Saudi’s The Red Sea joins global luxury travel group Virtuoso

Saudi’s The Red Sea joins global luxury travel group Virtuoso

The destination will benefit from access to leading travel agencies across the globe via the network

Currently under development by Red Sea Global (RSG), The Red Sea destination has been accepted into Virtouso's exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners, comprising more than 2,300 suppliers in 100 countries.                                         

Located on the west coast of Saudi Arabia and set to welcome its first guests in 2023, The Red Sea will join Virtuoso’s network of hotels, resorts, cruise lines, tour operators and other travel entities worldwide. 

Red Sea Global group CEO John Pagano said: “Working with Virtuoso, we’ll showcase the distinct benefits of regenerative tourism, while bringing our unparalleled guest experiences to travellers from all over the world.

"We are pioneering a unique relationship between luxury tourism and the natural environment at The Red Sea. By committing to putting people and the planet first, we are enriching the surrounding environment and giving new meaning to the concept of responsible development."

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A key attribute of the new partnership is The Red Sea's alignment with Virtuoso's long-standing goal of advancing sustainable tourism principles and practices. A core value for the network, Virtuoso’s commitment to sustainability spans more than a decade and includes recognition of people and entities leading the way through awards and editorial coverage, the establishment of a Sustainability Council and related training and professional development for its affiliated travel advisors. 

Virtuoso senior vice president of Sales & Partnerships Cory Hagopian said: “Red Sea Global’s unique approach to developing a luxury offering while enhancing natural capital, undoubtedly aligns with our ambition to help drive the transition to green tourism. With travellers increasingly searching for destinations that marry opulence with eco-friendly activities, The Red Sea is set to securely place Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map.”


Upon completion in 2030, The Red Sea will comprise 50 resorts, offering up to 8,000 hotel rooms and more than 1,000 residential properties across 22 islands and six inland sites. The destination will also include an international airport, luxury marinas, golf courses, entertainment and leisure facilities.

In partnering with Virtuoso, Red Sea Global will have direct access to some of the world’s leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.

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