Tauck Honored by Luxury Travel Group as "Best Escorted Tour Operator" for Third Straight Year

Leading Travel Company Enjoys Second Major Honor This Month After Being Named “World’s Best River Cruise Line

NORWALK, CT (August 21, 2013)  Tauck has been named “The Best Escorted Tour Operator” for the third consecutive year by the international luxury travel network, Virtuoso.  Tauck was among a number of top travel companies honored during a gala evening last week at Virtuoso’s annual conference, Virtuoso Travel Week, at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. 

The Virtuoso award comes on the heels of Tauck being named “The World’s Best River Cruise Line” in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine.  According to CEO Dan Mahar, credit for the awards goes directly to Tauck’s employees.  “Being named the travel industry’s ‘best’ in one category is noteworthy,” said Mahar, “but to be simultaneously recognized in two very different categories is a testament to the passion and dedication of our employees.”

According to Mahar, Tauck’s employees are guided by long-held company values.  “We have a deeply ingrained, shared sense of purpose across our company, and we are 100% committed to enhancing our guests’ lives by providing the finest travel experiences possible,” said Mahar.  “That mission was first articulated by our founder Arthur Tauck, Sr. in the 1920s, and it’s what continues to drive and inspire the Tauck family and our larger family of Tauck employees today.”

About Tauck:  Tauck is a world-leader in guided travel, with over 100 upscale land journeys and cruises in 70+ countries and all seven continents.  Tauck reveals the authentic culture of each destination, showcasing must-see attractions and “insider” experiences unavailable to most travelers.  Tauck’s all-inclusive journeys are also highly regarded for their incredible value and superlative service.  For more information, visit www.tauck.com.

About Virtuoso:  Virtuoso® is the industry’s leading luxury travel network, comprising over 340 agencies with more than 7,200 elite travel specialists in 20 countries, as well as over 1,700 of the world’s best travel providers and premier destinations.  The network’s member agencies generate over $9.6 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment.  For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com.

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