Top luxury travel agencies and partner suppliers across the Asia Pacific Region have been awarded at the Virtuoso network’s Asia Pacific Forum held in Beijing, where more than 60 members gathered for two days of workshops and events.
Recognising the production performance of Virtuoso’s agency members and product partners, the 2019 APAC Luxury Awards are a true measurement of achievement, commitment and outstanding performance.
“Virtuoso members and suppliers are already well established as the best of the best in their category,” Virtuoso Asia Pacific Managing Director, Michael Londregan said.
“In a marketplace that often sees travel agents as mere distributors of product, Virtuoso’s members and suppliers recognise personalised service is critical in differentiating and connecting with their clients in today’s marketplace.
“Over the past 12 months, Virtuoso revenues for Australia and New Zealand grew by 30%, so this year’s award winners have achieved exceptional growth in a business that is already outpacing the rest of the market quite significantly.”
Londregan said that while the Australian travel market grew by an estimated 4% in the past year, Virtuoso’s awards recognised its members who have been able to both grow their own business and maintain significant volumes for their luxury suppliers.
“The trusted advice that Virtuoso members provide is the fuel that continues to drive our incredible growth. We are definitely moving towards the best products in the market and our award winners are seeing the results that occur when knowledge, professionalism, experience and relationships manifest into the value proposition offered to clients.”
The Virtuoso Asia Pacific 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. Set across 15 categories, the awards reflect performance and highlight the travel advisors and products servicing customers at the highest level across the industry.
The Virtuoso 2017 Asia-Pacific Luxury Award winners are:
Member – Mobile Travel Agents (MTA)
Partner – Seabourn
Member – Bicton Travel
Partner – Viking Cruises
Hotels & Resorts Production
Member – Goldman Travel Corporation
Partner – Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Hotels & Resorts Growth
Member – Ovation Travel & Cruise Planners
Partner – Amanpulo
Destinations & Experiences Production
Member – Travel Associates
Partner – Island Escapes
Destinations & Experiences Growth
Member – Executive Edge Travel
Partner – Trans Africa Safaris
Most Engaged & Hospitable Agency – AUS/NZ
Winner – FBI Travel
Most Engaged & Hospitable Agency – Asia
Winner – Charlotte Travel
Southern Cross Spirit of Virtuoso
Beverly Cohen – Wentworth Travel