Luxury Travel Agency was in Vegas for Bellagio’s Largest Annual Conference
Make no mistake that Virtuoso was hurt by the economic downturn, but its luxury-vacation-seeking clientele makes it a survivor, and gives the agency group some immunity.
Excerpt from Las Vegas Review-Journal
The stakes are high. These trip advisers are booking vacations where average daily rates run at $600, private Vatican tours are the norm and visitors can meet the lord and lady of Downton Abbey.
Through Saturday, Virtuoso Travel Week took over the Bellagio’s conference center, including the chapel and space at Aria and Vdara. With about 4,200 attendees from 90 countries, it’s the largest annual conference the hotel hosts and has been held at the Bellagio for 13 years. These travel advisers and their clients account for nearly $10 billion in annual luxury travel sales.