The August 10-16 event in Las Vegas, Nevada, will generate $420 million in travel sales.
The luxury travel industry, buyers (travel consultants) and sellers (Preferred Partners) will meet August 10-16 in Las Vegas at Virtuoso Travel Week. More than 6,300 people are expected to attend the event and will conduct more than 340,000 individual appointments resulting in more than $420 million in travel sales.
With more than $23.7 billion in annual travel sales, Virtuoso is a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry.
The Virtuoso network comprises more than 17,500 consultants in more than 1,000 agencies in 50 countries. It has relationships with 1,700 hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tourism companies and top destinations. The organization offers its clients exclusive services, out of the ordinary experiences and privileged access.
Exclusive travel trends for 2019
2019 is the year of ultrapersonalized travel according to Virtuoso Luxe Report 2019, an annual survey of Virtuoso’s global travel agency partners and advisors, who predicted exclusive travel trends for this year based on current and anticipated bookings.
The report reveals consumer requests for high purchasing power travel that illustrate the desire for a deeper level of personalization and unique experiences. A total of 1,071 travel consultants from Virtuoso affiliated agencies in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Caribbean, Europe, Africa and the Middle East were surveyed.
Japan tops the list of emerging destinations for the first time, having previously ranked third and fifth in 2018 and 2017, respectively. Multigenerational travel remains strong as the most popular trend for 2019. Italy continues to be the world’s premier destination, as well as the leader in family travel, honeymoons and millennial travel.
Key findings of the Virtuoso Luxe Report 2019:
Main travel trends
Active or adventure travel
Top Emerging Destinations
The best global destinations
The best adventure destinations
Favorite destinations for the millennial
Rome and New York (draw)
The best family travel destinations
The best honeymoon destinations
Main cruise itineraries
Main travel motivations
Explore new destinations
Crossing out items from the wish list
Seek authentic experiences
Rest and relaxation
Spend time or reconnect with loved ones