Virtuoso Travel Week 2019: Media Roundup

Virtuoso Travel Week 2019: Media Roundup

<strong>The Power of Human Connection. </strong>1.4 million minutes of one-on-one meetings took place between travel advisors and preferred travel providers at the 2019 Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas. Virtuoso travel advisors rely on the relationships they build at this event to create one-of-a-kind journeys for their clients.
The Power of Human Connection. 1.4 million minutes of one-on-one meetings took place between travel advisors and preferred travel providers at the 2019 Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas. Virtuoso travel advisors rely on the relationships they build at this event to create one-of-a-kind journeys for their clients.
2019 VTW Media Coverage
1,700+ stories • 34 countries • 78% of consortia press coverage for August 2019

Virtuoso Travel Week, luxury travel’s largest and most important global event, reached a new high in 2019 with 6,515 attendees from 107 countries. This year also saw an abundant media attendance with 70 journalists from six countries, further bolstering the event’s reputation as “the Fashion Week of luxury travel” where the latest news and trends are revealed. 

United States & Canada      

Consumer:

Trend Alert! This Is the Hottest International Destination for Fall, According to Luxury Travel Experts (Coastal Living)
The 10 Fastest-Growing Luxury Destinations, From Virtuoso Travel Week (JohnnyJet.com)
This fall upscale travelers are hunting for new adventures. Here is where they are finding them. (CNBC.com)
Latin America, Middle East see largest booking increases for holiday season (Luxury Daily) [Subscription Required]
Virtuoso Week 2019: Tips and Trends From the Fashion Week of Travel (AFAR)
7 Up-and-Coming Destinations for Fall (Global Traveler)
The 10 Hottest Up-and-Coming Vacation Destinations to Visit Right Now (Family Traveller USA)
World’s Top 8 Hotels Voted By Virtuoso Global Luxury Travel Network (Go World Travel Magazine)
Upscale travelers are just like us (StuckAtTheAirport.com)
The Best Hotels, Restaurants and Bars in the World – Prestigious New Award Winners Revealed (Paper City Magazine)
Where Canadian travellers are spending rest of 2019 (Toronto Sun)
Virtuoso Honors Grand Velas Riviera Maya as Best Family Program in Annual Best of the Best Awards (SFGate)
 
Forbes:
15 Of The Best Luxury Travel Experiences For 2019, 2020 And Beyond
How Small Hotel Brands Are Making A Big Mark In Luxury Travel
Look At 2019’s Best Of The Best Hotels: Inspiring Your Virtuoso Vacation
Private Jet Travel Is Greener Than You Think  
Overtourism Calls For Creativity, Better Manners And Community Engagement
Getting The Word Out About The $8.8 Trillion Global Tourism Industry
The Top 10 Popular, Fastest-Growing Upscale Travel Destinations This Fall And Holiday Season
 
OhThePeopleYouMeet.com:
Norwegian Cruise Line (segment)
Raffles Hotels (segment)
 
Radio:
Michigan’s Big Show (talk show)
Nevada’s Morning News -- NewsTalk 840 KXNT

Trade:

Travel partners win big at Virtuoso Travel Week (PAX News)
Pretty As A Picture (TravelPress.com)
Winners Announced at Virtuoso Travel Week (Travel Pulse Canada)
The Importance of EQ When Booking Travel (Recommend)
 
Travelweek:
1.4 million minutes of one-on-one meetings at Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas
TPI gets award for 2019 Top Air Year-Over-Year Percentage Growth – Member Agency at Virtuoso Travel Week
 
Hotels Magazine [Subscription Required. Article PDF’s Provided]:           
Belmond Cadogan builds fresh reputation on historic past
Cities need ‘code of conduct’ to address over-tourism: Virtuoso Talk
Is Virtuoso too big? How this exec leverages Kempinski’s strengths
 
Insider Travel Report:
Insider Video: Virtuoso’s Matthew Upchurch on the Changing Travel Advisor
Insider Video: Matthew Upchurch’s Takeaways From Virtuoso Travel Week
Insider Video: Get an Update on Virtuoso Preferred Partner Programs
Insider Video: Get an Update on Virtuoso Member Programs
Insider Video: How Virtuoso Promotes the Value of Travel Advisors
Who Are Virtuoso’s Top Travel Advisors, Agencies & Preferred Partners
What Are Virtuoso’s Top Hotels and Hoteliers in the World?
What Are Virtuoso’s Top Destination, Cruise, Tour & Lifestyle Partners
Who Are the Top Virtuoso Travel Agencies in the Network?
Virtuoso CEO Kicks Off Travel Week Citing New Role for Travel Advisors  
What Are the Top Destinations for Clients of Virtuoso Travel Advisors This Year?
 
