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In The Press


The Boston Globe

Featuring Kristin Chambers, TravelLustre’s founder and managing director


Luxury Travel Advisor

Featuring Nicole Bono, TravelLustre’s advisor


Luxury Travel Advisor

Featuring Krissy Concannon, a travel advisor and founder of KC Abroad, a division of TravelLustre

Endorsed by Forbes Travel Guide

September 8th, 2023

Forbes Travel Guide has recognized our agency for its leadership in the industry, dedication to elevating the role of travel advisors, support of hotels that have earned FTG Star Ratings and engagement with FTG as a trusted source for objective, third-party verification of exceptional hospitality experiences.

Our TRAVELLUSTRE Team, a carefully recruited portfolio of fully dedicated travel professionals, together has achieved the industry's most prestigious honor of being one of just 34 agencies globally to receive this extraordinary recognition.


"I could not be more proud of our team of dedicated industry professionals, all leaders in their respective areas of expertise, working together to continually raise the bar in travel through exceptional hospitality standards." 

~ Founder, Kristin Chambers, CTC

“Forbes Travel Guide acknowledges TRAVELLUSTRE's commitment to world-class service, which complements Forbes Travel Guide’s own principles.”
~Richard Lebowitz, Senior Vice President of Travel Industry Outreach for Forbes Travel Guide

Forbes Travel Guide is endorsing agencies that have engaged their networks with FTG and made an ongoing commitment to FTG's independently verified collection of Star-Rated hotels as a trusted source of service and facility excellence. FTG Star Ratings, recognized globally for service and product excellence, are an independent, objective, and exacting evaluation process for recognizing hotels that deliver an exceptional guest experience. No one can buy a FTG Star Rating. FTG's highly trained inspectors visit every hotel they rate for a minimum of two nights, measuring up to 900 standards. Our global team of trained inspectors travel anonymously to experience each hotel as a typical guest. For more information, please view our video "Behind Forbes Travel Guide's Star Ratings"

Forbes Travel Guide is the only independent global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises. Its 65th annual list for 2023 honors nearly 1,400 rated hotels in 81 countries. The coveted Five-Star, Four-Star, and Recommended awards are earned through incognito inspections on Forbes Travel Guide's hundreds of exacting quality and service standards. Evaluators assess up to 900 standards, and service level comprises 70 percent of the score.

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