Valerie Wilson Travel has known and worked with Franz Buchhalter for many years while he was Vice President of Sales at Kerzner International. We believe that Franz, as an expert in the luxury travel space, will be instrumental in working with our VWT advisors to enhance the travel experiences of our clients.
Franz Buchhalter is one of the most professional and well connected people in the travel industry. His pulse on the luxury traveler through both the retail and wholesale channels has helped him catapult his successful career and establish him as an authority on travel marketing.
Having known Franz from his career start I have nothing but the highest regard for his dedication & integrity to the agency community. Franz has always been the best possible friend to the travel agent standing by one and all in the most difficult of scenarios. I am sure with the launch of Buchhalter International Group this work ethic will carry forward.
You can rely on Franz’s to deliver results based on in depth knowledge and a proven track record in the luxury market. Over the many years of doing business I have admired his integrity and follow through on each and every project.
Having worked with Franz for many years, I can attest to his exceptional knowledge of the travel industry, and in particular, the luxury segment. Franz knows how to cultivate relationships, showcase brands and represent properties and destinations in exemplary fashion. His deep knowledge of both domestic US and International markets make him incredibly versatile in his ability to represent the luxury segment of the travel industry.
Franz was instrumental in the development of an alliance with Master Card to position The Cove Atlantis in the Latin American market and, therefore drive MasterCard usage through our joint efforts. His professionalism and his know how were key in the success of brand recognition in the market. Franz presents an unusual set of assets and is very well rounded. He is a great partner to work with and he constantly seeks to add real value to the partnership.
I have had the pleasure of working with Franz for many years and have always found him to be engaging, responsive and professional. Relationships with Franz are built on honesty and respect and with long-term thinking in mind and that’s what makes him a great business partner.