Dubai: The Fastest Growing City

Written by Mike Cameron on December 3, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to attend the Virtuoso Chairman’s Event. The UAE was established as a country in 1971 and is located in the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf.

Dubai has undergone a rapid transformation—from a desert located, pearl-diving culture, to one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Today, Dubai is a tourism, aviation, real estate, and financial services hub and

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Destination Highlight: Berlin, Germany

Written by Meredith Price on June 26, 2014

I recently had the opportunity to visit Berlin, Germany, while attending the Virtuoso Symposium event. Berlin is a beautiful, very clean city, with a tremendous amount of green space and an overwhelming amount of history. It’s a very vibrant city with a wealth of shopping, restaurants, and night life. There is a building boom in Berlin and a lot of construction throughout the city, which attests to its growth and strong economy. I think it would appeal to not only the

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Make your golf dreams come true

Written by Collette Peck on August 29, 2013

St Andrews

As a Virtuoso luxury travel advisor, I just returned from a week in Las Vegas attending Virtuoso Travel Week and meeting with close to 400 partners in the travel business.  As I look back on the week, one travel supplier in particular stood out to me:  Elysian Golf Limited.

I am an avid golfer, and I was astonished to learn that Elysian Golf can make your “golf bucket list” come true. They work closely with all the finest courses, resorts and

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What are your travel dreams? Tell us to win!

Written by Laney Williams on January 17, 2012

Open your mind to the endless travel possibilities when you take the VIRTUOSO LIFE® Travel Dreams Survey. It takes only minutes to complete, but leaves you with a lifetime of inspiration. Plus, once you submit the survey you’ll be entered to win a dream vacation of your own.

Deadline to enter is March 31, 2012. Must be a valid U.S. resident to be eligible to win.  Non-U.S. residents are invited to take the survey here.

Andavo Travel is a Virtuoso member

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Virtuoso Travel Mart Photo Wrap-up

Written by Laney Williams on September 8, 2011

As I mentioned in a previous post, a group of our Andavo travel advisors headed to Las Vegas from August 14-19 to the largest luxury travel show in the world, Virtuoso’s Travel Mart, to see what’s new in travel.  Picture it as a week of one-on-one speed dating with the best travel suppliers in the world! Its the most amazing networking event, and we look forward to it every year.

As always, the event was held at the Bellagio and my

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Andavo Travel Advisors Winning Awards & In The News

Written by Laney Williams on August 25, 2011

Kay Merrill Won “Most Admired Advisor in the U.S./Canada”

At last week’s Virtuoso Travel Mart in Las Vegas, Kay Merrill received the distinguished award for “Most Admired Advisor in the U.S./Canada” for 2011, as voted on by the Virtuoso network of members/suppliers.

Kay also made the Travel+Leisure A-List again, for the third year in a row. This list of the world’s top travel agents can be viewed here. T+L evaluated thousands of agents to come up with this highly selective list of

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Heading to Virtuoso’s Travel Mart: What can we buy for you?

Written by Laney Williams on August 11, 2011

Just like a fashion designer going to Milan to see what’s new in fashion, a group of our Andavo travel advisors are heading to Las Vegas next week to the largest Luxury Travel show in the world, Virtuoso’s Travel Mart, to see what’s new in travel. Thanks in large part to our affiliation with Virtuoso®, an organization of the top travel agencies, the finest travel providers, and premier destinations in the world, we will meet with a world of resources

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Fairmont Olympic Hotel – Seattle, WA

Written by Laney Williams on March 10, 2011

Pike Place Market

I recently attended a Virtuoso regional meeting in Seattle, WA where members of Virtuoso’s network of luxury travel advisors came together at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.  We met with travel suppliers and learned all about the latest trends in luxury travel. 

I actually used to live in Seattle – its where I met and fell in love with  my husband – but hadn’t been back for six years, so it was so fun and nostalgic to be back

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Andavo Owners Featured in Virtuoso Life Magazine

Written by Laney Williams on February 10, 2011

Are you interested in going on an African safari?  I am.  The owners of Andavo Travel, Mike and Camille Cameron, were lucky enough to get invited by Virtuoso to go on one back in October 2010 – you can read Mike’s recap here. 

Now, Virtuoso has written their own recap of the trip in the January issue of Virtuoso Life magazine.  There’s even a picture of Mike and Camille on the bottom right corner of page 21.  Take a look!


Presenting the 2011 Guide to the World’s Best Hotels

Written by Laney Williams on February 3, 2011

Enjoy this digital copy of Virtuoso Best of the Best, your guide to the world’s best hotel experiences. Wherever you are inspired to go next, you’ll enjoy these exclusive Virtuoso benefits and amenities only when you book through us. Call today!

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