I'm a Virtuoso, let me VIP you!
At least twice a year, I meet with Virtuoso travel partners who represent the best of the best cruise lines, tour companies, hotels, and other advisors. Virtuoso is a "by invitation only" luxury travel network, and I am very proud to be a Virtuoso travel advisor. It's always exciting for me to be around my Virtuoso colleagues, as I was in Toronto last month, and will be again in Vegas this August for our huge annual conference. Being around my travel partners encourages me to be the best advisor I can be for my clients. It also helps me learn about the latest trends and developments in the world of travel, and find out about new trips and ideas for you.
In case you haven't heard me share what Virtuoso is, here is a synopsis: https://www.virtuoso.com/why-virtuoso/about-us
Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, with more than 20,000 advisors. We partner with over 1,800 of the world’s best companies such as hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. Our 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.
And hopefully you already know about the advantages of working with a Virtuoso advisor like me, but if not, here's a touch https://www.virtuoso.com/Marketing-Landing-Pages/Why-Work-With-An-Advisor and please give me a call to discuss.
Being a Virtuoso travel advisor also means I can VIP you when you travel, and negotiate some special perks on your behalf - such as complimentary hotel upgrades, breakfast, and food and beverage credits; special shore excursions or shipboard credits on cruises; and special touches when you travel.
This latest gathering in Toronto had me attend a 3-day travel conference at the Toronto Four Seasons. Part of the conference set up is 15-minute meetings with travel partners, so I got to meet (and/or further relationships) with the best cruise partners, hotels, and tour operators; so I could learn more.
These are the trips that most excited me the most:
1.) Galapagos Expedition Cruising with Lindblad Expeditions - Lindblad has been going to the Galapagos for over 50 years, and they are the best at bringing non-scientists to this special part of the world, traveling with top naturalists and historians, as well as National Geographic photographers. Here's the top 10 reasons you should go to the Galapagos with Lindblad. https://www.expeditions.com/destinations/south-america/galapagos/the-experience/Top-10-Reasons/ and watch this video interview with Jacinta McEvoy
2.) Kimberley Expedition Cruising in Australia with Southern World - Southern World is a partner I love working with for my clients' trips to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. So when I learned about their new expedition cruising in the Kimberleys, I was excited to share. See https://www.southernworld.com/tours/coral-expeditions-13-day-kimberley-expedition-cruise-coral-adventurer/
3.) Namibia Desert Quest with Big Five Tours - Big Five Tours offers amazing customization for clients. Here's an idea of what we can build for you in Namibia - Explore the private Neuhof Nature Reserve, where you can take a dip in magical desert pools and savor incredible star gazing at your camp’s pioneering Stellar Escape, a remarkable sleep out see https://bigfive.com/tour/presidents-pick-namibia-desert-quest/
4.) Wellness Retreats with Canyon Ranch - Canyon Ranch outdoes themselves with wellness retreats, so if you need to reconnect with who you are, or who you want to be; if you're healing from a trauma or life event; or if you just want a better tomorrow, Canyon Ranch offers inspiration - see https://www.canyonranch.com/discover/7-days-change/
Contact me to learn more!