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ASTA’s Legislative Day Takes On Urgent Tone

May 18, 2021 | Travel Weekly

Tomorrow, 175 travel advisors from 40 states will spend the day meeting with lawmakers in Washington, seeking targeted Covid-19 relief for the hard-hit agency community at ASTA’s annual Legislative Day. Read More >>

ASTA Panel Highlights Travel Industry’s Specific Needs

May 18, 2021 | TravelPulse

The American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) hosted a panel of travel CEOs to discuss the industry recovery and the challenges faced by advisors as well as the opportunities ahead for the community as a whole. Read More >>

How You Can Attend the Best Virtual Luxury Travel Event of the Year

May 17, 2021 | Insider Travel Report

You sell luxury travel, but you haven’t had a chance to attend an in-person luxury travel event for more than a year. Now Virtual Vacation Events, Insider Travel Report’s sister virtual events unit, is coming to the rescue with what we modestly are calling the “best” luxury travel conference and show this year—Virtual Vacation Events-The New Age of Luxury. Read More >>

Global Guardian Opens Return to Travel Safely Webinar

May 2021 | Travel Market Report

Next week, Global Guardian, the domestic and international duty of care company, will host a webinar titled “Return to Travel: Security and Safety Tips in the COVID-19” that tries to answer the question “is it safe to travel again?” Read More >>

HRS, Southwest Airlines, The BLS Company and Valerie Wilson Travel commit funding to travel again

May 12, 2021 | TravelDailyNews

WASHINGTON, DC – Travel Again, a global advocacy organization focused on restoring traveler confidence, announced HRS, Southwest Airlines, The BLS Company and Valerie Wilson Travel have all signed on as cornerstone funding partners. Read More >>

Europe’s Most Popular Hotels, According to Experts

May 6, 2021 | AFAR

Trusted travel advisors share their favorite hotels in Europe—the most-booked, most-raved-about properties from Italy to Montenegro. Read More >>

Frosch and Valerie Wilson. GBT and Egencia. Mega-agency M&A deals proliferate

May 9, 2021 | Travel Weekly

Consolidation among travel agencies was heating up even before the pandemic. Read More >>

A Closer Look at the Families Behind FROSCH and Valerie Wilson Travel

May 7, 2021 | Travel Age West

On April 30, two travel industry families — the Leibmans of FROSCH and the Wilsons of Valerie Wilson Travel (VWT) — joined forces in an acquisition that merged the two in a business alliance of epic proportions. Read More >>

FROSCH Acquires Valerie Wilson Travel

May 3, 2021 | Global News & Entertainment

Two luxurious journey dynasties are becoming a member of forces by means of FROSCH’s acquisition of Valerie Wilson Journey (VWT), a deal that closed on April 30. Read More >>

The Big Surprise Travel Agency Deal: Frosch Buys Valerie Wilson Travel

May 4, 2021 | Insider Travel Report

In a move that surprised much of the travel industry, even during the pandemic when more agency consolidation might be expected, Frosch International Travel purchased Valerie Wilson Travel (VWT) on Friday, April 30, 2021. Read More >>

Frosch Acquires Valerie Wilson Travel

May 3, 2021 | Travel Age West

Frosch International Travel acquired Valerie Wilson Travel (VWT) on April 30. Read More >>

FROSCH Acquires Valerie Wilson Travel

May 3, 2021 | Travel Pulse

Two luxury travel dynasties are joining forces by way of FROSCH’s acquisition of Valerie Wilson Travel (VWT), a deal that closed on April 30. Read More >>

Frosch International acquires Valerie Wilson Travel

May 3, 2021 | Travel Weekly

Frosch International Travel has acquired Valerie Wilson Travel, a move that brings together two New York City-based agencies run by two generations of families that built their respective brands into multimillion-dollar travel businesses. Read More >>

