Travel + Leisure Unveils 2019 A-List and Names Three Top Advisors from Tzell Travel

Top Travel Advisors Jody Bear, Harlan deBell and Kara Bebell Named on Travel + Leisure’s A-List

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New York, New York (September 4, 2019) — This year, Tzell Travel Group is celebrating three top advisors named on the 2019 Travel + Leisure A-List, which is a collection of the world’s top travel advisors. Advisors from Tzell Travel Group are recognized on the list for their expertise on various destinations and niche travel specialties including:

  • Jody Bear for Destination Celebrations – Bear & Bear Travel / Tzell Travel (New York, NY)
  • Harlan deBell and Kara Bebell for Honeymoons & Destination Weddings – The Travel Siblings / Tzell Travel (New York, NY)

Travel + Leisure editors evaluate hundreds of luxury travel advisors annually to determine which advisors are the best to serve their readers,” said Travel Leaders Group CEO Ninan Chacko. “We are thrilled that they recognize the value of several of our skilled travel advisors and are recommending them to their readers.”

The 17th annual Travel + Leisure A-List showcases 117 of the best advisors and tour operators in the travel industry business. Advisors from Tzell Travel have been appearing on the list for more than a decade.

Travel + Leisure highlighted the following advisors for their below expertise on the 2019 A-List:

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  • Travel + Leisure noted that Jody Bear is a luxury-travel specialist and an A-Lister since 2016. She is one half of the wife-and-husband team behind Bear & Bear Travel. She specializes in high-end celebration travel, weddings, honeymoons, teambuilding, family reunions, organizing private-access activities and stays at world-class properties along the way.

“Jody Bear is someone who continues to thrive as a luxury travel advisor and it’s outstanding that she is once again included in the collection of the world’s best travel advisors,” said Cindy Schlansky, Co-President of Tzell Travel. “With Jody’s many years of travel experience and unparalleled luxury expertise, it’s gratifying to see her again celebrated for constantly delivering premium vacations for her luxury travel clients.”

  • Other Tzell advisors returning to the list include Kara Bebell and Harlan deBell, a brother-and-sister team known as the Travel Siblings, who coordinate approximately 500 honeymoons and 35 weddings per year, and take turns jetting off to different locales once a month to scope out the newest hotels, romantic settings, and Instagram-worthy bathrooms. According to Travel + Leisure, they’ve planned everything from an intimate wedding at La Pause hotel outside Marrakesh, to a 150-person, medieval-themed ceremony at the Resort at Pedregal, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

“Receiving this recognition again is testament to the level of passion and service that Kara Bebell and Harlan deBell offer to their clients,” said Monty Swaney, Co-President of Tzell Travel. “Their in-depth knowledge of what’s trending in the luxury travel market and their network of connections are all part of what they tap into when planning trips for their clients.”

About Tzell Travel Group

Since 1966, Tzell Travel Group has been providing its clients with the highest quality, most personalized travel experience integrated with today’s technology – whether it be corporate, entertainment or leisure travel. Tzell maintains its headquarters in New York City and has offices in 20 states. In everything it does, Tzell Travel Group places the highest priority on both its clients and its agents. For the individual traveler, Tzell addresses value, convenience, comfort and safety, with its customized quality traveler services. For the corporation, Tzell Travel clients also have access to The Travel Collection by Travel Leaders Group, a portfolio of select travel offers including discounts on international and domestic flights, value-added benefits at lodging establishments, shipboard credits on cruises and savings on escorted and vacation packages. Membership to The Travel Collection is offered at no additional cost to U.S. American Express Gold Card, Business Gold Rewards Card, Platinum Card® and Business Platinum Card® Members. For more information visit