Posted: 22 Jan 2018 Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold Accepted into Virtuoso
Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold have been accepted into Virtuoso’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 honour, 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 holiday 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, 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 travellers and providing purposeful travel experiences to our clients.”
Insight Vacations offers over 100 unforgettable guided holidays 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 traveller.
Both Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold offer high-calibre 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.