MOORESVILLE, NC (January 18, 2019) – Gifted Travel Network in North Carolina has become a member of the by-invitation-only Virtuoso® luxury travel network, comprised of top leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. According to Vanessa McGovern, Co-Founder & CEO of Gifted Travel Network, the agency’s membership in Virtuoso will bring a host of rare travel experiences and exclusive offerings to its 200+ advisors.“Becoming part of Virtuoso is a huge milestone for our host agency. We’ve created a best-in-class training program at Gifted Travel Network and to have the power of all that Virtuoso offers backing our advisors just solidifies that we host and offer the best in the industry,” said McGovern.“Less than one percent of travel agencies are admitted for membership in Virtuoso,” said Jennifer Cochrane, Co-Founder & COO of Gifted Travel Network. “This renowned network of luxury travel specialists leverages its annual sales of more than $23.7 billion to negotiate special upgrades, amenities, values and experiences exclusively for the clients of its member agencies. For the advisor’s clients, this translates into complimentary room upgrades, airport transfers, special dining experiences, exclusive shore excursions and custom itineraries, offered by the world’s best providers of upscale travel. We are very proud to have been invited to join Virtuoso.”Beyond the monetary value, Gifted Travel Network’s membership in Virtuoso gives its advisors direct access to the world’s finest hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and tour operators, as well as expanded insider knowledge and insights into the industry’s hottest trends and destinations. These personal network connections will now allow Gifted Travel Network to secure VIP treatment around the globe for the clients of its advisors.Gifted Travel Network has been innovating in the host agency space since it burst onto the scene just a few short years ago. Its network of highly engaged advisors all operate under their own unique brands and all share the same commitment to advancing consumer awareness for using a trusted travel advisor through their professionalism and strong digital marketing strategies. “It was obvious from early on that Virtuoso and Gifted Travel Network share many of the same core values for entrepreneurship in the travel industry,” said McGovern. “Not only are Virtuoso’s many professional development and marketing programs a good match for our advisors, but its mission for this industry mirrors that of our own. It is such a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of an organization advancing our profession in the most positive ways.”For more information about Gifted Travel Network and its new Virtuoso affiliation, email or visit Gifted Travel NetworkGifted Travel Network is a host agency founded on the belief that there is unlimited potential in the travel industry for travel professionals who understand the new market dynamic and employ cutting-edge marketing principles. GTN’s unique program offerings and unparalleled support help travel professionals identify their brilliance, define their niche, and implement successful business strategies so that they can make more money selling travel. To learn more about Gifted Travel Network, please visit: VirtuosoVirtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 1,000 travel agency partners with 17,500 elite travel advisors in 50 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.) $23.7 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit