Karen Pattison

Erie, Pennsylvania Travel Agent
An independent agent with Dugan's Travels in Los Alamos, NM, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency
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CERTIFICATES & AWARDS Certified Travel Associate, Certified Sandals Specialist, Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Specialist, Hotel Sales Specialist (Marriott)

Karen Pattison

Erie, Pennsylvania Travel Agent

An independent agent with Dugan's Travels in Los Alamos, NM, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Experienced Cancun Honeymoon and Cruise Planner

Many couples who are young and in love want to immerse themselves in beauty, warmth and romance during their honeymoon vacation. This is why so many newlyweds choose to spend this special time in their lives in Cancun, Mexico.

As this is a popular destination, it seems it is easy to book a trip to this resort region with just any travel agent. However, only the most premier agents can provide couples with:

  • reliable recommendations
  • superior information
  • a wealth of resources
  • extra upgrades and discounts
  • special extras to get the most out of their honeymoon

I am a travel professional with more than 5 years of experience in the industry. I am not only committed to traveling to the most popular destinations in order to provide my clients with first-hand information, but I also prioritize professional development opportunities.

For example, I attended the Palace Global Conference and the Romance Forum in Cancun in order to get the most accurate information on the amazing resorts and tourist attractions there.

I have also participated in a familiarization tour with the Cancun Tourism Board. This allowed me to personally visit the most exciting tourist excursion spots and explore the best all-inclusive resort in the region, ultimately giving me the chance to match my clients with the perfect resorts and activities in the area. Personalization is the key to an amazing vacation itinerary.

I also enjoy booking cruises for my clients, and have booked more than 35 cruises in the last two years alone. I am working toward earning my CLIA, and I specialize in finding unique cruise opportunities for interested travelers. For example, I booked a cruise aboard the American Queen Steamboat for a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

My strength lies in my ability to go above and beyond for my travelers. I've helped clients find new and better rooms when their hotel reservations were overlooked due to a glitch in the hotel's system. I've secured a full refund — including airfare — for a client who did not invest in trip insurance.

I always treat every client as if they are the only client I have at the time, and I love to hear about their amazing experiences upon their return.

Why I Love My Job!!!

Love to Travel!
Love to Travel!

"We have already recommended you to a few of our friends who are newlyweds because of our experiences on this trip and you can look forward to us being repeat customers of yours! Thank you for everything you did to make our honeymoon amazing!" Zach and Mary Katherine (newlyweds)

"Karen is a professional at her career. My experience with Karen was the first time using a travel agent, leaving the country, and it was also my honeymoon. Karen was amazing! She took all the stress out of planning our honeymoon and all we had to do was enjoy it. She gave us the informa

My Reviews

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

Great Job Planning Our Vacation

Reviewed By Donna - Bowling Green , KY | Traveled to
We had to change the dates due to not being able to get off of work. Karen was able to move our vacation and book us on another tour. She kept us informed during the entire process and kept in touch as we got closer to our departure date. She booked our trip in December, 2015 and we went on vacation in June, 2016. Flight time were good with minimal layover time and the she checked on us to make sure everything went off without a hitch. I would recommend Karen to anyone wanting to take a vacation and not worry about flights, connections or other travel arrangements. This is the third vacation Karen have booked for us and we will most definitely get her to help us book our next vacation.
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Great customer service and keeping us updated of any travel changes.

Reviewed By LB - Little Rock, AR | Traveled to
She was very helpful and responsive to our travel desires.
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Dominican Republic Trip

Reviewed By Tina - Toledo, Obhio | Traveled to
Our trip to the Dominican Republic was amazing thanks to Karen. She was knowledgeable about the area and the resort we chose. She was able to give us some “inside” tips that were extremely helpful. She was easy to work with and very professional. Already planning our trip next year using Karen's expertise!
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1 of 4 people found this review helpful

Wonderfully planned vacatoin

Reviewed By Charity - United States | Traveled to
Karen is a knowledgeable and helpful agent. She worked perfectly with the budget we had to maximize our fun. She has been a dream to work with. I love when I don't have to worry about all the small details and with her I don't because she has all of it covered! We had a great honeymoon and booked with her again for our anniversary trip! She is highly recommended.
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0 of 3 people found this review helpful

Vacation was a breeze

Reviewed By Sabrina - Bowling green, KY | Traveled to
It was so nice to go on vacation without worrying about planning it! Karen did everything for us!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Sonoma Trip

Reviewed By Amy - Hershey, PA | Traveled to
Karen went above and beyond to plan a girls trip to Sonoma! The resort she arranged was beautiful and had excellent customer service. She had the best recommendations for restaurants and activities as well! Karen made planning a giant trip easy, fun and affordable!!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Made our trip a breeze!

Reviewed By TJLAW - Lexington, KY | Traveled to
Karen made our trip so easy to book. She made sure we got a great value and everything we wanted. She was very responsive and happy to make any changes. She takes the time to get to know you and research to make the most of your trip. I enjoyed working with her and will be using her for future travels. Highly recommend Karen for your travel needs as it couldn't have been any easier to book a trip!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

She made the planning process go very smoothly

Reviewed By T - Erie, PA | Traveled to
The planning process ran smoothly and she was a pleasure to work with. We received all documents needed and they were easy to understand. The recommended tour group was just as professional as she!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

KAREN IS THE BEST!!!

