2012 Travel Trends

Written by Laney Williams on April 25, 2012

Leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, (of which Andavo Travel is a member) today unveiled the much anticipated 2012 Virtuoso Luxe Report. Virtuoso’s elite travel agency membership provided input for the annual survey, which is recognized throughout the industry as a respected trend-predictor for luxury travel based on insight garnered from some of the most upscale travelers in the world.

Findings indicate that Virtuoso’s client base is a well-seasoned force, not easily dissuaded by rising fuel prices and hotel costs, as is

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Travel Agents Rock. It’s True.

Written by Laney Williams on April 24, 2012

Following the recent trend of explaining why using a travel advisor is such an excellent idea, the New York Times published an article on Friday, April 20, 2012 titled “Are Travel Agents Back?”  The answer seems to be a resounding yes!

Excerpt from the article is below:

The complimentary wine and fruit platter was sent up to Jessica Griffin and her family moments after they strolled into their roomy suite. They were accompanied by a bellhop who placed their bags near a

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Register Now! Regent Seven Seas Live Event

Written by Laney Williams on April 19, 2012

Virtuoso’s Insider View to Regent Seven Seas Cruises

If you are considering taking a cruise for your next vacation, now is a great time to learn more about Regent Seven Seas Cruises as a cruise line to try.

Please join Virtuoso’s exclusive “Insider View” of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and attend the live webinar presentation with Mark Conroy, President, Regent Seven Seas and Bill Smith, Vice President, Virtuoso Cruise Sales. When you attend, you will receive exclusive access to “behind the scenes”

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Baggage Battles – The latest in reality TV

Written by Collette Peck on April 17, 2012

Ever wonder what happens to all that lost airline luggage? I suppose it was just a matter of time before reality TV stepped in to tell us!  The Travel Channel recently premiered the new show “Baggage Battles” – you can catch a new episode tomorrow night.

The program involves people bidding on unclaimed luggage, hoping to find treasures left behind.  Like the popular television program “Storage Wars“, folks are allowed to see a small portion of what might be in the luggage

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Last Day: Enter to win $500 of travel!

Written by Laney Williams on April 12, 2012

Today, April 12, is the LAST DAY to enter to win in our contest!

Andavo Travel has a contest going right now on our Facebook page where you can enter to win $500 of travel. Sounds great, right? You can enter daily to win, and even get extra entries when you share our contest info with your family and friends. Check it out!

Biking in Piedmonte, Italy

Written by Jacqui Matthews on April 10, 2012

Andavo Travel advisor Jacqui Matthews (far left)

My husband and I are avid cyclists, so when we get the time to take a vacation, we love to slow down and see the countryside from our bikes.  We have taken several guided trips in Europe, but this past October we decided to try our first self-guided trip.  We went with two other couples who share our love of food, wine and cycling.  Our expedition company supplied the bikes, road maps, detailed

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Andavo CEO Mike Cameron Awarded CEO of the Year

Written by Laney Williams on April 5, 2012

Each year, Utah Business Magazine honors a selection of CEOs who play an integral role in building the Beehive State. CEO Mike Cameron was named as one of the 2012 honorees, alongside seven other CEOs who, according to Utah Business, “exude innovation, show sound business strategies and have demonstrated financial success for their companies.”

We are pleased to share this news with you and wish to congratulate Mike and the other recipients. We also wish to extend our grateful thanks to

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Biking the world

Written by Rosie Holliday on April 4, 2012

Article written by Rosie Holliday, published in the Vail Daily on March 31, 2012.

It’s almost that time of year again. Biking (and hiking) are huge activities in this valley. You would be hard put to find a lot of people who don’t bike or hike, even if it’s a quick hike up Stone Creek or a ride on the bike path from Avon to Edwards.

Biking trips have always been popular, and baby boomers make up a big percentage of people

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Golf Spain’s Costa Del Sol

Written by Collette Peck on April 3, 2012

The Costa del Sol is located between Malaga and Marbella in Southern Spain, and provides some of the best golf courses Spain has to offer!

Located in the midst of the Almenara golf course you will find Almenara Golf Hotel. The hotel has been the official hotel of the Volvo Masters Golf Tournament, hosted at Valderrama, for five consecutive years, due to its excellent facilities and great location. Situated only several minutes from Sotogrande Port and many of Spain’s finest golf

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Register for Virtuoso’s Exotic Lands Virtual Travel Show

Written by Laney Williams on April 1, 2012

If you’re considering an exotic vacation to Africa, Asia or India and want to learn more information about these destinations, join us on April 3, 2012 from 10am – 3pm PST – from the comfort of your own home – for Virtuoso’s Africa, Asia & India Virtual Travel Show. 

Amazing scenery, mouth-watering foods and diverse cultures await Virtuoso Travelers who want to experience the Exotic Lands of Africa, Asia & India.

Attend Virtuoso’s Exotic Lands Virtual Travel Show on April 3, 2012

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