Recently over 180 members of the Vision and Direct Travel teams traveled to Las Vegas for Virtuoso Travel Week, the premier travel conference of the year. This year the conference had a record number of attendees, over 6,505 from all over the world. The Vision Travel team spent the week attending professional development seminars, learning about the latest travel trends and shopping for their clients next vacation. It’s also a time when we renew connections with our travel partners from around the globe and make new ones . All with the goal of creating the best travel experiences possible for our clients.
Two of the highlights of the conference are the Best of the Best Awards and 2019 Virtuoso Awards. This year Vision Travel and Direct Travel are pleased to announce we were the winners of the Top Growth Award in the network which means in 2019 we crafted more unparalleled journeys for our clients than ever before.
Here are the BEST of the BEST Winners for 2019
Best Dining Experience – La Reserve Paris Hotel and Spa – Restaurant Le Gabriel, Paris, France
Located minutes away from the Grand Palais and the Champs-Élysées is La Reserve, one of the most romantic hotels in Paris. Not only does the hotel boast spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower, their signature restaurant, Le Gabriel was awarded two Michelin stars just one year after they opened.
Best Bar – Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club – Le Sirenuse Champagne Bar, Surfside, Florida, U.S.
Le Sirenuse has the largest selection of champagnes in Miami and has an exciting mixology program led by their Head Bartender Valentino Longo.
Sustainable Tourism Leadership – Emirates One&Only National Wolgan Valley – Wolgan Valley, Australia
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is nestled within the Greater Blue Mountains Area, a World Heritage-listed, a short drive from Sydney, and is set on 7,000 acres of carbon-neutral conservation and wildlife reserve. This resort is committed to conserving its natural setting and heritage.
Best Family Program – Grand Velas Riviera Maya – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The entire family will have space to relax in Grand Velas’ spacious suites. The resort features not only a Kids Club but also a Teen Club, making ideal for a family reunion.
Best Wellness Program – Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa – Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
The Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is set on 400 scenic acres at the base of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains. Offering an array of dynamic growth and development programs, one-of-a-kind, luxurious spa treatments, authentic, flavorful and healthful cuisine, as well as an expert staff of renowned well being specialists, Miraval helps guests live life in the moment.
Best Virtuoso Newcomer – Montage Los Cabos – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Unique in the Los Cabos region, Montage Los Cabos features remarkable walk-in access to snorkeling and diving at Santa Maria Bay.