FARMINGDALE, NY (Feb. 3, 2016) – Travel Impressions ( announced today that after several lengthy months of extensive search, Greg Bernd, CTC, will join the organization as Vice President of Sales. Bernd’s primary responsibilities will be driving and executing the overall sales strategy for the leading luxury wholesaler.

“Greg’s knowledge, experience and connections in the industry will be a critical asset as we continue to strengthen existing partnerships and develop new relationships,” said Jeff Clarke, President & CEO for Travel Impressions.

A San Francisco native with over 35 years of wholesale travel industry experience, Bernd spent nearly 30 years as a close ally and the major liaison to the travel agent community at Classic Vacations, where he oversaw the organization’s relationships with major consortia groups, who are very important national and strategic partners for Travel Impressions. Bernd joined Classic Vacations in 1984, holding several roles at the company including VP of Sales and was named co-president in 2009.

Throughout his distinguished career, Bernd has demonstrated a strong understanding of the importance of partnership. “His proven ability to foster relationships will further the success of our agent-only distribution model,” Clarke noted.

“Our future is based on the success of our travel agent partners,” said Bernd. “Providing the best products and the highest level of support and engagement is central to that strategy,” Bernd added.

Travel Impressions

Founded in 1974, Travel Impressions is one of the nation’s largest leisure tour operators, offering packaged and FIT vacations to over 200 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, Asia, Europe, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Islands of Tahiti, Canada, the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. An extensive portfolio featuring more than 1,850 resorts and hotels, 1,500-plus luxury villas and over 2,000 tours – including exclusive itineraries to Cuba – provide global options for every traveler. In addition to vacation packages utilizing scheduled air on major carriers, the company also offers dedicated vacation flights from more than 25 U.S. departure gateways to popular vacation destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Costa Rica.