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Meet the GoHop Team

For genuine, first-hand knowledge of countless holiday destinations spanning every continent,
talk to our GoHop.ie team today.

Jennifer Kearney Senior Travel Consultant
Jennifer Kearney

While kayaking in Maui, Jennifer had a close encounter with a whale, but she lived to tell the tale and now she works with us. Jen is a self-confessed travel addict and has been to a long list of destinations including most of Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Cuba, Kenya, Dubai, and even Antarctica.

Jennifer has skydived in Australia, paraglided in New Zealand, and she loves planning holidays and honeymoons to the Far East.

Favourite Destination(s):
Japan & Antarctica

Jodie Geoghegan Senior Travel Consultant
Jodie Geoghegan

Jodie has worked in the travel industry since 1999 and has travelled to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and South America. She has  been fortunate enough to travel around the Caribbean islands to include Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Antigua, St Lucia, St Kitts and St Martins and has cruised from New York, Florida and also from Barcelona to visit ports around Europe.

Her favourite holiday destination would have to be Italy with endless charming resorts, allowing you to stroll through cobbled streets, enjoying long stretches of sandy beaches and endless breathtaking scenery.

Favourite Destination(s):
Italy & Caribbean

Paul Maharaj Senior Travel Consultant
Paul Maharaj

Paul hails from Co. Kilkenny, having worked in the travel industry for over 10 years he has a passion for travelling that has so far taken him to 66 countries, making him a wealth of knowledge when it comes to our most exotic destinations, including India, Australia and much of South America to name a few!

One of the most unique travel experiences, he says, has to be his recent trip to Uganda, where he spent time deep in the jungle with a family of mountain gorillas – truly a once in a lifetime experience. Paul also lists trips to Thailand and much of South East Asia, Everest Base Camp in Nepal, Bolivia and Easter Island among his favourites, and he loves organising trips of a lifetime to these unique destinations for our customers.

Favourite Destination(s):
Argentina, Thailand & Botswana

Orla Tooher Senior Travel Consultant
Orla Tooher

Orla has been working in the travel industry for over 10 years. She's lived in Australia and Canada, and travelled Europe, New Zealand, Peru, Morocco, Thailand, and all around the US. An avid cyclist who loves the outdoors, Orla has completed the Camino in Spain, followed the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and spent two nights deep in the Amazon Rainforest.

Orla offers great advice on American holidays, and loves planning honeymoons to the Indian Ocean Islands.

Favourite Destination(s):
Orlando & Peru

Joanne McCabe Senior Travel Consultant

Joanne has been working in the travel industry for over 9 years, in which time she’s made it her mission to visit a range of exotic destinations.

Her favourite travel experience to date has been a visit to the breath-taking Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania.

An expert on all things long haul, Joanne loves helping our customers create their perfect tailor-made itineraries, and next on her own list is a trip to South Africa to take in the sights of Cape Town and the Garden Route.

Favourite Destination(s):

Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo, Mongolia, Northern India, Sri Lanka, Maldives

Celine Rooney Senior Travel Consultant
Celine Rooney

Celine has been working in the travel industry for over 16 years. Lived in Canada and travelled to some amazing countries over the years.  She is a big fan of North America, Canada and Cruising.  Now with a young family her travel experiences have somewhat changed.  Kruger National Park has now become Disneyland and St Lucia has become camping in France.  

Celine's travels have taken her to Australia: from Sydney to Melbourne via the Great Ocean road, all over the USA and Caribbean, South Africa, Dubai, Sailing in Greece, along with many visits to European sun and city destinations.  She is a "a winter baby" and loves to Ski in Europe and Canada, and would also class herself as a Theme Park junkie.

Favourite Destination(s):
Washington, New York & Orlando

Michael Harrington Destination Expert
Michael Harrington

Michael is our "Mr South America," and manages GoHop.ie’s sister company Nuevo Mundo. Having lived in Spain for two years, he speaks fluent Spanish and has a love of Latin culture. He’s worked in travel for 11 years, and in that time he’s zip-lined in the Chilean Andes, hang-glided over Rio De Janeiro and stayed with indigenous peoples of both the Amazon Rainforest and Panama.

Michael is very well-travelled in South and Central America, so your holidays are always in safe hands.

Favourite Destination(s):
Colombia & Chile

Sinéad McGrane Senior Travel Consultant
Sinead McGrane
Sinéad is our Italy and Lapland expert,  and manages our late deals department – she’s great at multitasking. 
 
Sinead’s worked in travel for 16 years and knows the resorts of Italy and Europe inside-out, having travelled the continent numerous times. She was married in Cancun, which could be why she loves it so much. Although she loves beaches and sun holidays, her favourite family holiday to date was a magical trip to Lapland to visit Santa Claus!

Favourite Destination(s):
Cancun & Sorrento in Italy

Dave GreenSenior Travel Consultant
Dave Green

As half of our Cuba Travel team, Dave has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years and has been to Cuba numerous times. He is our go-to guy on anything to do with Cuba, and sometimes we like to quiz him on the Dominican Republic too.

Dave is a big fan of the Caribbean – who isn’t? – and holidays involving lots of cycling.

Favourite Destination(s):
Cuba



 

 

Ben RedmondLeisure Travel Manager

Ben is our Leisure Travel Manager, and team leader and has been working in travel since 2000. In that time, he's travelled all over the USA, Mexico, Cuba, Thailand, Singapore, Dubai, Australia, and to countless European cities. He’s camped in the Australian outback and Californian desert, and tasted some seriously strange eats while travelling, including crocodile meat.

Ben loves seeing new places, but would never live abroad as he believes the best thing about travelling is coming home.

Favourite Destination(s):
California & Cuba


 

 

Rachel Tracey Customer Support Manager
Rachel Tracey
Rachel is our Customer Support Manager and works closely with the team to continually improve and enhance our customers’ experiences, both on the website and offline. She has worked in the travel industry since 2010, and has a passion for exceptional customer care and loves getting to know our customers and learning from their feedback. 
 
She has travelled extensively throughout Europe and further afield, and her favourite travel experience to date has to be flying over the Grand Canyon in a private helicopter and landing in the valley for a champagne breakfast!

Favourite Destination(s):
Las Vegas & Rome

Andre Migliarina Product Manager & Destination Expert
Andre Migliarina

Born in Namibia and having lived in South Africa, Andre is our expert on safari and all things African. Having begun his travels in 1989, Andre has since seen East and Southern Africa, India, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean Islands, the USA, Hong Kong and much of Europe.

Andre’s skydived in Cape Town, cage dived with sharks in Gansbaai, and climbed Kilimanjaro twice. Although he says his travel bucket list is getting longer rather than shorter.

Favourite Destination(s):
Tanzania, Sri Lanka & Hong Kong