International luxury travel network, Virtuoso, today announced winners of the inaugural Virtuoso APAC Luxury Awards in Sydney, with 16 luxury-focused travel advisors and preferred partner products awarded for their revenue and growth performance in 2015.
The winners included Hawaii’s Halekulani for achieving highest Global Hotel Revenue out of the region and Goldman Travel for Hotel Sales Revenue.
“The Virtuoso APAC Luxury Awards are a measure of product and advisor performance for luxury travel products booked in the Asia Pacific region in the past 12 months,” Virtuoso Asia-Pacific Managing Director, Michael Londregan, said today.
“Our awards purely reflect performance, so winners of the Virtuoso APAC Luxury Awards highlight the travel advisors and products servicing customers at the highest level, and who are seeing fantastic results in return.
“These winners, set across 16 categories including Partner and Member categories in Hotel, Cruising, Onsite, Tour Operator and Asia Pacific performance, are measured on revenue and growth and are truly exceptional standouts.”
The Virtuoso APAC Luxury Award winners are:
Hotel (Global) Performance by Revenue: Halekulani, Hawaii
Hotel (Global) Performance by Growth: The Goring, London
Hotel (APAC) Performance by Revenue: Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, Fiji
Hotel (APAC) Performance by Growth: Qualia, Australia
Tour Operator or On-Site by Revenue: Tauck
Tour Operator or On-Site by Growth: Trails of Indochina
Cruise Operator by Revenue: Seabourn
Cruise Operator by Growth: Seadream Yacht Club
Cruise Sales by Revenue: Savenio, QLD
Cruise Sales by Growth: Alpha Travel, WA
Tour Sales by Revenue: MTA – Mobile Travel Agents
Tour Sales by Growth: FBI Travel, VIC
Hotel Sales by Revenue: Goldman Travel, NSW
Hotel Sales by Growth: Mary Rossi Travel, NSW
On-Site Sales by Revenue: Phil Hoffmann Travel, SA
On-Site Sales by Growth: Concierge, NSW
Mr. Londregan said Virtuoso has a product portfolio of over 1,700 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, and boasts over 100 agency locations and more than 700 advisors in the Asia-Pacific region.
“Virtuoso’s product portfolio is among the largest globally, and all of our partners meet the exacting standards we set in recognising a true luxury product on behalf of our clients.
“Our advisors too must also meet Virtuoso’s strict criteria for membership and through our 100-percent verified traveller Reviews and Recommendations program – the only one of its type in the industry – they are also performing against feedback and reviews by their clients.”
“We congratulate all the winners of Virtuoso’s first APAC Luxury Awards.”