Kristina has worked with Specialised Travel since 1985, during which time she has concentrated on orchestral touring markets as well as overseeing general travel operations for both Specialised Travel and Travel for the Arts. A French-Croatian, Kristina is fluent in French, Croatian and Italian. Kristina travels regularly all over the world, particularly in Asia, and has visited Japan 46 times.
Mark Saunsbury, Manager, À la CarteMark has been working with Travel for the Arts since 2001, and previously worked with other specialist tour operators, including pilgrimage tours to the Oberammergau Passion Plays. His favourite tours include the Scandinavian trio Northern Lights to the festivals at Savonlinna, Drottningholm and Dalhalla.
Emma Feasey, Operations ManagerEmma joined Specialised Travel in 2011 and has over 10 years' experience working in the travel industry. Prior to joining Specialised Travel, she organised and operated tours with an archaeological and historical focus, and personally tour-managed trips to Iran and Algeria. Before that, she was a specialist in tours to the Far East, travelling extensively through Asia including several trips to China. She has also travelled to South America, and other countries in North Africa and the Middle East. Emma is excited about developing her interest in ballet and opera.
Debbie Sargent, Product ManagerDebbie studied as a saxophonist at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has toured extensively as a performer while also working in arts management and music teaching. Following two years at a live music producers co-ordinating tours and other performance projects, Debbie has recently joined Specialised Travel as a Product Manager working on opera, ballet, and Concerts from Scratch tours, but remains a committed musician and traveller in her spare time.
Pablo Basombrio, Sales and Reservations ManagerPablo has been working with specialist tours since 1998, originally in his native Argentina. He enjoys opera and classical music with favourite composers Verdi and Beethoven. He is hoping to take Travel for the Arts' next tour to the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and the Teatro Amazonas in Manaus.
Juliet Manners, Marketing ManagerJuliet joined Travel for the Arts in 2007, coming to travel from the Royal Opera House. She has also travelled to many of our destinations as a staff member with European Union Youth Orchestra. Her favourites include Riga, Budapest and Stockholm.
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