Why You Should Use a Virtuoso Travel Agent To Book Hotels
Clements Travel is a proud Virtuoso travel advisor for the last three years.
Virtuoso is a network of luxury travel agents who are highly skilled professionals who have the resources to provide access to many exclusive offers that you wouldn’t be able to find on your own. Additionally, as a Virtuoso travel advisor, we can help you find the best deal possible when booking a hotel or other accommodation.
One of the most important reasons why you should use a Virtuoso travel advisor is because of the valuable benefits we can offer. We have access to exclusive offers from hotels, cruises, and resorts, such as discounted rates and upgrades. As well as access to amenities like complimentary breakfast, credits, and upgrades that you wouldn’t be able to get on your own. Plus, you can take advantage of our expertise in helping you plan an amazing vacation experience.
Using a Virtuoso travel agent also saves you time and money. They are knowledgeable about the destinations that you want to visit and can help you navigate through any potential hassles or hidden costs associated with booking a hotel or other travel accommodation. Plus, they often have access to unpublished discounts or special offers that you might not be aware of.
What are the virtuoso complimentary perks in 2023?
The most common Virtuoso benefits are:
- Preferred rates and availability
- Room upgrades (subject to availability at check in)
- Daily breakfast daily for two
- Dining, hotel, or resort credits
- Early check-in and late check out (if available)
- Exclusive amenities and experiences
- Dedicated onboard hosts
- Private welcome reception
- Exclusive shore excursions, from VIP tours to outings with a private car and driver
- Shipboard credits and specialty dining options
- Extraordinary places and experiences
around the world
- Preferred rates, upgrades, and benefits
- The world’s best and most knowledgeable guides
- A curated portfolio of 200+ tour providers globally
As benefits vary get in touch with us for the exact benefits of the hotel that you are interested in.
A working example of How Virtuoso benefits work
Let’s take the Shelbourne Hotel, a historic, 5-star hotel in Dublin, Ireland.
Here we will explain the difference between booking on the hotel website vs Expedia vs Clements Travel (a Virtuoso agent):
Hotel: Shelbourne Hotel – 30th of June 2023 For One Night – King Bed Guest Room
|Hotel Direct||Expedia||Through a Virtuoso Partner Such As Clements Travel|
|Hotel Total Cost||699EUR||699EUR||699EUR|
|Breakfast Included||No||No, 30EUR per person at hotel||Yes, full breakfast|
|How To Book||Online or phone||Online||Email or phone|
|How To Pay||At the hotel||Pay Expedia||At the hotel, on arrival|
|Benefits||No benefits||No benefits|
As you can see from a booking with Virtuoso perks costs not more than booking the standard rate with the hotel directly.
Virtuoso vs Preferred Partner Programs
Many hotels now have their own programs that are also available to clients when they use a luxury travel agency such as Clement Travel. The benefits are similar or better to Virtuoso.
When booking with Clements Travel we will always look at the hotel that you want to stay at and then find the best offers and benefits relating to that particular hotel.
Can I still get loyalty program points with a Virtuoso reservation?
Nearly all hotels will allow you to still obtain loyalty points with a Virtuoso reservations.
Are there booking fees involved to make a Virtuoso hotel reservation?
Many Virtuoso travel agents charge booking fees but Clements Travel does not. There is no charge for using our services.
Booking through a Virtuoso travel agent can save you time and money. This is because we often have access to preferred rates and benefits (such as food and beverage credits and other extra perks) that could make your stay more enjoyable.
By using a Virtuoso travel agent, such as Clements Travel you can rest assured knowing that you are getting the best deal possible for your vacation.
How to make a Virtuoso Hotel booking with Clements Travel?
Making a Virtuoso hotel booking with Clements Travel is super easy. Simply get in touch with us on the contact page