virtuoso.com home pageAre you fantasizing about a big trip in 2014?  Or a vacation with experiences customized just for you?  Or perhaps you have a milestone celebration coming up and want to commemorate it away from home?

Those are just three examples of the sorts of vacations travel advisors excel at creating.  If you’re looking for an advisor who’s a perfect fit for you, Virtuoso has unveiled a tool to help you find one at www.virtuoso.com.

Meet Your Advisorvirtuoso.com: meet your advisor tool

The newly revamped website now offers an advisor catalog that helps travelers solve a big challenge: how to find a good travel advisor. The catalog allows travelers to find the best advisor in a few ways:

  • Ones who are located closest to the traveler
  • Ones who specialize in a particular destination or niche (in an online first, travelers can see where advisors have visited and when on a map in each profile)
  • Ones who speak their language

The site takes you through a fun visual quiz to find advisors for you based on several factors.  You’ll receive five advisor recommendations at the end.

virtuoso.com advisor reviewsThe Virtuoso.com Difference

Virtuoso.com also gives you added benefit of an industry first: reviews by real travelers.   Only travelers who have completed trips can provide feedback on their advisors, as well as the hotels, cruise lines and tours they experienced. These travelers are verified by sales data, so reviews are only from real people who have real experiences with Virtuoso travel advisors and providers.

In addition to being the industry’s first verified review system, virtuoso.com also breaks ground by providing reviews on travel advisors as well as providers, and focusing on luxury travel experiences.

The Media Are Noticing

The new virtuoso.com is already being covered by major national media outlets including:

The New York Times –

http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/09/travel-site-will-emphasize-personal-advice/

Forbes.com –

http://www.forbes.com/sites/garywalther/2014/01/07/take-that-david-brooks-a-rebuttal-to-his-op-ed-column-today/

Why Would You Not Use an Advisor?

Clients of Virtuoso travel advisors agree: their vacations have been amazing and often life-changing, as well as their collaboration with their advisor during the planning process.  But some travelers don’t understand an advisor’s value and believe that booking their own travel is empowering.

Virtuoso Chairman and CEO Matthew Upchurch says that time is our only non-renewable asset, and that using a travel advisor saves precious time: “Now that you know how to find a great advisor, why wouldn’t you use one?”