ANDAVO TRAVEL CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY AS VIRTUOSO® MEMBER

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO (APRIL 9, 2019) – Andavo Travel has reached an impressive milestone: 20 years as a member of leading global luxury travel network Virtuoso®. The network commemorated the achievement by presenting a plaque to Andavo’s leadership April 9 at the agency’s headquarters in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Founded in 1990, Andavo Travel has grown to become a trusted travel planning resource to its many clients.

Part of Andavo Travel’s success is attributable to its 20-year Virtuoso membership. Less than one percent of travel agencies are admitted into the exclusive network, which leverages its annual sales of more than $26.4 billion to negotiate special upgrades, rare opportunities, privileged access and value-added benefits only for the clients of its member agencies.  Beyond the monetary value, Andavo Travel’s membership in Virtuoso gives its advisors direct access to the world’s finest hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and tour operators, as well as expanded insider knowledge and insights into the industry’s hottest trends and destinations. Proving it’s not just what you know, but who you know, clients of Virtuoso travel agencies experience VIP treatment wherever they venture.

“Our Virtuoso membership has been invaluable in helping us provide above-and-beyond service to our clients,” said Mike Cameron, CEO of Andavo Travel. “The key to our success is the firsthand knowledge, experience and personalized attention our 130+ advisors bring to every trip they plan.  You can’t Google the kinds of once-in-a-lifetime experiences we create, based on our longstanding personal relationships with our clients and our Virtuoso travel partners.”

Travel agencies like Andavo Travel are thriving as consumers realize that there’s no substitute for collaborating with an experienced travel advisor. A professional travel advisor provides advice, access, advocacy and accountability, which can’t be replicated online. Fueling this trend are extremely high levels of consumer satisfaction with travel advisors. Ipsos Mendelsohn reports that 96 percent of clients would recommend their travel advisor.

For more information about Andavo Travel, including how it can help travelers plan their next journey, call 888.697.1573 or visit www.andavotravel.com.

About Andavo Travel

Andavo Travel is one of the travel industry’s premier host travel agencies and a long-time member of Virtuoso (since 1999). Andavo is the host agency division of Christopherson Andavo Travel, which was purchased by Mike and Camille Cameron in 1990. Of Christopherson Andavo Travel’s 440 team members, the Andavo division accounts for approximately 140 hosted or employee advisors — either home-based throughout the country or in one of our five offices located in Denver, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Francisco, California; Birmingham, Alabama; and Montgomery, Alabama. Christopherson Andavo Travel is currently #24 on the Travel Weekly’s Power List 2018 (a ranking of all major corporate and leisure travel agencies) and booked $682 million in travel in 2018. www.AndavoTravel.com

About Virtuoso

Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 1,000 travel agency partners with 20,000 elite travel advisors in 50 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.  Drawing upon its preferred relationships with over 1,800 of the world’s best hotels and resorts, cruise lines, airlines, tour companies and premier destinations, the network provides its upscale clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access.  More than (US) $26.4 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry.  For more information, visit virtuoso.com.

Media Contacts:       

Ali Moffitt | Marketing Manager | Andavo Travel | 720.200.4115 | ali.moffitt@andavotravel.com

Misty Belles | Managing Director, Global Public Relations | Virtuoso® | 202.553.8817 | mewing@virtuoso.com

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