Coral Expeditions expands partnership with Virtuoso

Alliance renewal goes beyond Australia and New Zealand

Virtuoso has invited Coral Expeditions to expand its relationship with the luxury travel network further afield.

Two years into a successful regional pact (revealed exclusively by LATTE in November 2020), and having anchored its arrangement in Australia and New Zealand, the breadth of the association has now been extended to Virtuoso’s travel agency members in North America, the UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Jeff Gillies, Commercial Director of Coral Expeditions, said inclusion in Virtuoso will present new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s luxury travel advisors and their clientele within those regions. Virtuoso agencies worldwide sell an average of US$25–$30 billion annually, making the network the most significant player in luxury travel.

Rowley Shores, the Kimberley | Credit: Coral Expeditions/Facebook

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“Virtuoso’s acceptance process is incredibly selective, so expanding our presence to cover these important markets is a true honour,” he Gillies.

“The reputation Virtuoso member agencies have for outstanding dedication to their clients is a perfect fit with our own bespoke approach to service.

“As a part of this renowned network, we look forward to offering Virtuoso advisors and their clients throughout Australia, New Zealand, North America, UK, Europe, Africa and the Middle East the special amenities, values and experiences that will surpass their expectations,” Gillies added.

Coral Expeditions joins Virtuoso’s collection of the finest luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other travel entities, comprising over 2,200 preferred suppliers in 100 countries globally. These partners, which specialise in world-class client service and experiences, provide superior offerings, rare opportunities, and exceptional value for Virtuoso clients.

The Kimberley Cruise, Hunter River | Coral Expeditions

Coral Expeditions has four decades of experience operating in the remote coastal realms of Australia’s Kimberley, Great Barrier Reef and Tasmania and the further reaches of Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, the East Indies and the Small Islands of the Indian Ocean and Japan, operated aboard its modern fleet of three purpose-built tropical expedition vessels – Coral Geographer, Coral Adventurer and Coral Discoverer.

All Virtuoso-booked guests will receive a complimentary bottle of premium Australian wine and a personalised welcome card from their Virtuoso advisor in their stateroom upon arrival onboard.

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