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Welcome Spring!

April 8, 2014, New York, New York

Do you love the springtime? We do too! Check out our newest Pinterest board, "Snaps of Spring!"



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New Featured Destination: Antarctica

April 7, 2014, New York, New York

"Remote. Untrammeled. Spectacular. Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons to explore it. Antarctica wildlife: scores of penguins and whales. Ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration."



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New Featured Destination: Tetiaroa - Private Island

April 5, 2014, New York, New York

"The exquisite Polynesian atoll of Tetiaroa, located 30 miles north of Tahiti, has always been a place of stunning beauty, tranquility and rejuvenation — first for Tahitian royalty, who chose this island above all others for their summer retreat, and later for Marlon Brando who chose it for his personal sanctuary..."



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SeaDream

April 4, 2014,

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Honored for Make-A-Wish Wine & Wishes Support

April 3, 2014, New York, New York

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Debbie Crane, Area Sales Manager Qantas with their individual appreciation plaques from Make-A-Wish, for their generous support of this year’s Wine & Wishes event.  The travel components of the event raised over $184,000!



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg at Las Ventanas Al Paraiso (8 photos)

April 2, 2014, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Jennifer recently returned from visiting Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort for a site inspection of their new villa product. 
 
At sunrise, “Valerie Wilson Travel – The Power of Access” was written in the sand right in front of Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg’s villa!


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Conrad and Waldorf Astoria NYC Visit (4 photos)

April 2, 2014, New York, New York

A big, “Thank You!” to our friends at Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts who visited our NYC Headquarters yesterday evening with Wine, Cheese and updates! 


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Wine & Wishes 2014 (17 photos)

March 31, 2014,

 

VWT was proud to support Wine & Wishes 2014 to benefit Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York. It was a wonderful time had by all! 

The 11th Annual Wine Auction and Tasting was co-hosted by Charles Merinoff, Chairman & CEO The Charmer Sunbelt Group, CBS2 News anchor Chris Wragge, ESPN Radio Co-Host Greg Buttle with live auction support from CBS2 Chief Weathercaster, Lonnie Quinn.


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A big "Thank You!" to the Belmond properties of Italy and their General Managers who visited us today!

March 28, 2014, New York, New York

Here is a great photo of Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Valerie Ann Wilson with, Giovanni Nastasi, GM, Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, Taormina, Giampaolo Ottazzi, GM Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice, Ermes De Megni, GM, Belmond Hotel Splendido, Luca Finardi, GM, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo, Taormina, Franco Girasoli, GM, Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast, Ulisses Marreiros, GM, Belmond La Residencia, Mallorca, Aaron Kaupp, GM, Belmond Villa San Michele, Florence.



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New Featured Destination: Kakslauttanen

March 21, 2014,

Stay in the only glass igloo hotel in the world. Located right at the edge of the wilderness, along the road to the Arctic Sea , Kakslauttanen is a family hotel in the Finnish Lapland, 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle...



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New Featured Destination: Peruvian Amazon

March 17, 2014,

Imagine Peru’s Amazon jungle with its wealth of wildlife, birds and plants deep in the Amazon rainforest. In a most luxurious way, enter a world filled with neon colored parrots and macaws, fuzzy orange and chic black howler monkeys, pre-historic looking iguanas, long-legged cormorants, alligators, hawks and herons, numerous butterflies, the endangered pink Amazon dolphin and possibly from a safe distance, the legendary boa constrictor. Become one of only a handful of seasoned world travelers ever to have reached one of Peru’s most well preserved wildlife havens on the remarkably beautiful Amazon River...

 


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VWT's Mary Clifford "Sighted" in Luxury Travel Advisor!

March 10, 2014, Chicago, IL

Pictured with Leslie Bullock of Best Travel at Virtuoso's Regional Meeting in Chicago. 



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"Spring Forward!"

March 7, 2014,

Sunday morning at 2:00am, clocks "Spring Forward" for Daylight Savings Time (US). 

 

Valerie Ann Wilson Featured in Virtuoso Life

March 6, 2014, New York, New York

A highlight of Virtuoso’s Northeast Regional Meeting was the presentation of the Chowder Bowl award for Virtuoso partnership, support, loyalty and outstanding service. Pictured from left to right: 2013 Chowder Bowl recipient Michael Kempinski, Anne Scully, Virtuoso Chairman and CEO Matthew Upchurch, Diana Adamson Arias with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Priscilla Alexander and Valerie Wilson. 



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty interviewed in Travel Pulse's, "Hop On board the Inauguration of the Getaway."

March 6, 2014, Miami, Fl

A great look inside the inauguration of Norwegian Cruise Line's highly anticipated new ship!  


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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg attended Delta’s Insights meeting this week in New York City

March 6, 2014, New York, New York

The event included a key CEO panel with, Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian, President of Delta Air Lines, Alexandre de Juniac, Chairman and CEO of Air France-KLM, and Craig Kreeger, CEO of Virgin Atlantic Airways.



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VWT Attends Prince de Galles Event at The Chatwal

February 20, 2014, New York, New York

VWT representatives had a wonderful time at the Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel event last night, held at The Chatwal, A Luxury Collection Hotel, New York.  



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January/February VWT: Power of Access INSIDER the Newsletter

February 14, 2014, New York, New York

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Quoted in Travel Market Report's, "Agents Play Key Role During Crises"

February 11, 2014, New York, New York

....“A professional advisor cares deeply about their clients and wants to participate,” said Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, co-president of New York-based Valerie Wilson Travel.

Wilson-Buttigieg’s agency does more than react to events.

It keeps a close watch as events develop, while also keeping track of where all its clients are at all times. The agency runs daily and weekly reports for traveling clients on current conditions around the world...



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VWT's Emily Meredith Prentiss Quoted in amNewYork!

February 10, 2014,

"The Caribbean and Mexico definitely stand out - people are going for places that have direct flights from NYC, added Emily Meredith Prentiss, a leisure travel consultant at Valerie Wilson Travel.



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Quoted in Travel Weekly's "Queen Mary 2: A decade at sea"

February 6, 2014, New York, New York

....Kimberly Wilson Wetty, co-president and co-owner of Valerie Wilson Travel in New York, agreed that comparisons with other ships were difficult, but the Queen Mary 2 did break new ground in some ways. 

"I think the QM2 helped to define luxury cruising, especially for larger ships," she said. "It made the impossible seem possible in some ways. And sailing on the QM2 is something that clients aspire to and want to experience at least once." 

The Queen Mary 2, she said, "proved it was possible to be big but also be luxurious, that you could make staterooms, suites and public areas more elegant and subtle with furnishings and carpet you could imagine using in your home." 

The ship was notable for its brand partnerships....



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VWT-Clinton Networking with Industry Partners, Island Luxe

February 4, 2014, Clinton, NJ

Here is a great photo of the wonderful ladies of our Valerie Wilson Travel - Clinton office, Peggy Sweet, Marilyn Solberg and Diane Crisman-Race, enjoying a fun evening with IslandLuxe - Places of Personality's Karen Bull, Curtain Bluff's Wendy Eardley and Classic Vacations's Lil Musmanno. We greatly value our industry partners!



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5 Valerie Wilson Travel Agents Included on Travel+Leisure's A-List 2013!

February 3, 2014, New York, New York

"Meet the travel industry’s power brokers: a dozen experts with unparalleled experience and a peerless ability to discern what you want from your next trip."



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VWT Reaches 1,500 Likes on Facebook!

January 31, 2014, New York, New York

Thank you to all of our followers!



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VWT's Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Mary Clifford pictured in Virtuoso Life Magazine!

January 23, 2014,

In Swiss Style: Attendees at Virtuoso Chairman's Event- a recognition trip honoring some of the network's top agencies!



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New Featured Destination: Aruba

January 22, 2014,

A culturally diverse and historically rich island nation, Aruba is a country of contrasts. Within 10 minutes of Palm Beach is the capital city of Oranjestad, an inviting, walkable town that delights with Dutch Colonialism architecture and boutique... 



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VWT's Dan Beschloss featured in Luxury Travel Advisor's "It Happened in Sunriver"

January 22, 2014, Bend, OR

A look inside Destination Hotels & Resorts's annual travel industry advisory board meeting held at Sunriver Resort.



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Valerie Ann Wilson, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty featured in the latest issue of Leaders Magazine as "A Guiding Force" in Hospitality!

January 10, 2014, New York, New York

An Interview with Valerie Ann Wilson, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer; Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President and Co-Owner; and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President and Co-Owner, Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc.



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Writes Article for Luxury Travel Advisor Regarding Finca Cortesin

January 10, 2014, Malaga, Spain

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, co-president of Valerie Wilson Travel, ventured to Spain recently. Here’s a report on a hotel she fell in love with.



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Virtuoso's 2014 Best of the Best has Arrived

January 7, 2014, New York, New York

Congratulations to The Dolder Grand for making the front cover with a photo of their Maestro Suite! Contact your VWT Consultant to hear more about the over 980 Virtuoso-preferred hotels and resorts worldwide.



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USA Today Shares Fabulous Article on Travel Agent Value

January 7, 2014, New York, New York

"My time is valuable, and no matter how good the website or app, the value of a deeply experienced and widely connected travel agent who can smooth a detail or fix a miscue makes for nice peace of mind..."



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Featured Destination: Beaver Creek

December 26, 2013,

"Winter is a wondrous playground on Beaver Creek Mountain for both skiers and non-skiers alike. Take an evening sleigh ride through the snow covered Rockies on a horse drawn sleigh, or take a Snowcat Tour through the beauty of the backcountry with majestic views of Colorado’s highest peaks..." 



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Travel Market Report Quotes Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

December 19, 2013, New York, New York

VWT Attends Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards 2013

December 19, 2013,

The winners of the 11th annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards were honored Tuesday at a gala awards dinner and ceremony at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
 


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Study Finds that Travel is the Best Medicine

December 16, 2013, New York, New York

The Global Commission on Aging and Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, in partnership with the U.S. Travel Assn., has released research that shows travel offers the same sort of physical and cognitive benefits as crossword puzzles or museum visits.



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Our Friends at Delta Air Lines are Getting Into the Holiday Spirit!

December 13, 2013,

For all those who were celebrating, we hope you had a wonderful Hanukkah!

December 6, 2013, Barcelona, Spain

Here is a great photo of the lighting of the Menorah in Barcelona's City Hall Square, in the Gothic Quarters taken by VWT's own Emily Prentiss.
 
 


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VWT Representatives are Currently Attending ILTM

December 3, 2013, Cannes, France

International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) is a luxury travel event truly serious about luxury. 

Here is a photo with our leader herself, Valerie Ann Wilson pictured in her signature red in the center from Day 1 of the conference!



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James Taylor Aboard Queen Mary 2

November 26, 2013, New York, New York

On August 27, 2014, set sail aboard the Queen Mary 2 for a Transatlantic Crossing from New York to Southampton and view a live concert by James Taylor and his band- even participate in a signing session and live Q&A with the artist!



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Featured Destination: New England

November 25, 2013,

"In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. Today, New England - the birthplace of America - is filled with rich history, cultural attractions, fascinating cities, scenic villages, and outdoor adventures...."



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The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba opens today!

November 22, 2013, Caribbean

With its Ritz-Carlton pedigree, an exclusive location on the island’s famed Palm Beach and remarkable offerings of dining, wellness and recreation, The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba ushers in a new and highly valued vacation experience to the Caribbean.

Work with your VWT Consultant to enjoy our exclusive STARS amenities!



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Abercrombie & Kent SE Asia Visits NYC Office with Updates Regarding Special Experiences in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar

November 20, 2013, New York, New York

Thanks very much to our friends at Abercrombie & Kent who briefed our NYC office today on updates regarding special experiences in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. 



Here is a photo of VWT's Ginny Caragol, A&K's Director of Sales Southeast Asia, Derek Ong, and A&K's Northeast US Sales Director, Norma Spadola.

La Residence Recently Ranked #1 by Conde Nast Traveler

November 18, 2013, New York, New York

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg with Liz Biden, Owner of The Royal Portfolio and Edward Morton, General Manager La Residence recently ranked #1 by Conde Nast Traveler! Congrats and well deserved!



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Valerie Wilson Travel Highlighted For Social Media Efforts in "Agent at Home"

November 18, 2013, New York, New York

Valerie Ann Wilson, Godmother of AMAWaterways' AMAPrima, Featured in Recommend Magazine

November 13, 2013, New York, New York

..."River cruising is hot for serveral reasons," says Valerie Wilson of Valerie Wilson Travel. "There's a diversity of vessels and of destinations: France, Holland, Germany, Eastern Europe, Zambia, and Southeast Asia. The ships are smaller than traditional cruise ships, so you fee connected when you're on a rivier cruise, a part of where you are. Also, many boomers, and not just boomers, want to experience a vacation that's less rushed."...



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Ginny Caragol Featured Expert In Travel + Leisure's Twitter Chat, "Airport and Holiday Tips"

November 13, 2013, Twitter Chat

Join Ginny Caragol, our Director of Leisure Business Development, today from 2-3pm EST with Travel + Leisure tweeting about Airport and Holiday Travel Tips!


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Veterans Day Parade NYC 2013

November 11, 2013, New York, New York

Today we celebrate and offer our sincerest thanks to all who serve and have served our great nation! 


The Veterans Day Parade was just steps from our NYC office.

VWT's Alicia Diez and Jim Natale Featured in Luxury Travel Advisor

November 8, 2013, Sonoma, California

“The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa recently unveiled the completion of a multimillion dollar hotel enhancement project and hosted some very imports VIPs to be the first to experience the renovations and the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country destination.”



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Valerie Ann Wilson, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Kimberly Wilson Wetty Featured in Luxury Travel Advisor with VP, Ruthanne Terrero

November 8, 2013, New York, New York

“A CHANCE MEETING. Luxury Travel Advisor VP and editorial director, Ruthanne Terrero, met up in Passau, Germany with Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Valerie Ann Wilson, and Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg of Valerie Wilson Travel by total happenstance as they were touring the city.”



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Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit's Dancing Week with Louis Van Amstel from "Dancing with the Stars" from November 17th to 21st, 2013!

November 6, 2013, Mexcio

Feel the rhythms and become a dancing star on the golden shores of Mexico. Experience the LaBlast dance fitness program created by Louis van Amstel; the professional dancer known for his participation on “Dancing With The Stars” with celebrities like Kendra Wilkinson and Kelly Osborne. LaBlast is based on all the dances you see on “Dancing With The Stars”. It is totally partner free and uses a wide variety of music! 

Contact your VWT Consultant to join the fun in the sun! As night falls you’ll be able to practice your new moves to live music by different bands every evening on the Lobby Bar’s half-moon terrace.



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Diwali Begins Today

November 3, 2013, India

One of the most revered holidays in the Hindu religion, India celebrates Diwali, a five-day festival, with family traditions, decorated houses, and fireworks. During the five day, Indians light clay lamps outside of their homes, signifying the triumph of good over evil and protection from spiritual darkness.

Argentina's Gauchos Festival begins today!

November 2, 2013, South America

In a tradition dating back more than 70 years, the tiny Argentina town of San Antonio de Areco celebrates the traditions of the gaucho with parades and rodeo activities in the town square.

The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin Now Open

October 30, 2013, China

Astride the Hai River and along the coast of the Bohai Sea, the historic port of Tianjin has been a key commercial center in China for more than 600 years. Starting in 1860 the city began to draw a steadily-larger foreign population as a treaty port, a heritage that is reflected in Tianjin’s notable architectural variety.

Valerie Wilson Travel Mentioned in Connecticut Cottages and Gardens Pink Aid 2013 Feature

October 30, 2013, Westport, CT

"Westport held the 3rd annual Pink Aid Luncheon & Fashion Show. Attendees enjoyed a fashion show by Brunello Cucinelli, lunch catered by Marcia Selden Catering, silent and live auctions including fabulous trips from Valerie Wilson Travel and beautiful pink items for the home donated by talented designers..."



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Let the Countdown Begin!

October 28, 2013, USA

Opening Day at Vail - November 22, 2013
Opening Day at Beaver Creek - November 27, 2013

VWT's Jessica Alfaro and Carole-Anne Hughs Pictured in Travel Agent Magazine's,

October 28, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada

“…The fourth annual Young Leaders Conference (YLC) kicked off in Las Vegas on September 9, with gusto and enthusiasm from the travel industry’s rising stars…”



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Wifi On the Beach at Rosewood Little Dix Bay

October 25, 2013, Virgin Gorda, Caribbean

Need a "working" vacation?

Wifi now reaches the beach at Rosewood Little Dix Bay!

Family Halloween Celebration

October 24, 2013, Orlando, Florida

How does Trick-or-Treating at the Magic Kingdom sound?

Talk to your VWT Consultant about Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World!

Tuesday Morning Parisian Jogs with Four Seasons Hotel George V

October 22, 2013, Paris, France

The team at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris is sharing their passion for their gorgeous city with guests through a unique weekly “cultural jogging" experience.

This original idea was initiated by two employees of the Hotel, both accomplished athletes and jogging fans wishing to help guests discover their city like never before. Over a distance of about 5.5 miles, featuring some of the most beautiful monuments and views of the city, guests of the Hotel can now combine their passion for running while enjoying Paris at its best.

The voluntarily early departure for the run allows guests to enjoy the magic of the day rising over the City of Light - a truly special time when Paris is still asleep and reveals all its splendor.



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VWT Associate, Lynn Ciccarelli quoted by Recommend Magazine's, "Wine Country and San Francisco- a Perfect Pairing"

October 22, 2013, Wine Country, California

“……She says that planning a trip for her clients to Northern California’s Napa and Sonoma wine country regions, and pairing that with a stay in San Francisco takes a bit of research and preparation, and most importantly building great relationships. According to Ciccarelli, who recently shared with us her own finalized travel itinerary she created from the ground-up for clients vacationing in this part of the US (an itinerary packed with private wine tasting tours, accommodations at high-end hotels, and lunch & wine tasting in the Vista Dome Car aboard the Napa Valley Wine Trains), the planning process for this kind of getaway includes…”



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Featured and Pictured in Travel Agent Magazine's "Sales Best Practices: Learn From Your Peers"

October 21, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada

“A panel of some of the biggest names in the industry shared valuable sales tips with other agents in the fields at the Luxury Travel Exchange International in Las Vegas. The panel included industry giants Kimberly Wilson-Wetty, co-owner of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc…”



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Trump SoHo New Year's Eve

October 20, 2013, New York, New York

It is never too early to plan your New Year’s Eve celebration. Ring in 2014 at SoHi, Trump SoHo New York's spectacular top–floor event space offering incredible views, an open bar and full dinner. Have your VWT Consultant extend the celebration with a two-night stay filled with excitement and relaxation!

Bhutan's Bumthang Festival October 18-22, 2013

October 18, 2013, Asia

The Bumthang Festival, more commonly known as Jambay Ihakhang Drup for the old monastery it is held in, is an annual celebration in the valley of Bumthang. This unique festival includes a fire blessing ceremony where locals run under a flaming dry grass gate and culminates with the “Dance of the Treasure” at midnight.

Absolute Travel Reminds Why We Work with Luxury Travel Consultants

October 17, 2013, New York, New York

Our partners at Absolute Travel put together a great reminder why to work with a luxury travel specialist:



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Journey to the Heart of Botswana with Alexander McCall Smith!

October 17, 2013, Botswana

Experience the dramatic landscapes and diverse wildlife surrounding the Okavango River while travelling with acclaimed author, Alexander McCall Smith.

Enjoy a fascinating collection of personal stories of his beloved Botswana before returning to the peerless luxury of the Orient-Express camps now through November 27th! 



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Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 50th Anniversary Celebration FANtastic!

October 17, 2013, Hong Kong

This is truly FANtastic!

Valerie is currently in Hong Kong, attending the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong.... watch this glimpse of the 3D video projection from the festivities. 

Congratulations to our friends at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group on 50 amazing years! 



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VWT's Associate, Leigh Elizabeth Bryan from Avondale Travel Quoted in Travel Market Report's, "Luxury Travel's Stunning Rebound"

October 16, 2013, Orange Park, Florida

From the article:

"...People don’t just want a vacation, they want an experience,” said Leigh Elizabeth Bryan, president of Orange Park, Fla.-based Avondale Travel, a Valerie Wilson Travel affiliate. “They’re going outside their comfort zone,” she added. “Clients want to come back and say ‘Oh, you have to do this.’ “We get a lot of inquiries for India. How many people get to ride an elephant?” “Business is great,” Bryan said, adding that she’s noticed an increase in luxury bookings by the many young professionals she deals with.

“They’ve realized they can afford to do it, want to do it and are thrilled [after a trip] that they did.....”



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Valerie Ann Wilson On Board Seabourn Legend

October 15, 2013, Mediterranean

Here is a photo of Valerie Ann Wilson and Captain Dag, from September 26, at Seabourn Legend's glorious formal Welcome Party...



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5 New Signature Villas at Viceroy Riviera Maya

October 15, 2013, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Congratulations to our friends at Viceroy Riviera Maya for unveiling 5 new Signature Villas today!

Surrounded by lush jungle foliage, the new Signature Villas offer 1,400 square feet of luxurious, private indoor and outdoor living space with gorgeous sundecks, heated private plunge pools, outdoor rain showers, bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, and all of the other amenities that we have come to expect from the Viceroy Riviera Maya.



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VWT's Travel Industry Panel Forum in Chicago

October 11, 2013, Chicago, IL

Valerie Wilson Travel was excited to host a Travel Industry Panel Forum yesterday evening at RAVINIA!

This panel, Moderated by Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel, consisted of Senior Executives in the travel industry, from the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, AmaWaterways to Regent Seven Seas Cruises. 

Attendees listened to an informative and engaging conversation about the travel industry in general, product updates combined with an insight to current trends, future predictions and challenges/opportunities in travel. The evening began with Amy Farley, News Editor, Travel + Leisure presenting “Insider Travel Trends”.



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Valerie on the Big Screens of Times Square

October 11, 2013, Times Square, New York City

Here's a photo of Valerie Ann Wilson that was displayed on the world-famous screens of Times Square for the AmaWaterways Christening of the AMAPrima.



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Luxury Travel Advisor's, "Valerie Wilson Travel Celebrates VIP Clients in Chicago"

October 11, 2013, Chicago, IL

Luxury Travel Advisor covers VWT's Travel Industry Panel:

"Valerie Wilson Travel hosted an executive industry forum & reception for their VIP clients at the Ravinia Festival Grounds just outside of Chicago. The event featured a presentation from Travel + Leisure and Kimberly Wilson-Wetty. Luxury Travel Advisor was there to support the outreach."



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SeaDream Yacht Club CEO Visits VWT in New York

October 10, 2013,

SeaDream Yacht Club visited our NYC headquarters yesterday! Thank you to Lucille DePerro, Director, Business Development, Gretchen Bell, President of Sales, Americas and Pamela Conover, CEO for stopping by our office for updates.


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VWT Power of Access Insider: Sneak Peek at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World!

October 9, 2013, Orlando, Florida

Within the gates of Walt Disney World Resort, discover a perfect, personalized blend of Disney benefits and Four Seasons Hotels and Resortsexperiences – for family time, for romance or for special events. VWT is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner Agency, so contact your VWT Consultant for more information and to make your reservation for next summer- Reservations begin in July!



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VWT's 2013 LE Miami Recap and Highlights

October 8, 2013, Miami, Florida

LE Miami is the world’s first travel trade show to reflect the shift in luxury.

Valerie Wilson Travel believes strongly in our Power of Access™ and sharing our knowledge and expertise… so enjoy this Insider scoop. 



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VWT Recognized at MasterLATAM Event

October 7, 2013, New York, New York

VWT was proud to be honored at the MasterLATAM event that recognizes the top premium producers in the North Region.

Click below to see a photo of Elio Lopez, Key Account Manager, LATAM, Mimi McGuire, Director Airline Relations VWT, Ted Philipides, Manager Rates & Revenue VWT, Manoel Suhet, Sales Director USA LATAM, Paola Penarete, Sales Director North Region, LATAM.

We appreciate all of our airline partners!



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VWT's Ginny Caragol Quoted by ILTM Following ILTM Americas 2013

October 4, 2013, Riviera Maya, Mexico

The second edition of ILTM Americas, held at The Fairmont Mayakoba in the Riviera Maya, came to a close yesterday with the number of one-to-one business appointments more than doubling year on year, from 6,000 to 13,000. 

“This is my second year attending and ILTM Americas is once again a very upbeat, educational meeting of preferred vendors and new products. This event continues to be a huge success and will only get better in the years to come,” said Ginny Caragol of Valerie Wilson Travel, USA.



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Travel Agents Tribute - World Tourism Day 2013

October 4, 2013, New York, New York

Here's to our VWT Travel Consultants! 

"Here’s to the ones who take us places; give us options; help us choose; handle all the complexity so we can enjoy the ride, and reach our destination with no hassles, no problems- just as planned. When everything goes well we tend to forget them, but when we are stranded, they are the first person we call. They are responsible for moving 1000's of people around the globe every day; and traveling would be too complex to handle without them. They take care of our vacations, the business meetings, the special events and the life-changing journeys. They show many faces; speak many languages; exist in all countries and cultures; and we all know them as… the travel agent."



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VWT Supports Pink Aid 2013

October 4, 2013, Westport, CT

Once again, Valerie Wilson Travel joined Pink Aid – an incredible charity that supports local women diagnosed with breast cancer through this particularly difficult time. The 3rd annual luncheon & fashion show event was held at Mitchells in Westport, CT. A very big "Thank You!" to our supporting partners,Classic Vacations, Montage Hotels & Resorts, American Airlines, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe,Rosewood Mayakoba, La Samanna by Orient-Express, Gansevoort Turks and Caicos, Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Park Hyatt Toronto, Aman Resorts, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Bangkok, Hotel Guanahani and Spa, and Twin Farms.


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British Airways Celebrates Inaugural 787 Flight to London

October 3, 2013, New York, New York

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg took flight for British Airways's Inaugural 787 Flight from Newark to London!


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Readers Choice Awards: Delta Does A Double-Double

October 2, 2013, Miami, Florida

The Beat ~ a travel business newsletter

The Beat on Tuesday announced its sixth annual Readers' Choice Award winners, highlighted by Delta Air Lines for a second consecutive year winning both the Most Admired Airline award and the Supplier of the Year award. Congratulations to our friends and partners at Delta Air Lines! 

Kimberly Wilson Wetty's NCL Breakaway Video Shoot

October 2, 2013, New York, New York

Kimberly Wilson Wetty was interviewed by Camille Olivere, Norwegian Senior Vice President of Sales on board Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Breakaway.


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Kimberly Wilson Wetty quoted in the The New York Times Travel article, "From Carnival Cruise Lines, a New Guarantee Policy"

October 1, 2013,

"...Kimberly Wilson Wetty, co-president of Valerie Wilson Travel in New York, said the effort was directed at all potential customers, but more toward first- time cruisers, a group that is often unsure about cruising and has traditionally turned to Carnival for its reputation for offering a fun, relaxed atmosphere and modest prices. “I think it is unique,” she said about the new initiative. “I’m not sure it’s going to be enough to actually turn it around, but I give Carnival a lot of credit for taking the initiative to try to build consumer awareness and confidence.”



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty quoted in the The New York Times Travel article, "From Carnival Cruise Lines, a New Guarantee Policy"

October 1, 2013,

"...Kimberly Wilson Wetty, co-president of Valerie Wilson Travel in New York, said the effort was directed at all potential customers, but more toward first- time cruisers, a group that is often unsure about cruising and has traditionally turned to Carnival for its reputation for offering a fun, relaxed atmosphere and modest prices. “I think it is unique,” she said about the new initiative. “I’m not sure it’s going to be enough to actually turn it around, but I give Carnival a lot of credit for taking the initiative to try to build consumer awareness and confidence.”



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VWT Participates in the Hercules Trophy North America competition at Randalls Island

September 30, 2013, New York, New York

On Saturday, the VWT Team participated in the Hercules Trophy North America competition at Randalls Island in 12 different events, including the Trapeze, obstacle course, and Truck Pull!

Our team, pictured here, included VWT’s Mimi McGuire, Christina Collarullo and Theron Steiner in the back row, as well as Che Diaz with VWT’s Jessica Flannery, Vivian De Leon and Brian Buttigieg in the front row. We finished with 116 points, a few bruises and a strong desire to compete again next year!



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VWT Fall Around the World Photo Album

September 30, 2013, Facebook, Pinterest

Excited for Autumn? We are too! Here is a collection of beautiful fall settings from some our partners and great locations around the world. 



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VWT Participates in Bowling for Briefs

September 27, 2013, New York, New York

Last evening VWT’s own Louis Rodriguez, Jacqueline Dash, Emily Prentiss, and Jessica Alfaro had the pleasure of participating in the 8th annual “Bowling for Briefs” event sponsored by Sabre to support the Covenant House (covenanthouseny.org). Between all strikes, spares and a few gutter balls here and there it’s safe to say everyone had a ball supporting such a great organization! 



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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Enters Korea

September 25, 2013, Seoul, Korea

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts recently announced its highly anticipated entry into Korea. Four Seasons Hotel Seoul is currently under construction and projected to open in May 2015. 



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VWT YouTube Reaches 5,000 Views!

September 20, 2013, New York, New York

We have passed 5,000 views on our YouTube channel. Thank you to all of our amazing followers! 



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VWT's Emily Prentiss Highlighted in Virtuoso Focus, "The Best Holiday Ritual Ever"!

September 18, 2013, Megeve, France

"I arrived in the charming ski village of Megève, France on the last day of a snowstorm that blanketed the area with an excess of four feet of powdery welcomed snow. Not only was it the opening weekend of ski season, but on Saturday evening, in one of the most awaited winter events in Megève, I was fortunate to partake in the illumination of the spectacular Christmas tree in the village's renowned central square..."



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"The Never-Ending Glamour of the Carlyle Hotel" by the Wall Street Journal

September 16, 2013, New York, New York

Congratulations to The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel on this wonderful The Wall Street Journal article!



"The Never-Ending Glamour of the Carlyle Hotel"

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty named to Conde Nast Traveler's Top Travel Specialists by Wendy Perrin 8th Year in a Row!

September 16, 2013, New York, New York

“The custom trip designers collected here represent the best blend of destination knowledge, insider connections, consumer advocacy and value for your dollar that I’ve found in more than two decade of scrutinizing the travel industry for this magazine. They have the expertise and clout to get you the rooms with the best views and the….”
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New Featured Destination: Munich

September 13, 2013, Germany

Munich is Germany's beer capital – and the Oktoberfest is a byword for beer all over the world. When the first Oktoberfest was held back in 1810 to celebrate a royal wedding, nobody could have dreamt it would go on to become such a famous event. Since that time, the world's biggest beer festival has been held every year in September/October on the Theresienwiese grounds, bringing smiles to people's faces in classic Bavarian style with oompah bands, beer fresh from the barrel and plenty of good cheer!



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EDITION Hotels Opens Today in London

September 12, 2013, London, England

Located in central London’s Fitzrovia, The London EDITION brings together the integrity and character of a historic buildings with a simple, sophisticated design sensibility to create a seamless blend of charisma and ease. 



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Valerie had the opportunity to meet Serena Williams!

September 12, 2013, New York, New York

Valerie Ann Wilson pictured with American professional tennis player, Serena Williams, and General Manager of The St. Regis New York, Paul Nash. Taken on Friday, August 23 at The St. Regis New York just before Serena started the 2013US Open. 



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty highlighted as a Panelist in Luxury Travel Advisor's Article: Top Luxury Advisors Share Valuable Sales Tips at LTX

September 11, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada

The panel, part of the 2013 Luxury Travel Exchange International (LTX), included some of the biggest names in the industry sharing valuable sales tips with other agents in the field. 

"...The panel, "Sales Best Practices: Learn From Your Peers," included industry giants Kimberly Wilson-Wetty, co-owner of Valerie Wilson Travel Inc..."



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Remembering September 11th-

September 11, 2013, New York, New York

Valerie Wilson Travel is a Proud Supporter of The National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

We are proud to support the National September 11 Memorial and have a cobblestone in our name that will permanently line the Memorial at the World Trade Center. Commemorating the victims of the terrorist attacks, the 9/11 Memorial will honor those who perished, pay tribute to those who risked their lives to save others, recognize the endurance of those who survived, remember the worldwide outpouring of support, and contemplate the continuing significance of these events for our global community.

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New Featured Destination: Seoul

September 6, 2013,

"The heart of South Korea, Seoul is the nation's capital city and the centre of commerce and culture. Divided by the Han River, Seoul is a modern city with broad avenues, towering skyscrapers and upmarket shopping malls juxtaposed with royal palaces, temples, pagodas and museums that reflect the city's ancient cultural heritage..."



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Matthew Upchurch quoted in Travel Agent Magazine's "Virtuoso Research Gleans Top 6 Luxury Trends"

September 4, 2013, New York, New York

A new definition of "Luxury"? Matthew Upchurch, chairman and CEO of Virtuoso sees one, and we couldn't agree more. 

"...he defines luxury as “actually having somebody listen to what I want and delivering on that.” Luxury, he says, is now personalized travel and catering to the individual traveler."



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Travel + Leisure Honors 2013 A-List Travel Advisors at Virtuoso Travel Week

September 3, 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada

Kimberly Wilson Wetty Among Advisors Recognized

Travel + Leisure VP/Publisher Jay Meyer and News Editor Amy Farley debuted the much- anticipated list and congratulated the 83 Virtuosos who are featured on the Travel + Leisure 2013 A-List of Top Travel Advisors at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas during Virtuoso® Travel Week on August 12th. Selected by the editors of Travel + Leisure, the complete list of all 161 top travel advisors who are on the twelfth annual Travel + Leisure A-List will be highlighted in the magazine's October issue.



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VWT Official Virtuoso Travel Week Photo Album Posted

August 30, 2013, New York, New York

Enjoy a collection of some of the amazing moments and memories from this year’s Virtuoso, Specialists in the Art of Travel's Travel Week! During Travel Week, the world's finest travel agencies, advisors and suppliers come together at this one-of-a-kind luxury travel show.


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Recent Version of Travel Weekly Highlights AmaPrima Christening by Valerie Ann Wilson

August 28, 2013, New York, New York

Valerie Wilson, founder and CEO of New York-based Valerie Wilson Travel, christened the 164-passenger AmaPrima, in Vilshofen, Germany, on August 6, 2013. 



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Valerie Ann Wilson Featured in Vilshofen, German Newspaper

August 22, 2013, Vilshofen, Germany

Valerie featured in the local Vilshofen Newspaper for the coverage of the christening of AmaWaterways AmaPrima. Danke schön!



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Valerie Ann Wilson Appointed Chairman Emeritus for Virtuoso Member Advisory Board

August 21, 2013, New York, New York

Virtuoso Chairman & CEO Matthew Upchurch recently honored Valerie Ann Wilson by appointing her Chariman Emeritus for the Virtuoso Member Advisory Board.  Valerie has served collectively for over ten years on the Hotel & Resorts Committee.  Additionally, she was elected and served 5 years representing the Northeast Region to the Member Advisory Board, as well as serving as both Vice Chairman and Chairman. Valerie states:  "I am tremedously honored by this acknowledgement and I look forward to furthering the successes of the Virtuoso network for many years to come."  She is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Valerie Wilson Travel, a proud and active member of Virtuoso since 1998.

 

VWT's Carole-Anne Hughs Listed Among This Year's "30 Under 30"

August 19, 2013, New York, New York

We are excited to announce VWT’s Carole-Anne Hughs has been listed among this year’s “30 Under 30” by Travel Agent magazine!

This list is released annually to recognize rising stars within our industry and it is an honor to be featured. VWT is proud to have also had other agents recognized in past editions, including Emily Prentiss on the 2011 list! Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!



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Oetker Collection Announced its Newest Masterpiece, Fregate Island Private

August 9, 2013, Seychelles

The intimate resort is perfectly located in the heart of the Seychelles. Beautifully crafted and nestled nicely into the coastal line, its 16 residences are naturally secluded, each with their own luxurious terrace, large private infinity pool and Jacuzzi.

Valerie Ann Wilson Requested to Serve as Member Emeritus for the Virtuoso Member Advisory Board

August 8, 2013, New York, New York

Valerie Wilson Travel has been a proud and active member of Virtuoso since 1998.  Valerie Ann Wilson has served collectively for over ten years on the Hotel & Resorts Committee.  Additionally she served as a member of the Member Advisory Board, representing the Northeast Region, for 5 years in which she was both Vice Chairman and Chairman.  She was recently honored with the request to serve as Member Emeritus for the Virtuoso Member Advisory Board.  It is a huge achievement and she looks forward to aiding in the advancement of Virtuoso membership interests for years to come.    

Video of the AMAPrima Christening by Valerie Ann Wilson

August 7, 2013, Vilshofen, Germany

Watch Valerie christen the AMAPrima, AmaWaterways's newest vessel during a ceremony held yesterday.



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VWT Officially on Instagram!

August 7, 2013, Instagram

Today Valerie Christens AMA Waterways' Newest Ship, the AMAPrima as Her Godmother

August 6, 2013, Vilshofen, Germany

Today, Valerie Ann Wilson, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty are in Europe getting ready for the ceremony where AmaPrima will be christened, before disembarking along AmaWaterways’ Melodies of the Danube itinerary.

 

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AmaWaterways' AmaPrima River Ship Christened by Valerie Wilson

August 6, 2013, Vilshofen, Germany

AmaWaterways officially unveiled the 164-passenger AmaPrima, which was christened on Aug. 6 in Vilshofen, Germany, by Valerie Wilson, founder, chairman and CEO of New York-based Valerie Wilson Travel, the 25th largest travel agency in the U.S., just a day after she celebrated her birthday onboard the vessel. "Being godmother and christening AmaPrima is the most incredible way to celebrate a birthday," said Wilson, who added: "I will always keep [this ship] in my prayers."



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Preparing for AMAPrima

August 5, 2013, Germany

Tomorrow, Valerie will Christen AmaWaterways's newest ship, the AmaPrima as her Godmother!

Here are a few photos of Valerie in Europe getting ready for the ceremony:


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Rail Europe Visits for a Product Update

July 30, 2013, New York, New York

Thank you to Rail Europe and our Regional Sales Director for the fabulous "Lunch and Learn" product presentation yesterday.

We are looking forward to all the great, new things coming soon!



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Peachy Afternoons at the Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo

July 29, 2013, Japan

It seems like our signature color is really catching on! Guests at Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo's Oriental Lounge can now enjoy peach-themed afternoon tea. 



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Featured Destination: Florence

July 28, 2013, Italy

"Birthplace of Renaissance art and architecture, Florence is regarded as one of the world's most beautiful destinations. It's not just the art. The city remains a leader in fashion, architecture, and fine dining while retaining its Old World landscape..." 



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Sir Richard Branson's Mahali Mzuri named by Forbes Travel Guide among the most anticipated hotel openings for 2013

July 25, 2013, Kenya, Africa

Looking for some remote, quality family time? Forbes Travel Guide named Sir Richard Branson's Mahali Mzuri among the most anticipated hotel openings for 2013!

Fancy being one of the very first guests to experience the new tented camp? Children aged 8 and older are welcome at Mahali Mzuri!

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora for Nominated in Virtuoso's Hotel Awards for Best Family Program

July 25, 2013, French Polynesia

Congratulation to our friends at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora for their nomination in Virtuoso's Hotel Awards for Best Family Program!

Good luck to all the contestants and categories in this years, "Best of the Best"!

VWT Named Grace Bay Club's Top Travel Partner

July 25, 2013, Turks & Caicos

Thank you to our friends at Grace Bay Club in Turks & Caicos for the beautiful frame and awesome photos commemorating our status as Top Travel Partner!



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Google And The Eiffel Tower Take You Up 1000 Feet

July 24, 2013, Youtube

In need of a mid-week break? How about a quick trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower? Check-out how Google is working to offer the opportunity to enjoy the journey up, over 1,000 feet to the top of the Eiffel Tower without ever leaving your office.

And when you are ready to getaway, let's plan a beautiful itinerary for you to enjoy Paris in person!



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Want to See the Macy's Day Parade at Eye-Level?

July 23, 2013, New York, New York

Have you always dreamed of seeing the Macy's Day Parade in person? Maybe even from your own suite?

Work with our VWT Consultants who know all the best rooms with a view of the parade!



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Featured on ASTA's Homepage

July 23, 2013, New York, New York

ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) is the world's largest association of travel professionals. 



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Today in History: Wiley Post Becomes the First Person to Fly the World Solo

July 22, 2013, New York, New York

Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world when he landed in New York on July 22, 1933. He took 7 days, 18 hours, 49 minutes to achieve the feat. Fifty thousand people greeted him upon his return!



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Valerie Ann Wilson featured in Selecta Magazine

July 22, 2013, Greenwich, Connecticut

Valerie is pictured with Paul Nash, General Manager, The St. Regis New York at the Prince Harry and Sentebale Polo Cup in Greenwich, CT.

The Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup took place for the first time in Greenwich, Connecticut the US on Wednesday 15 May this year.



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The Virtuoso Week Exchange App Now Available in the App Store

July 19, 2013, New York, New York

We've downloaded the Virtuoso Week Exchange App! Have you? 

Festive and Christmas Availability Going Fast

July 19, 2013,

Do you and your loved ones enjoy traveling over the holidays?

Christmas and Festive availability is going quickly for some of our preferred family places. Work with your VWT Consultant today to be sure that you secure a great holiday!



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New Featured Destination: Istanbul

July 19, 2013, Featured Destinations

"Istanbul... Capital of three empires, birthplace of countless cultures, bridge between east and west and two millennia old. Fascinating cityscapes, famous historical landmarks and stunning sights combine to make Istanbul a thrilling place to visit. Between the Old City, Princes' Islands, mansions on the Bosphorus, and...."



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Downton Abbey Fans, Do you love the scenery of the English countryside and the famous Cotswolds?

July 19, 2013, England

Ellenborough Park is an ancient house on the original Cheltenham Racecourse estate which has been restored as an exceptional destination hotel. Enjoy a myriad of activities and the amazing landscape during a visit here! Contact your VWT Consultant to be sure that you take advantage of the best amenities.



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VWT's Executive Director Human Resources & Associate Relations, Jessica Cook featured in Virtuoso's Photo of the Week!

July 17, 2013, New York, New York

Jessica (pictured front, right) is with her fellow members of Virtuoso's 2013 Innovation Team- who are exploring the topic of the Virtuoso Certified Travel Advisor!



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Travel + Leisure Named Disney Cruise Line the Top Mega-Ship Cruise Line for Families

July 17, 2013, New York, New York

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty Named Again to Conde Nast Traveler's Top Travel Specialists!

July 16, 2013, New York, New York

From the List By Wendy Perrin:

"THE CUSTOM TRIP DESIGNERS COLLECTED HERE represent the best blend of destination knowledge, insider connections, consumer advocacy, and value for your dollar that I've found in more than two decades of scrutinizing the travel industry for this magazine. They have the expertise and clout to get you the rooms with the best views and the savviest English-speaking guides, not to mention VIP perks. They have almost all been road-tested by Condé Nast Traveler readers, editors, or both. Of the more than 10,000 travel agents and tour operators who have tried to break onto this list since its inception 14 years ago, only a tiny fraction have made the grade."



