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Darren Ainsworth
Travel Consultant

When did you start working in the travel industry?

I started working in travel in September 2023.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

Putting together tailor made holidays to places that customers have never travelled before. I love seeing the excitement on their faces, when it's a completely new destination for the customer, or a once in a lifetime holiday.

Where would you like to visit next?

Venice. It looks so, so beautiful and is completely unique, the whole City on water fascinates me. And unfortunately, with climate change, it may not always be there! I'd love to do the complete cliché of riding in a gondola too!

What is your dream holiday destination?

I'd love to go on Safari in Africa one day! As an animal lover and amateur photographer, this would be a dream come true.

What has been your favourite holiday, which you have booked for a customer, that you would love to take yourself?

I have booked a few Iceland holidays for customers, cruise and non-cruise. I've always wanted to see Iceland, it's such a dramatic landscape. I'd also like to see the Northern lights and go whale watching.

What were your favourite childhood holidays?

As a child I always have great memories of going to Jersey. I just remember it being so scenic and the people being really friendly. The sea in Jersey goes out for miles, leaving behind lots of little rock pools that my brother and I would spend hours playing in.


's Top Tips

1) Make a list of essentials you pack so you don't forget anything and this will also take the stress out of packing.

2) Don't overpack, leave plenty of space for things to bring back.

3) Learn some basic phrases, the locals will appreciate the effort.


's Cruise Tips

My Favourite Memory

My favourite holiday destination so far has to be Budapest. It's an absolutely beautiful city. I love the architecture, the culture, the people and the whole atmosphere.