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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg joined Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. in February 1991. Over 20 years later, as Co-President and Co-Owner, her focus is on the overall strategy of the family owned business which is ranked #30 by Travel Weekly and #22 by Business Travel News. Jennifer manages business development, sales, operational, administrative and technology functions at one of the largest women-owned and family-managed travel consulting businesses in the U.S. She continues to grow all business sectors from corporate travel to meetings, groups and incentives, to the expansion of fulfillment and strategic marketing alliances. However, her true passion is to sell.
Jennifer is regarded as an expert within her profession and has been named as one of the top Travel Specialists for Business Travel by Condé Nast Traveler, seven years consecutively (2005 - 2011) and was listed on Travel + Leisure’s “The A-List” for Business Travel in 2009, 2010 and 2011. She is a frequently approached by local and national publications (New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel Weekly, Worth Magazine, Leaders Magazine, aol.com and bloombergnews.com etc.) to express her opinions and views on various travel related topics. Jennifer has also been a panelist on the nationally broadcast Nightly Business Report, World Business Report (CNBC). Her love for the travel industry has afforded her the opportunity to speak, participate or moderate on luxury travel forums at ILTM, ASTA, LTE, Virtuoso Symposium, as well as on an ad hoc consulting basis for companies.
Jennifer serves on the travel advisory boards of Abercrombie & Kent, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, is a member of the ASTA Corporate Advisory Council and the ASTAPAC committee, as well as Travel Market Report’s Editorial Advisory Board. She was Virtuoso’s Technology Committee Chairman for five years and is now an ad hoc member of this committee, as well as being a member of Virtuoso’s Next Generation Committee Additionally, Jennifer is a member of the Collette Vacations Board of Advisors, having transitioned from their philanthropic Collette Foundation Advisory Board.
Jennifer received the ISTA/ASTA Barbara O’Hara Advocacy Award in 2010, which is given to the ASTA member who has made the most significant contribution in advocating for the interests of the travel agency community before federal, state and/or local governmental authorities.
Her many philanthropic commitments include community involvement with The Reformed Church of Bronxville, as well as being a member of the Women’s Forum and Education Fund. Jennifer’s passion for the Make-A-Wish organization and focus on rising travel wish costs is a priority to her. She is on the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York Chapter, a member of the Governance Committee, and the Wish Granting Committee. Jennifer was recognized as the honoree for the 2012 Gala and helped to establish a newly created “Travel Wish Bank” with the assistance of the travel community, clients and friends to help offset the increasing cash cost of travel wishes.
Jennifer graduated from Haverford College with a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science, and in 2004, received her Executive MBA from the Owner/President Management (OPM) Program at Harvard Business School. She is also the reunion chairperson for her HBS class.
She has diverse interests, from being an avid golfer, collecting antique English silver, to traveling worldwide both for business and pleasure. She lives in Bronxville, New York with her husband and teenage son.
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A Bespoke and Gracious Stay
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First class advice and planning down to every detail
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Alicia is always helpful
Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2015
Splendid trip, thanks to Emily Pretiss
Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015
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Client Centered Service at a Beautiful Hotel
Reviewed on: 20 Oct 2015
Perfect outcome of complicated trip
Reviewed on: 06 Nov 2015
A Truly Beautiful Resort
Reviewed on: 25 Jan 2016
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Personalized and sophisticated attention
Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2016
Top notch provider, top notch recommendations
Reviewed on: 10 May 2016
The value of access
Reviewed on: 06 Sep 2016
Another fabulous trip thanks to Emily Prentiss
Reviewed on: 19 Nov 2016
Thanks for your great help!
Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2017
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A complicated trip made perfect
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Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017
No trip is simple, Emily Prentiss just makes it seem that way
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Reviewed on: 16 Oct 2017
Easy trip planning
Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2017
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