Kathy Wilton ACC, CTC

Richmond, BC Canada
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Adventure
  • Beach & Sun
  • River Cruising
  • Destination Weddings
  • Ocean Cruising


Destinations
  • Italy
Selling Travel Since
1986
Languages
  • English

My Background

I've been in the travel advising space for over 30 years, and while I can book travel experiences all over the world, my specialties are groups, destination weddings, private tours, and cruises. I myself are a big fan of the Caribbean (Each island has a distinct flavor), St. Lucia (The scenery and friendliness are great), Costa Rica (Diversity), and Mexico (amazing resorts and tourist attractions).

When I work with clients, I believe in being dedicated, passionate, and honest. Those three things guide every interaction I have. I am also well connected through Virtuoso and my years in the industry. I am a specialist with Starwood, Sandals Resorts, part of the Crystal Lead Program, The Celebrity Cruise Program, and am CTC/ACC accredited.

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By: Canadian Traveller


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2013

Kathy organized an outstanding tour of Istanbul for my husband and I. She took the time necessary to understand what we hoped to see and do with an outstanding tour company. She encouraged us to add a couple nice extras to our trip. Now that we have returned, we are very grateful for her insight. She provided great insight into the city through partners in Istanbul. Thank you Kathy!

Highly Recommended

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Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2013

Kathy was extremely helpful and provided us with all the information we needed to make our decision. It's always a pleasure to talk to her.

Highly recommended

By: Suecq


Reviewed on: 08 Oct 2013

I really enjoy planning our trips with Kathy. She is always on top of things and keeps me organized when things like payments need to be made. She is quick to reply to emails and is always tolerant of our many questions.

By: DarrenP


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Kathy provided us with quick responses to our questions and was able to quickly meet our needs for our trip . I would highly recommend Kathy for any travel Needs.

traveling

By: schaumy


Reviewed on: 23 Nov 2013

Kathy worked hard for our group. She will show different options try her u wontbuse anyone else.

Highly recommended

By: margaw


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2013

Kathy is always very attentive to every detail of our trips. She makes the process "fun". We have utilized her travel agent services for many years - and hope to continue to do so for our future travels. She is a credit to Vision2000 - a real "keeper".

Highly Recommended

By: Travel Enthusiast


Reviewed on: 09 Dec 2013

Kathy has been my go to travel agent for many years and she knows what I like and what I want to avoid, always pays attention to the details and often goes above and beyond expectations. Highly recommend Kathy to all my friends and I frequently do!

Highly recommended

By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 07 Jan 2014

Very pleased with the efficiency, attention to detail, friendliness, and prompt response Kathy gives. She goes above and beyond to make our holiday fun and enjoyable.

Highly recommended

By: wish I could travel more!


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2014

Exceptional service

By: Fancy nancy


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2014

The first contact with Kathy was most enjoyable and fun. Once I gave Kathy my plans, she went to work and within an hour had my itinerary.  Kathy is very professional and I would highly recommend calling her for all your travel plans. 

Hawaiian Holiday

By: Marty


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2014

Kathy arranged a 3 week holiday that included Air and Hotel with a rental car on the Hawaiian Island of Kauai at the Aston Aloha on the Beach. In addition she arranged a complimentary upgrade to a cottage. The cottage was considerably larger than a hotel room and our lanai (balcony) overlooked Lydgate Park and the beach. Every Tuesday and Thursday we were treated to Hula music and performances from youngsters learning to dance and other entertainment in the band shell in the park. The desk clerk remembered Kathy and spoke  highly of her. We spent 3 relaxing weeks on a holiday that Kathy arranged for us, which cost less than the 2 weeks that we arranged yearly for ourselves in Hawaii. We will definitely be using her services for our next holiday in the Caribbean in November 2014.We have already highly recommended her services  to family and friends and will continue to do so.

Highly Recommended

By: Rhonda


Reviewed on: 02 May 2014

We would highly recommend Kathy to help you plan your next trip! She helped us find an awesome resort in the Mayan Riviera that was a great fit for everyone in our group. Everyone had a great time! Kathy helped us consider all the details - from flights, accommodations, & insurance to ideas for excursions & info about proactive measures to protect our health. Thanks Kathy for setting us up with an absolutely wonderful trip! We really appreciate it and know exactly who to call when we need help planning our next adventure!

Highly recommended

By: wbrs


Reviewed on: 26 May 2014

The Best!

By: Kris


Reviewed on: 18 Jul 2014

Kathy was recommended by a friend after I was having some issues with another travel agent and I'm happy to say that she has been amazing!  Our first trip was to Montreal and Mont Tremblant.  My husband and I had fallen ill while in Montreal and couldn't make it to the hotel in Mont Tremblant.  Of course the hotel had a no refund policy on cancellations but Kathy went out of her way to get  a credit for us as the room was expensive.  Anything that I have asked she has delivered on, from making changes to our reservations to me asking her to look up a thousand and one things because I couldn't make up my mind, to going to work on a day off to book our most recent trip to Paris :)  She has been truly dependable!