Reviewed By sarahandpaul22 - Erie PA | Traveled to
My wife and I have used Karen for our last two vacations. She is wonderful! Our last trip a couples months ago started out crazy. Our 6:10 am flight from Erie to Detroit was cancelled just 2 hours before departure. We called Karen at 4:15am and she had us re-booked out of Pittsburgh in just 20 minutes! We were able to make our tee time on the West coast at one of the finest courses in the country. Without Karen, we would have missed an opportunity of a lifetime. Karen will plan every trip we take in the future. We would recommend her without hesitation.
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Karen makes our travels a breeze!

Reviewed By Emily - Bowling Green, KY | Traveled to
Karen is so helpful. She finds you the best value for your money and makes sure every detail is worked out to ensure you have an easy travel process. She is always responsive and on top of things and happy to make changes if you need them. I highly recommend letting her help you with your travel!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Karen is great at what she does and takes all on all the travel planning burdens for her clients.

Reviewed By Anonymous - Nashville, TN | Traveled to
I've planned a couple of trips, both out of the country, with Karen and couldn't ask for a better expreience. She covers all aspects of the trip and her experience allows her to anticipate potential issues that less experieced travelers could easily overlook. Her recommendations and knowledge of destinations and resorts is top notch. She genuinly cares about her clients and their well being and she wants every trip she brokers to be the best. Couldn't ask for a better travel agent.
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Trip was perfect!

Reviewed By Aundrea - bowling green ky | Traveled to
Karen really knows her stuff! She helped us plan a great vacation and thought of all the details. She really takes into account each client's idea of the perfect vacation to put together the best trip for you!
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Fantastic Service

Reviewed By Erin - Central PA | Traveled to
Karen takes personal service to a new high. Not only does she think of everything, she checks in with you to make sure that everything is flowing smoothly. I was a plan it myself kind of girl in the past...after only one trip with Karen, she will be exclusively planning all of my future trips for my family.
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Creative Travel Suggestions and Detail-Oriented

Reviewed By Renee - United States | Traveled to
Karen handled two major trips for our family last year, one to Italy and the other to Spain. She was very enjoyable to work with and took the time to get to know us in order to better assist us and our interests. Both trips were truly perfect, and I think it was because Karen researched and consulted other travel agents for firsthand recommendations when needed to make sure each of our travel locations on our itinerary included hotels and restaurants that were an excellent fit for us. I can't wait to work with her again. She has lots of ideas about interesting travel destinations.
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1 of 5 people found this review helpful

Karen is THE BEST

Reviewed By Sarahandpaul22 - Erie PA | Traveled to
Mrs. Pattison has planed our last two vacations. Both were awesome. This last trip, our flight was cancelled 3 hours before departure. We called her at 4:15am and she had us rebooked in 20 minutes!!! Saved our whole trip considering we had a tee time at one of the best courses in the country that afternoon. We will never plan a trip again without her help. She is the best!!!!!!!
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0 of 4 people found this review helpful

Karen made planning and booking our honeymoon fun and easy!

Reviewed By Rachel - Bowling Green, Ky | Traveled to
She was very knowledgeable about the resort and was helped us choose the best resort for our budget. We could not have asked for a better experience!
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Smooth trip to Jamaica

Reviewed By tqc90 - Elizabethtown, KY | Traveled to
I am very glad that we went with Karen as our travel agent! She is very helpful and enjoys the challenge of figuring out the perfect trip for her clients. Any question that Ashley and I had, Karen was prompt to respond with helpful answers. I would DEFINITELY recommend her to anyone that wants their trip to be worry-free.
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0 of 4 people found this review helpful

She literally worked magic with my tricky itinerary!

Reviewed By Carla - Erie, PA | Traveled to
I was beyond ecstatic when Karen have me the pricing on my multi-destination trip! 4 states and multiple stops for a mix of business and pleasure travel, and she knocked it out of the park! My flights were perfectly timed and thanks to Karen I had a blast! Karen is my go-to. I wouldn't think of using any other agent!!
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Loved working with Karen

Reviewed By NA - Nashville, TN | Traveled to
Karen has been terrific to work with when we've planned vacations through her.
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0 of 4 people found this review helpful

Hawaii trip

Reviewed By Jim - Englewood, Florida | Traveled to
First big trip since retirement. Karen made it easy, got us a great deal and we had a great time. Looking to her for a Europe trip next year
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1 of 7 people found this review helpful

Outstanding Customer Servicde

Reviewed By momma sharry - United States | Traveled to
Karen went above and beyond coordinating a trip for 9 headstrong and opinionated ladies! Countless hours of research and finding just the right spot to fill everyone's needs! Outstanding follow up before, during and after the trip. No question or request too small - Karen went out of her way to ensure everyone was happy and all the details were covered!
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