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Highly Recommend

My husband and I just returned from an eleven-day photo safari to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania including a two-day stay in Arusha that was organized by Cathy Rowland with Amore Travel Designs, and the trip exceeded our expectations.  From the first day I contacted her until just before we left Cathy kept us informed of any updates and requirements, such as visas, and responded promptly to any questions or requests we had.  Our flights were well organized, and we had plenty of time between flights so we did not have to dash through the airport for connections.  She coordinated with Hills of Africa and we had a suburb guide who was very knowledgeable not just in the animals we saw but in the best way to take photos of them, suggesting F-stops and shutter speeds to get the best results.  Our accommodations in “tents” were exceptional, as was the food every day.  We did stay in tents, but that is misleading, as technically they were tents but were equivalent to the best hotel rooms with a full bathroom and sitting room as well as a bedroom, deck, and plunge pool.  The staff at our two camps, Lemala Nanyukie and Lemala Kurio Hills, were simply outstanding and may our stay very comfortable.  I guarantee you that the next time we plan a vacation like this we will be contacting Cathy for assistance.

Thanks again for everything,

Barbara

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What a Delight to Work with

Cathy was a delight to work with for our trip. She work to ensure even the smallest details were right. Now we can’t wait for the trip itself. Thank you!

This customer rated you highly for responsiveness, and professionalism.

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We Had A Great Time

My wife and I had a wonderful time while in Spain recently! Amore setup a personal tour guide that walked us through Barcelona and historical sites. The guide was very knowledgeable and personal able. It was just the three of us and we learned and saw so much!  I just referred two friends to Amore

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What a big help she was!!

After my trip was canceled because of covid Cathy rebooked my trip, kept in contact all through the process, and found the answers to any questions I had. Was amazing. I will go through her again. Thanks Cathy we had an amazing time.

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Extraordinary Travel Advisor for European Trips

Working with Cathy Rowland was an absolute dream. She is a seasoned professional and specializes in European travel. I just returned from a two-month trip she planned for me, where every detail was impeccably handled. I loved the transfers, personal tours and transportation she planned for me — all of which made my travel adventure seamless and extremely enjoyable. Even while I was on the trip, when new ideas arose and I needed her expertise, she and her team were immediately available to provide assistance in updating plans, handling new options and booking everything on a timely basis. I could not recommend Cathy and Amore Travel Designs with any higher praise.

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Italy Tour

Cathy was amazing in every way. From creating a personalized and unique experience to communication through out. Our trip was seamless! I didn’t have to worry about anything other than being at the place and time on my itinerary! The curated experiences, tour guides and drivers were top notch.

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Great Trip

This was an excellent vacation. Was nervous at first making a costly purchase with an agent I didn’t know. Cathy and her team was effective and covered ALL needed details PLUS extras. We didn’t have to worry about a single thing. I have MS . She even arranged a wheelchair for me in Scotland. Most hotels were accessible. She made sure I had wheelchair access at airports. Wonderful trip. My family is buzzing to go on another one soon.

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Jewels of Ireland

We can honestly say CIE Tours lives up to the claim, all inclusive. It was fantastic. We had an excellent driver and guide. We enjoyed the entire trip. This is our third trip with CIE and this was great. We saw things we had not seen before and made contact with people who are researching our family in Kensaile. we didn’t have any problems at all. Cathy Rowland did a fantastic job planning our trip. I would recommend her to anyone and our trip to Ireland. Thanks Cathy.

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A Scottish Dream

Cathy answered all our questions promptly. She kept us apprised of any changes. I certainly would recommend her.

