The Ecuadorian Tourist Board resumes its partnership with Virtuoso

WHY IT RATES: Virtuoso Partners, who specialize in world-class customer service and experiences, deliver superior offers, rare opportunities, and exceptional value to Virtuoso customers. –Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Editor-in-Chief


The Ecuador Tourism Board has joined Virtuoso, the leading travel network, by gaining access to the best travel advisors in the industry and joining an exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners, including more than 2,200 preferred suppliers in 100 countries.

According to Niels Olsen, Ecuador’s Minister of Tourism, “Inclusion in Virtuoso will present new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s luxury travel advisors and their highly desirable clientele. Ecuador offers elevated travel opportunity, tailored and enriching experiences, authentic connections to places and communities, with a focus on environmental protection and sustainable tourism. Virtuoso agencies around the world sell an average of US$25 billion to US$30 billion annually, making the network the largest 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 of Virtuoso member agencies for their exceptional dedication to their clients aligns perfectly with our own tailored service approach. We look forward to providing Virtuoso advisors and their clients access to our beautiful country and experiences that will exceed their expectations.

The Ecuador Tourism Board joins Virtuoso’s collection of the world’s finest luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other travel entities. These partners, who specialize in world-class customer service and experiences, deliver superior offers, rare opportunities, and exceptional value to Virtuoso customers. These prestigious providers are able to market to Virtuoso customers via network vehicles and to Virtuoso agencies via multiple communication channels and events, including Virtuoso Travel Week, the world’s largest luxury travel gathering. The acceptance of the Ecuadorian Tourist Board in Virtuoso gives it direct relationships with the main leisure travel agencies in the world 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 unique tours and experiences, over nearly 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 nurture the mind, body, and soul amidst extraordinary natural beauty while savoring fine Ecuadorian cuisine and discovering countless cultural attractions. The best time to visit Ecuador is now.


THE SOURCE: press release from the Ecuadorian Tourist Board.

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