Valerie Ann Wilson, Founder, CEO, and Owner of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. started the firm in 1981 when she could not find a travel agency that met her needs and expectations. Both Valerie and Valerie Wilson Travel have earned a reputation for discerning advice and impeccable customer service. VWT is a proud and active member of Virtuoso since 1998, and she is Chairman Emeritus of the Virtuoso Member Advisory Board.
She is the recipient of numerous travel industry awards such as Travel + Leisure's "A-List," as one of the top "Power Brokers" year after year since 2003, and "Most Powerful Women in Travel" by Travel Agent Magazine, as well as receiving two Lifetime Achievement Awards, respectively from Luxury Travel Advisor and Travel Weekly. Valerie serves on numerous travel advisory boards including The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Luxury Board of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Abercrombie & Kent USA.
Under Valerie's leadership, with her two daughters, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-Presidents and Owners, Valerie Wilson Travel is one of the largest women owned and family managed travel consulting firms in the United States. Every year since 1998 the agency has been counted among Travel Weekly's "Top 50 Travel Agencies" and most recently as the 25th largest in the United States.
As a self-proclaimed “Frustrated Hotelier” she published the second edition of Valerie Wilson’s World…The Top Hotels & Resorts, Second Edition as a milestone of the 30th anniversary of VWT. Valerie is passionate about travel, particularly when she is sharing her knowledge, expertise and stories with clients.
- United Kingdom
- Family Travel
- Culture, History & Arts
- Ocean Cruising
- River Cruising
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