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Katherine

Travel Designer

About Katherine

Originally from Lima, Katherine fell in love with Cusco and has made it her home for the last 5 years. Her passion for tourism encouraged her to travel extensively around Peru and South America, where she developed a thorough knowledge of the people and places within this amazing continent. In her spare time, she loves hiking, trekking and discovering new places with her dog, Bob, the second love of her life! Katherine will create your perfect customised itinerary with her characterising smile, her passion for travel and sustainability and her first-hand knowledge and experience.

Katherine's Role

Travel Designer

Q&A with Katherine

What is your favourite quirk about Peru?

My favorite is “Takanakuy” (When the blood is boiling). This is the annual fighting festival that takes place at Christmas. During this tradition, the community members settle the year´s conflicts (from property disputes to family quarrels) through hand-to-hand combat.

Why did you want to work for Responsible Travel Peru and why is sustainability important to you?

The impact humans have on the planet and its communities is an issue that has always been close to my heart and I have always tried to work for companies committed to sustainability, not just within tourism. Being part of a company that operates in a sustainable way is important and I had heard so many good things about RESPONS before I joined that being part of their team now, is a big step for me. Being part of the RESPONS family helps me grow in different ways and I will always be thankful for it.

What things do you do to make sure your customers have peace of mind and feel safe?

Planning a trip can be a stressful activity, especially if you don’t know anything about the country. For me it is super important to have close contact with my clients and make them feel that they are in good hands.