Departures Travel is an independently owned full service travel agency in Victoria BC. We are officially Victoria's oldest travel agency located in a gorgeous new sunny location on Oak Bay Avenue. We also have a team of travel experts in Alberta.
Our mission is to deliver you high-touch, personalized customer service enhanced by well-travelled, dedicated, trained, and long-term expert travel advisors. Our well-experienced and consumer-focused experts will take special care of all your needs, desires and preferences. So, sit back and relax and let Departures make your travel experiences hassle-free, enjoyable and memorable!
Our parent company, Niche Travel Inc is a boutique tour company, founded by travel industry expert Cathy Scott. An avid traveller herself, Cathy has spent the past decade in sales, marketing and senior management roles in the world of travel, which allows her to bring a unique perspective to tours that we create.
Women’s travel has always been a passion for Cathy, and seeing a gap in the marketplace for small group women’s tours she founded a number of Women’s travel initiatives including the Women’s Travel Club (Canada) and the Women’s Travel Connection. She has personally led hundreds of women to spectacular destinations around the globe.
Cathy has had the privilege of sitting on the marketing committees of 2 of North America’s most prestigious travel agency consortiums; Ensemble Travel Group and Virtuoso Travel. It was here that she identified a need for a destination management tour company in her hometown of Victoria, specializing in providing upscale authentic and local travel experiences for single or small group travellers. As a 4th generation Victorian Cathy has the connections and resources needed to create exceptional experiences on Vancouver Island.
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