Sandra Ortler CTC

Racine, WI United States
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Beach & Sun
  • River Cruising
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising


Destinations
Selling Travel Since
1990
Languages
  • English
  • German

My Background

Sandra Ortler has been in the travel business for more than 25 years, in vacation, group and corporate travel. She is a Europe specialist and lived in Switzerland for seven years. She speaks both German and English.

Not only has she traveled throughout Europe, but she has traveled and taken educational courses on many regions of the world, including Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Las Vegas. She is an all-inclusive specialist and enjoys helping people plan their trips. Sandra likes to go the extra mile to find that “something special” to make her clients vacations memorable.

She has enjoyed assisting with her clients travel planning on National Geographic Expeditions Trans-Siberian Railway, Bhutan and New York Photography Tours as well as Peru and the Galapagos, Asian cruises and more exotic destinations.

Places I Have Traveled


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Outstanding and Highly Recommended!

By: TimK13


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2013

Sandra is always outstanding! She is very helpful, and nothing is ever a problem for her. She does an excellent job putting trip together, getting the best pricing and always provides options. Our group has used Sandra for a number of years and she is excellent.
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By: Fred


Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2013

She cares and tries hard to get the job done right.

TransSiberian Railway

By: Homin


Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2014

Sandra was able to arrange the entire trip for 3 couples from Chicago and SFO. Even multiple changes with flights and accomodation does not faze her a bit. Have used her services for years without any problems

Highly Recommended

By: florida bound


Reviewed on: 16 Mar 2014

Sandra is easily accessible, always trying to find new items to recommend to you, and continues to surprise me by beating prices that I research online myself. We've worked with her for the last 10 years. She's great!

Sandra Ortler is the best.

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 19 Feb 2014

Sandra Ortler is the best.

Excellent

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2014

Sandra always goes the extra mile to make my trips be what I want them to be.  She's highly motivated to see that my arrangements are consistent with my long-standing preferences which she remembers faithfully.

highly recommend

By: katie


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2014

Very helpful

By: Pmiller


Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2014

Sandra was very helpful with the arrangements, documents, and letting us know everything necessary to make our trip enjoyable.  Checking on our experience when we returned also.  Not to forget the goodies In  The room when we checked in...wishing us a good time,  thanks again Sandra for all your help.
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Knowledgable and Very Helpful

By: Ray


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2014

Sandra helped us plan a family - seven of us - trip to London. Here knowledge of the location and ability to quickly explore options was very helpful. We've planned several trips with Sandra and have many more on the bucket list.

Fantastic Times

By: Welsey9


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2014

We just came back from a spectacular trip at Walt Disney World that was set up by Sandra. The suite she recommended was fantastic and the perfect size for our family. The hotel, Art of Animation, had a great atmosphere for people of all ages that was evident the minute you walked in. Pool was perfect temperature and huge with lots of activities and even a movie playing at night. Everything went really smoothly with our airline check-in and she had all accommodations pre-arranged for our handicapped mom. She is always very thorough and willing to take the time to answer any questions that we had. She is prompt in communication always. Having our luggage checked right through to our hotel room was so convenient and we looked at many different ways of organizing the trip and she always looked out for the best prices/most we could do for our dollar. I have used Sandra also for big group trips in the past and look forward to our next family or group trip set up by her.

Great Great Great!

By: Megan


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2014

Sandra was an EXCELLENT travel agent to work with! She was very informative during our decision making process, and spent a large amount of time on the phone (on hold!) for us in order to get special Disney deals in a timely manner. She also made sure that our hotel knew we were on our honeymoon, and once we got there, they upgraded us to a FANTASTIC suite in just the perfect location at the resort. We will be using Sandra again for our next trip!

Routine trip worked as usual

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 14 Nov 2014

Uneventful trips are best. Reservations worked with no surprises.

Fabulous vacation

By: Ray and C


Reviewed on: 19 Mar 2015

Sandra did another outstanding job for the third time, taking care of ALL the details for us for trip to South Africa with transfers, visas, hotels and scheduling flights. We are using her again for trip with 13 to Alaska. She provides all the options and keeps her pleasant smile and sense of humor as we make changes along the way. She is always prompt and polite. We love working with Sandra. Thanks so much. Ray and C
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Expert friendly service with awesome quality!!

