Batkin and her partner, Seth Kaplan, created the travel-and-lifestyle firm In the Know Experiences to cater to a younger set of savvy travelers who crave insider knowledge and local connections. In Batkin’s hometown of New York City, that means access to coveted restaurant reservations, a shopping day with a personal stylist, and tickets to sold-out events (including front-row tables at the hit show Queen of the Night) in all five boroughs.
Insider Clout: For a family visiting during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Batkin arranged a behind-the-scenes tour to watch the balloons inflate and VIP bleacher seats for Mom and Dad while the kids rode on a float. Also included: a dance lesson with the Rockettes.
Specialties: New York City, Mexico, the Caribbean, and luxury travel