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Dream Makers: Fischer Travel Thrives on Delivering the Impossible

Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal with her father Bill Fischer, founder of the Fischer Travel Enterprises, inside the Petite Salon at the new Baccarat Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on April 15, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)
Stacy Fischer-Rosenthal with her father Bill Fischer, founder of the Fischer Travel Enterprises, inside the Petite Salon at the new Baccarat Hotel in Midtown Manhattan on April 15, 2015. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—There are some things that money can buy and some things that it can’t, and then there’s the thrill of being able to deliver...

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