Virtuoso Travel Week set to return as hybrid event in August
The annual conference from luxury travel network Virtuoso will return this year as a hybrid in-person and virtual event.
Virtuoso Travel Week will run across August 8-13, with approximately 2,000 delegates attending the in-person segment at Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas and “several thousands more” joining remotely.
The conference will feature one-to-one networking appointments; sessions focussed on cruise, adventure, family, culinary and ultra-luxe travel; and a dedicated ‘Cruise Cafe’ and partner lounges.
Both in-person and remote attendees will have access to Virtuoso Travel Week’s line-up of presenters, and content will be made available to registrants for a month after the event.
Virtuoso’s chairman and chief executive Matthew D. Upchurch said: “Ours is a relationship business, first and foremost, and there is no better manifestation of the power of human connection than Virtuoso Week.
“There’s the original speed-dating appointments in the morning and our famed Globetrotting sessions focused on Virtuoso Communities in the afternoon, but equally important are the ‘meetings after the meeting’ that take place in the hallways of Bellagio, or during dinner or, quite frankly, over a drink at the bar.
“That relationship-building is crucial to restarting travel in a meaningful way and that leadership by our network in investing in relationships is at the core of our success, professionally and personally.
“We’re pleased to foster and support our members, advisors and partners by hosting luxury travel’s first global event with in-person attendance this year.”
Virtuoso Travel Week is open to all travel agencies, advisors and preferred partners who belong to the Virtuoso network.
Those wishing to attend in-person should request a spot by June 10. Virtual attendees will be accepted until July 14.