TORONTO — Seven Canadian travel agencies have been added to Virtuoso’s global roster of agencies in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
These new additions include:
- BST Vacations/Blowes & Stewart Travel Group Ltd., Peterborough, ON
- CWT Harvey’s Travel, St. John’s, NFLD
- Groupe Voyages VP, Montréal, PQ
- Kerrisdale Cruise & Vacation Travel, Vancouver, BC
- Omega Travel Service Ltd., Vancouver, BC
- Vacances Le Faubourg, Boisbriand, QC
- Victor Travel, Concord, ON
As a Virtuoso member, these agencies will enjoy a host of benefits through Virtuoso’s preferred partner portfolio, which includes more than 2,300 hotels and resorts, cruise lines, tour operators, destination management companies and premier destinations. They’ll also gain access to sales and marketing initiatives, Virtuoso’s professional development program, as well as Wanderlist, Virtuoso’s travel dreaming and planning site that serves as an entry point to bring new clients into the network and represents a pipeline worth more than US$150 million in future travel bookings.
“Affiliation with Virtuoso allows our members to build relationships with the world’s best travel providers and bring stronger value and more elevated travel experiences to Canadian travellers,” said Úna O’Leary, general manager, Virtuoso Canada. “We are honoured to welcome these outstanding travel agencies who share our commitment to excellence.”
Virtuoso’s combined annual travel sales of $28-$32 billion allow the group to negotiate enhanced advantages. For clients of Virtuoso agencies, this means complimentary upgrades, daily breakfast and personalized amenities, as well as perks like private airport transfers, special dining experiences and spa treatments. These bonuses are valued up to Can$740 per stay at over 1,500 properties in more than 100 countries.
Plus, through the Virtuoso Voyages program, travel advisors can offer exclusive benefits to their clients on a select group of over 800 cruises. These include a dedicated onboard host and their choice of an added-value benefit ranging in value from Can$670 per couple to several thousand dollars, depending on the sailing.
For more information go to www.virtuoso.com.