“When I formed Niche Travel, I wanted to create unique travel experiences that were authentic, local and inspiring”, Cathy Scott, CEO (Chief Exploration Officer)
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.
Fiona Anderson – “Your Island Concierge”
Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Fiona grew up experiencing nature outside her door on this sparsely populated island. Her family vacations included sailing trip to remote Desolation Sound, learning to ski in Whistler, camping throughout southwestern British Columbia, and ferry travel – lots of it! Fiona’s favourite experience in Victoria is picnicking at Hollydene Park, a little known secluded bit of sand on the eastern shores of the island. And speaking of little-known, she loves to take visitors and locals to the city’s Secret Gardens for a unique urban experience.
An experienced travel professional, Fiona has been creating and leading tours in Victoria for 10 years. She has also hosted clients at remote heli-skiing lodges, served in fine dining restaurants, and delivered educational tours throughout BC. Fiona is passionate about delivering exceptional visitor experiences. She brings Victoria to life with her passion, storytelling and wit. Keen on all things travel, she recently completed a Master of Arts in Tourism Management. Her path of life-long learning inspires her to share the history and culture of a destination to her guests in an engaging and interesting way. Fiona brings insider knowledge, entertainment, stories, and an impassioned connection to coastal BC to all her tours. Past guests admire her warm personality, storytelling expertise and contagious passion. When not hosting visitors, Fiona travels both locally and internationally with her young daughter, learning about other cultures.
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1889 Oak Bay Avenue
Victoria BC V8R 1C6