always appreciated it. Our best wishes

21 July 2022 at 10:57 am
Greg McKinley

Darren, I really wanted to thankyou. Our initial planning was fabulous and your advice spot on as always but as plans changed with Europe and flights cancelled and challenges presented, you calmly and perfectly positioned our family with no stress for us. You have been fabulous as always and I really cant understand why anyone would attempt to do this for themselves and not look to a complete professional in you !! You have assisted our European journeys for over 20 years and we have always appreciated it. Our best wishes

21 July 2022 at 10:57 am
Virginia Walshaw

Darren was there to support me throughout my European travels. Really made the process simple for a touring klutz like me :)

14 July 2022 at 11:07 am
Kerry O'Shea

Fabulous trip to Italy. Darren found me a business fare with Ethiad and all was seemless.

07 July 2022 at 04:55 pm
Ruth Jones

Thanks for all your help, Darren! Ruth

29 June 2022 at 10:39 am
Jonathan O'Keeffe

Coming out of Covid, it was good to know Darren was there and available as I travelled. Bit of a security blanket. I hadn't used a travel agent in a while and realised what a relief it was to not have to go through the headache of navigating flights, hotels and travel requirements. Will definitely be using Darren again in the future and will recommend him to my friends.

25 June 2022 at 06:39 pm
Elizabeth Tanner

Darren did everything for me including the paperwork for visa and sent links and checklists!! All I had to do was green tick ✅ his list and it was all bundled together in a neat little travel app MTA

11 June 2022 at 02:03 pm
Megan Mountney

Darren was great at navigating the new covid world in relation to international travel. His advice on where to travel and what to do was great. The hotel Darren suggested in Mauritius was beautiful and perfect for our honeymoon. All communication was clear and we felt comfortable travelling in a time of uncertainty.

27 April 2022 at 09:56 am
Eric churchill

Hotel was located well very clean and convenient staff were helpful and i have rebooked for the march long weekend to take my wife to Melbourne awesome job well done

22 February 2022 at 01:47 pm
Shanthi Bhandari

Darren is such a pleasant guy . Very quick to answer all my doubts and I just totally trusted him with all my bookings . Yes , there were a lot of cancellations without any extra payment due to change of rules , but he was quick to give me alternate ways to fly to Perth. I could not get into the website to manage my bookings for extra luggage on the Virgin Airlines and there was Darren who volunteered to do it on line for me. Thanks Darren

21 February 2022 at 05:33 pm
Melinda Conti

Darren is amazing. Very easy to deal with when getting quotes, clear and precise in detail. When an issue arose with the hotel he was straight on the phone in a very timely manner to sort out the error on the hotels part. Thanks Darren

31 January 2022 at 06:02 pm
Karol Krygowski

Darren is a stand up guy. He went out of his way to find me a flight to Australia and answer every question I had. Very easy to communicate with and his response time is very fast to all questions. Darren made the whole process easy and has my business for a long time.

08 January 2022 at 08:56 pm
Charu Vj

Darren is very prompt. Thanks for getting a flight for both me and my daughter from KL-Mel during this tough covid time. I'm seeing my husband after 21 months only because of Darren. I was devastated when my SIA flight got cancelled. Darren came into the picture at the eleventh hour with a solution. God bless you Darren. Highly recommended!

12 October 2021 at 06:03 pm
Jia Min Yau

Darren was extremely pleasant to deal with. He made the entire process so seamless, hence I didn't have to worry and left it in his good hands. He helped me secure a flight to Australia twice, even when I had to make changes within a short notice. He is well connected in the industry, responsive and keeps you well informed about everything. His attentiveness and transparency sets him apart and I would definitely recommend him!

11 October 2021 at 04:56 pm
Abdul Azeez Azlaff Abdul Gafoor

An excellent travel agent Darren, helpful and informative and managed to get me and my family to fly from KL to Melbourne during the pandemic. A super travel agent!

