50 Degrees North goes global with Virtuoso
50 Degrees North has been accepted as a global partner into Virtuoso®’s exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprised of more than 1,700 preferred suppliers in 100 countries. 50 Degrees North has been a Preferred Tour Operator in the Asia-Pacific region since January 2016. According to Mr Tietse Stelma, owner and CEO of 50 Degrees North, becoming a global partner will open up new sales and marketing opportunities to the network’s more than 11,400 luxury travel advisors and their highly desirable clientele. Virtuoso agencies sell more than (U.S.) $15.5 billion annually, making the network the most significant player in luxury travel.
“Virtuoso’s acceptance process is incredibly selective, so becoming a preferred partner is a true honor,” says Mr Stelma. “The reputation Virtuoso member advisors have for outstanding dedication to their clients is a perfect fit with our own bespoke approach to service. Now that we’re a global partner of this renowned network, we look forward to offering Virtuoso advisors and their clients around the globe special amenities, values and experiences that surpass their expectations.”
Mr Stelma says: “With our local inside knowledge our aim is to create memories that last a lifetime. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’, only known by the locals.”
About 50 Degrees North
50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide reservations and support for Virtuoso advisors around the globe.
Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 770 travel agency partners with more than 11,400 elite travel advisors in 42 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 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 (U.S.) $15.5 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry.