It’s a huge accomplishment to be ranked among Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best. But to be voted on to the list for four years in a row, and to be named fourth in 2013 out of the hundreds of qualified Tour Operators, is quite an honor for each and every one of our worldwide VBT associates.
For the 18th annual poll, the readers of Travel + Leisure were asked to cast their votes for the hotels, destinations, and companies that define the very best in travel. In the Tour Operator category, readers were asked to assess each operator in six categories: staff/guides, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and value. Out of a highest possible score of 100, VBT scored 94.42 placing it fourth on the list of the World’s Best and only a half of a point out of the first position.
We’re very proud of this distinction and are extremely thankful for our travelers’ continued recognition of our effort to provide great cultural experiences. The fact that 98% of VBT Travelers say they would travel with us again illustrates the close relationship travelers feel with VBT’s Trip Leaders. And although we’re inspired by the results, there is always room to grow. Our commitment to offering high quality and excellent experiences at the best value, every step of the way, is stronger than ever.
We’d just like to take a moment to thank our travelers for all of the support that we’ve received and we’ll keep organizing the outstanding bicycling, walking and cross-country ski vacations that you’ve come to expect from VBT!