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A-List 2009: The 129 Top Travel Agents

For an expanded version of the 2009 A-List, with over the top requests, secret finds, and dream trips from 
all 129 agents, visit travelandleisure.com.

Photo: Serge Bloch

Europe

The U.K., Poland, and Sicily are seen as great values. Travelers are interested in lesser-known areas such as France’s Périgord region.

England

Ellen LeCompte Years as agent: 20. Other specialties: Western U.S., Canada. Consulting fee: From $250.

Tammi R. Van Volkinburgh Years as agent: 18. Other specialty: India. Consulting fee: From $250.

Susie Worthy * Years as agent: 32. Other specialty: Events and celebrations in London. Consulting fee: From $220.

France

Craig Loupassakis Years as agent: 45. Other specialty: Italy. Consulting fee: From $150.

Clare Seyer Years as agent: 21. Other specialty: Italian countryside. Consulting fee: From $300.

Germany

Elisabeth Landry Years as agent: 31. Other specialty: Cruises. Consulting fee: $150–$200.

Greece

Kelly Shea Years as agent: 22. Other specialty: Turkey. Consulting fee: From $250.

Christos Stergiou + Years as agent: 5. Other specialties: Culinary and cultural tours. Consulting fee: $65.

Hungary

Nathalie Nagy Years as agent: 13. Other specialties: Austria, Germany. Consulting fee: From $150.

Ireland

Carol Cornell Years as agent: 26. Other specialties: Italy, France. Consulting fee: $50–$100.

Italy

Margot Cushing Years as agent: 30. Other specialties: Spain, Southeast Asia. Consulting fee: From $400.

Joyce Falcone * + Years as agent: 14. Other specialty: Culinary tours of 10 Italian regions. Consulting fee: From $100.

Deborah Hyte Years as agent: 30. Other specialty: Western Europe. Consulting fee: $375.

Judy Nussbaum Years as agent: 30. Other specialties: France, luxury cruises. Consulting fee: From $100.

Andrea Sertoli Years as agent: 15. Other specialties: Croatia, France.

Marjorie Shaw + Years as agent: 20. Other specialty: Cultural tours of Italy. Consulting fee: From $395.

Sally Watkins Years as agent: 23. Other specialty: Australia. Consulting fee: From $350.

Russia

Greg Tepper * Years as agent: 17. Consulting fee: From $250.

Scandinavia

Carol Arklind Years as agent: 20. Other specialty: Great Britain. Consulting fee: From $150.

Tor Jensen + Years as agent: 16. Other specialty: Southeast Asia. Consulting fee: From $200.

Scotland

F. Peter Herff II Years as agent: 35. Other specialties: Italy, the Iberian Peninsula. Consulting fee: From $350.

Claire Schoeder Years as agent: 19. Other specialty: England. Consulting fee: From $150.

Spain

Virginia Irurita + Years as agent: 10. Consulting fee: From $130 per person.

Judith Wolf Years as agent: 22. Other specialties: Italy, food and wine. Consulting fee: From $200.

Turkey

Fred Poe Years as agent: 48. Other specialties: Eastern Europe, Austria. Consulting fee: $200.

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* tour operator
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** T+L’s travel agent advisory board member, 2009

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