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Happy Bastille Day to Our Friends in France

July 14, 2013,

The Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris guests will be celebrating with dinner on a private boat cruising the Seine River to see the spectacular fireworks.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Returning to Bali in 2014

July 11, 2013, Indonesia

The stunning island of Bali enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most luxurious resort destinations with its combination of sandy beaches, local Balinese artisan culture and relaxed ambiance. 

Akin to other upcoming Ritz-Carlton locations, the Ritz-Carlton, Bali is uniquely situated with a combination of white beach front and elevated cliff top settings, blended into the landscape gently enlivening the senses. 



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Regent Seven Seas Cruises Announces a New Ship, Seven Seas Explorer Arriving Summer 2016

July 10, 2013, Miami, Florida

The new 738-guest, 54,000-ton Seven Seas Explorer will be constructed at Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard and will be delivered in summer 2016.



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New Featured Destination: Kauai

July 7, 2013, Hawaii

"Get lost in the spirit of aloha on one of Hawaii’s beautiful tropical islands, Kauai. The island of Kauai is considered one of Hawaii’s most scenic islands. From mountainous regions in its center, to the scenic remote beaches on its coast, Kauai will amaze you with breath taking views beyond your imagination. Kauai is filled with numerous outdoor activities and adventures..."



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VWT Included in BTN's 2013 Business Travel Survey

July 5, 2013, New York, New York

On the whole, 2012 was a positive year for many travel suppliers. Of the 28 travel management companies that agreed to share 2011 and 2012 sales figures from bookings through ARC, all but five showed a year-over-year increase, and 22 handled more ARC air transactions in 2012 than in the year before.



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Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2013, USA

Wishing you and your loved ones a very safe and happy 4th of July!

We also thank the military men and women and their families around the globe who make this celebration, our freedom possible.

The Tourism Cares for New York City Official Volunteer Video

July 3, 2013, New York, New York

Pay special attention at 1:24 in the video to see VWT's Jessica Cook and Mimi McGuire!



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VWT Rises to #25 on Travel Weekly Power List 2013

July 3, 2013, New York, New York

The 2013 Power List confirms once again that travel, as evidenced by rising revenue numbers, continues to grow and prosper.



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The Fireworks Festival of Monte-Carlo begins July 6th and runs through to August 21st

July 2, 2013, Monaco

This free event attracts thousands from the area to view beautiful and original fireworks . The competition has been held since 1966 and brings pyrotechnic specialists from around the world to show off their talent.

Kimberly Wilson Wetty included in Travel + Leisure's Sizzle Reel

July 2, 2013, New York, New York

Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris Receives Official Palace Rating

July 2, 2013, Paris, France

Congratulations to Le Royal Monceau for their official Palace rating!

New Featured Destination: Andorra

June 30, 2013,

"Nestled between Spain and France in the eastern Pyrenees is Andorra, a tiny but not to be missed country! This tiny European paradise is a perfect locale for ski bums in the winter and golf and nature enthusiasts during the warm summer months. Truly a paradise for mountain lovers..."



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Virtuoso Traveler included Musha Cay on "29 Experiences of a Lifetime"

June 29, 2013, The Caribbean

"Escape - to a private Caribbean island. David Copperfield whips up magix at Musha Cay, his private isle in the Bahamas. There's a theater on the beach, a scret monkey village, and a six=boat fleet for island hopping. The illusionish autographs a special memento for Virtuoso clients."



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Today begins the Karlovy Vary Film Festival

June 28, 2013, Czech Republic

One of the longest-running and most important film festivals in Central Europe takes place in the beautiful Spa town of Karlovy Vary (located 2 hours west of Prague) from June 28th- July 6th, 2013. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival features over 200 new films, documentaries and retrospectives from around the world. 

Want to be in attendance next year to see the stars and attend fun events and parties? Work with your VWT consultant to plan early!

The Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc's new Champagne Lounge is Opened for Summer

June 27, 2013, Antibes, France

A mystery project unveiled: the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc's new Champagne Lounge opened for summer!

Located at the top of the Eden-Roc Pavilion this secret project has taken seven months to complete and is a landmark for the legendary hotel that crowns the tip of Cap d’Antibes.

The Eden-Roc Champagne Lounge will stage fine champagne tastings with some exclusive vintages, in an atmosphere that embraces all the hedonism of summer!



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The Gritti Palace Reopens

June 26, 2013, Venice, Italy

Valerie Ann Wilson had the great pleasure of staying in the magnificent Pisani Suite overlooking the Grand Canal for the Starwood Luxury Advisory Board in mid May.

This board photograph was taken from the new rooftop terrace penthouse suite, called the Redentore Terrazza Suite. Contact your VWT Consultant today to book your stay in the newly renovated Gritti Palace.



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The Courtyard at 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites and Residences is now open for al fresco dining until September

June 26, 2013, London, England

The summer menu features platters, salads, wraps and fajitas and specialty created cocktails such as ‘Bombay Taj’ and ‘Myers New Summer Storm’.



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Nisbet Plantation, Nevis's HONEYmoon 6 days, 5 nights Package

June 25, 2013, The Caribbean

Honeymooning or know someone who is? Listen to this HONEYmoon of a package!

An enchantingly romantic dinner in a 300 year old historic sugar mill on Montpelier Estate, Tropical HONEY Tonic Treatment with Nevisian HONEY harvested on the island, a 90 minute couples treatment, chilled champagne and gourmet HONEY vanilla truffles, 4 dinners by Nisbet's Award Winning Culinary Team, round trip airport transfers from St Kitts or Nevis AND Daily Breakfast with HONEY pancakes!



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Did you enjoy Dan Brown's latest book, "Inferno"?

June 24, 2013,

Let our consultnts arrange for you the "INFERNO Florence Tour" with our friends at Florencetown!

This Half Day walking tour will introduce you to an intriguing path of mind-blowing details, anecdotes, and clue-filled history that will reveal all the most important sights and locations that professor Robert Langdon visited in the Brownian dark masterpiece.

Wimbledon begins today!

June 24, 2013, London, England

What finer way to celebrate the start of Wimbledon than an Afternoon Tea complete with tennis inspired cakes and pastries, champagne and strawberries & cream, naturally. The Dorchester's special Wimbledon Afternoon Tea will be celebrated at The Promenade until 7 July 2013. Game, set, match!

Contact your VWT Consultant to be sure you reap the benefits of our exclusive Diamond Club amenities.



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg highlights VWT's business travel value over Online Travel Agencies in Travel Market Report's "Travelocity Sells Travelocity Business (TBiz) to BCD"

June 21, 2013, New York, New York

'The sale of TBiz is a sign that OTAs in general are having difficulty in providing the kind of support and service that business travelers often need, said Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, co-president of New York-based Valerie Wilson Travel.

“It’s easy to do low pricing which is what OTAs do, but everyone is realizing that it’s hard to add value,” she said. “The OTAs are having a tough time competing with TMCs at brick and mortar agencies, especially now that there seems to be a disaster, either natural or man-made, that disrupts business travel every week.' 



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Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Offers New Poolside Summer Cabana Packages

June 21, 2013, Beverly Hills, California

Get the Hollywood star treatment at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills with new poolside Summer Cabana Packages together with our Preferred Partner amenities!

Looking to get away for the 4th of July holiday?

June 21, 2013, Private Island, Bahamas

How about a 430-acre private island in the heart of the Bahamas, with a private fireworks display, complimentary 1-hour massages for all adults, water sports and live music?

We can make it happen!

VWT's Co-President, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg writes, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE for Travel Market Report

June 20, 2013,

"Everyone has an opportunity to improve the life of another person. My personal commitment to Make-A-Wish America allows me to use my love of travel to give back to the community and world."



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Valerie Wilson Travel - Clinton's own Diane Crisman-Race Quoted by Agent@Home Magazine

June 19, 2013, Clinton, NJ

“Have a conversation with the person making travel arrangements,” adds Diane Crisman-Race, manager of the Clinton, N.J. branch of Valerie Wilson Travel. Usually that person is a parent or grandparent. “Find out the likes and dislikes of all of the travelers in that booking, as well as the things they like to do and areas they’ve traveled to. Find out what they like to do on vacation that they don’t necessarily do at home.” 



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Will Be Facebook Chatting Live With Conde Nast Traveler Today

June 18, 2013, Facebook

Be sure to join in at 2pm EST when our Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty will be chatting on the Conde Nast Traveler page all about family summer travel!



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Chatted Live on Facebook Today with Conde Nast Traveler

June 18, 2013, Facebook

Thank you to all those who participated in the great chat! Also, on behalf of our sponsor today, JW Marriott, Kimberly has put together 3 family itineraries for NY, LA and Chicago, which you can find here:www.cntpromo.com/familytravel

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Attends Make-a-Wish 30th Anniversary and 2013 Gala

June 17, 2013, Cipriani Wall Street, New York City

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg was in attendance to celebrate 30 Years of Wishes at the 2013 Gala!

 



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Will Be Facebook Chatting Live With Conde Nast Traveler

June 17, 2013, New York, New York

Be sure to join in tomorrow at 2pm EST when our Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty will be chatting on the Conde Nast Traveler page all about family summer travel!



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Happy Father's Day!

June 16, 2013, New York, New York

Wishing a great day to all those dedicated dads out there.... 



wherever they may be!

Happy Flag Day!

June 14, 2013, Amelia Island, Florida

On our Facebook page we have shared a great photo of Old Glory from our friends at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island!



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Kate Middleton named Princess Cruises' Royal Princess Cruise Ship Today

June 13, 2013, London, England

In her final solo appearance before becoming a royal mother, the duchess said, "I name this ship Royal Princess, may God bless her and all who sail in her."

Want to sail with the Royal Princess yourself? Work with our Travel Consultants or Cruise Specialists to make sure you get the VIP treatment!



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Today is Red Rose Day!

June 12, 2013,

Where in the world would you like to receive red roses? Paris? New York?



(Photo from Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris)

VWT's Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Brian Buttigieg Attend the 67th Tony Awards

June 10, 2013, New York, New York

As guests of Royal Caribbean International, VWT's Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Brian Buttigieg attended the 67th Tony Awards last night in New York City!

Thank you to our friends and partners at Royal Caribbean!



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Ballot for Ryder Cup 2014 Tickets Opens Today

June 10, 2013, Scotland

Attention Golf Fans- The ballot for Ryder Cup 2014 tickets opens today!

Work with your VWT Consultant for your chance to get to Gleneagles Country Club for the tournament. 



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VWT-Hilton Head and VWT's Lois Dudley, Winners from The Island Packet Readers Choice Awards

June 7, 2013, Hilton Head, SC

Congratulations to Valerie Wilson Travel-Hilton Head and VWT's Lois Dudley, Winners the Readers Choice Awards for The Island Packet for Best Travel Agency and Travel Agent! 

Three times in a row, way to go!

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg quoted in Travel Market Report's "Sales Advice: When Booking Hotels, Show Your Value"

June 6, 2013, New York, New York

“...Treat the client as a customer of your agency no matter the situation,” advised Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, co-president of the New York-based agency, Valerie Wilson Travel. “So if the client is on a business trip or a multigenerational vacation or is just facing bad weather at an airport and needs help, they should think of you for any hotel needs..."



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Mandarin Oriental Destination MO Online Magazine

June 5, 2013, New York, New York

This month, be sure to check it out for all the great “Joys of June” to look forward to in MO Destinations world-wide.

The magazine includes regular updates, a monthly editor blog and news from the Group, as well as feature articles on spa & wellness, food & wine and the group’s Celebrity Fans!



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Spoil dad this Fathers Day with a special family weekend in the wild!

June 4, 2013,

At Gondwana Game Reserve, enjoy luxurious accommodations in your own bush villa, 3 gourmet meals and 2 game activities per day! AND... Kids under 6 stay FREE!



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Tourism Cares - Coney Island Volunteer Day

June 3, 2013, Coney Island, New York

Several VWT attendees along with Tourism Cares, and travel & tourism industry volunteers from all over the country and around the world gathered on Friday, May 31st to give back to Coney Island and the shoreline at Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn and Queens. Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, much work still needed to be done along Coney Island’s famous beach and boardwalk such as painting benches, light posts, as well as landscaping and beach cleanup. At Jamaica Bay, Queens, volunteers participated in dune preservation and beach clean-up projects along Fort Tilden Beach.


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Are you a "Bachelorette" fan?

June 3, 2013, Ojai, California

Watch tonight to see one of our preferred properties, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, where Bachelorette, Desiree takes her date - it's an ultimate romantic rendezvous!

Today, Chateau Mcely is Celebrating Czech Children's Day!

June 1, 2013, Prague, Czech Republic

Princes and princesses will enjoy a fun-fill afternoon with bouncy castle and trampoline, a treasure hunt in the English park, a sweet bar full of irresistible treats and lots of new friends. At a nearby castle the kids will also enjoy a whole day's adventure with Lotrando - the robber from a well-known Czech fairy tale. 

Let’s plan for your princes and princesses to join the fun next year!

California Package for Golf Fore Kids Fundraiser

May 31, 2013, Bronxville, New York

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg has arranged a great package for the GOLF FORE KIDS auction this Monday, June 3rd at Siwanoy Country Club benefiting Andrus

The package includes two nights at the deluxe San Francisco Ritz-Carlton, tour of the City on the Bay, and two nights at Meadowood Napa Valley, in the center of wine country! 

The lucky couple buying the package will have round-trip airfare included!



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New Featured Destination: Vail

May 31, 2013, Vail, Colorado

Vail is many things. It’s a 7-mile stretch of the Colorado Rockies hosting 193 alpine trails. It’s a Tyrolean-style village replete with boutiques. It’s a bustling concentration of après-ski haunts. From winter snowboarding to summer mountain biking, Vail is year-round adventure on a grand scale.



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Thank You to our Friends at Wegner Associates for Posting this Great Photo of VWT's Valerie, Nuny and Judy!

May 31, 2013, Anguilla

More Photos Have Been Added to Our "Virtuoso Symposium 2013" Album

May 30, 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina

How about a "Dive-in" movie this summer!

May 29, 2013,

During the summer months, little guests can enjoy fun flicks from the comfort of the Four Seasons Resort Vail's pool... And mom and dad will enjoy the Preferred Partner Amenities from their VWT Consultant, which include a great spa credit!



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Happy Memorial Day!

May 27, 2013, USA

New Featured Destination: Lenox

May 25, 2013, Lenox, Massachusetts

"Nestled within the rolling Appalachian mountains, in the Berkshires, Lenox breathes a calm, yet vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape steeped in culture..."



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Delta's T4 Opens Today!

May 24, 2013, New York, New York

Delta took over the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of T4... Delta's new terminal at New York's JFK International Airport, opening today. Here is a photo of VWT attendees joining the festivities.



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Memorial Day Weekend at Blackberry Farm

May 24, 2013,

Our friends at Blackberry Farm will be celebrating the start of Summer with their hand-churned ice cream, picnic lunches, movies on the lawn and Summer weather! 

Calling All Food Fanatics and Wine Enthusiasts!

May 23, 2013,

The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival will return to Walt Disney World from Sept. 27 – Nov. 11, 2013.

Let your VWT Consultant plan your Disney experience from start to finish!

Today is World Turtle Day!

May 23, 2013,

Did you know that turtle season starts next month in Los Cabos? Some travelers even help release baby sea turtles into the ocean.

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is Currently Underway

May 22, 2013,

May is the perfect time for flowers, and that is probably why the UK’s most prestigious flower show takes place now until May 25. Visit London to enjoy the show gardens, urban gardens and artisans!



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The New Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, Tanzania

May 22, 2013,

At the new Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, right in the Serengeti National Park, families with kids eight and older have an incredible opportunity to see elephants, rhinos, lions, zebras and antelopes in their natural habitat!

Be sure to let us plan the trip seamlessly and take advantage of our Four Seasons Preferred Partner amenities including spa credit.



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Our thoughts are with Oklahoma and the Moore community.

May 21, 2013,

Do You Have Great Vacation Photos?

May 20, 2013,


Enter the 2013 Virtuoso Traveler Photography Contest for your chance to win!



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Club Med's Flash Sale is on Until Wednesday

May 19, 2013,

In need of a Summer Vacation for the Family? Be sure to contact your VWT consultant early this week to take advantage!


New Featured Destination: Bermuda

May 18, 2013,

"Sink your toes into soft pink sand. Soak in the sun from a poolside cabana. Dive, sail and, of course, golf to your heart's delight... in Bermuda! Bermuda, the "Jewel of the Atlantic," lies less than two hours away from major airports on the United States' eastern seaboard..."



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Travel+Leisure Announce World's Best Service 2013

May 17, 2013,

 

The list includes hotels, resorts, airlines, and cruise lines that earned top scores for service, as rated by readyers in the T+L World's Best Awards Survery. 

Congratulations to all of our Preferred Partners who won!



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Make-A-Wish Metro New York has Granted Nearly 10,000 Wishes Since its Inception in 1983!

May 16, 2013,

VWT is a proud Make-A-Wish Supporter!

Today is Day 2 of our Eighth Annual VWT Exclusive Tour Fair!

May 15, 2013,

 

In our NYC headquarters, representatives from Absolute Travel, Globus, Backroads, Island Destinations, Big Five Expeditions, Ker & Downey, Collette Vacations, Trafalgar, Euro Panache and Travel Dynamics International will exclusively update our consultants on current happenings and new products to provide you with an experience of a lifetime.

Put our knowledge to work for your next trip!



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Palazzo Avino's Newly Renovated Rooms

May 14, 2013,

Palazzo Avino's newly renovated sea view rooms offer beautiful views of Italy's Amalfi Coast! 



Here's a look at a King Sea View Room

Today is Day 1 of our Eighth Annual VWT Exclusive Tour Fair!

May 14, 2013,

In our NYC headquarters, representatives from Abercrombie & Kent, Classic Vacations, Club Med, Cox & Kings, Europe Express, Greaves Tours, Remote Lands, Tauck, African Travel, Travel Impressions and Voyage by Pascale will exclusively update our consultants on current happenings and new products to provide you with an experience of a lifetime.

Put our knowledge to work for your next trip!

Delta's Terminal 4 Preview Event Photos

May 13, 2013,

We have just added photos from the Delta Terminal 4 Preview Event that was held May 9th. The event was a preview of Delta’s new JFK Terminal. Pictured with the VWT attendees include Jonathan DeCesare, Senior Sales Account Executive New York Sales, and Robert Wissel, District Sales Manager, for Delta.



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VWT-Palo Alto's Jim Wiedeman Named in CBS's "Best Travel Agents Near The Peninsula"

May 13, 2013,

"Jim Wiedeman of Valerie Wilson Travel has 50 cruises under his belt. and that’s just for starters. Those who enjoy cruises know that Jim will grab you the best staterooms within minutes of that cruise opening their reservations window. Need a private plane for an African safari adventure? Jim knows who to call. If you’ve got time for a round-the-world extended holiday, consider it done. Is the family considering a multi-generational travel experience? Start the planning here. A Virtuoso-appointed agency, Valerie Wilson Travel has a long-standing, stellar reputation among discerning hoteliers and other luxury suppliers scattered all over the world."



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New Addition to Leading Hotels of the World

May 12, 2013,

Congratulations to Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa in Zanzibar, Tanzania who was recently named among the newest The Leading Hotels of the World.

New Featured Destination: Fiji

May 11, 2013,

"Sugar-like beaches, dazzling turquoise lagoons, rich green mountains, scenic panoramas, swaying palm trees, and continually smiling people ... this is the dream of the Garden Eden, a dream that is real in the magic cosmos of the Fijian Pacific archipelago..."



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Rosewood London to Open October 2013

May 10, 2013,

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts's London location is scheduled to open October 2013 located in one of the capital city’s most historic locations, High Holborn!

Kick off the Summer this Memorial Day at Hotel Guanahani & Spa

May 9, 2013,

This Memorial Day Weekend take advantage of this great promotion with your VWT Consultant: Stay 4 nights, Pay 3 nights!

The Rockettes Christen NCL's Breakaway

May 9, 2013, New York, New York

Yesterday the Rockettes christened Norwegian Cruise Line's newest ship, Breakaway in New York City.

We look forward to sharing the photos from the VWT representatives attending the inaugural sailing!



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ILTM 2012 Recap from VWT's Mary Clifford:

May 8, 2013,

"Corinthia Hotel London is centrally located near Trafalgar Square, Westminster Abbey and theatreland. The hotel offers superb amenities for travelers, including a flexible check-in /check-out 
policy..."



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Curious about coral? How about the especially vibrant coral in Fiji?

May 8, 2013,

Visit the Marine Education Centre at Shangri-La's Fijian Resort and Spa, where they are doing everything they can to preserve this national treasure. 



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Conde Nast Traveler's Favorite Hotel Pools

May 7, 2013,

Conde Nast Traveler is sharing a list of their favorite hotel pools. Check out our Pinterest Tab to see some of our favorite, "Pools with a View"... like this one from Australia!



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ILTM 2012 Recap from VWT's Kimberly Wilson Wetty:

May 7, 2013,

"Blue Lagoon Iceland, is a unique experience – an unforgettable 
opportunity to energize with the forces of nature. Set in the 
pure heart of the Icelandic landscape, Blue Lagoon is a truly 
special world. Set in the heart of a stunning lava landscape..."



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ILTM 2012 Recap from VWT's Ginny Caragol:

May 6, 2013,

"Riad Kneife Shopping Service, Paris, France – After meeting you and getting a sense of your tastes and needs, Riad will bring you from your hotel to the various venues – including the warehouses, galleries, shops, and stalls of the Vintage and Design Markets. Food lovers will delight in onion soup, steak frites, or a croque monsieur during lunchtime at the on-site cafés and bistros."



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Capella Washington D.C. Georgetown Partnering with The Washington Ballet

May 6, 2013,

Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown has partnered with The Washington Ballet to bring guests a more intimate and exclusive experience through the 2013-2014 ballet season.

Premium seating, Adult/Child walk-on roles, complimentary access to The Washington Ballet Open Rehearsal events and much more.



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Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

May 5, 2013,

New Featured Destination: Eolo

May 4, 2013,

"Eolo is a unique place that embodies the spirit of Patagonia. Those who visit enjoy unique experiences, taking unforgettable images back with them. Its indigenous roots are felt..."



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ILTM 2012 Recap from VWT's Dan Beschloss:

May 3, 2013,

"Porto Palacio das Cardosas – Porto, Portugal- A sense of heritage & authenticity in the heart of the city. Located in a newly renovated palace dating from the end of the 18th century, overlooking the..."



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ILTM 2012 Recap from VWT's Emily Prentiss:

May 2, 2013,

"Wild Bush Luxury- This company represents four lodges all in Australia that give our clients the ability to be on safari without having to travel to Africa. Each lodge is about 5 - 10 accommodations, whether a tent in the sand dunes of Ningaloo Reef next to the ocean..."



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Take a Peek Inside Emirates' First Class Private Suite

May 2, 2013,

The Empire State Building Turns 82 Today!

May 1, 2013,

On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 102 stories, it would be the world's tallest building for the next 41 years. Today, it's merely the 17th tallest.



Here's a photo of the Empire State Building from our NYC headquarters.

ILTM 2012 Recap from VWT's Will Jennings:

May 1, 2013,

"Castiglion del Bosco - This resort has added several villas, and introduced 2 new room categories, which promise to be popular choices for my clients this season. It was wonderful to have the time to go through the..."




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VWT Power of Access Insider: The Plaza Hotel Unveils Fitzgerald Suite

April 30, 2013,

Today, The Plaza Hotel in New York City is unveiling its Fitzgerald Suite- just days before the film, The Great Gatsby's opening.

Let's get your stay in the Fitzgerald Suite reserved!



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Aloha by Hawaiian Airlines at VWT Headquarters

April 30, 2013,

Today we were visited by our friends at Hawiian Airlines as well as authentic performers from the Polynesian Cultural Center! 


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Our thoughts are with Prague today!

April 29, 2013,

 

ILTM 2012 Recap from VWT's Jim Wiedeman:

April 29, 2013,

"The HOTEL KIA ORA Resort & Spa is located on the northwest part of the atoll of Rangiroa, between the passes of Tiputa and Avatoru. Nestled in the heart of a magnificent coconut plantation, bordered by a white sand beach and a turquoise lagoon..."

(The Valerie Wilson Travel Advisors who attended ILTM in December 2012 were asked to select some of their most memorable picks from the 40+ supplier appointments they attended during the conference. We look forward to sharing these picks over the next few weeks, starting with our first here from Jim!)



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New Featured Destination: Jakarta

April 27, 2013,

"Modern, dynamic and expanding, the Indonesian capital of Jakarta sprawls over 16 square miles on the island of Java. Indonesia comprises thousands of islands spread between the Pacific and Indian oceans. Originally part of a Hindu kingdom, more than 300 ethnic groups account for Indonesia’s linguistic, cultural and religious diversity, with Jakarta being the melting pot for each of these groups. Indonesia’s capital is a diverse mix of fascinating history, excellent shopping and exciting nightlife..."



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VWT's Carole-Anne Hughs, Valerie Anne Wilson and Ashley Lancer Pictured in Luxury Travel Advisor's April 2013 issue!

April 26, 2013,

"To witness the sunrise or set at Angkor Wat in Cambodia is a memory that will last a lifetime." -VWT's Bob Watson

April 26, 2013,

 

Paw Up Featured By Travel Channel

April 26, 2013,

Congratulations to our friends at The Resort at Paws Up for their feature on Travel Channel! 

http://www.travelchannel.com/video/paws-up-glamping



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Friends in the Northeast, are you itching to get away soon?

April 26, 2013,

United Airlines flies non-stop from Newark to Saint Lucia starting July!



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Renay Sobel and Mr. C Beverly Hills Visit Our NYC Office with Peach Bellinis!

April 25, 2013, New York, New York

The Bellinis perfectly matched our signature color and walls!



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Signature Trip, "Exclusive Florence" Offered

April 25, 2013,

We have put together a special VWT Signature Trip with The St. Regis Florence and E&E Travel Society for September 2013!

Ask your VWT Consultant for more information on "Exclusive Florence"! First-time client? Email us: info@vwti.com

VWT Power of Access Insider: "Mamma Mia!" comes to life with SeaDream Yacht Club!

April 24, 2013,

Work with your VWT Consultant to get more information on the “Mamma Mia Voyage” on September 7-13, 2013! 

The voyage includes calls to the Sporades islands, Volos, Kayala and Thassos Islands in Greece. Skopelos and Skiathos are part of the Sporades island group and it is here the producers of the movie "Mamma Mia" chose to film. There is even the opportunity to sail by the headland with the wedding chapel shown in the movie!



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Dreaming of a Wedding in Italy?

April 24, 2013,

Rome? Tuscany? or Venice perhaps? 

We can provide the access to help turn your Italian "Sogno" into a seamless reality by working with our partners like Italian Weddings from A to Z. 



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VWT is Attending Virtuoso Symposium 2013

April 23, 2013, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Virtuoso Symposium is a high level business meeting that brings together the most influential decision makers of the luxury travel industry, including Virtuoso’s top leadership and senior executives from Virtuoso Member Agencies and Preferred Suppliers. This event features a discussion on travel trends, challenges, opportunities and the future of travel in general, all while experiencing a fabulous international destination.


Click Here to See Some of VWT's Representatives Networking at Symposium

Kimberly Wilson Wetty Mentioned in Travel Weekly's, "The Homogenization of the Caribbean"

April 23, 2013,

"...As a cruise destination, the Caribbean presents a different set of issues. Last week, Royal Caribbean International announced that the Quantum of the Seas would sail from its Bayonne, N.J. homeport on seven-, eight-, 11- and 12-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries. 

Kimberly Wilson Wetty, co-president of Valerie Wilson Travel International, said her clients would book the Quantum out of interest in the ship itself, but she believes that if the ship stays in the Caribbean, it'll be one-and-done. Her clients have already seen the ports numerous times...."



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Happy Earth Day 2013!

April 22, 2013,

See some of the amazing photos of the Earth that we've pinned to our "Sunsets and Sunrises" Pinterest board.



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New Video Added on our YouTube Channel

April 22, 2013,

VWT's Exclusive Morgans Hotel Group Panel
Held at VWT's NYC headquarters, with an audience of some of VWT's top travel advisors, VWT's Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty lead an exclusive panel...


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VWT Wine Tasting Event

April 19, 2013, New York, New York

 VWT Wine Tasting Event took place on April 17th hosted by Valerie Ann Wilson, Kimberly Wilson Wetty, and Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg along with top producing Valerie Wilson Travel Associates and Executive Team.



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Featured Destination: Canouan

April 19, 2013,

Canouan, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines - The dream of an exclusive world surrounded by the splendid sea of the southern Antilles, a refuge from the world uncontaminated nature, endowed with an enormously varied landscape of green hills, romantically secluded bays and long beaches. Almost every corner of Canouan reveals the natural gifts of the island and inspiring views...



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Congratulations to Blackberry Farm!

April 19, 2013,

Bon Appétit Magazine announced their Top 10 Hotels for Food Lovers, and congratulations toBlackberry Farm for grabbing the #1 U.S. pick of Bon Appétit’s Editors & Contributors!



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg quoted in Travel Market Report's "American Airlines Outage Shows Agents' Value"

April 18, 2013,

From the article:

These situations “reinforce the value of a travel agent,” said Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, co-president of New York-based Valerie Wilson Travel. “We were able to be a resource that offered other alternatives to clients. And we had clients that were thrilled to know we had alternatives for them...”



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VWT Attended the Four Seasons Preferred Partner Leadership Forum

April 18, 2013, Toronto, Canada

Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Introduces Thai-Inspired Destination Weddings!

April 17, 2013,

The "Thai Paradise Wedding" offers a true departure from the ordinary, with unique Thai experiences for the bridal couple and guests, a dedicated wedding planner and an unparalleled ceremony along the extraordinary Andaman shores.

Email us about your Destination Wedding! celebration@vwti.com.



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Preview Event for the Quantum of the Seas

April 17, 2013,

Kimberly Wilson Wetty and VWT Cruise Specialist, Lorenzo Surianello, attended the Preview Event of Quantum of the Seas with Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO Royal Caribbean Cruise Ltd., and Adam Goldstein, President and CEO Royal Caribbean International. They unveiled never before seen "firsts at sea." 



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The Tribeca Film Festival Begins Today

April 17, 2013, New York, New York

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the Boston community as well as all those affected by yesterday's tragedy.

April 16, 2013,

Vail, Breckenridge and Aspen Highlands Extend Ski Season

April 16, 2013,

Vail, Breckenridge and Aspen Highlands are extending the ski season by one weekend.

Officials at Vail and Breckenridge said the ski resorts will open one additional weekend, April 19-21, due to the large amounts of snow the resorts have received over the last part of the season.

Wedding Wednesday - "Something Blue"

April 10, 2013,

The breathtaking sky and ocean view is your "something blue" at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel!



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Burgundy... in Beijing!

April 10, 2013,

In the month of April, Park Hyatt Beijing's China Grill is collaborating with some of the top wineries in Burgundy to allow guests to taste some of the best wines in the world, complemented by a Burgundy inspired menu.

The Hotel Sommelier has hand-selected six wines from prestigious Burgundy wineries, to pair with regional cuisine specialties from Burgundy, including Chablis Braised Frog Legs and Mayura Wagyu Beef Bourguignon. 

Be sure to take advantage of some of VWT's exclusive amenities.

Luxury Travel Advisor

April 10, 2013, New York, New York

On Location: Valerie Wilson Travel Hosts Morgans Hotel Group- 

"It was a gorgeous sunny day in the Valerie Wilson Travel offices on Park Avenue in Manhattan. Luxury Travel Advisor was on the scene at the offices to attend a Morgans Hotel Group panel hosted by Kimberly Wilson Wetty. 

In attendance were Dan Flannery, COO for Morgans; Gary Thomas, General Manger for SoHo Mondrian; Verena Haller, Senior Vice President of Design at Morgans Hotel Group; Kate Harth, Senior Vice President of Sales and Revenue Management at Morgans Hotel Group; Josh Fluhr, Senior Vice President Operations at Morgans Hotel Group; and Pauletta Kaufman, the Global Account Director.

For those who don't know, Morgans Hotel Group was the brain child of Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell of Studio 54 fame. The idea was to introduce...."



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A Romantic Weekend with a European Setting... WITHOUT the flight over the Atlantic?

April 9, 2013,

Auberge Saint-Antoine and Québec City offer a slice of Europe, conveniently located in North America! Imagine a small town with narrow, hilly streets and centuries’ old stone buildings just a few hours flight away...

Work with your VWT Consultant to book the Romantic Escape Package including, a half bottle of Champagne with chocolates, dinner for two at Panache restaurant, a 60 minute massage per person, and breakfast for two at Panache!



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"Bermuda Shorts" at The Reefs, Bermuda!

April 8, 2013,

In North America, you're just a "short" flight from the intimate atmosphere, ocean view accommodations and exceptional service.



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It was on the shores of Lake Manyara in Tanzania that Ernest Hemingway wrote Green Hills of Africa.

April 8, 2013,

The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal has Officially Opened

April 5, 2013,

This is what we call a room with a view... 



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New Featured Destination: Exclusive Oceania Chef Sailing to The Mediterranean!

April 5, 2013,

"Enjoy this opportunity to Set Sail With A Top Celebrity Chef! Enjoy Cooking Classes, On Shore Culinary Excursions, and Exotic Ports Of Call. Join Food Network's Chopped Champion, guest Chef Rachel Willen at the On Board Bon Appetite Culinary Academy where she will be teaching classes, sharing tips and talking about her favorite cuisine. Chef Rachel will also lead tours at selected ports. Receive insider tips and join her at a private cocktail party..."
 
 


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Representatives from Luxury Travel Advisor Attended our Exclusive Morgans Hotel Group Panel

April 4, 2013, New York, New York

It was so great to have representatives from Luxury Travel Advisor attend our exclusive panel discussion with Morgans Hotel Group yesterday at our New York City headquarters.



Click Here to See Luxury Travel Advisor's Photo of our Panel

Good News for Blackberry Users!

April 4, 2013,

Delta is offering free in-flight Wi-Fi for BlackBerry users on all Wi-Fi enabled domestic flights. 



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Calling All Mothers...

April 3, 2013,

Would you not love to be pampered this Mother's Day with an ultimate spa experience at Acqualina Resort and Spa on Miami Beach? 

And for anyone still looking for a great Mother's Day gift... Let us help you surprise your mom with: 
• FOUR 50 Minute ESPA Treatments 
• One Healthy Spa Lunch for Two
• A Welcome Amenity 
• Complimentary Internet Access

Work with your VWT Consultant to take advantage of our exclusive amenities!



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VWT's Exclusive Morgans Hotel Group Panel Discussion

April 3, 2013,

We have just posted pictures of VWT’s Exclusive Morgans Hotel Group Panel Discussion on our Facebook Page

Held at VWT’s NYC headquarters, with an audience of some of VWT’s top travel advisors, VWT’s Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty lead an exclusive panel discussion with 6 esteemed members of the Morgans Hotel Group. The panel consisted of COO, Dan Flannery; Senior VP of Operations, Josh Fluhr; Senior VP Design, Verena Haller; Senior VP Sales & Revenue Mgt, Kate Harth; General Manager of Mondrian SoHo, Gary Thomas; and Director of Global Accounts, Pauletta Kaufman.

Be sure to check out our real time tweets of the discussion: VWT Official Twitter

Thank you to Morgans Hotel Group!

This Year Round Hill Jamaica Celebrates Their 60th Anniversary!

April 2, 2013,

Congratulations to our friends and partners at Round Hill! Click below to see aphoto of the Pineapple House that we taken in 1953.


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VWT Power of Access Insider: April Fool's Day in France

April 1, 2013,

Today in France, those who are fooled on April 1 are called the “Poisson d’Avril” (the April Fish). 

A common prank (especially among school-aged children) is to place a paper fish on the back of an unsuspecting person. When the paper fish is discovered, the victim is declared a “Poisson d’Avril.”



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It's Alaska Week for Disney Cruise Line

April 1, 2013,

Take a look at Donald Duck's Adventure! Would you like to take a voyage-of-a-lifetime with your family through Alaska?



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Happy Easter!

March 31, 2013,

The Famous Vatican Swiss Guards and Their Uniforms

March 29, 2013,

This holiday weekend, worldwide attention will turn to the new Pope and coverage of the Easter festivities from Rome and the Vatican. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the famous Swiss Guards and their uniforms while watching!

Although the uniforms, with traditional Medici blue, red and yellow, are commonly thought to have been designed by Michelangelo, it is mainly thanks to Commandant Jules Repond. 

Dreaming of visiting Rome and the Vatican yourself? Let us plan a great guided tour for you to learn more interesting and significant facts!



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Spring News from the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

March 29, 2013, Florida

It's officially Spring. Time for new little lives to blossom and grow...



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New Featured Destination: Rome

March 29, 2013,

Rome is a beautiful city steeped in history, combining the ancient remains of a 2000-year past with the excitement of a modern European capital. Rome offers visitors more to see than just about any other city in the world with the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Borghese Gallery and Museum, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain and the outdoor market at Campo dei Fiori - unmisssable sights for the first-time visitor...



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Have you heard about our exclusive sailing with Celebrity Chef Rachel Willen, a champion from the Food Network's Chopped?

March 28, 2013,

Enjoy Cooking Classes, On Shore Culinary Excursions, and Exotic Ports Of Call!

Chef Rachel Willen, a Food Network’s Chopped Champion, sails from Lisbon on Oceania Riviera on September 29, 2013.

• Join guest Chef Rachel Willen at the On Board Bon Appetite Culinary Academy where she will be teaching classes, sharing tips and talking about her favorite cuisine. 
• Chef Rachel will also lead tours at selected ports 
• Receive insider tips and join her at a private cocktail party



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Excited for the Masters Tournament? The Coverage of the Practice Rounds Begins April 8th- Less Than Two Weeks Away!

March 26, 2013,

Wish you could be in attendance for a future Masters tournament? Let's keep your eye on the Masters with a full Masters Package including: 
-Guaranteed Masters Tickets
-Access to the iconic Lodge on Magnolia Hospitality, complete with executive-chef meals, open premium bar, flat screen TVs, live entertainment and continuous shuttle to the grounds
-Hotel accommodations 2 miles from Augusta National
-Seasoned staff excited to make your trip unforgettable



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The New York Magazine Weddings Event is Thursday!

March 26, 2013, New York, New York

We are excited to participate with Celebrity Cruises at the New York Magazine Weddings Event on Thursday here in New York City. Stop by and enter for a chance to win a gift basket from VWT and Celebrity Cruises!



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Wishing All Who Will Be Celebrating, a Happy Passover!

March 25, 2013,

Only a Few Weeks Left to Enjoy Mandarin Oriental, Miami's Sunday Brunch by the Pool

March 25, 2013,

Let's arrange for you to enjoy a lavish menu of traditional brunch dishes, a carving station, sushi & seafood selections, fresh salads and a decadent dessert menu, plus champagne- as well as the hotel's pool and private beach! Pair this with the "Girls' Getaway Package" and VWT's Exclusive Fan Club Amenities for a true spring vacation.



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New Featured Destination: Holland

March 24, 2013,

"Holland’s floral splendor only happens in the springtime. See the rainbow of colors, and visit some of Belgium’s most beautifully preserved medieval cities an ultimate spring vacation. Explore Amsterdam’s cosmopolitan atmosphere and world-famous museums. Experience Belgium’s Golden Age in historic Antwerp and the lovely patrician cities of Ghent and Bruges. Learn more about Holland’s age-old battle against the sea with tours of ingenious windmills..."



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Today is the Rose Ball in Monaco!

March 23, 2013,

This year promises to be a special one, with the gala honoring Monte Carlo SBM Resort's 150th anniversary and raising funds for the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco.

In anticipation of this year's event, here is a photograph of the arrival of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco at the Rose Ball in 1970.



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VWT Power of Access Insider: Wouldn't you like to feel like Russian royalty?

March 22, 2013,

Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is set to open this summer! Be sure to work with your VWT Consultant to take advantage of our exclusive preferred partner amenities at the restored historic palace.

Keukenhof is Now Open!

March 22, 2013,

As we head into the first weekend of spring, here is a sunset over the famous Holland tulip garden...

Keukenhof's 64th season lasts from Thursday, March 21 2013 to Monday, May 20, 2013, and it is not too late to plan your visit... By river cruise or land!



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Visiting London? You Could Win a Weekend of Luxury at The Langham, London

March 21, 2013,

Spot a Langham Pink Taxi in London, Manchester or Edinburgh & post the photo to www.langhampinktaxi.co.uk for your chance to win. Work with your VWT Consultant to make sure your London stay is complete!

Opening of El Encanto by Orient-Express

March 21, 2013,

After years of meticulous restoration it’s time to pour a glass of Santa Barbara Chardonnay and raise it to El Encanto by Orient-Express, who opened earlier this week in California!

Let's plan your relaxing getaway in one of the California-style bungalows...

Hard to Believe VWT-Palo Alto is Nearly Two Years Old!

March 21, 2013, Palo Alto, California

Here is Kimberly Wilson Wetty with The Honorable Mayor Sidney Espinosa of Palo Alto and Becky Powell, Vice President, Member Sales & Service of Virtuoso from 2011. 



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It's a Delicious Day Today in New York City-Macaron Day!

March 20, 2013,

Numerous patisseries all over New York City, including Payard Patisserie, are offering a free macaron—and portions of macaron sales will go to City Harvest, the food rescue group.

The Queen Celebrates 150 Years of the London Underground with a Ride of Her Own!

March 20, 2013, London, England

The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Duchess Kate traveled today to the Baker Street Underground station in London to mark the milestone.



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Happy 200th Birthday Mr. Livingstone

March 19, 2013,

March 19 marks the 200th birthday of David Livingstone: pioneer, humanitarian, and the man who discovered one of Africa's greatest natural wonders, Victoria Falls!



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Easter Celebration in California

March 19, 2013,

The St. Regis Monarch Beach will be having their legendary Easter Egg Hunt on the Grand Lawn and visits with the Easter Bunny!

Each hunt includes the coveted ‘golden egg’ which can be redeemed for a signature St. Regis Monarch Beach Easter basket. In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt children are invited to enjoy face-painting, balloon artistry and complimentary photos with the Easter Bunny.

Work with your VWT Consultant for the best availability. 

Kimberly Wilson Wetty quoted in Bella Magazine's "Six Great Girlfriend Getaways"

March 18, 2013,

In a new trend, bachelorettes have been ditching the traditional night of debauchery in favor of relaxing weekend trips with their bridesmaids…



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New Photo Album Added: Wine and Wishes 2013

March 18, 2013,

VWT is a proud supporter of the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the 10th Annual Wine & Wishes held on March 14, 2013 at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Interviewed for CNN Travel's "Will Carnival Keep its Customers?"

March 18, 2013, New York, New York

"As the biggest cruise company in the world, parent company Carnival Corp. has a strong reputation in the industry and among its regular customers, said Kimberly Wilson Wetty, co-president of Valerie Wilson Travel.”



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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day early by reading our Featured Destination: Ireland!

March 16, 2013,

"Separated from the United Kingdom by the Irish Sea, the Republic of Ireland is an independent country steeped in history and a fairytale landscape of undulating green pastures, shimmering lochs, and ancient castles. On the west coast, discover tiny villages once stalked by Vikings and visited by Columbus, and legendary cliffs traversed..."



