Kimberly Wilson Wetty 

New York, NY United States
 100%
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17
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Travel Specialties
Interests
  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Spa Vacations
  • Ocean Cruising


Destinations
  • United States - All
  • United Kingdom
  • Antigua And Barbuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • China
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Selling Travel Since
1994
Languages
  • English

My Background

Kimberly Wilson Wetty joined Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. in February 1995. An expert in luxury travel, Kimberly has been instrumental in developing the company's cruise division, which has become a top producer for all established luxury and premium cruise lines. Just three years later, she took on the management of all leisure business and is responsible for maintaining Valerie Wilson Travel's membership in Virtuoso. Every year since 1998, the agency has been counted among Travel Weekly's "Top 57 Travel Agencies" and most recently, as the 30th largest in the United States.  Valerie Wilson Travel is currently ranked #22 out of 40 in the Business Travel News “Top Travel Management Companies”.

In addition to the leisure side of the business, Kimberly spends much of her time growing the Valerie Wilson Travel brand through unique marketing initiatives, alliances and
programs, as well as developing new Branch and Affiliate locations and bringing on new Associate Agents. As Co-President, she is an integral part of the overall management of the company and its daily operations with a special emphasis on Human Resources and Marketing.

Kimberly represents Valerie Wilson Travel on several Advisory Boards including Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Classic Vacations, Park Hyatt Hotels, Orient-Express, and Travel + Leisure Magazine. She also sits on the Virtuoso Tour Committee and served a six year term on the Virtuoso Cruise Committee.

Honored many times by the travel industry, Kimberly was named a Top Family Travel Specialist by Condé Nast Traveler for seven consecutive years since 2005 and was selected for the "A-List" in Travel + Leisure 2009, 2010 and 2011. Additionally, consumer and trade publications regularly seek Kimberly's comments and perspective. Her experience is often used as a sounding board for new approaches, products and promotions, as well as her presence requested as a participant at a variety of industry roundtable and panel discussions. Kimberly is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).

A graduate of Bucknell University with a BA in Sociology, Kimberly began her career as a store manager for Ann Taylor in New York City. Her passion for travel, people, retail sales and management eventually led her to CIGA Hotels where she coordinated marketing efforts in the Americas for 30 international hotels. Kimberly remains an active alumna and volunteers for Bucknell University, including being a member of the Grove Society Committee and serves on the Bucknell University Alumni Board of Directors. In October of 2009, Kimberly was a panelist at Bucknell's 125th anniversary celebration of co-education. She is also an active volunteer and participant with many charities such as Swim Across America, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society, Susan G. Komen Foundation and Pink Aid Foundation. Kimberly Co-Chaired, along with her sister and Co-President of VWT Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, the Lawrence Hospital Gala Auction Committee, which raised over $3.2 million to celebrate the hospital's 100th anniversary.

In addition to her love for travel, Kimberly enjoys running (ran the NYC Marathon), swimming, cooking and volunteering at her children's school and athletic activities. She resides in Bronxville, New York with her husband and their two children.

Places I Have Traveled


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Great service!

By: HildeS


Reviewed on: 15 Sep 2014

My agent Kathy was amazing, she planned everything perfectly!

Very Thorough Treatment

By: Kevin1234


Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2015

Kimberly was terrific in helping me plan a vacation to the California wine country and then on to Palm Springs. Air, car, insurance, etc. was all done very professionally. We probably spent too much money buying wines in Napa and Sonoma, but heck, that wasn't Kimberly's doing!

Wonderful service and advice!

By: Vtmas


Reviewed on: 26 Mar 2015

Once again VWTI planned and executed a great trip for us to London and Liverpool. From hotel, drivers guides to sites, they made a very memorable trip for our entire family. I highly recommend them.

Expert personal service

By: Mike


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2015

Her recommendations were perfect. Air travel, hotel, guides and restaurants were all memorable and great experiences. I would very highly recommend Kimberly.

The best ever!!

By: J John


Reviewed on: 10 Jul 2015

The only way to travel is to book with Valerie Wilson Travel….Emily Prentiss is the best

best decision!

By: SPT


Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2015

my fiancé and i were struggling to figure out our honeymoon and ashley at valerie wilson travel helped us by doing all the research and helping narrow things down for us. best decision we made! honeymoon was perfect!

Big Sur and San Francisco

By: Priscillalady


Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2015

Valerie Wilson Travel has always has the most discerning taste in properties. We have used them to plan our vacations for years and are never disappointed.

Great Service from Angela Musso

By: Dave


Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2015

Angela handled the trip arrangements perfectly as always, whether it's a major family trip or my business travel.

Perfect New Years' Trip!

By: Oar Family Travels


Reviewed on: 31 Dec 2015

Kimberly Wilson Wetty and her staff at Valerie Wilson Travel Agency planned the most perfect trip for our New Years' family holiday. From flights to surfing & ziplining adventures to Westin hotel rooms booked, they managed to provide the perfect little details that are often missed! Our family can't recommend them enough. What a fabulous vacation in Costa Rica with memories made for a lifetime!

Nothing but the best!

By: Xavi


Reviewed on: 24 Feb 2016

Kimberly and her team offer the best, most attentive, thorough service imaginable! Nothing is left to chance, nothing is left unaddressed, so as a family we can just focus on having fun and relaxing. We will never book a family holiday without them. Thank you, Kimberly!

Perfect Family Trip to Spain!

By: LisaKR


Reviewed on: 03 Sep 2016

Valerie Wilson Travel consistently provides our family with expert family travel planning but they blew this one out of the park! Our trip to Spain this summer was perfect in every way and included multiple city stops, car services, rental cars, villa rental, hotels and guides over a 2+ week time period. We were linked with experts in Spain and provided experiences we only dreamed of! They even came to the rescue when we needed to make some last minute changes. I highly suggest using Valerie Wilson Travel for any travel planning. We will absolutely do so again!

Amazing trip

By: Andy


Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2016

VWT arranged an amazing visit for our family of four to Normandy and Paris, France. The hotel was absolutely perfect - a wonderful location, restaurant, and staff. We were able to visit the landing beaches and Mont Saint Michel during the days and relax at night. The tours from W Travel France were perfect. A WWII Jeep tour, a walking tour of the bay around Mont Saint Michel, and a great driving tour of Paris. Everything went according to plan, communication was clear, and when we forgot a bag at our hotel in Paris, the staff there was just wonderful and saved the day. I would absolutely recommend Kimberly and Franca and the entire VWT team. Thanks so much!

Professionally and expertly operated tour

By: The kid


Reviewed on: 12 Jan 2017

Our tour leader, Andrea, was an excellent guide and teacher. Tauck expertly anticipated our needs as well as schedule excellent tours and transportation. All local tour guides were friendly, knowledgeable and spoke english quite well. Our family, including my grand children had a great time.

Punta Cana

By: Vanessa


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2017

Very easy to work with this agency and agent.

Awesome travel agent

By: Matt


Reviewed on: 17 Feb 2018

Working with Kimberly was amazing. So professional and knowledgeable

Japan

By: Craig


Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018

I actually worked with Rachel Braylovsky. This is the second trip in the past few months I worked with her on and on both trips and she did and amazing job on all aspects of the trip. I would certainly work with her again.

The Reef at Atlantis

By: Bahamas


Reviewed on: 09 May 2018

Kimberly and Valerie Wilson Travel put together a wonderful trip to The Reef at Atlantis. All of our questions and needs were promptly and professionally addressed. We had a wonderful time and would book with her again.

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  • - An experienced travel guide whom you can rely on before, during, and after the trip
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