Pat Fragale is Executive Vice President at Valerie Wilson Travel. He is responsible for focusing on Business Development, alongside Co-Owner & Co-President Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg. Pat is also a member of VWT’s Executive Committee, providing an integral voice for VWT as the company continues to build towards the future. Pat Fragale is a seasoned travel executive, with a broad scope of experience of over 30 years in both travel management and the hospitality industry. His strengths include fostering teamwork as well as developing companies through organic growth and the recruitment of new business opportunities.
Prior to joining VWT in 2018, Pat was the former President of New York-Based Protravel International. Pat oversaw 900 plus employees and contractors at 18 branches in the US and the UK with annual sales exceeding $900 million. Before Protravel, Pat was President/COO at Direct Travel, Inc., from 1993 – 2013.
Pat has served on numerous advisory boards and panels within and outside the travel industry, including Continental Airlines (now United), Delta Air Lines, Travelport, the Maryland Hotel/Motel Association, Morgan State University Hospitality Program, Southwest Academy of Tour Travel and Hospitality and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
Pat lives in New Jersey and is the proud father of five children. He considers travel essential to rearing educated children, strengthening family bonds and creating lasting memories.
I was in the restaurant business, progressed into the Hospitality Industry as a General Manager of some great hotels and moved over to the agency side 20 years ago and haven’t looked back. I love this business, the people and of course the travel!
One of my favorite destinations is lake Lucerne, Switzerland . There is a little town just north of the lake named Weggis. It’s a very special part of the world. You can enjoy the site seeing, hike or go glacier skiing on Mount Titlas in late spring!