Virtuoso to play active role at ILTM 2003


Virtuoso - the US-based international network of vacation-planning experts - is to play a more active role in International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM).

ILTM Media, organiser of International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) - taking place in Cannes from December 8 to 11, 2003 - has announced a new marketing association with Virtuoso, the US-based international network of luxury travel consultants.

Virtuoso will take an active part in ILTM’s Hosted Buyer programme by selecting and bringing 40 of its best luxury travel experts from North and Latin America to the show.
Serge Dive, CEO of ILTM said, “We are delighted to have Virtuoso associated with the ILTM Hosted Buyer Programme. Our commitment to our exhibitors is simply to bring the best buyers and vacation planning experts from all over the world to ILTM. To achieve this, we are reliant on collaboration with the world’s most influential partners. The Virtuoso network belongs to that category of partners: their members are carefully selected - less than 266 travel agencies are Virtuoso members out of 26,000 travel agencies in the US and 40 travel agencies in Latin America - and represent a multi-billion-dollar buying power in the luxury travel market.” 

Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso said, “As we increase our global presence as the world’s most powerful network of luxury travel specialists, we are delighted to have been invited to contribute to the success of ILTM, which, like Virtuoso’s by-invitation-only industry events, will bring together luxury travel buyers with luxury travel suppliers from all over the world.”