VWT has a history and reputation within the luxury travel industry that few other agencies can claim. From the plains of Africa to the mountains of Patagonia, the travel industry as we know it now is vast and far reaching. No matter where in the world you want to travel, VWT will get you there.
With the help of our longstanding industry relationships and reputation, we can guarantee the same level of service and comfort whether you are in New York City or Tel Aviv. Within the travel industry, VWT is a powerhouse, a household name and considered by many to be the gold-star standard. We have been continuously pioneering and revolutionizing travel since 1981, and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
At the time of VWT’s inception in 1981, our industry simply did not exist in the way it does today. As VWT built its legacy, so did the luxury travel industry. VWT has been a part of the birth of The Ritz-Carlton brand, the global expansion of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and had a hand in the emergence of today’s top luxury cruise lines. A self-proclaimed “frustrated hotelier,” Valerie Ann Wilson’s expertise has been sought after by some of the world’s foremost travel brands. Notably, Sir Rocco Forte asked for Wilson’s opinion when he launched RF Hotels and Virtuoso CEO Matthew D. Upchurch consulted with her when making the change from API Travel Consultants to the current Virtuoso name and logo. Through working closely with industry titans and establishing trusted relationships with today’s biggest travel brands, VWT has helped shaped the luxury travel industry.
Coupled with VWT’s extraordinary industry reputation, our invaluable preferred partnerships around the globe allow our Advisors and Associates to work in synergy with top travel brands to provide clients with only the highest level of service, VIP experiences and deeply personalized itineraries. Working within the Virtuoso network of over 1,800 of the world’s best hotels, cruise lines and tour operators even furthers our ability to bring clients special values, complimentary perks and rare access. We are on a first name basis with the top suppliers in the industry and we leverage our long-standing relationships to deliver unparalleled access to our clients.
We are proud to be recognized with awards and accolades from from within the luxury travel sector and beyond. VWT is regularly featured on Travel Weekly’s Power List and Travel + Leisure’s A-List. We are fortunate to have been highlighted in Forbes, The New York Times, CEO Magazine and Conde Nast Traveler, as well as trade-specific publications, including Travel Weekly, Skift, and Travel Market Report.