Virtuoso Notes 21% Increase In Canada Cruise Sales, Overall Growth Forecast At 11%

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Luxury travel network Virtuoso has shared some recent achievements and sales forecast for 2019 at the 31st annual Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas, running this year 10-16AUG.

Virtuoso noted that overall 2019 sales are forecasted to grow by 10.9%:

  • Hotel sales up 15.3%
  • Air sales up 13.8%
  • Cruise sales up 11.5%
  • Insurance/car/specialty sales up 10.3%
  • On-Site ground operator sales up 10.2%
  • Tour sales up 3.2%

The cruise sales in particular are showing strong growth. In Canada, they’re up 21%.

Other cruise markets of notable growth include:

- Latin America and Caribbean – 9%

- U.S. – 9%

- Australia – 32%

- EMEA – 100+%

- Asia – 100+%

The Virtuoso network now encompasses over 1,000 agency locations with more than 20,000 advisors in 50 countries, accounting for over US$26.4 billion in annual sales.

This year's Virtuoso Travel Week marked record attendance with 7% growth, as 6,515 travel professionals from 107 countries met at Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa. Of the attendees, 34% are new to the event or have not been in the last four years.

The network's US & Canada Forum, where agency owners and managers have a chance to network, will be held in Las Vegas 29-31JAN, 2020.



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