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Guy Rubin

A-List Travel Agent: Guy Rubin

Photo: Courtesy of Guy Rubin

Imperial Tours

Beijing, China

Tel: (888) 888-1970



Rubin is one of the most sought-after tour operators in China for luxury travel, a field that has changed dramatically in the 16 years that he’s been in the industry. He exhaustively researches new openings—the Banyan Tree Shanghai; the Mandarin Orientals in Guangzhou and Shanghai—and cultivates local contacts that lead to insider experiences: a helicopter ride from Beijing to the Great Wall, instruction in the game of weiqi, or a private calligraphy lesson.

Excited About: Rubin predicts growth in travel to Hangzhou thanks to its preserved cultural heritage, natural beauty, and stellar Aman and Four Seasons properties.