Sundance Vacations, a leading discount travel provider, was selected as a finalist for three categories at the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. More than 800 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year’s competition, an increase of more than 60% over 2010. The categories Sundance Vacations is considered a finalist for include ’Sales Department of the Year – Hospitality & Tourism’, ‘Customer Service Department of the Year – Leisure & Tourism’ and ‘Contact Center of the Year (Over 100 Seats).’ 

Tina Dowd, founder of Sundance Vacations, said, “We’re very proud of the hundreds of employees at Sundance Vacations who service our customers.  Their professionalism resulted in several divisions all becoming finalists in the Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service. A commitment to the customer experience starts with the call center staff and continues through the sales process.  An award winning customer service team keeps our travelers feeling like a valued friend during their long term relationship with the company.”

 The awards are presented by the Stevie® Awards, which organizes several of the world’s leading business awards shows including the prestigious American Business Awards.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” winners will be announced during a gala banquet on Monday, February 21 at the Eden Roc Renaissance Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.  Nominated customer service and sales executives from the U.S.A. and several other countries are expected to attend.  

Members of the Awards’ Board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors will select Stevie Award winners from among the Finalists during final judging, to take place January 24 –
February 4.   Finalists were chosen by business professionals worldwide during preliminary judging.

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.  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

Sponsors of the 5th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service include American Support, Infogroup, the Sales Management Association, and ValueSelling Associates.

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 six other locations including: Rockaway, NJ; Princeton, NJ; King of Prussia, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Downers Grove, IL; and Brookfield, WI. Sundance Vacations was named “27th Best Place to Work” in Pennsylvania by Best Companies Group, and 17th Best Place to Work in Best Places to Work in Illinois. In 2009 the company was honored as Sales Department of the Year in the 3rd annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Sundance Vacations was also just named one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. 500/5000.

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