Highly recommended

By: mw


Reviewed on: 29 Jul 2014

Kathy did everything she could to resolve "issues" created by Viking Travel, i.e.1.Viking cancelled a pre-booked (and paid for) extra leg room seat which was only discovered when trying to prepare my Boarding Card. Satisfactorily resolved at airport (travelled Business Class).2. Viking would not acknowledge a Vision 2000 credit to our shipboard account. In both cases, Kathy went the extra mile to help us - she's "a keeper"!  

Caring service

By: Pops


Reviewed on: 05 Sep 2014

Kathy has helped with three trips. Service has been outstanding each time. Always responds in a helpful and timely way.

Excellent as always

By: Lynn


Reviewed on: 10 Dec 2014

Kathy delivered everything as promised as always. No travel hiccups whatsoever. Highly recommend her services to all my friends

Great Service

By: Dan


Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2014

This was the first time I used Kathy, and she happened to be part of our party on the trip. She did an excellent job making all of my hotel and rental car bookings, as well as the cruise arrangements. She also arranged for some extra perks on the cruise that I don't think we would have gotten on our own. She is also a wonderful person, very personable and pleasant to deal with. We became friends very quickly. I will definitely use Kathy again for my next trip.

Expert Travel Advisor

By: Marty33254


Reviewed on: 03 Jul 2015

Ms. Wilton provided great service and ensured we received the seat upgrades that we requested just before our trip. Everything she arranged from the hotel before the flight to all connecting flights worked out very well for us. We really appreciated her sense of humour and it was obvious to us that she really enjoys her work. We will be contacting her shortly to make the arrangements for our annual trip to Hawaii at Christmas time this year.We highly recommend her because of the first class service she gives her clients !

Friendly, extremely helpful and efficient

By: suecq


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2015

Kathy is always so helpful when planning a trip. She attends to any questions or concerns in a timely manner. She is very organized in sending out reminders and notices. Kathy makes organizing our travel plans easy and efficient.

Expertly looked after

By: Travel bug


Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2015

Our trip was so well planed, we didn't have a worry in the world. We explained what we wanted our trip to look like and Kathy provided just the best in price range, time available and the company for the cruise. Thanks so much for helping make our trip truly memorable.

Kathy Wilton

By: Kathy's biggest fan!


Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2015

Kathy delivered exactly what was expected as always. The only thing that could have been better was the weather.

Great trip

By: Peggysue


Reviewed on: 02 Nov 2015

Wonderful trip very well organized and informative from our agent Kathy. Would highly recommend her to family and friends.

Great service

By: sharon43


Reviewed on: 03 Jan 2016

Kathy is excellent at her job. Very professional & friendly. Just super.

Great Trip March 2016

By: CJ


Reviewed on: 31 Mar 2016

We had a fantastic trip to Bahia Principe. Kathy couldn't have been more helpful. Great recommendations on things to do and see. Thanks so much

Totally exceeded expectations

By: Wendy


Reviewed on: 16 Apr 2016

My husband and I now have a new friend in the Travel industry and will, without hesitation, look to Kathy for all our future reservations. Kathy's prompt, professional and helpful guidance ensured that we were fully prepared for our trip without any hidden surprises. We felt totally taken care of and when we had some documentation problems, Kathy took care if it on our behalf. We received friendly emails wishing us Bon Voyage prior to our trip along with follow-ups post cruise. This was one of our most wonderfully memorable trips ever and we must include Kathy as our Travel Consultand for being a part of the reason. Thankyou Kathy, we look forward to planning ur next trip with your expert assistance.

More than we expected

By: Mary111


Reviewed on: 01 May 2016

We asked Kathy to help us with our recent trip to Greece. Letting her make the arrangements was the best and she got us a better deal on an upgraded room at the hotel and got our trip back to the airport included when it shouldn't have been. Working with her was a great experience.

Always great to deal with!

By: Andre


Reviewed on: 09 May 2016

Kathy always does an awesome job for me when I want to travel! I would recommend her to anyone! Just love dealing with her :)

Excellent and efficient customer service

By: Gaye


Reviewed on: 19 Jul 2016

Kathy does a great job getting to know you and your preferences quickly. She takes care of all the details of the trip and gets all the information into your hands. She is warm and truly cares about the customer experience. I highly recommend Kathy as a travel professional.

Always on top of things!

