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Pat Cottenie

Travel Associate

I have worked in the Travel Industry for 25 years.  During my many years with Sears Travel Kitchener, I took every opportunity to develop my knowledge and expertise in the River Cruise Industry.  I have continued this development upon joining the Team at Northstar Travel.  I presently hold “River Cruise Specialist” status with the major River Cruise Companies and have personally experienced 7 River Cruise Vacations.


Over the years, I have been very fortunate to assist so many fantastic people with both

Pre-packaged and Customized itineraries. This includes working with

Wedding Groups as well as Family Group Vacations.


Customer Service is paramount for me and I pride myself on providing the kind of service that I, myself, would like to experience.


I have travelled extensively throughout Europe and the Caribbean.  I have travelled to China and assisted many clients in creating their own distinct itineraries.


I am ready to help you make your Travel Dreams a Reality.

Call me at 519-578-5297or Email at [email protected]

Pat Cottenie

Client Testimonials

- Dolores

We have booked our vacations through Pat at Northstar Travel for many years now. We have been thrilled  with with each and every vacation.  The resorts have surpassed our expectations.  The flawless attention to every detail made our trips very enjoyable.  We can’t wait for our next trip.


- Reviewed By bonz - Listowel, ON | Traveled to Europe

Travelling at it's best!
River boat cruising in Europe, driving tours in New Zealand, Ireland, and Wales, beach getaways in the Caribbean - Patricia Cottenie has booked all this and more in the 20 plus years that she has been our travel agent.


- Reviewed By bonz - Listowel, ON | Traveled to Europe

Pat takes the time to go over every facet of the trip so that you know exactly what you’re getting and what things you need to look after. Her attentions to detail and customer service are beyond excellent.
There have been times when a trip has had to be cancelled, or arrangements changed due to unexpected circumstances, and Pat has always been the guiding hand in getting us through those challenges - to say that we’d be lost without her is an understatement. She really is a treasure in the world of travel!

Reviewed By Karen - Goderich

Always a pleasure to work with
| Traveled to Jamaica ~ Caribbean 
Pat is always easy to work with when planning our vacations.
She works within our budget, offering us suggestions and guidance when choosing our destination and we have always been very happy with our decision. Pat allows us to travel easily and carefree, ensuring every detail of our trip is taken care of, I am very grateful for everything that she does. When we return home from our trip Pat always follows up with us to find out how our trip was and if we were happy with the experience.
We look forward to travelling again and working with Pat


Reviewed By Lulu - Kitchener ontario

Wonderful trips
| Traveled to London ~ England ~ Europe 

Pat has been my travel agent for almost 20 years. She always handles my bookings quickly with a smile even when some of my requests have been for places off the beaten track. She is a pleasure to deal with. Couldn't be better
Denise Solie