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About Us

Who We Are

Travelers, insiders & innovators

At Classic Vacations we're all travelers, curious about the world and the luxuries to be found. Our 45-year history means that we have deep connections, preferred partnerships, and long-standing friendships around the globe.
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We are passionate about sharing our knowledge of hotels, destinations, and unique experiences with Travel Advisors so that every vacation they plan is THE BEST TRIP EVER for their clients.


The Classic Way

Our Commitment
To bring people closer together, one vacation at a time.
Our Contribution
To help travel advisors deliver outstanding experiences through highly personalized service, trusted partnerships, and curated products.
Our Goal
To empower travel advisors and ensure their success; affirming our belief that travel is better with an advisor.

Why Advisors Love Us

Classic offers direct connectivity for real-time rates and availability.

Best TSP protection program: Cancel for any reason insurance plus commission protection.

Travel Advisor commission is paid the week of booking departure.

Royalty Rewards: Industry-leading recognition program.

Leading the Way

Melissa Krueger Chief Executive Officer
Sharon Conway Chief Financial Officer
Bonty Escallon Managing Director, Europe
Joelle Apilado Vice President, Product Development
Dave Ferran Vice President, Sales/Business Operations
Angela Showley Vice President, Marketing
Bhuwnesh Pandey Vice President, Software Development
Marilyn Cairo Vice President, Sales
Darren Polino Senior Director, Contact Center
Katie Traviglia Director, Human Resources

Award-Winning Excellence

2024 Virtuoso Award Winner • Top Producing Tour Partner, United States

2023 Travel Weekly Magellan Awards Gold Winner • Overall-Travel Agent Only Website (BEYOND)

2022-2023 Best FIT Tour Operator, Europe, Travel Age West Wave Award

2021 Best Tour Operator Overall Virtual Experiences/Events, Travel Weekly

2017 Wholesale Partner of the Year, ASTA

2017 Destinations and Experiences Partner of the Year, Virtuoso

2008, 2010-2015 Best FIT / Custom Tour Operator, Virtuoso

2015 Best Customer Service, MAST Best Reservations Department, MAST

2013 Land-Based Supplier of the Year, NACTA

Honorable Mention

2023 Best Marketing, & Rising Star, All-Inclusive Collection

Access to the Very Best

Velas Resorts Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora The Brando and InterContinental Bora Bora and Thalasso Spa MELIA HOTELS INTERNATIONAL Banyan Tree Mayakoba Aman Brunelleschi Baglioni