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A-List 2010: World's Top Travel Agents

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Europe

Czech Republic

Nathalie Nagy
Special Booking: For a family visiting Prague, Nagy arranged a private tour of the studio of contemporary Czech sculptor Antonin Manto, then closed down the rooftop Koda restaurant for an exclusive dinner.
Years as Agent: 14.
Other Specialty: Honeymoons.
Fee: From $150.

England

Ellen LeCompte
New Favorite: At Isis Ceramics, outside Oxford, owner Deborah Sears, a collector of 17th-century English delftware, has resuscitated the art of hand-painted tin-glaze patterns.
Years as Agent: 20.
Other Specialty: Western U.S.
Fee: $250.

Tammi R. Van Volkinburgh
New Favorite: After two decades of being totally off the radar, London’s Silver Vaults—the city’s largest retailer of antique silver—is getting buzz again thanks to the unique shops that have opened there, including Beige and French’s Diary, along Chancery Lane.
Years as Agent: 19.
Other Specialty: India.
Fee: From $250.

Susie Worthy
Insider Clout: This summer, Worthy arranged for clients to tour the gardens at Highgrove, the Prince of Wales’s estate in Gloucestershire, complete with a private cocktail reception.
Years as Agent: 33.
Other Specialties: Anniversaries, reunions.
Fee: Varies.

France

Craig Loupassakis
Insider Clout: Loupassakis arranges tours of World War II sites for clients staying at Le Manoir du Quesnay, in Normandy, owned by the family of a French Resistance leader.
Years as Agent: 46.
Other Specialties: Caribbean, Hawaii.
Fee: $150.

Germany

Elisabeth Landry
New Favorite: Landry is impressed by Le Méridien Munich for its marriage of old-world hospitality and cutting-edge interiors (top-flight woods and fabrics, floor-to-ceiling windows, and sleek contemporary furnishings).
Years as Agent: 32.
Other Specialty: Italy.
Fee: $200.

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