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BEYOND by Classic Vacations receives 2023 Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Award for its Distinguished Online Booking Platform for Travel Advisors

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  • October 31, 2023
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  • Press Release

BEYOND by Classic Vacations receives 2023 Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Award for its Distinguished Online Booking Platform for Travel Advisors

San Jose, CA Classic VacationsTM, the #1 rated global luxury travel company, has been recognized by Travel Weekly with a 2023 Gold Magellan Award for BEYOND by Classic Vacations.

BEYOND by Classic Vacations is a multi-destination hotel booking platform exclusively for Travel Advisors, enabling them to seamlessly research, quote, make bookings, and efficiently manage hotel reservations across all devices. The self-service platform boasts over 500,000 hotels and 275,000 vacation rentals.

The Magellan Awards, a yearly celebration of excellence in the tourism industry, recognizes outstanding achievements in technology implementation, marketing campaigns, and services across various segments, including hotels, cruises, airlines, and travel destinations.

Melissa Krueger, CEO of Classic Vacations, remarked, "BEYOND by Classic Vacations has quickly become a success, and we are thrilled to receive this prestigious award. It is a testament to Classic's innovative spirit and our commitment to providing travel advisors with the best possible products and services.”

Amy Logan, VP Solutions, added, "This booking engine is just a single facet of our continuous digital transformation. We have additional features in the pipeline for BEYOND, along with exciting improvements to our existing tools and important partnership announcements, all of which will further emphasize the excellence of Classic Vacations."

Classic Vacations, which celebrates 45 years in business this year, is owned by The Najafi Companies, and offers more than 1300 hand-picked, prestigious properties worldwide, a curated portfolio of tours and activities, a robust Groups business, and has long been known for its commitment to providing the highest level of service.

The company works hand in hand with Consortia and Travel Advisors and boasts a discerning clientele which includes high-net-worth individuals and high-profile celebrities. From managing flight bookings and accommodations to arranging exclusive transportation and activities, Classic Vacations attends to every detail, ensuring a luxurious and seamless vacation.

To learn more about Classic Vacations, please visit

  • Lori Smith, Sr. Director of Global Marketing
  • 5669 Snell Ave, Suite 343 | San Jose, CA 95123
  • Office: (408) 794-4440

ABOUT CLASSIC VACATIONS®: Founded in 1978, Classic Vacations is the #1 rated luxury vacation platform. Over the past four decades, Travel Advisors have relied on Classic to help create and support millions of exceptional travel experiences for their clients. In doing so, Classic not only facilitates special vacation memories, but also helps travelers see a world beyond their immediate community. Classic has grown to represent over a hundred destinations around the world and offers a full line of accommodations, from mid-tier to luxury, competitive pricing, private transportation, and unique tours and excursions in Abu Dhabi, Asia, Canada, Caribbean, Costa Rica, Dubai, Europe, Fiji, Hawaii, Mainland USA, Maldives, Mexico, Oman, Seychelles, and Tahiti. For more information, visit or call (800) 221-3949. CST: 2079429-20

ABOUT THE NAJAFI COMPANIES: The Najafi Companies is an entrepreneurially driven private investment firm which makes highly selective investments across industries with significant holdings in consumer, hospitality, sports, media, ecommerce and technology. By funding its investments with internally generated capital and utilizing a strategy of concentration, not diversification, Najafi is empowered to think long-term, remain highly flexible and operate in true alignment with management. The team’s passion is to create value in areas that are underserved or undergoing rapid transformation. The Najafi Companies continues its mission to “do well and do good” and partner with world-class, entrepreneurial teams. Headquartered in Phoenix with offices in LA and NY. For more information, visit