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Conde Nast Traveler’s Wendy Perrin Names Top 150 Travel Specialists

Destination & Tourism James Shillinglaw November 15, 2012

Conde Nast Traveler has released Wendy Perrin’s 13th Annual Top 150 Travel Specialists list, which this year includes 19 new specialists. The full list, which includes travel agents and specialty tour operators, is published in the December 2012 issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

North America & the Caribbean: Michelle Glass (new), Entrée Alaska (Alaska); Bruce B. Sawyer, Touch the Southwest Tours (American Southwest); Vicky McGlynn, Travel?ong, Summit, N.J. (Bermuda); Marc Télio, Entrée Canada (Canada); Terry McCabe, Altour (Caribbean);?? ??Becky Veith, Becky Veith Travel (Caribbean); Betty Cox, Travel Concepts (Hawaii); Susan D. Tanzman, Martin’s Travel and Tours (Hawaii); Adamarie King, Connoisseur’s Travel (Mexico); Zachary Rabinor, Journey Mexico (Mexico); Hope Smith, Born to Travel (Mexico); Jackie Richmond, Wine Country Concierge (Napa/Sonoma Wine Country); Sheri Doyal, Pacific Northwest Journeys (Pacific Northwest); Caroline Wood, Brownell Travel (Rocky Mountains); Marty Behr (new), National Parks Revealed (U.S. National Parks).

Central & South America: Maita Barrenechea, Mai 10 (Argentina); Vanessa Guibert Heitner, Limitless Argentina (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay); Becky Harris, Viaventure (Belize, Guatemala & Honduras); Martin Frankenberg, Matueté (Brazil); Paul Irvine, Dehouche (Brazil); Jill Siegel, South American Escapes (Brazil); Eric Sheets, Latin Excursions (Colombia, Ecuador, the Galápagos & Panama); Irene and Richard Edwards, GreenSpot (Costa Rica); Michael Kaye, Costa Rica Expeditions (Costa Rica); Santiago Martinez, Gentian Trails (Ecuador & the Galápagos); Tom Damon, Southwind Adventures (Ecuador, the Galápagos, Patagonia & Peru); Pierre Gedeon, Nicaragua Adventures (Nicaragua); Meg McGriff North, Brownell Travel (Panama); Marisol Mosquera, Aracari (Peru & Bolivia); Troy Glennon (new), Austin Lehman Adventures (Peru); Paola Perelli (new), Lares Uruguay (Uruguay).

Europe: Gwen Kozlowski, Exeter International (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary & Poland); Ellison Poe, Poe Travel (Austria); Hermina Mulder, The Travel Society (Belgium & the Netherlands); Alex Datsev, Exeter International (Bulgaria, Montenegro, Romania & Slovenia); Wanda S. Radetti, Tasteful Croatian Adventures (Croatia); Katey Hartwell, Travel Experts (England); Jane McCrum (new), In Any Event (England); Susie Worthy, NoteWorthy Events (England); Anthony Bay (new),

Anthony Bay’s Europe (France); Pascale Bernasse, French Wine Explorers (France); Jack Dancy, Trufflepig Travel (France); Jill Jergel, Frontiers International Travel (France); Howard Lewis, Protravel International (France); Robert Preston, EuroPanache (France); Marion Harbison, Sterling Brownell Travel (Germany); Ronnie Liadis, Liadis Travel (Greece); Leftheris Papageorgiou, Hellenic Adventures (Greece); Christos Stergiou, TrueGreece (Greece); Erling Aspelund (new), Iceland Encounter (Iceland); Geraldine Murtagh (new), Elegant Ireland (Ireland); Kathleen Sheridan, Altour (Ireland); Andrea Grisdale, IC Bellagio (Italy); Maria Gabriella Landers and Brian Dore, Concierge in Umbria (Italy); Marcello Baglioni, AgaVe Travel Creative (Italy: Sicily); Joey Falcone, The Italian Concierge (Italy: Walking Tours); Jan Sortland (new), Norwegian Adventures (Norway); Nuno Tavares, Tours for You (Portugal); Greg Tepper, Exeter International (Russia & Eastern Europe); Mhairi Mackenzie, Mackenzie Brock Tours (Scotland); David Tobin (new), Dream Escape (Scotland); Virginia Irurita, Made for Spain (Spain); Jack Shaw (new), Epic Europe (Switzerland); Karen Fedorko Sefer, Sea Song Tours (Turkey); Earl Starkey,

Protravel International (Turkey); Rudi Steele, Rudi Steele Travel (Western Europe).

Middle East: James R. Berkeley, Destinations & Adventures International (Egypt & Jordan); Susan Weissberg, Wyllys Professional Travel (Israel); Joseph Yudin, Touring Israel (Israel); Rita Zawaideh, Caravan-Serai (Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria); Lindsey Wallace, Linara Travel (Oman & United Arab Emirates); Sean Nelson (new), Hud Hud Travels (Oman).

