Wilkes-Barre, PA (August 25, 2009) Sundance Vacations gave away a free Las Vegas vacation to one Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers fan during the Conference Semi Finals game against the Kentucky Horseman at the Wachovia Arena on August 8th.  


Alice Makowski was randomly picked among hundreds of fans who turned out for the Pioneers Semi Final Playoff game. The free vacation was a fan appreciation giveaway. Sundance Vacations gave the lucky fan and one guest free airfare for two, room accommodations to The Orleans hotel in Las Vegas, and tickets to the Pioneers game against Spokane Shock at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Oh my God, we’re going to Vegas,” boasted Makowski. “I won the Sundance Vacations free trip to Las Vegas, my family and I are living proof. My dream is really true thanks to Sundance Vacations. I really wanted to see the Pioneers play in the finals,” added Makowski.


Sundance Vacations is a proud sponsor of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Pioneers and congratulates the team on their fantastic 2008-2009 season. Look for Sundance Vacations at select upcoming Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins games.




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 is a highly rated member of the better business bureau, rated 12th Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania by Best Companies Group, and 17th Best Place to Work out of 30 finalist companies from the Best Place to Work Illinois program. The company was also recently honored as Sales Department of the Year in the 3rd annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

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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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