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If you think travel agents are irrelevant in the age of Expedia, try booking a last-minute trip with five stops throughout the Middle East and see how far you get online. Complicated and unusual itineraries are the house specialty of Travelcraft, an agency that can wangle a private tour of the costume department of Paris’s Comédie-Française. Unlike its lesser competitors, Travelcraft doesn’t stop at booking airline tickets and hotel rooms—its agents will send along recommendations for restaurants, museum exhibitions, and concerts culled from their own travel and from clients’ jaunts. Best of all, you don’t have to pay extra for its personalized service.
Best Exotic Travel Agency
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).