Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania Travel Agent
Asia Destination Specialist, Family Travel Special
Kate at the Great Wall of China
No one travels to Asia without a travel agent. After years of experience traveling to Asia, I knew I could advise the world explorers, the heritage and cultural travelers, those folks with adventurous bucket lists on the best way to see the Asia they wanted to discover. I wanted to the travel agent who asked the traveler questions and listened for the answers so I could build exactly the trip the traveler wanted and provide the best possible value.
Even before I began working as a travel agent, I had traveled to China, S. Korea, the Philippines and Hong Kong many times as a volunteer for an international adoption agency. Since 1996, I organized Motherland Tours (also known as Homeland or Heritage Tours) to S. Korea for foreign-born adoptees and their families. In 2004, I started to organize Motherland Tours to China and Vietnam. The Motherland Tours are custom tours arranged to fit the needs of the adoptee and their families. Tours visit cities and provinces, cultural highlights and orphanages.
When experienced travelers talk about traveling to a new place, they have concerns about meeting the guides, languages, types of hotels, sightseeing experiences, food and more. Because of my first-hand experience with travel to so many Asian countries, I can put their mind at ease with information I have learned through my travels. In addition, I can assure travelers that I use only reputable, reliable and locally licensed tour companies that show the utmost care with clients. Despite arranging travel for hundreds of travelers to Asia, I have never had a client disappointed with my services or the services of a local tour company contracted through me.
My travel to Asia includes visits to Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Singapore as well as China, S. Korea, Hong Kong and Macau. In the past few years, I have earned specialist certificates from many Asian countries as well as being a Certified Travel Counselor, a Certified Niche Travel Specialist, and an Accredited Cruise Counselor.
It was because of my attention to detail, knowledge of Asia and specialty travel work with foreign-born adoptees that I was recognized as one of the top 25 Travel Advisors by Travel Agent Magazine.
Of course, I arrange river cruises, big ship cruises, European travel as well as Asia but my heart and my passion is in Asia Travel.
Wonderful tour service
So glad I booked through a travel agent!
Kim, Thanks so much for your kind words. I'm glad you booked thru a Travel Agent too.
So helpful in planning our trip! Highly recommend!
Kathy Thank you so much for the great review. Japan is one of my favorite destinations. Happy you enjoyed the trip. Kate
Most Wonderful Trip
We have been so "wow-ed" by her services which made our trip seamless and memorable!
Thank you Kate! You rock!
Family Trip to Japan - best trip of our lives
Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with your family to plan the trip to Japan. Kate
Susan, So glad your trip to visit your son, Ben, went well. S. Korea is a beautiful country with exceptional people. Glad you got a chance to see the countryside and meet some of the people. Please keep me in mind for any of your further travels or referrals. Kate
A perfect 10!
We were also very pleased with Kate's travel services for previous trips to several European countries as well as add-on travel for cruises to Alaska, the Baltic Sea and Greek islands.