Virtuoso’s top advisors and partners revealed!

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - May 27, 2013: Day time aerial view of the neon illuminations of Las Vegas Strip in Nevada. Showing predominantely Aria Casino and Hotel.
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    Virtuoso announced the winners of the 2023 Virtuoso Community Awards during its 35th annual Virtuoso Travel Week.

    Award recipients were recognized August 12 during the event’s Virtuoso Community Globetrotting lunch at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

    Virtuoso Communities are built around groups of the network’s advisors and preferred partners who specialise in the travel areas of adventure, cruise, culinary, family and celebration, ultraluxe and wellness.

    Find the winners below:

    ADVENTURE 

    This award recognises the top producing advisor in the adventure community, as well as a preferred partner in the Virtuoso network that inspires adventure travel through nature-focused activities and active exploration of unique cultures.

    Advisor winner: Michael Kempinski, Northstar Cruises

    Partner winner: Lindblad Expeditions

    CRUISE

    This award honours the top producing advisor in the cruise community, as well as a preferred partner in the Virtuoso network that is at the forefront of the thriving cruise industry.

    Advisor winner: David Porter, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, an independent affiliate of CADENCE

    Partner winner: Silversea Cruises

    CULINARY 

    This award applauds the top producing advisor in the culinary community, as well as a preferred partner in the Virtuoso network with a passion for epicurean travel, featuring experiences that go beyond traditional dining with well-rounded culinary experiences that are immersive, interactive and educational.

    Advisor winner: John Skelton, John Skelton Travels, an independent affiliate of Departure Lounge

    Partner winner: IC Bellagio

    FAMILY AND CELEBRATION 

    This award acknowledges the top producing advisor in the family and celebration community, as well as a preferred partner in the Virtuoso network with experiential travel offerings that bring families closer together and highlight life’s most important moments and milestones.

    Advisor winner: Cristina Buaas, CSB Travel

    Partner winner: Micato Safaris

    ULTRALUXE 

    This award recognises the top producing advisor in the ultraluxe community, as well as a preferred partner in the Virtuoso network with the most elevated, one-of-a-kind travel experiences, including private travel services such as jets, yachts, islands, villas and more.

    Advisor winner: Sue Kasmar, Sue Kasmar Travel

    Partner winner: Cheval Blanc Paris

    WELLNESS 

    This award honours the top producing advisor in the wellness community, as well as a preferred partner in the Virtuoso network that prioritizes health-minded, experiential travel that restores a traveller’s mind, body and spirit.

    Advisor winner: Josephine DeMuth, Bayview Travel

    Partner winner: JOALI BEING

    Taking place August 12-18, this year’s Virtuoso Travel Week is bringing together thousands of top luxury travel professionals and brands from over one hundred countries. Over 900 advisors and 96 Virtuoso partners participated in this year’s Community Globetrotting event on Saturday, August 12.


    Featured Image: Day time aerial view of the Aria Casino and Hotel (iStock/tobiasjo)

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