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April 15, 2014
Classic Vacations Expands Hotel Inventory for Travel Advisors


Travel Advisors Earn Commission on More Hotels through EAN Partnership

San Jose, CA − Classic Vacations, a leading provider of luxury wholesale travel, announced today the addition of an expanded selection of hotels now available to Travel Advisors through the Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN). Read More>>



December 10, 2013
CLASSIC VACATIONS INTRODUCES CUSTOMIZABLE MOBILE ITINERARY


Travel Advisors Can Now Give Clients On-The-Go Access to Travel Documents and Showcase Their Own Brand

San Jose, CA − Classic Vacations, a leading provider of luxury wholesale travel, is pleased to announce the release of Mobile Itineraries now available for Travel Advisors and their clients. The Mobile Itinerary is accessible from any mobile phone or tablet with internet access, and requires no application download to use. Read More>>



November 21, 2013
Classic Vacations' Website Now Exclusively Dedicated to Travel Advisors


Consumers will need to contact their Travel Advisors to book

San Jose, CA − Classic Vacations, a leading provider of luxury wholesale travel, is pleased to announce the launch of their updated website dedicated exclusively to Travel Advisors. Read More>>



June 11, 2013
The Maldives & Dubai, Classic Vacations’ Newest Destinations


Travel Advisors can win a free trip with a booking and for this week only get $1000 off a booking to the Maldives

SAN JOSE, CA June 10, 2013 – Classic Vacations, a top luxury travel wholesaler, announces partnerships with its newest world-class destinations – The Maldives and Dubai – complete with an irresistible chance to win a free trip for two for Travel Advisors who book a trip there. Read More>>



April 12, 2013
Classic Vacations Names Greg Bernd Vice-Chairman of Industry Relations


New role will focus on strengthening industry partnerships

SAN JOSE, April 12, 2013 – Classic Vacations, a top travel luxury wholesaler, announced today that Greg Bernd will assume the position of Vice-Chairman, Industry Relations. In this new role, Bernd will focus exclusively on strengthening industry partnerships and developing new relationships in the ever-changing travel landscape. Read More>>



April 8, 2013
Classic Vacations Launches Classic Assist to Help Travel Advisors Succeed


New Suite of Services Designed to Support Travel Advisors’ Growth

Classic Vacations, a top travel wholesaler, announces the launch of Classic Assist, a suite of services that help travel advisors save time and grow their business. “It’s all about our travel advisors,” says Greg Bernd, co-President of Classic Vacations. “Our company thrives on the success of our dedicated travel partners so we are committed to investing in them. We want to offer them more support to gain repeat customers and drive sales – and make their lives easier in the process.” Read More>>



May 29, 2012
Classic Vacations STAR Performers Honored

Classic Vacations, a leading luxury travel wholesaler, recognized its top achieving travel agents and reservations agents May 17-23 at the annual STAR Performers event, held this year at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. Read More>>




Apr 16, 2012
Classic Vacations Now Offering Luxury Packages to Canada

Classic Vacations, a top luxury travel wholesaler, announces the launch of Classic Canada. As of April 16, travel agents will be able to book air, high-end hotel, transfers and tours through Classic Vacations in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, and receive 15% commission in 2012 on the 22 hotels Classic has partnered with as a launch special. Read More>>




Nov 2, 2011
Classic Vacations Enhances "Head over Heels for Hawaii" Promotion

Classic Vacations, a top luxury travel wholesaler, announces enhanced savings and new partners for their very successful Hawaii promotion. Read More >>




Oct 20, 2011
Grand Velas Riviera Maya Hosts Classic Vacations 2011 Marketing Partners Event

Playa del Carmen, Mexico (October 20, 2011) – Classic Vacations will send its top producing 100 travel agencies of 2010 to AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico for its annual Marketing Partners Event, November 13-16, 2011. This year will be the first time the Marketing Partners Event is held in Mexico and at an all inclusive property. Read More >>




Sep 6, 2011
Classic Vacations Announces Annual Sales Meeting in Mexico

Classic Vacations will send its national sales team to Mexico for its annual sales meeting, September 18-22, 2011. Read More >>




May 2, 2011
“Head over Heels for Hawaii” Promotion Extended

Due to popular demand, travel advisors will have continued access to Classic’s Head Over Heels for Hawaii promotion which includes savings in airfare, car rentals, hotels and instant credits. Read More >>




Apr 25 2011
Classic Vacations Fills Two Key Sales Positions

Classic Vacations, a top luxury travel wholesaler, announced today that two key sales positions have been filled with the promotion of Dave Ferran, Senior Director of Sales; and strategic new hire, Libby Thorton, Regional Director of Sales. Read More >>




