During my Freshman Summer, I embarked on my first ever flight going to Hawaii with my family. After that trip I knew I wanted to continue traveling and flying the World. Starting my career with an internship at PSA Airlines. In the next years I worked for a Hawaiian wholesale company in reservations and flight ticket operations, followed by a long career as an International Travel Agent at a large corporation, with a focus on exotic, adventure, and cruise vacations. After retiring from that position, I worked as District Sales Manager for Princess Cruises and Cunard. After over 25 years in the industry, in January of 2012 I decided it was time to fulfill one last dream and open an agency of my own, specializing in luxury travel and high-end, custom client services. With that in mind I applied to and was accepted into Virtuoso, a prestigious network of the World's best travel agencies, and thus "Artistico Travel Consultants, Inc", was born.I feel my attention to detail, client's request, and overall experience in the industry have been key to my overall continued success. My career choices have allowed me the luxury of traveling the World, while learning from each and every adventure.
I have been actively selling travel for over 45 years with experience in leisure, corporate and group travel. My main focus now is on leisure travel and I especially enjoy planning custom itineraries to Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
I have enjoyed all of my travels and choosing one, as with many of us in this business, is a hard decision. Some of my favorites are Fiji and Tahiti for their incredible beauty and warm, friendly people and Italy for its historic sites and scrumptious cuisine. European river cruises are also high on my list having done the Seine and the Rhine.
I strive to provide flawless and memorable experiences for every client I work with and have a loyal following that appreciates my attention to detail.
Having over 35 years travel agent experience allows me to help my clients build the best vacation trip for their personality and budget. I have traveled extensively thru Europe, cruised the best rivers and oceans, visited Hawaii and the Caribbean and traveled to Africa.
Whatever your planning needs, be it destination weddings or incentive travel for your employees, I have done it all. I look forward to helping all.
I worked for Eastman Kodak Co, for 21 years, and I retired from a large Travel corporation after 23 years in 2011. In 2012 I joined Artistico Travel Consultants, Inc.
I enjoy working in the travel industry because it allows me to help clients discover and explore new destinations. I love traveling and sharing my experiences with my clients. I have traveled in Europe, Caribbean, Hawaii, Tahiti, Mexico, Canada, throughout Alaska and the US. I have extensive experience selling cruises and tours, and I’m a Destination Specialist for Northern Europe, North America, Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Hawaii.
My love of travel began when I graduated from University in Dublin Ireland. I began my career with Irish Airlines, and started to travel the world. When I moved to California, becoming a travel agent was a logical choice. I worked with major travel companies before joining Artistico Travel, so I know the business as a traveler and a travel organizer. I enjoy creating unique experiences for my clients, and make sure their trips fulfill their dreams. I have taken many cruises on large and small ships to diverse areas. I have traveled independently and with groups. I send clients all over the world but of course I especially enjoy sending them to my native Ireland where I return every year. I even give some Gaelic lessons so they can impress the Irish while there.
Kristen Lowrey Larson
I believe that no "vacation time" should go unused. That travel lists can be "to-do" lists and any travel idea is possible with a Virtuoso travel agent. Let me help you bring your travel dreams into reality!
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