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What Is Virtuoso? Virtuoso is a network of the best luxury travel agencies, with more than 15,200 advisors worldwide. We represent the best of the best in travel, with a portfolio of nearly 1,700 preferred partners - top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. Our advisors use their global connections to plan the most memorable experiences for their clients, from weekend getaways to dream vacations.
Welcome to The Virtuoso Life, the blog for the Virtuoso network. Here you’ll learn how a luxury travel advisor can help you enjoy your most precious asset: your leisure time. Since it began in 2009, this blog’s mission has been to give a face and voice to the excitement of luxury travel and the value of working with a Virtuoso travel advisor. Here you’ll discover enticing destinations, the latest luxury travel trends, and insider tips to help you plan your travel. You’ll also learn about the value a Virtuoso travel advisor can bring as your partner in the travel design process. The posts on this blog are written by Virtuoso staff members. At present, we do not accept submissions from other sources. You can book travel yourself – but why would you want to? A Virtuoso travel advisor elevates every trip. They know how to get the best value for your time and money, and, thanks to their global connections, they can VIP you at hotels, on cruise lines, on tours, and more. With a portfolio of nearly 2,000 top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more, Virtuoso represents the best of the best in travel.
Blog Posts

A Travel Advisor on Why Sustainable Tourism Matters 

A Travel Advisor on Why Sustainable Tourism Matters

Sheila Gallant-Halloran, a travel advisor, talks sustainable travel trends and where to go in 2018. Read More 

Five Favorite Coffeehouses Around the World 

Five Favorite Coffeehouses Around the World

Discover history and sumptuous interiors that’s even more buzzworthy than what’s in your cup. Read More 

The Closest You'll Get to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding 

The Closest You'll Get to Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding

Virtuoso’s connections may secure you the best view for the next royal wedding. Read More 

Virtuoso Collection of Magazines You can book travel yourself – but why would you want to? A Virtuoso travel advisor elevates every trip. They know how to get the best value for your time and money, and, thanks to their global connections, they can VIP you at hotels, on cruise lines, on tours, and more. With a portfolio of nearly 2,000 top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more, Virtuoso represents the best of the best in travel. Read the magazines below to learn more about the luxury experiences only your Virtuoso advisor can secure for you.
Virtuoso Life
Virtuoso Life is an award-winning magazine published six times a year. With a circulation of 175,000 sophisticated travelers (who receive the magazine through their advisor), each issue features experiential luxury travel at its best, with tips and insight from Virtuoso advisors and travelers.
Virtuoso Traveler
Virtuoso Traveler focuses on welcoming new travelers to the world of Virtuoso. It offers an engaging mix of special travel opportunities, insider tips, and expert advice readers can only get from Virtuoso's premier network of worldwide travel consultants. Published six times a year.
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Virtuoso Life - The Big Ideas Issue

While some newsstand magazines have a readership of armchair travelers, Virtuoso Life is published exclusively for Virtuoso travel advisors’ top clients – which means you likely hold a passport and you’re not afraid to use it. But it’s a big world: so many places, so little time, and so many ways to do it right. With a new year upon us, now’s the time to make travel resolutions. What are yours? 

Where Next
Eighteen places to go in 2018.

Built for Fun
In winter, Munich is packed with diversions – indoors and out.

Why I Travel
Ruth Peters’ early barnstorming adventures spurred a life of exploration.

Cooking with Gas
Diversity and down-home hospitality spark a culinary boom in Houston.
Purpose Is the New Luxury
Trips with lasting takeaways.

Virtuoso Traveler
Virtuoso Traveler

Our go-to hot spot to escape winter’s chill? Yes, it’s the Caribbean. We’re calling it a comeback, but the fact is, nearly three-quarters of the region was unaffected by 2017’s hurricane season, and many islands that received only a glancing blow were back in business soon thereafter. We’ll show you where to go now – and how to support ongoing recovery efforts (hint: It starts with tourism). Also inside our special On the Water issue: haute hotel boats, lakeside retreats, cultural river cruises, inside Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, Venice with kids, and ten key questions to determine if you could be a cruiser (we’re betting the answer is yes).

Caribbean Comeback
After a challenging 2017, the region looks forward to recovery and rebirth.

Could You Be a Cruiser?
A floating hotel has something for everyone. Don’t believe it? Just consider these ten questions. 

