BTI Travel Introduces An Online Luxury Planning Tool

BTI Travel's new online planning tool allows customers to search over 1,250 luxury travel operators on 6 continents.

BTI Travel, Central New York's largest vacation and corporate travel agency, now offers an online planning tool for luxury travel. The travel database is available through BTI Travel's webpage and is affiliated with Virtuoso, the industry's leading luxury travel network.

The online tool allows travelers in the planning stage to search inventory around the world and see exclusive offers available through BTI Travel. They can search for air, hotels, cruises, tours, packages, promotions and services.

"The introduction of an online database gives customers another resource when planning high-end vacations," says Jennifer DeFuria, CFO/COO of BTI Travel. "It gives them freedom to plan vacations on their own time."

BTI Travel's extensive portfolio includes more than 1,250 luxury travel operators offering value-added amenities exclusive to BTI Travel.

BTI customer Dr. David Murray, a retired orthopedic surgeon says, "When I checked into the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago the clerk told me, 'This reservation was made by BTI Travel in Syracuse. BTI Travel is on our list and you qualify for an upgrade.' We ended up in the large room on the thirty-eighth floor with an expansive window overlooking Lake Michigan. It pays to work with people who have influence."

To search for luxury suppliers around the world, visit BTI Travel's online database at or To talk to a vacation expert, email or call 315-472-7737

About BTI Travel:
BTI the Travel Consultants ( opened its doors in 1988, and since then has grown into a multi-million dollar organization and one of the largest agencies in Central New York. The independent travel management company offers full-service operations with a team of Corporate Travel Consultants, an International Rate Department, a Groups and Meetings Department, and Vacation Consultants. Located in Syracuse, New York at 124 East Jefferson Street, BTI's hours are Monday through Friday, 7:00am -7:00pm. For more information, please visit or call 315-472-7737.

About Virtuoso:
Virtuoso® is the industry's leading luxury travel network. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 300 agencies with more than 6,000 elite travel specialists in 22 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,000 of the world's best travel providers and premier destinations. The network's member agencies generate over $5.1 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment. Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network's affluent clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. Virtuoso is the exclusive network of travel services and benefits provided by MasterCard® for participating World Elite MasterCard® programs. For more information, please visit