Hi, I’m Maria Tooby and ever since I was small I have loved to travel, experience different cultures, food and people. My parents were big travellers and took us to various experiences from beach all-inclusive to trekking through mountains in UK and abroad. We learned about the place we were going before we went and booked lots of tours to get to know more about the place and the culture there.
When I was a teenager my parents b1ought a place abroad. We still travelled other places and this grew my love of travelling and exploring which is still growing, I am still learning – it will never die. I decided to study Travel and Tourism following my Business and Finance course, surrounded by my passion, I loved this course because I was matching people's needs with their dream holiday.
Whilst attending this course I worked in retail, this led into a recruitment sales role where I could use my skills of matching people and dream jobs (as opposed to holidays), finally becoming Group Talent Manager as an internal recruitment/HR role for an American company that had business on both sides of the pond.
Having used Shore Travel for some fabulous holidays over the last 10 years I realised much like recruitment, it is so important to find a personal travel agent who gets to know your type of hotels, holidays and requirements. When Kate was looking for someone to join the team we talked about the opportunity and it seemed the perfect match to the skills I had built up and back to my first love.
My favourite destinations visited so far? Well I section this into 3 categories – Beach and relax / travel and explore and short break for yoga (another passion of mine) I practice and teach yoga and meditation. I love how this practice keeps us mindful so we can take in every moment, great on holidays 😊.
Beach and relax. Travel/ Explore. Yoga Weekend (I only like to go 3 days - short haul)
Florida Canada Spain
Turkey Australia Portugal
Dubai. USA Italy
Having a personal travel agent is I believe (and have had) the best service, we get to know you and advise if there may be a better option for the budget knowing what your requirements are. We have over 40 years combined experience with many contacts all over the world so can be competitive on price and with the ATOL protection you can be sure you are in good hands should something go wrong. We are ABTA members too. Most of all, we are human beings and not robots so we understand how much holidays mean to people and enjoy putting packages together as if it were our own!
Take a look at my Facebook page for daily offers and of course contact me if you have any questions on them or any other query.
What they say...
"I booked with Maria for a trip to Dubai: Very informative, excellent communication and service. Maria, thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday for us."
"I contacted Maria having seen a holiday to Thailand she shared on social media. Maria tailor made a holiday for me and my family, she created a superb trip that I will always remember. Maria is now my “agent” and I couldn’t recommend her enough.