Sundance Vacations is the Fastest Growing Travel Company in Pennsylvania for 2nd Consecutive Year

Wilkes-Barre, Pa (September 1, 2010) According to Inc. 500/5000, Sundance Vacations is the fastest-growing travel company in Pennsylvania for the 2nd consecutive year. While Sundance Vacations ranked #3,190 on the Inc. 500/5000 list, no other Pennsylvania travel business ranked higher than this Wilkes-Barre based wholesale travel company. Compared to the rest of the company, Sundance Vacations is the #15 fastest growing travel company in the United States.

 

The company improved their ranking over 1500 spots from last year’s ranking of #4,718. This is an incredible achievement given the state of the economy. Sundance Vacations President John Dowd said, “Our employees’ confidence in the company is a powerful asset that resulted in Sundance Vacations earning a designation on the Inc. 500/5000 fastest growing companies list for 2010.”

 

As an Inc. 500/5000 honoree, Sundance Vacations shares this prestigious honor with companies like Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Visa, Timberland and Oracle. Complete results of the Inc. 500/5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on Inc.com. There will also be a conference and ceremony held on September 30-October 2, 2010 in Washington, DC.

 

About Sundance Vacations:

Sundance Vacations is a national travel company that specializes in wholesale vacation accommodations. The company is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and maintains offices in seven other locations including; Rockaway, NJ; Princeton, NJ; Dublin, OH; King of Prussia, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Downers Grove, IL, and Brookfield, WI. Sundance Vacations placed in the Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania by Best Companies Group for four consecutive years, and 17th Best Place to Work out of 30 finalist companies from the Best Place to Work Illinois program. The company was recently honored for the second time as one of the Fastest-Growing Travel Companies in Pennsylvania by Inc. 500/5000.

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Tina Dowd

Tina Dowd

Co-Founder and Owner at Sundance Vacations
Tina Dowd co-founded Sundance Vacations in 1991 with her partner and husband John Dowd. In her 20 years with the company, Tina grew Sundance Vacations from a small start-up telemarketing office to a leading provider of affordable wholesale vacations, with over 700 employees and over 80,000 travelers nationwide. Tina’s award winning vision has guided the growth of the company straight to the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies List. Mrs. Dowd accepted a Stevie Award for Employer of the Year in 2010 for Women in Business and several awards from the Best Places to Work Group in more recent years.

Tina is a graduate from Kutztown University with a BS in Education. In addition to her change leadership Tina also enjoys serving as the Chief Editor of the company’s corporate newsletter, “The Owl”. She shares her extensive travel experience and advice on both the Sundance Vacations blog and Facebook on a regular basis.

Although her schedule is sometimes jam packed with family activities she still finds opportunities to volunteer her time and leadership to various charities. She currently serves as Vice President for Family Promise of Carbon County, an organization serving homeless children and their families in that area. She also chairs the Fund Development team for that organization and plans several major fundraising events each year. The Dowd family generously supports many charities including St. Vincent DePaul Soup kitchen, Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, Volunteers of America, the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and many others. She is a member of the Luzerne Foundation Millennium Circle. Tina is also a former board member for the Northeast Pennsylvania Better Business Bureau and the Lehighton Area School District. Mrs. Dowd loves traveling, and her favorite vacation destination is where she and husband John Dowd spent their honeymoon, Maui, Hawaii.
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