Working with a travel advisor comes with all sorts of benefits. Not only do these professionals eliminate the stress of planning by dealing with all of the details (visa requirements, bookings, etc.) but they also provide incredible insight and unparalleled access that gives you value you couldn’t get any other way. Whether it’s with a private dinner at the foot of the Pyramids at Giza, an exclusive nighttime visit to Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, or a dance lesson with a Cuban rumba master, a seasoned advisor can help turn your next vacation into the experience of a lifetime. In Travel + Leisure’s 19th annual A-List, we showcase our picks of the 148 top agents and tour operators in the business.
This group, which shares its industry knowledge with the editors of T+L, oversees tens of thousands of individual trips annually. While not all of these experts personally look after clients, many do — and the rest have teams who excel at orchestrating memorable adventures.