Cathy Scott

Cathy Scott

CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)

My background in the beauty industry and interior design, and later, sales and marketing, allow me to bring a unique perspective to the travel world--something you’ll notice from the moment you step into our artfully decorated boutique offices in Oak Bay or Sidney. Our level of service is why Departures is the oldest (and only) independent travel agency in Victoria!

When people ask me my favourite travel destination, I always say that my favourite place is the last place I’ve been, but India, Egypt, Bhutan and Morocco will always rank high on my list. As an avid traveller, I look for fully immersive destination experiences that include some adventure! From hot air balloon rides over Cappadocia to snorkelling with icebergs in Antarctica, I’ve become very comfortable outside my comfort zone!

These are the experiences I love sharing with our clients through our sister companies, Niche Travel and Niche Women's Tours, founded to share my love of travel, both locally and worldwide. From custom Victoria Tours featuring the best of Victoria and Vancouver Island, to far-off Women’s Tours (led by me and other local women) designed exclusively for solo women travellers of all ages, Niche Tours will immerse you in the history, culture and scenery of fascinating places both locally and worldwide.

As your travel concierge, we are in the business of creating memories for our clients. We take care of every last detail, allowing you to experience the sights, sounds, tastes and people--worry-free--wherever you travel in the world.

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