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Presenting the Virtuoso Best of the Best for 2020: Our Favorite Places to Stay Around the World!

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.

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
If need more background on Virtuoso Travel, be sure to check out my FAQ here: Frequently Asked Questions

Break out the suitcase and get ready to check in: the 2020 Virtuoso Best of the Best is your ultimate guide to the world’s premier hotels and resorts - and to the benefits and upgrades they offer exclusively to Virtuoso travelers.  You’ll enjoy up to $500 in complimentary extras whenever your Virtuoso travel advisor, The Family Travel Guy, arranges your stay.

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.

The Kahala Hotel & Resort on the island of Oahu

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 Best of the Best for 2020
There’s no such thing as the perfect vacation, but there is such a thing as the vacation that’s perfect for you, and the first step is deciding where to stay. Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a three-week sojourn, I can help you decide when and where to go.

The hotels and resorts in this directory are simply the best of the best – ask me for help finding the one that’s right for you.

Click the links below to go the individual sections within the larger Virtuoso Best of the Best Guide for 2020.
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Photo of 2020 Best of the Best cover, featuring Bar Jos├ęphine at Hotel Lutetia, Paris.
There’s no such thing as the perfect vacation, but there is such a thing as the vacation that’s perfect for you, and the first step is deciding where to stay. Whether it’s a quick weekend getaway or a three-week sojourn, your Virtuoso travel advisor can help you decide when and where to go. The hotels and resorts in this directory are simply the best of the best – ask your travel advisor for help finding the one that’s right for you.
In this issue

YOUR BEST GETAWAY »
No matter where you stay, enjoy exclusive amenities courtesy of your Virtuoso travel advisor.
TABLE OF CONTENTS »
Browse our favorite places to stay around the world.
VIRTUOSO EXPERIENCES »
Enhance your trip with bespoke tours.
CURATED EXPERIENCES »
Pick a stay that’s perfect for you.
AWARD WINNERS »
Properties recognized in the 13th annual Best of the Best Hotel Awards.
VIRTUOSO’S PREVIEW COLLECTION »
Be the first to enjoy these soon-to-be open properties.
VILLA VACATIONS »
The ultimate home away from home.
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