The 31st edition of Virtuoso Travel Week took place this year from 10 – 16 August, drawing 6,515 travel professionals from 107 countries. Virtuoso confirmed that this year saw a record attendance for the event, and that 34 percent of the attendees were either new or have not attended within the last four years.
At the event Virtuoso released an update on its network growth and new programs. The network says it now encompasses over 1,000 agency locations with more than 20,000 advisors in 50 countries, accounting for over $26.4 billion in annual sales. Sales for 2019 are forecast to grow overall by 10.9 percent, or by 15.3 percent for hotels; 23.8 percent for air; 11.5 percent for cruise; 10.3 percent for insurance/car/specialty; 10.2 percent for on-site ground tour operator sales; and by 3.2 percent for tour sales.
James Haigh, Director of Sales & Marketing for Elewana Collection was in Vegas and attended nonstop meetings, networking events and functions, connecting with new Agents and catching up with those we have worked with over the years. “It was inspiring and energising to be a part of this phenomenal event and meet so many people in one place. Thank you to all those that took time to meet with me and I look forward to working with you over the coming years. I would also like to thank Virtuoso for putting together another incredible Travel Week”.
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