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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc (474)
New York City, NY United States

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg is a staple in the travel industry. With over 30+ years in travel, the Co-President of the iconic luxury brand Valerie Wilson Travel, now a FROSCH Company, is an expert and industry resource for many. Jennifer brings a forward-thinking approach and “challenge the status quo” mindset to all her endeavors. Her commitment to the industry is tremendous and only continues to grow.

Advisory Boards:

  • ASTA
    • Co-Chair of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) Government & Political Affairs Committee (2017 & 2018)
    • Former Chair of the Corporate Advisory Council, of which she remains a member
    • Former member of the ASTA National Board of Directors (2014-2018)
  • Abercrombie & Kent USA
  • Accor’s Travel Agent Advisory Board
  • AFAR Travel Advisory Council
  • Aman Resorts Hotels & Residences
  • The Chatwal Advisory Board
  • Collette Board of Advisors
  • InterContinental Hotels Group Luxury & Lifestyle Advisory Board
  • Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces
  • Travel Market Report – Editorial Advisory Board

Philanthropic and Civic Engagements:

  • Make-A-Wish Metro New York & Western New York
  • Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy

Education:

  • Harvard Business School, Owner/President Management Program (OPM 33), Executive MBA, 2004
  • Haverford College, Bachelor’s Degree, 1989

Honors:

Jennifer’s hard work, dedication, and passion continues to be recognized:

  • Top 50 Women in Travel by WINiT by GBTA, 2021
  • Conde Nast Traveler Business/ Corporate Travel Specialist, 2021
  • Travel + Leisure “A-List” Travel Advisor for Business Travel, 2012-Present
  • ASTA Paul Ruden Industry Ambassador Award, 2018
  • Tourism Cares Personal Philanthropic Champions Award, 2017
  • NYC Make-A-Wish Gala, Honoree, 2012
  • ISTA/ASTA Barbara O’Hara Advocacy Award, 2010
  • Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence, Top Humanitarian Award (of which she was the first recipient), 2008

Industry Expert:

  • Regularly asked to speak at both conferences and to the press as a trusted resource and expert in her field
  • Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New York Times, Travel+Leisure, Travel Weekly, Condé Nast Traveler, and PhocusWire
  • Seen on CNBC, CBS, NBC, TMR Master Series (both as a guest and moderator), PhocusWire’s New Reality With…, Skift Global Forum, etc.
  • Heard on the RM World Travel Connection, hosted by Robert & Mary Carey and Rudy Maxa and Peter Greenberg Worldwide, Eye of Travel radio shows

Away from Work:

In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys traveling with her husband and son. She is a seasoned golfer. Though her favorite destination is subject to change, her favorite golfing is in Scotland, where the unpredictable weather ensures an endlessly exciting game every round.

Fun Facts:

Jennifer’s enthusiasm for travel has led her all over the world. She has visited 48 of the 50 states (just missing Kentucky and West Virginia) and 57 countries, pre-pandemic. Once borders reopen, she hopes to explore these new destinations: Belize, Bhutan, Fiji, Israel, Jordan, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Rwanda, and Slovenia

Destination Specialties

  • United Kingdom
  • Bermuda
  • China
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Italy
  • Maldives
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Mexico

Interests

  • Beach & Sun
  • Family Travel
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Destination Weddings
  • Safari

Languages

  • English

Reviews

92% Recommended (40 Reviews)

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