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Meet Victoria Williams of Queen V Collective

Today we’d like to introduce you to Victoria Williams.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Victoria. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
Millennial professional in the public relations & business affairs space, with a background in special events (charity golf tournaments, galas, community receptions), accounting & creating unique travel experiences. I have been traveling since the age of three months, so it has been natural to begin “Queen V Experiences” – where I organize & introduce travelers to unique cultural experiences in vibrant destinations (Havana, Accra, Cape Town, SA, Cartagena, Colombia, Lisbon, Paris, Madrid & More) where they get off the beaten path, impact & engage with fellow travelers & locals. Whether it’s seventy plus black Americans celebrating “Thanksgiving” over a fourteen course meal by taking over an entire floor at Gold Restaurant in Cape Town, SA, or bringing black dolls & books to elementary school / Havana’s only English language coffee shop & engaging with Afro Cuban locals in Havana; learning the powerful history of Palenque in Cartagena, Colombia, or most recently, participating in The Year of Return activities, Chale Wote International Art Festival & visiting Cape Coast Slave Castles (where many African Americans ancestors had their final journey to the Americas & diaspora) in Accra, Ghana. Connecting with millennials eager to experience various global destinations in unique manner full of memorable experiences (cooking jollof rice with Auntie Felicity, dining al fresco on the rooftop of the Peninsula Paris, wine tasting all over the Western Cape, South Africa; hang gliding and landing on San Conrado Beach in Rio de Janeiro) I provide clients with opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture / flair, connect with fellow travelers & return home with priceless memories.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
It has been a transition encouraging millennials to travel to certain destinations, but once they arrive they often don’t want to return home – wanting to extend their travels or make a return visit.

Queen V Collective – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
Queen V Collective, I specialize in providing millennial travelers with unique travel experiences in various global destinations (South Africa, Paris, Colombia, Madrid, Lisbon, Bali etc) with the Queen V flair (unexpected surprises, deep connections with locals (cooking & dancing lessons), memorable dining experiences (rooftop lunch at the Peninsula Paris), relaxing excursions (Turkish hamams in Casablanca or spa treatments in Sandton, Johannesburg, SA), & active fun (walking around Table Mountain, Cape Town, SA.) I am most proud of providing a US based millennial mom in Atlanta with her first passport stamp to Bogota & Cartagena, where she drummed with teen musicians in Palenque, faced her fear of heights by riding the cable car up Montserrat, ate fresh pineapples in the Cartagena farmers market, viewed various artwork at the Museo Botero, and proudly decided that because of the Queen V Experience: Colombia, that travel was a form of self-care she wanted to add to her busy working mom lifestyle.

Within six months of the Queen V Experience: Colombia, she utilized Queen V Collective to plan a seven day Disney World adventure for her husband and two adolescent boys. What sets me apart from others, is that the Queen V Experiences are highly curated travel experiences to memorable travel destinations, which allow trip participants the opportunity to unwind, unplug, connect & fully immerse themselves in the pleasures of travel. Queen V Experiences are intimate (less than 20) so that travelers have the opportunity to be flexible with their adventure, easily adjust itineraries due to weather, traffic, life in the destinations. Outside of the Queen V Experiences to various global destinations; Queen V Collective is a consulting agency which has produced various special events (golf tournaments, charity galas, receptions, conferences, networking events; annual vision board soiree; community engagement); Queen V Collective Signature Gifts (Travel / Leisure / Hostess); along with housing my first literary product – The Queen V Guide to The Art of Follow Up: 7 Effective Steps to Standing Out & Making Authentic Connections.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I define success, in life by the joys & moments I am truly “present” for, by remaining grateful in all circumstances and constantly trying to find ways to give back to others. For the Queen V Collective / Queen V Experiences, I define success by participants eager to sign up for the next travel excursion after completing their most recent travel journey with us, by facilitating human moments / dialogue between the trip participants & locals in the destinations, and by the financial success of the many Queen V Collective business endeavors.

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