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Best of New York Services 2004

Best Travel Agent

  • Our Personal Guest

    20 East 53rd Street, No. 2E, 212-319-1354

    In the age of Travelocity and, you don’t need a travel agent to get you where you want to go. What you need is someone to tell you what to do when you arrive. Our Personal Guest’s Pallavi Shah is the ticket. Shah—who has organized personal jaunts for everyone from movie stars to media titans—specializes in trips to far-flung locales like India, Southeast Asia, and Africa. But European cultural adventures are also a big part of her business. She’ll not only get you around in style, select menus, and arrange dates with, say, the local maharajah or a notable artist but also send you off with a custom-made book of maps, clippings, and shopping tips tailored to your tastes. During your trip, you can call her 24-7 for up-to-the-minute adjustments.

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