Collette is now a Virtuoso preferred supplier. According to Christian Leibl-Cote, SVP of global business at Collette, inclusion in Virtuoso will open up new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s 20,000 luxury travel advisors and their clientele. Virtuoso agencies sell more than $26.4 billion annually.
Collette joins Virtuoso’s collection of luxury hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour operators and other suppliers worldwide, which spans more than 1,800 preferred suppliers in 100 countries. These partners secure Virtuoso clients superior offerings, rare opportunities and exceptional value, Collette said. These providers are able to market to Virtuoso clients via network vehicles and to Virtuoso agencies through multiple communications channels and events, including Virtuoso Travel Week. Collette’s acceptance into Virtuoso gives it direct relationships with leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
The United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) has acknowledged Collette as one of its original tour providers, making it the longest-running guided travel company in North America. The family-owned and operated business offers trips to all seven continents in styles including small groups, single hotel stays, faith-based experiences, river cruises and rail journeys. The company also maintains a comprehensive social responsibility platform.
Virtuoso comprises over 1,000 travel agency partners with 20,000 travel advisors in 50 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
This article originally appeared on www.travelagentcentral.com.