By: Theresa48


Reviewed on: 04 Jan 2015

Sandra provided the very best service when organizing the trip for my daughter. She went above and beyond and would definitely use her in the near future. Would highly recommend her to anyone who needs a travel advisor!! Thanks so much for your expertise and incredible service. You made our holidays!!

very patient

By: Arbylee


Reviewed on: 08 Feb 2015

Sandra was thorough and patient with us. The hotel and beach were great.

great vacation

By: m&lhadfun


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2015

Vacation details were handled perfectly. Except for catching a "bug" and spending time in bed, everything went perfectly.

FL Trip

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 28 Feb 2015

No surprises. Everything went smoothly.

Buena Ventura

By: dke


Reviewed on: 13 Mar 2015

Enjoyed our stay at the Buena Ventura. They have some excellent staff who really go out of their way to make your visit enjoyable. We enjoy the location and ability to get around. Drinks and menu have improved from previous years we stayed at the BV. Rooms could still use some updating. They have also expanded their entertainment on site. There was a great Cuban group one night!

Very helpful and knowledgable!

By: Cookie45


Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2015

Sandra is a very helpful and knowledgable travel agent and goes over and above to make sure your trip goes smoothly!

DC trip

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 03 Apr 2015

No surprises....good.

Uneventful

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

No surprises....just the way I like my travel!

Another great trip

By: RayJ


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2015

Sandra has helped us with several international and extended trips - China, England and now Alaska. What a great resource she has been. We've travelled extensively over the years but it's great to have a real pro on your side when planning and executing a trip. Highly recommend her for travel ideas and travel planning. Every details was in place with great follow up. Thanks Sandra

Expert Friendly Service

By: Duke 1212


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2015

Sandra was very informative and friendly. She made the process very smooth and made sure we had everything in place. She even made sure to follow up and ask how things went.

Great time. Location was perfect.

By: j


Reviewed on: 24 Aug 2015

Sandra help immensely as I searched for a property to stay at while in TN. She found the cabin and gave me lots of tips on what to do. Thanks Sandra.

Very helpful

By: Terminator21


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2015

Went to the local travel agency to book a trip outside of the continental United States since I don't travel via plane a lot. My girlfriend and I knew where we wanted to go but need help booking flights and the hotel. Sandra was very helpful in finding a great location to stay and giving tips on where things were located in regards to our hotel.

NYC

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 18 Nov 2015

No surprises, as usual. Excellent arrangements.

Awesome!

By: D&J B


Reviewed on: 20 Feb 2016

We truly enjoyed our 8 night Caribeean cruise, organized by Sandra Ortler. The Navigator of the Seas, Royal Caribeean cruise line, was a very nice ship, and the staff was excellent!!!!! This was our fourth cruise, all on the same cruise line. We highly recommend Royal Caribeean and Sandra as an agent.

very good service

By: carol


Reviewed on: 17 Aug 2016

organized our trip very well

Had lots pof FUN

By: tina


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2016

We went to Florida and was trying to book it our self and than I am like no. Lets go to KITTY(from racine) and book our trip. She found us a house for the same price for 1 room in the resort of Universal Studios. 6 people in 1 room? Not much fun. Than she booked our hotel for the rest of our trip. Didn't really have to do a thing! Thanks for helping me have the best first vacation ever! Next time we are going to fly though!

I love you Sandra!

By: Nervous flyer


Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2016

Sandra was amazing and patient considering I had a list of what I did want, didn't want and open to discuss. Upon returning from our trip I knew she listened and my fears of cleanliness, size of resort, safety for my kids and allergies to name a few. Sandra rocked! She arranged our 8 day trip to a resort in Riveria Maya, Now Sapphire, with airfare and shuttles set so we knew what was going on. She listened carefully and "Got it" the way you want a hair dresser to understand your desired look. Sandra booked our dream vacation and that's exactly how my entire family felt as we boarded the plane to head home. It was a dream come true. Words cannot express how grateful we all are because of Sandra. I've told everyone I know about you and how I can't imagine what our trip would have been like had I been the planner! Sandra, the day I walked in your office you met a flustered gal and read me like a book. I'll be in soon because we need your help for next year!!!

Miami Trip

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2016

Professionally handled, as usual, including reschedules and cancellations for my wife.

Sandra gets the job done

By: j


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2016

She found the right place for our family

Another smoothly planned international trip

By: RayJ


Reviewed on: 09 Nov 2016

Our recent trip to Ecuador and Peru via Globus went smoothly and comfortably. Sandra guided us through the planning phase and made sure everything was in order and all flights were booked with reasonable connections. We appreciate her knowledge and experience. This is the most recent of many international and family trips we've planned with Sandra's help. She's great.

