Artistico Travel Consultants, Inc. | Professional Travel Artists

Professional Travel Artists

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Sandy Staples - President/Owner

Interests & Specialties
Exotic Destinations
Islands, Honeymoons, and Destinations Weddings - Member of the Travel Advisory Board for these magazines
Luxury Cruising
Custom and Unique Adventures
Culinary, Wine, and discovering new destinations!

Expert Bio
During her Freshman Summer, Sandy embarked on her first ever flight going to Hawaii with her family. After that trip she knew she wanted to continue traveling and flying the World. Starting her career with an internship at PSA Airlines. In the next years she 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, she worked as District Sales Manager for Princess Cruises and Cunard.

After over 25 years in the industry, in January of 2012 she decided it was time to fulfill one last dream and open an agency of her own, specializing in luxury travel and high-end, custom client services. With that in mind she 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.

Sandy's attention to detail, client's request, and overall experience in the industry have been key to her overall continued success.  Her career choices have allowed her the luxury of traveling the World, while learning from each and every adventure. Recently, being able to mark off a couple items on her "bucket list", Ephesus and Machu Picchu.

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Terri Quintarelli - CTC, Vice President of Sales

Interests & Specialties
Ocean and River Cruising
Island Destinations
Australia and New Zealand - Aussie Specialist
Emerging Destinations

Expert Bio
Terri has been a travel professional for over 39 years and has experience in leisure, corporate, and group travel. Through her many travels and extensive research over the years she is familiar with destinations far and wide around the Globe.

Terri has enjoyed all of her travels and choosing one, as with many of us in this business, is a hard decision. Some of her favorites are Fiji and Tahiti for their incredible beauty and warm, friendly people. Having traveled to Italy and living like an Italian in a family's apartment, she enjoyed all the historic landmarks and scrumptious cuisine. One of her most unique memories was of the tanker truck rolling into to town to deliver the "table wine" to the residents!

Terri has done many cruises over the years, and especially enjoys any cruise in a warm and tropical destination.

Terri strives to provide flawless and memorable experiences for every client she works with and has an incredible eye for detail. She enjoys a loyal following that appreciate her attention to the smallest details and follow through, and she is a strong asset to our company.

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Dympna McFadden - CTC, Professional Travel Artist

Interests & Specialties
Ireland Specialist -Proficient in the Gaelic language
Custom Independent Travel Planning
World travel, history, music, Rotary

Expert Bio
Dympna has spent her entire career in the travel industry. On finishing college in Dublin, Ireland she began working for Aer Lingus, the official airline of Ireland. She continued with them until moving to the states and locating in Sacramento, 26 years ago. Travel was the logical choice for Dympna after relocating, and she has been a Professional Travel Agent ever since.

Having completed a long and successful career as an International Travel Agent, she retired from a large corporation. Having a passion for travel and a desire to continue working with her loyal clientele, she chose to come to Artistico Travel Consultants, Inc. in early 2012.

Dympna has traveled the World and is a Certified Travel Counselor. She has many favorite places and adventures, but of course Ireland is her first love, and she enjoys sending clients and sharing her native country with them.
We are proud to have her join our team.

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Cynthia Hampton - DS, Professional Travel Artist

Kristen Lowrey - Larson