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Joel A. Zack

A-List Travel Agent: Joel A. Zack

Photo: Courtesy of Joel Zack

Heritage Tours Private Travel

New York, NY, United States

Tel: (800) 378-4555



While Zack cultivates a keen understanding of his areas of expertise, which include Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Turkey, and all of southern Africa, he also keeps close watch on the evolving mindset and expectations of American travelers. His network of friends and connections has led to a growing roster of special experiences—kicking around a soccer ball with kids in a small South African township; an after-hours tour of the Alhambra—that are not easily matched.

Excited About: Zack is seeing more travelers heading to Portugal for its food and wine. “The best new restaurant is Bel Canto, in Lisbon. We have arranged private dinners with the chef, José Avillez.”