For Immediate Release - Ovation Travel Group, one of the largest independently owned travel management companies headquartered in the U.S., today announced that it is sending more of its executive leadership and top travel advisors to this year’s Virtuoso® Travel Week than at any time in its 35-year history. Led by Chairman and CEO Paul Metselaar, the Ovation contingent of 35 is poised to descend on Las Vegas’ storied Bellagio Hotel and Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino and Vdara Hotel & Spa, August 10-16, for what is widely recognized as the ultimate annual global travel community event. Ovation has been a member of Virtuoso since 1990.

“By actively participating in Virtuoso Travel Week – the world’s largest luxury travel event – Ovation Travel Group not only has an excellent opportunity to invest in our accomplished travel advisors, but we know our valued clients will benefit tremendously from the heightened collective knowledge within Ovation,” explained Metselaar. “That is because each of Ovation’s accomplished travel advisors will have countless opportunities for extensive professional development, as well as to network with the most distinguished luxury travel suppliers globally. In turn, our clients’ travel experiences will be elevated even further.”

Virtuoso is the leading global network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, with more than 20,000 advisors, including those within Ovation Travel Group. Exclusive to the Virtuoso network, Virtuoso Travel Week focuses on the evolving marketplace conversation between Virtuoso advisors, their clients, and preferred partners, with advisors making a “buying trip” on behalf of their clientele. Virtuoso partners with over 1,800 of the world’s best companies such as hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more.

“Ovation has earned its well-deserved reputation as one of the industry’s leading luxury travel companies thanks to the exceptional care our advisors provide to travelers,” noted Metselaar. “Over the course of the last 35 years, Ovation has been proudly and confidently telling our esteemed clients that we are ‘your trusted travel partner.’ It all starts with our focus on ensuring our luxury advisors maintain and expand their edge in destination and travel product expertise so we can continue exceeding our clients’ expectations. Virtuoso Travel Week helps us achieve that vision.”

Ovation’s luxury leisure travel division is inviting independent advisors to learn how to qualify for its program by visiting