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Congrats to all!

Who are the best destination, cruise and tour travel companies in luxury travel?

Luxury travel network Virtuoso just recognized top suppliers.

The awards honor partners that shape products to match the needs of Virtuoso member agencies, providing a great client experience and strong support of the travel advisor community.

Winners were announced at a series of events during the 30th annual Virtuoso Travel Week event taking place this week at Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas.

Ten awards were distributed at the Destination Showcase dinner on Aug. 13 at Bellagio, commemorating partners that provide remarkable experiences to Virtuoso clients and superior service to its advisors:

Best Curated Travel Partner: Wilderness Safaris

Best Escorted Tour Partner: Tauck

Destinations & Experiences Ambassador of the Year: Andrea Grisdale. IC Bellagio

Destinations & Experiences Partner of the Year: andBeyond

Best Multi-Generational Program-Cruise: Royal Caribbean International

Best Culinary Experience-Cruise: Oceania Cruises

Most Luxurious Guest Experience-Cruise: Crystal Cruises

Best Virtuoso Voyages Experience: Barcelona by Made for Spain and Portugal

Best River Cruise Line: AmaWaterways

Tourism Board of the Year: Switzerland Tourism

The Community Awards were given to one advisor and one partner involved with one or more of Virtuoso’s four specialty niches: adventure, cruise, wellness and family.

Most Engaged Community Partner: Micato Safaris

The Alliance Partner Awards were presented on Aug. 12 at a luncheon at Bellagio to outstanding preferred destinations and lifestyle suppliers. They include:

Most Engaged-North America: Tourism Authority of Thailand

Most Engaged-Global: Los Cabos Tourism Board

Most Innovative Alliances Partner: USA Luxury Shopping Consortium

Most Comprehensive Advisor Program: Tourism Australia

Hottest Destination of the Year: Portuguese National Tourist Office

Top Destination of the Year: German National Tourist Office

Ambassador of the Year: Petra Roach, Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

Honorary Recognition-Virtuoso Travel Dreams Tournament Champion:


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