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Why Small Businesses Matter in Wilton: Hidden Gem Travel Consulting

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You're IT Hidden Gem Travel Consulting!

Three questions with Susan Wilson, founder of Hidden Gem Travel Consulting.

Why did you start your business?

I created Hidden Gem Travel Consulting because my love of travel has been lifelong, and I’ve learned a lot along the way to share with others. I mostly DIY’d my vacations until I learned that Virtuoso travel advisors not only provide insider access and expertise but add so much value to the process.  Virtuoso is the leading network of agencies that specialize in luxury (as defined by you) and experiential travel, and I’m proud to be affiliated with them.  My business offers a new way to travel – enriching, experiential and effortless. 

My mission is to be your personal travel consultant and desig that wow you through my signature consultative process.  I also work with special interest groups like golfers and foodies who travel together to dive deeper into their shared passion.

Finish this question in regard to your business: I wish I could...

I wish I could get the word out to everyone that they can travel better than they ever have before.  There are SO many amazing destinations in this big wide world – I’m here to help you find the experiences that speak to you.

Investing in experiences over things is truly life-enhancing. What’s more important than creating memories with your loved ones and friends?  Whether you want to explore more within the US or spread your wings internationally, my goal is to help you find the perfect match for your next vacation.

Best selling product or service?

I’d like to slightly rephrase the question to “what is my most exciting, new service” and that’s Wanderlist®! You haven’t heard of it yet, because it’s a brand-new service offered by Virtuoso, and I’m one of the first certified Wanderlist Specialists. Wanderlist® is a Netflix-style portal where you create a travel bucket list. It’s a family bonding activity that’s fun, engaging and enlightening, and at the end of the process, you have a 5-year (or longer) customized travel plan! I offer complimentary consultations via my website. 

Finally, I nominate Your Stories Ink, another new Wilton business, founded by Karen Reddington Sackowitz.

Visit Hidden Gem Travel Consulting online here.

HamletHub thanks Fairfield County Bank for making our Why Small Businesses Matter series possible!

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