Marine iguana on the beach in the Galapagos Islands. (Photo via iStock / Getty Images Plus / SteveWeisberg)
WHY IT RATES: Virtuoso’s partners, which specialize in world-class client service and experiences, provide superior offerings, rare opportunities and exceptional value for Virtuoso clients. –Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Managing Editor
Ecuador Tourism Board has rejoined forces with travel’s leading network Virtuoso, gaining access to the industry’s best travel advisors and joining an exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprising more than 2,200 preferred suppliers in 100 countries.
According to Niels Olsen, Minister of Tourism of Ecuador, “Inclusion in Virtuoso will present new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s luxury travel advisors and their highly desirable clientele. Ecuador offers an elevated travel opportunity, tailor-made and enriching experiences, authentic connections with the places and communities, with a focus on protecting the environment and sustainable tourism.” Virtuoso agencies worldwide sell an average of (U.S.) $25– $30 billion annually, making the network the most significant player in luxury travel.
“Virtuoso’s acceptance process is incredibly selective, so becoming a preferred partner is a true honor,” said Minister Olsen. “The reputation Virtuoso member agencies have for outstanding dedication to their clients is a perfect fit with our own bespoke approach to service. We look forward to offering Virtuoso advisors and their clients’ access to our beautiful country and experiences that surpass their expectations.”
Ecuador Tourism Board joins Virtuoso’s collection of the finest luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other travel entities worldwide. These partners, which specialize in world-class client service and experiences, provide superior offerings, rare opportunities and exceptional value for Virtuoso clients. These prestigious providers are able to market to Virtuoso clients via network vehicles and to Virtuoso agencies through multiple communications channels and events, including Virtuoso Travel Week, luxury travel’s preeminent worldwide gathering. Ecuador Tourism Board’s acceptance into Virtuoso gives it direct relationships with the world’s leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
Virtuoso’s exclusive portfolio includes four luxury hotels with first-class service in Ecuador, 16 cruise lines with itineraries that include the Galapagos Islands and other ports in Ecuador, hundreds of tours and unique experiences, in addition to almost 500 Ecuador destination specialists worldwide.
Traveling to awe-inspiring places such as the Amazon, the Andes, the Pacific Coast, or the Galapagos Islands, should be a must for savvy international travelers. One of the most biodiverse countries in the world and home to dozens of natural parks and protected reserves, Ecuador is also a sanctuary for the senses. Travelers will find world-class experiences to nourish mind, body and soul amidst extraordinary natural beauty while enjoying fine Ecuadorian cuisine and discovering endless cultural attractions. The best time to visit Ecuador is right now.
SOURCE: Ecuador Tourism Board press release.