Virtuoso Life - November/December 2017 - 27
religions, and people of varying backgrounds,
travel is a force for good in uncertain times.
"We're in the relationship business," Virtuoso CEO Matthew Upchurch says. "With
the world accelerating around us, it is human
connections that hold us together."
Virtuoso Travel Week is the industry's
largest luxury-travel conference, with professional-development opportunities, networking experiences, media events, major
industry announcements, and awards celebrating those who have made an impact in
their fields. The attendees' mission: to create and foster genuine relationships for the
benefit of travelers everywhere. Virtuoso
travel advisors connect with cruise lines,
hotels, and tour operators, in effect shopping for their clients' future travels - and securing special perks that those connections
allow, such as room upgrades, hard-to-get
reservations, and welcome amenities.
"I love that no matter how many years I
attend, there's always someone new to meet
and something new to learn," Beverly Hillsbased Virtuoso agency executive Mickey
Weill says. This year was no exception, as
the week revealed numerous newcomers,
buzzworthy trends, and predictions of future hot-spot destinations. Here, a few of
our favorite takeaways.
A world apart...
A safari is unlike any other experience and
Micato Safaris is unlike any other company.
If BLEED, make it fit and center in
the DARK GRAY BOX.
Ads should have been designed
with bleed on all sides for balance
If NON-BLEED, make it fit and centered in the LIGHT GRAY BOX.
1. CRUISES: STILL BOOMING
There are NO FOLIOS
for 1/2-page ad pages.
The cruise industry continues to evolve,
and the high demand for cruising has led to
new ports of call, innovative itineraries, and
better ships with bigger wow factors. For
example, Norwegian Cruise Line's newest
addition, the 4,000-passenger Norwegian
Bliss, will debut next summer with a nearly
1,000-foot-long, two-tier, electric racetrack
- the largest at sea - as well as a laser-tag
Contact your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for details.
NINE-TIME #1 WINNER World's Best Safari Outﬁtter, Travel+Leisure
FIVE-TIME WINNER World Savers Award For Education and Doing It All
For every safari sold, we send a child to school.
at the week's
Destination & Experiences
Ambassador of the Year
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Best VAST Partner