Travel + Leisure A List Travel Agent Valerie Wilson

Valerie Wilson


Wilson knows the top cruise ships worldwide, such as those operated by Seabourn, and is excited about the forthcoming Ritz-Carlton yachts. Lately, Wilson has been recommending the newly renovated Sanctuary Sun Boat III, after experiencing the vessel herself on a cruise on the Nile last year. “Rediscovering Egypt was absolutely a highlight in 2019,” she says. Wilson also returned to India for a week, spending time in Agra, New Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, and Udaipur. It was, she recalls, “as enchanting as ever.” In terms of what Wilson is hearing most from travelers, she explains that “clients continue to ask for true experiences. Not cookie-cutter, but rather immersive and enriching travel,” she says. “Interaction on a local level is also increasing. Travelers are far better informed and more knowledgeable, and crave new in-depth experiences and are excited to spend three or four nights in a place — versus two — to have a fully memorable trip.”


Languages Spoken: English

Minimum Daily Spend: From $250 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: $250 per person

Contact Info | 212-532-3400 | New York


"We spent quite a bit of time with Valerie planning our trip to Asia, and, as we are seasoned travelers, we had strong opinions as to what we wanted to do and where we wanted to stay. Valerie's suggestions regarding hotels were superb for all of the places we stayed. Moreover, she was able to get us terrific upgrades in nearly every hotel. We had fabulous experiences during six weeks of travel, and so much of that was due to Valerie's meticulous planning and extensive knowledge of the countries, cities, and hotels. I would recommend Valerie Wilson to anyone interested in luxury travel, and have already done so. In my experience and estimation, her knowledge of places, accommodations, and the desires of clients is truly exceptional." — Lisa Kelland