Virtuoso Travel Week 2016: Media Roundup

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Virtuoso Chairman and CEO Matthew Upchurch

2016 VTW Media Coverage

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

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Virtuoso Travel Week has emerged as luxury travel’s biggest and most important global event. This year saw record-breaking attendance from 70 journalists from six countries, further cementing the event’s reputation as the Fashion Week of luxury travel. Consumer, business and trade outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, AFAR, Boston Globe, Conde Nast Traveler, Globe & Mail, Wallpaper online, Business Insider Australia, O Estado de Sao Paulo and Robb Report Mexico all attended the 2016 Virtuoso Travel Week.

Here is a rundown of some of the media coverage surrounding Virtuoso Travel Week 2016:

United States & Canada

At Virtuoso, Resilient Luxury Market Seeks Out Exclusive Experiences (Washington Diplomat)
Taking the Kids -- and the pluses of using a travel agent (Chicago Tribune)
Virtuoso Highlights Wellness Travel with New Initiative (Travel Weekly)
Virtuoso Launches New Wellness Program and Expo (Travel Agent Central)
Inside Virtuoso’s Top Luxury Travel Destinations for Fall 2016 (Travel Agent Central)
Travel Advisors Back in Vogue for Luxury Market, Claims Virtuoso CEO (Luxury Daily)
Three Years Of Meetings? That’s Just The Start Of The Big Numbers At Virtuoso Travel Week (Travelweek)
Italy Tops the List for Fall & Holiday Travel in 2016 (JustLuxe)
World's Top Luxury Travel Experts Select The Best Hotels for 2016 (Forbes)
Tech Talk: CEOs and Advisors Weigh in on Tech in the Industry From Virtuoso (Luxury Travel Advisor)
Virtuoso Launches New Wellness Initiative (Travel Age West)
Virtuoso Celebrates "Best Of The Best" Hotel Awards (Travelweek)
Virtuoso Names “Best of the Best” Hotels (Travel Agent Central)
Virtuoso Names Top International Destinations For Fall Travel (Travel Market Report)
Virtuoso CEO Upchurch: ‘Travel Advisors Are The Hottest New Thing’ (Travel Pulse)
Virtuoso Week Panelists: Technology Supports Advisors (Travel Weekly)
More Luxury Travelers Turn To Agents (Travel Market Report)
Virtuoso Hands Out Awards, Predicts Hot Destinations (Travel Weekly)
Virtuoso Says New Booking Tool Will Be a Boon for Its Agents (Travel Weekly)
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One On One: Virtuoso Chairman & CEO Matthew Upchurch (Travel Market Report)
‘Wellness Travel’ Niche Is Increasingly Healthy (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)
How The Other Half Vacations (The Boston Globe)
Where To Find The Jet Set (The Boston Globe)
Virtuoso Shares Data on Top Destinations (Travel Age West)
They're not here to take your order (Calgary Herald)

Latin America

Virtuoso vendió 420 mmd en cinco días (El Financiero)
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas vence prêmio Best of the Best (Forbes Brasil)
Hotel nas cataratas do Iguaçu é destaque em premiação de luxo (Folha de S. Paulo)
Os melhores hotéis de luxo do mundo (Estadão)
Quais tendências, destinos e hotéis serão protagonistas no turismo de luxo? (Finissimo)
Destinos de luxo preferidos dos brasileiros (Glamurama)
Hotel brasileiro vence premiação da Virtuoso com os melhores do mundo (Glamurama)
Los turistas del segmento de lujo cambian de destinos pero siguen viajando (Periódico Viaje)
Virtuoso Travel Week cresce 9% na edição deste ano (Panrotas)
Viver Melhor (Revista Viver Brasil)
El negocio boyante de los viajes de lujo (Excélsior)
Virtuoso entrega a Rosewood San Miguel de Allende el reconocimiento “Best Family Program” (Diario Imagen)
30% de los millennials quiere dejar sus viajes en manos de profesionales (Dinero en Imagen)
Las travesías del futuro (MSN - Espanol)
¿A dónde viajan los mexicanos? (Forbes Mexico)
5 tendencias para los viajes de lujo el futuro (El Universal)
El lujo es a nivel personal: Virtuoso Travel Week (Lideres)

Asia Pacific

Some 120 Australian Luxury Travel Advisors Are This Week Heading To Las Vegas  (The Nibbler)
Australians Loving Cruise And Multi-gen Travel (Travel Daily News, Asia-Pacific)
Luxury Travel Virtuosos Announce Their Best (Vacations & Travel Magazine)
Here’s What The British Travel Industry Is Saying About Brexit (Business Insider Australia)
How VR is going to change the way you travel (Business Insider Australia)
Here's why the old model of travel agents relying on brochures is broken (Business Insider Australia)
People are now hiring drones photographers to follow them around on holidays (Business Insider Australia)
The 7 habits of highly effective travel advisors (Latte Luxury News)

Europe, Middle East, Africa

The A List: the top five emerging destinations and where to stay when there (Wallpaper)
Virtuoso dévoile les 10 meilleurs hôtels de luxe en 2016 (Le Figaro - Madame)
L’Afrique : prochaine destination hivernale des voyageurs aisés (MSN-France)
Travel ‘re-energised as noble profession’ (TTG Media)
People turning to ‘trusted agents in a Vuca world’ (TTG Media)
Celebs say agents are 'valued'  (TTG Media)


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