Frosch Acquires Valerie Wilson Travel

May 4, 2021 | Luxury Travel Advisor

Frosch International Travel (Frosch) has acquired Valerie Wilson Travel (VWT) on Friday, April 30, 2021, the companies announced this week. Read More >>

Frosch Acquires Valerie Wilson Travel

May 3, 2021 | Business Travel News

Frosch International Travel has acquired Valerie Wilson Travel in the latest major step in Frosch’s strategic growth strategy, which over the past year has included several other TMC purchases as well as an infusion of private equity capital. Read More >>

FROSCH Acquires New York’s Iconic Valerie Wilson Travel

May 4, 2021 | Travel Market Report

New York’s Valerie Wilson Travel is being acquired by Frosch International Travel, joining two of the travel industry’s most storied families together under one umbrella.  Read More >>

Valerie Wilson Travel Agency Acquired By Frosch

May 2021 | Skift

Two well-known family travel agencies come under one umbrella, driven by private equity backing to grow. Expect more such deals to happen in the coming months. Read More >>

‘A Historic Acquisition’: FROSCH and VWT Talk Acquisition

May 6, 2021 | Travel Market Report

On Tuesday, one of the major agency moves of the COVID-19 pandemic era was unveiled when FROSCH announced it had acquired the iconic New York-based Valerie Wilson Travel (VWT). Read More >>

United discontinues AD fare program for travel advisors

April 14, 2021 | Travel Weekly

The program offered travel advisors the opportunity to fly at discounts of up to 75% off of full fare criteria. The final year’s batch of AD authentication codes expired Feb. 29. Read More >>

Tips And Tricks For A Comfortable Flight, According To Travel Experts

April 27, 2021 | Travel + Leisure India

Between security lines, potential delays, and hours of sitting in the same seat, air travel can be a challenging part of any getaway. That’s why we’ve asked our A-List, Travel + Leisure’s group of the world’s top travel advisers, to share their tips and tricks for making a long-haul flight easy.  Read More >>

Woman in Wealth with Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

March 2021 | LinkedIn, Leading the Way with Christine Vergari

Jennifer, Co-President of Owner of Valerie Wilson Travel Inc, talks about the state of the travel and leisure industry today, the efforts that are being made to return to normalcy, and what the travel and leisure industry will look like in the future. Read More >>

Anxious to get out and travel? So is everyone else

March 26, 2021 | ABC 7 Denver

Many families are now planning and booking trips for this spring and summer after a year of lockdowns and shutdowns. Read More >>

Valerie Wilson Travel’s Strategy Focuses on Brand and Growth of Its People

March 10, 2021 | Insider Travel Report

As the entire travel industry works towards a “new normal” after a year of unpredictability and devastating losses, many ask the question, who is going to lead in a reimagined tourism sector? Valerie Wilson Travel (VWT) believes that being able to pivot more quickly, communicate internally and externally more effectively, and focus on talent development is instrumental in the recovery. Read More >>

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Travel Specialist List

March 2021 | Condé Nast Traveler

Dealing with traveler uncertainty on vaccines

March 8, 2021 | Travel Weekly

As coronavirus vaccines continue to roll out in the United States, advisors have reported some confusion among clients as to whether they will need the vaccine to travel going forward. While others said clients aren’t yet asking about vaccination requirements, that is likely to change as consumers increasingly look to book travel. Read More >>

Checking-in with Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg

March 2021 | Travel Market Report

Have you checked in yet? Join TMR editor Dan McCarthy for Episode 1 of the Check-In podcast! When you and your family have built careers, and a major luxury agency, in the travel industry, how do you react when the world is shut down and borders are closed seemingly overnight?  Read More >>

Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg Named One of the Top 50 Women In Travel

March 17, 2021 | My Hometown Bronxville

 Jennifer Wilson-Buttigieg, Co-President & Owner of Valerie Wilson Travel, has been named one of the Top 50 Women in Travel by The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). The GBTA is the world’s largest business travel association and worldwide leader in education, research, networking, and advocacy for the travel industry. Read More >>