Luxury vacation wholesaler Classic Vacations is partnering with “American Idol” host and radio personality Ryan Seacrest, who will work with Classic as a strategic advisor.
Seacrest will collaborate with Classic on products, marketing and customer services in addition to supporting the company’s expansion plans.
In a statement, Seacrest said he has “always been a big fan of travel because it allows me to see the world through a different lens, learn about origin stories and create special memories with family and friends. It makes me feel a great sense of joy to create cherished moments with my loved ones. It’s also no secret that I love food and immersing myself in the different cuisines of the world.”
Classic noted that Seacrest often shares his love of travel, culture and world cuisine through his social media accounts and his radio show, and that he has investments in restaurants, winemaking and olive oil production.
“Ryan Seacrest is one of the most recognizable and trusted voices in media today,” said Melissa Kreuger, CEO of Classic Vacations. “He understands the value of a trusted brand with a global community, high-quality offerings, strong customer engagement and storytelling. His passion for travel and adventure is contagious along with his unique perspectives, network and expertise in hospitality. We are delighted to welcome Ryan as a strategic advisor as we continue to evolve and grow.”
Seacrest has hosted singing competition TV series “American Idol” for 21 seasons. He also is the host and producer of a Los Angeles morning drive-time radio show for iHeartMedia’s 102.7 KIIS-FM, the nationally syndicated “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” and “American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest.”
He will succeed Pat Sajak as host of the “Wheel of Fortune” game show in 2024.
Seacrest also co-hosted and co-executive produced ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” for which he earned an Emmy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host. He has been the host of the annual live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest” since 2005.
Classic will soon expand its offerings with new hotels and destinations, which will eventually be launched on the company’s new Beyond platform, a self-service online booking engine for travel advisors that has over 500,000 hotels and 275,000 vacation rentals.
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