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Best Trip Ever

Cathy helped me plan a 10 day trip (with my husband and three kids) to Ireland June 8-18, 2022. This was the first time we’d taken our kids on an international trip, and we were worried about whether or not they’d have fun and if we could have fun with them. Honestly? It was one of the best trips of my life, and I’ve traveled extensively for 25 years on 3 continents. Our kids are 6, 7 and 9, and Cathy helped us find activities that were perfect for all of us. We went to a farm, explored castles, took a boat ride on Ireland’s only fjord, flew to the Aran Islands for an amazing day trip, met Irish musicians, climbed cliffs and so much more. It was perfect. On our last night, we talked about where we’d go next, and our kids had all sorts of ideas. I’m beyond pleased and can recommend Cathy without a single reservation. She absolutely killed it, and we will definitely work with her to plan our next trip.

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Family Trip to the UK

Cathy was wonderful to work with. We are not experienced travelers and she was extremely patient and timely in responding to all of our questions. I appreciate her willingness to work with us, as we are a family of 5, including children. Our accommodations and tours have been wonderful!

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Amazing Travel Experience

I was a bit apprehensive about working with a travel agent for budget reasons but I was nervous about planning a “once in a lifetime trip” on my own in foreign countries. Cathy did an wonderful job planning out trip. Everything was pretty easy and perfect experiences. Most of the hotel stays were beyond our expectations. The tours were wonderful. Having transportation already scheduled put my mind at ease and was a world of help to us. We’ve already started talking about our next big trip and we NEED Cathy to help us!

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The Valentin Imperial Maya exceeded our expectations. Thanks to Cathy, we learned about the Valentin! She took care of everything for us! Our experience was fabulous and we look forward to our next trip in July planned by Cathy! We will be going to Italy and the entire experience has been planned by Cathy!

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I Recommend

Very pleasant to work with Cathy, did an amazing job with this Italy trip.

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Cathy was available and very helpful. She responded to all my questions.

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Spectacular

Working with Cathy at Amore Travel Designs was a great experience. She really does take all the heavy lifting and stress out of planning a vacation, all we had to do was express our needs and wants and Cathy planned it all. Awesome communication and response speeds.

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Wonderful

Prior to the trip Cathy was  always available on the spot for any questions I had. She was quick to jump into action for anything we needed. Thank you Cathy for taking away some of our stress so we could enjoy our trip.

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Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness

Cathy was a joy to work with. She found excursions for us we wouldn’t have thought of. Very quick to respond to our questions. This was our first time using a travel agent but I can tell you that it won’t be the last time working with Amore travel designs!

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Cathy and her team were simply amazing. We had an amazing time, and they took all the stress out of the entire process. We were blown away with the responsiveness, and support Amore provided – even during our trip.

We could tell that Cathy and her crew have done this before! Our trip went off without any hiccups, every driver, every detail, every suggestion was spot on.

Cathy and her team took our feedback and put together a plan that fit our way of travel. The tours and suggestions were all spot on. It was also a great mixture of relaxation and on the move. We really had a blast.

We would never have been able to plan this without the Amore team! 

The app they used with all the info was so simple to use. We are both so happy! My wife and myself have already decided that we will be reaching out again for our next travel! Would highly suggest the Amore Team!
Thank you again! Zoel and Claire

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Working with Cathy was so great. She was quick to respond to emails and always gave multiple options when it came to making a decision. She was patient and friendly to work with. I will absolutely use her again when I plan another trip!

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Beyond Helpful!

I drove Cathy crazy through my entire trip and before hand. I could not figure out the Covid rules and what we needed. She is several hours behind me in time and answered my calls and texts quickly. She handled all of my questions and was very patient. Thank you Cathy!

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I highly recommend Amore Travel Designs to anyone considering a trip. This was my first time to travel abroad and Amore Travel Designs is the only company I will do business with in the future. They were very responsive and kept me updated on changes, plans, and COVID19 testing requirements for my trip to Ireland and returning to the US. I was always treated with respect and professionalism.

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Wonderful experience, will do it again!

Working with Cathy was great! She was very friendly, professional, prompt when responding to questions, knowledgeable and very helpful. She relieved me of my worries and anxiety of traveling somewhere I’ve never been and the outcome was an excellent experience. Cathy was very instrumental in my husband and I having a beautiful wedding anniversary and an unforgettable vacation experience. We loved it! Thank you Cathy!