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St. Patrick's Day Worldwide Celebrations

March 15, 2013,

As with every year, this weekend the Chicago River will be dyed a mesmerizing Irish Green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day! There will also be a parade and fun events all over the city. In Brisbane, Australia, family and friends alike will enjoy an annual parade and street celebrations. Savannah, Georgia's downtown historic district and Fosyth Park, green water will be gushing from the city's fountains, signaling that St. Patrick's Day is just days away! New York City will once again hold the largest St. Patrick's Day parade in the world. And as one can imagine, Dublin, Ireland will be lighting up in green and celebrating their patron saint for days!

Join Us on Our Facebook Page for a Vote of the Best City St. Patrick's Day Celebrations!

March 15, 2013, Facebook

Holland America Line Celebrates 140 Years!

March 14, 2013,

Congratulations to Holland America Line for celebrating 140 years of timeless elegance, award-winning service and five-star dining! Be sure to work with your VWT Consultant to save with incredible Anniversary Event fares. 



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Mother's Day is Just Two Months From Today!

March 12, 2013,

How does some “Mom-ME” time sound?



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Congratulations to VWT's Rosalyn Manowitz!

March 11, 2013,

VWT's Rosalyn Manowitz was Announced as Imperial Tours' Agent Who Brought in the Highest Revenue for All Bookings Combined. Congratulations to Rosalyn!



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New Photo Album Added: VWT Hilton Head Travel Fest 2013

March 11, 2013, Hilton Head, South Carolina

What a wonderful evening last week at our VWT Hilton Head Travel Fest! A very warm, “Thank you!” to all who attended. Here are a few photos from the event. 



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Cruising Through the The Corinth Canal... What a Tight Squeeze!

March 8, 2013,

The Corinth Canal is a man-made waterway that cuts through Greece and connects the Corinthian and Saronic Gulfs. Completed in the 1890s, the canal now has little economic importance and is mainly used for tourists, but is an interesting sight to see!



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VWT Power of Access Insider: "Some Like It Hot" at Hotel del Coronado

March 7, 2013,

One of America's most beloved comedies, 1959's zany "Some Like It Hot," starring Marilyn Monroe and drag-bedecked Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, used the Hotel del Coronado as a main location.

Work with your VWT Consultant to reserve a 5 day stay at Hotel del Coronado and receive your 5th night FREE plus two passes to SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo AND Safari Park.



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The Delamar Greenwich Harbor Joins Virtuoso

March 7, 2013,

Congratulations to the Delamar Greenwich Harbor Hotel for joining Virtuoso, Specialists in the Art of Travel! 

VWT has been a proud member of Virtuoso for over 10 years. Put our exclusive access and amenities to work for you!

New Blog Post: Romantic, Medieval Tallinn...

March 7, 2013,

"The medieval city of Tallinn, an historical area with romantic cobblestone streets, charming red roofs, medieval and gothic style houses is arguably the best preserved old town in northern Europe. The city is..."



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Say "Isle Do" at Hotel Le Toiny St Barth!

March 6, 2013,

Say "Isle Do" at Hôtel Le Toiny St Barth!

Did you know non-residents can now wed legally on St. Barths? Work with our Destination Wedding Specialists to exchange your vows on St. Barths during an intimate ceremony on the beach, with the crystal blue ocean as your romantic backdrop and Le Toiny's ISLE DO Destination Wedding package.



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The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is Coming to Madrid

March 6, 2013,

With a planned opening within the next four years, the Hotel will be the company’s first in Spain. Set in a historical building, following the sensitive restoration and modern renovations, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid will be a social and business center, a gathering place for Madrilenos and international visitors alike!

Congratulations to Trump Chicago for Being Among the Winners of Forbes Travel Guide's 5 Star Winners!

March 5, 2013,

Valerie Wilson Travel is Thrilled to Have Been Awarded the Sabre Travel Network Peak of Excellence Award!

March 5, 2013, New York, New York

This award is based on VWT’s exemplary business leadership, unwavering commitment to customer service and the establishment of a highly admired agency brand. 

Presenting this award to Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg (Co-President) and Louis Rodriguez (Director IT and Training) were Deirdre Copjec (Senior Account Director) and Jack Breen (Process & Technology Consultant) of Sabre. 

VWT was selected from thousands of travel companies for this award.  Congratulations to all VWT Sabre users!

 



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VWT Reaches 1,000 Fans on Facebook!

March 4, 2013,

We have just reached 1,000 Likes on Facebook! A very big "Thank You!" to all of our amazing followers!



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New Luxury Hotel Opening in Vienna on March 20th!

March 4, 2013,

Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna will celebrate their Grand Opening in just a few weeks. Right at the famous Ring Boulevard, the hotel was originally built as a hotel for the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873. 



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Fun Travel Tip:

March 4, 2013,

Pack dryer sheets in your luggage to keep your clothes feeling and smelling fresh!

Titanic II Ship Plans Unveiled by Australian Billionaire Clive Palmer

February 28, 2013, New York, New York

Titanic II, the first ship in the new Blue Star Line, has been officially unveiled! The project, a dream of Australian billionaire Prof. Clive Palmer, is an effort to build a virtual replica of the famed Titanic, but with modern technology conforming to today's safety and comfort standards.

“Titanic was the ship of dreams and Titanic II will be the ship where dreams come true,” Palmer said.



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VWT Power of Access Insider: Walking Inside a Volcano in Iceland!

February 27, 2013,

The dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano is a unique natural phenomenon. Work with your VWT Consultant and Luxury Adventures to tour a new world... All you need is the willingness to finish an easy 40 minute hike to the crater and the guts to descend 120 meters/400 ft to the bottom of the crater in an open cable lift!



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Congratulations to Acqualina! Named a 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award Winner!

February 26, 2013,

Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach is a Recipient of the 2013 Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award!

Acqualina Resort & Spa is one of 76 hotels to receive the Five Star Award throughout the world and the only hotel and resort on Miami Beach. Accompanying Acqualina's Five-Star Award is also the recognition for Acqualina Spa by ESPA and Il Mulino New York. Congratulations to Acqualina! 

Have You Been to Washington D.C. for the National Cherry Blossom Festival Before?

February 25, 2013,

Mark your calendars for March 20 – April 14, when one of the nation’s greatest springtime celebration returns! 

Spanning over four spectacular weekends, D.C. celebrates daily events featuring traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade will be April 13, 2013. 

Work with your VWT Consultant to plan your springtime celebration! 



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Happy Magha Puja Day!

February 25, 2013,

Southeast Asia and Buddhists worldwide celebrate Magha Puja today. Magha Puja Day is one of the most important Buddhist celebrations which falls on the full moon day of the third lunar month.

New Featured Destination: Dunton Hot Springs

February 22, 2013,

"This perfectly restored ghost town thrives on contradictions; hand-hewn log cabins exquisitely furnished, a life-worn saloon serving food of startling quality, challenging trails followed by pampering massages, sensuous hot springs beneath shimmering snow banks..." 



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Today in History

February 22, 2013,

Today in 1889 President Cleveland signed a bill admitting North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Washington as states... and what beautiful states they are! 

Wouldn't you love to spend time enjoying the amazing landscape at a resort like The Resort at Paws Up?



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More Paradise in St. Martin!

February 21, 2013,

Reserve your stay at La Samanna by Orient-Express with your VWT Consultant to enjoy $100 Resort Credit per night when staying before March 31. The resort credit can be redeemed against food, beverages or spa treatments!

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51 Years Ago Today, John Glenn Orbited the Earth and Landed Near the Turks and Caicos Islands

February 20, 2013,

51 years ago today, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.  On February 20, 1962, the mission known as Friendship 7, in just under five hours, orbited the Earth three times. Friend­ship 7 then re-entered the Earth’s atmosphere and parachuted into the Atlantic Ocean near Grand Turk. 

 

Why not plan an "expedition" of your own to Turks and Caicos with your VWT Consultant?



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Do You Love Downton Abbey?

February 20, 2013,

Would you like to get married like an heiress of Downton Abbey?

Let us plan the perfect wedding for you and your fiancé in the English gardens of an historical estate!



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Did You Watch CBS' The Amazing Race Premier in Bora Bora this Weekend?

February 19, 2013,

The first two episodes of this season take place in beautiful Bora Bora, the famed Tahitian island. The Amazing Race challenged the contestants to experience some of Tahiti's top adventures, including skydiving from above Bora Bora's lagoon and Mount Otemanu, sand castle building on a powdery white sand beach, and assembling an outrigger canoe to race across the lagoon.

You can have an "Amazing" experience of your own in Bora Bora! Work with our VWT Consultants to tailor the whole itinerary. 



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Happy President's Day!

February 18, 2013,

“I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it.” 
-John F. Kennedy

Discover the Magic of Punta Mita!

February 18, 2013,

Enjoy $1,234 Resort Credit at Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita in Mexico when booking 4 nights or more with your VWT Consultant. Now through December 20, 2013!



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New Featured Destination: See the Amazon, in Luxury?

February 16, 2013,

Yes! In a most luxurious way, enter a world filled with neon colored parrots and macaws, fuzzy orange and chic black howler monkeys, pre-historic looking iguanas, long-legged cormorants, alligators, hawks and herons, numerous butterflies, the endangered pink Amazon dolphin and from a safe distance, possibly the legendary boa constrictor...



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ABC's Smash Hit, "Dancing with the Stars" will Sizzle on Board Holland America Line Theme Cruises!

February 15, 2013,

Whether you like to Tango, Quickstep, Paso Doble, or just enjoy watching spectacular performances, this new program will be an entirely unique experience! Holland America has announced six
theme cruises starting from February 16 through January 12, 2014.

Work with our VWT Cruise Specialists and Travel Consultants to make sure you get in on the fun!



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American Airlines & US Airways are Coming Together to Create the New American Airlines

February 15, 2013,

The combined network will offer more than 6,700 daily flights to 336 destinations in 56 countries around the world under the iconic American Airlines brand.

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Favorite Romantic Experiences #1:

February 14, 2013,

A Proposal in Front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris! 


What’s more heartwarmingly romantic than a proposal and what better background to pop the question than the City of Love?



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Happy Valentine's Day!

February 14, 2013,

Happy 850th Birthday, Notre Dame!

February 13, 2013, Paris, France

There are 9 new reasons to visit (or return!) to Notre Dame and Paris. For the cathedral's 850th birthday -and on public display until Feb. 25- are 9 beautiful and gargantuan new Notre Dame bells. “Mary,” the largest (and loudest!), weighs in at six and a half tons or 6,000 kilograms of glistening bronze.

Let our consultants tailor your visit to see the new bells of the cathedral. 



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Countdown to Valentine's Day - Favorite Romantic Experiences #2:

February 13, 2013, Agra, India

Dinner on Your Private Balcony Overlooking the World’s Greatest Monument to Love, the Taj Mahal!

Imagine watching the sunset surrounded by chilled champagne, roses and your private view of the Taj Mahal from your balcony at The Oberoi Amarvilas.



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Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!

February 12, 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana

Happy Mardi Gras! Do you wish you were in The Big Easy for the parades, festivals, food and fun?



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Countdown to Valentine's Day - Favorite Romantic Experiences #3:

February 12, 2013,

Get Married in Bora Bora and Stay in an Overwater Villa! 

Imagine exchanging vows in the French Polynesia, surrounded by the remarkable lagoon's turquoise water at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. 



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"Gong Xi Fa Cai"

February 11, 2013,

Happy Chinese New Year! We wish you a prosperous Year of the Snake.

Countdown to Valentine's Day - Favorite Romantic Experiences #4:

February 11, 2013,

A Balinese cliff top Couples Massage overlooking the Indian Ocean!

Together find balance, peace and tranquility during a couples massage on a high cliff top overlooking the Indian Ocean at The Bulgari Resort Bali.



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Want to be Comfortable while Collaborating and Innovating?

February 11, 2013,

Meeting at Carmel Valley Ranch offers a unique opportunity to learn, inspire, motivate, create and foster an atmosphere that propels companies forward - all with a little play!



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Countdown to Valentine's Day - Favorite Romantic Experiences #5:

February 10, 2013,

Receive a private water blessing at sunrise in Angkor Wat!


Follow the romantic blessing with a thrilling day full of exploring amazing scenery, taking in the spiritual experiences and relaxing in your suite at La Résidence d'Angkor by Orient-Express.



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Countdown to Valentine's Day - Favorite Romantic Experiences #6:

February 9, 2013,

Spend an Afternoon on a private tiki hut daybed overlooking the ocean with a champagne lunch at Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos!



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New Featured Destination: St. Barths

February 9, 2013,

"Situated in the French West Indies, Saint-Barthélemy is a 25km² Island of elegance and charm.

Its white sand beaches, turquoise waters and cooling offshore breezes make the island a paradise for discerning travelers..."



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Countdown to Valentine's Day - Favorite Romantic Experiences #7:

February 8, 2013,

Sharing a Kiss at the Top of a Ski Slope in Jackson Hole!

How nice would it be to end a day of enjoying the trails by warming up next to your suite’s private fireplace at the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole?



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New Photo Album Added: Go Red for Women Day 2013

February 8, 2013,

Wishing Very Safe Travels to Everyone Who will be Affected by the Winter Storm this Weekend!

February 8, 2013,

 

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move."

February 7, 2013,

– Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes, 1879

Countdown to Valentine's Day - VWT Favorite Romantic Experiences #8:

February 7, 2013,

Circle the Maldives’ atolls on a private sunset cruise with wine and fruit while enjoying the turquoise water!

What could be more of a Romantic Rendezvous than sailing to a magical mid-ocean tryst… onboard the sail boat, Dhoni at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives?



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In Need of a Family Getaway?

February 7, 2013,

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and The JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes are offering 30% savings. Keep in mind they also offer daily Complimentary Transportation to Walt Disney WorldUniversal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando!

Contact your VWT Consultant for more information on this offer, valid for the best available rates on any three consecutive night stay in a Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Lake View and Deluxe Lake Front Room.



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In Need of a Family Getaway?

February 7, 2013,

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and The JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes are offering 30% savings. Keep in mind they also offer daily Complimentary Transportation to Walt Disney WorldUniversal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld Orlando!

Contact your VWT Consultant for more information on this offer, valid for the best available rates on any three consecutive night stay in a Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Lake View and Deluxe Lake Front Room.



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Celebrate Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Turning 200!

February 6, 2013,

Jane Austen is one of England's best-loved writers. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, with a tour of key locations from her life and work!

"The location every "Pride and Prejudice" fan wants to visit is, of course, Pemberley -- "a large, handsome, stone building, standing well on rising ground, and backed by a ridge of high woody hills," as Austen describes it."



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Why not get "Maui'ed" in Hawaii?

February 6, 2013,

Let us arrange your destination wedding with our Preferred Partners like the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea for you!



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Countdown to Valentine's Day - VWT Favorite Romantic Experiences #9:

February 6, 2013,

Private African Bush Dinner lit by Paraffin Lantern!

Get close to nature and enjoy a decadent African bush dinner lit by paraffin lanterns and candlelight- perfect for a romantic surprise or a special occasion. 



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We are Counting Down to Valentine's Day with 10 of our Favorite Romantic Experiences from Around the World!

February 5, 2013,

VWT’s Favorite Romantic Experience #10: A private vow renewal ceremony in chapel ruins!

Imagine a romantic blend of overgrown ruins and modern comforts. Built in 1700, the Hacienda Uayamon reflects the sophistication of a luxury resort with attention to surrounding natural beauty. Striking exposed stone walls, horseback riding, Mayan ruins, spa treatments and private villas combine to offer a fabulous romantic retreat.



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Engaged? Couples Who " Take the Plunge" This Summer at Viceroy Will Receive a Honeymoon!

February 5, 2013,

Have Your Wedding June 1 - August 31 at Viceroy Palm Springs and receive a honeymoon at Viceroy Zihuatanejo, Riviera Maya, or Anguilla!



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VWT Power of Access Insider: American Airlines New Logo and Livery

February 4, 2013,

Mimi McGuire, VWT's Director of Airline Relations, was invited last week by American Airlines to see in person their new logo and livery!

Put our "Power of Access" to work for you. info@vwti.com



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New Travel Sighting Added: VWT's Japan FAM Trip

February 4, 2013,

The Travel Collection - a Valerie Wilson Travel Affiliate, attended Virtuoso's Southeast Regional Meeting

February 4, 2013, Atlanta, Georgia

VWT is a proud Virtuoso member. Put our exclusive Virtuoso amenities and experiences to work for you.



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New Featured Destination: Con Dao

February 2, 2013,

"Con Dao is a 16 island archipelago within Ba Ria–Vung Tau Province, in south east Vietnam. It is famed for its crystal clear blue-green waters, soft golden sand beaches, lush mangrove forests and beautiful coral reefs..."



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February 1, 2013 is National Go Red for Women Day

February 1, 2013,

In support of the Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association movement, Friday, February 1st, Valerie Wilson Travel wore red company-wide.



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Today, New York City's famed Grand Central Station celebrates 100 years!

February 1, 2013, New York, New York

Stop by to join the celebrations and enjoy everything from guest speakers to special 1913 pricing from some of the shops and restaurants around the Terminal!



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VWT Power of Access Insider: American Airlines is the 1st U.S. Airline to Take Delivery of the Boeing 777-300ER, Entering Service January 31st!

January 31, 2013,

Valerie is Enjoying Tokyo!

January 31, 2013, Japan

Here is a photo of Valerie Ann Wilson exploring Tokyo on Rickshaw with Tony Costa, General Manager of Mandarin Oriental, Tokyo. Valerie and many VWT Advisors enjoyed a pleasant afternoon exploring the wonders of Tokyo by Rickshaw. More photos to come soon!

Put our knowledge and world-wide access to work for your next trip. 



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Windstar Cruises Will Say "ia ora na" to Tahiti in May of 2014!

January 30, 2013,

Beginning May 2, 2014, the Wind Spirit will sail seven-day voyages from Papeete, Tahiti. This will be the first time Windstar Cruises has returned to the French Polynesia Islands since 2005. 

Work with your VWT Consultant to be sure you are on board one of the 28 voyages! First-time client? 



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This Friday, All VWT Offices Will be in RED! Will You?

January 30, 2013,

In support of Go Red For Women, the American Heart Association movement, this Friday, February 1st, Valerie Wilson Travel will be wearing red company-wide.



Please Join Us and Find Out More About the Movement Here

Want to Visit the Heart of the Amazon Without Compromising on Luxury?

January 29, 2013,

Let VWT arrange your experience on Aqua Expeditions, a five-star cruise operator in Peru. Imagine fine dining and a full window to view the amazing Amazon, right from your plush bed.



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Longing to Visit Up-and-Coming Destinations like Myanmar, Cuba and the Galapagos Islands?

January 29, 2013,

Virtuoso’s Luxe Report Reveals the Top Emerging Destinations And Other Key Trends For 2013.

Enjoy the list and work with your VWT Consultant to tailor the perfect itinerary!



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VWT Power of Access Insider: Rio de Janeiro' s Famous Carnival is fast approaching!

January 28, 2013,

From February 8ï¼Â13 you can attend the world's most famous pre-Lent party — VWT and Ker & Downey can even make you part of the show!

We Are So Excited to be Attending the Virtuoso Northeast Regional Meeting this Weekend!

January 26, 2013, New York, New York

Since yesterday evening, we have been keeping up to date and meeting with our by-invitation-only network of the world’s finest travel providers. Contact your VWT Consultant to take advantage of our network and knowledge!

VWT Power of Access Insider: Sir Richard Branson opening new Safari Camp in Kenya's famed Maasai Mara

January 25, 2013, Kenya, Africa

In the summer of 2013, Mahali Mzuri, meaning "beautiful place" in Swahili, will open to guests. The camp will consist of 12 luxury tented suites catering to a maximum 24 guests at one time. Work with your VWT Consultant to plan your experience during the annual "Great Migration" when up to one million wildebeest plus hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelles and other game undertake their journey through Tanzania and Kenya. 

"Hungry" for a Warm Escape this President's Day Weekend?

January 25, 2013,

The Viceroy Anguilla is holding its first Culinary Conclave February 15 – 17 where you can enjoy cuisines from some of the world’s most noted chefs. Throughout the weekend, award-winning chefs will treat guests during palate-pleasing events as they gather to celebrate food and wine in the natural beauty of the British West Indies. 

Work with your VWT Consultant to have our exclusive amenities added to your stay!



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Thank You to Travel Weekly for Sharing More Photos of Valerie Ann Wilson Accepting her Lifetime Achievement Award!

January 24, 2013, New York, New York

Valerie was presented the award at the 10th Annual Reader's Choice Awards this past December in New York City.



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Florida is Celebrating 500 Years! What a Great Time to Visit

January 23, 2013,

In 2013, Florida reached a significant milestone, the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León's arrival on Florida's east coast. What makes this anniversary so unique is that Ponce de León's convoy of explorers was the first group of Europeans to document such a landing and give a name to Florida—La Florida.

Let our consultants plan an amazing Florida itinerary suitable for the celebration!

In 2013, Marseille-Provence will be the European Capital of Culture!

January 23, 2013, France

This is a sought after label created by the European Union in 1985 and awarded after an international selection process. During the whole year, the region will host over 400 cultural events, bringing together the top artists in Europe and the Mediterranean. Exhibitions, spectacles, concerts, parades, festivals, food tastings and more will be hosted to represent culture in all its different forms. Overall, the aim is to highlight young talented artists from Europe and the Mediterranean.

One major exhibit happening in honor of this event is Painters and the Mediterranean, which will showcase the ways in which the avant-garde artists of the time, such as Van Gogh, Bonnard, Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso and De Stael, illustrated southern France between 1880 and 1960. The exhibit will take place simultaneously at Aix-en-Provence’s Musée Granet and Marseille’s Palais Longchamp. 

2013 is the Year to Visit Amsterdam!

January 22, 2013,

The historic city is celebrating a number of milestones, most importantly, the 400th anniversary of the canals themselves, which are a UNESCO World Heritage site. Also notable is Van Gogh’s 160th birthday party and the 40th anniversary of the Van Gogh museum!

"Remember that happiness is a way of travel-not a destination." -Roy M. Goodman

January 22, 2013,

 

New Featured Destination: Tanzania

January 20, 2013,

It is said that Tanzania is one of the last great places left on earth. The plains of the Serengeti stretch out before you and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro rises like a beacon on the horizon.  Tanzania’s climate certainly lends itself to the idealists’ dream of this country with sun-drenched days and cool nights, and for lovers of safari, there is nothing quite like it anywhere in the world.



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Buddy Valastro Star of the Popular TLC Television Series "Cake Boss" to Open a Carlo's Bake Shop on the New Norwegian Breakaway

January 18, 2013,

Norwegian Cruise Line announced that Master Baker Buddy Valastro, star of the popular TLC television series “Cake Boss” and “Next Great Baker,” will open an extension of his family business, Carlo’s Bake Shop, on the new Norwegian Breakaway, coming to New York City in May 2013.

Featuring all of the delicious treats and confections that the original bakery is known for, Carlo’s Bake Shop on Norwegian Breakaway will also give guests the opportunity to pre-order custom specialty cakes for celebrations such as birthdays and anniversaries. For a challenging and fun experience, Carlo’s will offer cupcake decorating classes, where guests can learn some of Valastro’s tricks of the trade.

New Featured Destination: Ireland

January 18, 2013,

Separated from the United Kingdom by the Irish Sea, the Republic of Ireland is an independent country steeped in history and a fairytale landscape of undulating green pastures, shimmering lochs, and ancient castles. On the west coast, discover tiny villages once stalked by Vikings and visited by Columbus, and legendary cliffs traversed since antiquity. In the capital of Dublin, balance the modern with the ancient in one of the most visited cities in Europe. Ireland is a country warmed by hospitality, with its citizens always looking for a reason to celebrate over a pint or at one of several annual festivals.

 


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A New Look for American Airlines!

January 17, 2013,

"Building upon our iconic image, the painted silver fuselage of our new livery honors our ‘silverbirds,’ while the design of the logo and tail reflect the spirit of modern America: innovative, progressive and open to the world." -American Airlines



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January is Already Half-Way Through... is Your New Year's Resolution to Travel?

January 16, 2013,

If so, where are you wishing to go? Africa? Bora Bora? Thailand?

Let us create the perfect itinerary. 

AmaWaterways Honors Travel Industry Maven Valerie Wilson as The Godmother of the AmaPrima

January 16, 2013,

Award-winning river cruise line, AmaWaterways today announced Valerie Wilson of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. as the Godmother of the line’s newest ship, the AmaPrima. Wilson will bless the ship at a traditional christening ceremony in Vilshofen, Germany on August 6, 2013.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have such a lovely and distinguished person as Valerie Wilson as the AmaPrima’s godmother,” said Kristin Karst, AmaWaterways’ Executive Vice President and Co-Owner. “She owns one the world’s most prestigious travel agencies and her many contributions to the travel profession are simply unparalleled. Valerie is the perfect match for the AmaPrima, one of the most beautiful and technologically advanced ships in service today.” 



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VWT Power of Access Insider: New York sets mark with 52 million visitors in 2012!

January 15, 2013,

"New York drew a record 52 million visitors in 2012, said NYC & Company, the city’s tourism-marketing organization. The visitor total is 2.1% higher than a year ago..."



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Have you been dreaming of Japan?

January 15, 2013,

New to the Ritz-Carlton portfolio of resorts in 2012, The Ritz-Carlton Okinawa is the brand's first resort location in Japan!

Harbour Village Beach Club Valentine's Day Package

January 14, 2013, The Caribbean

A candle-lit dinner on the beach, a relaxing couples massage, champagne in a cozy beach hammock and seven nights in posh accommodations can be yours when you work with your VWT Consultant this year to “Rekindle the Romance” this Valentine’s Day at the Harbour Village Beach Club, a Small Luxury Hotel in Bonaire. 

Enjoying the Australian Open?

January 14, 2013, Melbourne, Australia

Want to be in attendance for the Australian Open next year? Work with us to plan everything from tickets, accommodations, transfers, flights and activities to enjoy while in Australia! 

We we are sad that Rafael Nadal is not able to participate this year. Here is a fun memory of VWT's Valerie Ann Wilson and Dan Beschloss meeting Rafa while he was visiting New York City in late 2011.



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Can You Believe Valentine's Day is Only a Month Away?

January 14, 2013,

♥ Imagine a candle-lit dinner on the beach, a relaxing couples massage, champagne in a cozy beach hammock, or a romantic breakfast in bed… 

Work with your VWT Consultant this year to make this Valentine’s Day out-shine the past! ♥



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New Featured Destination: Turks & Caicos

January 11, 2013,

The Turks & Caicos Islands appeal to vacationers looking for a secluded and serene Caribbean destination, as well as sports fishermen and divers who appreciate the crystal-clear waters, spectacular reefs and rich sea life. The absence of a cruise port on Providenciales and the island’s low-key nightlife maintain its exclusivity. In contrast to some better-known Caribbean islands, the Turks & Caicos benefit from a pleasant low-humidity climate and off-shore winds. Providenciales is especially temperate and comfortably dry year-round.



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South African Airways Wins Award From Premier Traveler Magazine as "Best Airline To Africa"

January 11, 2013,

Plan your journey to Africa today!



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Quoted in NBC News Travel's Article, "High-seas Safety in Spotlight a Year After Deadly Costa Concordia Crash"

January 11, 2013,

“It forced a dialog and raised questions,” said Kimberly Wilson Wetty, co-president of Valerie Wilson Travel in New York. And while muster drills were mandatory and passengers could be prevented from sailing if they did not attend, in the past “if you didn’t show up, I’m not sure there were a lot of consequences,” she said. "Now there are consequences." Wetty, who took a family cruise last summer, said “we really paid more attention” than during previous cruises. “I was more aware and the proceedings had a more serious tone. I came away with the feeling that it was incredibly comprehensive.” 



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Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa - Health, Wellness and Beauty Benefits

January 10, 2013, Miami Beach, Florida

Throughout the month of January, Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach experts will show you how small changes can result in lifelong health, wellness and beauty benefits.

Enjoy demonstrations and workshops with Canyon Ranch and other beauty experts, and learn how to care for your hair, makeup and skin or create a fabulous new look. Or find out from a Canyon Ranch life management therapist how altering certain behaviors can create lasting change in your life.

Escape Winter's Chill with a Journey to Morocco

January 10, 2013,

Escape Winter's Chill with a Journey to Morocco... with an independent journey with VWT and Travcoa!

Indulge your senses and embark from the aromatic aisles of the souqs in Fes and Marakkech, to storied Casablanca and an abundance of graceful Moroccan architecture, the sights, tastes and smells that await you are sure to warm your soul. 

Newly Engaged? Meet "The Wedding Doctor" at Turnberry Isle Miami, January 25-27!

January 9, 2013, Miami, Florida

In partnership with Jocelyn W. Charnas, Ph.D., a nationally renowned clinical psychologist who is referred as “The Wedding Doctor,” the legendary Turnberry Isle Miami is proud to announce its first Pre-Mini Moon package designed with newly engaged couples in mind. Before heading down the aisle and saying “I Do,” enjoy a fun and fully enriching weekend at the 300-acre resort with Dr. Charnas as your host.

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Disney Cruise Line's Offers for the New Year

January 8, 2013,

Disney Cruise Line is ringing in the New Year with some great offers.... including Kids Sail Free from Miami!

Work with our expert Cruise Specialists to plan your Disney voyage. 



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We Have Just Posted "The Best of 2012" Photo Album

January 8, 2013,

Do you "Like" us on Facebook? Check out our "Best of 2012" Album to relive great memories from the year past!



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It's Summer Down Under!

January 7, 2013,

Work with your VWT Consultant to arrange Ker & Downey's Explorer's Australia Journey to give you an amazing glimpse of the West Coast. 




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Ginny Caragol Attends Conde Nast Traveler's Top-Rated Travel Specialists Annual Summit

January 7, 2013,

VWT is proud to have Ginny Caragol, our Director of Leisure Business Development attending the Condé Nast Traveler Top-Rated Travel Specialists Annual Summit currently being held at the The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

We look forward to sharing photos and ideas from the summit soon!



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New Featured Destination: Nicaragua

January 5, 2013,

Explore the pristine jungles, admire the rising cliffs, visit the charming fishing villages and enjoy Mukul’s Emerald Coast, a blossoming area quickly becoming known around the world as The Destination of the Future. 

During your stay, take a short flight to Cerro Negro Volcano, where you can speed down the summit on an “ash board.” Or travel by seaplane to the remote Solentiname Islands in Lake Nicaragua to see distinctive native art. While you explore, you can visit the artistic community and admire primitive oil painting and woodcarvings.



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Discover New Wonders this Winter at Blackberry Farm

January 4, 2013, Great Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee

You can slip away to Blackberry Farm and enjoy curling up by a fireplace in a cottage suite, bundling up for a walk through the meadows, sipping your way through decades of vintages, or diving into an event with some of their best winter rates with your VWT Consultant!



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Beat the Winter Blues with an All-Inclusive Family Escape to Ixtapa and non-stop flights from New York City!

January 4, 2013, Ixtapa, Mexico

There's something at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific for every member of the family. Enjoy spacious accommodations including luxurious concierge suites, direct beach access and upgraded amenities, as well as unparalleled land and water sports including Flying Trapeze, Tennis School, Wall Climbing, Archery, Sailing, Aquafitness, Kayak, Cardio splash, Basketball, Beach volleyball, Soccer, and Volleyball... all included!

Contact us today at Leisure@vwti.com or 212-592-1228 to begin planning this great escape for your family!



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Is Your New Year's Resolution to Travel?

January 3, 2013,

Let us help you make sure the arrangements are tailored seamlessly. 



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Delta Unveils New Connector Bridge Enhancing Customer Experience at LaGuardia

January 3, 2013, Flushing, NY

Recently, at New York’s LaGuardia airport, Delta completed a new 630-foot connector bridge linking Terminals C and D. The new bridge will allow Delta customers to walk between terminals behind security, providing easy access to departure and arrival gates and facilitating convenient connecting flights.



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Auberge Resorts Reopens Hotel Jerome for Ski-Season

January 3, 2013, Aspen, CO

Adventure is plentiful in this mountain town—from skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides in the winter to golf, hiking, fly fishing, biking and hot-air ballooning in the summer. Throughout the year, the town hosts a series of world-renowned annual events, including music, film, dance, food and wine festivals, theater productions, cultural celebrations and intellectual discussions.

Work with your VWT Consultant to take advantage of the Opening Specials.



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Photos from Travel Weekly's Readers' Choice Awards

January 2, 2013, New York, New York

We have just posted pictures from the 10th annual Travel Weekly Readers' Choice Awards where Valerie Ann Wilson was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

This award recognizes members of the travel community whose efforts have led to extraordinary results within an organization and who also have contributed as an industry as a whole.

Congratulations to Valerie!



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New Featured Destination: Seychelles

January 2, 2013,

"Discover uncomplicated tree-house living in a lush island sanctuary. Enjoy once-in-a-lifetime views of the Indian Ocean from your sleek hilltop retreat, along with the sincere, sophisticated service. Located near the East African coast, the Seychelles form an archipelago of 115 islands, scattered across the Indian Ocean. The islands maintain a vibrant ethnic diversity and a strong French Creole influence is evident in culture, custom and cuisine..."



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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2013, New York, New York

We Wish Everyone the Very Best in the New Year!

Forbes Travel Shares "5 Hot New Year's Eve Parties Around the World"

December 31, 2012,

Forbes Travel Guide shares 5 hot New Year's Eve parties around the world, from Las Vegas to Venice and Sydney!

Work with our consultants to plan a seamless celebration of your own. 



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VWT Power of Access Insider: The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte Honey-Bees!

December 28, 2012, Charlotte, North Carolina

100,000 bees in 2 hives on the green roof of The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte providing 60 lbs of honey yearly for kitchen & spa use at the hotel!



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VWT Power of Access Insider: "Top Chef: The Cruise" on Celebrity Constellation

December 27, 2012, Miami, Florida

Hosted by two of “Top Chef’s” most beloved stars, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, and featuring past “chef’testants,” the April 11-15, 2013 cruise will sail roundtrip from Miami, Florida, with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico.


During the voyage, guests will have a chance to participate in interactive events and onboard activities. Guests will have the ultimate “Top Chef” experience with behind-the-scenes kitchen tours, and a chance to experience what it’s like to be on the hit competition series by watching and participating in live “Quickfire” challenges.

Work with our cruise specialist to be sure you get onboard with the best accommodation options and all the right inclusions! 



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Experience Springtime in Europe with Spectacular Savings!

December 27, 2012,

There is no better time of year to visit Europe than in the Spring, when the flowers are in full bloom and everything is fresh and vibrant. 

Work with your VWT Consultant to take advantage of the best availability!



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New Featured Destination: Elmau

December 27, 2012,

Escape to a pristine sanctuary of magical beauty in Southern Germany in the Bavarian Alps, 1 hour south of Munich, and 1000 meters above sea-level. Enjoy a liberating sense of diversity, space and privacy in sophisticated architecture and cosmopolitan interiors. Indulge in an oasis of calm and pampering in renowned spas. Rejuvenate with soothing treatments from expert therapists. Inspire your children with outdoor action, entertainment and education. Exhilarate with sports unlimited in four seasons. Admire the castles of King Ludwig II. Savor the art of cooking in restaurants designed to inspire, one awarded with a Michelin Star.



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Love Great Holiday Photos from Around the World?

December 26, 2012,

We are sharing great holiday photos in our pinterest Winder album!



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"Travel- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller."

December 26, 2012,

Let us Tailor a Seamless, Wonderful Itinerary for You!



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A Wedding Fit for Romeo and Juliet

December 26, 2012, Verona, Italy

Imagine a wedding fit for Romeo and Juliet inside Juliet's courtyard, in Verona, Italy! At night, only for you and your guests, Juliet's courtyard and its magical atmosphere under the most famous balcony of the world. We can arrange it for you!



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Holiday Dining at Hotel Le Bristol

December 21, 2012, Paris, France

Once again Le Bristol's 3 Michelin star Chef Eric Frechon has created delicious, festive, fine-dining experiences for Christmas and New Year!

There will be something to suit all tastes, at the gastronomic restaurant Epicure or the luxury brasserie 114 Faubourg. Work with your VWT Consultant to be sure you have a place at the table and our exclusive amenities. 



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty mentioned in Travel Weekly's "Enhanced Site Tools Part of Classic's 2013 Plan."

December 21, 2012, Waikiki, Hawaii

"The red carpet wasn’t the only perk Classic Vacations rolled out in Waikiki during its 2012 Marketing Partners weekend last month…" 



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Holiday Fun at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives

December 21, 2012,

Four Seasons Resorts Maldives guests are diving for their presents with the resort's underwater tree!



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Christmas Market Spotlight: Prague Holiday Christmas Market at the Old Time Square

December 20, 2012,

Be sure to look for the vibrantly colored and scrumptious gingerbread cookies that are sold all around the Christmas markets of Prague.



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Four Seasons New York Introduces Innovative Proposal Dessert

December 19, 2012, New York, New York

Four Seasons Hotel New York, has created a decadent “$20,000 dessert” that highlights a sparkling diamond from Leviev, one of the world's largest privately held diamond polishers and cutters.

So if you're thinking of asking for her hand in marriage, here is an extra special way to do it this holiday season!

Work with VWT, a Four Seasons Preferred Partner Agency, to make sure you have all the extra inclusions! 



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VWT Power of Access Insider: Robin Jacobs attends Disney Fantasyland's VIP Press Event

December 18, 2012, Orlando, Florida

VWT's Robin Jacobs attended the Disney Fantasyland Preview Party including a tour of the new attractions, entertainment, and dining! The party kicked off with a concert by One Republic and was followed by Fantasyland's Grand Opening Ceremony at Magic Kingdom.

Work with your VWT Consultant to utilize our Power of Access™ and expertise to plan a wonderful trip to the new park and all that Walt Disney World has to offer!



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Congratulations Regent Seven Seas Cruises for Being Voted Best for Luxury!

December 18, 2012,

Cruise Critic announced its Editors' Picks for 2012 earlier this month and Regent Seven Seas Cruises was named Best for Luxury. The Cruise Critic Editors' Picks are chosen by Cruise Critic's team of editors based on the cruise lines they feel best represent excellence in designated categories.

"This is a remarkable honor for everyone at Regent Seven Seas Cruises," said Mark Conroy, the line's president. "Our mission has always been to create the most luxurious experience at sea at an incredible value. This award is recognition of a job well done, and I can't think of a better way to end the year."

Here is a photo of Valerie Ann Wilson and Kimberly Wilson Wetty with Mark Conroy earlier this year. Congratulations to our friends at Regent!



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New Featured Destination: Lang Co Bay

December 18, 2012, Vietnam

Set in the tranquil south central coast of Vietnam and enveloped by the enchanting allure of culturally rich Indochina, Lang Co Bay awaits- a destination celebrated for its pristine beach, tropical jungles, rugged mountain peaks, eco-diversity and proximity to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Hue, Hoi An, and My S



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Congratulations to Micato Safaris!

December 17, 2012,

This fall, Micato was awarded two prestigious Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Awards as the winner in “Education” and the tour operator that was “Doing it All”!

Work with your VWT Consultant to arrange a Micato experience for yourself.



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Two New Events Announced

December 17, 2012,

Two new events have just been announced on our Events section:

February 5, 2013
VWT Ponte Vedra Travel Fest
TPC Sawgrass

March 5, 2013
VWT Hilton Head Travel Fest
Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa



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Aqua Expeditions Announces the First Baby Turtles from Their 'Taricaya Turtle Project' have Hatched!

December 17, 2012, Amazon

The Taricaya turtle is an endangered water turtle that lives on the banks of the Amazon, and since 2008, Aqua Expeditions, a leader in sustainable tourism in the Peruvian Amazon, has collaborated with the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve headquarters to help conserve this species. With this current effort, 11 nests were constructed along with an artificial beach at Aqua Expeditions' embarkation lounge in Nauta. Congratulations and Thank You to Aqua Expeditions!

Work with your VWT Consultant to plan an Aqua Expedition of your own to enjoy the wildlife of the Amazon.



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Travel Weekly Presents Valerie Ann Wilson Lifetime Achievement Award

December 14, 2012, New York, New York

Travel Weekly presented Valerie Ann Wilson, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Valerie Wilson Travel a Lifetime Achievement Award last night at their 10th annual Travel Weekly readers' Choice Awards at a gala awards dinner at the Plaza Hotel in New York.

This award recognizes members of the travel community whose efforts have led to extraordinary results within an organization and who also have contributed as an industry as a whole.

Congratulations to Valerie!

Does the Holiday Season have You in the Giving Spirit?

December 13, 2012, Nevis, West Indies

So is Nisbet Plantation, Nevis! For guests staying anytime between 12/23/12 and 1/5/13, Nisbet will GIVE the gift of a complimentary lunch each day of their stay!

Work with your VWT Consultant to be sure you receive exclusive amenities and can take advantage of Nisbet's giving spirit!



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International Christmas Market Spotlight: Vienna

December 13, 2012,

From mid-November to Christmas, Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into magical Christmas markets. The aroma of Christmas bakery items and hot punch creates a pre-Christmas atmosphere.

Work with your VWT Consultant to enjoy experiences like these! 



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Want to Attend the 2013 NCAA Final Four?

December 13, 2012,

The Final Four is the culmination of a long season and arguably among the most exciting events in all of sports. Be sure to reserve your place to witness the battle between the four best teams in the nation at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta in April 2013. 


VWT can arrange all you need in a Final Four travel package: game tickets, transportation, hotel accommodations and more! Work with us today to reserve your spot in the action.


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Jennifer Wilson-Buttitieg quoted by Travel Market Report regarding the joint venture between Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways

December 12, 2012,

AGENTS: DELTA-VIRGIN ATLANTIC PACT IS GOOD NEWS

"This will give the business traveler far more options," said Jennifer Wilson-Buttitieg, co-owner of Valerie Wilson Travel in New York. "Delta has huge hubs and has been investing a lot at New York airports. It gives more flight lift into a variety of places."



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VWT "Power of Access" Insider: The Debut of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, in Puerto Rico!

December 12, 2012, Dorado, Puerto Rico

Today is the debut of Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, the first Ritz-Carlton Reserve in the Americas, situated on 1,400 acres of the former Laurance Rockefeller estate in Puerto Rico.

Work with your VWT Consultant to plan a wonderful getaway with VWT exclusive amenities!



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Enjoy an exclusive evening with Willie Nelson at Little Palm Island

December 11, 2012, Florida Keys

Little Palm Island Resort & Spa is a piece of paradise discreetly located off the fabled Florida Keys coastline so remote it’s only accessible by seaplane or boat! On February 6, 2013 spend an evening with legendary music icon, Willie Nelson on the serene shores of Little Palm Island. Work with your VWT Consultant to be sure you will be among the attendees!



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Deer Valley Resort Opens for the Season!

December 10, 2012, Park City, Utah

Saturday, December 8, 2012 Deer Valley Resort in Park City Utah opened for the ski season. Be sure to plan your ski trip before the season closes on April 14, 2013. Work with you Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to be sure you plan the best accommodations, transfers, and inclusion to make your ski trip seam-less and enjoyable!



