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Travelex Insurance Services

August 26, 2014 11:40 ET

Virtuoso® Honors Travelex Insurance Services as an Industry Standout

Travelex Insurance Recognized for Excellence in the Category of Best Specialty Travel Provider

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - Aug 26, 2014) - International luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, celebrated the close of its annual Virtuoso Travel Week event with its festive gala and Virtuoso Awards, where Travelex Insurance Services was recognized as the winner of Best Specialty Travel Provider. Held at Bellagio Resort & Casino, the gala attracted a record turnout of 2,668 attendees, which included some of the biggest names in the industry. 

The Virtuoso Awards are unique in that agencies, individual advisors and preferred travel providers are recognized by their peers within the network. Travel providers vote for agencies and advisors, while the group's agency members vote for their preferred supplier counterparts. Nominations come from within the network as well, and Virtuoso received nearly 2,000 votes from advisors and suppliers.

"The Virtuoso Best Specialty Travel Provider Award is a true honor because it means being recognized by our peers," said Michael Ambrose, President of Travelex Insurance Services. "Quality travel protection plans and exceptional service are goals we aspire to achieve each and every day, and I am very pleased to share this award with the Travelex team."

Travelex Insurance takes pride in providing valuable trip insurance to both domestic and international travelers; offering essential travel protection including trip cancellation, medical emergencies, flight delays, baggage & more. 

Virtuoso Chairman and CEO, Matthew D. Upchurch, CTC adds, "Our organization comprises some of the top professionals in this industry, and these awards recognize the companies and individuals, such as Travelex Insurance, who embody Virtuoso's values as well as top performers who make this network so successful."

About Travelex Insurance Services:
Travelex Insurance Services, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is a leading travel insurance provider in the United States. The company was founded in 1996 when the Travelex Group purchased the travel insurance distribution services of the Mutual of Omaha Companies. Travelex delivers a wide range of travel protection plans through travel agencies and tour operators, in major airports and online at

About the Travelex Group:
Travelex is the world's largest foreign exchange and business payments specialist. The group is also one of the leading global providers of outsourced travel money to banks, travel agencies and other financial institutions. The group serves businesses and individual travelers through nearly 700 banks, stores, malls and airports in four regions: the Americas; United Kingdom; Europe, Middle East and Africa; and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit

About Virtuoso:
Virtuoso® is the industry's leading luxury travel network. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 340 agencies with more than 8,900 elite travel specialists in 20 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,700 of the world's best travel providers and premier destinations. The network's member agencies generate over $12.5 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment. Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network's affluent clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. For more information, visit To view Virtuoso's latest videos, go to

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Christine Buggy
    VP of Marketing
    Travelex Insurance Services
    Phone: 402.505.7006
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