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I just wanted to let you know that we are all back home from our trip. Everything went as planned with no hiccups. I would like to thank you for suggesting that resort, it was absolutely amazing! It was beautiful and the service was better than anything I have ever experienced! I honestly felt like royalty while I was there. 

I know I wasn’t the easiest person to deal with with everything that has been going on but I am grateful that you kept your cool even when I didn’t. My family thanks you for the absolute best vacation we have even been on. 

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This was our first time using Amore Travel Designs and we were very pleased with the arrangements. Had we self planned our trip to Savannah, GA, we would not have experienced the various events the city had to offer. Each day had at least 2 activities to take part in, without feeling overwhelmed with “too much to see and do.” Cathy is professional and responsive and customized our anniversary weekend to our interests. Looking forward to planning another vacation with Amore Travel Designs.

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Amore Travel Designs, LLC assisted me with purchasing airline tickets and transport to and from my international destination. Provided great customer service by answering all questions in a timely manner, and informing me of updates to travel itinerary whenever changes were made. Also appreciated the follow-up emails before, during, and after my trip. Will definitely use this agency again when it is time to plan my next vacation.

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I would highly recommend using this travel agency. Cathy is very professional and easy to work with. I’m super excited about my upcoming trip and I will be using their services again!

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Cathy at Amore Travel did an excellent job of planning our NAPA valley trip.


This was my FIRST time to use a travel agent and Cathy made all of our reservations, sent confirmations, lined it all up and it all went off without a hitch. Drivers showed up on time, each winery was ready for us and all of the tastings were first rate!

Great place to book your vacations. Cathy is wonderful and works very hard to make your dream trips come true. I needed a getaway. Cathy was there for me anytime I needed her. I highly recommend and will use her for all my future getaways.”

Working with Cathy was a delight and she far exceeded my expectations. She was able to plan a difficult itinerary with a week to spare and was professional, courteous, and attentive to all of my requests. The trip was fantastic and we loved everything that she planned for us. I couldn’t have asked for better service. She’s absolutely terrific and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her for travel planning services. She’s the best!

When I was looking to take a trip to Mexico, Cathy Rowland reached out to me and offered to help. Not only was she able to make sense of all the options available to us, but she even sacrificed her Friday night to make it happen. We went back and forth until nearly midnight to iron out the details. With her personal experiences and killer connections, she was able to find us a great resort, direct flights and kept everything well under budget. Having the simplified view of the itinerary, confirmation numbers and an easy way to reach out to her if necessary eliminated all of the travel stress. I highly recommend using Cathy when you start thinking about your next trip! Thanks a bunch!

Amore Travel Designs booked my travel for 8 days. Cathy Rowland found my family a great location that was safe during Covid. She was very fast to respond to email and checked on us during our entire stay. It was my first time booking a travel agent and she did an excellent job!!

So, I decided to plan something a little more off the beaten path of the Florida panhandle. Thing is, I decided 2 weeks from leaving!!! Ouch!!! Cathy not only took on the challenge, but listened to what I wanted my 3 Children (14, 11 and 7) to experience on the trip. I originally wanted to go to Yosemite but Cathy recommended not to due to the fires and instead researched a fun filled and exciting tour of Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. It was unbelievable! From the Dude Ranch Horseback riding to the Glamping experience to the Jackson hole modern motel and all the in between! Cathy was there for us start to finish! Thank you SO MUCH Cathy!!!

Ashlei B. - October 6, 2020

So easy to communicate with- very quick to respond and that puts you at ease when traveling.

“We have used Cathy at Amore Travel Designs for our last 3 vacations. Each time has been a wonderful experience, she really does take care of all of the details. The process is smooth and seamless, a huge advantage over the stress of trying to book everything ourselves, and its great having an expert on hand to think of all the little things we wouldn’t know about. We’ll be back again next year for our next trip!”  Especially in these trying times!

