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Travel Experts From TravelStore Make Travel + Leisure’s 2013 A-List of Top Travel Agents

September 7, 2013 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Each year Travel + Leisure® editors evaluate hundreds of travel agents and pick their favorites for their annual A-List of Top Travel Agents in the world. The 2013 A-List of 161 of the best travel advisors in the business includes three of TravelStore’s travel experts.

“We’re so proud to be represented on Travel + Leisure’s A-List, and not with just one, but with three of our travel experts,” said Wido Schaefer, CEO of California-based TravelStore. The TravelStore agents making the list include Katie Cadar (Africa Expert), Susanne Hamer (French Polynesia Expert) and Stan Godwyn (China Expert).

Katie Cadar (Africa Expert) has over 27 years of experience in the travel industry, planning customized luxury and adventure travel to all parts of the world. Since her first trip to Zambia, Ms. Cadar fell in love with Africa, and planning African safaris has become an addiction. She has been part of Travel + Leisure’s A-List for the last 8 years.

Stan Godwyn (China Expert) is fluent in Mandarin and holds a Masters in Anthropology, with a focus in Chinese Archaeology. He has been traveling to China since 1987 and has personally escorted many tours of the country. He specializes in arranging private customized itineraries for groups and individuals that accommodate the clients’ special needs and interests.

As founder and team leader of TravelStore’s award-winning Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Team,Susanne Hamer (French Polynesia Expert) has specialized in creating customized romantic travel experiences in exotic destinations around the world including French Polynesia, Fiji, the Maldives and Seychelles. This is Susanne’s 8th year on Travel + Leisure’s A-List.

“Not only does planning a trip with a consummate travel professional provide confidence and save time, it often provides far more value,” said Dan Ilves, Leisure Vice President. “Our experts leverage their personal knowledge, our clients’ experiences and our relationships worldwide with suppliers and hoteliers to provide the best possible experiences.”

Whether planning a walking safari in Zambia, a romantic getaway to Fiji or Tahiti, or an in-depth look into the wonders of China, an excellent travel agent can often make all the difference, turning an ordinary trip into one that’s a life-changing experience.

Many of TravelStore’s experienced travel experts are accessible online, and a video introduces travelers to the company and the personalized services offered.

The Travel + Leisure A-List agents will be featured in the October issue of Travel + Leisure, available on newsstands September 20th.

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