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Classic Vacations Takes Top Travel Agents to Mexico

Press Release

  • May 29, 2012
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  • Press Release

Classic Vacations Takes Top Travel Agents to Mexico

STAR Performers Honored at Annual Event

SAN JOSE – 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.

“We hold this event every year to show our appreciation to our high achievers and validate and acknowledge their success and partnership with Classic Vacations,” says Greg Bernd, Co-President of Classic Vacations.

In addition to a week at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, 75 top-producing travel agents, along with select in-house reservations agents from Classic Vacations and their companions also enjoyed events at Marival Residences and World Spa, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita and Casa Velas Boutique Resort, Golf & Beach Club Puerto Vallarta . Fun activities from Vallarta Adventures included a luxury sailing experience, a dolphin encounter, as well as spa services, tequila tasting, cooking classes and more, some organized by the hotel partners themselves. All ground transfers provided by Airport Concierge by Mayaland.

Some agents who were recognized and attended the event were Peter Carideo of CRC Travel, Maureen Conlin of Los Gatos Travel, Sangitta Bhatt of Classic Vacations and Kimberly Gregory of Classic Vacations.

“I love attending the annual Classic STAR Performers Event every year,” says Simone Rayden of Protravel International in Sherman Oaks, CA. “I’m always treated like a superstar and made to feel very special. Grand Velas did an exceptional job this year hosting the event. I’m already looking forward to the 2013 STAR Event.”

“The 11th annual Classic STAR Performers weekend was a complete success”, says Bernd. “We can’t thank Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit enough for providing us with such a spectacular setting for our annual getaway. The opportunity to spend quality time with these top performers was truly impactful. Our business is all about deep and long-standing relationships and the time together allows us all to come away with new perspectives, closer ties and creative new ways to partner.”

Next year’s event will be held at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Collection in Maui.

For more information, please visit

  • Bari Jain, Sr. Director of Marketing
  • 5893 Rue Ferrari, San Jose, CA 95138
  • Office: (408) 794-4438
  • [email protected]

Classic Vacations delivers superior customer satisfaction to luxury travel advisors and their clients. Classic offers a full line of luxury accommodations (including suites, villas, and residences), first class and private transportation options, and unique tours and excursions in Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe, Tahiti, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Travel agents have always relied on Classic to help create exceptional travel experiences for their clients. For more information, visit or call (800) 221-3949. CST: 2079429-20

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