Hurley Travel Experts leverages its elite travel affiliations to provide both exclusive access to top travel destinations worldwide and buying leverage. Our unique relationships give travelers access to in-country experts in 100 countries around the world.
Virtuoso is a by-invitation-only membership of the top independent luxury, adventure and lifestyle travel agencies in America and includes less than 1% of travel agencies. We are the only Maine-based Virtuoso agency, which provides our clients with exclusive offers with the finest hotels, resorts, lodges, ranches, cruise lines, spas and tour operators worldwide that other travel agencies cannot provide, including:
- Special international air rates and upgrades through our Virtuoso Air Desk
- Worldwide premium hotel rates and extra value-added amenities through our Best of the Best Program
- Global assistance so you can have local support when traveling in most U.S. and international cities through our On-Site Program representing over 80 countries
- Virgin Galactic Space Program currently selling trips to space
American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
ASTA is the world's largest, most prestigious association of travel professionals. Our premier membership allows us to join a worldwide community of travel agencies working to improve our business and the industry. Some of those benefits include:
- Consumer Affairs – monitor the travel industry to identify "scam" operators and others whose practices cheat consumers and negatively impact our industry.
- Education Resources – we receive the finest education and information resources available so that our advisors are able to provide you with the latest services in the utmost professional manner.
- Industry Affairs – ensure level playing field and fair competition throughout the industry, which benefits industry professionals as well as consumers.
- Industry Updates – daily e-mails give us the most up to date travel news at our fingertips.
- Industry White Papers – provides us with the latest research in our industry and how this affects our clients.
International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN)
As a member of IATAN our travel professionals are recognized worldwide as industry experts. The mission of IATAN is to promote professionalism, administer meaningful and impartial business standards, and to provide cost-effective products, services and educational programs that benefit the travel industry. Through the use of its informational and other resources, IATAN provides a vital link between the supplier community and the U.S. travel distribution network.
Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
Meeting Professionals International is the leading global authority and resource for the $122.3 billion meetings and events industry – shaping the meetings and events profession. As a member of the largest and most influential professional association for the meetings industry, Hurley Travel Experts has the combined high-touch connection to more than 24,000 members in 60 countries. Eighty percent of Fortune 100 companies are represented in the MPI membership.
Maine International Trade Center (MITC)
As a member of Maine's center for international business assistance, we collaborate with MITC on trade missions and provide travel arrangements for many of its member companies. The Trade Center provides technical assistance and trade counseling, import and export leads, international credit reports, workshops, coordinated trade missions and trade shows, and many other useful services to help Maine companies seeking to succeed in international markets.