Published on : Monday, August 14, 2017
The travel advisors from all over the world spent the day at ARIA Resort & Casino on Saturday, and explored one or more of their interests: adventure travel, family travel, cruising and wellness travel.
During the world’s fair-style expo, advisors discovered the latest developments from more than 135 Virtuoso preferred partners from around the globe, who gave the eight-minute presentations to small groups of advisors at individual booths.
The leading travel advisors spent two hours rotating through all 15 booths in a pavilion, then moved to two other pavilions of their choice for the rest of the event. Of the nine pavilions, three focused on adventure travel, three on wellness, two on cruise and one on family travel.
Virtuoso further developed these four communities, giving them more structure and offered an opportunity for participants to come together, after identifying trends in both product offerings and advisor sales.
Virtuoso defined its communities as a group of advisors and carefully selected partners united by enthusiasm for a specific type of travel, who share experiences, collaborate, learn about offerings, and become more engaged within that niche.
Virtuoso supported each community year-round through marketing, training, events, and mentorship programs.
The “Community Globetrotting” introduced the newest Virtuoso community: Virtuoso Family Travel. The visitors to the Family Travel pavilion discovered the destinations with a range of activities for children, teens, adults and grandparents, as well as shared experiences for the whole family.
Virtuoso Family Travel joined three established communities: Virtuoso Voyages, a hosted benefits program for cruise specialists; Virtuoso Active and Specialty Travel (VAST), with its focused on adventure, active exploration, and niche offerings; and Virtuoso Wellness Travel, emphasized the experiences that nourish the mind, body, and soul through nutrition, healing, fitness, and education.
Virtuoso Community Globetrotting built on Virtuoso’s Globetrotting event, which was at first introduced in 1999, that brought hundreds of active and specialty travel enthusiasts together on the Saturday before Virtuoso Travel Week.