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ASTA Members Recognized as Top in the World

 

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Retail Travel Leadership Summit
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Travel + Leisure's 2008 A-List features ASTA Members

ASTA members are part of the Travel + Leisure's trip specialist 'super-agent' list for 2008. Agents were selected for arranging trips that have beyond the normal and into the extraordinary. ASTA congratulations all agents that make this year's list. ASTA members on the T+L A-List are:

In Europe:
France - Clare Seyer, Betty Maclean Travel, Naples, Fla.
Italy - Deborah Hyte, Altour, Los Angeles, Calif.
Scandinavia - Carol Arklind, Travel Dynamics Group, Inc., La Jolla, Calif.
Switzerland - Ilene Koenig, Let's Travel, Santa Monica, Calif.
Turkey - Fred Poe, Poe Travel, Little Rock, Ark.
U.K. and Ireland - Peter Herff, Herff Travel, Inc., San Antonio, Texas

In the United States and Canada:
Alaska - Margret Propper, Brownell Travel, Birmingham, Ala.

In the Bahamas and the Caribbean:
Caribbean - Becky Williams, Brownell Travel, Birmingham, Ala.

In Latin America:
South America - Douglas B. Wren, PanAmerican Travel Services, Salt Lake City, Utah

In Asia:
China - Karin Hansen, Frosch, Deerfield, Ill.
India/Sri Lanka - Ellison Poe, Poe Travel, Little Rock, Ark.

In Africa and the Middle East:
Africa - Katie Cadar, Travel Store USA, Los Angeles, Calif.
Egypt - Malaka Hilton, Admiral Travel Gallery, Sarasota, Fla.
Southern Africa - Robert P. Malmberg, The Malmberg Travel Companies, Boston, Mass.

For Hotels and Spas:
Hotels - Manny Beauregard, Valerie Wilson Travel, Atlanta, Ga.

For Cruises:
Luxury - Betsy Patton, Betty Maclean Travel, Inc., Naples, Fla.
World Cruises - Lois Moran, Betty Maclean Travel, Inc., Naples, Fla.

For Active Travel:
Diving - Gene Lashley, Century Travel, Atlanta, Ga.
Golf - Jani Miller, Central Travel, Toledo, Ohio
Hiking/Walking - Doris White, Travel Dynamics, La Jolla, Calif
Hunting and Fishing - Mollie Fitzgerald, Frontiers International Travel, Wexford, Pa.

For Family Travel:
Safaris - Paul Largay, Largay Travel, Waterbury, Ct.

For Special Interests:

Off the Grid - Tony Poe, Poe Travel, Little Rock, Ark.
Private-Jet Trips - Donna Christensen, Betty Maclean, Travel Inc., Naples, Fla.
Women's Travel/Large Groups - Deb Wright, The Travel Authority, Lafayette, In.

For Ultra-Luxury:
Diane E. Hilliard, Hilliard & Olander Ltd., Stillwater, Minn.
Mary Ann Ramsey, Betty Maclean Travel, Inc., Naples, Fla.

For Unexpected Luxury
Pallavi Shah, Our Personal Guest Inc., New York, N.Y.
Nancy Strong, Strong Travel Services, Dallas, Texas
Jim Strong, Strong Travel Services, Dallas, Texas

The Power Brokers:
Priscilla Alexander, Protravel International, Inc. New York, N.Y.
Barbara Gallay, Linden Travel Bureau, Inc., New York, N.Y.
Valerie Ann Wilson, Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc., New York, N.Y.


Condé Nast Traveler Recognizes ASTA Members as Top in the World

Congratulations to the ASTA Members who made the Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Professionals in the World list. Condé Nast Traveler's, Wendy Perrin's, 9th annual list of the top 128 travel specialist in the world is highly selective group of travel professionals that are put through a rigorous selection process. Join us in congratulating these premier ASTA members and their outstanding achievement.

Wendy’s Perrin's Rolodex of Travel Specialists

Africa:
Phoebe Weinberg, Greatways Travel, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

The Americas:
Leigh Ann Cloutier, Rico Tours, Austin, Texas
Clark Kotula, Geographic Expeditions, San Francisco
Brady Binstadt, Geographic Expeditions
Meg McGriff North, Brownell Travel, Birmingham, Alabama
Brent Olson, Geographic Expeditions

Asia:
Sanjay Saxena, Destination Himalaya, San Rafael, California
Jalsa Urubshurow, Nomadic Expeditions, Monroe Township, New Jersey

Europe:
Ellison Poe, Poe Travel, Little Rock, Arkansas
Wanda S. Radetti, Tasteful Croatian Journeys, New York City
Leftheris Papageorgiou, Hellenic Adventures, Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota
Christos Stergiou, TrueGreece, Maroussi, Greece
Maria Teresa Berdondini, Tuscany by Tuscans, Montecatini Terme, Italy
Greg Tepper, Exeter International, Tampa
Heinz Rufer, Beale Travel Service, Chicago
Rudi Steele, Rudi Steele Travel, Dallas

Honeymoons:
Cookie Anspach Kohn, Valerie Wilson Travel, Highland Park, Illinois

Middle East:
Rita Zawaideh, Caravan-Serai, Seattle

Pacific Nations:
Donna Thomas, New Zealand Travel, Langhorne, Pennsylvania

United States:
Margret Propper, Brownell Travel, Birmingham, Alabama
Susan D. Tanzman, Martin's Travel & Tours, Los Angeles
Mary Ann Ramsey, Betty Maclean Travel, Naples, Florida
Janet Lanterman, Cruise Specialists, Seattle

Sports and Adventure:
Mollie Fitzgerald, Frontiers International Travel, Wexford, Pennsylvania
Gordon Dalgleish, PerryGolf, Wilmington, North Carolina

Special Interest:
Larry Martin, Food & Wine Trails, Santa Rosa, California

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