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Tara Connolly-Hodson

Tara Connolly-Hodson

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Tell us a few things about yourself...

I have worked in the travel industry for the past 16 years and I love it! Travel has always been a passion of mine and I have been very lucky to travel to some of the most amazing places & hotels the world has to offer. I pride myself on my customer services and many of my customers come back to me time & time again. I love nothing more than sharing both of our travel experiences and tailor making their next adventure whether that being lying on beach with a book for complete relaxation or going on safari for a once in a lifetime experience.

What is your favourite destination and why?

I find it very hard to choose just one favourite destination as two places have completely took my breath away the Maldives & South Africa. <br></br>The Maldives has the WOW factor from the moment you arrive. The crystal clear water and the powder white sand in between your toes is just pure luxury. I have some of the most amazing memories living the island life, l will never forget going to the sundowners bar one evening sipping on my cocktail and watching the most stunning sunset I had ever seen to then going onto the beach to watch the movie under the star…..just perfect! Just some of the reasons I go time & time again.<br></br>South Africa is just so diverse and you feel like you have three holidays in one! From the amazing safari lodges seeing the big 5 and many more animals within their own natural habitat to then going down to Cape Town & the wine lands seeing the breath taking views over the city from Table Mountain and horse riding through the vineyards. To end my trip I went down to the beaches of Camps Bay with the most chilled vibe and a great way to end the most fantastic holiday.

Which hotel or resort is your favourite and why?

My favourite hotel/island is Velassaru in the Maldives. From the moment the speedboat arrived on the island the Maldivian service was just impeccable. Walking into our water villa again had the WOW factor the view looking out into the Indian Ocean just had me memorised. I snorkelled daily from our water villa and the abundance of marine life and colours just captured me every time, even swimming among the reef sharks and sting rays. As this was a special birthday the resort set up a table for two on the beach with candle light and glass or champagne waiting just for us….again another perfect moment. Island life had captured me!

What has been your most memorable travel experience?

This has to be New Zealand, I travelled for 3 weeks around both the South & North Islands not stopping for a moment. The islands are so different but the experiences they offer truly are unforgettable. From wild dolphin watching in the quaint French town of Akaroa, wine tasting in some of the best vineyards in the world, exhilarating white water rafting in Rotarua to jumping off the World Famous Sky Tower in Auckland. These are just to name a few of the moments that I experienced, I will always look back with a massive smile and would recommend New Zealand to anyone.

Where is next on your wish list?

Canada is definitely on my bucket list. It has been a dream of mine to experience the world famous Rocky Mountaineer, to ski down the powder white snow mountains of Whistler whilst staying in the beautiful & unique Fairmont hotels. I love being outdoors and to be able to see the great grizzly bears in their own habitat would just be amazing. Hopefully I will get to experience this wonderful country very soon.

Customer testimonials for Tara

" I would just like to send you an email to say how amazing Tara has been from day one of us booking our holiday to Dubai. We went at Easter for a week and Tara couldn’t have been more helpful... ..." read more... , friendly and bend over backwards to help with any of our enquiries. I can’t praise her anymore and wanted to inform yourself as she deserves some recognition of how amazing her customer service is and was with us. I always booked our holidays direct with hotels and airlines but am finding it more stressful with 2 kids every time so will definitely being getting in touch with Tara again. "

" Tara Connolly-Hodson was excellent - I was very undecided about the holiday and she was extremely understanding and helpful. I would highly recommend Tara at Destinology."

" Tara was so very helpful with us, exploring so many options, she must of had the patience of a saint, she eventually found us our perfect honeymoon destination."

Personal reviews from Feefo & Direct Feedback

"I would just like to send you an email to say how amazing Tara has been from day one of us booking our holiday to Dubai. We went at Easter for a week and Tara couldn’t have been more helpful, friendly and bend over backwards to help with any of our enquiries. I can’t praise her anymore and wanted to inform yourself as she deserves some recognition of how amazing her customer service is and was with us. I always booked our holidays direct with hotels and airlines but am finding it more stressful with 2 kids every time so will definitely being getting in touch with Tara again."

"Tara Connolly-Hodson was excellent - I was very undecided about the holiday and she was extremely understanding and helpful. I would highly recommend Tara at Destinology."

"Tara was so very helpful with us, exploring so many options, she must of had the patience of a saint, she eventually found us our perfect honeymoon destination."

"I felt compelled to write you a note on the recent experience I have had in dealing with Tara.

I have been liaising with Tara since as early as April and she has just booked a family holiday for 4 to Mauritius and Dubai for me. Tara’s patience has no doubt been tested at times, as we have had no fewer than 32 proposals produced by her! She has however, not once displayed any frustration and has to the contrary been extremely accommodating and helpful. Tara has always delivered on her promises in getting back to me or following something up and she has been a great help, always cheery and professional.

I wanted to recognise her for the great work she has done with our booking and we certainly wouldn’t hesitate to contact her again to book another holiday. I hope you will be able to recognise her for her great work."

"Tara listened, shared personal experience, created a great package and was very professional and friendly."

"Tara is always very personable and helpful. We are very happy that we found Destinology, she is always very flexible, quick to respond and the information we receive about our holidays has always been very clear and concise. We will definitely book with Tara and Destinology again in the future."

"Tara was very helpful and answered all my questions."

"I excellent service from Tara"

"Tara as always brilliant"

"Tara was very helpful."

"Tara was Great help"

"Tara, was great, she helped us book 2 Cruises, within a week. One of the cruises we booked to go away with friends and she made the transaction very easy. We will get quotes from them again before we book anything."

"FANTASTIC service as usual from Tara, 100% recommend both her and Destinology, looking forward to another amazing holiday."

"I booked a 14 night cruise in January with Tara Connolly-Hodson, she was marvellous, she went through everything with me and tried her hardest to book me near my friends who had already booked, very friendly and helpful."

"I booked my holiday with Tara, and she was aboustly fantastic, couldn’t fault her at all, would be would than happy to recommen her, and I will def be using her again!"