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2017 Preferred Partner Awards


Virtuoso Destinations & Experiences and Cruise are pleased to announce our annual Preferred Partner Awards. These awards acknowledge the excellence of Virtuoso Tour Operators, On-Sites, Specialty Suppliers, and Cruise Partners in a variety of distinct categories.

Virtuoso Member Advisors are invited to submit nominations for the most qualified prospect in each category.

All nominations must be completed by May 17.


Award Categories:


Destinations & Experiences

  • Best Curated Travel Partner
    This award recognizes a partner who creates outstanding custom experiences. On-Sites and qualifying Tour Operators are eligible.

  • Best Escorted Tour Partner
    This award recognizes a Tour Operator who creates escorted groups with scheduled departure dates.

  • Best Virtuoso Destination & Experiences Ambassador
    This award recognizes an experienced individual who embodies the Virtuoso ethos of the power of human connection and strives for the mutual benefit of Virtuoso advisors and their company. This can be a person from an On-Site, Tour Operator, or Specialty Operator.

  • Destinations & Experiences Partner of the Year
    This award recognizes a company that epitomizes excellence and shines in all areas of the travel planning process and guest experience. The Partner of the Year can be a Tour Operator, On-Site, or Specialty Operator.


  • VAST

  • Most Innovative VAST Experience
    This award recognizes the most unique, awe-inspiring VAST experience. This could be from a day tour, excursion, or the entire trip. All VAST partners are eligible.

  • Best VAST Partner
    This award recognizes the VAST partner who has gone above and beyond in servicing Virtuoso advisors and their clients. All VAST partners are eligible.


  • Cruise

  • Best Multi-Generational Program
    This award recognizes the cruise partner that offers flexibility and accommodates several generations seamlessly. All cruise partners are eligible.

  • Best Culinary Experience
    This award recognizes the cruise line that provides an exceptional food, dining, or educational experience. All cruise partners are eligible.

  • Most Innovative Itinerary
    This award recognizes the cruise line that allows clients to experience unique itineraries that are groundbreaking, newly reimagined, or provide exclusive access. All cruise partners are eligible.

  • Most Luxurious Guest Experience
    This award recognizes the cruise partner that produces the most luxurious and customized guest experience. All cruise partners are eligible.


Preferred Partner Award Process

  • Nominations: Virtuoso Members will nominate Destinations & Experiences, Cruise, and VAST partners for the 10 award categories.
  • Voting: Virtuoso Members will vote for the winner of each category from a selection of the top 5 nominees.
  • Award Ceremony: Award winners will be announced at the Destination Showcase Dinner at Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas on Monday, August 14.