Virtuoso’s member advisory board attended the organization’s 27th annual Travel Week. // © 2015 Virtuoso
From Aug. 8 through 13, Virtuoso held its 27th annual Virtuoso Travel Week at Bellagio Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Top suppliers and advisors in the luxury travel niche gathered for one-on-one meetings, brainstorming and networking.
During the event’s opening session, Matthew D. Upchurch, Virtuoso chairman and CEO, announced that expansion into Europe, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Singapore brings the organization’s membership count to 373 travel agencies with 698 offices throughout 30 countries, accounting for a total of 9,850 travel advisors. Upchurch also spoke on the increasing value of a travel agent’s personal touch as technology expands.
“You can’t take the human out of humanity,” he said. “As technology continues to spread into every facet of life, there is a desire — even a craving — for real human connection.”