Brownell Travel’s Margret Propper and Ellen LeCompte Recognized as Top Travel Agents by Prominent Magazine
New York, NY (October 21, 2009) – In its October issue, available now on newsstands, Travel + Leisure magazine reveals the top travel agents in the world, including Ellen LeCompte and Margret Propper from Brownell Travel, a member of leading travel network Virtuoso ®. For the 8th annual “A-List,” Margret and Ellen were two of only 129 top travel agents selected by Travel + Leisure editors, who evaluated hundreds of candidates for this highly selective guide. The prestigious list organizes the agents by area of specialization and includes their years of experience and consulting fees. Margret appears in the Alaska category, and received this recognition based on 35 years of experience with travel to Alaska. Ellen was selected for England travel with over 20 years of experience. Virtuoso travel experts accounted for 76 of these 129 top agents – nearly 60 percent of the list. The complete 2009 A-List is available on http://www.travelandleisure.com/.
“We are proud that Virtuoso experts, like Margret Propper and Ellen LeCompte, have the honor of being named the best in their field by Travel + Leisure’s very knowledgeable editorial team,” said Matthew D. Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso. “Margret and Ellen are representative of the more than 6,000 Virtuoso advisors whose efforts change people’s lives through the experience of travel. Those who travel with Margret and Ellen do so with confidence and enjoy the collaboration and ‘Return on Life™’ that comes from working with a Virtuoso advisor.”
Travel + Leisure Editor-in-Chief Nancy Novogrod said, “Given the complications of life these days, along with the abundant opportunities to travel well at a good price, an experienced travel agent can make a huge difference. Our A-List Guide is a terrific resource for interesting travels–and stress reduction.”
Travel + Leisure’s “A-List” agents also shared their insights on current travel habits and preferences. Some highlights include:
More families are taking multigenerational vacations to Africa, Southern Europe (Tuscany and Provence), and Greece, despite the economic turndown;
T+L A-Listers cite the growing appeal of train travel around the world, in places such as Australia, Russia, and Kenya;
Whether it is a seat on a sold-out flight, booking the preferred corner room with a view, or mapping out a complicated itinerary, these “A-List” agents, including Ellen and Margret, can make travelers’ most difficult requests possible. For more information on traveling under the guidance of an “A-List” agent, contact Margret Propper at 205-414-7109 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ellen LeCompte at 804-353-0075 x3 or email@example.com.
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