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A-List: World's Top Travel Agents 2011

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Costa Rica

Rachael Bockoven Colbert
New Favorite: Los Altos Beach Resort & Spa, in Manuel Antonio, is on Colbert’s radar this year. “It’s a modern condo-rental building perfect for families.”
Years as Agent: 12.
Other Specialty: Patagonia.
Fee: None.


Tatiana Johnston *
Excited About: Quito’s colonial quarter, where another buzz-worthy hotel, Casa Gangotena, is set to open its doors in November.
Years as Agent: 16.
Other Specialty: Peru.
Fee: None.


Brian Morgan +
Excited About: The new eco-conscious cruise regulations, which will help protect the area’s natural wonders. The standards stipulate that no operators may offer tours of longer than 15 days.
Years as Agent: 12.
Other Specialty: Peru.
Fee: $400.


Marianne Braly
Top Tip: Despite Mexico’s challenges, Braly asserts that Tulum remains pristine and secure. Her hotel of choice? BeTulum, where guests dine steps from the water.
Years as Agent: 21.
Other Specialty: Italy.
Fee: $100.

Zachary Rabinor
New Favorites: A clutch of family-owned hotels around the country, including Guaycura, in Todos Santos; Xinalani Yoga Retreat, near Puerto Vallarta and reachable only by boat; and Casa de la Real Aduana, in the hills of Michoacán.
Years as Agent: 8.
Other Specialty: Guatemala.
Fee: Varies.


Marisol Mosquera
Excited About: Lima’s thriving culinary scene. Mosquera’s go-to restaurants in the city are Mercado, which serves classic Peruvian dishes, and Maido sushi bar.
Years as Agent: 15.
Other Specialty: Bolivia.
Fee: $250.

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** T+L’s Travel Agent Advisory Board, 2011
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