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Fall 2016


Featured Destination: Bordeaux
Rupert's Report: Pet Passports
My fee, re-defined
TripScope vs TripCase
CIBT Visa Concierge Services
Long airport layover? Time to explore a new city!
Important Changes for dual citizens entering Canada
Don't throw out your old passport!
Now even more hotels with amenities for my clients
Yellow Fever: More Prevalent Than Zika
Is it safe to travel to Morocco?



Spring 2016

Featured Destinations: Sri Lanka and Maldives
Rupert's Report
Your Name - Get it right!
The value of a Travel Agent
Air Canada Business Class Check-in lounge setting at YYZ
Branson's Virgin Galactic is Back into Space
Free WiFi coming soon to a sky near you!
Crystal Cruises to Restore S.S. United States
Entertainment improves airport experience
How to pack for a year with one carry on
Five Great Virtuoso Hotel Renovations completed in 2015
The future is vertical. Perhaps.



Summer 2015

Best of the Best - Virtuoso selects the Winners!
Come Cruise with Me - in Bordeaux
Pets get their own cabins on American
Medjet Horizon adds Security & Crisis Response Plan
Crystal Cruises expands into expeditions, rivers and sky
China building full scale Titanic replica
London's Lanesborough reopens after full renovation
Six Senses Enters China
News from local airlines and airports
Belmond announces Grand Hibernian Train
Four Seasons out of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago


Spring 2015

Featured Destination: Dubai
USD-CAD Exchange Rates - Let me help!
25 of the worlds most beautiful libraries
YVR, Fairmont Vancouver Airport tops in North America
Queen Elizabeth II christens Britannia
China allows long-term, multiple-entry visas for Canadians
Why are you still dragging your luggage?
Crystal Cruises has new owner, and big plans!
Orlando Eye set for May 4 grand opening
Come cruise with me! Your companion is Half Price!



Winter 2015


Travelling with Pets
Chikungunya
Plaza Athénée Paris
Fly First Class
Luggage-Forward
Duty of Care - my responsibility to my clients
The value of Loyalty Programs
Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Bogota hotels to reopen as Four Seasons
Charge your Chargeables!
Premium Economy Class
Come cruise with me!



Spring 2014

Featured Destination: Spain
Come Sail with Me - Christmas Markets
Virgin space flights to take off 'within months'

Ultimate Africa by Classic DC-3

WestJet Announces 5 New Routes and a European First!

Fogo Island, Newfoundland, not on your list yet?

The Ultimate Ancillary: VIP Treatment in the Air

Goodbye Orient-Express. Hello Belmond!

Virgin to set sail with new cruise venture
Your Smartphone as a Hotel Room Key


Fall 2013

Featured Destinations: 20 Best Trips in the World
Queen Mary 2 welcomes James Taylor - Roger in the News
Passport to the World - by Private Jet
Christmas Markets Cruise with me - AmaWaterways 2015
American Adventures - Best Bars & Pubs in London
Men in the Spa - Most Expensive Hotel Suites
Use of PEDs on Airplanes allowed



Summer 2013
Featured Destination: Norway
More Virtuoso Advantage - Roger in the News
Introducing TripCase - Twitter Hotel
Come Cruise with Me! - Air Canada Upgrades
New Rosewood in London - Global Entry / Nexus
Hotel Loyalty Programs - Virgin Galactic Glide Flight - AC service to Vail


Winter 2013
Featured Destination: India
The Virtuoso Advantage - Ten-year Passports
 TSA Pre check - World's Safest Airlines - Bejing without a visa
Jingle Bells Shotgun Shells - Travel Smart website
Happy Birthday Plaza Athenee Paris - New Air Canada Altitude Top Tier


Fall 2012 HOTELS Issue
180 of the newest properties around the world!

Summer 2011
Featured Destination: Madrid
Seychelles - Exciting New Resorts
Toronto Island Airport Growing
Taking Luxury to New Heights - Ritz Carlton Hong Kong
Four Seasons and Fairmont Savoy Reopen in London
Air Canada Express
Orion Expeditions on the Grow


Summer 2010 HOTELS Issue

100 of the newest properties around the world!

