Virtuoso has confirmed Vienna as the destination for the 2020 Virtuoso Symposium, to be held from 17 – 21 March 2020. Vienna holds close ties with the luxury travel network, being the same location where API Travel Consultants rebranded as Virtuoso in 2000. Next year will mark the 20th anniversary of the company under that brand name.
The strong relationship between Virtuoso, the Austrian National Tourist Office (ANTO) and the Vienna Tourist Board was a key factor in securing Symposium for the city.
With around half of the anticipated 500 Symposium attendees being travel agency owners or managers from around the globe, Vienna will have a golden opportunity to display its upscale offerings to this influential group, which could in turn encourage their elite clients to visit the city and country. ANTO and the Vienna Tourist Board are sponsoring the event, with additional support from the Virtuoso-preferred partners including Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel; Hotel Imperial, A Luxury Collection Hotel; The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna; Park Hyatt Vienna; Palais Hansen Kempinski; Hotel Sacher Wien; Palais Coburg Residenz and Mondial Destination Management.
Vienna will be one of the very few cities – alongside Hong Kong and Cape Town – to host the luxury travel gathering twice. Virtuoso selects the world’s most dynamic locales as Symposium hosts, from Cairo to Cannes, Singapore to St. Petersburg, Madrid to Mexico City, Buenos Aires to Berlin. The network’s latest Symposium was held May 7 – 11 in Melbourne, Australia.