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VWT Travel Consultant, Emily Meredith Prentiss was quoted in ILTM 2012's Closing Press Release

December 10, 2012, Cannes, France

Emily Prentiss, Leisure Travel Consultant at Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc and one of the Travel + Leisure Rising-Star Agents programme, which was launched at this year’s ILTM commented:

“I have stepped into a world of passion, creativity and enthusiasm at ILTM, where luxury travel is unparalleled. ILTM has given me the ability to learn about the new and the exciting, at the same time as familiarising myself with existing product to meet my clients’ desires.”



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Another Successful Week at ILTM!

December 10, 2012, Cannes, France

Photos from another successful International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) have now been posted on our official VWT Facebook. If you haven't already "Liked" us on Facebook, be sure to so you too can see the photos from this event and so many more! 



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Skating by the Sea

November 30, 2012, San Diego, California

The Hotel del Coronado is celebrating the eighth anniversary of Skating by the Sea, a unique Southern California experience – outdoor ice-skating overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The oceanfront Windsor Lawn will be transformed into a spectacular ice rink with skating sessions offered daily beginning the day before Thanksgiving. A portion of the skating proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of San Diego.

Plan a "Skating by the Sea" trip for you and your family. Work with our Leisure Travel Consultants to arrange a wonderful stay with exclusive amenities.



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Magical Christmas at the Ritz London

November 30, 2012, London, England

At Christmas, The Ritz becomes more magical than ever with a magnificent Christmas Tree taking pride of place in the lobby. Christmas dining at The Ritz is also nothing short of spectacular, a time when the hotel's chefs conjure up a glorious menu of festive dishes that are known to surpass expectations. Work with your VWT Travel Consultant to enjoy the full program of seasonal events with memorable dinner dances throughout December and a variety of Christmas and New Year celebrations.



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Thinking of a Tropical Holiday Setting This Year?

November 29, 2012, Sicily, Italy

Consider a Sicilian Holiday Escape. Work with our Travel Consultants to enjoy a sunshine getaway this festive season with Christmas and New Year packages at the award-winning Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily, a Rocco Forte Resort.



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'Tis The Season To Shop SoHo

November 29, 2012, New York, New York

The Trump SoHo New York invites you to enjoy the best of downtown NYC boutique shopping. When reserving with your VWT Consultant, receive a Shopping Card providing exclusive savings at more than 25 neighborhood retailers including Bloomingdale's SoHo, Diane von Furstenberg and Hugo Boss!



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New Featured Destination: Mauritius

November 29, 2012,

Mauritius enchants the visitor from the moment they first arrive. You feel as if you are one of a chosen few when you breathe in the tropical sea air and let the scent of flowers surround you. The beaches of this island Republic are awash with history, magic, and tranquility.



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Need a Warm Weather Escape?

November 28, 2012, Nevis, Caribbean

How does a day in your own private beach cabana with a dedicated attendant, frosty drinks and snorkeling gear sound?

Ideal for a couple's romantic hideaway or a convenient gathering point for an entire family, the Four Seasons Nevis is a wonderful tropical escape. In the evening, enjoy the breathtaking views at Coral Grill, an open air restaurant featuring fresh seafood and exquisite cuts of meat. Book with your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to receive our exclusive Preferred Partner Amenities.



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Want to Incorporate Christmas into Your Winter Travels?

November 28, 2012,

Consider Christmas markets in Barcelona! Families visiting Barcelona on Christmas holidays should not miss the colorful Santa Llucía Christmas market, established in 1786, where perfect Christmas decoration can be found. Locals and tourists meet in Placa Nova in front of the emblematic Gothic cathedral from November 25th to December 23th 2012.

Let your Valerie Wilson Travel Consultant introduce you to this idea and many others!



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Five Reasons to Visit Rome this Winter Season

November 27, 2012,

There are always great reasons to visit Italy's capitol, but there are particular reasons to visit during the Winter. The weather is cooler for sightseeing, there are fewer tourists, hotel prices are lower, Rome's cultural life in in full swing and more than ever this year you'll find great sales in the shops and boutiques, as Christmas approaches! Work with your VWT Travel Consultant to begin planning your Winter getaway to Rome.



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Looking for an Exotic Location to Ring in the New Year with Fireworks?

November 27, 2012, Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar, Chile

Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar, Chile are not only home to the largest firework festival in Latin America, they also offer the opportunity to take a wine tour through the famous Casablanca Wine Valley, enjoy the "Renaca" beach, take historical walking tours and partake in outdoor activities in the La Campana Hill.

Work with our Leisure Travel Consultants to plan an amazing New Years Eve celebration for yourself!



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New Featured Destination: Bhutan

November 27, 2012,

A country nestled in the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is a cultural goldmine visited by many saints, scholars, mystics and pilgrims from all over the world to gain personal fulfillment and to see the legacies of Bhutan for themselves. Steeped in a history of Buddhism and simple, peaceful living, Bhutan offers a grand story of South Asian ways of life. Its solitude in the remote reaches of the Himalayas has attracted many on their own journeys for wisdom, enlightenment and peace.

Travel to this fascinating region and experience your own search for truth and beauty among the cultural heritage and tranquil atmosphere of the country of Bhutan, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”.



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Pre-Holiday Getaway with 4th Night Complimentary

November 26, 2012, Laguna Beach, California

Need a pre-holiday season getaway? Work with your VWT consultant to reserve a three night stay at Montage Laguna Beach and receive a complimentary 4th night, room upgrade and dining credit, now through December 31st!



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VWT Power of Access Insider: Planning the Perfect Las Vegas Room View

November 26, 2012,

Planning a getaway to Las Vegas? Be sure to work with our consultants to reserve a Premier Strip View Room at Four Seasons Hotel, Las Vegas (offering one of the best views of the Las Vegas Strip!). Receive Preferred Partner Amenities of complimentary daily full American breakfast for two, a $100 spa credit, and a one category upgrade based on availability when booking through Valerie Wilson Travel.



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Looking for a Great Black Friday Shopping Getaway?

November 23, 2012, Greenwich, CT

Why not the Delamar Greenwich Harbor? Located just a minute's walk from "the Rodeo Drive of the East," Greenwich Avenue, the Delamar offers amazing shopping without the hassle of parking, driving long distances and best of all, a great retreat to relax post shopping!

Work with our Leisure Travel Consultants to plan a fabulous Black Friday shopping stay next year.



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Happy Thanksgiving From Valerie Wilson Travel

November 22, 2012,

Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Montelucia Resort & Spa Thanksgiving Festivities

November 21, 2012, Scottsdale, Arizona

Montelucia has many fun events planned for the Thanksgiving holiday. Start the weekend off with the resort's 'Night Before Thanksgiving' festivities on Wednesday evening and continue with Chef Cairns delicious Thanksgiving dinner in Prado on Thursday. Friday will feature special Black Friday sales in the resort's retail stores and football watching parties in CENTRO Lounge.

Want to plan a Thanksgiving getaway like this for you and your loved ones? Work with our Leisure Travel Consultants early to ensure the best availability!



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Don't Feel Like Spending Your Day Preparing a Thanksgiving Feast?

November 21, 2012, Litchfield Hills, Winvian

Why not enjoy Thanksgiving with some of our favorite domestic properties? Like Winvian, who will be holding a champagne reception with passed canapés in their Gamesroom, serving Butternut Squash Soup, Traditional New England Turkey and Thanksgiving desserts.

 

Work with our Leisure Travel Consultants to reserve this Thanksgiving stay next year!



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Are You Following VWT on Pinterest?

November 20, 2012,

We are posting some of the most beautiful and inspiring photos on our Pinterest account every day. Follow us to be sure you don’t miss any!

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The Grove Park Inn Thanksgiving Celebration

November 20, 2012,

November 22-25, 2012 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, enjoy a charming, traditional Thanksgiving Celebration. Experience the warm and wonderful traditions of Thanksgiving at The Grove Park Inn’s Thanksgiving Celebration, featuring an elegant and lavish buffet with your family-favorite Thanksgiving foods. Friends and families will gather in the Blue Ridge Mountains to enjoy Thanksgiving Day at the spectacular Asheville resort. Resort activities throughout the weekend include watching the Macy’s Parade and football games on the big screen, feasting on delicious buffets, and enjoying live music throughout the resort.

Want to be a part of the celebration? Work with our Leisure Travel Consultants to plan this year or next's.



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New Featured Destination: New York

November 20, 2012,

Nestled in Manhattan's Upper East Side, The Surrey hotel is both a familiar destination and an unexpected delight. The hotel offers guests authentic service, cultural inspiration and singular experiences at every visit. Plan a trip to the "Big Apple" for the holiday season, beautiful springtime, or bustling summer months. 



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The Holiday Season is Upon Us

November 19, 2012,

Make this holiday season one you won't forget, with a luxurious getaway. Craving a midweek ski break in Telluride or Aspen? A romantic sojourn in the Carolina Low-country? How about a Mexican beach escape? We've got the ideal destinations to satisfy your desires and put you in a festive mood.



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Are You Traveling For Thanksgiving?

November 19, 2012, San Diego, California

Among the many wonderful options, the Hotel del Coronado is pleased to present several festive Thanksgiving options on Thursday, November 22. The oceanfront Ballroom and magnificent Crown Room feature elegant buffet dinners decked with all the trimmings and live musical entertainment from 12pm to 6pm. The resort’s holiday programs will be kicked off on Thanksgiving weekend. Want to be in attendance? Work with our Leisure Travel Consultants to plan this or future Thanksgiving getaway celebrations!



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Formula One Excitement in Austin

November 16, 2012, Austin, Texas

November 16th-18th, 2012, Austin transforms into the Formula One capital of the racing world.  Be there for world class access, parties, nightlife, hospitality and motor racing. Not able to make it this year? Work with our Travel Consultants to plan your future Formula One experience.



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VWT Power of Access Insider: New Year's Eve Tsar's Ball in St. Petersburg, Russia

November 16, 2012, St. Petersburg, Russia

VWT "Power of Access™" Insider: New Year's Eve Tsar's Ball in St. Petersburg, Russia

Attend the lavish Tsar's Ball at Catherine Palace on New Year's Eve for a true fairy-tale experience. Enjoy a splendid 5-course dinner, wonderful musical performances, a spectacular firework display and a traditional Russian folklore show. Tickets for this event are very popular so work with us today to avoid disappointment.



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VWT Power of Access Insider: Great Beaches in the Galapagos

November 15, 2012,

Galapagos beaches are unique in the world with a mixture of black, white and even green sand. They are great for swimming and sunbathing after a busy day taking in the wildlife, but peak under the water off shore and the snorkeling is also excellent.

Work with our Family Travel Experts to plan a trip to the Galapagos today!



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Re-Opening of Cap Juluca

November 15, 2012, Anguilla, Caribbean

Today marks the re-opening of the luxurious Caribbean hideaway, Cap Juluca. The quintessential Anguillan island resort has been looking forward to welcoming guests with updates to the property to ensure the best guest experience and service. Updates include: a completely new two-bedroom private pool luxury suite; the restaurant, Barkleys will feature a new bar directly on the beach, Chattertons will entertain with a Caribbean casual flair; and Maundays will be featuring expertly trained baristas to create the perfect brew from espressos to lattes and fine teas.

Work with your VWT Travel Consultant to take advantage of our exclusive amenities at Cap Juluca! 



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New Featured Destination: Glenorchy

November 15, 2012,

One of New Zealand’s last frontier towns at the northern head of Lake Wakatipu and bordered on two sides by National Parks, this tiny village huddles against a backdrop of rugged high country, beautiful mountains, glacier fed rivers and ancient beech forests. Just 45 minutes from the bustling resort community of Queenstown is a quaint destination offering peace and solitude at the banks of Lake Wakatipu. Blanket Bay has been touted by Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic and actor Sir Ian McKellan as one of the best places from which to discover the beauty of New Zealand.



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VWT Power of Access Insider: Strike in Spain Could Affect Travel

November 14, 2012,

A general strike is expected to impact travel to, from, and through Spain on November 14. As always, we will be monitoring flight statuses for any of our clients who could be impacted. Do you have an advisor monitoring worldwide disruptions for your precious travel?  Experience The Power of Access.



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VWT Honored in Classic Vacations' Million Dollar Club

November 14, 2012, O'ahu, Hawaii

VWT is thrilled to have been honored in Classic Vacations’ Million Dollar Club at the Classic Vacations Marketing Partners Event at Halekulani in O'ahu, Hawaii.

 

Here is a photo of Greg Bernd, Co-President of Classic Vacations and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel. 



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Happy Diwali to All of Our Friends and Partners, in and from India!

November 13, 2012,

Diwali is India’s "Festival of Lights" and the scene of great celebrating in all homes across the nation. It is the most important holiday in India and for millions of Indians around the world.

Exclusive Complimentary Massage at the BVLGARI Resort Bali

November 13, 2012, Bali, Indonesia

Exclusive to Valerie Wilson Travel, receive a complimentary 50 Minute Balinese Massage at the BVLGARI Resort, Bali for any booking of 3 nights or more when traveling before June 30, 2013!

The BVLGARI's Spa was elected earlier this year as the best Spa in the World by Conde Nast Traveler, Spain so it is definitely a treatment not to be missed. Book before December 31 to receive the exclusive, complimentary massage!



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New Featured Destination: Ifrane

November 13, 2012,

Nestled high in the Atlas Mountains where the coldest temperatures in Africa have been recorded is Ifrane. Often called the "Little Switzerland" of Morocco, the area of Ifrane is lush and green in the summer, snowy and magical in the winter, and a welcoming luxury hotel from which to explore.

 


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Plan Your Company's NYC Holiday Party and Give Back

November 12, 2012, New York, New York

Having a company party in New York City this year?

Plan your company's holiday party with Valerie Wilson Travel at Trump SoHo New York and celebrate the spirit of giving. Have your soiree before Dec. 31st and 2.5% of the party revenue will be donated to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, "Thanks and Giving" campaign as well as an additional 2.5% to a charity of your choice!

Contact us today get started. 



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Record Flooding Currently in Venice

November 12, 2012, Venice, Italy

Heavy rains and high tides have currently brought some of the worst flooding in years to Venice, Italy.

Times like these prove the strength and need of a dedicated travel advisor. Would you want to be traveling without one?

The "acqua alta," (high water) is common this time of year, but Sunday's level of 4 ft, 10 inches was only about 4 inches less than the record flooding four years ago- the worst flooding in decades. The bad weather and torrential rainfall will continue through Tuesday, forecasters said.


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New Featured Destination: Mozambique

November 9, 2012,

Imagine an unspoiled island within a Marine National Park, deserted beaches of pure white sand that extend for miles, sparkling turquoise seas crisscrossed by local dhows plying their trade, sunny days and star studded nights…



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Travel + Leisure Congratulates Valerie Ann Wilson, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, and Kimberly Wilson Wetty for 2012 A-List Features

November 8, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada

Travel + Leisure’s VP/Publisher Jean-Paul Kyrillos and Senior Editor Clara Sedlak congratulated Valerie Ann Wilson, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, and Kimberly Wilson Wetty on their features in the Travel + Leisure 2012 A-List of Top Travel Age

nts at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas during Virtuoso Travel Week in August.

Here is a photo, courtesy of Travel + Leisure, of Clara Sedlak, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Valerie Ann Wilson, Kimberly Wilson Wetty and Jean-Paul Kyrillos from the event.


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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg quoted in Travel Market Report's, "Agents Divided over Obama Victory"

November 8, 2012, New York, New York

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg was quoted in Travel Market Report’s article “Agents Divided over Obama Victory,” following the recent presidential election. 

Global stability is key
“The global economy and global political issues are a concern. Face-to-face contact is so important for business. We don’t want to have a huge checklist of places that people don’t feel comfortable going to.” – Jennifer Wilson-Buttitieg, co-president, Valerie Wilson Travel, New York



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg to Attend Gala Benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation

November 7, 2012,

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg is pleased to be attending the "In French With English Subititles" Opening Night Movie and Gala benefiting the Make-a-Wish Foundation on November 30, 2012. The event will be premiering, "Happiness Never Comes Alone."



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Valerie Wilson Travel Offices Open and Fully Operational

November 5, 2012,

Good Morning from Valerie Wilson Travel in New York City!

We are so fortunate to have all Valerie Wilson Travel offices open and fully operational today. Our thoughts and warmest wishes go to all those affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Here is the beautiful Monday morning view from our office in Manhattan.



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Mentioned in Conde Nast Traveler's Perrin Post Following Hurricane Sandy

November 1, 2012, New York, New York

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Valerie Wilson Travel were mentioned in Conde Nast Traveler’s Perrin Post’s, “Booking Winter Flights? Five Lessons from Hurricane Sandy” with the #1 Lesson, “Use a stellar travel agent.” 

"Yesterday the nation's best travel agents were working furiously to rescue and rebook travelers whose flights were cancelled, and they will continue to do so until this Sandy mess is over. The need for such travel agents is one of the reasons why I spend so much time and effort annually compiling my Top Travel Specialists Collection, which includes agents from such powerful firms as Altour, Protravel International, and Valerie Wilson Travel—agencies that have their own rate desks and plenty of pull with the airlines. Looking for a totally plugged-in agent? Try Terry McCabe of Altour or Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg of Valerie Wilson Travel."



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Stay in the Center of the Formula One Race at The Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

October 26, 2012,

Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4, as the 2012 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix enters its 4th year, the Yas Viceroy on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi offers the ability to stay in the center of the race. The Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is located half on land and half on water, but most importantly is built in the center of the Yas Marina Circuit where the race runs!

Work with your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to plan a future stay for the event. 



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Valerie Wilson Travel is proud to have been a Virtuoso member for over 10 years now!

October 26, 2012,

Virtuoso is a network of the world’s finest travel agencies with knowledgeable advisors who draw upon first-hand experience to craft the perfect vacation for you. 

Let Valerie Wilson Travel put our connections to work for your next vacation or business trip.



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Special VWT Decorated Dessert from The Four Seasons Hotel New York

October 26, 2012, New York, New York

Here is a photo of a specialty dessert prepared by the Four Seasons Hotel New York for VWT during a recent dinner event!

As a Four Seasons Preferred Partner Agency, VWT is proud to offer our clients exclusive amenities at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Work with our expert consultants to reserve a Four Seasons stay of your own. 



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Thanksgiving is Only 4 Weeks Away. Celebrate in Paradise!

October 25, 2012,

Enjoy a hand-crafted holiday experience at The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort. Work with your Valerie Wilson Travel Consultant to reserve the Thanksgiving special offer, including:

  • Gourmet 4 Course Thanksgiving Dinner
  • St. Regis Signature Butler Service
  • Children’s Club Access for Children 5-12 Years Old


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St. Regis Bora Bora Wedding Event and Fashion Presentation

October 24, 2012, New York, New York

Pictures from last night’s St. Regis Bora Bora Wedding Event and Fashion Presentation at the St. Regis New York, in the Fontainebleau Room have just been posted.

Here is a photo of the Resort’s General Manager Michael Schoonewagen, Director of Sales & Marketing Tracey Fentem, Valerie Ann Wilson and Classic Vacations’ Business Development Manager Jamar Wilkins.

Also in attendance were the resort’s Wedding Planner, Karine Vanhee and acclaimed Norwegian designer Cecillie Melli.



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The Liberty Hotel's Alfred Hitchcock Inspired Halloween Party

October 24, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts

The Liberty Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Boston is throwing a Halloween Party inspired by Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds." Complete with three levels of entertainment, renowned DJ performances, and drinks until the late hours, this is sure to be one of the best spooky bashes on the East Coast!


We can get you there and arrange the full Halloween package!


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Congratulations to Lisa Cohen!

October 23, 2012,

VWT's Lisa Cohen is the New York Tri-State Region Winner for The Ritz Carlton, STARS 10 Year Anniversary Gala!



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VWT Awarded Island Destination's Ultimate Achievement 2012

October 23, 2012,

We are so proud to have won the Ultimate Achievement 2012 Award from Island Destinations!

Here is a photo of VWT's Debbie Madeo, Sydney Pastarnak, Emily Prentiss, Maurice Bonham-Carter, President, Island Destinations, Valerie Ann Wilson, Nicole Spivak, Mallory Bankson and Island Destination's Laurie Palumbo.



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New Featured Destination: Paris

October 23, 2012,

Paris is regarded as one of the most romantic, stylish and exciting cities in the world. Theater, music, major exhibitions of art, photography and sculpture, gallery previews, international concert tours, opera, ballet, cabaret shows or sporting events: Paris just never stops, hosting hundreds of major events every year. There's always something different to do at any time of the year!



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The Berkeley Hotel's VWT Cocktail

October 22, 2012, London, England

 The Berkeley Hotel's Blue Bar in London created a VWT Cocktail! "The Valerie" was presented to VWT associates on a recent FAM trip to London. Here is picture and recipe courtesy of VWT's Associate Lissette Melendez ... notice the color of "The Valerie."



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Congratulations to VWT's Sydney Pastarnack for winning Island Destinations #1 producing Travel Consultant!

October 22, 2012,

Last week, VWT's Sydney Pastarnack won the Island Destinations award for #1 producing travel consultant. Congratulations to Sydney!



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VWT Associates Visit Montenegro

October 19, 2012,

VWT and our associates constantly visit and educate ourselves on the world's best accommodations to be sure our clients receive the best experience possible. Put our knowledge to work for your next trip. 

This beautiful photo was recently taken by VWT's Associate Agent, Jane Bambrick while in Montenegro!



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Photos From our Executive Cruise Forum in Hilton Head Have Been Posted

October 18, 2012, Hilton Head, South Carolina

Our Executive Cruise Forum in Hilton Head was a successful evening. Thank you to all who joined us! Pictures from the event have now been posted. 



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Delta's Major Expansion of Terminal 4 at NYC's JFK Airport

October 18, 2012, New York, New York

Delta believes that this major expansion project, to be completed by 2013, will provide substantial benefits to its travelers, including improved inter-terminal connections, more convenient check-in facilities, newly built Delta Sky Club and fewer delays due to more efficient aircraft taxiways.

VWT dedicates substantial resources to maintaining high-level, quality relationships with airline executives globally.

Here is a recent photo of Mimi McGuire, VWT's Director of Airline Relations, with several other guests of Delta Air Lines during a hard-hat tour of the expansion project at Terminal 4 at New York City's JFK International Airport. 



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New Blog Post: "Luxurious Side of Las Vegas ..."

October 18, 2012,

Las Vegas…  more luxurious than you may know! Las Vegas is a city that’s larger than life, with dazzling architecture and sparkling lights that showcase world-class gaming, dining and entertainment. Most hotels are major tourist attractions in their own right – you can visit an Egyptian sphinx, relax at the beach, or ride a roller coaster around the Manhattan skyline, all in a single afternoon. But did you know of the luxurious experiences offered within this desert oasis?



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New Event Posting: VWT-Ponte Vedra Exclusive Cruise Forum and Reception

October 17, 2012, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Like our forum in Hilton Head, VWT Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty will be moderating the VWT-Ponte Vedra Executive Cruise Forum and Reception with top Cruise Industry Leaders at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida...



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Halloween is Only Two Weeks Away

October 17, 2012,

With Halloween only two weeks away, have you planned a getaway? New Orleans? Venice? Mexico City? Bangkok?

Let us help you find the best celebrations worldwide. 



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New Event Posting: VWT-Hilton Head Exclusive Cruise Forum and Reception

October 16, 2012, Hilton Head, South Carolina

VWT Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty will be moderating the VWT-Hilton Head Executive Cruise Forum and Reception with top Cruise Industry Leaders at Windows on the Waterway in Hilton Head, SC...



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Less than 110 days until Super Bowl XLVII

October 16, 2012, New Orleans, LA

The 2013 Super Bowl is set to be played on February 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. It's too early to know what teams will make it to the big game, but it's never too early to book your Super Bowl travel package. Work with us today to get started!



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VWT Visits the Soon-to-Open Cafe Royal Hotel in London

October 16, 2012, London, England

We are proud to provide The Power of Access™ to all clients as a result of years of building strong relationships with distinctive hotels around the world. 

Recently, VWT employees and associates had the opportunity to visit London and tour the soon-to-open Café Royal Hotel. Here is a photo taken by VWT's Karen Thornhill during a "hard-hat" site inspection of the Café Royal Hotel on Regent Street in London.

Front Row: Stephan Hein (Café Royal), VWT's Jessica Cook, Jolanta Florkiewicz, Suzzan Bruno (American Airlines), Lissette Melendez, Lori Ean Back Row: Mark Allvey (Café Royal), and Dan Beschloss. 



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New Featured Destination: Mendoza

October 16, 2012, Mendoza, Argentina

Discover the great outdoors, go horseback riding through vineyards or take a hot-air-balloon over truly unique countryside, all in Mendoza. Be sure to take a tour of the vineyards and savor some of the exquisite regional wines. Adventurers can go white-water rafting on the Rio Mendoza or head to the Parque Provincial Aconcagua where Cerro Aconcagua is the highest mountain peak in South America. Whatever your choice, Mendoza provides an array of opportunity! With its sleepy plazas, lush mountains and spectacular snow-capped Andes, this vibrant city is the ideal place to explore...



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Iconic Venice Hotel to Reopen on February 1, 2013

October 15, 2012, Venice, Italy

Following an extensive restoration, The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, will welcome guests with attentive service, a delectable culinary experience and new avenues for relaxation and pleasure in the City of Canals! 

Begin planning your trip to Venice and this historical treasure with our experienced consultants and receive exclusive amenities such as daily buffet breakfast and a $75 lunch credit. 



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Inaugural USA Formula 1 in Austin, Texas this November

October 12, 2012, Austin, Texas

November 16th-18th, 2012, Austin transforms into the Formula One capital of the racing world. Be there for world class access, parties, nightlife, hospitality and motor racing!

Attend the inaugural USA Formula 1 in Austin, Texas this November... Connect with us today.



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New Blog Post: "New Year's Eve Gala in Vienna"

October 11, 2012, Vienna, Austria

The ball "Le Grand Bal" in the Hofburg ballroom is a time for rustling ball gowns, glistening jewelry and the imperial majesty of the Austro-Hungarian Empire of yore. Just as the Habsburgs used to celebrate the New Year, a gala dinner marks the start of a night of waltzing, culminating at midnight in a performance by the outstanding dancers and singers of the most famous Austrian stages...



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New Featured Destination: Toronto

October 11, 2012, Toronto, Canada

With the opening of Four Seasons' Flagship property, excitement around Toronto has only grown. A perfect location to host corporate events, Toronto, sparkling at the edge of Lake Ontario, feels like a model metropolis of the future...



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Photos From our Exclusive Event with Regent Seven Seas Cruises Have Been Posted

October 11, 2012, New York, New York

Pictures from our Exclusive Event with Regent Seven Seas Cruises yesterday at the Gansevoort Park Avenue's Blue Room have just been posted.

Held at the Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC’s Blue Room and attended by Regent Seven Seas Cruises’s President, Mark Conroy, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Kari Tarnowski, Vice President of Key Accounts, Barbara Staiger and Director of Sales, Carol Herron- the event was a great celebration of the ever-strong VWT and Regent Seven Seas Cruises relationship.



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The Chart Room Lounge has now Opened to All Guests at the Cheeca Lodge & Spa

October 10, 2012, Islamorada, FL

VWT "Power of Access™" Insider: Florida Keys

The Chart Room lounge has now opened to all guests at the Cheeca Lodge & Spa!

Come and experience what will become one of the most exclusive and talked about venues in The Keys: The Chart Room, a most aptly named and appropriately located lounge in which to enjoy some of the best of what The Keys have to offer.

Plan your trip to the Keys and the Chart Room!



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VWT and Regent Seven Seas Cruises Exclusive Event

October 10, 2012, New York, New York

VWT is thrilled to have an exclusive event this evening with Regent Seven Seas Cruises at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel. Along with VWT employees and associates, Regent Seven Seas Cruises' President, Mark Conroy, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Kari Tarnowski, Vice President of Key Accounts, Barbara Staiger and Director of Sales, Carol Herron. 

It is the strength of our relationships that makes the Power of Access™ come alive for our clients.



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60 Days Until Deer Valley Resort Opens for the 2012-2013 Winter Ski Season

October 9, 2012,

Today marks 60 days until Deer Valley Resort opens for the 2012-2013 winter ski season! Accuweather is predicting CO, UT, and the Mid-Atlantic to have above average snowfall this year, so start planning your ski trip today!



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New Featured Destination: Deer Valley, "Unspoiled. Uncrowded. Uncommonly Civilized."

October 9, 2012, Deer Valley, UT

Few locations instill such adoration as Deer Valley Resort's 2,026 acres of corduroy trails and vertical slopes. Sunny skies and soft, dry powder have tempted every generation to come out and play since 1981, when visionary hotel developer Edgar Stern launched a truly first-class ski resort experience that promised to be "Unspoiled. Uncrowded. Uncommonly civilized"...



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The Ritz Carlton Battery Park P.O.L.O.

October 8, 2012, New York, New York

Traveling with a baby or little one? The Ritz Carlton Battery Park has you covered with the P.O.L.O….

The exclusive "Protect Our Little Ones" kits are available to families traveling with children in the city. This kit includes electric plug covers, kiddie band aids, a bath tub spout cover, a rubber ducky, children's shampoo and children's lotion.

Work with our expert consultants to plan your family trip to the Big Apple! 



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Paris Fashion Week 2012 Ends

October 5, 2012, Paris, France

VWT "Power of Access™" Insider: Paris Fashion Week ended this week, would you like to be in attendance next time?

Let us get you there and plan wonderful accommodations, dining reservations, spa treatments and shopping excursions.  



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ILTM Americas 2012 Wraps Up

October 5, 2012, Mayakoba, Mexico

The inaugural International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Americas wrapped up this week. Pictures from the event have just been posted. 

ILTM Americas is the new annual business event serving the luxury travel sector of the Americas. 'By invitation only' ILTM Americas will bring together the world’s most sought after collection of international luxury experiences for the most discerning luxury travel buyers of North, South and Central America. 

The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto Opens

October 5, 2012, Toronto, Canada

Today the Four Seasons' flagship property, The Four Seasons Hotel Toronto opens to guests. 

"With 50 years of insight and a shift of 366 metres (400 yards), Four Seasons brings the best of the best to Yorkville Avenue at Bay. Sleek, sunlit and comfortable, the 259 guest rooms in charming Yorkville Village are steps from Bloor Street boutiques and just minutes from Bay Street business, overlooking Rosedale treetops and mansions." 



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Quoted by Travel Market Report with Insight and Advice About American Airlines Worries

October 5, 2012,

“We have some customers that have asked for alternatives or who need to be booked off American because they have to be somewhere for a meeting, on the corporate side, or to catch a cruise,” said Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, co-president of Valerie Wilson Travel in New York....



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A Fairy Tale New Year's Eve in Florence!

October 4, 2012,

At the Hotel Brunelleschi enjoy breakfast served in a medieval church, “San Michele in Palchetto,” a New Year’s Day brunch by the hotel’s chef, as well as afternoon hot chocolate and seasonal delicacies in the byzantine Pagliazza Tower!

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New Featured Destination: Romantic Honeymoon in Prague

October 4, 2012,

Known as one of Europe's most beautiful cities, Prague is full of art, history, romance and stunning architecture. Walk across Charles Bridge, meander through the Old Town's cobblestone streets, and tour the city's Baroque gardens. Celebrate your love in this romantic setting full of beautiful views, walks along the Vltava river, enchanting wines and local beers and wonderful dining. Let the history and charm of this famed "Golden City" be the setting for your romantic honeymoon...



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We are So Excited for the Pink Aid Luncheon Today

October 4, 2012, Westport, CT

When a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, 
she needs a lot more than medical help. She needs 
rides to and from treatments, babysitting, grocery 
delivery, wigs, recovery garments and much more...


As Travel Sponsor of Pink Aid, Valerie Wilson Travel is proud to be donating travel prizes to Pink Aid’s Luncheon.
 



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Complimentary Lift Ticket in Switzerland for Guests at the Badrutt's Palace Hotel

October 3, 2012, St. Moritz, Switzerland

VWT "Power of Access™" Insider: Complimentary Lift Ticket in Switzerland!

If Switzerland is in your vacation plans this winter, we know the best places to plan for skiing! Guests at the Badrutt's Palace Hotel will receive a complimentary ticket for all mountain railways, cable cars and public transport in St. Moritz for the duration of their stay. 

Ready to start planning? travel@vwti.com



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Airbus Unveils Its 2050 Vision for "Smarter Skies"

October 2, 2012,

“What will air transport look like in the year 2050?”

In its report “The Future by Airbus,” Airbus hypothesises how the industry, aircraft and passengers might change by that time – while highlighting potential steps to meet the needs of tomorrow. 

More flights, fewer emissions and quicker passenger journey times. This is "Smarter Skies," the latest instalment in The Future by Airbus. 



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New Featured Destination: Kenya

October 2, 2012,

Kenya has become known as one of the finest safari destinations in the world. Writers like Ernest Hemingway, conservationists like Joy and George Adamson, and famous movies like "Out of Africa"and "Born Free" have given you a glimpse of Kenya. But you simply have to see it for yourself...



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Worldview Travel, an Affiliate office of Valerie Wilson Travel, Client Event at the Fairmont Pittsburgh

October 2, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA

Yesterday evening, Worldview Travel, an Affiliate office of Valerie Wilson Travel, hosted a wonderful client event at the Fairmont Pittsburgh. Thanks to all who attended! The photos have just been posted. 



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New Floating Event Pods at The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore

October 1, 2012, Singapore

VWT "Power of Access™" Insider:
New Floating Event Pods for Your Next Singapore Meeting

The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore now dawns three floating event pods built on the water in the harbor of the hotel. Each event pod will be equipped with an adjoining balcony and rooftop which give event guests a spectacular view of Marina Bay!


Work with our Meetings and Events specialists to plan your next meeting in one of the floating pods. meetings@vwti.com


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Lynn Dell, Owner Of Off Broadway Boutique, Thanks VWT Associate Agent Joan Werner in Her Latest Blog

October 1, 2012, New York, New York

"The Countess of Glamour" Lynn Dell, Owner Of Off Broadway Boutique, thanks VWT Associate Agent Joan Werner for her upgrade to the Penthouse Suite in the Greek Isles:

"...we will be traveling to Capri and the Greek Isles while enjoying a penthouse suite that we were upgraded to - thanks to the wonderful Joan Werner from Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc."



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Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. awarded Travel Weekly's 2012 Gold Magellan Award

October 1, 2012, New York

Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. (VWT) one of the most renowned travel management companies in the world, has been awarded Travel Weekly’s 2012 Gold Magellan Award for the Travel/Agency Advertising/Marketing category for its campaign Every Legacy Has Its Journey, Every Journey Has Its Legacy in celebration of its 30th Anniversary.  The Magellan Award is the premier award of the travel industry, honoring the best in travel and saluting the outstanding travel professionals behind it.



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New Blog Post: "Relaxation and Rejuvenation in the Maldives"

September 28, 2012,

This exotic hideaway is comprised of over 1000 idyllic islands or "Atolls". Here, enjoy some of the world's most stunning lagoons, white sand beaches and magnificent underwater scenery.  This Indian Ocean destination is one meant for true relaxation and rejuvenation...



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The 2012 Ryder Cup is Underway

September 28, 2012, Medinah, Illinois

Are you watching the Ryder Cup today and this weekend? Do you wish you were in Medinah to enjoy the excitement in person? Let us arrange for you to be in attendance for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles in Scotland. 



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Peter Greenberg's Coverage Of Virtuoso Travel Week On CBS

September 27, 2012,

In case you missed it, here is a link to Peter Greenberg's coverage of this years Virtuoso Travel Week in Las Vegas on CBS.



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Dreaming of a Trip to Bordeaux in 2013?

September 27, 2012, Bordeaux, France

The Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa has recently debuted the opening of its new Roof Terrace Bar. Situated on the seventh floor of the Hotel, the wrap-around terrace offers a magnificent 360° view of Bordeaux and the Garonne River. 

Work with your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to plan your trip to Bordeaux! 



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New Featured Destination: Barbados... From Sea to Tee!

September 27, 2012,

Barbados... just the name conjures a feeling of longing to escape. It is one of the most beautiful islands in the West Indies and it is a country with a rich and fascinating heritage. If you can drag yourself away from the utter relaxation of its beaches, you must discover for yourself all that Barbados offers.

Besides the warm, friendly culture, Barbados offers two different beach experiences, all in one island. It is also home to some of the Caribbean's most famed golf courses...





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The St. Regis New York and Bentley Motors Unveil an Exciting New Partnership

September 26, 2012, New York, New York

VWT "Power of Access™" Insider:

The St. Regis New York and Bentley Motors celebrated an exciting new partnership last week launching the one of a kind Bentley Suite and unveiling the custom 2013 Bentley Mulsanne that will serve as the new house car for The St. Regis New York guests. 


Closing down East 55th Street and lining it with 24 Bentleys, 200 champagne sipping guests watched as the iconic St. Regis Butlers revealed the new car.

Let us arrange your next New York stay in the new Bentley Suite!


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The New Le Bar du Bristol, Known as a New Parisian Rendez-Vous, at Hotel Le Bristol

September 25, 2012, Paris, France

VWT "Power of Access™" Insider:

While in Paris, discover the new Le Bar du Bristol, known as a new Parisian rendez-vous, at Le Bristol.

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening "Le Bar du Bristol" welcomes from 9.30 p.m. to 1.30 a.m a DJ who has designed a tailor-made musical atmosphere exclusively for Le Bar du Bristol.

Reach your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to start planning your Parisian rendez-vous!



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VWT Hilton Head and Mark Conroy, President, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Presentation and Reception

September 25, 2012, Hilton Head, South Carolina

Just like Ponte Vedra, our exclusive reception with Mark Conroy, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and VWT Hilton Head last week at Windows on the Waterway was a big success! Thank you to all who came out. 

Valerie Wilson Travel highly values our relationship with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. To plan a Regent voyage of your own, work with our Cruise Specialists, who have over 20 years of experience in the cruise industry:cruise@vwti.com.

$500 Gift Card or 5% Off Your Business Meeting's Master Account at The Back Bay Hotel

September 25, 2012, Boston, Massachusetts

Luxury means making everything our clients do a pleasure- including business.

Arrange your next Boston meeting with Valerie Wilson Travel and receive a $500 gift card or 5% off your master account at The Back Bay Hotel! 

Contact us to take advantage of this offer and our expert business services. Click the link below to see all of our business travel services. 



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US Customs and Border Protection Agents Holding Interviews for VWT Clients to Enroll in the Global Entry Program

September 24, 2012, VWT Headquarters, New York, New York

Today in our Manhattan headquarters, US Customs and Border Protection agents are holding interviews for our clients to enroll in the Global Entry program.

If you haven’t heard about the convenience of Global Entry, speak to your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to learn more and begin the application process. Global Entry allows for expedited clearance upon arrival in the United States for those approved. 



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VWT Ponte Vedra and Mark Conroy, President, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Presentation and Reception

September 24, 2012, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

Our exclusive reception with Mark Conroy, President of Regent Seven Seas Cruises and VWT Ponte Vedra last week at TPC Sawgrass was a big success! Thank you to all who came out. 

Valerie Wilson Travel highly values our relationship with Regent Seven Seas Cruises. To plan a Regent voyage of your own, work with our Cruise Specialists, who have over 20 years of experience in the cruise industry: cruise@vwti.com.

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Tarragona is One of Spain's Best Kept Secrets!

September 21, 2012, Tarragona, Spain

VWT "Power of Access™" Insider Tip:

So you have heard of the Running of the Bulls and Barcelona's La Rambla, but Tarragona is one of Spain’s best kept secrets!

The Fiesta de Santa Tecla is currently underway (Sep 15 to Sep 24) in beautiful Tarragona. One of the highlights of this festival is the "castellers" or human castles, which can reach up to nine tiers high! Rambla Nova is Tarragona’s answer to Barcelona’s La Rambla and runs from the clifftop, teeming with chic bars and cafes. Tarragona is a Spanish secret, not to be missed! 


Work with your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant today to begin planning your next itinerary, including our great insider knowledge. First-time client? We would love to hear from you. 


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New Featured Destination: Austria

September 21, 2012,

With majestic castles and palaces, scenic mountains, and fascinating cultural attractions, Austria offers a range of romance, activities and adventures. In Vienna, admire the historic buildings along the famous Ringstrasse and tour the Liechtenstein Castle. Popular Salzburg attractions include Mozart's birthplace and the world's largest ice caves. Pair these amazing cities with amazing accommodations for one spectacular European vacation! 



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Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Veranda, Turks and Caicos

September 20, 2012,

Thanksgiving is Only 9 Weeks from Today… What do You Have Planned? 

Imagine a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner prepared for you and your loved ones on the beach at The Veranda, Turks & Caicos without the worry or stress of holiday mishaps or clean up!


Work with your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to begin reserving this Thanksgiving getaway with your 4th night complimentary. 

First-time client? Reach out to us at leisure@vwti.com to get started!


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Now is the Perfect Time to Plan a Fabulous New York City Getaway!

September 19, 2012, New York, New York

The weather in New York City is beautiful and you can take advantage of one of the city's best accommodation offers, the Lowell's "Penthouse Serenade." Work with your VWT Consultant to get exclusive rates for the two or three bedroom penthouse suite, designed by acclaimed interior designer Michael Smith!

Contact us today to get started. 



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VWT's Jim Wiedeman (Palo Alto) and Glenna Grogan Maas (HRG) Among the Winners of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts' Top 20 Producing Travel Consultants

September 19, 2012,

Jim and Glenna have each won a Preferred Partner Agent Reward Trip, an all-expenses-paid trip for two people, to Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole and Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo respectively. Congratulations to Jim and Glenna!


VWT greatly values our Preferred Partner status with Four Seasons.


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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Quoted in USA TODAY Travel's, "Luxury Travel is Making a Slow Rebound."

September 18, 2012,

Kimberly Wilson Wetty of another high-end service, Valerie Wilson Travel, recently arranged a week-long family trip for 18 people to the Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic. With flights, several villas, a private chef, private golf lessons and an excursion with an amazing catamaran, she says the family spent $500,000.

Of course, there's ultrawealthy -- and then just the merely wealthy.

"The ultrawealthy never stopped traveling," Wetty says. "The ones who spent maybe $15,000 to $20,000 on a week's vacation? They are back."



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"Travel is the Only Thing You Buy that Makes You Richer."

September 18, 2012,

Take Hayman for example. Enjoy a fantastic family getaway to reconnect and build lifelong memories together. A short trip on Reef Dancer, Hayman's own semi-submersible vessel, brings you up close to the spectacular corals and tropical fish surrounding Hayman.

Enjoy cool refreshments and reflect upon the kaleidoscope of colors everyone witnessed under the surface of the amazing Great Barrier Reef waters.

Work with your VWT Family Travel Expert to begin planning your vacation!

First-time client? We would love to hear from you. 



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The Interior of the Statue of Liberty to Reopen to Visitors

September 17, 2012, New York, New York

After 1 year of being closed for renovation, the interior of the Statue of Liberty will reopen to visitors on a limited basis on October 28. 