Apr. 1, 2011
Get the Best Price to Romantic Tahiti with Classic Vacations

Classic Vacations is offering a price guarantee to beautiful Tahiti, plus a complimentary tour and activity package. Read More >>




Mar. 15, 2011
Classic Vacations Announces Concierge Italy: Italian bookings now include special requests and services

With Concierge Italy, travel advisors can now enhance their clients’ vacation itinerary with services beyond Classic’s current portfolio... Read More >>




Mar. 7, 2011
Classic Vacations Launches Online Customization Tools: Travel advisors can now create their own Private Label site

Classic has launched two new online customization tools to help travel advisors with marketing and providing an even higher level of customer service. Read More >>




Mar. 1, 2011
Classic Vacations Upgrades “Head over Heels for Hawaii” Promotion

Classic Vacations, a top luxury travel wholesaler, announces exciting savings and an extended booking window for their very popular Hawaii promotion. Read More >>




Jan. 25, 2011
Classic Vacations, one of the top luxury travel wholesalers, recently hosted their annual Caribbean Vendor Awards event at The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica in Montego Bay during the Caribbean Marketplace.

Classic Vacations, one of the top luxury travel wholesalers, recently hosted their annual Caribbean Vendor Awards event at The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica in Montego Bay during the Caribbean Marketplace. David Hu, Co-President of Classic Vacations, summarized Classic’s Caribbean success in 2010 and reflected on the strong start for 2011. Read More >>




Jan. 18, 2011
Classic Vacations is Now Connected-Travel Advisors now get the best prices and fastest confirmations

Classic Vacations, one of the top luxury travel wholesalers, is now connected via HBSI® and Outrigger Direct Connect to over 27 properties in Hawaii, Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. HBSI and Outrigger technologies connect travel suppliers and distributors for instant transmission of availability, rates, inventory, and reservation confirmations.
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Nov. 29, 2010
Classic Vacations Announces Collections Program: The World's Finest 5-Star Hotels and Resorts by Invitation Only

Classic Vacations, one of the top luxury travel wholesalers, has assembled the most exclusive five-star properties in Classic’s current portfolio of luxury hotels and resorts for a marketing program called Collections. Read More >>




Sep. 24, 2010
Classic Vacations Holds National Sales Meeting in the Islands of Tahiti

Classic Vacations held their annual National Sales Meeting in the islands of Tahiti this year. They brought thirty members of their team to the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora for a business building event. The executive team with the business development managers and directors focused on product education, sales training and sharing best practices.
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Aug. 5, 2010
Classic Vacations to Protect Travelers Impacted by Mexicana Airline’s Bankruptcy Proceedings

In the wake of Mexicana Airlines ceasing sales activities and limiting all of Mexicana Airlines sales channels from offering flights, taking bookings and issuing tickets, Classic Vacations® has implemented the following policy to help Travel Agents serve their clients who have purchased Mexicana tickets through Classic®.

In a proactive effort, Classic will contact all agents with affected bookings to assist with customer service.
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April 30, 2010
Classic Vacations’ Mexico Director Honored as Speaker at XXXV Tianguis Turistico Opening Ceremony

ACAPULCO, MEXICO, April 30, 2010 – Classic Vacations’ Federico Moreno-Nickerson, Director of Product Development Mexico and Caribbean, spoke at the lunch at the opening of the XXXV Tianguis Turistico, Mexico’s leading travel business marketplace event April 25.
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March 19, 2010
Classic Vacations Announces Its Top Romantic Getaways

Classic Vacations, one of the top luxury travel wholesalers, has singled out some of the most romantic properties from its partner hotels and worked closely with them to create incomparable romantic travel experiences for its 2010 “Classic Romance” program.

“Romance is one market segment that we will always be able to count on, whether they are on their Honeymoon, celebrating their anniversary or just want a romantic get away. We are always looking for ways to provide the best romantic travel experiences possible,” says Greg Bernd, Co-President of Classic Vacations. “We have put together some exceptional romance themed promotions, special privileges and pampering that only Classic Vacations can offer.”
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January 15, 2010
Classic Vacations Awards Its Top Caribbean Hotel Partners
at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Assn’s Caribbean Marketplace

Classic Vacations, one of the top luxury travel wholesalers, recognized its top Caribbean hotel partners this weekend at the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s annual Caribbean Marketplace. Read More >>




January 11, 2010
Classic Vacations Launches Hawaii Travel Incentive Program

Classic Vacations®, one of the top luxury travel wholesalers, is launching “The Grand Offer” – a special Hawaii travel promotion that, in total, can save clients up to $1,000 on their Hawaiian vacation. Read More >>

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