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Earl Starkey

New York, New York Travel Agent

Travel Agent

I started in travel working sales at Capital Airlines in 1983. When they went out of business. After a couple of short jobs at other travel agencies I worked for 5 years at a company called Meeting Professionals They were a luxury boutique agency. After that I had a brief time at VTS Travel where I was hired to work in-house at KPMG doing the Chairman and his groups travel.

I joined Protravel International in April of 2001. I had already started frequent travel to Turkey and in November of 2003 we started an on-site in Turkey called Sophisticated-Travel as a luxury boutique agency affiliated with Protravel International. My expertise on Turkey has been noted by Conde Nast Traveller, Wendy Perrin, Luxury Travel Advisor and several other publications. I fell in love with Turkey on my first visit 20 years ago.

10 of those years I was a corporate travel agent, working for the Chairman’s group at KPMG. In 2001, I started providing unforgettable trips to Turkey tailored around my clients’ every wish. Trips I plan offer luxury and comfort combined with a closer cultural, artistic and culinary experience than what was being offered in Turkey at the time. Over the years, I have been named top travel agent for Turkey by National Geographic Traveler and have been featured in articles by Luxury Travel Magazine, New York Magazine, The New York Daily News and The Jewish Daily Forward. I am also an Epicurean Travel Consultant for Bon Appetit Magazine.Proud to be named Condé Nast Traveler's Top Travel Specialist for Turkey every year since 2001. My heart beats for Turkey and I am the travel expert to ask if you want to fall in love with the country, its people, and astonishing sights.

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