by Elaine Srnka
Editorial Director – Virtuoso, Ltd.

You’ve heard of fashion week – the fashion industry event where designers present their latest collections to buyers and media. These buzzworthy shows set the stage for what’s new, what’s hot, and what’s not, and they impact what you’ll be seeing – and wearing – in the next season.

As you hold this issue in your hands, your travel advisor likely just returned from this industry’s equivalent of fashion week: Virtuoso Travel Week, the largest luxury travel trade show in the world. Every year, thousands of industry executives gather in Las Vegas for a jam-packed agenda of one-on-one meetings and events that showcase what’s new. From up-and-coming destinations to what’ happening with hotels, cruises, tours, and other offerings, your advisor finds information, ideas, and inspiration for where to go and what to do next.

Virtuoso Life editors attended the show to learn the latest news worth featuring in our pages. What’s happening in this issue? We hop in a suborbital flight simulator, head to Mexico for a long weekend, shop New York’s Soho, and find wardrobe suggestions for your next trip. Travel Style is more than just what to wear (though we do love that!) – it’s about art and culture, architecture and design, a state of mind. No matter where you go or what you wear there, travel never goes out of style – especially with a Virtuoso travel advisor as your personal shopper.

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When you travel, you help the economy – and at the recent G-20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, world leaders officially heralded the importance of tourism with this statement:

“We recognize the role of travel and tourism as a vehicle for job creation, economic growth, and development, and, while recognizing the sovereign right of States to control the entry of foreign nationals, we will work toward developing travel facilitation initiatives in support of job creation, quality work, poverty reduction, and global growth.”

So go ahead, book that next big trip or three. It’s a win-win for you – and the world.