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A-List Travel Advisors

So you want to… make sushi in Tokyo. Take the kids on a scavenger hunt on the islands of Greece. Track tigers in India. Or sleep in an underwater suite in the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve got a travel advisor for that. In Travel + Leisure's 21st annual A-List, we bring you the world’s top vacation specialists, who can take your trip from enjoyable to extraordinary.

Featured Advisor: Julian Harrison

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This South Africa–born expert, who once worked as a safari guide, speaks Zulu and Afrikaans fluently and excels at adventurous safaris across the continent: walking through the Serengeti, paddling through the Okavango Delta, or assisting anti-poaching teams in their efforts at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya. He has written a Fodor's safari guidebook and has planned trips for illustrious clients such as Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron.

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The U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean

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Central America, Mexico, and South America

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Africa & Safaris

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Egypt and the Middle East

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Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific

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Special Interests

Travel Advisory Board

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 27 experts personally look after clients, many do. The rest have teams who excel at orchestrating memorable adventures

About the A-List

Every year, Travel + Leisure editors evaluate hundreds of luxury-travel advisors to determine which ones will best serve our readers. If you are a travel advisor and want to be considered for the A-List, please email and to request an application.

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