Work with your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant today to arrange a visit during your upcoming leisure or business trip!



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Get S'more of the Good Life at the Beach Village at The Del

September 14, 2012, Coronado, California

3rd Night Free and Beach S'mores for Fall

Fall is the perfect time to escape the everyday and enjoy the good life at America's #1 rated beach. Reserve by September 30 and get

3 nights for the price of 2, plus a private beach bonfire with s'mores. Contact your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to reserve. 



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New Featured Destination: Udaipur

September 14, 2012, India

Known as the Venice of the East, the city of Udaipur with its fairytale palaces, placid lakes, exotic temples and resplendent gardens has a lot to offer. It is here that you find the island palace, Taj Lake Palace. Lounge on the rooftop deck or enjoy brunch in a private nook. Drift around Lake Pichola in a royal boat or share secrets in a cozy royal swing. Customized excursions, sunset cruises and activities can all be arranged... 



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Enjoy a "Once in a Lifetime" offer from The Regent Palms!

September 13, 2012, Turks & Caicos

Sad to see summer ending? Enjoy a "Once in a Lifetime" offer from The Regent Palms Turks & Caicos! 

Contact your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to receive 50% off all accommodations at The Regent Palms through October 20th. Rates starting at $312.50 for a Junior Suite now through 10/20/12.



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Want an idea for an Autumn break to Europe... Capri!

September 12, 2012,

The months of September and October are ideal to enjoy all the beauty and charm that this island shows. 

The warm sun and beautiful nature will be the backdrop to your holiday. If you wish to enjoy a long weekend, do not miss the proposal of Punta Tragara, the 5-star luxury jewel unique in Capri, overlooking the sea, just in front of the Faraglioni rocks: from 23rd September to 18th October 2012 enjoy the package "3 nights for the price of two. "

With a Valerie Wilson Travel Consultant, this package includes, among other benefits, a 15% discount on treatments at the SPA UNICA and a 15% discount for dinner at the Restaurant Monzù.


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Valerie Wilson Travel is a Proud Supporter of The National September 11 Memorial & Museum

September 11, 2012, New York, New York

We are thrilled to support the National September 11 Memorial and have a cobblestone in our name that will permanently line the Memorial at the World Trade Center. Commemorating the victims of the terrorist attacks, the 9/11 Memorial will honor those who perished, pay tribute to those who risked their lives to save others, recognize the endurance of those who survived, remember the worldwide outpouring of support, and contemplate the continuing significance of these events for our global community.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty quoted in CNN's, "Who's Afraid to Fly on September 11?"

September 11, 2012,

(CNN) -- In the few years immediately after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, many travelers avoided flying on that day if they could help it.

Airlines expected lighter than average traffic and often offered lower prices on flights departing that day, said George Hobica, founder of Airfarewatchdog.com.

Time, apparently, has helped some people's fears fade.

"9/11 will always remain in our hearts and memory, especially for the NYC/Tri-State area, but inevitably life goes on," wrote Kimberly Wilson Wetty, co-president of Valerie Wilson Travel. "So, 11 years later, we are not seeing tomorrow as any less busy of a travel day."



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VWT "Power of Access" Insider Tip: Visit Petra

September 7, 2012, Petra

It has been 200 years since Swiss explorer Johann Burckhardt "rediscovered" Petra and alerted Europeans to the ancient settlement that was carved out of the mountains by the Nabataeans in the first century. This "rose-red city half as old as time" has been described as one of the new seven wonders of the world and is a spectacular site not to be missed!

Contact your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to begin planning a trip to Petra!

Thank you Rail Europe.

September 7, 2012, European

Thank you Rail Europe for being a valued partner of Valerie Wilson Travel. As European train experts, you have assisted us in assuring the transportation and enjoyment of our clients.

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September 6, 2012, Cassia at Capella Singapore

Come up close and personal with one of the world's most renowned celebrity chefs, Martin Yan!

A true household name, Martin Yan will be bringing to Cassia at Capella Singapore a taste of his expertise and experience in a five-course dinner hosted by the culinary maestro himself.

Set in Capella Singapore's luxurious fine-dining Cantonese restaurant, Cassia, appetites will be whet all around as Chef Yan whips up fine contemporary Asian dishes such as Smoked Marinated Quail and Wine Poached Pears. Cassia's intimate environment will be a fitting location in which diners can come up close and interact with the legendary Chef himself.

Sea Song Tours

September 5, 2012, Turkish

We would like to thank our Turkish partner Sea Song Tours in helping us create unforgettable memories for the last 30 years.

End of the Maya Calendar on 21st of December 2012.

September 4, 2012, Belize

With the end of the Maya Calendar on 21st of December 2012 rapidly approaching, there has never been a more amazing time to visit the ancient Mayan Cities of Belize. To celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion, Ka'ana is offering an unbeatable special offer.

Stay in a Casita Suite or Private Pool Villa at Ka'ana Resort in Belize for 4 nights or more during the last 100 days of the Maya Calendar and receive $100.00 OFF each night of your stay.

Connect with a Valerie Wilson Travel consultant for more details!

Did you or your child love Disney's, "Brave."

September 4, 2012, Disney

Take a "Brave" journey through Scotland yourself with Disney's, "Scotland: A Brave Adventure."

Spend 9 Days / 8 Nights across Edinburgh, Inverness, Loch Ness, Isle of Lewis, and Isle of Skye!

Contact your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant today to begin planning!



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Treat Yourself To The Perfect Spa Day At Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa In Miami Beach

August 30, 2012, Miami

Body meets soul at Canyon Ranch’s 70, 000-square-foor Wellness Spa. Indulge in an unforgettable spa day with serene, luxurious environment of this exquisite beachfront hotel. Revel in complimentary fitness classes, complete access to Aquavana thermal suite, and of course, and an incredible Canyon Ranch Spa service. Guests may choose between the 4-6 hour Canyon Ranch Refresh, or the 6-8 Hour Canyon Ranch Royale. This property will enchant you with its exquisite design and matchless views. For more information regarding this wellness experience, consult a Valerie Wilson Travel expert. 



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VWT "Power of Access" Insider Tip:

August 30, 2012,

On-board @Seabourn, in-suite dining can be ordered from The Restaurant menu during dinner and meals are served course-by-course in your suits/veranda- allowing you to relax and unwind while still enjoying the wonderful cuisine.



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Farrell Fritz Arrorney's

August 30, 2012,

Many thanks to Farrell Fritz Arrorney's at Law for helping Valerie Wilson Travel over the years! Our partnership is truly appreciated.



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Settle Into The Quiet Luxury Of The Newly Renovated Rancho Valencia

August 29, 2012, California

Opening this September, the Rancho Valencia reopens its doors after an extensive renovation. This resort effortlessly blends five-star luxury with the spirit of California living. Enjoy a $100 resort credit and full breakfast daily. Nestled in the heart of Southern California, the Rancho Valencia provides an ideal setting for a variety of activities, including a world-renowned tennis program and full service spa. Beyond the resort’s extraordinary canyon setting, guests can discover championship golf courses, local beaches, hot air ballooning, surfing, sailing, and more! To learn more about what this property may offer you, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel consultant. 



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Begin Planning Your Fall Foliage Trip!

August 29, 2012,

NBC Reports that, "Northeastern Trees Could be Extra Colorful This Fall." Have you made your Fall Foliage trip plans yet? 

Get started now with your Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to find the best locations available...

Like Winvian, a one of a kind romantic luxury getaway set amidst 113 acres of nature and serenity, created to recharge and indulge all of the senses in a unique way-and there is hardly a more stunning time to visit than the Fall Foliage season!



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Today opens the 69th International Film Festival in Venice!

August 29, 2012, Venice, Italy

Arguably one of the world's most prestigious and anticipated film festivals, the International Film Festival in Venice will run at Venice Lido August 29th through September 8th, 2012. 

Here is a little inspiration to get you considering a trip of your own to the beautiful “City of Canals.” Let our consultants utilize VWT's network of contacts and connections to make sure your trip is beyond all others! 


First-time client? Reach out to us at info@vwti.com.


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Satisfy Your Pursuit Of Style At The St. Regis Mallorca

August 28, 2012, Mallorca

Take part in a once-in-a-lifetime private shopping experience in Mallorca as the El Corte Ingles shopping centre opens its doors to you, and you alone for a specially curated night. After a welcome 8-course dinner at Es Fum restaurant, allow the hotel’s refined limousine to take you to and from the property where a St. Regis Butler will assist in every aspect of making this exclusive evening spectacular. A 6000 Euro credit is yours to indulge in for two uninterrupted hours of shopping pleasure where you are the shopping center’s special and only guest. To learn more about this exclusive night of shopping in Mallorca, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel expert. 



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Consider The Delamar Greenwich Harbor for a Last Minute Labor Day Weekend Getaway!

August 28, 2012, Greenwich, CT

Still looking for a Labor Day Weekend getaway? Connect with our Valerie Wilson Travel consultants to plan a stress-free, last minute trip!

At The Delamar Greenwich Harbor, guests can enjoy a harbor cruise by morning or a champagne sunset cruise by evening, as well as a complimentary shuttle to the beach to savor one of the last remaining beach weekends! 


With complimentary bike rentals to visit Greenwich Avenue, the “Rodeo Drive of the East Coast,” you can also get some great, last minute back to school shopping done. And no stay would be complete without a relaxing, rejuvenating spa treatment at The Spa at Delamar. 


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Sail Into The Canary Islands Sunset With Crystal Cruises!

August 27, 2012, Canary Islands

Take a break this Thanksgiving and jump onboard Crystal Cruises all-inclusive holiday cruise to the Canary Islands. The theme of this cruise is Wine & Food Festival, featuring culinary experts Andre Rochat and Doug. Departing from Barcelona Spain, this cruise coasts through the Mediterranean, sailing around Spain, stopping in Casablanca, Morocco and the Canary Islands. Whether dining on delicious Chinese comfort food at the new Tastes café, or mingling with friends at the late-night bistro with a glass of champagne, all cravings will be satisfied. Take in serene views of the endless ocean onboard the Crystal Serenity as guests engage in a wide variety of enrichment classes, recreational activities, and world-class entertainment! For more information regarding this Thanksgiving cruise celebration, consult a Valerie Wilson Travel expert. 



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More Couples Using Agents to Book Honeymoons

August 27, 2012, New York, New York

Travel Agent Magazine - Trend Watch

Brides magazine’s 2012 American Wedding Study: Travel Edition reveals that when it comes to planning their trip-of-a-lifetime, couples-82 percent of which will take a honeymoon-are sparing little expense with the average cost of honeymoons skyrocketing to $4,900 up from $3,568 in 2011. This is a 37 percent increase and demonstrates that while couples are prioritizing various aspects of their weddings, the honeymoon is one area where they continue to splurge…

 



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Fashion And Fun Under The Texas Sun At The Joule Hotel

August 24, 2012, Dallas

A beacon of energy in the heart of downtown Dallas, The Joule is a tour-de-force of Adam D. Tihany’s award-winning design and style situated in a revitalized 1920’s Neo-Gothic building re-imagined for the contemporary traveler. This property features the breezy sophistication of a cantilevered rooftop pool. Guests will enjoy a complimentary poolside cabana, which includes two Joule beach towels, sunscreen, and continuous water service. The Joule also showcases the best local products in an inspired new progressive American menu at the Charlie Palmer restaurant. Visitors will receive breakfast daily, as well as a $50 food and beverage credit. To learn more about this spectacular property, alert a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Vietnam: One of the Most Stunning, Eclectic Countries in the World

August 24, 2012,

As the site of one of the most memorable wars in history, Vietnam has risen up and transformed into one of the most stunning, eclectic countries in the world. Whether you are looking to hike through the emerald trails of the northern mountains or gaze at the native wildlife of its central rainforest, Vietnam intertwines the past and present to give you a once-in-a-lifetime cultural adventure. Start your day overlooking the floating markets on the peaceful shore of the South China Sea, or look out your bungalow window to see thousands of green acres of rice paddies, broken by the deep indigo currents of the Mekong River...



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Fashion On Fifth Avenue: Tiffany & Co. Experience At The St. Regis New York

August 23, 2012, New York

Indulge in your passion for jewelry and fashion with an unforgettable appointment at Tiffany & Co. Arrive to the St. Regis New York by private transportation where your singular Tiffany Suite awaits your stay. Champagne and fresh fruit will make checking in a wonderful experience, while an array of amenities set the tone for a flawless time in residence. Enjoy a private “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” at the jeweler’s renowned Fifth Avenue store in their by-invitation-only Salon. You will see a bespoke gathering of Tiffany’s most coveted creations, and tour the jewelry workshop. Return to your suite for a restful evening amid refined interiors and every need addressed by your St. Regis Butler. To hear more about this dazzling offer, consult a Valerie Wilson Travel representative. 



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Carole-Anne Hughs Announced as Member of the Steering Committee for the Young Leaders Conference

August 23, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada

VWT Leisure and Marketing Coordinator, Carole-Anne Hughs announced as a member of the Steering Committee for The Questex Travel Group's third annual Young Leaders Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. 



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Indulge In A Romantic Retreat At The Four Seasons Palm Beach

August 22, 2012, Palm Beach

Sweep your special someone off their feet with this romantic package! Couples will enjoy one dozen red roses in your guest room upon arrival. Guests will relax as they lounge poolside on a chaise under an umbrella, taking in the picturesque beach views. Luxuriate in one 50-minute massage with relaxation time to enjoy the private steam room, beverages and healthy snacks. Savor a three-course a la carte dinner for two and a poolside picnic complete with cheese platter and shrimp cocktail for two. For more information on this romantic retreat, consult a Valerie Wilson Travel expert. 



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Let The Road To Mandalay Entertain Your Senses

August 21, 2012,

Cruising gently along the Ayewady River, The Road To Mandalay accesses the unique sights, scents and sounds of Myanmar in Orient-Express style and luxury. From the royal city of Mandalay, this beautiful craft voyages south to the ancient capital of Bagan, with its 2,500 pagodas spread across a dusty plain; it also heads north through forested gorges to Bhamo near the Chinese border. Shop Bagan’s local markets and observe Myanmar’s famous lacquerware being made. This experience includes guided sightseeing, onboard dinner and local entertainment, all economy class flights, and four nights’ accommodation. Book by August 31st, and enjoy a savings of 10%. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel consultant for more information regarding this cruise. 



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg had the opportunity to meet Rory McIlroy at the Jumeirah Essex House on Monday, August 20, 2012

August 21, 2012, New York, New York

Rory is the Jumeirah Global Brand Ambassador and mingled with a small group of select guests for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  He answered questions regarding his recent win at Kiawah, as well as the upcoming Barclay’s Tournament at Bethpage Black on August 21 to 26, 2012.  

 

Jennifer was thrilled to have this opportunity to meet Rory!  Thanks Jumeirah.



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Become Romanced By The Trianon Palace Versailles!

August 20, 2012, France

The Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, is situated less than a mile from the world famous Chateau de Versailles and only 20 kilometers outside Paris. This flourishing estate is a paradigm of French luxury and sophistication. Find solitude among centuries-old trees and lush, vivid gardens, newly updated by famous landscape designer Louis Benech. Guests will luxuriate in a 60-minute spa treatment per night booked at the hotel. Additionally, visitors will enjoy complimentary access to the swimming pool, hammam, and fitness center. Consult a Valerie Wilson Travel expert to find out more about this Parisian paradise. 



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Take In The Glamour Of New York City At The Peninsula

August 17, 2012, New York

Whether visiting New York City for business or leisure, The Peninsula New York is sure to satisfy all travel needs. Expect classic designs, intimate ambiance, and personal service at this luxury property, located in Manhattan’s most prestigious shopping, cultural, and business neighborhood. This landmark hotel features beaux-arts architecture and houses five premier restaurants serving contemporary American cuisine. Take in the beautiful views of New York from the rooftop sanctuary. Stay two consecutive nights and enjoy the third night at no extra cost. Guests will enjoy complimentary breakfast in the restaurant or room service daily. To hear more about this New York establishment, consult a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Associate Agent, Will Jennings Wins 2012 Virtuoso's

August 17, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada

VWT extends sincerest congratulations to Associate Agent, Will Jennings for winning the 2012 "Rising Star" award from Virtuoso at this year's Travel Week! 

Here is Will pictured with his award, Jennifer, Valerie and Kimberly following his acceptance.



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New Featured Destination: New York City

August 17, 2012, New York, New York

From dazzling city streets, to breathtaking Broadway productions, astounding concerts, celebrated museums, unlimited shopping, unmatched dining, famed strolls in Central Park and the exhilarating lights of Times Square, the “city that never sleeps” never fails to surprise and delight! Whether your travel brings you for business or pleasure, New York City holds endless options to enjoy, explore and indulge. Overly luxurious accommodations and lavish spa treatments combine to offer the perfect sanctuary during your exciting tip to the Big Apple....



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We Have Reached the Close of the 2012 Virtuoso Travel Week!

August 17, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada

What a successful 2012 Virtuoso Travel Week! Be sure to check back next week to see a full album from all the festivities. 

Until then, here is a photo of Emily Prentiss, House Leisure Consultant, Ginny Caragol, Director of Leisure Business Development and Angela Musso, House Leisure Consultant.



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Flex Your Passion For Fashion At The St. Regis Bangkok

August 16, 2012, Bangkok

Be immersed in two days of fashion and style at the St. Regis Bangkok. After arriving from the airport in the hotel’s Bentley, settle into the spacious and refined comfort of the Caroline Astor Suite. Make your way to the St. Regis bar where your front row seats await at a monthly fashion show, and where you will enjoy the time-honored tradition of afternoon tea. Indulge in three tiers of sweet and savory delicacies, a glass of Moet Chandon Champagne and Famman Frere tea while the collections reveal themselves. Allow the St. Regis Butler to host you on a personal shopping expedition to Bangkok’s luxury shopping emporium, Gaysorn. For learn more about this fashion exclusive in Bangkok, notify a Valerie Wilson Travel consultant. 



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Take A Mid-Week Breather And Escape To Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach

August 15, 2012, Miami

A feast for your senses, Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa in Miami Beach offers inspiring healthy living opportunities in a stunning luxury hotel setting. This getaway features 75- foot of sugar-white sand and plenty of room to play with the kids, run on the beach, do yoga, meditate or just kick back under the stunning Atlantic skyscape. When you reserve your stay at Canyon Ranch Sunday through Thursday, receive complimentary breakfast for two and a $100 hotel credit! To learn more about this rejuvenating Miami Beach experience, consult a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor today!



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Sun, Sand & Spa At The Royal Hideaway Playacar

August 14, 2012, Riviera Maya

This adult-only resort on the Riviera Maya provides guest with the ultimate beach vacation experience. Take advantage of the property’s six swimming pools, including an oversized cascading pool. The Royal Hideaway Playacar offers water sports including Scuba clinics, kayaking, sailing, and windsurfing. Enjoy unlimited top-shelf alcoholic beverages and natural juices. This experience includes three nights’ accommodation, all-inclusive amenities, and hotel transfers to/from the airport. Additionally, guests will relish in a $50 resort credit and $50 spa credit. To hear more about this special offer, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel specialist. 



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Shares Insight and Experiences from London and the 2012 Olympics

August 14, 2012, London, England

Valerie Wilson Travel Co-President, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, shares insight and experiences from her visit to London and the 2012 Olympic Games. 



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Venture To The Ancient Mayan Ruins In Belize!

August 13, 2012, Belize

Big-Five Tour & Expeditions offers The Kao Gu Collection Tour in Belize. In Chinese, Kao Gu refers to the study of antiquities. The focus is on special access for guests, so they have the opportunity for a first-hand look at some of the most exciting archeological work being done today. Savor an extraordinary adventure few other travelers will ever experience—a private helicopter transfer to an ancient Mayan temple, and relish a private tented overnight stay at the foot of the temple. Guests will have the opportunity to scuba drive, fish, or relax at a sidewalk café on San Pedro. Stay in distinctive properties from jungle resorts to a beachside villa. Big-Five will sponsor a child’s education for one year in your name at the Succotz Primary School in San Jose with this package. To learn more about this incredible travel experience, notify a Valerie Wilson Travel expert. 



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Virtuoso's 'Travel Week' Kicks Off in Las Vegas

August 13, 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada

What an exciting and successful start to Virtuoso’s inaugural Travel Week in Las Vegas! Here are members of Valerie Wilson Travel beginning to arrive at the VWT Welcome Reception Sunday Afternoon, held at the Bellagio Hotel’s Petrossian bar. 



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See The Virtues Of The World With Orion Expedition Cruises

August 10, 2012,

Orion specializes in making unique destinations accessible and distinctive while providing five-star service and accommodations. Itineraries lend themselves to in-depth exploration by day and pampering at night. Orion Expedition Cruises offer 5-20 night cruises throughout the world, including: Antarctica, Thailand, Micronesia, Vietnam, and many more. Ships combine the best and the latest in design with maritime and environmental technology, comfort and casual elegance. Guests will enjoy two complimentary bottles of wine per cabin. To learn more about the Orion experience, consult a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Co-President Of Valerie Wilson Travel, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Arranged A Girls Weekend in New York City As Part Of The 32 Once-In-A-Lifetime Trips For Condé Nast Traveler's 25th Anniversary!

August 10, 2012,

Beginning on August 13, you can choose from any of 32 once-in-a-lifetime trips, created expressly for Condé Nast Traveler readers, at discounts of up to 65%.  They made sure that every trip was something you couldn't find elsewhere: Either it's never been offered before or the price has never been lower. On top of that they asked United Airlines to take 20% off the airfare to each destination—in any class of service—and provide United Club airport lounge access.

Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg arranged a Girls Weekend in New York City as part of the 32 once-in-a-lifetime trips. The Girls Weekend includes 3 days/2 nights for four people traveling together at the Four Seasons New York, in two panoramic Parkview Tower rooms. Offer includes one 50-minute Custom Spa Treatment per person, daily breakfast, and martinis and appetizers at The Bar. The retail value for this experience is $4,167 per person in a Parkview Room based on double occupancy and four people traveling together.  In connection with Condé Nast Traveler's 25th Anniversary, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg is able to offer this experience at $1,575 per person based on double occupancy and four people traveling together, which represents an unheard of discount of 62%.

Condé Nast Traveler did all this as a gift to you in celebration of Condé Nast Traveler's 25th Anniversary. The sale opens to the public on August 21, but the pre-sale for Condé Nast Traveler subscribers starts August 13. Click to condenasttraveler.com/worldonsale to find out how to access the pre-sale and for a sneak peek at the trips.



Valerie Wilson Travel Announces a new Social Media Campaign!

August 10, 2012, New York, New York

Now, The Power Of Access™ is even more accessible! Scan Valerie Wilson Travel's new QR Code to like us, follow us, connect with us, watch us, pin us, and to get Insider Access.



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Take A Trip To The Music City For The Southern Hospitality Of The Hermitage Hotel

August 9, 2012, Nashville, Tennesee

The Hermitage Hotel has most recently been listed as one of the top 100 Best Hotels In The World for 2012 and number 4 Best Large City Hotel by Travel + Leisure Magazine. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, this hotel is committed to preserving the region’s heritage by putting into practice the traditions that make hospitality synonymous with The South. Situated in the heart of downtown Nashville, this property is ideally located within walking distance to the city’s most acclaimed music venues and exciting nightlife. The Hermitage Hotel is also home to the famous Capitol Grille, which spotlights and pays homage to historic southern cuisine. For more information regarding this Nashville experience, consult a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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"Congratulations to Valerie Wilson Travel on 30 Great Years!" from Windstar Cruises

August 9, 2012, New York, New York

We send our gratitude to Windstar Cruises. Valerie Wilson Travel very much appreciates your warm wishes in congratulating our 30 years of success!



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Journey Through The Caribbean Isles And The Panama Canal On The Queen Victoria

August 8, 2012, Caribbean

Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this 15-day Cunard adventure takes cruisers across the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal, along the coast of Costa Rica and Mexico, and docks in Los Angeles. This luxury ocean liner is the perfect way to experience multiple destinations. Recalling the rich heritage of the first Cunarder to bear the name, her elegance both echoes that legendary age and enhances her luxurious modern allure. Take in the warm tropical rays by one of the two liner’s pools. Opportunities for relaxation stretch from the simple pleasures of a 6,000 book library to state-of-the-art spa treatments or films from the golden era. Guests will enjoy up to $300 of onboard credit. For more information on this Panama Canal Adventure, alert a Valerie Wilson Travel consultant. 



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Where in the World Would You Like Your Dinner Served?

August 8, 2012, New York, New York

Your table is waiting ... in the world-class dining room of a magnificent ship. At a fabulous resort where award-winning chefs are originating fresh cuisines. And in a tiny bistro along your river cruise route. Whether you're a dedicated foodie or simply a discerning traveler, now is an ideal time to taste all the world has to offer. This wonderful catalog from Virtuoso offers a mouthwatering menu of food-centric tours, wine-focused vacations and much more. And the pièces de résistance? All of the Virtuoso exclusive values, complimentary amenities and Advisor Tips, courtesy of your Virtuoso advisor at Valerie Wilson Travel. 



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Many thanks to Tap Portugal!

August 8, 2012, New York, New York

“Congratulations Valerie Wilson Travel on 30 years of success!”

Thank you for wishing us a great 30th anniversary. 



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Experience The Luxury Of Toronto At The Royal York Hotel

August 7, 2012, Toronto

Located in the heart of the city, The Fairmont Royal York has everything you need for a memorable stay—opulent surroundings, a knowledgeable Concierge team, state-of-the-art exercise facilities, plus so much more. This luxury property is steps away from the best nightlife, shopping, and cultural attractions of Toronto. Featuring state-of-the-art exercise equipment, steam bath facilities and exceptional spa treatment, no matter what brings you to this hotel, your every need will be graciously met. With five restaurants and four lounges, the Royal York offers endless dining and lounging experiences. Enjoy complimentary breakfast daily. Additionally, visitors will receive a fifty-dollar food and beverage credit to savor sumptuous cuisine and famous cocktails. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel Advisor to learn more about the Royal York. 



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Take A Ride Through The Heart Of The Highlands On The Royal Scotsman

August 6, 2012, Scotland

Just 36 guests will travel through the pine-clad mountains in private cabins, with an open-deck observation carriage behind. Life on board The Royal Scotsman by Orient-Express is relaxed and indulgent, with gastronomic dining and the convivial atmosphere of celebrating friends. After dinner, over a wee dram, a local clansman recounts tales that bring Scottish history alive. Guests will receive a $200 credit for Royal Scotsman boutique items on board or online. To get on board The Royal Scotsman, consult a Valerie Wilson Travel expert. 



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"Legacy of Aloha" - 20th Anniversary of The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

August 6, 2012, Maui, Hawaii

This October will mark 20 years since The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua first opened its doors just steps from beautiful white-sand beaches, premier golf courses and captivating surroundings.

The Five Diamond hotel is a paradise emerged in legendary Hawaiian culture and magnificent beauty. Over the last 20 years the hotel has been on a journey to provide service excellence while continuously embracing the host culture in Maui. 

To celebrate the past, present and future of this luxury location, have your Valerie Wilson Travel advisor reserve the “Legacy of Aloha” accommodation package between September 1st - December 18th, 2012.



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Thank You Micato Safaris!

August 6, 2012, New York, New York

After 30 years of business, we most certainly know a lot about, "Trunks, Travelling and Safaris." Thank you Micato Safaris for being apart of the Valerie Wilson Travel family.



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A big thanks to On Call International

August 5, 2012,

A big thanks to On Call International for providing emergency medical and travel assistance. Valerie Wilson Travel has achieved a safe 30 years of business thanks to your expertise.

Getaway To The Enchanting Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf

August 3, 2012, Italy

The Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf is situated in the heart of Cortina D’Ampezzo, offering a panoramic view of the Tofane Mountains. This hotel offers the most refined hospitality and is a true jewel among the world’s most beautiful mountain peaks. Relax by the pool and take in the inspiring views of the mountains or recharge at the property’s 5-star spa. A wide variety of mountain sports and activities are offered to guests. Stay for 5 nights at half rate and receive 2 nights at no extra cost! To learn more about the Cristallo Hotel experience, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel expert. 



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Featured Destination: See the World by Private Jet with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts

August 3, 2012,

Imagine a global journey of urban intrigue and island oasis by private jet. Over an exhilarating 22 days, visit Seattle’s urban sophistication and scenic adventures, Tokyo’s breathtaking Japanese gardens and historic monuments, Hangzhou’s beautiful and poetic Chinese traditions, Shanghai’s bustling dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities, the Maldives’ tropical, remote island paradise, Istanbul’s ancient city bound by mystic waters, St. Petersburg’s beautiful and historic evidence of Imperial Russia, Marrakech’s Moroccan architectures, entertainment and styles, and finally New York’s timeless streets of excitement… all by complete luxury. Every moment of this 22-day itinerary – from September 14 to October 5, 2013 – you will enjoy legendary Four Seasons care and comfort.



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Europe Express Congratulates Valerie Wilson Travel for 30th Anniversary

August 3, 2012, New York, New York

"We congratulate Valerie Wilson Travel on its 30th anniversary and its continued leadership in the travel industry!"

Thank you Europe Express for your admiration! Our 30 years in the travel industry have been made successful because of partnerships like ours. 



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Take The Journey Of A Lifetime To China And Tibet

August 2, 2012, China & Tibet

The China & Tibet Discovery group tour provides a delicately balanced mix of relaxation and exploration. This tour includes highlights from both China and Tibet. Take a trip back in time and journey to one of China’s most famous marvels: The Great Wall of China. Travelers will also experience the mystical land of Tibet. Reaching an altitude of 12,000 feet, Tibet offers striking views of the Himalayas. Guests will explore sacred temples, holy monasteries and exquisite palaces. This tour saves travelers $300 in expenses. Consult a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor to learn more about this exciting excursion to Tibet and China. 



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Take A Voyage To The Norwegian Fjords & North Cape

August 1, 2012, Norway

Relive the golden age of ocean travel at the magnificent Garden Parties and Country House Soirees on the Queen Elizabeth. This journey departs from Southampton England and takes cruisers through Norway’s major ports. Guests may enjoy traditional British afternoon tea in the Queens Room daily. Evenings boast Cunard's finest traditions as guests take to the floor to enjoy elegant ballroom dancing. Or discover more intimate venues like the Yacht Club and dance until the small hours with the resident DJ. Guests will receive a complimentary $75 onboard credit. To learn more about this Norwegian experience, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Congratulations Lisa Cohen!

August 1, 2012,

Valerie Wilson Travel Advisor, Lisa Cohen, has won a trip to attend the STARS 10 Year Anniversary Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, January 11-13. Lisa will attend the Anniversary Gala with travel advisors from McCabe World Travel, Rudi Steele Travel and Worldview Travel.



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Park Hyatt Offers Culinary Experiences: Master Of Food And Wine Signature Events

August 1, 2012,

 

Satisfy all tastes and take a culinary tour at any Park Hyatt property with world-class chefs and wine specialists. Get the inside story behind chefs’ creations, and learn valuable insights and techniques. “Park Hyatt Masters of Good & Wine is a series of sophisticated culinary and beverage experiences hosted at all Park Hyatt locations. Through engaging and interactive events, area residents and visiting gourmands can engage with out award-winning chefs, sommeliers, and specialists.” 

 



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Royal Caribbean International Salutes Valerie Wilson Travel

August 1, 2012,

"From 22 ships and 280 ports, the Royal Caribbean International family salutes our valued partner agency Valerie Wilson Travel on its 30th Anniversary." - Thank you Royal Caribbean International for saluting Valerie Wilson Travel and wishing us calm seas ahead. We are grateful for our valued partnership. 



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Thank You Sofitel Luxury Hotels!

August 1, 2012,

"Sofitel Congratulates Valerie Wilson Travel on 30 years of providing memorable experiences through your founding principals of integrity, honesty and service." - We are truly delighted by the wonderful congratulations sent by Sofitel Luxury Hotels. Thank you so much for your praise and support. 



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Valerie Wilson Travel's Cocktail Reception and Travel Fest at the Delmar Harbor featured in Cottages & Gardens

August 1, 2012,

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Valerie Ann Wilson and Co-Presidents, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, hosted a Cocktail Reception and Travel Fest celebrating their 30th Anniversary in June at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor in Greenwich, Connecticut. Key preferred partners from tour companies, cruise lines, plus hotels and resorts were present. The evening was beautiful with views overlooking the Long Island Sound and Valerie Wilson signed her book, Valerie Wilson's World…The Top Hotels & Resorts, Second Edition.



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Escape To The Setai Hotel & Resort On Miami Beach

July 31, 2012, Miami

The Setai Hotel is an intimate, serene oceanfront resort in the heart of South Beach. Feel the warmth of clear blue skies and sophisticated evenings of sights and sounds. Upon arrival, let the Setai Hotel treat you to a refreshing drink as you begin to settle into your serine surroundings. Luxuriate in long days at the beach: chairs and umbrellas are included in your stay. When guests stay for 2 nights, they will receive a complimentary 3rd night at the Setai. For more information on this enchanting destination, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel expert. 



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JetBlue Congratulates Valerie Wilson Travel

July 31, 2012,

"30 years young. Congratulations Valerie Wilson Travel on three decades of success and innovation in the travel industry." - Thank you JetBlue Airways for praising Valerie Wilson Travel on our 30 years of business! We admire businesses like yours and are greatful to have you as a partner. 



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Mandarin Oriental Celebrates Valerie Wilson Travel's 30th Anniversary

July 31, 2012,

"We're Fans. Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group congratulates Valerie Wilson Travel on 30 years of excellence." - As are we! Thank you Madarin Oriental for supporting us in celebrating 30 years of business. 



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Thank You Princess Cruises For Wishing Us Well

July 31, 2012,

"Congratulations on 30 years!" - We are so grateful for the beautiful note from Princess Cruises. Thank you for making our 30th anniversary a great one!



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Encounter The Enchanting St. James's Hotel & Club In London

July 30, 2012, London

Once a Victorian gentleman’s club the St. James’s Hotel and Club has been transformed into a luxury five star townhouse hotel. This deluxe property is just a short walk from Piccadilly Circus and Shaftesbury Avenue, home to London’s most famous and glamorous entertainment venues. Let The St. James treat you to any musical or play of your choice! Additionally, take pleasure in the ambrosial delights of traditional English Afternoon Tea for two. Have the stress taken out of traveling by enjoying complimentary, door-to-door chauffeur service to and from Heathrow. Notify a Valerie Wilson Travel consultant to learn more about this London establishment. 



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Discover Kohala Coast At The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

July 30, 2012, Hawaii

Discover Kohala Coast, a luxurious location on the Big Island of Hawaii inspired by culture, well-being and genuine Aloha.  During a stay in this paradise, make time to enjoy the wonders of Hawaii.  From Mauna Kea's winter snow-capped mountaintop, to the sizzling Kilauea Volcano of Madam Pele's flowing lava, to tropical rainforests and a teeming undersea world, Hawaii has much to offer the spirited traveler. Warm your soul with friends, family and new memories during your own stay! The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii offers tranquil accommodations on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii and the opportunity to escape it all in luxury. Imagine waking up to the sound of waves crashing along the Hawaiian shoreline while you plan your day.  Or waking each morning to spectacular views of the nearby mountains.  And don't forget evenings spent on your lanai overlooking the hotel's gardens and waterfalls.

Many Thanks To Avis

July 30, 2012,

"Congratulations, Valerie Wilson Travel on 30 years of outstanding service. AVIS is proud to be one of your preferred suppliers." - It was a Big Anniversary indeed! Thank you Avis for congratulations and support over the years. 



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Valerie Wilson Travel Thanks Cunard Line For Celebrating 30 Years Of Success

July 30, 2012,

"Cunard Line congratulates Valerie Wilson Travel for your first 30 years of success. Cheers to 30 more..." - We thank Cunard for celebrating our 30th anniversary. Our friendship over the years has been invaluale to our success. 



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Merci Euro Panache!

July 30, 2012,

Thank You Euro Panache! We greatly appreciate partnerships like ours! 



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Reconnect With Your Mind, Body, And Spirit On A Journey Through Northern India

July 27, 2012, India

Absolute Travel offers a 15-day holistic journey through Northern India. This region is ground in spirituality, and its tangible energy seems to rub off on visitors, remaining long after their return home. Perfect your Downward-Facing Dog within view of the Taj Mahal. Guests will take part in a private Aartu experience on the Ganges River, discovering about the spiritual charge surrounding the river as a vital life source. The tour moves through Baranasi and Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first teachings, where tourers will learn about Buddhism and meditation from local monks. Additionly, experience a complimentary Past life Regression Session with specialist Malika. To learn more about the transformative expedition, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel expert. 



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Valerie Ann Wilson Featured In Elite Traveler Magazine's Top 101 Suites of 2012

July 27, 2012,

Valerie Ann Wilson featured in Elite Traveler Magazine's Top 101 Suites of 2012. On the topic of the China World Summit Wing in Beijing, Valerie is quoted saying, "Climb new heights at the China World Summit Wing, A Shangri-La Hotel. This Beijing modern landmark conveys a dramatic soaring, yet serene, interpretation of China today...if you want to feel like the empress of China, as I did, stay in a stunning Ambassador Suite looking down toward the Forbidden City." 



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Thank You Leading Hotels Of The World

July 27, 2012,

Thank you Leading Hotels Of The World for being apart of the Valerie Wilson Travel family. We truly appreciate your gracious message congratulating us on 30 years of success. 



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United Airlines Congratulates Valerie Wilson Travel

July 27, 2012,

"We couldn't be any more proud of this connection. Congratulations, Valerie Wilson Travel, on 30 years of travel excellence." - Thank you United Airlines, Inc. for praising us on 30 years of travel excellence! We are truly thankful for our connection.



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We Appreciate Our Partners At Acqualina Resort & Spa

July 27, 2012,

We are much obliged to Acqualina Resort & Spa for wishing us well on our 30th anniversary. We could not have has 30 years of success without partnerships like ours. 



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Find Your Bliss At The Rosewood Little Dix Bay In The British Virgin Islands

July 26, 2012, British Virgin Islands

Beyond a colorful barrier reef, surrounded by gentle blue waters, lies the Rosewood Little Dix Bay. This timeless boutique resort has been tamed for sophisticated tastes to insure the highest quality of luxury to visitors. Sink into a deep relaxation while basking in the golden rays on the Caribbean on the property’s secluded half-mile crescent beach. Guests may choose watersports from snorkeling to Sunfish sailing. Additionally, the resort offers complimentary water taxi service to 9 different beaches. Visitors will be treated to a $100 credit to the resort’s hilltop health spa. For more information regarding this beach getaway, enlist a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor at your convenience. 



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Thank You Preferred Hotel Group For Wishing Joy To Us

July 26, 2012,

"Preferred Hotel Group congratulates Valerie Wilson Travel on 30 great years - here's to 30 more!" - We look forward to the next 30 years! Thank you Preferred Hotel Group for wishing joy to us for our 30th anniversary. 



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Seabourn Congratulates Valerie Wilson Travel

July 26, 2012,

" Seabourn celebrating 30 years with Valerie Wilson Travel." - We give thanks to Seabourn for sending their congratulations. We are so grateful for our relationship.



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South African Airways Helps Valerie Wilson Travel Celebrate 30 Years!

July 26, 2012,

"Congratulations Valerie Wilson Travel on 30 years of excellence in travel." - Without partners like South African Airways (USA), we would have never achieved a successful 30 years of business. Thank you South African Airlines for your congratulations.  



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Enjoy The Timeless Elegance Of Quebec City At The Historic Le Chateau Frontenac

July 25, 2012, Quebec City

With the Saint-Lawrence River as the backdrop, Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is not merely a hotel located in the heart of Old Quebec—it is the heart of Old Quebec. This United Nations World Heritage Site overlooks Quebec City, offering a stunning view of the surrounding scenery. Relax over a complimentary breakfast in Le Café de la Terrasse daily and take a splash in the heated indoor pool. Le Chateau Frontenac offers two different dining experiences: dine in high style at the award-winning Le Champlain or enjoy a more relaxed ambiance at Le Café de la Terrasse. Those staying at the hotel may also enjoy a 100-dollar food and beverage credit during their stay. To receive more information on this historic Fairmont property, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Cruise Asia Pacific With Regent Seven Seas Cruises

July 25, 2012, Asia Pacific

Half a world away, ancient dragons, exotic jade landscapes and the dynamic cities of the Pacific Rim await. Discover the definitive Down Under as you cruise New Zealand’s dramatic Milford Sound, gem of Fiordland National Park, explore Sydney, with the graceful billowing sails of its famed Opera House. Timeless Asia beckons- from India’s temples and spice-scented bazaars to Bali, argued by some as ‘the most beautiful place on earth,’ from the prehistoric denizens of Komodo to the sights and tastes of multicultural Singapore. Jasmine-scented landscapes and contemplative temples meld into memories built to last a lifetime. Regent Seven Seas Cruises is recognized as one of the world's premier luxury lines with features such as all-suite, all-balcony ships, Le Cordon Bleu menus, superior spaces, outstanding service ratios, and renowned luxuries. Even more compelling than the quality of the ships is the adventurous spirit of RSSC - the imaginative itineraries, unique shore excursions and land tours, and the other innovative services offered to discerning guests.

Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates Congratulate Valerie Wilson Travel

July 25, 2012,

"Congratulations on Your 30th Anniversary From Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates and our destinations and resorts worldwide." - We may celebrate 30 years of excellent business only because of our outstanding relationship with groups like Kurtz-Ahlers. Thank you for your warm congratulations!



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Thank You Montage Hotels & Resorts

July 25, 2012,

Delivering the true spirit of a destination, Montage Hotels & Resorts has been a valuable partner of Valerie Wilson Travel. Thank you for taking a part in making our 30th anniversary truly great. 



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Valerie Wilson Travel Would Like To Show Our Appreciation To Oceania Cruises

July 25, 2012,

"Congratulations to Valerie Wilson Travel for 30 years of travel expertise and excellence!" -  We would like to show our appreciation to Oceania Cruises for applauding our 30 years of business. We truly value friendships like ours. 



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Pamper Yourself At The Taj Mahal Palace

July 24, 2012, Mumbai

Standing as Mumbai’s first harbor landmark, The Taj Mahal Palace is an architectural wonder, combining Moorish, Oriental, and Florentine elements. Upon arrival, enjoy a beautiful flower arrangement in your room with a bottle of wine and fresh fruit. This property’s collection of genuine antiques and impressive art is a treasure-trove of invaluable memorabilia. Guests may relax by the hotel’s stunning pool deck or unwind at the Jive Spa. Breakfast at The Sea Lounge or Shamiana Coffee Shop is complimentary daily.  To learn more about this stunning location, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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InterContinental Hotels and Resorts Help Valerie Wilson Travel Celebrate 30 Years

July 24, 2012,

Making unique and enchanting experiences is only made possible through the help of our valued partners. Thank you InterContinental Hotels and Resorts for wishing us well on our 30th year of business! 



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We Appreciate Our Partners At Kempinski Hotels

July 24, 2012,

Quietly sensational, Kempinski Hotels lead the way in providing luxury travel experiences. We greatly value our partnership! Thank you for celebrating our 30th anniversary. 