Plans well done

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 22 Nov 2016

Trip planning and reservations all handled well, as usual.

Punta Cana 2017

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 12 Feb 2017

Sandra is always a pleasure to work with. She listens to our requests and promptly replies with options.

Travel arrangements

By: ram


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2017

Sandra is probably the most reliable travel consultant I have ever engaged. She is available 24/7 if need be. She has a wealth of good ideas for international travel and this is a big asset since you do not want to have a bad experience in a distant land. She is not averse to do more digging to find more than couple of choices as related to boarding and lodging. I had followed her for the last 25 years, and counting. I can keep going, but I think this is sufficient.

Germany

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 21 Feb 2017

As usual, in working with Sandra, travel was uneventful with no surprises. That's the best kind of travel when doing business.

Trip

By: Dede


Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2017

I love working with Sandra!! I have booked about 8 different trips with her! Very easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Will continue to work with her exclusively.

Fantastic trip!

By: Dede


Reviewed on: 27 Mar 2018

Sandra is great! She certainly goes out of her way to make sure we have a fun vacation!

long time customer

By: Danielle


Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2018

Sandra knows our family and always does a great job of providing the best advice for wherever it is, that we choose to go!

DC

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 13 Apr 2018

Easy, as usual.

fine job

By: ya ya


Reviewed on: 24 Apr 2018

Sandra always does a great job for me wouldn't go anywhere else
Not Recommended

Do your own research

By: gjp


Reviewed on: 28 Apr 2017

We did a last minute all inclusive vacation Resort. Being last minute we went to Travel Market. We felt rushed as they have no late hours nor weekend hours and close at 5 pm. We both work and getting there early is not an option. She really knew not much of the area as it sounds like she was there only once. Apple vacations is now part of a "Time Share" for the Caribbean and it affected our vacation, we felt Sandra should have know and relay that to us when we booked. As did booking our excursion online with Sandra, we found out after the fact that she only knew what was written in the travel book and the book was not accurate.

Disney Magic Cruise

By: Jen W


Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

It was a pleasure working with Sandra. She took care of all of my needs for my recent Southern Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic. The whole trip was a wonderful experience.

DC trip

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 13 May 2017

Easy. Sandra knows my preferences and works diligently to satisfy them.

DC

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 14 Jun 2017

Easy and productive, as usual.

Cornell

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2017

As usual, well done with no surprises.

Top Notch service

By: Christina


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

Sandra is absolutely the best!! she's amazing at what she does she finds the best prices and the best deals and works with your budget. Customer service is top-notch.

Reservations

By: Ram


Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

Fantastic very responsive, provides alternatives, responds with lowest cost, detail oriented, will go the extra mile..

Traveler

By: Sandra


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2017

Great She's the best

Trip to Portland Oregon

By: Jayne


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2017

I love working with Sandra. She has put together many trips for me and she always does a fabulous job. She listens to what I am looking for and gives me options. I contacted Sandra about a week before flying out to Portland because I was concerned about the air quality due to the forest fires. Sandra helped me understand my options for changing things. The air quality cleared up so we were able to go as planned, but I so appreciated her looking into options for us, just in case.

Munich

By: PJS


Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2017

Sandra was wonderful.

Great trip

By: GMSK


Reviewed on: 03 Oct 2017

Sandra answered our questions and concerns and offed quality advice to make sure the trip was a pleasant experience.

Awesome Trip!

By: Mary


Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017

Sandra is very organized and has wonderful suggestions because she is an adventure seeker too!

CA

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 15 Oct 2017

As usual, no problems.

october fall folage

By: dad


Reviewed on: 28 Oct 2017

She is very efficient and handled everything

Last minute plans

By: TMO


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2017

Last minute travel plans don't always work but Sandra came through for us. A spur of the moment idea to go to Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta worked out thanks to calls and details arranged by Sandra. Good time was had.

New York

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 16 Nov 2017

She was tenacious in getting correct pickup instructions from uncooperative limo service.

review

By: Dale


Reviewed on: 16 Feb 2018

always prompt knows her product explained all options available was a good transaction

Trip

By: Jamaica


Reviewed on: 14 Feb 2018

She’s very helpful. Confident going with her with all our travel plans.

Palm Springs, CA

By: Fred


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2018

As usual, no surprises. As usual, aisle seat in first class not in first row. Sandra's a pro.

airline hotel and rental car

By: ram


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2018

Sandra is one of the most dependent travel agent have worked with in the last 30 years. she gets the job done, always. She is very easy to work with.

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