Cathleen Richards 

Pittsburgh, PA United States
An independent affiliate of Gulliver's Travels, Inc.
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Travel Specialties
  • Hotels
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoons
  • Independent Tours

  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Australia
  • Jamaica
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Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • Italian

My Background

As one of 2017's top 30 travel advisors under 30, Cathleen collaborates with her clients to create seamless, exceptional travel experiences. Formerly, she led tours in the US and Italy for specialized tour operators, including Adventures by Disney.

Her experience as an international tour guide has informed her knowledge of destinations around the world, and given her a unique perspective in the travel consulting industry. Cathleen is passionate about creating immersive and authentic travel experiences for clients by listening to their individual needs, wants, and wishes. Utilizing her own personal and industry connections, as well as her affiliation with Virtuoso, Cathleen ensures that her clients' trips exceed every expectation and foster memories to last a lifetime.

Over the course of her eight years in the educational tourism space, Cathleen has led over 1,800 individuals on domestic and international tours, and developed countless customized itineraries for individual and group travel. She has implemented programming and led trips for organizations such as the Walt Disney Company, the George Washington University, Explorica Inc., WorldStrides Educational Student Travel, People to People Student Ambassador Programs, the State University of New York at Oswego, Summerfuel by Academic Study Associates, and the United States Institute of Peace.


M.A. International Education, The George Washington University

Licensed Tourist Guide, New York City

Licensed Tourist Guide, Washington, DC


2017 30 Under 30, Travel Agent Magazine

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  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Australia
  • Jamaica
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