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Joanne Paterson

Cochrane, Alberta Travel Agent
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Joanne Paterson

Joanne Paterson

Cochrane, Alberta Travel Agent
JC Travel Ltd., a TL Network affiliate agency
11 Reviews | 100% Recommended
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World Traveler with 40 years of experience

Cruising the mighty Mekong
Cruising the mighty Mekong

I am the ultimate globetrotter, having traveled all the way around the world nearly four times !

My love of exploration began over forty years ago, when I spent a full 8 months wandering through Europe. I visited a variety of gorgeous countries during this time starting in Portugal, travelling east to Greece, Israel and roaming back to  the United Kingdom.

Next adventure was a 2 year working holiday in the South Pacific. During this memorable time, I served as a waitress, bartender, pineapple canner and even a sheep shearer in New Zealand. I eventually found myself working with Sitmar Cruises, exploring Australia, China and everywhere in between.

Although I enjoyed working abroad, I eventually realized that my unique experiences would make me the perfect resource for those eager to plan their own travel adventures. I now work in Cochrane, Alberta (near Calgary) where I encourage other Canadians to embrace the "travel bug".

I may be based in Canada but I certainly have not abandoned my love of travel. My many expeditions have included:

- marveling at the sights and sounds of the jungle

- observing wildlife in Kenya and Tanzania

- hiking in Nepal

- cruising the Mighty Mississippi aboard a paddle wheeler to sailing down the Mekong river on a junk

- cruising around the world on ships, boats and freighters

Space travel is pretty well all that is left for me !

My work with vacationers is every bit as varied as my travel portfolio as I want to give my clients the same amazing experiences.

I do everything I can to ensure that my clients enjoy every moment of their dream vacation. Depending on the individual, this may mean arranging the use of private boats and planes, to finding printer ink for business clients abroad on New Years eve. Have even help set up apartments for those seeking long-term treatments at the acclaimed Mayo Clinic.

No matter the nature of my clients' concerns or needs, I work tirelessly to find a solution.

I spend a great deal of my time consulting with clients and immersed in unique cultures, but I also believe in the power of continued education. I am currently certified as a Barbados Elite and AMA Waterways, Sandals specialist. I have taken a variety of Travel University courses and continue to research various cruises, all-inclusive resorts and escorted tours whenever I have a bit of spare time.

If you would like to learn more about exciting travel opportunities, be sure to get in touch !

My Reviews

Rating: 5 11 Reviews | 100% Recommended

Incredible long distance support and solutions

Reviewed By sisteresa - Cochrane, Alberta | Traveled to
We have used Joanne and her team for our travel needs for many, many , many years. We find them to be very timely, courteous and accommodating. We travel overseas quite often and many times we had to change our plans half way through our trip and I know that all I need to do is email Joanne and within hours she has taken care of any request we made in the most economically viable way. This is invaluable in my view as personalized service is not available very often any longer in any field. We have used Joanne and her team for flights, holidays, hotels and cars bookings and she is always mindful of our time and economic constraints. She takes care of the planning and even the on line check ins for us! Super Service!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 41 people found this review helpful
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Travel Agent Extrodinaire!

Reviewed By Linda - Cochrane | Traveled to
Jo is an awesome travel agent. We have been using her for over 10 years to assist us with planning our vacations abroad. She is extremely knowledgeable and loves to help you plan. She really cares about her clients and will go the extra mile to get things right for you. On our most recent trip our sons eye glasses fell into the sea. Jo coordinated with our optometrist and was soon fed exing contact lenses to us so that he would be able to enjoy the rest of the vacation! She always follows up with you when you return home to hear about the trip. She is so good at her job because it truly is her passion!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
20 of 43 people found this review helpful
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SHE KNOWS HER STUFF

Reviewed By - Calgary,Alberta | Traveled to
On retirement,20 years ago,I started on an extensive travel program and was so privileged to have Joanne as travel agent, travel counsellor and travel planner. In the first role, Jo is extremely efficient, well organized, dogged about getting best prices and knowledgeable about airlines and hotels; as counsellor, she gives excellent advice about weather,appropriate clothing, activity options, highlights and good restaurants; and as planner, Joanne gets to know her clients, their interests and passions and then suggests sequences of localities to visit which they would enjoy. My traveling has been smooth and worry free, economical and exciting because of Joanne's careful work--and she is such a fun friend.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
18 of 41 people found this review helpful
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Joanne finds great value for our travel dollars

Reviewed By BJ - Victoria, BC | Traveled to
We are long term clients of Jo's and find that because of her experience she always has great suggestions tailored to our preferences. She smooths the way for any flight or itinerary concerns and is able to pare down the many online options to the best ones for us. The most fun is the chance to travel with a group that includes her as a coordinator. She can be trusted to find good value for money or something unique if you want to spend a bit more. We will continue doing business with Jo!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
16 of 37 people found this review helpful
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My travel life has just improved 100%

