The crème de la crème rises to the top at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

August 11-17, 2018 sees the elite of the luxury travel industry gather in Las Vegas for the exclusive Virtuoso Travel Week: the “ultimate annual global travel community event”.

Exclusive to the Virtuoso network, Virtuoso Travel Week focuses on the evolving marketplace conversation between Virtuoso advisors, their clients, and preferred suppliers, with advisors making a “buying trip” on behalf of their clientele.

Based primarily on “speed dating”, Virtuoso Travel Week features hundreds of thousands of hours of personal networking between Member Agency and Preferred Partner attendees, extensive professional development opportunities, and a celebration of Virtuoso, the world’s top luxury travel network.

In addition, Virtuoso Travel Week’s conference sessions and seminars make the entire event a “must” for the cream of the luxury travel sector.

This year, the opening ceremony on August 12 will see Simon Sinek as the keynote speaker. Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Sinek teaches leaders and organisations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day, Sinek is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.


In a new survey, Virtuoso has revealed how its affiliated travel advisors are seeing rising interest among clients in search of sustainable tourism vacations. Hailed as an industry trend forecaster, the 2018 Virtuoso Luxe Report surveyed its travel advisors on sustainability as a factor in consumer choice in travel.

According to the travel advisors, when making travel decisions, they say it is Millennials who are leading the charge. They are three times more likely than second-place Generation X to seek out and support travel companies that are committed to sustainable tourism.

“Sustainable tourism represents a transformative movement and our goal remains to support our travel partners in their best practices, from saving endangered species to supporting community development projects around the world. By sharing these inspirational stories and educating Virtuoso advisors and their clients on the positive impact that comes from traveling in a more mindful way, we are helping to advance travel as a force for good,” said Jessica Hall Upchurch, Virtuoso Sustainability Ambassador.

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Photos: Virtuoso Travel Week 2017