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Kathleen Whalen

Dallas, Texas Travel Agent
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Kathleen Whalen

Dallas, Texas Travel Agent
GG Luxury Travel, an independent agent with Nexion, LLC, a Travel Leaders Network Affiliate Agency
Years of Experience: 6
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Japan Specialist

Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto, Japan

Japan is a country where the modern world intersects ancient tradition.  Japan's vibrant music, food, and art scene alongside 1000-year-old shrines offer an experience unlike no other in the world. I have had the privilege of planning vacations to Japan for both small and large groups.  A rickshaw ride in Kyoto, a food tour in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Tokyo, a bullet train to Miyajima and a stay in a traditional Japanese inn (Ryokan) are just a few offerings my clients were able to enjoy.  Each experience was catered to their specific interests. Truly one of my favorite places to plan for clients and to personally visit.

My Areas of Expertise

DESTINATIONS
SUPPLIER PARTNERS

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

Certified ASTA Travel Agent
Certified Japan Specialist JNTO

My Reviews

Rating: 5 8 Reviews

Last minute trip - No problem!

Reviewed By Jen Olson - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to Costa Rica ~ Central America
I called her with a very last minute request and she worked her magic and made it happen! All without breaking the bank!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Spring Break

Reviewed By JW - Kansas | Traveled to Santa Fe ~ New Mexico ~ USA
Absolutely fantastic. She gave us insider tips to on places to go and when we had flight issues she jumped in to solve the issues. A++
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Great Agent!

Reviewed By Rick - Dallas, TX | Traveled to Michigan ~ USA
We have used Kathleen for many family trips. She is great! Always finds great places and good deals too! Plus friendly and fun to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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Excellent travel agent!!

Reviewed By jkatsay - Dallas, TX | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Kathleen really listens to what the travel wants to do. She also makes great suggestions as to how to travel better and experience amazing excursion. Her knowledge of other places is vast, and she is efficient and very detail-oriented. Most of all, Kathleen is a wonderful person and the best to work with.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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Best family vacation

Reviewed By Vacay Mom - Dallas | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Kathleen booked the most unimaginable trip for us and our family on a boat in the Bahamas. Everything was top notch, professional and so easy. She took care of every detail.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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Incredible European Vacation

Reviewed By Ainsley - Dallas, TX | Traveled to Europe
Kathleen is a joy to work with. She is very knowledgeable, professional and responsive. I particularly like that she listens to our budget guidelines and also suggests amazing hotels. I love a boutique style hotel, and her bookings were right on. Booking with her allowed us to receive some extras like free afternoon tea. Kathleen is very thorough. She made sure we had transportation when we landed and booked tours based on our interests. So much easier than trying to do it on my own!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND KATHLEEN!!!

Reviewed By meglemkey - Dallas. TX | Traveled to Bahamas ~ Caribbean
Kathleen is THE BEST! We have always valued her suggestions and have always loved the fact that she secured perks like comp breakfast and/or lower prices. But this time, she resolved the ultimate 2020 COVID-related travel issue. What should have been a simple booking for spring break started with Kathleen working with the hotel to get the exact room arrangements that worked best for our group (all at a lower price.) Then she was able to select airline seats earlier than we would have been able to do so on our own. (Spring break travel was nearly sold out and we wanted to sit together.) But then COVID. We cancelled. She never seemed put out that she had to spend hours upon hours dealing with our issue. Ultimately Kathleen secured a full refund for us. We were already going to continue to book travel with her based on her invaluable advice and the fabulous places she has booked for us in the past, but the way she handled this debacle was truly as good as customer service gets.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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Awesome Northern Italy trip!

Reviewed By Lynn - Dallas, Texas | Traveled to Italy ~ Europe
Kathleen was a life saver! She helped us plan our 60th birthday celebration in the Piedmont Region of northern Italy and she was absolutely fabulous to work with. She had creative ideas on ground transportation, dining and unusual excursions. All 25 guests loved the truffle hunt, complete with a wine and cheese/honey tasting, with a local guide. She was super responsive and attentive to guests' requests and differing budgets for hotels. I highly recommend Kathleen.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
5 of 12 people found this review helpful
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