Kathy Seifert Luxury Travel Concierge Founder
Amore Tasting & Tours
Affiliate of Connection to Cruise
I created my luxury travel concierge service, Amore Tasting & Tours out of my passion for food, wine and travel along with my desire to bring personalized attention and exemplary service back to the travel marketplace.
What I Do
Vacations should be unique and special just like you. If you're searching for an authentic tailormade experience instead of the ordinary one-size-fits-all travel package, you've wandered down the right path. I plan Luxury Romance Vacations and Exquisite Culinary Adventures. My custom-curated journeys are designed around your dream destinations and unique personal interests.
Beyond a Travel Agent
Most travel agency business models are designed to sell cookie-cutter vacation packages to the masses based on supplier incentives and promotions. These packages typically consist of mega-cruise ship bookings, air, hotel and car reservations. What about the rest of the trip? And do you really want to spend hours online researching all your activities, transfers and restaurant plans? The other issue with these packages is that they cater more to a tourist market, rather than a traveler market. I’m different. I will custom-craft an inclusive vacation based on your interests. I focus on destination immersion and authentic experiences.
I specialize in planning travel to: Alaska, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, South America, The United Kingdom & The World's Most Idyllic Islands.
I’m an expert at creating a seamless end-to-end experience for my clients. My services include: Custom itinerary creation, full-service luxury vacation planning, supplier bookings, restaurant reservations, special celebration arrangements and group travel management. Detailed vacation documents and an exclusive mobile app itinerary are provided with every departure. By relying on me to plan your trip, you'll save time, energy and money. I’ll send you away so well prepared that all you'll have to do is focus on making memories.
Personal Travel History
My personal travel history spans four decades across three continents. Some of my favorite destinations include; Australia, England, France, Italy, Spain and New Zealand. Something I enjoy most about travel is the opportunity to learn about a culture through its unique food and wine.
My career in the travel industry began in 1998 at an international firm where, after completing a rigorous certification program, I served as a corporate travel planner. In 2002, I completed additional training and began my career as a professional vacation planner with Connection to Cruise in Redlands, CA.
I've witnessed a lot of changes in the industry over the past two decades, most of which are vast improvements. However, one of the downfalls I've noticed is that the over-abundance of information available online can be overwhelming and confusing. It seems that the mass-market travel products have taken over and are slowly edging out the more authentic experiences.It is my pleasure and privilege to offer unique and authentic vacations to my clients. Using my first-hand knowledge, wide-reaching experience and solid supplier relationships, I'll create the vacation of your dreams.