Valerie Wilson Travel (VWT) has acquired Island Travel, a prominent luxury travel agency in the Hilton Head region of South Carolina. In a statement announcing the decision Valerie Wilson Travel said that the move would solidify its position in Hilton Head and the surrounding area.
Island Travel, a member of Virtuoso, has two offices that have served the Beaufort County area for over 37 years. Jim Buckley and Carlo Hillard, previous owners, as well as the Island Travel team, will stay on, Valerie Wilson Travel said.
Brian Buttigieg, CFO, and Kimberly Wilson Wetty, co-owner and co-president at VWT, were instrumental in completing this acquisition, while Innovative Travel Acquisitions, Inc., based in Alpharetta, GA, represented Island Travel.
Jim Buckley, a 21-year veteran of the travel industry and Owner of Island Travel along with Carlo Hilliard, founder and part owner, will…