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Experience All The Iberian Highlights Aboard The Queen Elizabeth

July 23, 2012, Spain

This itinerary begins in Southampton, England and makes its way through the major ports of Spain and Portugal. With luxurious marbles, woods, plush carpets, rich fabrics and soft furnishings, this ship exudes elegance. The Queen Elizabeth features a Royal Arcade, reminiscent of Victorian-era London shopping arcades.  Enjoy a flutter in the casino, test your minds in the pub quiz or grab the microphone for a karaoke sing song, there are plenty of ways you can join in and meet other guests. Cruisers will savor complimentary chocolate covered strawberries and a $75 onboard credit. Alert a Valerie Wilson Travel expert for more information about this Iberian adventure. 



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Dove Mountain Is The Perfect Getaway For The Traveler Desiring More Than A Typical Vacation

July 23, 2012, Dove Mountain, Arizona

Rich with multi-cultural history, the High Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona holds an authentic Southwest experience. And whether you’re looking for family adventure, relaxation, business or a romantic getaway, there’s no shortage of things to do in Tucson, AZ. The greater Tucson area also showcases unique desert plant and wild-life, towering mountains, beautiful weather year-round and is home to the University of Arizona. Come experience over 350 days of sunshine per year in the valley created by five mountain ranges and the only destination on earth where the mighty Saguaro cacti grow.  The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is the perfect getaway for the traveler desiring more than a typical vacation. Visit the high Sonoran desert, an area rich in Native American culture and cowboy heritage that is true to the original roots of the Old West. Guests are able to participate in adventure activities including hot-air ballooning, horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking, jeep tours and even cook-outs under the stars; not to mention enjoying a round of world-class golf.

VWT Ranked Amongst The Best In

July 23, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Wilson Travel ranked #30 out of 57 in the Travel Weekly "Power List 2012" (versus #29 in 2011, but there were four new additions to the list which were not included last year) and #22 out of 40 on the Business Travel News survey of "Top Travel Management Companies 2012". VWT has been listed in Travel Weekly's Power List every year since 1998 and in Business Travel News' since 1999.



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Silversea Cruises Celebrates Valerie Wilson Travel's 30th Anniversary

July 23, 2012,

"Hard work, sacrifice, integrity, passion, expertise, flexibility, dedication...and great travel partners! That's What it takes to have a happy anniversary. Congratulations on your 30th from Silversea Cruises." - Great travel partners we are! Thank you Silversea Cruises for wishing us well on our 30th Anniversary!



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Thank You Carino Hotels

July 23, 2012,

What an amazing journey the past 30 years have been! Thank you Carino Hotels, we truly value our friendship. 



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Crystal Cruises Helps Celebrate 30th Anniversary

July 23, 2012,

"A heartfelt 'cheers' to Valerie Wilson Travel! Crystal salutes a valued partner, and friend, on 30 amazing years of success." - Many thanks to Crystal Cruises. We would like to return the heartfelt "cheers" to you for helping us celebrate our 30th anniversary.



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Find A Tranquil Retreat In The Heart Of Tokyo

July 20, 2012, Tokyo

The Shangri-La Hotel is Tokyo’s newest luxury hotel. Situated amidst the city’s most popular shopping area, the Shangri-La Hotel offers visitors the ideal location for exploration. Relax at the end of the day by cooling off in the hotel’s pool, which over looks the city below. When staying three consecutive nights, enjoy the fourth night at no extra charge. Guests receive access to the Full Horizon Club; privileges include breakfast and evening cocktails and canapés. Complimentary dry cleaning and laundry service is also provided.  Find your bliss at this urban sanctuary. For more information regarding this travel experience, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Soar To New Heights At The St. Regis Lhasa Resort

July 19, 2012, Lhasa, Tibet

Guests relinquish in the beauty and serenity of Tibetan culture—from exquisitely crafted architectural details to traditional Tibetan herbal treatments. Situated in the ancient Barkhor area, minutes from Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is Tibet’s first international luxury hotel. The resort’s three restaurants will dazzle visitors with lavish authentic Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine. Experience the healing Tibetan treatments in the splendid Iridium Spa by enjoying a 100-dollar spa credit. Guest will relax and recharge after basking in the warmth of the property’s Golden Energy Pool. Complimentary breakfast is offered daily at Social restaurant. To learn more about this exotic destination, speak to a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Discover The Romance Of Montreal At The Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel

July 18, 2012, Montreal

Located above the train station and connected to the extensive underground city of thousands of boutiques, restaurants cafes, and walking distance from cultural attractions, the Queen Elizabeth Hotel reflects the city’s distinct elegance and charm. The Queen Elizabeth is known for it’s extraordinary service and is sure to satisfy those who visit. Dine in the warm ambiance of Le Montrealais Bistrot-Bar or dine at the legendary Beaver Club. This historic hotel is home to Suite 1742, where John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded “Give Peace a Chance.” Guests will enjoy complimentary breakfast, and a fifty-dollar food and beverage credit. To learn more about this Montreal establishment, alert a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Valerie Wilson Travel Collaborates With Su Misura, A Boutique Luxury Travel Concept

July 18, 2012, Florence, Italy

This fall, Su Misura, a boutique luxury travel concept masterminded in collaboration with Valerie Wilson Travel, invites you to embark on a sensory journey tailor made for today’s most style-savvy women. Spend seven nights in Florence’s exquisitely restored J.K. Place, a contemporary, 20-key take on fine Italian living, and eight days immersed in the elegant collision of tradition and trendsetting that defines the city’s thriving art and fashion scene. As part of an intimate group of like-minded ladies, you’ll escape the tourist clutter to uncover authentic leather, silk and fragrance ateliers, couture boutiques and the city’s greatest artistic treasures. Exclusive viewings at the Gucci and Ferragamo museums, as well as sessions with master stylists and artisans, grant guests a rare peek into this timeless city’s true magic. The inaugural trip begins October 28, but bespoke programs are also on offer. For more information, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Immerse Yourself In The Endless Scenery Of Kenya

July 17, 2012, Kenya

This Kenyan adventure offers the exhilaration of the Masai Mara National Reserve within the safety and comfort of luxurious accommodations. Guests begin their journey by experiencing the splendid past and exciting present of Nairobi at the Norfolk Hotel. Travelers then explore the remote Matthew’s Mountain Range and it’s forested valley. Next, guests will arrive at Masai Mara Reserve, home to the thundering hooves of the great migration. Experience the true bush experience in style at the Elephant Pepper camp. To learn more about this rich Kenyan experience, notify a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Fall In Love With The Rich Culture And History Of Vietnam!

July 16, 2012, Vietnam

Whether you are looking to hike through the emerald trails of the northern mountains or gaze at the native wildlife of its central rainforest, Vietnam intertwines the past and present to give you an once-in-a-lifetime cultural adventure. Upon arrival, guests will relax in the luxury of Sofitel Metropole Hanoi. This 5-star hotel blends the city’s colonial heritage and distinct Vietnamese features through original wood floors and modern textures. Highlights on this journey include: Tai Chi practice in Hanoi, guided tours of Hanoi’s cuisine and culture, cruise on Ha Long Bay on luxury wooden junk, and more! Enjoy complimentary business class airfare on Emirates Airline. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor to learn more about this travel opportunity. 



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Explore the Exotic Treasures Of India

July 13, 2012, India

Ker & Downey has constructed the perfect Indian itinerary that includes stops at the most famed and extravagant palaces. Experience the riches of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, and Gurgaon on this expedition. Enjoy a full day tour of Delhi, a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal, and a full day tour of Jaipur and Ramnagh Palace. Trips to Amber Fort, City Palace, and Jantar Mantar include jeep and elephant rides both ways. At each destination, guests will stay at lavish Oberoi Hotels. Business class fare on Emirates Airline is included. Learn more about this experience by contacting a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Experience Unbridled Relaxation With Unparalleled Ocean Views At The Grande Colonial Hotel In La Jolla

July 12, 2012, La Jolla, California

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the historic Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla provides guests with over-the-top ocean views. Soak up the sun and the lush atmosphere in the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, situated in a tranquil garden setting. The hotel’s award-winning restaurant, NINE-TEN, offers diners with the freshest local ingredients, and most innovative Californian cuisine. Complimentary transportation to and from the Grande Colonial Hotel (within an 8-mile radius) in our authentic London Cab is offered to guests at anytime. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor for more information on this costal vacation destination. 



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Jennifer Wilson- Buttigieg And Her Family Experience The Power Of Access

July 12, 2012, Cape Town, South Africa

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President of Valerie Wilson, along with her family had the amazing opportunity to meet Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa. A wonderful example of VWT's Power of Access™



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Make A Big Splash With Your Event At The Winvian Gordon Brown House

July 12, 2012, Connecticut

Make your event a destination at the Winvian. This estate is a one of a kind romantic luxury getaway amidst 113 acres of nature and serenity, created to recharge and indulge all of the senses. The Gordon Brown House features patios and outdoor areas that enhance the natural aspects of the property. With over 4,900 square feet of space, 150 can dine and dance or 300 can swirl cocktails. When booking 6 or more cottages for overnight events, all facility usage fees will be waived! For more information on this memorable estate, get in touch with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Explore New Territory Within The Luxury Of The &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp

July 11, 2012, Kenya

Known as Kenya’s favorite safari camp, Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp offers the quintessential game viewing experience, with sweeping vistas of the magnificent Masai Mara and Sabaringo River. Located where the ravine forest meets the sweeping plains in the path of the awe-inspiring Great Migration, the camp provides authentic African wilderness, delivered with legendary Kenyan hospitality. Take a load of an experience the beauty of Masai Mara National Park will relaxing poolside. Additionally, visitors will have exclusive access to bush walks along the Mara River and Oloololo Escarpment. When guests stay at Kichwa Tembo Masai Mara Tented Camp for four or more nights, &Beyond will include complimentary flights from Wilson Airport to Masai Mara. To learn more about this Kenyan wilderness experience, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Make The Most Of Your Business Conference At The Winvian

July 11, 2012, Connecticut

This privately owned and fully confidential property is located 2 hours away from New York City in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. Let this property inspire you and your work. The Boardroom at Winvian consists of an individual cottage overlooking the Winvian gardens. This space comes fully equipped with a 133” projection screen and window blinds, HD projection capability, and a custom table featuring built-in power and IT connections. The Boardroom also features an outdoor patio space, which is sure to please the mind. Book 6 cottages or more and all facility usage fees will be waived. To learn more about this impressive space, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor. 



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Explore The Natural Wonders Of The Indian Jungle At Banjaar Tola

July 10, 2012, India

Located on the Banjaar River, overlooking Kanha National Park, Banjaar Tola offers the ultimate nature experience! Home to over 22 animal species, and 200 bird species, the park is a natural paradise teeming with life. The lodge at Banjaar Tola is eco-friendly while providing uncompromised style and comfort. Guests will enjoy a nature walk within the lodge with our trained naturalist. Visitors will also experience Jungles Dinners in the forest, prepared with ingredients from Banjaar Tola’s own organic garden. In addition to outdoor adventures, guests will receive a complimentary 60-minute massage. To learn more about this wilderness opportunity, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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British Columbia Is Considered One Of The World's Great Ecological Treasures

July 10, 2012, British Columbia

The coastal rainforest of British Columbia is considered to be one of the world's great ecological treasures. Lush forests of ancient cedar and Sitka Spruce tower over a floor blanketed with club moss, maidenhair fern, salal and salmonberry. Animals of the region include the rare white Kermode or Spirit bears, grizzly and black bears, humpback whales, white tailed deer, stellar sea lions, wolves, otters, eagles and more. Unlimited luxury travel adventures can be found on Princess Royal Island within the Great Bear Rainforest. Enjoy access to the best ocean and fly-in fly-fishing and other outdoor experiences that the pristine wilderness of Northern British Columbia has to offer. Guests have many opportunities to share in cultural, wildlife and other types of experiences in Gitga'at territory, which is home to some of the most spectacular scenery, captivating flora and fauna, and rich historical sites. King Pacific Lodge, a Rosewood Resort, is a floating, luxury, wilderness lodge located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Accessible only by float plane, this luxury wilderness lodge is found in pristine Northern British Columbia, one of the last untouched corners of the world.

Adventure To Aspen And Stay At The St. Regis Resort

July 9, 2012, Aspen, CO

Located in Aspen, Colorado, The St. Regis Resorts offers access to a wide variety of summer activities including whitewater rafting, hiking, golfing, shopping, and many more! This St. Regis property is newly redesigned, reflecting a new era of style and elegance. Guests will enjoy 100 dollars in food and beverage on the resort property. Whether relaxing by the pool while contemplating the breathe-taking alpine scenery, or taking your outdoor experience to new heights while hiking in this beautiful summer playground, Aspen is has something to offer for everyone. To learn more about this adventure, get in touch with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Valerie Wilson Travel Featured In Crain's New York

July 9, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Ann Wilson and Kimberly Wilson Wetty were interviewed by Crain's New York editor, Anne Fisher. The article shares some insight about family business and handing over the reins. It also touches on some challenges for family business and how to help get through those times.



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Valerie Wilson Travel Featured In LEADERS Magazine

July 9, 2012, New York, NY

Founder, CEO and Chairman, Valerie Ann Wilson, along with Co-Presidents, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty are featured in the July issue of LEADERS Magazine. The article touches on the history of VWT, the challenges and benefits of ever-changing technology and how valuable it is to give back.  



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Find Your Bliss At The Beach House Turks And Caicos

July 6, 2012, Turks & Caicos

The Beach House Turks And Caicos overlooks the bright white dunes, swaying sea grass and azure waters of one of the world’s most beautiful destinations—Grace Bay Beach. The Beach House offers visitors both blissful relaxation and the great wonders of the Caribbean. Located near the third largest barrier reef system in the world, guests have access to world-class snorkeling and scuba-diving adventures with our trained experts. Guests will receive the Beach House “bite & flight” service where an array of small bites, along with a selection of wines to compliment culinary creations, will be delivered to the suite at the time of the guests choosing. The fluffy white sand beaches are sure to satisfy. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor to learn more about this destination.



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A World Of Sophisticated Beauty: Visit The Armani Hotel In Milano

July 5, 2012, Milan

The Armani style and philosophy defines this hotel. Each element, designed personally by Giorgio Armani, has been chosen for sculptural, aesthetic and sensual qualities. Your stay comes with daily complimentary breakfast at the Armani Ristorante. Additionally, guests will enjoy an 85 euro credit at the Spa during their stay. Milan is not only the worlds capital of fashion, but also a city to be culturally discovered. A unique mix of history, culture and design awaits guests at The Armani Hotel. For more information regarding this travel opportunity, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Luxuriate In The Opulence Of The Rambagh Palace

July 3, 2012, Jaipur, Rajasthan

The Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Rajasthan was built in 1835 for the queen’s favorite handmaiden. Walk from room to room amongst rich textures, opulent furnishings and exquisite objects of art. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with a shower of petals and garlands of flowers. You will receive the royal treatment, as palace butlers stand at attention, anticipating every one of your needs. Guests will enjoy a historic walk of the Palace followed by a glass of sparkling wine. Enjoy 15% off all spa purchases and take refuge at the Jiva Grande Spa and Yoga Pavilion. Get in touch with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor to learn more about the royal treatment at the Rambagh Palace. 



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Abercrombie & Kent Says Valerie Wilson Travel Delivers The Very Best Travel Experiences

July 3, 2012, New York, NY

"There truly is not a better advocate for the discerning traveler and the travel industry as a whole, than Valerie Wilson Travel. Valerie, Jennifer and Kimberly have built an industry - leading company around a tireless effort of delivering the very best travel experiences...period. A&K is honored to have Valerie and Jennifer on its Advisory Board as we look to their guidance for the definitive word on travel."
- Scott Wiseman, President - Abercrombie & Kent USA, LLC



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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Will Be "Making Waves In The Fight Against Cancer!"

July 3, 2012, Long Island

Did you know that in our lifetime, 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer? We don't know about you, but we don't like those odds which is why for the last 2 summers, Kimberly Wilson Wetty has completed Swim Across America's 1 mile open water swim in the Long Island Sound to raise money for cancer research, treatment and prevention. What an amazing experience on so many levels. On Saturday, July 28, Kimberly will be "Making Waves in the Fight Against Cancer!" We doubt there is person who can say that cancer hasn't affected their life in some way, shape or form. Sadly, it has touched her life in too many ways. Seeing family and friends battle its ravaging effects makes her more committed than ever to helping find a cure. She is wishful that every dollar she raises brings us that much closer to discovering the causes and eventually finding a cure for cancer, while improving the quality of life for patients and their families.

American Airlines Greatly Values Their Partnerships With Valerie Wilson Travel

July 2, 2012, New York, NY

"American Airlines greatly values our partnership and special relationship with Valerie Wilson Travel. There are a number of great players in this space but in my opinion what really separates VWT from everyone else is their culture and people. A culture which continually drives and is centered around people, passion and perfection. These attributes start at the top but the benefits touch every client and partner they do business with. Congratulations on your 30 Year Anniversary.  A great achievement and milestone reserved for only great companies." - Jim Carter, Vice President - Eastern Sales Division - American Airlines



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Discover The Treasures Of The Spice Islands

July 2, 2012, Spice Islands

Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit! Crystal Symphony Cruises’ Spice Islands & Beyond cruise covers all of the highlights of the Spice Islands. Take a journey through Bali, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Thailand within the comfort of our luxury cruise liner.  On this all-inclusive cruise, guests will savor onboard cuisine that is inspired by celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa and legendary restaurateur Piero Selvaggio. Onboard activities include foreign language classes, lectures, golf clinics, and more! Feed the soul and journey to the Spice Islands. To explore this adventure more, contact a Valerie Wilson advisor.



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British Airways Says Valerie Wilson Travel Is One Of The Iconic Brands In Luxury Travel Today

June 29, 2012, New York, NY

"Valerie, Jennifer and Kimberly, 'Congratulations' on an amazing 30 years! Your unyielding drive for excellence combined with great skill, grace and glamour have made VWT one of the iconic brands in luxury travel today. British Airways is proud and delighted to call you partners and friends." - Simon Talling-Smith, Executive Vice President Americas - British Airways



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Take An Adventure To The Sands Private Game Reserve

June 29, 2012, Africa

Located in Sabi Sand Reserve, Lion Sand Game Reserve is a fully inclusive rate that includes all meals, beverages, two game drives daily in open top Land Rovers with highly qualified ranger and tracker. The resort also offers bush walks and hippo tours. After a long day out on the reserve, guests are driven to either a dry riverbed or under the African sky on an open plain. Lit only by paraffin lamps and a big open campfire, this dining experience makes for unforgettable memories. Lie back under the African sky and take a journey through our ancient galaxy. Additionally, enjoy a complimentary 60-minute Aroma Bush Massage. To learn more about this South African adventure, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty Is Quoted In CNNMoney.com

June 29, 2012, New York, NY

Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty is quoted in CNNMoney.com about the London Olympics. In an article titled Go To The Olympics Without Going Broke, Kimberly says, "Whatever your budget, prices are likely to rise as the Games approach; book earlier rather than later."



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Celebrity Cruises Says Valerie Wilson Travel Will Take You Into The Future With Style

June 28, 2012, New York, NY

"It is such a pleasure to share Valerie Wilson Travel's 30 year anniversary! Working with Valerie, Jennifer, Kimberly and the entire VWT team is simply a joy. Their entire team is professional, innovative and really shows the value of today's travel advisor. They will take us into the future with style!" - Dondra Ritzenthaler, Senior Vice President of Sales - Celebrity Cruises

Pamper Yourself And Cruise Away With Crystal Cruises

June 28, 2012, Mediterranean

Book the Mediterranean getaway of your dreams! Offering cruises to all the major destinations in the Mediterranean, Crystal Getaways allows guests to experience foreign delights and culture within the comfort of our luxury cruise liner. Ashore, explore Istanbul’s colorful Spice Market, visit ancient ruins of Turkey, savor the wine of Spain and France, and admire the distinct landscape of Mykonos. Let us treat guests to an onboard massage at the only Feng-Shui-inspired spa at sea. Experience ultimate relaxation on these all-inclusive cruises. To inquire more about this opportunity, connect with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Take A Taste Of South Africa

June 27, 2012, South Africa

See all South African culinary sites and more in just one trip! Embark on your seven-day journey through Cape Town, Franschhoek, Oudtshoorn, and Knysna in style! Navigate worry free by taking advantage of a complimentary English-speaking tour guide. Discover the hidden treasures of South Africa by enjoying planned tours to Ostrich farm and vineyards. Reach new heights by taking a cable car ascent of Table Mountain. Additionally, explore Featherbed Nature Reserve with a guided nature walk and outdoor buffet lunch. This package will not only satisfy your taste buds, but will also provide wilderness experiences of South Africa. To learn more about this package, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty Speaks About July 4th Trips In Travel Agent Central

June 27, 2012, New York, NY

Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty was featured and quoted in Travel Agent Central about July 4 trips. For the most part, Kimberly says, people are choosing the second weekend so that the festivities kick off the vacations rather than end them. “They want to be somewhere for July 4,” she says. “People are trying to maximize having the holiday in the middle of the week. It’s hard.”

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Valerie Wilson Travel Is Proud Of Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg For Her Hard Work And Dedication To The Make-A-Wish Foundation

June 27, 2012, New York,NY

We're so happy to have been a part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York Gala. We're also very proud of Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg for her hard work and dedication to Make-A-Wish. Make-A-Wish raised over $2 million this year!



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Featured In My Hometown Bronxville

June 27, 2012, Bronxville, NY

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, co-president of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc., was the honoree at the June 14 event Make-A-Wish benefit, where more than $1.3 million in donations was raised during the evening. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Jennifer was honored for initiating the chapter's Travel Wish Bank, a resource to help offset the increasing cash cost of travel wishes.



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Getaway With The Entire Family To The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa

June 26, 2012, Maui, HI

Whether taking a splash in the children’s lagoon-style pool, or taking a peaceful stroll on the resort’s 40 acres of beach, the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa is sure to please both parents and children. Children under 18 stay for FREE! The resorts many beach activities and live entertainment options are guaranteed to satisfy all ages. To find out more, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

Collette Vacations Wished VWT Many More Years Of Success

June 26, 2012, New York, NY

"The Sullivan family and everyone at Collette Vacations would like to wish Valerie Wilson Travel many more years of success. You truly are one of the great families in travel." - Daniel J. Sullivan Jr., President & Chief Executive Officer - Collette Vacations



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Sail Away Into Exotic Paradise: Dubai Cruise

June 26, 2012, Dubai

This Royal Caribbean International Dubai Cruise grants vacationers with access to multiple Middle Eastern destinations. Whether relaxing by the pool or climbing to the top of the ship’s rock climbing wall, cruisers will enjoy the beauty of the Persian Gulf. Take your relaxation to the next level and enjoy a complimentary spa treatment. With 16 bars, clubs, and lounges, there is no shortage of activity. Take in the exotic scenery and foreign cultures in luxury. To learn more about the Dubai Cruise, speak to a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Valerie Wilson Travel Featured In Gentry Magazine's

June 26, 2012, New York, NY

The strength of a family business enterprise is primarily rooted in its basic family values. In a family business, these values tend to be more human, more emotional. Family businesses place special emphasis on collegial government, maximizing the lessons from the past experiences and always looking beyond the present to the long-term future. Family businesses have a mission that transcends the financial goals of the enterprise. They are a means of sharing certain values and providing a service to the community in which they are integrated. Family businesses are known for their customer service and community orientation.

Valerie Wilson Travel was featured in the “All in the Family” sections of Gentry magazine’s latest issue.

 



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Enjoy The Luxuries Of The Landmark London

June 25, 2012, London

White-gloved service, champagne cocktails, and marble, marble everywhere: this elegant historic hotel has all the trappings of Victorian-era luxury. Find yourself inspired by the Gothic Revival style architecture as you arrive in the 8-story palm-filled atrium. Enjoy afternoon tea at the hotel’s Winter Garden restaurant, which has won the Tea Guild Award of Excellence. For more information regarding The Landmark London, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Is Grateful For Valerie Wilson Travel

June 22, 2012, New York, NY

"Congratulations on this significant milestone. We're so grateful to have partners like you; partners that share our goals, our focus on customer service and of course, our love of travel. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with Valerie and her remarkable daughters Jennifer and Kimberly in the years to come. Happy 30th Anniversary!" - Kathleen Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer - Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts



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Get Wild And Experience The Great Kenya Migration Safari

June 22, 2012, Kenya, Africa

Guided by Kenya’s top expedition leaders, The Great Kenya Migration Tour gives visitors the opportunity to discover true wilderness on walking safaris and off-road wildlife drives in Kenya’s vast savanna. Enjoy unparalleled exclusivity and the vintage ambience of a private luxury mobile camp. A private vehicle is included in the safari package. Feel the thunder of migrating game animals; hear the roar of stalking lions; see the diverse wilderness landscape of Kenya. Walk away with a complimentary National Geographic’s Great Migrations book and CD set. To hear more about the Great Kenya Migration Safari, contact a Valerie Wilson advisor.



Take A Tropical Waikiki Vacation

June 21, 2012, Waikiki, HI

Just a short drive from the Honolulu Airport, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is the perfect retreat for those seeking beautiful views, award-winning cuisine, and Hawaiian culture. Arrive in style with complimentary flower leis and sparkling wine. The pool’s spectacular ocean views will delight and rejuvenate vacationers. Indulge in a 50-minute couples massage by taking advantage of your 25% discount at the Na Hoola Spa. For details, get in touch with a Valerie Wilson Advisor today.

Kimberly Wilson Wetty Attends The Annual Luxury Travel Exchange International Advisory Board Meeting

June 20, 2012, New York, NY

Questex Hospitality + Travel held its annual Luxury Travel Exchange International (LTX) Advisory Board meeting on June 11, 2012 at The Waldorf Astoria in New York, NY. Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel, along with global luxury experts representing the top producing North American luxury travel agencies and global supplier partners attended the meeting and reported an optimistic outlook for 2012.
 
Throughout the day, members shared that they have seen an uptick in bookings from the previous year with many giving credit to the positive perception in the media travel agents are receiving, coupled with the strong value they present to consumers. Additionally, board members applauded Questex for its repositioning of the popular Luxury Travel Expo as Luxury Travel Exchange International.

Orient-Express Hotels Give Accolades To Valerie Wilson Travel

June 20, 2012, New York, NY

"Valerie Wilson Travel is a truly unique company. They are a company that can really satisfy the most demanding customers not only in the leisure scene but in business travel as well. They have specialists that know inside and out every single area of the world. On top of that and most importantly,I think that what makes them really special and stand apart is that they have an incredible number of extremely knowledgeable travel consultants and super nice people to deal with. That makes a big difference for a company like Orient-Express...you are more than happy to go beyond the call of duty to make sure the final customer has a big, thick red carpet pulled out for them when they arrive." - Andrea Filippi, Executive Director, Worldwide Sales - Orient-Express Hotels



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The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Is Proud To Partner With Valerie Wilson Travel

June 19, 2012, New York, NY

"Valerie Wilson Travel has been a leader for 30 years. Their attention to detail, creativity and unrelenting levels of customer service have defined luxury travel and we have been proud to partner with them throughout their journey." - Herve Humler, President and Chief Operating Officer - The Ritz-Carlton Hotel



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Stay At The Private Kamalame Cay

June 19, 2012, Andros Island, Bahamas

Accessible only by private ferry or seaplane, Kamalame Cay (Andros Island, Bahamas) offers the ultimate concealed beach getaway. Stay in one of the properties secluded villas that open up to the ocean views. Sink into the fluffy white sand beaches of the Bahamas or relax under the Silver Palms at the freshwater pool. Embrace the relaxed rhythm of the Caribbean, and set your watch to island time. For more details, contact a Valerie Wilson Advisor.

Take In The Tuscan Sun At Castello Del Nero Hotel & Spa

June 18, 2012, Tuscany

The Castello del Nero Hotel & Spa is situated among the rolling hills of olive grooves and vineyards of Tuscany. Immerse yourself within the rich historical and artistic culture of Italy as you take in the beauty of the hotel, which is a renovated castle from a 12th century castle. Experience authentic Italian tastes while enjoying complimentary Cantucci and Vinsanto (Tuscan almond biscuits and sweet wine) upon arrival. Florence, Siena, and Pisa are accessible for day trips. If interested in authentic Italian cuisine, world-renown wines, and breathe-taking landscape, contact a Valerie Wilson Advisor for more information.

CEO Of Virtuoso Gives Praise To Valerie Wilson Travel

June 18, 2012, New York, NY

"Valerie Wilson Travel is a leader in the luxury travel industry. Valerie, Jennifer and Kimberly have built an amazing team of advisors renowned for their expertise and passion for excellence. I am grateful for the counsel and support Valerie, Jennifer and Kimberly have given me over the years, and I cherish our friendship. Congratulations to all, and here's to the next 30 years" - Matthew D. Upchurch, CTC, Chairman and Cheif Executive Officer - Virtuoso, ltd.



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Honored At Make-A-Wish Gala 2012

June 15, 2012, New York, NY

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel and long-time supporter and board member of Make-A-Wish Metro New York and Western New York, was honored for her many contributions to Make-A-Wish during the June 14, 2012 Annual Gala, An Evening of Wishes. The event took place at Cipriani Wall Street and served as an additional platform to introduce the Metro New york and Western New York Travel Wish Bank, encouraging attendees to become Travel Wish Sponsors and donate their frequent flyer miles, hotel points and American Express points. More than $1 Million was raised going into the event.



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Valerie Wilson Travel Participates In JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge

June 15, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Wilson Travel participated in the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge on Wednesday, June 13 in Central Park. The JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge is an annual series of 3.5-mile footrace owned and operated by JPMorgan Chase, with an intended focus on promoting "fitness in the workplace. Teams are organized by company or organization, and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation makes charitable donations proportional to the number of participant.



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Relax In Style In Hawaii

June 14, 2012, Kauai, Hawaii

Escape for a romantic week to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa! Upon arrival, enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine as you settle into your luxurious surroundings. Take in the cool ocean air in while unwinding in your complimentary poolside honeymoon cabana. Return from your romantic getaway rejuvenated and refreshed by taking advantage of the 15% discount at the ANARA Spa. Contact a Valerie Wilson Advisor for more information.

Positano Is A Dream Place That Isn't Quite Real While You Are There

June 13, 2012, Positano, Italy

Enjoy the small, amazing village of Positano! Here you can enjoy some of the best Italian cuisine and sites possible. The romance of this city will definitely capture the two of you as you explore hand-in-hand its winding narrow streets and colorful buildings. Be sure to take advantage of Positano's luxurious shops and boutiques while enjoying city. And no trip to Positano would be complete without a walk down the famous winding "Thousand Steps" staircase. Take this through town to reach the beach and swim in the crystal blue waters! Set vertically into the cliffs of the Italian Amalfi coast, the legendary Positano is a romantic and vibrant small sea town. The 5 star Le Sirenuse is a wonderful place from which to enjoy the pleasures of Positano and the spectacular Amalfi Coast. Take out Le Sirenuse's own luxury Italian speed boat for a cruise along the scenic coast! The Riva Aquarama Special vintage speedboat, a timeless classic, is perfect for a special day out on the sea to make your time even more unique and fantastic.



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Family Fun Day Aboard The Norwegian Gem

June 12, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Wilson Travel hosted a Family Fun Day event along with Norwegian Cruise Line on Saturday, June 9. Kids enjoyed bowling, arts & crafts with pirates, a special visit from Nickelodeon's Spongebob Squarepants and a delicious buffet lunch. Parents received a tour of the Norwegian Gem and joined their children at lunch.
 



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Travel Fest At The Delamar In Greenwich, CT

June 11, 2012, Greenwich, CT

Valerie Wilson Travel hosted a cocktail reception and Travel Fest at The Delamar in Greenwich, Connecticut on Thursday, June 7, 2012. The evening was beautiful with views overlooking the Long Island Sound. Valerie Wilson signed her book, Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts, Second Edition, and celebrated with colleagues and preferred partners from tour companies, cruise lines, plus hotels and resorts.



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Donate To The Make-A-Wish Foundation

June 7, 2012, New York, NY

On June 14, 2012 Co-President, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg is being honored at the Annual Gala for the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, their premier fundraising event. She is asking for your support of this incredible organization whose mission is to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

If you feel inspired to touch the lives of these Wish children, please donate to the link below. You can also donate you American Airlines miles by logging on to the below link:



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Featured In MyHometownBronxville

June 6, 2012, Bronxville, NY

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg is featured on MyHometownBronxville today, regarding the Make-A-Wish Foundation® for Metro New York and Western New York Gala, and her upcoming honor for her many contributions to Make-A-Wishat the event.

In response to the announcement of Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg’s recognition, leading airlines such as American Airlines®, JetBlue Airways, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines selected to honor her many contributions to children faced with life-threatening medical conditions by donating airline miles and points to be used for travel wishes.

An Evening of Wishes, honoring Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and celebrating wishes, will take place on June 14, 2012, at Cipriani Wall Street.  

Valerie Wilson Travel Hosts Cocktail Reception And Travel Fest At The Delamar Greenwich Harbor

June 5, 2012, Greenwich, CT

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Valerie Ann Wilson abd Co-Presidents, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, will host a Cocktail Reception and Travel Fest celebrating our 30th Anniversary on Thursday, June 7 at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor in Greenwich, Connecticut from 6:00PM-8:00PM.

Key preferred partners from tour companies, cruise lines, plus hotels and resorts will participate at VWT Travel Fest such as: AMAWaterways, Classic Vacations, Collete, Dorchester Collection, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Lindblad Expeditions, Micato Safaris, Oceania Cruises, Orient-Express, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Silversea, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Group.

Travel With Us

June 4, 2012, New York, NY

From colorful Copenhagen during a Northern European cruise, to viewing the vibrant fall colors of New England, our summer and fall line-up is ripe for the picking. Our expert advice on which cruise line, hotel or tour operator will best fit your travel interest and budget, and we'll include a bevy of bonuses, from spa treatments to candlelit dinners to private city tours. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor for the best rates and availability on travel to the Caribbean, Bermuda, Europe, United States , Canada, Asia, Mexico and more!

 

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York Hosted a Dinner in Honor of Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

June 1, 2012, New York, NY

On May 30th, 2012 the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Metro New York and Western New York hosted a dinner in honor of Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel, at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. The dinner was attended by Make-A-Wish Board Members and Wish Families, as well as Founder, CEO and Chairman of Valerie Wilson Travel, Valerie Ann Wilson, Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty and Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel, Brian Buttigieg. The Board Members and Wish Families were able to thank Jennifer for her contribution to the organization and how her involvement has changed the lives of these wish kids and their families.  Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg will be this year's Gala Honoree for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  She will receive this prestigious award on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street.



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Explore India With &Beyond

May 31, 2012, India

Spend 2 nights at Hotel Taj Mahal, 3 nights at &Beyond Mahua Kothi Jungle Lodge, 1 night at Pashan Garh Wilderness Lodge, 2 nights at Oberoi Amarvilas, 1 night at The Oberoi Hotel and 4 nights atGlenburn Tea Estate. Stay 6 nights and pay 5 or stay 8 nights pay 6 nights. Tours include: Chandi Chowk, Jama Masjid, Humayun's Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Taj Mahal by sunrise and Agra Fort. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor for more information.

Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa

May 30, 2012, France

Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa, Nestled inside the heart of Bordeaux, this unique palace in Bordeaux features 150 guest rooms and suites with exceptional decor by the designer Jacques Garcia. Dine at the Michelin-starred seafood restaurant or the casual brasserie. Enjoy our sublime spa inspired by the splendors of antiquity, bathed in natural light with its own indoor pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, 12 treatment rooms, outdoor terrace with Jacuzzi and a bar with a spectacular view overlooking Bordeaux. For more information, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

The Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel

May 29, 2012, Athens, Greece

Europe's oldest capital and their expert Concierge are delighted to introduce you to the most memorable experience in the luminous city of Athens and its modern and historic treasure troves. Located right in the heart of Athens as well as within walking distance of exclusive shopping areas, museums and the business district, the Hotel Grande Bretagne enjoys the ideal location in the city centre. The Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, posted a video about the historic city of Athens and the landmark hotel. You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yuhOwG3fqsc 

Forever Summer With Viceroy Hotel Group

May 24, 2012, Riviera Maya

Enjoy complimentary nights with Viceroy Hotel Group. Enjoy breakfast for two, sunset cruise for two, VIP acces to Club 50, Tequila & ceviche tasting, two spa treatments and more. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor for more information.

 



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The Rocky Mountaineer, One Legendary Train

May 23, 2012, Seattle, WA

For the first time, Rocky Mountaineer brings the majestic Canadian Rockies closer to Seattle with the introduction of its new Coastal Passage route. The unique rail experience seamlessly connects the cosmopolitan cities of Seattle, Washington - one of the world's most desired cruise ports - and Vancouver, British Columbia to the Canadian Rockies. Guests will experience a luxurious three-day, all daylight journey onboard the award-winning Rocky Mountaineer in GoldLeaf Service. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor for more information.



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The Ritz-Carlton Names Leatherback Turtle Nest After Valerie Wilson Travel

May 22, 2012, Amelia Island

10 years ago STARS was born and in the spirit of celebrating the STARS partners The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company has named a Leatherback turtle nest after Valerie Wilson Travel located safe and sound at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island.

As The Ritz-Carlton and Valerie Wilson Travel celebrate past and present success in partnership this year we also look forward to inspiring the generations of the future…



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Adventure And Luxury Awaits In Peru

May 21, 2012, Peru

Journey through Peru’s past and present. Enjoy the stately colonial architecture of the local cities and restate your concept of first-hand assimilation while lodging on Machu-Picchu’s brilliant citadel grounds. Andean culture surrounds you from the masterful weavers to brilliant and bustling local markets. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor and feel the authenticity Peru has to offer.



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The Mystery And Intrigue Of Egypt Are Yours For The Taking

May 18, 2012, Egypt

The great looming sand-swept pyramids and temples of ancient God-kings are a sight to behold unlike any other. Traverse 11 days along the primordial grandeur of the Nile and the endless sea of mysterious sand dunes unseen by countless generations. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor and experience the awe of a world that has unendingly stood the test of time.



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Journey Through History In The Foreign Lands Of Turkey

May 17, 2012, Turkey

For 12 days, indulge with Abercrombie & Kent in the fascinating sights and culture of Turkey, with private visits to ancient monuments and structures such as the Basilica Cistern and the Topkapi Palace. Learn how Turkey transformed from its Greek and Roman beginnings through the glories of the Ottoman Empire. Speak with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor and discover
the beautiful past of this hidden jewel.



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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg AttendsTravel Market Report's Editorial Advisory Board Meetings

May 17, 2012, New York, NY

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg recently attended the Travel Market Report's Editorial Advisory Board meetings. The Advisory Board comprises of 12 travel sellers who represent a cross-section of the travel agency industry. The Board supports Travel Market Report in fulfilling its charter as the Voice of the Travel Seller.

The Adventure Of Tanzania Is Calling

May 16, 2012, Tanzania

Experience the haven of flora and fauna in the exotic lands of Tanzania. Plane-hop with your small group between luxurious permanent tented camps throughout the breathtaking wild. Sip sundowner cocktails atop the rocky outcrops overlooking the untouched grandeur of Africa’s Serengeti. Book your safari with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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The Lungarno Suites In Florence Are A Stylish And Contemporary Haven

May 15, 2012, Florence, Italy

The Lungarno Suites - owned by the Ferragamo Family - is a stylish and contemporary haven for couples and families looking to stay in the heart of Florence. Each of the 44 spacious suites is equipped with kitchenette, separate living area and beautiful views on the Ponte Vecchio. Contact an advisor from Valerie Wilson Travel to find out more about this special, limited time offer.

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Sail Along With SeaDream Yacht Club

May 14, 2012, Mediterranean

Sail with SeaDream Yacht Club. During the Mediterranean Sale, you can save from 60% and more. Sail from Greece, Italy, or Spain; learn more about each package by contacting a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

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Valerie Wilson Travel Hosts Travel Fest In Greenwich, Connecticut At The Delamar Greenwich Harbor

May 14, 2012, Greenwich, CT

Valerie Ann Wilson, Founder, Chairman and CEO, along with Co-President's Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty are hosting a cocktail reception and Travel Fest celebrating Valerie Wilson Travel's 30th anniversary on Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 6:00PM-8:00PM at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor in Greenwich, Connecticut. Key preferred partners from tour companies, cruise lines, plus hotels and resorts will participate at VWT Travel Fest in Greenwich.

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Valerie Wilson Travel Announces New Affiliate The Travel Collection

May 14, 2012, Atlanta, GA

In a move that demonstrates their commitment to continued expansion and the Power of Access, Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. has acquired The Travel Collection, as an affiliate office in the exclusive section of Marietta, GA. The new Atlanta location is the fifth location in the southern market for Valerie Wilson Travel, which includes Hilton Head, Charlotte, Ponte Vedra and Orange Park Travel.

Relax Yourself At Esprit St. Germain

May 11, 2012, Paris, France

Escape to Esprit St. Germain for a relaxing getaway. Spend 4 nights there for the price of 3. This luxury hotel offers complimentary flowers and fresh fruits along with your choice newspaper daily. To find out more, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Will Be Honored At Make-A-Wish Gala

May 11, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Wilson Travel is proud to announce Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg will be this year's Gala Honoree for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York. She will receive this prestigious award on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street. Please join us in congratulating Jennifer on her dedication and hard work in making wish kids' dreams come true and her commitment to Make-A-Wish.

Cruise Along Northern Europe With Silversea

May 10, 2012, Europe

Cruise to Northern Europe with an all-inclusive trip with Silversea Cruises. Get up to $1,500 onboard spending credit that includes shore excursions, internet cafe packages, specialty restaurants, and spa treatments. Book your trip with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

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Plan An Exotic Trip With Regents Seven Sea Cruises

May 9, 2012, New York, NY

Regent Seven Seas Cruises will transport you to land where myths are made and where the temples and spice bazaars. Enjoy 2-for-1 fares, free roundtrip air, free unlimited shore excursions, free luxury hotel package, and free unlimited beverages. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor for more information.

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Have A Honeymoon Of A Lifetime On A Private Laucala Island

May 8, 2012, Laucala Island

Newlyweds can enjoy their honeymoon bliss with an all-inclusive experience at Private Laucala Island.  Spend an intimate and relaxing stay at an ultimate island paradise with delicious cuisine and outstanding service.  To find out more, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Be Adventurous At Vancouver Island, B.C.

May 7, 2012, Vancouver Island, B.C.

Bring out your adventurous side and explore the wilderness in Vancouver Island, B.C. by staying in Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.  The resort reopens for the season on May 20th with new paddle boards for a terrific core workout.  Take spectacular hikes on a glacier, fish in a mountain, or enjoy Heli Photography.  Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor for more information.



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Spend Spring Or Fall In Beautiful Ravello, Italy

May 4, 2012, Ravello, Italy

Enjoy the beautiful view of Ravello, Italy by staying at Palazzo Sasso. Pay for three nights and receive the fourth night free.  Book your trip with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Sir Rocco Forte Makes A Special Visit To Valerie Wilson Travel

May 3, 2012, New York, NY

British hotelier, Sir Rocco Forte, of Rocco Forte Hotels made a very special visit to the Valerie Wilson Travel headquarters on Monday, April 30th. He spoke to VWT employees throughout the afternoon. Rocco Forte Hotels is a preferred partner of Valerie Wilson Travel.



