Matthew is a travel industry visionary with a lifetime of experience in numerous sectors of the field. He has led Virtuoso (formerly Allied Percival International) since its founding in 1986, and is the innovator behind the industry’s foremost retail luxury travel brand and the trend-setting relationship-building Virtuoso Travel Week (formerly Travel Mart). Matthew was named to the American Society of Travel Agents Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Cruise Lines International Association Hall of Fame in 2010, and has served as the chairman of the Travel Institute. He is a sought-after expert on luxury travel and speaks regularly around the world on the topic at industry conferences and with major media outlets. Matthew attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, and holds a Certified Travel Counselor accreditation from the Travel Institute.