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What is Virtuoso Travel?

If you've been following the blog and my posts here, you've heard me mention Virtuoso Travel on more than one occasion and how my affiliation with Virtuoso Travel can help add tremendous value for your next trip, hotel stay, tour or cruise.

What Is Virtuoso Travel?
Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, with more than 20,000 advisors.  Virtuoso partners with over 2,000+ of the world’s best companies such as hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more.  Virtuoso Travel Advisors use their personal connections and firsthand expertise to craft bespoke trips for clients, including unique experiences, special values, complimentary perks, VIP treatment and rare access.

In a nutshell, Virtuoso is a travel consortium that is the largest and most luxurious of them all.

A travel consortium refers to an organization made up of independent travel agents and agencies that have joined together to increase their buying power, commissions, and amenities they are able to provide clients.  Consortiums are able to use their networks to negotiate with hotels, resorts, cruise lines, and other suppliers on behalf of their agent members. The resulting "preferred supplier" relationship benefits agency clients in the form of special amenities, upgrades, and special promotions not available to the general public.

Examples of Virtuoso Amenities include:
  • Room upgrades, subject to availability 
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • Food & beverage credit or Hotel/Resort credit or Spa credit 
  • Early check-in/late checkout, subject to availability 
  • Special Virtuoso Promotions or Experiences
More value for your trip when booking with The Family Travel Guy
As a Virtuoso Travel Advisor, The Family Travel Guy will work directly with a dedicated on-property contact and communicate your unique travel preferences, special requests, and any other things that may need coordinating - so you can relax and enjoy your trip!

Virtuoso Travel Week
Virtuoso is also well known for hosting the most show-stopping week in travel, known as Virtuoso Travel Week.  Virtuoso Travel Week is an annual event held in Las Vegas that draws thousands of Virtuoso members and suppliers, such as cruise lines, hotels, and tour operators.

The week long event is all about making connections, learning about the latest travel trends and mixing and mingling.  It brings advisors together with suppliers in a "speed dating" format of four-minute meetings and ten-minute meetings.

There are also professional development courses, special parties and a opening gala you'd think was for the Academy Awards!  It's a high energy and super-efficient way for members to discover the latest product offerings in the tourism and travel world.

In turn, these travel advisors, are able use the information and connections they've made to help clients plan their travel.
The Family Travel Guy:
The Family Travel Guy is an independent affiliate of MTravel - a Virtuoso Member, which is a well-respected travel agency with over fifty years in business and winner of many prestigious awards for travel service and business practice. You can read more about MTravel (now owned by CTM), a Top 10 Travel Management Company nationwide, and their #10 ranking on the Travel Weekly 2019 Top 50 Power List.

My goal is to inspire people to travel better, travel smarter and help them find value for their money along the way to fuel their wanderlust!

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Virtuoso travel advisors have global connections to make your trip better. When you check in, you’re a VIP and can expect exclusive amenities such as room upgrade on arrival, daily breakfast, resort credits, early check-in/late checkout, spa treatment credits, special Virtuoso experiences and more!

I have access to Virtuoso hotel amenities as a Virtuoso Travel Advisor, Marriott STARS, Marriott Luminous, Hyatt Prive (coming soon!), and other great deals available from wholesale travel suppliers such as Pleasant Holidays, Journese, Blue Sky Tours, Travel Impressions, and many more!

The Family Travel Guy is an independent affiliate of MTravel - a Virtuoso Member, CST# California: 2129700-40