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Inherit The Spirit Of The American West At The Ranch At Rock Creek

May 3, 2012, Rock Creek, Montana

End your spring with a finale of the frontier with a special, limited time offer now through May 25th.  Dine on the locally grown cuisine after a day full of horseback riding, fly-fishing, mountain biking, and jeep tours through this jaw-dropping landscape. Connect with a Valerie Wilson travel advisor and rekindle your adventurous side.



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New Zealand Awaits In All Its Stoic Grandure When Staying At The Otahuna Lodge

May 2, 2012, Canterbury, New Zealand

Enjoy the captivating landscapes hidden away in New Zealand. With up to a three-night stay now through September from $3040, treating yourself to every amenity from local cooking lessons, to a private guided tour along the rim of the near-by volcanic mountains. There’s something for everyone in Canterbury. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor to begin planning your trip today.



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Valerie Wilson Travel Hosts Seventh Annual Cruise Fair

May 2, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Wilson Travel held their Seventh Annual Cruise Fair on Tuesday, May 1st and Wednesday, May 2nd at their Headquarters in New York. Each day involved two panel discussions from preferred partners from luxury cruise companies such as AMA Waterways, Azamara Club Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruises, Holland America Line, Lindblad Expeditions, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Crusies, Ponant, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Scenic Tours, Seabourn, SeaDream Yacht Club, Sea Voyager, Silversea Cruises, Star Clippers, Viking River Cruises, and Windstar Cruises along with a special lunch.

Indulge In The Warm Welcoming Arms of The Grenadine Islands

May 1, 2012, The Grenadines

Reside on the beautiful private island of Petit St. Vincent this summer for seven nights for the price of four. Book your trip with Valerie Wilson Travel and get your vacation started.



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Escape To St. Barth This Memorial Day Weekend

April 30, 2012, St Barth

Start your sultry summer fun this Memorial Day weekend at the Hotel Le Toiny amidst the luscious Caribbean islands. Stay four nights and pay for three with private round trip transfers. A cold cocktail is awaiting your arrival.  Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor today.



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Valerie Wilson Travel Hosts Travel Fest In Palo Alto, CA

April 30, 2012, Palo Alto, CA

Valerie Wilson Travel will host VWT Travel Fest on Thursday, May 9th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Rosewood Sand Hill, an exclusive client event to showcase luxury travel partners in Palo Alto, CA. Key preferred partners from tour companies, cruise lines, plus hotels and resorts will participate at VWT Travel Fest such as: AMA Waterways, Abercrombie & Kent, Classic Vacations, Leading Hotels of the World,  Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Rosewood Hotels and Resorts, Seabourn, and Silversea Cruises. Valerie Wilson Travel opened their Palo Alto office in September 2011, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and cocktail reception with the Mayor of Palo Alto in attendance. Valerie Ann Wilson, Founder, Chairman and CEO, along with Co-President, Jennifer Wilson Buttigieg will host the event. Valerie will also be signing copies of her new book, Valerie Wilson’s World…The Top Hotels & Resorts, Second Edition.



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Experience The Overwhelming Beauty Of Bora Bora

April 27, 2012, Bora Bora

Enjoy your 4-night stay from $2519 per person, with the 4th night free. Now through March 26th, 2013, see the dream-like landscape and boat service to Bora Bora’s picturesque main town of quaint shops and restaurants. Plan your trip with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Take Off To One Of Australia's Finest Beaches At The Hayman Resort

April 26, 2012, Australia

Experience a true “off the grid” luxurious vacation, now through May 31st from $2009 per person and a $500 booking credit. From free tickets to visit the Great Barrier Reef, to private access of all catamarans, windsurfers, and paddle skis, including sports facilities and a pristine putting green, enjoy all this resort has to offer. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor for more information.



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Enjoy Your Stay At The Luxurious Garza Blanca Resort & Spa

April 25, 2012, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Plan your 5-night getaway under the Mexican sun now through November 30th from $1709 per person, with the 5th night free. You’ll be awed by everything from the outstanding coastal views, to the private candlelit dinners on the beach. Book now with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Set sail with Oceania Cruises

April 25, 2012,

Special, limited time offers on 2 for 1 cruises with free airfare for 10 day and 12 day sails onboard the Marina, Riviera and Regatta. For more information, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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When In Rome, Experience The Duke Hotel

April 24, 2012, Rome, Italy

From now through October 27th, you can enjoy all that Rome has to offer with a luxurious 4-night stay at the stoic Duke hotel, from $459 per person, and one night free. Whether exploring the historic city streets, or enjoying the complementary Duke Hotel sponsored musical events, this offer is surely an experience not to be forgotten. For more details, contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

 



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Break Away To The Bahamas At The Reef Atlantis

April 23, 2012, Bahamas

Warm weather is not too far away with a stay at The Reef Atlantis from now through December 20th. Enjoy a luxurious 4-night stay, with the final night free starting at $819 per person. Book your trip with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Valerie Wilson Travel Leisure Travel Consultant, Emily Prentiss, Featured In The New York Times

April 20, 2012, New York, NY

Leisure Travel Consultant, Emily Prentiss is featured in The New York Times article, "Are Travel Agents Back?".  Emily shares how she is under the wing of her mentor, Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty. Emily plans custom vacations for well-heeled clients looking for V.I.P. attention. Through Valerie Wilson Travel's deep-rooted connections with airlines, resorts and tour guides, she secures exclusive rates and special treatment for her clients whether it is an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora for less, a private dinner for two in an ancient temple in Cambodia or getting a family of five into a sold-out resort two weeks before Christmas.Last year she was named one of the top 35 travel agents under 30 by Travel Agent magazine.



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Valerie Ann Wilson and Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Attend Abercrombie & Kent Advisory Board and 100 Club Meetings

April 19, 2012, Chicago, IL

Valerie Wilson Travel's Founder, Chairman and CEO, Valerie Ann Wilson and Co-President, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg attended in mid April 2012 the Abercrombie & Kent Advisory Board and 100 Club meetings at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Chicago with about 200 highest-producing travel agent partners, many of A&K's regional directors and the new president for A&K, Phil Otterson. The meeting served as a platform for A&K to update agents on a number of changes in policies and products. Valerie and Jennifer also received and accepted the award on behalf of Valerie Wilson Travel for 2011 Highest Growth by Multi Agency. Abercrombie & Kent's 100 Club members have earned their place in the exclusive, invitation-only network of travel specialists because of their consistent production and knowledge of Abercrombie & Kent as well as their strong commitment to selling A&K's programs.

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Enjoy the 2012 Spring/Summer Bal Harbour Getaway Package

April 18, 2012, New York, NY

Break away from it all, now for a limited time special package at One Bal Harbour Resort & Spa, Quarzo Boutique Hotel, Sea View Hotel, or the always lovely St. Regis Bal Harbour. Book now with a Valerie Wilson Travel Advisor.



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Enjoy Hand-Made Experiences At The Veranda: Grace Bay

April 17, 2012, New York, NY

Summer has almost come, with warm, welcoming arms. What better time to indulge in your very own ocean front villa at the Grace Bay Veranda, Now through December 13th, 2012. Enjoy the complementary couples spa massage, excursion, personal villa chef, or private beach dinner on top of a $500 air credit when you book with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.



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Valerie Ann Wilson Signs Books At Neiman Marcus

April 16, 2012, Westchester, NY

Valerie Ann Wilson hosted a book signing at Neiman Marcus Westchester on Saturday, April 14 from 1:00PM-3:00PM for her new book Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts.

She often refers to herself as a frustrated Hotelier. In her book, she invites the reader to a bird's eye view of her personal and unique observations that only Valerie, a highly respected leading authority in the travel industry could provide. Each property featured includes her valuable insight, lyrical descriptions and beautiful photographs, some of which Valerie took herself. From Venetian palaces to chic Hong Kong skyscrapers to overwater bungalows in the Indian Ocean, Wilson shares nearly 400 favorites.



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Bask In The Sweet Bermuda Sun At The Fairmont Southampton

April 16, 2012, New York, NY

Bermuda: your ultimate getaway.  For a limited time, you can enjoy summer savings with up to $600 instant credit. Escape for as long six nights, now through October 31, 2012, and see all that The Fairmount Southampton has to offer.



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Find Pleasure On The Perfect Mediterranean Getaway With Silversea

April 13, 2012, New York, NY

Sail away on the Mediterranean on the just-released Silver Cloud voyage from Barcelona to Rome with Silversea. Book with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor for special, limited time fares.

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Relax With a Special, Limited Time Offer At The Inn At English Harbour, Antigua

April 12, 2012, New York, NY

Enjoy a special offer at The Inn at English Harbour, Antigua when you book with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor before August 31, 2012. Pay for 3 nights and get the 4th night free.

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Enjoy Special Fares For Holland America Line Cruises To Mexico, Bermuda, Hawaii And More

April 11, 2012, New York, NY

For a limited time, book special fares with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor on Holland America Line cruises to Mexico, Bermuda, Hawaii, Panama Canal and the Caribbean.

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Orchid Resorts & Escapes Limited Time Offer To Andros Island, Bahamas or Nairobi, Kenya

April 10, 2012, New York, NY

Sit back, close your eyes and start to envision where your daydreams take you. Kick spring into summer with a trip to Andros Island, Bahamas or enjoy winter in Nairobi at Tribe, where big city chic meets the cultural heritage of Africa. For a limited time, book a special offer trip to the Bahamas or Africa at Orchid Resorts & Escapes with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

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TRAVEL ASSISTANCE COMPANY AND EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL AGENCY ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

April 9, 2012, Salem, NH

Set Sail With Regent Seven Seas Cruises

April 9, 2012, New York, NY

For a limited time, enjoy an enhanced Regent Seven Seas Cruises Ambassador savings offer when you set sail on a 2012 voyage and refer a new guest who books a suite on the same voyage. In addition to 2-for-1 Fares plus additional bonus savings, you receive a $250 per suite savings on current voyage and a $250 per suite shipboard credit, and your friend will receive a $250 per suite shipboard credit. Speak with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor to book before May 31, 2012.

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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Visits The St. Regis Aspen

April 4, 2012, St. Regis Aspen

The St. Regis Aspen has undergone an extensive interior and exterior renovation which represents a new standard of luxury design in Aspen, Colorado. The resort featured 179 guest rooms and suites. A subtle mix of winter grays... and summer warm beige tones with the tactile feelings of suede, wood and leather appointments blend the rooms and suites with striking outside views. From every room guests take in beautiful views of the Roaring Fork Valley. A stunning showcase for cuisine stirs your senses at The Restaurant and Shadow Mountain Lounge. The Restaurant at The St Regis Aspen Resort offers a range of fresh ingredients from the local community, resulting in a flavorful fare. Overlooking the Aspen Mountain, Shadow Mountain Lounge welcomes guests with a fireplace and custom designed, contemporary furnishings. In the most exclusive spa setting, the Reméde Spa is 15,000 square feet of flawless indulgence. From champagne and chocolate, to luxurious throws and customized treatments, their goal is to surpass all expectations and help you escape to a sanctuary of indulgence and relaxation. Spa guests enjoy complimentary access to all Reméde features including an oxygen lounge, steam caves, cold plunges, hot tubs and Confluence waterfall. It is perfect for a family vacation, couples retreat or business meeting (with excellent meeting facilities) on a year-round basis!

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VWT History: VWT Celebrates 30 Years

April 3, 2012, New York, NY

In 2011, VWT dedicated a combined 2,437 years of knowledge, delivering travel memories, and customized service. The journey continues.

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Enjoy A Seven Night Summer Jazz Cruise

April 3, 2012, Detroit, MI

Trace the history of Jazz as it evolved during the 1920's and 1930's in the speakeasies and nightclubs of the cities along the route. Enjoy a series of Jazz concerts performed throughout the voyage. This is a one-time extraordinary opportunity to explore the history, culture, sights and sounds of the United States bygone Jazz era aboard the American-Flagged Yorktown. Contact a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor for more details.

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VWT History: VWT Goes West

April 2, 2012, New York, NY

In 2011, VWT went West and opened its first office in California.

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Book A Special Family Suite in East Africa With A Valerie Wilson Travel Advisor

April 2, 2012, Africa

For a limited time, choose from special family suites at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Serengeti Under Canvas or Mnemba Island Lodge when you book with a Valerie Wilson Travel Advisor. Your family will fall in love with Tanzania.

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9th Annual Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Metro New York and Western New York Wine & Wishes Fundraising Event

April 2, 2012, New York, NY

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Metro New York and Western New York held their 9th Annual Wine & Wishes fundraising event at Chelsea Piers on Wednesday, March 28 from 6:00PM-10:00PM. With more than 700 guests and over $600,000 raised, it was a true milestone evening. Wine & Wishes is one of New York's premiere wine events and a major fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York. Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. was proud to be a Grand Cru sponsor for Wine & Wishes. Attending from Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. were: Valerie Ann Wilson (Founder, Chairman and CEO), Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg (Co-President & Co-Owner), Kimberly Wilson-Wetty (Co-President & Co-Owner), their families, colleagues and friends. Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg is on the Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York Chapter and a member of the Governance and the Wish Granting Committees.

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VWT History: Valerie Ann Wilson Receives The Virtuoso® Lifetime Achievement Award

March 30, 2012, New York, NY

In 2010, Valerie Ann Wilson Received The Virtuoso® Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Book A Special Introductory Offer From Casta Diva Resort & Spa, Lake Como With A Valerie Wilson Travel Advisor

March 30, 2012, Italy

For a limited time, enjoy your choice of room accommodations, gourmet buffet breakfast at L'Orangerie Restaurant, and complementary access to the wellness area of the Spa when you book the Special Introductory Package at Casta Diva Resort & Spa, Lake Como with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

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VWT History: VWT Wins Silver Medal from Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

March 29, 2012, New York, NY

In 2010, VMT unveiled its new brand positioning and award-winning look and tagline "The Power of Access™" - which won the Silver Medal from Travel Weekly Magellan Awards.

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Acqualina Resort & Spa Is The Perfect Luxury Escape

March 29, 2012, Florida

Acqualina Resort & Spa is located on the pristine white sand beaches of Sunny Isles, FL between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. With 97 hotel rooms and suites as well as 188 lavish residences, this luxury resort offers serenity and tranquility captured in a Mediterranean atmosphere. The rooms provide comfort and elegance will providing state-of-the-art amenities combined with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Be sure to enjoy oceanfront restaurants (Il Mulino was amazing and love that Costa Grill is only for hotel guests and residents), three swimming pools, 20,000 square foot ESPA Spa, and a marine biology-based children's program. Acqualina Resort & Spa makes the perfect luxury escape for families, couples, time by combining the sophistication of a Mediterranean villa and the beautiful oceanfront on Florida's Riviera.

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VWT History: VMT Launches New Website & State of the Art Intranet

March 28, 2012, New York, NY

In 2010, VWT launched its new website and state of the art intranet for its 300+ agents around the globe.

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Casa de Campo Is A Complete Resort In The Caribbean

March 28, 2012, Casa de Campo

Casa de Campo is a 7,000 acre resort and residential community located on southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. This tropical gem truly has it all! It is certainly more than a beach and golf resort as it has its own marina and yachting community as well as more activities than there is time in the day with tennis, polo, horseback riding, sport shooting, spa, and an abundance of water sports. You have the choice of beautifully appointed hotel rooms or villa accommodations. You get around the property by your own golf cart... what fun! And the dining options are amazing, our 2 favorites were Peperoni in the Marina area and La Piazzetta in the Altos de Chavon area. Casa de Campo is a perfect vacation for families, couples... golfers and destination weddings. Families especially enjoy the many bonding activities, as well as supervised programs for kids and teens.

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VWT History: Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg & Kimberly Wilson Wetty Help to Raise $3.2 Million

March 27, 2012, New York, NY

In 2009, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg & Kimberly Wilson Wetty co-chaired the auction committee and helped to raise $3.2 million for Bronxville, New York's Lawrence Hospital Center's 100th Anniversary Gala.

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VWT History: Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Receives Top Humanitarian Award

March 26, 2012, New York, NY

In 2008, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg received the first ever Top Humanitarian Award at the Luxury Travel Advisor Awards of Excellence Ceremony.

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March 26, 2012, The Top Hotels & Resorts

VWT History: Valerie Ann Wilson is named "Power Broker of the Travel Industry"

March 23, 2012, New York, NY

In 2006, Valerie Ann Wilson is named "Power Broker of the Travel Industry" by Travel + Leisure.

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VWT History: Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg & Kimberly Wilson Wetty Become Co-Presidents, Co-Owners and Co-Partners

March 22, 2012, New York, NY

In 2005, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg & Kimberly Wilson Wetty became Co-Presidents, Co-Owners & Co-Partners with Founder Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Valerie Ann Wilson.

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Dorchester Collection's Hotel Bel-Air

March 22, 2012, Bel-Air, CA

Hotel Bel-Air is one of the most beautiful, romantic, and exclusive hotels in the world. All 58 guest rooms and 45 suites have been completely transformed and feature a new generation of design aesthetic inspired by the 1930s, 40s and 50s Hollywood. The famous Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air restaurant features a menu of modern California cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences. Hotel Bel-Air has 12 acres of lush gardens to create a peaceful environment for health and wellness. Their new spa, Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie, features seven treatment rooms, a mosaic steam and a couples enclave with a private patio.

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VWT History: Valerie Ann Wilson Named "Leader in Luxury"

March 21, 2012, New York, NY

In 2002, Valerie Ann Wilson was named "Leader in Luxury" by Luxury Travel Advisor.

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VWT History: VWT Prepares for Its 20th Anniversary

March 20, 2012, New York, NY

As VWT prepared for its 20th Anniversary in 2001, 9/11 changed the world, yet the dedication of our staff to counsel our Clients was a defining moment in history.

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March 19, 2012, The Top Hotels & Resorts

VWT History: Valerie Ann Wilson Publishes First Book

March 19, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Ann Wilson published her first book in 2001 entitled Valerie Wilson's World The Top Hotels & Resorts.

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Dorchester Collection's Latest Hotel, 45 Park Lane

March 19, 2012, Mayfair, London

Dorchester Collection's latest hotel, 45 Park Lane in Mayfair, London opened in September 2011. Evoking a creative energy unique to London, 45 Park Lane is the meeting place of choice for those in the know, from the city's in-crowd to the most seasoned of jetsetters. Wolfgang Puck's first restaurant in Europe, CUT at 45 Park Lane is a relaxing and refreshing atmosphere. 45 Park Lane has 45 spacious rooms and suites that offer views of Hyde Park. Guests can take advantage of outdoor activities, including tennis, horseback riding and boating within the Park. 45 Park Lane also provides guest with Brompton Bicycles to navigate Hyde Park and the streets of Mayfair.

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VWT History: VWT is Invited into the Exclusive Virtuoso® Network

March 16, 2012, New York, NY

In 1998, VWT was invited into the exclusive Virtuoso® Network and remains a proud and active member today

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VWT History: VWT is Invited into the Exclusive Virtuoso® Network

March 16, 2012, New York, NY

In 1998, VWT was invited into the exclusive Virtuoso® Network and remains a proud and active member today.

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Celebrate in Luxury With The Winvian Resort

March 15, 2012, Morris, CT

The Winvian Resort is celebrating 5 years and 10 Diamonds with special rates starting at $499. Book your stay with a Valerie Wilson Travel agent and receive a bottle of Champagne, s' mores in your cottage alongside a crackling fire and an upgrade at check-in. Offer is valid now through May 31, 2012.

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March 13, 2012, The Top Hotels & Resorts

Warm Up To A Spa Treatment At The Soho Beach House In Miami

March 13, 2012, Miami, FL.

Receive a special offer when booking with Valerie Wilson Travel to get a $45 spa treatment credit and a special cocktail cart service that will cater directly to your room each evening during your stay for a complimentary libation creation at Soho Beach House, Miami. Offer valid through May 31, 2012.

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Valerie Wilson Travel Featured in Travel + Leisure April 2012 Issue

March 13, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Wilson Travel is featured in the April 2012 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine in the On Board section, saluting Valerie Wilson as an industry icon and Valerie Wilson Travel on 30 years in business. Executives from some of the world's most recognized travel brands gathered for this celebration in New York on December 16, 2011. Travel + Leisure also congratulated Valerie Ann Wilson on her second edition of Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts.

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March 12, 2012, The Top Hotels & Resorts

Enjoy An Italian Lunch For Two & A Bottle Of Wine At Villa Feltrinelli

March 12, 2012, New York, NY

Villa Feltrinelli in Gargnano, Italy is offering a complimentary lunch for two including a bottle of house wine when booking accommodations with your Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

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VWT History: Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Joins Valerie Wilson Travel

March 9, 2012, New York, NY

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, current Co-President and Co-Owner of Valerie Wilson Travel, joined VWT in 1991, bringing a passion for business travel to the company.

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Castello Del Nero Hotel & Spa Offers A Delicious Experience Of Sweet Treats In Tuscany Italy.

March 9, 2012, New York, NY

Book now through May 31, 2012 with a Valerie Wilson Travel agent to receive Cantucci & Vinsanto (Tuscan almond biscuits and sweet wine) upon arrival along with in room continental breakfast during your stay.

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VWT History: Valerie Wilson Travel Becomes A Big Agency

March 8, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Wilson Travel doubles in sales and staff in 1993. "Small Agency Becomes A Big Agency".

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Receive A Private Excursion Surrounding A Tropical Paradise

March 8, 2012, New York, NY

Receive a complimentary private excursion to one of the outer Cays surrounding the Andros, Island, Bahama paradise. This is a unique opportunity and works for couples, families and groups of friends. Be sent off equipped with a pre-arranged picnic basket filled with scrumptious goodies and a bottle of wine by booking now through May 31, 2012 with your Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

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VWT History: Valerie Wilson Travel Moves To The Penthouse

March 7, 2012, New York, NY

In 1985, Valerie Wilson Travel moved their offices to the Penthouse at 475 Park Avenue South, the largest and longest standing tenant today.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Will Chat LIVE On Travel + Leisure's Facebook Page

March 6, 2012, New York, NY

Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty will be chatting live with Facebook fans from Travel + Leisure's Facebook fan page on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 1:00PM-2:00PM EST. She'll be answering a multitude of travel questions from fans. Travel + Leisure hosts live chats with travel experts to give their fans a chance to ask questions and get real time answers.

VWT History: First Associate Agent Joins VWT

March 6, 2012,

The first Associate Agent joined Valerie Wilson Travel in 1984.

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St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and Residences Was Worth The Wait

March 5, 2012, Bal Harbour, FL

The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort and Residences is a peerless haven of oceanfront elegance, just outside of Miami. After seven years of construction, this property is worth the wait! With 243 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, all with ocean views and spacious, glass-enclosed balconies. The suites offer the legendary St. Regis butler service. The property also has a 14,000 square foot Reméde spa, a Jean-Georges restaurant, and a vault with more than 2,500 rare wines. And, when you want to unwind, be sure to enjoy the beautiful beach where you can lounge in an oceanfront cabana or simply enjoy one of their two pools. The resort is chic and elegant while adding a truly contemporary interpretation to St. Regis. And...the location is unbeatable as you are only steps away from some of the finest shopping in the world and all the stylishness and sophistication that Bal Harbour as to offer. It is a must visit!

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Valerie Ann Wilson's Book Tour Continues At Womrath Bookshop in Bronxville, NY

March 5, 2012, Bronxville, NY

Valerie Ann Wilson continues her book tour throughout the United States at Womrath Bookshop in her hometown of Bronxville, NY. Valerie donated $10 of every book sold during the month of February and at specific Go Red For Women events throughout 2012 to the American Heart Association's initiative - Go Red For Women®. Valerie was greeted with many friends and family in Bronxville while signing her book, Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts, Second Edition. She will continue her book tour in Ponte Vedra, FL, Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA and more.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Quoted In MSNBC.com Article About The New Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship

March 5, 2012, New York, NY

The Disney Fantasy is the newest addition to the Disney Cruise Line, which arrived in Manhattan at Pier 88 from Germany, where the ship was built. The christening was held on Thursday, March 1st, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and attended by VWT's Cruise Specialist, Lorenzo Surianello. Kimberly Wilson Wetty says that taking a Disney cruise "is a wonderful experience for adults. It's not just for children." She also credits the company's contant innovation and penchant for "transporting you to a happy place."

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VWT History: VWT Opens Its Doors

March 5, 2012,

Founder, Chairman and CEO of Valerie Wilson Travel, Valerie Ann Wilson opened the doors to VWT 54 floors above Park Avenue in the Pan Am building with a vision of high-end, personalized travel.

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Valerie Wilson Travel Attends The Oekter Collection of Masterpiece Hotels Private Reception For Top Luxury Travel Advisors

February 29, 2012, New York, NY

The Oekter Collection of Masterpiece Hotels hosted 100 top luxury travel advisors at a private reception at Daniel in New York.

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Valerie Wilson Travel's Hilton Head Travel Fest Featured In Island Packet

February 29, 2012, Hilton Head, SC

Valerie Wilson Travel hosts a Travel Fest in celebration of the 30th Anniversary at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa on March 1, 2012. VWT's Travel Fest will feature a VIP cocktail reception for loyal clients and preferred partners, whom will all receive an autographed copy of Valerie Wilson's book, Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts, Second Edition.

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Enjoy A Three Night Stay At Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris For The Price Of Two When You Book With Valerie Wilson Travel

February 28, 2012, Paris

Book from now until the 31st of March, 2012 to receive three nights for the price of two at Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris. Enjoy a daily American breakfast buffet, a food & beverage credit to be used at your convenience in their restaurants, bar or room service, and more when you book with Valerie Wilson Travel. Plan your Paris getaway today!

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Book A Grand Tour of Italy 2012 With Valerie Wilson Travel

February 27, 2012, Italy

Plan the journey of your dreams. Enjoy 7 nights in at least two Orient-Express Hotels in Itlay, in any combination of nights, for one flat rate. There are 6,579 possibilities to design your own itinerary, with hotel options such as Hotel Cipriani in Venice, Villa San Michele in Florence, Hotel Splendido in Portofino and Grand Hotel Timeo in Taormina. Book your journey today!

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Receive Special Rates At Hotels In Italy When You Book With A Valerie Wilson Travel Advisor

February 24, 2012, Italy

Choose from limited time, special rates at the Grand Hotel Continental Siena, Villa San Michele, or Ca' Sagredo Hotel in Italy when you book with a Valerie Wilson Travel Advisor.

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Enjoy A Special Offer For An Aspen Ski Getaway By Booking A Trip With Valerie Wilson Travel

February 23, 2012, Aspen, CO

For a limited time, enjoy superior room accommodations, two adult ski lift tickets per night, $50 food and beverage credit daily, 30% ski rental discount at Aspen Sports and more when you book an Aspen Ski Getaway with a Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

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Book An Exclusive Offer From Pink Beach Club With A Valerie Wilson Travel Advisor

February 22, 2012, Bermuda

Reserve three nights and receive the fourth night free with this limited time offer for Pink Beach Club. Enjoy complimentary breakfast and a 5-course gourmet dinner for every night of your stay.

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Dana Griffin, Director, Leisure Fulfillment, Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. Attends the Ali 70 "Power of Love" Gala 2012

February 18, 2012, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV

Dana and her daughter Alexa were thrilled to attend this 70th birthday celebration for the life and legacy of "The Greatest" Muhammad Ali, as guests of Delta Air Lines. Keep Memory Alive, the fundraising arm of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, honored the boxing legend's contribution to the world, and raised awareness for Alzheimer's, Huntington's, ALS, and Parkinson's with this annual event. Ali has been battling Alzheimer's since 1984. The evening was filled with musical performances, celebrity and sports supporters, and showcased a celebrity-chef-packed dinner. Proceeds from the event benefited the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Muhammad Ali Center.

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Stay For 6 Nights And Pay For 4 With &Beyond

February 17, 2012,

Spend six nights in some of Africa's most beautiful, untouched wilderness areas and only pay for four. Special offer is valid through June 30, 2012. Book today with your Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

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Experience An Arctic Cruise Adventure Aboard 'Le Boreal'

February 16, 2012,

Aboard the 'Le Boreal' for an exciting cruise to the islands of the High Arctic Svalbard archipelago in Norway on An Arctic Adventure: Polar Bear Country, July 6-21, 2013. Observe the wildlife that inhabits the barren landscapes- polar bear, walrus and musk oxen. Book by March 31, 2012 and receive 5% per person.

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Valerie Ann Wilson Joins Natasha Barrett And Melanie Hastings On "Let's Talk Live" From Washington DC's NewsChannel 8

February 16, 2012, Washington DC

Valerie Ann Wilson was live on "Let's Talk Live" with Natasha Barrett and Melanie Hastings from Washington DC's NewsChannel 8 on Thursday, February 16, to discuss her new book Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts, Second Edition. Valerie also spoke about her support with the American Heart Association's initiative - Go Red For Women®. Valerie is a 10-year heart attack survivor and a proud supporter of Go Red for Women®, with the hopes to help raise awareness among women about the signs, symptoms and dangers of heart disease. She will donate $10 for every book sold during the month of February to the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women®.

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Valerie Ann Wilson Hosted Press Event And Book Signing At The Jefferson In Washington DC

February 16, 2012, Washington DC

Valerie Ann Wilson hosted a media event and book signing at The Jefferson in Washington DC on Wednesday, February 15th with local key media from the travel, business and leisure world.

Special Offer For The Inn At Palmetto Bluff An Auberge Resort

February 15, 2012,

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, an Auberge Resort, is offering special discounts, daily resort credit and family package rates available now through March 22, 2012. Book with your Valerie Wilson Travel advisor today.

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Valerie Wilson Book Signing Event At Posman Books Grand Central Terminal

February 15, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Ann Wilson will be signing her new book, Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts, Second Edition at Posman Books, Grand Central Terminal on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 5:00-7:00PM. Join us and let Valerie bring you her world of Hotels & Resorts.

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Valerie Ann Wilson Hosts Press Event And Book Signing At The Jefferson In Washington, D.C.

February 15, 2012, Washington, DC

Valerie Ann Wilson hosts a press event and book signing at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington, DC on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 from 6:00-7:30PM.

Cunard Line Offers Special Savings On A Selection Of 2012 Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Transatlantic Crossings

February 14, 2012,

Choose from a wide selection of 2012 Mediterranean, Northern Europe and Transatlantic Crossings and save up to $1600 per stateroom off early booking fares with your Valerie Wilson Travel advisor.

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Book Your Honeymoon Stay At A 2012 Classic Romance Property In Hawaii And Receive A Tiffany's Gift Card

February 13, 2012,

Book now through February 24, 2012 and receive a special offer at a Classic Romance property in Hawaii and receive a $250 Tiffany's Gift Card. Call your Valerie Wilson Travel advisor today.

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Join Valerie Ann Wilson At Posman Bookstore, Grand Central Terminal At Her Book Signing For Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts, Second Edition

February 10, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Ann Wilson will be signing her second edition of Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts at Posman Bookstore in Grand Central Terminal on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 5:00PM-7:00PM. $10 of every book sold will be donated to the American Heart Association's initiative - Go Red For Women®.

Valerie Ann Wilson Signs Books At Rizzoli Bookstore In New York

February 9, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Ann Wilson was greeted with a warm welcome from friends, family and clients at her book signing for Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts at Rizzoli Bookstore.

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Valerie Wilson Travel Advisors Are Offering Special Cove Sweetheart Packages And More At Atlantis For A Limited Time

February 8, 2012, Atlantis

Valerie Wilson Travel is offering special Cove Sweetheart packages and more at Atlantis, starting at 50% off and $200 food and beverage credit once during stay at The Cove Atlantis. Book by February 16, 2012 to receive these special packages.

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Paul Allen, Vice President Sales, Holland America Line, Discusses Valerie Wilson Travel's Hard Work and Attention to Detail

February 3, 2012, Holland America Line

Paul Allen, Vice President Sales, Holland America Line, tells us what he thinks of when he hears "Valerie Wilson Travel", hard work, attention to detail, and relationships.

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Valerie Ann Wilson Announces Book Signings for February, 2012

February 3, 2012,

  • Posman Books
    February 3, 2012
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Rizzoli Bookstore
    February 9, 2012
    5:30 PM-7:00 PM
  • Posman Books
    February 16, 2012
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
for more information on Valerie Wilson's World - visit valeriewilsonsworld.com

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Valerie Ann Wilson and Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg on CBS News for National Wear Red Day

February 3, 2012, CBS News, New York, NY

Valerie Ann Wilson and Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg are on CBS News at 5:00PM on Friday, February 3, 2012. They will be discussing the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® and National Wear Red Day. Valerie Ann Wilson is a 10 year heart attack survivor. She is a proud supporter for the American Heart Association's initiative - Go Red for Women®, with the hopes to help raise awareness among women about the signs, symptoms and dangers of heart disease.

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Valerie Ann Wilson Book Signing At Posman Books, Rockefeller Center On National Wear Red Day

February 3, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Ann Wilson signed her second edition of Valerie Wilson's World…The Top Hotels & Resorts on Friday, February 3, 2012, National Wear Red Day. $10 of every book sold went towards the American Heart Association's initiative - Go Red For Women®.

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Valerie Wilson Travel Celebrates Their 30th Anniversary And Valerie Ann Wilson's Second Edition Of Valerie Wilson's World...The Top Hotels & Resorts At The St Regis New York

February 2, 2012, New York, NY

Valerie Wilson Travel celebrates the launch of their 30th Anniversary and Valerie Ann Wilson's second edition of Valerie Wilson's World... The Top Hotels & Resorts at the St Regis New York on Thursday, February 2, 2012 with preferred partners and key media from the travel, lifestyle and business world.

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Matthew D. Upchurch, Chairman & CEO, Virtuoso, Speaks about the Connection Valerie Wilson Travel Has with Their Clients and Preferred Partners

February 2, 2012, Virtuoso Ltd

Matthew D. Upchurch, Chairman & CEO, Virtuoso, speaks about the connection Valerie Wilson Travel has with their clients and preferred partners. He also discusses how lucky VWT clients are to have access to Valerie Wilson, our leadership and the rest of the VWT team.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Featured in Virtuoso Traveler Magazine

February 2, 2012, March 2012 Virtuoso

Kimberly Wilson Wetty Featured in Virtuoso Traveler Magazine

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Valerie Ann Wilson on FOX's Good Day New York

February 2, 2012, Fox's Good Day New York

Valerie Ann Wilson was on Fox's Good Day New York with Rosanna Scotto and Lance Bass speaking about being a heart attack survivor and the symptoms to look out for. She also discusses what's coming up for Go Red and her plan to donate throughout the month of February at various book signing events throughout the United States.

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Valerie Wilson Launches New Book, Valerie Wilson's World... The Top Hotels & Resorts, Second Edition

February 2, 2012, Valerie Wilson Travel

On February 2nd, Valerie will introduce the second edition of Valerie Wilson's World, a highly anticipated travel book that showcases her favorite 400 most luxurious, unique and spectacular hotels and resorts around the world sharing her invaluable insight, lyrical descriptions and stunning photographs. A series of book launch events and a book tour beginning in New York and key cities throughout the United States will follow the launch.

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Mark Webb, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, British Airways, North America, Talks About Valerie Wilson Travel's Leadership and Commitment to Service

February 1, 2012, British Airways

Mark Webb, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, British Airways, North America, Talks About Valerie Wilson Travel Being Family-Owned and Operated. He also speaks about our unique leadership, commitment to service and the integrity in everything we do.

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Valerie Wilson Travel is Proud to Support the American Heart Association

January 31, 2012, Go Red For Women®

In support of the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women® initiative, on Friday, February 3, 2012, VWT is participating in the National Wear Red Day. We encourage everyone to wear red or something with red on Friday, February 3, 2012. For those who would like to make a contribution to the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women® you will receive a Go Red - Dress Lapel Pin.

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Mark Conroy, President, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Touches on the Support Regent Seven Seas Cruises Receives from Valerie Wilson Travel

January 31, 2012, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Mark Conroy, President, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, touches on the support Regent Seven Seas Cruises receives from Valerie Wilson Travel. He also speaks about VWT's professionalism, great service and follow-up with their clients.

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The Orient-Express is Offering Special Packages for Peru

January 30, 2012, Orient-Express

Live the journey of your lifetime visiting Cusco and Machu Picchu. Book a trip to Peru with your Valerie Wilson Travel advisor today.

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Kelly Wood, Vice President, Global Sales Organization, North America, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Talks About the Experiences Valerie Wilson Travel Creates for Their Clients That Last a Lifetime

January 30, 2012, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Kelly Wood, Vice President, Global Sales Organization, North America, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company talks about the experiences Valerie Wilson Travel creates for their clients that last a lifetime. She also discusses how Valerie Wilson Travel's fundamental philosophy's and ways of doing business are in complete alignment with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

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Jim Carter, Vice President, Eastern Sales Division, American Airlines, Discusses the Commitment Valerie Wilson Travel Has with Their Clients

January 29, 2012, American Airlines

Jim Carter, Vice President, Eastern Sales Division, American Airlines discusses the commitment Valerie Wilson Travel has with their clients and the passion that comes from VWT's employees.

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Jeff Senior, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Speaks About the Great Relationship with Valerie Wilson Travel

January 28, 2012, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International

Jeff Senior, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International speaks about the company's relationship with Valerie Wilson Travel and how they build their business on it.

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Reserve the Beauty and the Beach at The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach with Your Valerie Wilson Travel Advisor

January 27, 2012, The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach

The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach is offering special overnight accommodations and $200 spa credit. Reserve your next stay at The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach with your Valerie Wilson Travel advisor today.

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The St Regis expands its legacy with The St Regis Bal Harbour. Book special offers with Valerie Wilson Travel today

January 27, 2012, St Regis Bal Harbour Resort

The St Regis expands its legacy with the opening of The St Regis Bal Harbour Resort. Celebrate with champagne, and wake to breakfast in bed surrounded by the scent of fresh flowers. Book with your Valerie Wilson Travel advisor today.

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Don Jones, Vice President of Corporate and Travel Industry Sales, of the Americas, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Speaks about the Employees of Valerie Wilson Travel

January 27, 2012, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Don Jones, Vice President of Corporate and Travel industry Sales, Americas, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts speaks about the employees of Valerie Wilson Travel. He also touches on the partnership with Valerie Wilson Travel.

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Co-President, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg featured at International Luxury Travel Market, Digital Magazine

January 26, 2012, Digital Magazine

Co-President, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg traveled to Cannes, France to attend the 10th Anniversary of International Luxury Travel Market held in December 2011.

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Chuck Imhof, Staff Vice President, Delta/KLM/Air France/Alitalia, Talks About the Culture VWT Has Created as a Company

January 26, 2012, Delta/KLM/Air France/Alitalia

Chuck Imhof, Staff Vice President, Delta/KLM/Air France/Alitalia talks about how the culture of Valerie Wilson Travel has set them apart from other travel management companies.

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Christina Cormier, Regional Sales Director, New York and New England, United Airlines, Speaks about Valerie Wilson Travel as a Prestigious Organization

January 25, 2012, United Airlines

Christina Cormier, Regional Sales Director, New York and New England of United Airlines speaks about the prestige of Valerie Wilson Travel and why VWT is unqiue.

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Valerie Wilson Travel recommended by Forbes.com

January 24, 2012, Forbes.com

Forbes.com has written a 3-part article titled How To Find A Superstar Travel Agent, which mentions Valerie Wilson Travel as among one of their favorites. Valerie Wilson Travel is a proud member of Virtuoso®, an exclusive by-invitation-only organization of over 300 travel agencies in the world that specialize in the art of travel.

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Chris Cahill, Chief Operating Officer, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Talks About Their Relationship with Valerie Wilson Travel

January 24, 2012, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International

Chris Cahill, Chief Operating Officer of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International speaks about the company's relationship with Valerie Wilson Travel. He also touches on the quality of Valerie Wilson Travel's company and clients.

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Chris Austin, Vice President, Global Retail, Leisure and Luxury Sales, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Describes Valerie Wilson Travel with Four Powerful Words

January 23, 2012, Starwood Hotels and Resorts

Chris Austin, Vice President, Global Retail, Leisure and Luxury Sales of Starwood Hotels and Resorts speaks about the four P.s he believes puts VWT as one of the leading travel companies.

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Andrea Filippi, Executive Director, Worldwide Sales, Orient-Express, Gives Praise to Valerie Wilson Travel

January 22, 2012, Orient-Express

Andrea Filippi, Executive Director, Worldwide Sales of Orient-Express speaks about Valerie Wilson Travel's exceptional leisure and business travel services.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Speaks about Cruising with NY1

January 20, 2012, NY1

Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty speaks with Valerie D'Elia on NY1's Travel with Val about what travel agents can expect to hear from clients who plan to continue to cruise.

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Plan Your Next Ski Trip with Valerie Wilson Travel

January 18, 2012, Vail, Colorado

It snowed for the past 24 hours in Vail and more is on the way. The time is right to plan your powder getaway at Vail Mountain Lodge and Spa. Stay 3 nights arriving early in the week and the 4th night is their treat. Plan your ski days during the week and experience Vail like it's yours! Book now with your Valerie Wilson Travel agent.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty Speaks to CNN About Cruise Ship Crisis

January 17, 2012, CNN

Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty tells CNN what's important to know before boarding your cruise ship.

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Let Valerie Wilson Travel Plan Your Next Trip to the Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i with These Exclusive Limited Time Offers.

January 10, 2012, Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i, Classic Vacations Special Offer

Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i - two exceptional experiences on one Hawaiian island. Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i offer the experience of a truly private Hawaii with two unique properties. Guests are able to combine a classic beach holiday with an active upcountry Lodge vacation. Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i offer travelers the secluded pleasures and authentic beauty of Hawaii and is ideal for couples and families with children of all ages. Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i at Manele Bay is offering $150 air credit, along with every fourth night free. 4 nights from $629 per person. Four Seasons Resorts Lana'i, The Lodge at Koele is offering $150 air credit plus every third night free. 4 nights from only $559 per person. Book now through the end of January 2012. Call your Valerie Wilson Travel agent today!

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VERANDA Editors Traveled To Düsseldorf, Germany

January 9, 2012, Düsseldorf, Germany

In 2011, VERANDA editors traveled to Düsseldorf, Germany to uncover the best destinations in this flourishing European city. Inspired by Düsseldorf's hidden treasures, VERANDA partnered with premier tour provider Valerie Wilson Travel to create a luxury travel experience showcasing the very best of Düsseldorf, Germany. VERANDA invites you to experience Düsseldorf's unique blend of tradition and modernism with a special itinerary, curated by the editors of VERANDA.

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Emily Prentiss, Leisure Consultant for Valerie Wilson Travel Quoted in Luxury Travel Advisor

January 3, 2012, luxurytraveladvisor.com

Luxury Travel Advisor recent published an article titled "Downtown New York". Emily Prentiss, Leisure Travel Consultant for Valerie Wilson Travel says, "My goal when sending clients to downtown New York is to make them feel like they are locals. Luckily, hotel restaurants and bars are hot spots in the city so it is never a problem to reach out to my contacts to get them the best table and interaction with the chef or a room with a specific view. One of my favorite places to go after a hectic day is Imperial No. Nine in the Mondrian SoHo for dinner or drinks. From the moment you walk down the ivy archway, you are immediately swept out of the hustle and bustle of NYC. The food is great and the ambiance is magical. Walking the High Line from 20th Street to 14th Street is a unique way to take in the sights and views from above. You can even learn about the High Line history from the museum below [around 17th street]. End with a pretzel at The Standard Hotel Biergarten a few blocks away. When it's time for dinner, try Spice Market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten topped off by rooftop drinks at the Gansevoort Meatpacking."

