WILKES-BARRE, Pa. — Sundance Vacations, a leading provider of destination-based vacations, was named a Finalist today in the 2016 Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program in late September.

The above mentioned award is presented by the Stevie Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious International Business Awards and American Business Awards.  As this is the first year for the Awards for Great Employers program, it is also the first time that Sundance Vacations has qualified for this honor.

With 25 years of experience in the travel industry, Sundance Vacations has proven to be a leader in employee satisfaction, placing on numerous “Best Places to Work” lists in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Illinois multiple times over the last 10 years.  The company also picked up a Healthy Workplace Award in 2014 for its commitment to enriching the lives of its employees and even more recently, Sundance Vacations CEO John Dowd was named as one of Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEOs in 2015.

“We are overjoyed to be finalists in the Awards for Great Employers this year,” John Dowd said.  “Awards like these, that put a focus on what we do for our employees, are essential in today’s workplace.  Not only does it reaffirm our commitment to being an excellent career choice for our current employees, but it also helps us attract top talent and fill positions that may become available in the future.  While Sundance Vacations is excited to add another award to our trophy case, we are even more excited to continue providing a stable, challenging and, most importantly, fun workplace for our employees.

“I’ve said it before and I will continue to say it, I want everyone who has worked here — past, present and future — to regard Sundance Vacations as the best place they have ever worked.”

Stevie Award for Great EmployersThe final results will be announced during a gala event on Friday, September 30 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, New York.  Finalists from the US and several other nations are expected to attend.

More than 250 nominations from organizations around the world were evaluated in this year’s competition.  Winners were determined by the average scores of more than 50 professionals worldwide, acting as judges.  The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize achievement in many facets of the workplace. Stevie Award winners in the 34 Employer of the Year categories were determined by a unique blending of the ratings of professionals and the votes of the general public.  More than 44,000 votes were cast by members of the public for their favorite employer.

“The Stevie Awards for Great Employers is our newest Stevie Awards program, and we’re very pleased with the results of the first edition,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.  “We congratulate all of this year’s Finalists and look forward to honoring them at our gala ceremony in New York on September 30.”

Details about the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/HR.

About Sundance Vacations

Sundance Vacations is a national travel company that specializes in destination-based vacation accommodations. The company is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and maintains multiple offices in New Jersey, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. Sundance Vacations placed in the Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania by Best Companies Group for four consecutive years and the company’s CEO, John Dowd, was named as one of the Top 10 Best Small Business CEOs in all of North America by Glassdoor in 2015. The company has been honored as one of the Fastest-Growing Travel Companies in Pennsylvania by Inc. 500/5000 multiple times and has won numerous awards for its charity and community involvement.

About The Stevie Awards
The Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: The American Business Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com, and follow the Stevie Awards on Twitter @TheStevieAwards.

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