Africa & the Indian Ocean: Susan Herbst and Monique Rodriquez, Cortez Travel & Expeditions (Madagascar); Lindsey Wallace, Linara Travel (Maldives, Mauritius & Seychelles); Joel Zack, Hertiage Tours Private Travel (Morocco); Astrid Breuer, Islad Splendor Vacations (Seychelles); Jerry Sorkin, TunisUSA (Tunisia); Linda Friedman, Custom Safaris (Safaris: East Africa); Nina Wennersten and Daniel Saperstein, Hippo Creek Safaris (Safaris: East Africa); Cherri Briggs, Explore (Safaris: Southern Africa); Julian Harrison, Premier Tours (Safaris: Southern Africa); Phoebe Weinberg, Greatways Travel (Safaris: Southern Africa); Ryan Hilton, Admiral Travel International (Safaris for Families); Mark Nolting, Africa Adventure Company (Safaris for Families).

Asia: Diane Embree, Michael's Travel Centre (Bali); Brent Alson, Geographci Expeditions (Bhutan); William Myattwunna, Good News Travels (Burma); Andrea Ross, Journeys Within Tour Company (Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand & Vietnam); G.W. "Sandy" Ferguson, Asia Desk (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand & Vietnam); Jonny Bealby, Wild Frontiers (The Caucasus, Georgia, Kashmir & Pakistan); David Allardice, Eastern Journeys (China); Gerald Hetherly, Abercrombie & Kent (China); Zhang Mei, WildChina (China); Victor Biswas, International Ventures and Travel (India); Lucy Davison, Banyan Tours & Travels (India); Bertie and Victoria Dyer, India Beat (India); Sanjay Saxena, Destination Himalaya (India, Nepal, Sri Lanka & Tibet); Nancy Craft, Esprit Travel & Tours (Japan); Duff Trimble, Wabi-Sabi Japan (JJapan); Zulya Rajabova, Silk Road Treasure Tours (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan & Uzbekistan); Jaisa Urubshurow, Nomadic Expeditions (Mongolia); Antonia Neubauer, Myths and Mountains (Nepal); Walter Keats, Asia Pacific Travel Ltd. (North & South Korea); Lorenzo Urra, Global Nomad (Philippines); Miguel Cunat (new), Sri Lanka in Style (Sri Lanka); Vassi Koutsaftis, Geographic Expeditions (Tibet).

Pacific Nations: Stuart Rigg, Southern Crossings (Australia); Lynette Wilson, Destination World (Australia, Fiji & Papua New Guinea); Kieon Howe, The Art of Travel (French Polynesia & the Cook Islands); Jean-Michel Jefferson (new), Ahipara Luxury Travel (New Zealand); Donna Thomas, New Zealand Travel (New Zealand); Trevor Thomas, Southern Crossings (New Zealand).

Cruises: Chuck and Lynn Cross, Polar Cruises (Antarctica & the Arctic); Ellen Sack, The Barge Lady (European Canal Barge Cruises); Jill Fergel, Frontiers International Travel (European Canal Barge Cruises); Linda Allen, Cruises by Linda (Large Affordable Ships); Tom Baker, CruiseCenter (Large Affordable Ships); Leslie Fambrini, Personalized Travel Consultants (Luxe Small Ships); Mary Jean Tully, The Cruise Professionals (Luxe Small Ships); Richard Bruce Turen, Churchill & Turen (Luxe Small Ships & European River Cruises); Todd Smith (new), AdventureSmith Explorations (Small Ship Expedition); Janet Lanterman, Cruise Specialists (Multi-Generational Cruises); Mary Ann Ramsey, Betty Maclean Travel (Multi-Generational Cruises); Mary Crowley, Ocean Voyages (Yacht Charters).

Special Interest: Terry McCabe, Altour (Business Travel); Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Valerie Wilson Travel (Business Travel); Jody Bear, Bear & Bear/Tzell (Destination Celebrations); Susan Kelly, Travel Magic (Disney); Kay Merrill, Are We There Yet? Family Adventures (Family Travel); Leslie Overton, Absolute Travel (Family Travel); Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Valerie Wilson Travel (Family Travel); David Rubin, DavidTravel (Gay/Lesbian Travel); Angela Turen, Churchill & Turen (Honeymoons); Sylvia and Ted Blishak, Train Travel Consulting at Accent on Travel USA (Rail Travel in North America); Angela Turen, Churchill & Turen (Spas).

Sports & Adventure: Thomas Lennartz, Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions (Arctic Wildlife Expeditions); Mollie Fitzgerald, Frontiers International Travel (Fly Fishing); Gordon Dalgleish, PerryGolf (Golf); Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. (River Rafting); Meg Austin, The Travel Society (Scuba Diving); Dorothea Rasser, SkiEurope/Alpine Adventure (Skiing: Europe); Jane Emery, (Skiing & Snowboarding: North & South America).

Hard to Get Tickets, Seats & Guides: Gary Leff, Book Your Award (Frequent-Flyer Mileage Awards Tickets); Jim Ziesler, Inside Sports & Entertainment (Sporting & Cultural Events); Brett Snyder, The Cranky Concierge (Urgent Airline Assistance); Paul Bennett, Context Travel (Scholar-Led Cultural City Tours); Nicholas Wood (new), Political Tours (News Correspondent-Led Political Tours).