By: Kris


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2016

Kathy has been our agent for a few years now and has planned several trips for us. My husband and I have different travel expectations and sometimes it's hard to choose what will work for the both of us. Kathy knows this and always finds is plenty of options to choose from. She's always quick to respond and is patient when we can't make up our minds (this happens a lot!).

Expert Friendly Service

By: Larry


Reviewed on: 11 Sep 2016

I liked working with Kathy. Her knowledge of the river cruise package and excellent follow-up provided me with peace of mind regarding my overall experience with her.

Expert in her field

By: dapper


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2016

Kathy left me feeling confident in where I was going and that I didn't have to worry about one thing, she took care of everything for us! She gave me lots of info on what to do and see which was so helpful. I will definitely be back to see Kathy on our next Vaction!

Terrific Holiday

By: Peggysue


Reviewed on: 20 Dec 2016

Kathy did an excellent job for us very well planned and we had absolutely no problems with flights, transfers, ship or anything else. Have used her services for years now and would have no one else plan our holidays. Wonderful person very personable and knowledgeable. Have recommended her to our friends and family.

Outstanding

By: Dan


Reviewed on: 09 Jan 2017

Kathy travelled with our group on this cruise and went above and beyond to ensure it was a positive experience. I am very pleased with her performance, and in particular she intervened to my great benefit as I was trying to book a future cruise before departing the current cruise.

Eclipse Nov 27th

By: Lynn


Reviewed on: 21 Dec 2016

Cruise vacay met or exceeded expectations. All arrangements were like clockwork. Pre-cruise at Universal was excellent. Thanks Kathy for looking after all the details for us again! Highly recommend using Kathy for all your travel needs.

Another great trip!

By: Dodie


Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

Very professional and friendly travel advisor. Frequently checks the booking to ensure tickets have arrived, sends Bon voyage and welcome home greetings. Very pleased with Kathy's knowledge and expertise. Will certainly book with her again.

Amazing best travel agent ever

By: Aloha


Reviewed on: 14 May 2017

She is outstanding! The best in the business!

Walking through England and Wales

By: Jimbo4LA


Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

Kathy is the best when it comes to making independent travvel happen and run smoothly. I wanted to do a series of walking tours in Northern England and Wales, including Hadrian's Wall, the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, Snowdonia National Park in Wales and the Wye Valley. Kathy helped me with all the detailed arrangements and made this trip run smoothly, with comfortable accommodations and easy rail connections.

A pleasure

By: fun traveler


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

Kathy was wonderful. She addressed all our needs, wishes, and changes as we felt they were needed. I would call her again!

Exceeded Expectations

By: Chris and Kat


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2017

Kathy was a referral from a friend of ours. I've been doing most of our own travel planning online for years and haven't used the services of an agent for quite some time. This time I just plain ran out of time to deal with logistics of hotel research and booking for a Hawaii vacation so we left it all in Kathy's hands. She was professional, proactive, courteous, friendly - all in all a pleasure to deal with. She always gave us the impression that she had our best interests at the forefront of her mind. In the end we had a great time and would definitely use Kathy's services again. We'd highly recommend her to others. Thanks again Kathy for a job well done. Chris and Kat

Great Service

By: Traveling fool


Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2017

I have used Kathy's services a couple of times now, the most recent with her booking me an eight day Ecotourism with TucanTravel. All I said to her was I was looking g for some sort of package to Peru that would let me visit both the Amazon jungle and Machu Picchu. Within a day she had found me the perfect excursion to look at. I need up boo!I g the trip through her and everything was smooth and easy. She did all the hard work for me. I would highly recommend Kathy Wilton's services!

River cruise

By: Kippy


Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2017

Very good and easy

AMA Waterways cruise

By: BBKING


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

She was prompt, efficient and very polite.

Dependable!

By: Kris


Reviewed on: 25 Oct 2017

As always, Kathy never disappoints! My last trip to Barcelona was no different. She is always on top of my requests and concerns. One thing I have dealt with in the past is travel agents that leave me hanging, sometimes not responding at all. Kathy is always there, no matter what :) She has been planning my trips for about 4 years now and I will continue to go to her in the future.

Fantastic Cruise Experience

By: Mikey


Reviewed on: 24 Dec 2017

Kathy was great from start to finish. She made our travel experience so easy by looking after every detail. We would recommend Kathy to anyone planning a big trip and would definitely use her services again.

Excellent, friendly service

By: Donna


Reviewed on: 17 Jan 2018

I was a bit hesitant when I realized my travel advisor was on the other side of the country, but Kathy did an excellent job. She was prompt to respond, and worked to ensure everything was well-organized to ensure a worry-free holiday. Our travel arrangements got a little complicated, with four people going in three different directions at one point, but Kathy made sure we all ended up where we should. I would certainly call her again, and recommend her to friends.

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
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