Luxury Travel Advisor:
Virtuoso: 2020 Presidential Election Could Cause Decreased Sales Growth
Virtuoso Announces 2019 Best of the Best Awards Winners
Virtuoso Travel Week: Matching High-Tech With High-Touch
Virtuoso Travel Week: Growth and Advisor Program Updates
Virtuoso Travel Week: Destination, Cruise and Lifestyle Awards
 
Open Jaw:
“Cruise Line Of The Year” Goes To Crystal At Virtuoso’s Travel Week Awards
Home & Abroad: Virtuoso Reveals Where Canucks Are Heading This Fall
Virtuoso Travel Week Kicks Off With Record 6,515 Attendees
Mexico’s Grand Velas & Montage Among Winners Of Virtuoso’s Hotel Awards
 
Skift:
High-Touch and High-Tech Find Common Ground With Travel Advisors: Virtuoso CEO
How Much the Human Connection Still Matters
Travel Advisors Address the Power of Gen Z and the Emotional Quotient
 
Travel Agent Central:
Virtuoso: Uruguay, Maldives Are The Hottest Travel Spots This Fall
Virtuoso Honors Top Advisors, Partners At Travel Week
 
Travel Pulse:
Virtuoso Celebrates Top Members as Travel Week Concludes
Virtuoso Continues to Enhance Network While Growing Global Presence
Virtuoso Reveals Winners of Best of the Best Awards
Virtuoso’s Top Fall Travel Destinations
World’s Leading Cruise Lines Excellence Awards Recognize Top Travel Partners
Virtuoso Names Seabourn’s Chris Austin Cruise Ambassador of the Year
 
Travel Market Report:
Headquarter Happenings: Virtuoso Focuses on Human Connections While Promoting Digital Tool
Upscale Travelers Continue to Seek Out New Destinations
 
Travel Weekly:
At Virtuoso show, discussing what makes luxury travelers tick
If 2020 is like other presidential election years, travel growth will slow
Virtuoso ramping up use of vacation-planning tool
Virtuoso tests theory of travel downturn in presidential election year
Uruguay, Malta among hottest luxe travel destinations

Latin America

Consumer:

Los Cabos es el destino de lujo favortio de los mexicanos: Virtuoso (Forbes México)
Virtuoso Travel Week Y El Turismo De Lujo (AMA Viajar)
Virtuoso Premia Os Melhores Hotéls Do Mundo (Hotel Inspectors)         
Viajeros están dispuestos a gastar más por experiencias más sustentables (López-Dóriga Digital)
This fall upscale travelers are hunting for new adventures. Costa Rica not on the list. (Q Costa Rica)
Promueve CPTQ al Caribe Mexicano en Virtuoso Travel Week (Milenio)
Turismo de Alta Gama: Argentina participó en una nueva edición de Virtuoso Travel Week (El Diario de Turismo)
Lanzan 10 campañas promocionales en Estados Unidos (Por Esto! – Dignidad, Identidad y Soberanía)
Madrid, rumbo a Las Vegas para impulsar su oferta turística de lujo (ABC Madrid
El gobierno de Carlos Joaquín promueve la llegada de más estadounidenses (La Verdad)
Promueve destinos de lujo, en EU (El Heraldo de México)
BCS se promociona como turismo de lujo (Capital México

El Economista:  
Los Cabos, destino turístico de lujo en expansión  
¿Cuáles son los lugares favoritos de los viajeros de lujo mexicanos?
Virtuoso Travel Week tomará el pulso al turismo de lujo
 
Estadão:
Virtuoso revela principais tendências do turismo de luxo
Saiba quais são os melhores hotéis de luxo do mundo

Trade:

Guanajuato presenta durante Travel Week ofertas de turismo de lujo (Noticias de la Industria Turística: NITU)
Uruguay es el destino de moda para el turismo de lujo de EEUU (AeroLatin News)
Resort One & Only na Austrália ganha prêmio de ação sustentável (Revista Hotéis)
Argentina en Virtuoso Travel Week (Mensajero)

Asia Pacific
 
Consumer:

The top destinations for upscale travelers this fall and holiday season (Gooruf Asia)
How do tourism consultants discover and satisfy the emotional appeals of Generation Z? (Meadin.com)

Trade:

Virtuoso’s Standout Performers Honoured At Network’s Annual Travel Week Gathering (Travel Weekly)
Australian Virtuosos Head To Las Vegas For 2019 Virtuoso Travel Week (E-Global Travel Media)
Tourism Australia named as Most Engaged Tourist Board in US & Canada (Travel And Tour World)
 
Karryon:
Virtuoso Awards: Goldman Travel & Spencer Travel named world’s top luxury travel brands
Virtuoso: The hottest luxury travel trends for the rest of 2019
 
LATTE Luxury News:
Virtuoso’s 2019 Luxury Travel Trends Revealed
Virtuoso Reveals New Innovations And Enhancements
Virtuoso’s 2019 Best Of The Best Hotels and Hoteliers Revealed  
           
Travel Daily [Subscription Required]:
What happens in Vegas … MTA – Mobile Travel Agents Style
What happens in Virtuoso
Virtuoso top hotels

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Consumer:

Luxury US tourists to Rwanda grow by 114%, travel agencies say (The New Times)
American Tourists Flocking To Rwanda Grow By 114% (East African Business Week)
Beyond the Reef x British Virgin Islands: testing the waters (OutThere Magazine)
In the USA, Slovenia has been named the hottest destination of the year (Siol.net)

Trade:

‘Best of the Best’ hotels and hoteliers chosen by luxury travel network (C&IT)
Top trends for luxury UK travellers this autumn and festive season (Travel Daily Media)
+286%: Uruguay Tops Virtuoso Hot 10 (Hotel & Tourism Online) 
Amanda Hyndman scoops Hotelier of the Year title at Virtuoso event in Las Vegas (The Caterer)
Virtuoso names Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris “Hotel of the year” in 2019 Best of the Best Awards
(Journal Des Palaces)