Agent Support, ASTA National Board Director, Vice President SoCal ASTA
Plaza Travel

Ms. Patty Thorington, VTA
Preferred Mailing

21021 Ventura Blvd
Ste 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91364-2216

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About Me

Travel Specialization
Adventure Travel, Airline, All Inclusive, Art & Culture/Music, Barge/Canal/River Cruises, Beach Vacations, Bicycle, Boating/Yacht/Sailing, Budget Travel, Business Travel, Castles/Villas, Corporate/Government, Cruising/Cruise Lines, Culinary/Cooking/Gastronomy, Customized Travel, Destination Weddings, Disney, Family/Multi-generational, Golf & Tennis, Honeymoon, Hotel, LGBT, Luxury Travel, Reunions, Senior/Mature Adult, Singles, Wellness/Spa/Fitness
Destination Specialization
Africa, Asia - Central Asia, Asia - China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Australia/New Zealand, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, England - United Kingdom, Europe - Eastern, Europe - Northern, Europe - Western, Italy, Latin America & Mexico, Pacific Islands - Tahiti, Fiji, Bali, etc., South America, Spain, U.S. - Florida, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Las Vegas, U.S. - West
Languages Known
English, Spanish
ASTA Certification
"Let's change the world one traveler at a time"
About me
“Let Me Tell You Where to Go.”
I have been in the travel industry for 35 years. In that time, I’ve become more than just a consultant to my clients. I’m their partner, helping them not only plan the perfect trip but also helping them save money, adding value and benefits and putting their interests first, and taking care of all those little details that can overwhelm.

After owning my own small agency, I moved to Plaza Travel in 1995 and made a name specializing in customized group bookings for corporate meetings, using my experience in Sales and Catering in the hospitality industry to coordinate the various demands of those accounts. Along the way, I developed expertise in entertainment travel and cutting-edge agency technology.

I was born in Bogota, Colombia, but have lived in the U.S. since age 1. I have two sons in medical school.
I am the Vice President for SoCal ASTA
“I’m very excited to sit on the board with ASTA and look forward to making a difference for our industry in the future,” “Let’s change the world one traveler at a time.”
Why I love my job
I love being in the travel business, because I can make people happy. I love to hear about everyone's vacation when they come back. They are already excited about booking next years travel. I specialize in corporate travel as well, and I love how I take care of my guys and gals!!! I have accounts that have been with me for over 25 years and that's kind of unheard of in the business, but I bend over backwards to get them their seats, and their desired flights. I am able to text back and forth with my clients while they are away and get their information to them faster than an email. I have worked 24/7 for over 32 years.
Favorite Destinations
My magical destination is Cartagena Colombia. Now that I have become a Colombia Specialist and I am able send clients to the old city, and do romantic tours. and exciting historical tours for the family. It's magical, the food and the people, it's definitely an up and coming destination for all budgets.
About my most memorable vacation
I recently went to Punta Cana, DR, and I have to say, that is the closest destination to my home country Colombia. I stayed at the Paradisus on the 4th of July, and they helped all the Americans celebrate the 4th of July, and made the day special for all. The resort was absolutely beautiful, and I can't wait to go again.



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By April Perez on Jan 22, 2019