Tammy & Steve Wright with the Travel Impressions Team. L-R Steve Gorga (President & CEO), Melissa Thompson Krueger (Dir. Western Sales), Steve+Tammy, Barbie Groves (VP Global Sales), Dave Hoshin (BDM), John Hanratty (Executive VP & COO).


SAN RAFAEL, CA (Nov. 28, 2012) – WRIGHT TRAVEL AGENCY, in SAN RAFAEL, CA has been recognized by Travel Impressions, one of the country’s largest tour operators selling destinations worldwide, with a “Best of the Best Globe Award” – an honor bestowed on a limited number of agencies and consortia partners that are considered Travel Impressions’ top performers.

Wright Travel Agency received the award at Travel Impressions’ 17th annual “Best of the Best” gala event, held Nov. 14 – 17, 2012 at the Paradisus Playa del Carmen, La Perla, in Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of Travel Impressions’ Best of the Best Globe travel partners,” said Tammy Wright, CEO of Wright Travel Agency. “Working closely with Travel Impressions enables us to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction and provide our clients with the very best vacation experience.”

In attendance at the “Best of the Best,” four-day event from Wright Travel Agency was Tammy Wright, CEO of Wright Travel Agency. On-site activities included presentations by senior Travel Impressions leadership on social media, digital marketing and web optimization, a private tradeshow and networking sessions with a broad group of key supplier partners, local excursions and other celebratory events.

The welcome dinner was hosted by the Cancún Convention & Visitors Bureau and The Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office, and included an appearance by the Governor of the State of Quintana Roo Roberto Borge Angulo, who spoke about the impressive and sustained growth of tourism in his state and its vital importance to the region.  Other sponsored events included a dinner reception by the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism, a gala cocktail reception hosted by the Mexico Tourism Board, a golf tournament at Playacar Golf Club and spa pampering at YHI Spa.

On the final night of the “Best of the Best” event, guests were entertained at the gala celebration by Grammy®-nominated recording artist Taylor Dayne, famous for her singles “Tell It to My Heart”, “Prove Your Love” and “Love Will Lead You Back”, among many others.

In addition to winning the prestigious Globe Award, Wright Travel Agency was recently awarded Karisma Hotels Diamond Level 2, Top Destination Wedding Specialist, Best New GIVC in the Western Region as well as Winner of the Mexico Rewards Program for having booked the most room nights to Mexico in Q3 2012!

Travel Impressions

Founded in 1974, Travel Impressions is one of the nation’s largest leisure tour operators and a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express.  The company offers FIT vacations to over 200 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, China, Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, Dubai, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Islands of Tahiti, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska and the Continental U.S., and features more than 2,800 resorts, hotels and luxury villas.  Travel Impressions has received multiple industry awards for outstanding customer service, best overall operations, best technology, most knowledgeable reservations staff and leading marketing materials – all dedicated to better serving travel agents and their clients.

For more information about Travel Impressions, call 1-800-284-0044 / 631-845-8000, or visit: http://www.travelimpressions.com, http://www.facebook.com/TravelImpressions or http://twitter.com/travelimp.