Travelocity Named a Best Place to Work in Pennsylvania
Best Places to Work in PA to Recognize Travelocity for Its Dedication To Employee Satisfaction
FORT WORTH, Texas
Nov 24, 2003
Travelocity(R), the most popular travel site on the Web, was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in PA in the medium-sized companies category. The award program, created in 2000, is the first of its kind offered by a state. This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Pennsylvania, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses.
"Since our opening in 2001, we have worked hard to create an environment that provides our employees room for personal and professional growth," said Demi Xidas, general manager, Travelocity PA. "We feel that maintaining a good balance of the two allows our employees to better serve their families as well as our customers."
Travelocity's Pennsylvania facility opened in September 2001 and is dedicated to sales and customer care. It has experienced steady growth since its opening and currently employs over 250 people at this facility. Travelocity is located at 22 South River Street in Plains, Penn. and anticipates steady growth into 2004.
Travelocity will be recognized and honored at the Best Places to Work in PA evening awards ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, during which the rankings will be revealed. For more information on the Best Places to Work in PA program, visit www.bestplacestoworkinpa.com . You can find out more information about working at Travelocity by visiting www.travelocity.com or by emailing the Plains facility at
Approximately 225 companies entered into the two-part process of determining the 100 Best Places to Work in PA. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. These assessments were performed by Kuntz Lesher LLP and made up 25% of each company's score. The second part consisted of the Great Place to Work(R) Trust Index(C) Employee Survey, through which the Institute evaluated the employee survey results and comments. This part of the process was worth 75% of the total score. The Great Place to Work(R) Institute combined the scores, determined the top companies and did the final ranking. The winners were chosen by the Great Place to Work(R) Institute using the same formula as the Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work for in America."
The Best Places to Work in PA program is a public/private partnership of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, Team Pennsylvania Foundation, Kuntz Lesher LLP, Central Penn Business Journal, the Great Place to Work(R) Institute, and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.
Travelocity, a Sabre Holdings(TM) company, pioneered the online travel space and continues to be the most popular travel service on the Web, giving consumers access to hundreds of airlines, thousands of hotels and cruise, last-minute and vacations packages, and best-in-class car rental companies, all backed by 1,000 customer service representatives staffed to provide 24-hour assistance. With 41 million members, Travelocity is the sixth largest travel agency in the United States. It has been recognized worldwide for its leadership in the online travel space, and it operates or powers Web sites in five languages across four continents. Additional information about Travelocity can be found on the Web at www.travelocity.com .
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