Our Story

After living and traveling internationally, Valerie Ann Wilson decided to open a travel consulting firm to offer what she believed was lacking in the industry… first-hand knowledge and dedicated service. In the past 35+ years, her small consulting firm has flourished and prospered to become one of today’s largest private, women owned, debt free and family managed travel consulting firms in the United States. Despite its growth from a small office business to a travel industry powerhouse, Valerie Wilson Travel has managed to maintain the personalized touch and devotion to customer service that set them apart in the first place. 

Headquartered in New York City, with an international client base, we currently have offices nationwide located in the Northeast and Southeast corridors, in the Midwest and on the West Coast. VWT's team consists of a diverse and highly specialized network of 315+ Travel Advisors and Associates who each bring a wealth of knowledge and experience as travel experts to our company and ultimately to our clients.

VWT's continued growth and industry standing is regularly measured through industry ratings such as Travel Weekly and Business Travel News in their annual lists of "Top 50 Agencies," and "Top 40 Corporate Travel Agencies in the U.S.."

VWT is proud to service a global clientele for both business and personal travel. We handle the travel management needs for companies and organizations in a diverse array of industries, from fashion and finance to publishing and pharmaceuticals. 

Today, Valerie Wilson co-owns Valerie Wilson Travel, Inc. with her two daughters, Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg and Kimberly Wilson Wetty who serve as Co-Owners & Co-Presidents. These three women are often quoted in a variety of publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. In fact, since 2003,
Travel + Leisure magazine has annually named Valerie Ann Wilson a travel industry “Power Broker.”

In addition to countless industry honors, Valerie, Jennifer, Kimberly and members of the management team serve on various travel advisory boards. These travel advisory boards include prestigious industry organizations such as Abercrombie & Kent, Classic Vacations, Continental/United Airlines, Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and Travel + Leisure Magazine.

All of the Valerie Wilson Travel locations are proud members of Virtuoso®, the world's premier luxury and experiential travel network. Virtuoso is comprised of the top travel agencies and the finest travel providers worldwide, and serves as an exclusive resource for premier destination experts. As an esteemed member of Virtuoso®, VWT is able to provide our clients with exclusive programs, value-added benefits and extra amenities wherever they travel. With global connections, unparalleled expertise and customized travel experience, VWT works with Virtuoso® to ensure personal preferences are reflected in every aspect of our clients’ trips. These assets, together with our dedicated team of travel lifestyle consultants, will deliver the best value and a lifetime of memories..

Dedication to our founding principles of integrity, trust, and loyalty has made us an industry leader. Our Power of Access® guarantees our clients exclusive rates, VIP treatment and exceptional service with our preferred partners including airlines, hotels, resorts & villas, cruise lines, tours, sightseeing guides and other suppliers.

We are confident that no matter the purpose or specific need for travel arrangements, VWT will provide the expertise and professionalism to make every trip seamless and trouble-free. It is our relationships and our leadership, which allow us to provide memorable experiences that last a lifetime, as well as offer the most cost effective and productive business trips. Because we believe like fingerprints, no two travelers are alike... Experience The Power of Access® and travel with us...