Berlin, Germany Has Been Chosen to Host the 2014 Virtuoso Symposium

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Cathedral of BerlinOn April 24, Virtuoso’s CEO, Matthew Upchurch made the announcement that next year’s 2014 Virtuoso Symposium will take place in Berlin, Germany, from April 26 through April 30, 2014.  The German National Tourist Office (GNTO) in collaboration with visitBerlin submitted the winning bid to host next year’s Symposium for the leading U.S. luxury travel agency network. It is the first time that the Virtuoso Symposium will be held in Germany, which has grown into Europe’s third most popular tourism destination.

“Virtuoso is pleased to announce the selection of Germany and Berlin as the host of our 2014 Symposium.  Berlin is one of the most exciting and dynamic cities in the world and is the perfect destination to bring together senior executives from our global luxury travel network,” says David Hansen, CFO and SVP of Virtuoso Events.  “We look forward to Symposium attendees discovering today’s Berlin and its culture, experiences and landmarks.”

The Symposium, which features discussions on travel trends, challenges, opportunities and the future of travel in general, brings together the most influential decision makers of the luxury travel industry. Virtuoso’s top leaders and senior executives from Virtuoso Member Agencies from countries including the US, Canada, Brazil and Australia, frequent the annual event, as well as Preferred Travel Suppliers. Already, around 400 participants are expected to attend the 2014 Virtuoso Symposium next spring.

Attendees will have the opportunity to experience Germany and Berlin through a variety of pre- and post-convention tours, and will be staying at the following partner hotels: Hotel Adlon Kempinski, The Ritz-Carlton, Rocco Forte Hotel de Rome and Regent Berlin. They can expect an exclusive program, designed in cooperation with Culture Trip, Germany´s luxury travel planner.


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