Reviewed By John - Cochrane, AB | Traveled to
Joanne and crew are invaluable, I used to spend hours on line booking flights, hotels etc. until I discovered JC Travel. Joanne and Amber are the team that you want, I would call them from overseas with an issue and instantly it would be resolved. I call them for every little thing and they are professional to the end! I think I call them to much! I have booked numerous trips with Joanne and Amber and they have always accommodated me for what ever my needs may be. Joanne even calls me to update me on any airline, aeroplan credits that I have forgotten about or need to know about. Always on top off things! I love it that way...no lose ends! Highly recommended!!!
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
19 of 44 people found this review helpful
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She takes the pain out of planning travel

Reviewed By DC - Calgary | Traveled to
Jo is always "our go to person" in arrranging travel - Particullarly obtaining airline flights on points or otherwise. It is comforting to be able to contact Jo during our trips and make changes or get out of situations! Jo is always positive and suportive. We highly recommend her to provide reliable travel plans and arrangements.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
17 of 40 people found this review helpful
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She's our Family & Friends Travel Agent Extraordinaire

Reviewed By Bruce - Calgary | Traveled to
We have always depended on Jo to look after our travel plans regardless of where we want to go. She is friendly, knowledgeable and experienced. We highly recommend you use her expertise.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
16 of 38 people found this review helpful
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My travelling stress has gone way down.

Reviewed By [email protected] - Calgary Alberta | Traveled to
I found Joanne through work. I was asked to contact her so she could book a flight for me through our company and after that first very simple trip, I was hooked. I no longer have to deal with crappy websites or spending hours finding the best deal ((regardless of those (insert expletive here) sites that claim to do it all for you)), or deal with finding three seats together on this flight or that flight, or finding the best airlines to take there, or calling the hotel and waiting on hold or pressing 18 buttons to get someone on the phone only to find out that its not the person i need to talk to. ugh. full body shiver. In short, booking and arranging travel is a giant time waster of my day. I am not a professional at it and it stresses me out beyond anything else I deal with on a regular basis. Jo not only works for me so i can use my day to do what i need to do, but i never ever doubt that she always has my best interest at heart when doing it. She has saved me a lot of money on travel with her advice and she has saved me time, but what is most important to me- she has saved me headache and stress. Once she even gave me advice on how to sweet talk to the gate agent into giving me and my travel partner and upgrade and it worked. I would like to emphasize it was sweet talking, not yelling or complaining or being a jerk. I value her service and she is more than worth every tiny dollar I give her to help me with a task I hate. I travel at least 4 times a year but her service is the same whether I call her more than 4 times a month or only once. Thank you to Jo and Amber and the team for putting up with my calls that don't lead to anything being booked, and the times I call 5 times in an hour in a complete panic.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
15 of 37 people found this review helpful
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We always look forward to Jo's trip planning expertise

Reviewed By deedee - Calgary | Traveled to
Joanne and her team are the best! We are older clients and like having every part of our travel planned for us, we have enjoyed every trip we have taken and look forward to the next. Joanne is extremely efficient, resourceful and is caring and makes sure all of our needs are met. She is the most knowledgeable agent and will always find the perfect trip for us.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
16 of 40 people found this review helpful
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Trip Planner Extraordinaire

Reviewed By Ross - Calgary | Traveled to
We have been using Joanne to organize our various trips for years. In fact, there is a rumour that we may have been her first customers. Joanne organized our first trip many years ago and our most recent adventure a month or so ago and every trip in between. All went off without a hitch. Joanne is superbly knowledgeable about travel destinations, things to do there, current travel issues and the complexities of airline schedules and regulations. I strongly recommend her to organize your once in a life time journey or even the seemly straightforward trip top Toronto or Winnipeg.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
14 of 38 people found this review helpful
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Joanne did a wonderful job with her knowldge and enthusiasm.

Reviewed By JO - Europe river cruise | Traveled to
When I was asked about joining the cruise I felt special.I had never been to Europe so as a first timer I had a first class experience What a way to see Europe with your own travel agent.No time was wasted We had a lot of ground to cover and we did rain or shine.Any problems Joanne was right there to problem solve.I broke a tooth and her office was immediately emailed to schedule a dental apt on my return home.We also got to see special things as the kitchen on the cruise with permission that she arranged.Our cooking class that she arranged was a hit.The people in our group all got along.Her knowledge is unbelievable.Her enthusiasm affecting. The casualness of the trip was easy to get into for a single person and comfort.Joanne always works hard to get the best deals possible.I would definitely want another invitation to travel with her and her husband.
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
13 of 37 people found this review helpful
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