Kathleen Ortiz 

Albuquerque, NM United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Escorted Tours
  • Independent Tours
  • Ocean Cruising
  • River Cruising

Selling Travel Since
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

My Background

Travel has been my passion for the past 31 years especially European tours and pilgrimages. As a group travel specialist with 20 years experience escorting and organizing tours within the United States, Western Europe and the Mediterranean I have visited thirty countries, several of them multiple times. In addition to land tours, river cruises through the heartland of the United States and Europe showcase the culture and history of those who built the civilizations I love to explore. Education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies and a Master of Arts in Latin American Area Studies. Chosen for Outstanding Young Women of America in 1971 and Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in the World, 1995-2007. Over 90 newspaper articles have been published including a co-authored series on the New Mexico State Constitution and newsletter articles on Albuquerque's Balloon Fiesta.

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By: Maggie

Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2013

Kathleen was very conscientious and thorough. She listened to clients needs and desires before making suggestions about destination. The actual trip went very smoothly. When a small glitch occurred, she responded immediately to correct the problem. as always, she followed up with a phone call to get feedback on the trip.

Professional, cheerful service

By: Lad

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2014

Kathleen arranged airfare for an overseas trip. After much comparison shopping, the best value for the money was booked. After the overseas leg of the journey was canceled by the carrier, Kathleen worked overtime making new arrangements in a timely manner. The new schedule included an overnight in NYC. Kathleen booked the hotel.

The ONLY travel agent we will use!

By: Brian & Jude

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2015

Kathleen is absolutely enthusiastic about helping with travel plans and always guides us to excellent choices. She has been our agent for over twenty years, and we truly look forward to every opportunity that we have to work with her!

conscientious friendly service

By: Jackie 27

Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2015

Kathleen was conscientious and double checked all details. she responded with calls and emails in a prompt manner. she would not meet clients on Saturday.

Kathleen Ortiz

By: Joe

Reviewed on: 27 Apr 2017

Great, no problems!

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