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Valerie Wilson Travel Offers Exclusive Opportunity to Set Sail with a Top Celebrity Chef On Board the Oceania Marina Pearls of the Aegean Cruise April 22-May 2, 2012

December 19, 2011, Oceania Marina Pearls of the Aegean

Valerie Wilson Travel offers an exclusive opportunity to set sail with a top celebrity chef. Chef Jason Sobocinski of Caseus Fromagerie Bistro and The Cooking Channel's The Big Cheese sails from Venice on the Oceania Marina Pearls of the Aegean Cruise. Join guest Chef Jason Sobocinski at the on board Bon Appétit Culinary Academy where he will be teaching classes, giving tips and talking about authentic cuisine. Chef Sobocinski will also lead tours in Mykonos, Crete and Santorini. Guests will receive a signed copy of his cookbook and join him at a private cocktail party.

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Valerie Wilson Travel 30th Anniversary Celebration & Leadership Featured on myhometownbronxville.com

December 14, 2011, myhometownbronxville.com

Valerie Ann Wilson Receives Award at the Luxury Travel Expo, Las Vegas

December 8, 2011, Luxury Travel Expo, Las Vegas

Valerie Ann Wilson attended the Luxury Travel Expo at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas from December 6-8, where she received the Luxury Travel Advisor Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Attended the Annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes, France

December 8, 2011, Cannes, France

For the ninth consecutive year, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg attended the Annual International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) in Cannes, France. Jennifer again participated in the ILTM Leader's Forum (which included 31 global travel industry experts this year), prior to the official opening of ILTM, where there was a presentation from Chris Sanderson from the Future Laboratory and another from John Andrew from The Economist. One of the topics was: The Changing Face of the Luxury Travel Buyer: Agents and Tour Operators. She was joined by seven other VWT employees including Executive Director of Vendor Relations, Dan Beschloss, Director of Leisure Business Development, Ginny Caragol, Associate Agent, Will Jennings, Associate Agent of Palo Alto, Jim Wiedman, House Agent, Franca DiSpigna, Associate Agent, Judy Kurzban and Meetings Coordinator, Brandi Brister. Also in attendance with Valerie Wilson Travel employees were Manny Beauregard of Hallmark Travel and Bob Watson of Watson & Watson, both of which are a VWT Affiliate.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty of Valerie Wilson Travel speaks about her passion for travel at the Young Leaders Conference

December 6, 2011, Luxury Travel Expo

December- Kimberly Wilson Wetty speaks about her passion for the travel business on Dec. 6 at the Young Leaders Conference. Kimberly says, "The Young Leaders Conference, held in conjunction with Luxury Travel Expo, is a perfect example of how to create an environment for young professionals to come together to learn, network and exchange ideas, concerns and challenges in an innovative forum."

Valerie Wilson Travel Pillars of Strength

December 6, 2011, Valerie Wilson Travel Pillars of Strength

Valerie Wilson Travel is proud to be celebrating 30 years in business. We pride ourselves on our Pillars of Strength, which include highlights about all the different aspects of our company. Each Pillar of Strength informs you about our core values on which the company was founded. Dedication to our founding principles of integrity, trust and loyalty has made us an industry leader. We are committed to help you create a lifetime of memories. Check back here daily to learn more and explore the world through The Power of Access™.

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Valerie Wilson Travel General Services

December 6, 2011, Valerie Wilson Travel General Services

Valerie Wilson Travel has a team approach to our Travel Management Services. All of our dedicated Travel Consultants cultivate individual professional relationships with our travel arrangers and travelers to ensure your travels for business, pleasure or special group events are as enjoyable, seamless and stress-free as possible. Our commitment to building long term relationships results in an unsurpassed level of client satisfaction.

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg of Valerie Wilson Travel attends the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes

December 5, 2011, International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes

December 5-8, 2011 - Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg attends the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes. Jennifer will join other VIP's from luxury travel and other key travel influencers to share and learn what is hot and what is not for luxury travel experiences.

Valerie Wilson Travel Wishes Everyone a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2011, Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

Valerie Ann Wilson, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Kimberly Wilson Wetty and Valerie Wilson Travel Inc. wishes everyone a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving holiday. Safe travels to all!

Valerie Wilson Travel Hosts 30 Year Anniversary Cocktail Reception and Travel Fest

November 23, 2011, The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester

Founder, Chairman and CEO, Valerie Ann Wilson, Co-President, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty host a cocktail reception and travel fest with prominent VWT clients and preferred suppliers. Guests enjoyed cocktails, including a specialty cocktail, Valertini and a sneak peek inside VWT's 30th Anniversary Journal.

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Valerie Ann Wilson, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty Named Travel + Leisure's A-List: World's Top Agents

November 15, 2011, Travel + Leisure's A-List: World's Top Agents

Valerie Ann Wilson is named on Travel + Leisure's A-List: World's Top Agents list as a super-agent for running one of the country's most prestigious travel agencies. Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty are both named on Travel + Leisure's A-List: World's Top Agents for their high-end, luxury travel knowledge and experience.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel Gives Honeymoon Travel Tips

November 1, 2011, Honeymoon Travel Tips

November - Kimberly Wilson Wetty offers travel tips to those planning a honeymoon in the upcoming 2011 Honeymoon Guide published by Destination Weddings and Honeymoons. She recommends that couples always mention that the trip is a honeymoon when reserving to take advantage of any VIP treatment. And, she always recommends buying travel insurance "because you just never know what might happen".

Valerie Wilson Travel, a Sponsor of the First Annual Pink Chair Luncheon and Fashion Show Benefitting the Pink Aid Foundation and Fairfield County Breast Cancer

October 5, 2011, Valerie Wilson Travel, a Sponsor of the First Annual Pink Chair Luncheon and Fashion Show Benefitting the Pink Aid Foundation and Fairfield County Breast Cancer

Westport, Ct. - Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. Co-President, Kimberly Wilson Wetty, is a sponsor of the inaugural Pink Chair fund raising luncheon being held by the Pink Aid Foundation which is committed to funding breast cancer support services for local Fairfield County women in need. Valerie Wilson Travel will donate several trips to the silent auction as well as smaller items for the gift bags. Good Morning America's Robin Roberts, a breast cancer survivor will be a keynote speaker. The luncheon will take place on October 5, 2011 from 11.30AM to 2.30PM at Mitchells of Westport, 670 Post Road East, Westport, Ct.

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Valerie Wilson Travel Opens Palo Alto Office

September 26, 2011, Valerie Wilson Travel Opens Palo Alto Office

Palo Alto, Ca. Valerie Wilson Travel Co-President Kimberly Wilson Wetty officially opened the Palo Alto office in a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Honorable Mayor Sidney Espinosa on Monday, September 26. The event was also attended by current clients and Gentry Magazine. While VWT has long done business in this important market, the time was right to establish a bricks and mortar presence.

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Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. Celebrates 30th Anniversary

September 8, 2011, Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. which will be celebrated by the introduction of a year long new campaign starting at noon today. The focus will be on the legacy of company creating creating legendary journeys and memories as well as seamless corporate travel. Valerie Wilson Travel is a privately held, family owned and debt free travel management company run by Founder, Chairman and CEO, Valerie Ann Wilson and her daughters, Co-Presidents Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty.

Valerie Wilson Travel's Valerie Ann Wilson, CEO, Founder and Chairman and Co-Presidents Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty Featured on the Cover of Travel Agent Magazine

September 8, 2011, Featured on the Cover of Travel Agent Magazine

In recognition of the 30th Anniversary of Valerie Wilson Travel, Valerie Ann Wilson and her daughters Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty were featured as the cover story of the August 8th issue. The article focuses on the importance placed on servicing their clients and being accessible to them as part of the hi touch service they provide. They also place a premium on their relationships with preferred partners and work to enhance those relationships through workshops that bring the vendors and the agents together with the goal of a satisfied client.

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Valerie Wilson Travel Employees Help The Viceroy Hotel Group Spruce Up The Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas

August 24, 2011, Valerie Wilson Travel Employees Help The Viceroy Hotel Group Spruce Up The Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas

Lisa Bankson, Carole Anne Hughs and Karen McLane volunteered their time to help clean and organize The Boys & Girls Club of Las Vegas in time for school opening next week. They helped build 10 easels and paint 2 murals.

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Travel Mart attended by Valerie Ann Wilson, CEO and Chairman and Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-Presidents of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc.

August 19, 2011, Travel Mart attended by Valerie Ann Wilson, CEO and Chairman and Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-Presidents of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc.

August 14-19, 2011-Las Vegas -This year's Virtuoso Travel Mart, held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, provided an opportunity for attendees to catch up with and renew acquaintances with fellow advisors as well as develop relationships with travel professional worldwide. Among the workshops attended were Next Gen Boot Camp designed to showcase up and coming travel professionals and VAST Globetrotting & Training Expo developed to demonstrate how VAST suppliers can benefit travel clients. The week culminated with the Awards Dinner where Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso, recognized Valerie Ann Wilson for her commitment to the travel industry and Virtuoso.

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Travel & Leisure Announces 2011 A-List of 137 Top Travel Agents

August 15, 2011, Travel & Leisure Announces 2011 A-List of 137 Top Travel Agents

New York - CEO, Chairman and Founder of Valerie Wilson Travel, Valerie Ann Wilson, was again named a Travel & Leisure Super Agent. She has been named to the A-List since 2003. Also named to the A-List as top agents for the third consecutive year are Co-Presidents Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Jennifer for business travel, hotels and spas and Kimberly, for selling family travel. Manny Beauregard has also been named to the A-List as a top agent for hotels. The list will appear in the September issue of Travel & Leisure.

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Stay Ahead with Sabre Red 2011

August 3, 2011, Stay Ahead with Sabre Red 2011

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. and Brian Buttigieg, Senior Vice President Operations, Finance & Legal attended the breakfast presentation of Sabre Red along with Jay Jones, Senior Vice President, Americas that took place at the Millennium Broadway Hotel.

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Valerie Ann Wilson Shares Travel Tips in The Globetrotter's Get Gorgeous Guide

August 2, 2011, The Globetrotter's Get Gorgeous Guide

Valerie Ann Wilson, Chairman and CEO of Valerie Wilson Travel shares her best tips on how to survive air travel such as eating sparingly on planes and eschewing garlic and sauces. A fan of Coca-Cola, she will bring her own on the plane if necessary. Once on the plane she follows a routine that includes flat shoes, comfortable slacks, a down travel pillow, a pashmina, a travel blanket and a book. Her clothes are always wrapped in individual plastic bags to avoid wrinkling.

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Industry Experts Reveal Their Insider Picks at Luxury Travel Expo

July 26, 2011, Industry Experts Reveal Their Insider Picks at Luxury Travel Expo

Chairman and CEO of Valerie Wilson Travel, Valerie Ann Wilson and Robert Romano, partner at Fugazi Travel have confirmed their participation in the "He Said, She Said" session where they will discuss their greatest picks for new and luxurious properties.

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He Said, She Said, They Said Sessions at Meeting

July 25, 2011, Luxury Travel Expo Features "He Said, She Said, They Said" Sessions at Meeting

CEO and Chairman, Valerie Ann Wilson of Valerie Wilson Travel and Robert Romano of Fugazi Travel Agency reported on "Islands of Adventure: The Most Pampering Hotels and Resorts Worldwide" in the popular "he said, She Said" session.

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Valerie Wilson Travel attends ASTA's Corporate Advisory Council (CAC)

July 25, 2011, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel attends ASTA's Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) and Meets With DOT Secretary LaHood and Sam Podberesky, Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings

Alexandria, Va. - Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg commented favorably about the DOT's approach to critical topics relating to travel sellers and end user consumers, particularly, how Ray La Hood and Sam Podberesky addressed the meeting in an open dialogue for the good of the U.S. traveler.

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Seabourn Quest a Unique Experience

July 14, 2011, Seabourn Quest a Unique Experience

Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. completing a cruise on the Seabourn Quest, shares her thoughts. "Seabourn Square is tremendous - that center section where people can co-mingle - it's a great meeting spot". Dining options are really unique. "Everything is just a little bit bigger, but it maintains that high quality of service and food and the onboard experience that everybody knows about Seabourn." For families looking for a five-and six-star experience on a ship, Seabourn does a nice job of creating a small children's program. There is a level of formality even with a relaxed dress code and a small ship experience with a country club feel and lots of co-mingling with guests.

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Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. Co-President Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Participates in Iceland Adventure Tour with Delta Air Lines

June 30, 2011, Iceland Adventure Tour

Co-President Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, accompanied by her husband Brian Buttigieg, Vice President and General Counsel of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc., enjoyed whale watching, an off-road adventure and white water rafting in Reykjavik, Iceland. They also toured the Golden Triangle which included Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall and Canyon. The highlight of the trip was meeting the President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, and having cocktails with him at his residence. Amazing and rugged, Iceland is truly an emerging destination.

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Valerie Wilson Travel Shows Increase in ARC Air Sales in the 2011 Business Travel Survey

June 27, 2011, Valerie Wilson Travel Shows Increase in ARC Air Sales in the 2011 Business Travel Survey

Valerie Wilson Travel has shown a 15% increase in ARC air sales ($) and a 4% increase in ARC air transactions based on the 2011 Business Travel Survey.

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Travel Weekly Announces 2011 Power List

June 27, 2011, Travel Weekly Announces 2011 Power List

Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. has once again been nominated to the Travel Weekly Power List. Ranked 29th out of 52 travel members, ranking is determined by gross sales volume. There were three new entrants to the travel agency category this year.

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Valerie Wilson Travel 30th Anniversary and Inaugural Golf Invitational featured in Links website story.

June 18, 2011, Links Magazine

Links online is currently featuring a story about Valerie Wilson Travel celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a series of once-in-a-lifetime trips that includes the Valerie Wilson Travel Inaugural Golf Invitational at The Gleneagles Resort in Perthshire, Scotland, home of the 2014 Ryder Cup matches.

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Valerie Wilson Travel Sponsors Two Tables at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York's Annual Gala

June 16, 2011, Make-A-Wish Foundation

CEO and Chairman Valerie Ann Wilson, Co-Presidents Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty with their respective husbands attended the Make-A-Wish Gala at Cipriani Wall Street where $2.1 million was raised.

The enormous outpouring of support from all the attendees in addition to the efforts of two highly effective fundraisers and honorees Jimmy Lee and Mike Delaney (MAW) made the night a huge success. A $500,000 challenge match for wishes and the presence of more than a dozen wish families who touched many hearts made the event even more special.

Valerie Wilson Travel was honored to sponsor two tables at this event. Each day, we are reminded of the lives that are touched by MAW, and as a result of VWT's continued support in the process of grant every wish, they are able to change lives in an instant... and for a lifetime.

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VWT Participates in the JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge - June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011, JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge

Valerie Wilson Travel participated in the 35th annual JPMorgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Central Park. VWT was one of 940 companies that helped raise funds for the Central Park Conservancy. This marked the 17th year of running for the 14 member VWT team who ran/walked over a 3.5 mile course. A big thanks to Christina Colarullo and Jim Natale for their help.

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Dana Griffin, Director VWT Greenwich, CT, participated in the United/Continental Airlines Stuttgart, Germany Inaugural Trip

June 9, 2011, Germany Inaugural Trip

June 9-12, 2011
Dana Griffin, Director VWT Greenwich, CT, recently took part in the United/Continental Airlines Stuttgart, Germany Inaugural Trip (June 9-12, 2011) and ribbon cutting ceremony.

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Dan Beschloss pictured inside the port-side engine of a brand new Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER.

June 8, 2011, Dan Beschloss

Dan Beschloss pictured inside the port-side engine of a brand new Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER. Dan had a much better seat for the actual "delivery" flight from the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington to Hong Kong!

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel attended the Pre-Inaugural Sailing on the Seaborn Quest June 3 to 6, 2011.

June 3, 2011, Seaborn Quest

Kimberly Wilson Wetty will cruise on the Seaborn Quest, sailing from Civitavecchia, Italy to Monte Carlo, Monaco, stopping at Le Lavandour, France along the way.

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Sofitel Travel Agent Advisory Board Meeting

May 14, 2011, Sofitel Travel Agent Advisory Board Meeting

May 10-14, 2011 Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. attended the meeting that took place in Vienna and Munich. The picture, taken in Vienna, includes Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and other travel executives.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel previews the Vancouver, B.C. Rosewood Hotel Georgia's new renovation

May 12, 2011, Rosewood Hotel Georgia's

May 12, 2011 - Kimberly Wilson Wetty previewed the historic and elegant Hotel Georgia renovation which includes 155 Guest accommodations, Sense, a Rosewood Spa®, an indoor swimming pool and fine dining restaurant by renowned Chef David Hawksworth. The hotel will open later in 2011.

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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel interviewed by Travel Market News

May 10, 2011, Travel Market News

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, first travel agency representative to serve on the Collette Vacations advisory board, talks about the importance of travel agents as a hidden sales force who are able to leverage their customer relationships and bring tour products to today's travelers.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel attends the Crystal Cruises 21st Annual Gala

May 9, 2011, Crystal Cruises 21st Annual

May 9, 2011 - Kimberly Wilson Wetty represented top producer, Valerie Wilson Travel Inc. at the 21st Annual Gala where the keynote speaker was James Taylor of Affluent Traveler.

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Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel Interviewed on CNBC about consumer travel opportunities

May 3, 2011, CNBC

May 3, 2011 – Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg spoke about some of the bargains available to travelers as a result of a weaker dollar. She mentioned that hotels were doing value added amenities as well as a guaranteed dollar rate tied to a specific time period. She cited Brazil, Portugal and Greece because of the economic challenges as being great travel bargains in addition to traveling during shoulder seasons. She also spoke about cruise lines as being a great value because many were including air fare and the costs were known ahead of time

Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel Visits Grace Bay Club in Turks & Caicos

April 23, 2011, Grace Bay Club in Turks & Caicos

April 2011 - Kimberly Wilson Wetty recently traveled to the child friendly Grace Bay Club featuring Kidstown, their children's program the highlight of which was a beach campout with no parents allowed. Other activities include a trip on the Island Vibe to snorkel on the Barrier Reef.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel previews the Rosewood Hotel San Miguel De Allende

April 23, 2011, Rosewood Hotel San Miguel De Allende

April 2011 - Kimberly Wilson Wetty visited the Hotel San Miguel De Allende nestled in the mountains north of Mexico City. Cradled within the historical heart of downtown, this sanctuary presents 67 beautifully appointed guest rooms, Sense, A Rosewood Spa, signature restaurants, a rooftop lounge, event space, outdoor amphitheater and luxury.

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel, co-hosts Travel Fest at Sports Club/LA

April 10, 2011, Sports Club/LA

April 10, 2011-110 families+ attended Family Fun Day & Travel Fest to gather vacation ideas from Royal Caribbean, Club Med and Adventures by Disney.

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Valerie Wilson Travel will co-host Travel Fest at Sports Club/LA

April 9, 2011, Sports Club/LA from 9:30-12:30

Make-A-Wish, Wine & Wishes Event

March 30, 2011, New York, New York - Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc will be a sponsor and donate an auction item for a stay at the Atlantis in Dubai.

Valerie Wilson Travel-Ponte Vedra Travel Fest

March 2, 2011, Valerie Wilson Travel-Ponte Vedra Travel Fest

Kimberly WilsonWetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel Visits Rosewood Mayakoba on the Riviera Maya

February 23, 2011, Rosewood Mayakoba

February, 2011- Kimberly Wilson Wetty recently spent time at Rosewood Mayakoba a child friendly resort offering diversified activities for children and adults including Pirate Night and an eco- tour of the mangroves as well as fine dining and shopping .

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Kimberly Wilson Wetty on Maiden Voyage of Oceania Marina

February 5, 2011,

February 5, 2011, Miami, Florida, Co-President Valerie Wilson Wetty was on hand for the christening of Oceania's new luxury ship the Marina as well as a three day maiden voyage. The ship's grand staircase twinkles with Lalique glass on the railing of every step. The teak decks are pristine and the Barista Bars are seemingly everywhere when you need a coffee. The ship looks enormous from the dock but belies the intimate warmth of the on deck atmosphere.

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Sofitel Hotel General Manager's Meeting

February 2, 2011, Rabat, Morocco- Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg will attend and lead a discussion with the General Managers about the affluent guest and luxury travel market.

Palm Beach Leukemia & Lymphoma Gala

January 22, 2011, Valerie Wilson Travel, a sponsor of Palm Beach Leukemia and Lymphoma Gala

January 22, 2011, Palm Beach - Valerie Wilson Travel Co-President Kimberly Wilson Wetty will attend the Palm Beach Leukemia and Lymphoma Gala being held at Mar-a-Lago, the former Marjorie Merriweather Post estate, now a National Historic Landmark, on January 22nd.

Palm Beach Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Gala

January 22, 2011, Kimberly Wilson Wetty attends Palm Beach Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Gala

Valerie Wilson Travel Inc. co-president Kimberly Wilson Wetty, a sponsor of the evening along with Virtuoso (promoting Virgin Galactic), and her guest Mark Conroy, CEO of Regent Seven Seas, were among the 350 supporters who attended The Leukemia and Lymphona Society Gala held at Mar-a-Lago on January 22, 2011. Valerie Wilson Travel and Regent Seven Seas donated a cruise for the evening's auction which raised $330,000.

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Travel Agent Magazine

January 21, 2011, Travel Agent Magazine Interviews Valerie Ann Wilson

Valerie Ann Wilson, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Valerie Wilson Travel Inc. tells Travel Agent Magazine about the value of investing in technology and staff as a way to stay the course and maintain momentum

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"Into Space" at West Palm Beach Gallery

January 19, 2011, Valerie Wilson Travel, a Sponsor of Laurance Rassin's exhibit," Into Space" at W Palm Beach Gallery

January 19, 2011, West Palm Beach - Valerie Wilson Travel will feature VWT Virgin Galactic accredited space agents, Moshe Gabbay and Suzanne Perritt at the "Into Space" exhibit, showcasing Rassin's futuristic art, music and fashion, opens January 19th at the Paul Fisher Gallery. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Autism Speaks, North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization.

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New York Family Magazine

January 11, 2011, Kimberly Wilson Wetty Provides Family Friendly Winter Destinations

'An Agent's Notes' lists family friendly destinations from skiing to surfing, good planning advice, and some select destinations for the winter season

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Condé Nast Travel Summit

January 10, 2011, Co-Presidents Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty will attend the Condé Nast Travel Summit in Las Vegas

Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc.'s Co-Presidents Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty will attend the Condé Nast Travel Summit. As recognized CNT Top Travel Specialists they are among a select few to be invited to this forum. Kimberly Wilson Wetty to be a panelist in the "How to Give Your Clients Sustainable Travel Experiences They Will Love" seminar on January 11th.

Greenwich Magazine

January 10, 2011, Valerie Ann Wilson and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, guests and agents featured

Among the photos featured of the Valerie Wilson Travel Inc. Preferred Supplier event that took place at L'Espace Restaurant in the Greenwich Harbor Hotel are of Co-President Kimberly Wilson Wetty with Chairman Valerie Ann Wilson; Nancy & Ed Fox with Lisa Bankson of the Greenwich office and Mr. and Mrs. David Mullins with Lois Nadel of the Purchase office. The event was hosted by the Greenwich, New Canaan and Purchase offices and showcased their luxury travel partners and their new offerings for 2011.

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American Executive

January 1, 2011, Jennifer Wilson Buttigieg featured in American Executive: Valerie Wilson Travel: The Trust Factor

Wall Street Journal

December 16, 2010, 2011, A Look Ahead

Kimberly Wilson Wetty, co-president, featured in Wall Street Journal

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LuxurySociety - Bulletin

December 13, 2010, Taking the Pulse of the Luxury Traveller Online & Beyond

Travel Weekly

December 12, 2010, Optimism at Cannes luxury conference

New York Family Magazine

December 10, 2010, Kimberly Wilson Wetty Provides Family Friendly Holiday Destinations For New York Family Magazine

'All Together Now' lists family friendly destinations, good planning advice, and some select destinations for the holidays.

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Delta Joint Venture

December 2, 2010, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg interviewed by Delta

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg interviewed by Delta on the importance of the joint venture between Delta, Air France, KLM and Alitalia

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ILTM Ultratravel Forum

December 1, 2010, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg to travel to Cannes, France for ILTM’s Ultratravel Forum

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc will travel to Cannes, France on December 6 to participate in the opening events of ILTM’s Ultratravel Forum.

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards

December 1, 2010, Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. awarded silver medal

Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. has been awarded a silver medal for their Power of Access campaign in the travel agent/agency category.

Wall Street Journal

November 18, 2010, Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President is Quoted on Green Travel

Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President is Quoted on Green Travel

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The New York Women's Forum

November 17, 2010, VWT supports the Women's New York Forum in an evening of fun with some sisters on the verge.

The New York Women's Forum Inc. will be hosting "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" staring Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell. This new musical is based on the film by Pedro Almodovar and will be shown at the Lincoln Center Theater, Belasco Theatre. All proceeds from the evening benefit The Education Fund of the Women's Forum Inc.

Prince William of Wales

November 15, 2010, Founder, Chairman and CEO Valerie Ann Wilson of Valerie Wilson Travel Presented to HRH Prince William of Wales

November 15, 2010, London - Valerie Ann Wilson traveled to London as a guest of The Dorchester Collection at a formal dinner for the Child Bereavement Charity in Windsor Castle on November 15th. She was presented to HRH Prince William of Wales in St. George's Hall, the largest room of the State Apartments the day before he announced his engagement to Kate Middleton.

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ILTM Ultratravel

November 11, 2010, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Interviewed by ILTM as a VIP Buyer

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg co-owner and co-president of one of the largest and longest-established travel consulting firms in the US - Valerie Wilson Travel, talks to TheInsider...

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The 360 Summit

November 10, 2010, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg attends the 11th Annual 360 Summit; Valerie Wilson Travel was one of this year's sponsors.

Held at the NYSE Euronext, The Summit theme this year was “What if…”

VWT was one of the sponsors of the evening and co-branded with Canyon Ranch to provide one of the raffle items (2 nights for 2 people at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA).

During the event, the 360 Leadership Award was presented to Chris Anderson, Curator of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conferences, which are held in the U.S., Asia and Europe each year. Previously he founded Future Publishing. The mission of TED is “ideas worth spreading”. More than 700 TED talks have been released free online and as of July 2010, have been viewed over 290 million times. He also oversaw the introduction of the TED Prize, the TED Fellows Program, the TED open translation program, and the TEDx program, allowing hundreds of independently organized TED-like events to be held around the world.

The 360 Leadership Award is based on extraordinary achievement and a particular leader’s personification of “360 Leadership” which demonstrates the ability to:

  • Perform with excellence in several arenas, each requiring different skills
  • Draw on different aspects of their personality as the situation requires, so their response (whether calling for traits traditionally seen as masculine, i.e., decisiveness, toughness, force of will; or feminine, i.e., collaborative, inclusive, sympathetic) is appropriate to the venue, people involved and nature of the issue at hand
  • Think globally, recognizing that today’s opportunities – and challenges – can come from anywhere in the world
  • See life and its challenges in an historic context, employing lessons from an understanding of the past to lead effectively into the future

Each table was hosted by a leader in their field. Jennifer was honored to meet General Raymond E. Johns (Commander, Air Mobility Command, USAF). General Johns leads the men and women of our nation’s Air Mobility Command – active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilians – responsible for the rapid, global mobility and sustainment of all America’s armed forces. Under General Johns’ leadership, the Air Mobility Command also provides crucial humanitarian support at home and around the world, including airlift, aerial refueling, special air missions and aeromedical evacuations.

Some of the “What if…” discussion topics included:

  • What if…companies mandated that their employees spend four paid days per year performing community service at an organization or for a cause of their choice?
  • What if…we taxed companies for excessive packaging of their products
  • What it…we set up in every community a system where we were responsible for each other in case of emergency? How could your business participate in, or facilitate this?

All attendees at this summit were C-suite executives and/or board of directors of public companies.

Jennifer was honored to be included in this exclusive group.

Cunard Queen Elizabeth

October 22, 2010, Valerie Wilson attends the Naming Ceremony of the new Cunard Queen Elizabeth

Valerie Ann Wilson, Chairman & CEO of Valerie Wilson Travel, attends the Naming Ceremony of the new Cunard Queen Elizabeth in Southampton, England on October 11, 2010. "I was so honored to be included in the small group of guests invited from North America to share in this historic occasion. There is nothing like English pomp and ceremony and it is even better when Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth is present." said Valerie.

I hope you enjoy my pictorial tour of this magnificent ship and the official photographs of Her Majesty as she named the ship, Queen Elizabeth. Better yet, let one of us at Valerie Wilson Travel help you plan your next cruise on one of the three Cunard Queens.



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Pink Pride

October 5, 2010, Valerie Wilson Travel & Cottage & Gardens Host Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Luncheon

Last Tuesday we were honored to attend the Luncheon for a Cure sponsored by CT Cottages & Gardens and Valerie Wilson Travel benefiting the Connecticut affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Having been touched by this disease in many different ways, we wanted to remember friends and family with some of our favorite pink pieces...

P.S. Speaking of pink, one of our favorite daily reads is Pretty Pink Tulips and guess who's featured today? Read Elizabeth's post here!

Photos from Garnet Hill, Eddie Ross, Bluefly, Australia Entertains and Country Living

Travel + Leisure

September 23, 2010, Travel + Leisure's 2010 A-List names Valerie Ann Wilson, Chairman & CEO for 8 consecutive years and again as a "Power Broker."

Also named as Top Travel Agents Co-Presidents, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Business Travel and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Family Travel Specialist; and Associate Agent, Manny Beauregard for Hotels.

Travel + Leisure evaluated thousands of travel agents to create this highly selective list just for their readers. This list organizes agents by region of expertise and profiles them with details such as years of experience, other specialties, consulting fees and contract information. The list will be featured in the October issue of Travel + Leisure

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ASTA.org

September 15, 2010, The Interactive Travel Services Association (ITSA) awarded Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-Owner and Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel (VWT), with the Barbara O'Hara Advocacy Award.

The award is presented each year by ITSA 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.

In presenting the ITSA award, Bruce Charendoff, ITSA's immediate past president, said, "This year, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg has joined ASTA's Corporate Advisory Council -- and become one of ASTA's most effective and engaged volunteer advocates."

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MSNBC.com

September 13, 2010, Business Travelers Bringing Families On The Road

Combining business and leisure trips, or "blended travel" in which business travelers bring along a friend or family members, has gained momentum in recent years, some industry experts say.

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Travel Weekly

September 8, 2010, VWT Receives 2010 Silver Magellan Award

VWT is both proud and honored to have received the 2010 Silver Magellan Award Winner in the Travel Agent/Agency | Advertising/Marketing Campaign category! Organized by Travel Weekly, The 2010 Magellan Awards receives entries from top travel organizations and professionals worldwide.

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Virtuoso Travel Mart

August 19, 2010, Valerie Wilson Travel wins "Most Hospitable Agency" award at Virtuoso's 2010 Travel Mart!

This year's Virtuoso Travel Mart took place from August 15 through August 19 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. The re-inspired "Virtuoso Cultural Gala" included the presentation of Achievement Awards given to some of the network's most outstanding members and suppliers. Key categories included Virtuoso production, as well as well as peer-to-peer awards honoring members and suppliers who exemplify the best in the luxury travel industry. Valerie Wilson Travel was awarded the "Most Hospitable Agency" award in the Peer-to-Peer Member Category.

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Virtuoso Travel Mart

August 16, 2010, Travel + Leisure Unveils 2010 A-List at Virtuoso™'s Travel Mart Confrence and Honors Virtuoso™ Members on the List:

Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Valerie Ann Wilson, and Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Among Agents Recognized

Travel + Leisure VP/Publisher J.P. Kyrillos and Deputy Editor Laura Begley Bloom congratulated the 73 Virtuoso ™ member travel advisors and preferred suppliers who are featured on Travel + Leisure's 2010 A-List of Top Travel Agents at the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas during Virtuoso's annual Travel Mart conference on August 16th. Selected by the editors of Travel + Leisure,the complete list of the 121 top travel agents who are on the ninth annual Travel + Leisure A-List will be posted on TravelandLeisure.com beginning September 15 and will be highlighted in the magazine's October issue, available on newsstands September 24.

Cox & Kings, a sponsor of Travel + Leisure's 2010 A-List, congratulates the A-List Top Travel Agents.

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The Yachts of Seabourn Blog

July 10, 2010, Extra Hands on Odyssey Bridge: Valerie Ann Wilson and family sail the Greek Isles and Turkey onboard the Seabourn Odyssey.

Valerie Wilson of Valerie Wilson Travel is truly enjoying her cruise onboard the Seabourn Odyssey with her extended family, sailing in the Greek Isles and Turkey. On July 6, Captain Gier-Arne Thue-ilsen invited Mrs. Wilson and her family to the bridge to watch and even assist the onboard bridge officers as the yacht was sailing out of Patmos, Greece, that evening...

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Business Travel News

June 28, 2010, VWT moves up Business Travel News Top US Travel Management Companies List

VWT moves up Business Travel News Top US Travel Management Companies List

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Travel Weekly Magazine

June 28, 2010, Valerie Wilson Travel makes Travel Weekly Magazine's "2010 Powerlist".

Valerie Wilson Travel makes Travel Weekly Magazine's "2010 Powerlist". Ranked at #27 (up from #30 in 2009), VWT makes the list for the 12th year in a row.

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The Netherlands & Paris, France

June 5, 2010, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg attends Sofitel Travel Agency Advisory Board Meeting

In early June 2010, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg attended the Sofitel Travel Agency Advisory Board Meeting where the topics focused on the redesign and repositioning of the Sofitel brand. VWT is a key producer for Sofitel and will maintain being a member of STEP (Sofitel Travel Experience Program). Site visits were made at the Sofitel Amsterdam The Grand and at Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg; both a part of their iconic hotels Legends Division.

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London, England - Yachts of Seabourn

June 4, 2010, Valerie premiers on YouTube at the Naming Ceremony for the Seabourn Sojourn in London on June 4

Valerie premiers on YouTube at the Naming Ceremony for the Seabourn Sojourn in London on June 4

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Houston, Texas and Continental Aircrafts Worldwide

June 1, 2010, Continental Airlines announces new Lie Flat BusinessFirst seats on Hong Kong and London Flights - Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg part of Houston Corporate Focus Group

In July of 2008 at the National Business Traveler's Association Convention in Los Angeles, Continental Airlines announced it's new Lie Flat BusinessFirst seat. After years in development, Continental Airlines announced in June 2010 that all aircraft scheduled to fly to London Heathrow are now equipped with the new flatbed seat in BusinessFirst. Installation on Hong Kong bound flights began in October of 2009 and will continue through early 2011.

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President at Valerie Wilson Travel was instrumental in the development and design as a selected member of the Houston Focus Group at which participants had the opportunity to see the latest mockup of the seat prior to their installation on the 777 and 757 aircrafts. View snap shots of the new seat, read the official press release and see Continental's Chairman, President and CEO Jeff Smisek announce the new flatbed seat in the June issue of Continental Airlines' Magazine

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Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City, New York

May 24, 2010, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Brian Buttigieg attend American Airlines sponsored event: The Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala honoring Michael Douglas

VWT Co-President Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Vice President & General Counsel Brian Buttigieg attended the 37th Annual Gala Tribute of The Film Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. The event was sponsored by American Airlines. The 2010 Chaplin Award was presented to honoree Michael Douglas for his achievements in shaping American cinema for over three decades. Friends and collaborators of the actor were also in attendance including Brooke Shields, Danny DeVito, Barbara Walters, Milos Forman and Jimmy Buffet.

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New York City, New York

May 19, 2010, Kimberly Wilson Wetty in the Los Cabos, Mexico Focus Group, hosted by Conde Nast Traveler, at the Conde Nast Building.

Mr. Gonzalo Franyuitti de la Parra, President of Los Cabos Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with John Hillock, Executive Director of CNT, facilitated the focus group. The hour long discussion ranged in topics from booking trends, the economy, the political situation in Mexico, the “image” of Mexico as a destination, and how to promote Los Cabos to the US market

Hong Kong

May 12, 2010, Executive Director/Corporate Sales & Industry Relation Dan Beschloss attends Preferred Hotels & Resorts Travel Agency Advisory Board Meeting at The Upper House in Hong Kong

In attending the Preferred Hotels Travel Advisory Board Meeting VWT Executive Director/Sales & Industry Relations Director Dan Beschloss had the pleasure of spending three nights at one of their new member hotels, The Upper House, located in Central, Hong Kong (at pacific Place).

The Upper House, open for just under one year sits atop the JW Marriott, is run completely independently from the Marriott and has its own entrance and elevators. Says Dan, "The staff is incredibly courteous and attentive. The restaurant, Café Grey, (formerly located at The Time Warner Center in new York City), sits on the top floor (49th) of the hotel and offers all day dining and wrap around views of the harbor as well as Kowloon and Hong Kong Island."

He also added, "What makes this hotel most unique is the layout and the design features of the property and rooms. I had the privilege of being given a site inspection by its architect and designer, Andre Fu. To quote Mr. Fu, he has created a "haven of calm and quiet space". The hotel features "intriguing spaces and natural materials". In wandering around the hotel, you will discover a most unique collection of art and sculptures.

For the traveler that is looking for a hotel that is contemporary, chock-full of style and comfort, consider the Upper House."

London, England

May 9, 2010,

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg takes a hardhat tour of brand new Four Seasons Hotel London

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New York, New York

May 6, 2010,

Laurance Rassin, Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc., Virtuoso and Virgin Galactic join forces for an out of this world mission - to send and support the first artist in outer space!

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Chicago Illinois

May 4, 2010, Valerie Wilson Travel's Valerie Wilson and Kimberly Wilson Wetty visit Newly Opened Deca in the Ritz-Carlton Chicago

Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc.'s Chairman and CEO Valerie Ann Wilson and Co-President Kimberly Wilson Wetty dined in the newly opened Deca Restaurant and Bar located in the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel.

Valerie Ann Wilson and Kimberly Wilson Wetty both dined in newly built art-deco and brasserie-inspired restaurant where they dined on contemporary classic cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Mark Payne. Menu items include twists on classic dishes made from fresh ingredients provided by local and greater area farmers. Named for it's 2010 debut, Deca's authentic cuisine and stylish setting was the perfect match for the personable service, creating a memorable experience for the visiting New Yorkers.

"What a perfect setting, fine dining Chicago's famed magnificent mile after a great event at Chicago's Botanic Garden. The atmosphere compliments and completes the $25-million renovation of the hotel and Chef Payne's menu is truly remarkable and I couldn't resist the "Deca-dent Cake " a ten-layered chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Very true to it's name and sinfully amazing!" says Co-President Kimberly Wilson Wetty.

The two were in town hosting the company's Supplier Showcase at the Chicago Botanic Garden earlier in the day where Key preferred partners in all segments; tours, cruise lines, plus hotels and resorts were featured for clients and area luxury travelers.

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Mexico City, Mexico

April 15, 2010, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg & Kimberly Wilson Wetty met President of Mexico at Virtuoso Symposium: "The Affluent Client Now"

On Friday, April 16th, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-Presidents of Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc., met Mexican President Felipe Calderón at the 30th annual Virtuoso Symposium in Mexico City. The travel industry leadership forum is being held from April 15 - 18 and explores "The Affluent Client Now." The Symposium attendees are focusing on "how to engage affluent clients to prosper in a rapidly changing business environment." Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg is serving as a panelist, others include executives from MasterCard Worldwide, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and other noted industry experts.

SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California

March 25, 2010, Kimberly Wilson Wetty attends Market Watch L.A. Event hosted by Travel + Leisure

On March 25, 2010, VWT Co-President attended spring season's Market Watch event hosted by Travel + Leisure at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills. Attended by 200 industry guests, the event featured a keynote address from John McDonnell, Patron Spirits International's COO/Executive Vice President. The importance of social media marketing and customer relations by hotelier and luxury marketers were also discussed.

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

January 22, 2010, Sushi & Tequila Bar and New Golf Concierge Program at Las Ventanas al Paraiso

Sushi & Tequila Bar
On our recent visit to Los Cabos, we experienced this fabulous enclave of a bar, restaurant and oasis for sushi and tequila!

This is a must visit for the exceptional sushi with a Mexican twist. Try the Mexican Roll filled with lobster, grilled corn, avocado, cured onion and panela cheese, and ultra-fresh sashimi, washed down with the best selection of tequila in Cabo.

New Golf Concierge Program
Las Ventanas' new alliance with Cabo Real Golf Club, offering branded golf carts from reception, golf towels, balls and tees, and a pre-ordered golf cart deli, pre-customized to your preferences!

Luxury line Silversea Christens First New Cruise Ship in Eight Years

January 21, 2010, By Gene Sloan, USA Today Cruise Log

FORT LAUDERDALE -- Luxury line Silversea Cruises today christened the Silver Spirit, its first new ship in nearly a decade.

The low-key event, held dockside under a blazing sun at Fort Lauderdale's Port Everglades, featured a short performance by an ensemble of Silversea musicians and brief remarks by several company executives.

"I think that few people will not say that this is the finest ship in the fleet," the company's chairman, Manfredi Lefebvre D'Ovidio told a crowd of invited guests, journalists and passengers sailing on the vessel's 91-day Grand Inaugural Voyage. "It's a piece of art."

Lefebvre D'Ovidio, whose family founded the line 17 years ago, said the ship's construction is a sign of the family's commitment to the brand.

"This is not only a very good investment, it's also something that we feel with our heart," he said. "It's part of us (and) ... a legacy that we want to leave to our new generations."

Pointing back to the ship, Lefebvre D'Ovidio indicated more new vessels were to come. "You will see more of these," he said.

Another member of the line's founding family, Silvia Lefebvre D'Ovidio, served as godmother for the vessel.

At 36,000-tons, the all-suite Spirit is about 27% larger by volume than the line's next largest ships, the Silver Whisper and Silver Shadow, allowing room for more restaurants, a larger spa and other new amenities.

The Spirit is designed to hold 540 passengers at double occupancy, about 41% more than Whisper and Shadow. With its addition, Silversea now has six vessels.

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Venice, Italy - Valerie Ann Wilson

June 24, 2009,

Seabourn Odyssey on its maiden voyage out of Venice, Italy as it passes San Marco Square.

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Co-President, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg featured at International Luxury Travel Market, Digital Magazine

December 31, 1969, Digital Magazine

Co-President, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg traveled to Cannes, France to attend the 10th Anniversary of International Luxury Travel Market held in December 2011.

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Thank You Micato Safaris!

December 31, 1969, New York, New York

After 30 years of business, we most certainly know a lot about, "Trunks, Travelling and Safaris." Thank you Micato Safaris for being apart of the Valerie Wilson Travel family.



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Dreaming of a Wedding in Italy?

December 31, 1969,

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Magellan Award Submission PDF

December 31, 1969,