All-Inclusive, Beach & Family Vacations Expert
I have always had a love of travel. The older I became I realized this passion was becoming stronger. I found myself not only booking my own families travel, but being asked by several friends and other acquaintances to assist them with their travel needs. I truly loved doing this as a "hobby".
After much thought and months of research, I decided to become a Travel Agent. I enrolled with Ashworth College and immediately signed on with a Host Agency that offered extensive training and mentoring. This allowed me to start doing bookings while I was still enrolled in the Travel Program.
I started my own business, Beach Bum Travel Agency, after graduating with Honors in the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality field with Ashworth College. Shortly after, I passed the National TAP Exam (Travel Agent Proficiency) issued through The Travel Institute.
I have continued to take many Specialist Program courses to expand my knowledge of travel destinations, accommodations and excursions available for my clients. Most recently taking the Dolphin Discovery Specialist Program and the USTOA Specialist Program (United States Tour Operators Association).
My goal is to always provide top customer service skills to each client. Listening to your needs and wants and staying within your budget amount. I work hard to build you the perfect vacation, this is something I pride myself on.
My Areas of Expertise
CERTIFICATES & AWARDS
The agent that got us EVERYTHING we wanted!!
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I truly appreciate it. I pride myself on being honest, hardworking and always staying within a budget. It's clients like you, who make my day. You both were so great to work with and I hope to do so again, in the future.
Always a pleasure to work with
Thank you, Kim, for the great review. I truly appreciate you taking the time to write such kind words. Working for you and your family makes my job so easy, you are wonderful to work with. I can't wait to see what your next adventure will be!
Scott & Amy, Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to work with you and the rest of your group. I hope we can work together again. Sincerely, Cathie Longworth, CTA Agency Owner / Beach Bum Travel Agency
Amazing family vacation
Thank you, I appreciate the kind review. I truly enjoyed working with you, and Jenny, to plan the best vacation for your family. I hope to work with you all again in the future.
Best Trip ever!
I have used other agencies in the past and none gave me the service that Cathie provided.
Thank you, Michael. I am thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed your trip to Bermuda. It was so easy working with you and your wife. I am excited to already be planning your next vacation. I can't thank you enough for all the referrals and repeat business, it really means a lot to me to have such a loyal client.
The best travel agent
We never had passports either and she mailed us the forms with easy step by step instructions on how to properly fill everything out, and what is needed to obtain the passports. Even called the Post Office for us to set up our appointment day and time for the processing.
I don't know what we would do without her. She is as honest as they come and does not charge any extra fees. I have sent a few family and friends her way, and they all have the same respect for Cathie.
Best of all is that my husband and I can do everything needed over the phone and through email, no need for unnecessary driving. (Something us older folks can appreciate)
Carol, I am so lucky to have a client like you. You truly are a joy to work with and I love being able to help you and Larry. It was fun helping you to set up a new email account, to get one that both of you could access for travel related emails. I pride myself on providing excellent customer service, especially while you are traveling. Thank you for the referrals and of course your loyalty. It is appreciated more than you know.
It was so easy even though I live 3 hours away.
Thank you very much for the review, I appreciate it. I work hard to make sure each client is completely satisfied and remains within their budget. It was great to work with you in planning your vacation. I look forward to booking many more trips for you and your family.
Great trip to Punta Cana
Thank you, Jim, for taking the time to send a review. It was a pleasure working with you and the entire group. I look forward to hearing from you all again, in the future.
Fast and friendly service
Thank you. It has been a pleasure having your repeat business, it means a lot to me to have a good client take the time to submit a review.