Good Going: Simply Serene in Belize
Belize: Less is more on Francis Ford Coppola’s private hideaway, Coral Caye.

Family Time
Venice: For family fun and cultural immersion, the “Floating City” makes a serious splash.

Ask the Advisors
Our experts weigh in on their favorite island escapes.

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Virtuoso's Destinations & Experiences Catalogs bring together a dynamic range of the world's finest suppliers and most knowledgeable travel advisors to maximize the Virtuoso client's travel experience. Each of the catalogs has a unique focus but each program encompasses information on On-Sites (DMC's), Tour Operators and Specialty Suppliers that offer clients enriching and enlightening experiences that are far out of the ordinary.
Destinations Guide: A Catalog of Life’s Celebrations If you want to take a big, special trip – like your honeymoon – and you go to a place with a lot of hotels and resorts, even if you've had good friends who have been there, you never know exactly what you might be getting. For a trip you're going to remember years later, you want to make sure all the properties are what you want. Virtuoso has all those connections with preferred hotels, resorts, and destinations that will ensure any and all of life’s celebrations will be extra-special. This catalog showcases the many ways a Virtuoso travel advisor can invaluable in making your dreams come true. Best of the Best This comprehensive catalog lists more than 1,100 Virtuoso preferred hotels and resorts and destinations that Virtuoso advisors have chosen specifically for unique settings, extraordinary service, and top-drawer amenities. Virtuoso advisors mail this luxe publication to their clients to help inspire them when planning their next vacation. Published once a year. Virtuoso Adventure Travel Catalog (formerly called VAST Catalog) The Virtuoso Adventure Travel Community (formerly called VAST) focuses on activities that include physical activity, a connection with nature, and exploration of unique cultural experiences. Specifically, partners will offer experiences guests can participate in; not merely be a spectator. The Virtuoso Adventure Travel Catalog is a collection of Virtuoso Advisors and Supplier Partners committed to creating relationships with their clients that support the belief that "The World is VAST. Go Explore!"
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Destinations Guide: Ultimate Cruises

Flip through the latest issue of Virtuoso Destinations
Get Ready to Set Sail

Whether you’re venturing near or far, the best parts of cruising remain the same: You only need to unpack once, and the views are ever-changing. Peruse the following pages for a head start in planning your next watery adventure, be it a short European river cruise or an extended, season-long voyage.

10 Reasons to Love Cruising
For travelers who want to see the world without compromising on accommodations, today's cruise ships offer the best of both worlds.

You Can Take it With You
Cruise accessories for any voyage, cold or hot.

Best of the Best
2018 Virtuoso Best of the Best 

2017 Virtuoso Best of the Best Discover incredible worldwide destinations with detailed information on more than 1,200 Virtuoso-preferred hotels and resorts. Use this directory to collaborate with your Virtuoso travel advisor and customize your next extraordinary getaway. As you peruse the listings, you’ll find valuable information, including insider tips from Virtuoso travel advisors to help you make the most of your time, as well as exclusive hotel and resort amenities. Everything from room upgrades and free Wi-Fi to extra perks like spa treatments and three-course meals – all complimentary and available through your Virtuoso travel advisor.

Take your Travel to a New Level
Enjoy exclusive amenities compliments of your Virtuoso travel advisor.

Pick your dream travel destination and compare hotels and resorts.

Exceptional Experiences
Explore 54 pages of inspiration for trips around the globe.

Curated Experiences
Your key to finding the perfect stay at a glance.

Award Winners
The votes are in and these are the tops picks.

Virtuoso Preview Program
Hotels and resorts opening soon.

Floating Hotels
Find your ideal cruise experience and see the world in style.


Virtuoso Active & Experiential Travel

Travel Authentically
Virtuoso’s handpicked collection of active and specialty travel partners offer extraordinary explorations and cultural experiences around the world that both enrich and exhilarate while helping to support sustainable tourism.

Take advantage of our personal relationships with these partners to create your next intriguing journey. We can secure special amenities for you, including exclusive upgrades, insider access, and VIP treatment you can’t get on your own.

Adventure Travel From A to Z
Your guide to the world’s best active, outdoor, and experiential vacations.

Travel Matters
Why Sustainable Tourism is more important than ever