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