Why choose Universal Travel?Not only have we been a family owned business for more than 40 years, we are a member of Virtuoso, the world's oldest and most exclusive network of travel advisors. So exclusive, in fact that only one percent of all travel agencies are invited to join. The Virtuoso name carries a lot of sway around the world, opening doors and behind-the-scenes access to sites and events not available to the general public. Our advisors have:
From archaeological digs to kayaking, from countryside walks to wildlife safari adventures - our travel advisors know the world and all the ways for you to discover it. We bring you specific, additional advantages:
FOR CRUISERS: We offer complimentary benefits when you cruise with Virtuoso. Virtuoso Voyager Club and Virtuoso Explorer offer escorted pre- and post-cruise trips, shore excursions, land packages and special social events on more than 450 departures per year with luxury cruise lines.
FOR AIR TRAVELERS: When you travel internationally, you benefit from our insider access to special fares that you won’t find on the Internet.
FOR COUNTRY- AND EXPERIENCE-COLLECTORS: We maintain relationships with the world’s leading travel and adventure companies. And, from time to time, we offer Virtuoso Discoveries.
FOR INDEPENDENT SORTS: You want to travel your way, and we’re experts at making independent arrangements. Our custom vacation options are endless. Tell us what personal touches you would like to add, and we’ll fine tune your vacation to make it your own.
CredentialsWorld-wide buying power and supplier networks back Universal Travel's world-class service. Our travel provider relationships give you the access, values and extra benefits you deserve.
Among the top 1% of Travel Agencies as an invited member of Virtuoso - providing exclusive and exceptional travel offers
Preferred relationships with the world's leading travel operators
On-site contacts in more than 95 countries throughout the world
Abercrombie and Kent 100 Club Agency
Orient Express Bellini Club Agency
Institute of Certified Travel Agents - ICTA
Discover incredible worldwide destinations with detailed information on more than 1,200 Virtuoso-preferred hotels and resorts. Use this directory to collaborate with your Virtuoso travel advisor and customize your next extraordinary getaway. As you peruse the listings, you’ll find valuable information, including insider tips from Virtuoso travel advisors to help you make the most of your time, as well as exclusive hotel and resort amenities. Everything from room upgrades and free Wi-Fi to extra perks like spa treatments and three-course meals – all complimentary and available through your Virtuoso travel advisor.
Take your Travel to a New LevelEnjoy exclusive amenities compliments of your Virtuoso travel advisor.
ContentsPick your dream travel destination and compare hotels and resorts.
Exceptional ExperiencesExplore 54 pages of inspiration for trips around the globe.
Curated ExperiencesYour key to finding the perfect stay at a glance.
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Virtuoso Life - The Hotel Issue
“Where is that?” you might be wondering about the gorgeous tile entryway on our cover. In reality, it’s not a lobby at all, but an elaborate “fauxsaic” created by New York-based designer Nick Misani. We think it’s a fitting welcome to an issue that celebrates Virtuoso’s portfolio of nearly 1,300 hotels around the world, from modern boutique retreats to sprawling resorts, classic grande dames, and everything in between. Virtuoso Life’s staff stays on top of the latest hospitality news, and in these pages you’ll find the most noteworthy trends. Beyond the BedGet up, sleepyheads – there’s more to your hotel than that king-size cloud. Introducing the many faces of your favorite stays. Bangkok's New ShineEmoji menus and lush retreats in the Thai capital.
Why I TravelNatural wonders and great golf greens keep Anne Toal and Paul Brisson on the go. All Dressed Up, Everywhere to GoThree fashionable hoteliers on how to shop their cities like a local. Bohemian RhapsodyA four-part guide that will have you singing the praises of Prague.From Where I StandThree people who know discuss: welcoming hotels.