Spring 2010
Featured Destination: SeaDream
Jail Break!, Hotel Buzz, BA and Iberia merge, AC iPhone app, Cashless Onboard, and
A True Hero Story

Summer 2009
Featured Destination: The World

Maria Island, Best Pubs, Cliffhangers, Top Golf, Porter Expands, and Villa Beware!

2009 HOTELS Issue
50 of the newest or most recently renovated properties in the luxury arena


2009 Winter
Feature Destination: Chilean Patagonia
Ten Best Treks, Luxury Hotels with the World's Greatest Views, Hot 'n Happening Hotels,
Incredible Values!

2008 Hotels Issue
Nearly 100 of the newest, up and coming luxury hotels around the world
Plus, a WOW special promotion from HomesAway!

Fall 2008
Feature Destination: Canyon Ranch and Tucson, Arizona
Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel, The Aman New Delhi, and Regent Grand Hotel in Bordeaux - Six Incredible Spas - Shopping Destinations
Passports Required! - TICO Compensation Fund - Medjet Assist Evacuation Protection -  Baltic Cruise July 2009
2010 Olympics and Oberammergau Passion Play

Summer 2008
Feature Destination: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Tofino, British Columbia
Quinta da Romaneira, Rosewood Makakobá and  Castello Banfi Il Borgo Hotels - Flying Standby? - In the Know
Concierge Services - Baltic Cruise July 2009

Spring 2008
Feature Destination: Botswana
Westcliffe and Casa Siera Nevada Hotels - Hotel Everland - Top Ten Business Seats
Cell Phones in the Air - My New Website!

Winter 2008
Feature Destination: Luxury Hotels
ITLM - Air Canada Sports Equipment & Mobile Boarding Pass
Travel NewsWorld’s Best (And Worst) Airports - First Class

Fall 2007
Feature Destination: Crystal Cruise London To Rome

New Hotel Trends - New Four Seasons World’s Busiest Airports
New Tides - Credit Card Tip

Feature Destination: Zero-G
What Is Virgin Galactic? - When Will Flights Begin? - How Many? - How Much?  

Spring 2007
Feature Destination: The Rocky Mountaineer
American Express Rewards - A Comment Or Two about Fees
Luxury Hotel News
- Referrals Welcome!

  Winter 2007
Feature Destination: New Orleans
Cool Pools - Canada's Top Ten Hotels - Celebrity Beaches - -"To the Moon, Alice!"

St Lucia's Newest Luxury Resort
- Let's Eat - Terminal 2 Is Closed

Fall 2006
Feature Destination: Crystal Cruising
Top 10  Cool & Quirky Hotels -  
River Cruises - The Best Of The Best
Hotels - Hot, Hip and Happenin' (Croatia, Bahamas, Victoria BC)

Summer 2006
Feature Destination:Peru
E-Tickets -   Improved Accessibility - Most Expensive Hotel Rooms
Hotels - Hot, Hip and Happenin'! (Istanbul, Tuscany, Hermanus ZA)

Winter 2006
Feature Destination: Sri Lanka
Trends in Luxury Travel
Virtuoso Membership Benefits
Hotels - Hot, Hip and Happenin' (Morocco, Abu Dhabi, Seychelles) 

Fall 2005
Virtuoso Membership Benefits - What Is an Independent Contractor?
  Hotels - Hot, Hip and Happenin'! (Bhutan, Turks & Caicos, Amalfi, Sicily)

Virtuoso Traveler


We love traveling with loved ones, which is why we’re so keen on the latest issue of Virtuoso Traveler. Inside our new family travel issue, you’ll find summer fun in Alaska’s national parks, tips for keeping kids happy on the fly (yes, airport theme parks and “flying nannies” are real), seaside retreats for any budget – plus our picks for must-have beach accessories – and, for anyone hoping to raise road scholars, 12 trips your teens should take before they head off to college.

College Countdown
Twelve trips your family should take before the teens leave home.

Culture Stop
Cartagena: Exploring Gabriel García Márquez’s literary landscape.

Long Weekend
Vancouver: British Columbia’s largest city is a natural choice for urban renewal.

Travel Two Ways
San Sebastián or San Diego? Two coastal family getaways for two budgets.



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