Virtuoso has invited select Canadian agencies to become members of its portfolio of top leisure travel agencies in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Agencies invited to join the network benefit from the industry and consumer recognition that come from affiliation with the Virtuoso brand, as well as placement among their peer set and unique offerings that further help distinguish them.
Virtuoso’s newest Canadian agency members are:
- BST Vacations/Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd., Peterborough, ON
- CWT Harvey’s Travel, St. John’s, NFLD
- Groupe Voyages VP, Montreal, QC
- Kerrisdale Cruise & Vacation Travel, Vancouver, BC
- Omega Travel Service Ltd., Vancouver, BC
- Vacances Le Faubourg, Boisbriand, QC
- Victor Travel, Concord, ON
Membership unlocks a suite of benefits available through Virtuoso’s preferred partner portfolio, which includes more than 2,300 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, tour operators, destination management companies and premier destinations.
Sales and marketing initiatives, coupled with the industry’s most robust professional development program, create a competitive advantage.
And Wanderlist, Virtuoso’s travel dreaming and planning site, furthers advisor-client engagement, serves as an entry point to bring new prospective clients into the network and represents a pipeline worth more than (U.S.) $150 million in future travel bookings.
The network’s combined annual travel sales of (U.S.) $28-32 billion allow the group to negotiate enhanced advantages. For clients of Virtuoso agencies, this means complimentary upgrades, daily breakfast and personalized amenities, as well as additional perks that enrich the overall stay, such as private airport transfers, special dining experiences and spa treatments. These traveller bonuses are valued up to (CA) $740 / (U.S.) $550 per stay at over 1,500 properties in more than 100 countries. Through the Virtuoso Voyages program, advisors can offer exclusive benefits to their clients on select cruises (more than 800 of them), including a dedicated onboard host, plus their choice of an added-value benefit ranging in value from (CA) $670 / (U.S.) $500 per couple to several thousand dollars, depending on the sailing.
“Affiliation with Virtuoso allows our members to build relationships with the world’s best travel providers and bring stronger value and more elevated travel experiences to Canadian travellers,” said Úna O’Leary, general manager, Virtuoso Canada. “We are honoured to welcome these outstanding travel agencies who share our commitment to excellence.”
For more information on Virtuoso and its global network of luxury travel’s best, visit www.virtuoso.com.