09 October 2021 at 07:48 pm
IRENE Herd

Darren is very responsive and knowledgeable. He managed to secure us a flight back to Australia in this pandemic which Singapore Airlines couldn't promise. His info to us is tip top. Highly recommended

01 October 2021 at 12:47 am
PHANG MUN YUN

Extremely grateful to Darren! He was very responsive and managed to help me secure a flight back to Melbourne in this chaotic Covid time. He was also very patient with the questions that I had.

25 September 2021 at 11:16 pm
Esther Wheeler

Darren is very responsive and knowledgeable. His expertise meant I could get quickly from Australia to the UK during Covid-19. He was understanding, great at communications. I can't recommend him highly enough.

27 August 2021 at 11:26 am
Jennifer Jones

18 months after Covid 19 isolated me in SE Asia away from family, friends & my partner, Darren got me home. While others were having their flights cancelled over and over again, Darren was able to get me on a flight back from Malaysia where the virus was running rampant. I am so grateful for Darren's knowledge & contacts within the travel industry.

10 August 2021 at 09:35 am
Jane Bissett

I could not have visited my sick mother in NZ without Darren’s help. He was more than just an agent. Thank iou so much

28 May 2021 at 08:14 am
Rohan France

Darren hooked us up with some great accommodation right near the theatre, at a price that was amazing. We saw Harry Potter, which truely earnt its hype and reviews, and discovered Yamato Japanese Restaurant in Corrs Lane for the best Japanese food in Australia. Total winner, will book with Darren again. Cheers R

11 April 2021 at 07:06 am
Trent White

Darren is not your normal travel agent. We were the classic 'book everything ourselves online' type of travellers but stumbled across Darren and are now converted - we have booked twice through Darren now and would never go back to doing it ourselves. The knowledge, service and special offers made our trips extremely memorable. When things didn't go to plan with COVID-19, Darren bent over backwards to make things work at no benefit to himself. Darren is a true professional and is a pleasure to deal with. We have recommended Darren to family and will continue to do so.

01 April 2020 at 01:03 pm
Trevor Stubley

We have just got back from our cruise which was totally organized by Darren Leckie at MTA Travel I can not recommend or speak higher of this gentleman his professionalism and personal touch on out cruise was beyond any other travel agents we have used before I would not go anywhere but MTA & Darren for all of our future holidays thankyou Darren it was our best holiday yet and we cant wait to organize our next trip with you cheers Trevor Stubley

29 January 2020 at 09:01 am
Natarsha Jacobs

Thanks for helping us realise our New York City adventure. Suggestion of flying Cathay was absolutely perfect - and about 80% of the cost of Qantas. Thanks too for listening to what WE wanted to do and stay and helping to book the Hotel we wanted and suggestions of what to do in town were really helpful too. And the App was super useful too for keeping everything organised. I just LOVE that you are the total anti-thesis of what I have experienced before with travel agents - not pushy, not annoying, not suggesting stuff just because there was a financial benefit to you.

27 January 2020 at 05:18 pm
Craig Whan

This was an amazing trip, we loved the Celebrity Solstice which was a great recommendation for Darren. Everything was done for us to the point where we had to ask each other what we had missed. We enjoyed New Zealand and it is a great way to see many parts of the country.

14 December 2019 at 04:21 pm
Louise Remfrey

Thank you Darren for everything you did for myself and Brooke with our trip to the USA... You were certainly put under the pump as it was a last minute trip and everything you did to organise it was truly amazing... very much appreciated...Thank you again... Louise and Brooke xxx

01 November 2019 at 09:17 pm
Louise Remfrey

Thank you Darren for everything you did for myself and Brooke with our trip to the USA... You were certainly put under the pump as it was a last minute trip and everything you did to organise it was truly amazing... very much appreciated...Thank you again... Louise and Brooke xxx

01 November 2019 at 09:17 pm
Louise Remfrey

Thank you Darren for everything you did for myself and Brooke with our trip to the USA... You were certainly put under the pump as it was a last minute trip and everything you did to organise it was truly amazing... very much appreciated...Thank you again... Louise and Brooke xxx

01 November 2019 at 09:17 pm
Denis Peucker

Thanks for organizing our flights throughout Europe, everything went like clockwork, the MTA app is fantastic and very easy to use.

