Virtuoso Travel Week 2017: Media Roundup

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2017 VTW Media Coverage

Headlines, News, and Stories from Luxury Travel's Biggest Event

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Virtuoso Travel Week Press Conference & Panel Discussion

Virtuoso Travel Week is luxury travel’s largest and most important global event, reaching a new high in 2017 of 5,670 attendees from 103 countries. This year also saw record-breaking attendance from 76 journalists from eight countries, further cementing the event’s reputation as the Fashion Week of luxury travel where news is broken and trends are revealed. Here is a rundown of some of the worldwide media coverage stemming from Virtuoso Travel Week 2017:

United States & Canada
Virtuoso Names Best of the Best in Hotels (Global Traveler)
The Human Touch (Travel Pulse)
Advising the Wealthy: Travel Agents Need to Save Clients From Themselves (Travel Market Report)
Virtuoso Debuts Innovation Award for Best Agencies (Luxury Travel Advisor)
Virtuoso Travel Week connects travelers to trips, destinations (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Headquarter Happenings: Virtuoso’s Growth Reflects Travel Agents’ Robust Health (Travel Market Report)
9 Travel Trends to Watch in 2017 and 2018 (U.S. News & World Report)
Travel Talk (Recommend)
Curating the “Authentic” Experience (Luxury Travel Advisor)
Millennials Are Relying on Travel Agents in Record Numbers (Travel + Leisure)
The Travel Advisor Profession Is Officially Hot (TravelAge West)
Millennials are important, but the money is still on boomers (Travel Weekly)
Virtuoso Names Top Advisors, Agencies, Partners at Closing Gala in Vegas (Insider Travel Report)
4 New Luxury Travel Trends (Furthermore)
Virtuoso Announces “Best of the Best” Hotels at Travel Week (Travel Agent Central)
Virtuoso désigne les 11 meilleurs hôtels de la planète (PAXnouvelles)
At Virtuoso Travel Week, a growing focus on agent communities (Travel Weekly)
Top News From Virtuoso Travel Week (Travel Agent Central)
The Top Trends in Luxury Travel (Luxury Travel Advisor)
Virtuoso Attracts More Millennials (Travel Pulse)
Not Your Typical Ship: Specialty And Expedition Cruising Is The Next Big Thing On The Water (Forbes)
Virtuoso Travel Week: U.S. hangs on to #1 spot; Calgary agent wins VAST award (Travelweek)
With sales booming, Virtuoso agencies have been hiring (Travel Weekly)
Record attendance reported at Virtuoso Travel Week (Travelweek)
Virtuoso Announces Network Growth and New Advisor Programs (Luxury Travel Advisor)
Now, More Than Ever, You Need To Find A Good Travel Agent (Forbes)
Virtuoso Honors Partners During Travel Week (Travel Pulse)
Virtuoso Gears Up for Travel Week (Travel Agent Central)

Latin America
¿Qué le espera al turismo en 2018? (Forbes México) 
Virtuoso: Diseñadores de viajes (Líderes Mexicanos)
Los mejores hoteles en la industria del turismo de lujo este 2017 (Forbes México)
Os destinos que vão bombar em 2018, segundo a Virtuoso (Viagem & Gastronomia)
Virtuoso Travel Week (Revista Versatille)
Natureza, vinhos e boa comida: conheça o Six Senses Douro Valley (Casa Vogue)
Sonho de consumo: turismo de luxo desconhece a crise e apresenta as tendências para 2018 (UAI)
Experiências exclusivas e roteiros em família são as principais tendências de viagens de luxo (O Globo)
Eleitos os melhores hotéis do mundo (Correio Braziliense)
Jericoacoara na lista de tendências de viagens de luxo para o 2º semestre (Diário do Nordeste)
Trancoso e Fernando de Noronha lideram escolha de final do ano (Viagem & Gastronomia)
Francia, Japón y Sudáfrica, en la mira de los mexicanos (El Economista)
Virtuoso, una red que genera 21 mil mdd anuales (El Financiero)
Mercado de luxo brasileiro cresceu 10% no último ano, apontam agências (O Globo)
Andaz Mayakoba recibe premio Virtuoso (Robb Report México)
Los turistas Prémium mexicanos prefieren Francia y Japón (Periódico Viaje)
Virtuoso cresce mais de 10% (A Tribuna)
Top 5 de las tendencias que le esperan al turismo mundial (Forbes México)
Virtuoso premia parceiros em encontro em Las Vegas (Panrotas)
Ventas por viajes de lujo superan los 21,200 mdd (El Economista)
Virtuoso, aquel que sabe dónde viajar y bien (Protocolo)
Prêmio elege os melhores hotéis de luxo do mundo (Catraca Livre)
Magnates encuentran atractivos algunos destinos mexicanos (Dinero en Imagen)
Turismo de lujo ¿hacia dónde viaja el mexicano? (Líderes Mexicanos)
Inicia encuentro de turismo de lujo (Reforma)
Viajeros de lujo prefieren Francia y Japón para este otoño (El Financiero)

Asia Pacific
Virtuoso showcases 20 exceptional hotel experiences (Latte)
Check Out the Winners of all the Virtuoso Awards (Travel Weekly Australia)
Travel agents are becoming cool again (Business Insider Australia)
Sarah Jessica Parker & Goldman Travel’s Big Win at Virtuoso Travel Week (KarryOn)
The winning travel photos from the biggest luxury travel conference in the world (Business Insider Australia)
Italy is the top luxury destination for Australian travellers (Business Insider Australia)

Europe, Middle East, Africa
Welcome aboard the hipster cruise (The Times)
Trending Niches Take Centre Stage (Hotel and Tourism Online)
Unprecedented Virtuoso Travel Week Attendance (Hotel and Tourism Online)
Six Senses Douro Valley wins Best Achievement in Design in Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards (DesignCurial)
Luxury Travel Trends for 2018 from Next-Level Private Jets to Millennial Cruises (The Independent)
Il lusso cerca l’Italia Svelata la top ten delle mete Virtuoso (TTG Italia)
Terremoto, Palazzo Seneca di Norcia è hotel dell’anno. La ‘medaglia’ arriva dagli Usa (La Nazione)
Virtuoso Travel Week 2017: Brexit has created a staycation trend (Verdict)
Top destinations for Virtuoso agents? Cornwall and Maldives (TTG UK)

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