Articles tagged “Virtuoso”

Travel Agents

Becoming a Fora Travel Advisor as a Side Hustle During a Summer of Airline Chaos

Fora Travel has the potential to give impetus to the evolving role of travel agents in an Instagram and TikTok era. It all sounds good in theory, but much depends on whether the agency can deliver on providing adequate training to its burgeoning ranks.

Becoming a Fora Travel Advisor as a Side Hustle During a Summer of Airline Chaos

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Work to Make Once Elusive Round-the-World Trips a Reality

Sabbatical travel is in the spotlight, but is a year-long trip around the globe feasible for a family? A couple? Two travel advisors set out for a string of faraway places, showing clients and friends that it can be done.

Travel Advisors Work to Make Once Elusive Round-the-World Trips a Reality

Business Travel

Travel Advisors See Changing Cruiser Preferences for Peak Booking ‘Wave Season’

Travel advisors say this year's "wave season" is showing strong preferences for less-visited ports and immersive land experiences. There are also indicators that passengers are more likely to hold the cruise industry accountable on sustainability.

Travel Advisors See Changing Cruiser Preferences for Peak Booking ‘Wave Season’

Business Travel

U.S. Election Year Aside, Travel Advisor Execs Optimistic About 2020

The adage that U.S. presidential election years are bad for business may or may not hold true for 2020. Savvy travel advisors, however, may want to put extra effort into keeping clients confident and enthusiastic about upcoming travel plans.

U.S. Election Year Aside, Travel Advisor Execs Optimistic About 2020

Tour Operators

Is Tour Operator Cox & Kings the Next to Fall?

Debt-addled Cox & Kings appears to be teetering on the brink of collapse. It has closed its Australia/New Zealand operations. Virtuoso has severed ties with it — and a rescue does not look imminent.

Is Tour Operator Cox & Kings the Next to Fall?

Business Travel

Travel Advisors Address the Power of Gen Z and the Emotional Quotient

Travel advisors are finding that kids are playing an increasingly important role in travel planning decisions. They must address the preferences of all family members, including their emotional needs.

Travel Advisors Address the Power of Gen Z and the Emotional Quotient

Business Travel

High-Touch and High-Tech Find Common Ground With Travel Advisors: Virtuoso CEO

Virtuoso Travel Week drew record attendance to the annual event it likens to Fashion Week. While heavily touting the consortium's new Wanderlist travel planning tool, it also emphasized the human touch.

High-Touch and High-Tech Find Common Ground With Travel Advisors: Virtuoso CEO

Skift EDU

Expert Tips on Planning Your First Luxury Vacation

Luxury travel advisors offer advice on the best ways to step up your trips a notch. Heed their wisdom!

Expert Tips on Planning Your First Luxury Vacation

Business Travel

The Super Rich Are Creating New Opportunities for Travel Advisors

Ultra-wealthy travelers are growing in number, and many are willing to pay for expertise in fulfilling their champagne wishes and caviar dreams. However, serving these clients, especially the newly rich, can put advisors to the test.

The Super Rich Are Creating New Opportunities for Travel Advisors

Business Travel

Virtuoso Has a Trip-Planning Tool to Inspire Luxury Clients

We've seen trip-planning tools come and go, but this Wanderlist one might thrive because its users get additional assistance from real travel experts who charge fees. Until artificial intelligence improves substantially, this hybrid digital and human approach is the most promising approach.

Virtuoso Has a Trip-Planning Tool to Inspire Luxury Clients