Barbara Gallay CTC

New York City, NY United States
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Travel Specialties
  • Beach & Sun
  • Independent Tours
  • Spa Vacations
  • Hotels
  • Ocean Cruising

  • No Destinations
Selling Travel Since
  • English

My Background

Barbara lives in Manhattan, and travel has been her life since she began working. Her travel career began with the airlines - Pan American-Grace Airlines and British Airways. She was president and owner of Linden Travel in New York City from 1973 until she sold it in 2009, at which time there were over 120 people on staff. Linden was the first Virtuoso agency in New York City and was known for personal service and close connections with industry suppliers. She was a founding member of Travel + Leisure’s Travel Agency Advisory Board and remained on until 2013. She also served on the Travel Agency Advisory Boards of many leading travel companies, including Abercrombie & Kent, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Rosewood Hotels, Preferred Hotels, Cunard Line, Orient Express (now Belmond), Virtuoso, and several others. Barbara was listed in Crain’s 100 Most Influential Women in NYC Business and also as One of The Most Powerful Women in Travel by Forbes Executive Woman. Barbara was recognized by Travel + Leisure Magazine as an “A-List All Star” for many years, and by Travel Agent Magazine for four consecutive years as one of “The Most Powerful Women in Travel”. Conde Nast Traveler included her on their “A List” for many years. Barbara is now happily associated with Classic Travel Service in New York and is proud to be involved with their website - She's still an active traveler, visiting luxury hotels and hoteliers around the world. Her passion for travel continues. Her speciality is her familiarity and contacts at luxury hotels around the world.

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