WINNIPEG, CANADA – Travel Professionals International (TPI), a top 30 Virtuoso member and Canada’s leading network of independent travel advisors and agencies, today announces that Diane Cook of Fergus, Ontario, a TPI advisor, is the only Canadian travel advisor named to the very prestigious advisory board of Saveur Magazine. New York City-based Saveur is allied with Virtuoso, the leading global network for luxury and experiential travel.
The partnership between Virtuoso and Saveur brings together a very select group of advisors – Virtuoso’s Saveur Advisory Board – who work with Saveur Magazine staff to create customized travel itineraries with a focus on food and fine dining. Saveur Magazine is the most trusted voice in cooking, eating, and global discovery. As stated on Saveur.com: “The definitive go-to guide for passionate cooks, stylish entertainers, and culinary explorers, Saveur celebrates a world of great eating with delicious recipes, inspired travel tales, and actionable advice for the ultimate epicurean lifestyle.”
Cook underwent a rigorous screening process to earn her role on the Saveur Advisory Board and her selection was based heavily on her specialization in food and wine-related travel. As a result of her participation in the Saveur Advisory Board, Cook will be providing Saveur with custom food-oriented travel itineraries from personal experience, collaborating with Saveur’s advertising partners, attending Saveur events and providing Saveur readers with expert advice through Q&As.
“We are thrilled that Diane has been included in the Saveur Advisory Board,” said Morris Chia, TPI President & CEO. “Her expertise in culinary travel is top-notch and her involvement in Saveur will be an excellent way for her to continue to expand her talents. It is wonderful to see our advisors take full advantage of TPI’s membership with Virtuoso and the many opportunities within their extensive network of superb partners.”
“Our longstanding partnership with Saveur is a recognition of the superior expertise Virtuoso advisors offer in culinary travel,” said Angela Roditi, vice president, Alliances at Virtuoso. “Only Virtuoso travel advisors are eligible to serve on the Saveur board, and this alliance is one more valuable way that network advisors can distinguish themselves from the competition by highlighting the remarkable food-focused journeys they’ve created. Travelers today are craving authentic culinary experiences, and Saveur readers will benefit from the skill Diane and the other Virtuoso board members will showcase in bringing destinations to life in the magazine’s pages.”
Diane Cook – TPI Advisor
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