Emily Prentiss

Associate - New York City

Domestic and International Leisure Travel, Honeymoons, Exotic Destinations, Family and Multi-generational, Certified New Zealand and French Polynesia Destination Specialist

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Favorite Place

I get asked this question a lot and for me it depends on the type of travel…

Favorite Country: New Zealand.

Favorite City: Firenze.

Favorite Adventure: TIE! Gorilla Trekking in Uganda or Hiking in Patagonia.

Hooked for Life? Safari.

Favorite Mountains: The Dolomites.

Favorite Beaches: You’ll find me in the BVI.

Favorite Ski Destination: Deer Valley, UT (for the turkey chili).

Destination that really surprised me for the best: Ireland.

Most memorable: Botswana, all because of the rise of the Okavango Delta.

Favorite Birthday Trip: Puglia, twice.

Once in a Lifetime: ask me in 50 years…


Graduating Bucknell University with a wealth of travel experience, Emily recognized that exploring the people, places, and cultures of the world was her passion. She was fortunate to connect with fellow Bucknell alumnus, Kimberly Wilson Wetty, Co-President of Valerie Wilson Travel. Kimberly became Emily’s mentor, guiding her into the role of a Leisure Travel Advisor. Emily, now 32, is in her 10th year at VWT and became an Associate in January, 2018. She specializes in honeymoon and family travel, focusing on exotic emerging destinations. Specifically, her niche are the one of a kind, family owned and operated hotels. As a Virtuoso Advisor, she provides clients with the pinnacle of personalized service. Most recently, Emily was nominated and recognized as the 2016 Virtuoso Rising Star. She is a Certified Tahiti Specialist and is a Gold 100% Pure New Zealand Specialist. In 2011, Emily was named one of the Top 35 Travel Agents Under 30 by Travel Agent Central. She was featured in the New York Times article, “Are Travel Agents Back?” and participated in Travel+Leisure’s Rising Advisors program in 2012 in Cannes, FranceShe attends several domestic and international global conferences to stay up to date with new hotels, experiences and travel trends, and frequently travels the world scoping out new destinations for her clients. To Emily, nothing is more important than the power of the human connection; with her clients and with the incredible teams on the ground who look after them.