My name is Dottie Suttmeier CTC (Certified Travel Consultant). I have enjoyed working in the
travel industry for 48 years and have visited over 72 countries.
I started my travel journey by attending an airline school in Kansas City, Mo in 1968. Then
started work at my first agency in Kensington, CT in Jan 1969 and have never left the industry! I
found education a big part of my growing in the industry by participating in seminars,
educational travel trips and learning from my peers. I completed my CTC accreditation in 1983
and was totally involved in the CT Chapter of PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) being
president at one point. I have been with Sanditz Travel for 26 years where I continue to better
my knowledge of my trade.
My passion has been what I call soft adventure travel where exotic and excitement come
together. I have visited and love to sell countries like, Tanzania, ballooning over the Serengeti
plains, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco in Africa. Climbing the Great Wall of China,
Japan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and in India visiting the Taj Mahal. Found my spiritual
place at the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu, Peru, Brazil and the Galapagos Islands in
Ecuador. The rain forest of Costa Rica, colorful markets of Guatemala and the colonial history of
Mexico. I have also experienced a good part of Europe some of my favorite countries being
Greece where I honeymooned, Italy including Sicily, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Spain,
Hungary Austria , Ireland and Poland my heritage.
My travels have also taken me on many cruises primarily to the Caribbean where I have also
stayed on many of the islands, Sail boats and a river cruise on the Rhine. I have also visited
many USA sights, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Hawaii, Alaska, San Francisco and
My love of travel, history and the excitement of the experience has helped me work with clients
by lessening to their need so I may create an unforgettable memory. I hope I can be a part of