John Oberacker: How Virtuoso’s Most Innovative Advisor Stays Ahead of the Curve

Staying ahead of the curve in the luxury travel industry and setting the trends instead of following them is a tall order — especially when the definition of “luxury” is ever-changing — but it’s what makes the advisors who pull it off so special.

Enter John Oberacker, founder and CEO of Eden for Your World, an affiliate of Montecito Village Travel in Long Beach, CA.

In August, Oberacker was named Virtuoso’s most innovative advisor, which the luxury travel network defines as the “travel advisor [who] has demonstrated the most innovative, imaginative and out-of-the-box thinking in selling travel.” It was the second year in a row that Oberacker was nominated for the award and his fourth nomination by Virtuoso in total (the previous two were for Virtuoso’s Rising Star, the “person, in the early stages of her or his career, [who] exhibits exceptional promise for reaching an elite level of professionalism and achievement”).

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John Oberacker of Eden for Your World Wins Virtuoso 2018 Most Innovative Advisor Award

LAS VEGAS (August 16, 2018) – Global luxury travel network Virtuoso® congratulates John Oberacker of Eden For Your World, an independent affiliate of Montecito Village Travel, in Long Beach, California as the winner of this year’s sought-after Most Innovative Travel Advisor US & Canada at the 30th annual Virtuoso Travel Week. Oberacker received the award during the Virtuoso 30th Anniversary Awards Gala on August 16, 2018 at The Bellagio Luxury Resort in Las Vegas. The accolade is especially noteworthy as only a fraction of the network’s 17,500 advisors and 1,000-plus agency members are honored at Virtuoso Travel Week.

John Oberacker’s achievements, including exceptional innovation, thorough knowledge and superior service, have helped Virtuoso become the industry-leading network it is today,” said David Kolner, senior vice president, Global Member Partnerships at Virtuoso. “This network is respected for the high caliber of its members, and the close relationships they enjoy with our partners. As one of our exclusive award winners, John Oberacker is enhancing Virtuoso’s reputation as a trailblazer in the luxury travel industry, providing the network with a competitive edge in serving savvy global travelers.”

John is delighted to have received this recognition from the thousands of luxury travel suppliers from around the world, all of whom he credits for helping achieve this honor.

About Eden for Your World

John Oberacker and Kasra Esteghamat have been successful business partners for over 17 years.  Their honesty and dedication has yielded them a large and loyal client base, and their energy and loyalty has produced a team of unlimited resources around the world.  Their boutique luxury travel agency, Eden For Your World, is a natural extension of their desires to share their expertise of all things ‘eden’ from around the world. For more information, visit www.edenforyourworld.com.

About Virtuoso

Virtuoso® is the leading international travel agency network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 1,000 travel agency partners with 17,500 elite travel advisors in 50 countries throughout North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing upon its preferred relationships with 1,700 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. More than (U.S.) $23.7 billion in annual travel sales makes Virtuoso a powerhouse in the luxury travel industry. For more information, visit www.virtuoso.com.