Insight Vacations® and Luxury Gold Accepted into Virtuoso®

first_imgTwo more brands in The Travel Corporation (TTC) family join exclusive luxury travel network  RYE, N.Y., Dec. 19, 2017 – Insight Vacations® and Luxury Gold have been accepted intoVirtuoso’s® selective portfolio of luxury travel partners, which comprises more than 1,700 preferred suppliers in 100 countries. According to Ulla Hefel Böhler, CEO of Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, inclusion in Virtuoso will open up new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s more than 16,000 luxury travel advisors around the world and their highly desirable clientele. Virtuoso agencies sell more than US$21.2 billion annually, making the network the most significant player in luxury travel. “Virtuoso’s acceptance process is incredibly discerning, so becoming a preferred partner is a true honor, and we are 100% committed to fully supporting the long-term success of our partnership,” said Böhler. “The reputation Virtuoso member advisors have for outstanding dedication to their clients is a perfect fit with our own bespoke approach to service. Now that we’re part of this renowned network, we look forward to offering Virtuoso advisors and their clients special amenities, values and experiences that surpass their expectations.” Insight Vacations, a premium guided vacation company, and Luxury Gold, a luxury travel company, join Virtuoso’s collection of the finest hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other suppliers worldwide. These partners, which specialize in world-class client service and experiences, secure Virtuoso clients superior offerings, rare opportunities and exceptional value. These prestigious providers are able to market to Virtuoso clients via network vehicles and to Virtuoso agencies through multiple communications channels and events, including Virtuoso Travel Week, luxury travel’s largest worldwide gathering. Insight and Luxury Gold’s acceptance into Virtuoso gives them direct relationships with the world’s leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold join several other TTC brands that are already proudly part of the exclusive Virtuoso network, including African Travel, Inc., Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection, U by Uniworld and several properties that are part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection: The Milestone Hotel and Residences, The Egerton House Hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, and Ashford Castle. “We are pleased to welcome these two award-winning brands, Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, as Virtuoso’s newest luxury travel partners since they offer unforgettable experiences and exceptional service,” said Matthew D. Upchurch, Chairman and CEO of Virtuoso. “We also share similar principles in making sustainable travel more accessible for travelers and providing purposeful travel experiences to our clients.” Insight Vacations offers over 100 unforgettable guided vacations in Europe and North America which incorporate immersive Insight Experiences, stylish hotels, and authentic flavors that bring each destination to life. All trips are accompanied by a passionate, dedicated Travel Director who ensures that guests enjoy seamless, stress-free travel and personal attention. Luxury Gold’s collection of 42 exceptional small-group journeys and independent trips offer guests the chance to visit extraordinary destinations worldwide, savor exceptional cuisine at acclaimed restaurants, stay at the finest properties with impeccable service, and participate in unique VIP experiences that are not available to the average traveler.   Both Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold offer high-caliber trips whose quality is consistent with TTC’s other Virtuoso member brands. TTC’s century of experience in the industry, long-standing relationships and rich history in premium and luxury travel allows it to offer unprecedented access to famous attractions, one-of-a-kind authentic experiences and incredible dining opportunities that are impeccably curated by experienced staff. For more information about Insight Vacations, call 1-800-582-8380 or visit www.insightvacations.com. For more information about Luxury Gold, call 1-888-428-1503 or visit www.luxurygoldvacations.com.  About VirtuosoVirtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 800 travel agency partners with more than 16,000 elite travel advisors in over 45 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. More than (U.S.) $21.2 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com. About Insight VacationsAs a global leader in premium escorted travel, Insight Vacations® has been crafting magical journeys for almost 40 years that embody The Art of Traveling in Style™. Through meticulous planning, detailed preparation and boundless passion, Insight’s collection of award-winning itineraries showcases the most outstanding destinations in Europe and North America. Guided by a highly-skilled Travel Director, guests can look forward to traveling in smaller groups, savoring authentic dining and enjoying a range of immersive Insight Experiences. To find out more, visit www.insightvacations.com. About Luxury GoldLuxury Gold elevates the concept of the modern luxury vacation, opening doors around the world to places and people guests wouldn’t dream possible. Our dedicated, passionate Traveling Concierges take care of everything while guests relax and enjoy unique behind-the-scenes VIP experiences, exceptional dining, and hand-picked luxury accommodations. Our remarkable itineraries open travelers’ minds to an astonishing journey of wonder, adventure and learning. Join us for a carefully crafted small-group journey unlike any other. For more information, visit www.luxurygoldvacations.com. About The Travel Corporation The Travel Corporation (TTC) is a highly successful international travel group. Our philosophy is simple – to create enriching experiences for our travelers by combining an unbeatable mix of exceptional service and quality at great value. No matter what your taste, whether you are a family or a couple, a group or traveling solo – TTC offers something for everyone. Our multi-award-winning portfolio ranges from luxury hotels and boutique river cruises, to independent holiday package companies and a variety of guided travel experiences. For more information about TTC, visit www.ttc.com. About The TreadRight FoundationCreated as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to help ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. Founded by Brett Tollman, Chief Executive, TTC, to date TreadRight has supported more than 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. As an official Diamond Sponsor of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017, TTC is dedicated to bringing the industry together with a shared goal of benefiting local communities and the environment.  To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at TreadRight.org.last_img

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