30 September 2019 at 01:19 pm
campbell munro

Great 11days in Legian Bali. Stayed at the Jayakarta Resort which has beautiful gardens and pool in a fantastic location however the 2 bedroom apartment we booked was a little tired! Plenty of shopping and good food around the resort. We used Darren’s driver kadek for transfers and day trips he was punctual, very friendly and knowledgeable. Day trips included- Ubud, Waterbom , rafting Orangutans breakfast . Kids had a great time!

20 July 2019 at 09:05 am
Nick Buchner

My wife and I had a great week in Bali, staying at the Puri Saron Hotel in Seminyak, as a result of a suggestion from Darren. Everything went smoothly and the hotel was good value, really well located and great breakfasts! Many thanks Darren!

11 April 2019 at 01:03 pm
Terri Tamlin

Our cruise to the South Pacific was fantastic. We were part of a large family group of 34 people and it was a lot of fun. The flights you organised for us worked out well. Thanks for answering our never ending questions on Facebook.

09 January 2019 at 05:08 pm
Kerry O'Shea

Darren you outdid yourself with our birthday trip to Paris this year. Hotel, location and flights were all superb! Where else can you find a hotel within walking distance of Luxembourg Gardens with open bar, including French champagne, every day.

06 June 2018 at 04:47 pm
Maree Webb

Darren from MTA travel organized a 3 week holiday for our family of 7 to Thailand in December/January 2017/2018, we had the best time EVER! He listen to where we wanted to go, what we wanted to do and experience, every little detail of our trip was taken care of. We had a cancelled flight and Darren liased between the 2 airlines over several hours to make sure we all got home on time ( and he was on his holiday!) It was so comforting to know that if we had any dramas with airlines, accommodation or travel insurance Darren was just a message away and even though we had a 4 hr time difference he was always contactable and happy to help. You a a travel God Darren and made our holiday better than we could have anticipated, you are defiantly organizing our new trip, thank you for your great service and dedication above and beyond to your clients. Cheers

09 February 2018 at 07:24 am
Rosemary Seberry

Once again Darren has organised an excellent 6 week holiday for me. He efficiently sorted issues with cancelled flights, rebooking both flights and accomodation, which I know was time consuming, all while I was busily having a great time. This awesome service meant that I just had to check the MTA app after a short message flurry with Darren to get all my new details. Hassle and stree free for me (not him!) Thanks dude. Oh, and stay away from Air Cubana! If you want a great small group adventure in Latin America, you can't go past G Adventures. Cheers mate.

08 January 2018 at 03:09 pm
Sue Draper

Darren thank you so much for arranging our NZ trip. The airport/hotel transfers all ran smoothly and the Hobbiton tour was more than I thought it would be, just amazing. The location of the Hotel you recommended was central to everything which made things very easy for us. The MTA app was user friendly no stress or inconvenience if you lose any travel documents. Darren has arranged many holidays for myself whom I would not hesitate to recommend. Nothing is too much trouble for Darren. Thanks again Darren for all your help and I look forward to you arranging my next holiday, your the best.

09 October 2017 at 03:45 pm
Rachel Bonifacio

Thank you so much Darren for organising our trip to the UK and Ireland. It was so easy and stress free especially with the MTA app that had everything on it for us at our fingertips. Thanks for answering all our naive and silly questions and just being there for us in general. We had an amazing time. We would highly recommend your services to anyone. Rachel Bonifacio

11 September 2017 at 08:05 pm
Cheryl Casserly

Thanks for booking our amazing accommodation in Singapore. We had a great time.

20 March 2017 at 10:57 pm
Helen Stokes

Darren has proven to me that he is a competant travel agent who listens to what you want. Over the past 15 years he has organised my trips to Switzland, Italy, The Kimberley's, Cape York, Norfolk Island, Alice Springs, cruise from Broome to Darwin, Arnhem Land and Tasmania. I have been totally satisfied with all arrangements including accommodation, which levels varied at my request, and costs. He always has helpful contributions to my basic requirements.

11 August 2016 at 10:26 am

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