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A-List: World's Top Travel Agents 2012

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Volker Altvater + *
Years as Agent: 26.
Other Specialty: South Africa.
Fee: None.
Contact: Big Five Tours & Expeditions, Stuart, Fla.; 800/244-3483; volker@bigfive.com; Twitter: @bigfivetours.

Tim Lapage + *
Years as Agent: 31.
Other Specialty: Ecuador.
Fee: $250.
Contact: Safari Experts, Park City, Utah; 435/649-4655; safari@safariexperts.com; Twitter: @safariexpert.

Mark Nolting *
Years as Agent: 26.
Other Specialty: Multigenerational safaris.
Fee: None.

Norman Pieters *
Years as Agent: 40.
Other Specialty: India.
Fee: $250.

Jackie Rush +
Years as Agent: 36.
Other Specialty: Jordan.
Fee: From $50.
Contact: Frosch Travel, Washington, D.C.; 800/296-0071; jackie.rush@frosch.com.

Southern Africa

Craig Beal *
Years as Agent: 7.
Fee: None.

Julian Harrison *
Years as Agent: 25.
Other Specialty: East and central Africa.
Fee: Varies.

Judy Udwin *
Years as Agent: 30.
Fee: From $300.

United Arab Emirates

Lindsey Wallace
Years as Agent: 16.
Other Specialty: Indian Ocean islands.
Fee: None.

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** T+L’s Travel Agent Advisory Board, 2012
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