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; Asia; Mexico; Central and South America; China; Europe; South Africa; Australia; New Zealand; Fiji; the Islands of Tahiti; Canada; the Continental U.S.; Alaska; and Hawaii. These vacations include those offered by American Express Vacations (AEV), an exclusive private-label brand for American Express Travel and Lifestyle Services managed and operated by Travel Impressions. Travel Impressions’ extensive global portfolio features more than 1,850 resorts, hotels, and over 1,500 luxury villas. In addition to vacation packages utilizing scheduled air on major carriers, the company also offers dedicated vacation flights from 25 U.S. departure cities to popular vacation destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and Costa Rica.
Travel Impressions has been the recipient of numerous industry awards for outstanding customer service, including being named Travel Weekly Readers' Choice as "Best Tour Operator, Sales and Service" for an unprecedented ten consecutive years (2005-2014), the first recipient of the new category "Best Tour Operator, Packaged Overall," as well as "Best Tour Operator Caribbean" (2011-2013). TI has also won the TravelAge West WAVE Award for "Best Tour Operator, FIT" the past five years running (2010 – 2015) and is proud to have been among their Editors Picks for "Best Tour Operator, Mexico" (2007 – 2015); "Best Tour Operator, U.S. & Canada" (2010 – 2013); "Best Tour Operator, Caribbean" (2013 – 2015) and "Tour Operator Providing Best Travel Agent Support (2013 – 2014). Other recent awards include Performance Media Group's Readers' Choice as "Best Tour Operator/Wholesaler Overall" (2009 – 2010), multiple recognitions by travAlliance as "Best Tour Operator" in various categories, and several Magellan and HSMAI Adrian Awards, among others. Respected for its leading technology, knowledgeable reservations staff and award-winning marketing, TI is an organization that continues to put partnerships first.