Vacation Tour & Travel Announces Plans
24,000 square-foot building takes shape on Interstate 40
April 11, 2011 Vacation Tour & Travel, a leading provider of high value leisure vacation experiences, is announcing plans to build a new headquarters in Conway. The three million dollar 24,000 square foot office building will be located at 235 Tilk Road adding a definite presence on the Interstate 40 frontage road leading to the current Conway Airport. Site work has begun and the facility is expected to be complete in the fourth quarter of 2011.
In 2000, Vacation Tour and Travel began aligning itself with quality high profile cruise and vacation ownership developers. The company is marketing its products through a variety of channels, focusing on deeply discounted vacation packages through partnerships with national brands, affinity database acquisitions, and a variety of other highly targeted sources. Vacation Tour and Travel is one of the first offices in the United States to be associated with Carnival Cruise Lines.
Vacation Tour and Travel Founder Wendell Flemister said, “We are thrilled with Conway and the surrounding community as we continue our successful journey together. The new location will allow us to expand from 150 full and part time employees to the 250 mark”.
Conway Mayor Tab Townsell said, “We are pleased Vacation Tour & Travel has chosen to expand their presence in Conway with a new headquarters facility. It continues to provide evidence to city’s growing position as a regional job generator.”
Conway Development Corporation Chairman Bill Adkisson said, “Conway continues to see positive job growth during challenging economic times. We appreciate Vacation Tour & Travel and their investment and commitment to increasing their employment base in Conway.”
The new facility allows Vacation Tour and Travel to offer a 100-125 new positions. Total local employment is expected to be more than 250 employees.
About Vacation Tour and Travel
Vacation Tour and Travel has been a leading provider of quality leisure and vacation experiences and services since 2000. Vacation Tour and Travel, Inc. serves as a licensed agent for resorts throughout the United States Through a variety of channels they market vacation products by aligning themselves with quality, high profile retail, cruise and vacation ownership developers. Vacation Tour and Travel is headquartered in Conway, Arkansas.
About the Conway Development Corporation
Founded in 1959 the Conway Development Corporation is a non-profit organization created to promote the economic growth and development of the City of Conway, Arkansas, and of Faulkner County, Arkansas; to attract and secure the location of new business and to assist in every way possible the future growth and expansion of area business and industry.