Daysha A. - September 14, 2020

“Cathy was amazing to work with, she had to be so patient with us because we didn’t know where we wanted to go or what we wanted to do. And she stayed steady, patient, answered all our questions…”

Cathy helped us organize a beautiful honeymoon plan including a few days in Sonoma with wine tours and an amazing resort in Fiji. While we’re having to rearrange everything with COVID preventing us from traveling as planned, she’s been there every step of the way with us to shift plans and even get us deposit refunds back where we didn’t think it would be possible to do so. It’s taken so much headache off our shoulders – especially when having to also move all our wedding plans too. We know when we are finally able to travel and take our dream honeymoon it will be amazing. I would highly recommend Cathy + Amore Travel Designs!

Amy B. - August 23, 2020

Cathy planned a wonderful trip for my sister and me to visit the National Parks in Colorado for a week. Even having to consider COVID restrictions which was extra work she did a great job. She listened to our special requests and came up with her own adventure ideas. All in all it was exactly what we had hoped for and even more. I’d definitely use her again!

Cathy was a god send in helping plan an unforgettable 40th birthday family vacation for my husband. She handled all of it and had great add on ideas that made the trip more spectacular than I originally imagined. I highly recommend her and will be using her services to plan the rest of my vacations 😊

Sandra N. - July 9, 2020

Cathy Rowland is great to work with. Our family trip has had to be rescheduled due to Covid 19 and she has been wonderful with making sure all of our needs and request are being made. We have had many changes and updates in planning this trip and Cathy has worked with us in making sure we have an amazing trip. She is very professional and responds immediately to all my emails. This hasn’t been easy for her as we have a big group and are traveling to 2 different places as well as the groups being located in 2 different places. I commend Cathy on her hard work she has put in planning our trip with us. Hopefully, she won’t have to reschedule again as we put this out a year (keep your fingers crossed). I will definitely use Cathy for all of my trip planning as she is professional, responsive and knows her traveling business. I give it 5 stars.

WELL PLANNED TRIP. LESS TIME SPENT ON SCHEDULING AND MORE TIME HAVING FUN.

A little late but wanted to thank you for a fantastic trip that you planned for Victoria and I.  London and Paris was absolutely fantastic.

Under the current circumstances it was in our favor since we did not have to wait in line for any of our tours.

Heather P. - March 6, 2020

I found Cathy online and could not have been happier working with her! My husband and I wanted to travel out of the country and we’re too nervous to book anything ourselves. I searched for a travel agent via online reviews and Cathy was at the top of the list. Everything was smooth and seamless and I’m beyond thankful for her experience in her work. We will for sure be using Cathy in the future!

Cathy was great to work with. She did some proactive research based on the information I provided prior to us meeting. Once we met, she provided me with a range of options based on my budget and vacation timelines. Got me everything I requested for myself and my family. She made sure all was ok up until the time we were ready to depart for our vacation and provided me with a contact should we run into any issues and needed help. Definitely will work with Cathy again.

Seenu S. - September 9, 2019

Cathy did an amazing job planning a 2 week trip to Italy, Croatia, Prague, and Budapest. I tasked Cathy to coordinate this trip with 3 cousins and 3 close friends. She did a fantastic job finding great places, fun excursions, and making suggestions on activities/restaurants. She was always available by phone/text/email. She is very polite, professional, prompt, and courteous. Whenever I asked questions Cathy would research to find the right answers. Although there were a few minor incidents with booking she was quick to fix it and always was accountable. I would definitely use her again and strongly recommend her to others.

Mrs. Rowland asked me a few questions about what type of vacation I wanted and she came up with the perfect vacation. She was professional and there for me. I can’t wait to go on my vacation. But what really impressed me was that she was the sixth travel agent I contacted but the first to respond.

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