Acendas Vacations

Kristen Hosek Walker

Destination Weddings & Group Travel Advisor

Born in South Dakota, a summer job as a nanny on the east coast was the spark for Kristen Hosek Walker to pursue a career in the travel industry. Someone once told her “find something you love to do and you’ll never work a day in your life” – from that, she began her pursuit to happiness.

After graduating from high school, she went to Vancouver, Wash., to attend the International Air Academy. Kristen went on to work for Continental Airlines and various travel agencies before settling in Vermillion S.D. and opening her own storefront location – Travel By Kristen. She then moved to Sioux Falls and joined Travel Partners.

In her 25-plus years of experience, she has traveled extensively in the United States, Caribbean, Mexico & Europe.  She is very well versed in leisure & corporate travel, honeymoons, groups, cruises, Disney and destination weddings.  Kristen has a sign hanging in her office that says “There are 7 days in a week and someday isn’t one of them”. She would love to help you chase your dreams.  


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