Virtuoso Travel Week Attracts Over 6,000 Travel Professionals

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Virtuoso Travel Week features 333,000 one-on-one meetings.

Another record-setting Virtuoso Travel Week is currently taking place in Las Vegas. This year, 6,071 travel professionals from 100 countries are meeting at Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa. That's up 6% from 2017.

The luxury travel network says the event will feature 333,000 one-on-one meetings – equalling more than 1.5 million minutes or nearly three years.

Among the developments celebrated at Virtuoso Travel Week: 

  • The network has reached a new high with member agencies now in 50 countries, announcing the 50th – Uruguay – during the event. Virtuoso now encompasses over 1,000 agency locations with 17,500 advisors.
  • In the past year, Virtuoso has increased its ranks by more than 200 member locations, as well as adding agencies in three new countries: Turkey, Monaco and Uruguay.
  • Virtuoso advisor sales surpassed US$23.7 billion last year, up 12% percent from the previous year, making the network a powerhouse in luxury travel.
  •  Virtuoso says 2019 is already looking promising, judging by reported sales. Cruise sales are up 15% percent, on-site ground operator sales up 14% and tour sales up 9%.

 

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.




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