A-List Travel Advisors

October 14, 2020

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.

Featured Advisor

Between them, Ross and Cole have 28 years of experience in planning trips to Southeast Asia. They're particularly adept at finding the best new hotels and resorts in the region, such as Shinta Mani Wild and Six Senses Krabey Island, both in Cambodia. They also zero in on travelers' specific passions, from seeing wildlife on Borneo to food tours in Hanoi or Saigon.

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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 experts personally look after clients, many do — and the rest have teams who excel at orchestrating memorable adventures.

  • Marcus Barlow

    TRAVEL ADVISORY BOARD | SPECIALTY TRAVEL FOR AMERICAN EXPRESS CARD MEMBERS
  • Rob Clabbers

    TRAVEL ADVISORY BOARD | LARGE, MEDIUM, AND SMALL SHIPS SPECIALIST
  • Shelby Donley

    TRAVEL ADVISORY BOARD | LUXURY SURF EXPERIENCES SPECIALIST
  • Jack Ezon

    TRAVEL ADVISORY BOARD | FAMILY AND MULTIGENERATIONAL SPECIALIST
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The U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean

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Central America, Mexico, and South America

Europe

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Asia

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Africa and the Middle East

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Safari

  • Will Bolsover

    T+L TOP TRAVEL ADVISOR | CENTRAL AND EAST AFRICAN SAFARIS SPECIALIST
  • Michael Lorentz

    T+L TOP TRAVEL ADVISOR | CENTRAL, EAST, & SOUTHERN AFRICA SAFARIS SPECIALIST 
  • Mark Nolting

    T+L TOP TRAVEL ADVISOR | CENTRAL, EAST, AND SOUTHERN AFRICA SAFARIS SPECIALIST 
  • Tamsyn Fricker

    T+L TOP TRAVEL ADVISOR | EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA SAFARIS SPECIALIST 
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Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific