Wentzville, MO (July 1, 2023) – Virtuoso®, the leading global network specializing in luxury and experiential travel, has recognized Liz Nixon of Liz Nixon’s World of Travel in Wentzville as a 2023 Virtuoso Cruise Icon, a distinctive honor for a group of advisors whose sales performance excels within the industry.  Only a select group of 78 advisors within the network have been honored with the Virtuoso Cruise Icon designation, and Nixon joins an elite group of advisors who represent the top one percent in Virtuoso’s cruise sales, reinforcing their position as a leader within the luxury travel industry.


As a Virtuoso Cruise Icon, Nixon will have access to various events and networking opportunities designed to foster growth, collaboration and sharing of best practices within the network’s cruise community, including Virtuoso Travel Week, luxury travel’s preeminent worldwide gathering.


 “We extend our warmest congratulations to Liz for her well-deserved recognition as a Virtuoso Cruise Icon,” said Robin Sanchez, CEO at Montecito Village Travel. “In these ever-changing times in our industry, she has demonstrated resilience, ingenuity and a steadfast commitment to exceeding client expectations. Liz’s achievements serve as an inspiration to fellow advisors and are a testament to her skill, determination and passion for delivering unforgettable travel experiences. We are proud to have her on our team.”


Virtuoso’s combined annual sales of $28–$32 billion allow advisors, including Virtuoso Cruise Icons, to offer exclusive benefits to their clients on over 400 select cruises annually across 12 separate cruise lines via the Virtuoso Voyages program, including a dedicated onboard host and a choice of an additional benefit ranging in value from $500 per couple to several thousand dollars, depending on the sailing. The network’s advisors also receive access to enhanced traveler advantages at more than 1,500 preferred partner hotels and resorts, such as complimentary upgrades, personalized amenities and additional bonuses that enrich the overall stay.


For more information about Liz Nixon’s World of Travel and its luxury travel offerings, please visit or contact Liz Nixon at 888.400.2789. To learn more about Virtuoso and its professional travel advisors, please visit



About Virtuoso

Virtuoso® is the leading global travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 1,200 travel agency locations with more than 21,000 travel advisors in 54 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with more than 2,300 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. Normalized annual sales of (U.S.) $28-$32 billion make Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit


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